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Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Date of Birth: 31 Mar 1971

Country: UK

Biography: Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor who has had success in mainstream, indie and art house films. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Mark Renton in the 1996 film Trainspotting, the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and the romantic penniless writer Christian in the 2001 film Moulin Rouge! (Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 81 (Actor), 2 (Director), 1 (Creator)

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    Big Fish
    A heartwarming journey that delves deep into a fabled relationship between a father and his son.
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    Black Hawk Down
    123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis. (imdb)
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    Brassed Off
    A story about two old friends -- and ex-lovers -- whose surprise reunion turns their lives, and the lives of everyone else in town, hilariously upside down! (Miramax)
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    Down with Love
    An old-fashioned romantic comedy with a twist. Putting a hip spin on the golden age of the classic Rock Hudson-Doris Day comedies, the film is the story of a sparkle-filled collision between a woman who has sworn off love and a ladies' man who thinks he doesn't need love. (20th Century Fox)
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    Eye of the Beholder
    A journey into obsession, this is the story of a British intelligence agent (McGregor) so taken with a beautiful killer (Judd) that he cannot bear to apprehend her. Set in the surreal world of a high-tech voyeur, the tale follows him across the country as he embarks on a desperate quest for this enigmatic femme fatale. (Destination Films)
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    Faster
    This is the first feature-length MotoGP documentary to take you inside the world of motorcycle racing. (Slamdance)
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    A Life Less Ordinary
    Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in L.A. who takes his boss's daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two "angels" who are in charge of human relationships on earth, offer some unsolicited help to bring this unlikely couple together. The "angels" are so successful that the daughter soon turns on her father in order to save her captor. (imdb)
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    Little Voice
    A magical musical comedy about the power and perils of expression. (Miramax Films)
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    Moulin Rouge!
    The year is 1899, and Christian, a young English writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city's drug and prostitute infested underworld. And nowhere is the thrill of the underworld more alive than at the Moulin Rouge, a night club where the rich and poor men alike come to be entertained by the dancers, but things take a wicked turn for Christian as he starts a deadly love affair with the star courtesan of the club, Satine... (imdb)
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    Nora
    The true story of one of the greatest authors of the 20th century, James Joyce, and the love affair with a maid from Galway which changed his life forever.
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    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
    When the evil Trade Federation plots to take over the peaceful planet of Naboo, Jedi warrior Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi embark on an amazing adventure to save the planet.
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    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
    Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala while his teacher, Obi-Wan Kenobi, makes an investigation of a separatist assassination attempt on Padmé which leads to the discovery of a secret Republican clone army.
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    Trainspotting
    Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
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    Velvet Goldmine
    In 1984, British newspaper reporter Arthur Stuart is investigating the career of 1970s glam rock star Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by American rock singer Curt Wild, whose show was quite crazy for his time. (imdb)
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    Young Adam
    Based on Scottish beat writer Alexander Trocchi's novel and inspired by the great Hollywood film noirs of the 40s and 50s, Young Adam is a highly original thriller set on the canals between Glasgow and Edinburgh. (HanWay Films)
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    The Island
    Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly utopian but contained facility in the mid-21st century. He hopes to be chosen to go to "The Island" - reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the planet...
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    Robots
    A timeless, comedic tale that pushes the boundaries of animation while introducing characters rich with humor and soul, and a heart-warming story proves that a robot can shine no matter what he is made of. (Twentieth Century Fox)
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    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
    After three years of fighting in the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker concludes his journey towards the Dark Side of the Force, putting his friendship with Obi Wan Kenobi and his marriage at risk.
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    Valiant
    From the producer of "Shrek" and "Shrek 2," comes this high-flying computer-animated comedy-adventure tale of a brave-but-undersized pigeon named Valiant (voiced by Ewan McGregor), who dreams of joining the elite Royal Homing Pigeon Service (RHPS), and serving crown and country during World War II. (Walt Disney Pictures)
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    Stay
    In this psychological thriller, a distraught young man announces to his psychiatrist that he plans to commit suicide in three days. The psychiatrist's desperate attempts to help his new patient lead him through the city on an incredible, nightmarish trip to the place between life and death. (20th Century Fox)
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    Shallow Grave
    Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.
