Oct 10: On This Day in TV and Film History

Mya

Born: Oct 10,
Starred In: In Too Deep, Love For Sale, The Heart Specialist, 5th Ward The Series, and more.

Ben Vereen

Born: Oct 10, 1946
Starred In: Root, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Idlewild, Top Five, THe Love Boat, and more.

Andrea Navedo

Born: Oct 10,
Starred In:  One Life to Live, Guiding Light, Law & Order, Jane The Virgin,  Bright, and more.

October Gonzalez

Born: Oct 10,
Starred In:  TV Host for Entertainment Tonight, Rachel Ray, The Fab Life, Play it Forward, and Shazam.

Gang of Roses

Synopsis:  A gang of gold-hunting outlaws, headed by the ruthless Left Eye Watkins (Bobby Brown), takes over the peaceful town of Flatridge, tearing the sleepy outpost to shreds as they search for riches. They murder a can-can girl, who is the sister of Rachel (Monica Calhoun), the onetime leader of a notorious all-girl gang. Rachel then rounds up her four old associates, and they seek revenge for her sister. Using teamwork and a sassy attitude, Rachel’s gang goes up against Watkins’ tough crew.
Release Date: Oct 10, 2003

Addicted

Synopsis: Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) seems to have a charmed life. She has a wonderful, loving husband (Boris Kodjoe), two beautiful children and a thriving career. However, as perfect as her life might look to other people, Zoe is secretly tormented by nymphomania. Her need for constant sexual gratification leads her into a secretive existence — one that, ultimately, may put her family, career and life on the line. Based on a novel by Zane.
Release Date: Oct 10, 2014

The Express

Synopsis:Born into poverty, Ernie Davis (Rob Brown) overcomes many obstacles to get into Syracuse University’s football program. Under the guidance of Coach Ben Schwartzwalder (Dennis Quaid), Davis becomes one of the school’s best players, even surpassing Jim Brown’s achievements. In 1961 Davis becomes the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy, but there is one more obstacle in his life that he must overcome.
Release Date: Oct 10, 2008

Call + Response

Synopsis: This documentary urges viewers to help end the global slave trade, portraying a contemporary epidemic in which countless underprivileged and anonymous people — often young women and girls — are sold into various forms of bondage in all corners of the world. The film makes its points through commentary from experts like Princeton University professor Cornel West and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and with performances by socially conscious musicians such as Talib Kweli.
Release Date: Oct 10, 2008

Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming

Synopsis:With the national step-off competition fast approaching, Truth University dance troupe The Theta Nus take in a talented young pledge who may be able to help them take the top prize.
Release Date: Oct 10, 2010

Most Wanted

Synopsis: U.S. Sgt. Dunn (Keenen Ivory Wayans) is sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit, but he gets a second chance when Lt. Col. Grant Casey (Jon Voight) handpicks him for a dangerous secret mission. Unfortunately, Dunn soon finds out that his assignment is a setup, and he is framed for the murder of the president’s wife. Dunn goes on the run from the law with Dr. Constantini (Jill Hennessy), who knows the true identity of the assassin. But Casey will do anything to silence the pair.
Release Date: Oct 10, 1997

Beat The Drum

Synopsis:Musa (Junior Singo) is a recently orphaned 9-year-old boy from a small South African village that has been destroyed by an unknown disease. Seeking answers and help for his grandmother and village, Musa embarks on a journey to Johannesburg to find his uncle, who can hopefully aid the village in its ravaged state. Carrying with him only a tribal drum — a gift from his father — Musa braves the trek alone to the imposing metropolis, where he learns many important lessons.

Release Date: Oct 10, 2003

Gone Too Far

Synopsis: Follow two estranged teenage brothers over the course of a single day as they meet for the first time, and struggle to accept each other for who they are.

Release Date: Oct 10, 2014

I Am Ali

Synopsis:Muhammad Ali’s own audio journals, friends, family and fellow boxers provide insight into the extraordinary life and legendary career of the pugilist.

Release Date: Oct 10, 2014

Miles Ahead

Synopsis: The true story of jazz music legend Miles Davis. After disappearing for a period of five years in the 1970s, Miles and a music reporter set out to recover a stolen sessions tape.

Release Date: Oct 10, 2015

Meet The Mormons

Synopsis:Filmmaker Blair Treu examines the Mormon faith through the experiences of six devout individuals from around the world.
Release Date: Oct 10, 2014

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