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John Turturro
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Date of Birth: Feb 28, 1957

Country: USA

Biography: John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an American actor, writer, and director best known for his roles in the films Barton Fink (1991), Quiz Show (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998), and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). He has appeared in over sixty movies, and has worked frequently with the Coen brothers, Adam Sandler and Spike Lee. He is well known for his ability to change both his demeanor and physique...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 81 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (80) | Director (6) | Writer (5)
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Going Places (2018)
The film about a trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a surprising love story as their spontaneous and flippant attitude towards the past or future backfires time and again, even as they inadvertently perform good deeds. When they make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser, their journey becomes one of constant escape from the law, from society and from the hairdresser, all while the bonds of their outsider family strengthen. (imdb)
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Gloria Bell (2018)
A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs. (imdb)
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Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
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Landline (2017)
In 1995, a teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan discovers that her father is having an affair. (imdb)
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Hands of Stone (2016)
Follows the life of Roberto Duran, who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16-year-old and retired in 2002 at age 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard to capture the WBC welterweight title but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in the November rematch, saying 'no mas' (no more). (imdb)
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The Night Of (2016)
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After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder. (imdb)
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Mia madre (2015)
A director and her brother watch over their dying mother.
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God
A guy named Mickey gets in over his head when he tries to cover-up the accidental death of his stepson.
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Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
The uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité.
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (imdb)
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Rio, I Love You (2014)
A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janero. (imdb)
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Fading Gigolo (2013)
Woody Allen plays as bookseller-turned-pimp to John Turturro's middle-aged neophyte hustler, in actor-writer-director Turturro's inspired left-field comedy. The premise is as inspired as it is absurd, and Turturro carries it off with his own affecting and surprisingly romantic vision of New York City. (tiff.net)
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Gods Behaving Badly (2013)
Greek gods living in modern-day New York intervene in the lives of a young couple. (imdb)
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Cars 2 (2011)
Owen Wilson once again voices speedy race car Lightning McQueen in this peppy sequel to the animated hit Cars. When he heads off to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix, Lightning also rolls straight into a case of international intrigue.
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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
The third installment in Michael Bay's trilogy travels back to 1969's historic moon landing, when Neil Armstrong and his Apollo 11 cohorts touch down in the Sea of Tranquility ... and discover what appears to be a downed Transformers craft. Flash forward to the present, and the Decepticons are ready to exact revenge on Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots. Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky, the Autobots' human ally.
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Passione: A Musical Adventure (2011)
A look at the musical roots and traditions of Naples, Italy, as well as its influence on the rest of the world.
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Somewhere Tonight (2011)
A pair of lonely lovers meet while chatting on a phone sex line. (imdb)
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Lost Bohemia (2010)
For over a century, Carnegie Hall rented affordable studio apartments atop the famous music hall to artistic tenants. As a privileged tenant, director Astor began to videotape his neighbors whose lives intersected with decades of artistic history, but his project changed when the landlord served everyone with eviction notices for a conversion to offices. Astor chronicles the protracted battle to save the apartments and pays homage to their rich heritage. (imdb)
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The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)
Set in 1920's Vienna, this a tale of a little girl, whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve.
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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garbe into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle. (imdb)
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You Don
A Mossad agent fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.
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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII. (imdb)
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What Just Happened (2008)
Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer (De Niro) who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.
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Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies (2008)
Documentary portrays the saga of how Italian Americans went from being outsiders who were stereotyped as gangsters in American movies to insiders in Hollywood who took control of their own stories. Interviews, film clips and home movies from Italian American filmmakers highlight personal experiences and comment on Hollywood's politics and cultural impact. (imdb)
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Transformers (2007)
Aliens make Earth their final battleground. As the forces of evil seek the key to ultimate power, Earth's last chance for survival rest in the hands of young Sam Witwicky. (Paramount Pictures)
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Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets. (imdb)
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The Good Shepherd (2006)
The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life in this espionage drama. (Universal Pictures)
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Sacco and Vanzetti (2006)
This documentary tells the story of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial. It is the first major documentary film about this landmark story. (Willow Pond Films)
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A Few Days in September (2006)
September the 1st, 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, whom he abandoned ten years before. Irène (Binoche), a French agent who used to work with him, and David, his adoptive son, will help him and lead the girl to her father... (imdb)
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Romance & Cigarettes (2005)
A down-and-dirty musical set in the world of working-class New York, tells a story of a husband's journey into infidelity and redemption when he must choose between his seductive mistress and his beleaguered wife. (imdb)
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The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation (2005)
The Moon and the Son, a 30-minute autobiographical animated film by John Canemaker, explores the difficult emotional terrain of father/son relationships as seen through Canemaker's own turbulent relationship with his father... (imdb)
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Secret Window (2004)
Mort Rainey is a best selling author whose imagination thrills his reader to the core. But one of his stories holds a secret that comes to life. A secret that even he can't imagine. (Sony Pictures)
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She Hate Me (2004)
When biotech executive Jack Armstrong (Mackie) gets fired and branded a whistle-blower, his desperation to make a living and the suggestion of a former girlfriend lead him into the baby-making business. Between the attempts by his former employers to frame him for securities fraud and his dubious fathering activities, Jack finds life, all at once, becoming very complicated.
