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Luis Guzmán
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Date of Birth: Aug 28, 1956

Country: USA

Biography: Luis Guzmán (born Pedro Lamboy) is a Puerto Rican actor. He is known for his character work. For much of his career, his squat build, wolfish features, and brooding countenance have garnered him roles largely as sidekicks, thugs, or policemen, but his later career has seen him move into more mainstream roles. He is a favorite of director Steven Soderbergh, who cast him in Out of Sight, The Limey, and Traffic, and Paul Thomas Anderson, who cast him in Boogie Nights, Magnolia and...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 80 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (80)
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Perpetual Grace, LTD (2019)
Follows James, a young grifter, as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown, who turns out to be far more dangerous than he suspects.
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Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017)
A young man attends the wedding of his ex-girlfriend.
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Puerto Ricans in Paris (2016)
Two Puerto Rican NYPD detectives head to Paris to track down a stolen handbag.
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Aztec Warrior (2016)
A washed up wrestler decides to come out of retirement. (imdb)
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Keanu (2016)
Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen kitten by posing as drug dealers for a street gang. (imdb)
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The Do-Over (2016)
Two down-on-their-luck guys decide to fake their own deaths and start over with new identities, only to find the people they're pretending to be are in even deeper trouble. (imdb)
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Code Black (2015)
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The staff of the LA County Hospital emergency room treat patients under difficult circumstances. (imdb)
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Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha (2015)
With his noble squire by his side, a retired country gentleman sets out on an adventure to right the wrongs of the world. (imdb)
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Two Men in Town (2014)
A Muslim ex-con forms a friendship with his parole officer. (imdb)
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Reclaim (2014)
A desperate American couple discovers all is not what it seems when they uncover a high-stakes underground scam while traveling abroad. To expose the truth and get back to the U.S., they must risk their lives to save their daughter. (imdb)
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In the Blood (2014)
When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible. (imdb)
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Henry & Me (2014)
A young boy battling illness is taken on a magical adventure by a stranger named Henry. On their journey, the boy meets New York Yankee legends, both past and present, who give him lessons about baseball and life.
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We
A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. (imdb)
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The Last Stand (2013)
The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff. (imdb)
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Turbo (2013)
A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500. (imdb)
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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island. (imdb)
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The Caller (2011)
Troubled divorcee Mary Kee is tormented by a series of sinister phone calls from a mysterious woman. (imdb)
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Arthur (2011)
A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman his family doesn't like.
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How to Make It in America (2010)
A group of 20 somethings living in New York City. Ben and Cameron work on starting a fashion company, while enjoying their lives in the greatest city in the world. (imdb)
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Still Waiting... (2009)
Two years have passed, and Shenaniganz is dealing with stiff competition from the new Ta-Ta's Wing Shack next door. All the "best" waitresses have bolted to the wing joint - where the clothes are shorter and the tips bigger - and customers are following. The heat is on the Shenaniganz team to smash the competition, lift their numbers (and their hemlines), and remind the public who's got the tastiest fast food in town - before it's curtains for their restaurant. (Aceshowbiz.com)
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He
The Baltimore-set movie of interconnecting story arcs deals with the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior. (imdb)
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Fighting (2009)
In New York City, a young counterfeiter (Tatum) is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist (Howard), who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit. (imdb)
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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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Old Dogs (2009)
Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins. (imdb)
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The Face Is Familiar (2009)
Writer-director Kevin Burns takes a closer look at the familiar faces of character actors we all recognize but might not be able to name -- the lesser-known stars who take a backseat to the leads but know the art of stealing a scene. Interviews feature candid comments from the likes of Joan Cusack (Working Girl), Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day), Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights), John C. McGinley ("Scrubs") and Jane Lynch (Best in Show). (Netflix)
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Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.
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Yes Man (2008)
A guy challenges himself to say "yes" to everything.
