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David Strathairn
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Date of Birth: Jan 26, 1949

Country: USA

Biography: David Russell Strathairn (born January 26, 1949) is an American actor.Strathairn was nominated for an Academy Award for his starring portrayal of CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow in the biopic Good Night, and Good Luck. The movie explored Murrow's clash with Senator Joseph McCarthy over McCarthy's Communist "witch-hunt" in the 1950s. Strathairn also received Best Actor Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations for his performance...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 98 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (98)
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Walkaway Joe (2020)
The story of an unlikely friendship between a young boy searching for his father, and a wandering loner hiding from his past.
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Nomadland (2020)
Follows a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. (imdb)
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The Devil Has a Name (2019)
A psychotic oil matriarch leaves the whole industry exposed when she attempts to outfight a bullish farmer whose water has been poisoned. (imdb)
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. (imdb)
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UFO (2018)
A college student, who sees a UFO, uses his exceptional math skills to investigate the sighting with his friends while the FBI follows closely behind.
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McMafia (2018)
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Alex Godman, the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of their past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca. But when a murder forces his family's past to return to threaten them, Alex is drawn into the criminal underworld and must confront his values to protect those he loves. (imdb)
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An Interview with God (2018)
An up-and-coming journalist finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he's granted the interview of a lifetime - with someone who claims to be God. (imdb)
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Fast Color (2018)
A woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home. (imdb)
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My Dinner with Hervé (2018)
A look at the life of French actor Hervé Villechaize, co-star of the hit '70s TV series "Fantasy Island", who took his own life in 1993 at the age of 50. (imdb)
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Darkest Hour (2017)
Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face his most turbulent and defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. (imdb)
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November Criminals (2017)
The hero of the book is 18-year-old Addison Schacht, a Jewish high-school senior in Washington D.C.. The book is his response to the essay question, "What are your best and worst qualities?". He explains he has only bad qualities, as illustrated by the events of his senior year. They include collecting offensive jokes; dealing drugs to his classmates; and insulting teachers, fellow students. But his classmate is killed, and he begins to investigate the death. (imdb)
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American Pastoral (2016)
Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family. (imdb)
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Louder Than Bombs (2015)
The fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer. (imdb)
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The Expanse (2015)
The Expanse (2015) - TV Series
The crew of the Rocinante discover a derelict vessel which holds a secret that may be devastating to human existence.
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Oliver
Set against the backdrop of an international finance deal in New York and Peru, Oliver's Deal is an intense political drama which explores how far people will go to get what they want. (imdb)
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Godzilla (2014)
The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. (imdb)
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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer. (imdb)
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The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Centered on a new CIA operative in the universe based on Robert Ludlum's novels. (imdb)
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No God, No Master (2012)
When a series of package bombs show up on the doorsteps of prominent politicians and businessmen in the summer of 1919, U.S. Bureau of Investigation Agent William Flynn (Strathairn) is assigned the task of finding those responsible. He becomes immersed in an investigation that uncovers an anarchist plot to destroy democracy.
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Lincoln (2012)
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
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Alphas (2011)
Alphas (2011) - TV Series
Dr. Lee Rosen leads a team of "Alphas", (human beings with enhanced abilities) who investigate the death of a witness in a court case. They soon uncover more than they had bargained for. (imdb)
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Howl (2010)
A drama centered on the obscenity trial Allen Ginsberg faced after the publication of his poem, "Howl".
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Temple Grandin (2010)
A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling. (imdb)
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The Whistleblower (2010)
A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex scandal. (imdb)
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The Tempest (2010)
The Tempest is American comedy/drama film based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare. The film is directed by Julie Taymor and stars an ensemble cast. The Tempest premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2010. (wikipedia.org)
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Cold Souls (2009)
An exploration of a man in search of his soul.
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The Uninvited (2009)
Anna Rydell returns home to her sister (and best friend) Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother, aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home
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The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures. (imdb)
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Fracture (2007)
When a meticulous structural engineer (Hokins) is found innocent of the attempted murder of his wife (Davidtz), the young district attorney (Gosling) who is prosecuting him becomes a crusader for justice. Fracture is packed with twists and turns that weave in and out of the courtroom as the pair try to outwit each other. (New Line Cinema)
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Trumbo (2007)
TRUMBO focuses on the writer's own indelible words, the film features performances of some of his extraordinary letters, clips from his films and, archival and contemporary interviews with those who knew him best. Forced to write underground, letter writing became the chief repository of Trumbo's extraordinary talents and they serve as a wonderfully entertaining testament to his boundless intellect, acerbic humor,and staggering resilience.
