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Maury Chaykin
July 27, 1949 - July 27, 2010 (age 61)
Maury Alan Chaykin (July 27, 1949 – July 27, 2010) was an American-born Canadian actor, best known for his portrayal of detective Nero Wolfe, as well as for his work as a character actor in many films and television programs.
The Art of War
[2000]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1h 57min
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Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead Vietnamese refugees turns up on the docks and China's ambassador is gunned down at a dinner celebrating a new trade agreement with China and the US, Shaw is framed for the murder and must evade the FBI and Triad gangsters... see more
Being Julia
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 44min
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Set in '30s London, the film involves stage actors and their experiences with love and revenge.
Hostage
[2002]
 
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Short Movie | Action, Adventure, Short | 9min
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The driver races to locate a kidnapped victim locked in the trunk of an abandoned car somewhere on the water's edge. Linked to her only by cell phone, the driver narrows in on her location in a desperate race against time and tide.
The Adjuster
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 42min
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A reflection about what makes everyone's life unique, through the story of Noah's family. Noah is an adjuster, having sex with his customers. His wife Hera watches pornographic movies for the Board of Censors. They live with their son Simon and Hera's sister in a show-flat. One day, they meet Bubba, who wants to make a movie in their house.
Sex Traffic
[2004]
 
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Mini Series | Crime, Drama | 3h 9min
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Boston based Kernwell Industries is an American defense contractor. One of those contracts is to deploy 3,000 peacekeepers to the International Peacekeeping Coalition's work in the Balkans. Because of the near epidemic problem of sex trafficking of young Balkan women, Kernwell has decided to support the charity, Worldwide Federation Against Forced Migration. Kernwell's head of charities is Madeleine... see more
Jerry and Tom
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 47min
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Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his old friend Karl.
The Hunt for the BTK Killer
[2005]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Crime, Drama | 1h 22min
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After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas home in on the serial killer known as BTK.
A Nero Wolfe Mystery
[2000]
 
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TV Series | Action, Drama, Mystery | 46min
Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
Def-Con 4
[1985]
 
