biographyBorn in Gary, Indiana, on March 5, 1937 (some sources cite 1938 as his date of birth), Fred 'Hammer' Williamson grew up in Gary and graduated from Froebel High School in 1955. He enrolled at Northwestern University, where he played college football while studying architecture. He was drafted by San Francisco 49ers in 1959, where he picked up the nickname 'Hammer.' He later played football for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1960-1961), Oakland Raiders (1961-64), and Kansas City Chiefs (1964-1968), for whom he played in Superbowl I. Williamson's arm was broken during an exhibition game in August 1967, and he sat out the majority of the 1967-1968 season. Afterward, Williamson signed with the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes for the 1968 season, but quickly gave up his career as a football player.
the films of fred williamson
Williamson's first film role was in Robert Altman's all-star Korean war comedy MASH. Williamson portrayed Dr. Oliver Jones in a role that did not translate to the TV series of the same name
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
Williamson's second film role came in the oddball Liza Minnelli vehicle Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon, directed by Otto Preminger and released by Paramount. Also pictured is Robert Moore
LEFT: With William Smith in the blaxploitation thriller Hammer. RIGHT: With Vonetta McGee
LEFT: With Sheila Frazier in the blaxploitation action flick Three the Hard Way. RIGHT: With costars Jim Kelly and Jim Brown
Take a Hard Ride (1975)
LEFT: Williamson portrays Tyree in the 20th Century Fox spaghetti western Take a Hard Ride. RIGHT: With Jim Brown
1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)
Williamson as The Ogre fights the Zombie gang in the low-budget sci-fi actioner 1990: The Bronx Warriors
Original Gangstas (1996)
The MGM action flick Original Gangstas reunited Williamson with other blaxploitation actors, such as Pam Grier, Jim Kelly, Ron O'Neal, Jim Brown, and Richard Roundtree
fred williamson todayWilliamson starred in some of the best 1970s blaxploitation films and was one of the few actors who kept his career going after the genre waned in the late 1970s. He continued his acting career in the 1980s on television and in films, acting in a number of Italian productions including Warrior of the Lost World (1983; with Robert Ginty and Donald Pleasence) and Deadly Impact (1984; with Bo Svenson). In the late 1980s, he also starred in the successful Black Cobra series of films in Italy.
In addition to his career as an actor, Fred Williamson has also served as director, producer, and writer for a number of films. His first film as a producer was Boss (1975; William Smith), and he began his directing career with Mean Johnny Barrows (1976; with Roddy McDowall and Stuart Whitman), a film which Williamson produced and starred in. Since 1975, Williamson has directed about twenty films. His production company which he runs with his wife, Linda, Po’ Boy Productions, continues to turn out films. And he continues to act in films today and, as of January 2013, has six films in production.
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Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland, Sally Kellerman, Tom Skerritt, and Robert Duvall star in director Robert Altman's innovative dark comedy about the everyday escapades of an Army medical unit during the Korean War. The landmark anti-war film, which was seen as an allegory for America's involvement in Vietnam, garnered an Oscar for Ring Lardner, Jr. for his adaptation of Richard Hooker's novel. 116 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Thai; audio commentary by Altman; featurettes; theatrical trailer; photo gallery.
M*A*S*H [DVD](1970) DVD
Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland, Sally Kellerman, Tom Skerritt, and Robert Duvall star in director Robert Altman's innovative dark comedy about the everyday escapades of an Army medical unit during the Korean War. The landmark anti-war film, which was seen as an allegory for America's involvement in Vietnam, garnered an Oscar for Ring Lardner, Jr. for his adaptation of Richard Hooker's novel. 116 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary by Altman; featurette; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.
Truck Turner (1974)/Hammer [DVD](1972) DVD
Isaac Hayes stars as two-fisted bounty hunter "Truck Turner," tracking down bail jumpers in the inner city. When his latest quarry is murdered, a contract is taken out on his life, and the hunter becomes the hunted! Explosive urban actioner, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, also stars Yaphet Kotto, Nichelle Nichols; look for cameos by the great Dick Miller and "Our Gang" alumnus Stymie Beard. And, "Hammer" is a hard-hitting actioner starring Fred Williamson as a professional boxer who must put his career, and his life, on the line when his Mafia backers threaten the woman he loves. Bernie Hamilton, Vonetta McGee, D'Urville Martin co-star. 185 min. total. Widescreen/Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
That Man Bolt [DVD](1973) DVD
Fred Williamson chop-sockeys his way through this popular blaxploitation adventure as Jefferson Bolt, a Kung Fu expert assigned to deliver a cool $1 million to Mexico City from Hong Kong with a stop in Los Angeles. When Bolt discovers the cash is dirty mob money and his gal has been killed, he heads back to the Far East to get even. Byron Webster, Teresa Graves also star. 104 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish, French.