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    Nightwatch
    Ewan McGregor plays a law student who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue. He begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a serial of murders. (imdb)
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    The Pillow Book
    As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book"... (imdb)
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    Emma
    In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman. (imdb)
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    Being Human
    One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart. (imdb)
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    Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker
    Based on the first of the best-selling series of Alex Rider novels by Anthony Horowitz, STORMBREAKER introduces the reluctant teenage super-spy to cinema audiences. After the death of his uncle, the 14-year-old hero is forced by the Special OperationsDivision of Britain's secret intelligence service, MI6, for a mission which will save millions of lives. (imdb)
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    Lipstick on Your Collar
    During the Suez Crisis of 1956, two young clerks at the stuffy Foreign Office in Whitehall display little interest in the decline of the British Empire. To their eyes, it can hardly compete with girls, rock music (including "Lay Down Your Arms"), and the intrigue of romantic entanglements. (imdb)
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    Miss Potter
    An exploration of the life of Beatrix Potter, the author of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," the beloved and best-selling children's classic. The film tells the story of Potter's (Zellweger) love for her publisher Norman Wayne (McGregor) and her strong attempt for an independent life during a time when society expected woman of her class simply to make a good marriage. (The Weinstein Company)
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    Rogue Trader
    Ambitious, wide-boy Nick Leeson is determined to rise in the world and be more than a simple bank clerk. When his employers, Barings Bank, offer him the opportunity to go to Jakarta to sort out a problem that nobody else wants, he seizes the opportunity with both hands... (imdb)
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    Long Way Round
    Long Way Round (2004) - TV Mini-Series
    This documentary series follows actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on a motorcycle trip around the world. The two friends will travel through such places as Siberia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Alaska, before finally ending the journey in New York. The filming will be done by on board cameras and one ride along cameraman. (imdb)
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    Desserts
    Desserts (1998) - Short Film
    One fine day, a solitary man walking alone on a deserted beach, minding his own business, suddenly discovers a delicious chocolate eclair just lying there.(imdb)
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    The Serpent\
    Young Dutch architect Meneer Chrome comes to a remote English estate where Thomas Smithers lives with his wife, Juliana. Smithers is determined to leave as his legacy a fabulous garden, to be carved from a wild patch of land beside his home... (imdb)
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    Scenes of a Sexual Nature
    Sex and love. Some seek it, some need it, some spurn it and some pay for it, but we're all involved in it. Set on one afternoon on Hampstead Heath, London, the film investigates the minutiae of seven couples. What makes us tick? (imdb)
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    Long Way Down
    Long Way Down (2007) - TV Mini-Series
    In a follow-up to the documentary series "Long Way Round", actors and best friends Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman travel from John O'Groats, Scotland down to Cape Town, South Africa on motorcycles. They travel down through Europe and Africa, getting an up-close view of the local cultures. They also stop at various UNICEF projects to offer support and assistance to the children there. (imdb)
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    Cassandra\
    Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor play working class brothers who dream of better things than their respective mechanic and restaurant jobs. Hard-drinking Terry (Farrell) has a weakness for gambling, while brother Ian (McGregor) hankers for the finer things when he starts dating a very ambitious actress (Hayley Atwell). Fate deals a hand when their rich American uncle (Tom Wilkinson) slinks into London with a murderous proposition.
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    Deception
    An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist. (imdb)
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    Incendiary
    An adulterous woman's life is torn apart when her husband and infant son are killed in a suicide bombing at a soccer match. (imdb)
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    Within a Minute: The Making of \
    A documentary on the making of "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith". Hosted by Rick McCallum, it focuses on who and what was involved in the making of 49 seconds of the film.
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    Angels & Demons
    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.
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    Blue Juice
    JC (Pertwee) is the hero of the Cornish surfing community, and at times, it's only member. Staring thirty hard in the face, he fears that the wave that has carried him through a prolonged adolescence is heading for the rocks as his girlfriend pressures him for commitment and his friends contemplate growing up.
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    I Love You Phillip Morris
    The film is based on the real life events of a con artist, impostor, and multiple prison escapee Steven Jay Russell (Jim Carrey). While incarcerated, Russell falls in love with his cell mate, Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). After Morris is released from prison, Russell escapes from prison four times in order to be reunited with Morris. (wikipedia.com)
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    The Men Who Stare at Goats
    A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's First Earth Battalion, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
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    Amelia
    A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world. (imdb)
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    The Ghost Writer
    A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in risk.
