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Joe Dante
Born November 28, 1946 (age 72)
Joseph James "Joe" Dante, Jr. (born November 28, 1946) is an American film director, producer, editor and actor. His films—notably Gremlins (1984)—often mix fantastical storylines with comedic elements.
Dante's films also include Piranha (1978), The Howling (1981), Gremlins (1984), Explorers (1985), Innerspace (1987), The 'Burbs (1989), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Matinee (1993), Small... full bio
Gremlins
[1984]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 1h 46min
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A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Small Soldiers
[1998]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1h 50min
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When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
[1990]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 1h 46min
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The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.
The 'Burbs
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 41min
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An overstressed suburbanite and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult.
The Hole
[2009]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller | 1h 32min
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A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
[2003]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Animation | 1h 31min
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The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond.
Innerspace
[1987]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 2h
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A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him.
Burying the Ex
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Horror, Romance | 1h 29min
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A guy's regrets over moving in with his girlfriend are compounded when she dies and comes back as a zombie.
Twilight Zone: The Movie
[1983]
 
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Movie | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1h 41min
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Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.
The Howling
[1981]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 31min
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After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.
Nightmare Cinema
[2018]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 59min
Five strangers converge at a haunted movie theater owned by The Projectionist (Mickey Rourke). Once inside, the audience members witness a series of screenings that shows them their deepest fears and darkest secrets over five tales.
Explorers
[1985]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 1h 49min
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A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?
Piranha
[1978]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1h 34min
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When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Matinee
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 39min
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A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Amazon Women on the Moon
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1h 25min
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A spoof 1950s sci-fi movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late-night television.
Trapped Ashes
[2006]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 45min
Seven strangers on a Hollywood movie studio tour are trapped inside an infamous House of Horror and forced to tell their most terrifying stories to get out alive.
The Second Civil War
[1997]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 37min
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A simple immigration issue spins wildly out of control for those involved, ranging from the President of the United States, to a news producer.
Hollywood Boulevard
[1976]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Thriller | 1h 23min
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In this satire on 70s B-movie industry, a young ditsy pretty blond arrives in Hollywood to try her luck as an actress. After some mishap, a shady agent finds her a job with a sleazy B-movie crew plagued by strange deadly accidents.
Haunted Lighthouse
[2003]
 
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Short Movie | Adventure, Short
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Spooky lighthouse and old man perfect storm
TV Movie | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1h 37min
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A galactic civil war has lead to a new Dark Age. Thief Thorpe seeks help from a former rebel, now a warlord, and a former general, who wishes to rebuild the Galactic Republic, to save his missing sister Nova from mysterious aliens.
The Movie Orgy
[1968]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 7h
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A compilation film designed to evoke nostalgia for the shared entertainment experiences of early baby boomers, "The Movie Orgy" includes clips from television programs and B-movies of the 1950s and 1960s, as well as commercials, music clips, newsreels, blooper outtakes, satiric short films and promotional and government films. The effect is something like a simulation of a lazy Saturday of channel... see more
The Greatest Show Ever
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy
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