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Tom Waits
Born December 7, 1949 (age 69)
Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor.
Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding as though "it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car". Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona with his trademark growl... full bio
The Dead Don't Die
[2019]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 1h 44min
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The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.
Wristcutters: A Love Story
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 28min
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A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.
Coffee and Cigarettes
[2003]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Music | 1h 35min
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A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.
Down by Law
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 47min
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Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.
Coffee and Cigarettes III
[1993]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 12min
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This shortcut repeats the structure of Coffee and Cigarettes. This time, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits meet in a bar. But, again, we don't know why they agreed to do that in the first place, because they don't seem to know each other very well and they don't have much to talk about, so the conversation wanders idly and hilariously as they sip their coffee and smoke cigarettes.
Big Time
[1988]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 27min
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Bringing his unique sense of humor to this bizarre and original piece of moviemaking, Tom Waits takes the audience through a musical journey with his jazzy, quirky, bluesy tunes presented as you would never, ever, ever expect.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 6min
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The epic life of a world-class artist.
Cold Feet
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 34min
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A psycho-killer with mommy issues, a charming crooked cowboy and their girl steal some jewels. The cowboy decides not to share and goes on the run with the loot. A crazy chase across the country between former partners in crime begins.
Tom Waits for No One
[1979]
 
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Short Movie | Animation, Music, Short | 6min
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Waits sings on the streets.
Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale
[1989]
 
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Movie | 1h 35min
Tom Waits: A Day in Vienna
[1978]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h
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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
[2018]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance, Western | 2h 13min
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Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.
Seven Psychopaths
[2012]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 50min
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A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
The Book of Eli
[2010]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 58min
A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
The Old Man & the Gun
[2018]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 33min
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Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
Movie | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery | 2h 3min
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A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
The Simpsons
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy | 22min
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
Bram Stoker's Dracula
[1992]
 
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Movie | Fantasy, Horror | 2h 8min
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
Domino
[2005]
 
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Movie | Action, Biography, Crime | 2h 7min
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A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.
Mystery Men
[1999]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 2h 1min
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A group of inept amateur superheroes must try to save the day when a supervillian threatens to destroy a major superhero and the city.
The Fisher King
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 2h 17min
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A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
The Outsiders
[1983]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 31min
The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.
Short Cuts
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 3h 8min
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The day-to-day lives of a number of suburban Los Angeles residents.
Twixt
[2011]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 1h 28min
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He's unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that... see more
The Tiger and the Snow
[2005]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 50min
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A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion.
Rumble Fish
[1983]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Mystery Train
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 50min
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Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 21min
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A portrait of Keith Richards that takes us on a journey to discover the genesis of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer.
The Cotton Club
[1984]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Music | 2h 7min
The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.
The Two Jakes
[1990]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h 17min
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The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds Jake Gittes investigating adultery and murder... and the money that comes from oil.
Until the End of the World
[1991]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | 2h 38min
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In 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash. She rescues Sam and starts traveling around the world with him. Writer Eugene follows them and writes their story, as a way of recording dreams is being invented.
Ironweed
[1987]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 23min
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An alcoholic drifter spends Halloween in his home town of Albany, NY after returning there for the first time in decades.
Author: The JT LeRoy Story
[2016]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 50min
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The story behind literary persona JT LeRoy, the fictional writer created by American author Laura Albert.
Wolfen
[1981]
 
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Movie | Horror, Thriller | 1h 55min
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A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.
Bukowski: Born into This
[2003]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 2h 10min
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Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'.
One from the Heart
[1981]
 
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Movie | Drama, Musical, Romance | 1h 47min
Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright as they may seem, they are but a stage of lights and colours. Will true love prevail over a seemingly glamorous passion? Welcome to Coppola's Broadway-like... see more
Movie | Drama, Romance | 3h 9min
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Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the pompous Leslie Huben, who runs the missionary effort in the area but who seems more concerned about competing with his Catholic 'rivals' than in the Indians... see more
Paradise Alley
[1978]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 47min
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Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York City, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager.
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
Queens Logic
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 40min
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In Queens, a group of friends prepares a bachelor party for their childhood friends Ray and Patricia; however Ray has cold feet and is insecure whether there will be wedding. During the party, there are discoveries for most of them. Al, who is married with Carla with two daughters, is a womanizer and meets the wealthy Grace that teaches him a lesson. The musician Dennis, who seems to be proud of living... see more
Fishing with John
[1991]
 
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Mini Series | Comedy, Documentary, Sport | 2h 32min
Musician John Lurie knows nothing about fishing, but that doesn't stop him from embarking on fishing in exotic locations with friends.
Streetwise
[1984]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 31min
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Gritty documentary looks at the life and lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle.
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 4min
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Singer Roy Orbison performs with such musicians as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits, among others, in a 1940s-type nightclub setting.
The Monster of Nix
[2011]
 
