Townsend's semi-autobiographical comedy about a black actor's tough time finding a decent role in Hollywood. 'In Living Color's' Wayans brothers are featured!
The Meteor Man starring Robert Guillaume, Sinbad, Marla Gibbs, Luther Vandross, James Earl Jones, Robert Townsend
The Five Heartbeats -- Trailer for The Five Heartbeats
The Five Heartbeats -- The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.
House Party 3 -- Post
The Meteor Man -- One night Jefferson Reed gets hit in the chest by a souped-up chunk of meteor. So he can fly, but he's scared of heights. He can master the information in any book ...
Hollywood Shuffle -- This film takes a satirical look at the ambivalent relationship between Hollywood power brokers and African-American performers. The filmmaker also stars as Bobby Taylor, a struggling actor looking for his big break in the entertainment industry.
House Party 3 -- Play throws Kid the 'mutha' of bachelor parties when the high-haired one decides to get married. Starring Kid 'n Play, TLC and Bernie Mac.
A former soldier leads street vigilantes against organized crime in this parody of black exploitation films of the 1970s.
Synopsis: A mild mannered school teacher becomes a local legend when a run-in with a meteor from space leaves him with superhero powers - now it's time to clean up the neighborhood! With James Earl Jones, Eddie Griffin.
USA - 1993 - PG
An inner city school teacher becomes a superhero after being struck by a meteor. All-star black cast, with a cameo by Bill Cosby!
Trailer for The Meteor Man.
Robert Townsend (Hollywood Shuffle) leads an all-star cast including Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin, Robert Guillaume, James Earl Jones and Bill Cosby in this laugh-out-loud, feel-good comic fantasy about a reluctant superhero on a crusade to save his neighborhood. Move over, Superman! Spineless Jefferson Reed (Townsend) has just discovered his backbone and it's stronger than steel! Amild-mannered substitute teacher, Jefferson would rather run than fight until he's hit by a strangegreen meteor that gives him superhuman abilities. And when a gang led by a powerful drug lord begins terrorizing his family and neighbors, Jefferson has no choice but to don his homemade spandex suitand take it on in a war of cunning, wit and super-powered, super-modeling prowess'to save his 'hood!
A group of people picket in front of Bobby Taylor's home for taking on stereo type roles.