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Jack Lemmon
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Date of Birth: Feb 8, 1925

Country: USA

Biography: John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III was an American actor and musician. He starred in more than 60 films including Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts (for which he won the 1955 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award), Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Race, Irma la Douce, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger (for which he won the 1973 Best Actor Academy Award), The Out-of-Towners, The China Syndrome, Missing (for which he won 'Best Actor' at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival)...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 65 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (64) | Director (1)
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The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Set against the backdrop of a golf tournament in 1930's Georgia, this is the classic joumey of a hero who falls into darkness through some disconnect with his soul, and then of his coming back into the light with the help of a spiritual guide.
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Inherit the Wind (1999)
Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. (imdb)
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Tuesdays with Morrie (1999)
Mitch became caught up with his career as a sport commentator and journalist. He ignored his girlfriend and did not make time to do things in life that are of the most value to a human being. Morrie was one of Mitch's professors in college and a famous scholar. One day Mitch was watching television and saw Morrie giving an interview stating that he is dying of Lou Gehrig disease or ALS. (imdb)
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The Long Way Home (1998)
An elderly widower, unhappy with what his life has become, decides to go on a road trip to find a woman he hasn't seen in fifty years with a twenty something strange who almost runs him over.
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The Odd Couple II (1998)
It has been seventeen years now since Oscar and Felix saw each other for the last time. Oscar is living in Florida, Felix in New York. One day, Oscar is called by his son Brucey who invites him to his wedding to Felix' daughter Hannah next Sunday in California. Oscar and Felix meet again at Los Angeles International Airport... (imdb)
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12 Angry Men (1997)
Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision. (imdb)
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Out to Sea (1997)
Care-free Charlie (Walter Matthau) cons his widower brother-in-law Herb (Jack Lemmon) into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that they are required to be dance hosts! With a tyrannical cruise director, and the luscious Liz and lovely Vivian, our heroes have lots of mis-adventures before they finally return to port. ((imdb))
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My Fellow Americans (1996)
Kramer and Douglas, two former presidents from opposite ends of the political spectrum, become reluctant allies when they become the target of a conspirator in President Haney's administration (imdb)
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Getting Away with Murder (1996)
When the very moralistic college ethics instructor (Aykroyd) finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander (Lemmon), he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man. And even though he manages to kill him, he does it so cleanly that no one accuses him and it isn't until he guiltily marries the German's daughter (Tomlin) that he discovers the truth about the man. (imdb)
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The Grass Harp (1995)
After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city slicker comes to town and convinces Verena to market Dolly's locally-famous tonic, Dolly finally gets some backbone, refuses to divulge the formula, and heads for a tree house with Collin and Catherine, the loyal maid... (imdb)
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Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Things don't seem to change much in Wabasha County: Max and John are still fighting after 35 years, Grandpa still drinks, smokes, and chases women , and nobody's been able to catch the fabled "Catfish Hunter", a gigantic catfish that actually smiles at fishermen who try to snare it... (imdb)
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Short Cuts (1993)
While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. Starring Andie MacDowell, Fred Ward, 'Jack Lemmon' , Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tim Robbins. (imdb)
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Grumpy Old Men (1993)
A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood, only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street. (imdb)
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For Richer, for Poorer (1992)
Fresh out of a college, a young man lazes about his family's estate, which irritates his father, a self-made millionaire who hatches a bankruptcy plan that he hopes will inspire his son to get a job. (imdb)
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James Cagney: Top of the World (1992)
Documentary on the life and career of James Cagney.
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Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
A group of real estate salesmen in Chicago compete for the best "leads" at a small firm selling property in "resort" areas, such as Florida and Arizona. When a hotshot executive from the head office arrives and proposes a vicious sales contest, competition gets stiff, and salesmen who have worked a lifetime for the company find their jobs in jeopardy. (Artisan)
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The One, the Only... Groucho (1991)
Documentary on GROUCHO MARX
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JFK (1991)
A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story (imdb)
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Dad (1989)
A busy, "always-on-the-run" executive learns during a meeting that his father may be dying and rushes home to his side... (imdb)
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The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988)
From a true story. In Atlanta in 1913, a 13-year-old girl is murdered in the factory where she works. The factory manager, a Jew named Leo Frank, is convicted and sentenced to hang. Georgia Governor John Slaton suspects that Frank may have been railroaded by public desire for revenge and hatred of Frank's religion and northern (US) ties. But as a rising politician, Slaton also knows that to violate such strong public opinion by questioning the judgment would be political suicide. (imdb)
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Long Day
The Great American Family at its worst. James Tyrone is an aging actor and skinflint whose miserliness has been the ruin of his family. His wife, Mary, has been a morphine addict since the birth of their youngest son, Edmund. Their eldest son, Jamie is an alcoholic, unable an unwilling to find work on his own, he has been 'forced' to take up his father's profession. Edmund, who has been away as a sailor has returned home sick and awaits the doctor's diagnosis of consumption. (imdb)
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That
Harvey and Gillian Fairchild face a very difficult weekend. Harvey, celebrating his 60th birthday, is stressed and depressed. Gillian is awaiting the results of a throat biopsy. Their lives are further complicated by their three grown children, a ditsy neighbor, a fortune teller, and an alcoholic priest. (imdb)
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Macaroni (1985)
A businessman from the United States returns to Italy for the first time in four decades only to discover that an old girlfriend of his, along with her brother, have involved him in a massive hoax. (imdb)
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Mass Appeal (1984)
An older priest has retained the good will of his parishioners by cracking jokes and not taking a stand on crucial matters. A young seminarian with a rebellious reputation arrives and the older priest is tasked to bring him to 'party line'.
