WorldCat Identities

Townsend, Robert 1957-

Works: 105 works in 300 publications in 4 languages and 5,984 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Stand-up comedy routines  Nonfiction films  Filmed performances  Musical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Horror films  Concert films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, fld, Author, Scenarist, Film editor, fmp, Other, Performer, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Townsend
The Five Heartbeats by Robert Townsend( Visual )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and French and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five young friends are drawn together by music. Their dreams of fame and fortune take them from amateur nights in ghetto clubs, to the pinnacle of show business success and personal tragedy. When the vocal group The Five Heartbeats get to the top of music world, they learn the hard reality of the music industry
Hollywood shuffle by Robert Townsend( Visual )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about Bobby Taylor, a young black actor trying to get a foothold in Hollywood but running into problems of stereotyping at every turn
The Mighty Quinn( Visual )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and German and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier
10,000 black men named George by Not Available( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the formation of the first black-controlled union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Asa Philip Randolph, a black journalist establishes a voice for the forgotten workers of the Pullman Rail Company, were all black porters were simply named "George", after George Pullman, the first person to employ emancipated slaves
Bill Cosby-- far from finished by Bill Cosby( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Cosby partners up with Comedy Central for his first comedy special in over two decades. The highly anticipated look back into the funny, satirical and heart-warming style of the iconic comedy legend himself
In the hive by Loretta Devine( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Xtra Keys lives by a few simple rules, all rooted in a world of brazen retaliatory violence. Only his infant son is excluded from his hard-shell persona. Xtra hopes to raise his son better than his boozy, razor-edged mother raised him and his younger siblings and he just might get his wish when he's thrust into the world of the HIVE, an unorthodox alternative school full of other discarded boys
Eddie Murphy : raw by Eddie Murphy( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie Murphy entertains with celebrity impersonations and his observations on '80s love, sex, marriage, his remembrance of Mom's hamburgers, and more
Of boys and men( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on Chicago's West Side, this moving drama highlights the strength of family and the power of love. The long-awaited day has finally arrived: Holden and Rieta Cole's eldest son Terrell is graduating from college! But tragedy strikes suddenly, and now the Coles are forced to cope with overwhelming grief on top of life's everyday challenges. While Holden battles demons of pain and regret, his sister Janay steps in to help guide her loved ones on a healing path
Carmen : a hip hopera( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A timeless story of desire, passion, and betrayal told through song by a cast of today's hip-hop stars
To sleep with anger( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry, a devilish charmer from the Deep South, turns up out of the blue on the South Central Los Angeles doorstep of his old friends. In short order, Harry's presence turns a seemingly peaceful household upside down, exposing smoldering tensions between parents and children, tradition and change, virtue and temptation. Interweaving evocative strains of gospel and blues with rich, poetic-realist images, it is a sublimely stirring film from an autonomous artistic sensibility, a portrait of family resilience
Holiday heart( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Holiday heart" is a poignant heartfelt drama about how love can overcome addiction and prejudice
B.A.P.S : (Black American Princesses)( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nesi and Mickey are two waitresses at a crossroads. Underpaid and unappreciated, they dream of owning a combination restaurant/hair salon. There's a problem: they're broke. So when the chance to audition as dance girls for a music video pops up, the girls head to L.A. They fail to get the part, but Nesi lands in the most improbable role of all, impersonating the granddaughter of an ailing billionaires long-lost love for $10,000 and full use of his Beverly Hills estate
The best of the original An evening at the Improv( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four DVD box set features the best and funniest comedians to have performed at the iconic Improv Club in Los Angeles including the likes of; Billy Crystal, Howie Mandel, Jim Carrey, Phyllis Diller, Leslie Nielsen, Jackie Mason, and 67 other outstanding comedians. Twelve hours of classic comedy chosen from the first 52 original hours of the television series called 'An Evening At The Improv.' This Special Edition is the first time this rare original footage has ever been released on DVD
Why we laugh( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates African-American comedians and their cultural influence on American society. Includes performances, interviews, and insights from some of the most celebrated and outspoken comedians of all time
The Meteor Man( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A substitute teacher finds himself endowed with super powers when he is hit by a meteor. He uses his newfound power to bring peace to his neighborhood and learns a few valuable life lessons along the way
Phantom punch( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visceral uppercut to the gut portrays controversial former world heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston, resurrected as a brooding menace to society and tragic hero. Chronicles Liston's triumphs and tragedies: his run-ins with racism, the mob, and the law, to become the champion of the world. Highlighted by bone-crunching matches and crime-filled drama
Playin' for love( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coach Banks is used to calling all the shots for his championship high school basketball team and in his own love life. But that's about to change when he meets, Talisa McCoy, the mother of a star player, new to Jackson high. She's a beautiful, strong-willed single mom, with her own ideas on a winning team, and the perfect man. Now, this coach will have to learn a few new plays if he's going to stay in the game
Love songs( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trilogy of stories loosely related to one another, about people living in an urban neighborhood. Originally aired on the Showtime Network
I was a teenage Faust( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Five (Robert Townsend) is in deep trouble with his boss, the Devil, aka Satan. He desperately needs more souls. Brendan (Josh Zuckerman) is a teenager who desperately wants to be cool. This is a match made, not in heaven, but in ... you know where. When Brendan has a change of heart, he realizes he must find some way to outsmart Mr. Five and get out of the deal or spend eternity feeling the heat
Raw by Eddie Murphy( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed live at New York's Felt Forum, Murphy delights, shocks and entertains with dead-on celebrity impersonations; observations on '80's love, sex, and marriage; a remembrance of Mom's hamburgers and more
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Alternative Names
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English (174)

French (2)

Spanish (1)

German (1)