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Ben Stiller
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Date of Birth: Nov 30, 1965

Country: USA

Biography: Benjamin Edward "Ben" Stiller is an American comedian, actor, writer, film director, and producer. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled The Ben Stiller Show. He began acting in films, and had his directorial debut with Reality Bites...(wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 80 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (80) | Director (9) | Writer (6) | Creator (1)
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Escape at Dannemora (2018)
An employee at a prison in upstate New York becomes romantically involved with a pair of inmates and helps them escape. (imdb)
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A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life's choices. (imdb)
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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)
An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. (imdb)
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Zoolander 2 (2016)
Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business. (imdb)
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Sweet Micky for President (2015)
Music and politics collide when international music star, Pras Michel of the Fugees, returns to his homeland of Haiti following the devastating earthquake of 2010 to mobilize a presidential campaign for Haiti's most controversial musician: Michel Martelly aka Sweet Micky. The inexperienced pair set out against a corrupted government, civil unrest, and a fixed election. When Pras's former bandmate, superstar Wyclef Jean, also enters the presidential race, their chances seem further doomed. (imdb)
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While We
An uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple. (imdb)
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Harmontown (2014)
Harmontown is a documentary film starring TV writer and producer Dan Harmon (NBC's "Community," Adult Swim's "Rick and Morty") as he takes his popular podcast of the same name on a calamitous cross-country tour. (Amazon)
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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Larry spans the globe, while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. (imdb)
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
An office worker who lives inside fantasy worlds where he gets to live an adventurous life while romancing his co-worker sets off a global journey to fix things when both of their jobs are threatened. (imdb)
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When an aspiring actress loses her support system in one fell swoop, she sets out with a stolen script, her brother, and his boyfriend to make a movie. (imdb)
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Nantucket Film Festival
Ben Stiller, Mike Myers, Seth Meyers and Michael Ian Black offer candid insights into their comedic writing, directing and acting projects. (netflix)
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The Watch (2012)
Suburban dads who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion. (imdb)
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Madagascar 3: Europe
Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. (imdb)
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Nantucket Film Festival
In June 2012 at the Nantucket Film Festival, Ben Stiller brought together three of his funniest famous friends to talk seriously about comedy. Chris Rock and Jim Carrey joined Stiller on a panel moderated by Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader. (Netflix)
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Tower Heist (2011)
When a group of hard working guys find out they've fallen victim to a wealthy business man's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence. (imdb)
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Greenberg (2010)
A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
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A documentary on Joaquin Phoenix's transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper.
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Megamind (2010)
When a cunning supervillain (voiced by Will Ferrell) accidently kills his crime-fighting nemesis, the rogue suddenly finds life boring and uninspired. So, he creates a new enemy (Jonah Hill) who seeks to destroy the world, forcing Megamind to play the hero role for once in his life.
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Little Fockers (2010)
Family-patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law, the "male nurse", Greg Focker have what it takes?
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The Trip (2010)
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon continue to play themselves as they previously played in the Golden Tulip-winner A Cock and Bull Story in The Trip, the feature film edited out from the six-episode British comedy series. In this gourmet road movie, Coogan is assigned by the food section of a newspaper as guest critic, and as such, he travels the English countryside with his sad-faced, neurotic friend Brydon. Most of their hilarious dialogues are improvised. (IKSV)
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Merry Madagascar (2009)
A familiar group of animals from New York's Central Park Zoo are trapped on an isolate island run by monkies. They help monkies to shoot down something big and something red. That lead them on a replacement work. (Me)
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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institute in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake
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The Marc Pease Experience (2009)
Former high school musical star, Marc Pease, finds himself still living in the past, eight years after graduating.
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Tropic Thunder (2008)
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
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Rain of Madness (2008)
A behind-the-scenes mockumentary of Tropic Thunder. (imdb)
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Nick Nolte: No Exit (2008)
Nick Nolte offers a unique glimpse into his life and his art, appearing both as himself and as a television journalist who is interviewing him for a film on his career.
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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Hoping to return to New York via a penguin-piloted plane, the four animal friends crash land in the plains of Africa.
