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Yaphet Kotto
Born November 15, 1939 (age 79)
Yaphet Frederick Kotto (born November 15, 1939) is an American actor, known for numerous film roles, as well as starring in the NBC television series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–99) as Lieutenant Al Giardello. His films include the science-fiction/horror film Alien (1979), and the Arnold Schwarzenegger science-fiction/action film The Running Man (1987). He portrayed the main villain Dr. Kananga/Mr... full bio
The Running Man
[1987]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 41min
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A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.
Midnight Run
[1988]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Crime | 2h 6min
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An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail.
Live and Let Die
[1973]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Thriller | 2h 1min
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007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.
Homicide: Life on the Street
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.
Brubaker
[1980]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 2h 11min
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The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.
The Star Chamber
[1983]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 49min
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Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Blue Collar
[1978]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 54min
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Three workers, Zeke (Richard Pryor), Jerry (Harvey Keitel) and Smokey (Yaphet Kotto), are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to rob the local union's bureau safe. First they think it is a flop, because they get only 600 dollars out of it, but then Zeke realizes that they also have gotten some 'hot'... see more
Across 110th Street
[1972]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 42min
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Two New York City cops go after amateur crooks who are trying to rip off the Mafia and start a gang war.
Raid on Entebbe
[1976]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Drama, History | 2h 25min
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True story of a daring Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe Airport in Uganda to free hostages of a terrorist hijacking.
Warning Sign
[1985]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 39min
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A woman working as a security guard in an agricultural research facility finds herself and her co-worker Schmidt fighting to survive against their former friends.
Truck Turner
[1974]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Thriller | 1h 31min
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Truck is a bounty hunter who gets a job to track down a guy named Gator. When he and his partner find him, a chase ensues and Gator is killed. This makes Gator's woman, Dorinda, very angry and she puts a hit on Truck. The man who agrees to kill Truck is named Blue. The question is whether Truck can survive with Blue and his gang on his trail.
The Park Is Mine
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Drama, Thriller | 1h 42min
A vietnam vet (Tommy Lee Jones) takes forceful control of Central Park to remember those who served and died in the Vietnam War.
Eye of the Tiger
[1986]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama | 1h 32min
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Returning home from prison, a Vietnam War veteran sets out to clean up his hometown which has come under the control of a violent motorcycle gang.
Friday Foster
[1975]
 
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Movie | Action | 1h 30min
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Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to assassinate Tarr. Foster photographs the melee and is plunged into a web of conspiracy involving the murder of her childhood friend, a US senator, and a shadowy plan called "Black Widow".
Bone
[1972]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 35min
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A thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as happily married as they appeared.
Report to the Commissioner
[1975]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 52min
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Police officer Patty Butler, alias "Chicklet," is the live-in girlfriend of Thomas 'Stick' Henderson to gather evidence. Detective Bo Lockley is instructed to try to find her, not knowing she's also a cop.
The Monkey Hu$tle
[1976]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 30min
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A new highway threatens a Chicago neighborhood, so to protest the residents throw a block party.
Desperado
[1987]
 
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TV Movie | Western | 1h 33min
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Cowboy Duell McCall wants to quickly deliver a herd of cattle to town, get paid and move on but romance with local girl Nora gets him involved in a feud between the town boss and Nora's dad.
Badge of the Assassin
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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Three black revolutionaries gun down two New York City police officers. The subsequent investigation puts a white assistant DA and a black police detective on the trail of the killers that leads from New York to San Francisco and down to New Orleans.
After the Shock
[1990]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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On October 17 1989, an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale rocked San Francisco. Presented here are some of the stories of the brave members of the public and emergency services who rescued people who were trapped in the rubble in houses or on the freeway.
Sharks' Treasure
[1975]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure | 1h 35min
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Eccentric charter skipper Jim Carnahan and his team of hard-luck dreamers battle sharks, bandits and their own greed to recover sunken treasure off the coast of Honduras.
The Corpse Had a Familiar Face
[1994]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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Terminal Entry
[1987]
 