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My Blueberry Nights (2007)
A young woman (Jones) takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way. (imdb)
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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he was.
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Racing Daylight (2007)
RACING DAYLIGHT is a ghost story, a murder mystery and a love story which crosses time. What happens when time collides? Sadie thinks she's going insane. Edmund's sure he's being haunted. And Henry, well Henry's racing daylight. (racingdaylightthemovie.com)
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The Shovel (2006)
The Shovel (2006) - Short Film
When Paul Mullin discovers his neighbor digging a hole on the middle of the night, he writes it off as simply a bizarre encounter. Until the neighbor - and his wife - disappear. Paul calls on the local sheriff to help unearth the truth and finds out that in a small town some secrets are better left buried (imdb)
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The Sensation of Sight (2006)
This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals. (imdb)
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We Are Marshall (2006)
When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
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Steel Toes (2006)
Jewish lawyer has to represent a neonazi in a racially motivated murder trial and how he tries to change him and make him think about what he is.
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Heavens Fall (2006)
In the film, two young white women (portrayed by Leelee Sobieski and Azura Skye) accuse nine black youths of rape in the segregated South. Timothy Hutton stars as criminal defense attorney Samuel Leibowitz. The film begins after the first trial of the nine in the present-day bustling city of Scottsboro, Alabama. Samuel Leibowitz, a successful Jewish lawyer from New York is called down past the Mason-Dixon Line to defend the nine blacks. (Wikipedia)
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Missing in America (2005)
A haunted Vietnam veteran, living in exile in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is faced with a life-changing decision after he is visited by a former platoon member and his young Amerasian daughter. (imdb)
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Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
The real-life conflict between esteemed television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy.
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The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
A provocative exploration of sexuality, religion and pop culture, The Notorious Bettie Page takes us into the 1950s and the fascinating world of famous pin-up girl, Bettie Page. (Picturehouse)
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Twisted (2004)
Newly promoted police inspector Jessica Shepard (Judd) is searching for a serial killer, and is shocked to discover that the men she has recently slept with are the victims. (Paramount)
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Lathe of Heaven (2002)
George Orr is an otherwise ordinary man who experiences extraordinary dreams. When the visions in his head seem to be altering reality, the anguished Orr consults psychiatrist Walter Haber, which is the first of many miscalculations on the part of the protagonist. Dr. Haber intends to harness George's "talent" to bring his own peculiar notion of Utopia to full fruition. Will the fabric of the space-time continuum unravel as Haber plots and plans and Orr's dreams become more and more frightening? (moviefone.com)
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Blue Car (2002)
An evocative drama that tells the story of an 18 year-old girl, abandoned by her father and neglected by her overworked mother, who turns for solace and inspiration to her English teacher. (Miramax)
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Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)
He betrayed his family, friends, and country. Why?
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Big Apple (2001)
Big Apple (2001) - TV Series
The murder of a stripper in a Manhattan high-rise leads to a joint operation between the NYPD and the FBI. The two NYPD detectives on the case, their FBI handler, and the stripper's boyfriend each go on separate hunts for the killer.
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Ball in the House (2001)
In this disturbing tale, recovering addict JJ (Jonathan Tucker) returns home from rehab only to find that he was better off in the clinic. Sober and ready for a fresh new start, JJ discovers that his evil family is plotting to cash in on his life insurance policy before he turns 18. As he unravels the cold truth about his greedy relatives, JJ struggles to stay sober, but soon slips into self-destruction.
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Freedom Song (2000)
A powerful, emotional, sometimes funny, always honest look at the civil rights movement. It focusses mostly on teenagers, and it's fascinating. (imdb User Comments)
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Harrison
Sarah (MacDowell) embarks on a perilous journey to find Harrison (Strathairn), her husband, colleague and father of their two children, when the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist is missing on an assignment in a country far, far from home. (Universal Focus)
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The Miracle Worker (2000)
A television remake of William Gibson's classic play about Annie Sullivan's efforts to draw Helen Keller from her world of darkness, blindness, deafness and silence. (imdb)
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A Good Baby (2000)
A young loner wandering the back roads of North Carolina comes across an abandoned baby. He immediately starts seeking the baby's parents, but starts developing a bond with the child that explores his own isolated roots. In true bad guy fashion, a traveling salesman appears and truths about the baby's origin start to unravel.
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A Midsummer Night
Shakespeare's comedy about two couples in love with the wrong partners, and how they are finally brought together rightly, thanks in part to the bungling work of Puck.
