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Paul Winfield

Paul Winfield

Birthdate: May 22, 1939

Deathdate: March 7, 2004

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paul Edward Winfield (May 22, 1939 – March 7, 2004) was an American television, film, and stage actor. He was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression in the landmark film Sounder which earned him an Academy Award nomination. Winfield also portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the television minise... ...detailed bio


A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich (1978)

A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich opens by panning over downtown Los Angeles. The film takes place during the summertime. Benjie (Larry B. Scott) is a likeable but troubled teen. He lives with Sweets (Cicely Tyson), his mother, and his grandmother, named Mrs. Bell (Helen Martin). Benjie has se...

Damnation Alley (1977)

1st Lieutenant Jake Tanner (Jan-Michael Vincent), an unorthodox Air Force officer, shares ICBM silo duty at an Air Force missile base in California with Major Eugene "Sam" Denton (George Peppard). When the United States detects incoming nuclear missiles, Tanner and Denton "turn the key" to launch...

Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)

After escaping from a military prison, rogue Air Force general Lawrence Dell (Burt Lancaster) and accomplices Powell and Garvas infiltrate an ICBM complex and gain launch control over its nine nuclear missiles. They then make direct contact with the US government (avoiding any media attention) an...

Hustle (1975)

When the body of a young woman is found on an isolated beach, Lieutenant Phil Gaines and his partner, Sergeant Louis Belgrave, are the weary and bitter LAPD detectives assigned to the homicide investigation. They conclude, with the support of the coroner's report, that the victim, a hooker and kn...

Conrack (1974)

The story follows a young teacher (Jon Voight) in 1969 assigned to isolated Yamacraw Island off the coast of South Carolina populated mostly by poor black families. He finds out that the children as well as the adults have been isolated from the rest of the world and speak a dialect called Gullah...

Gordon's War (1973)

A Vietnam veteran returns home to find drug dealers and addicts now rule his old neighborhood, and that even his own wife has fallen victim to drugs. Together with three of his buddies from Vietnam, he fights back.

The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973)

The Horror at 37,000 Feet is an American horror television movie made for CBS television by David Lowell Rich. The film first aired in 1973. In the movie, demonic forces terrorize the passengers on a Boeing 747 from London to New York. William Shatner, who 10 years earlier had starred in the Twil...

Trouble Man (1972)

An inner-city point man is on the run from both the cops and the crooks in this streetwise drama. T (Robert Hooks) is a combination pool shark, private detective, and all-purpose ghetto fixer who operates out of a billiards parlor in South Central Los Angeles. T has done well for himself—he drive...

Sounder (1972)

Sounder is a 1972 drama film starring Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews, Taj Mahal, Eric Hooks and Janet MacLachlan. It was adapted by Lonne Elder III and directed by Martin Ritt from the 1970 Newbery Medal-winning novel Sounder by William H. Armstrong and spawned a sequel,...

Brother John (1971)

His arrival into town this time is clouded by unrest at the local factory when workers seek to unionize, and local authorities wrongly suspect John as a fomenter in that cause. The suspicions of the police and Doc Thomas' son, a lawyer for the company, grow as they uncover John's passport filled ...

Huckleberry Finn (1931)

Huckleberry Finn (Jeff East) is a boy from Missouri living with a kindly widow and her sister who has taken him in. One day his father (Gary Merrill), previously thought dead, shows up because he heard of treasure Huck had found. Huck's pap essentially kidnaps the boy, wanting $1000 for his safe ...