Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon

Date of Birth: 07 Aug 1974

Country: USA

Biography: Michael Shannon grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, and began his professional stage career in Chicago. His first acting role was in "Winterset" at the Illinois Theatre Center. Over the next several years he continued working on the stage with such companies as Steppenwolf, The Next Lab and the Red Orchid Theatre. He subsequently relocated to London for a year, and performed on stage in London's West End in such productions as "Woyzeck", "Killer Joe" and "Bug"...(imdb)

Total Credits at Criticker: 84 (Actor)

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    Bad Boys II
    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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    Cecil B. DeMented
    In Baltimore, guerrilla filmmaker Cecil B. Demented leads a band of cinema revolutionaries who kidnap Honey Whitlock, a bitchy and aging movie star of big-budget froth. Cecil wants her in his movie, a screed against Hollywood they film during blitzkrieg attacks on a multiplex, a Maryland Film Commission press conference, and the set of a "Forrest Gump" sequel. He insists on celibacy; the cast and crew channel sexual energy into the production... (imdb)
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    Grand Theft Parsons
    Inspired by the true story that marked the end of the life of cult musician Gram Parson, this film examines the kind of friendship that saw one man break the law, jeopardise his freedom and race hundreds of miles, to see to it that in death his friend's wishes were honoured. (Swipe Films)
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    High Crimes
    High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who she thought was Tom Kubik, is arrested and is revealed to be Ron Chapman. Chapman is on trial for a murder of Latin American villagers while he was in the Marines. Claire soon learns that to navigate the military justice system, she'll need help from the somewhat unconventional Charlie Grimes; meanwhile, Claire's sister, Jackie, is falling in love with wet-behind-the-ears Lieutenant Embry assigned as the official defense lawyer. And most of the eyewitnesses have rather too conveniently died. (imdb)
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    Jesus\
    A gentle and usually mellow young man, who sometimes knows things before they happen and gets vibes of premonition, tell us his story: how he met Michelle in Iowa in 1971, how he got the name Fuckhead, how she introduced him to heroin and their falling in love, his thieving, his hospital work and their time in Chicago when she gets pregnant, detox, going to Phoenix to live, AA meetings and a dance, working at a care center where he learns to touch the residents, and more... (imdb)
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    Kangaroo Jack
    A comedy that follows the misadventures of two friends from Brooklyn who are forced to deliver mob money to Australia. While taking pictures of a kangaroo, one of them places his red jacket on it. When the wild kangaroo bounces off, they realize the mob money is in the jacket and are forced to give chase through the Outback. (imdb)
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    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor is a romantic tale set during World War 2. Childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Navy pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Rafe falls for Evelyn, before volunteering, while Evelyn and Danny are transferred to Pearl Harbor.
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    Tigerland
    At Fort Polk, Louisiana, thousands of young men prepare for Vietnam. The specter of combat hangs over the men of A-Company, Second Platoon, as they enter the final stage of infantry training. They will be sent to the war. But each man deals with this prospect in his own way. One man's defiance, however, galvanizes every member of the platoon. (20th Century Fox)
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    Vanilla Sky
    Snowboarding through life, David Aames (Cruise) appears to lead a charmed life. In one night David meets a girl of his dreams and loses her by making a small mistake. Thrust unexpectedly onto a roller-coaster ride of romance, comedy, suspicion, love, sex and dreams, David finds himself on a mind-bending search for his soul and discovers the precious, ephemeral nature of true love. (Paramount Pictures)
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    The Woodsman
    A harrowing and moving tale of one man's attempt to re-enter society after twelve years in prison. (Newmarket Films)
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    8 Mile
    A story about the boundaries that define our lives, and a young man's struggle to find the courage to transcend them.
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    Dead Birds
    A group of Confederate soldiers who hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank, and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces. (imdb)
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    World Trade Center
    September 11, 2001 was an unusually warm day in New York. Will Jimeno, an officer with the Port Authority Police Department, was tempted to take a personal day to enjoy his hobby of bow hunting, but ultimately decided that he would go to work. Sergeant John McLoughlin, a respected veteran of the PAPD, had been up for hours -- a requirement of his daily, 1½-hour trek to the city. They and their colleagues made their way to midtown Manhattan, just like they did any other day. Only this wasn't any other day. (Paramount)
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    Let\
    Based on a non-fiction novel by an ex-convict about how to stay out of jail (and/or survive it once you know you're headed upriver), Let's Go To Prison is an uncompromising, no-hold-barred revenge comedy. This prison movie takes a fresh, probing look at our penal system -- rife with plenty of sweet, cloistered, man love. (Universal)
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    Hellcab
    There is more to this story than this review lets on. It reflects all different facets of society over one drivers shift. He starts out it seems as a cold, ignorant man. But his character develops as the different people of Chicago come & go... (imdb)
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    Lucky You
    A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems. (imdb)
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    Bug
    Probing the blurry lines between paranoia and nightmarish reality, Bug is an intense, mind-bending psychological thriller in which nothing is quite as it seems. (Lionsgate)
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    Before the Devil Knows You\
    Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed. (imdb)
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    Shotgun Stories
    Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect their family. (imdb)
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    Revolutionary Road
