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Forest Whitaker
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Date of Birth: Jul 15, 1961

Country: USA

Biography: Instantly recognizable by his large, somber presence, Whitaker first found fame in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Since then, he's risen to acclaim as both an actor and director. His brutal portrayal of Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland has seen him nominated for the Best Actor Oscar

Total Titles at Criticker: 93 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (89) | Director (4)
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Finding Steve McQueen (2019)
In 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions and blackmail money from President Richard Nixon's secret fund. (imdb)
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Godfather of Harlem (2019)
A gangster named Bumpy Johnson makes his way in Harlem during the 1960s. A TV prequel to the 2007 film, 'American Gangster', which centered on the criminal enterprise of Frank Lucas.
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Burden (2018)
Mike Burden, a rising leader in Ku Klux Klan, attempts to break away from the Klan when the girl he falls in love with urges him to leave for the better life they can build together. When the Klan seeks Mike out for vengeance, an African American Reverend takes in Mike, his girlfriend and her son, protecting them, and accepting them into their community. Together, Burden and Kennedy fight to overcome the Klan's efforts. (imdb)
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Black Panther (2018)
T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. (imdb)
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City of Lies (2018)
The murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious BIG spark an investigation. (imdb)
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How It Ends (2018)
After an apocalyptic event causes society to collapse, a father and his daughter's fiance embark on a thousand mile journey together in order to search for the daughter in Seattle.
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The Forgiven (2017)
After the end of Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption. (imdb)
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.
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Arrival (2016)
Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. (imdb)
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Roots (2016)
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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants. (imdb)
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Southpaw (2015)
A boxer fights his way to the top, only to find his life falling apart around him. (imdb)
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Taken 3 (2015)
Bryan Mills, an Ex-government operative is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed as he is tracked and pursued, Bryan Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name. (imdb)
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Dope (2015)
A coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. Malcolm is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled gangsters and drugs dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into a, only in Los Angeles, gritty adventure filed with offbeat characters and bad choices. (imdb)
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Repentance (2014)
A successful author and spiritual advisor takes on a troubled man as a client, completely unaware that the man's fixation on his mother's death will soon put his life in jeopardy. (imdb)
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Two Men in Town (2014)
A Muslim ex-con forms a friendship with his parole officer. (imdb)
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Zulu (2013)
As a child, Ali Neuman narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkhata, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as with many survivors, the psychological scars remain. Today, Ali is chief of the homicide branch of the South African police in Cape Town. (imdb)
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Black Nativity (2013)
A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey. (imdb)
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The Butler (2013)
An African-American's eyewitness accounts of notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler. (imdb)
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Pawn (2013)
A petty robbery spirals into a tense hostage situation after three gunmen hold up a diner that's a front for the mob (imdb)
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A Dark Truth (2013)
A former CIA operative turned political talk show host is hired by a corporate whistle blower to expose her company's cover-up of a massacre in a South American village. (imdb)
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Out of the Furnace (2013)
When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement fails to follow through, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice. (imdb)
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The Last Stand (2013)
The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff. (imdb)
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Mysteries of the Unseen World (2013)
MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD transports audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front of their eyes. (amazon)
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Toys in the Attic (2012)
A teddy bear, a mechanical mouse, and a marionette join forces to save their kidnapped friend, Buttercup the doll, from the denizens of the Land of Evil.
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Freelancers (2012)
The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. (imdb)
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Ernest & Celestine (2012)
This is the story of the friendship between Ernest, a big bear who wants to become an artist and Celestine, a little mouse who doesn't want to become a dentist. (quinzaine-realisateurs.com)
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Catch .44 (2011)
Three girls get another asignment from crime boss Mel(Willis), after a failed drug run, but things soon turn sour.
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Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour (2011)
On the streets of San Francisco a team of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Behavioral Analysis Unit use profiling to catch some of the most horrific serial killers and unidentifiable subjects. (imdb)
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The Experiment (2010)
26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
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Repo Men (2010)
Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed.
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My Own Love Song (2010)
A wheelchair-bound singer and her best friend embark on a roadtrip to Memphis.
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Our Family Wedding (2010)
The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding is comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers (Whitaker and Mencia) try to lay to rest their feud.
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Higglety Pigglety Pop! (2010)
Jennie the terrier has everything a dog could ever wish for, but still feels that something is missing. She leaves home to discover what that is.
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Powder Blue (2009)
Four Los Angelenos -- a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest, and a stripper -- are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.
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Hurricane Season (2009)
A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the disaster and leads them on the path to the state championships. (imdb)
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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. He lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions.
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Fragments (2008)
A group of strangers form a unique relationship with each other after surviving a random shooting at a Los Angeles diner. (imdb)
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Vantage Point (2008)
With a Rashomon narrative style, the attempted assassination of the president is told from five different perspectives.
