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Pete Postlethwaite
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Date of Birth: Feb 7, 1946

Country: UK

Biography: Peter William "Pete" Postlethwaite, OBE, (7 February 1946 - 2 January 2011) was an English stage, film and television actor. After minor television appearances including in The Professionals, Postlethwaite's first success came with the film Distant Voices, Still Lives in 1988. He played a mysterious lawyer, Mr. Kobayashi, in The Usual Suspects, and he appeared in Alien 3, In the Name of the Father, Amistad, Brassed Off, The Shipping News, The Constant Gardener, The Age of Stupid...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 54 - You've Seen 54

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Titles You've Rated (54)
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Sharpe
Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage for ransom. Sharpe is given the 60th Rifles and a Rocket troop, as well as his majority to rescue the women. But while Sharpe may be able to deal with his old enemy, he has yet to face a newer threat, the French Major Duclos. (imdb)
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Gone Dark (2003)
An elderly woman turns the tables on her kidnapper. (imdb)
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Ghost Son (2006)
Stacey and Mark have recently married and are deeply in love with each other, living in Mark's farm in South Africa. When Mark dies in a fatal car accident, the widow Stacey decides to stay with their orphan teenage maid, Thandi, in the farm. Later, her friend and doctor Doc finds that Stacey is pregnant. After a complicated delivery, Stacey notes that her baby in some moments seems to be possessed by the spirit of Mark, trying to kill her to bring her to spend the eternity with him. (imdb)
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To Kill a Priest (1988)
A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it. (imdb)
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Among Giants (1998)
A manager hires Ray, off the books, to paint all the power towers in a 15-mile stretch of high-tension wires outside Sheffield. Ray's crew of men are friends, especially Ray with Steve, a young Romeo. Into the mix comes Gerry, an Australian with a spirit of adventure and mountain climbing skills. She wants a job, and against the others' advice, who don't want a woman on the job, Ray hires her... Economics, romance, and wanderlust spark the end. Written by {jhailey@hotmail.com} (imdb)
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Sharpe
Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along with the murderous Sgt. Obadiah Hakeswill, an old enemy of Sharpe's from India days. But a new commander means a captain trying to turn the Rifles into red-jackets, and Sharpe's only hope to command his company again is the Forlorn one. (imdb)
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Waterland (1992)
Tom Crick, a high school history teacher, is having trouble connecting - with his class, with his wife. He ventures into telling his class stories about his young adulthood in the Fens district in England. The emotional wounds from his younger life wash over him in present day, affecting his work and his relationships with his students and his wife. (imdb)
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Closing the Ring (2007)
In 1943, A dying gunner, who was in a crash involving a United States B-17, gives a ring to a local to return to his girlfriend in the USA. Fifty years later, a man finds the ring and tracks down the girlfriend and the history of this ring. Set in Belfast and North Carolina. (imdb)
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A Private Function (1984)
1947 in a small town in England. The war has been won two years ago, but there's still rationing of meat. When princess Elizabeth is going to marry, a group of businessmen wants to impress (or probably bribe) the local government by giving a big party. They want to slaughter an illegally raised pig for this event. Unfortunately someone steals the pig. (imdb)
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Alice in Wonderland (1999)
Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole into a whimsical Wonderland, where she meets characters like the delightful Cheshire Cat, the clumsy White Knight, a rude caterpillar, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts and can grow ten feet tall or shrink to three inches. But will she ever be able to return home? (imdb)
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Cowboy Up (2001)
Two bull-riding brothers work the professional rodeo circuit. (imdb)
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Treasure Island (1990)
An excellent version that is probably the closest to Robert Louis Stevenson's book. A young boy entrusted with a treasure map by a drunken captain must battle on land and sea against the one-legged buccaneer Long John Silver if he wants to keep both the ship and the treasure (Yahoo.com)
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The Age of Stupid (2009)
A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.