    A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
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    The Missing Person
    Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Persuaded by a large reward, Rosow is charged with bringing the missing person back to his wife in New York City. (imdb)
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    Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
    A rogue detective is as devoted to his job as he is at scoring drugs - while playing fast and loose with the law.
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    My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
    Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword.
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    The Runaways
    A coming-of-age biopic about '70s band "The Runaways".
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    The Greatest
    A drama that is centered around a troubled teenage girl and a family that is trying to get over the loss of their son. (imdb)
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    Jonah Hex
    The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth.
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    13
    A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
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    New Port South
    A group of teenagers wish to rebel against the administrators and teachers (the system) in their suburban Chicago high school called New Port South. (imdb)
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    Return
    Back from a tour of duty, Kelli can't wait to rejoin her old life in the rust belt town she's always lived in. She's ready to experience the old feelings of everyday life- the carpet under her bare feet, a cold beer in front of the television, the smell of her baby's head. Slowly, though, she realizes that her everyday life doesn't resemble the one she left. (imdb)
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    Take Shelter
    Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. (imdb)
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    Machine Gun Preacher
    The story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers. (imdb)
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    The Broken Tower
    A biography of American poet Hart Crane who committed suicide at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba. (imdb)
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    Mud
    A drama centered on two teenage boys who encounter a fugitive and pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi. (imdb)
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    Premium Rush
    In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. (imdb)
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    The Iceman
    Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon stars alongside a stellar supporting cast -- including Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta and Chris Evans -- in the story of real-life mob hit-man Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski, who was reportedly responsible for over 200 murders. (tiff.net)
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    Man of Steel
    A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.
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    Choose You
    Choose You (2013) - Short Film
    A couple meets on a nightclub. Is it real?
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    Touch of Evil
    Touch of Evil (2011) - Short Film
    Some of 2011's stand-out film actors appear in "a video gallery of cinematic villainy" for New York Times Magazine. (imdb)
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    They Came Together
    A small business owner is about to lose her shop to a major corporate development. (imdb)
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    Blackbird
    A teen runaway falls in love with a fellow heroin junky. But the two are already far too deep in their drug addictions for love to offer any hope. (Netflix)
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    99 Homes
    A father struggles to get back the home that his family was evicted from by working for the greedy real estate broker who's the source of his frustration. (imdb)
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    Herbert White
    Herbert White (2010) - Short Film
    James Franco's adaptation of Frank Bidart's poem "Herbert White" registers a few days in the life of a necrophiliac family man.
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    She\
    A married Broadway director falls for a prostitute-turned-actress and works to help her advance her career. (imdb)
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    Young Ones
    Set in the future when water is hard to find, a man struggles to provide for his family.
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    The Harvest
    A couple who keeps their sick son in a secluded environment find their controlled lives challenged by a young girl who moves in next door. (imdb)
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    Midnight Special
    A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers. (imdb)
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    Freeheld
    New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. (imdb)
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    Boardwalk Empire
    An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era. (imdb)
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    Michael Shannon Reads the Insane Delta Gamma Sorority Letter
    An email written by University of Maryland sorority girl Rebecca Martinson, read by actor Michael Shannon.
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    The Night Before
    On Christmas Eve, three lifelong friends, two of whom are Jewish, spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties. (imdb)
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    Complete Unknown
    As a man contemplates moving to a new state with his wife for her graduate program, an old flame - a woman who often changes identities - reenters his life at a birthday dinner party. (imdb)
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    Frank & Lola
    Set in Las Vegas and Paris, this love story covers the full circle of emotions: love, obsession, sex, betrayal, revenge and eventually the search for redemption. (imdb)
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    Salt and Fire
    A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster. (imdb)
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    Elvis & Nixon
    The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock 'n Roll and President Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. (imdb)
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    Loving
    Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married. (imdb)
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    Nocturnal Animals
    A wealthy art gallery owner receives a draft of her ex-husband's new novel, and once she starts reading it she just cannot put it down. (imdb)
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    Wolves
