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Swoosie Kurtz
Born September 6, 1944 (age 74)
Swoosie Kurtz (born September 6, 1944) is an American actress. She is an Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award winner.
Kurtz made her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of Ah, Wilderness. She has received five Tony Award nominations, winning two, for Fifth of July (1981) and The House of Blue Leaves (1986). Her other nominations were for Tartuffe (1988), Frozen (2004) and Heartbreak House (2007).
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Bubble Boy
[2001]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 1h 24min
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A young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom finds out that the woman he has loved since childhood is about to be married at Niagara Falls, so he builds a portable bubble suit and ventures into the outside world to win her affections.
Wildcats
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Sport | 1h 46min
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A rookie high school football coach has a harder time than she expected trying to whip her tough inner city team into shape.
Citizen Ruth
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 46min
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An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides.
Stanley & Iris
[1990]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 44min
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A struggling widow falls in love with an illiterate short-order cook whom she teaches to read and write in her kitchen each night.
Sisters
[1991]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
"Sisters" follows the lives and loves of four close, but very different, sisters of the Reed family living in Winnetka, Illinois. Alex, the oldest, is a wealthy, slightly snobish, WASP wife of a plastic surgeron. Teddy, is a free-spirited, artist/drifter seeking to find her place in life. Georgie, is a typical suburban housewife trying to keep the family together. Frankie, the youngest, is an overacheiving... see more
TV Movie | Biography, Comedy, Thriller | 1h 39min
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Err, the title is almost a summary itself. Based on the true story of a Texas mom who tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. With the intended victims out of the way, Wanda's daughter gets the chance to become a cheerleader. When the media get hold of the story, Wanda's trial turns into a media circus.
Guilty Conscience
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 44min
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While an unfaithful criminal lawyer considers killing his wife, his spouse develops some schemes of her own.
One Christmas
[1994]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Family | 1h 26min
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A young man is sent to visit his estranged father for Christmas in 1930 in New Orleans. Based on an autobiograhical short story by Truman Capote.
Harvey
[1996]
 
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TV Movie | Fantasy | 2h
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An unlikely hero, Elwood P. Dowd. This mild-mannered-but-eccentric bachelor has, for several years, happily kept company with Harvey, a six-foot-tall rabbit that only he can see. All's well until Elwood's social-climbing sister, Veta, and her teenage daughter, Myrtle Mae, come to live with him and fear his odd behavior will undermine their ambitions. When Elwood disrupts the ladies' first afternoon... see more
The Wilde Girls
[2001]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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A young girl hopes to follow in her famous singer mother's footsteps, but her mother fears the negative effect fame could have on her daughter's life.
Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes
[2000]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 39min
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An insurance company owner becomes embroiled in a murder plot.
A Promise to Carolyn
[1996]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 34min
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Flashbacks in the early part of this fact-based film set in McKinney, Texas, establishes that three sisters were mistreated by an abusive step-mother. 37 years later, the two remaining sisters still are haunted by the treatment they received and begin to be haunted by the supposed accidental death of the third at the step-mother's hands. With the help of a detective, a District Attorney, and through... see more
Baja Oklahoma
[1988]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama, Music | 1h 45min
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Dan Jenkins co-wrote the screenplay based on his novel of the same name about Juanita, a barmaid in Ft. Worth, Texas, who wants to be a country-western songwriter.
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes
[1997]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Sport | 1h 36min
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A gymnast moves to a gym where the top coach in the US is and has difficulties adjusting.
TV Movie | Drama | 1h 46min
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Joan Bixler and Amanda Nelson have known each other for several years and lead successful and seemingly functional families. However, their friendship is ripped to shreds and their families shattered when the husband of one of the women has an affair with the other woman's daughter.
Storybook
[1996]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Animation, Family | 1h 28min
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Eight-Year-Old Brandon Finds A Magical STORYBOOK That Leads Him To A Doorway In His Attic To The Enchanted Storyland. There He Meets Woody The Woodsman , Pouch The Boxing Kangaroo & Hoot The Wise Owl. And They Set Out To Restore A Kingdom Taken From Prince Arthur By An Evil Queen Named Evilia And Her Pet Snake Named,Hiss .
Love, Sidney
[1981]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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A middle-aged gay artist shares his New York apartment with a single mother and her little girl.
A Time to Live
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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The problems of a mother who helps her son in his struggles against muscular dystrophy. From the true story of Peter and Mary-Lou Weisman.
The Mating Season
[1980]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 36min
They say opposites attract, but could a romance possibly develop between a attorney, successful at work but unlucky in love, and a divorced man whose main interest is birdwatching?
Charlie Foxtrot
[2017]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy
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Captain Charlie Taylor is a cautious, lovable dentist stationed at Fort Bragg who promises to look after his brother's impulsive fiancée and her two misfit teens while his brother is deployed in Iraq.
Grace and Frankie
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last twenty years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.
Overboard
[2018]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 52min
A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee.
Man with a Plan
[2016]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
A dad finds out that parenting is harder than he thought after his wife goes back to work and he's left at home to take care of the kids.
Lost
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 44min
The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.
Heroes
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 45min
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Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.
Liar Liar
[1997]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy | 1h 26min
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A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he turns his son down for the last time.
Chuck
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Action, Comedy, Drama | 43min
When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.
Cruel Intentions
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 37min
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Two vicious step-siblings of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to deflower the new headmaster's daughter before the start of term.
American Dad!
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy | 22min
The random escapades of Stan Smith, a conservative C.I.A. Agent dealing with family life, and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible.
Pushing Daisies
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 44min
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A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.
Duplex
[2003]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 29min
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A young couple has a chance to move into a gorgeous duplex in the perfect New York neighborhood. All they have to do is bump off the current tenant, a cute little old lady.
The Rules of Attraction
[2002]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 50min
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The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.
Mike & Molly
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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A couple meets at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting.
Nurse Jackie
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 27min
A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas.
Dangerous Liaisons
[1988]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 59min
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A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.
Reality Bites
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 39min
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A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston.
Superman/Doomsday
[2007]
 
