Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd

Date of Birth: 01 Jul 1952

Country: Canada

Biography: Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM (born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, screenwriter, musician, winemaker and ufologist. He was an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, an originator of The Blues Brothers (with John Belushi) and Ghostbusters and has had a long career as a film actor and screenwriter...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 91 (Actor), 1 (Director), 9 (Writer)

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    Antz
    In an anthill with millions of inhabitants, Z 4195 is a worker ant. Feeling insignificant in a conformity system, he accidentally meets beautiful Princess Bala, who has a similar problem on the other end of the social scale. In order to meet her again, Z switches sides with his soldier friend Weaver - only to become a hero in the course of events... (imdb)
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    Bright Young Things
    An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies," is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s. (imdb)
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    Christmas with the Kranks
    Luther Krank decides to skip Christmas and all the surrounding trappings and go on a vacation with his wife Nora instead. But when his daughter decides, at the last minute, to come home for the holidays, he is forced to put christmas back together.
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    Crossroads
    The story of three childhood friends, Lucy (Spears), Kit (Saldana) and Mimi (Manning), who, after eight years apart, rediscover their friendship on a cross-country trip. (Paramount Pictures)
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    The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
    Woody Allen's latest crime caper stars Allen as crackerjack insurance investigator CW Briggs. Briggs might be forced to relinquish bragging rights to being the best in the business when he falls under the spell of a crook -- and a beautiful colleague -- in his most baffling case to date, and finds that he is the one left clueless. (DreamWorks SKG)
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    Diamonds
    As three generations of the Agensky family attempt to track down a set of long-lost diamonds, they must navigate through a maze of intrigue and indiscretion that ultimately leads them to find one another's love. (Miramax Films)
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    Evolution
    This comedy follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest".
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    Feeling Minnesota
    Feeling Minnesota explores the tormented relationship between two brothers, Sam (D'Onofrio) and Jjaks (Reeves), and the young woman, Freddie (Diaz), who comes between them. (Fine Line)
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    Grosse Pointe Blank
    Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time. (imdb)
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    The House of Mirth
    Lily Bart (Anderson) is a ravishing socialite at the height of her success who quickly discovers the precariousness of her position when her beauty and charm start attracting unwelcome interest and jealousy. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    Loser
    There is a remarkable similarity to 1960's "The Apartment". Where the leading man falls in love with a woman who is in love with a more powerful character, but that character does not love the woman. The leading man rescues the woman and helps her recover, while helping her to believe that her love cares for her. (imdb)
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    Stardom
    Tina Menzhal is a small-town girl plucked from obscurity to become an international supermodel. While she gains instant access to the elite and glamorous world of the fashion industry, Tina also must survive the dark side of celebrity.
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    50 First Dates
    Marine biologist Henry Roth finds the perfect woman, Lucy Whitmore and falls head over heels for her. But when he sees her the following day, she hasn't a clue as to who is he due to a rare brain disorder that wipes her memory clean every night. Now, with the help of his friend Ula, Henry has to concoct new and increasingly clever ways to meet her and get her to fall for him every day.
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    Ghostbusters
    Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
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    Tommy Boy
    An incompetent, immature, and dimwitted heir to an auto parts factory must save the business to keep it out of the hands of his stepmother (imdb)
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    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace (imdb)
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    The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
    Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time (imdb)
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    Spies Like Us
    Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
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    The Blues Brothers
    Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (imdb)
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    Coneheads
    An alien couple with cone-shaped heads (Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin) from the planet "Remulak" is mistakingly ditched on earth... (imdb)
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    My Girl
    Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher... (imdb)
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    Sneakers
    Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal. (imdb)
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    Chaplin
    A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker. (imdb)
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    Ghostbusters II
    The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of specteral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
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    Driving Miss Daisy
    An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. (imdb)
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    1941
    Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor. (imdb)
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    My Stepmother Is an Alien
    An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady... (imdb)
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    Blues Brothers 2000
    Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God." (imdb)
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    My Fellow Americans
    Kramer and Douglas, two former presidents from opposite ends of the political spectrum, become reluctant allies when they become the target of a conspirator in President Haney's administration (imdb)
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    Into the Night
    Ed Okin's life is somewhat out of control. He can't sleep, his wife betrays him and his job is dull... (imdb)
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    Trading Places
    A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. (imdb)
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    It Came from Hollywood
    Popular comedians watch and give comments about the worst and silliest films from Hollywood. (imdb)
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    Neighbors
    A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door. (imdb)
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    Dying to Get Rich! ...Susan\
    Susan wants her reprehensible ex-husband dead and, in several bungled attempts by henchmen, tries to accomplish the deed. First her boyfriend hires two dim-witted hitmen. Then she hires a former biker boyfriend to smother him in the hospital where he is recuperating from the first attempt. Then Zane's former wife figures out what is going on and wants a part of the action.