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Movie | Action, Sci-Fi | 1h 28min
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Two men and a woman circle the globe in a satellite armed with a nuclear device. The third world war breaks out, and a few months later the satellite crashes. They survive the crash but one man gets killed by survivors and the other man gets caught. The woman stays by the remains of the the satellite but is soon caught by evil punks who have taken power.
Glitch
[2008]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 30min
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A new communication technology is invented, but when the inventors test the new product on themselves, there is a bug or two that need to be fixed.
TV Movie | 1h 34min
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A street kid interrupts Nero Wolfe's dinner with his eyewitness account of a kidnapping. The next day, the boy is dead and his mother comes to the detective with her son's meager savings and dying wish to hire Wolfe to solve his murder.
Whale Music
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 47min
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Shot around the breathtaking coastline of B.C.'s Howe Sound, Whale Music is the triumphant adaptation of Paul Quarringaton's Governor General's Award-winning novel about the redemption of a faded rock star through love and music. Richard J. Lewis' exploration of the reclusive musician's efforts to create a piece of music that will summon the whales is a sensory and emotional tour de force.
The Grift
[2008]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Horror | 1h 49min
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A 1940's period drama about about a woman who has been wronged by her husband, but must help him after he has fallen in with a family of grifters.
Crossed Over
[2002]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 30min
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Based on the book Crossed Over: A Murder/A Memoir by Beverly Lowry, Crossed Over tells the true story of a woman, Beverly Lowry, who after the tragic hit-and-run death of her teenage son, sinks into a deep depression. Lowry and her supportive husband struggle to cope with this devastating loss. Lowry forms an unusual friendship with the first and only woman executed while on death row in Texas, Karla... see more
If Looks Could Kill
[1996]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 20min
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The true story of John Hawkins, a notoriously elusive criminal profiled on John Walsh's television show 'Americas's Most Wanted'. Hawkin was a sociopathic con man and murderer, who used sex in his scams and had the charm and good looks to do so. After a $1 million insurance settlement on a business partner's death, he disappeared, leading the California detective who pursued him on a wild chase all... see more
Northern Lights
[1997]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 51min
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A stranger's call informs Roberta (Diane Keaton) that her estranged brother Frank has died in a small town under bizarre circumstances. Ben, his best friend from college, also gets the call.
Cold Comfort
[1989]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 51min
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Three lonely people depend on each other when they get stranded at a deserted gas station in a blizzard. Floyd is a truck driver balancing on the edge of lunacy. He is the caring father of 16-year old Dolores, but is also torn up by sexual feelings for his daughter. Sales rep. Steven also ends up in the blizzard with his car in a ditch. Floyd rescued Steven and brings him along as a birthday present... see more
The Wet Season
[2002]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short | 7min
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Jocelyn works at her Uncle's "Crying Booths" in the country, while crying is forbidden in the cities.
George's Island
[1989]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Family | 1h 29min
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This is a tale about two children who are put in a foster home, and then on Halloween they breakout and are rescued by their eccentric grandfather who is in a Halloween costume of an eyeball. They then go to Georges island to try and find the treasure of Captain Kidd.
Production Office
[2008]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 24min
In a film production office before an all-night shoot, Jane, the Coordinator, packs up to go home after a long day. But the phone rings, and a chain reaction of events and misadventures are set into motion that force her to stay, and stay, and stay, all night. From missing props and wardrobe to a missing actor, from angry power struggles to sexual misconduct, Jane and her faithful assistant, Justy... see more
Past Perfect
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 31min
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The film intercuts between two days, two years apart. The first: a flight from Vancouver to Halifax, where Charlotte and Cecil, two strangers, meet in seats 3a & 3c and fall in love. The second: a Saturday two years later, where Charlotte and Cecil now a couple, fight, break-up and finally reunite.
Touched
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 43min
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On a native reserve in BC's Okanagan, a completely uninhibited Adonis-like 19 year-old seeking refuge from the voices in his head and a place to sleep, has an affair with a riotous 65 year-old red-head cowgirl, interrupting her successful drinking campaign to oblivion.
Race for the Bomb
[1987]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, War | 6h
This docudrama tells the story of how the atomic bomb came to be built.
Entourage
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 28min
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Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.
Dances with Wolves
[1990]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Western | 3h 1min
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Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
The Mask of Zorro
[1998]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 2h 16min
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A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own.
Blindness
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 2h 1min
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A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness.
Entrapment
[1999]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Romance | 1h 53min
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An insurance agent is sent by her employer to track down and help capture an art thief.
Eureka
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | 1h
A U.S. Marshall becomes the sheriff of a remote cozy little Northwestern town of Eureka where the best minds in the US have secretly been tucked away to build futuristic inventions for the government which often go disastrously wrong.
My Cousin Vinny
[1992]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 2h
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Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.
Twins
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 47min
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A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.
It's a Boy Girl Thing
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 1h 35min
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Sworn enemies find themselves in each other's bodies, and use this to ruin each other's lives.
Barney's Version
[2010]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 14min
The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.
WarGames
[1983]
 