Cotton Comes To Harlem (1970)/Hell Up In Harlem (1973) [DVD] DVD
An expert blending of crime drama and comedy, "Cotton Comes to Harlem" stars Raymond St. Jacques and Godfrey Cambridge as Harlem detectives "Coffin Ed" Johnson and "Gravedigger" Jones, investigating a shady religious leader's "back to Africa" movement. Calvin Lockhart, Redd Foxx, Judy Pace co-star; Ossie Davis directs. Then, in the slam-bang sequel to "Black Caesar," "Hell up in Harlem" has street king Fred Williamson preparing to regain control of his criminal empire. But first he must overcome enemies from without and within. Co-stars D'Urville Martin, Tony King. 194 min. total. Standard/Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Black Eye [DVD](1974) DVD
That's what ex-cop-turned-private investigator Fred Williamson is, and what he's ready to give a drug ring that may be connected to his sister's overdose death and the murder of his neighbor, in this gritty crime drama. Rosemary Forsyth, Teresa Graves, and Richard Anderson also star. 97 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
4 Film Favorites: Urban Action [DVD] DVD
First, in "Three the Hard Way" (1974), Jim Brown, Jim Kelly, and Fred Williamson take on some white supremacists who are planning to poison the water supply. With Sheila Frazier, Alex Rocco. Then, in "Black Belt Jones" (1974), Kelly stars as a karate master who attempts to get revenge against the mobsters responsible for the death of his mentor--leading to a slam-bang showdown in a car wash. Gloria Hendry, Scatman Crothers co-star. Then, Kelly returns as Black Belt Jones in "Hot Potato" (1976), this time leading a squad of kung fu commandos on a mission to rescue a senator's daughter from some foreign terrorists. With George Memmoli, Geoffrey Binney. Lastly, in "Black Samson" (1977), a community leader squares off against a mob boss and some dope pushers who are causing problems in his neighborhood. Rockne Tarkington, William Smith, Connie Strickland star. 5 3/4 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH).
Boss [DVD](1975) DVD
Fred Williamson wrote and stars in this blaxploitation western about an embittered bounty hunter who becomes sheriff of a frightened frontier town. After pinning on the star, Williamson clashes with the local crooks and the white townsfolk while tracking down a notorious outlaw fugitive. D'Urville Martin, William Smith, Barbara Leigh, R.G. Armstrong, and Don "Red" Barry also star. AKA: "Boss Nigger." 87 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; featurette; interview; theatrical trailer.
Death Journey (1976)/Mean Johnny Barrows [DVD](1975) DVD
Fred Williamson is one cool cat as detective Jesse Crowder, hired to bring a Mob informer from New York to L.A. in 48 hours. Hit men gunning for the duo turn the trip into a "Death Journey." D'Urville Martin, Bernard Kirby co-star. Next, he's lean, he's tough, he's mean. Williamson is "Mean Johnny Barrows," a macho hero quick with a gun and Hell with his fists. And when he goes up against the Mob, it's anyone's game! Roddy McDowall, Stuart Whitman, Elliott Gould co-star. 167 min. total. Soundtrack: English; biographies; photo gallery; trivia.
Joshua The Black Rider (1976)/Kid Vengeance [DVD](1977) DVD
First, Fred Williamson stars as "Joshua the Black Rider," a Civil War veteran who returns home to find his family massacred by outlaws and no one willing to help him, sending him on a one-man vengeance mission, in this exciting frontier thriller. Cal Bartlett, Brenda Venus co-star. AKA: "Joshua." Next, Leif Garrett stars in "Kid Vengeance," playing a young pioneer who hits the trail in search of revenge upon Lee Van Cleef and his murderous outlaw band, who killed Garrett's parents. Jim Brown, Glynnis O'Connor, John Marley co-star. AKA: "Take Another Hard Ride." 174 min. total. Soundtrack: English; biographies; photo gallery; trivia.
