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Ellen Burstyn
Born December 7, 1932 (age 86)
Ellen Burstyn (December 7, 1932) is an American actress.
Her career began in theatre during the late 1950s, and over the next decade included several films and television series. Burstyn is one of the few performers to have won the Triple Crown of Acting. In 2013, she was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Her performance in the acclaimed 1971 ensemble drama The Last Picture Show brought... full bio
Requiem for a Dream
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 42min
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The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.
The Exorcist
[1973]
 
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Movie | Horror | 2h 2min
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When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
The Wicker Man
[2006]
 
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Movie | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 42min
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A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.
Flowers in the Attic
[2014]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 26min
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After the sudden death of their father, four children face cruel treatment from their ruthless grandmother.
The Calling
[2014]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 48min
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Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Fort Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.
Movie | Drama | 1h 56min
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After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the "Ya-Yas", her mother's girlhood friends.
Playing by Heart
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h 1min
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Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A.
When a Man Loves a Woman
[1994]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 6min
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An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
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.
How to Make an American Quilt
[1995]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 57min
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Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt.
Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 52min
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A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
TV Movie | Drama, Fantasy | 3h
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An elderly amusement park maintenance man, Eddie, is trapped in purgatory and the only way out is to confront five people from his past. Unfortunately, dark secrets from his service in Vietnam begin to haunt him.
Nostalgia
[2018]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 54min
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A mosaic of stories about love and loss, exploring our relationship to the objects, artifacts, and memories that shape our lives.
Two Men in Town
[2014]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h
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A Muslim ex-con forms a friendship with his parole officer.
Main Street
[2010]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 32min
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Several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown. In the midst of today's challenging times, each of the colorful citizens of this close-knit North Carolina community, will search for ways to reinvent themselves, their relationships and the very heart of their neighborhood.
The Spitfire Grill
[1996]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 57min
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Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring resentment and fear in some, and growth in others.
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.
Lovely, Still
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 32min
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A holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time.
The Stone Angel
[2007]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 56min
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A 90-year-old woman, rapidly losing her memory and knowing that sooner or later her life will be over, returns to the Manitoba farmhouse she grew up in to try and make peace with her dysfunctional family.
Same Time, Next Year
[1978]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 59min
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A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. Originally a stage play, the two are seen changing, years apart, always in the same room in different scenes. Each of them always appears on schedule, but as... see more
The Mighty Macs
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sport | 1h 39min
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In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship.
Harry and Tonto
[1974]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 1h 55min
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When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto.
The King of Marvin Gardens
[1972]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 43min
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'It's Monopoly out there'. Jason Staebler, The King of Marvin Gardens, has gone directly to jail, lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is also a dreamer who asks his brother, David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island - asking him to believe in yet another of his dreams, yet another of his get-rich-quick schemes... see more
Wish You Well
[2013]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family | 1h 40min
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A young girl and her brother come of age at their great grandmother's house in Virginia during the 1940s.
Providence
[1977]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 44min
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Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his family is. But is this how they really are or is it his own vindictive slant on things?
Resurrection
[1980]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy | 1h 43min
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Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ability to heal physical infirmities. While most people simply accept her gift, her lover (Sam Shepard) becomes mentally unbalanced and dangerous because she does not place the healings within a religious contex... see more
Walking Across Egypt
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 40min
An elderly widow befriends an orphaned juvenile delinquent.
Documentary | Documentary, History, War | 1h 24min
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A documentary featuring letters written by U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines during the Vietnam War to their families and friends back home. Archive footage of the war and news coverage thereof, augment the first-person "narrative" by men and women who were in the war, some of whom did not survive it.
The Velveteen Rabbit
[2009]
 
