Release Date: 5/11/18; In Theaters
Director: Trey Haley
Studio(s): Urban Books Media, Tri Destined Studios
Running time: Unknown
Cast: Ernie Hudson (L.C. Duncan), Valarie Pettiford (Charlotte Duncan), Darrin Dewitt Henson (Orlando Duncan), Armand Assante (Sal Dash), Nicholas Turturro (Councilman Ronald Sims), Emilio Rivera (Alejandro Zuniga), Miguel A. Núñez, Jr. (Harris Grant), Clifton Powell (Uncle Lou), Tami Roman (London Duncan), Javicia Leslie (Paris Duncan), Christian Keyes (Niles Monroe), Sean Ringgold (Junior Duncan), Sebastian Siegel (Tony Dash), Michael Jai White (Vegas Duncan), James Black (Rob).
Story: Based on Carl Weber’s The Family Business, first in a series of eight novels, about the travails of the Duncan family. Ernie Hudson portrays L. C. Duncan, patriarch of the family, who runs a thriving exotic car dealership. When he thinks about passing the leadership reigns to one of his sons, the Duncans quickly come under siege from some of the Top Politicians, Mafia and Drug cartels in the city. The Duncan’s will have to stick together–or die separately. Source: Deadline; IMDB.
a/k/a Dolemite 2
Year of Release: 1976
Runtime: 108 mins.
Studio(s): Comedian International Distributors, Dimension Pictures,
Xenon Pictures, Xenon Entertainment Group
Director: Cliff Roquemore
Cast: Rudy Ray Moore (Dolemite), Lady Reed (Queen Bee), Jimmy Lynch (Mr. Motion), Gloria Delaney (Hurricane Annie), Ernie Hudson (Bo).
Synopsis: In this sequel to the cult smash Dolemite, we find our hero on the run from a redneck sheriff who has caught Dolemite messin’ with his woman. He and his posse (including a young Ernie Hudson) dodge the sheriff and his bullets in a high-speed chase that takes them to L.A. Upon Dolemite’s arrival, he learns that Queen Bee (Lady Reed) and her Kung Fu Girls have been pushed out of the nightclub business by a ruthless competitor who has ties to the Mob. With two of the girls held hostage, the Queen and her bees are forced into slavery for their nemesis.
Enter Dolemite! Following a scene described by Rudy Ray himself as “sensational and sexsational,” Dolemite gets the lowdown on the gang’s hideout. It’s highspeed kung fu Dolemite-style as the rat soup eatin’ motherf***ers get their collective ass kicked. But the redeneck sheriff is still hot on Dolemite’s trail – can even a Human Tornado fight two battles at once? Source/Photo Source: Blaxploitation Pride.
Release Date: 4/4/15 (TV One)
Running Time: Unknown
Studio: Swirl Films
Cast: Ernie Hudson, Vanessa Bell Calloway
Story: A modern day telling of The Book of Job, To Hell and Back tells the story of Joe Patterson, a successful businessman, humanitarian and loving father who has been blessed with every good fortune.
Despite living a life of great faith, a rapid succession of catastrophic events begins to devastate the lives of Joe and his family. Although he encounters death, deterioration of physical health and a loss of the prosperity that he has worked tirelessly to attain, Joe refuses to curse God and remains steadfast in his faith. Source(s): Eurweb; TV One.