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James Woods
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Date of Birth: Apr 18, 1947

Country: USA

Biography: James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an American film, stage and television actor. Woods is known for starring in films such as Once Upon a Time in America, Ghosts of Mississippi and Casino and as the Disney villain Hades in Hercules. Acting awards include two Emmy Awards and two Academy Award nominations... (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 87 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (87)
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Bling (2016)
Will a 'bling' ring or the courage to save his city from an army of evil robots win the heart of Sam's childhood sweetheart? (imdb)
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Jamesy Boy (2014)
A young gang member turns his life around in prison, thanks to the friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor. (imdb)
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Jobs (2013)
The true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history, jOBS chronicles the defining 30 years of Steve Jobs' life. jOBS is a candid, inspiring and personal portrait of the one who saw things differently. (sundance.org)
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Officer Down (2013)
When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?
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White House Down (2013)
While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders. (imdb)
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Coma (2012)
Coma (2012) - TV Mini-Series
A young medical student discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table. (imdb)
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Too Big to Fail (2011)
Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. (imdb)
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Straw Dogs (2011)
In Rod Lurie's remake of the controversial 1971 Sam Peckinpah drama, screenwriter David Sumner (James Marsden) relocates with his wife, Amy (Kate Bosworth), to her Mississippi hometown. But as detachment strains their marriage, bigger threats loom in their small town. To Amy's chagrin, David attempts to befriend the locals, including Amy's ex-boyfriend, Charlie (Alexander SkarsgÄrd). But resentments re-emerge and tensions rise to an explosive end.
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Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
An alternate reality's Lex Luthor asks the Justice League to save his world from their malevolent counterparts, the Crime Syndicate.
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An American Carol (2008)
An anti-American filmmaker who's out to abolish the July Fourth holiday is visited by three ghosts who try to change his perception of the country.
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Surf
Surf's Up is an animated comedy that delves behind the scenes of the high-octane world of competitive surfing. (Sony)
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Shark (2006)
Shark (2006) - TV Series
Sebastian Stark is a Los Angeles hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich criminals to try public prosecution under the District Attorney. (imdb)
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Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006)
Combining unprecedented access to Davis' vast personal archives with original interviews, this documentary reveals a startling portrait of one of hollywood's most gifted and enigmatic stars. (imdb)
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End Game (2006)
A secret Service agent and a news reporter investigate the conspiracy behind the assassination of the President. (imdb)
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Pretty Persuasion (2005)
In this sophisticated comedy, Evan Rachel Wood plays Kimberly Joyce, and insanely intelligent, wildly funny, shockingly cruel and sexy-beyond-her-years Beverly Hills teenager who will stop at nothing to become famous. (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
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Ark (2005)
The population of the planet Alcyone is split in two; the cultures of the Ceveans and the Storrions are locked in eternal war, destroying their home. Led by their priestess Amiel, the Ceveans constructed the Ark in an attempt to flee their world, but the Ark was ceased by the Storrions, enslaving some of the Ceveans and banishing the rest to the wastelands. The priestess Amiel vanished. (imdb)
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Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004)
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust is a documentary which examines how filmmakers reacted to German scapegoating of Jews before, during, and after the war, ranging from the boldness of Confessions of a Nazi Spy and The Mortal Storm (both of which were produced before America entered the war) to more oblique statements during the war itself, and then finally leading to an honest portrayal of the full consequences of the Holocaust beginning in the '50s. (New York Times)
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Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)
This documentary chronicles Jerry Harvey's emergence as a brilliant programmer at Z Channel, one of the country's first pay cable stations. It also explores Harvey's emotional and psychological descent, which eventually resulted in a shocking murder/suicide and the eventual demise of Z Channel itself. (IFCTV)
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Northfork (2003)
In the next two days, the town of Northfork, Montana will cease to exist. The year is 1955 and Northfork is literally about to be "dammed," flooded to make way for a new hydroelectric project. Its citizens are heading for higher ground. With the exception of a few stoic resistors. (Paramount Classics)
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This Girl
Moon, a female porn star tries to find a balance between the demands of her job, the demands of taking care of her ailing father who suffers from Parkinson's, and the ridicule and scrutiny of her friends about what she does for a living. (Miracle Mile Films)
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Rudy: the Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
Biopic of New York's charismatic former mayor, who became a household name the world over in the wake of the September 11 attacks, chronicling his career from his early days as an attorney to his position of power in the Big Apple, and exploring his ambition and many romances.