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Movie | Animation, Family, Fantasy | 1h 37min
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A lonely boy wins over his distant father and strict grandmother with help from a brave velveteen rabbit whose one wish is to become a real rabbit someday.
Mitch Albom's For One More Day
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Fantasy | 2h
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A suicidal former baseball player is granted one more day with his deceased mother.
The Elephant King
[2006]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 32min
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The story of two brothers who lead totally different lives. Jake Hunt enjoys life to the fullest in Thailand, while his shy brother Oliver deals with his own depressions back home in the USA. Their dominant mother wants Jake back home and for this reason, Oliver is sent to Thailand to retrieve his brother. Once there, Oliver finds himself in Jake's bizarre life and falls in love with a beautiful girl... see more
Mermaid
[2000]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Family | 1h 34min
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Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply.
The Cemetery Club
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 46min
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This comedy filled with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, whose husbands die one after another in just a few years. Even though the three friends, all in their 50's, react quite differently on their husbands deaths they become even closer than what they were as couples. They frequently visit their husband's graves together and talk about perspective lives.
Twice in a Lifetime
[1985]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 51min
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A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy barmaid--and, to his surprise, he finds that she is also very attracted to him.
Brush with Fate
[2003]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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The story of a painting as it moves from owner to owner through the centuries.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 14min
The Exorcist (1973) became a cultural phenomenon upon its release. This making-of documentary tells the story of its creation and describes how audiences reacted to it. Interviews with cast and crew are shown.
That's Life
[2000]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 1h
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Lydia DeLucca is a New Jersey bartender who wants more out of her life than just marriage and kids. So she breaks off her engagement, and heads to college. This doesn't make her ex-boyfriend Lou happy, who thinks she is wasting her time getting an education. Her family is none too supportive either. Her mother, Dolly, thinks marriage would be better since she thinks Lydia can't take care of herself... see more
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.
Follow the River
[1995]
 
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TV Movie | Adventure, Drama | 1h 31min
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An "inspirational" saga of a pioneer woman who is abducted by Shawnee indians.
Surviving
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h 23min
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Rick is a 17 year old golden boy whose father wants him to became a doctor like himself. Lonnie is a problematic 16 year old girl, who has just come out from a sanatorium after an attempted suicide. The families of both teens are very close friends. Right away, Lonnie and Rick fall strongly in love for each other. Meanwhile Rick becomes aware that his father betrays his mother, so he begins to show... see more
Alex in Wonderland
[1970]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 50min
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Bohemian Alex Morrison has just finished directing his first feature length movie. In its previews, the movie is considered a critical, artistic and surefire commercial success. As such, Alex seemingly has his choice of what his next project will be. Alex has a few thoughts in his mind, such as a biopic of Lenny Bruce, or a movie about a black uprising in Los Angeles. As he makes the rounds both in... see more
The Ambassador
[1984]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Thriller | 1h 37min
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An Amerian ambassador to Israel tries to bring peace to the Middle East, but his efforts are hampered when his wife has an affair with a PLO leader.
Within These Walls
[2001]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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Imprisoned after a drug arrest and bitter from a life marred by tragedy, Joan Thomas wants nothing to do with the world around her. But when a nun with a tragic past invites Joan to participate in an inmate rehabilitation program-training dogs to care for the handicapped-she experiences the freeing power of unconditional love for the first time. Based on the story of Sister Pauline Quinn.
When You Remember Me
[1990]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 31min
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Fact-based story of Mike Mills, a teen with muscular dystrophy, who is placed in a state nursing home by his destitute single mother. There he must contend with being the only young person in the clinic and with an abusive head nurse.
Hanna's War
[1988]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, War | 2h 28min
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During WW2 Hanna Szenes, a Hungarian Jew living in British Palestine, volunteers to go behind enemy lines to rescue Jews from deportation to death camps.
You Can Thank Me Later
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 50min
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This family drama examines a controlling mother through the eyes of her three deflated children, each of whom has sought therapy for the grief she's put them through
Night Ride Home
[1999]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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A father, mother and their daughter try to cope with the tragic death of their young son, the girl's brother, that she indirectly unintentionally caused.
Tropic of Cancer
[1970]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 27min
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The film depicts the adventures of expatriate American writer Henry Miller and his friends, as they pursue art, money, food, and sex in Paris.
Movie | Comedy, Drama
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An aspiring fashion designer struggles to find success and love. The story cuts into her life once a year, always on the same date: her birthday.
Pit Stop
[1969]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Sport | 1h 32min
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Grant Willard sponsors drivers in a "new" form of race car driving called The Figure Eight. The rise and fall of one such driver is the whole story behind PIT STOP.
30 Days
[2006]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sport | 1h 33min
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Two rival basketball stars are forced to face their respective prejudices.
Pack of Lies
[1987]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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London in the early 1960s. The life of a couple is upset by the coming of a British Secret Service agent who moves in across the street.
Friedkin Uncut
[2018]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 47min
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Into Thin Air
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 37min
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Ellen Burstyn stars as the Canadian mother of a college student who vanishes mysteriously while driving back to school in the states. After having no luck from the police, she hires a private detective (Robert Prosky) to help her. Their tenacious pursuit of clues uncovers the grim details of her sons fate, leading to a shocking climax.
A Dream of Passion
[1978]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 50min
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Melina Mercouri plays an actress who is attempting a comeback with a staging of the Greek tragedy "Medea" (about a woman who kills her children) in her native Greece. As a publicity stunt, she arranges a meeting with an American woman (Ellen Burstyn) who is serving a prison term for killing her own children. Features Mercouri performing "Medea" in the original, intercut with Burstyn narrating her ... see more
TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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Three generations of New Orleans prostitute fight the FBI and each other. Based on a true story.
Marilyn in Manhattan
[1998]
 
