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A young girl struggles to create a relationship with her father after the death of her aunt who raised her.
After serving 17 years in prison for a violent mistake he made in his youth, a once-aspiring baseball player returns to his Bronx neighborhood. (imdb)
In 1975, a Bayonne, New Jersey underdog boxer gets a shot to fight the champ. (imdb)
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Tapestry is the story of a man (Stephen Baldwin) in the midst of a heavy personal and spiritual crisis. Aided by his Father (Burt Young), and his family, he embarks on a personal journey that will forever change him.
A brash group of hoodlums have been doing minor crime jobs in their neighborhood since they were kids until they step on the wrong toes and get caught up in a war with an old-school mafia king pin and their lives soon become hell on earth. (imdb)
A retired detective, Tony Zarra, is pushed into the world of crime after the murder of his younger brother. (imdb)
A Queens couple who specialize in robbing mafia social clubs stumble upon a score bigger than they could ever imagine, becoming targets of both the mob and the FBI in the process.
For 50 years, Michael and Betty have been united by one guiding principle: no secrets. But when a provocative Tom of Finland doll triggers Michael's long-buried desires, Betty discovers that secrets have been part of their life all along. (imdb)
A disturbing psychological thriller, that engages the audience to the point that it is always caught off guard, thus changing the point of view of the two main performers (imdb)
Santilli is looking for a lucky break to change his life. In South Italy there's a town whose entire population is over the age of eighty. Santilli opens a funeral agency. With the earnings from the certain funerals he'll be able to solve his problems. Santilli patches together a credible funeral agency and waits for the old-timers to die. Days glide by and not a single one of them has the decency to croak. Santilli is oppressed and discouraged. (imdb)
Abigail Harm is a woman living in a fictionalized New York City, who, after being granted a wish by a strange visitor, asks for love and learns of a creature who might provide it. Inspired by the Korean folktale "The Woodcutter and the Nymph." (Anonymous)
Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything. (imdb)
"The Hideout" is a mystery-thriller about an Italian woman who moves to Davenport to open a restaurant. After her husband commits suicide, she spends 15 years recovering at a Minnesota mental hospital. When she builds herself up enough to begin another restaurant, she discovers that a murder took place there 50 years earlier. She decides to investigate and finds a secret plot. (imdb)
Wanting to raise their grades, a handful of college kids are randomly selected for a field trip to study wildlife, but don't get the chance as cliché horror film-style murders occur. (imdb)
At Blue Lake, love can be cruel, but obsession can be murder.
The greatest underdog story of our time is back for one final round. In Rocky Balboa, the former heavyweight champion steps out of retirement and back into the ring, pitting himself against a new rival in a dramatically different era. (MGM)
A magical story about an older couple (Ben Gazzara and Rita Moreno) who try to rekindle their love one night in the Catskills.
A violent, street-fighting, extreme-stutterer becomes a great, powerful communicator. Revoloution seems like just a great story, but it is the first movie in history to be structured around a shamanic ritual, which when experienced by certain audiences, creates an identification with the near death awakening of the lead character and results in radical and instantaneous transformation in the viewer. (Louniversal Releasing)
From the producer of "Scarface" and "Carlito's Way" comes the gritty, urban-action film Carlito's Way: Rise to Power, the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal New York underworld, he enters a deadly circle of greed and retribution. Assisted by his two brothers-in-crime, Carlito is on the fast track to becoming Spanish Harlem's ultimate kingpin... (Universal)
Bree (Huffman) is a perfectly adjusted conservative transsexual woman. Born Stanley, a genetic male, she's about to tale the final step to becoming the woman Stanley always wanted to be - until she finds out that she is the parent of a long-lost 17 year-old son (Zegers). Afraid to tell the rebellious teenager the truth, Bree embarks on a journey with him that will challenge and change both their lives and bring them closer to the truth of their connection. (The Weinstein Company / IFC Films)
A drama that investigates anxiety and disillusionment in America. (imdb)
A drama about homeless teenagers who've bonded through their trials on the streets on Manhattan. (Slowhand Cinema Releasing)
When strapped-for-cash Johnny (Adam Trese) and his mobbed-up friend Manny (John Costelloe) learn that a cool million dollars in drug money is hidden in a neighborhood deli, they hire three amateur crooks to rob the joint at gunpoint. But on the day of the heist, everything goes wildly awry, and soon both the cops and the mafia are after the hapless criminals. (Netflix)
Three sisters find themselves battling for love and validation. (imdb)
A man meets a woman who is determined to show him happiness. (imdb)
After her loser hubby gets bumped off and leaves her with a mountain of gambling debts, meek Fran Maloni (Diane Keaton) finds herself working for a mob kingpin (Paul Sorvino) -- as an assassin. But Fran can't seem to pull the trigger, so she devises an alternative plan: Fake the killings and conceal the mafioso's would-be victims at her brother's home in Florida. Trouble crops up, however, when Fran's boss wants to see the corpses.
