Louis Gossett Jr. , Satie Gossett - Day 1 of the TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at TCL Chinese Theater IMAX in Hollywood, California at TCL Chinese Theater - Hollywood, CA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 28th April 2016
Daphna Ziman, Louis Gossett Jr. , Guest - 2nd Annual International Fashion Film Awards held at the Saban Theatre - Arrivals at Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th October 2015
The Perfect Game is based on a true story about 9 young boys from Monterrey, Mexico who have a dream to compete in the Little League World Series. Angel Macias is the teams pitcher and is taken under the wing of Cesar Faz, a man who used to work as a janitor for St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, he tells Angel what he thinks to be a little white lie, he tells him he used to coach the Cardinals. After learning of his new heroes past, it doesn't take long for Angel to ask Cesar to coach Monterrey's first Little League team. The boys might be a little rag-tag but their passion wins through as they not only win the chance to go to America to play ball, the boys also surpass everyone's expectations and reach the little league finals!
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Here's the idea. The Lockni live on the land. The Nohrin live in the sky. When the latter's situation worsens, they attack the former. Eventually, an uneasy truce is reached, both sides trying to live together in harmony. This makes Sedessa (Anne Bancroft -- yes, the one who died 3 1/2 years ago), the sinister sister of King Zahn (Louis Gossett Jr.), very unhappy. She wants to wipe out the Lockni once and for all. With the help of Raius (Malcolm McDowell) a turncoat general, and an army of social outcasts, she plans on finishing what her brother will not do. In the meantime, teenage Lockni Delgo (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and his buddy Filo (Chris Kattan) become embroiled in a problematic political controversy. When they save Nohrin Princess Kyla (Jennifer Love Hewitt) from harm, they bring the rising tensions between the sides to a rolling, war-like boil.
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Something good did come out of the decade: a slew of great date movies. Not surprisingly, there was a formula to it. The typical woman would get a love story usually featuring a hunky, emotionally lost male lead. The typical man would get a macho storyline featuring slapstick, sports, violence, or male bonding. Sometimes he got to see bare breasts. It all led to movies that didn't require three days of negotiation: Hoosiers, Witness, Field of Dreams, Tootsie, Say Anything (for the music geek subset), and the John Hughes stuff for the teens.
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Roots begins with Kunta Kinte, emerging from childhood and undergoing warrior training in his tribal homeland. The slavers arrive soon enough, and after a harrowing three-month ride back across the Atlantic, Kunta is sold, becomes Toby under his new master, attempts repeated escapes, and eventually accepts his fate as he settles down with a wife and child. The Revolutionary War comes and goes, and Toby's daughter Kizzy is sold, becoming the mother of her new master's son, known as Chicken George. Chicken George in turn is sent to England to pay off a gambling debt. When he returns home after 14 years, he is a free man. The Civil War arrives, and the rest of the slaves are freed. Soon enough the family faces the perils of vehement racism and the KKK, and Chicken George finally leads his family to safety in a new settlement.
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