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Nationality USA
Birth at Brooklyn (USA)

Jean-Claude La Marre is an American writer, director, and film and television actor. His film credits include Malcolm X, Dead presidents, Gang of Roses and Go For Broke. On television, he has guest-starred on New York Undercover, Law & Order, and NYPD Blue.


La Marre is an American of Haitian descent.

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Filmography of Jean-Claude La Marre (17 films)

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Nora's Hair Salon II:  A Cut Above, 1h21
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Tatyana Ali, Bobby Brown, Stacey Dash, Donn Swaby, Mekhi Phifer, Lucille Soong
Roles Devin
Rating32% 1.639441.639441.639441.639441.63944
Beauty salon owner Nora has willed her business to her two estranged nieces and both are at odds as to what do with their inheritance.
Color of the Cross, 1h28
Directed by Jean-Claude La Marre
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Films about virginity
Actors Debbi Morgan, Elya Baskin, Jean-Claude La Marre
Roles Jesus Christ
Rating34% 1.7060551.7060551.7060551.7060551.706055
In what would later become the last 48 hours of his life, Jesus of Nazareth (Jean-Claude La Marre), a Black man, leads a group of 12 disciples to the biblical city of Arimathea to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover. The city of Arimathea is governed by the elite Jewish Sanhedrin under the administrative jurisdiction of the Roman Empire who persecute and discriminate against the Jewish population. Growing weary of the popular influence displayed by Jesus, a Jew claiming to be a messiah, the Sanhedrin wish to call an emergency meeting to discuss his growing power and clout. From the Sanhedrin, some of the members find it hard to believe a black man although Jewish, could in fact be the messiah. The members attempt to formulate a plan to capture and interrogate Jesus over his alleged blasphemy. Meanwhile, Jesus with the help of his disciple John (Akiva David), discovers a safe dwelling in Arimathea to consume the Passover meal away from the watchful patrol of Roman soldiers who are also attempting to subdue him over his reputation. Accordingly Mary (Debbi Morgan), the mother of Jesus, comes to believe her son is being individually singled out on motivations based on race. In addition to persecuting Jews in general, the Romans also view Jews who are black in skin color as a more troublesome ramification than just ordinary white Jews.
Nora's Hair Salon, 1h24
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Jenifer Lewis, Tamala Jones, Jean-Claude La Marre, Tatyana Ali, Bobby Brown, Lil' Kim
Rating37% 1.888251.888251.888251.888251.88825
Nora Harper (Jenifer Lewis) is an African-American businesswoman who owns a hair salon in Los Angeles, California. She keeps watch over her employees, friends, relatives, and regular customers. Lilleana (Tatyana Ali) is a new employee from the Dominican Republic, and she is also in an abusive relationship with her wants-more-than friend, Bennie (Bobby Brown). Chloe (Tamala Jones) is a hair stylist who has aspirations of a career in show business. Ming (Lucille Soong) does manicures and has problems with her temper, and loves offering her opinions. Devin (Jean-Claude LaMarre) is a bisexual man who is uncertain about his relationship with Delicious (Donn Swaby). Later in the film, Nora has a heart attack. Her friends from the salon hope for her recovery but she dies shortly before the end of the film. In the end the salon remains open, selling Nora's hairstyling products.
Gang of Roses, 1h34
Directed by Jean-Claude La Marre
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Themes Feminist films, Political films
Actors Lil' Kim, Lisa Raye, Marie Matiko, Monica Calhoun, Stacey Dash, Bobby Brown
Rating24% 1.232121.232121.232121.232121.23212
The film starts off with Left Eye Watkins (Brown) and his gang attempting to bully Sheriff Shoeshine Michel (Louis Mandylor) into giving them gold and women. A female member of the gang is extremely enthusiastic about the women and sets out to rape a can-can girl in the middle of town. While resisting, the can-can cuts the female gang member who in turns shoots her in the middle of the road.
Go for Broke, 1h46
Directed by Jean-Claude La Marre
Genres Comedy
Actors Pras, Michael A. Goorjian, Lisa Raye, Bobby Brown, Glenn Plummer, Denyce Lawton
Roles Mouse
Rating54% 2.740912.740912.740912.740912.74091
Two guys have the winning ticket in a lottery, but the ticket is taken by a woman robbing the restaurant they're in, who swallows the ticket before getting arrested. The guys come up with a scheme to recover the ticket by committing a felony while impersonating women so as to be sent to the same women's penitentiary as the robber.
Basquiat (1996)
, 1h48
Directed by Julian Schnabel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Peinture
Actors Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie, Benicio del Toro, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Michael Wincott
Roles Shenge
Rating68% 3.44883.44883.44883.44883.4488
Jean-Michel Basquiat, né à Brooklyn (États-Unis), va devenir le pionnier de la figuration libre et premier artiste de type africain à connaitre une réussite exceptionnelle dans le monde de l'Art Contemporain occidental.
Deadly Voyage, 1h30
Directed by John Mackenzie
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Films set in Africa, Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Omar Epps, Joss Ackland, Sean Pertwee, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Suchet, Jean-Claude La Marre
Rating68% 3.4390253.4390253.4390253.4390253.439025
Aboard the cargo ship MC Ruby, docked in New York, six stowaways burst from one of the containers being unloaded. They flee from the ship, but are apprehended by dock workers and the New York police. The MC Ruby's Ukrainian crew watches the detention with some amusement, but the ship's captain and his first mate, Ion Plesin, are displeased, aware that the illegal immigrants will cost the shipping company hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. In response, company representative Andreas Vlachos arrives to oversee future operations and warn that the crew will be liable for any more such fines.
The Walking Dead, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantastic