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Movie | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 54min
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A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.
Mousehunt
[1997]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family | 1h 38min
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Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.
Trailer Park Boys
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 30min
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Three petty felons have a documentary made about their life in a trailer park.
Casino Jack
[2010]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Crime | 1h 48min
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A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
A Life Less Ordinary
[1997]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy | 1h 43min
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Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in L.A. who takes his boss' daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two "angels" who are in charge of human relationships on earth, offer some unsolicited help to bring this unlikely couple together.
The Sweet Hereafter
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 52min
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A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems.
Mystery, Alaska
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 1h 59min
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This comedy is about the residents of a small town who get over-excited when their hockey team gets chosen to host a televised event
Where the Truth Lies
[2005]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 47min
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Karen O'Connor, a young journalist known for her celebrity profiles, is consumed with discovering the truth behind a long-buried incident that affected the lives and careers of showbiz team Vince Collins and Lanny Morris.
Cutthroat Island
[1995]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 2h 4min
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A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.
Beethoven's 2nd
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family, Romance | 1h 29min
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Beethoven, the St. Bernard dog, becomes a father, but his girlfriend Missy is dog-napped, and his puppies are in danger of the same fate.
Hero
[1992]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 59min
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A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.
Owning Mahowny
[2003]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 44min
A bank manager with: (a) a gambling problem and (b) access to a multimillion dollar account gets into a messy situation. Based on the story of the largest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history.
Sommersby
[1993]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 54min
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A farmer's wife begins to suspect that the man in her bed is an impostor after he returns home from the Civil War.
Exotica
[1994]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 43min
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Francis, whose daughter was murdered a few years ago, is always watching Christina dance in the night club Exotica. One night he is dared to touch the girl and ends up being thrown out. He then sends in Thomas to try and find explanations.
Andromeda
[2000]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | 43min
Captain Dylan Hunt and the crew of the Andromeda Ascendant set out on a mission to rebuild the Systems Commonwealth 300 years after its fall.
Devil in a Blue Dress
[1995]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 42min
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An African-American man is hired to find a woman, and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal.
La Femme Nikita
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller | 1h
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Aclandestine anti-terrorist organization fakes the death of a convicted murderer and trains her in the fighting skills necessary to succeed in her new job.
Gone Fishin'
[1997]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 34min
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Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip.
Harriet the Spy
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1h 40min
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Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But when Harriet's friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business?
Mr. Destiny
[1990]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 1h 50min
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Unhappy Larry Burrows sees what his life could've been like, had he made that winning home run as a teenager.
To Each His Own Cinema
[2007]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 40min
A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about Cinema.
The Twilight Zone
[1985]
 
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TV Series | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 45min
Created by:
A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.
Joan of Arc
[1999]
 
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Mini Series | Adventure, Biography, Drama | 3h
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Spurred by divine voices and visions, a 15th-century teen leads French forces against the English.
Lexx
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 1h 33min
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4,000 years ago in a parallel universe, a group of unlikely antiheroes are forced to run from Shadow, a tyrannical demonic entity who rules the galaxy through his cult, after accidentally stealing his massively powerful starship Lexx.
Adoration
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 40min
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For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy.
Due South
[1994]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama | 46min
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The cases of a cynical American police detective and a upright Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable in the city of Chicago.
Millennium
[1989]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 1h 48min
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An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future. She replaces the people from airplanes before they crash with corpses with the same features.
Love and Death on Long Island
[1997]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 33min
Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. After that he travels to Long Island city where Ronnie lives and meets him, pretending that Ronnie is a great actor and that's why Giles admires him.
Death Hunt
[1981]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1h 37min
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In 1931 Canada, Yukon trapper Johnson has a feud with a dog owner who later retaliates by publicly accusing Johnson of murder and thus triggering a police manhunt in the wilderness.
Iron Eagle II
[1988]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Romance | 1h 45min
Directed by:
General Chappy Sinclair assembles a joint U.S.- Soviet strike team to take out a rogue middle eastern nuclear base.
Intern Academy
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 30min
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Follows the misadventures of a group of young interns at a hospital/medical school - dealing with the pressures of school and love.
Money for Nothing
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 40min
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When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an investment firm, for advice, before turning to the mob for help laundering the money. While Joey makes plans to leave the country, however, a detective is following... see more
What's Cooking?
[2000]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 49min
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In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, Isabel's son has invited her estranged husband to their family dinner. Audrey and Ron Williams want to keep their own family's ruptures secret from Ron's visiting mother. In... see more
Unstrung Heroes
[1995]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 33min
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Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular.
Sugar
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 18min
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Troubled suburban teen Cliff hooks up with a hustler from the streets of Toronto's gay ghetto.
The Bedroom Window
[1987]
 
