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Ellen Barkin
Born April 16, 1954 (age 65)
Ellen Rona Barkin (born April 16, 1954) is an American actress and film producer. Her breakthrough role was in the 1982 comedy-drama film Diner, and the following years she had starring roles in films include Tender Mercies (1983), The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), and The Big Easy (1987).
In 1989, Barkin received positive reviews for her roles in films Johnny Handsome... full bio
Animal Kingdom
[2016]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
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Centers on a Southern California family, whose excessive lifestyle is fueled by their criminal activities.
The Fan
[1996]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Sport | 1h 56min
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An all star baseball player becomes the unhealthy focus of a down on his luck salesman.
This Boy's Life
[1993]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 55min
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The story about the relationship between a rebellious 1950s teenager and his abusive stepfather, based on the memoirs of writer and literature Professor Tobias Wolff.
Drop Dead Gorgeous
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance, Thriller | 1h 37min
A small-town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.
Sea of Love
[1989]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 53min
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A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.
Operation: Endgame
[2010]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy | 1h 27min
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A battle ensues among groups of government spy teams in an underground facility after their boss is assassinated.
Palindromes
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 40min
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Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 1h 43min
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Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.
She Hate Me
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 18min
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Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.
Another Happy Day
[2011]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 59min
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A wedding at her parents' Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the center of touchy family dynamics.
The Big Easy
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 42min
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Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain, lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne, a beautiful attorney from the D.A.'s police corruption task force in his office. He begins a relationship with her as the killings continue only to have charges filed against him for accepting bribes as he stumbles on a police corruption Sting. While this... see more
Switch
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy | 1h 43min
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Steve Brooks is a sexist and the prototype macho. Unfortunately one day he is killed by one of his girlfriends. In heaven, though, there is no place for men like him and he is sent back to earth in the body of a woman so that he can see how women are treated by men like the one he once was.
Johnny Handsome
[1989]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 34min
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Johnny Handsome is a deformed gangster who plans a successful robbery with a friend of his, Mikey Chalmette, and another couple (Sunny Boid and Rafe Garrett). During the heist, Johnny and Mikey are double-crossed by Sunny and Rafe---Mikey is killed and Johnny sent to prison. While in prison, Johnny is invited to a rehabilitation program, where Dr. Steven Fischer rebuilds Johnny's face and helps Johnny... see more
Wild Bill
[1995]
 
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Movie | Action, Biography, Western | 1h 38min
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The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.
The Chameleon
[2010]
 
