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Hal Holbrook
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Date of Birth: Feb 17, 1925

Country: USA

Biography: Harold Rowe "Hal" Holbrook, Jr. is an American actor. His television roles include Abraham Lincoln in the 1976 TV series Lincoln, Hays Stowe on The Bold Ones: The Senator and Capt. Lloyd Bucher on Pueblo. He is also known for his role in the 2007 film Into the Wild, for which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award. He has also done a one man show as Mark Twain. He also had a multi-episode arc on The Event, an American television series, airing on NBC...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 60 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (60) | Writer (1)
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Blackway (2016)
An ex-logger comes to the aid of a woman who returns to her hometown in the Pacific Northwest and finds herself harassed and stalked by a former cop turned crime lord.
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Savannah (2013)
SAVANNAH is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, his loyal friend, a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, at his side. Master of Shakespeare, and the shotgun that provides Savannah's markets with fowl, Ward fights for his rights as a hunter. (imdb)
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Promised Land (2012)
A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources. (imdb)
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Water for Elephants (2011)
In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski (Robert Pattinson) joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena (Reese Witherspoon). An affinity for elephants brings together the young pair, but the warmth between them sends Marlena's cruel husband, animal trainer August (Christoph Waltz), into a frightening fury.
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Good Day for It (2011)
After being forced years before to abandon his wife and daughter, a man finds himself risking his life. (imdb)
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Flying Lessons (2010)
With her life at a crossroads, 25 year old Sophie Conway returns home to the small town she always wanted to forget. Once home, she is faced with the friends and lovers she left behind, a tangled relationship with her Mother, and Harry Pleasant, an Alzheimer's Disease patient who, in an opposing way, shares Sophie's struggle to remember. (imdb)
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That Evening Sun (2009)
Abner Meecham leaves his nursing home and tries to reclaim his farm which has been leased by his son to Abner's nemesis.
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Killshot (2009)
When a husband and wife witness a shakedown, they discover that the Witness Protection Program is no match for a pair of ruthless killers who want them dead. [Originally released in 2008]
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Into the Wild (2007)
Freshly graduated from college and with a promising future ahead, 22-year-old Christopher McCandless chose instead to walk out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people. Was Christopher McCandless a heroic adventurer or a naïve idealist, a rebellious 1990s Thoreau or another lost American son, a fearless risk-taker or a tragic figure who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature? (Paramount Vantage)
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Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of
An almost half hour examination into the making of the film with new interviews from Redford, Hoffman, Woodward and Bernstein, along with other key players. All of the historical players share their thoughts on the actors and vice versa, while everyone shares their thoughts on the events. The production aspects of the film, notably Goldman's thoughts on the script and Willis' thoughts on the cinematography are included. (dvdverdict.com)
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Shade (2003)
The hand is quicker than the eye in LA's underground gambling scene, hustlers get hustled and fortunes ride on every deal. Three small-time grifters devise a plan to beat the ultimate card mechanic - The Dean. But a seat at The Dean's table doesn't come cheap. (RKO Pictures)
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Purpose (2002)
A software developer becomes a billionaire and is distracted by fame, greed and power, then must save his invention and company from a hostile takeover. (imdb.com)
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The Legend of the Three Trees (2001)
The Legend of The Three Trees teaches children and adults alike the significance of their role in God's plan for the world. (youtube)
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The Majestic (2001)
Set against the backdrop of the 1950's Hollywood blacklist, an ambitious screenwriter loses his job and his identity, only to find new courage and love in the heart of a small town's life.