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Movie | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 52min
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Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't want to expose their relationship and so is reluctant about talking to the police. Terry, wanting to help, gives the police the description of the attacker. He soon becomes the main suspect in the case. He then sets... see more
Turk 182!
[1985]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Drama | 1h 42min
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Jimmy Lynch is angry because his older brother, who was injured as a result of an off duty fire rescue, is denied benefits by the city. At the same time, Mayor Tyler is embroiled in a political scandal that he denies all previous knowledge of. Jimmy begins painting "Tyler Knew, Turk 182" as an embarrassment to the mayor. The mayor is furious at this grafitti appearing all over the city and orders the... see more
Wilby Wonderful
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 39min
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A day-in-the-life dark comedy concerning a group of islanders, their respective secrets, and one man's plan to kill himself quietly.
Bartleby
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 1h 23min
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A clueless boss has no idea what to do with his mundane office worker whose refusal of duties only gets worse each passing minute.
Heavens Fall
[2006]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 45min
Directed by:
Two young woman accuse nine black youths of rape in the segregated South.
Mrs. Soffel
[1984]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 50min
Directed by:
Peter Soffel is the stuffy warden of a remote American prison around the turn of the century. His wife, Kate, finds herself attracted to prisoner Ed Biddle. She abandons her husband and children to help Ed and his brother Jack escape and accompanies them into the wintery wasteland.
Curtains
[1983]
 
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Movie | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 29min
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Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.
Crime Story
[1986]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
Directed by:
The saga of a Chicago police detective's efforts to stop a young hood's ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime.
Meatballs III: Summer Job
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 1h 36min
Directed by:
The ghost of a dead porn star comes to Earth to help a nerd with his sex life.
Of Unknown Origin
[1983]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 28min
Directed by:
A man who recently completed rebuilding a townhouse becomes obsessed with a rat infestation until it becomes an interspecies duel.
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
Harry & Son
[1984]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h
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Harry Keach has been widowed for two years and works as a demolition crane operator on a demolition crew.
Where the Heart Is
[1990]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 47min
Directed by:
Stewart McBain (Coleman) is a real-estate mogul who spends his living blowing up old buildings to make room to erect new buildings. All goes as planned for a new subdivision, until a group of protesters object to the destruction of one lonely, ugly building, called the Dutch House. Typically, the media is sent to the scene of the protest, and McBain appears on TV in a bad way. His children - Daphne... see more
Leaving Normal
[1992]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 50min
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For her entire life, twenty-seven year old Marianne Johnson has been on the move, the decisions which she's made as an adult which have been total failures, such as her second most recent marriage to Curtis Johnson, which brought her to Normal, Wyoming. However, she has an optimistic view of life, always believing that each decision she makes will be the right one. She is a linear thinker and despite... see more
TV Series | Comedy
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Trailer Park Boys actors John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells and Mike Smith as fictionalized versions of themselves. The fictional trio are starring in a new sketch comedy series, Happy Funtime Hour, but their production goes awry when a mad scientist named Doctor Funtime (Maury Chaykin) forces them to ingest a hallucinogenic substance he created. The actors must go through unpredictable events while constantly... see more
Breaking In
[1989]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy | 1h 34min
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Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike clearly has "larceny in his heart", it will take him a long time to get as good as Ernie.
TV Movie | Drama, War | 2h 1min
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Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Camilla
[1994]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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Vincent and Freda Lopez are a young married Toronto couple who both indulge in the arts, Vince as an artist and Freda as a musician/composer. Their marriage is not as secure as it may seem on the surface as Vince sees Freda's music as purely a hobby, while she sees it as her vocation, despite feeling insecure about it. The two drive to Savannah, Georgia for a vacation, where they meet mother and son... see more
Superstorm
[2007]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 2h 57min
Superstorm is a three-part British docudrama miniseries written and directed by Julian Simpson, about a group of scientists that try to divert and weaken hurricanes using cloud seeding. Superstorm originally aired on BBC One for a period of three weeks, totaling three 59 minute episodes, from April 15th, 2007 to April 29th, 2007. Each episode was followed by a half-hour documentary on BBC Two on extreme... see more
Less Than Kind
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 30min
15-year-old Sheldon Blecher is overweight, with a self-destructive driving instructor father and pyromaniac mother who never quite seem to fit into their community. His egotistical failed-actor brother has just returned home and taken up residence in his bedroom after marking the territory. His family business is on its way down the toilet, and under investigation for tax evasion. AND, on top of all... see more
Plan B
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 38min
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A bookkeeper who thinks she killed three mobsters is subsequently promoted by her boss to be a hitman.
Let the Devil Wear Black
[1999]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 29min
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In this updated version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, a young man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.
Cooking with Stella
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 44min
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Inside the Canadian diplomatic compound in New Delhi, a mischievous cook affects the lives of her employers and fellow staff.
Bleacher Bums
[2001]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 1h 55min
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A day in the life of a group of gambling buddies, as they sit in on their beloved baseball team game.
Sugartime
[1995]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 51min
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Purportedly true story of the affair between singer Phyllis McGuire, and Mafia boss Sam Giancana, famous for his alleged connections to John F Kennedy and Frank Sinatra.
Stars and Bars
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 34min
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A British art expert travels across America in order to purchase a rare Renoir painting in the South but comes across some crazy characters in the process.
Camp Hollywood
[2004]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 12min
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A porn star, a bank robber and a Shakespearean actor are some of the subjects of Camp Hollywood, a feature documentary about the residents of a legendary Hollywood hotel. Seen through the eyes of a Canadian comic who's come out to L.A. for the first time, Camp Hollywood is an intimate portrait of the actors, musicians and other transients he meets during his two-month stay.
The Vindicator
[1986]
 
