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Dennis Farina
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Date of Birth: Feb 29, 1944

Country: USA

Biography: Dennis Farina is an American film and television actor. He is a character actor, often typecast as a mobster or police officer. Farina began his work in show business working for director Michael Mann as a police consultant on Mann's early works. This led to an interest in acting when Mann cast him in a small role in the 1981 film Thief. Farina proceeded to moonlight as an actor in the Chicago theater scene before Mann chose him for his Crime Story series...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 51 - You've Seen 0

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Authors Anonymous (2014)
When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process? (imdb)
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Luck (2011)
Luck (2011) - TV Series
A TV series centered around characters who are tied to the same horse-racing track.
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The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY chronicles the last days in the life of Joe May, an aging, short money hustler who always believed that a glorious destiny awaited him around every corner. Now in his sixties, his health failing and resources dwindling, Joe is presented with one last shot at greatness... (imdb)
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Knucklehead (2010)
It follows the on-the-road adventures of a trio of misfits -- a naïve giant and church orphan-turned-amateur fighter Walter Krunk (Big Show); former mixed martial arts champion-turned-manager Eddie Sullivan (Mark Feuerstein); and church aide-turned-chaperone, Mary O'Connor (Melora Hardin) -- fighting their way across the south to the annual Pro-Am mixed martial arts tournament in New Orleans. (Wikipedia)
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Bottle Shock (2008)
The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris".
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What Happens in Vegas... (2008)
Set in Sin City, story revolves around two people who discover they've gotten married following a night of debauchery, with one of them winning a huge jackpot after playing the other's quarter. Unhappy pair try to undermine each other and get their hands on the money -- falling in love along the way. (imdb)
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Bag Boy (2007)
To gain the respect of his hometown and win the heart of his dream girl, grocery store clerk Phil (Paul Campbell) starts training for the international competitive bagging championships, one of the most prestigious events in the supermarket world. A thoroughly entertaining sports comedy of a different stripe.
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The Grand (2007)
An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament. (imdb)
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Purple Violets (2007)
Coincidental meeting of two old couples in a restaurant refires their past accounts.
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You Kill Me (2007)
This street-smart mob comedy is the story of what happens when two mismatched people find a common calling. (IFC Films)
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Empire Falls (2005)
Empire Falls (2005) - TV Mini-Series
A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby. (imdb)
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The Making of Heat (2005)
The Making of Heat (2005) - Direct-to-Video
A lot of ground is covered in this thourough documentary about the making of the film Heat (1995). The origin and fruition of the story/film is explained, as well as the overall love shared for this project by everyone involved through many interviews with cast and crew members. (imdb)
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Paparazzi (2004)
Bo Laramie is a movie star who has finally achieved success. But success comes at a price, in the form of four persistent photographers known as the paparazzi. Using their dishonest methods of getting the money shot regardless of what it takes, they'll stop at nothing in exploiting Bo for every last penny...
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Big Trouble (2002)
From the creative mind of Pulitzer winner Dave Barry, comes a film following a chain of events inspired by the arrival of a mysterious suitcase in Miami. Arthur Herk, a corrupt business owner, wants to get his hands on the case. At the same time, two hit men want him whacked. Tired of his constant fixation on drinking and television, Herk's wife Anna and daughter Jenny decide to find new love interests in divorced dad Eliot Arnold and his son Matt... (imdb)
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Stealing Harvard (2002)
A man (Jason Lee) turns to a life of crime to pay for his niece's (Tammy Blanchard) tuition for her first year at a prestigious university. (Leslie Mann) plays his girlfriend, who also wants him to pay $30,000 for the down payment on a house; and (Tom Green) plays his buddy, who's a bad influence on him. (imdb)
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Sidewalks of New York (2001)
Traces the intimate lives of six New Yorkers, all from different walks of life and locations New York, struggling to find love and happiness in the big city. (Ed Burns Films)
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Snatch (2000)
Guy Ritchie's highly anticipated comedy features a colorful ensemble cast in a rollicking ride through London's gangster world, its bustling diamond district and a rowdy gypsy camp. (Columbia Tristar)
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Preston Tylk (2000)
Preston Tylk is an ordinary guy living in Seattle. When he discovers that his wife, Emily, whom he adores, is having an affair, he is devastated. Storming out of the house, he returns later only to find her brutally murdered (imdb)
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Reindeer Games (2000)
The film enters the colorful and conniving world of lowlife criminals scheming to turn a straightened ex-con (Affleck) crooked again. (Dimension Films)
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The Mod Squad (1999)
A big screen version of the trend-setting 1960's television series, updating the premise for the '90s. A trio of juvenile delinquents becomes undercover cops to infiltrate a drug ring in the ultra-hip L.A. club scene. (MGM)
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Out of Sight (1998)
A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in. (imdb)
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Cpt. Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day... (imdb)
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Buddy Faro (1998)
Buddy Faro (1998) - TV Series
A hip 60's detective brings his act into the 90's. (imdb)
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Bella Mafia (1997)
When Sofia marries into a Mafia family, she doesn't know what she's getting into. When her husband, all her brothers-in-law, and her father-in-law are murdered by a rival family, Sofia, her mother-in-law and her sisters-in-law swear to get revenge upon the family. (imdb)
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That Old Feeling (1997)
A bride's divorced parents find their old feelings for each other during the wedding reception and over the course of the next few days upsetting the newlywed's honeymoon. (imdb)
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Eddie (1996)
Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" Burgess, the new owner, as a public relations gimmick, stages an 'honorary coach' contest, which Eddie wins... (imdb)
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Get Shorty (1995)