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Movie | Action, Thriller | 1h 38min
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The USA are attacked by a large group of well organized terrorists who communicate through a computer network via satellite. A bunch of highschool kids has hacked the password and gained access. They believe it's a game and unknowingly cause terror acts all over the country. An anti-terror force fights against the terrorists.
In Self Defense
[1987]
 
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TV Movie | Thriller | 1h 34min
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A witness (Linda Purl) is terrorized by the killer (Billy Drago) against whom she testified.
Night Chase
[1970]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 35min
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A man fleeing the scene of his wife's shooting forms an unexpected relationship with the tough cab driver he hires to drive him to the Mexican border.
A Whisper to a Scream
[1989]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 36min
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A young girl who became frustrated in her desire to become an actress starts to work for a telephone-sex company. There she meets a fascinating man who has an obsession for music related with crime.
TV Movie | Crime, Drama | 2h
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Inspired by the the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning, Miami-based journalist, Edna Buchanan, who investigates the murder of a man with ties to the Miami mafia.
Alien
[1979]
 
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Movie | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1h 57min
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 1h 29min
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Freddy Krueger returns once again to haunt both the dreams of Springwood's last surviving teenager and a woman with a deep connection to him.
Witless Protection
[2008]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 37min
The story centers on a small-town sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be FBI agents assigned to protect her and deliver her to a big Enron-type corruption trial in Chicago but are later found to be on the take and are villains who are bent on killing her.
Documentary | Documentary, Horror | 4h
Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!
Roots
[1977]
 
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Mini Series | Biography, Drama, History, War | 9h 48min
Roots is a TV mini-series starring LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, and John Amos. A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.
The Thomas Crown Affair
[1968]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 42min
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A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man.
The Puppet Masters
[1994]
 
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Movie | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 49min
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The Earth is invaded by stingray-shaped alien "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds.
Two If by Sea
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 1h 36min
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Frank O'Brien, a petty thief, and his 7-year-long girlfriend Roz want to put an end to their unsteady lifestyle and just do that _last_ job, which involves stealing a valuable painting. Frank takes Roz to an island on the coast of New England, where he wants to sell the painting and also hopes that their sagging relationship will get a positive push back up. Not everything goes as planned, as some... see more
Night Gallery
[1969]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 50min
Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.
Homicide: The Movie
[2000]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama
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Al Giardello is fatally shot, and the detectives of the Baltimore Homicide Unit return to work to solve the case, including Howard, Munch, Bayliss, Meldrick, Bolander and Kellerman.
5 Card Stud
[1968]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Romance, Western | 1h 43min
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The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
[1985]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 22min
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Updated remakes of classic stories from Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) originally produced by the Master of Suspense himself. His original opening bits are colorized for reuse here.
4 for Texas
[1963]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Western | 2h 4min
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Zack Thomas is a tough guy who hooks up with Joe Jarrett to open a casino.
Father Dowling Mysteries
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 45min
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An amiable, inquisitive Chicago priest moonlights as a detective and is assisted by a rather worldly, lock-picking nun.
The Big Valley
[1965]
 
