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Paul Giamatti
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Date of Birth: Jun 6, 1967

Country: USA

Biography: Born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut by his father A. Bartlett Giamatti, who became President at Yale University, and mother Toni Marilyn, an English teacher. Origianlly a comedian, Giamatti went on to play small parts in several movies, such as the Negotiator and saving Private Ryan before taking the lead in such films as American splendor and, the critically acclaimed, Sideways. Giamatti is a commited Athiest although married to Jewish wife Elizabeth with their son Samual.

Total Titles at Criticker: 79 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (79)
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White Fang (2018)
Based on the timeless novel by Jack London, White Fang follows the story of a boy who befriends a half breed wolf as he searches for his father, who has mysteriously gone missing during the Gold Rush. (imdb)
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I Think We
The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse -- until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship (imdb)
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Private Life (2018)
An author (Hahn) is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her husband (Giamatti) on edge. (imdb)
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The Catcher Was a Spy (2017)
Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services. (imdb)
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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)
A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999). (imdb)
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Billions (2016)
Billions (2016) - TV Series
U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades goes after hedge fund king, Bobby "Axe" Axelrod in a battle between two powerful New York figures. (imdb)
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Morgan (2016)
Morgan is about a corporate risk-management consultant who has to decide and determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment. (imdb)
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Ratchet and Clank (2016)
Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they'll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one's own identity. (imdb)
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The Phenom (2016)
Major-league rookie pitcher Hopper Gibson has lost his focus. After choking on the mound, he's sent down to the minors and prescribed sessions with an unorthodox sports therapist, who pushes him to uncover the origins of his anxiety. (imdb)
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Love & Mercy (2015)
The life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy. (imdb)
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San Andreas (2015)
In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter. (imdb)
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Madame Bovary (2015)
The beautiful wife of a small-town doctor engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status. (imdb)
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Straight Outta Compton (2015)
The group N.W.A. emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes hip hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. (imdb)
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The Little Prince (2015)
A pilot crashes in the desert and meets a little boy from a distant planet. (imdb)
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life. (imdb)
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One Cut, One Life (2014)
When seminal documentarian Ed Pincus, considered the father of personal doc, is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he and collaborator Lucia Small team up to make one last film, much to the chagrin of Jane, Ed's wife of 50 years. Told from two points of view with raw intimacy and humor, ONE CUT, ONE LIFE challenges the form of first person documentary while offering a complex story of love, loss, legacy, and the delicacy of capturing the preciousness of life while time is fleeting. (imdb)
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (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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Parkland (2013)
A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. (imdb)
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The Congress (2013)
An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider. (imdb)
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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Author P. L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney during production for the adaptation of her eponymous novel. (imdb)
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All Is Bright (2013)
Two French Canadian ne'er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to get rich quick selling Christmas trees. Easygoing charmer Rene (Paul Rudd) clashes with misanthropic ex-con Dennis (Paul Giamatti), whose wife Rene just stole. Still, this odd couple must make an honest go of it in this fresh buddy comedy co-starring Sally Hawkins, by the director of the indie breakout hit Junebug. (imdb)
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Romeo & Juliet (2013)
When the star-crossed lovers of two enemy families meet, forbidden love ensues. (imdb)
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Rock of Ages (2012)
Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew and Sherrie are two young people chasing their dreams in the big city. When they meet, it's love at first sight, though their romance will face a series of challenges. (imdb)
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John Dies at the End (2012)
It's a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. (imdb)
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Love, Marilyn (2012)
Love, Marilyn is an intimate excursus into the never-before-seen letters, diaries and notebooks of Marilyn Monroe. Appearing on screen to perform Marilyn's words are renowned contemporary actresses, including Maria Tomei, Uma Thurman, and Glenn Close. (tiff.net)
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Cosmopolis (2012)
Cosmopolis is a day in the life of Eric Packer, a 28-year-old New York stock market multi-millionaire, as he crosses Manhattan in his customized limousine to go for a haircut. His cross-town journey becomes an almost vertical voyage, with bizarre occurrences and an authentic parade of crazy characters along the way, in a landscape that depicts the modern soul of the West at the end of the millennium (mubi.com)
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Citizens of Cosmopolis (2012)
David Cronenberg directs Cosmopolis with a walkie talkie while he chills in his trailer. He also makes a man apologize to some guy the man stabbed in the eye.
