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Aidan Quinn
Born March 8, 1959 (age 60)
Aidan Quinn (born March 8, 1959) is an Irish-American actor, who made his film debut in Reckless (1984). He has starred in over 50 feature films, including Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), The Mission (1986), Stakeout (1987), Avalon (1990), Benny & Joon (1993), Legends of the Fall (1994), Frankenstein (1994), Blink (1994), Michael Collins (1996), Practical Magic (1998), Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)... full bio
Elementary
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.
Legends of the Fall
[1994]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, War | 2h 13min
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In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.
Wild Child
[2008]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h 4min
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A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.
Benny & Joon
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 38min
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A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
Michael Collins
[1996]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Thriller | 2h 13min
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Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.
Desperately Seeking Susan
[1985]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 44min
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A bored suburban housewife, seeking escape from her life, suffers amnesia after an accident, wakes up, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, History, Western | 2h 13min
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A historic chronicle based on the book by Dee Brown explains how Native Americans were displaced as the United States expanded west.
The Assignment
[1997]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Thriller | 1h 55min
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An American naval officer is recruited for an operation to eliminate his lookalike, the infamous terrorist Carlos The Jackal.
Empire Falls
[2005]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Romance | 3h 17min
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A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, led by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.
Evelyn
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that his is an untenable situation. The Irish courts put the Doyle children into Church-run orphanages. Although a sympathetic judge assures Desmond that... see more
Blink
[1994]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 46min
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Emma is a blind violinist who finally gets the opportunity to see. Meanwhile, a string of bizarre rapes and murders has taken place. All of the victims have had transplants within the last month. A coincidence, or is Emma next?
The Eclipse
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Romance | 1h 28min
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In a seaside Irish town, a widower sparks with a visiting horror novelist while he also begins to believe he is seeing ghosts.
The Handmaid's Tale
[1990]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | 1h 48min
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In a dystopicly polluted right wing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.
Haunted
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror | 1h 48min
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Professor David Ash is invited to Edbrook to calm the fears of the elderly nanny of the Mariell family. Nanny Tess is seeing things, and Ash's book debunking such phenomenon makes him a good choice to set her mind at ease and convince her she is just tired and stressed. But soon after arriving David too begins to doubt his senses, and watching the odd behavior of the three grown Mariell children doesn't... see more
The Last Keepers
[2013]
 
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Movie | Family, Fantasy | 1h 25min
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When the teenage daughter of a reclusive family of artists falls in love with an unusual boy at school, she awakens mysterious powers and discovers ancient family secrets that will change her life forever.
Song for a Raggy Boy
[2003]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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"Song for a Raggy Boy" is based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland.
A Shine of Rainbows
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family | 1h 41min
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A lonely orphan's life is transformed by an extraordinary woman who teaches him to conquer grief and discover the magic in nature and himself.
Avalon
[1990]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 8min
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A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.
Stolen Summer
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 31min
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Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. Perhaps taking this message a bit too seriously, Pete decides it's his goal for the summer to help someone get into heaven; having been told that Catholicism is... see more
Return to Sender
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 49min
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While fighting for a woman who sits on death row, a lawyer happens upon new information which brings into question the motives of a man associated with her client.
The 5th Quarter
[2010]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Sport | 1h 30min
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Driven by the tragic and fatal car crash that took the life of his fifteen year old brother Luke, and wearing Luke's number 5 jersey, Jon Abbate helps to lead the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to the most successful season in school history.
Video | Crime, Drama | 1h 34min
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The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is pursued by a Mexican gangster, a federal agent and thugs sent by a former client looking to retrieve his money.
Miracle Run
[2004]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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The social stigma and discrimination of autistic children is present in the movie Miracle Run. The life of Corrine Morgan-Thomas, the mother of autistic twins Stephen and Philip, changes drastically when she finally finds out that her sons are autistic. The first few doctors she takes her sons to are unable to diagnose them with any problem, saying that they are just fine; fortunately, Corrine takes... see more
Stay
[2013]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 39min
A woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home when the expected father wants nothing to do with her.
Shadow of Fear
[2004]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 28min
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When a young man accidentally kills someone, he is plunged into a rich man's world of blackmail, betrayal, adultery and ...murder.
This Is My Father
[1998]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 59min
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Widowed Kieran Johnson is a lonely, middle-aged, Chicago-based high school history teacher who feels disconnected to his life. He decides to take a trip to his mother's small old hometown of Kilronan, County Galway, Ireland after he discovers an old photograph of her, she who now cannot speak due to a stroke, with a man he has never seen. He suspects this man may be his biological father. On the urging... see more
Allegiance
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 30min
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After his transfer request to stay stateside is approved, a lieutenant in the National Guard faces a dilemma as one of his soldiers looks to go AWOL as their unit gears up for deployment to Iraq.
Commandments
[1997]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 28min
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Seth Warner has reached the end of his rope. Ever since his wife died two years earlier, his world has been in turmoil. He is despondent, his career has fallen apart, even his house has been destroyed. There seems to be nothing left for him to live for. Confused and angry after two years of suffering, he finally directs his wrath at God from the rooftop of his apartment building in New York City. In... see more
The Book of Daniel
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h
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Rev. Daniel Webster (Quinn) turns to a modern incarnation of Jesus to help him deal with his personal and professional problems.
The Greening of Whitney Brown
[2011]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Family | 1h 23min
Whitney, a spoiled pre-teen from Philadelphia, is forced to move to the country when her parents feel the squeeze of economic hard times. A fish out of water, far from her comfort zone, she befriends an amazing horse, and undertakes a misguided journey back to her old life, only to discover that her family is her home.
Reckless
[1984]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 30min
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Rebellious football player Johnny falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, his is poor and broken. Tracy already has a boyfriend but he acts like a jerk, so Johnny has to win Tracy's heart - something she seems reluctant to let him do.
Two of Us
[2000]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama, Music | 1h 29min
John Lennon and Paul McCartney have a chat about their lives, and if "The Beatles" will ever reunite. The movie takes place in 1976.
Mayday
[2005]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Drama | 2h
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Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, an errant missile strikes a state of the art passenger jet. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Now, defying both nature and man, a handful of survivors must achieve the impossible: Land the airplane.
The Playboys
[1992]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 57min
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A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty (Albert Finney). The arrival of a dramatic troupe stirs things up even more, especially when she falls in love with one of the "Playboys", Tom Casey (Aidan... see more
Cavedweller
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music | 1h 41min
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A traumatic event sends a musician (Sedgwick) back to her hometown in an effort to reunite with the daughters she abandoned. To do so, she must confront her abusive ex-husband (Quinn), from whom she fled years ago.
The Prince and the Pauper
[2000]
 
