Ernie Hudson (born December 17 1945) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series, and as Sergeant Albrecht in the cult movie The Crow.
Hudson was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Maggie Donald, who died of tuberculosis when Hudson was four months old; Hudson never knew his father. He was subsequently raised by his maternal grandmother, Arrana Donald. He has a half-brother, Lewis Hudson. After a short time in the Marine Corps, he moved to Detroit where he became the resident playwright at Concept East, the oldest Black Theatre company in the country. In addition, he enrolled at Wayne State University to further develop his writing and acting skills, and found time to establish the Actors' Emsemble Theatre where he and other talented young black writers directed and appeared in their own works, before enrolling and subsequently graduating from Yale School of Drama.
Hudson played Winston Zeddemore, a firefighter who enlists with...
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The Ron Clark Story (also known as Triumph in the Philippines) is an Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe Award-nominated 2006 television film that premiered on TNT on Sunday, August 13, 2006. It centers on the title character, a teacher from a small town, who moves to New York City and tries to make a difference in the lives of his students, despite nobody, including the students themselves, believing in them. The film was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.
The Ron Clark Story follows the inspiring tale of an energetic, creative and idealistic young teacher who leaves his small North Carolina hometown to teach in a New York City public school. Through his passionate use of special rules for his classroom, highly innovative teaching techniques and an undying devotion to his students and helping them cope with their problems, Clark is able to make a remarkable difference in the lives of his students. For one young girl trying to attend school while helping to raise her brothers, he offers a...
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous is a 2005 action movie/comedy film directed by John Pasquin, starring Sandra Bullock and Regina King. It is a sequel to the 2000 film Miss Congeniality.
Bullock, who also produced the film, commented during the film's promotion on the type of story she wanted to tell:
Three weeks after the events of the first film, FBI agent Gracie Hart (played by Bullock) has become a celebrity after she infiltrated a beauty pageant on her last assignment. Her fame results in her cover being blown while she is trying to prevent a bank heist.
To capitalize on the publicity, the FBI decide to make Gracie the new "face" of the FBI; Gracie, who is hurt after being dumped by her boyfriend, fellow Agent Eric Matthews (who is relocated to Miami in the movie) agrees to the reassignment. The movie flash forwards ten months, and she begins appearing on morning television giving out fashion advice and promoting her book.
However, when Cheryl, Miss United States and Gracie...,
Congo is a 1995 movie, based on Michael Crichton's 1980 novel Congo. It was directed by Frank Marshall and stars Dylan Walsh, Laura Linney, Tim Curry, Ernie Hudson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Grant Heslov and Joe Don Baker. The screenplay for the movie was written by John Patrick Shanley. The music was composed by Jerry Goldsmith.
There are significant differences between the book and movie:
Congo opened with a weekend total of $24,642,539, eventually going onto gross $152,022,101 worldwide ($81,022,101 domestic) making a profit back on its $50,000,000 budget. However the critical reaction was less successful. Roger Ebert said that Congo is a splendid example of a genre no longer much in fashion, the jungle adventure story. He gave it 3 out of 4 stars. Most critics called it a theme park that can't decide whether it's a spoof or a thriller.
A significant cause of disappointment among fans was that the "gorillas" were costumes and puppets, whereas the 1993 film Jurassic Park had...
The Cowboy Way is a 1994 action comedy directed by Gregg Champion. It stars Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland as championship rodeo stars and lifelong best friends, who travel from New Mexico to New York in search of their missing friend/mentor Nacho Salazar (played by Joaquín Martínez).
The Crow is a 1994 American film adaptation of the comic book of the same name by James O'Barr (who himself makes a cameo in the film).
It was directed by Alex Proyas and starred Brandon Lee, and gained instant notoriety even before its release, when Lee was accidentally killed during filming. Despite this (or perhaps because of it), the film has gained a cult following over the years.
The streets of Detroit are rain-slickened and littered with filth, smoky fires burn in the distance, and daylight never seems to shine.
Detroit is where tough street waif Sarah (Rochelle Davis) lives, and where her two best friends, rock guitarist Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his angelic fiancee Shelley Webster (Sofia Shinas) are brutally murdered.
It is said that when a man dies wrongfully, a crow may bring him back to life to seek vengeance upon his killer.
A year after Draven and Shelley have been laid to rest, Draven returns from the grave, clawing his way up from the ground. He's met by a crow...,
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is a 1992 thriller starring Rebecca De Mornay as a vengeful nanny out to destroy a naïve woman and steal her family. The film was directed by Curtis Hanson. The original music score was composed by Graeme Revell.
Annabella Sciorra stars as Claire Bartel, a woman who at the beginning of the film is pregnant with her second child. Claire is molested by her obstetrician, Dr. Victor Mott (played by John de Lancie), on a routine checkup. After Claire tells her husband Michael (played by Matt McCoy) about being sexually violated, the couple decide to confront the authorities regarding the incident. More women come forward to corroborate the Bartels' story. Feeling that his career is over, Dr. Mott commits suicide in his home when he hears about the possibility of criminal indictments and with them, possible imprisonment as a sex offender.
After Dr. Mott's funeral, Mrs. Mott (De Mornay) is under considerable stress having suddenly lost her husband and facing...,
Ghostbusters II is the 1989 sequel to Ghostbusters (1984). The sci-fi comedy film is about the further adventures of a group of parapsychologists and their organization which combats paranormal activities ("ghostbusting"). The sequel had what was, at the time, the biggest three-day opening weekend gross in history ($29,472,894), a record that was broken precisely one week later by Batman ($40,505,884).
After the events of Ghostbusters, the company was sued by several city and state agencies for destroying the top three floors of 55 Central Park West, among other instances of property damage. As a result, (c. 1987) a judge issued an injunction, banning them from operating as paranormal investigators and eliminators--effectively putting the Ghostbusters out of business.
Ray Stantz now owns an occult book shop in Manhattan, and along with Winston Zeddemore puts on special appearances at children's birthday parties. Peter Venkman has his own TV series, World of the Psychic, in which he...,
Ghostbusters is a 1984 sci-fi comedy film about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists. After they are fired from a university, they start their own business investigating and capturing ghosts. It was released in the United States on June 8, 1984, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson. The film grossed approximately USD$240 million in the U.S. and over $50 million abroad during its theatrical run, more than the second Indiana Jones installment, making it easily the most successful film of that year, and the most successful comedy of the 1980s.
It was followed by a sequel, Ghostbusters II (1989), and two animated television series, The Real Ghostbusters (later Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters) and Extreme Ghostbusters. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted Ghostbusters the 44th greatest comedy film of all time. The American Film Institute ranked it 28th in its list of the top 100 comedies of all...,
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone is a 1983 science fiction film. The movie stars Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson, Andrea Marcovicci, and Michael Ironside. The film's executive producer was Ivan Reitman and it was directed by Lamont Johnson. When the movie came out in theatres, parts of it were shown in 3-D.
The movie is about a bounty hunter who goes on a mission to rescue three women stranded on a brutal planet and meets a vagrant teenage girl along the way.
The movie begins sometime in the 22nd century opening on a scene of a spaceship luxury liner called the Eridani Princess drifting in the middle of a spiraling cloud of gases. Suddenly, a meteor slams into the ship and it begins to break apart. A single escape pod manages to get away before the whole ship explodes and it proceeds automatically to the nearest planet that can support human life. Once it lands, three beautiful women, Nova (played by Cali Timmins), Reena (played by Aleisa Shirley), and...,
Ernie Hudson was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Berrien County