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James Spader
Born February 7, 1960 (age 59)
James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying eccentric characters in films such as the drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), the action science fiction film Stargate (1994), the controversial psychological thriller Crash (1996), the erotic romance Secretary (2002), and the blockbuster superhero film Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
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The Blacklist
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 43min
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A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.
Stargate
[1994]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1h 56min
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An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Secretary
[2002]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 47min
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A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.
Boston Legal
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 44min
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Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running David E. Kelley series The Practice (1997), following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the legal firm of Crane, Poole, and Schmidt.
Crash
[1996]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Wolf
[1994]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Romance | 2h 5min
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Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
[1989]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
The Watcher
[2000]
 
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Movie | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 1h 37min
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David Allen Griffin is a cool killer- time and time again, he chooses a female victim, studies her for weeks till he knows her routine to the smallest detail, makes meticulous preparations using his forensic knowledge to gain entry when she's quite alone, subdues her and administers a long, torturous death. Joel Campbell got so frustrated by his failure to capture Griffin in LA that he quit the FBI... see more
Supernova
[2000]
 
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Movie | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 30min
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Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes a Captain and Pilot, a co-pilot, a medical officer, a medical technician, a search and rescue paramedic, and a computer technician. When their vessel, the Nightingale 229, answers an emergency distress signal from a comet mining operation in a distant galaxy... see more
Shorts
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 1h 29min
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A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.
Alien Hunter
[2003]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1h 32min
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An alien black box is found in the South Pole, where a government agency is conducting botanical experiments.
White Palace
[1990]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 43min
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Still getting over the death of his wife, a young advertising executive meets an older waitress, a woman that might set him free.
Bad Influence
[1990]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 39min
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Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while jogging, Michael runs into the stranger on a pier. He introduces himself as Alex, and the two go out to an under- ground club. Within a matter of days, Alex wheedles his way into Michael's life and turns it upside down... see more
True Colors
[1991]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 51min
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Best friends from law school to election night, their friendship is sorely tested when one learns of another's betrayal.
Dream Lover
[1993]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 43min
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A successful businessman tries to uncover what is wrong with his wife.
Speaking of Sex
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 37min
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A female marriage counselor and a male depression expert try to solve the marital problems of a troubled couple.
Tuff Turf
[1985]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama | 1h 52min
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The new kid in school must battle a gang of street toughs after stealing the gang leader's girl.
Shadow of Fear
[2004]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 28min
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When a young man accidentally kills someone, he is plunged into a rich man's world of blackmail, betrayal, adultery and ...murder.
The Stickup
[2002]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Mystery | 1h 37min
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It's a quiet little town where nothing happens - until the day the bank is hit for half a million dollars by a thief wearing a clowns mask.
The Pentagon Papers
[2003]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, History, Thriller | 1h 39min
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Defense worker Daniel Ellsberg seeks to publish a series of classified government documents detailing the true nature of America's involvement in the Vietnam War.
I Witness
[2003]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 35min
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After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.
The Music of Chance
[1993]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 38min
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Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league.
Critical Care
[1997]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 47min
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Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are they really fighting over their father's care, or over his $10 million estate? Meanwhile, Werner must contend with his nutty supervisor, who insists that he only care for patients with full insurance. Can Werner sidestep the hospital's... see more
Keys to Tulsa
[1997]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 53min
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Richter Boudreau, the son of local celebrity Cynthia, is not very successful and works as a film critic for a local newspaper. In a short time he loses his job and his heritage, and one of his "friends" starts to blackmail him. His only hope is that others around him are even bigger dummies.
Jack's Back
[1988]
 
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Movie | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 1h 37min
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A serial killer in Los Angeles celebrates Jack the Ripper's 100th birthday by committing similar murders and only one has a chance of stopping him.
The New Kids
[1985]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1h 50min
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A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.
It All Came True
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy | 1h 34min
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A bachelor afraid of marriage angers his long-time girlfriend by buying a splendid townhouse just for himself, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of a famous theatrical couple, who teach him about love and commitment.
Storyville
[1992]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 53min
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While investigating his own blackmailing, a young politician uncovers his family's deep secrets.
Driftwood
[1997]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 40min
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When Sarah walks alone along the desolate beach one day she find an unconscious man, who has been brought to land by the waves. When he awakens he doesn't remember anything. He has no name and no past. His dependence lies on Sarah. A role that makes her forget her loneliness and she decides to therefore lie about their situation... She says that they are situated on an island, where no one can reach... see more
Discovery Atlas
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Documentary
Starcrossed
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Romance, Sci-Fi | 1h 30min
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An alien woman is running from a deadly enemy and tries to hide on Earth where she meets a young mechanic, who helps her to get back home and to fight for the freedom of her people.
A Killer in the Family
[1983]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 30min
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A father serving time for murder convinces his three teenage sons that his life is being threatened by fellow inmates and that they should break him out of jail. However, when his sons succeed in the jailbreak attempt, the father brings along his cell-mate, a former two time killer, and soon the sons find themselves involved in the pair's murderous crime spree.
Greasy Lake
[1988]
 