    An 18-year-old basketball star who is being recruited by Cornell University seems to have it all figured out: captain of his team, a good student, has a longtime girlfriend and some good friends. But at home he's struggling with his troubled father who has a gambling addiction. His mother tries to keep the family afloat but does so with great emotional and financial sacrifice.
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    The Shape of Water
    An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. (imdb)
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    The Current War
    Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people. (imdb)
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    12 Strong
    The True Story of the Army's Special Forces "Green Berets", who within weeks responded to the 9-11 attack. Green Berets and AFSOC took over the country and allowed other Special Forces and the rest of the conventional military to begin the real war. (imdb)
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    Pottersville
    The plot centers on Maynard (Shannon), a beloved local businessman who is mistaken for the legendary Bigfoot during an inebriated romp through town in a makeshift gorilla costume. The sightings set off an international Bigfoot media spectacle and a windfall of tourism dollars for a simple American town hit by hard times. (imdb)
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    Waco
    Waco (2018) - TV Mini-Series
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    What They Had
    A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past. (imdb)
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    Fahrenheit 451
    In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl...and begins to rebel against society. (imdb)
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    State Like Sleep
    A woman grapples with the consequences of her celebrity husband's double life after he commits suicide. (imdb)
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    Poor Boy
    Two misfit brothers hustle cash and chase dreams in the desert. When a mysterious woman threatens to repo their beloved houseboat the brothers cook up an epic con to finally leave their dusty town and sail off on a beam of sunshine to California. (imdb)
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    The Little Drummer Girl
    The show is based on le Carré's novel of the same title. A bomb explodes in the house of an Israeli attaché in West Germany. A team of Israelis wants to stop such frequent bombings, all brilliantly planned by an elusive Palestinian. The Israelis identify an eccentric actor of English origin and convert her into an Israeli agent. She and her case officers brilliantly win the confidence of the Palestinian network and she is accepted as their own. (imdb)
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    Long Way Back Home
    Sing Sideways in the Style of "Darryl Worley". Stingray Karaoke Country, 2001, English, Key D. (imdb)
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    Local H - Innocents
    Ray, a motorcycle mechanic, ends his day just like any other, but upon reaching his old watering hole, he realizes things aren't quite the same and he may never be the same again. (imdb)
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    Knives Out
    A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. (imdb)
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    The Quarry
    A mysterious new minister takes up residence at a rundown church in a desolate Texas town. Despite the growing suspicions of the townsfolk - the hardened local police chief, the drug-dealing brothers caught in the chief's cross-hairs, and the mournful woman who keeps up the church - the congregation grows. But how long can the minister keep his secrets safe, and who can be forgiven when the truth comes to light? (imdb)
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    Echo Boomers
    Based on a true story, five college graduates decide the best way to get back at the unfair economy and live the life they've always wanted is to steal from Chicago's richest and give to themselves.
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    Chain Reaction
    Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason. (imdb)
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    Zamboni Man
    Zamboni Man (2004) - Short Film
    Zamboni Man is a short story that peers into the lives of two unique and unlikely characters: Walt, a Zamboni driver and Tyler, a young graceful figure skater. The story takes place in the quietness of a vacant ice rink during a late night, after hours, practice session where Tyler rehearses her current skating program. On the evening of our story we witness their improbable and ironic relationship.
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    Nine Perfect Strangers
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    Heart of Champions
    During their last year at an Ivy League college in 1999, a group of friends and crew teammates' lives are changed forever when an army vet takes over as coach of their dysfunctional rowing team.
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    Night\
    An anxious shut-in moves into a haunted apartment, hiring a stranger to perform an exorcism which quickly takes a horrific turn.
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    Bullet Train
    Five assassins aboard a fast moving bullet train find out their missions have something in common (imdb.com).
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    Amsterdam
    Set in the '30s, it follows three friends who witness a murder, become suspects themselves, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history (imdb.com).
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    George & Tammy
    George & Tammy (2022) - TV Series
    A look at the romance between famed country musicians George Jones and Tammy Wynette. (imdb.com
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    The Flash
    Barry Allen / The Flash travels back in time to prevent his mother's murder, which brings unintended consequences to his timeline (wikipedia.com).
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    A LITTLE WHITE LIE
    Shriver, a down-on-his-luck handyman whose never read a book in his life, gets mistaken for a famous writer whose been in hiding for more than 20 years. With nothing to lose, he accepts an invitation to a college literary festival and soon finds himself surrounded by adoring fans and an English professor who captures his heart.
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    Waco: The Aftermath
    Waco: The Aftermath (2023) - TV Mini-Series
    Series portraying the searing aftermath of the disastrous Waco standoff at the Branch Davidian compound - an event that galvanized American militia movements and helped radicalize Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. (imdb)
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    The Bikeriders
    It follows the rise of a Midwestern motorcycle club through the lives of its members. (imdb)
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