A young couple from the city takes a trip to the country.
A bartender wants rid of an obnoxious drunk but not until the drunk has left a decent tip. So the bartender tells the story of two mobster families, the Minetti's who work out of an Italian restaurant in the East San Fernando Valley, and the Mulroney's who work out of an Irish pub in the West San Fernando Valley. Mob war breaks out when one of the Minetti "boys" stiffs Big Paddy's daughter on her tip. We soon see why these hoods are called very mean men. (imdb)
Daniel Moulin goes to New York on a business trip and decides to take advantage of his time in the Big Apple to try and locate the father he never knew. The only thing he has to go on however is an address in the Bronx that is 25 years old. (imdb)
After discovering the shady identity of his girlfriend's father, an English art-house auctioneer (Grant) finds himself inadvertently laundering money through his auction house, becoming an accessory to murder, and having to pass himself off as the notorious Mickey Blue Eyes. (Castle Rock Entertainment)
Redmond is a young guy who can't find what to do with his life. When his uncle Sam gives him the bag to deliver to some uptown connection he fails to do so and it gets them in trouble with Jack, low-key criminal. After that tough guy Stretch wants Redmond to take part in his illegal beer business, but before Redmond gets involved, the business ends in a bad way. Redmond is also having affair with flight attendant Megan (imdb)
The Last Don (1997) - TV Mini-Series
Sprawling Mario Puzo novel about an Italian family of gangsters draws the inevitable comparison to "The Godfather", but does find its own direction. Headed by Don Domenico Clericuzio, the family executes a rival gang on the night of the Don's daughter's wedding, including her new husband, the son of his rival. Unfortunately the daughter gets pregnant and the repercussions of the night drift into the future. (imdb)
College boy Trent is returning home for the holidays when he crosses the path of bad-girl Miya at a truck stop. When he agrees to give her a ride, he becomes part and parcel to all her twisted desires. (imdb)
Set during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800's. In his efforts to gain control of a small mining town, Sean McLennon is buying up every mining claim that becomes available, usually after the deaths of the previous owners at the hands of McLennon's 'assistants'. One of the miners targeted by McLennon, a half-Indian hunter named Hudson Saanteek, manages to escape his hired thugs and comes back into town looking to re-establish his claim and get revenge. (imdb)
Columbo: Undercover (1994) - TV Episode
Cigar-chomping Lieutenant Columbo's investigation into the odd death of two men flings him headlong into a mystery revolving around the long-lost loot from an unsolved bank heist. Insurance investigator Irving Krutch asks for Columbo's assistance in tracking down the pieces of a photograph that will reveal the location of the hidden millions. To do so, Columbo must go undercover in various guises to obtain the pieces from the various people who now possess them. (imdb)
A group of Chicago cops are involved in a raid from which $3,000,000 disappears. The local mob go after them and the body count starts to rise... (imdb)
A Family Matter (1991) - TV Movie
Originally titled Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride, this 2-part TV movie stars supermodel Carol Alt as Nancy, the ward of Mafia don Frank Latella (Eli Wallach). Part One gets off to an explosive start when Nancy witnesses her father's murder. Raised by Latella, our heroine lives for the day that she can avenge her dad's death. Little does she know that her own fiancé (Eric Roberts) was the man who pulled the trigger. (allrovi.com)
A father anxious to throw a lavish wedding for his not so keen daughter falls foul of his depleted finances and has to enlist the help of his brother in law, who has Mob connections.
A gangster's girlfriend is framed and sent to a minimum-security prison. (imdb)
A high school diver fights his fear of heights and diving to get onto the team.
