Ian Holm

Ian Holm

Date of Birth: 12 Sep 1931

Country: UK

Biography: Sir Ian Holm, CBE is an English actor known for his stage work and for many film roles. He received the 1967 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Lenny in The Homecoming and the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of King Lear. He was nominated for the 1981 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as athletics trainer Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 81 (Actor)

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    Alien
    After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
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    The Aviator
    A biographical chronicle which charts the early years of famous tycoon, Howard Hughes, whose eclectic career spanned across everything from oil, to film, casinos, and aviation.
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    Big Night
    Primo and Secondo are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open an Italian restaurant in America. Primo is the irascible and gifted chef, brilliant in his culinary genius, but determined not to squander his talent on making the routine dishes that customers expect. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep the restaurant financially afloat, despite few patrons other than a poor artist who pays with his paintings... (imdb)
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    Bless the Child
    Kim Basinger has to fight against a satanic cult and occult powers for the life of her adopted child
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    Brazil
    Brazil is a surrealistic nightmare vision of a "perfect" future where technology reigns supreme. Everyone is monitored by a secret government agency that forbids love to interfere with efficiency. When a daydreaming bureaucrat (Pryce) becomes unwittingly involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mystery woman, he becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions. (Universal Pictures)
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    The Day After Tomorrow
    An abrupt climate change has cataclysmic consequences for the entire planet. (20th Century Fox)
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    The Emperor\
    An original tale about Napoleon's last great adventure -- and the adventures of the lowly impostor who assumed his identity in a grand conspiracy to outwit the world. (Paramount Classics)
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    Esther Kahn
    Set in London at the close of the 19th century, the film tells the story of Esther Kahn (Phoenix), an introverted working class Jewish girl who has trouble fitting in with the rest of her East End family. (Empire Pictures)
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    eXistenZ
    Allegra Geller, the leading game designer in the world, is testing her new virtual reality game, eXistenZ with a focus group. As they begin, she is attacked by a fanatic assassin employing a bizarre organic gun. She flees with a young marketing trainee, Ted Pikul, who is suddenly assigned as her bodyguard. Unfortunately, her pod, an organic gaming device that contains the only copy of the eXistenZ game program, is damaged... (imdb)
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    The Fifth Element
    New York cab driver Korben Dallas didn't mean to be a hero. But he just picked up the kind of fare that only comes along every five thousand years - a perfect beauty, a perfect being, a perfect weapon. Now, together, they must save the world. (Columbia TriStar)
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    From Hell
    Based on a popular graphic novel, From Hell puts an intense psychological spin on the horrific legend of Jack the Ripper and unravels a chilling alleged conspiracy involving the highest powers in England. (Twentieth Century Fox)
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    Garden State
    Andrew Largeman (Braff) shuffled through life in a lithium-induced coma until his mother's death inspired a vacation from the pills to see what might happen. When he travels from L.A. back to his hometown, he meets Sam (Portman), a girl who is everything he isn't. Her warmth and fearlessness give him the courage to open his heart to the joy and pain of the infinite abyss that is life. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
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    Joe Gould\
    Filmmaker Stanley Tucci takes viewers into the poignant and sometimes humorous world of New York City in the 1940s. This is the true story of two men, one of whom would tell the other's story: famed "The New Yorker" writer Joseph Mitchell and New York bohemian Joe Gould. (USA Films)
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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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    Prisoner of Paradise
    The startling true story of Kurt Gerron, a well known and beloved German-Jewish actor, director and cabaret star who was captured and sent to a concentration camp, where he was ordered to write and direct a pro-Nazi propaganda film. This documentary follows Gerron's career and remarkable odyssey, offering a unique prospective on this extraordinary period. (Menemsha Films)
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    The Sweet Hereafter
    On a winter's day, in the small rural community of Sam Dent, British Columbia, a school bus inexplicably crashes into a frozen lake, taking the lives of fourteen children and injuring many others. Shortly thereafter, Mitchell Stephens (Holm), a big city lawyer, comes to the community with promises to compensate its citizens for their loss. (Fine Line Films)
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    Wisconsin Death Trip
    An intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. (Hands On Productions, Inc.)
