Tag Archives: Sidney Poitier
Hanky Panky (1982) Sidney Poitier, Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Kathleen Quinlan, Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Porgy and Bess (1959) Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian, Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Drama, Musical, Romance
Pressure Point (1962) Hubert Cornfield, Stanley Kramer, Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk, Drama
The Organization (1971) Don Medford, Sidney Poitier, Barbara McNair, Gerald S. O’Loughlin, Action, Crime, Drama
After a group of young revolutionaries break into a corporation’s headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance. Though sympathetic to their cause, the straight-arrow Tibbs refuses to consider it because they broke the law, but when the group is then accused of a murder it didn’t commit, Tibbs finally joins them in order to ferret out the identity of the real killer, while keeping his now rogue undercover investigation a secret from his SFPD superiors.
Sneakers (1992) Phil Alden Robinson, Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who specialise in testing security systems. When he is blackmailed by Government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves embroiled in a game of danger and intrigue. After they recover the box, they discover that it has the capability to decode all existing encryption systems around the world, and that the agents who hired them didn’t work for the Government after all…
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975) Ralph Nelson, Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Nicol Williamson, Action, Adventure, Drama
Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van Niekirk and visiting British engineer Jim Keogh, he heads for Capetown where he hopes to recover a stash of diamonds, meant to finance revolutionary activities, that he had entrusted to a dentist before his incarceration. Along the way, they are followed by Major Horn of the South African State security bureau and it becomes apparent that he has no intention of arresting them until they reach their final destination.