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Charles Grodin
Born April 21, 1935 (age 84)
Charles Grodin (born April 21, 1935) is an American actor, comedian, author, and former television talk show host.
Grodin began his acting career in the 1960s appearing in TV serials including The Virginian. He had a small part as an obstetrician in Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby in 1968. In the 1970s he moved into film acting, including playing the lead in The Heartbreak Kid (1972) and supporting... full bio
Beethoven
[1992]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1h 27min
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A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.
Midnight Run
[1988]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Crime | 2h 6min
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An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail.
The Ex
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 29min
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A slacker is forced to work for his father-in-law after his pregnant wife steps away from her high-paying job.
Beethoven's 2nd
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family, Romance | 1h 29min
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Beethoven, the St. Bernard dog, becomes a father, but his girlfriend Missy is dog-napped, and his puppies are in danger of the same fate.
King Kong
[1976]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror | 2h 14min
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A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.
Heart and Souls
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 44min
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A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.
The Woman in Red
[1984]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 27min
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On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte - an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her - but what would his wife say?
Clifford
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 30min
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Clifford is a ten-year-old troublemaker, who puts not only his parents through hell, but also his uncle with whom his parents have discarded him to.
Taking Care of Business
[1990]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 48min
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An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Seems Like Old Times
[1980]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 40min
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Wrongfully accused of a bank robbery, a writer seeks the help of his ex-wife, who is now married to the soon-to-be D.A. of California.
The Lonely Guy
[1984]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 30min
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A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.
The Couch Trip
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 37min
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The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird. His tactless radio show is a hit, and he becomes very popular. But then Dr. Maitlin meets the real Dr. Lawrence Baird at a congress in London...
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
[1981]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1h 28min
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When an ordinary woman is exposed to a unique mix of chemicals, she begins to uncontrollably physically shrink.
The Heartbreak Kid
[1972]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 46min
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Three days into his Miami honeymoon, New York Jewish Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly instead. Her rich father is less than keen and lets everyone - including Lenny - know that he hates everything about him and the way he is going on.
It Runs in the Family
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family | 1h 25min
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It is now summer in the Parker family and the usual number of events is happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully, the Old Man is in battle with their hillbilly neighbors (the Bumpuses) while eagerly awaiting the discovery of the perfect fishing spot, and Mother is attempting to collect all of the pieces of a glass china set at a local... see more
Brazzaville Teen-Ager
[2013]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Music, Short | 20min
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It's My Turn
[1980]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 31min
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A successful but stressed mathematics professor (Clayburgh) goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son (Douglas), a prematurely retired pro baseball player. She must choose between him and her current boyfriend (Grodin), between Chicago and New York, and between research and administration.
11 Harrowhouse
[1974]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 1h 34min
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Independent diamond broker and his girlfriend attempt a heist at a major Diamond Exchange house in London.
Movie | Drama | 1h 11min
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Successful actress Vera Lockman thrashes during a nightmare in which she struggles with, shoots and kills her drug-dealer ex-boyfriend. Jolted awake, she reveals in her journal that the killing actually occurred the day before and that Sal, dead, lies in a trunk in her living room. Leon, Vera's lover, arrives and is summarily dismissed. Franklin, a filmmaker friend, stops by, concerned. He grills Vera... see more
Movers & Shakers
[1985]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 20min
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Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of a best-selling sex manual "Love in Sex". Enlisting the help of depressed screenwriter Herb Derman and rather off-centre director Sid Spokane to try and come up with an idea or two, Joe soon wishes he was not one... see more
Sunburn
[1979]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1h 39min
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After a rich old man dies in a suspicious car accident in Acapulco, his widow wants his insurance company to pony up $5 million. A hotshot investigator Decker (Grodin) and a charming model (Fawcett) come in to check it out.
Fresno
[1986]
 
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Mini Series | Comedy | 6h
A long-format spoof of 1980s prime-time soap operas, set in raisin town Fresno, California.
Last Resort
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 24min
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George Lollar takes his family on vacation with "Club Sand", a shoddy and untrustworthy company. On their tropical island, they find soldiers everywhere, an unhelpful staff, inhospitable accomodation and undesirable holiday makers, but everyone except for George manages to have fun in the sun.
The Meanest Men in the West
[1978]
 
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TV Movie | Western | 1h 31min
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A compilation of two episodes of "The Virginian" TV western series. Season 1 episode "It Tolls For Thee" (1962) guest star Lee Marvin, and season 6 episode "Reckoning" (1967) guest star Charles Bronson.
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.
Sex and the College Girl
[1964]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 30min
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This early 1960s film depicts the trivial pursuits and relationships of two college age girls on a weekend vacation to a luxury resort in Puerto Rico.
Just Me and You
[1978]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy | 1h 40min
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Louie
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 22min
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The life of Louie C.K., a divorced comedian living in New York with two kids.
While We're Young
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 1h 37min
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A middle-aged couple's career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.
Rosemary's Baby
[1968]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror | 2h 17min
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A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
Dave
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 50min
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To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place.
So I Married an Axe Murderer
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 33min
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A San Francisco poet who fears commitment suspects his girlfriend may not be who she appears.
The Comedian
[2016]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 2h
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A look at the life of an aging insult comic named Jack Burke.
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.
The Michael J. Fox Show
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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A comedy inspired by the life of Michael J. Fox.
Late Show with David Letterman
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.
Madoff
[2016]
 
