New Jack City
New Jack City is a 1991 American action gangster film based upon an original story and screenplay by Thomas Lee Wright, directed by Mario Van Peebles in his directorial debut, who co-stars in the film. The film stars Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock, Mario Van Peebles, Judd Nelson; the film was released in the United States on March 8, 1991. Wesley Snipes plays a rising drug-lord in New York City during the crack epidemic. Ice-T plays Scotty Appleton, a detective who vows to stop Nino's criminal activity by going undercover to work for Nino's gang; the story begins in Harlem, 1986, Nino Brown and his gang, the Cash Money Brothers, become the dominant drug ring in New York City once crack cocaine is introduced to the streets. His gang consists of Gee Money. Nino converts an apartment complex, into a crack house. Gee Money and Keisha kill rival Fat Smitty, the CMB throws out the tenants, Nino forces the landlord out onto the streets naked. Meanwhile, Undercover detective Scotty Appleton attempts to make a deal with stick-up kid Pookie, but Pookie runs off with the money.
Scotty chases Pookie and shoots him in the leg. Nino's gang run the streets of Harlem over the next three years; when Det. Stone comes under pressure, Scotty volunteers to infiltrate Nino's gang and is partnered with loose-cannon Nick Peretti. Elsewhere, mobster Frankie Needles attempts to collect taxes from Nino. While Scotty and Nick spy on Nino and his gang as they hand out Thanksgiving turkeys to the poor, Scotty spots Pookie, now a crack addict, as Pookie beats his junkie girlfriend. Instead of arresting him, Scotty puts Pookie in rehab, Pookie offers to help bring down Nino. Against his better judgment and the disapproval of Stone and Peretti, Scotty recruits Pookie as an informant in the Carter; when Pookie relapses, Gee Money realizes that he is wired, he orders the Carter destroyed. The cops find Pookie's bloody corpse. Angry, Nino warns Gee Money not to make such a costly mistake again. After Pookie's funeral and no longer needed by Stone and Nick go undercover as drug dealers. After bribing Frankie Needles, Scotty infiltrates the CMB due in part to Gee Money's increasing ambition and drug use.
Though Nino distrusts them, he agrees to do business. After relating an anecdote about his own violent initiation into a gang, Nino warns that he will kill both Scotty and Gee Money if there are any problems. Scotty gains Nino's trust when he reveals information about Gee Money's side deal and saves Nino from a gun-toting old man who had earlier attempted to convince the police of Nino's destructiveness. While Nino and the CMB attend a wedding, Nick sneaks into Nino's mansion to collect evidence, Don Armeteo sends hitmen to assassinate Nino; when Nino uses a child as a shield, Scotty attempts to shoot Nino behind his back. Keisha is gunned down. Selina condemns Nino for his murderous activities, Nino throws her out. Nino kills Don Armeteo and his crew from a speeding motorcycle in retaliation for the wedding shootout. Stone and Nick arrange a sting operation to nab Nino. Kareem, who knows that Scotty and Pookie are connected, blows Scotty's cover, a shootout ensues. Nick saves Scotty by killing the Duh Duh Duh Man, Nino escapes.
That night, Nino confronts Gee Money, who accuses Nino of egotism, Nino regretfully kills him. After the gang's collapse, Nino continues his criminal empire solo. Scotty and Nick assault the complex, Scotty brutally beats Nino, revealing that it was his mother that Nino killed in his gang initiation. Nick talks Scotty out of killing Nino, taken into custody amid threats of retaliation. At his trial, Nino pleads guilty to a lesser charge, claims to have been forced to help the gang due to threats, identifies Kareem as the leader; when Nino is sentenced to only one year in jail, Scotty is outraged. As Nino speaks with reporters outside of the courtroom, the old man again confronts Nino and shoots him in the chest. Scotty and Nick are both satisfied; as onlookers look down at Nino's body, an epilogue states to the viewers that decisive action must be taken to stop real-life Nino Brown analogues. Wesley Snipes as Nino Brown, an arrogant, smart drug kingpin who murdered Scotty Appleton's mother. Ice T as Scotty Appleton, a New York police detective who vows to bring Nino down as retribution for his mother's death at Nino's hands.
