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Joe Pantoliano
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Date of Birth: Sep 12, 1951

Country: USA

Biography: Joseph Peter "Joe" Pantoliano (born September 12, 1951) is an American film and television actor. He played the character of Ralph Cifaretto on The Sopranos, Bob Keane in La Bamba, Cypher in The Matrix, Teddy in Memento, Guido "the Killer Pimp" in Risky Business, and Jennifer Tilly's violent mobster boyfriend, Caesar, in Bound. He is often referred to as "Joey Pants", due to the difficulty some have pronouncing his Italian surname...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 75 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (75)
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The Brawler (2018)
In 1975, a Bayonne, New Jersey underdog boxer gets a shot to fight the champ. (imdb)
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Happy Anniversary (2018)
A couple on their three-year anniversary need to decide whether to stay together or call it quits.
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Feast of the Seven Fishes (2018)
A slice of life story that follows a large Italian family on Christmas Eve as they prepare for the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes, reminisce about the past, and seek love in the future. (imdb)
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Lake Placid: Legacy (2018)
Legacy finds the team of young explorers out to reveal the secrets of an area removed from modern day maps and hidden behind electric fences. However, once they reach the center of the lake, they discover an island that harbors an abandoned facility with a horrific legacy: the island is home to a deadly predator eager to feast on those dumb enough to ignore the warnings... (imdb)
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Just Getting Started (2017)
A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run (1988), about an ex-F.B.I. Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program (Morgan Freeman) having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.
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The Identical (2014)
The path of a musical family from the Be Bop 1950s through the Glam Rock 1970s. (imdb)
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Loosies (2012)
A young pickpocket in the New York subways, living a fast, free, lifestyle is confronted by a woman whom he had a one night affair with, she informs him that she is now pregnant with his child, he must now choose between continuing the lifestyle he lead or take responsibility for his actions. (imdb)
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Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life (2011)
Jeremy Fink and his best friend Lizzy must search high and low throughout the streets of Manhattan for clues to unlock the mysterious box he received a month before his birthday. (imdb)
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Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)
In the age-old battle between cats and dogs, one crazed feline has taken things a paw too far. Kitty Galore, formerly an agent for cat spy organization MEOWS, has gone rogue and hatched a diabolical plan to not only bring her canine enemies to heel, but take down her former kitty comrades and make the world her scratching post... (imdb)
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The Legend of Secret Pass (2010)
The 'Legend of Secret Pass' takes place in the mountains of the South West and involves Thunderbirds of Indian mythology and an animal refuge of mystical proportions. An unlikely troop of animals and humans are caught up in a clash of ageless magic. In this moment of crisis, the barest chance to avoid cataclysm falls into the hands of an Indian boy, Manu.
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Deadly Impact (2010)
A police officer with a painful past returns home to help the FBI track down a mastermind assassin. (imdb)
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The Job (2009)
A guy looking to find employment and marry the love of his life, gets in over his head when a fast-talking temp agent lands him a job. (imdb)
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Falling Up (2009)
A nursing student (Cross) forced to quit school for family reasons winds up taking a job as a doorman in an elite apartment building in New York City, where he sparks to one of his residents (Roemer). (imdb)
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Canvas (2006)
Ten-year-old Chris Marino just wants to be normal, but his mother's bouts of paranoia and delusion give new meaning to the term "dysfunctional family." His dad, John, breaks his back as a construction worker struggling to pay for Mary's doctor bills and searching for the right medicine to treat her schizophrenia, which leaves little time or energy to give to his son. When Mary's behavior takes a dangerous turn, father and son watch helplessly as the police drag Mary out of the house to hospitalize her in a mental institution. (Screen Media Films)
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Unknown (2006)
Unknown unfolds in the style of "Memento," a story told in reverse with an unforeseeable ending. Five men wake up trapped in a chemical warehouse with no memory of who they are or how they got there. They are forced to try to figure out who is good and evil before it's too late. (The Weinstein Co.)
