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Alice Drummond
- November 30, 2016 (age )
Alice Elizabeth Drummond (née Ruyter, May 21, 1928 – November 30, 2016) was an American actress. A veteran Off-Broadway performer, in 1970, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Mrs. Lee in The Chinese by Murray Schisgal. Despite her extensive acting career, she is most well known as the librarian in the opening scenes in the 1984 horror-comedy... full bio
Advice from a Caterpillar
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 30min
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A woman falls in love with her gay friend's boyfriend.
The Rising Place
[2001]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 33min
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The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
The Best of Families
[1977]
 
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Mini Series | Drama
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Drama set in late 19th-century America, following the lives of three families - one wealthy, one middle-class, and a family of poor Irish immigrants.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 26min
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A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.
Doubt
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery | 1h 44min
A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.
Ghostbusters
[1984]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1h 45min
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Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Synecdoche, New York
[2008]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 4min
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A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Awakenings
[1990]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 1min
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The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.
After.Life
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 1h 44min
A young woman caught between life and death... and a funeral director who appears to have the gift of transitioning the dead, but might just be intent on burying her alive.
In & Out
[1997]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 30min
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A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.
Furry Vengeance
[2010]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family | 1h 32min
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In the Oregon wilderness, a real-estate developer's new housing subdivision faces a unique group of protestors: local woodland creatures who don't want their homes disturbed.
Pieces of April
[2003]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 20min
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A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.
Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 49min
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Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.
I.Q.
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 40min
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Albert Einstein helps a young man who's in love with Einstein's niece to catch her attention by pretending temporarily to be a great physicist.
Nobody's Fool
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 50min
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Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- forgotten son and family have moved back to town, so Sully faces unfamiliar family responsibilities. Meanwhile, Sully's landlady's banker son plots to push through a new development... see more
Funny Farm
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 41min
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A couple swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be overrun with a gauntlet of crazy inhabitants.
House of D
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 37min
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By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.
The Honeymooners
[2005]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1h 30min
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Working class New York bus driver Ralph Kramden is always coming up with get-rich-quick schemes for him and his best friend, Ed Norton, who's always around to help him get in (and out of) trouble.
Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 1h 33min
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A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.
Motherhood
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 30min
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In Manhattan, a mother of two preparing for her daughter's sixth birthday party has no idea of the challenges she's about to face in order to pull off the event.
Running on Empty
[1988]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Music | 1h 56min
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The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.
Ed
[2000]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 1h
A separated, fired NYC lawyer returns to his hometown in Ohio, meets old high school friends and cute crush, buys a bowling alley and opens a law office in it.
Night Court
[1984]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.
Movie | Comedy, Musical | 1h 54min
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A town's sheriff and regular patron of a historical whorehouse fights to keep it running when a TV reporter targets it as the Devil's playhouse.
Jeffrey
[1995]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 32min
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Jeffrey, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decides to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
The Love Letter
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 28min
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The power of words and images to open hearts. Helen runs, miles a day, to burn off energy: she's an emotional celibate. Going through the post at her shop, she finds a romantic and poetic letter between the couch cushions, unsigned, and thinks it's for her. It melts her resistance to feelings, and soon she undertakes an affair with Johnny, a collegiate employee. (He sees the letter and thinks she wrote... see more
Money for Nothing
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 40min
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When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an investment firm, for advice, before turning to the mob for help laundering the money. While Joey makes plans to leave the country, however, a detective is following... see more
Walking and Talking
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 26min
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Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer, and now her best friend, Laura, is getting married. She copes with things, from the help of Andrew, Frank, Laura, and a brief romance with Bill "The Ugly Guy"
Grace Under Fire
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Romance | 30min
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Grace is a recovering alcoholic, now divorced from an abusive husband, struggling to bring up three children on her own.
'Til There Was You
[1997]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 53min
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Two strangers, whose paths are always crossing, finally meet when fate steps in.
Eyewitness
[1981]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 43min
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Eccentric Vietnam War vet turned janitor claims to have witnessed a murder of a man tied to international political underground in order to get the attention of a TV reporter he has a huge crush on. The cops suspect his loser best friend.
Cosby
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Hilton Lucas was forced by his employer to retire. His wife has trouble with him always being at home and so does he.
Just the Ticket
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 55min
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A ticket scalper wants to make one last big deal on the pope's visit to finally do something worthwhile about his relationship.
Office Killer
[1997]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 1h 22min
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A mousy office worker accidentally kills one of her coworkers, then proceeds to bump off a few others.
Joe Gould's Secret
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 44min
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Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 conversations he's overheard. Mitchell is fascinated with this Harvard grad and writes a 1942 piece about him, "Professor Seagull," bringing Gould some celebrity... see more
Dark Shadows
[1966]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 30min
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The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences.
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
Earthly Possessions
[1999]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 45min
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A bored wife, who is planning to run away from her minister husband, is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an accomplice to helping the younger robber escape his pursuers. As things progress, she learns he pulled the robbery to get enough money to help his pregnant girlfriend leave a home for unwed mothers. The two have a brief flirtation... see more
The House on Carroll Street
[1988]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 41min
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In 1950s America, an FBI agent and a blacklist victim uncover a plot to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the country.
Daybreak
[1993]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Drama, Romance | 1h 31min
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This drama, based on Alan Bowne's play "Beirut," takes place in a decrepit New York City of the near future, controlled by a fascist government.
Mitch Albom's For One More Day
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Fantasy | 2h
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A suicidal former baseball player is granted one more day with his deceased mother.
Where's Poppa?
[1970]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 22min
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When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging, senile mother, even though he promised his late father that he'd always take care of her. He fears that his batty mom's eccentricities will shortly lead to Louise's departure.
King of the Gypsies
[1978]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 52min
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Come see the world of American gypsies livening in New York City come see the gypsy court system come see how they pick a king
I'll Take You There
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 33min
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A woman forces a man to move forward with his life after his wife dumps him.
Hide in Plain Sight
[1980]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 32min
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This was based on a true story. About a man (Caan) who discovers that his ex-wife has disappeared along with their children. It seems that her new boyfriend works for some criminals. After being arrested, the government offers to let him enter the newly developed Witness Protection Program in exchange for testifying against his employers. His bosses instruct him to marry his girlfriend so that she... see more
TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30min
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Molly Dodd was a mid-30s, divorced woman living in New York and facing the comedy and drama of a widely changing career, difficulties of apartment living, love life and its consequences, and so on.
Great Performances
[1971]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Drama, Music
"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. Jason Robards, Jr. gave the collective performance of his career. Colleen Dewhurst perfection, Elizabeth Wilson superior, a joyous ensemble.
Chronic Town
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama
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Truman Korovin is a lonely, sharp-witted cab driver in Fairbanks, Alaska, 1980. The usual routine of picking up fares and spending his nights at his favorite bar, the Boatel, is disrupted when his girlfriend, Emily, dumps him on one of the coldest nights of the year. After an acid trip, Truman winds up in the local loony bin. Imprisoned in a grueling therapy group, Truman gets re-acquainted with loonies... see more
Ryan's Hope
[1975]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Romance | 30min
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Set in Riverside on the upper West Side of Manhattan, Ryan's Hope centered mostly on the working class Ryans, an Irish-American family headed by Maeve and Johnny Ryan. They owned Ryan's Bar, a pivotal location for character interaction. The Ryans' dreams and ambitions made up most of the stories.
Man on a Swing
[1974]
 
