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Peter Riegert
Born April 11, 1947 (age 72)
Peter Riegert (born April 11, 1947) is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, best known for his roles as Donald "Boon" Schoenstein in Animal House (1978), "Mac" MacIntyre in Local Hero (1983), fast-talking gangster Aldo in Oscar (1991), tough, no-nonsense Lt. Kellaway in The Mask (1994), newspaper editor Delbert McGinty in We Bought a Zoo (2011) and glove manufacturer Lou Levov in American... full bio
The Mask
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 1h 41min
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Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.
Show Me a Hero
[2015]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, History | 1h
Show Me a Hero is a TV mini-series starring Oscar Isaac, Peter Riegert, and Natalie Paul. Yonkers Mayor Nick Wasicsko takes office in 1987 and has to deal with the serious subject of the building of public housing in the white,...
Oscar
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 49min
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A gangster attempts to keep the promise he made to his dying father: that he would give up his life of crime and "go straight".
Local Hero
[1983]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 51min
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An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Coldblooded
[1995]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Thriller | 1h 32min
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A bookie is promoted to Hitman and seemingly excels at his new found job.
A Shock to the System
[1990]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 1h 28min
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When you think you're at the top of the corporate ladder and then discover they have managed to pull that ladder away, sometimes you have to take it upon yourself to 'level' the playing field, both professionally and personally. Michael Caine delivers an electrifying performance as Graham Marshall, who quickly catches onto the possibilities as he clears all the hurdles to occupy the corner office.
Crossing Delancey
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 37min
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A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother's matchmaker.
Barbarians at the Gate
[1993]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h 47min
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The president of a major tobacco company decides to buy the company himself, but a bidding war ensues as other companies make their own offers.
Gypsy
[1993]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 2h 33min
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Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie-previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film-depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.
King of the Corner
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 33min
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Leo Spivak is drifting through life without a compass. His father is aging fast, his teenage daughter is rebelling, his protégé is after his job and his wife is losing her patience. A twist of fate and some bizarre wisdom from a "freelance rabbi" help Leo navigate the murky waters of his life and turn his crisis into a second-chance.
Movie Madness
[1982]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 29min
A parody of film genres composed of three shorts, spoofing personal growth films, glossy soap operas, and police stories.
The Runestone
[1991]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | 1h 45min
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A Norse runestone is discovered in Western Pennsylvania. The prophecy upon it tells of the Norse great wolf Fenrir (Fenris), and that its release from the stone will bring about Ragnarok --- the end of the world. Archaeologist Sam Stewart and wife Marla find it has some connection to their friend Martin. A young boy named Jacob is haunted by terrifying nightmares of what is to come, and his family... see more
The Baby Dance
[1998]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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Chilly Scenes of Winter
[1979]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 32min
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Charles is a Salt Lake City civil servant who loves (*LOVES*) Laura, a lovely housewife with a lovely step-daughter and an A-frame-selling, ex-quarterback husband named Ox. His roommate is "an unemployed jacket salesman," his mother is a spacey, laxative overdosing, overly eccentric basket-case, his perpetually happy sister finds love in the dorkiest of guys, his step-father has a jones for Turtle... see more
Oka!
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 45min
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The story of Louis Sarno, an American ethno-musicologist who lived among the Bayaka Pygmies in Central Africa for 25 years.
Bojangles
[2001]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 41min
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The life of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, African-American tap-dancing star of stage and screen.
Face Down
[1997]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 37min
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A private eye gets caught up in a one-night stand with a seductive woman, but then realizes when it's all too late that he's been caught up in a tangled web of murder.
Ellis Island
[1984]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, History | 7h
The lives and struggles of some of the countless immigrants who arrived on Ellis Island during the 19th century in search of the American Dream.
The Stranger
[1987]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 33min
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A woman suffering from amnesia discovers that she is the sole surviving witness to a brutal murder. Although the police can find no clues about any murder, the killers begin to hunt her.
