UC Berkeley Library

1990-1999

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

Directed by John Landis. Cast: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold,Hector Elizondo, Theresa Randle. Axle Foley, while investigating acar theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: thesame men who shot his boss are running a counterfeit money ring outof LA's popular theme park, WonderWorld. 104 min.
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
See also:

Billy Bathgate (1991)

Directed by Robert Benton. Screenplay by Tom Stoppard. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Steven Hill, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi. An action-packed gangster epic detailing the rise and fall of notorious mobster Dutch Schultz as seen through the eyes of his young protege, Billy Bathgate. Billy, an ambitious streetwise kid seduced by the power, money and glamour of crime, soon begins to seriously question if his passport to the good life is going to come from the fiery Dutch and his gang!Based on the book by E.L. Doctorow. 107 min.

Black & White (1991)

Written and directed by Boris Frumin. Cast: Elena Shevchenko,Gilbert Giles, Patrick Godfrey, Gina Delio, Hayward Boling,Debra Jo Jackson, Stephen Parris. The story of Lisa, a youngSoviet emigre studying medicine in Manhattan and Roy, anAfrican American building superintendent on New York's LowerEast Side. Edgy and emotionally complex, this nocturnal lovestory is suffused with the melancholy and anxiety of notbelonging, and full of the sad understanding of what it meansto be a stranger. 96 min.

Black and White (1999)

Directed by James Toback. Cast: RobertDowney, Jr., Brooke Shields, Mike Tyson.When Rich Bower decides to reinvent himselfas a hip-hop impresario after a life ofcrime, he is confronted by the internecinedealings of the white world. Documentaryfilmmaker Sam Donager and her husband enterthe scene as they follow a group ofprivileged uptown teenagers who are drawnto the hip-hop lifestyle. 99 min. Credits and other information from the InternetMovie Database

Booty Call (1997)

Directed by Jeff Pollack. Cast: Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson,Vivica A. Fox, Tamala Jones. After weeks of dating, Rushon andNikki think they might be in love. And they know they're in lust.There's just one little problem--Nikki insists on double-datingwith her best friend Lysterine on the night Rushon has reserved forromance. 79 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Boyz 'n the Hood (1991)

Directed by John Singleton. For threeyoung men growing up in South CentralLos Angeles, the "hood" is a place ofdrive-by shootings, unemployment, drugsand pain. But their reactions to theworld around them vary- one is anunambitious drug dealer, his brother isa college bound teenage father, and thebrother's best friend is guided by astrong father who hopes for a betterlife for his son. 112 min. Online Access through LFLFC.

Credits and other information from theInternet Movie Database

Bugsy (1991)

Directed by Barry Levinson. Cast: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Joe Mantegna. The incredible true story of Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, the playboy gangster who betrayed the Mob for love. A cold-blooded killer who dreamed of Hollywood stardom, a crazed "patriot," who plotted against Mussolini, and the brilliant visionary who carved Las Vegas out of the dry Nevada desert, Bugsy had it all until he fell in love with a woman who wanted more. Their love affair was passionate, tempestuous and ultimately tragic. 136 min.

Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Directed by Woody Allen, Cast: Jim Broadbent, John Cusack, Harvey Fierstein, Chazz Palminteri, Mary-Louise Parker, Rob Reiner, Jennifer Tilly, Tracey Ullman, Joe Viterelli, Jack Warden, Dianne Wiest. David Shayne is an idealistic young writer who'll do anything to get his first Broadway play off the ground -- even if it means teaming up with the mob! Surrounded by a wacky cast of characters, including a gangster's ditzy girlfriend, a tipsy actress and a mob hit man, Shayne's got to pull it all off before the curtain falls, and the bullets start to fly. 95 min.

Bulworth (1998)

Directed by Warren Beatty. Cast: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry,Oliver Platt, Paul Sorvino, Jack Warden, Isaiah Washington. Asuicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract outon himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest withhis voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop musicand culture. 108 min.
Credits andother information from the Internet Movie Database

Cider House Rules (1999)

Directed by Lasse Hallström. Cast: Cast: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd, Michael Caine, Jane Alexander, Kathy Baker, Kieran Culkin, Kate Nelligan, Heavy D, K. Todd Freeman, Paz de la Huerta, Erykah Badu. Homer has lived nearly his entire life within the walls of an orphanage in rural Maine and has been groomed by its proprietor to be his successor. But Homer nonetheless feels the need to strike out on his own and experience the world outside. There he falls for the beautiful Candy and learns some powerful lessons about life, love and home.

Pages