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William Hootkins
July 5, 1948 - October 23, 2005 (age 57)
William Michael "Hoot" Hootkins (July 5, 1948 – October 23, 2005) was an American character actor, best known for supporting roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Batman.
Death Machine
[1994]
 
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Movie | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 2h
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Chaank Armaments is experimenting with the ultimate fighting machine which is part human - part machine. So far, the Hardman project has been unreliable and has killed a number of innocent people. The genius behind this project is Jack who lives in a world of models, toys and magazines. When he is fired by Cale for killing a few corporate officers, he unleashes the ultimate killing machine called the... see more
Wild Indonesia
[1999]
 
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TV Series | Documentary
Monsters We Met
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Documentary, History
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The first episode shows audiences the American Serengeti that was once North America, and the unearthing of a Clovis child who came from some of the earliest settlers of Montana. The people hunt Caribou and Mammoths as they hide from the Smilodon and run from Arctodus simus - the dreaded Short-Faced Bear. The second episode is set 65,000 years ago, Australia was a forested land of many green plants... see more
The Lost Boys
[1978]
 
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Mini Series | Biography, Drama | 4h 34min
The story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the Llewelyn-Davies family. Barrie writes PETER PAN for the five boys, and later adopts George, Jack, Peter, Michael, and Nicholas.
The Billion Dollar Bubble
[1978]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h
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Actuaries. Ethics. And One Billion Dollars.
Animated Epics: Moby Dick
[2000]
 
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TV Movie | Animation
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 2h 1min
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Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
[1981]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure | 1h 55min
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Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
Batman
[1989]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure | 2h 6min
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The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.
Justice League
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 22min
Seven of the most formidable heroes form arguably the most powerful team ever.
A River Runs Through It
[1992]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 3min
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The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing.
The Island of Dr. Moreau
[1996]
 
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Movie | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 36min
After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.
Blackadder II
[1986]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 2h 56min
In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.
Movie | Action, Adventure, Family | 1h 30min
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The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.
Flash Gordon
[1980]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1h 51min
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A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.
Steamboy
[2004]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Animation | 2h 6min
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In 1860s Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power.
Dear Wendy
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 45min
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A young boy in a nameless, timeless American town establishes a gang of youthful misfits united in their love of guns and their code of honor.
Color Me Kubrick
[2005]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 26min
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The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.
Hardware
[1990]
 
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Movie | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 34min
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The head of a cyborg reactivates and rebuilds itself and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.
The Neverending Story III
[1994]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 1h 35min
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A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
[1994]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy, Family | 30min
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The show takes us through the struggles of life as a child monster. Three monster friends are studying how to scare humans in school. Often, their attempts don't work out as planned.
TV Series | Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery | 45min
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The adventures of the archaeological treasure hunter in his youth as related by an elderly Indiana Jones.
The Omega Code
[1999]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 1h 40min
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Ancient codes hidden within the Torah reveal the secrets of global events, past (i.e., Hitler, the Kennedy assassination, the Gulf War), present, and future. One man (York) is after the Code, seeking the power to change the world as we know it... for the worse. Another (Van Dien) seeks the truth, risking his life and everything he stands for in order to stop him.
Town & Country
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 44min
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Porter Stoddard is a well-known New York architect who is at a crossroads... a nexus where twists and turns lead to myriad missteps, some with his wife Ellie, others with longtime friends Mona and her husband Griffin. Deciding which direction to take often leads to unexpected encounters with hilarious consequences.
Trail of the Pink Panther
[1982]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 1h 36min
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Inspector Clouseau mysteriously disappears and a journalist attempts to uncover the mystery. New scenes are interspersed with old footage of Peter Sellers from the previous films.
Haunted Honeymoon
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 22min
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Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric relatives. His uncle decides that he needs to be cured from a neurotic speech defect and exaggerated bursts of fear: he gives him a shock therapy with palace ghosts.
White Nights
[1985]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 16min
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An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to become a dancer for the Kirov Academy of Ballet again, but he wishes to escape, but can he trust the American?
Bad Timing
[1980]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 2h 3min
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A psychiatrist living in Vienna enters a torrid relationship with a married woman. When she ends up in the hospital from an overdose, an inspector becomes set on discovering the demise of their affair.
The Cement Garden
[1993]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 41min
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Four children try to hold things together and play a family in their isolated prefab house after the death of their parents. As they begin to deteriorate mentally, they hide their mom's festering corpse in a makeshift concrete sarcophagus.
Dust Devil
[1992]
 