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Allen Payne, Joe Morton, Eddie Griffin, Bernie Mac, Ion Overman, Jean-Claude La Marre
Roles Pvt. Earl Anderson (as Jean LaMarre)
Rating48% 2.42132.42132.42132.42132.4213
In 1972 North Vietnam, short-timer Marines are dispatched by helicopter to conduct their last mission: to evacuate the survivors from a POW camp abandoned by the Viet Cong. The landing zone - which they expect to be cold - is actually hot (under fire) and after a short fight, only four members of the rescue mission survive. SSgt. Barkley and Hoover have a brief fight after Hoover wants to radio for an evacuation and Barkley insists they finish the mission. During their fight a mortar lands nearby, knocking them both into a swamp. Barkley saves Branche from drowning. They are joined shortly by Brooks and Evans. The soldiers defer to the ranking Marine, SSgt. Barkley, who insists that they press on to a nearby cathedral. They reach the building and kill several NVA soldiers. At morning, they are planning their next move when they are ambushed by more NVA soldiers including tree snipers. After a firefight they manage to kill the soldiers with the help of Cpl. Pippins, who appears from the brush and also begins attacking them. After subduing Pippins they look for the rest of his platoon and discover them murdered and their radio missing. They decide to tie Pippins up and bring him along as they march toward the POW camp. The group then recollect about each of their individual reasons for joining the Marines. SSgt Barkley was a preacher at a church until he came home to his bedroom seeing his wife in bed having sex with another man, Barkley shoots and kills the man and catches the train out of town. Hoover works for a meat packing place until he got fired for stealing meat. Cole tries to buy a new house, but he is turned down by the real estate agent,because of his credit. Brooks tells his girlfriend that he's joining the Marine Corps to be like his grandfather, Pippins was working for Ray until he is killed by gangsters and chased into the military enlistment line without getting caught. While Cole and Barkley go ahead to survey the area, Hoover and Brooks smoke cannabis and talk about Brooks' girlfriend, who just dumped him via the mail. During their break, Pippins escapes and takes Brooks' pistol. The four men regroup and head out without Pippins. When they reach the camp, they discover a deranged Pippins holding a Vietnamese woman hostage. After killing the woman in front of them, Pippis turns on them with a gun and is killed by SSgt. Barkley. After seeing the camp is empty, the men realize they are expendable decoys. They radio in and are informed that the Marines cleared the POW camp four hours earlier, and that they have 20 minutes to reach their pickup point before the entire area is bombed. As the men go to leave bombs begin dropping on them. They escape the bombardment and head through the jungle to the landing zone, but are ambushed by more NVA soldiers. Brooks is killed, and Cole and Barkley wounded. Hoover goes back and rescues Barkley and the three men are evacuated by helicopter. During an epilogue, we are told that Cole became a career Marine who retired after 20 years of service, SSgt. Barkley took a job counseling troubled teens in Georgia, and Hoover went back home, married his girlfriend and opened up his own business.
Dead Presidents, 1h59
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Politique, Hip hop films, Political films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, N'Bushe Wright, Freddy Rodríguez, Rose Jackson
Roles Ramsuer
Rating68% 3.4485953.4485953.4485953.4485953.448595
In the spring of 1969, Anthony Curtis (Larenz Tate) is about to graduate from high school. Anthony is not going to college, and needing to get away from home to find himself, he enlists in the U.S. Marine Corps shortly after graduation. He is sent to Vietnam, leaving behind his middle-class family, a pregnant girlfriend (Rose Jackson), and small time crook Kirby (Keith David), who is like a second father.
Fresh (1994)
, 1h54
Directed by Boaz Yakin, J. Miller Tobin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about children, Jeu, Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Hip hop films, Films about chess, Gangster films
Actors Giancarlo Esposito, Sean Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright, Jean-Claude La Marre, José Zúñiga
Roles Jake
Rating75% 3.7985153.7985153.7985153.7985153.798515
12-year-old Michael a.k.a. "Fresh" stops at a latina woman's apartment to pick up dime bags of heroin before he goes to school. Fresh notices that she has given him the wrong amount and Fresh tries to warn her that his boss Esteban will be angry with the incorrect amount. He sees the track marks on her arm, indicating that she is a drug addict trying to swindle him out of his delivery. He leaves, disgusted.
Malcolm X
Malcolm X (1992)
, 3h13
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Assassinat, Politique, Films about racism, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Islam
Actors Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee
Roles Benjamin 2X
Rating76% 3.848743.848743.848743.848743.84874
Malcolm X divides the life of the African-American activist Malcolm X into three sections. The first section deals with the troubled childhood of Malcolm Little, whose father, a preacher, was murdered by the Black Legion and whose mother was institutionalized for insanity. Malcolm grows up and gets a job as a Pullman porter, calling himself Detroit Red. Getting involved with a Harlem gangster named West Indian Archie with whom he has a falling out, Malcolm flees to Boston and decides to become a burglar. He and his best friend, Shorty (played by Spike Lee) are arrested by the police and Malcolm is sentenced to a ten-year prison term. The second section follows Malcolm's life in prison, where a fellow inmate, Baines, introduces him to the teachings of the Nation of Islam.


Chocolate City: Vegas Strip
Directed by Jean-Claude La Marre
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Vivica A. Fox, Michael Jai White, Robert Ri'chard, Mekhi Phifer, Mel B, Marc John Jefferies
Rating41% 2.0808852.0808852.0808852.0808852.080885
Les danseurs du club Chocolate City vont à Las Vegas afin de remporter les 500 000 dollars d’une prestigieuse compétition. Ils espèrent alors sauver leur lieu de travail de la fermeture.