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Roseann O'Donnell is an American comedian, actress and television personality. She has been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, a lesbian rights activist, a television producer, a collaborative partner in the LGBT family vacation company, R Family Vacations. O'Donnell started her comedy career, her big break was on the talent show Star Search in 1984. After a TV sitcom and a series of movies introduced her to a larger national audience, she hosted The Rosie O'Donnell Show from 1996 to 2002, which won multiple Emmy Awards. During this time, she wrote her first memoir, Find Me, developed the nickname "Queen of Nice", as well as a reputation for philanthropic efforts, she used the book's $3 million advance to establish her For All Kids foundation and promote other charity projects, encouraging celebrities on her show to take part. In 1999, O'Donnell did the voice of Terk in the Disney animated film Tarzan. In 2002, two months before finishing her talk show run, O'Donnell came out, stating "I'm a dyke!" and saying that her primary reason was to bring attention to gay adoption issues.
O'Donnell is a adoptive mother. She was named The Advocate's 2002 Person of the Year. In 2006, O'Donnell became a moderator on The View, her strong opinions resulted in some controversies, including an on-air dispute regarding the Bush administration's policies with the Iraq War, resulting in a mutual agreement to cancel her contract. In 2007, O'Donnell released her second memoir, Celebrity Detox, which focuses on her struggles with fame and her time at The View. From 2009 to 2011, she hosted Rosie Radio on Sirius XM Radio. In 2011, O'Donnell signed on with the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to return to daytime TV with The Rosie Show. On March 16, 2012, the network cancelled the show due to low ratings, the last show aired on March 29, 2012. In July 2014, O'Donnell was rehired to join The View as a co-host for the series' eighteenth season. O'Donnell announced in February 2015 her decision to depart the series again, this time citing personal reasons for her departure. In November 2016, Showtime announced that O'Donnell had joined the cast of the comedy pilot SMILF, which aired from 2017-19.
On April 3, 2019, it was announced that O'Donnell joined the cast of the HBO television adaptation of Wally Lamb's I Know This Much Is True. O'Donnell, the third of five children, was raised in Commack, Long Island, New York, she is the daughter of homemaker Roseann Teresa and Edward Joseph O'Donnell, an electrical engineer who worked in the defense industry. O'Donnell's father had immigrated from County Donegal, during his childhood, her mother was Irish American, her older brother is Daniel J. O'Donnell, now a member of the New York State Assembly. On March 17, 1973, four days before her 11th birthday, O'Donnell lost her mother to breast cancer. While she attended Commack High School, O'Donnell was voted homecoming queen, prom queen, senior class president, class clown. During high school she began exploring her interest in comedy, beginning with a skit performed in front of the school in which she imitated Gilda Radner's character Roseanne Roseannadanna. After graduating in 1980, O'Donnell attended Dickinson College transferring to Boston University before dropping out of college.
O'Donnell toured as a stand-up comedian in clubs from 1979 to 1984. She got her first big break on Star Search, explaining on Larry King Live: I was 20 years old, I was at a comedy club in Long Island; this woman came over to me and she said, I think. Can you give me your number? My dad is Ed McMahon. I was like, right. I gave her my father's phone number. I was living at home, I'm like, and about three days the talent booker from Star Search called and said, we're going to fly you out to L. A.... I won, five weeks in a row, and it gave me national exposure. After this success, she moved on to television sitcoms, making her series debut as Nell Carter's neighbor on Gimme a Break! in 1986. In 1988, she joined music video station VH1's lineup of veejays, she started hosting a series for VH1, Stand-up Spotlight, a showcase for up-and-coming comedians. In 1992, she starred in Stand By a Fox Network sitcom co-starring Melissa Gilbert; the show bombed. O'Donnell made her feature film debut in A League of Their Own alongside Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna.