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TV Series | Western | 1h
The Wild West adventures of the Barkley family in California's San Joaquin Valley.
Extreme Justice
[1993]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 36min
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A rogue cop joins an elite LAPD unit who secretly operate as a vigilante death squad, but soon begins to question their methods.
Baadasssss Cinema
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 58min
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Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 50min
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A feature length documentary on the acclaimed work and eclectic career of maverick filmmaker Larry Cohen (BLACK CAESAR, GOD TOLD ME TO, Q THE WINGED SERPENT, THE STUFF, PHONE BOOTH)
Documentary | Documentary, Sci-Fi | 2h 58min
This made-for-DVD documentary treats horror and science fiction film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Alien, the terrifying classic about a spaceship crew trapped with a hideous monster that's hunting them one by one. Features interviews with director Ridley Scott and master designer H.R. Giger, as well as with star Sigourney Weaver and other members of the cast and crew, who share... see more
The High Chaparral
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Western | 1h
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The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to establish his cattle empire despite Indian hostility. He's aided by brother Buck and son Billy Blue. When Blue's mother was killed (in the first episode) John united his family with the powerful Montoyas by marrying their daughter Victoria (whose brother Manolito now lives with them as well).
Daniel Boone
[1964]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, History, Western | 1h
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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.
Stiletto Dance
[2001]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 37min
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Two undercover police officers must try to prevent a multi-million dollar nuclear arms deal among several mob factions.
TV Nation: Volume One
[1997]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 38min
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TV Nation
[1994]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Documentary, News | 1h
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Micheal Moore presents a humorous newsmagazine that focuses primarily on wrongdoing by big business, privileged society and right-wing politicians.
Nothing But a Man
[1964]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 35min
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A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.
Drum
[1976]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama | 1h 50min
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A mid-19th century mulatto slave is torn between his success as a pit-fighter and the injustices of white society. In HD.
The Alien Legacy
[1999]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 8min
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The best bits of the Alien franchise.
Harem
[1986]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 3h 10min
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Jessica, a young British girl, goes off to Arabia with her father to be with her fiancé when he's called there suddenly on diplomatic duty. On a tourist journey she's kidnapped by what appears to be a Beduion tribe and sold into the harem of the Sultan. The man that took her captive is not actually a Beduion but an Oxford educated revolutionary who traded Jessica for the release of his friends from... see more
Mini Series | Biography, History, Sport
A unique first-person narrative, sewn together from genuine testimonies of frontline soldiers.
The Liberation of L.B. Jones
[1970]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 42min
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A Southern lawyer uncovers the truth about a slain undertaker.
Tarzan
[1966]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure | 1h
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Tarzan (Lord Greystoke), already well educated and fed up with civilization, returns to the jungle and, more-or-less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, wages war against poachers and other bad guys.
Fighting Back
[1982]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 38min
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It's a hard crime story about a Philadelphia shop owner who has enough of the criminals' violences and ravages. He organizes a patrol of civil people. It all starts to go wrong because his team's actions are taken as racial discrimination ...
Intent to Kill
[1992]
 
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Video | Action, Adventure, Thriller | 1h 39min
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A young policewoman relentlessly tries to bring down a ruthless drug kingpin whom plots his own agenda for his drug distribution empire.
The Name of the Game
[1968]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1h 30min
This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made publishing empire of Glenn Howard. Episodes featuring Howard focused on his business and political confrontations and his flamboyant lifestyles. Other episodes featured Jeff Dillon, a crusading investigative reporter... see more
Hangfire
[1991]
 
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Movie | Action, Thriller | 1h 31min
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A town has been taken hostage. Who will win the battle? Only the mighty will survive.
The Defenders: Payback
[1997]
 
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TV Movie | 1h 36min
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E.G. Marshall returns as the head of the law firm that he portrayed in the 1961 to 1965 tv series. This time his partners are his son (Bridges) and his granddaughter (Plimpton). This is projected to be the first of a series of films. In this episode a man (Larroquette) murders the man who assaulted and raped his young daughter years before and was released from prison after serving just a few years... see more
The World of James Bond
[1995]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h
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Elizabeth Hurley hosts a one hour documentary on the history of the James Bond film series to tie in with the seventeenth Bond film, GoldenEye.
Chrome Soldiers
[1992]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Drama
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Five ex-soldiers go to a small town in Oregon to help a friend investigate the murder of his brother.
Out-of-Sync
[1995]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 45min
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A deejay and ex-con is forced to work with the police in an undercover drug sting targeting his boss.
Tripwire
[1989]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Thriller | 1h 27min
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A terrorist (Warner) and an FBI agent (Knox) fight out a personal feud with one another.
Inside 'Live and Let Die'
[1999]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 30min
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The making of the film that launched Roger Moore's career as James Bond.
TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 40min
Perry is sueing a gutter trash newspaper that is running a story about a love affair between him and Della. The editor also has "dirt" files on an Army General, his banker and other "clients". All of them make little-concealed verbal threats to him at a party but the person that hated him most is a female reporter who the editor had just fired from the paper for attempting to write a serious story... see more
Ministry of Vengeance
[1989]
 