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TV Movie | Adventure, Family | 1h 30min
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The King and a poor boy swap places.
TV Movie | Drama, History | 1h 40min
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On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding father, Arnold as America's most notorious traitor. Benedict Arnold rose from humble origins to become the most respected and feared of America's generals. He won brilliant military victories against the English colonists... see more
The Stars Fell on Henrietta
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 49min
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The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day that there is oil on Day's land. The financially strapped Day puts everything into finding oil...but at what cost?
Crusoe
[1988]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 31min
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Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
The Horses of McBride
[2012]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Family | 1h 29min
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When Nicki discovers two horses stranded deep in the Rocky Mountain snow, she is determined to find a way to set them free.
Perfect Witness
[1989]
 
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TV Movie | Thriller | 1h 43min
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A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
TV Movie | Adventure, Drama, History | 1h 36min
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One mans quest for a lost missionary in the African jungle becomes a journey of his own self discovery
A Private Matter
[1992]
 
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TV Movie | Drama
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The true story of Romper Room host "Miss Sherri" Finkbine, who, after the devastating effects of thalidomide were discovered in the early 1960s, sparked a firestorm of controversy with her determination to obtain an abortion.
Lies of the Twins
[1991]
 
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TV Movie | Thriller | 1h 33min
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A model becomes romantically involved with her therapist. One day she sees him with another woman, it turns out to be his evil twin, who is also a therapist. Complications ensue.
The Stand Up
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 22min
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After his girlfriend's tragic death, devastated stand-up comic Zoe Hardwick drops his budding career on stage and moves back home. But when his father, the principal of an elementary school, lands him a gig teaching kindergarten, Zoe finds himself standing before a very different demographic.
Festival of Lights
[2010]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h
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After receiving shocking news about her absent father, a rebellious teenage girl embarks on a journey from New York to Guyana to discover the truth about her family's mysterious past.
The Irish in America
[1995]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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Aidan Quinn narrates this documentary of the struggle of Irish immigrants in the United States. Topics includes Irish involvement in the American Revolution, the Age of Jackson, the Mexican and Civil Wars, the California Gold Rush, and the building of American cities.
Change in the Air
[2018]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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When a beguiling young woman moves in next door, a quiet neighborhood is awakened, bringing people face to face with their secrets and, ultimately, themselves.
Plainsong
[2004]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 37min
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See You in My Dreams
[2004]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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Joe, an overwrought rancher is striving from his harsh upbringing, trying make a better life for his family. When his business falter, Joe fears his son at the age of 15 will follow in his footsteps, and decides to drive him from home.
Unknown
[2011]
 