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The Hangover Part II (2011)
Right after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry. (imdb)
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Win Win (2011)
Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything. (imdb)
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Too Big to Fail (2011)
Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. (imdb)
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Ironclad (2011)
In 13th century a determined group of Knights Templar defends Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John. (imdb)
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Prohibition (2011)
Prohibition (2011) - TV Mini-Series
The rise and fall of the United States Constitution's 18th Amendment.
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The Ides of March (2011)
An idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Based on the play by Beau Willimon. (imdb)
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Barney
The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky. (imdb)
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The Last Station (2009)
Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things.
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Duplicity (2009)
A pair of corporate spies who share a steamy past hook up to pull off the ultimate con job on their respective bosses.
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The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009)
The story follows the adventures of El Superbeasto, a washed-up Mexican luchador, and his sultry sidekick and sister Suzi-X as they confront an evil villain by the name of Dr. Satan. The adventure, set in the mythic world of Monsterland, also has a character named Murray the robot.
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Cold Souls (2009)
An exploration of a man in search of his soul.
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Pretty Bird (2008)
A sweet-natured guy enlists his pals to help him create and market his idea for a rocket-powered belt. But can their friendship withstand unexpected success? (imdb)
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John Adams (2008)
John Adams (2008) - TV Mini-Series
A seven-part biopic miniseries on second US President John Adams, and the story of the first fifty years of the United States.
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Fred Claus (2007)
Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole. (imdb)
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The Nanny Diaries (2007)
A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.
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Shoot
A man named Mr. Smith (Owen) delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen. (imdb)
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Trumbo (2007)
TRUMBO focuses on the writer's own indelible words, the film features performances of some of his extraordinary letters, clips from his films and, archival and contemporary interviews with those who knew him best. Forced to write underground, letter writing became the chief repository of Trumbo's extraordinary talents and they serve as a wonderfully entertaining testament to his boundless intellect, acerbic humor,and staggering resilience.
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The Ant Bully (2006)
After Lucas floods an ant colony with his watergun, he's magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labor.
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The Hawk Is Dying (2006)
George Gattling (Giamatti) finds little fulfillment as an auto upholsterer, the patriarch of a broken family, and the occasional lover of a lonely psychology student (Williams). When stricken with a family tragedy, George becomes obsessed with taming a wild, red-tail hawk. At his weakest moment, he locks himself into a battle of wills with a fierce creature that would rather die than succumb. (Strand Releasing)
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The Illusionist (2006)
Set in turn-of-the-centuy Vienna, this supernatural mystery combines romance, politics and magic. (Yari Film Group)
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Lady in the Water (2006)
Cleveland Heep, a stuttering apartment superintendent, encounters a girl named Story swimming in the complex's pool. He soon learns that she comes from the Blue World, and has a message for mankind. Will he be able to help her complete her mission?
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The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)
A Civil War-era secret agent with an extraordinary special power serves under president Abraham Lincoln. (imdb)
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Cinderella Man (2005)
In the middle of the Great Depression, when an America in the grips of a devastating economic downturn was nearly brought to its knees, there came along a most unlikely hero who had crowds cheering on their feet as he proved just how hard a man would fight to win a second chance for his family and himself. That common-man hero was James J. Braddock, a.k.a. the "Cinderella Man"-who was to become one of the most surprising and inspirational sports legends in history. (Universal Pictures)
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The Fan and the Flower (2005)
An ill-fated and unconsummated romance between a fan and a flower magically creates a fairy-tale ending. (imdb)
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Robots (2005)
A timeless, comedic tale that pushes the boundaries of animation while introducing characters rich with humor and soul, and a heart-warming story proves that a robot can shine no matter what he is made of. (Twentieth Century Fox)
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Sideways (2004)
Two old friends set off on a wine-tasting road trip only to veer dizzily sideways into a wry, comedic exploration of the crazy vicissitudes of love and friendship, the persistence of loneliness and dreams and the enduring war between Pinot and Cabernet.