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Cleaner (2008)
A former cop (Jackson) who now earns a wage as a crime scene cleaner unknowingly participates in a cover-up at his latest job. (imdb)
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Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills chihuahua, finds herself lost and in need of assistance in order to get back home. (imdb)
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Maldeamores (2007)
A three-part look at the ironies of love, with stories that involve a young boy, a hostage situation, and a divorced elderly couple caught in a love triangle. (imdb)
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War (2007)
After his partner is brutally murdered by the infamous assassin Rogue, FBI agent Jack Crawford vows to find the elusive killer and personally avenge his partner's death. But Rogue proves untraceable until three years later, when he resurfaces to ignite a bloody turf war between Chinese mob leader Chang and Japanese Yakuza boss Shiro. Eager to capture Rogue once and for all, Crawford leads his team of crime specialists headlong into the conflict... (Lion's Gate)
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John from Cincinnati (2007)
In Imperial Beach, California, the dysfunctional Yost family intersects with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast and man spurned by the Yosts years ago. (imdb)
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Fast Food Nation (2006)
An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well. (imdb)
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Hard Luck (2006)
Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer (Snipes) tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a middle-aged suburban housewife (Shepherd) hides a sadistic and vicious streak. (imdb)
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Disappearances (2006)
Based on the award-winning novel by Howard Frank Mosher. Legendary actor/songwriter Kris Kristofferson stars as schemer and dreamer Quebec Bill Bonhomme -- in a spellbinding tale of high-stakes whiskey-smuggling, a family's mysterious past, and a young boy's rite of passage. (Kingdom County Productions)
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School for Scoundrels (2006)
In School for Scoundrels, Jon Heder plays Roger, a beleaguered New York City meter maid who is plagued by anxiety and low self esteem. In order to overcome his feelings of inadequacy, Roger enrolls in a top-secret confidence-building class taught by the suavely underhanded Dr. P (Thornton). Aided by his assistant Lesher (Duncan), Dr. P uses unorthodox, often dangerous methods, but he guarantees results: Employ his techniques and you will unleash your inner lion. (MGM)
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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story tells the story of a father who, for the love of his daughter, sacrifices almost everything to save the life of an injured racehorse and bring the promising filly back to her former glory. (DreamWorks)
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Waiting... (2005)
A hilarious comedy about frustrated waiters, stingy tippers and dicey food this film focuses on a group of young employees battling boredom at Shenanigan's, a generic chain restaurant.
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Carlito
From the producer of "Scarface" and "Carlito's Way" comes the gritty, urban-action film Carlito's Way: Rise to Power, the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal New York underworld, he enters a deadly circle of greed and retribution. Assisted by his two brothers-in-crime, Carlito is on the fast track to becoming Spanish Harlem's ultimate kingpin... (Universal)
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Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Set in 1986 when best friends Harry (Olsen) and Lloyd (Richardson) were teenagers, this is the madcap comic tale of their attempt to get out of the "special needs" department and into regular high school life. (imdb)
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Runaway Jury (2003)
A suspense-thriller about a high-priced and ruthless jury "consultant" (Hackman) who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict on an explosive trial. (Fox)
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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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Confidence (2003)
Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer. (imdb)
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Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
Five hapless inner-city low-lifes unsuccessfully attempt to burgle a pawnbroker's safe, but wind up gaining more than they lose.
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The Salton Sea (2002)
After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker (Val Kilmer) is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Fin (Peter Sarsgaard) and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette (Debra Kara Unger) from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents (Anthony Lapaglia and Doug Hutchison) and sadistic dealer Pooh Bear (Vincent D'Onfronio). (imdb)
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Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Barry Egan is a small business owner with seven sisters who kept him alone and unable to fall in love. When a harmonium and a mysterious woman enter his life, his romantic journey begins.
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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Alexandre Dumas's classic story of an innocent man wrongly but deliberately imprisoned and his brilliant strategy for revenge against those who betrayed him. (Touchstone 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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Double Whammy (2001)
A world-weary police detective who fails to stop a fast-food restaurant massacre struggles to regain his departmental reputation, public image and self-worth. (imdb)
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Table One (2000)
Film producer Michael Scott Bregman makes his debut as a writer/director with the straight-to-video crime comedy Table One. Jimmy (Stephen Baldwin), Rowdy (Michael Rooker), Xavier (Luis Guzman), and Norman (David Herman) are four friends struggling to make it in New York City. They pool their resources together to open a restaurant, hoping it will increase their chances of meeting women. When they come up a little short on money, they unwittingly take out a loan from a mobster (Burt Young)... (alibris.com)
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Sam the Man (2000)
Sam Manning (Fisher Stevens) wants nothing more than to make it big as a writer and finally see his novel published. But he's not getting anywhere, so to deal with the threat of complete failure, he lets himself get roped into one sexual relationship after another, even as his devoted girlfriend, Cass (Annabella Sciorra), waits in vain for him to get his act together and finally commit to her. When he does, however, it may just be too late.
