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Dianne Wiest
Born March 28, 1948 (age 71)
Dianne Evelyn Wiest (born March 28, 1948) is an American actress.
Wiest has won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress twice, for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets over Broadway (1994), both directed by Woody Allen. She appeared in three other of Allen's films: The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Radio Days (1987) and September (1987). She also starred in Ron Howard's Parenthood (1989)... full bio
Easter
[2018]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Music, Mystery, War | 3h 20min
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In an effort to save both his reputation and family, retired detective, Easter (Joe Leland), finds himself in a war pitted against the most formidable foe - hatred.
Edward Scissorhands
[1990]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 1h 45min
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A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.
Rabbit Hole
[2010]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 31min
Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
The Lost Boys
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Horror | 1h 37min
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After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.
Hannah and Her Sisters
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 46min
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Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Parenthood
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 4min
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The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.
Bullets Over Broadway
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 38min
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In New York in 1928, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.
In Treatment
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 25min
A psychotherapist questions his abilities and gets help by reuniting with his old therapist, whom he has not seen for ten years.
The 10th Kingdom
[2000]
 
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Mini Series | Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance | 6h 57min
The 10th Kingdom is a TV mini-series starring Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Scott Cohen, and Dianne Wiest. A father and daughter are caught in a parallel universe where the great queens Snow White, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding...
Radio Days
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 28min
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A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.
Little Man Tate
[1991]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 39min
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Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his extremely powerful intellect is harboured in the body and emotions of a child.
Darling Companion
[2012]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 43min
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The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.
The Associate
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 54min
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A comedy about making it on Wall Street. Prejudices are hard to break and Laurel Ayres quickly learns that in order for people to take her seriously she has to work for an older white man or be one.
Cops and Robbersons
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 1h 33min
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When police discover that a mob hitman has moved in next door to the Robbersons, they want to find out what he is up to. So they set up a stakeout in the Robbersons' home. Hard-nosed, tough-as-nails Jake Stone is assigned to the stakeout. But now it's a question of whether Jake can last long enough to capture the bad guys. The Robbersons want to help so they are driving him crazy.
The Scout
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 1h 41min
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The story of a baseball scout who discovers a talented but troubled baseball player.
Five Nights in Maine
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 22min
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A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself confronting guilt and grief over her daughter's death.
TV Movie | Drama | 1h 25min
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A 91 year old carpenter (Sidney Poitier), who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.
Cookie
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 34min
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Paroled labor racketeer "Dapper" Dino is sought after by a "politically ambitious" prosecutor schemes to put him back in jail and a deceitful partner sizes him up for concrete shoes.
Merci Docteur Rey
[2002]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 31min
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A hot young phone sex addict and his narcissistic opera diva mom. A dangerously agitated hustler and a half-dozen dangerously agitated hustlers who look just like him. A tittering neurotic who thinks she's Vanessa Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave herself. Pot brownies, puke jokes, a gay dad, a flying lesbian, Jerry Hall, a dead body and a fetish for Brian DePalma movies! Anchoring the mayhem is Elisabeth... see more
The Blackwater Lightship
[2004]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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A man in the final stages of AIDS is cared for by his sister and mother and grandmother.
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
[1982]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 47min
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A true story about Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Gordon's Valium addiction and her desperate attempts to kick the habit.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 30min
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The 10th Kingdom", a mini-series about a fairy tale adventure that spills over into our world. Includes footage of the mini-series, as well as interviews with the director actors, and a look at all of the special effects work that went into making this fantasy world a reality.
Life in Pieces
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 22min
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A family comedy told through the separate stories of different family members.
Sisters
[2015]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 58min
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Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home.
Robots
[2005]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Animation, Comedy | 1h 31min
In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.
Dan in Real Life
[2007]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 38min
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A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend.
I Am Sam
[2001]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 12min
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A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold hearted lawyer the value of love and family.
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.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
[2012]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1h 45min
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A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
The Big Year
[2011]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 40min
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Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition.
The Birdcage
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 57min
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A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.
Practical Magic
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 44min
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Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love.
Passengers
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 33min
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A grief counselor working with a group of plane-crash survivors finds herself at the root of a mystery when her clients begin to disappear.
Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 40min
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The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, N.Y., during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs or in prison, he comes to believe he has been saved from their fate by various so-called saints.
Footloose
[1984]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music, Romance | 1h 47min
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A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
The Horse Whisperer
[1998]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Western | 2h 50min
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The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.
The Purple Rose of Cairo
[1985]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 1h 22min
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In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.
Law & Order
[1990]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 45min
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.
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.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 3h 12min
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A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts.
Dedication
[2007]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 35min
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The romantic comedy follows a misogynistic children's book author who is forced to work closely with a female illustrator instead of his long-time collaborator and only friend.
Falling in Love
[1984]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 46min
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During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married and Frank has two little kids, they meet more and more often, their friendship becoming the most precious thing in their lives.
September
[1987]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 22min
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At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Bright Lights, Big City
[1988]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 47min
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A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.
Category 6: Day of Destruction
[2004]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | 2h 55min
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Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.
Avonlea
[1990]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Drama, Family | 1h
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A young rich girl is sent to live with relatives on Prince Edward Island in the early 1900s.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards
[2008]
 