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TV Movie | 47min
An exclusive look at Marilyn Monroe just before her tragic end. Set in New York City in the 50's - It's a surprising documentary that captures the movie legend as she runs with Broadway pals from the Actors Studio.
Silence of the North
[1981]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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Based on the biography of Olive Fredrickson, It tells of her life as a girl, then a trapper's wife and later a widow with three small children surviving under rugged pioneer conditions in northern Alberta Canada from the early 1900's through to the Depression.
Trick of the Eye
[1994]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 35min
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A woman artist is hired by a wealthy woman to paint a mural in a room however she finds out that the woman wants her to do more than paint the mural as hidden family secrets are revealed.
Thursday's Game
[1974]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy | 1h 40min
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Harry Evers and Marvin Ellison have been playing poker Thursday nights with their friends for years. When a disagreement breaks up the game, they decide to continue meeting and doing different things together, instead of staying home with their wives. When the wives find out that the games stopped some time ago, they are a quite upset. Just what have they been doing on Thursday nights.
Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love
[1991]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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Longtime singles Lillian Lambert and Clifford Pepperman enjoy a romance late in their lives.
The 49th Annual Academy Awards
[1977]
 
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TV Special
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Documentary | Documentary
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A chronicle of the life of Marilyn Monroe, told through some of her most personal possessions as they are put up for auction.
Something in Common
[1986]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 42min
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A young man and a nice woman in her forties fall in love. His mother goes berserk when he tells her about it and when the girlfriend comes to meet the mother, she wants to jump out of her skin. Accepting her son's choice won't be easy.
The People vs. Jean Harris
[1981]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 2h 27min
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A re-enactment of the trial of the mistress of the Scarsdale Diet doctor for his March 1980 murder, with excerpts from the transcript of the proceedings serving as the script.
In Our Hands
[1984]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 30min
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One million people. One voice: stop the nuclear arms race. The largest peace demonstration in history, a magical day when even the police were on the side of the marchers.
Concert for America
[2017]
 