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Anger Management (2003)
Dave Buznik is usually a mild-mannered, non-confrontational guy. But after an altercation aboard an airplane, he is remanded to the care of an anger management therapist, Dr. Buddy Rydell, who could probably use some anger management himself.
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Fear X (2003)
When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry (Turturro), prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder. (imdb)
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Collateral Damage (2002)
Family man and firefighter Gordon Brewer (Schwarzenegger) is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio "The Wolf" Perrini (Curtis). Frustrated with the official investigation and haunted by the thought that the man responsible for murdering his family might never be brought to justice, Brewer takes matters into his own hands and travels to Colombia to track down the terrorist. (Warner Bros.)
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Mr. Deeds (2002)
When Longfellow Deeds, a small-town pizzeria owner and poet, inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle, he quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Moving to the big city, Deeds finds himself besieged by opportunists all gunning for their piece of the pie. Babe, a television tabloid reporter, poses as an innocent small-town girl to do an exposé on Deeds. Of course, Deeds' sincere naiveté has Babe falling in love with him instead. Ultimately, Deeds comes to find that money truly has the power to change things, but it doesn't necessarily need to change him. (imdb)
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Monday Night Mayhem (2002)
A dramatized look at the early days of ABC's "Monday Night Football."
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Monkeybone (2001)
In a coma, a cartoonist finds himself trapped within his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone. (imdb)
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13 Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Five contemporary stories weaved together into a single tale that examines the dramatic impact people have on one another. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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Company Man (2000)
A satirical romp set in the early sixties, Company Man is the story of a nerdy Connecticut grammar school teacher who stumbles into becoming a legendary international spy hero in an effort to avoid his nagging wife. (Paramount Pictures)
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The Man Who Cried (2000)
A girl whose name and language are taken away, who loses everything and everyone she loves and is driven into silence, nevertheless finds a singing voice and finally manages to find her long lost father. (Universal Focus)
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The Luzhin Defence (2000)
Based on the Vladimir Nabokov novel of the same name, this film examines the effects of love and obsession, and how two passions could tear a man apart. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
A trio of escaped prisoners (Clooney, Nelson, Turturro) embarks on the adventure of a lifetime as they set out to pursue their freedom and the promise of sharing in the division of a fortune in buried treasure. (Touchstone Pictures)
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Cradle Will Rock (1999)
In 1930s New York Orson Welles tries to stage a musical on a steel strike under the Federal Theater Program despite pressure from an establishment fearful of industrial unrest and red activity. Meanwhile Nelson Rockefeller gets the foyer of his company headquarters decorated and an Italian countess sells paintings for Mussolini. (imdb)
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The Source (1999)
Traces the Beats from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac's meeting in 1944 at Columbia University to the deaths of Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs in 1997.