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Limbo (1999)
Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom has guards a secret. (imdb)
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A Map of the World (1999)
School nurse Alice Goodwin lives with her husband and two daughters on a dairy farm in a small Wisconsin community. After an accident on her property involving a friend's child, the town turns against her and Alice finds herself fighting charges of child abuse. (imdb)
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With Friends Like These... (1998)
Four small-time two-bit character actors, all close friends, are competing for same important part in the next Martin Scorsese mob film.
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Evidence of Blood (1998)
When a Pulitzer prize winning author of true crimes returns to his hometown in Georgia, it isn't long before he is involved in a forty year old case of a teenage girl who had been murdered. Together with the daughter of the man convicted of the crime, they find themselves caught up in a conspiracy of devastating proportions... but even more, as the story moves on to its terrifying climax, it also reveals something very personal about his own family. (BOB STEBBINS)
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Simon Birch (1998)
Even though Simon Birch is the smallest kid in town, deep down he knows that he was born to do something big. He's on a constant search to discover his destiny, but somehow manages to find nothing but trouble. (Buena Vista Pictures)
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The Climb (1997)
The Climb chronicles the efforts of a father and son trying to prove their bravery. Set in the 1950's and shot in New Zealand, 12-year-old Danny (Gregory Smith) is determined to reach the highest point of the town, which, in this case, is a 203-foot radio tower. The tower in question, however, is scheduled to be demolished due to the accidents created by kids who had already attempted the climb. (https://www.allmovie.com/movie/a-heros-climb-v155063)
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Bad Manners (1997)
Wes and Nancy are a married academics couple. One day they host Nancy's long-ago lover Matt and his current sexy girlfriend Kim. Matt is a musician and Kim is a computer specialist who helped Matt to make some discovery in his science. Wes suspects Kim of stealing 50 dollars from him and that starts tension, intrigues, mistrust. (imdb)
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Song of Hiawatha (1997)
As Hiawatha rises from his nation's youngest war chief to the people's mightiest leader, his reputation spreads across the wilderness. But the winds of change are stirring through the forest. When a greedy fur trader and his priest travel to the village, eager to trade guns foer pelts, Hiawatha must confront his greatest foe in a tragic battle that will alter the face of the land and the fate of the people forever.
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In the Gloaming (1997)
Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister. (imdb)
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L.A. Confidential (1997)
A shooting at an all night diner is investigated by three LA policemen in their own unique ways.
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Mother Night (1996)
An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war. (imdb)
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Dolores Claiborne (1995)
A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid. (imdb)
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Home for the Holidays (1995)
After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend... (imdb)
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Losing Isaiah (1995)
An African-American baby, abandoned by his crack addicted mother is adopted by a white social worker and her husband. Several years later, the baby's mother finds out her son is not dead, as she thought before and goes to court to get him back. (imdb)
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The River Wild (1994)
Meryl Streep takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river. (imdb)
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The Firm (1993)
A young lawyer joins a prestigous law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side. (imdb)
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The American Clock (1993)
This film is based on Arthur Miller's recollection of the events of the 1930's Depression. In the film, John Rubinstein, Mary McDonnell, and Loren Dean are all members of an upper class family who find the world completely changed when they lose everything in the Stock Market crashes. Dean, a college age young man, who now faces no possibility of entering college, decides to go on the road to see what is happening to the rest of the country. (imdb)
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A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Martha Horgan is mentally slow. She lives with her aunt Frances. She is known for NEVER lying. This causes her to get fired from her job; she tells on 1 of the other store employees, Getso, for taking 20 dollars out of the cash register. The owner thinks MARTHA did it, her being mentally slow and all. Back at the house, Mackey, who does odd jobs hears that Frances needs a worker to fix her porch. He ends up working there, only to become intimately involved with Martha. (imdb)
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Lost in Yonkers (1993)
In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York. (imdb)
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April One (1993)
Story of a man who takes a woman hostage. His demands: turn a local empty space into a shelter for homeless women & children, and set free a good friend still in prison. (imdb)
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Bob Roberts (1992)
A corrupt rightwing folksinger runs a crooked election campaign while only one independent muck-raking reporter is trying to stop him. (imdb)
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A League of Their Own (1992)
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry (imdb)
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O Pioneers! (1992)
O Pioneers! (1992) - TV Movie
Alexandra Bergson inherits the family farm and struggles to carve a home and a fortune from the windswept prairie. Along the way, she forfeits her one chance for love, but never forgets the teenager who stirred her heart. (imdb)
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Passion Fish (1992)
May-Alice Culhane was a successful soap opera star, but a car accident has left her bound to a wheelchair... (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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City of Hope (1991)
John Sayles's urban drama follows the intersecting lives of a dozen or more characters as they move through their lives, affect each other without knowing it, and do their best to survive -- both within and outside of legality -- in the crumbling cityscape of the ironic title (imdb)
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Son of the Morning Star (1991)
The story of George Custer, Crazy Horse and the events prior to the battle of the Little Bighorn, told from the different perspectives of two women. (imdb)
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Lethal Innocence (1991)
Three women (Blair Brown, Brenda Fricker, Teresa Wright) lead a Vermont town's adoption of a Cambodian family, refugees from the Khmer Rouge.