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Suite 16 (1994)
After an argument and fight with a wealthy one night stand in a posh hotel, young hustler Chris finds himself trapped inside. With nowhere to go and the cops closing in on the hotel fast, he wanders into "Suite 16" in a fit of despair. Inside, a handicapped and wheelchair bound Glover (Pete Postlethwaite) is held captive for the evening once discovered by Chris.
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Bandyta (1997)
Bastard depicts the distress of needy children and the love of a nurse and a hard boiled criminal.
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Valley of the Heart
When the sole male heir to a wealthy California family is kidnapped it ignites a firestorm of suspicion and rage in idyllic 1933 San Jose, California. After the scion to this family turns up dead, the local sheriff feels the pressure and rounds up two suspects on flimsy evidence. A young, wet behind the ears, yet principled reporter investigates the kidnapping and ends up taking on the powers that-be; uncovering the true story behind the last lynching in California. (Amazon.com)
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Red Mercury (2005)
Three terrorist bomb-makers get a tipoff that their safehouse is about to be raided; flee on foot; kidnap hostages in an attempt to escape (en.wikipedia.org)
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Wayward Son (1999)
A Southern man in the Depression tries to pick up the pieces of his life after being wrongly imprisoned for eleven years. He is befriended by a farmer whose daughter is emotionally and physically frail because of scarlet fever. A murder triggers the town folks' emotions and forces the ex-con to prove his innocence to escape a lynch mob. (imdb)
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Martin Chuzzlewit (1994)
Martin Chuzzlewit (1994) - TV Mini-Series
BBC miniseries adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel.
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Killing Bono (2011)
Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world. (imdb)
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Crimetime (1996)
To be seen is to exist.
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Solomon Kane (2009)
A mercenary who owes his soul to the devil redeems himself by fighting evil. (imdb)
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Clash of the Titans (2010)
The mortal son of the god Zeus embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens.
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Inception (2010)
In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a single idea within one's mind can be the most dangerous weapon or the most valuable asset.
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Anchoress (1993)
In fourteenth-century England, peasant girl Christine Carpenter is so attracted to a statue of the Virgin Mary that the local priest (who lusts after her) suggests she be walled up in the church as an anchoress, a holy woman with responsibility for blessing the villagers. But when the priest has Christine's mother tried as a witch, she digs herself out of her cell, a crime for which the punishment is death... (imdb)
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The Town (2010)
As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down.
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Split Second (1992)
In a futuristic London, the rising sea levels mean that large areas are under feet of water. Hauer plays a cop who previously lost his partner to some strange creature. Now the creature is back and its after him. (imdb)
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The Divine Ryans (1999)
The Ryans of St John's, Newfoundland, are an old family steeped in tradition. Donald Ryan edits the local newspaper while his brothers and sisters run the funeral parlour. Early one morning, Donald's son Draper Doyle goes to the newspaper office to surprise his father with a birthday cake, only to witness something traumatic. Two days later, Donald Ryan is dead... (imdb)
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Aeon Flux (2005)
In this futuristic sci-fi thriller set 400 years in the future, Charlize Theron stars as Aeon Flux, the top underground operative at war with the totalitarian regime governing what appears to be a perfect society. But is this perfect life hiding a perfect lie? Aeon is on the front lines of a rebellion that will reveal a world of secrets. (Paramount Pictures)
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The Constant Gardener (2005)
Adapted from the novel by John le Carre, this is a gripping romantic thriller that sweeps audiences along one man's emotional and global journey to uncover the truth behind a personal loss and a worldwide conspiracy. (Focus Features)
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Alien 3 (1992)
After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor.
