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Steve James

Director, Actor

Brother from Another PlanetBrother from Another Planet (1984) Recommended
Dir. John Sayles
Feat. Joe Morton, Steve James, Bill Cobbs
Quirky comic fantasy from John Sayles about a mute alien negro who crash lands in New York and mixes with some earthbound home–boys in downtown…
American Ninja 2: The ConfrontationAmerican Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)
Dir. Sam Firstenberg
Feat. Michael Dudikoff, Steve James
Hokey martial arts movie from the Cannon Films stable, with an American Army ranger attempting to save a group of marines who have been brainwashed…
Johnny Be GoodJohnny Be Good (1988)
Dir. Bud Smith
Feat. Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jnr., Uma Thurman
Woeful comedy with a miscast Hall as a talented high school football player enjoying the perks and pitfalls of college celebrity.
Hoop DreamsHoop Dreams (1994) Recommended
Dir. Steve James
Chronicles the 8–year saga of two black teenagers striving for basketball glory in the NBA. Like the British 7/14UP series, this captures…
StevieStevie (2002) Recommended
Dir. Steve James
A provocative, uniquely intimate doco in which the director reknews his acquaintance with a troubled adoptee, now facing prison, whom he once…
Interrupters, TheInterrupters, The (2011) Recommended
Dir. Steve James
Another grim, yet by turns inspiring social documentary from dir. Steve James (HOOP DREAMS), who expands his chronicle of urban…
Life ItselfLife Itself (2014)
Dir. Steve James
Feat. Roger Ebert
Profoundly significant film–critic Roger Ebert is the subject of this unique cinematic portrait. Originally an adaptation of his memoir, the…

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