North Shore Fish
[1997]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 33min
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**Spoiler Alert** Sal (Tony Danza) has been the foreman at North Shore Fish, a frozen fish factory, for years. He and Flo (Mercedes Ruehl), the "batter" person on the assembly line, not only were high school sweethearts, but are currently carrying on an affair. Porker (Peter Riegert), Sal's right-hand man, has been madly in love with Florence since third grade. For them and all the workers at North... see more
The First Basket
[2008]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Sport | 1h 26min
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A documentary on professional basketball's influence on Jewish culture.
News at Eleven
[1986]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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Frank Kenley faces a number of moral dilemmas when dealing with the latest scandal: a teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student. While trying to keep the case in court, rather than trying the teacher on television, an underhanded producer takes the matter out of his hands and succumbs to a Hearst-esque style of "yellow journalism".
An Element of Truth
[1995]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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A beautiful con artist steals not only her victims' money but their hearts as well.
TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h
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Drugs, alcohol and controversy mark the author's life.
We Bought a Zoo
[2011]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Family | 2h 4min
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Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.
The Sopranos
[1999]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 55min
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New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life that affect his mental state, leading him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 30min
A woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City.
Traffic
[2000]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2h 27min
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A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.
The Good Wife
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 43min
Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.
One Tree Hill
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Romance, Sport | 1h
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Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.
TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h
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The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.
Leverage
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 42min
A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen.
Disjointed
[2017]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Cannabis legend Ruth Whitefeather Feldman employs her newly graduated son and a team of young "budtenders" to help run her Los Angeles marijuana dispensary.
American Pastoral
[2016]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 48min
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An All-American college star and his beauty queen wife watch their seemingly perfect life fall apart as their daughter joins the turmoil of '60s America.
Animal House
[1978]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 49min
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At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.
Damages
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h
A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator.
M*A*S*H
[1972]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, War | 25min
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The staff of an Army hospital in the Korean War find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.
Dads
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 22min
Two successful guys in their 30's have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in with them.
At Middleton
[2013]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 39min
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Two parents fall in love over the course of a single day while playing hooky from their children's college tour.
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music | 21min
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A middle-aged once famous rock singer, who desperately wants his glory days back, finds out he has a talented daughter, who wants to reunite and front his old band - and date his guitar player. They're dysfunctional, but they don't care.
Sports Night
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 30min
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Casey McCall and Dan Rydell are sports anchors and best friends. At "Sports Night", their nightly cable program, the two display their unique talent and skills in reporting up-to-the-minute sports news. When they step off-camera, office romances and sports-related hijinks ensue.
The Chosen One
[2010]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 41min
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A man finally finds faith in himself after the rest of world puts its faith in him; the sole being on earth who can save mankind from its own destruction - The Chosen One.
You've Been Trumped
[2011]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 19min
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In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald J. Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.
Cashmere Mafia
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 1h
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A group of successful female executives who have been friends since college turn to each other for guidance as they juggle their careers with family in New York City.
White Irish Drinkers
[2010]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 49min
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Brooklyn, 1975: two brothers looking for a way out of their working-class neighborhood make a pact to rob a local theater on the night of a Rolling Stones concert.
Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 47min
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Shy, chain-smoking, insomniac Peter McGowan is an L.A. playwright with a string of hits that preceded his current ten years of failed productions. His mother-in-law is sinking into senility, a stranger is meandering the neighborhood claiming to be him, neighbors have a new dog that barks all night; his wife wants to have a child, and he does not: he's become impotent. He's working on a new play when... see more
Passion of Mind
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 45min
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A psychological romantic thriller where fantasy and reality become indistinguishable for a woman leading a double life in her dreams.
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.
Infinity
[1996]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 59min
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Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
The Object of Beauty
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 43min
This story is about a ne'er do well and his girlfriend search for a thief.
Surrender, Dorothy
[2006]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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When her daughter Sara (Davalos) unexpectedly passes away, Natalie (Keaton) retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Passed Away
[1992]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 36min
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A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.