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    Lord of War
    The film, based on fact, follows the globetrotting exploits of arms dealer Yuri Orlov (Cage). Through some of the deadliest war zones, Yuri struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent (Hawke), his business rivals, even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators. Finally, Yuri must also face his own conscience. (Lions Gate)
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    Frankenstein
    When Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man he just created, the monster escapes and later swears revenge. (imdb)
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    Naked Lunch
    After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa. (imdb)
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    Animal Farm
    Animal Farm (1999) - TV Movie
    The animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny among themselves. (imdb)
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    Another Woman
    Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book... (imdb)
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    Time Bandits
    A young boy accidently joins a band of dwarves as they jump from time-period to time-period looking for treasure to steal. (imdb)
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    Chariots of Fire
    The story of two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian who compete in the 1924 Olympics. (imdb)
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    Henry V
    The gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France. (imdb)
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    Nicholas and Alexandra
    The tragic story of Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution... (imdb)
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    Incognito
    Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris... (imdb)
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    All Quiet on the Western Front
    A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (imdb)
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    Strangers with Candy
    Strangers with Candy is a daring leap backwards. A prequel to the critically acclaimed Comedy Central series of the same name, it is the tale of Jerri Blank (Sedaris), a forty-seven year old ex-con, junky whore who decides to return home after thirty-two years as a runaway. (ThinkFilm)
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    Kafka
    Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually penetrates the secret organization and must confront them.
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    Dance with a Stranger
    Ruth Ellis lives with her 10-year old son Andy next to a night club. One night she meets David Blakely, and they start a love affair. However, for David with his upper-class background it is impossible to uphold the relationship. He leaves her, something which makes her very upset... (imdb)
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    The Match
    The Match is a contemporary romantic comedy, set in the idyllic Highland village of Inverdoune. Wullie Smith, still carrying the physical and emotional scars of the childhood death of his younger brother, is the village milkman... (imdb)
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    Renaissance
    Renaissance is a bold vision of a stark near future drenched in hidden secrets and technological frontiers. It takes film noir to its most stylized edge, utilizing live action motion capture, animated in 3D and rendered in high contrast black and white to create graphic novel come-to-life. (Miramax)
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    The Advocate
    In medieval France, young lawyer Richard Courtois leaves Paris for the simpler life in the country. However, he is soon drawn into amorous and political intrigues. At the same time, he is pushed to defend a pig, owned by the mysterious gypsy Samira. The pig has been arrested for the murder of a young boy. (imdb)
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    Hamlet
    Zefferelli does yet another Shakespeare, with less success than he had with Taming of the Shrew or Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet returns to Denmark when his father, the King, dies. His mother Gertrude has already married Hamlet's uncle Claudius, the new King... (imdb)
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    Mary, Queen of Scots
    In this historical drama, Mary must battle Queen Elizabeth I, her brother James, the Scottish Lords, the Scottish protestants, her husband and herself to secure the crown for her son and heir, the future James I of England. (imdb)
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    Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
    A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both parents are killed... (imdb)
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    Night Falls on Manhattan
    Sean Casey is the newest member of the district attorneys office and he is close to uncovering a police scandal that might involve his father Liam, who works for the NYPD. Then his father is critically wounded in a stake-out, Sean is chosen to prosecute the case. (imdb)
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    The Madness of King George
    A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge. (imdb)
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    Juggernaut
    Some unknown maniac is threatening a navigation company to blow up one of its luxury transatlantics, the "Britannic", now in high sea with 1200 passengers. He is asking for a £500,000 ransom, otherwise the 7 bombs aboard will explode. An experienced anti-bomb squad is sent to the "Britannic", but although all the bombs are located, a very high skill level will be necessary to dismantle them. Perhaps that task is impossible... (imdb)
