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Paul L. Smith
June 24, 1936 - April 25, 2012 (age 75)
Paul Lawrence Smith (June 24, 1936 – April 25, 2012), most frequently credited as Paul Smith or Paul L. Smith, was an American actor. Burly, bearded and imposing, he appeared in films and occasionally on television since the 1970s, generally playing "heavies" and bad guys. His most notable roles include Hamidou, the vicious prison guard in Midnight Express (1978), Bluto in Robert Altman's Popeye... full bio
Crimewave
[1985]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 1h 23min
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A pair of whacked-out cartoon-like exterminator/hitmen kill the owner of a burglar-alarm company, and stalk the partner who hired them, his wife, and a nerd framed for the murder, who tells the story in flashback from the electric chair.
Sonny Boy
[1989]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Thriller | 1h 36min
A small-town crime boss accepts delivery of a stolen car, only to find there's a baby in the back-seat. He and his transgender wife cut out the boy's tongue and raise him as a mute accomplice in their crimes. When the grown "Sonny Boy" escapes and tries to make contact with the outside world, the attention he draws to his warped family results in darkly-humored mayhem.
Jungle Warriors
[1984]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 33min
A group of models fly into the jungle of some South American country to look for a photo location. Their plane is shot down and they are captured by a drug baron's private army. At the same time, the Mafia's representative arrive to negotiate future collaboration.
Desert Kickboxer
[1992]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Western | 1h 26min
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A native American hero helps a couple fighting a group of crooks who plan to steal their money.
Return of the Tiger
[1978]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime | 1h 32min
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Shrewd'n'suave Chang Wong and his redoubtable female partner devise an elaborate plan to take out a heroin drug ring led by the nefarious Paul. Moreover, Wong also works for a rival dope-dealing organization in order to further stir things up.
Crossing the Line
[1990]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama | 1h 34min
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A rich kid, with a fondness for fast bikes, is blamed when a motorcycle accident puts his best friend in a coma.
Convoy Buddies
[1975]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 22min
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Toby and Butch are a couple of bumbling crooks who get a truck driving job hauling insecticide from Italy to France. Unbeknownst to the clueless duo, they're really smuggling guns. A group of equally inept mobsters try to steal the guns to no avail.
Terminal Entry
[1987]
 
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Movie | Action, Thriller | 1h 38min
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The USA are attacked by a large group of well organized terrorists who communicate through a computer network via satellite. A bunch of highschool kids has hacked the password and gained access. They believe it's a game and unknowingly cause terror acts all over the country. An anti-terror force fights against the terrorists.
The Diamond Peddlers
[1976]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 25min
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Bumbling crooks Butch and Toby pose as priests in order to elude being arrested by the authorities in Africa. Butch and Toby deliver a statue of the Virgin Mary from Africa to Amsterdam. Unbenownst to the clueless duo, they're really smuggling diamonds. A group of equally inept mobsters give chase.
Death Chase
[1988]
 
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Movie | Action | 1h 26min
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After a man's sister is killed by two gunmen who seemingly come out of nowhere, he manages to find and kill them. He then discovers that the men he killed were part of a multi-millionaire's bizarre "death game", where someone is hunted through the streets of Los Angeles by teams of killers who get a big-money prize for killing their quarry--and he realizes that now he is "it".
Carambola
[1974]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Western | 1h 34min
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Coby, an ex-soldier and billiards champion, investigates arms trafficking across the U.S.-Mexican border, with the help of his inseparable friend the gigantic Rodovan.
Texas Godfather
[1986]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama | 1h 29min
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A New York City district attorney secretly runs a cocaine-smuggling ring in Texas. When the mob tries to move in on his operation, he goes down there to try to stop them.
Outlaw Force
[1988]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama | 1h 35min
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Some punks go into a small town and start hassling the gas station owner; Billy Ray Dalton a friend of the owner pulls a shot gun on them and tells them to go away. Later they go back and force the owner to tell them where Dalton lives. Now, Dalton a part time musician's out on a gig, when they go to his house and kill his pregnant wife, and take his daughter. Dalton follows them to try and get his... see more
Noi non siamo angeli
[1975]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Western | 1h 32min
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Great comedy western with the usual fight scenes, downhill road race, boxing match, love interests, and a grand prize to make the winners richer than they good possibly imagine.
Maverick
[1994]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 2h 7min
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Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.
Dune
[1984]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2h 17min
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A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.
Midnight Express
[1978]
 