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Movie | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 50min
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A small-town police chief investigating a murder is offered help by a self-described psychic. However, when the chief discovers that the "psychic" is in possession of information known only to the police, he suspects that the man may be more involved in the case than he lets on.
Animal Behavior
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 25min
A sign language scholar's romance is disrupted by a chimp.
Love, Sidney
[1981]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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A middle-aged gay artist shares his New York apartment with a single mother and her little girl.
The Suicide Club
[1988]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 32min
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A woman traumatized by her brother's suicide is inducted into a world of games involving murder.
Money, Power, Murder.
[1989]
 
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TV Movie | Mystery | 1h 36min
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Thieves
[1977]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 32min
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Dramedy of a native New York married couple who splits up in an attempt to rediscover their sanity.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
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The documentary that tells us the full story from where it all started through to the future of the Ghostbusters franchise.
The Jury
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
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New York is the setting for this courtroom drama about a jury of 12 different men and women delibrating various capital crime cases while under the supervision of the courthouse staff ranging from the bailif, the head clerk, the messenger, and the judge, prosecuter and defense lawyer.
Trinity
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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Sanctuary of Fear
[1979]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 40min
A Manhattan priest with a penchant for solving crimes goes to the aid of a young actress. She is becoming enmeshed in a series of bizarre incidents she can't explain, and her complaints to the police have gone ignored.
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