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John Frankenheimer
February 19, 1930 - July 6, 2002 (age 72)
John Michael Frankenheimer (February 19, 1930 – July 6, 2002) was an American film and television director known for social dramas and action/suspense films. Among his credits were Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Seven Days in May (1964), The Train (1964), Seconds (1966), Grand Prix (1966), French Connection II (1975), Black Sunday (1977), and Ronin (1998).
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Ronin
[1998]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Crime | 2h 2min
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A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians.
Reindeer Games
[2000]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1h 44min
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After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.
The Island of Dr. Moreau
[1996]
 
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Movie | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 36min
After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.
The Manchurian Candidate
[1962]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 2h 6min
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A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.
French Connection II
[1975]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 59min
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"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseille to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler who eluded him in New York.
Seconds
[1966]
 
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Movie | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 46min
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An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.
Birdman of Alcatraz
[1962]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 27min
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A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.
Ambush
[2001]
 
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Short Movie | Action, Short | 6min
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A mysterious BMW driver must protect an eccentric old foreigner from criminals.
The Train
[1964]
 
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Movie | Thriller, War | 2h 13min
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In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo.
Seven Days in May
[1964]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 1h 58min
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United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.
Path to War
[2002]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama, War | 2h 45min
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In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.
Black Sunday
[1977]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Thriller | 2h 23min
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Black Sunday is the powerful story of a Black September terrorist group attempting to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the president of the United States in attendance.
Grand Prix
[1966]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sport | 2h 56min
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American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team after a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate, Scott Stoddard. While Stoddard struggles to recover, Aron begins to drive for the Japanese Yamura team, and becomes romantically involved with Stoddard's estranged wife.
52 Pick-Up
[1986]
 
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Movie | Crime, Thriller | 1h 50min
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A secret fling between a man and his mistress leads to blackmail and murder.
Dead Bang
[1989]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 42min
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A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer, investigates some leads which bring him into contact with a group of white supremacy extremists. In addition to the racists, Beck also has to contend with an unhelpful FBI agent.
Prophecy
[1979]
 
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Movie | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1h 42min
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A log company's waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster.
Against the Wall
[1994]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Drama, Thriller | 1h 51min
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Based on the true story of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971.
Year of the Gun
[1991]
 
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Movie | Action, Romance, Thriller | 1h 51min
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David Raybourne is an American journalist covering political news in Italy during the 1970's. He is evolved with the Red Brigades when trying to help a friend (Alison King), who photographed then in action and discover the mafia net is at all levels.
The Holcroft Covenant
[1985]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 52min
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The son of a German General becomes part of a mysterious conspiracy to gain hidden Nazi funds.
Andersonville
[1996]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, History, War | 2h 47min
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The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War.
George Wallace
[1997]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 58min
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Following Alabama governor George Wallace through segregation, presidential elections, an assassination attempt and personal trauma.
The Challenge
[1982]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama | 1h 48min
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A down-and-out American boxer becomes involved in a feud between two Japanese brothers.
The Fourth War
[1990]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 31min
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Cold War drama about two gung-ho border commanders (Roy Scheider, Jurgen Prochnow) who carry out their own private war against each other on the German - Czechoslovakia border.
The Gypsy Moths
[1969]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Romance | 1h 47min
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Three skydivers and their travelling thrill show barnstorm through a small midwestern town one Fourth of July weekend.
The Young Savages
[1961]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 43min
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A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy. He begins to discover that the facts in the case aren't exactly as they seem to be.
I Walk the Line
[1970]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 37min
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Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre, he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful girl who turns his world upside down. Unable to ignore his feelings, he starts having an affair with her. But in a small town nothing is secret for long.
The Iceman Cometh
[1973]
 
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Movie | Drama | 3h 59min
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A salesman with a sudden passion for reform has an idea to sell to his barfly buddies: throw away your pipe dreams. The drunkards, living in a flophouse above a saloon, resent the idea.
All Fall Down
[1962]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 51min
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Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry. When Berry-Berry begins yet another meaningless love affair, this time with an older woman named Echo O'Brien, he really gets his parents at each others' throats.
TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 3min
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Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, and frequently resort to murder.
The Fixer
[1968]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 12min
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In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bok, is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.
The Horsemen
[1971]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 49min
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In the poor, desolate northern provinces of the mountainous feudal Sunni kingdom of Afghanistan (before the Soviet-engineered republican revolutions), the status of the proud men and their clans is determined less by wealth or even military power (both rare) then by victories in the ancient, though game of buskashi, a vicious form of polo dating back to Genghis Khan, in which the chapendaz (participating... see more
99 and 44/100% Dead
[1974]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1h 38min
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Uncle Frank Kelly calls on Harry Crown to help him in a gang war. The war becomes personal when Harry's new girlfriend is kidnapped by Uncle Frank's enemy, Big Eddie.
The Extraordinary Seaman
[1969]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, War | 1h 20min
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Lt. Commander Finchhaven, a ghostly relic from the First World War, he had fallen down dead drunk on his first assignment and been consigned from the great beyond to sail the seas until a further opportunity arises to redeem his actions. During the Second World War, he is encountered by a quartet of American seamen that includes Lt. Morton Krim and cook W.J. Oglethorpe. A deal is completed whereby... see more
The Young Stranger
[1957]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 24min
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When a 16-year-old, neglected by his movie producer father, gets in trouble, his father doesn't believe his claim of self-defense.
The Rainmaker
[1982]
 
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TV Movie | Drama
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Traveling rainmaker Starbuck arrives at the drought-ridden Curry place, promising rain for the farm and perhaps a romance for 'spinster sister' Lizzie
Story of a Love Story
[1973]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 50min
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Harry is a married writer who has an affair with a woman whose husband knows that she is unfaithful. As a result of his work, Harry has trouble distinguishing between fantasy and reality leaving us to wonder whether the affair is real or just a figment of Harry's imagination.
You Are There
[1953]
 
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TV Series | Drama, History | 30min
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".
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