Pie in the Sky
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 35min
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A whimsical saga of a young man whose two life-consuming passions are unraveling traffic gridlock and an avant-garde dancer. A romantic comedy.
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 2h
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A retrospective of the first 5 years of Saturday Night Live.
Hi-Life
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 22min
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Jimmy needs $900 to clear a gambling debt but a series of lies leads to Ray trying to raise the cash from friend's who owe him money.
The Infiltrator
[1995]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 32min
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A freelancer reporter goes undercover and joins a Neo-Nazi hate group.
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.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 33min
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A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness tells the tale of the rebellious genius who created an entirely new literature. Plumbing the depths of a Jewish world locked in crisis and on the cusp of profound change, he captured that world with brilliant humor. Sholem Aleichem was not just... see more
In the Weeds
[2000]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 31min
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A bistro's wait staff flirts and argues while managing concerns about their lives.
American Masters
[1985]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary | 1h 30min
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included Charles Chaplin, Helen Hayes, pop icon Andy Warhol, singer Billie Holiday and composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein.
Americathon
[1979]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 26min
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In a story told in narrative flashbacks, a young TV consultant is hired by the President of a bankrupt USA to organize a telethon in order to prevent the country from being repossessed by wealthy Native Americans.
A Man in Love
[1987]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 5min
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An American film-star and an unknown British actress meet on set in Rome. She is angry when he refuses to speak to her journalist father, but later they have a passionate relationship.
Back When We Were Grownups
[2004]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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"Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered that she had turned into the wrong person." Based on Anne Tyler's novel, the movie centers on Rebecca Davitch, a 53-year-old single mother and grandmother, and the cast of her colorful family around her.
Wanderlust
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 24min
A documentary on road movies and their effect on American culture.
Starz Inside: In the Gutter
[2008]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h
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Starz Inside takes a look at the best gross-out and boundary-pushing films in cinema history.
That's Adequate
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 22min
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Faux documentary about a fictional Hollywood film studio.
The Response
[2008]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short | 30min
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THE RESPONSE is a courtroom drama based on the actual transcripts of the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals. Conceived in the vein of "12 Angry Men", the film revolves around the trial of a suspected enemy combatant and the military judges who must decide his fate.
Love Conquers Paul
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance
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Le grand carnaval
[1983]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 2h 10min
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Club Land
[2001]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 47min
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Bitter aging New York nightclub talent booking agent Willie Walters has family issues with his son / protégé Stuey.
Bleeding Hearts
[1994]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 32min
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After Hours with Daniel Boulud
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Reality-TV
American Playhouse
[1981]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.
Good Day L.A.
[1993]
 
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TV Series | News, Talk-Show | 3h
Trying Times
[1987]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
A half-hour sitcom anthology on PBS, about people who are struggling with the daily routines of life.
The Walk
[2014]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Family, Short | 20min
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Soon after the death of his father, Danny, a young Jewish boy growing up in late 1980s Brooklyn, meets an older Jewish man, Alfred, outside the local synagogue. The two quickly strike up a friendship as Alfred imparts life lessons during their walks through the neighborhood, to and from Temple. Over twenty years later, Danny will learn a whole new lesson he never saw coming.
City Girl
[1984]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 25min
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A young woman photographer engaged to be married to a businessman investigates a cult in the local club scene. By living out some of her sexual fantasies she faces the truth about her life and helps one of the cult's victims escape.
Video | Comedy, Short | 23min
A follow up on the lives of the Faber students in Animal House.
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 45min
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This documentary, created for the Animal House (1978) collector's edition DVD, is composed of a collection of new interviews with the cast and crew behind the making of the film. There's even some archive footage of John Belushi, and many hilarious behind the scenes stories are told. Its evident that they had a great time creating this classic, and memorable comedic landmark of a film.
Animal House: The Inside Story
[2008]
 
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TV Movie | Biography | 2h
The Beast
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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