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Dan Aykroyd
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Date of Birth: Jul 1, 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 Titles at Criticker: 79 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (79) | Writer (8) | Director (1)
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Ghostheads (2016)
A look at the intense fandom for the media franchise, Ghostbusters (1984). (imdb)
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Ghostbusters (2016)
Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat. (imdb)
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Live From New York! (2015)
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 (2015)
A documentary on the life of comedian, Chris Farley. (imdb)
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Pixels (2015)
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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Get on Up (2014)
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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Tammy (2014)
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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Behind the Candelabra (2013)
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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The Campaign (2012)
Two rival North Carolina politicians with presidential aspirations tangle with one another. (imdb)
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Presidential Reunion (2010)
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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Yogi Bear (2010)
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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Monty Python: Almost the Truth - Lawyers Cut (2009)
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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War, Inc. (2008)
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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I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)
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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Let
A documentary about the nature and causes of Canadians' hatred toward the city of Toronto.
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Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
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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50 First Dates (2004)
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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Shortcut to Happiness (2004)
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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Intern Academy (2004)
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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Bright Young Things (2003)
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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Crossroads (2002)
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 (2001)
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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Evolution (2001)
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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Earth vs. the Spider (2001)
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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The House of Mirth (2000)
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 (2000)
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 (2000)
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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Diamonds (1999)
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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Antz (1998)
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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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 Stories Behind the Making of ‘The Blues Brothers’ (1998)
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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Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God." (imdb)
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The Arrow (1997)
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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Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
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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Soul Man (1997)
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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Sgt. Bilko (1996)
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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Feeling Minnesota (1996)
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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Getting Away with Murder (1996)
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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My Fellow Americans (1996)
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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Rainbow (1996)
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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Celtic Pride (1996)
Two over-loyal Celtic fans kidnap their opponent's star player in order to guarantee their team the championship. (imdb)
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PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996)
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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Playboy: The Best of Pamela Anderson (1995)
Biographical video about Pamela Anderson before and after she became a major hollywood player. (imdb)
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Tommy Boy (1995)
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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Exit to Eden (1994)
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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My Girl 2 (1994)
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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North (1994)
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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Coneheads (1993)
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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Two-Fisted Tales (1992)
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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This Is My Life (1992)
A stand-up comic (Julie Kavner) neglects her two daughters in the midst of her newfound fame. (imdb)
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Sneakers (1992)
Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal. (imdb)
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Chaplin (1992)
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker. (imdb)
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Nothing But Trouble (1991)
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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My Girl (1991)
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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Loose Cannons (1990)
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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Masters of Menace (1990)
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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Ghostbusters II (1989)
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 (1989)
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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The Great Outdoors (1988)
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 Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
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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The Couch Trip (1988)
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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Caddyshack II (1988)
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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Dragnet (1987)
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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Spies Like Us (1985)
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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Into the Night (1985)
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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Ghostbusters (1984)
Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
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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Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)
An imaginative fantasy-comedy about true love, bad art, magical bums, Carnegie Hall, and space travel. (Shock Cinema)
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Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
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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Trading Places (1983)
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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Doctor Detroit (1983)
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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It Came from Hollywood (1982)
Popular comedians watch and give comments about the worst and silliest films from Hollywood. (imdb)
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Neighbors (1981)
A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door. (imdb)
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The Blues Brothers (1980)
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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1941 (1979)
Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor. (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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The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time (imdb)
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Saturday Night Live (1975)
The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show. (imdb)
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