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King Richard

Despite having no tennis background, Richard Williams overcomes tremendous hardship, skepticism and his own troubled past to raise two of tennis' greatest players, Serena and Venus Williams.

The Stars in My Soul

Hakeem Oluseyi grows up in Louisiana. When his parents divorce, he has to find his own way through life. Through pure will and perseverance, Hakeem ends up becoming a NASA astrophysicist.

Battle for Alcatraz

Tells the true story of the failed 1946 escape attempt from Alcatraz Prison by six inmates that incited a full-blown military response — turning the world’s most notorious prison into a war-torn battlefield.

Gucci

During the 1970s and '80s, the Gucci family's 153 shops move $500 million in product annually. Their elite fashion houses put its stamp on the fashion business.

The Crowded Room

A true story about Billy Milligan, a man with 24 different personalities. Afflicted with multiple personalities due to a childhood filled with abuse, Billy Milligan, livesa nightmarishly schizoid life. Eventually, several of his personalities band together and commit a series of rapes, which results in Billy being put in a hospital for the criminally insane. Now well on the road to mental health, Billy hopes to be set free, but instead finds himself remanded to a hellhole of a mental hospital by a society that still fears him. Inevitably, though, justice prevails. As of this day, Billy leads a productive, sane, freelife.

House to House

Set during the Second Battle of Fallujah, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia faces life-threatening experiences and other conflicts.

51 Dons

Follows the undefeated University of San Francisco 1951 Dons football team that turned down a bid to play in the Orange Bowl in Miami after being told that the team would not be allowed to use its two black players — running back Ollie Matson and linebacker Burl Toler.

A Boy Named Shel

Explores the personal and professional struggles that made Shel Silverstein, who died in 1999, a unique voice. Silverstein’s resume includes best-selling books such as “The Giving Tree,” poetry collections “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “A Light in the Attic,” chart-topping songs such as Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” and Dr. Hook’s “The Cover of Rolling Stone”; and memorable illustrations.

Jesus Revolution

Story of a national spiritual awakening in the early 1970’s and a community of teenaged hippies in California.

Queenpins

Two Phoenix housewives create a scheme to counterfeit coupons and soon are sitting stop a $40 million coupon cartel.

The Corporation

Jose Miguel Battle Sr. escapes to the United States, where he and other Cubans are trained by the CIA to invade the country in an ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion.

The Council

Biopic of Nicky Barnes, the Harlem-based mobster who was dubbed "Mr. Untouchable." The Council will aim to tell the story of an organized crime syndicate run by seven black mobsters who operated in Harlem in the 1970s.

The Operators

Chronicles the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal, the commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and is a shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of our military commanders, their high-stake maneuvers and the political firestorm that shook the United States.

Undefeated

The Manassas Tigers football team from inner-city Memphis has been a perennial loser for so long that the school sells slots in its schedule to more affluent schools looking for an easy win. But the Tigers learn to "roar" with the help of a dogged head coach. They win games and the coach helps the players prepare for manhood and life after high school.

American Desperado

In the early 70's, Jon Roberts, an injured Vietnam veteran by the age of 20, ends up involved in gangland takeovers of NYC nightclubs. He goes to Miami where he deals billions of dollars of cocaine for the Medellin drug cartel and ultimately spends 10 years in prison.