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Men of Honor (2000)
Inspired by the life of Carl Brashear (Gooding, Jr.). The setting of his journey is the little known and dangerous world of deep-sea diving in the U.S. Navy of the 1950s and 60s. (20th Century Fox Films)
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Waking the Dead (2000)
Fielding Pierce lives the life of an aspiring politician - in 1972 he's serving in the Coast Guard (trying to avoid Vietnam in the most honorable way), and by 1973 he has entered law school. Along the way he falls in love with Sarah, a fiercely idealistic woman who devotes her life to helping others - unfortunately she's killed in an explosion while assisting members of the Chilean resistance. Nine years later, in the middle of a congressional election, Fielding is suddenly flooded with thoughts and visions of his lost love. (imdb)
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The Bachelor (1999)
A tale of love and its motivating factors, The Bachelor is a contemporary update of the 1925 Buster Keaton classic "Seven Chances." Jimmie Shannon (O'Donnell) is a confirmed bachelor who has 24 hours to find a bride and get married in order to collect a $100 million inheritance. (New Line Cinema)
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Judas Kiss (1998)
A woman (Carla Gugino) and her lover (Simon Baker-Denny), who has made a living by running sex scams at hotels, decide to enter the big time by kidnapping a computer company owner (Greg Wise) and demanding $4 million ransom. The two hire a tech wizard (Gil Bellows) and a muscle man (Til Scweiger), who amuses himself by playing Russian roulette. Things go awry during the kidnapping when a neighbor is killed, who turns out to be the wife of a powerful senator (Hal Holbrook). (imdb)
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Beauty (1998)
Beauty (1998) - TV Movie
A wealthy, deformed, recluse commissions a painting of himself by a beautiful local artist.
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My Own Country (1998)
An Indian doctor in rural Tennessee, Abraham Verghese, who treats the first AIDS patients diagnosed there. The victims include a conservative Christian couple who have hid their disease for fear of rejection, as well a trucker's wife who has contracted the disease from her husband. Obviously, the disease causes severe turmoil for these people, who have to come to grips not only with the disease, but how they contracted it and how they will be viewed once people know they have it.
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Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997)
This film documents the exploration expedition led by Meriwether Lewis William Clark into the interior of North America in the early 19th century. We follow the Corps of Discovery as they winded their way across the unknown territory gained in the Louisana Purchase by the United States in their futile search for the legendary Northwest Passage.
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Eye of God (1997)
Tim Blake Nelson's multi-character, nonlinear story of tragedy in small town Oklahoma.
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Hercules (1997)
The son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it. (imdb)
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Carried Away (1996)
Joseph Svenden is a middle-aged schoolteacher who lives on a farm with his dying mother. In his simple life there are no excitements, even in long-time relationship with a widow. However, when 17-year old beauty enrolls in his class, Joseph would soon end up in her arms. After that, Joseph is torn between the passion and feeling that he is doing something wrong. (imdb)
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Innocent Victims (1996)
An Army sergeant is accused of murdering a colleague's entire family and amid a storm of controversy is given the death penalty, leaving his family and lawyers struggling to prove his innocence before it's too late. (locatetv.com)
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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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A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
A seemingly modest and reserved woman in a small town has become the chief suspect of a brutal ax murder.
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Evening Shade (1990)
Wood Newton is a former pro American Football player who has retired and returned to his childhood home, the small town of Evening Shade, Arkansas. He's now the coach of the local high school American Football team, which brings him in constant contact with the other residents of the town.
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Fletch Lives (1989)
Fletch is a reporter for a Los Angeles newspaper, but he acts more like a detective. When an obscure relative leaves him a Louisiana mansion in his will, Fletch is naturally curious (imdb)
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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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The Unholy (1988)
In New Orleans, a series of horrific murders of priests are occurring around the city's Catholic churches. The diocese calls in Father Michael to fight the powerful demon, known as Daesidarius, or The Unholy. The Father's faith is tested almost to the breaking point as the demon - disguised as a stunningly beautiful lady - attempts to seduce Father Michael into breaking his vows. Father Michael soon learns how the Unholy works. (imdb)
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Wall Street (1987)
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing. (imdb)
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Dress Gray (1986)
When a first-classman's insignia is found on the riverbank near the drowned body of plebe David Hand, the specter of murder casts a shadow of scandal across the U.S. Grant Military Academy. General Hedges, the headmaster of the school, is determined to keep the beleaguered school out of the headlines and attempts to cover-up the likelihood of murder by wielding his considerable influence to pass it off as a simple drowning. (imdb)
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The Three Wishes of Billy Grier (1984)
Billy Grier (Ralph Macchio) is a typical teenage boy who discovers he has a rare disease that causes him to age at an incredibly rapid rate.
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George Washington (1984)
George Washington (1984) - TV Mini-Series
The early life and career of the American General and President through his participation in the Revolutionary War. (imdb)
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Girls Nite Out (1984)
The day after a huge party a scavenger hunt is held. Every college-age kid in town is out for the grand prize. One-by-one they are all dispatched by a killer in a giant bear suit. But who is it? (imdb)
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The Star Chamber (1983)
Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty. (imdb)
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Creepshow (1982)
Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen. (imdb)
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The Killing of Randy Webster (1981)
A young man is shot and killed in an altercation with Houston police. His father doesn't believe the police version of the incident and starts digging around on his own. It's sort of a scaled-down, TV version of RASHOMON.