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Video | Drama
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Summer vacation's just started and 3 19 year old friends decide on a night out cruising, heading for Greasy Lake outside L.A. It turns out more eventful than they expected. (30 min.)
TV Movie | Mystery | 5min
An interactive episode for the series premiere of NBC's THE BLACKLIST, drawing audiences in to the world of the show through custom-shot, face-to-face encounters with the lead characters as the viewer attempts to "clear their name".
TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h
Jimmy Fallon hosts the Tonight Show and interviews celebrities, plays games with them and has a musical or comedic guest perform.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
[2015]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2h 21min
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When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.
Lincoln
[2012]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 30min
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As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
The Office
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 22min
A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.
The Homesman
[2014]
 
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Movie | Drama, Western | 2h 2min
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Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.
Wall Street
[1987]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 2h 6min
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A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
Pretty in Pink
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 36min
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A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.
Mannequin
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 1h 30min
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A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.
2 Days in the Valley
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 1h 44min
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48 hours of intersecting lives and crimes in Los Angeles.
Late Night with Seth Meyers
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 1h
Seth Meyers hosts a late-night talk show.
TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h 2min
Opening monologues, sketches, celebrity interviews, and musical performances are commonly featured.
Less Than Zero
[1987]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 38min
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A college freshman returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.
Bob Roberts
[1992]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 42min
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A right-wing folk singer becomes a corrupt politician and runs a crooked election campaign. Only one independent muck-raking reporter is trying to stop him.
Baby Boom
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 50min
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The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.
The Practice
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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We follow the exploits and cases of defense attorneys of a Boston law firm. Bobby Donnell is the senior defense attorney and founder of the firm.
The View
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
A panel of four real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations for a variety of topics.
Endless Love
[1981]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 56min
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A high school student's love for a 15-year-old girl is thwarted by parental disapproval, circumstance and accident.
72nd Golden Globe Awards
[2015]
 
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TV Special | 2h 8min
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The annual Golden Globes hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poheler.
The Rachel Papers
[1989]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 35min
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Charles is in control of his life; he is about to finish 6th form college and start at Oxford. He is 19 and wants an 'older' woman before he turns 20. Enter the beautiful Rachel, and Charles puts his 'master-of-seduction' routines into top gear. Things however get complicated, Charles has a string of ex's and a weird brother-in-law. Rachel has a boyfriend named Deforest and Charles' father has a m... see more
Live! with Kelly
[1988]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
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A live morning talk show with hosts Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest and special guests.
2016 MTV Movie Awards
[2016]
 
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TV Special
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In a world of award shows that suck, MTV gives you an award show that doesn't suck. Kevin Hart and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson host the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, an irreverent, in-your-face celebration of the movies fans really love with the stars they actually care about. And unlike other award shows, the fans choose the winners, not some exclusive committee of old, rich people. The show includes appearances... see more
Slow Burn
[2000]
 
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Video | Thriller | 1h 37min
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A distinguished explorer finds herself stranded in the Mexican desert with two escaped convicts and a stash of diamonds.
Documentary | Documentary
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Today
[1952]
 
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TV Series | News, Talk-Show | 4h
A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.
TV Special | 3h
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Cocaine: One Man's Seduction
[1983]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 37min
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A real estate salesman with career and marriage problems gets hooked on cocaine, and finds that not only does it not help him cope with them, but it makes them much, much worse.
Family Secrets
[1984]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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Three generations of women spend an emotional weekend that will change them forever.
CBS This Morning
[1987]
 
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TV Series | News, Talk-Show | 2h
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CBS's morning news and talk show.
Team-Mates
[1978]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 24min
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Vicki Mason, a high school senior, decides to prove a point by trying out for the school football team
Retrosexual: The 80's
[2004]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary | 5h
Diner
[1983]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 30min
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This pilot for the TV version of the critically acclaimed feature Diner (1982) focused on the complaints of the wives, Elyse and Beth, that their husbands were spending too much time hanging at the diner with their friends.
TV Special | Talk-Show
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 21min
This explores some of the film's behind-the-scenes wizardry. From James Spader (as Ultron) and Mark Ruffalo (as the Hulk) in their unflattering performance capture suits to the CGI tinkering involved to make Paul Bettany's Vision look slightly less human, it's an interesting but too-short glimpse at one of the year's most technologically complex movies. It goes back 18 months showing what it was like... see more
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