The Inglorious Bastards [Blu-ray](1978)
Ripsnorting battle action highlights this Italian World War II thriller, as an American soldier (Bo Svenson) leads a ragtag group of condemned criminals against the Nazis. Traveling in a convoy bound for a military prison, Svenson and his new comrades escape and make for the Swiss border, but are soon recruited to take on a suicide mission for the French underground...and do these bastards ever fight dirty! Fred Williamson, Peter Hooten co-star. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; audio commentary; documentary; featurettes; interviews; theatrical trailer; more.
The Inglorious Bastards [DVD](1978) DVD
Ripsnorting battle action highlights this Italian World War II thriller, as an American soldier (Bo Svenson) leads a ragtag group of condemned criminals against the Nazis. Traveling in a convoy bound for a military prison, Svenson and his new comrades escape and make for the Swiss border, but are soon recruited to take on a suicide mission for the French underground...and do these bastards ever fight dirty! Fred Williamson, Peter Hooten co-star. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; interview; theatrical trailer.
The Inglorious Bastards (3-Disc Explosive Edition) [DVD](1978) DVD
Ripsnorting battle action highlights this Italian World War II thriller in which an American soldier (Bo Svenson) leads a ragtag group of condemned criminals against the Nazis. Traveling in a convoy bound for a military prison, Svenson and his new comrades escape and make for the Swiss border, but are soon recruited to take on a suicide mission for the French underground...and do these bastards ever fight dirty! Fred Williamson, Peter Hooten co-star. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; bonus CD soundtrack; featurette; "making of" documentary; theatrical trailer. Three-disc set.
Fist Of Fear, Touch Of Death [DVD](1980) DVD
Madison Square Garden is the setting for an international martial arts competition whose winner will be "the successor to Bruce Lee's title. " Along with exciting contest footage featuring Bill Louie, Richard Barathy and others, this mix of documentary and action scenes also features footage with Fred Williamson and Ron Van Clief, and rare film clips of Lee himself. Adolph Caesar hosts. AKA: "The Dragon and the Cobra." 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
One Down, Two To Go [DVD](1982) DVD
Jim Brown, Jim Kelly, Richard Roundtree, and Fred Williamson--four of the biggest black screen action stars--team up to bring down the mob boss who fixed a karate tournament and cheated them out of their winnings. Joe Spinell co-stars; written and directed by Williamson. 89 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary by Williamson; biography; theatrical trailer.
Warriors Of The Wasteland (1983)/Cosmos: War Of The Planets [DVD](1977) DVD
First, the post-apocalyptic "Warriors of the Wasteland" stars Fred Williamson as a fearless nomad who utilizes ancient weapons in his unending (and lethal) battles for food, shelter, and women. With Timothy Brent, George Eastman. AKA: "Metropolis 2000," "The New Barbarians." Then, "Cosmos: War of the Planets" concerns a maverick space pilot whose ship is drawn towards an alien craft inhabited by a strange robot and a computer that possesses the power to control civilization. John Richardson, Yanti Somer, West Buchanan star. AKA: "Cosmo 2000: Planet Without a Name." 162 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Warriors Of The Wasteland [DVD](1983) DVD
Fred Williamson stars in this post-nuclear action film of roaming tribes, armed with ancient weapons, competing to the death for food, shelter and women. Harrowing sci-fi thriller co-stars Timothy Brent, George Eastman, and Anna Kanakis. AKA: "The New Barbarians." 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; biographies; filmographies; photo gallery.
Intense urban action film stars Robert Forster as an ex-cop whose family is attacked by a street gang. When the courts let the hoods go free, a frustrated Forster joins with Fred Williamson's neighborhood vigilante group, dedicated to enforcing the law--their own way. With Rutanya Alda, Woody Strode, Joe Spinell. 89 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS HD 7.1, French Dolby Digital Surround stereo, German Dolby Digital Surround stereo, Italian Dolby Digital Surround stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Portuguese, Spanish; audio commentary; theatrical trailers; TV spots; radio spots.
