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Joan Allen
Born August 20, 1956 (age 62)
Joan Allen (born August 20, 1956) is an American actress who has worked in theatre, film, and television. She won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut in Burn This. She is also a three-time Academy Award nominee; receiving Best Supporting Actress nominations for Nixon (1995) and The Crucible (1996), and a Best Actress nomination for The Contender (2000).
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The Bourne Ultimatum
[2007]
 
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Movie | Action, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 55min
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Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.
The Bourne Supremacy
[2004]
 
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Movie | Action, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 48min
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When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family | 1h 33min
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A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Death Race
[2008]
 
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Movie | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 45min
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Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.
Face/Off
[1997]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi | 2h 18min
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In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
Pleasantville
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 2h 4min
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Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.
The Ice Storm
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 52min
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In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control.
Manhunter
[1986]
 
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Movie | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 2h
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Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media.
The Upside of Anger
[2005]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 58min
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When her husband unexpectedly disappears, a sharp-witted suburban wife and her daughters juggle their mom's romantic dilemmas and family dynamics.
A Good Marriage
[2014]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 42min
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After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?
The Contender
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 2h 6min
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Senator Laine Hanson is a contender for US Vice President, but information and disinformation about her past surfaces that threatens to de-rail her confirmation.
The Family
[2016]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Mystery | 1h
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A community is rattled when a politician's son, who was presumed murdered years ago, returns home.
Searching for Bobby Fischer
[1993]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 49min
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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Nixon
[1995]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 3h 12min
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A biographical story of former U.S. president Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy to his eventual presidency which ended in shame.
The Mists of Avalon
[2001]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Fantasy | 3h 3min
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Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother, Igraine; his half-sister, Morgaine; his aunt Viviane, the Lady of the Lake; and his wife, Gwenwyfar.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
[1988]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 50min
The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.
Off the Map
[2003]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 45min
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An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.
Yes
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 40min
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In this film, told almost entirely in iambic pentameter, She is a scientist in a loveless marriage to Anthony, a devious politician. He is a Lebanese doctor in self-imposed exile, working as a chef in a London restaurant. They meet at a banquet and fall into a carefree, passionate relationship. But the contempt He perceives as a Muslim immigrant to the UK causes him to break up with She, offering little... see more
Bonneville
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 33min
Three women take a road trip to Santa Barbara in order to deliver the ashes of one of their dead husbands to his resentful daughter.
The Rape of Europa
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History, War | 1h 57min
The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.
All the Rage
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 39min
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Handguns figure in the intertwining lives of nine people. Warren shoots his wife Helen's lover and his defense is that he thought he was shooting an intruder. She leaves him; the lawyer helps her get a job with a nutty, reclusive computer wizard who waves a pistol about, sometimes at Helen. Tennel, the computer geek's ex-assistant, lands a video-store job and is smitten by Annabel Lee, an aggressive... see more
In Country
[1989]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, War | 2h
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Samantha Hughes, a teenaged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around with Tom, Earl, and Pete, three other Vietnam vets who, like Emmett, all have problems of one kind or another that relate to their war experiences. Sam, as Samantha is known, becomes obsessed with finding out about... see more
Trumbo
[2007]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 36min
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Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. Trumbo was one of several writers, directors, and actors who invoked the First Amendment in refusing to answer questions under oath. They were blacklisted and imprisoned. We follow Trumbo to prison, to exile in Mexico... see more
Georgia O'Keeffe
[2009]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama, Romance | 1h 29min
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Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Arthur Miller: Writer
[2017]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 38min
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Rebecca Miller's film is a portrait of her father, his times and insights, built around impromptu interviews shot over many years in the family home. This celebration of the great American playwright is quite different from what the public has ever seen. It is a close consideration of a singular life shadowed by the tragedies of the Red Scare and the death of Marilyn Monroe; a bracing look at success... see more
When the Sky Falls
[2000]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 47min
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Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the system, a police consort is ineffectual at aiding her despite trying to step outside of the normal bounds. Kevin McNally plays her husband, who hates her activities and the danger in which she places herself. Nonetheless... see more
TV Special | Comedy | 1h 16min
Zeisters
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 18min
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Two brothers befriend an escaped mental patient "the fat guy") and accompany him on his misadventures in the big city.
TV Movie | Drama | 1h 28min
Based on a true story, this film focuses on James Brady, the press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely injured in an attempt on the president's life. When John Hinckley Jr. tries to kill Reagan, he also shoots Brady. Although Brady recuperates, he is left partially paralyzed and continues to heal with the support of his wife, Sarah. The shooting inspires Brady to seek stricter gun control laws... see more
The 55th Annual Tony Awards
[2001]
 