She was considered for the role of Mary Sanderson in Disney's Hocus Pocus, but it was given to Kathy Najimy. O'Donnell claimed on her blog that she turned down the offer to work with Bette Midler because she refused to portray a frightening evil witch. Throughout her career, she has taken on an eclectic range of roles: she appeared in Sleepless in Seattle as Meg Ryan's character's best friend. In 1996, she began hosting The Rosie O'Donnell Show; the show proved successful, winning multiple Emmy Awards, earning O'Donnell the title of "The Queen of Nice" for her style of light-hearted banter with her guests and interactions with the audience. As part of her playful banter with her studio audience, O'Donnell launched koosh balls at the crowd and camera, she professed an infatuation with
Tracy Lauren Marrow, better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, author. He began his career as an underground rapper in the 1980s and was signed to Sire Records in 1987, when he released his debut album Rhyme Pays; the following year, he founded the record label Rhyme $yndicate Records and released another album, which went on to go Platinum. He released several other albums that went Gold, he co-founded the heavy metal band Body Count, which he introduced on his 1991 rap album O. G.: Original Gangster, on the track titled "Body Count". The band released their self-titled debut album in 1992. Ice-T encountered controversy over his track "Cop Killer". Ice-T asked to be released from his contract with Warner Bros. Records, his next solo album, Home Invasion, was released in February 1993 through Priority Records. Body Count's next album was released in 1994, Ice-T released two more albums in the late-1990s. Since 2000, he has portrayed NYPD Detective/Sergeant Odafin Tutuola on the NBC police drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Tracy Lauren Marrow, son of Solomon and Alice Marrow, was born in New Jersey. Solomon was African-American, Alice was Creole. For decades, Solomon worked as a conveyor belt mechanic at the Rapistan Conveyor Company; when Marrow was a child, his family moved to New Jersey. The first time race played a major part in Marrow's life was at the age of seven, when he became aware of the racism leveled by his white friends towards black children, that he escaped similar treatment because they thought that Marrow was white due to his lighter skin. Relaying this incident to his mother, she told him, "Honey, people are stupid, his mother died of a heart attack. Solomon raised Marrow with help from a housekeeper. Marrow's first experience with illicit activity occurred after a bicycle that his father bought him for Christmas was stolen. After Marrow told his father, Solomon shrugged, "Well you ain't got no bike." Marrow stole parts from bicycles and assembled "three or four weird-looking, brightly-painted bikes" from the parts.
When Marrow was twelve years old, Solomon died of a heart attack. For many years, AllMusic.com has stated that his parents "died in an auto accident", but Ice-T has stated that it was he, in a car accident, that it was decades later. Following his father's death, the orphaned Marrow lived with a nearby aunt then was sent to live with his other aunt and her husband in View Park-Windsor Hills, an upper middle-class Black neighborhood in South Los Angeles. While his cousin Earl was preparing to leave for college, Marrow shared a bedroom with him. Earl listened only to the local rock radio stations. Marrow moved to the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles, he attended Palms Junior High, predominantly made up of white students, included black students who travelled by bus from South Central to attend. He attended Crenshaw High School, entirely made up of black students. Marrow stood out from most of his friends because he did not drink alcohol, smoke tobacco, or use drugs. During Marrow's time in high school, gangs became more prevalent in the Los Angeles school system.
Students who belonged to the Crips and Bloods gangs attended Crenshaw, fought in the school's hallways. Marrow, while never an actual gang member, was affiliated with the former. Marrow began reading the novels of Iceberg Slim, which he memorized and recited to his friends, who enjoyed hearing the excerpts and told him, "Yo, kick some more of that by Ice, T", giving Marrow his famous nickname. Marrow and other Crips wrote and performed "Crip Rhymes", his music career started with the band of the singing group The Precious Few of Crenshaw High School. Marrow and his group opened the show; the singers were Ronald Robinson and Lapekas Mayfield. In 1975, at the age of seventeen, Marrow began receiving Social Security benefits resulting from the death of his father and used the money to rent an apartment for $90 a month, he sold cannabis and stole car stereos to earn extra cash, but he was not making enough to support his pregnant girlfriend. Once his daughter was born, he joined the United States Army in October 1977.
Marrow served a two-year and two month tour in the 25th Infantry Division and was associated with a group of soldiers charged with the theft of a rug. While awaiting trial, he received a $2,500 bonus check and went absent without leave, returning a month after the rug had been returned. Marrow received a non-judicial punishment as a consequence of his dereliction of duty. During his spell in the Army, Marrow became interested in hip hop music, he heard The Sugar Hill Gang's newly released single "Rapper's Delight", which inspired him to perform his own raps over the instrumentals of this and other early hip-hop records. The music, did not fit his lyrics or form of delivery; when he was stationed in Hawaii as a squad leader at Schofield Barracks, Marrow met a pimp named Mac. Mac admired that Marrow could quote Iceberg Slim and he taught Marrow how to be a pimp himself. Marrow was a
Forrest Gump is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. It was written by Eric Roth; the film stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field. The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and, influences several defining historical events in the 20th century in the United States; the film differs from the novel. Principal photography took place in late 1993 in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina. Extensive visual effects were used to incorporate Hanks into archived footage and develop other scenes; the soundtrack features songs reflecting the different periods seen in the film. Released in the United States on July 6, 1994, Forrest Gump received favorable reviews for Zemeckis' directing, Hanks' performance, visual effects, script; the film was an enormous success at the box office. The soundtrack sold over 12 million copies. Forrest Gump won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Hanks, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing.