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    Nanny McPhee Returns
    Nanny McPhee (Thompson) arrives to help a harried young mother (Gyllenhaal) who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons. (imdb)
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    Beginners
    A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
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    Perfect Sense
    A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions.
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    British Film Forever
    British Film Forever (2007) - TV Mini-Series
    Cinema history series examining British film by genre.
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    Jackboots on Whitehall
    A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full on invasion. (imdb)
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    Haywire
    A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission. (imdb)
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    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
    A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.
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    The Impossible
    Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage) recreates the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in terrifyingly vivid detail in this grueling survival story about a married couple (Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor) searching for their missing children in the aftermath of the disaster. (tiff.net)
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    Jack the Giant Slayer
    A modern day fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer leads an expedition into the giants' kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess. (imdb)
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    August: Osage County
    A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. (imdb)
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    The Battle of Britain
    Actor Ewan McGregor and his RAF pilot brother Colin look back on the pivotal Second World War battle, and meet brave souls who helped repel the Nazi Luftwaffe's relentless attacks
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    A Million Ways to Die in the West
    As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival. (imdb)
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    Jane Got a Gun
    After her outlaw husband returns home shot with eight bullets and barely alive, Jane reluctantly reaches out to an ex-lover who she hasn't seen in over ten years to help her defend her farm when the time comes that her husband's gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job. (imdb)
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    Bomber Boys
    Bomber Boys (2012) - TV Movie
    Actor Ewan McGregor and his brother Colin pay tribute to the airmen of RAF Bomber Command, whose efforts helped win the Second World War
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    Son of a Gun
    Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch. But protection comes at a price. Lynch and his crew have plans for their young protegee. (imdb)
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    Mortdecai
    Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. (imdb)
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    Last Days in the Desert
    An imagined chapter from Jesus' forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis. (imdb)
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    Fastest
    Shot around the world in 2010 and 2011 and narrated by Ewan McGregor, 'Fastest' captures the intense and thrilling reality of the MotoGP World Championship... (imdb)
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    Miles Ahead
    An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis. (imdb)
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    Our Kind of Traitor
    A couple find themselves lured into a Russian oligarch's plans to defect are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust. (imdb)
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    American Pastoral
    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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    Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission
    In this two-parter for BBC2, Ewan McGregor is on a mission to the ends of the earth to immunise some of the hardest-to-reach children in the world. (imdb)
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    Beauty and the Beast
    An adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. (imdb)
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    T2 Trainspotting
    A continuation of the Trainspotting saga reuniting the original characters.
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    Zoe
    Two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. As their work progresses, their discoveries become more profound. (imdb)
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    Christopher Robin
    A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
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    Doctor Sleep
    Years following the events of "The Shining," a now-adult Dan Torrence meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
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    Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
    After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
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    Long Way Up
    Long Way Up (2020) - TV Series
    Ewan McGregor and his friend Charley Boorman travel on electric Harley-Davidsons 13,000 miles through Central and South America.
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    Pinocchio
    A darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy. (imdb)
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    Halston
    Halston (2021) - TV Mini-Series
    From designing Jackie Kennedy's "pillbox" hat, to a blockbuster deal with J.C. Penney, this miniseries follows the life of the designer Halston. Adapted from the biography be Steven Gaines.
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    The Birthday Cake
    On the 10th anniversary of his father's death, Giovanni reluctantly accepts the task of bringing a cake to the home of his uncle, a mob boss, for a celebration. Just two hours into the night, Gio's life is forever changed. (imdb)
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    Obi-Wan Kenobi
    Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022) - TV Mini-Series
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    Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi\
    A new documentary that showcases the making of the epic limited series. Features never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and visits to the creature shop and props department (imdb.com).
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    Raymond & Ray
    Half brothers Raymond and Ray reunite when their estranged father dies - and discover that his final wish was for them to dig his grave. Together, they process who they've become as men, both because of their father and in spite of him. (imdb)
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    Bleeding Love
    A father-daughter road trip where the aging father has been absent and shows up after the daughter has barely survived an OD the night before.
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