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John Barnes

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Music (feature film)

Fast and the Furious, The (2001)
Dominic Toretto drives the streets of LA like he owns them. As far as his crew is concerned, he does. He spends his days rebuilding high performance race cars and perfecting the art of computer controlled fuel injection. By night, Dom pockets up to $10,000 each time someone dares to race him in his own earth-bound rocket of a car. Dom lives off of the adrenaline of street car racing and his fans treat him like a rock star. Brian particularly looks up to Dominic and seeks his approval, but to the rest of the crowd, he''s white bread. After a blazing encounter with the ruthless Johnny Tran, Dom decides to take Brian under his wing. Dom''s sister Mia sees something she likes in Brian, too. Trouble is, neither of them realize he''s an undercover cop and Dominic and his rival Johnny Tran are both the leading suspects in a case involving dirty money and big-rig hijacking.
Colors Straight Up (1997)
Chronicling the lives of teenagers who take to the stage, rather than to the streets, to create a positive focus in their lives. Despite the improverished and often destructive influences in their lives. Despite the improverished and often destructive influences in their communities, the kids discov
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996) as Music
Once in a great while, a movie about America comes along that is so disturbing it makes us care. It makes us think. And it makes tons of money. From Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans, the creators of "In Living Color," comes a motion picture about two brothers trying to make a statement. They''re discovering that justice isn''t poetic. Jungle fever isn''t always pretty. And higher learning can be a total waste of time. It''s a world where family values are still cherished and a steady job is the key to the future. In the tradition of NAKED GUN, AIRPLANE and I''M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA, DON''T BE A MENACE TO SOUTH CENTRAL WHILE DRINKING YOUR JUICE IN THE HOOD is a parody of ''hood movies of the last five years.
CB4 (1993)
After many failed attempts to establish themselves as rappers, Albert, Euripedes and Otis get their big break when nightclub owner Gusto is arrested. Albert assumes his name and criminal past, becoming MC Gusto, and the trio rises to fame by pretending to be recently released felons. As their fame increases, so do tensions within the group. When Gusto escapes from prison, he is furious at having his identity stolen and vows revenge.
Better Off Dead (1993)
An ex-district attorney who successfully prosecuted a woman for murder fights for the woman's release seven years later as the prisoner is nearing the time for execution.
Bebe's Kids (1992)
A first date turns sour due to interference by some inner city kids.
Jacksons: An American Dream, The (1992)
A two-part miniseries chronicling the lives of the Jackson family from the courtship of their parents to the Jackson's Victory Tour.
Bebe's Kids (1992)
A first date turns sour due to interference by some inner city kids.
Daughters of the Dust (1991) as Original Music Score
Three generations of Gullah women reunite in 1902 before the family emigrates to the North.

Music (special)

Jackson Family Honors, The (1994)
Members of the singing Jackson family gather to honor individuals known for their charitable work. This year's recepients of Lifetime Achievement Awards are Elizabeth Taylor and Berry Gordy.
Cosmic Slop (1994)
A three-part anthology combining fantasy and topical social issues. In "Space Traders," aliens offer solutions to the United States' problems in exchange for all African-Americans. The country has five days to decide. In "Tang," a woman living with an abusive boyfriend receives a package containin

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