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Richard Dreyfuss
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Date of Birth: Oct 29, 1947

Country: USA

Biography: Richard Stephen Dreyfuss is an American actor best known for starring in a number of film, television, and theater roles since the late 1960s, including the films American Graffiti, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Goodbye Girl, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Stakeout, Always, What About Bob?, Poseidon and Mr. Holland's Opus. Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1977 for The Goodbye Girl, and was nominated in 1995 for Mr. Holland's Opus...(Wikipedia)

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

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Titles You Haven't Rated (79)
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The Last Laugh (2019)
When retired talent manager Al Hart is reunited with his first client, Buddy Green, a comic who quit show business 50 years ago, he convinces Buddy to escape their retirement community and hit the road for a cross-country comedy tour.
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Bayou Caviar (2018)
A former boxing champion and his companions get caught up with Russian mobsters after he witnesses a crime. (imdb)
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Book Club (2018)
Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.
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Killing Winston Jones (2018)
Ethan Jones, a sixth-grade English teacher is on a mission to get the newly constructed Junior High gymnasium named after his elderly father Winston, the old retired gym teacher, despite the fact that being dead is one of the requirements. (imdb)
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Madoff (2016)
Madoff (2016) - TV Mini-Series
The rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme bilked $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in US history. (imdb)
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Your Family or Mine (2015)
Family comedy with an unusual structure - each episode focuses on a different side of the family. (imdb)
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Zipper (2015)
A family man who has it all until he risks losing everything due to his inability to fight off his obsessive temptation for other women. (imdb)
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Very Good Girls (2014)
In the long, half-naked days of a New York summer, two girls on the brink of becoming women fall for the same guy and find that life isn't as simple or safe as they had thought. (sundance.org)
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Squatters (2014)
Home early from their vacation, a wealthy Pacific Palisades couple discovers a pair of homeless young lovers have moved into their home. (imdb)
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Cas & Dylan (2013)
A dying Doctor, who plans to check out on his own terms, takes a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an 'anything-but-normal' 22-year-old girl. (imdb)
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Paranoia (2013)
An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage. (imdb)
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Coma (2012)
Coma (2012) - TV Mini-Series
A young medical student discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table. (imdb)
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Shakespeare High (2011)
Shakespeare High is a documentary about a socio-economic cross-section of teens in Southern California that study Shakespeare to compete in a drama Festival run by the many hundred-strong volunteer teacher organization: DTASC (Drama Teachers Association of Southern California). The film focuses primarily on under-served teens, highlighting the life-changing effect that this activity and competition have for them. (imdb)
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Red (2010)
After trading in his professional past as a black-ops CIA agent for a new identity, Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is basking in normalcy. But he's forced to return to old habits when a shadowy assassin puts a target on his back and goes after the woman (Mary-Louise Parker) he loves. Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich co-star as former members of Moses's team who reluctantly reassemble to save his life.
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Piranha (2010)
A tremor under the surface of Lake Victoria unleashes scores of prehistoric piranhas, an event which rallies the local sheriff (Shue) who will risk everything to save her townsfolk.
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Symphony for a Suicide (2010)
Abner Zwillman was responsible for roughly 40 percent of the illegal booze entering the country. A multimillionaire following Prohibition, this living embodiment of Fitzgerald's 'Gatsby', had his hand gripped tight around Hollywood bankrolling Columbia Pictures, dated Jean Harlow and ruled both legal and illegal businesses across the nation. He was behind the crime syndicate the "Big Six" and was a ruling member of a Brooklyn gang of assassins the press dubbed: Murder Inc. (imdb)
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I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)
A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation. (imdb)
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The Lightkeepers (2009)
Set in the year 1912 on Cape Cod, a lighthouse keeper who has disavowed any association with females, must deal with the appearance of two attractive women who move into a nearby cottage for the summer.
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Leaves of Grass (2009)
An Ivy League professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord.
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My Life in Ruins (2009)
A travel guide rediscovers her romantic side on a trip around Greece. (imdb)
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W. (2008)
A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush
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The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo (2007)
The Life and work of John Alonzo, one of the greatest cinematographers of cinema (imdb)
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Tin Man (2007)
Tin Man (2007) - TV Mini-Series
A three-part television miniseries reimagining of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It gives the story a heavy science fiction/fantasy emphasis and gives only allusive references to most of the original story. (Wikipedia.org)
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Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (2006)
Manic depression is a disease that's little talked about and little understood. This two part documentary series, presented by Stephen Fry, sets out to explore the highs and the lows, and the causes and the treatments of a condition that may effect as many as 2% of the population. (www.rdfrights.com)
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Poseidon (2006)
When a rogue wave capsizes a luxury cruise ship in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, a small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives.
