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Albert Popwell

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Nationality USA
Birth 15 july 1926 at New York City (USA)
Death 9 april 1999 (at 72 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Albert Popwell (July 15, 1926 – April 9, 1999) was an African American actor in television and films from the late 1960s. Born in New York City, Popwell started as a professional dancer before taking up a career in acting.


Né à New York, Popwell commence en tant que danseur professionnel avant de prendre une carrière d'acteur. Il était plus prolifique à la télévision dans des rôles de diverses séries, mais il est peut-être mieux connu pour ses apparitions dans des films de Clint Eastwood, dans lesquels il est apparu à cinq reprises, notamment dans les quatre premiers films de la série des Inspecteur Harry. Il était un voleur de banque blessé où Eastwood lui lance le désormais légendaire "Est-ce que je tente ma chance?" de L'Inspecteur Harry (1971). Il a eu un rôle plus marquant en tant que meurtrier et proxénète dans Magnum Force (1973). Il est apparu comme Big Ed Mustapha dans L'inspecteur ne renonce jamais (1976) et, cette fois-ci du côté de la loi, en tant que partenaire d'Eastwood dans Le Retour de l'inspecteur Harry (1983). Il ne figurait pas dans le dernier film de la série, La Dernière Cible (1988), en raison d'une incompatibilité d'emploi du temps.

Un de ses derniers rôles était face à Sharon Stone dans Fenêtre sur crime (1991). Il mourut huit ans plus tard, à 72 ans, à cause de complications lors d'une opération à cœur ouvert.

Usually with

Don Siegel
Don Siegel
(3 films)
Dean Riesner
Dean Riesner
(6 films)
Chuck Hicks
Chuck Hicks
(3 films)
Lalo Schifrin
Lalo Schifrin
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Albert Popwell (18 films)

