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Dennis Franz
Born October 28, 1944 (age 74)
Dennis Franz Schlachta (born October 28, 1944), known professionally as Dennis Franz, is an American actor best known for his role as NYPD Detective Andy Sipowicz in the ABC television series NYPD Blue (1993–2005), a role that earned him a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards. He also portrayed Lt. Norman Buntz in the similar NBC series Hill Street Blues... full bio
NYPD Blue
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 45min
Detectives from NYPD's 15th Precinct investigate homicides within their precinct.
American Buffalo
[1996]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 28min
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Long-repressed feelings of bitterness and betrayal explode when three inner-city losers plot the robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop.
This Old Cub
[2004]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Sport | 1h 26min
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Jeff Santo explores the life and career of his father, Chicago Cub great Ron Santo.
Kiss Shot
[1989]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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A detached black mother looses her job and though the ability to pay back her credit. She recalls her billiard skills and begins to play for money. Will she be cool enough to be a pro in such a game? Things get worse when she falls in love with an opponent.
Texas Justice
[1995]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2h 55min
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Houston lawyer defends oilman T. Cullen Davis for the 1976 slayings and related conspiracy.
Deadly Messages
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Thriller | 2h
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Laura Daniels, single and bored, finds new interest in life when she discovers an old ouija board. It appears, however, that the object's previous owner was murdered - and messages from beyond warn Laura that she may be next.
TV Movie | Action, Drama | 1h 36min
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Bob Bryant, F.B.I. agent in charge of an operation to arrest Adam Swapp and his brother Jonathan are suspects in the bombing of Mormon Center in Utah. The brothers and their families hold-up on their farm with provisions and enough ammunition to withstand the governments siege. They are devout in their beliefs and purposes and are determined to stand up for their rights.
Inside Dish with Rachael Ray
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Documentary
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N.Y.P.D. Mounted
[1991]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1h 28min
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New York City cop becomes partners with a rodeo cowboy from Montana on the City's Mounted Police Department.
Beverly Hills Buntz
[1987]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 30min
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Norman Buntz, the gruff (and somewhat ethically questionable) detective from "Hill Street Blues" (1981) leaves the anonymous inner city and heads to the sunny climes of Southern California where he opens up a detective agency.
Documentary | Action, Documentary, Short | 23min
The making of Die Hard 2.
Chicago Story
[1981]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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This is the story of a pair of cops, a pair of doctors, and a pair of lawyers. And how the shooting of a little girl affects their lives.
Springfield's Most Wanted
[1995]
 
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Short Movie | Crime, Short | 19min
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John Walsh presents various theories regarding the mystery of "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" in The Simpsons (1989).
Bleacher Bums
[1979]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 25min
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 26min
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An undercover reporter named Gus finds work with the FBI, but soon he gets into a difficult situation and the FBI ignores it.
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.
The Simpsons
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy | 22min
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
Die Hard 2
[1990]
 
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Movie | Action, Thriller | 2h 4min
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John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.
City of Angels
[1998]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 1h 54min
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Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels.
The Player
[1992]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 2h 4min
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A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
The A-Team
[1983]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1h
Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.
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.
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.
Popeye
[1980]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 1h 54min
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The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.
Runaway Train
[1985]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 51min
Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.
Psycho II
[1983]
 
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Movie | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 1h 53min
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After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him.
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.
The Package
[1989]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 48min
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Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.
Matlock
[1986]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.
Hill Street Blues
[1981]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.
Hunter
[1984]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 48min
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Rick Hunter is a renegade cop who breaks the rules and takes justice into his own hands. Partnered with the equally stunning and rebellious Sgt. McCall, the tough-minded duo set out to crack down on L.A.'s slimiest criminals.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
[1999]
 
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TV Series | Game-Show | 1h
Contestants, selected by calling a phone number, are chosen based on their ability to arrange 4 answers to a question in the correct order the fastest. They then have to answer 15 multiple-choice questions correctly to win increasing amounts of money, the largest of which is $1,000,000. They can choose to use three "lifelines": 50/50: two incorrect answers are eliminated; Ask the audience: the studio... see more
T.J. Hooker
[1982]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h
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The weekly adventures of tough-as-nails veteran police officer Sgt. T.J. Hooker, who rides the beat with his rookie partner Vince Romano.
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
[2016]
 