It won many other awards and nominations, including Golden Globes, People's Choice Awards, Young Artist Awards. Varying interpretations have been made of the film's political symbolism. In 1996, a restaurant based on the film, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and has since expanded to locations worldwide. In 2011, the Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally or aesthetically significant". In 1981 at a bus stop in Savannah, Forrest Gump recounts his life story to strangers who sit next to him on a bench. In 1951 in Greenbow, young Forrest is fitted with leg braces to correct a curved spine, is unable to walk properly, he lives alone with his mother, who runs a boarding house out of their home that attracts many tenants, including a young Elvis Presley, who plays the guitar for Forrest and incorporates his jerky dance movements into his famous performances. On his first day of school, Forrest meets a girl named Jenny Curran, the two become best friends.
Forrest is bullied because of his physical disability and marginal intelligence. While fleeing from some bullies, his braces fall off, revealing Forrest to be a fast runner; this talent allows him to receive a football scholarship at the University of Alabama in 1963. After his college graduation, Forrest enlists into the U. S. Army, where he befriends a fellow soldier nicknamed "Bubba", who convinces Forrest to go into the shrimping business with him after their service. In 1967, they are sent to Vietnam, serving with the 9th Infantry Division in the Mekong Delta region. After a few routine operations, their platoon is ambushed while on patrol, Bubba is killed in action. Forrest saves several wounded platoon-mates—including his lieutenant, Dan Taylor, who loses both his legs—and is awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism by President Lyndon B. Johnson. At the anti-war "March on the Pentagon" rally, Forrest reunites with Jenny, living a hippie lifestyle, he develops a talent for ping pong, becomes a sports celebrity as he competes against Chinese teams in ping pong diplomacy, earning him an interview alongside John Lennon on the Dick Cavett Show.
In New York City, he spends the holidays and the 1972 new year with Dan, who has become an embittered cripple. Forrest soon meets President Richard Nixon and is put up in the Watergate Hotel, where he accidentally exposes the Watergate scandal, forcing Nixon to resign. Returning to Greenbow, Forrest endorses a company, he uses the earnings to buy a shrimping boat in Bayou La Batre. Dan joins Forrest in 1974, they have little success. After their boat becomes the only one to survive Hurricane Carmen, they pull in huge amounts of shrimp and create the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, after which Dan thanks Forrest for saving his life. Dan invests into Apple Computers and the two become millionaires, but Forrest gives half of the earnings to Bubba’s family. Forrest returns home to see his mother as she dies of cancer. In 1976, Jenny returns to visit Forrest, after awhile he proposes to her, she declines, but makes love to him that night before leaving early the next morning. Heartbroken, Forrest goes running, spends the next three years in a relentless cross-country marathon, becoming famous again.
In the present, Forrest reveals that he is waiting at the bus stop because he received a letter from Jenny, who asked him to visit her. Reunited with Jenny, she introduces him to their son, named Forrest Gump, Jr. Jenny tells Forrest she is sick with an unknown incurable virus, the three move back to Greenbow. Jenny and Forrest marry, but she dies a year later; the film ends with Forrest seeing his son off on his first day of school. Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump: Although at an early age he is deemed to have a below-average IQ of 75, he has an endearing character and shows devotion to his loved ones and duties, character traits which bring him into many life-changing situations. Along the way, he encounters many historical events throughout his life. Tom's younger brother Jim Hanks is his a
1992 MTV Movie Awards
En Vogue — "My Lovin'" Ugly Kid Joe — "Everything About You" Arrested Development — "Tennessee" Vince Neil — "You're Invited" Terminator 2: Judgment Day Backdraft Boyz n the Hood JFK Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Arnold Schwarzenegger – Terminator 2: Judgment Day Kevin Costner – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Robert De Niro – Cape Fear Val Kilmer – The Doors Robin Williams - The Fisher King Linda Hamilton – Terminator 2: Judgment Day Geena Davis – Thelma and Louise Rebecca De Mornay – The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Julia Roberts – Dying Young Keanu Reeves – Point Break Kevin Costner – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Christian Slater – Kuffs Patrick Swayze – Point Break Jean-Claude Van Damme – Double Impact Linda Hamilton – Terminator 2: Judgment Day Christina Applegate – Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Kim Basinger – Final Analysis Tia Carrere – Wayne's World Julia Roberts – Dying Young Edward Furlong – Terminator 2: Judgment Day Anna Chlumsky – My Girl Campbell Scott – Dying Young Ice-T – New Jack City Kimberly Williams – Father of the Bride Dana Carvey and Mike Myers – Wayne's World Damon Wayans and Bruce Willis – The Last Boy Scout Anna Chlumsky and Macaulay Culkin – My Girl Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon – Thelma and Louise Rebecca De Mornay – The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Robert De Niro – Cape Fear Robert Patrick – Terminator 2: Judgment Day Alan Rickman – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Wesley Snipes – New Jack City Billy Crystal – City Slickers Dana Carvey – Wayne's World Steve Martin – Father of the Bride Bill Murray – What About Bob?