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Wedding Daze (2006)
THE NEXT GIRL I SEE is a comedy that shows us that love has nothing to do with perfection. After losing the woman of his dreams, Anderson is convinced he'll never fall in love again. But at the urging of his best friend, he spontaneously proposes to a dissatisfied waitress named Katie and an innocent dare evolves into the kind of love that both have been looking for all along. (imdb)
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The Amateurs (2005)
A riotous comedy inspired by America's other favorite pastime. Six guys and a small town try to make the world's most innocent adult film. (Bauer Martinez Studios)
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Racing Stripes (2005)
When a baby zebra is accidentally abandoned by a traveling circus, he is rescued by a local horse farmer and his young daughter. So begins his surprising journey into the world of elite athletes, intense competition and enormous stakes as he strives for a place in the ultra-prestigious Kentucky Open. (Warner Bros.)
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Second Best (2005)
Jealousy overwhelms a group of friends, particularly struggling writer Elliot, as they prepare for the homecoming of their old friend, a wildly successful L.A. producer.
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Daredevil (2003)
Fate deals young orphan Matt Murdock a strange hand when he is doused with hazardous waste. The accident leaves Matt blind but also gives him a heightened "radar sense" that allows him to "see" far better than any man. Years later Murdock has grown into a man and becomes a respected criminal attorney. But after he's done his "day job" Matt takes on a secret identity as "The Man Without Fear," Daredevil, the masked avenger that patrols the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen and New York City to combat the injustice that he cannot tackle in the courtroom. (imdb)
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Bad Boys II (2003)
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back -- and oh so bad -- on the streets of Miami in Bad Boys II, reuniting them with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay. (Sony Pictures)
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The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
Set on the moon in the year 2087, this comedy stars Eddie Murphy as Pluto Nash, the audacious, successful owner of the hottest nightclub in town who finds himself in trouble with lunar gangsters. (Warner Bros.)
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Cats & Dogs (2001)
Using a combination of live action plus cutting-edge technology including sophisticated puppetry and computer animation, the ancient and secret rivalry between cats and dogs is brought to the big screen -- complete with heroes, assassins, double agents, high-tech gadgets and, of course, a plot to take over the world! (Warner Brothers)
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Memento (2001)
Memento chronicles two separate stories of Leonard (Guy Pearce), a ex-insurance investigator who can no longer build new memories, as he attempts to find the murderer of his wife, which is the last thing he remembers. One story line movies forward in time while the other tells the story backwards revealing more each time. (imdb) [Released at some festivals in 2000]
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A Better Way to Die (2000)
A Chicago cop quits the force and finds himself threatened by the Mafia. (imdb)
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Ready to Rumble (2000)
Two dimwit sewage workers watch their hero, WCW wrestler Jimmy King, get screwed out of the World title by wrestler Diamond Dallas Page and evil WCW owner Titus Sinclair. They embark on a quest to help their hero win his title - and honor - back. Features cameos by lots of WCW wrestlers. (imdb)
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Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)
After mishearing a radio broadcast about Santa canceling his Christmas trip due to an injured reindeer, Olive the dog decides to travel to the North Pole and volunteer to be a replacement. (imdb)
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New Blood (1999)
One morning, the cops find eight dead bodies, gunshot victims, near a farmhouse. They also find a wounded man who tells the story of what happened... (imdb)
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Making
A promotional making-of documentary explaining the digital and practical effects contained in the film.
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The Matrix (1999)
After meeting a group of rebels, a computer hacker who goes by the codename Neo learns that reality is not what it appears to be.
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Black and White (1999)
A searing, comedic and exhilarating look at race, sex and hip hop in the melting pot that is Manhattan at the turn of the 21st century. (Screen Gems)
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The Taxman (1998)
A tax investigator chasing a tax evader stumbles over a series of bloody murders and gets involved in an investigation with a rookie cop despite his boss' orders to stay out of the way.
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Hoods (1998)
An inept group of small-time hoods has just six hours to carry out a hit for the local crime boss. But there's one major problem: The group's target -- an elusive mobster named Carmine Dellarosa -- doesn't seem to exist. Will the hoods be able to scare up a body before 5 p.m.?
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U.S. Marshals (1998)
A fugitive on the run -- and tenacious marshal Sam Gerard in pursuit! Tommy Lee Jones reprises his Oscar-winning role from The Fugitive hunting the elusive Wesley Snipes to deliver a big-event heartpounder that thunders suspense, action and daring twists. (Warner Bros.)
