Cleavant Derricks as
Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown.
"What if you could travel to parallel worlds? The same year, same earth, only different dimensions. A world where the Russians rule America, or where your dreams of becoming a superstar came true? Or where San Francisco was a maximum security prison? My friends and I have found the gateway. Now the problem is...finding the way back home." -- Quinn Mallory
In the Sci-Fi television series Sliders, Cleavant Derricks portrays Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown, a retired 1970s pop music star. He was well-known for crying real tears from each eye individually in every performance, which earned him the nickname "Crying Man." Brown was the lead singer for the pop group "The Spinning Tops" before their breakup in the late 1970s.
After the breakup, "The Spinning Tops" went on to produce 13 number one hits without the beloved "Crying Man", who was not so fortunate. At best, he became part of a series of tours until his final onstage performance in the late 1980s.
In 1995, Rembrandt's manager works out a deal with Candlestick Park where the "Crying Man" is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the Giants game on September 27th -- his big comeback.
While driving to Candlestick Park, Rembrandt is thrilled about his comeback. However, a peculiar circular anomaly (okay, an interdimensional wormhole) appears out of nowhere and sucks him (and his cadillac) up -- slamming them both onto a giant iceberg on an alternate version of Earth.
Forced into the company of Quinn Mallory (Jerry O'Connell), Professor Maximillian Arturo (John Rhys-Davies) and Wade Welles (Sabrina Lloyd)...the rest is interdimensional history...
Left-right: Cleavant Derricks,
John Rhys-Davies, Sabrina Lloyd, Jerry O'Connell