Mike Myers – Wayne's World Bryan Adams — " I Do It for You" MC Hammer — "Addams Groove" Color Me Badd — "I Wanna Sex You Up" Eric Clapton — "Tears in Heaven" Guns N' Roses — "You Could Be Mine" Anna Chlumsky and Macaulay Culkin – My Girl Anjelica Huston and Raúl Juliá – The Addams Family Annette Bening and Warren Beatty – Bugsy Juliette Lewis and Robert De Niro – Cape Fear Priscilla Presley and Leslie Nielsen – The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear L. A. Freeway Scene – Terminator 2: Judgment Day Burning Building/Escape Through Old Tunnel – Backdraft Roof Scene – The Hard Way Helicopter Blades Sequence – The Last Boy Scout Second Jump from the Plane – Point Break John Singleton – Boyz n the Hood Jason Voorhees – Friday the 13th series MTV Movie Awards official site MTV Movie Awards: 1992 at the Internet Movie Database
Kimberly Payne Williams-Paisley is an American actress known for her co-starring roles on According to Jim and Nashville, as well as her breakthrough performance in Father of the Bride, for which she was nominated for several awards, its sequel, Father of the Bride Part II. Throughout her acting career, she has guest-starred on TV shows including Tales From The Crypt, George Lopez and Less Than Perfect, she is known for her roles in made-for-TV movies, including Safe House, The Christmas Shoes, Lucky 7, her role as Laura Parker in Shade, a short film that she wrote and directed. Williams is married to country musician Brad Paisley. Williams-Paisley was born in Rye, New York, the daughter of Linda Barbara, a fund-raiser, Gurney Williams III, a health and science writer, she has a sister, Ashley an actress, a brother, Jay. Williams has been in show business since the age of 13. In 1989 she directed the Rye High School Musical Revue, she left Northwestern University during her sophomore year to appear in the 1991 film version of Father of the Bride but returned to complete her degree in drama.
While there she was a sister of the Alpha Phi sorority. Williams-Paisley's breakthrough role was Annie Banks in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II, with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton, she appeared in Indian Summer, The War at Home, in 1996 landed the lead role in the ABC drama series Relativity. She won critical acclaim for her performance, but the series was canceled after 17 episodes due to low ratings. In 2000, Williams-Paisley starred as Virginia in the fantasy miniseries The 10th Kingdom. From 2001 to 2008, Williams-Paisley played the role of Dana in the ABC sitcom According to Jim, opposite Jim Belushi and Courtney Thorne-Smith, she left the show after its seventh season, but she came back for the show's final episode in 2009. On stage, Williams-Paisley replaced Arija Bareikis as Sunny in The Last Night of Ballyhoo, written by Alfred Uhry sometime in the play's February 1997 to June 1998 run. During the 2000s, she starred in number of made for television movies, guest starred on Less than Perfect, Boston Legal, Royal Pains.
In film, she starred opposite Matthew McConaughey in 2006 drama. In 2012, Williams-Paisley began starring in the recurring role of Peggy Kenter in the ABC drama series Nashville. In December 2015, Williams-Paisley starred in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, her mother, was diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia, a form of dementia. Williams-Paisley is the author of Where the Light Gets In, published on April 5, 2016; the book tells the story of her mother's illness from her diagnosis up until the present. Her mother died on November 2016, shortly after the book was published. On March 15, 2003, Williams married country music singer Brad Paisley. In February 2007, she gave birth to their first child, a son named William Huckleberry Paisley known as "Huck," in Nashville, Tennessee, their second son, was born in April 2009. She and her family reside in Nashville, Tennessee. Official website Kimberly Williams-Paisley on IMDb Kimberly Williams-Paisley at the Internet Broadway Database Official website of the short film, directed by Kimberly Williams-Paisley Kimberly Williams-Paisley on Twitter