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Without Warning: The James Brady Story (1991)
Based on a true story, this film focuses on James Brady, the press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely injured in an attempt on the president's life. When John Hinckley Jr. tries to kill Reagan, he also shoots Brady. Although Brady recuperates, he is left partially paralyzed and continues to heal with the support of his wife, Sarah. The shooting inspires Brady to seek stricter gun control laws, resulting in the Brady Bill. (imdb)
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Memphis Belle (1990)
The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. (imdb)
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Judgment (1990)
Judgment (1990) - TV Movie
Proud, devout parents of an 8-year-old altar boy discover that he has been sexually molested by a priest. The couple is shocked when the church hierarchy tries to buy their silence. With the help of a Cajun lawyer they expose a cover-up that leads them to fight for justice. (HBO)
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Heat Wave (1990)
Heat Wave (1990) - TV Movie
The promise of better race relations and economic prosperity lure a young man from Alabama to the Watts District of Los Angeles in 1965. After landing a job as a messenger for the L.A. Times, he becomes responsible for much of the reporting that won the paper a Pulitzer Prize when a minor traffic arrest by two white officers sets off a week of brutal rioting on August 11, 1965. (cduniverse.com)
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Day One (1989)
Day One (1989) - TV Movie
Day One is a 1989 television film about the creation of the first nuclear bomb during World War II in the USA by a team of international physicists headed by Robert Oppenheimer. Film duration is 2 hours, 25 minutes. The film premiered in the United States on CBS, on the evening of March 5, 1989 and was based on the book by Peter Wyden. It was directed by Joseph Sargent and written by David W. Rintels. It won the Emmy award for "Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special". (Wikipedia)
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Eight Men Out (1988)
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series (imdb)
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Stars and Bars (1988)
A British art expert travels across America in order to purchase a rare Renoir painting in the South but comes across some crazy characters in the process. (imdb)
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Call Me (1988)
Anna receives a phonecall in her home and she thinks wrongfully what is her boyfriend. The caller, a obscene, wake her hidden passions, and with each call is forming a bond of complicity and erotism, a game of sexual confessions and dark fantasies, but when Anna be witness of a murder, she will suspects what the mysterious caller maybe can be the killer. (imdb)
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Dominick and Eugene (1988)
Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together... (imdb)
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Broken Vows (1987)
Broken Vows (1987) - TV Movie
A ghetto priest has doubts about his calling and when he gives the last rites to a murder victim, he decides to help the man's girlfriend find his killers. (imdb)
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Matewan (1987)
A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company. (imdb)
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At Close Range (1986)
A boy and his friends seek to join a mid-atlantic gang led by the boy's estranged father, unaware that his father's ruthlessness takes no account of family ties. (imdb)
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When Nature Calls (1985)
When construction worker Greg becomes fed-up with his foreman and the "city life", he takes his wife and kids on a wilderness adventure. (imdb)
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Iceman (1984)
An anthropologist who is part of an arctic exploration team discovers the body of a prehistoric man who is still alive. He must then decide what to do with the prehistoric man and he finds himself defending the creature from those that want to dissect it in the name of science. (imdb)
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The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
The Brother is an alien who has crash-landed on Earth, in New York City. While mute, strongly empathic, and able to fix things, he resembles a Black man with strange feet. His attempt to make a place for himself in Harlem is an allegory for the immigrant experience in the United States. Meanwhile, two bounty hunters from the Brother's home planet arrive and try to capture him. (imdb)
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Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1983)
This film is made up of three segments that share no plot but have a general thematic relationship. In the first segment, Virginia and her three children are left by her shiftless husband and she is courted by an old beau who is now married. In the second, a divorced woman reacts to some unexpected revelations from her aged father. In the third, childless, middle-aged social worker is swept into an affair with cab driver Dennis, and finds herself pregnant. (imdb)
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Silkwood (1983)
The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant. (imdb)
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Return of the Secaucus 7 (1979)
The "Secaucus 7" of the film's title are seven friends who, during their college days, were arrested in New Jersey on their way to a protest in Washington. The film takes place ten years after all that, as the friends gather at the home of Mike and Katie, now schoolteachers... (imdb)
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