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Movie | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 27min
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A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.
Funny Bones
[1995]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 8min
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An unsuccessful comedian uncovers a family secret and learns the true price of letting inherent talent shine.
The Breed
[2001]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Horror | 1h 31min
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In the distant future vampires have come out of the shadows and tried to live among people as a special and peaceful breed. When a series of murders happens, a cop and his vampire colleague are assigned to arrest a dark figure who tears the throat of the victims and strains their blood off.
Curse of the Pink Panther
[1983]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 1h 49min
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Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the world's WORST detective, NYPD Sgt. Clifton Sleigh. Sleigh obtusely bungles his way past assassins and corrupt officials as though he were Clouseau's American cousin.
Blessed
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1h 38min
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A fertility clinic visit becomes an unfathomable nightmare for a woman who's impregnated with the devil's DNA.
Hanover Street
[1979]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 49min
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Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.
Iron Man
[1994]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure, Animation | 30min
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Industrialist Tony Stark leads his private team of superheros as Iron Man against the forces of evil.
Blackadder Rides Again
[2008]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 5min
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Rowan Atkinson and the cast of legendary comedy series Blackadder are back for this one-off documentary special to mark 25 years since the original BBC transmission in 1983. Featuring fascinating interviews and behind-the-scenes insight from its renowned cast and writers, including the first ever in-depth interview with Rowan Atkinson, on his personal experience of playing Edmund Blackadder.
American Gothic
[1988]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 30min
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On a lonely island in the Pacific Northwest, a group of travelers find themselves targeted by a crazed, homicidal family.
The Princess and the Goblin
[1991]
 
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Movie | Animation, Fantasy | 1h 22min
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The story is about the adventurous Princess Irene. The princess is off playing in the woods when she is attacked by goblins pets. She is saved by a mining young warrior boy named Curty. They quickly become friends and get into a lot of trouble. The goblins attack and Irene must rely on her own magic to save Curty, and in turn the entire kingdom.
Biggles: Adventures in Time
[1986]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi | 1h 48min
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Daring British WWI fighter pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth and 1980s low-level business executive Jim Ferguson discover that they can time travel to each other's eras. They try to stop the Germans from changing the outcome of WWI.
The New Statesman
[1987]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 1h 10min
In a parody of 1980s Conservatism, Rik Mayall is Alan B'Stard MP, the most machiavellian Tory of them all.
The Miracle Maker
[2000]
 