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Boffo! Tinseltown
Hollywoods biggest talents explore what is the recipe for blockbuster, flops, and how absolute happenstance and controlled luck can make movie magic. (imdb)
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The Adventures of Errol Flynn (2005)
A documentary about the life of Errol Flynn, with recollections from friends and family. (imdb)
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A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope (2004)
The story about the beginnings of Francis Ford Coppola's production company American Zoetrope and it's try to change the Hollywood system.
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Silver City (2004)
Set against the backdrop of a mythic "New West," this film that is equal parts scathing political lampoon and sun-stunned neo-noir detective story. (Newmarket Films)
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
When the Evil Toy Taker takes all of Santa's toys, it's up to Rudolph and his friends Hermey, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snowman "Bumbles" to stop him and bring Christmas to the children of the world. (imdb)
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The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)
A man is forced to confront a dangerous female jaguar and his own past through the sacrificial killing of the beast he has grown to love. (imdb)
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The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley attempts to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in front of the Washington Hilton. While Reagan is in the hospital, Secretary of State Alexander Haig takes control at the White House, only to find himself close to nuclear conflict with the Soviet Union. A thought-provoking portrait of an infamous day in American history that was fraught with far more chaos than the public knew. (tvguide.com)
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Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Cletis Tout is a comedy about mistaken identities, a hit man who sees everything in terms of the movies and a twenty year old diamond heist. (imdb)
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The Crew (2000)
Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home. (imdb)
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Fail Safe (2000)
Fail Safe (2000) - TV Movie
America launches a nuclear attack on Russia due to an electrical malfuntion.
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Walking The Tracks: The Summer Of
Retrospective documentary on the making of "Stand By Me". (imdb)
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Lansky (1999)
Lansky (1999) - TV Movie
Famed American playwright David Mamet penned this biopic about the infamous Meyer Lansky (Richard Dreyfuss), a big-city crime boss with a razor-sharp intellect. The film delves into Lansky's youth as a Jewish immigrant, who uses his brainpower to eventually rule the organized crime world. Along with his old friend, Ben "Bugsy" Siegel (Eric Roberts), Lansky dreams up the city of Las Vegas to make sure crime will always pay.
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The Making Of
This is a very informative documentary that features many interviews and other footage of the cast and crew for the film American Graffiti (1973). Any true fan of the film should be thrilled with what is offered to watch here. This clocks in at 78 minutes, more than enough time to explain many aspects of the film, from Lucas' first conception to it's theatrical release. (imdb)
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Krippendorf
An anthropologist creates a fictitious lost New Guinea tribe using his family members to cover-up for his mis-use of grant moneys. (imdb)
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Oliver Twist (1997)
Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young pick-pockets Oliver (Alex Trench) initially falls in with after escaping from a sweat shop and going to London to find his relatives. (John Sacksteder - imdb)
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The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (1997)
Jack London's classic story from 1903 about Buck, a dog kidnapped from his home in California and taken to the Yukon where he is mistreated until a prospector discovers him and relates to his situation. Although the two are bonded, Buck yearns to run free with the wild dogs in the wilderness. (imdb)
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Night Falls on Manhattan (1997)
Sean Casey is the newest member of the district attorneys office and he is close to uncovering a police scandal that might involve his father Liam, who works for the NYPD. Then his father is critically wounded in a stake-out, Sean is chosen to prosecute the case. (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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Mad Dog Time (1996)
With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire. (imdb)
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The Last Word (1995)
A journalist with solid mob connections falls for a stripper with a dark past. His best friend then drags him to L.A. with the intent of becoming movie men. But does real life and fiction really go together? (imdb)
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The Making of Steven Spielberg
The cast and crew of the classic movie discuss its production and cultural impact.
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The American President (1995)
The world's most powerful man has met his match! Michael Douglas is the widower President wooing environmental lobbyist Annette Bening in this romantic hit by Rob Reiner. (Warner Bros.)
