Total Titles at Criticker: 72 - You've Seen 0
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Titles You Haven't Rated (72)
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All About 'The Birds' (2000) - Direct-to-Video
80-minute documentary combining current interviews with archival materials and scenes from the film. (imdb)
The federal agent Joe Dee Foster is currently investigating on a serial killer, helped by doctor Animal who is isolated in a maximum security jail. (imdb)
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a 14 year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
Queenie (1987) - TV Movie
A half-caste beauty emigrates from India to Great Britain, pursues fame and fortune at the cost of personal happiness, and becomes a Hollywood movie star while suppressing the truth of her heritage. (imdb)
Second Serve (1986) - TV Movie
Fact-based story about tennis pro Renee Richards, whose player status was challenged in 1976 when it was revealed that she was a transsexual. Flashback to 1964 and meet Richard Radley, a successful New York doctor with a great lifestyle, a flashy girl friend, and a secret life. Seems like the good doctor likes to dress up in women's clothes and visit Manhattan.
A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Palestinian terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. The terrorists kill passengers until their demands are met... (imdb)
Murder in Space (1985) - TV Movie
Set in the "not-so-distant future", the crew of an international space station are set to return triumphantly to Earth, until someone starts killing the other crew members. (imdb)
The Twilight Zone (1985) - TV Series
A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist. (imdb)
Paul Kersey, New York architect and part-time vigilante, comes to LA to visit an old friend. Instead, he must avenge his death by fighting youth gangs. (imdb)
A retiree, his daughter and a stranger share his dream of reopening his Coney Island hot-dog stand.
A woman living in Dallas discovers that her husband, from New Zealand, is actually a crazed serial killer who murders prostitutes. She helps the authorities arrest him, and he is sent to a hospital for the criminally insane. Just when she's starting to get her life back together, she learns that he's escaped from the institution and is after her. She flees to Australia and winds up staying in a house owned by a wealthy young man, who turns out to have dark secrets of his own. (imdb)
The People vs. Jean Harris (1981) - TV Movie
A re-enactment of the trial of the mistress of the Scarsdale Diet doctor for his March 1980 murder, with excerpts from the transcript of the proceedings serving as the script.
An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the government. (imdb)
In this convoluted crime drama, two incorruptible Italian policemen investigate Mafia-influenced corruption within their own department. (allmovie.com)
A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner. (imdb)
The House on Garibaldi Street (1979) - TV Movie
After World War II, many important figures in Hitler's command escaped Germany and were rumored to be living in South America. Adolf Eichmann, wanted in connection with millions of deaths, is suspected to be living incognito in Argentina. Mossad, Israel's secret intelligence organization is determined to bring Eichmann (if it is him indeed) to justice. (imdb)
Gardenia owns a restaurant, has a woman, Queen, and follows the old rules of the Roman underworld. This does not come until Salluzzo that claims to sell the drug in the restaurant Gardenia. But Gardenia refused because the drug is not a good thing and now starts a war between the two. War without death at first, but that after the death of a friend of gardenia, Gardenia will become more bloody and eventually find himself alone. (imdb)
Archie Bunker's Place (1979) - TV Series
The further misadventures of Archie Bunker, now the owner of a local pub, and his regulars. (imdb)
Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, Fletcher finds that the bank, acquired by his associate Prince di Siracusa (Louis Jourdan), consists of some shabby offices above a restaurant. (imdb)
A photographer and his model are on a photo shoot in a forest when they get the feeling they are being watched. The feeling becomes so strong that they decide to cut their session short and leave. Later, when they develop the photos they took, they discover what looks like alien creatures in the background. (imdb)
The plot focuses on a man named Guido who goes down for robbery. He is released several years later and gets picked up by his girlfriend. They decide to take the bus, and it turns out to be a bad decision as the bus comes under attack by a gang of thugs and despite the heroic ex-convict jumping the rescue of his fellow passengers; it doesn't stop the thugs from murdering his girlfriend.. (imdb)
Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably nice Manhattan apartment, where scary occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events. (imdb)
Contract on Cherry Street (1977) - TV Movie
The partner--and best friend--of a tough New York detective is murdered by killers working for a local mob. Infuriated at the inability of the Police Department to bring in the murderers, he decides--with the help of a few of his fellow detectives--to operate on his own, using whatever means necessary, to destroy the gang. (imdb)
Comedy about an onion breeder (F. Nero) who has to defend his onion fields against a greedy oil company. Not as bad as many say, but despite a few nice slapstick scenes it's often also too silly not to be called awful. More boring than funny. In the end it's a film with a speaking horse, and maybe we won't like to see a curly haired Franco Nero having conversations with his horse. (spaghetti-western.net)
A robbery goes terribly wrong for a hapless criminal when he goes to knock off a jewelry store. Upon entering the store, the steel shutters immediately slam down and lock him inside until the police arrive. He is later sent to jail, but it doesn't take long before he befriends a big time crime boss inside. The two execute a successful break out and we soon find out that we don't really know the true background of these criminals or what is really motivating them. (blu-ray.com)
A psychotic man, armed with a hunting rifle and acting alone, goes on a sniping spree and is hunted by the police and a SWAT team. Sniper and SWAT converge at a crowded major-league football game, where at the two-minute warning shots ring out and mass panic ensues. (imdb)
Raid on Entebbe (1976) - TV Movie
Second of a series of dramas about a daring Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe Airport in Uganda. (imdb)
Brynner stars as a retired hit man pulled back into the business. (netflix.com)
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976) - TV Movie
Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann. (imdb)
Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.
Death Among Friends (1975) - TV Movie
A female homicide detective is assigned to solve the murder of an international banker. (imdb)
As a gang of youths terrorizes a city, the weary chief of police finds himself caught between the citizens who cry for blood and a catholic priest who believes the boys will respond to kindness. (imdb)
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)
In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away? (imdb)
In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before. (imdb)
When the godson of San Francisco's crime lord asks permission to leave "the business," Don Antonio agrees, but reluctantly. Such behavior by either one is a violation of the code, and a bloody mob war breaks out. It is only through the strong support of his family connections in Sicily that Don Antonio is able to survive the mêlée and come out on top. Aghast at the situation he has caused, the godson becomes his leader's "consigliere," or Counselor at Crime. (imdb)
Rita, a middle aged New York City homemaker, finds herself in an emotional crisis which forces her to re-examine her life, as well as her relationships with her mother, her eye doctor husband, her alienated daughter and estranged son. (imdb)
The Six Million Dollar Man (1973) - TV Movie
After an astronaut/test pilot is catastrophically mutilated in a test plane crash, he is rebuilt and equipped with nuclear powered bionic limbs and implants. (imdb)
Top detective Lou Torrey is transferred to Los Angeles and uncovers a plot by a Sicilian mafioso to use Vietnam veterans to murder all his enemies in a rerun of the "Sicilian Vespers" when the previous generation of Sicilian mafiosi were all killed on a single day. Torrey gets various clues that something big is about to happen but will he discover what is planned before the big day? (imdb)
In the1970s, during violent protest, a policeman and a student eventually die. A just and honest judge discovers that his own son was responsible for the death of the policeman.
1972 crime/drama starring Terence Hill and Martin Balsam.
When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in a building collapse, and the Vice-President declines the office due to age and ill-health, Senate President pro tempore Douglas Dilman (James Earl Jones) suddenly becomes the first black man to occupy the Oval Office. (imdb)
A thief (Duke Anderson) just released from ten years in jail, takes up with his old girlfriend (Ingrid) in her posh apartment. He makes plans to rob the entire building. What he doesn't know is that his every move is recorded on audio and video tape, although he is not the subject of any surveillance. (imdb)
One of the first films about the mafia occurrence, in which the fight is hopeless, because "the polyp's feeler" reaches everything and everybody. A police inspector and a deputy public prosecutor try to prove that the architect in the city is in the mafia.