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Luckytown (2000)
If you find your dad, what happens next? When she turns 18, unhappy Lidda Daniels leaves Southern California to look for Charlie, her father, a professional gambler who abandoned her years before. On her way to Vegas, she picks up Colonel, a video store clerk whom she finds attractive even though they've never spoken. He's is happy to go, in part because he sees himself as a great poker player. It takes Lidda time to track down Charlie, who's involved in his own tangles: he's freshly back in Vegas for high-stakes poker with Tony, an old nemesis. (imdb)
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Traffic (2000)
Traffic evokes the high stakes and high risks of the drug trade, as seen through a series of interrelated stories, some of which are highly personal and some of which are filled with intrigue and danger. (USA Films)
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Mind Prey (1999)
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John Sandford's computer program developing detective, Lucas Davenport (Eriq LaSalle) is brought to tv. In this case a mentally deranged man (Titus Welliver) takes his former psychiatrist (Sheila Kelley) and her two children hostage in revenge for the torment he feels he suffered while being incarcerated at a hospital. However, there may be other things involved, as well. (imdb)
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The Bone Collector (1999)
A diabolical killer whose brutal slayings leave a trail of cryptic messages hidden at the scene of the crime is loose on the streets of Manhattan. As the city lies in fear, a gifted but disabled detective (Washington) teams with a rookie street cop (Jolie) to go inside the mind of this terrifying madman and defeat him at his own game. (Universal Studios)
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Magnolia (1999)
On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story. (New Line Cinema)
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The Limey (1999)
Acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh's latest film follows the exploits of Wilson (Stamp), a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. (Artisan Entertainment)
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Snake Eyes (1998)
Rick Santoro (Cage), a flamboyant Atlantic City police detective, comes to watch the fight and cash in on the hectic betting action. Suddenly, gunfire cuts down a ringside government official, and 14,000 fans suddenly become 14,000 suspects. What eyewitnesses saw, what a casino-wide spycam network reveals and what a mysterious woman in white knows--all lead to a shattering truth Santoro does not want to believe. (Paramount)
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Out of Sight (1998)
A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in. (imdb)
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The Brave (1997)
A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family. (imdb)
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Boogie Nights (1997)
Everyone's born with one special thing, and Eddie Adams uses his humongous "asset" to take the world of film pornography by storm. Things get ugly though when success leads to drugs and ruin. Will Dirk clean up and get back on top? Will Amber see her son? Will Rollergirl ever take off her skates?! (imdb)
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Pronto (1997)
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Harry Arno is a Miami Beach bookie who finds himself in trouble with his mob bosses for reasons he can't quite figure out. When an assailant attempts to kill him, he decides that it's time to retire, so he gives Raylan the slip and relocates to Greece. He gets lonely and so he invites his girlfriend Doris to join him. He's afraid that his enemies might follow her to him, and he's right. The story then shifts to Raylan, who does his earnest best to get to the bottom of the story. (imdb)
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The Substitute (1996)
After a botched mission in Cuba, professional mercenary Shale and his crew Joey Six, Hollan, Rem, and Wellman head home to Miami... (imdb)
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Lotto Land (1995)
Two interwoven stories of two single-parent families in a poor, racially-mixed neighborhood in Brooklyn.
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Stonewall (1995)
A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement. (imdb)
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The Cowboy Way (1994)
Two buddies and championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar... (imdb)
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Carlito
A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of New York City.
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Jumpin
Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up. (imdb)
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Innocent Blood (1992)
When a vampire decides to dine on La Cosa Nostra, it shakes things up for the whole family--and a cop who's been undercover for years.
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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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McBain (1991)
Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the oppressive El Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees to avenge Santos' death, calls up his old war buddies, raises the necessary funds by killing a few drug dealers and threatening the mafia, then leads an attack to topple the corrupt government.
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Empire City (1991)
Michael Pare and Mary Mara star in this thriller about two police detectives who fall into a passionate relationship as they investigate a murder among the wealthy and privileged. (allrovi.com)
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Q & A (1990)
A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector... (imdb)
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Family Business (1989)
Jessie is an ageing career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal activity. They both have great hope for Adam, Vito's son and Jessie's grandson, who is bright, good-looking, and without a criminal past... (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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Black Rain (1989)
Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. (imdb)
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Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under. (imdb)
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Heartbeat (1987)
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Surrealistic journey into the experiences and reflections of a documentary filmmaker as he evaluates the people and places that have made up his life. (imdb)
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Variety (1983)
Christine is a ticket-taker at a Manhattan porn cinema. Her ability to separate reel life from real life is seriously impaired in this slow, often silent, and ultimately enigmatic study of a lonely young woman who first despises the porn and then becomes fascinated with it and the clients who attend the shows. (Allmovie.com)
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Short Eyes (1977)
A child molester sent to prison finds that criminals exact harsher justice than society. (imdb)
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