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Movie | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1h 33min
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An employee of a secret company operation becomes the victim of the company's special weapons project. He is transformed into a robotic killing machine that, because of his programming must destroy anything that comes near him.
Tracey Takes On...
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Tracey Ullman takes on a different topic in each episode, giving different characters opinions on such things as vanity, royalty and law.
Emily of New Moon
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
An orphan is sent to live with relatives in picturesque turn-of-the-century Prince Edward Island.
Wild Thing
[1987]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Thriller | 1h 32min
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A child witnesses drug dealers murder his parents. He escapes and grows up wild in the city's slums. Years later he emerges to help the residents of the area who are being terrorized by street gangs and drug dealers.
Act of Vengeance
[1986]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Crime, Drama | 1h 35min
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In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
The Industry
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 22min
Back stabbing execs at a Canadian TV network stop at nothing to get ahead.
Movie | Family, Fantasy | 1h 36min
Directed by:
One day, a boy named Jacob Two-Two (aptly named because every phrase that he utters is repeated) decides to set out to prove himself to his parents that he can do things, so his father, who is tired of hearing his wife order him to do the shopping, sets Jacob out to buy two tomatoes. As Jacob makes his way to buy them, the greengrocer in the shop keeps telling an officer that Jacob was threatening... see more
Montréal vu par...
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 5min
Six stories about Montreal. 1: A young housewife from Toronto samples the nightlife using basic French. 2: The tale of a painting of Montreal's first mayor, Jacques Viger. 3: During a hockey game, Madeleine tries to tell Roger she wants a divorce after forty years of marriage. 4: A visitor to a conference on pictographs arrives at the airport, where the female customs officer steals a momento from... see more
Hearts of Fire
[1987]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music, Romance | 1h 35min
Directed by:
A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.
Bull
[2008]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 1h 38min
Directed by:
Deep within heatwave-baked skyscraper canyons, a hapless stockbroker gets caught up in a twisty web where no one - at all - is telling the truth. A darkly comic neo-noir about deception, identity, money, murder, and really tall buildings.
Nowhere to Hide
[1987]
 
My rating
Movie | Action, Thriller | 1h 30min
Directed by:
Marine officer Rob Cutter and his wife Barbara have a son named Johnny. Rob discovers that two newly delivered helicopters in his squadron have crashed because a defective part, a C-ring, has been made of a weaker, less expensive alloy. Before Rob can go public with this, Rob is killed on the orders of corrupt General Howard, who did not want Rob to go public with the defective part. Howard believes... see more
The Guardian
[1984]
 