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The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript armored truck, crudely yet somehow elaborately rigged with high explosives (and the President trapped inside), the two terrorists keep the Secret Service at bay until in the end, Assanti is killed and Shatner has to find a way into the truck anyway. (imdb)
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The Fog (1980)
A Northern California fishing town, built 100 years ago over an old leper colony, is the target for revenge by a killer fog containing zombie-like ghosts seeking revenge for their deaths. (imdb)
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Murder by Natural Causes (1979)
An elaborate mystery involving a famous mentalist, his unfaithful wife who is trying literally to scare him to death, the best friend of the family, and the wife's ham-actor lover -- not only an intriguing who (or whether) dunnit but also a literate, adult dramatic puzzle with an endless series of twists. (TCM)
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Natural Enemies (1979)
An apparently successful magazine publisher grapples with chronic urges to murder his wife, his children, and then commit suicide.
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The Legend of the Golden Gun (1979)
A young farmer and a runaway slave team up to track down the legendary Confederate guerrilla William Quantrill. Along the way they run into a legendary gunfighter, who teaches the young farmer how to shoot and gives him a special gun that shoots seven rounds, the seventh which he must use to fight evil. (imdb)
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The Awakening Land (1978)
The Awakening Land (1978) - TV Mini-Series
Frontierswoman Sayward Luckett's struggles in Ohio during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century. (imdb)
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Capricorn One (1978)
Classic conspiracy tale about the first manned mission to Mars. All appears to be going well until the astronauts are pulled off the ship just before launch by shadowy government types and whisked off to a film studio in the desert. It transpires that the space vehicle has a major defect which NASA just daren't admit. (imdb)
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Our Town (1977)
Our Town (1977) - TV Movie
Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks their front doors.
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Rituals (1977)
Five doctors on a wilderness outing are stalked by disfigured, crazed killers. (imdb)
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Julia (1977)
At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany. (imdb)
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All the President
Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.
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Midway (1976)
A dramatization of the battle that turned out to be the turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II. (imdb)
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The Girl from Petrovka (1974)
A beautiful Russian ballerina falls in love with an American news correspondent. The KGB is most displeased and does everything it can to break them up. (imdb)
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Lincoln (1974)
Lincoln (1974) - TV Mini-Series
Based on a dramatic adaption of Carl Sandburg s bestselling novel, this groundbreaking portrait follows Abraham Lincoln s life from his early years as a lawyer on the Illinois prairie to his rise in politics, highlighted by the election campaign that led him to the White House. (amazon.com)
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Magnum Force (1973)
Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables. (imdb)
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)
Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. (imdb)
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That Certain Summer (1972)
During a summer vacation with his divorced father a teenager learns of his dad's homosexuality.
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They Only Kill Their Masters (1972)
An enigmatic young woman has been murdered in a small California coast town. The investigation by the local sheriff uncovers a complex web of relationships centering on the victim; the scattered trail of evidence ranges from a mysterious photograph to the victim's own dog. During the investigation, the sheriff meets and becomes romantically involved with a woman whose connection to the murder is ambiguous. (imdb)
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The People Next Door (1970)
Attempting to cash-in on the generation gap phenomenon, "The People Next Door" purports to be an expose of the of the typical modern American family. The dark underbelly behind the hypocritical facade is revealed. Mom and dad find their virginal teen daughter tripping in her closet and running away to be with her biker boyfriend. The neighbor's wife is a total boozer and their Ivy league-bound son is the local pill pusher. "Who are The People Next Door? They are you, they are me." (imdb)
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Wild in the Streets (1968)
A rock star turns into a radically revolutionary politician, and attempts to give more control to the nation's youth.
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Mark Twain Tonight! (1967)
Recreating the one-man show he starred in on Broadway, Hal Holbrook portrays Mark Twain as a 70-year old humorist who skewers politicians, newspapermen and so-called patriots in this 90 minute monologue. Holbrook adapted Twain's own words for a commentary on slavery, religion and politics, mixing the satire with comic yarns about life on the Mississippi and a very effective ghost story. The show's highlight are the lengthy passages from "Huckleberry Finn". (imdb)
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