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Alan Parker
Born February 14, 1944 (age 75)
Sir Alan William Parker, CBE (born 14 February 1944) is an English film director, producer and screenwriter. Parker's early career, beginning in his late teens, was spent as a copywriter and director of television advertisements. After about ten years of filming adverts, many of which won awards for creativity, he began screenwriting and directing films.
Parker is noted for having a wide range of... full bio
The Life of David Gale
[2003]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2h 10min
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A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Mississippi Burning
[1988]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, History | 2h 8min
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Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.
Angel Heart
[1987]
 
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Movie | Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 53min
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A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.
Pink Floyd: The Wall
[1982]
 
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Movie | Animation, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 35min
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A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Midnight Express
[1978]
 
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Movie | Biography, Crime, Drama | 2h 1min
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Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.
Evita
[1996]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 15min
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The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
The Commitments
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Music | 1h 58min
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When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.
Angela's Ashes
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 25min
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Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice... see more
Birdy
[1984]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 2h
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After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.
Fame
[1980]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music, Musical | 2h 14min
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A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.
The Road to Wellville
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 58min
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A story about the ins and outs of one unusual health facility in the early 20th century, run by the eccentric Dr. Kellogg.
Bugsy Malone
[1976]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Family | 1h 33min
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The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all-child cast.
Come See the Paradise
[1990]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, War | 2h 18min
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Portraying one of the shadier details of American history, this is the story of Jack McGurn, who comes to Los Angeles in 1936. He gets a job at a movie theatre in Little Tokyo and falls in love with the boss's daughter, Lily Kawamura. When her father finds out, he is fired and forbidden ever to see her again. But together they escape to Seattle. When the war breaks out, the authorities decide that... see more
Shoot the Moon
[1982]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 4min
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A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for four young children. While they attempt to go their separate ways, jealousy and bitterness reconnect them.
The Evacuees
[1975]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, War | 1h 15min
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The experiences of two young Jewish boys evacuated from Manchester to Blackpool during the Blitz.
Footsteps
[1974]
 
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Short Movie | Short, Thriller | 33min
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Two women are worried because a series of murders is leading to their house.
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