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    The Fixer
    In Czarist Russia, unjustly jailed Jewish handyman tries to get out. (IMDB)
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    Blue Ice
    Harry Anders is a former MI6 agent who now owns a bar. When a beautiful woman literally runs into him, they fall in love (lust perhaps). When she finds out about his history, she asks him to help with a problem she has. Harry is forced to re-enter the dangerous world of espionage once more. (imdb)
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    Young Winston
    This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament. (imdb)
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    Shout at the Devil
    During World War One an English poacher, an American adventurer and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battle-cruiser which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar. (imdb)
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    The Treatment
    Based on Daniel Menaker's novel, The Treatment captures all of the wit and mystery of Jake Singer's epic journey through the realms of psychoanalysis and mature love in contemporary New York City. (New Yorker Films)
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    Robin and Marian
    A sort of tragicomedy/adventure film, "Robin and Marian" picks up the Robin Hood legend some twenty years after most versions of the story, with Robin and his sidekick Little John returning to their old Sherwood haunts world-weary from the Crusades and their sickening brutality... (imdb)
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    Ratatouille
    Welcome to a entirely new and original world where the unthinkable combination of a rat and a 5-star gourmet restaurant come together for the ultimate fish-out-of-water tale. (Disney)
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    The Man in the Iron Mask
    The story of Louis XIV of France and his attempts to keep his identical twin brother Philippe imprisoned away from sight and knowledge of the public, and Philippe's rescue by the aging Musketeers, led by D'Artagnan. (imdb)
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    Loch Ness
    Dr. Dempsey, an American scientist who has become a skeptic after a disastrous wrong call, isn't exactly enthusiastic to be sent by his well-funded employer to Scotland to (dis)prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster, but has no choice... (imdb)
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    O Jerusalem
    O Jerusalem meticulously re-creates the historic struggle surrounding the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. At the center of these events are two young, American friends--one Jewish, the other Arab. The film is told from the alternating viewpoints of the Jews, Arabs, and Brits, all of whom collide in their fight for the control of Jerusalem while bringing to the forefront themes of courage, terrorism, deprivation, politics, and a strong sense of morality... (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
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    Wetherby
    A young man (McInnerny) appears at Jean Travers' doorstep whilst she's hosting a dinner party and invites himself in. No one knows who he is, and after a short time, he shoots himself in her kitchen. Jean is left to deal with the consequences of his actions, which unknowingly provoke a confrontation with her own repressed memories.
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    Beautiful Joe
    An extremely nice guy falls for a really bad girl. (imdb)
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    Dreamchild
    Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the characters she was once so amused by. As she thinks back on it, she starts to see her relationship with the shy author/professor in a new way and realizes the vast change between the young Alice and the old. (imdb)
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    The Return of the Soldier
    Kitty's husband Chris returns from the front during the First World War shell-shocked and suffering amnesia, not knowing who she is and determined for a reunion with Margaret, a working class lover from his past. Kitty employs a psychiatrist to help unscramble her husband's feelings for the women in his new disoriented life including his all-too caring cousin Jenny. (imdb)
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    March or Die
    Foreign Legion Major Foster (Hackman), an American haunted by his memories of the recently-ended Great War, is assigned to protect a group of archaeologists at their dig. Foster's unit includes the charming, thieving rascal Marco (Hill), who joined the Legion only to avoid prison. After long stretches portraying the boredom and hardship of day-to-day life in the Legion, Foster's command occupies a small village where the archaeologists believe they've found a burial site sacred to the Arabs... (imdb)
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    Oh! What a Lovely War
    A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. (imdb)
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    Holocaust
    Holocaust (1978) - TV Mini-Series
    The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community. (imdb)
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    Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano
    A documentary about and an interview with Hollywood actress Bette Davis about her life and career from the late 1920s to the 1980s on stage and mostly before the camera.