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Video | Action, Adventure, Animation | 1h 15min
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When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.
Get Over It
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 27min
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When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring musical. Thus endues a love triangle loosely based upon Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", where Berke is only to find himself getting over Allison and beginning... see more
Slap Shot
[1977]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 2h 3min
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A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games.
The World According to Garp
[1982]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 16min
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Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women.
The Outer Limits
[1995]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 44min
A modern revival of the classic science fiction horror anthology show The Outer Limits (1963). Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, a story from one episode continues in a later episode.
Still Standing
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family, Romance | 30min
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Bill and Judy are not your average parents; the kids are the responsible ones.
And the Band Played On
[1993]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h 21min
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The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
The Magic School Bus
[1994]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Animation, Comedy | 30min
An eccentric school-teacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.
Vice Versa
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy | 1h 38min
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During an argument, a divorced executive and his 11 year old son casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers the father's mind to the body of the son and vice versa. Their problems have just begun.
Against All Odds
[1984]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Crime | 2h 8min
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A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear.
Huff
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 55min
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Psychiatrist Craig Huffstodt (Azaria) experiences his own midlife crisis.
Bright Lights, Big City
[1988]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 47min
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A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.
TV Movie | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | 2h 49min
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A deadly category 7 storm wreaks havoc on the world. Meanwhile, kidnappers threaten to make matters even worse.
The Dangerous Book for Boys
[2018]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Family | 30min
The Dangerous Book for Boys is a TV series starring Chris Diamantopoulos, Gabriel Bateman, and Drew Powell. The story of a middle-class family coping with the sudden passing of their beloved patriarch Patrick, a whimsical inventor...
True Stories
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Musical | 1h 30min
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A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show.
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.
An Englishman in New York
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 15min
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The later years of Quentin Crisp's life in New York.
Suddenly Susan
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Jack owns a magazine and is the former brother-in-law of Susan. After she runs out on her fiancé on their wedding day, Jack agrees to take her back at the magazine.
TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h
David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten" lists and "Stupid Pet Tricks" (complete with slow-mo). Fans of the show will also remember Dave's use of unusual camera placements (Sky-Cam, Guest-Cam, etc.) and Dave's supporting cast (Paul Shaffer, Chris Elliott... see more
Living Proof
[2008]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 5min
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A doctor devotes his life's work to finding a cure for breast cancer.
Rita Rocks
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Comedy
A frazzled working mother starts a garage band with her neighbor and a female postal worker.
The White River Kid
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 39min
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Brother Edgar is a generous entrepreneur of low quality socks who hides behind a self-bestowed cassock to avoid the low level corruption of local sheriffs. He has adopted Morales Pittman, who has bigger, more illegitimate dreams than Edgar. The two travel about Arkansas, selling their socks and bumping into a variety of simple souls, including the eponymous mythic killer, who has engaged himself to... see more
Mini Series | Drama, Romance | 5h 30min
In this sequel to the controversial PBS mini-series, Mona Ramsey is on a cross-country trip that takes her to a brothel which may hold a secret about her past. Michael "Mouse" Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton go on a cruise where they meet up with lovers old and new. Back in San Francisco, Brian Hawkins becomes involved with a mysterious woman he spots from his window, while DeDe Halcyon Day becomes... see more
Hank
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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A man and his family and lose everything.
Outside Ozona
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 40min
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A drama revolving around a group of strangers brought together by a common occurrence as well as listening to the same radio station.
That's Life
[2000]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 1h
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Lydia DeLucca is a New Jersey bartender who wants more out of her life than just marriage and kids. So she breaks off her engagement, and heads to college. This doesn't make her ex-boyfriend Lou happy, who thinks she is wasting her time getting an education. Her family is none too supportive either. Her mother, Dolly, thinks marriage would be better since she thinks Lydia can't take care of herself... see more
Oliver's Story
[1978]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 31min
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In this sequel to Love Story (1970), grieving Oliver is being pressured by his in-laws to move on and take part in the family business. He meets a pretty heiress and they start dating, but memories of Jennie come rushing back.
My Own Country
[1998]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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"My Own Country" tells the story of an East Indian doctor who settles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The doctor's name is Abraham Verghese, and he specializes in infectious diseases. It's 1985, and AIDS is spreading from the big cities to the rural areas. Abraham takes AIDS as his personal crusade and is soon well-known for his compassion and non-judgmental treatment. He soon becomes overwhelmed with... see more
A Caribbean Mystery
[1983]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 32min
While Miss Marple is on vacation in a luxurious Caribbean resort, a fellow guest confides he has evidence that another resident of the hotel is an unscrupulous serial murderer but is poisoned before he can reveal his identity to her.
First Love
[1977]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 32min
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A young man is in love for the first time. However, his girlfriend is older than him, from a rich family and has more experience with relationships. Their love is sometimes emotionally draining, but physically very passionate. Can it last?
Great Performances
[1971]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Drama, Music
"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. Jason Robards, Jr. gave the collective performance of his career. Colleen Dewhurst perfection, Elizabeth Wilson superior, a joyous ensemble.
Nadine in Date Land
[2005]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 30min
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Nadine (Garofalo) is a contradiction in terms; she runs a dating service despite being incredibly unlucky in love. Now, facing serious business problems, she needs to find the right guy to turn her fortune around.
Street Time
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
Follows a fair parole officer and his parolee who wants to go straight but his former business associates are after him.
The Image
[1990]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 29min
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When career-focused journalist's investigation indirectly causes a suicide, he questions his own methods and life in general.
Intimate Portrait
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary | 1h
Find out more about the women you love and admire who have made their mark in movies, music, politics, sports and more in these "Intimate Portraits."
The 61st Annual Tony Awards
[2007]
 