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Mini Series | Biography, Crime, Drama | 2h 45min
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The rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme bilked $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in US history.
Catch-22
[1970]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, War | 2h 2min
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A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.
Heaven Can Wait
[1978]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 1h 41min
A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
[1954]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Family | 2h 7min
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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.
Ishtar
[1987]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1h 47min
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Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.
The Great Muppet Caper
[1981]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Family | 1h 35min
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Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.
Laverne & Shirley
[1976]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family | 30min
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The misadventures of two single women in the 1950s and '60s.
TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h
David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten" lists and "Stupid Pet Tricks" (complete with slow-mo). Fans of the show will also remember Dave's use of unusual camera placements (Sky-Cam, Guest-Cam, etc.) and Dave's supporting cast (Paul Shaffer, Chris Elliott... see more
The New Yorker Presents
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 30min
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From award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions, Amazon Prime Video presents a groundbreaking new series that brings America's most award-winning magazine, The New Yorker, to the screen with documentaries, short narrative films, comedy, poetry, animation, and cartoons from the hands of acclaimed filmmakers and artists. Produced by Jigsaw Productions and Condé Nast Entertainment.
Real Life
[1979]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 39min
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A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family". However, instead of remaining unobtrusive and letting the family be themselves, he can't keep himself from trying to control every facet of their lives "for the good of the show".
TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 1h 45min
Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.
The Big Valley
[1965]
 
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TV Series | Western | 1h
The Wild West adventures of the Barkley family in California's San Joaquin Valley.
Huckabee
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
The Harmony Game
[2011]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 12min
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The end of a decade when the world was in crisis and inspiration and hope needed resurrecting, an influential duo released a masterpiece of popular music, Bridge Over Troubled Water. Through darkness and light, the album takes its listeners on an emotional ride echoing the era and one which continues to inspire an audience the world over 40 years later. Its symphonic hymn of a title track became an... see more
You Can't Hurry Love
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 32min
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A comedy of a guy who moonlights as a low-budget director of commercials, and is looking for someone to love. So, he pays a dating service and is videotaped on several occasions. The film shows the many women who seduce our hero, until he finally finds his true love...
My Mother the Car
[1965]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 30min
The story of the relationship between a man and his mother, the latter having been reincarnated as a 1928 Porter automobile.
Documentary | Action, Animation, Documentary | 47min
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While The Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career of the renowned puppeteer/film maker.
The Guns of Will Sonnett
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Western | 30min
An old former Army scout and his grandson search the west for the man's son, a gunfighter on the run.
Night of 100 Stars
[1982]
 
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TV Special | Comedy, Family, Music | 3h
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All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.
N.Y.P.D.
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 30min
The three detectives fight every kind of criminal all over New York City. The show featured many actual New York locations, as well as episodes based on real New York police cases.
TV Series | Animation, Family | 30min
TV Movie | Comedy | 1h 38min
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A comedy-drama about a New York couple who decided to dump the hassle of the big city, pack up the kids and move to what they think is the easy life of suburbia.
TV Special | Comedy, Family, Music
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Char·ac·ter
[2009]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 28min
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A candid dialogue about the life and craft of acting between longtime colleagues and friends Dabney Coleman, Peter Falk, Charles Grodin, Mark Rydell, Harry Dean Stanton and Sydney Pollack. Drago Sumonja's document takes us into the hearts, minds, and living rooms of some of America's greatest storytellers. This unique and inside glimpse at this revered collective exposes as much about each individual... see more
Iron Horse
[1966]
 
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TV Series | Western | 1h
Ben Calhoun won the half-completed Buffalo Pass, Scalplock and Defiance Line railroad in a poker game and must fight 1880s Indians, bankers and bad guys to complete the line.
Judd for the Defense
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
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High-priced Houston lawyer Clinton Judd, and his assistant Ben Caldwell, take cases throughout the USA. The program dealt with then-taboo subjects.
Tomorrow Coast to Coast
[1973]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
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The Felony Squad
[1966]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 30min
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Twenty year veteran Stone is paired with rookie Briggs in a large Western metropolis. The tough as nails desk sergeant is the father of young Briggs and helps the force deal with tribulations and the unexpected that come with being on the police force.
The Trials of O'Brien
[1965]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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A flamboyant Shakespeare quoting New York Defense Attorney always seems to get into trouble.
Shane
[1966]
 
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TV Series | Western | 1h
Shane works for the Starett family, a young widow, her son, and her aging father-in-law, protecting them against the anti-sodbuster rancher Ryker and other perils plaguing the Old West.
Captain Nice
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Carter Nash was a chemist in a police department who discovered a liquid which could turn him into Captain Nice, an odd sort of superhero: very shy and dominated by his mother. Captain Nice flew (he feared heights) in his tattered leotards, fighting badguys because his mother told him to do so.
Hour Magazine
[1980]
 
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TV Series | Family, Talk-Show | 1h
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Award-winning syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Gary Collins, featuring a variety of celebrity guests, current affairs, cooking and popular culture.
Documentary | Documentary
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Justice w/Judge Jeanine
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
Cranium Command
[1989]
 
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Short Movie | Family, Sci-Fi, Short
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 53min
A tribute to actress Lillian Gish, a pioneer in American cinema whose long and distinguished career began in the early silent era.
TV Movie | Music
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