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    The Great Outdoors
    A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in. (imdb)
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    My Girl 2
    Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do and essay on someone she admires and has never met... (imdb)
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    Celtic Pride
    Two over-loyal Celtic fans kidnap their opponent's star player in order to guarantee their team the championship. (imdb)
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    Dragnet
    The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery. (imdb)
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    Nothing But Trouble
    A businessman finds he and his friends the prisoners of a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion. (imdb)
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    Twilight Zone: The Movie
    Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors which are their own versions of classic stories from Rod Serling's landmark television series. (imdb)
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    North
    Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within two months. (imdb)
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    Sgt. Bilko
    This movie is a remake of the hit series which starred, Phil Silvers as Sgt. Bilko. In this movie, Bilko is played by Steve Martin. Bilko tuns the motor pool and has all sorts of scams going on like gambling, renting out military vehicles, and so on, which are all violations. (imdb)
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    The Couch Trip
    The escaped delinquent John Burn deputizes for Dr. Maitlin, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird. He scores as a radio- psygologist and is very popular. But then Dr. Maitlin meets the real Dr. Lawrence Baird at a congress in London. (imdb)
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    Doctor Detroit
    A timid college professor, conned into posing as a flamboyant pimp, finds himself enjoying his new occupation on the streets. (imdb)
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    Exit to Eden
    Elliot is going to the island of Eden to live out his submissive fantasies, but inadvertently photographs diamond smugglers at work... (imdb)
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    This Is My Life
    A stand-up comic (Julie Kavner) neglects her two daughters in the midst of her newfound fame. (imdb)
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    Loose Cannons
    An unconventional cop who doesn't take any bull, is paired up with an amazing detective to capture some powerful criminals but the cop soon realizes that his by the book partner has split personality disorder. (imdb)
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    Caddyshack II
    When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park (imdb)
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    Shortcut to Happiness
    Set in contemporary New York's literary world, this is a re-telling of the classic fable of a man who sells his soul to the devil for fame and fortune and ultimately decides that he wants to get it back. Jabez Stone, a down and out writer, exchanges his soul for a successful literary career, but soon realizes it was a mistake. Jabez must enlist the help of Daniel Webster in order to win his soul back from the Devil. (Yari Film Group Releasing)
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    I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
    Chuck and Larry are the pride of their fire station: two guys always side-by-side and willing to do anything for each other. Grateful Chuck owes Larry his life, and Larry, a widower, calls in that favor big time when civic red tape prevents him from naming his own two kids as his life insurance beneficiaries. All Chuck has to do is claim to be Larry's domestic partner on some city forms. Easy.
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    War, Inc.
    A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President (Aykroyd). In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn nation offers, the corporation's CEO hires a troubled hit man (Cusack), to kill a Middle East oil minister... (imdb)
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    Intern Academy
    Follows the mis-adventures of a group of young interns at a hospital/medical school - dealing with the pressures of school and love. (imdb)
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    Mr. Mike\
    Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution". (imdb)
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    Earth vs. the Spider
    A shy, obsessive comic book fan gets injected with an experimental serum of a lab that is studying how to give humans the abilities of spiders. At first he develops minor abilities such as increased strength, which allows him to fight local criminals and bullies, thus living out his dream of being a superhero, and impressing his attractive next-door neighbor. Things start to get more odd when he is able to shoot webs out of his abdomen. (imdb)
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    Playboy: The Best of Pamela Anderson
    Biographical video about Pamela Anderson before and after she became a major hollywood player. (imdb)
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    Two-Fisted Tales
    A star-studded telemovie which was an attempt to launch a second series in the mould of Tales From The Crypt. When this failed to launch, the three tales were re-edited and shown as Crypt episodes.
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    Nothing Lasts Forever
    An imaginative fantasy-comedy about true love, bad art, magical bums, Carnegie Hall, and space travel. (Shock Cinema)
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    Masters of Menace
    The Masters of Menace are actually a motorcycle gang. When one of their own dies while performing a dangerous bike stunt, they decide to cross the country to go bury him. With the coffin in the back of the pick-up truck and the tight-butt lawyer in the front, their craving for beer combined with lack of manners will disturb quite a few people wherever they go, including the police. (imdb)
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    Presidential Reunion
    Barack Obama gets a surprise visit in the night from ex-Presidents Bush Sr., Bush Jr., Clinton, Ford, Reagan and Carter to get a few pointers about the Consumer Financial Protection Agency and why it's so important.
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    The Arrow
    The Arrow (1997) - TV Movie
    Semi-fictional story about how Canada built the most advanced interceptor aircraft in the world during 1950's and the politics behind the projects cancellation.
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    Let\
    A documentary about the nature and causes of Canadians' hatred toward the city of Toronto.