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TV Special | Music | 2h
Directed by:
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 35min
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 20min
The Ellen Burstyn Show
[1986]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Ellen Brewer, a best-selling author, shares her Baltimore home with single daughter Molly Ross plus five year old grandson Nick. Added to the mix is Ellen's sarcastic mother Sydney and her seminar student Tom, a frequent guest.
Memories Dreams & Addictions
[2001]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Drama, Short | 20min
Sois belle et tais-toi
[1981]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 55min
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Famous actresses talk about their role in the movie industry, and the demand to "be beautiful and shut up".
Fuddy Meers
[2018]
 
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Movie | Comedy
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A story of a woman who wakes up everyday with no memory and relives her past each day.
Sunnydale
[2017]
 
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Movie | Comedy
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A bored woman in a nursing home falls in love with one of her caretakers and decides to have his wife murdered so she can have him for herself.
Never Too Late
[2018]
 
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Movie | Comedy
Directed by:
Mom
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30min
A newly sober single mom tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley while dealing with her wayward mother.
Interstellar
[2014]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | 2h 49min
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A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
House of Cards
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 51min
Created by:
A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.
The Age of Adaline
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 1h 52min
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A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.
The Fountain
[2006]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sci-Fi | 1h 36min
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As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.
Red Dragon
[2002]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2h 4min
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A retired F.B.I. Agent with psychological gifts, is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him, is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
Draft Day
[2014]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sport | 1h 50min
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At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
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.
The Tale
[2018]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 54min
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A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach.
The Hurricane
[1999]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Sport | 2h 26min
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The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
W.
[2008]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 9min
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A chronicle of the life and presidency of George W. Bush.
When Marnie Was There
[2014]
 
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Movie | Animation, Drama, Family | 1h 43min
Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Wiener-Dog
[2016]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 28min
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A dachshund passes from oddball owner to oddball owner, whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch.
Big Love
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
A polygamist and his relationship with his three wives.
The Yards
[2000]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 55min
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In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors; he's battling with a minority-owned firm for contracts. Willie Gutierrez, Leo's best friend, is Frank's bag man and heads a crew of midnight saboteurs... see more
According to Greta
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 32min
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A suicidal and rebellious teenager is sent to live with her grandparents for the summer, where life takes an unexpected turn.
The Last Picture Show
[1971]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 58min
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In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.
Political Animals
[2012]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 6h
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A divorced, former First Lady, is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She deals with State Department issues, while trying to keep her family together.
Petals on the Wind
[2014]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 1h 25min
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A decade after Cathy, Christopher, and Carrie escaped from their grandparents' attic at Foxworth Hall, Petals on the Wind continues to follow the twisted plight of the family as they attempt to put their sordid past behind them, but soon discover certain secrets can't be left behind. When Cathy finds herself in an abusive relationship with a fellow dancer, Julian, Christopher and Cathy are forced to... see more
Dying Young
[1991]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 51min
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After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know their love cannot last because he is destined to die.
Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it.
Coma
[2012]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 4h
A young medical student discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table.
Deceiver
[1997]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 46min
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Textile company heir Wayland is accused of murder of a prostitute named Elizabeth, whose body was found cut in two in the park. The murder is investigated by tough detective Kennesaw and his less experienced partner Braxton. Wayland is a heavy drinker and compulsive liar, he is prone to memory losses and periods of heavy violence. He is rich enough to access necessary information, and he gets the interrogators'... see more
And the Oscar Goes To...
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 27min
The history of the Academy Awards.
Love, Marilyn
[2012]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 47min
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Modern day celebrities interpret excerpts from memoirs written by people who knew Marilyn Monroe as well as her recently discovered personal journals and letters.
The Baby-Sitters Club
[1995]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1h 34min
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Seven junior-high-school girls organize a daycare camp for children while at the same time experiencing classic adolescent growing pains.
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 42min
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Tells the story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis débutante daughter of a plantation owner with a distaste for narrow-minded people and a penchant for shocking and insulting those around her. After returning from studies overseas, Fisher falls in love with Jimmy, the down-and-out son of an alcoholic father and an insane mother who works at a store on her family's plantation. She tries to... see more
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 59min
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A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.
Unity
[2015]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 39min
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Despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on -- none of these has assuaged humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. UNITY is a film about why we can't seem to get along, even after thousands and thousands of years.
A Decade Under the Influence
[2003]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 2h 18min
A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.
About Scout
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family | 1h 49min
A rebellious Goth girl embarks on a road trip across Texas with a suicidal young man in an effort to find her little sister.
Custody
[2016]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 44min
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The lives of three women are unexpectedly changed when they cross paths at a New York Family Court.
Mrs. Harris
[2005]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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Based on the sensational 1980s media event, famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower meets a particularly brutal end at the hands of his jilted lover, Jean Harris.
Roommates
[1995]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 48min
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An elderly yet young-at-heart man moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards
[2014]
 
