WorldCat Identities

Babatunde, Obba

Works: 76 works in 181 publications in 4 languages and 8,879 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Conspiracy films  Comedy films  Legal films  Film remakes  Spy films  Made-for-TV movies  Biographical 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 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A U.S. Army platoon, captured in the Korean conflict, is whisked to Manchuria for three nightmarish days of experimental drug-and-hypnosis-induced conditioning to carry out the orders of the enemy upon release. When a decorated Korean War veteran who has been brainwashed starts to commit political assassinations, his old military commander begins to suspect and must stop him
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 744 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 )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and German and held by 694 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 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 509 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
King man of peace in a time of war by Henry Stephens( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 413 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
The eye by Oxide Pang( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 383 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
Philadelphia by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 349 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 346 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 )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 270 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
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9 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 253 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 2012 in English and held by 249 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 224 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 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This romantic comedy shows how a man's perfect life can unravel when a beautiful ex-girlfriend shows up out of the blue. The journey to love can be worth revisiting if the feelings are brought to life once again in this hilarious romp through the reality and complexity of relationships past and present
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 )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 113 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 )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 68 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 62 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
Miami blues by George Armitage( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serio-comic film about an ex-con who kills a man, then robs a cop of his badge and gun and goes around Miami posing as a cop, making arrests and assaulting people. The cop he robbed is determined to catch the ex-con, and the end result is a cops-and-robbers thriller unlike any other!
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Obba Babatundé acteur américain

Obba Babatundé actor estadounidense

Obba Babatundé americký herec

Obba Babatundé Amerikaans acteur

Obba Babatundé amerikansk skådespelare

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