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Short Movie | Animation, Fantasy, Short | 30min
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Life is good in the idyllic fairytale village of Nix... until an all-devouring monster appears. Young Willy has to fight it. Alone.
The Stone Boy
[1984]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 31min
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A Midwestern farm family faces major emotional adjustment after a tragedy results in the death of an older brother.
Fernwood Tonight
[1977]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 30min
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Barth Gimble and Jerry Hubbard are the host of a talk show produced in the fictitious town of Fernwood, Ohio (also the setting of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"). The show featured parodies of guests that might appear on real talk shows, only with the twisted small-town mentality of Fernwood. Music was provide by the sad-faced Happy Kyne and his Mirthmakers; Happy was also the proprietor of a fast-food... see more
Absolute Wilson
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 45min
From director, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, a provocative and moving documentary on the life and work of Robert Wilson, one of the most visionary and controversial theater artists of our time. The film delivers a surprisingly candid look at Robert Wilson, who drops his characteristic reticence and speaks with unprecedented candor about his personal life. Nothing is left in the shadows, as he discusses... see more
Candy Mountain
[1987]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 31min
A struggling musician sets out to find the legendary guitar maker Elmore Silk, with whom he hopes to strike a deal to make himself rich and famous.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
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A detailed look into the process of filming of Robert Altman's masterpiece "Short Cuts". The great ensemble cast composed of 22 actors, Raymond Carver's widow, few members of the crew and Altman himself share the glorious experience of working in this dream epic project, revealing positive insights about Altman and his work and also on the Carver's writings that inspired the film. A lot more than just... see more
VH1 Storytellers
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, Music | 1h
Red Hot and Blue
[1990]
 
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TV Movie | Music | 1h 28min
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Contemporary pop performers reinterpreting several songs of Cole Porter, in music videos directed by established directors.
Austin City Limits
[1975]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, Music | 1h
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Established singer-songwriters and acclaimed newcomers perform country, blues, rock, folk, bluegrass, and related styles of music from Studio 6A of public television station KLRU (formerly KLRN) at the University of Texas at Austin.
Poetry in Motion
[1982]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 31min
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More than 20 contemporary North American poets recite, sing, and perform their work. Several also comment. Early in the film, Charles Bukowski talks about the energy of poets and of a poem. These poets are energetic performers, and their poems are meant to be heard. These poets are the children of Walt Whitman and of Charles Olson, incantatory and oratorical, radical, sometimes incorporating contemporary... see more
The Old Grey Whistle Test
[1971]
 
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TV Series | Music
Contemporary music show featuring live performances and interviews with an emphasis on album acts.
Greasy Lake
[1988]
 
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Video | Drama
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Summer vacation's just started and 3 19 year old friends decide on a night out cruising, heading for Greasy Lake outside L.A. It turns out more eventful than they expected. (30 min.)
Rockpalast
[1974]
 
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TV Series | Music
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Live broadcasts of rock/pop artists, sometimes direct transmission for entire late nights into the morning. Feattured artists in 1970s and early 1980s included Peter Gabriel, Mother's Finest, U2, The Police, Rainbow and Spirit. Widely rebroadcast outside W est Germany.
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 38min
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"One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur" examines Jack Kerouac's escape from post "On The Road" fame to his dream of an isolated retreat in a cabin at Big Sur where he searches for inner peace. His road comes full circle with this self-exploration, resulting in an alcohol-fueled paranoia and a plunge into madness.
The Dream Studio
[2004]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 28min
A documentary about the making of Francis Ford Coppola's 'One From the Heart'.
Documentary | Documentary, Music
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Mississippi Rising
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
A concert/telethon benefiting Mississippi and Louisiana hurricane recovery funds.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary, Music | 1h 30min
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This feature documentary chronicles the incredible career of the late artist with classic performance footage, home movies, and photographs. Featuring interviews with Bruce Springsteen, k.d. lang, Chet Atkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Bee Gees, Bernie Taupin, David Lynch, Martin Sheen, Robert Plant and Bono. The soundtrack showcases Roy's greatest hits including Only The Lonely, Crying, Pretty Woman, In... see more
Citizen
[2016]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
A hero's origin story, blending vigilantism and magical realism in Los Angeles, California.
Movie | Music
Black and White Night 30 is a re-imagined, re-edited, remastered and expanded version of the original television special, available both as a CD/DVD set and as a CD/Blu-ray set on February 24. Re-edited by Roy's youngest son Alex Orbison, the program has been restored to reflect the correct set order as the audience who attended the show saw it. Liner notes written by son Roy Orbison Jr. are included... see more
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