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Street Kings (2008)
Tom Ludlow is a veteran LAPD cop who finds life difficult to navigate after the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him. (imdb)
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Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008)
With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles. (imdb)
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The Great Debaters (2007)
A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. (imdb)
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The Air I Breathe (2007)
A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman (Whitaker) bets his life on a horse race; a gangster (Fraser) sees the future; a pop star (Gellar) falls prey to a crime boss (Garcia); a doctor (Bacon) must save the love of his life. (imdb)
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Even Money (2006)
Even Money is a ferociously compelling drama that follows the lives of nine individuals as their fates become increasingly entwined in a web of addiction and gambling, culminating at one critical moment where their lives will be lost or reclaimed. (Yari Film Group Releasing)
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The Marsh (2006)
A young beautiful but stressed out children's writer seeks out a holiday in the country but becomes the lead character in a supernatural mystery she must solve to save her life (imdb)
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan's brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante... (imdb)
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American Gun (2005)
American Gun is a powerful series of interwoven storylines that bring to light how the proliferation of guns in America dramatically affects and shapes the every day lives of its citizens. (IFC Films)
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Mary (2005)
An actress (Binoche) becomes obsessed with Mary Magdelene after playing her in a film. (imdb)
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A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)
A husband and wife tangle with an investigator over her dead brother's million-dollar insurance policy. (imdb)
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First Daughter (2004)
Samantha Mackenzie (Holmes) wants what every college freshman desires: to experience life away from home and parents. But it's not going to be easy, because home for Sam is The White House and her dad (Keaton) is the President of the United States. (20th Century Fox)
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American Storytellers (2003)
John McNaughton, Harold Ramis, John Sayles, and Forest Whitaker reflect on their careers as filmmakers.
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Deacons for Defense (2003)
It's 1965, and although the Civil Rights Act is already in place, African-Americans and other minorities are still treated like second-class citizens in the town of Bogalusa, La., where a branch of the Ku Klux Klan still flourishes. But Marcus (Forest Whitaker) will no longer accept the rampant racism, especially after cops manhandle him for defending his daughter. Instead, he establishes a group that will protect his oppressed community.
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Phone Booth (2003)
Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth, this film follows Stu Shepard (Farrell), a low-rent media consultant who is trapped after being told by a caller - a serial killer with a sniper rifle - that he'll be shot dead if he hangs up. (20th Century Fox)
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Panic Room (2002)
Recently divorced Meg Altman (Foster) and her daughter Sarah (Stewart) have bought a new home in New York. On their tour around the mansion, they come across the panic room. A room so secure, that no one can get in. When three burglars break in, Meg makes a move to the panic room. But all her troubles don't stop there. The criminals know where she is, and what they require the most in the house is in that very room. (imdb)
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The Twilight Zone (2002)
A 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. (Wikipedia)
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Feast of All Saints (2001)
Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression. (imdb)
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The Follow (2001)
The Follow (2001) - Short Film
The Driver is now spying on a celebrity's wife suspected of adultery. (imdb)
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Green Dragon (2001)
In 1975 ended the war in Vietnam. Many refugees come to America, where prisoners are at the center Camp Pendleton, California. There prevails Sergeant Lance, who wants to gain respect among the refugees. Soon she is befriended by Taiem who was an interpreter during the war.
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The Fourth Angel (2001)
Jeremy Irons stars as Jack Elgin, a British journalist who loses everything that matters to him in this thriller directed by John Irvin. On a flight to Paris, hijackers take control of his plane and gun down a few passengers, including Jack's family. Although Jack physically survives the carnage, inside he's a mass of rage and despair, determined to hunt down the terrorists in revenge.
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Battlefield Earth (2000)
In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlo's, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the seductive and powerful Terl (Travolta), the Psychlo's are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of humanity as slaves. What is left of the human race has descended into a near primitive state, believing the invaders to be demons and technology to be evil... (imdb)
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4 Dogs Playing Poker (2000)
Four friends steal a valuable statuette for a dangerous black market art dealer, lose it and are forced to play a deadly bluffing game to save their lives. (imdb)
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Ghost Dog:  The Way of the Samurai (1999)
In Jersey City, an African American hit man follows "Hagakure: The Way of the Samurai." He lives alone, in simplicity with homing pigeons for company, calling himself Ghost Dog. His master, who saved his life eight years ago, is part of the local mob. When the boss' daughter witnesses one of Ghost Dog's hits, he becomes expendable. The first victims are his birds, and in response, Ghost Dog goes right at his attackers but does not want to harm his master or the young woman... (imdb)
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Light It Up (1999)
Following an accidental shooting in a battered inner city high school, a disparate group of students hold the wounded police officer hostage. As media and public interest in the stand-off intensifies, the classmates unexpectedly band together to help themselves and their school. (20th Century)
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Witness Protection (1999)
Bobby "Bats" Batton, a South Boston mobster, barely escapes a hit man sent by his boss who's learned that Bobby is cooking the books. Bobby goes to the FBI to trade what he knows for a new identify for himself, his wife, a son who's a high-school wiz kid aiming for Harvard, and a young daughter. The four of them spend an intense week with a federal marshal who coaches them in their new identities before they establish a household, without money or a resume, in Seattle. (imdb)
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Body Count (1998)
A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up with a seductive con artist with ideas of her own. (imdb)
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Hope Floats (1998)
Birdee Calvert (Bullock) seems to have it all. She's been married for years to her handsome high school sweetheart Bill and has a brilliant and sensitive child. But when her picture perfect life comes crashing down around her, Birdee must start over. With no place else to turn, the former beauty queen heads back home...to Smithville, Texas. (Fox)
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Phenomenon (1996)
An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis. (imdb)
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Waiting to Exhale (1995)
This story based on the best selling novel by Terry McMillan follows the lives of four African-American women as they try to deal with their very lives. Friendship becomes the strongest bond between these women as men, careers, and families take them in different directions. Often light-hearted this movie speaks about some of the problems and struggles the modern women face in today's world. (imdb)
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Smoke (1995)
A group of people's lives intertwine when a New York cigar store manager, Auggie (Keitel), befriends them. Among them is a writer who can't write (Hurt), a reluctant father hiding from his past (Whitaker), a streetwise teen with an unusual identity crisis, and Auggie's long-lost ex-girlfriend (Channing), who returns with some surprising news! (Miramax)
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Species (1995)
A group of four specialists are given the task of tracking down Sil.