Written by Richard Ford based on two of his own stories ("Children" and "Great Falls"), Bright Angel follows George (Mulroney) and Lucy (Taylor) on a road trip through Badlands country, Montana to Wyoming ("Casper the Friendly Wyoming"), to get Lucy's brother out of jail.
Reluctantly retired from boxing and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him; As the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy. (imdb)
Backstreet Dreams is the story of a man (Dean Costello), who has a disturbed child (Shane). He and his wife (Lucy) take their son to a clinic. (imdb)
When Bandini, the head of a poor household of Italian immigrants in Colorado, gambles away the little money he has, he can no longer support his family. Through a good friend he manages to get a job as a bricklayer for a rich widow, Ms. Hildegarde. (follower)
A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.
A rich young boy arranges to be kidnapped so he'll get more attention from his parents. (imdb)
Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers...
The history of a Sicilian family who emigrated to America years ago and now lives in California cultivating vine. The problems start when they have to confront themselves with a powerful landowner who comports like the local boss. (imdb)
Set on the dark side of Hollywood, B-Movie maven Harry Costas (Burt Young) is forced to protect the screen legacy of his wife Helga (Lainie Kazan) when a low-life upstart producer threatens to ruin her image. (imdb)
To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself. (imdb)
When Apollo Creed is killed in a match against a powerful Soviet boxer, Rocky decides to challenge him himself. (imdb)
A put-upon Jewish deli owner in Brooklyn dreams of getting out from underneath the thumb of his domineering father and his haughty fashion-model girlfriend by buying his own restaurant in midtown Manhattan. (imdb)
Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on... (imdb)
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to Brooklyn over 30 years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life (imdb)
When Rocky is defeated by a brutal challenger, Apollo Creed offers to retrain him in order to regain his fighting spirit. (imdb)
Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around. (imdb)
Prequel to the first Amityville set years before the Lutz family moved into the infamous haunted house, has the Montelli family moving into the ominous Long Island house where their eldest son becomes possessed by the evil lurking within. (imdb)
Harry manages The California Dolls, a female wrestling tag team endlessly touring America. He is also romantically involved with one of them. Their fortunes seem on the slide (particularly when Harry accepts an engagement involving mud wrestling!) but then the big grudge match beckons. (imdb)
Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand... (imdb)
Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch. (imdb)
A trumpet player, self-destructive after the death of his wife and child in a fire, befriends a crippled youngster and together they battle obstacles through each other's encouragement.
Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall (imdb)
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. (imdb)
A group of Los Angeles cops decide to take off some of the pressures of their jobs by engaging in various forms of after-hours debauchery. (imdb)
A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect (imdb)
Two hoplessly out of their class con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the l9th century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank Robber in the world and the affection of a crusading newspaperwoman. (imdb)
Based on a true story, details the daring 1964 theft of the J.P. Morgan jewel collection from New York's American Museum of Natural History. Called the "Greatest Jewel Heist of the 20th Century," the robbers took 22 precious gems, including the Star of India, the 100.32-carat de Long Ruby and the 16.25-carat Eagle Diamond, stones so famous they would be impossible to sell. (imdb)
Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to protect someone, goes down in flames. He is nearly crippled, but with braces is able to again become mobile. For revenge as much as anything else, Mike goes after his ex-friend. (imdb)
Hustling (1975) - TV Movie
Based on Gail Sheehy's book, this film chronicles how a reporter for a New York City magazine decided to investigate the city's prostitution industry to find out just who was making all the money. What she found out caused a firestorm of controversy--that many of the city's richest and most powerful families and corporations benefited directly and indirectly from the illegal sex business. (imdb)
Alex Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some bad guys that chase his. Despite of all this he cannot stop gambling. (imdb)
The Great Niagara (1974) - TV Movie
An embittered old man is obsessed with conquering the Niagara River and Niagara Falls. He endangers his sons' lives by forcing them to challenge the falls by going over them in a barrel.
The Connection (1973) - TV Movie
An out-of-work newspaperman in need of money becomes the go-between for a jewel thief and an insurance company that wants to settle.
A lonely Navy sailor falls in love with a hooker and becomes a surrogate father figure for her son during... (imdb)
In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. Will the mafia catch them first, or will the police? (imdb)
A smart-mouthed junkie/loser known as J.J. (George Segal) spends his days looking for just "one more fix". (imdb)