Vigilante [DVD](1983) DVD
Intense urban action film stars Robert Forster as an ex-cop whose family is attacked by a street gang. When the courts let the hoods go free, a frustrated Forster joins with Fred Williamson's neighborhood vigilante group, dedicated to enforcing the law--their own way. With Rutanya Alda, Woody Strode, Joe Spinell. 89 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 6.1, Dolby Digital Surround stereo, French Dolby Digital Surround stereo, German Dolby Digital Surround stereo, Italian Dolby Digital Surround stereo; Subtitles: Spanish; audio commentary; photo gallery; theatrical trailers; TV spots; radio spots.
The Big Score [DVD](1983) DVD
Chicago narcotics detective Fred "the Hammer" Williamson is out to even the score with the creeps who framed him for stealing a fortune in a botched drug bust. And when Fred "the Hammer" Williamson has a score to settle--a BIG score--you'd better watch out! Richard Roundtree, John Saxon, Joe Spinell, and Nancy Wilson also star in this wild thriller. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection, Vol. 16 [DVD] DVD
Mumble-mouthed, motorcycle-riding Robert Ginty is the "Warrior of the Lost World" (1983), romancing Persis Khambatta and battling future dictator Donald Pleasence in a sci-fi snoozefest that has Joel and the Bots rooting for the monstrous "Megaweapon." This four-disc set also includes "The Corpse Vanishes," "Night of the Blood Beast," and the Mexican-made classic "Santa Claus." 6 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; featurettes; interviews; TV spots; more.
Deadly Impact [DVD](1984) DVD
When an electronics whiz comes up with a plan to break the bank in Las Vegas, the Mob forces him to pay with his life. One lone cop sets out on a vengeance mission in this action-packed tale, starring Fred Williamson and Bo Svenson. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; biographies; filmographies; photo gallery.
White Fire [DVD](1984) DVD
"White Fire" is the name of the world's most valuable diamond, a 200-carat gem that becomes the bait in a death duel between some of the world's most cunning and ruthless jewel thieves. Fred Williamson and Robert Ginty star in an action-packed saga. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono.
Black Cobra 2 [DVD](1989) DVD
Fred Williamson returns, coiled and ready to strike as Chicago cop Robert Malone. Here he must act quickly to save a school held hostage by terrorists who've already killed his friend. With Nicholas Hammond. 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; filmographies; biographies; photo gallery.
The Complete Black Cobra Series [DVD] DVD
First, in "Black Cobra" (1987), Fred Williamson stars as Robert Malone, a brave cop trying to protect a female photographer from a brutal biker bang terrorizing New York City. With Eva Grimaldi, Karl Landgren. Then, in "Black Cobra 2" (1988), the Hammer travels to the Philippines and is caught up in a conspiracy involving a nightclub singer. Co-stars Nicholas Hammond, Emma Hoagland. Lastly, "Black Cobra 3: The Manila Connection" (1990) has Williamson trying to help Interpol stop a group of hijackers who are blackmailing the U.S. government. Debra Ward, Forry Smith also star. 4 1/2 hrs. total. Standard/Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Deadly Intent [DVD](1989) DVD
Returning home from an expedition, an archeologist who is smuggling a priceless gem into America is murdered by crooks seeking his treasure. When the thieves are unable to find the valuable piece of jewelry, they begin to go after his widow believing that she is in possession of it. Intense thriller stars Lisa Eilbacher, Steve Railsback, Fred Williamson, Persis Khambatta, and Lance Henriksen. 86 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
State Of Mind [DVD](1992) DVD
After a devastating car crash, a husband and wife (Don Hannah and Troma regular Lisa Gaye) are killed in the fiery wreck. Or are they? Actually, they're taken in by a sadistic former nurse who holds them prisoner in a drug-fueled haze. Now, it's up to a streetwise detective (Fred Williamson) to find the couple before it's too late. Paul Naschy, Jill Schoelen co-star. 93 min. Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; interviews; featurettes; music videos; art gallery; theatrical trailers; more.
From Dusk Till Dawn [DVD](1996) DVD
Outrageous horror-action outing, courtesy of director Robert Rodriguez ("Desperado") and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino, stars George Clooney and Tarantino as unbalanced siblings on a Southwest crime spree who take preacher Harvey Keitel and his children hostage. Their odyssey becomes a fight for survival when the sleazy Mexican roadside bar they stop in turns out to be a hangout for vampires. With Salma Hayek, Juliette Lewis, Cheech Marin and Fred Williamson. 108 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: Spanish; audio commentary by Rodriguez, Tarantino; outtakes; featurette; theatrical trailer; TV spots; music videos; photo gallery; "making of" documentary; deleted scenes; biographies.