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The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
The story centers on a man who is convinced that he has finally met the right girl and marries too quickly. While on his honeymoon and in the process of discovering that his new bride is a nightmare, he meets the girl of his dreams. (imdb)
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Night at the Museum (2006)
A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc. (imdb)
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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
The legend of the fabled "Pick of Destiny" infuses every page of rock history. Since the dark ages, this supernatural pick has been passed down through many hands. Now, the time draws nigh when the pick will be passed to the next generation of rock - the ones they call Tenacious D. This is their tale of a friendship that would last through the ages and a musical and spiritual synergy so strong that it would reshape our very understanding of the concept of rock. This is the story of Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. (New Line Cinema)
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Danny Roane: First Time Director (2006)
A television actor (Andy Dick) drinks too much and gets blackballed from the industry, and then he decides to break back in by directing his own movie. Eventually, he gets sober, and then falls off the wagon and goes crazy and turns his film into a musical. (imdb)
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Awesome (2006)
The Beastie Boys handed out 50 cameras to audience members at their sold-out performance in New York's famed Madison Square Garden in October 2004. These 50 different passionate perspectives shot from the point-of-view of the audience take the viewer deep inside the world of a live Beastie Boys show.
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School for Scoundrels (2006)
In School for Scoundrels, Jon Heder plays Roger, a beleaguered New York City meter maid who is plagued by anxiety and low self esteem. In order to overcome his feelings of inadequacy, Roger enrolls in a top-secret confidence-building class taught by the suavely underhanded Dr. P (Thornton). Aided by his assistant Lesher (Duncan), Dr. P uses unorthodox, often dangerous methods, but he guarantees results: Employ his techniques and you will unleash your inner lion. (MGM)
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Madagascar (2005)
When a group of animals from New York's Central Park Zoo wash ashore on the exotic island of Madagascar, they must figure out how to survive in the wild and discover the true meaning of the phrase "It's a jungle out there." (DreamWorks)
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Earth to America (2005)
Celebrating the earth with the funnies people on it... A comedy event of Global proportions.
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Along Came Polly (2004)
Can a risk-averse insurance salesman on the rebound from his bride's infidelity (during their honeymoon) find happiness with a waitress he knew in junior high who's averse to commitment? Reuben is a sweet klutz who's ready to settle down but sees in her a chance to recover from disappointment and have some fun; Polly is a sweet itinerant, not ready to settle down but sees a chance to spend time with a nice guy who likes her. What will he do when his bride comes crawling back? (imdb)
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Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called "Bay City," this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson (Wilson), and Dave Starsky (Stiller), who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Dobey, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear (Dogg) and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer (Vaughn) who went on to become a white collar criminal (Electra plays Hutch's girlfriend). (imdb)
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Envy (2004)
Tim (Stiller) and Nick (Black) are best friends, neighbors and co-workers, whose equal footing is suddenly tripped up when one of Nick's harebrained get-rich-quick schemes actually succeeds: Vapoorizer, a spray that literally makes dog poop, or any other kind for that matter, evaporate into thin air. Tim, who had poo-pooed Nick's idea and passed on an opportunity to get in on the deal, can only watch as Nick's fortune -- and Tim's own envy -- grow to equally outrageous proportions. (DreamWorks)
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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
White Goodman is the owner and founder of Globo Gym, and would love nothing more than owning Average Joe's Gymnasium. Peter LaFleur doesn't want to lose his gym to Goodman, but couldn't find anyway to get $50,000 in time. Peter and his gang of gym buddies, think of ways to raise money, finally settling on winning a dodgeball tournament.