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John Q (2002)
John Q. Archibald (Washington) is an ordinary man who must face the fact that his health insurance will not pay for the emergency heart transplant that is his son's only hope. Vowing to do whatever it takes to keep his son alive, John Q decides his only hope is a desperate gamble, and he takes the emergency room hostage. (New Line Cinema)
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Stuart Little 2 (2002)
Stuart's mother is being over-protective of him, especially when he narrowly escapes injury in a soccer game. His big brother George has also made a new friend, Will, so Stuart is feeing lonely. Stuart rescues a canary, Margalo, from a falcon; she moves in with the Littles. One day, Margalo is nowhere to be found, so Stuart and Snowbell set out across the city to find her while George covers for Stuart (the first time he's had to lie). (imdb)
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Recess: School
The school year is finally over, and T.J. Detweiler is looking forward to a fun-filled summer. Boredom quickly sets in, until T.J. uncovers a scheme to do away with summer vacation! (Disney)
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Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone (2001)
Documentary tracing Sergio Leone's development as one of the most celebrated directors of all time. He raised the genre of Spaghetti Western from B movies to mainstream hits. (tvguide.co.uk)
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Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
The fresh, funny, touching and unbelievably true story of writer Beverly D'Onofrio (played by Barrymore, who ages from 15 to 35 in the role) and her often irreverent, always unique personal journey. (Columbia Pictures)
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Scary Movie 2 (2001)
While "Scary Movie" targeted the onslaught of teen horror film flicks, the sequel takes aim at the root of the great classic horror movies. (Dimension Films)
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Mickey
The villains from the popular animated Disney films are gathered at the House of Mouse with plans to take over. Soon, the villains take over the house and kick out Mickey, Donald and Goofy. It's all up to Mickey and his friends to overthrow evil and return the House of Mouse to normal--or as close to normal as it get's. (imdb)
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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
Set on Earth in the year 2065, an invasion threatens to extinguish the remains of mankind and quite possibly every living creature on the planet. The fate of all life on Earth relies on one woman's determination. But time is running out. (Columbia Tristar)
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Race to Space (2001)
Fictionalized version of the story of the first chimpanzee in space, focused on the child of a German NASA scientist.
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Dirty Pictures (2000)
A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe. (imdb)
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Hercules: Zero to Hero (1999)
It consists of three segments that would later serve as episodes from the television series, branched together by additional original animation. In particular, it shows an adolescent Hercules's enrollment and the beginning of his adventures at the Prometheus Academy, a school for gods and mortals, which Hercules supposedly attended during the time when he was training to be a hero with his mentor, the satyr Philoctetes. (wikipedia)
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Any Given Sunday (1999)
Professional football provides the action-packed backdrop of Oliver Stone's look at contemporary society through the dynamic prism of professional sports. (Warner Brothers)
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The Virgin Suicides (1999)
The lives of an eclectic group of men who live in an affluent American suburb in the '70s are forever changed by their obsession with five doomed sisters. (imdb)
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The General
The naked corpse of Captain Elisabeth Campbell, daughter of Lieutenant General "Fighting Joe" Campbell, is found staked out on the urban warfare range of Fort MacCallum. Army CID detectives and ex-lovers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill are called in to investigate, and find themselves wrapped up in a maelstrom of sexual impropriety and misguided face-saving. (imdb)
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True Crime (1999)
Steve Everett, Oakland Tribune journalist with a passion for women and alcohol, is given the coverage of the upcoming execution of murderer Frank Beachum. His attractive colleague Michelle died in a car accident the night before. Bob Findley, Steve's boss and husband to Steve's current affair, wants him dead and gone as soon as possible. When Steve stumbles across the possibility of Frank Beachum being innocently on death row, Bob feels his time to have come... (imdb)
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Vampires (1998)
Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.(imdb)
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Another Day in Paradise (1998)
In the hope of a big score, two junkie couples team up to commit various drug robberies which go disastrously wrong leading to dissent, violence and murder. (imdb)
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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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Kicked in the Head (1997)
Redmond is a young guy who can't find what to do with his life. When his uncle Sam gives him the bag to deliver to some uptown connection he fails to do so and it gets them in trouble with Jack, low-key criminal. After that tough guy Stretch wants Redmond to take part in his illegal beer business, but before Redmond gets involved, the business ends in a bad way. Redmond is also having affair with flight attendant Megan (imdb)
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Contact (1997)
Jodie Foster stars as headstrong visionary astronomer Ellie Arroway in Contact, a drama of discovery, based on the best-selling 1985 novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and noted astronomer Carl Sagan. (Warner Bros.)