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TV Special | 2h 7min
Second-time host Jimmy Kimmel brings the top names in the television industry together for a night dedicated to the year's best performances on network and primetime television and to recognize excellence in their field.
A Wedding
[1978]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 5min
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The daughter of a Louisville truck driver marries the scion of a very wealthy family, but reception at the family estate is boycotted by the invited guests.
Street Hawk
[1985]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Mystery | 1h
A desk bound cop secretly fights crime as the test pilot for a prototype combat motorcycle.
Riptide
[1984]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h
The cases of a private investigations agency run by three Vietnam War veterans, armed with toughness, their own helicopter, and the third's technical ability.
Hardcastle and McCormick
[1983]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h
A retired judge and his last defendant follow up on cases that were dismissed due to technicalities.
The Rosie O'Donnell Show
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 1h
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Comedian Rosie O'Donnell produces and hosts her first daytime talk show that focuses on interviews with celebrities about acting, writing, charity work and family life.
America: A Tribute to Heroes
[2001]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 2h
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Actors and musicians honor those fallen in the September 11 disasters.
Mighty Ducks
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Action, Animation, Comedy | 30min
A team of humanoid duck ice hockey team/freedom fighters fight evil between games.
A Fine Mess
[1986]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1h 30min
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Two friends an actor and a chef discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But also have to deal with the two men who fixed it who are trying to silence them. And there's also the mob boss whom the two guys work for who planned the fixing thing whose wife is having an affair with the actor.
America in Primetime
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Documentary
This documentary series looks at the evolution of specific character types appearing on American primetime episodic television from post WWII to the early twenty-first century. These characters were often a reflection of the times and often shaped by world events such as WWII, the Vietnam War and 9/11, but some also influenced behavior and attitudes, especially of such characterizations in future television... see more
TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 1h
Craig Kilborn interviews Celebrity guests, with sketch-comedy thrown in.
Video | Action, Animation, Comedy | 1h 6min
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This movie is a compilation of the first three episodes of the TV series.
Mickey One
[1965]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 33min
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After incurring the wrath of the mob, a comic flees Detroit for Chicago taking the name "Mickey One" from a stolen Social Security card from a homeless bum he witnesses being beaten up and robbed. As he returns to the stage and becomes successful, he fears that the mob will track him down. He wishes to square himself with the mob, but doesn't know what he did to anger them or what his debt is.
A Perfect Couple
[1979]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 1h 50min
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A repressed, middle-aged divorced U.S. Greek meets a young singer through a dating service and becomes smitten.
The Tony Danza Show
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show
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Hosted by one of America's most recognized and likeable television personalities, "The Tony Danza Show" is an entertaining one-hour talk show produced live daily from New York. Guests will include actors, athletes, news-makers, and real people with interesting stories to tell. Tony will also highlight incredible kids, and get into the kitchen to cook some of his own favorite family recipes. This show... see more
E/R
[1984]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Dr. Sheinfeld, freshly divorced, becomes a physician on call at the emergency room of a Chicago hospital, where he soon locks horns with the vivacious Dr. Eve Sheridan and attracts the puppy-love of pediatrics Nurse Cory. Situational humor mixes with tense medical crises.
The Wayne Brady Show
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h
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Wayne talks to celebrity guests, has specials and giveaways(win a second honeymoon) and sings the occasional impromptu song. Between this and Whose Line, Wayne Brady has found his niche.
Remember My Name
[1978]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 34min
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Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to "start a new life", but soon begins stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife.
Gylne tider
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Comedy, Documentary
We Believe
[2009]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Sport | 1h 43min
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A documentary on the love affair between the city of Chicago and its baseball team, the Cubs.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 44min
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Produced as part of the DVD release for 'Dressed to Kill', this documentary gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this thrilling murder mystery. Includes interviews with director Brian De Palma and star Angie Dickenson, as well as other members of the cast and crew, who relate their experiences of working on the film.
Buddy Faro
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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A hip 60's detective brings his act into the 90's.
Civil Wars
[1991]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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Eli Levinson and Sydney Guilford are top divorce attorneys in NYC. The dynamic changes when Charlie Howell is hired and Eli takes a lower profile. Sydney and Charlie develop a flirtatious arrangement while concentrating on their client's problems.
Nasty Boys
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime | 1h
The Nasty Boys are a special unit of the Las Vegas Police Department. The unit consists of undercover cops and their identities are withheld, even from the department. They only answer to their boss, Lt. Krieger, who in turn only answers to the Chief. And if there is ever an instance that they have to bust the people they are working on, they wear ninja type outfits to conceal their identities.
Slashing 'Dressed to Kill'
[2001]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 10min
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TV Special | Music
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The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards
[2000]
 
