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Ian Bannen
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Date of Birth: Jun 29, 1928

Country: UK

Total Titles at Criticker: 57 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (57)
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The Testimony of Taliesin Jones (2000)
In rural Wales, a lonely young boy is inspired by faith healers.
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Best (2000)
The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best. (imdb)
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To Walk with Lions (1999)
The film is based on the true life accounts of George Adamson and Tony Fitzjohn. George Adamson (played by Richard Harris) is a wildlife conservationist in Kenya that specializes in the re-release of lions back into the wild... (IMDB Comments)
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Waking Ned Devine (1998)
From the land where fairy tales were born comes a disarmingly original comic fable about the true meaning of fortune.
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Something to Believe In (1998)
An American woman given only weeks to live travels to Italy to find a statue reputed to have recuperative powers and there meets a struggling American concert pianist. (imdb)
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Braveheart (1995)
William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce. (imdb)
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Doctor Finlay (1993)
Following his service in World War II, Dr. Finlay returns to the practice at Arden House, at a time when the National Health Service is about to be instituted. (imdb)
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Damage (1992)
A member of Parliament (Irons) falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée. They pursue their affair with obsessive abandon despite the dangers of discovery and what it would do to his complacent life and his son (imdb)
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Speaking of the Devil (1991)
Bull Webster is a taxi driver with some work problems on his hands: the Spider Corporation, a giant financial holding company, has decided to buy out his taxi co-operative in order to make it go bankrupt and purchase its land at a low cost. Bull is almost driven to desperation, but then he finds the winning ticket in his pocket to a lottery with the biggest prize of all time: $150 million! With money like that, he can afford to make his enemies eat their plan. (imdb)
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The Big Man (1990)
When a union strike leaves Scottish miner Danny Scoular jobless, he worries about being able to support his family. Desperate for a solution, Danny agrees to fight a bare-knuckle match for a cash prize, not realizing he'll be the sparring slave of gang boss Matt Mason, a ruthless businessman. While he's away training, his wife takes a lover, and it seems Danny will have to fight to keep her ... but first, he'll have to fight for his life.
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Ghost Dad (1990)
Elliot, a widower with three children, suffers an accident and stays some days in coma. But his spirit leaves his body during that time and turns into a ghost who roams around and only materializes in the dark. (imdb)
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The Lady and the Highwayman (1989)
The young lady Panthea Vyne falls in love with the handsome highwayman who saves her from her brutal husband. He kills him in a fair duel. Later, when Charles the 2nd is reinstated as King of England, she attends the royal court. But here she becomes the enemy of the king's former mistress and the plot against her thickens. (imdb)
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The Courier (1988)
When a courier at the D-Day Courier Service mistakenly finds a pile of money in his regular delivery, he does some digging only to discover that the messenger company is a front for a drug ring. A reformed drug user himself, he sets out to crack the lethal ring. (imdb)
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Hope and Glory (1987)
A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2... (imdb)
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Lamb (1986)
Lamb is the story of the Christian Brother Michael Lamb (played by Liam Neeson) and his doomed love for a 10 year old boy. (IMDB Comments)
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Defense of the Realm (1985)
A reporter Mullen 'stumbles' on a story linking a prominent Member of Parliament to a KGB agent. In fact it is also linked to a near Nuclear disaster involving a teenage runaway and an Americal USAF base. Has there been a Government cover-up,Mullen teams up with Vernon Bayliss, an old hack, and Nina Beckam the MP's assistant to find out the truth. (imdb)
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Gorky Park (1983)
An investigator on the Moscow police force relentlessly pursues the solution to a triple homicide which occurred in Moscow's Gorky Park... (imdb)
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1980)
1980 BBC adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
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The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past. (imdb)
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979)
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons. (imdb)
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Inglorious Bastards (1978)
Set in Europe during WWII, a group of American soldiers are in the process of being shipped off to military prison for a variety of infractions, ranging from desertion to murder. While they're being transported, a German artillery attack hits the convoy, killing the MPs and enabling four of the prisoners to escape... (imdb)
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Sweeney! (1977)
Cinematic spin-off from the popular TV series. Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of his girlfriend. Framed on a drunk-drive charge and suspended from the force, with his partner and best mate George Carter unable to help, Jack must rely on his wits to evade deadly government hitmen and expose the real villain of the piece. (imdb)
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Bite the Bullet (1975)
A group of ex-rough riders, an ex-prostitute and a gunfighter enter a horse race in the desert. (IMDb)
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The Voyage (1974)
Adriana loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in to rekindle her lust of life. Soon, Adriana begins having dizzy spells. Cesar helps her to a specialist, and the diagnosis is not good. She has an incurable disease. For the rest of their time together, Cesar woos Adriana and eventually proposes to her on a gondola. (imdb)
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The Gathering Storm (1974)
The story of British prime minister Winston Churchill, focusing on his place in British life just prior to World War II. (imdb)
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The Driver
Mentally disturbed spinster Lise experiences a series of bizarre encounters in Rome as she searches for someone to murder her.