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Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith (Woods), of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung jury... (imdb)
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Killer: A Journal of Murder (1996)
Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's past is much more violent than he thought, but also that he's capable of being a much better person than the rest of the prison staff believes - or so Lesser thinks. (imdb)
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Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
The McMartin family's lives are turned upside down when they are accused of serious child molestation. The family run a school for infants. An unqualified child cruilty "expert" videotapes the children describing outrageous stories of abuse. One of the most expensive and long running trails in US legal history, exposes the lack of evidence and unprofessional attitudes of the finger pointers which kept one of the accused in jail for over 5 years without bail. (imdb)
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Casino (1995)
This Martin Scorsese film depicts the Janus-like quality of Las Vegas--it has a glittering, glamorous face, as well as a brutal, cruel one. Ace Rothstein and Nicky Santoro, mobsters who move to Las Vegas to make their mark, live and work in this paradoxical world. Seen through their eyes, each as a foil to the other, the details of mob involvement in the casinos of the 1970's and '80's are revealed... (imdb)
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For Better or Worse (1995)
A comic love triangle wherein Alexander falls in love with his younger brother's wife. (imdb)
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Nixon (1995)
A biographical story of former U.S. president Richard Milhouse Nixon, from his days as a young boy to his eventual presidency which ended in shame. (imdb)
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The Getaway (1994)
Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money... (imdb)
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Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
Set on a rundown farm in modern-day America, a family struggles to live the American dream in a country that is being sold off by opportunist developers. Based on Sam Shepard's play "Curse of the Starving Class." (TCM)
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Next Door (1994)
Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbors whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud erupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate. (imdb)
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The Specialist (1994)
A woman entices a bomb expert she's involved with into destroying the mafia that killed her family. (imdb)
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Fallen Angels (1993)
Anthology of noir dramas.
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
A harsh look at the life and times of Roy Marcus Cohn, Esquire, thorough flashbacks as he's dying of AIDS in a New York hospital. Cohn was the chief counsel to Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy during the "Red Scare" of the late fifties. (imdb)
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Straight Talk (1992)
A woman ditches her small town life for big city Chicago, where she becomes a sensation as a radio show host. (imdb)
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Diggstown (1992)
Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer that will knock out 10 Diggstown men, in a boxing ring, within 24 hours... (imdb)
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The Hard Way (1991)
Nick Lang is a famous actor, well know for his action movies. For the next film he needs the proper motivation and inspiration for his roll. Thus he teams up with the reluctant N.Y. cop John Moss. Not only does he have to put up with Nick who is laborious and out of touch with realities, but he also has to catch a cold-blooded murderer. (imdb)
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Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)
Three short stories come to the screen, each focused on a man and a woman. The first is set in the 1940s, the other two in the 1920s. In "The Man in a Brooks Brothers Suit," a businessman of about 40 plies a younger Leftist women with liquor aboard a train... (imdb)
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True Believer (1989)
Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic prodding, Eddie reluctantly takes on a case of a young Korean man who, according to his mom, has been in jail for eight years for a murder he did not commit. (imdb)
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My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism... (imdb)
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Immediate Family (1989)
Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy will sign away custody. (imdb)
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Cop (1988)
Lloyd Hopkins, a hard-boiled American police detective is on the trail of a mass murderer who is victimizing women in Los Angeles... (imdb)
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The Boost (1988)
Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to turn. His friend, Joel, introduces him to cocaine to give Lenny that needed "boost". What ensues next is a descent into drug addiction and insanity as Lenny tries to regain control of his life, all the while needing that extra "boost". (imdb)
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Best Seller (1987)
A hitman wants a cop-turned-author to write a book about him that exposes his employers.
