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Babatunde, Obba

Works: 90 works in 207 publications in 3 languages and 9,061 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film remakes  Conspiracy films  Spy films  Horror films  Legal films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Singer, Consultant, Director, Interviewee, Vocalist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Obba Babatunde
Miss Evers' boys by Alfre Wood( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is 1932 when loyal, devoted Nurse Eunice Evers is invited to work with Dr. Brodus and Dr. Douglas on a federally funded program to treat syphilis patients in Alabama. Free treatment is offered to those who test positive for the disease, including Caleb Humphries and Willie Johnson. But when the government withdraws its support, money is offered for what will become known as 'The Tuskegee Experiment'; a study of the effects of syphilis on patients who don't receive treatment. Now the men must be led to believe they are being cared for, when in fact they are being denied the medicine that could cure them. Miss Evers is faced with a terrible dilemma - to abandon the experiment and tell her patients or to remain silent and offer only comfort"--Container
The Manchurian candidate by Denzel Washington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his army unit is ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saves his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, Major Ben Marco, is knocked unconscious. Using the incident for political gain, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, but Marco is haunted by dreams of what really happened in Iraq. As Marco investigates, the story begins to unravel. He begins to figure that the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed as part of a plot to get Shaw into the White House. Now the Manchurian Global corporation appears desperate to stop him from finding out
That thing you do! by Tom Hanks( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and German and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appliance salesman Guy Patterson fills in for an injured dummer when the band The Wonders competes in a talent show. After Guy injects a Merseybeat rhythm into lead singer Jimmy's ballad, the song's undeniable pop power flings the group into a brief whirlwind of success
After the sunset by Brett Ratner( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two master thieves are finally retiring after one last incredibly successful heist. Moving to the Bahamas to reside in their own tropical paradise, the pair's old nemesis, FBI Agent Stan P. Lloyd shows up to make sure they really are retired. Docked in the port is a ocean liner called the "Diamond Cruise" and Stan is convinced that they're not really retired at all, and that this is just the next set up. While Lola is busy settling into their new life, Max is contemplating whether or not to steal the famous Napoleon diamond
The Temptations by Allan Arkush( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of the rhythm and blues group, the Temptations, including their meteoric rise to fame and the rivalries that threatened to tear them apart
Philadelphia by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hailed as a landmark film that dazzles with deep emotion and exceptional acting, Philadelphia stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington as two competing lawyers who join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops, their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries."--Back of container
King : man of peace in a time of war by Henry Stephens( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating and revealing look at the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. filtered through the prism of three major conflicts: the struggle between black and white America, divisiveness with the civil rights movement itself, and an undeclared war in Vietnam. A salute to a man who remains an inspiration and a force for social change nearly forty years after his death at age 39
Dreamgirls : original Broadway cast album by Henry Krieger( Recording )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A backstage musical set in the pop record world, Dreamgirls is the gritty story of a trio of female singers and their rise to fame
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge by Introducing Dorothy Dandridge( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about a stage performer, who struggled with the challenge of her color, beat out many more famous rivals and become the first African-American woman ever nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award
Dreamgirls by Henry Krieger( Recording )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treemonisha : an opera in three acts by Scott Joplin( Visual )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the only surviving opera written by jazz composer Scott Joplin. Combines European opera, African dance and American popular music forms to depict late 19th century Black rural social life
The eye by Shun Peng( Visual )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sydney is a young, blind violinist who is given the chance to see for the first time since childhood through a miraculous corneal transplant. As Sydney adjusts to a dizzying new world of colors and shapes, she is haunted by frightening visions of death which captures the doomed and drags them away from the world of the living. Terrorized and on the brink of insanity, Sydney is convinced that her anonymous eye donor has opened the door to a terrifying world only she can see and the secret information it holds
How high( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silas and Jamal are buddies who enjoy smoking voluminous amounts of marijuana. They end up in the possession of some magical weed that enhances their brainpower during college entrance exams, thus enabling them to enter that esteemed institution of learning, Harvard University. Once firmly ensconced in the halls of academia, however, the pals run out of their supernatural supply and are forced to get creative in the pursuit of an Ivy League degree
Life by Ted Demme( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie Murphy is the fast talking con-artist Rayford Gibson and Martin Lawrence is the conservative bank teller Claude Banks. When the two are accidentally teamed up and placed at the scene of a crime, their mistaken identity lands them right in front of the judge
Multiplicity by Harold Ramis( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about a man who clones himself to save his marriage, and then almost loses his wife to himself
My girlfriend's back( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief sexual content and language
Revelation in the courthouse park by Harry Partch( Recording )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera based on The Bacchae by Euripides
American bad boy( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel's dream of becoming a famous hip-hop artist is in trouble. With the money gone and the record far from finished, he is desperate. When the man who loaned him the money threatens to confiscate everything, Samuel knows what he has to do. To make it all work, he is going to take it all off. But hiding his new life from his beautiful girlfriend and his father, a prominent preacher in the community, soon proves difficult
The visit( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Alex is sent to prison for a crime he swears he did not commit, his family - at the insistence of their strict father - abandon Alex to his fate in prison. His spirit crushed by a cramped prison cell, Alex subjects himself to a solitary existence. With the help of a young woman he thought he would never see again, Alex fights his way out of his self-imposed solitary existence
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After the sunset
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Alternative Names
Babatunde Obba

Obba Babatundé acteur américain

Obba Babatundé actor estadounidense

Obba Babatundé americký herec

Obba Babatundé Amerikaans acteur

Obba Babatundé amerikansk skådespelare

Obba Babatundé amerikansk skodespelar

Obba Babatundé amerikansk skuespiller

Obba Babatunde attore statunitense

Obba Babatundé US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

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