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From Beyond the Grave (1973)
Anthology film from Amicus adapted from four short stories by R. Chetwynd-Hayes strung together about an antique dealer (Peter Cushing) who owns a shop called Temptations Ltd. and the fate that befalls his customers who try to cheat him. Stories include "The Gate Crasher" with David Warner who frees an evil enity from an antique mirror, "An Act of Kindness" featuring Donald Pleasence, "The Elemental", and "The Door". (imdb)
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The MacKintosh Man (1973)
Joseph Rearden takes the fall for a robbery and winds up in the Scrubs. From there he escapes in the company of a convicted spy and is taken to a remote manor at an unknown location where he is kept isolated. He overpowers his guard and flies, but nothing is quite what it seems in this drama of intrigue as Rearden pursues his quarry from Ireland to Malta. (imdb)
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Thriller (1973)
Thriller (1973) - TV Series
Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror. (imdb)
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Doomwatch (1972)
The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent. (imdb)
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The Offence (1972)
In Sidney Lumet's harrowing portrayal of police brutality, Detective Sergeant Johnson (Sean Connery) has been with the British Police Force for 20 years. In that time, the countless murders, rapes and other serious crimes he has had to investigate has left a terrible mark on him. His anger and aggression that had been suppressed for years finally surfaces when interviewing a suspect... (imdb)
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Fright (1971)
Young babysitter Amanda arrives at the Lloyd residence to spend the evening looking after their young son. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old house have Amanda's nerves on edge. The real terror begins, however, when the child's biological father appears after recently escaping from a nearby mental institution.
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The Deserter (1971)
Bitter over his wife's death due to what he believes was army negligence, Capt. Viktor Kaleb deserts the cavalry and disappears into the southwestern wasteland. But when marauding Apaches set up a stronghold just out of the cavalry's reach in Mexico, Kaleb is given amnesty in exchange for leading a small band of especially trained soldiers to wipe out the Indian stronghold. (imdb)
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Too Late the Hero (1970)
A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of the 'heros' are very reluctant, but they come good when they are pursued by the Japanese who are determined to prevent them returning to base. (imdb)
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Jane Eyre (1970)
Jane Eyre (1970) - TV Movie
Jane Eyre is an orphan, sent to Lowood school, and eventually becomes a governess at Thornfield hall to a girl named Adele. While she is there, many strange things happen and eventually she and Edward Rochester, owner of Thornfeild and Adele's guardian, fall in love. Suddenly, when Jane is about to win the happiness she deserves, a dark secret comes to light, and it will take all of her courage, love and understanding to triumph. (imdb)
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Shadows of Fear (1970)
Anthology series in which characters find themselves in weird and scary situations. Not evoked by the supernatural but by other people.
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Lock Up Your Daughters! (1969)
Three sailors on shore leave engage in a series of comedic sexual pursuits in Lock Up Your Daughters!. Jim Dale, Ian Bannen, and Tom Bell hit dry land with one thing on their minds -- something that lands everyone in jail in this comedic romp. Susannah York, Glynis Johns, and Elaine Taylor become the objects of the lovesick sailors' alleged affections. (allmovie.com)
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Johnny Belinda (1967)
In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl.