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TV Special | 2h 7min
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An awards ceremony honoring the best in American prime time television programming.
The Book of Daniel
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h
Created by:
Rev. Daniel Webster (Quinn) turns to a modern incarnation of Jesus to help him deal with his personal and professional problems.
The Time Tunnel
[1966]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1h
Created by:
Two scientists with a secret time travel project find themselves trapped in the time stream and appearing in notable periods of history.
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards
[2013]
 
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TV Special
Directed by:
An awards ceremony honoring the best in American primetime television programming.
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.
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards
[2001]
 
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TV Special | Family
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Our Fathers
[2005]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h 10min
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A dramatized account of the hidden sexual abuse and scandal that shook the foundation of the Catholic Church, and the characters, events, and policies that brought the abuse and scandal into existence.
Flash
[1997]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Adventure, Animation | 1h 30min
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A boy falls in love with a horse named Flash that's for sale. He gets a job to earn the money to buy the horse, but he's forced to sell when the family falls upon hard times. This family-oriented drama proceeds from there.
The 70th Annual Academy Awards
[1998]
 
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TV Special
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An award show that honors excellence in filmmaking in each of its separate categories. People are awarded Oscars in a humorous manner that provides an entertaining show.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
[1959]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family | 30min
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Sensitive teenager Dobie Gillis exasperates his grocer father Herbert T. Gillis and is the apple of his mother Winnie Gillis' eye. Dobie has an almost singular focus on the opposite sex, more often than not the object of his affection being the beautiful but money hungry Thalia Menninger, who in turn often loves Dobie but always loves money more, which Dobie never has and in his current life direction... see more
Goodbye Charlie
[1964]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 1h 56min
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Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts Charlie's affairs in order and after being convinced, finds himself an unwilling helper in Charlie's new plan to marry into money.
PoliWood
[2009]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
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An in-depth look at the Democratic and Republican national conventions held during the 2008 U.S. Presidential election year.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 19min
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An exploration into the life and art of the renowned author of "Last Exit To Brooklyn" and "Requiem For A Dream." Hubert Selby Jr., a self-described "scream looking for a mouth," against all odds, reached international acclaim with his controversial novels. His is a classic story of the great American novelist, overcoming tuberculosis, drug addiction and financial ruin, Selby eventually triumphed in... see more
77 Sunset Strip
[1958]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h
Created by:
Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama.
The House of Tomorrow
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 25min
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The film tells futurist, architect, and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller's incredible story through two teens hoping to get laid, become punk gods, and survive high school.
American Masters
[1985]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary | 1h 30min
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included Charles Chaplin, Helen Hayes, pop icon Andy Warhol, singer Billie Holiday and composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein.
Timepiece
[1996]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, Kilner's family life is in disarray with various crises including his daughter catching meningitis.
The 65th Annual Academy Awards
[1993]
 