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Animals with the Tollkeeper (1998)
Henry, a New York taxi driver (Tim Roth) takes three French filmmakers to New England, where he gets so obsessed with a beautiful woman, named Fatima (Mili Avital), to the point of getting a job with her unbearable mother (Barbara Bain) in order to get near her. (imdb)
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O.K. Garage (1998)
A woman who gets swindled by a garage mechanic enlists her neighbor and his best friend in exacting some kind of revenge. (en.wikipedia.org)
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. (imdb)
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Illuminata (1998)
It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that involves influential critic Bevalaqua, theatre star Celimene, young lead actors and other theatre residents. (imdb)
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Rounders (1998)
A story of passion, risk, and the extreme price of friendship in the world of high-stakes poker. (Miramax)
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The Truce (1997)
Early in 1945, winter, the Red Army liberates Auschwitz; prisoner 174517, humanist Primo Levi (1919-1987) begins his journey home to Turin. He boards a train that goes the wrong way, further into Poland. (IMDB)
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Box of Moon Light (1996)
Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood (imdb)
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Girl 6 (1996)
This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work and desperate for money, she decides to take a job as a phone-sex operator... (imdb)
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Grace of My Heart (1996)
Riveting tale about an aspiring singer, Edna Buxton (Denise Waverly) wonderfully played by Illeana Douglas... (imdb)
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Sugartime (1995)
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Purportedly true story of the affair between singer Phyllis McGuire, and Mafia boss Sam Giancana, famous for his alleged connections to John F Kennedy and Frank Sinatra. (imdb)
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Search and Destroy (1995)
A would-be movie producer (Griffin Dunne) strives to convince a self-help guru (Dennis Hopper) to let him film his book. As the guru is only interested in money, the producer solicits the help of a shady businessman (Christopher Walken) and the guru's own secretary (Ileana Douglas), who wants to write movie scripts (a horror story about brain-scraping monsters). (imdb)
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Clockers (1995)
Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug-lord Rodney Little, who, when not playing with model trains or drinking Moo for his ulcer, just likes to chill with his brothers near the benches outside the project houses. When a night man at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer... (imdb)
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Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. (imdb)
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The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994)
While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters who are conducting the search to find him. (imdb)
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Quiz Show (1994)
An idealistic young lawyer (Rob Morrow) working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed. His investigation focusses on two contestants on the show "Twenty-One": Herbert Stempel (John Turturro), a brash working-class Jew from Queens, and Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes), the patrician scion of one of America's leading literary families. Based on a true story. (imdb)
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Being Human (1993)
One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart. (imdb)
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Fearless (1993)
San Francisco architect Max Klein (Jeff Bridges) miraculously survives a plane crash and emerges a changed man. When Max's bizarre behavior alienates his wife (Isabella Rossellini) and son, airline psychiatrist Bill Perlman (John Turturro) puts Max in touch with guilt-ridden fellow crash survivor Carla Rodrigo (Rosie Perez), who lost her 2-year-old in the disaster. Working together, can Max and Carla find their way back to emotional equilibrium?
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Mac (1992)
Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first, they work for Polowski, who does shoddy work and cheats on his jobs. When the brothers can no longer take being employed by such an angry vitriolic boss who takes no pride in his work, they set up their own company. (imdb)
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Brain Donors (1992)
Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire... (imdb)
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Jungle Fever (1991)
A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. (imdb)
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Barton Fink (1991)
In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer's block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task. (imdb)
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Miller
A highly styled 'genre' film which can perhaps be seen as a pastiche of all gangster movies. Tom Reagan is the laconic anti-hero of this amoral tale which is also, paradoxically, a look at morals within the criminal underworld of the 1930s. Two rival gangs vie for control of a city where the police are pawns, and the periodic busts of illicit drinking establishments are no more than a way for one gang to get back at the other. Black humour and shocking violence compete for screen time as we question whether or not Tom, right-hand man of the Irish mob leader, really has a heart. (imdb)
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Mo
Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's and Shadow's friendly rivalry on stage which spills into their professional relationship and threatens to tear apart the quartet. (imdb)
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State of Grace (1990)
Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. (imdb)
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Men of Respect (1990)
MacBeth-as-mafioso.
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Backtrack (1990)
An artist witnesses a Mafia hit and calls the police. At the police station she realizes that the Mafia has a man in the force, so she runs. Trailed by the police, who need her testimony, and a hitman hired by the Mafia, she goes to Mexico, where eventually she meets the hitman, who has become infatuated after studying her art and life to prepare for the hit. (imdb)
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Do The Right Thing (1989)
It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, and tensions are growing there, with the only local businesses being a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie, Sal's delivery boy, manages to always be at the center of the action.
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The Sicilian (1987)
Giuliano robs from the rich conservative landowners to give to the poor, serf-like peasants, who in turn hail him as their savior. As his popularity grows, so does his ego, and he eventually thinks he is above the power of his backer, Mafia Don Masino Croce. The Don, in turn, sets out to kill the upstart by convincing his cousin and closest advisor Gaspare to assassinate him. (imdb)
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Five Corners (1987)
Young psychotic man returns to neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks the young lady he previously tried to rape and the young man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him. (imdb)
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Gung Ho (1986)
When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the American liason must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor. (imdb)
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The Color of Money (1986)
A former pool player returns to the game and takes on a young protege. (imdb)
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Off Beat (1986)
The Real Life Adventures Of A Make-Believe Cop
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To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner. (imdb)
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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
A bored suburban housewife, seeking adventure to her life, accidentally gets hit on the head, wakes up with amnesia, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan. (imdb)
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