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TV Special | Family
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Documentary | Documentary, Family
Documentary | Documentary | 3h
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Inside 'Manhunter'
[2001]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 17min
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 22min
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Say Goodnight, Gracie
[1983]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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A portrait of a generation at a turning point in 1976: With plans to attend their high school reunion, five members of the first Television Generation gather in an East Village, NYC, apartment where they discuss their dreams, insecurities, past events, and TV shows. They attempt to figure out what to do with their lives as they head toward age 30.
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards
[1988]
 
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TV Special | Family
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Room
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 58min
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A young boy is raised within the confines of a small shed.
The Bourne Legacy
[2012]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Mystery | 2h 15min
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An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.
The Notebook
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 3min
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A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.
The Killing
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 45min
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A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.
The Crucible
[1996]
 
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Movie | Drama, History | 2h 4min
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A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.
Peggy Sue Got Married
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 43min
Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Luck
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Sport | 52min
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A TV series centered around characters who are tied to the same horse-racing track.
Mad Love
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 33min
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The high-school student Matt Leland lives with his twin brother and sister and his father in a house by the lake. When the teenager Casey Roberts moves to the house on the other side of the lake, Matt snoops into her room with his telescope. They meet each other and soon they fall in love with each other. One day, Matt is taking a test at school and Casey activates the fire alarm to stop the test.... see more
TV Series | Comedy, Reality-TV | 1h
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With a quick wit and a lot of nerve, comedienne Kathy Griffin sets out on her wacky and shenanigan-filled journey from a D- to A-List celebrity.
Ethan Frome
[1993]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 39min
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A new pastor arrives in a stark Vermont village and is intrigued by crippled, misshapen Ethan Frome living on an isolated, hardscrabble farm with his sickly wife Zeena.
A Wedding
[1978]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 5min
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The daughter of a Louisville truck driver marries the scion of a very wealthy family, but reception at the family estate is boycotted by the invited guests.
Josh and S.A.M.
[1993]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 1h 36min
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Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that he is a "S.A.M." that is going to be sent to Africa to fight in a war and that Canada is a safe haven for any S.A.M. unwilling to fight. The cross-country journey begins when the 2 boys think they killed a drunk... see more
The Rosie O'Donnell Show
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 1h
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Comedian Rosie O'Donnell produces and hosts her first daytime talk show that focuses on interviews with celebrities about acting, writing, charity work and family life.
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards
[2001]
 
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TV Special | Family
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American Experience
[1988]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary, History | 1h
A series showcasing documentaries on American history.
New York: A Documentary Film
[1999]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, History | 10h
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Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 years later. Told in a sentimental tone, Burns weaves a lyrical tale of the great metropolis that encompasses not only the city's streets, but also that of the history of America. Though around fourteen hours in length... see more
Who Will Write Our History
[2018]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 35min
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Who Will Write Our History tells the story of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, the secret archive he created and led in the Warsaw Ghetto. With 30,000 pages of writing, photographs, posters, and more, the Oyneg Shabes Archive is the most important cache of in-the-moment, eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust. It documents not only how the Jews of the ghetto died, but how they lived... see more
Compromising Positions
[1985]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 1h 39min
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An ex-newspaper woman who is now a suburban housewife can't resist getting involved in an investigation of the murder of a philandering dentist who had been having affairs with several of her neighbors.
The 68th Annual Academy Awards
[1996]
 
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TV Special | Family
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HBO First Look
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, Short | 13min
Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary, History | 1h 26min
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The story of Hannah Senesh, a Hungarian poet who was captured by the Nazis, while trying to rescue Jews in WWII.
The Room Upstairs
[1987]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 41min
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The life of a lonely and isolated woman is transformed when she opens herself up to the outside world and to a gentle, romantic relationship.
American Playhouse
[1981]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.
Anatomy of a Scene
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 30min
This monthly series examines the creation of a scene from a new feature film from the point of view of the director and other key collaborators.
The 59th Annual Tony Awards
[2005]
 
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TV Special | Music
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Evergreen
[1985]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Family, Romance | 6h
Based on the novel by Belva Plain, covering a time span from 1909 to 1959. The story begins in New York's Lower East Side with the arrival of Polish-Jewish immigrant Anna (Lesley Ann Warren). At first employed as a humble seamstress, Anna is whisked into a whole new world when she becomes the wife of the enterprising Joseph Friedman (Armand Assante), who eventually becomes a wealthy Westchester contractor... see more
The 50th Annual Tony Awards
[1996]
 
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TV Special | Family
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