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Mr. Holland
A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher. (imdb)
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Silent Fall (1994)
An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case. (imdb)
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Another Stakeout (1993)
Chris and Bill are called upon for their excellent surveillance record to stakeout a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading or already hiding. Unlike their earlier _Stakeout_, this time they are accompanied by Gina Garret from the DA's office and her pet rottweiler 'Archie'; their cover, husband and wife with son Bill. (imdb)
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Lost in Yonkers (1993)
In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York. (imdb)
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Once Around (1991)
Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his excessively flamboyant style and irrepressible nature. The very traits she finds romantic, however, lead to repeated conflict with her family, especially her beloved father Joe, leaving Renata trapped in the middle. (imdb)
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Prisoner of Honor (1991)
Set in turn-of-the-century France about an anti-Semitic army officer who challenges the massive government coverup in the imprisonment of Alfred Dreyfus for espionage.
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What About Bob? (1991)
A successful psychiatrist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients tracks him down during his family vacation. (imdb)
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Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion drinker. (imdb)
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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
Two minor characters from the play, "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them. (imdb)
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Always (1989)
A romantic adventure about a legendary pilot's passion for dare-devil firefighting and his girl. (imdb)
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Let It Ride (1989)
An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day. (imdb)
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Moon Over Parador (1988)
Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse.. to play the dictator. Jack's acting skills fool the masses but not close friends and employees of the dictator. (imdb)
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Tin Men (1987)
A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore. (imdb)
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Nuts (1987)
A high-class call girl (Streisand) kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney (Dreyfuss), and is very disruptive during her court hearings. (imdb)
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Stakeout (1987)
Two cops are given the 'dirty' job of staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend. Chris and the beautiful girlfriend accidentally meet and fall in love. Just as Chris' confesses, the convict appears, but will she betray him ? (imdb)
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Stand by Me (1986)
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find a body of a missing boy (imdb)
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Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy. Dave is a hard working business man... (imdb)
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The Buddy System (1984)
A quiet school truant officer, Joe, uncovers a young boy's attempt to fake a residential address, and subsequently gets involved romantically with the boy's mother. The truant officer waffles between a sadistic relationship with his on-again, off-again girlfriend and the mother. When one of the officer's inventions takes off, he chooses the girl and shatters the friendship with the boy and his mother. (imdb)
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Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
Ken Harrison is an artist that makes sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck... (imdb)
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The Competition (1980)
The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her teacher, Greta, or will she condemn Paul to obscurity? (imdb)
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The Big Fix (1978)
Corruption and dirty tricks in a senatorial campaign directed by John Lithgow, an Abbie Hoffman character played by F. Murray Abraham, not a little comedy and a heaping of social commentary a la 60's style make this a highly recommended movie. (imdb)
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
A line worker, after a encounter with UFO's, feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. (imdb)
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The Goodbye Girl (1977)
A divorced dancer and her daughter are forced to move in with an off-off-Broadway actor. (imdb)
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Victory at Entebbe (1976)
An Air France airplane is hijacked by the PLO due the large number of Israeli and Jewish passengers. We follow the action both with the hostages as they cope with confinement and threatened death, and the Israeli cabinet and military that must try to get them out. (imdb)
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Jaws (1975)
In 1975, director Steven Spielberg brought Peter Benchley's best-selling novel to the screen with stunning power and unbearable suspense. Jaws left an indelible mark upon the movie-going (and beach-going!) public, distilling a sea of fear from these five words: "Don't go in the water." Once the terror begins, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw must join forces on a desperate quest to destroy a killer embodying nearly three tons of white death. (Universal Pictures)
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The Second Coming of Suzanne (1974)
Jared Martin plays an aspiring film maker obsessed with the idea of Christ as a woman, and tries to film his vision with Sondra Locke as his subject. Supposedly based on a song by Leonard Cohen (used in the film). (imdb)
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Inserts (1974)
A young, once-great Hollywood film director refuses to accept changing times during the early 1930s, and confides himself to his decaying mansion to make silent porn flicks.
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society... (imdb)
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Dillinger (1973)
After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort out several other mobsters, while Dillinger's bank robbing exploits make him something of a folk hero. Escaping from jail he finds Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson have joined the gang and pretty soon he is Public Enemy Number One. Now the G-men really are after him. (imdb)
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American Graffiti (1973)
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. (imdb)
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Hello Down There (1969)
Given the chance to live in a simulated underwater home for a month, a scientist convinces his family to take advantage of the offer. Once the family agrees to move in, underwater mayhem occurs! (amazon)
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The Young Runaways (1968)
Follows the lives of three unrelated teenagers as they run away from their respective homes, each for different reasons. Arriving in Chicago, one tries to make good with his life only to find it a little more difficult than he had imagined; one falls in with "the rock and roll set" and comes to a violent end; and one gets mixed up with prostitutes, but comes good in the end. Shows things from both the parents' side and the kids' side. (imdb)
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