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Sydney Pollack
July 1, 1934 - May 26, 2008 (age 73)
Sydney Irwin Pollack (July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008) was an American film director, producer and actor. Pollack directed more than 20 films and 10 television shows, acted in over 30 films or shows, and produced over 44 films. His 1985 film Out of Africa won him Academy Awards for directing and producing; he was also nominated for Best Director Oscars for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) and Tootsie... full bio
The Interpreter
[2005]
 
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Movie | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 2h 8min
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Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.
The Firm
[1993]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 2h 34min
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A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.
Tootsie
[1982]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 56min
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Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.
Out of Africa
[1985]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Romance | 2h 41min
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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
Sabrina
[1995]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 7min
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An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.
Three Days of the Condor
[1975]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Thriller | 1h 57min
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A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Random Hearts
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 2h 13min
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A police sergeant and a congresswoman both lose their spouses in a plane crash, and they soon discover that their spouses were having an affair with each other.
Jeremiah Johnson
[1972]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Western | 1h 48min
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A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier.
The Way We Were
[1973]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 58min
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Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
[1969]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 9min
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The lives of a disparate group of contestants intertwine in an inhumanely grueling dance marathon.
Absence of Malice
[1981]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 1h 56min
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When a prosecutor leaks a false story that a liquor warehouse owner is involved in the murder of an union head, the man's life begins to unravel.
Amazing Grace
[2018]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 29min
A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.
Havana
[1990]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, War | 2h 24min
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Cuba, December 1958: The professional gambler Jack visits Havana to organize a big Poker game. On the ship he meets Roberta and falls in love with her. Shortly after they arrive in Cuba, Roberta and her Cuban husband, the revolutionary Arturo, are arrested and tortured. Arturo is reported "shot while trying to escape," but Jack manages to get Roberta free again. He can't, however, keep her from continuing... see more
The Electric Horseman
[1979]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Western | 2h 1min
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Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal. When he finds out they are going drug the horse in case its too frisky, he rides off into the desert...
The Yakuza
[1974]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 52min
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Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
This Property Is Condemned
[1966]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 50min
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A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to escape Alva's mother's (Hazel) clutches and the town's revenge.
Bobby Deerfield
[1977]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 4min
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Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.
The Scalphunters
[1968]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Western | 1h 42min
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Forced to trade his valuable furs for a well-educated escaped slave, a rugged trapper vows to recover the pelts from the Indians and later the renegades that killed them.
Castle Keep
[1969]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Drama | 1h 45min
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During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans.
The Slender Thread
[1965]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 38min
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A college volunteer at the crisis phone gets a call from a suicide caller.
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