Chili Palmer (Travolta) is a Miami loan shark who's sent to Los Angeles to collect on a gambling debt from film producer Harry Zimm (Hackman). Chili soon discovers that loansharking was the perfect training ground for making movies...though you have to be ruthless to make it in Hollywood. (MGM)
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Bonanza: Under Attack (1995)
The television movie Bonanza: Under Attack involves characters made popular in the long-running television western Bonanza. The story involves the dastardly Frank James hiding on the Cartwright family's Ponderosa in order to escape bloodthirsty rogue Pinkerton detectives who want to do more than simply apprehend James. James befriends the Cartwright siblings, and together they stand up to the Pinkertons. (allmovie.com)
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Little Big League (1994)
A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional baseball team. (imdb)
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One Woman
Because Grace's husband Craig is having an affair she starts drinking. One night Grace witnesses a man attacking a girl; she helps her to the hospital but does not want to be a witness in court because of Craig, thinking that he would lose his reputation. Only when the mother of the girl appeals to her, Grace puts herself in contact with Lt. Lawson from the police department.
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The Disappearance of Nora (1993)
A woman wakes up in the desert, badly bruised, with no memory even of her own identity. She wanders into Reno, Nevada, where a solicitous casino employee takes her in. Before long, her old life comes back to haunt her, casting her very identity into question.
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Striking Distance (1993)
Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom. (imdb)
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Another Stakeout (1993)
Chris and Bill are called upon for their excellent surveillance record to stakeout a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading or already hiding. Unlike their earlier _Stakeout_, this time they are accompanied by Gina Garret from the DA's office and her pet rottweiler 'Archie'; their cover, husband and wife with son Bill. (imdb)
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Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
A corrupt police sergeant who supplies tips on the locations of safeguarded witnesses to the Mob bites off more than he can chew when he attempts to assassinate a beautiful but ruthless Russian hitwoman (imdb)
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Street Crimes (1992)
Two cops, one with a gun and one with his fists, risk everything to make the neighborhood crime and drug free by taking down the most powerful street lord. (imdb)
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Mac (1992)
Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first, they work for Polowski, who does shoddy work and cheats on his jobs. When the brothers can no longer take being employed by such an angry vitriolic boss who takes no pride in his work, they set up their own company. (imdb)
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We
Comedy about two misfit men who lose a borrowed ten grand from a mob kingpin and must flee from NY to LA, only to there get involved in a caper involving a video of Senators in compromising positions. Given a cool million for the video, they are then pursued for the money, which brings about a surprise ending to the film, as well as to their bungling adventures. (imdb)
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Law & Order (1990)
Law & Order (1990) - TV Series
The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court. (imdb)
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Blind Faith (1990)
In 1984, Rob Marshall, a well-to-do businessman in New Jersey is accused of murdering his wife at a deserted picnic area. Although protesting his innocence, Rob's three sons, after supporting him, begin to doubt his innocence as his trial nears. (imdb)
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Havana (1990)
Cuba, December 1958: The professional gambler Jack visits Havana to organize a big Poker game. On the ship he meets Roberta and falls in love with her. Shortly after they arrive in Cuba, Roberta and her Cuban husband, the revolutionary Arturo, are arrested and tortured. Arturo is reported "shot while trying to escape," but Jack manages to get Roberta free again... (imdb)
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Men of Respect (1990)
MacBeth-as-mafioso.
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The Hillside Stranglers (1989)
The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killin' cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama. The movie concentrates on the killers story, as well as on the life of Officer Bob Grogan, who investigated their case. Look for the real Bob Grogan as the Washington cop who arrests Kenneth Bianchi! (imdb)
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Midnight Run (1988)
Bounty hunter Jack Walsh is sent to find and return bail jumper and former Mafia accountant, Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas. The FBI have had no success it locating The Duke, so when Jack finds him in next to no time, they are a little embarrassed. In order to collect his $100,000 fee, Jack must take The Duke from New York to Los Angeles. However, the Mafia and the FBI have other ideas, as does Marvin, a rival bounty hunter.
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Six Against the Rock (1987)
In May of 1946, Alcatraz inmate Bernie Coy initiates a carefully thought out plan to escape the island prison. His plan, carried out with five accomplices, falls apart when they can't obtain a key to unlock a door leading to the yard. (imdb)
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Unsolved Mysteries (1987)
Reality based TV series that combines dramatic re-enactments with interviews to tell stories of REAL mysteries. (imdb)
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Manhunter (1986)
FBI Agent Will Graham (Petersen) has captured the diabolical Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Cox), nearly losing more than just his mind in the process. But when Graham is called out of retirement to hunt the psychopath known as "The Tooth Fairy" (Noonan) he must once again confront the horrors of "Hannibal The Cannibal". If Will Graham enters the mind of the serial killer, can he ever come back? (Anchor Bay Entertainment)
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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
In this fictionalization of director Richard Pryor's life, a substance-abusing comedian who has set himself on fire looks back at his life.
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Crime Story (1986)
Crime Story (1986) - TV Series
The saga of a Chicago police detective's efforts to stop a young hood's ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime. (imdb)
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Crime Story (1986)
Crime Story (1986) - TV Episode
One former cop against the whole Mafia. (imdb)
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Final Jeopardy (1985)
A small-town couple find themselves stranded in an unfamiliar, and unfriendly, big city. Weaving in and out of the proceedings are a bunch of murderous criminals with names like DOA, Ice and Slash. The couple are in for a night that they won't forget. (imdb)
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Thief (1981)
Becoming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the mafia, who have other plans for him. (imdb)
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