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Tinseltown (1997)
In Hollywood it's all about who you know, and the only person two friends know is a serial killer. (imdb)
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Natural Enemy (1997)
A businessman (Donald Sutherland) has a hotshot young new partner (William McNamara). What he doesn't realise is that his new partner is the son of his second wife, adopted into an abusive family at birth and now a raving psychopath out to murder his natural mother for whom he blames the miseries of his lifetime. (imdb)
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Top of the World (1997)
In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged diversion, and the two of them become suspects. Over the course of the evening and next morning, the two attempt to escape to surrounded casino, and to prove their innocence, as well as to save their marriage. (imdb)
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Bound (1996)
Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caeser. (imdb)
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Ed McBain
A murdered dancer leads two detectives into a deadly labyrinth of a multimillion dollar drugs and diamonds scam. (amazon.com)
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The Last Word (1995)
A journalist with solid mob connections falls for a stripper with a dark past. His best friend then drags him to L.A. with the intent of becoming movie men. But does real life and fiction really go together? (imdb)
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The Immortals (1995)
A crafty nightclub owner (Jack) brings together a group of small time hoods and teams them up in unusual pairs (black man and white racist, Ivy Leaguer and simpleton) for a set of multiple heists which turn out to be an elaborate double cross against a notorious gangster (Domenic)... (imdb)
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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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Steal Big Steal Little (1995)
Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts a battle between brothers that soon leads to madness, mayhem, and even attempted murder. On Ruben's side is Lou Perilli an ex-Chicago cop and used car dealer who knows the law - and how to get around it... (imdb)
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Bad Boys (1995)
One hundred million dollars worth of confiscated heroin has just been jacked from police custody. Once the career bust of Detective Mike Lowery (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence), the missing drugs now threaten to shut down the narcotics division of the Miami Police Department. (Sony)
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Dangerous Heart (1994)
A cop begins to turn to booze and coke during a tough undercover assignment. When a big drug-buy goes sour and the cop ends up with a million in cash, he decides to take off with the money. The drug dealer catches up with him, but he dies before revealing where he stashed the cash. Months later, the drug dealer finds the cop's wife and seduces her, in an effort to find his missing million. In the process, he falls in love with her and alienates his former partners in crime. (imdb)
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Baby
Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion... (imdb)
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Me and the Kid (1993)
A lonely and emotionally neglected rich kid forms an attachment to one of the men who kidnap him during a botched robbery of his father's safe. (imdb)
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The Fugitive (1993)
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of killing his wife, must find the real one-armed killer while avoiding Marshal Sam Gerard.
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Three of Hearts (1993)
After her female lover leaves her, a nurse hires a male escort to seduce the lover and then break her heart so she will return. As the escort begins to win her over, however, he begins to fall in love and questions his task and the direction of his life. Meanwhile, an acquaintance has gotten out of prison and seeks to put a hurt on the escort, blaming him for his prison sentence. (imdb)
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Calendar Girl (1993)
3 friends travel to Hollywood, California to try to meet Marilyn Monroe.
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Through the Eyes of a Killer (1992)
A woman has a brief affair with the contractor who is renovating her apartment and he refuses to accept the end of the relationship. (imdb)
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Zandalee (1991)
Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair. (imdb)
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El Diablo (1990)
El Diablo (1990) - TV Movie
When the notorious outlaw El Diablo kidnaps a schoolgirl, her teacher, an Easterner named Billy Ray, decides to rescue her. Incompetent to track her alone, Billy Ray enlists the aid of an unscrupulous gunman. (imdb)
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Short Time (1990)
Nearing retirement, Dabney Coleman finds that he has a disease that will kill him within days. He then... (imdb)
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The Last of the Finest (1990)
An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly becomes three when one is killed early) band together to fight the drug ring undercover. They gain capital for weapons by ripping off minor drug dealers. Then well-armed they go after the kingpin (Boyd). (imdb)
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Downtown (1990)
Police Officer Alex Kearney works in a rich, plush suburb of Philadelphia. When he stops an important businessman and his story of the incident is not believed, he is sent to work Downtown, the most dangerous, crime-filled precinct in the city. Everyone there is sure that this 'by the book', pampered, suburban cop is going to get himself, and whoever is assigned as his partner, killed. Detective Dennis Curren, draws the unfortunate 'babysitting' assignment. But when Alex's best friend is killed investigating a stolen car, Alex throws the book out the window tracking down the killer.