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Movie | Biography, Crime, Drama | 2h 1min
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Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.
Red Sonja
[1985]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 1h 29min
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A vengeful woman sets out to retrieve a magic orb from an evil queen whom she vows vengeance upon after the evil queen slain her family and her loyal warriors raped her.
Popeye
[1980]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 1h 54min
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The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.
The Frisco Kid
[1979]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Western | 1h 59min
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A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws.
Haunted Honeymoon
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 22min
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Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric relatives. His uncle decides that he needs to be cured from a neurotic speech defect and exaggerated bursts of fear: he gives him a shock therapy with palace ghosts.
Pieces
[1982]
 
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Movie | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 29min
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Young co-eds are being dismembered by a mysterious murderer on a college campus. The killer is attempting to put together a human jigsaw puzzle made from body parts.
The In-Laws
[1979]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 1h 43min
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On the eve of their children's marriage, NYC in-laws Sheldon Kornpett and Vince Ricardo embark on a series of misadventures involving the CIA, the Treasury Department and Central American dictators.
Exodus
[1960]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, History | 3h 28min
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The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors.
Barney Miller
[1975]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 30min
The Captain of the NYPD 12th Precinct and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come into the squad room.
The Protector
[1985]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Thriller | 1h 31min
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Two New York cops, Billy Wong and Danny Garoni, head to Hong Kong after the daughter of a rich businessman is kidnapped by the drug lord, Mr. Ko.
Going in Style
[1979]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 37min
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Three friends who are living on the dole decide to organize a bank robbery.
Masada
[1981]
 
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Mini Series | Action, Drama, History | 6h 34min
After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.
Gor
[1987]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 1h 34min
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American professor Tarl Cabot is transported via a magical ring to planet Gor, where he must help an oppressed country overthrow its evil king and his barbarian henchmen.
Ten Little Indians
[1989]
 
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Movie | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 38min
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Ten people are invited to go on an African safari, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?
21 Hours at Munich
[1976]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, History, Sport | 1h 41min
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A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes.
Caged Fury
[1990]
 
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Movie | Action | 1h 35min
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Discontent leads to a daring escape plan in a women's prison where the inmates are all lingerie clad models and the lesbian warden demands unusual favours for early parole.
The Salamander
[1981]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 43min
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An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the government.
Moses the Lawgiver
[1974]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 6h
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A biopic of Moses, who found the Ten Commandments and parted the Red Sea
Disaster on the Coastliner
[1979]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Drama | 1h 37min
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A vengeful employee of a computer-controlled railway arranges a head-on collision of passenger trains. Can it be stopped?
D.R.E.A.M. Team
[1999]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Adventure | 1h 21min
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Three beautiful undercover agents pose as international models in order to stop the threat of anthrax terrorism from taking over the world.
Sadat
[1983]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 3h 15min
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The dramatization of the life of Egyptian leader Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat, from his early years as a young officer fighting the British to his assassination in 1981.
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus
[1973]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music | 1h 33min
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A black-clad Johnny Cash appears in and narrates this version of the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, which was shot on location in Israel. Cash performs a number of original songs in his signature style.
Madron
[1970]
 
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Movie | Western | 1h 30min
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A nun, the only survivor of an Indian massacre of a wagon train, is taken in by a cantankerous old gunfighter.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 7min
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This documentary treats film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Midnight Express, the now-classic film about a young man arrested in Turkey for drug smuggling and thrown into a horrifying prison hell. Includes footage of the filming process, as well as interviews with members of the cast and crew, who give their insights into what it was like working together on this project and the... see more
Conspiracy of Terror
[1975]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 18min
A husband-and-wife detective team investigate the existence of lethal Satanic cults, while the husband battles with his Orthodox Jewish parents who haven't forgiven him for marrying a Gentile woman.
Eye of the Widow
[1991]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1h 35min
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A new international terrorist group attack the castle of an Austrian prince during his party, but one of the guests, a CIA contractor, deals with them. CIA hires him to find the men behind the attack and take them out.
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