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Richard Benjamin
Born May 22, 1938 (age 81)
Richard Samuel Benjamin (born May 22, 1938) is an American actor and film director.
He has starred in a number of well-known film productions, including Goodbye, Columbus (1969), based on the novella by Philip Roth; Catch-22 (1970), from the Joseph Heller best-seller; Westworld (1973), a science-fiction thriller by Michael Crichton; and The Sunshine Boys (1975), written by Neil Simon.
After directing... full bio
The Money Pit
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 31min
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A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.
Mermaids
[1990]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 50min
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An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.
My Stepmother Is an Alien
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1h 45min
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An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite overwhelmed by her attentions, and isn't aware of the connection between her arrival and his work.
Made in America
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 51min
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A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.
Milk Money
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 50min
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Young Frank and his pals get an idea for the ultimate in excitement. They decide to pool their savings, bicycle to the nearby Big City, and hire some woman of the streets to strip for them. Things do not work out that simply, but they do meet V, a Hooker With A Heart Of Gold, who ends up giving them a ride home. Soon she is living in Frank's treehouse, unbeknownst to Frank's widowed father Tom, who... see more
Marci X
[2003]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Music | 1h 24min
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A Jewish-American Princess is forced to take control of a hard-core hip-hop record label and tries to rein the one of the label's most controversial rappers.
Mrs. Winterbourne
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 45min
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Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant when her boyfriend kicks her out. She accidentally ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hospital to find out that it's been assumed that she's Patricia. Hugh's mother takes her in and she falls in love with Hugh's brother Bill. Just when she thinks everything is going... see more
City Heat
[1984]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1h 33min
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A slick private eye and tough police lieutenant--once partners, now bitter enemies--reluctantly team up to investigate a murder.
My Favorite Year
[1982]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 32min
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A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.
Little Nikita
[1988]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 38min
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An FBI agent works to uncover an All-American family as Soviet sleeper agents and gets caught up in friendship with their unaware son.
The Pentagon Wars
[1998]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, War | 1h 44min
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Story of a cover up in the military.
Racing with the Moon
[1984]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 48min
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In 1942 California, two young men await induction into the U.S. Marines and say goodbye to their girlfriends.
The Shrink Is In
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 32min
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A young woman impersonates a shrink to win over her Prince Charming.
The Goodbye Girl
[2004]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy | 1h 43min
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Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) New York apartment to Elliot Garfield, who generously lets her stay, even keeping the master bedroom. Pragmatic pre-teen daughter Lucy soon takes to his charm, but Paula remains determined to hate all actors. Despite... see more
Downtown
[1990]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1h 36min
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Police Officer Alex Kearney works in a rich, plush suburb of Philadelphia. When he stops an important businessman and his story of the incident is not believed, he is sent to work Downtown, the most dangerous, crime-filled precinct in the city. Everyone there is sure that this 'by the book', pampered, suburban cop is going to get himself, and whoever is assigned as his partner, killed. Detective Dennis... see more
A Little Thing Called Murder
[2006]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 30min
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Based on the true story of mother/son tag-team Sante Kimes and her offspring, Kenny, who crisscrossed the country and committed a string of crimes, among them robbery, fraud, arson, slavery, and murders that shocked the world.
Laughter on the 23rd Floor
[2001]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy | 1h 42min
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Writing a weekly TV show for a famous comic is anything but easy.
Tourist Trap
[1998]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Adventure, Animation | 1h 29min
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Family comedy about a man who decides to take his family on a trip his famous uncle took years ago.
The Sports Pages
[2001]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 1h 30min
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In two short films we get to know how sports can influence on the lives if human beings. The film is also scattered with small interruption sports interviews underlining the events acted out in the film.
Where's Poppa?
[1979]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy
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