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TV Special | Family
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Oscar's Greatest Moments
[1992]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 49min
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The most noteworthy events concerning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Award shows from 1971 to 1991.
Dodson's Journey
[2001]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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A man takes his young daughter on a cross-country fly-fishing trip following the death of his father and his wife's decision to get a divorce.
A Will of Their Own
[1998]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 5h
A two-part epic that "chronicles women's lives in the 20th century".
The Real McCoys
[1957]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.
The Patron Saint of Liars
[1998]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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A woman runs away from her husband when she discovers she is pregnant, going to a Catholic school for girls, where she meets and marries another man, who raises the child as his own. Meanwhile, the first husband spends 15 years searching for his wife.
Getting Gotti
[1994]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 29min
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Though she grew up in the same neighborhood with him, the new Assistant U.S. Attorney is determined to prosecute Mafia boss John Gotti. Uncooperative FBI agents and bureaucrats will not deter the driven young prosecutor as her quest culminates in the memorable and controversial trial of the "Dapper Don."
A Deadly Vision
[1997]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 36min
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A waitress who has psychic visions of murders before they happen is asked by a police detective to help find a serial killer.
Getting Out
[1994]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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A woman has to put her life back together after getting out of prison.
TV Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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An attorney, upon handling an incest case, learns that she was an incest victim by her father from the age of five months to five years. Through therapy, she arranges to confront her father and her mother (for physical and emotional abuse in her teens) and gets nowhere. She is further frustrated when she takes on another incest case, only to have the judge throw it back in her face after the child's... see more
Ben Casey
[1961]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first, under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba, and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.
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.
For Those Who Think Young
[1964]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 36min
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A wealthy young man tries to woo a university student, while her two uncles work to popularize a local club.
When It Was a Game 2
[1992]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History, Sport | 58min
Film consists solely of 8mm and 16mm film taken by players and fans from 1925 to 1961. All but approximately 6 minutes of the film is in color. Also includes literary passages, remembrances from players, writers and broadcasters, and archived baseball related music.
Grand Isle
[1991]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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A married woman in 1890s Louisiana meets a handsome Creole, reawakening her sexual desires, and is tempted into an affair with the man.
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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.
My Brother's Keeper
[1995]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 34min
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A man and his HIV-positive twin take an insurance company to court over a possibly life-saving bone marrow transplant.
The 51st Annual Academy Awards
[1979]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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Surfside 6
[1960]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
Ken, Dave and Sandy are three hip private detectives living on and working out of a houseboat in Miami, Florida. A yacht, belonging to socialite Daphne, is anchored next to their houseboat. While not pursuing criminals, they spend time at the Fontainebleau Hotel chasing Cha Cha who works as an entertainer in the Boom Boom Room.
Kraft Suspense Theatre
[1963]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
Kraft Suspense Theater was an anthology series which featured a new cast and stories each week.
Documentary | Documentary | 58min
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A portrait of Archer City, Texas, and key figures before and behind the cameras of THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, as they reconvene in Archer City 19 years later to shoot its sequel, TEXASVILLE.
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards
[1981]
 
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TV Special | Family
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The Doctors
[1963]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Romance | 30min
Created by:
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Dr. Matt Powers is head of Hope Memorial Hospital in the town of Madison, concerning himself with the staff and patients with their attending dramas. He is primarily supported by his wife Maggie, their good friend Dr. Althea Davis, and eventually the extensive Aldrich family over the years.
TV Series | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 1h
Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of Hollywood's top names, including quite a few who didn't do much TV otherwise. Every month or so, Hope would host a variety special in the show's time slot. On those occasions, the show was entitled "Chrysler presents... see more
TV Movie | Drama | 1h 36min
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True story about a rape victim who took a stand that rape is never the victim's fault and inspired many other victims who felt shame about what had happened to them to speak out.
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.
The 46th Annual Academy Awards
[1974]
 
