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Joel Schumacher
Born August 29, 1939 (age 79)
Joel T. Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Schumacher rose to fame after directing hit films of his decade St. Elmo's Fire (1985), The Lost Boys (1987) and Flatliners (1990). He later went on to direct John Grisham adaptations The Client (1994) and A Time to Kill (1996). His films Falling Down (1993) and 8mm (1999) were competed for Palme... full bio
The Number 23
[2007]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Thriller | 1h 38min
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Walter Sparrow becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him. As his obsession increases, more and more similarities seem to arise.
Phone Booth
[2002]
 
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Movie | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 21min
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Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle.
Batman & Robin
[1997]
 
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Movie | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 2h 5min
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Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.
Batman Forever
[1995]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 2h 1min
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Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
The Phantom of the Opera
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Musical, Romance | 2h 23min
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A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. He kidnaps the soprano and forces the owners of the play to keep her as the lead role of the play.
Falling Down
[1993]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 53min
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An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.
8MM
[1999]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Thriller | 2h 3min
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A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.
A Time to Kill
[1996]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2h 29min
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In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.
Trespass
[2011]
 
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Movie | Crime, Thriller | 1h 31min
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As they're held for ransom, a husband and wife's predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception.
The Lost Boys
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Horror | 1h 37min
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After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.
Flatliners
[1990]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1h 55min
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Five medical students experiment with "near death" experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.
Bad Company
[2002]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1h 56min
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When a Harvard-educated CIA agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother.
The Client
[1994]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 59min
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A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family.
Tigerland
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 41min
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A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.
Twelve
[2010]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 33min
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A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.
Veronica Guerin
[2003]
 
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Movie | Biography, Crime, Drama | 1h 38min
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An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.
Blood Creek
[2009]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 30min
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A man and his brother on a mission of revenge become trapped in a harrowing occult experiment dating back to the Third Reich.
St. Elmo's Fire
[1985]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 50min
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A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood.
Flawless
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 52min
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An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.
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.
Cousins
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 49min
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Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners.
D.C. Cab
[1983]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy | 1h 40min
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The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees to want to make something out of themselves. It is only when Albert is kidnapped that the cabbies must decide whether or not they are loyal to Albert and his cause.
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
[1981]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1h 28min
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When an ordinary woman is exposed to a unique mix of chemicals, she begins to uncontrollably physically shrink.
Virginia Hill
[1974]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 14min
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The story of Virginia Hill, a former prostitute who was the girlfriend of '40s killer and gangster Bugsy Siegel.
TV Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 40min
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The crises, incidents and interactions among the employees, patrons and contestants of a country-western bar's regularly scheduled talent show.
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