Ernest Tidyman

Ernest Tidyman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ernest Tidyman (January 1, 1928 - July 14, 1984) was a Cleveland-born American author and screenwriter, best known for his novels featuring the African-American detective John Shaft. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the film version of Shaft with John D.F. Black in 1971. His screenplay for The French Connection garnered him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as a Golden Globe Award, a Writers Guild of America Award, and an Edgar Award. He also wrote the screenplay for the 1973 film High Plains Drifter, which was directed by Clint Eastwood, who was also its star. Tidyman also wrote the sequel to Shaft, Shaft's Big Score which appeared in theaters in 1972. In 1974, he published Dummy, a non-fiction account of the story of an accused deaf-mute murderer. It was nominated for an Edgar in the Fact Crime category. He co-wrote A Force of One in 1979, one of Chuck Norris's earlier films. Thereafter, Tidyman never attained the kind of success he enjoyed with The French Connection and the Shaft series, although he had a high note in 1980 with his teleplay for the TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (which he also had a hand in producing), which garnered him an Emmy nomination. For creating the Shaft books, he became one of the few white individuals to win an NAACP Image Award. Tidyman married Susan Gould, and fathered two children — Adam and Nicholas. Gould passed a few years later. In 1982, he married former Motown soul singer Chris Clark, who had co-written the screenplay for Lady Sings the Blues (1972). He died two years later from a perforated ulcer. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ernest Tidyman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

  • Title: Ernest Tidyman
  • Popularity: 2.814
  • Known For: Writing
  • Birthday: 1928-01-01
  • Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Ernest Tidyman Movies

  • 1971
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    Shaft

    Shaft

    6.456 1971 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Richard Roundtree

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  • 1971
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    Shaft

    Shaft

    6.456 1971 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Richard Roundtree

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  • 1972
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    Shaft's Big Score!

    Shaft's Big Score!

    5.96 1972 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Richard Roundtree

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  • 1971
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    Shaft

    Shaft

    6.456 1971 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Richard Roundtree

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  • 1971
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    The French Connection

    The French Connection

    7.532 1971 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Gene Hackman

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  • 1975
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    Report to the Commissioner

    Report to the Commissioner

    6.765 1975 HD

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Michael Moriarty

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  • 1979
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    Dummy

    Dummy

    8.5 1979 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: LeVar Burton

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  • 1980
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    Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story

    Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story

    4.5 1980 HD

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Michael Beck

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  • 1979
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    A Force of One

    A Force of One

    4.78 1979 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Chuck Norris

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  • 1979
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    A Force of One

    A Force of One

    4.78 1979 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Chuck Norris

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  • 1985
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    Stark

    Stark

    3 1985 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Marilu Henner

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  • 1980
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    Power

    Power

    2 1980 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Joe Don Baker

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  • 1979
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    Dummy

    Dummy

    8.5 1979 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: LeVar Burton

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  • 1976
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    Street People

    Street People

    4.889 1976 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Roger Moore

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  • 2019
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    Shaft

    Shaft

    6.547 2019 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Samuel L. Jackson

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  • 1983
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    Last Plane Out

    Last Plane Out

    3 1983 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Jan-Michael Vincent

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  • 2000
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    Shaft

    Shaft

    6.005 2000 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Samuel L. Jackson

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  • 1976
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    Street People

    Street People

    4.889 1976 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Roger Moore

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  • 1978
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    To Kill a Cop

    To Kill a Cop

    1 1978 HD

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Joe Don Baker

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  • 1972
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    Shaft's Big Score!

    Shaft's Big Score!

    5.96 1972 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Richard Roundtree

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  • 1973
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    High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter

    7.363 1973 HD

    Genre: Western

    Cast: Clint Eastwood

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  • 1986
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    Stark: Mirror Image

    Stark: Mirror Image

    1 1986 HD

    Genre: TV Movie

    Cast: Nicolas Surovy

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  • 1980
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    Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story

    Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story

    4.5 1980 HD

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Michael Beck

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  • 1973
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    Shaft in Africa

    Shaft in Africa

    6.025 1973 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Richard Roundtree

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  • 1985
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    Brotherly Love

    Brotherly Love

    7 1985 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Judd Hirsch

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  • 1980
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    7.2 1980 HD

    The story of the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones and the 1978 mass suicide at Jonestown.

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Powers Boothe

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  • 1980
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    7.2 1980 HD

    The story of the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones and the 1978 mass suicide at Jonestown.

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Powers Boothe

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  • 1980
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    5 1980 HD

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Michael Beck

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  • 1980
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    5 1980 HD

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Michael Beck

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  • 1978
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    1 1978 HD

    Police drama concerning a maverick chief of detectives dealing with two cop killings and a spate of bank robberies. He's also fighting a back...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Joe Don Baker

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