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Brian De Palma
Born September 11, 1940 (age 78)
Brian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and screenwriter. He is considered part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking.
In a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for his suspense, psychological thriller, and crime films. He directed successful and popular films such as the supernatural horror Carrie, the erotic crime thriller Dressed to Kill, the... full bio
Scarface
[1983]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 2h 50min
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In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Mission: Impossible
[1996]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Thriller | 1h 50min
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An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.
The Untouchables
[1987]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 59min
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Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.
Carlito's Way
[1993]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2h 24min
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A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.
The Black Dahlia
[2006]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h 1min
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Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.
Mission to Mars
[2000]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 54min
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When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting an unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.
Carrie
[1976]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 38min
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Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
Snake Eyes
[1998]
 
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Movie | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 38min
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A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.
Passion
[2012]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 42min
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The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.
Femme Fatale
[2002]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 54min
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A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.
Casualties of War
[1989]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, War | 1h 53min
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During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.
Blow Out
[1981]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Thriller | 1h 47min
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A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.
Redacted
[2007]
 
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Movie | Crime, Thriller, War | 1h 30min
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The devastating reconstruction of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old Iraqi girl by American soldiers in Samarra in 2006.
Dressed to Kill
[1980]
 
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Movie | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 45min
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A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.
Body Double
[1984]
 
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Movie | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 54min
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A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences.
The Bonfire of the Vanities
[1990]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h 5min
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After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.
Raising Cain
[1992]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Horror | 1h 31min
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The oncologist wife of a prominent child psychologist suspects her husband has an unhealthy scientific obsession with their child, unaware of what - or who - is really going on inside his head.
The Fury
[1978]
 
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Movie | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1h 58min
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A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue when a sinister official kidnaps him to harbor his extremely powerful psychic abilities.
Phantom of the Paradise
[1974]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 32min
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A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.
Sisters
[1973]
 
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Movie | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 33min
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A journalist witnesses a brutal murder in a neighboring apartment, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth.
Obsession
[1976]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 38min
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A wealthy New Orleans businessman becomes obsessed with a young woman who resembles his wife.
Wise Guys
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 40min
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Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.
Hi, Mom!
[1970]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 27min
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A Vietnam vet moves into an apartment and views in other people's windows across the street, meets one of the women, and discovers black theater.
Greetings
[1968]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 28min
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An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, and amateur film-making.
The Wedding Party
[1969]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 32min
See Robert DeNiro in his first starring role in Brian DePalma's wildly comic first feature The Wedding Party!
Home Movies
[1980]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 30min
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Keith Gordon is a creative young man who films the oddball doings of his family and peers. "The Maestro" appears frequently to give him pointers on his techniques. It's almost a film about a young man making the film.
Murder à la Mod
[1968]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 1h 20min
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Naive young lady Karen wants to help her struggling amateur filmmaker boyfriend Christopher raise enough money so he can divorce his wife. Meanwhile, jolly psycho prankster Otto stalks the building where Christopher is shooting a low-grade adult movie in order to keep himself afloat.
Get to Know Your Rabbit
[1972]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 31min
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A young businessman goes to a magic expert to learn hardness and skill with his cynical and greedy collaborators. He becomes a very good tap dancer, but will he be able to get free of his old boss?
Video | Music, Short | 4min
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Brian De Palma directs the great Bruce Springsteen in one of the most iconic video clips of the 1980's. In it, the boss Springsteen performs his hit "Dancing in the Dark" to a large and enthusiastic audience, and among the people there, right close to him, is the future star Courteney Cox, who has the chance to dance along with Bruce.
Dionysus in '69
[1970]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 25min
Filmed stageplay based on the ancient greek play The Bacchae written by Euripides. This play is performed by members of The Performance Group, an NYC experimental theater group who has made their own personal adaptation of this ancient text. Filmed by Brian DePalma.
Woton's Wake
[1962]
 
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Short Movie | 20min
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Woton Wretchichevsky has a disfigured face, dresses in cloak and mask and stalks couples to burn them with a blowtorch. He is also a sculptor of steel and garbage installations. One day one of his creations comes alive in the form of a young woman. She flees him when he tries to express his love by pointing the blowtorch at her. She hides in a house where some kind of orgy or happening is going on... see more
The Responsive Eye
[1966]
 
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Documentary | 30min
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Documentary about an artwork opening at The Museum of Modern Art.
Icarus
[1960]
 
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Short Movie
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A story about the god Pan arriving in New York that pokes fun at the very programmed dimension of modern life.
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Known as a 5081 what was its role in the industry?
Venice Beach
[2017]
 
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Movie | Crime
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Lights Out
[2017]
 
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Movie
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The story follows a blind Chinese girl who gets caught in a plot to expose a top-secret assassination program.
Domino
[2019]
 
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Movie | Crime, Thriller | 1h 29min
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A Copenhagen police officer seeks justice for his partner's murder by a mysterious man.
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