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Joe Don Baker
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Date of Birth: Feb 23, 1936

Country: USA

Biography: Tall, broad shouldered character actor with Texan drawl first appeared in support in several Western vehicles both on TV and the cinema in the mid 1960s. Got himself noticed playing Steve McQueen's younger brother in Junior Bonner (1972), and then scored the lead role of Buford Pusser (!) in the unexpected hit Walking Tall (1973), an allegedly true tale about a Southern sheriff confronting corruption & gangsters with a large wooden club and a mean attitude. Followed it up by playing a sadistic h

Total Titles at Criticker: 46 - You've Seen 0

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Mud (2013)
A drama centered on two teenage boys who encounter a fugitive and pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi. (imdb)
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The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Based on the hit television series that ran from 1979-85, the film follows the adventures of "good old boy" cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, who with the help of their eye-catching cousin Daisy and moonshine running Uncle Jesse, try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner Boss Hogg.
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The Commission (2003)
Using transcripts from the Warren Commission Report, this film documents the workings of the Warren Commission, which investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. (imdb)
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Joe Dirt (2001)
The year is 1975 and little Joe Dirt is dumpster diving at a Grand Canyon tourist stop. After gorging himself on half-eaten snacks, he emerges from the garbage bin, only to find that his parents have left him. Now grown up and working as a janitor, Joe's got a mullet hairdo, acid-washed jeans, and a dream -- to find the parents that he lost, or lost him. (Columbia Tristar)
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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.
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George Wallace (1997)
Gary Sinise turns in an Emmy-winning performance as George Wallace, the notorious four-term governor of Alabama who used his power and influence to block desegregation, declaring "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." John Frankenheimer directs this made-for-television biopic that also features Mare Winningham in an Emmy-winning performance and Golden Globe winner Angelina Jolie in one of her first lead roles.
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The Siege At Ruby Ridge (1996)
A mini-series dramatization of the controversial 1992 attack by federal agents on the Idaho home of Randy Weaver, a white seperatist. The incident caused major public outcry against the FBI and U.S. Marshals. (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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GoldenEye (1995)
007 must investigate the mysterious destruction of a Russian computer research facility and its connection to the years-old murder of a fellow agent.
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Congo (1995)
Greed is bad, this simple morality tale cautions. A megalomaniacal C.E.O. sends his son into the dangerous African Congo on a quest for a source of diamonds (imdb)
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Panther (1995)
A dramatized account of the story of The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense. (imdb)
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Felony (1995)
A reality cop show films a police raid on a drug ring that goes awry and results in the massacre of 11 policemen. All of this gets taped by the cameraman who tries to sell the tape to the gangsters and gets killed for his efforts. Meanwhile the film commentator gets pursued by the cops, the gangsters, and some crooked FBI agents. All are after the film which he doesn't have. (imdb)
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The Underneath (1995)
Michael Chambers returns home to celebrate his mother's marriage. Michael had been ousted from his home town due to his gambling indiscretions and had left his wife to deal with the mess he created. He now must reassimulate back into the town, renew his relationships with his family and friends (and enemies) and, most-of-all, seek out his ex-wife to woo her again. (imdb)
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Ring of Steel (1994)
A champion fencer accidentally kills an opponent in a match. Disgraced, he is blackballed from the fencing community, until a mysterious stranger saves his life one night from a gang of muggers. He soon finds himself caught up in the world of underground illegal swordfights, where combatants fight to the death. (imdb)
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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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The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the money flows from lobbyists. (imdb)
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Cape Fear (1991)
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a 14 year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
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The Children (1990)
A middle-aged man's infatuation with a 15 year-old girl jeopardizes his social standing. (TCM)
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Criminal Law (1988)
Oldman plays a lawyer who defends a killer, but, soon after he wins he finds out that the killer is guilty. (imdb)
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The Killing Time (1987)
A psycho murders a man who was on his way to a job as a deputy sheriff in a small California coastal town... (imdb)
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The Living Daylights (1987)
James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov.
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Leonard Part 6 (1987)
A secret agent is called out of retirement to save the world from an evil genius. (imdb)
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Getting Even (1986)
A soldier-of-fortune steals some Russian nerve gas from Afghanistan, and brings it to the U.S. to be analyzed. A greedy millionaire rancher finds out about it and sets out to steal it. (imdb)
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Fletch (1985)
Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, Los Angeles journalist, really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes articles that have caused several heads to roll in the past. Now, Fletch is at it again: In disguise as a bum, he lives at the beach, researching drugs and their dealing. One day, Fletch is addressed by Alan Stanwyk, a rich man, who asks him, the bum, a favour... (IMDB)
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Edge of Darkness (1985)
Edge of Darkness (1985) - TV Mini-Series
Highly acclaimed British mini-series. When Yorkshire police officer Ronald Craven's daughter is murdered, he finds himself drawn into a dark conspiracy.
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Final Justice (1985)
Geronimo is the Sheriff of a little Texas town. One night two brothers from Palermo kills the sheriffs coworker and pal so he chases them. The chase takes him across the border down to Mexico where he kills one of the brothers and takes the other one back to USA to stand trial. The surviving brother vows revenge on the sheriff. But the criminal is handed over to the Italian police and the sheriff is sent over to Europe with the prisoner. (imdb)
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The Natural (1984)
An average baseball player comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.
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Joysticks (1983)
There's trouble in town and it's video games. High school students spend so much time with the electronic monsters that there's no time for schoolwork. Shucks. (imdb)
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Wacko (1982)
Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer." (imdb)
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The Pack (1977)
The residents of vacation spot Seal Island find themselves terrorized by a pack of dogs -- the remnants of discarded pets by visiting vacationers. (imdb)
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Speedtrap (1977)
After a wave of unsolved car thefts, an insurance company calls in private investigator Pete Nobeck to solve the case. While the chief of police isn't thrilled about having an outsider come and show up his men, one of the officers is a former girlfriend of Nobeck's who's more than willing to help him out in any way she can. After a long and convoluted investigation with false leads, psychics and the mafia, Nobeck at last unravels the identity of the thief. (imdb)
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Checkered Flag or Crash (1977)
In this chase movie (also titled "Crash") greedy and desperate race car drivers must rip through a thousand miles of the Phillippine jungle to win $100,000 dollars. (allmovie.com)
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The Shadow of Chikara (1977)
Confederate veterans of the last battle of the Civil War set out to find a hidden treasure: diamonds hidden in a cave. However, the soldiers find they are being followed by a mysterious hunter (or hunters) who may have a connection to a mythic eagle spirit. (imdb)
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Framed (1975)
A gambler kills the sheriff of a small village in an accident. But as nobody believes him, he is condemned to a long sentence in prison. (imdb)
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Mitchell (1975)
Joe Don Baker is Mitchell- a hard-nosed, soft-bellied cop with an affinity for porn and Schlitz. His latest assignment has him engaging in no-speed car chases, yelling at children, shooting innocents and sloppily carousing Linda Evans. (imdb)
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Golden Needles (1974)
Various factions are fighting each other to gain possession of a very special statue. The statue itself is not worth much, the needles inside it are the true prize. These "golden needles" hold extraordinary and unique properties, if inserted in the right positions in a man he will gain super sexual prowess, if placed incorrectly he dies. (imdb)
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The Outfit (1973)
When the small criminal Macklin is released from prison, he learns that shortly before his brother was shot by two killers. They didn't know that the bank they robbed was owned by the syndicate. When he's almost offed by a killer too, he pays the mobster Jack Manner a visit and demands reparation. His friend Cody helps him to gratify his thirst for revenge. (imdb)
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Walking Tall (1973)
Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life. (imdb)
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Charley Varrick (1973)
Charley Varrick and his friends rob a small town bank. Expecting a small sum to divide amongst themselves, they are surprised to discover a very LARGE amount of money (imdb)
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Junior Bonner (1972)
Ace Bonner returns to Arizona several years after he abandoned his family, Junior Bonner is a wild young man. Against the typical rodeo championship, family drama erupts. (imdb)
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That Certain Summer (1972)
During a summer vacation with his divorced father a teenager learns of his dad's homosexuality.
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Welcome Home, Soldier Boys (1972)
This anti-war drama centers on four Vietnam veterans who are driving cross-country to California. Running low on money, they rob a gas station. The irate owner begins shooting at them and they in turn show him that they are carrying a veritable ammunitions dump in their trunk. (allrovi.com)
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Wild Rovers (1971)
An aging cowboy joins up with a beginner to rob banks. (TCM.com)
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Mongo
Professional killer is hired by his brother, a gang boss, to wipe out a rival gangster. (imdb)
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Adam at 6 A.M. (1970)
A disenchanted young Professor of Semantics at a California college learns of a distant relative's death in Missouri. He journeys cross-country to the funeral, then decides to spend the summer there and work as a laborer for a power-line company. In time, he meets a girl and falls in love but then faces an important decision as to which direction he wants his life to go. (imdb)
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Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969)
A Mexican revolutionary hires an American gunslinger to organize the rescue of their leader from a brutal army prison. (imdb)
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