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Movie | Biography, Crime, Drama | 1h 46min
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An FBI Agent is hot on the tracks of Frédéric Fortin who has taken up the identity of a woman's long lost son, completely convincing the police and the boy's family of his identity.
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 40min
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A darkly romantic story of murder and redemption, set against an eerily familiar American landscape.
Mad Dog Time
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 33min
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With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.
Mercy
[2000]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Thriller | 1h 57min
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Detective Catherine Palmer investigates a series of sexually gruesome serial murders and becomes embroiled in a world of lesbianism and bondage after she becomes obsessed with one of the victims' paramours.
Bad Company
[1995]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 48min
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Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent individuals. Crowe, working with Margaret Wells (another former Covert Operations operative), blackmails and bribes a State Supreme Court judge, but the deal sours... see more
Man Trouble
[1992]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 40min
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A sleazy but affable guard dog trainer is blackmailed to steal a manuscript for a tell-all book from one of his clients.
Into the West
[1992]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 1h 37min
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Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it.
Siesta
[1987]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 37min
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Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't sure, and now she's wandering the Spanish streets without money or a clear memory.
The White River Kid
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 39min
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Brother Edgar is a generous entrepreneur of low quality socks who hides behind a self-bestowed cassock to avoid the low level corruption of local sheriffs. He has adopted Morales Pittman, who has bigger, more illegitimate dreams than Edgar. The two travel about Arkansas, selling their socks and bumping into a variety of simple souls, including the eponymous mythic killer, who has engaged himself to... see more
Harry & Son
[1984]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h
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Harry Keach has been widowed for two years and works as a demolition crane operator on a demolition crew.
His Way
[2011]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 27min
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A look at the professional, political and personal life of legendary movie producer Jerry Weintraub featuring interviews with friends, family and colleagues.
Shit Year
[2010]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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An actress finds herself adrift after she quits performing.
Before Women Had Wings
[1997]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 36min
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A black woman helps a white girl cope with her father's suicide and escape her alcoholic mother's abuse.
Clinton and Nadine
[1988]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Crime, Thriller | 1h 50min
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Andy Garcia plays Clinton, who is eager to find his brother's murderer. To do so, he enlists the aid of Nadine, an expensive call girl. Clinton and Nadine get sucked into a plot to smuggle guns to the Contra forces in Nicaragua.
Buckaroo Banzai Declassified
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 28min
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Documentary about the film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai.
Terrible Joe Moran
[1984]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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A wheelchair-bound, former boxer deals with his long estranged granddaughter whom is seeking financial help for her writing career and helping her loser boyfriend get out of debt with the local mob.
We're Fighting Back
[1981]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Drama | 1h 33min
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A group of city youth decide to form a neighborhood watch and clean their streets and the subway from criminals who rob and abuse the good people every night and day.
A Mann's World
[2011]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h
The drama follows the complicated life of Allan Mann, a celebrity hair stylist in glamorous Los Angeles as he navigates the complexities of his business, his family life, and his goal to stay relevant in a world that moves quickly.
Ocean's Thirteen
[2007]
 
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Movie | Crime, Thriller | 2h 2min
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Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
[1998]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 1h 58min
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An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
The Cobbler
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 39min
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A cobbler, bored of his everyday life, stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to become other people and see the world in a different way.
Brooklyn's Finest
[2009]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2h 12min
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Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.
Hands of Stone
[2016]
 
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Movie | Action, Biography, Drama | 1h 51min
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The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
Very Good Girls
[2013]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 31min
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Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.
The New Normal
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Romance | 30min
A single mother's life after she accepts the offer to be a surrogate mother for a gay couple.
Down by Law
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 47min
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Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.
Twelve
[2010]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 33min
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A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.
Someone Like You...
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 37min
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After being jilted by her boyfriend, a talk show talent scout writes a column on the relationship habits of men which gains her national fame.
Up in Smoke
[1978]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Music | 1h 26min
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Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.
TV Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 1h 33min
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An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.
Trust the Man
[2005]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 43min
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After much drama, cheating, and trial separations, two men fight to save their respective relationships.
Happyish
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 30min
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On his birthday, Thom Payne gets the gift of insignificance and also a new boss. He suspects his ED pills are interfering with his anti-depressants, leaving him with neither happiness nor... happiness. In a culture that reveres youth - a culture he helped create - Thom needs to figure out what his purpose is now that he's halfway to death and nobody cares what he thinks. Because in a world where any... see more
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.
Tender Mercies
[1983]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music | 1h 32min
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A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.
Inside the Actors Studio
[1994]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h 5min
Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.
Eddie and the Cruisers
[1983]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music, Mystery | 1h 35min
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A television newswoman picks up the story of a 1960s rock band whose long-lost leader - Eddie Wilson - may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album.
TV Movie | Comedy | 1h 30min
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It's Roseanne Barr's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.
Happy Tears
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 32min
Two sisters return home to deal with their ailing father, only to face some surprising situations.
Made in Heaven
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 1h 43min
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After being dumped by his girlfriend, a boy runs away to California. But he ends up in heaven because he dies after trying to help a family from drowning in a river. In heaven he'll meet a beautiful girl, who has never reincarnated before.
Strip Search
[2004]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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Strip Search follows several parallel stories examining personal freedoms vs. national security in the aftermath of 9/11; two main subplots involve an American woman detained in China and an Arab man detained in New York City.
Faerie Tale Theatre
[1982]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 50min
Inspired by an earlier children's series, Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), Shelley Duvall hosts this series featuring some of the best known actors in Hollywood performing adaptations of traditional stories.
Watch What Happens: Live
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 30min
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Bravo network executive Andy Cohen discusses pop culture topics with celebrities and reality show personalities.
Mac
[1992]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 57min
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Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first, they work for Polowski, who does shoddy work and cheats on his jobs. When the brothers can no longer take being employed by such an angry vitriolic boss who takes no pride in his work, they set up their own company... see more
Daniel
[1983]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 10min
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Daniel Isaacson attempts to determine the true complicity of his parents Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed for espionage in the 1950s.
Desert Bloom
[1986]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family, Romance | 1h 45min
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The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic step-father. Her memories of Robin, her first-love, are much happier and she also recalls her colorful Aunt Starr -- who's visit is fun but also detrimental to her family's health. The setting of 1950s Las Vegas'... see more
The 67th Annual Academy Awards
[1995]
 