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    Yogi Bear
    When the greedy mayor (Andrew Daly) decides to close Jellystone Park to cash in by selling the land, Yogi Bear (voiced by Dan Aykroyd) and his sidekick Boo-Boo (voiced by Justin Timberlake) must team with their adversary, Ranger Smith (Tom Cavanagh), to save their home. Meanwhile, filmmaker Rachel (Anna Faris) follows Yogi and captures his antics.
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    The Campaign
    Two rival North Carolina politicians with presidential aspirations tangle with one another. (imdb)
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    Getting Away with Murder
    When the very moralistic college ethics instructor (Aykroyd) finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander (Lemmon), he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man. And even though he manages to kill him, he does it so cleanly that no one accuses him and it isn't until he guiltily marries the German's daughter (Tomlin) that he discovers the truth about the man. (imdb)
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    Behind the Candelabra
    Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted. (imdb)
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    Tammy
    After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother. (imdb)
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    Legends of Oz: Dorothy\
    Dorothy wakes up in post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Marshal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the tugboat join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. (imdb)
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    Get on Up
    A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. (imdb)
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    Pixels
    When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games. (imdb)
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    Live From New York!
    Live From New York! explores the early years of "Saturday Night Live", an experiment from a young Lorne Michaels and his cast of unknowns, and follows its evolution into a comedy institution. The film looks at SNL as a living time capsule, encompassing decades of American politics, media, tragedy, and popular culture with an irreverent edge. (imdb)
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    I Am Chris Farley
    A documentary on the life of comedian, Chris Farley. (imdb)
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    Saturday Night Live
    The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show. (imdb)
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    Monty Python: Almost the Truth - Lawyers Cut
    Documentary that covers the members of the Monty Python comedy troupe from their birth to the present day. It highlights their childhood, schooling and university life, pre-Python work and includes interviews from modern day comedians and performers that cite the troupe as an influence, all five surviving Pythons (John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin) and archive footage of the late Graham Chapman. (FilmAffinity)
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    Rainbow
    Four kids and a dog embark on the adventure of a lifetime -- the search for the end of the Rainbow. With the aid of computers and an irrepressible belief, they achieve the impossible, finding and riding the multicolored arc, but the gold they take starts a more dangerous adventure. (imdb)
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    Ghostheads
    A look at the intense fandom for the media franchise, Ghostbusters (1984). (imdb)
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    Soul Man
    Soul Man (1997) - TV Series
    Mike Weber is a widowed Episcopal priest who must cope with (among other things) his four children, his obstreperous parishioners in Royal Oak, Michigan, and a wet-behind-the-ears curate who happens to be the nephew of his bishop. (imdb)
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    PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal
    A science team that works for the Office of Scientific Investigation and Research (O.S.I.R.) investigates the reports of supernatural phenomena. (imdb)
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    The Stories Behind the Making of \
    The Stories Behind the Making of The Blues Brothers is an hour- long documentary featuring every participant from the film. Star and co-writer Dan Aykroyd explains how a joke that he and best friend John Belushi shared with friends evolved from a Saturday Night Live skit to a best-selling album and then to a film. Director John Landis covers the difficult production, from the outrageous stunts to Belushi’s disappearances from the set.
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    Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs
    A UFO enthusiast interviews Dan Aykroyd on the subject of extraterrestrials visiting Earth. (imdb)
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    1st Annual MTV Video Music Awards
    The first ever MTV Video Music Award show. Hosted by Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler.
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    Cleanin\
    Cast and crew of Pogromcy duchów (1984) discuss the making of the film. (imdb)
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    Ghostbusters: Afterlife
    When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. (imdb)
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    Belushi
    Using previously unheard audiotapes recorded shortly after John Belushi's death, director R.J. Cutler's documentary examines the too-short life of once-in-a-generation talent who captured the hearts and funny bones of devoted audiences. (imdb)
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    Le fantastique Mr Murray
    Bill Murray is considered by many of his fans as "the coolest man in the world". But how is it that this actor, who for a long time had barely more to show than some weird performances with strangers and crazy improvisations in TV shows, is better known today than many of his colleagues with far more impressive filmographies? The documentation seeks an answer to this question and goes on to Murray traces.
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    Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin
    A Saturday Night Live DVD featuring the best of Steve Martin.
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    Canadian Bacon
    The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada. (imdb)
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    Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd
    A new collection of Dan Aykroyd's most memorable sketches and characters performed during the first four years of Saturday Night Live.
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    Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live
    A retrospective of the first 5 years of Saturday Night Live. (imdb)
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    Zombie Town
    Two teens attend a horror movie premiere on Halloween night, only to discover the film has transformed the entire town into soul-sucking zombies. Now it is up to them to track down the film’s legendary director and put an end to the mysterious curse. (Hulu)
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    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
    When the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second ice age. (imdb)
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    The Unbelieveable with Dan Aykroyd
    Discover history's most mysterious and bizarre inventions, people and things. From a 440-pound Syrian bear turned soldier to a man who survived a 43-inch iron bar shot through the head. (imdb)
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