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The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. (imdb)
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The Duellists (1977)
Set during the grand, sweeping Napoleonic age, an officer in the French army insults another officer and sets off a life-long emnity... (imdb)
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Dark Water (2005)
Based on a film by the creators of the Japanese version of the "The Ring" comes this haunting, chilling, film about a young mother who goes to extreme lengths to solve a mystery and protect her daughter. (Touchstone Pictures)
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The Usual Suspects (1995)
Following a truck hijack in New York, five conmen are arrested and brought together for questioning. As none of them is guilty, they plan a revenge operation against the police. The operation goes well, but then the influence of a legendary mastermind criminal called Keyser Söze is felt. It becomes clear that each one of them has wronged Söze at some point and must pay back now. The payback job leaves 27 men dead in a boat explosion, but the real question arises now: Who actually is Keyser Söze? (imdb)
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Brassed Off (1996)
A story about two old friends -- and ex-lovers -- whose surprise reunion turns their lives, and the lives of everyone else in town, hilariously upside down! (Miramax)
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Between Strangers (2002)
Toronto, 2001. Three women in spiritual crisis.
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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
It has been four years since the disaster at Jurassic Park and two groups are in a race against time that will determine the fate of the remote island's prehistoric inhabitants.
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Rat (2000)
Hubert Flynn from Dublin loves his pint of Guinness, his bet on the horses and his wife Conchita, in that order. So when he comes home from the pub one evening and changes into a rat, she is slow to forgive. (Universal Focus)
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The Shipping News (2001)
Based on E. Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, the story traces one man's extraordinary journey to self-discovery when he returns to his ancestral home on the coast of Newfoundland. (Miramax Films)
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Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. (imdb)
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James and the Giant Peach (1996)
An orphan with terrible aunts for guardians, befriends human like bugs who live inside a giant peach, who take the boy on a journey to New York City. (imdb)
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Tumbledown (1988)
Based on the experiences of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence, M.C. (imdb)
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When Saturday Comes (1996)
Jimmy Muir is a hard-drinking brewery worker in the city of Sheffield, with an arrogant lack of respect for authority. His entire life has been orientated by football and he possesses the potential, but has never had the courage or discipline to make anything of it... (imdb)
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Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
Terence Davies looks back at his working-class upbringing in post-war Liverpool, centring on a household torn in two by a violent father (Peter Postlethwaite) who lurches from being loving to brutal within the blink of an eye... (channel4.com)
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Strange Bedfellows (2004)
A struggling widower businessman (Paul Hogan) finds a new tax loophole offered in Australia to same sex couples. Needing a tax break, he cajoles his best friend (Michael Caton), also a widower, into filing papers indicating they are a gay couple living together and assuring him that the small town (population 652) they live in will never have a clue... (imdb)
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The Serpent
Young Dutch architect Meneer Chrome comes to a remote English estate where Thomas Smithers lives with his wife, Juliana. Smithers is determined to leave as his legacy a fabulous garden, to be carved from a wild patch of land beside his home... (imdb)
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Triggermen (2002)
One of two deadly hired kilers switches places with one of a duo of conmen in order to pursue love. (imdb)
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Hamlet (1990)
Zefferelli does yet another Shakespeare, with less success than he had with Taming of the Shrew or Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet returns to Denmark when his father, the King, dies. His mother Gertrude has already married Hamlet's uncle Claudius, the new King... (imdb)
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Dragonheart (1996)
The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality. (imdb)
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Animal Farm (1999)
The animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny among themselves. (imdb)
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Nominated for seven Oscars in 1993, this biopic features the dramatic prowess of Daniel Day-Lewis as the Irishman Gerry Conlon, who was wrongfully sentenced to life in prison for an IRA terrorist attack that killed four people. As if a forced confession weren't enough injustice, the police work to implicate Conlon's father (Pete Postlethwaite) in the same crime. Emma Thompson plays the lawyer who worked for years to uncover the truth.
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The Omen (2006)
A remake of the 1976 horror classic The Omen (1976), an American official realizes that his young son may literally be the devil incarnate. (imdb)
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Amistad (1997)
Based on a true story, a group of enslaved Africans aboard the slaveship La Amistad overtake the ship and attempt to return to their homeland. When the ship is seized, the captives are brought to the United States where an enthralling courtroom battle ensues that captures the attention of the entire nation while confronting the very foundation of the American justice system. (DreamWorks)
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