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Movie | Action, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 53min
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A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.
Flipped
[2010]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 30min
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Two eighth-graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites.
Weeds
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 28min
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When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is.
Jonah Hex
[2010]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 21min
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The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth.
Practical Magic
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 44min
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Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
[1994]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Romance | 2h 3min
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When the brilliant, but unorthodox scientist, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes, and later swears revenge.
The Mission
[1986]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, History | 2h 5min
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Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.
Sarah's Key
[2010]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 51min
In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942.
Stakeout
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Thriller | 1h 57min
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Two cops have to observe a woman. One of them falls in love with her.
In Dreams
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller | 1h 40min
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The housewife Claire Cooper is married with the pilot Paul Cooper and their little daughter Rebecca is their pride and joy. When a stranger kidnaps a girl, Claire dreams about the man but Detective Jack Kay ignores her concerns. But when Rebecca disappears during a school play, Claire learns that her visions were actually premonitions and she is connected to the killer through her dreams. She has a... see more
Music of the Heart
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music | 2h 4min
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Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.
Rushlights
[2013]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 38min
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Billy and Sarah, two delinquent teenage lovers from the suburbs of Los Angeles, travel to a small southern town to falsely claim a dead friend's inheritance.
Nine Lives
[2005]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 55min
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Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Third Watch
[1999]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Drama | 44min
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The exploits of a group of men and women who serve the City of New York as police officers, firemen, and paramedics in the fictional 55th Precinct.
Prime Suspect
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h
About Jane Timoney, an iconoclastic female detective who has to make her bones in a tough New York precinct that is dominated by men.
Looking for Richard
[1996]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Drama | 1h 51min
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Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."
Dark Matter
[2007]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 28min
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Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
[2004]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Romance | 2h
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Jim Caviezel stars as golf legend Bobby Jones, the icon who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.
Handsome Harry
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
If I Were You
[2012]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 55min
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When a woman tries to outwit her husband's sexy young mistress, the unexpected consequences include starring as King Lear in a very amateur production - with the mistress, an aspiring actress, playing The Fool.
Songcatcher
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music | 1h 49min
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After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life - a treasure trove of ancient Scots-Irish ballads, songs that have been handed down from generation to generation, preserved intact by the seclusion of the... see more
Baseball
[1994]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary, History, Sport | 9h
A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.
Lumière and Company
[1995]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 28min
40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière brothers.
Movie | Drama, Romance | 3h 9min
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Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the pompous Leslie Huben, who runs the missionary effort in the area but who seems more concerned about competing with his Catholic 'rivals' than in the Indians... see more
Canterbury's Law
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Drama
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A television series centered on Elizabeth Canterbury, a tough-minded defense attorney who isn't afraid to push boundaries in order to protect innocent clients.
An Early Frost
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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A young lawyer hasn't told his parents about his homosexuality. Now he must tell them--at a time when the diagnosis was still a death sentence--that he has AIDS.
The Rosie O'Donnell Show
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 1h
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Comedian Rosie O'Donnell produces and hosts her first daytime talk show that focuses on interviews with celebrities about acting, writing, charity work and family life.
Arthur Miller: Writer
[2017]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 38min
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Rebecca Miller's film is a portrait of her father, his times and insights, built around impromptu interviews shot over many years in the family home. This celebration of the great American playwright is quite different from what the public has ever seen. It is a close consideration of a singular life shadowed by the tragedies of the Red Scare and the death of Marilyn Monroe; a bracing look at success... see more
Project Greenlight
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Reality-TV | 7h 33min
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The second season of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's movie making reality series goes a different route when it's two professionals realizing their vision on screen instead of just one: writer and director.
Night Visions
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 43min
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Night Visions is an anthology series similar to The Twilight Zone - some tales are supernatural, others are just commentaries on twisted human nature. Each hour episode is made up of two half-hour episodes aired back-to-back.
The Exonerated
[2005]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
32A
[2007]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 29min
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This story is set in the "in-between" time of a girl's life, when she is no longer a child and not yet a woman. We open with our heroine, Maeve, putting on her new snow white bra, and stepping out into the world as a young woman. She has an obsession with breasts and bras and can't help but stare at other girls and women, even the head nun doesn't escape her gaze. Otherwise, her world revolves around... see more
Video | Music | 3h 31min
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A collection of videos spanning Madonna's career, from 1983 to 2009.
The Lemon Sisters
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 33min
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Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980's Atlantic City performing the songs of the 60's girl groups in this self-indulgent comedy.
Freedom: A History of Us
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, History
A 16 episode mini-series of the History of America.
Proud
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 27min
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The true story of one of only two U.S. Navy ships that saw combat in World War II with African-American crews.
Journey to Sundance
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
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Desperate filmmakers embark on a five-year journey to search for answers to the one true question in filmmaking; what is 'INDEPENDENT FILM' and when does it stop being independent and start being something else? They travel to the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL to find the answers to their question.
American Playhouse
[1981]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.
Out of Ireland
[1995]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 52min
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Traces the history of Irish immigration to the United States, following the stories of several families and their journeys to America, including where they ended up.
The Prince of Motor City
[2008]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h
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The Late Late Show
[1962]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
Chat show that looks at current affairs in Ireland
TV Special | Music
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Butterfly in the Typewriter
[2018]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama
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The story of troubled author John Kennedy Toole and his struggle to bring his comic masterpiece "A Confederacy of Dunces" to print.
Documentary | Documentary | 2h 15min
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Night of Too Many Stars
[2003]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy
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The Gettysburg Address
[2018]
 
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Movie | History
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The complete story of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
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