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Movie | Action, Thriller | 1h 36min
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Minister's family is killed by Arab terrorists, he takes revenge.
Tomorrow's a Killer
[1987]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Horror | 1h 34min
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A detective tries to track down a serial killer who is murdering prostitutes while at the same time having to deal with his girlfriend's mental problems, which are gradually deteriorating into a split personality.
Documentary | Documentary
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An amazing insider's look at nearly four decades of movie making including screen tests, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Tom Hanks, Raquel Welch, George Lucas, Oliver Stone, Robert Altman and much more.
Almost Blue
[1996]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 25min
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The young jazz saxophonist Morris Poole is at the height of his career. When his wife dies he is almost overcome by grief and blames himself. When after a while he finds a new love, he ends up in a situation that reminds him of his wife's mysterious death.
Civil Wars
[1991]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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Eli Levinson and Sydney Guilford are top divorce attorneys in NYC. The dynamic changes when Charlie Howell is hired and Eli takes a lower profile. Sydney and Charlie develop a flirtatious arrangement while concentrating on their client's problems.
Dead Badge
[1994]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Thriller | 1h 35min
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Policeman Dan Sampson happens to have the same badge # as deceased policeman Manny Torres, who died while on duty. The circumstances surrounding Torres' death, officially ruled a drug overdose, become Sampson's obsession. After Sampson begins investigating Torres' file and visiting Torres' widow, various parties begin making attempts on Sampson's life.
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill
[1990]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
Newly single Rosie has become a public defender in LA, leaving a lucrative practice. Her boss is Ben, officemate Hank and secretary Carole. On the home front is mother Charlotte, sister Doreen, and stepdaughter Kim.
The Jigsaw Murders
[1989]
 
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Movie | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 38min
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A dedicated middle-aged cop must find the serial killer that preys on erotic models before his estranged daughter who's also in the photo shoot business becomes the killer's next victim.
Man and Boy
[1971]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 1h 38min
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After the Civil War, a black ex-union soldier, his wife, and his son settle in Arizona Territory to homestead and build their lives. At first, Caleb Revers race doesn't seem to matter, but then things change.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 18min
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From Dr. No (1962) to The World is Not Enough (1999), a look at the special effects in the James Bond films, and the wizardry that made them possible and some of the best in the business.
Prime Target
[1989]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 40min
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In this crime drama, a NYPD detective looks into the deaths of several policewomen and discovers that she is to be the killer's next victim. In HD.
The American Clock
[1993]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 32min
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This film is based on Arthur Miller's recollection of the events of the 1930's Depression. In the film, John Rubinstein, Mary McDonnell, and Loren Dean are all members of an upper class family who find the world completely changed when they lose everything in the Stock Market crashes. Dean, a college age young man, who now faces no possibility of entering college, decides to go on the road to see what... see more
Playing with Fire
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 40min
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Unintentionally hilarious made-for-TV film starring a not-so-young Gary Coleman as a teenage arsonist. The authorities, friends, and neighbors warn his absentee parents until it is too late.
Women of San Quentin
[1983]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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A young female prison guard finds out that her first assignment is to San Quentin, one of the toughest prisons in the country.
Rage!
[1980]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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In an attempt to be rehabilitated, a rapist goes to therapy while in prison.
NBC Experiment in Television
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy, Drama | 1h
Cowboy in Africa
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Adventure | 1h
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Rodeo champion Jim Sinclair is hired by Commander Hayes to introduce modern methods to his game ranch in Kenya. His Navajo blood brother John Henry helps; 10-year-old orphan Samson adopts them.
Best Ever Bond
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Action, Adventure, Documentary | 1h 26min
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Roger Moore presents the ten best sequences ever to have appeared in the James Bond series, and cast members recall their favourite moments.
Documentary | Documentary | 55min
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Documentary | Crime, Documentary, Drama
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A brief look at the history of "Homicide: Life on the Street", one of the best shows on television and its ratings history as well as some of the people on the show, as well as behind the camera. The primary focus of this PBS documentary is the "Subway" episode which aired on December 5, 1997 on NBC. This two-hour documentary follows the "Subway" episode from conception to award nominations.
Hollywood Mavericks
[1990]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
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A documentary focusing on seventeen maverick directors who were not afraid to break the rules of filmmaking to advance their art from John Ford to Martin Scorsese.
It's Nothing Personal
[1993]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 36min
Directed by:
A female cop turns bounty hunter.
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