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Movie | Animation, Biography, Drama | 1h 30min
The story of Jesus Christ.
Water
[1985]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 1h 55min
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A British diplomat to a West Indian island nation finds his idyllic existence thrown into chaos when a large American drilling company finds a huge source of natural mineral water there.
Twilight's Last Gleaming
[1977]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 2h 26min
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A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors.
Absolute Power
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 29min
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The inner workings of a successful PR firm - lying for a living.
Hear My Song
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Music | 1h 44min
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Owner of a failing club seeks infamous Irish singer Josef Locke in order to bring business and success to his club
The Pope Must Diet
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 37min
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A less-than-qualified and far-from-perfect priest is mistakenly named the new pope. As the pontiff, he must deal with Vatican corruption, the Mob and the reappearance of his old lover.
This World, Then the Fireworks
[1997]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 40min
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Marty Lakewood is a reporter forced to leave Chicago and his family because he had uncovered too much police corruption. He returns to his small home town on the California coast to his ailing mother and prostitute sister, with whom he had an incestuous affair. Being short of money, he seduces a woman cop in order to sell her house.
The Lady Vanishes
[1979]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Mystery | 1h 35min
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Whilst traveling in pre-war Nazi Germany, a young couple realise a passenger seems to have been kidnapped off their train, but, no other passenger aside from themselves, recalls her.
The Magnificent Ambersons
[2002]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h 30min
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The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George's father. As George struggles to sabotage his mother's new romance, he must deal with his own romantic feelings for Morgan's daughter and the consequences of his meddling... see more
Valerie
[1986]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family | 30min
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Originally the saga of a working mom raising her three sons alone while her pilot husband is away. After star Valerie Harper left the series, her role was filled by Sandy Duncan as the boys' aunt.
Dreamchild
[1985]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h 34min
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Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the characters she was once so amused by. As she thinks back on it, she starts to see her relationship with the shy author/professor in a new way and realizes the vast change between the young Alice and the old.
Tales of the Unexpected
[1979]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 25min
Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.
Bergerac
[1981]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 30min
Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.
Valentino
[1977]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 8min
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In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide - that actor was Rudolph Valentino. Ballroom dancer Valentino manipulated his good looks and animal-like grace into a Hollywood career. His smouldering love making, tinged with a touch of masterful cruelty, expressed a sexuality which was at once both shocking... see more
Sphinx
[1981]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 58min
Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs - murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse!
Crusoe
[1988]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 31min
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Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
The Legend of Prince Valiant
[1991]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Animation, Fantasy | 22min
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After his castle is taken over; Valiant, Prince of Thule, has a dream in which King Arthur calls him to Camelot. Valiant heeds the advice of the dream and sets out on a quest to find the famed kingdom. Along the way he meets two new friends, Arn (a peasant) and Rowanne (the blacksmith's daughter), who join him on his quest to become Knights of The Round Table. After arriving in Camelot the plot focuses... see more
Gospa
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 5min
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In 1981 in Medjugorje (BA), a group of kids claim that Virgin Mary appeared to them on a hill. The local priest believes them and spreads the word. Religious tourism blossoms. The communist government is concerned and arrests the priest.
Partners in Crime
[1983]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 50min
Agatha Christie's husband-and-wife sleuthing team take on a series of short whodunit mysteries.
Chancer
[1990]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 55min
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A business adviser uses all means necessary to help his friends out of financial ruins. However he has a moral code. Also, his unresolved family past won't leave him alone.
Lillie
[1978]
 
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Mini Series | Adventure, Biography, Drama | 52min
Lillie Langtry, trapped in a loveless marriage, takes full advantage of her beauty, attracting many lovers and admirers including the Prince of Wales and Oscar Wilde. As her husband slowly drinks himself to death, Lillie embarks upon a sensational career as a somewhat talented yet beautiful actress in Britain and the United States. Throughout her life she attracts rich and sometimes brutal lovers,... see more
The Tomorrow People
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Sci-Fi | 25min
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The Tomorrow People are the next stage of human evolution. They can teleport, communicate by telepathy, heal with the power of thought and they are unable to kill or harm any living creature. Aided by a mysterious and ancient spacecraft buried in the sand of a Pacific island, the Tomorrow People use their powers to protect the world, while trying to keep their own existence a secret for fear of ex... see more
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
[1987]
 
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TV Movie | Mystery | 1h 40min
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Sherlock Holmes is brought back to life by Watson's female descendant after being cryogenically frozen for eighty years.
Something to Believe In
[1998]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 53min
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An American woman given only weeks to live travels to Italy to find a statue reputed to have recuperative powers and there meets a struggling American concert pianist.
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye
[1983]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Mystery | 1h
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Private detective Philip Marlowe solves many crimes in Los Angeles during the 1930s.
Whiz Kids
[1983]
 
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TV Series | Adventure | 1h
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The adventures of a group of young kids who are amateur computer experts and detectives.
Oppenheimer
[1980]
 
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Mini Series | Biography, Drama, History | 50min
Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life's work.
Video | Adventure, Comedy | 1h 32min
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May 1917. Sixteen year old Indiana Jones joins an international trio of spies plotting against their German counterparts in the neutral city of Barcelona. After his old acquaintance Pablo Picasso helps him get a job at Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Indy devices a plan to forge a love letter written by the German cultural attaché to make it seem he is having an affair with the Countess of Toledo... see more
Like Father, Like Santa
[1998]
 