The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (1970) - TV Movie
Emile Pulska is visiting his old friend Abe Stillman. During the visit they are attacked and Emile is struck senseless. When he wakes up he is told that Abe is dead, dead by natural causes, the doctors tell him. When Emile insists that they were attacked, his relatives try to give him psychiatric help. Emile decides to try to find the killers himself, but someone is watching his every step...
A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen. (imdb)
Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer. (imdb)
Hunters Are for Killing (1970) - TV Movie
A man comes home after serving time in prison to claim his share of his deceased mother's estate. However, his stepfather, who holds him responsible for his own son's death, intends to fight him for everything. (imdb)
A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. (imdb)
Miss Miller has spent her life as a governess for children in some of the most fashionable homes in New York. She is shocked one day to learn that one of her "babies" is expecting a baby of her own and rejects Miss Miller's offer to be the nurse for the forthcoming child. (imdb)
Lighthearted western stars Robert Mitchum as a retired lawman who finds that old nemesis George Kennedy and his gang are planning a train robbery in his neck of the woods. Mitchum is targeted to be killed by Kennedy, but a change of heart brings the two enemies together to stop the crime. (MoviesUnlimited)
A young woman struggles for independence. (imdb)
In this film more is said with just one look than in 100 cute one-liners. An Indian policeman travels by stagecoach and encounters more than his share of trouble. Filled with hard looks, calmly delivered threats and lots of gun play (imdb)
Peter Sellers plays Aldo Vanucci (aka the Fox), one of the greatest criminals of the world, and master of disguise... (imdb)
Twelve-year-old Nick (played by Barry Gordon) lives with his Uncle Murray (Jason Robards) (imdb)
Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. Poitier gets more than he bargained for when the Bedford discovers a Soviet sub in the depths and the captain begins a relentless pursuit, pushing his crew to the breaking point. This one's grim tension to the end. (imdb)
In this story, Harlow starts in the movies as set dressing, the pretty girl who is used for the glamour shots... (imdb)
US military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack. (imdb)
Youngblood Hawke is a truck driver from Kentucky who comes to New York City to become a hot-shot writer. Almost immediately, he meets editor Jeanne Green. She sees great promise in Hawke's writing and falls for the handsome Kentuckian while helping him put together his first book deal. His first novel is moderately successful, but it is soon transformed into a Broadway play by a has-been stage actress. (imdb)
George Peppard plays a hard-driven industrialist more than a little reminiscent of Howard Hughes. (imdb)
Actor Jason Steele plays a caring, godlike doctor on television. Off the set, he's the insecure fiancee of Melissa, a pretty art teacher. Jason doesn't know what to expect of marriage, especially after seeing how the fires have burned out in all of poker buddies' marriages. Complicating matters is that his friends' wives have confused Jason with his television persona and they keep popping up at his house ready to see what his bedside manner is like. (imdb)
A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail. (imdb)
A group of people are surrounded in a hotel by a group of rebels; one of them is trying to betray their arms cache to the rebels. (BFI)
A call girl weds an easygoing politician and helps him against corrupt state officials. (TCM.com)
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building. (imdb)
After the 8th September 1943 (when the Fascist Government was deposed), an Italian officer, Pietro Innocenzi, gives up his uniform and makes his way from the North to his home in Naples. Here he is drawn back into combat, this time on the side of the partesans who liberate the city. (bfi)
A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel after stealing $40 thousand, which has terrible secrets of its own in the form of an odd proprietor and his domineering, never-seen mother.
The May-December relationship between a widower and a young woman in his employ is threatened by the opinions and biases of family, friends and colleagues.
This factual biography of gang lord Al Capone follows his rise and fall in Chicago gangdom during the Prohibition era. (imdb)
Military investigator Colonel Edwards is assigned a case involving Major Cargill, a Korean War POW who is accused of treason. Although Cargill admits his guilt and Edwards' superiors are impatiently pushing Edwards to move this case to court martial, Edwards becomes convinced of Cargill's innocence. (imdb)
A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court (imdb)
Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers. (IMDB.com)