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TV Movie | Thriller | 1h 45min
Directed by:
The residents of a New York apartment building are shocked when one of them is shot during a burgulary. They decide to hire a security expert to patrol the building, but he seem a little over-committed to his work. Residents are uncomfortable with the security expert's methods but choose safety over asking at what cost.
TV Series | Comedy, Family, Musical | 30min
Musical comedy with the Canadian children's musical trio.
Keeping the Promise
[1997]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
Directed by:
Harsh elements, disease and dilemmas mark a Massachusetts family's move to uncharted Maine and a better life in 1768.
Hockey Night
[1984]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Sport | 1h 14min
Directed by:
A female goalie player faces prejudiced opposition when she joins a boys hockey team in Parry Sound, Ontario.
Movie | Thriller | 1h 54min
Directed by:
A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript armored truck, crudely yet somehow elaborately rigged with high explosives (and the President trapped inside), the two terrorists keep the Secret Service at bay until in the end, Assanti is killed and Shatner has... see more
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye
[1983]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Mystery | 1h
Directed by:
Private detective Philip Marlowe solves many crimes in Los Angeles during the 1930s.
Night Heat
[1985]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
Created by: ,
The exploits of the detectives of the Mid South Precinct, in a generic North American city not unlike New York (but a lot like Toronto), chronicled through the eyes of newspaper columnist Tom Kirkwood and his "Night Heat" column.
Strip Search
[1997]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama | 1h 30min
Directed by:
Robby Durrell is the prince of the vice squad. A man who's seen it all and done a little of it too. But when the enchanting Sela hires him to help track down her stripper-stepdaughter, Robby learns there's more to Sela than meets the eye.
Conspiracy of Silence
[1991]
 
My rating
Mini Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 4h
After a young Canadian Aboriginal girl is murdered in 1971, it takes 20 years of inaction and prejudice before the police finally find the real killers. Meanwhile the killers have to live with their own guilt and fear of being caught.
Elijah
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Drama
Directed by:
Buried on Sunday
[1992]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 34min
Directed by:
A fishing village responds to government cutbacks by declaring independence and uses the arsenal of a Soviet missile sub to back it up.
TV Movie | Comedy | 50min
Directed by:
Award winning actress/comedienne Tracey Ullman returns to HBO for an all-new special starring the one-and-only "Ruby Romaine"--one of the most memorable characters ever to grace Tracey's long-running HBO comedy series Tracey Takes On.
Pale Saints
[1997]
 
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Movie | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 30min
Directed by:
Two small time hoods pretend to be serious henchmen in order to get to do a job in Toronto that they think will get them serious recognition in the mob. Things soon get out of control.
Conduct Unbecoming
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
Directed by:
United States Marine Nick Dodd is charged with callously killing several civilians in Afghanistan. A military trial ensues.
Nothing Personal
[1980]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 37min
Directed by:
Suzanne Somers, an environmentally concerned lawyer, was hired by Donald Sutherland to halt the construction on a breeding ground of endangered species of seals. In HD.
Highpoint
[1982]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Thriller | 1h 28min
Directed by:
James Hatcher embezzles ten million dollars from a joint mafia/CIA operation, leaving them squabbling with each other. Unemployed Lewis Kinney gets caught up in the intrigue, and must try to recover the money, while saving the beautiful Lise Hatcher (hopefully for himself).
Seeing Things
[1981]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Mystery
Created by:
A newspaper journalist has strange visions which help him in the solving of crimes.
Caribe
[1987]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Thriller | 1h 30min
Directed by:
Helen is an amateur illegal arms trader to Central American terrorists. After a deal goes bad she is on the run and has to trust Jeff, a British Intelligence Agent.
The Pianist
[1991]
 