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Nightbreaker (1989)
Dr. Alexander Brown (Martin Sheen) arrives in Las Vegas, awarded for his recent medical invention. (imdb)
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The In Crowd (1988)
A young man of the rock and roll generation is in his senior year of high school. When one day he successfully gets on a popular teen dance television show he becomes a star. The plot follows him as he lives his new life in his new world. What he finds are adoring fans, jealous rivals, bitter friends left behind, and the girl of his dreams...his dance partner. (imdb)
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Midnight Run (1988)
Bounty hunter Jack Walsh is sent to find and return bail jumper and former Mafia accountant, Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas. The FBI have had no success it locating The Duke, so when Jack finds him in next to no time, they are a little embarrassed. In order to collect his $100,000 fee, Jack must take The Duke from New York to Los Angeles. However, the Mafia and the FBI have other ideas, as does Marvin, a rival bounty hunter.
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Empire of the Sun (1987)
A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (imdb)
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La Bamba (1987)
Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash. (imdb)
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Scenes from the Goldmine (1987)
A young songwriter/musician joins a rock group but pays the price for success when she becomes involved with the band's leader and he tries to steal her music. (imdb)
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Destination America (1987)
After his brother dies young, and due to a difficult relationship with his millionaire father, Corbet Jr. starts to spend most of his time outdoors. While drifting around, he meets an abused woman whose husband has stolen her truck. Corbet Sr. is then murdered, but it would put the woman's safety at risk if she gave Jr. an alibi.
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Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
A spoof 1950's sci-fi movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches.
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Running Scared (1986)
Danny and Ray are two street wise cops in Chicago. When they are almost killed on a case, they are forced to take a vacation by their captain... (imdb)
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The Goonies (1985)
A group of kids embark on a wild adventure after finding a pirate treasure map (imdb)
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The Mean Season (1985)
Malcolm Anderson is a reporter for a Miami newspaper. He's had enough of reporting the local murders and so promises his school teacher girlfriend (Christine), they'll move away soon. Before Malcolm can hand in his notice, the murderer from his latest article phones him. The murderer tells Malcolm that he's going to kill again. The phone calls and murders continue, soon Malcolm finds that he's not just reporting the story, he is the story. (imdb)
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Risky Business (1983)
A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand. (imdb)
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Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Maggie Foley (Ellen Barkin) is a reporter who's interviewing the surviving members of a band who's music is being revived. Memories of the band's leader Eddie Wilson (Michael Pare) are being relived as Frank Ridgeway (Tom Berenger) is reunited with the old members of the band. (imdb)
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Monsignor (1982)
An ambitious priest seduces a nun and leads the Vatican into shady business during and after World War II. (imdb)
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Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980)
Somewhat fact-based story of the lives and attempted 1962 escape of several inmates in the famous correctional facility. Young inmate Clarence Carnes masterminds a grand escape involving several inmates who have nothing to lose, serving life sentences. (imdb)
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The Idolmaker (1980)
Based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marucci, who discovered, among others, Frankie Avalon and Fabian. (imdb)
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From Here to Eternity (1979)
Soapy look at events of Pearl Harbor just previous to the Japanese attack. (imdb)
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For Pete
After receiving an inside tip, Henrietta Robins borrows $3000 from a loan shark so she can buy pork-belly futures. When the price goes down instead of up and her loan expires, her debt is transferred as she finds increasingly zany ways to come up with the money for her husband Pete's sake.
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Road Movie (1974)
Gil and Hank are two independent truckers who run into problems when they are forced to pay off traffic managers to get loads. They also have to pay off highway cops when their rigs are overweight and bank loans but consider themselves lucky just to be able to keep up the interest payments. Add to that a small, frizzy-wigged highway hooker named Janice, who tempts them with her lurid charms.
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