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French film critic Michel Ciment interviews Billy Wilder about his life and film-making. (imdb)
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Missing (1982)
Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman, this is the story of an American father of conservative background who comes to a South American country to search for his missing son.
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Buddy Buddy (1981)
Walter Matthau plays a professional killer going by the name of Trabucco, who is on his way to rub out gangster Rudy "Disco" Gambola, set to testify against the mob. As Trabucco heads off to a hotel across the street from the courthouse where he plans to set his hit, he runs into the depressed Victor Clooney, who laments the fact that his wife has left him for the head of a weird Californian sex clinic... (imdb)
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Tribute (1980)
A shallow Broadway press agent learns he is dying just as his son by his ex-wife arrives for a visit. (imdb)
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The China Syndrome (1979)
A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant. (imdb)
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Airport
Art thieves hijack a 747, hit fog and crash into the ocean, trapping them and the passengers under 100 feet of water. (imdb)
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Alex and the Gypsy (1976)
Alexander Main (Jack Lemmon) is a tired, middle-aged bail bondsman who hears from his former girlfriend Maritza (Genevieve Bujold) for the first time in quite a while. The news isn't good: Maritza is accused of the attempted murder of her abusive lover, and she hopes that Alex can get her out of jail. Alex arranges to have Maritza released into his custody, but while their romance begins to blossom once again, their relationship is still doomed to failure. (allrovi.com)
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The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)
The story of Mel and Edna (Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft), a middle-class, middle-aged, middle-happy couple living in a Manhattan high rise apartment building. Mel loses his job, the apartment is robbed, Edna gets a job, Mel loses his mind, Edna loses her job -- to say nothing of the more minor tribulations of nosy neighbors, helpful relatives, and exact bus fares... (imdb)
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The Front Page (1974)
Hildy Johnson is the top reporter on a Chicago newspaper during the 1920s. Tired of the whole game he's determined to quit his job to get married. His scheming editor, Walter Burns, has other plans though. It's the day before guilty (but insane) murderer, Earl Williams, is due to go to the gallows and Burns tempts Johnson to stay and write the story. (imdb)
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Save the Tiger (1973)
The film takes place in about a day and a half in Harry Stoner's life. Harry is down on his luck, and trapped in his own indulgences. He daydreams about his youth, trying to escape from the fact that business is rotten and his company owes bundles of money... (imdb)
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Avanti! (1972)
Wendell (Lemmon) goes to Italy to pick up his father's body after an automobile accident (imdb)
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The War Between Men and Women (1972)
2 quirky Manhattanites crash into each other cute at an ophthalmologist's office. Peter is a grouchy cartoonist/author whose vision is failing, divorced mother Theresa is also reluctant to plunge into a relationship right now. It's not love at first sight - both have their eyes dilated, plus Peter constantly lampoons women in his work, which book seller Theresa knows well. (imdb)
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Kotch (1971)
Joseph Kotcher, a retired traveling salesman, lives with his son Gerald and daughter-in-law Wilma in Los Angeles. He dotes upon his young grandson Duncan irritating high-strung Wilma to the point that she hires Erica, a high school student, as a regular babysitter to replace his efforts. However, Grandpa Kotcher still gets on her nerves, and she convinces Gerald to move him out... (imdb)
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The Out-of-Towners (1970)
George Kellerman and his wife make a trip to New York, where he is about to take a new job. This journey turns out to be a trip to hell... (imdb)
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The April Fools (1969)
Howard is the husband of an unfeeling wife, Phyllis. Catherine is the wife of an equally uncaring husband, Howard's boss Ted. At a house party hosted by Ted, Ted urges Howard to pick up an available woman at the party and proceeds to show him how. Howard reluctantly tries it on Catherine who instantly accepts. The two find their marriages are loveless and decide to run away together. (imdb)
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The Odd Couple (1968)
Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day. (imdb)
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Luv (1967)
Harry is a barely functional human. He meets an old friend who is having marital problems as Harry is about to leap off of a bridge. His friend decides that Harry is the man to take his wife away from him so that Milt can be with his girlfriend. Ellen and Harry have an instant attraction and in a short while Harry is wearing Milt's suits and Milt is free. But, Ellen soon discovers that Harry is the world's worst roommate. (imdb)
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The Fortune Cookie (1966)
A crooked lawyer persuades his brother-in-law to feign a serious injury. (imdb)
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How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
Stanley Ford is a happily unmarried man with all the creature comforts one could desire, including a wonderful butler who takes care of all his material needs. At a bachelor party for a friend, Ford gets drunk and wakes up married to an Italian woman who speaks nearly no English... (imdb)
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The Great Race (1965)
Comedy about an early 20th century car race across three continents. (imdb)
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Good Neighbor Sam (1964)
A man poses as husband to his wife's best friend for one day that could turn into a lifetime. (TCM.com)
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Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)
A love-struck landlord tries to convince a pretty tanant to dump her fiancé and give him a chance. (imdb)
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Irma la Douce (1963)
Naive, by the book French police officer Nester Patou, is transferred to the Red Light district. Upon witnessing what must be a brothel, he calls the station and organizes a raid, transporting all the 'ladies' to the jail. This unfortunately disrupts the well organized system of the police and the Pimps union.