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Meet the Fockers (2004)
Now that Greg Focker (Stiller) is "in" with his soon-to-be in-laws, Jack (De Niro) and Dina (Danner) Byrnes, it looks like smooth sailing for him and his fiancée, Pam (Polo). But that's before Pam's parents meet Greg's parents, Bernie and Roz Focker (Hoffman and Streisand). The hyper-relaxed Fockers and the tightly-wound Byrneses are woefully mismatched from the start, and no matter how hard Greg and Pam try, there is just no bringing their families together-which all adds up to a disastrously funny time of "getting to know you." (Universal)
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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Ron Burgundy (Ferrell) is the top-rated anchorman in San Diego in the '70s. When feminism marches into the newsroom in the form of ambitious newswoman Veronica Corningstone (Applegate), Ron is willing to play along at first-as long as Veronica stays in her place, covering cat fashion shows, cooking, and other "female" interests. But when Veronica refuses to settle for being eye candy and steps behind the news desk, it's more than a battle between two perfectly coiffed anchor-persons... it's war. (imdb)
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Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)
For Sarah Wilder making a movie in Hollywood looked easy. With the guidance of her has been screenwriter uncle this sexy aspiring filmmaker embarks on a wild journey into the world of Hollywood where she encounters crazy studio executives insane producers and a gangster who agrees to finance her film for a price. In an effort to find the universal truth about movies sex and life Sarah comes across a cast of zany characters and to her surprise discovers that NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING! (Amazon)
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Duplex (2003)
When a young New York couple (Stiller, Barrymore) settle into their first home, they find that it comes with one feature they didn't expect: an upstairs, rent-controlled tenant who is not what they anticipated. (Miramax)
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Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks (2003)
This DVD Release (Complete Masterworks) contains the groundbreaking, hard to get (legally), HBO episodes which tell the tale of The D in their early days on the road to stardom. Also included is the concert at London's Brixton Academy that was by chance recorded on November 3, 2002 (imdb)
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Orange County (2002)
Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is rejected after his dim-witted guidance counselor sends the wrong application. So, Shaun goes to great lengths with a little help from his girlfriend Ashley and his drugged-out loser brother Lance to get into Stanford any way they see fit. (imdb)
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Run Ronnie Run (2002)
A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program. (imdb)
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Zoolander (2001)
Follows the world's most famous -- and empty-headed -- male model as he discovers the horrifying secret behind why there are no male models who live past the age of 30. (Paramount Pictures)
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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
The story of the Tenenbaum family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter. (Touchstone Pictures)
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The Independent (2000)
A notorious B-movie director tries for a comeback by seeking out the film rights to the life story of a serial killer who wants his biography film to be a musical. (imdb)
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Mission: Improbable (2000)
A behind the scenes look at the stunt work of "Mission: Impossible 2", told through one stunt man who looks like a certain superstar, who's got his looks, but certainly not his smarts. (imdb)
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Meet the Parents (2000)
A Jewish male nurse (Ben Stiller) plans to ask his live-in girl friend (Teri Polo) to marry him. However, he learns that her strict father (Robert DeNiro) expects to be asked for his daughter's hand before she can accept. Thus begins the visit from Hell as the two travel to meet Mom (Blythe Danner) and Dad, who turns out to be former CIA with a lie detector in the basement. Coincidentally, a sister (Nicole DeHuff) also has announced her wedding to a young doctor (Thomas McCarthy)... (imdb)
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Keeping the Faith (2000)
Best friends since they were kids, Jake (Stiller), a rabbi, and Brian (Norton), a Catholic priest, are single, successful, handsome, and confident young men living on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna (Elfman), their childhood friend, returns to New York, she reenters their lives and hearts with a vengeance and a complicated love triangle is created. (Touchstone Pictures)
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Mystery Men (1999)
By day, they're a bunch of losers, but by night, they're the Mystery Men...a rag team of superhero wannabes who emerge from the darkness to fight the evil madman Cassanova Frankenstein and his disco-dancing henchmen. (Universal Pictures)
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Black and White (1999)
A searing, comedic and exhilarating look at race, sex and hip hop in the melting pot that is Manhattan at the turn of the 21st century. (Screen Gems)
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Heat Vision and Jack (1999)
As the result of a NASA miscalculation, Astronaut Jack Austin flew to close to the sun, the rays expanding his mind and making him the smartest man on the planet. Now he and his talking motorcycle (who contains the mind of his former roommate) are on the run from NASA and their assain, actor Ron Silver who want to take his brain. They travel from place to place solving paranormal mysteries with the help of Jack's newfound ability to become a super genius when his brain absorbs sunlight. (imdb)
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The Suburbans (1999)
An 80's one-hit wonder band (Donal Lardner Ward, Tony Guma, Craig Bierko, Will Ferrell) named The Suburbans reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's (Ferrell) wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout (Jennifer Love Hewitt) happens to be in the audience and decides to give the now 40-ish performers a comeback push. (imdb)
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There's something about Mary that still bewitches Ted. Although he hasn't seen her in over a dozen years, since that shameful prom night, his heart still flutters at the recollection of her. He's still crazy about her after all these years, and curious as to her whereabouts. At the insistence of his good friend Dom, he hires private eye Pat Healy to track her down in Miami.