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TV Movie | Family, Fantasy | 1h 45min
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A ruthless toy tycoon (Harry Hamlin) out to crush all of his competitors travels to the North Pole to put an end to his biggest rival.
Age of Treason
[1993]
 
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TV Movie | History, Mystery | 1h 33min
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Marcus Didius Falco must solve a murder set in Ancient Rome.
Hussy
[1980]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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Beaty is a prostitute working out of a high-class London cabaret where Emory is a technician. They begin an affair encumbered by her job, his lack of money, and their pasts: Beaty has a ten-year-old son who lives with her ex, and she has a dangerous former boyfriend; Emory has a wife who died in questionable circumstances and a shady friend who shows up with a scheme for making lots of money. Beaty... see more
Capital City
[1989]
 
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TV Series | 1h
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Mirroring the bear-pit attitudes of the time, this series follows the upwardly-mobile hopefuls at London-based investment bank, Shane Longman, as they try to scramble up the corporate ladder, taking risks, eating up the pressure, and following their instincts in search of that elusive deal that will finally announce their arrival in the city.
Hamilton Mattress
[2002]
 
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Short Movie | Adventure, Animation, Short | 31min
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Sludger the aardvark tries to make it big as a drummer in the big city.
Bret Maverick
[1981]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Western | 1h
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Set in Sweetwater, Arizona in the 1880s with solid citizen Bret owning a ranch and part of the Red Ox Saloon. Stable cast with varying stories, often centered on conflict between the ambitious sheriff and everyone else.
A Deadly Game
[1979]
 
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TV Movie | Thriller | 1h 44min
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Charlie Muffin, top British Intelligence operative, has just broken up a major Soviet spy network in England. However, a new Director with new ideas takes over and wants Charlie out. But then a high-ranking Soviet spy-master hints that he wants to defect, and both British Intelligence and the CIA want him and will do anything to get him. Charlie may be the only man who can bring the defection off successfully... see more
Fox Mystery Theater
[1984]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 1h 10min
An anthology series of chilling tales with a twist.
Rhinoceros Hunting in Budapest
[1997]
 
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Movie | 1h 55min
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A young man's odyssey from a small town in Colorado to Budapest, in search of his estranged girlfriend.
Van der Valk
[1972]
 
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TV Series | Action, Drama | 2h
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Gritty British-made police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam. Cynical Dutch detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings and political corruption.
American Playhouse
[1981]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.
Paradise Postponed
[1986]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 9h 29min
A clergyman, famous for his support of left-wing causes, dies - and surprises his family by leaving a great deal of money to a Conservative Member of Parliament. Why?
Big Zapper
[1973]
 
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Movie | Adventure | 1h 32min
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A female private detective, Harriet Zapper, is hired by a rich old man to find his missing children, and becomes involved in counterfeiting and murder
Who Dares Wins
[1983]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 1h
Daring 1980s alternative comedy sketch show that helped launch the careers of a number of British comedians. Often parodies the channel it aired on. Recurring characters include Terry and Wang-Wang - a pair of swearing Pandas.
Zina
[1985]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 32min
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After Stalin's purges, Zinaida Volkova, daughter of Leon Trotsky, is exiled to Berlin. As the Nazis rise to power and WW2 is approaching, she becomes obsessed with Antigone, the protagonist of a famous Greek tragedy, and loses her mind.
Agony
[1979]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 25min
20 half-hour episodes. Jane Lucas, an Agony Aunt with a call-in radio show, has her own set of troubles with her very Jewish mother and her husband Laurence. Then there's the crazy lives of her station co-workers and the nice gay couple who live upstairs.
Come Back, Little Sheba
[1977]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger.
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde
[2004]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 20min
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Documentary celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde. 150 of Wilde's finest lines, epigrams and verses are spoken on camera by 150 public figures.
Extreme Machines
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 1h
The Tempest
[1983]
 
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Video
Directed by:
Exiled Prospero lives on a desolate island with his daughter, Miranda. When Prospero's usurping brother sails by the island, Prospero conjures a storm that wrecks the ship and changes all of their lives.
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