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TV Special | 3h 17min
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In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include Atonement (2007), Juno (2007), Michael Clayton (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007).
Rage
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 38min
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A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell-phone.
The Return of Jezebel James
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Comedy
When a newly single, professional woman learns she's unable to conceive, she looks to her estranged younger sister to carry her baby for her.
Drunks
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, searching for some solace in his old stomping grounds, bars and parks where he bought drugs, the meeting goes on, and we hear the stories of survivors and... see more
The 67th Annual Academy Awards
[1995]
 
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TV Special | Family | 3h 35min
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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.
The 68th Annual Academy Awards
[1996]
 
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TV Special | Family
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The 63rd Annual Academy Awards
[1991]
 
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TV Special | Family
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Independence Day
[1983]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 50min
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Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner, yet she can't help but feel unfulfilled by a life of pouring coffee and grilling hamburgers. Mary Ann's real passion is photography, but pursuing her dream of becoming a photographer means leaving Mercury behind. Despite her desperation to expand her horizons, Mary Ann hesitates... see more
The 59th Annual Academy Awards
[1987]
 
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TV Special | Family
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The official, annual, Hollywood award show that hands out many movie honors, including the Oscars. That year's show was hosted by Ralph Bellamy, and saw big wins by Marlee Matlin, Paul Newman, and Michael Caine.
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards
[1990]
 
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TV Special | Family
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The Wall
[1982]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Drama, War | 2h 15min
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A dramatic re-enactment of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising in April 1943 were 650 armed members of the Jewish Fighting Organization of Poland held off a 3,000 strong Nazi force in which only a handful of Jews survived. Tom Conti plays Dolek Berson, a Jewish smuggler who joins the resistance movement and is aided on the Aryan side of the wall by a former teacher named Regina Kowalski played by Rachel... see more
De película
[1982]
 
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TV Series | 1h
The Face of Rage
[1983]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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The Corrections
[2012]
 
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TV Movie | Drama
Three generations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family meet at the family home for what will be the last Christmas gathering there.
50 Years of Funny Females
[1995]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary
An ABC prime-time special clip show, celebrating 50 years of top comediennes from film and television.
Showbiz Today
[1984]
 
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TV Series | News
TV Movie | Biography | 26min
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A biographical "mockumentary" that offers a glimpse into the life and mind of master of the macabre, director Tim Burton. It features faked home movies of Burton's idiosyncratic childhood and tongue-in-cheek interviews. Originally premiered as an HBO special to promote the release of "Edward Scissorhands"
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