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    S.O.S. Titanic
    The Titanic disaster is depicted, primarily as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board. (imdb)
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    Les Miserables
    Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert. (imdb)
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    The Homecoming
    The share the house. They share the food. They share Teddy's wife. Such a nice happy family. (imdb)
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    Inside the Third Reich
    A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's young architect and onetime confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. Based upon Speer's own monograph of the same title. (imdb)
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    The Bofors Gun
    A national service NCO (David Warner) who comes face to face with an embittered Irish Gunner (Nicol Williamson) who is determined to humiliate him. (imdb)
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    A Severed Head
    Antonia, the pampered wife of Martin Lynch-Gibbon, an upper class wine merchant, tells her husband that she is in love with their best friend, the psychiatrist Palmer Anderson. Palmer and Antonia want to deal with the situation in a civilized way, by remaining friends with Martin. Meanwhile Martin tries to keep his mistress, Georgie Hands, a secret, but Palmer's sister, Honor Klein, who taught Georgie at Oxford, tells Palmer and Antonia about her. (imdb)
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    A Midsummer Night\
    British director Peter Hall's 1968 filmization of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring the Royal Shakespeare Company, is faithful to the text and to the main plot, which involves the "bewitching" of several groups of mortals by a covey of mischievous invisible fairies. So why did critics complain? Hall's handling of Shakespeare's prose and iambic pentameter didn't bother the purists as much as the director's visual choices. (allrovi.com)
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    Simon Magus
    Simon is an outcast from his Jewish community because he claims that the devil talks to him and he has the ability to put curses on crops. When Dovid asks the 'Squire' to sell him some land so he can build a railway station, a ruthless businessman from the neighbouring gentile community uses Simon to find out who wants to buy the land so he can 'persuade' him otherwise. (imdb)
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    The Lost Boys
    The Lost Boys (1978) - TV Mini-Series
    The story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the Llewelyn-Davies family. Barrie writes PETER PAN for the five boys, and later adopts George, Jack, Peter, Michael, and Nicholas. (imdb)
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    The Beast Within: The Making of \
    Extensive 3 hour documentary about the making of the film Alien (1979), including many interviews with members of the cast and crew, since the conception of the screenplay until the public reception of the movie.
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    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. (imdb)
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    Laughterhouse
    Comedy about a Norfolk livestock farmer who revives an old tradition of walking his fattened geese to market in London when his staff go on strike near Christmas. (BFI)
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    The Last of the Blonde Bombshells
    A woman tries to reunite the swing band she played with during WWII. (imdb)
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    Len Deighton\
    Bernard Samson is a spy in the employ of SIS, London Central. (imdb)
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    The Borrowers
    The Borrowers (1992) - TV Mini-Series
    The Borrowers are small, 15cm high humans who live in the English hinterland. They live out their lives in mouse-hole sized nooks in human homes, and survive by 'borrowing' all they need
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    The Deep Blue Sea
    A woman unhappy in her passionless marriage leaves her husband for a younger and more ardent lover.
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    The Browning Version
    Forced to retire from an English public school, a disliked professor must confront his utter failures as a teacher, a husband, and a man.
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    The Lives of Benjamin Franklin
    A mini-series made up of four plays, each showing Benjamin Franklin at a different stage in his life. In each episode, Franklin is played by a different actor.
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    Shergar
    Shergar is based on the true story of a champion race horse, allegedly abducted by the I.R.A., then rescued by an orphaned boy.
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    The Miracle Maker
    The story of Jesus Christ. (imdb)
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    The Endless Game
    The Endless Game (1989) - TV Mini-Series
    A British Agent comes back from retirement, after several of his former colleagues, including his former lover, are murdered. He must examine events from his own past to determine who killed them, and why.
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    Omnibus
    Omnibus (1967) - TV Series
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    Tales of the Unexpected
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