WorldCat Identities

Babatunde, Obba

Works: 75 works in 174 publications in 4 languages and 8,832 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Conspiracy films  Comedy films  Legal films  Spy films  Film remakes  Horror films  Television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Singer, Consultant, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Obba Babatunde
The Manchurian candidate by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,303 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
Miss Evers' boys by Alfre Wood( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,284 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
After the sunset by Brett Ratner( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two master thieves are finally retiring after one last incredibly succesful 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
That thing you do! by Tom Hanks( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and German and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appliance salesman Guy Patterson fills in for an injured drummer 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
Dreamgirls : original Broadway cast album by Henry Krieger( Recording )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original Broadway-opførelse
The Temptations by Allan Arkush( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the Temptations, the vocal soul group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late '50s and continuing through the '90s and the deaths of the other four members
King : man of peace in a time of war by Henry Stephens( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 415 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 within the civil rights movement itself, and an undelcared war in Vietnam. This tribute features archival footage of Dr. King, exclusive interviews with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Colin Powel, Quincy Jones, Hugh Hefner, Howard K. Smith and Laurence Fishburne, plus controversial commentary from Malcolm X. Includes the appearance of Dr. King on a 1967 Mike Douglas Show
Philadelphia by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Philadelphia lawyer stricken with AIDS seeks assistance from a homophobic personal injury attorney when a prestigious Philadelphia law firm fires him for incompetence
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge by Introducing Dorothy Dandridge( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 347 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
Treemonisha : an opera in three acts by Scott Joplin( Visual )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 274 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
Life by Ted Demme( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 253 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
How high( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 249 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
Multiplicity by Harold Ramis( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overworked contractor has himself cloned to have more time for his work, wife, and family, with hilarious results that almost cost him his wife
The eye by David Moreau( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sydney Wells is blind and has been so since a childhood tragedy. After undergoing surgery to restore her sight she learns to see again. But soon after, unexplainable shadowy and frightening images start to haunt her. Not knowing if they are an aftermath of surgery, her mind adjusting to sight, her imagination, or something horrifyingly real, Sydney is soon convinced that her anonymous eye donor has somehow opened the door to a terrifying world only she can now see
My girlfriend's back( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief sexual content and language
The eye by Oxide Pang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 162 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 dragging 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
Revelation in the courthouse park by Harry Partch( Recording )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American bad boy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 114 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 105 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
From Hattie to Halle : Oscar's black odyssey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Hattie MacDaniel in 'Gone With The Wind' to Halle Berry in 'Monster's Ball', this documentary examines the history of African-Americans in film and their journey to Oscar recognition
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Alternative Names
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

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