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The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967)
Alan, after quarreling with his girlfriend Sheila, becomes to be intrigued by Anna, a mysterious widow who's searching a sailor known many years before. Alan and Anna begin the search on board a yacht bound for Greece, but they don't find the sailor, while Louis de Mozambique, after a stop in Africa, joins the party and suggests that the sailor may never have existed other than in Anna's mind. (imdb)
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Penelope (1966)
Comedy about a flighty, bored, kleptomaniac wife of a banker who robs her husband's bank of $60,000. (imdb)
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Mister Moses (1965)
An American con-man, traveling in Africa, is transformed into a local hero after a village tribe believes him to be a reincarnation of Moses. (TCM.com)
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The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage. (imdb)
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The Hill (1965)
WWII, in a British disciplinary camp located in the Libyan desert. Prisoners are persecuted by Staff Sergeant Williams, who made them climb again and again, under the heavy sun, an artificial hill built right in the middle of the camp. Harris is a more human and compassionate guard, but the chief, S.M. Wilson, refuses to disown his subordinate Williams. One day, five new prisoners arrive. Each of them will deal in a different way with the authority and Williams' ferocity. (imdb)
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Rotten to the Core (1965)
Three former convicts track their old leader to a health camp and join him in a failed plan to rob the army camp nearby. (BFI)
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Station Six-Sahara (1962)
When an attractive young woman arrives at an isolated oil station in the Sahara Desert, she provokes a growing tension in the male employees.
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A French Mistress (1960)
The boys of Melbury Primary School are plunged into turmoil when the new French Master turns out to be a Mistress! Madelin Leforge's (the French Mistress) effect on the boys is swift and amazing. Suddenly everyone wants extra French Lessons just to glimpse the teacher in revealing shorts and bikinis. (imdb)
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Macbeth (1960)
Macbeth (1960) - TV Movie
Hallmark Hall of Fame's second version of Shakespeare's classic play, with the same two stars and the same director as its first version, but a different supporting cast.
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The Risk (1960)
UK scientists find a cure for plague but their government, fearing its military-biological potential, keeps the discovery secret until a scientist is duped into giving it to a foreign power. (imdb)
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Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (1959)
Great Britain has had an international agreement for the last 50 years with a small pacific island. It has been ignored until the death of their king brings it to the attention of the Foreign Office in Whitehall. They decide to send Cadogan de Vere Carlton-Browne to re-establish friendly relations. (imdb)
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Behind the Mask (1958)
Newly qualified surgeon takes the blame, for his drug addict colleague, after the death their patient, through neglect. (imdb)
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A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
British barrister Sydney Carton lives an insubstantial and unhappy life. He falls under the spell of Lucie Manette, but Lucie marries Charles Darnay. When Darnay goes to Paris to rescue an imprisoned family retainer, he becomes entangled in the snares of the brutal French Revolution and is himself jailed and condemned to the guillotine. But Sydney Carton, in love with a woman he cannot have, comes up with a daring plan to save her husband. (imdb)
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Battle Hell (1957)
While sailing lawfully up the Yangste in 1949, the British warship Amethyst found its return to the open sea blocked by Communist Chinese shore batteries that unexpectedly opened fire. In charge, Lietenant Commander Kerans was not however prepared for his crew and his ship to remain as a hostage for the Chinese to use as an international pawn. (imdb)
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The Birthday Present (1957)
A top salesman with a U.K. toy firm foolishly brings an expensive watch back from a German trip for his wife's birthday. This is illegal in 1950's Britain and when Customs discover the watch he is charged and, unusually, given a prison sentence. Not having the money to appeal he has to serve his time hoping the details don't get out and he won't lose his job. (imdb)
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Miracle in Soho (1957)
Michael Morgan operates a pneumatic drill with a road resurfacing crew. He also operates on the girls in whatever street he happens to be working on. When a job takes him to London's Soho he is soon up to his usual games, but starts to realise there is something special about Julie, who is preparing with her Italian family to emigrate to Canada. (imdb)
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Private
Stanley Windrush has to interrupt his university education when he is called up towards the end of the war. He quickly proves himself not to be officer material. This leads him to meets up with wily Private Cox who knows exactly how all the scams work in the confused world of the British Army. And Stanley's brigadier War Office uncle seems to be up to something more than a bit shady too. (imdb)
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The Third Key (1956)
Police drama. The sleuths of Scotland Yard try to solve a series of burglaries. (imdb)
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The Secret People (1952)
This tale of intrigue finds Valentina Cortese involved in an assassination plot. She helps the police apprehend the conspirators after an innocent bystander is accidentally killed. (imdb)
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