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TV Special | Family | 3h 35min
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Act of Vengeance
[1986]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Crime, Drama | 1h 35min
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In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
The Tents
[2012]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, History | 1h 29min
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First ever look behind-the-scenes at NY Fashion Week, with the history of how it all began in the early 1990's. Story told by the 'Fashion Insiders' and the Top Fashion Designers: Betsey Johnson, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Zac Posen, etc.; the Top Fashion Editors from Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, In-Style Magazine & other fashion industry journalists. Commentary from Carson Kressley,... see more
The 66th Annual Tony Awards
[2012]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music, Musical | 3h
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An unforgettable night of performances will be featured on THE 66TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, live from the Beacon Theatre. The show will include performances by the 2012 Tony-nominated Best Musicals "Newsies," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Once," "Evita," "Follies," "The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Leap of Faith" and "Ghost the Musical." The night will be hosted by Emmy Award... see more
Terminal Choice
[1985]
 
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Movie | Horror, Thriller | 1h 37min
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A patient in an hospital dies under mysterious circumstances. The attending doctor Fank Holt gets under suspect - he'd been fired already from his last position due to mispractice. For his defence he investigates with help of doctor Anna Lang. Soon they find out that half of their colleagues were betting on the patient's diagnosises - was someone trying to increase his chances? But when Frank's friend... see more
Active Adults
[2017]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 20min
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Malcolm and Lily try to start their lives as they watch Malcolm's grandparents' fall apart.
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The American Film Institute fetes curmudgeonly actor and sometimes director Nicholson and screens clips of his best-known, best-loved works.
Kent State
[1981]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, History | 3h
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Based on the true story of the student protests at Kent State University in Ohio. This film focuses on the four students who were killed when the National Guard attempted to quell the riots that began on May 4, 1970, after President Nixon announced that American troops would begin bombing the heretofore neutral country of Cambodia.
Movie | Drama | 1h 44min
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This film is made up of three segments that share no plot but have a general thematic relationship. In the first segment, Virginia and her three children are left by her shiftless husband and she is courted by an old beau who is now married. In the second, a divorced woman reacts to some unexpected revelations from her aged father. In the third, childless, middle-aged social worker is swept into an... see more
1997 MTV Movie Awards
[1997]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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The sixth annual MTV Movie Awards. Hosted by Mike Myers.
Leute heute
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, Family, News
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TV Movie | Documentary, Music | 2h
Telethon in support of relief organizations dedicated to assisting victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010.
The 65th Annual Tony Awards
[2011]
 
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TV Special | Music | 3h 5min
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 15min
Several aspects of Ridley Scott's masterpiece Hannibal (2001) are examined through interviews with the cast and crew, and behind the scenes footage. We are even taken to two premieres and get to see some of the audience's reactions while they're watching the film. This very important documentary is perfectly crafted and is very informative towards all of its viewers.
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