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The Enemy Within (1994)
Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a coup planned and stop it, before it takes place. Unfortunately, there isn't much time. (imdb)
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Ready to Wear (1994)
A fashion show in Paris draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors... (imdb)
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Blown Away (1994)
Bent on settling a 20-year-old score, lifer Ryan Gaerity (Tommy Lee Jones) breaks out of an Irish prison, making a beeline for Boston and the object of his retribution: retired bomb-squad ace Jimmy Dove (Jeff Bridges). Jimmy was once Ryan's protégé in the Irish Republican Army but betrayed his mentor after learning Ryan planned to target civilians. Now that he's loose, nobody in Beantown is safe ... especially Jimmy's family.
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Bank Robber (1993)
After robbing a bank, the robber hides out from the police in a seedy hotel where he is forced to bribe... (imdb)
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Last Light (1993)
Movie about a killer who is waiting on death row, and finds an unlikely friend in a prison guard. (imdb)
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Strapped (1993)
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Ex-con attempting to go straight runs across serious problems. (imdb)
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Body Snatchers (1993)
A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama. (imdb)
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Article 99 (1992)
A group of doctors in a veteran's hospital must contend with their hopeless situation: too many patients and not enough beds. The main cause of their problems is bureaucratic belt-tightening by the hospital administrators. The doctors are determined to give the best service they can, even if that means defying the orders of management and performing unauthorized operations. (imdb)
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The Crying Game (1992)
An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by Jude, another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus adopts the name "Jimmy" and gets a job as a day laborer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus' IRA background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus doesn't know, either... (imdb)
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Consenting Adults (1992)
Richard and Priscilla Parker's lives take a turn for the better when Eddy and Kay move into the house next door. Eddy's a risk taker and shows his new neighbours how to enjoy life at the expense of a rule or convention or two. What Richard doesn't realise is that Eddy's little games are just a prelude to something that's intended to destroy his neighbours' lives. (imdb)
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A Rage in Harlem (1991)
A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A pudgy momma's boy becomes the object of her affections and the unlikely hero of the tale. (imdb)
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Diary of a Hitman (1991)
Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waiver. The longer he takes to do the job the more difficult it becomes. (imdb)
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Criminal Justice (1990)
Denise Moore is robbed and her face is slashed as she is leaving a crack house. At the police station she picks Jessie Williams mug shot and ID's him at a line up. Jessie Williams says he didn't do it. From that point on, everyone is pushing him to make a deal, and plea to a lesser crime, to avoid a possible long term sentence. (imdb)
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Downtown (1990)
Police Officer Alex Kearney works in a rich, plush suburb of Philadelphia. When he stops an important businessman and his story of the incident is not believed, he is sent to work Downtown, the most dangerous, crime-filled precinct in the city. Everyone there is sure that this 'by the book', pampered, suburban cop is going to get himself, and whoever is assigned as his partner, killed. Detective Dennis Curren, draws the unfortunate 'babysitting' assignment. But when Alex's best friend is killed investigating a stolen car, Alex throws the book out the window tracking down the killer.
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Johnny Handsome (1989)
A deformed career criminal gets a second chance at life with a whole new face.
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Bloodsport (1988)
Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament... (imdb)
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Bird (1988)
Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him. (imdb)
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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. (imdb)
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Stakeout (1987)
Two cops are given the 'dirty' job of staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend. Chris and the beautiful girlfriend accidentally meet and fall in love. Just as Chris' confesses, the convict appears, but will she betray him ? (imdb)
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Platoon (1986)
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. (imdb)
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North and South Book II (1986)
The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War. (imdb)
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The Color of Money (1986)
A former pool player returns to the game and takes on a young protege. (imdb)
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Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)
Pretending to do research for his newspaper, college student Alex Marsh teams up with the somewhat older Susan Swayze, who he long admired from afar. Susan participates in The Assassination Game, in which every player tries to shoot another with a toy dart gun, until only one remains. While doing his best to win her over, and helping her finding her targets, Alex discovers that this year the Game may be more serious than most contenders realize... (imdb)
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope. (imdb)
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