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Promise (1986)
Promise (1986) - TV Movie
A television movie about Bob, a man who returns home for his mother's funeral knowing he must fulfill a promise made 30 years ago: to care for his younger brother, D.J., who suffers from schizophrenia. When Bob eventually takes over responsibility for his younger brother, he faces the most difficult challenge of his life. (TCM.com)
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Salvador (1986)
A journalist, down on his luck in the US, drives to El Salvador to chronicle the events of the 1980 military dictatorship... (imdb)
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Badge of the Assassin (1985)
Three black revolutionaries gun down two New York City police officers. The subsequent investigation puts a white assistant DA and a black police detective on the trail of the killers that leads from New York to San Francisco and down to New Orleans. (imdb)
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Cat
A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror. (imdb)
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Joshua Then and Now (1985)
The story of a Jewish writer, from his life as a young boy in Montreal to his more complicated grown-up life. (imdb)
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Against All Odds (1984)
A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear. (imdb)
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to Brooklyn over 30 years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life (imdb)
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Videodrome (1983)
A lowly cable TV operator begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (imdb)
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Split Image (1982)
Young man is sucked into an unnamed religious cult by beautiful girl and gets increasingly under the mind control of the cult leader. After his parents fail in their efforts to talk him out of it, they hire a guy who kidnaps and then de-programs him. (imdb)
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Fast-Walking (1982)
A corrupt prison guard becomes involved in a plot to murder a black revolutionary serving time in his prison. (imdb)
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Eyewitness (1981)
Manhattan janitor Daryll Deever is fixated on hard-charging TV commentator, Tony Sokolow; he tapes her commentary daily to watch after work. When a wealthy Vietnamese man, with many shady connections, is murdered in the office building where Daryll works, Tony shows up to cover the story and Daryll introduce himself. She thinks he may know something, so she pursues him; he pretends he might to keep her interested... (imdb)
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The Black Marble (1980)
A romantic comedy which explores the pressures on police officers. (imdb)
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The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (1979)
A female doctor returns from the city to her home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia in the 1930s, intending to bring modern medical care to the town's impoverished and ill-educated residents. However, she finds herself going against the local "medicine woman," who believes that her simple, backwoods remedies and methods are sufficient and distrusts the new doctor's "big-city" ways.
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And Your Name Is Jonah (1979)
Made for TV film about a couple whose son had been diagnosed as mentally retarded, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is deaf, not retarded. (imdb)
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The Onion Field (1979)
Greg Powell is a disturbed ex-con who recruits Jimmy Smith (aka Jimmy Youngblood), a petty thief, as his partner in crime. Powell panics one night when the two of them are pulled over by a pair of cops for broken brake-lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith, as always, reluctantly goes along with Powell's crazy scheme... (imdb)
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Holocaust (1978)
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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The Choirboys (1977)
A group of Los Angeles cops decide to take off some of the pressures of their jobs by engaging in various forms of after-hours debauchery. (imdb)
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The Disappearance of Aimee (1976)
In 1926, famous evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared for six weeks. When she surfaced, she claimed that she had been kidnapped and held prisoner in Mexico. Others claimed that she was off carrying on an affair with a married man. This movie dramatizes the court hearing held to determine exactly what happened. (imdb)
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Raid on Entebbe (1976)
Second of a series of dramas about a daring Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe Airport in Uganda. (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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Night Moves (1975)
Former footballer and present private detective Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case... (imdb)
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The Gambler (1974)
Alex Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some bad guys that chase his. Despite of all this he cannot stop gambling. (imdb)
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The Way We Were (1973)
Two disparate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart. (imdb)
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The Visitors (1972)
Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cozy house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez. Mike and Tony are old acquaintances of Bill; a few years back, in Vietnam, they were in the same platoon. They also became opposed parties in a court martial - for a reason that Bill never explained to Martha. What happened in Vietnam, and what is the reason for the presence of Mike and Tony? (imdb)
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