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The Notorious Landlady (1962)
An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder. (imdb)
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Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together. (imdb)
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The Apartment (1960)
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. (imdb)
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Pepe (1960)
The young Mexican Pepe's beloved horse is sold to Hollywood star Ted Holt, leading to Pepe's journey to Hollywood to get the horse back, and Pepe's encounter with half the stars working in Hollywood at the time (imdb)
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Le Voyage en ballon (1960)
A boy travels with his grandfather through France with the help of a ballon.
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The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960)
Lieutenant Rip Crandall is hoodwinked into taking command of the "Wackiest Ship in the Navy" - a real garbage scow with a crew of misfits who don't know a jib from a jigger. What none of them knows, including Crandall, is that this ship has a very important top-secret mission to complete in waters patrolled by the Japanese fleet. Their mission will save hundreds of allied lives - if only they can get there in one piece. (imdb)
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Some Like It Hot (1959)
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in (imdb)
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It Happened to Jane (1959)
Jane Osgood is trying to support her two young children by running a lobster business. After one of her shipments is ruined by inattention at the railroad station, Jane decides to take on Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world". With the help of her lifelong friend - and lawyer - George Denham, Jane sues Malone for the price of her lobsters & her lost business. What she ends up with is a lot more than either of them bargained for. (imdb)
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Cowboy (1958)
Chicago hotel clerk Frank Harris dreams of life as a cowboy, and he gets his chance when, jilted by the father of the woman he loves, he joins Tom Reece and his cattle-driving outfit. Soon, though, the tenderfoot finds out life on the range is neither what he expected nor what he's been looking for. (imdb)
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Bell Book and Candle (1958)
Gillian Holroyd is just your average, modern-day, witch, living in a New York apartment with her Siamese familiar, Pyewacket. But one day a handsome publisher, Shep Henderson walks into her building and Gillian decides she wants him--especially as it turns out he's marrying Merle Kittridge, an old poison penpal from Gillian's college days. So, Gillian casts a spell over Shep. But her powers are in danger of being exorcised by something stronger than the bell-book-and-candle routine: Love. (imdb)
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Operation Mad Ball (1957)
Private Hogan must raise his ability to scheme and plot to a new level to put on a madcap dance to celebrate the closing of an Army surgical hospital in post WWII France while evading the stickler-for-details Captain Locke - and win the heart to the beautiful nurse Lieutenant Betty Bixby. (imdb)
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Fire Down Below (1957)
Tony and Felix own a tramp boat, and sail around the Caribbean doing odd jobs and drinking a lot. They agree to ferry the beautiful but passportless Irena to another island. They both fall for her, leading to betrayal and a break-up of their partnership. Tony takes a job on a cargo ship. After a collision he finds himself trapped below deck with time running out (the ship is aflame), and only Felix, whom he hates and has sworn to kill, left to save him. (imdb)
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Three for the Show (1955)
Three for the Show is a musical remake of the 1940 comedy Too Many Husbands, which in turn was based on a play by Somerset Maugham. In her next-to-last film, Betty Grable plays Julie, a popular musical comedy stars whose husband Marty (Jack Lemmon) is reported missing in action during WW2. After an appropriate waiting period, Julie makes plans to marry Marty's best friend Vernon (Gower Champion), even though she still carries a torch for her "late" husband. (allmovie.com)
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My Sister Eileen (1955)
Ruth and her beautiful sister Eileen come to New York's Greenwich Village looking for "fame, fortune and a 'For Rent' sign on Barrow Street". They find an apartment (such as it is), but fame and fortune are a lot more elusive. Ruth gets the attention of playboy publisher Bob Baker when she submits a story about her gorgeous sister Eileen. She tries to keep his attention by convincing him that she, (a "spinsterish old-maid writer") and the gorgeous, man-getting Eileen are one and the same person. (imdb)
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Mister Roberts (1955)
Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2. (imdb)
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Phffft (1954)
After eight years of marriage, Robert and Nina divorce. He takes up with his womanizing Navy buddy Charlie Nelson while she looks to her interfering mother for guidance. Both start dating other people, but although they try and ignore each other whenever they accidentally meet, it is obvious the past is not dead. Then one night they find themselves in a nightclub doing the mambo together. (imdb)
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It Should Happen to You (1954)
Gladys Glover has just lost her modelling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on other things -- like making a name for herself... (imdb)
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