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Barry Levinson
Born April 6, 1942 (age 77)
Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. Levinson's best-known works are comedy-drama and drama films such as Diner (1982), The Natural (1984), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Bugsy (1991), and Wag the Dog (1997). He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Rain Man (1988) which also won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Rain Man
[1988]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 13min
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Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Sleepers
[1996]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2h 27min
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After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Over ten years later, they get their chance for revenge.
The Wizard of Lies
[2017]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Crime, Drama | 2h 13min
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The fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in U.S. history.
Sphere
[1998]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 2h 14min
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A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.
Good Morning, Vietnam
[1987]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 2h 1min
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In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.
Bandits
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 2h 3min
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Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.
Wag the Dog
[1997]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 37min
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Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a presidential sex scandal.
The Bay
[2012]
 
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Movie | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 24min
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Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.
Paterno
[2018]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport | 1h 45min
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The film centers on Joe Paterno, who after becoming the most successful coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims.
You Don't Know Jack
[2010]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 14min
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A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.
Man of the Year
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 55min
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A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected.
What Just Happened
[2008]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 44min
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Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.
Envy
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 39min
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A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.
Disclosure
[1994]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 2h 8min
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A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Rock the Kasbah
[2015]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Music, War | 1h 46min
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A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star.
The Natural
[1984]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sport | 2h 18min
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An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.
Toys
[1992]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 1h 58min
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When a military general inherits a toy making company and begins making war toys, his employees band together to stop him before he ruins the name of Zevo Toys forever.
The Humbling
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 52min
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A stage actor who is slowly losing his mind engages in a relationship with a sexually confused younger woman.
Bugsy
[1991]
 
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Movie | Biography, Crime, Drama | 2h 16min
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The story of how Bugsy Siegel started Las Vegas.
Young Sherlock Holmes
[1985]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery | 1h 49min
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When assorted people start having inexplicable delusions that lead to their deaths, a teenage Sherlock Holmes decides to investigate.
Diner
[1982]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 50min
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A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.
Liberty Heights
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music, Romance | 2h 7min
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Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and rock and roll is pushing the Four Lads off the Hit Parade. Ben, a high school senior, and his older brother Van are exploring "the other": in Ben's case, it's friendship with Sylvia, a Black student; with Van, it's... see more
Tin Men
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 52min
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A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
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.
Jimmy Hollywood
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 52min
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Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems with short-term memory. Jimmy's vigilante alter ego soon becomes a media wonder--but Jimmy remains a total unknown and his long-suffering girl friend Lorraine is getting fed up with the whole situation.
An Everlasting Piece
[2000]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 43min
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Colm is a Catholic and George is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the Scalper, to sell them his leads, the two embark on a series of house calls--always in neighborhoods that are dangerous for one or the other partner. Then they find out they may lose their exclusive... see more
PoliWood
[2009]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
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An in-depth look at the Democratic and Republican national conventions held during the 2008 U.S. Presidential election year.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 39min
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This documentary by Barry Levinson and producers Berge and Rabin takes a look at what we, as Americans, thought the future would be, as we traveled through the 20th century. Houses and cars of the future, the promise of technology, and the other hopes and dreams of the early part of the century gave way to the fears and anxieties brought about by the atomic age and the Hollywood disaster films that... see more
Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 5min
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Jerry Seinfeld and Superman hang out in Manhattan, comically chatting about everything from restaurant reservations to the essence of being the Man of Steel. But not even Superman can completely save the day when Jerry's DVD player gets stolen. Fortunately, it was purchased on a certain credit card...
Hindsight Is 20/20...
[2004]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 5min
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Jerry Seinfeld and an animated Superman continue their humorous banter during a road trip. When Jerry's keys get locked in his car, not even Superman's helpful suggestions can prevail over the roadside service offered by Jerry's credit card company.
Diner
[1983]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 30min
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This pilot for the TV version of the critically acclaimed feature Diner (1982) focused on the complaints of the wives, Elyse and Beth, that their husbands were spending too much time hanging at the diner with their friends.
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