Def by Temptation
|Def by Temptation|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||James Bond III|
|Produced by||James Bond III|
|Written by||James Bond III|
|Music by||Paul Laurence|
|Cinematography||Ernest R. Dickerson|
|Distributed by||Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment|
|Box office||$2.2 million|
The story is set in New York City and revolves around the relationship between two childhood best friends: "Joel", who is raised by his religious grandmother after both of his parents are killed, and "K" who abandons his religious upbringing and moves to New York to become a movie star. The story opens as Joel (now a minister like his deceased father), becomes somewhat disillusioned with Christianity and decides to take a trip to New York to visit his friend, K. While awaiting Joel's arrival, K (played by Kadeem Hardison) visits the local bar and meets the perfect woman (played by Cynthia Bond)--who, in reality, is a succubus seeking blood and vengeance against any and all men foolish enough to be tempted by her.
- James Bond III as Joel Garth
- Z. Wright as young Joel
- Kadeem Hardison as K
- Samuel L. Jackson as Minister Garth
- Bill Nunn as Dougy
- Cynthia Bond as Temptress
- Minnie Gentry as Grandma
- Melba Moore as Madam Sonia
- Najee as himself
- Freddie Jackson as himself
- Steven Van Cleef as Jonathan
- Sundra Jean Williams as Mrs. Garth
- Michael Michele (film debut) as Lady #6
- "DEF BY TEMPTATION (18)". British Board of Film Classification. April 23, 1992. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
- "Def by Temptation (1990)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
- "Weekend Box Office Results for May 11-13, 1990". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. May 14, 1990. Retrieved November 29, 2015.