Fast Track: Season One [DVD](1997) DVD
Keith Carradine starred in this 1997-98 Showtime series as a former race car driver-turned-doctor who returns to the break-neck world of racing when he takes a job as track physician at a troubled local speedway where he clashes with the shady owner (Duncan Regehr). With Fred Williamson, Brandy Ledford, Sebastian Spence, and Tristan Rogers. <
Blackjack [DVD](1998) DVD
From screen action master John Woo ("Face/Off") comes a supercharged thriller starring Dolph Lundgren as an agent for the federal Witness Protection Program. His latest assignment, to guard a beautiful supermodel from an expert assassin, could well be his last! Kate Vernon, Philip MacKenzie and Fred Williamson also star. 113 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround.
Children Of The Corn V: Fields Of Terror [DVD](1998) DVD
The corn--and the terror--is as high as an elephant's eye, as six college students' road trip takes a deadly detour and strands them in a remote rural town where the children are under the influence of a mysterious, malevolent force. Alexis Arquette, David Carradine, Stacy Galina, Fred Williamson, Eva Mendes, and Ahmet Zappa star. 84 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround.
Carmen: A Hip Hopera [DVD](2002) DVD
A triumphant rethinking of Bizet's "Carmen" for MTV, this dazzling film is set in present-day Philadelphia, where Carmen (Beyonce Knowles) is an aspiring actress whose seductive charms draw the interests of policeman detective Mekhi Phifer and famous rap star Casey Lee. Mos Def, Rah Digga, Lil' Bow Wow and Da Brat are also featured; directed by Robert Townsend ("Hollywood Shuffle"). 88 min. Standard and Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; "making of" documentary; song access.
Shadow Fury [DVD](2001) DVD
When he discovers a way to construct genetically-enhanced human clones that he can bend to his will, unethical scientist Pat Morita is shunned by the medical community. Vowing revenge against his former colleagues, Morita produces the ultimate killing machine: an unstoppable ninja called Takeru. Now it's up to down-and-out bounty hunter Sam Bottoms to stop Morita and his deadly creation. With Fred Williamson, Masakatsu Funaki. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish; theatrical trailers.
On The Edge [DVD](2002) DVD
After a young basketball player gets his friend killed over a debt, detective Dakota Smith (Fred Williamson) gets in the middle of the action, as the case finds him tangling with pimp Ice-T and hit man Gary Busey. With Jim Brown, Bernie Casey and Ron O'Neal. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English stereo; Subtitles: Spanish; trailer.
BaadAsssss Cinema [DVD](2002) DVD
The early 1970s saw the rise of a new breed of screen hero: tough, anti-establishment, sexually raw...and black. Follow the evolution of "blaxploitation" action cinema with this funk-filled documentary that features clips from such seminal genre faves as "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song," "Shaft," "Superfly," and "Coffy"; discussions with Pam Grier, Melvin Van Peebles, Richard Roundtree, Fred Williamson, Quentin Tarantino and others; and much more. 56 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; extended interviews.
Vegas Vampires [DVD](2003) DVD
Directed by and co-starring Fred Williamson, this urban horror tale chronicles a string of bizarre killings in Las Vegas' hottest nightspots. Suspecting that a gang of vampires led by a wife-seeking bloodsucker is responsible for the deaths, a brave policeman tries to stop their evil plan. But when the nocturnal terrors kill his partner, his quest for justice becomes personal. Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Daniel Baldwin, Glenn Plummer star. 89 min. Soundtrack: English.
If Love Hadn't Left Me Lonely [DVD](2004) DVD
A recovering alcoholic and once-great record producer (Richard Brooks) who now works as a stockbroker sees a chance back into the music business in the form of a beautiful singer/dancer (En Vogue's Cindy Herron Braggs). Inspired by his new muse, Brooks will have to prove himself to the music world all over again while Braggs fights her ex-husband for custody of her daughter. With Ice-T, Gary Busey and Fred Williamson (who also directed). AKA: "Lexie." 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround stereo.
Starsky & Hutch (2004)/The Big Bounce [DVD](2004) DVD
Includes "Starsky & Hutch" (2004) (Widescreen Version) and "The Big Bounce" (2004) (Widescreen Version).