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TV Special | Family
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Earth and the American Dream
[1992]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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The Detectives
[1959]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h
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Captain Matt Holbrook leads a squad of brave and tough detectives in a large, unnamed city. Instead of leading personal lives, they spend all of their time tracking murderers, thieves, corrupt cops, con-men and other lawbreakers. Holbrook's squad always consisted of three detectives, and rarely were all four men on a case at the same time.
The Dick Cavett Show
[1975]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 30min
The Greatest Show on Earth
[1963]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Family | 1h
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Johnny Slate is the big boss who successfully keeps the circus running as it moves from town to town. He manages to deal with the unexpected frequently and uses Otto King, the accountant, as a sounding board.
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers
[1969]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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Walter Nichols, an older and experienced lawyer, serves as a mentor to two attorney brothers. Brian is the more cerebral sibling, better at research. The younger Neil is impulsive and prone towards difficult cases.The three men combine their varied talents into creating a successful law firm.
I'm Dickens, He's Fenster
[1962]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Sitcom about two young blue-collar carpenters: the married one Harry Dickens, and the bachelor Arch Fenster (with his 'little black book'). Harry longs for the excitement of Fenster's bachelor life - but Harry's wife Kate won't permit it. At work they also find themselves in conflict with their boss Mr. Bannister.
The Dick Powell Theatre
[1961]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 1h
Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The Court-Martial of Captain Wycliff').
The DuPont Show of the Month
[1957]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, History | 1h 30min
The award winning bing play of Mary Chase came to television in. 1958. It tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, (Ar Carney) a personable chap who drinks a little and befriends a "pookah" a 6 foot rabbit he calls Harvey. Unfortunately, his sister and main caregiver Veta Louise Simmons fOrmation Lorne) and her spinster daughter Myrtle Mae, have had Elwood's condition affect negatively their social life... see more
Kraft Mystery Theater
[1959]
 
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TV Series | Mystery | 1h
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A successor to Kraft Television Theater with a change of focus away from straight drama. The high productions remained along with the ability to attract well known talent.
TV Special | Family
Michael Shayne
[1960]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
Michael Shayne is a private detective who solves crimes in Miami, Florida.
Going My Way
[1962]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Family | 1h
Father O'Malley is sent to a parish in lower-class New York City to assist old, crusty pastor Father Fitzgibbon. Mrs. Featherstone is the housekeeper in the rectory. When he arrives, Father O'Malley meets his boyhood friend Tom Colwell who is running the local community center.
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.
Night of 100 Stars II
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Family, Music | 3h
Bus Stop
[1961]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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Grace owns the bus stop in Sunrise CO. She, waitress Elma, Sheriff Will and D.A. Glenn watch life through the stories which unfold as passengers arrive and then depart the small town.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 28min
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Combining unprecedented access to Davis' vast personal archives with original interviews, this documentary reveals a startling portrait of one of hollywood's most gifted and enigmatic stars.
River of Fundament
[2014]
 
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Movie | Drama | 5h 19min
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In 2007, Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler began a new collaborative project inspired by American author Norman Mailer's 1983 novel Ancient Evenings, set in pharaonic Egypt. The project was conceived as a nontraditional opera with a series of one-time-only live acts performed across the American landscape. The film River of Fundament combines documentation of these three live acts with scenes set... see more
I Love the '70s: Volume 2
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 1h
Our Son, the Matchmaker
[1996]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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As seen in flashback, this is the story of 43-year-old Julie a beautician who when 15 was forced by her mother to give up her baby for adoption. Her son, now 28, a minister, with his wife expecting, begins to search for his biological mother to find out his family medical history. She hears of his search and reunites.
HypaSpace
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 25min
An informative look at news and gossip from the Entertainment Industry as it relates to SF.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 4min
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Empire of the Censors
[1995]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 2h
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The history of film and video censorship in Great Britain.
Revealed with Jules Asner
[2001]
 
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TV Series | 1h
I Love Liberty
[1982]
 
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TV Special | Comedy, Music | 2h
An all-star variety special saluting America.
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