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American Splendor (2003)
The true saga of a working-class Everyman who pursues self-expression without self-censorship -- and finds a grateful audience, critical admiration, and that most remarkable of happy endings, a loving family. (Fine Line Features)
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The Pentagon Papers (2003)
Daniel Ellsberg, a hawkish analyst for the Rand Corporation think-tank and later for the U.S. government, supports the war in Vietnam until two powerful occurrences: the experience, first-hand, of combat and political turmoil in Vietnam, and the discovery of secret Defense Department documents detailing the deliberate fabrication of reasons to initiate and expand the war. Facing a crisis of conscience, Ellsberg becomes convinced that the American people have not been told the truth about the war, its justifications, or its likely outcome.(imdb)
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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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Paycheck (2003)
What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased. (imdb)
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Big Fat Liar (2002)
Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf? Not Jason Shepherd (Muniz), who has to prove that sleazy Hollywood producer Marty Wolf (Giamatti) stole his class paper and turned into a blockbuster hit movie called Big Fat Liar. (Universal)
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Thunderpants (2002)
An 11-year-old boy's amazing ability to break wind leads him first to fame and then to death row, before it helps him to fulfill his ambition of becoming an astronaut. (imdb)
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Planet of the Apes (2001)
Burton's Planet of the Apes begins with the famed original's premise - a pilot finds himself in a world turned upside down after landing on a strange planet - with the celebrated filmmaker's unique personal vision and style breaking new ground in story, design, makeup, and visual effects. (20th Century Fox)
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Storytelling (2001)
Storytelling is comprised of two separate stories set against the sadly comical terrain of college and high school, past and present. Following the paths of its young hopeful/troubled characters, it explores the issues of sex, race, celebrity and exploitation.
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Big Momma
An FBI agent disguises himself as an old lady to protect a beautiful federal witness and her son. (imdb)
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Duets (2000)
Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. There's the struggling singer who dreams of making it to the big time, a frustrated salesman who ends up on an unexpected road trip, the dysfunctional family performers which includes a con-artist (Huey Lewis) and his long lost daughter, and an escaped convict (Andre Braugher) with the voice of an angel. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come together for a blow-out sing-off. (imdb)
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If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000)
Semi-follow up of the first "If These Walls Could Talk" with three segments set in the same house, but with different occupants which spans nearly 40 years. While the first film delt with women and the topic of abortion, this deals with women and the topic of lesbianism. (imdb)
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Man on the Moon (1999)
Jim Carrey stars as Andy Kaufman, who was considered one of the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic performers of his time.
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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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Dr. Dolittle (1998)
Dr. John Dolittle nearly runs over a dog with his car. The dog yells "bonehead" and disappears. From then on, his childhood ability is back: to communicate with animals.
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The Negotiator (1998)
Maverick negotiator Danny Roman is framed for embezzlement and the murder of his partner and best friend.
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Safe Men (1998)
Two untalented singers (Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn) are mistaken for a pair of major league safecrackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic interest is added by the daughter (Christina Kirk) of the underworld leader (Harvey Fierstein) who won't date the men she knows are gangsters. (imdb)
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The Truman Show (1998)
Twenty-nine years ago, a baby boy was adopted by the OmniCam Corporation to become the subject of the most popular television show of all time. His name is Truman Burbank.
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Cpt. Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day... (imdb)
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Winchell (1998)
Winchell (1998) - TV Movie
This powerful HBO biographical drama recounts the rise and fall of Walter Winchell, a gossip columnist and reporter who changed the face of news reporting. (msn.com - Sandra Brennan, Rovi)
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Donnie Brasco (1997)
A gangland thriller about an undercover FBI agent who befriends a hitman to gain entry to the mob.
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Private Parts (1997)
Private Parts captures Howard at his most hilarious, in a bare-all, no-jokes-barred look at a true entertainment sensation.
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Before and After (1996)
Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend. (imdb)
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Sabrina (1995)
An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it. (imdb)
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Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Lenny and Amanda have an adopted son Max who turns out to be brilliant. Lenny becomes obsessed with finding Max's real parents because he believes that they too must be brilliant. When he finds that Linda Ash is Max' real mother, Lenny is disappointed. Linda is a prostitute and porn star. On top of that, she is quite possibly the dumbest person Lenny has ever met. Interwoven is a Greek chorus linking the story with the story of Oedipus. (imdb)
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Past Midnight (1991)
A man gets out of prison after 15 years for stabbing his wife to death, and his social worker becomes convinced he was innocent... (imdb)
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