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TV Special
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Hope & Gloria
[1995]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Hope is a producer of a local TV show whose cheating husband left her after 10 years. Gloria is a street wise single mother who works as a hairdresser. The two, with Gloria's son Buddy, share the ups and downs of their complicated but humorous lives.
American Playhouse
[1981]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.
The Tiger Makes Out
[1967]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 34min
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A mailman looks for a woman to kidnap as a personal act of insurrection.
Carol & Company
[1990]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Unlike Carol's other variety shows, this series was a comedy anthology. It featured one show-long sketches, with each member of the company playing different characters each week and no "running characters."
Terror on Track 9
[1992]
 
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TV Movie | Thriller | 1h 36min
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Lt. Frank Janek investigates the unsolved murder cases in the city of New York. The new challenge is presented to the Central Station. There is a man who likes to kill the girls with a singular method: a drug overdose. Janek investigates with a little 'jittery because there is a television reporter who goes all out to criticize the work of the police. The case then explodes in his hands when one of... see more
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.
Vicki!
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show
Vicki Lawrence discuss topics with celebrities in this 1990s talk show.
Mary
[1978]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 1h
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After Mary Tyler Moore's long running sitcom ended, she tried to venture in comdey-variety. This was one of her attempts. It follows the same formula used in such shows like Carol Burnett. There are comdey sketches and musical numbers. And also there are behind the scenes, sketches, wherein the cast are not at work, and there is either a comedy routine and/ or musical number, usually done by Mary.
The 58th Annual Tony Awards
[2004]
 
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TV Special | Music | 2h 10min
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Reinventando Hollywood
[2008]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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The 51st Annual Tony Awards
[1997]
 
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TV Special | Music
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The More You Know
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Family | 1min
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Launched in 1989, NBC's "The More You Know" series of brief public service announcements has utilized the talents of some of Hollywood's brightest stars (almost only actors appearing on NBC-TV programs at the time), writers, and directors to deliver messages about such topics as tolerance, mentoring, parental involvement, and the prevention of violence. The winner of numerous Emmy and Peabody Awards... see more
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards
[1999]
 
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TV Special | Music
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Furst Born
[2016]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy | 22min
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A wife and mother who learns that she was adopted and that her birth parents are a flamboyant but loving family of drag-racers.
The Fighting Fitzgeralds
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Mr. Fitzgerald, a widower and retired New York City fire fighter, wants to be left alone to pursue his hobby, painting landscapes. However, his three sons, one with wife and child, move back into his house creating unrest and confusion.
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards
[1998]
 
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TV Special | Family
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Walking the Dog
[1991]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 30min
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The 41st Annual Tony Awards
[1987]
 
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TV Special | Family
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The 32nd Annual Tony Awards
[1978]
 
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TV Special | Family
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