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Behind the Zipper with Magda (1998)
Magda hosts a mock documentary detailing the zipper incident in "There's Something About Mary". (imdb)
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Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)
Theater instructor Jerry starts an affair with Mary, and that starts a chain of events that affect their respective partners Terri and Barry and other characters in the film, creating a web of relationships. (imdb)
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Permanent Midnight (1998)
Comedy writer Jerry Stahl (Ben Stiller), whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences (imdb)
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Zero Effect (1998)
The world's greatest detective Daryl Zero aided by his associate Steve Arlo investigates a complex and mysterious case of blackmail and missing keys for shady tycoon Gregory Stark who is less than forthcoming about what is really happening! (imdb)
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Backstreet Boyz (1998)
A short spoof of the band Backstreet Boys.
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Derek Zoolander University (1997)
Short TV spot on fictional character Derek Zoolander.
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If Lucy Fell (1996)
Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable romances within a month, they must jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. (imdb)
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Derek Zoolander: Male Model (1996)
Short prequel to "Zoolander" (2001).
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The Cable Guy (1996)
A lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences. (imdb)
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Flirting with Disaster (1996)
In a quest to find his biological parents, Mel Coplin (Stiller) -- joined by his wife (Arquette) and a sexy adoption counselor (Leoni) -- embarks on a cross country search for his "roots." (Miramax)
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Heavyweights (1995)
Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor (Ben Stiller). (imdb)
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Reality Bites (1994)
Generation X Graduates face life after college with a filmmaker looking for work and love in Houston. (imdb)
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The Ben Stiller Show (1992)
This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often, they would also have a special guest (e.g., a TV actor) join them in the comedy sketches, with hilarious results. (imdb)
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The Nutt House (1992)
Idential twins Philbert and Nathan are too much of a burden on their mother so she separates them by sending Nathan, the "bad seed", to an insane asylum where he grows up with multi personalities while Philbert becomes a well-known senator. On one typical day, Nathan escapes from the asylum to find his long-lost brother and somehow ends up at Philbert's mansion... (imdb)
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Highway to Hell (1992)
An eloping bride is taken into Hell, and her fiancee must pursue. (imdb)
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Stella (1990)
Stella is determined, courageous, vulgar, unfashionable...and all her daughter has. Through the trials of teenagehood, to the problems of adulthood, Stella will do anything for Jenny...ending in an selfless, unforgettable sacrifice. (imdb)
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Working Tra$h (1990)
Two janitors (George Carlin, Ben Stiller) working as janitors at a brokerage firm become rich by making investments based on insider information they gather from the brokers' garbage. (imdb)
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Elvis Stories (1989)
Starting with the music video "Elvis is Everywhere" by Mojo Nixon, the film then goes into a series of spoofs of tabloid Elvis stories: "Elvis is John Lennon", "Hairdresser Possessed by Elvis" and others.
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Next of Kin (1989)
Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself. (imdb)
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Fresh Horses (1988)
A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party. She claims to be 20 years old, but he learns that she's actually just 16 and already married. (imdb)
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Empire of the Sun (1987)
A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (imdb)
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The House of Blue Leaves (1987)
Zoo attendant Artie Shaughnessy dreams of being a successful songwriter. What his mistress, Bunny Flingus, who lives downstairs from his Queens apartment won't tell him -- and what his insane wife, Bananas, tries to get through to him -- is that Artie's songs stink. On Oct. 4, 1965, the day Pope Paul visits New York City, Bunny convinces Artie to call his old school buddy Billy Einhorn, a famous film director from Los Angeles, to finagle a job writing music for Billy's movies. (imdb)
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Hot Pursuit (1987)
Young Danny is following his rich girlfriend's family to the Caribbean. But suddenly he simply must make a chemistry test and cannot go with them. After they have left, he gets a leave from his professor and takes a plane to find them. But he is not quite sure where they are, and meets smugglers, crazy captains and murderers. (imdb)
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