Starsky & Hutch (Widescreen Version) [DVD](2004) DVD
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson hop inside the red and white Ford Torino in this hilarious spoof of the hit '70s crime drama. For their first assignment, uptight detective Dave Starsky (Stiller) and his laid-back partner Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson (Wilson) enlist the aid of pimped-out informant Huggy Bear (an ideally-cast Snoop Dogg) to take out a slick, white-collar drug dealer (Vince Vaughn). With Juliette Lewis, Jason Bateman, Carmen Electra, and Fred Williamson. 100 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; deleted scenes; featurettes; outtakes; theatrical trailer; more.
Crooked [DVD](2005) DVD
A pair of maverick cops (Don "the Dragon" Wilson and Olivier Gruner) become reluctant partners when they're assigned to guard a beautiful call girl, the sole survivor of a savage mob hit, from the armada of killers out to stop her from testifying. Intense, action-filled tale also stars Lorraine Farris, Fred Williamson and Gary Busey. AKA: "Soft Target." 93 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish.
Spaced Out [DVD](2006) DVD
The Earth's survival is imperiled by alien terrorists fast approaching to wreak destruction upon the human race. Their mission begins when they beam back an investigative reporter (James Vallo)--a prisoner who's been brainwashed aboard the ship for two years--to carry out the first salvo against mankind. Will he carry out the alien probes, or turn traitor and save the world? Butch Patrick, Fred Williamson, Robert Z'Dar co-star. 100 min. Soundtrack: English.
Shoot The Hero [DVD](2010) DVD
While shopping for wedding rings, an engaged couple becomes caught up in a botched heist at a jewelry store. When the casino owner who planned the robbery decides to eliminate all traces of the crime, he hires two hit men to dispose of the witnesses. Will the lovebirds stay alive long enough to make it to their nuptials? Fun-packed action-comedy stars Jason Mewes, Samantha Lockwood, Danny Trejo. 80 min. Soundtrack: English; featurettes; photo gallery.
American Grindhouse [DVD](2010) DVD
Sex, gore, and violence may seem like recent movie innovations, but the history of exploitation cinema and the "grindhouse" theaters that played them reaches back to the silent era. This fun documentary looks at the B-studios, filmmakers, and actors who teased, titillated, and shocked audiences with such fare as "Freaks," "Mom and Dad," "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song," "The Big Doll House," and more. Joe Dante, John Landis, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Fred Williamson, and others are interviewed; Robert Forster narrates. 82 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Dropping Evil [DVD](2012) DVD
In this bizarre indie shocker, a nerd named Nancy (Zachary Eli Lint) goes on a murderous rampage after unwittingly ingesting drugs that induce terrible visions. Little do the hallucinating psycho and those around him realize that a nefarious corporate entity is about to make them all its guinea pigs in a diabolical experiment. Genre stars Armin Shimerman, Tiffany Shepis, Edwin Neal, and Fred Williamson also star. 82 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; bonus shorts; deleted scenes; music videos; theatrical trailers.
Last Ounce Of Courage [Blu-ray](2012)
Even as a small-town veteran (Marshall Teague) continues to mourn the loss of his soldier son more than a decade later, his grandson (Hunter Gomez) faces a struggle at school after he is suspended for bringing a Bible to class. Questioning the patriotism of those around him, the grandfather places his own freedom on the line by refusing to take down a forbidden Christmas tree. Jennifer O'Neill, Fred Williamson co-star in this faith-based drama. 101 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Last Ounce Of Courage [DVD](2012) DVD
Even as a small-town veteran (Marshall Teague) continues to mourn the loss of his soldier son more than a decade later, his grandson (Hunter Gomez) faces a struggle at school after he is suspended for bringing a Bible to class. Questioning the patriotism of those around him, the grandfather places his own freedom on the line by refusing to take down a forbidden Christmas tree. Jennifer O'Neill, Fred Williamson co-star in this faith-based drama. 99 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: French, Spanish.
Bada$$ Mothaf**kas! [DVD](2013) DVD
Who better than NFL star-turned-action movie icon Fred "The Hammer" Williamson to host this funked-up collection of trailers from the baddest "blaxploitation" films of the '70s and '80s? Get down with scenes from "Hell Up in Harlem," "Coffy," "Shaft," "Black Belt Jones," "Dolemite," "Blacula," "The Thing with Two Heads," and many more. 101 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; gag reel; interview; more.