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TV Special | Music
TV Land Moguls
[2004]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary
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Stony Island
[1978]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music | 1h 35min
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STONY ISLAND tells the story of Richie Bloom (Richie Davis), the only white kid on the block, as he forms an R&B band with his best friend, Kevin (Edward Stoney Robinson). With the help of their mentor, aging sax legend Percy (Gene Daddy G Barge), they pull together a funky supergroup. Despite few resources and heavy losses this resilient group of dedicated musicians, armed only with wit, sleight of... see more
An Evening at the Improv
[1982]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Classic showcase for stand up comedy.
Bay City Blues
[1983]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Sport | 1h
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Short-lived ensemble drama which follows a minor league baseball team as they travel from town to town.
Vicki!
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show
Vicki Lawrence discuss topics with celebrities in this 1990s talk show.
Chicago Story
[1982]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h 30min
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This is the story of three lawyers, a street cop, two detectives, and two doctors in the Windy city. And how an incident or person's life is affected by one or more of these people.
TV Series | News | 1h 30min
TV Special | Family | 2h
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TV Special | News | 2h
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The Screen Actors Guild Awards are where the actors call the shots. With 13 categories, the voting is done all by actors. With both television and film categories, the best performances of the year are recognized.
TV Special
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Emmy awards show in 2000 celebrating the previous year of shows.
TV Special | Family
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Inside TV Land: Cops on Camera
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
ALF's Hit Talk Show
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way
[1995]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 2h
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'Ol' Blue Eyes' eightieth birthday celebration; star-studded entertainment, tributes by a diverse company of guests, songs closely associated with Sinatra sung by vocalists and groups from the early days of rock and roll to the 90's. A living legend toasted by legends of the music world and of Hollywood.
TV Special | Family | 1h
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Hosted by the suave Samuel L. Jackson, movie and television stars gather in Beverly Hills to honor Nicolas Cage with movie clips and humorous stories about the Academy Award winning Actor.
Documentary | Documentary
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A retrospective of the 50-year history of the American Broadcasting Company, showcasing clips from past shows and current programs.
The Magic Hour
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Music, Talk-Show | 1h
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Talk show hosted by Magic Johnson.
Donny & Marie
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show
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TV Movie | Drama
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Hollywood hack Pat Hobby lands a job adapting a play by the brilliant Rene Wilcox for the screen. Wilcox refuses to work with him and Hobby believes he has written the script on his own. He steals it, makes a few changes, then submits it. The studio immediately recognizes it as a different script which has previously been submitted and rejected. When Wilcox realizes what has happened, he insists that... see more
Documentary | Documentary
MacGruder and Loud
[1985]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
Malcolm MacGruder and Jenny Loud are two cops, who are partners. Now they fall in love and get married. It seems that regulations state that if two cops are married, they cannot be partners, so they keep this thing a secret from the rest of the department.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 42min
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Comic Relief VI
[1994]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 4h
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TV Special | Music
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'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Drama | 1h
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ESPY Awards
[2002]
 
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TV Special | Sport | 1h 30min
Celebrities gather to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major achievements and reliving some of the most unforgettable moments.
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