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Movie | Romance | 1h 52min
Directed by:
Jean and her sister, played by Macha Grenon, have a life long infatuation with the Japanese Pianist who once lived across the street from them during their high school years. The film is set during the family's reunion on Vancouver Island and flashes back and forth over the last 10 years. By coincidence, Yoshi who is now a world famous Pianist is giving a concert in Vancouver and Amy is anxious to... see more
Soup for One
[1982]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 27min
Directed by:
When Allan meets Maria he is sure he has found the perfect woman for him but she's not interested. He persists, she relents, they begin dating. Allan then starts to second guess what he thought he wanted.
Riel
[1979]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama, War | 2h 27min
Directed by:
A film about the actions of the Metis rebel leader who opposed the Canadian government in two seperate rebellions.
King of Kensington
[1975]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Created by:
Directed by:
In Like Flynn
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Adventure, Drama | 1h 40min
Directed by:
Life is one cliff-hanger after another for a bright and beautiful woman and the reluctant young man who joins her in defying death as they investigate a series of baffling murders and disappearances in the Caribbean for a mysterious novelist whose best-selling thrillers are based on chilling reality.
Higher Education
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 32min
Directed by:
Another Canadian screwball comedy involving a horny college man who can't decide between his girlfriend and his teacher.
Double Negative
[1980]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 36min
Directed by:
Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer according to Leonard Maltins movies on tv
Hot Paint
[1988]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy | 1h 29min
Directed by:
Two losers rob a rich guy and discover that, among the loot, they've taken a rare painting worth $2.8 million. John Larroquette plays his usual rude, selfish character-here named Gus - and he suckers Willy (Gregory Harrison) into his scheme to rob the mansion. The two losers have to try to figure out how to sell the valuable but high-profile item without getting busted. They travel the world looking... see more
Abroad
[2010]
 
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TV Movie
Directed by:
Journalist Amy Pearce's dreams come true when she is able to transfer from her newspaper job in Toronto to London to work at its sister newspaper, the London Daily Post. The transfer was made possible by the newspapers' wealthy owner, Lord Oldenberg. Life in London does not initially turn out to be what Amy had envisioned. The Post's editor-in-chief, Max Hardman, places Amy in what is called the Fem-Post... see more
Of Murder and Memory
[2008]
 
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TV Movie | Drama
Directed by:
After being kicked off a jury for arriving five minutes late, a troubled woman becomes obsessed with the verdict, which sent a woman her age to prison for life. As she fights to have the case reopened, her bond with the prisoner forces her to confront questions of guilt, justice and responsibility. A true story,
Bury the Lead
[2002]
 
My rating
TV Series | Drama | 1h
Directed by:
A drama that goes "behind the scenes" of a television prime-time news magazine (similar "Undercurrents" and the like).
At the Hotel
[2006]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Matrix
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Action, Drama, Fantasy | 1h
Created by:
Directed by:
Steven Matrix is one of the underworld's foremost hitmen until his luck runs out, and someone puts a contract out on him. Shot in the forehead by a .22 pistol, Matrix "dies" and finds himself in "The City In Between", where he is shown the faces of all the men and women he's murdered and a sea of fire. He's informed that he will be given a second chance. He must earn a reprieve from Hell by helping... see more
On Their Knees
[2001]
 
My rating
Movie | Comedy | 1h 16min
Two feuding sisters reunite, steal their deceased grandmother's corpse and travel across Canada to the East Coast, meeting all sorts of quirky people along the way.
Split Images
[1992]
 
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TV Movie | Mystery, Thriller
Directed by:
A journalist knows more about a grisly murder than is good for her. All her evidence points toward a mysterious millionaire but no one will believe her.
Diamonds
[1987]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 1h
Directed by:
Mike and Christina worked together on a television show called "Two of Diamonds". They would eventually fall in love, get married, and get divorced. Years later, they would get back together in a different sense: as private investigators. They worked well together and kept it strictly business. Still, they cared for one another and never forgot about that.
The Great Detective
[1977]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Mystery | 1h
The Suicide Murders
[1985]
 
My rating
TV Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 39min
Directed by:
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