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The Siege of Firebase Gloria, 1h35
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Wings Hauser, R. Lee Ermey, Robert Arevalo, Albert Popwell, Don Wilson (kickboxeur), Nick Nicholson
Roles Jones
Rating67% 3.3895053.3895053.3895053.3895053.389505
At the start of the Tet Offensive a Marine unit on patrol stops at Firebase Gloria. When the base comes under attack the patrol remains to help in its defense. The Soldiers and Marines come under numerous attacks by the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end hold the base with assistance from the First Cavalry Division. While the Marines try and defend the base, the Viet Cong commander discovers that he is in a similar position: it was never his mission to win the battle, but to lead his men to their deaths in order to allow the North Vietnamese Army to take a more substantial role in the war. The Marines are subsequently forced to abandon the base having lost too many men in the process of defending it. In the end, the soldiers and commanders on both sides take stock of the loss of life for this single base.
Who's That Girl, 1h30
Directed by James Foley
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Crime, Romance
Actors Madonna, Griffin Dunne, Haviland Morris, John McMartin, Dennis Burkley, Bibi Besch
Roles le président du comité de liberté conditionnelle
Rating48% 2.4077652.4077652.4077652.4077652.407765
Nikki Finn is a carefree young woman, who is always dressed in a leather jacket and skirt, with fire-red lips, platinum bob hair and speaking in a high-pitched voice. One day, her boyfriend Johnny uncovers two men stealing money out of a trust fund and takes pictures of the theft. Johnny puts the pictures in a safety deposit box and gives Nikki the key for safekeeping. The thieves catch Johnny and murder him, then frame Nikki by putting his body into the trunk of her car. Nikki is sentenced to seven years in prison. This is seen during the animated opening credits of the movie.
Sudden Impact, 1h53
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Films about dogs, Rape and revenge films, Auto-justice
Actors Sondra Locke, Clint Eastwood, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman, Michael Currie, Jack Thibeau
Roles Horace King
Rating65% 3.299473.299473.299473.299473.29947
Artist Jennifer Spencer and her sister are raped by a group of boys, after being betrayed by female friend Ray Parkins. The brutal rape leaves Jennifer's sister permanently catatonic. Ten years later, Spencer seeks revenge. She kills one of the rapists (George Wilburn) with two shots—one in the groin and one in the head—from a .38 snubnosed revolver. Spencer then leaves San Francisco because of the subsequent police investigation. Once relocated in the town of San Paulo, Spencer begins restoring its boardwalk's historic carousel near the beach where the rapes occurred.
Sister, Sister, 1h38
Directed by John Berry
Origin USA
Actors Diahann Carroll, Irene Cara, Rosalind Cash, Dick Anthony Williams, Paul Winfield, Robert Hooks
Roles The Drunk
Rating77% 3.8594953.8594953.8594953.8594953.859495
The story starts out with Caroline Lovejoy (Carroll) singing in the church choir at the local church. It is later revealed that she is having an intense affair with the church's reverend. She later comes home to find her younger sister, Sissy (Cara), with her boyfriend, Johnny. It is expressed that Sissy is an aspiring ice skater, but Caroline wants her to follow in her footsteps and become a schoolteacher.
The Buddy Holly Story, 1h53
Directed by Steve Rash
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith, Conrad Janis, William Jordan, Dick O'Neill
Roles Eddie
Rating71% 3.5988253.5988253.5988253.5988253.598825
Buddy Holly, a teenager from Lubbock, Texas, emerges into the world of rock and roll with friends and bandmates, drummer Jesse Charles and bass player Ray Bob Simmons, forming a trio known as The Crickets.
The Enforcer, 1h33
Directed by James Fargo
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about terrorism, Se déroulant à Alcatraz
Actors Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, Brian Blessed, Tyne Daly, DeVeren Bookwalter
Roles Mustapha
Rating67% 3.3503253.3503253.3503253.3503253.350325
In Marin County, two gas company men are lured by a scantily-clad woman to a remote spot in Mill Valley and killed by Bobby Maxwell (DeVeren Bookwalter). Maxwell's gang, the People's Revolutionary Strike Force (PRSF), plans to use the gas men's uniforms and van as part of an ambitious series of crimes that will make them rich.
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Tamara Dobson, Stella Stevens, Norman Fell, Albert Popwell, Lin Chen-Chi, Chan Shen
Roles Matthew Johnson
Rating56% 2.805272.805272.805272.805272.80527
The story begins with two government agents — Matthew Johnson and Melvin Johnson — being captured by the Dragon Lady Stella Stevens. Cleopatra Jones then travels to Hong Kong to rescue the agents. Jones pairs up with Tanny (Ni Tien) and ends up in the Dragon Lady’s casino, which in actuality, is the headquarters for her underground drug empire. Jones and Tanny use their combat skills to battle the Dragon Lady’s henchmen and rescues the agents.
The Single Girls, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films
Actors Claudia Jennings, Greg Mullavey, Joan Prather, Victor Izay, Albert Popwell, Robyn Hilton
Roles Morris
Rating43% 2.1954152.1954152.1954152.1954152.195415
A group of men and women travel to a Caribbean resort to discover themselves sexually but unfortunately one of them has also discovered that they like to murder people too.
Magnum Force, 1h58
Directed by Clint Eastwood, Ted Post
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Motocyclette, Serial killer films, Dans un avion
Actors Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitch Ryan, David Soul, Felton Perry, Robert Urich
Roles Sidney
Rating71% 3.599293.599293.599293.599293.59929
Mobster Carmine Ricca (Richard Devon) drives away from court and an angry mob after being acquitted on a technicality. An unseen SFPD motorcycle cop stops Ricca’s limo for a minor traffic violation. Suddenly, the patrolman pulls his service revolver (a Colt Python .357 Magnum), shoots all four men in the car, then rides away.
Blume in Love, 1h55
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors George Segal, Susan Anspach, Kris Kristofferson, Marsha Mason, Shelley Winters, Paul Mazursky
Roles Party Guest (uncredited)
Rating61% 3.097063.097063.097063.097063.09706
Stephen Blume (Segal), a Beverly Hills divorce lawyer, tries to regain the wife (Anspach) who has divorced him.
Charley Varrick, 1h51
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Walter Matthau, Andrew Robinson, Joe Don Baker, John Vernon, Felicia Farr, Jacqueline Scott
Roles Percy Randolph
Rating74% 3.74773.74773.74773.74773.7477
Charley Varrick (Matthau) is a crop-duster and former stunt pilot. The aging trailer-park dweller has clearly not been too successful. Together with his wife Nadine and co-conspirators Al Dutcher and Harman Sullivan (Andrew Robinson), a heavily disguised Varrick robs a bank in the rural crossroads community of Tres Cruces, New Mexico. During the robbery, two policemen and Dutcher are killed. Nadine drives the get-away car and eludes the police, but she, too, has been mortally wounded. Varrick distracts the police by blowing up the getaway car with black powder and gasoline, with his wife's body inside. He and Sullivan escape.
Cleopatra Jones, 1h26
Directed by Jack Starrett
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Tamara Dobson, Antonio Fargas, Bill McKinney, Shelley Winters, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes
Roles Matthew
Rating58% 2.948852.948852.948852.948852.94885
Cleopatra "Cleo" Jones (Dobson) is an undercover special agent for the United States Government. Overseas modeling is only a cover for her real job. Cleo is a Bond-like heroine with power and influence, her silver and black `73 Corvette Stingray (equipped with automatic weapons), and her martial arts ability. While she evokes the glory of a funk goddess, she remains loyal to her drug-ravaged community and her lover, Reuben Masters (Bernie Casey), who runs B&S House (a community home for recovering drug addicts).
Fuzz (1972)
, 1h32
Directed by Richard Colla
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Tom Skerritt, Yul Brynner, Raquel Welch, Dominic Chianese
Roles Lewis
Rating54% 2.703272.703272.703272.703272.70327
Detectives Steve Carella (Reynolds), Meyer Meyer (Weston), Eileen McHenry (Welch) and Bert Kling (Skeritt) are part of the 87th Precinct's team, investigating a murder-extortion racket run by a mysterious deaf man (Brynner). While attempting to investigate and prevent the murders of several high-ranking city officials, they also must keep track of the perpetrators of a string of robberies. Further complicating matters is a rash of arson attacks on homeless men.
Dirty Harry, 1h38
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Vernon, Mae Mercer
Roles Bank Robber (uncredited)
Rating76% 3.848283.848283.848283.848283.84828
A psychotic serial killer calling himself "Scorpio" (Andy Robinson) murders a young woman in a San Francisco swimming pool, using a high-powered rifle from a nearby rooftop. SFPD Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) finds a ransom message demanding the city pay him $100,000. Scorpio also promises that for each day that the city refuses his demand, he will commit a murder, and his next victim will be "a Catholic priest or a nigger." The chief of police and the mayor (John Vernon) assign the inspector to the case, though the mayor is reluctant because of an incident involving the shooting by Callahan of a naked man with a butcher knife chasing a woman the previous year in the city's Fillmore District.