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Ron Howard
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Date of Birth: Mar 1, 1954

Country: USA

Biography: Ronald William "Ron" Howard is an American actor, director and producer. He came to prominence as a child actor, playing Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show for eight years, and later as the teenaged Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days for six years. He made film appearances such as in American Graffiti in 1973 and while starring in Happy Days he also made The Shootist in 1976, as well as making his directorial debut with the 1977 comedy film Grand Theft Auto...(Wikipedia)

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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. (imdb)
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Genius (2017)
Genius (2017) - TV Series
A series which explores how patent clerk Einstein could not get a teaching job or doctorate in his early life, yet managed to go on to solve the secrets of the universe.
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Donald Trump
Donald Trump has it all. Money, power, respect, and an Eastern European bride. But all his success didn't come for nothing. First, he inherited millions of dollars from his rich father, then he grabbed New York City by the balls. Now you can learn the art of negotiation, real estate, and high-quality brass in this illuminating made-for-TV special feature, Funny Or Die Presents Donald Trump's The Art Of The Deal: The Movie. (Funny Or Die)
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Inferno (2016)
When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. (imdb)
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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home. (imdb)
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Champs (2015)
A documentary on boxing greats Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins examines their lives in and out of the ring. (imdb)
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Made in America (2014)
Hip-hop artist Jay-Z organizes the "Budweiser Made In America" music festival. (imdb)
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The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013)
This documentary follows the story of the show through fan, cast and crew, and celebrity interviews. (imdb)
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Rush (2013)
A biography of Austrian Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda and the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life. Mere weeks after the accident, he got behind the wheel to challenge his British rival, James Hunt. (imdb)
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Corman
Independent film maverick. Trailblazing writer/director who takes chances with style and script. Inspirational humanist. Box-office success. Indie filmmaker from the 1970s or 1990s? No--Roger Corman! (mubi.com)
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The Dilemma (2011)
Ron Howard serves up a delicious comedy about two best friends and business partners -- Ronny (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Kevin James) -- who are about to land a fantastic deal when Ronny learns something about Nick's wife, Geneva (Winona Ryder), that rocks his world. Ronny turns amateur sleuth to determine whether Geneva's cheating on Nick and learns that telling a friend the truth is even more difficult than concealing it.
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Parenthood (2010)
Parenthood (2010) - TV Series
The lives and tragedies of the Braverman family tree. (imdb)
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Presidential Reunion (2010)
Barack Obama gets a surprise visit in the night from ex-Presidents Bush Sr., Bush Jr., Clinton, Ford, Reagan and Carter to get a few pointers about the Consumer Financial Protection Agency and why it's so important.
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Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010)
Celebrates the contributions of Jewish major leaguers and the special meaning that baseball has had in the lives of American Jews. (imdb)
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Angels & Demons (2009)
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.
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Frost/Nixon (2008)
A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Based on Dan Brown's popular and controversial novel, The Da Vinci Code begins with a spectacular murder in the Louvre Museum. All clues point to a covert religious organization that will stop at nothing to protect a secret that threatens to overturn 2,000 years of accepted dogma. (Sony)
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Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion (2005)
Reflections from its stars, including classic clips; bloopers and outtakes; and appearances by Laverne and Shirley (Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams).
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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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Tell Them Who You Are (2004)
Mark Wexler's cinematic blend of biography and autobiography centers on his relationship with his father, legendary cinematographer and filmmaker Haskell Wexler, whose long and illutrious career is a virtual catalogue of 20th century classics.
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Arrested Development (2003)
Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable. (imdb)
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The Missing (2003)
This bone-chilling suspense thriller tells the story of Maggie Gilkeson (Blanchett), a young woman raising her two daughters in an isolated and lawless wilderness. When her oldest daughter (Wood) is kidnapped by a psychopathic killer with mystical powers (Schweig), Maggie is forced to re-unite with her long estranged father (Jones) to rescue her. (Sony)
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Osmosis Jones (2001)
A cutting-edge, live action/animated action adventure comedy about one white blood cell's race against the biological clock to hunt down and destroy a lethal new virus. Bill Murray stars as Frank, in whose body the action unfolds.
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
A human drama about the struggle of a true genius, inspired by events in the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr.
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Who's, an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the Who's love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch, a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch.
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EdTV (1999)
A comedy about a video store clerk Ed (Matthew McConaughey) whose life is thrown into chaos when he agrees to let an executive of a televison studio (Ellen DeGeneres) film him for 24 hours. (imdb)
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Frank Capra
Documentary about Frank Capra.
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Ransom (1996)
When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.
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Apollo 13 (1995)
Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingle, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time - and the odds - to bring them home.
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The Paper (1994)
Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent... (imdb)
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Far and Away (1992)
A young Irish couple flee to the States, but subsequently struggle to obtain land and prosper freely.
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Backdraft (1991)
Stephen McCaffrey (Russell) and his younger brother Brian (Baldwin) are two feuding siblings carrying on an heroic family tradition in the Chicago fire department. Stephen is so relentless that he drives Brian out of firefighting and into arson investigation. Brian becomes involved in a puzzling series of arson attacks, each ignited by explosive phenomena known as backdrafts. Before the smoke clears, love affairs are rekindled and lives are shattered as the McCaffrey brothers fight to resolve their differences and solve the mystery. (Universal)
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Parenthood (1989)
The Buckman family is a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse. (imdb)
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Willow (1988)
A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen. (imdb)
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Gung Ho (1986)
When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the American liason must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor. (imdb)
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Return to Mayberry (1986)
This was a reunion bringing back most of the characters from The Andy Griffith Show. It begins with Andy Taylor returning to Mayberry and planning to run for his old job of Sheriff but when he arrives, he discovers that his old deputy and friend, Barney Fife, is planning to run also. (imdb)
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Cocoon (1985)
When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigour. (imdb)
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Splash (1984)
A man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is. (imdb)
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Night Shift (1982)
A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success (imdb)
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Bitter Harvest (1981)
A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned. (imdb)
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Fire on the Mountain (1981)
A 1962 novel by Edward Abbey was the source for this 1981 TV movie. Buddy Ebsen plays a stubborn oldster who refuses to leave his mountain property when it is targeted for a government missile base. Not even a promised $100,000 compensation will induce Ebsen to leave. Young land developer Ron Howard is sent to vacate Ebsen, but soon Howard joins the older man in defying the military. Soon it boils down to a battle of wills between Ebsen and the equally bullheaded army officer Michael Conrad. (allmovie.com)
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The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980)
Richie, Ralph, The Fonz and his dog Mr. Cool meet a time traveler named Cupcake and accidentally get stuck in her time machine. The group has various adventures in different times and places as they try in vain to return to 1957.
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More American Graffiti (1979)
College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late '60s. (imdb)
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Cotton Candy (1978)
A group of high school friends form a rock band. (imdb)
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Grand Theft Auto (1977)
A rich girl steals her dad's Rolls Royce and heads off to Las Vegas to get married. However, her angry parents, a jealous suitor, and a bunch of reward seekers are determined to stop her. (imdb)
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The Shootist (1976)
A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity. (imdb)
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Eat My Dust (1976)
Hoover Nielbold is a car-crazy teenager who, in order to impress the hottest girl in school, takes her for a ride in a souped-up race car owned by local racer Big Bubba Jones.
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Huckleberry Finn (1975)
Huckleberry Finn, a rambunctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. Accompanying him is Jim, a slave running away from being sold. Together the two strike a bond of friendship that takes them through harrowing events and thrilling adventures. (imdb)
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The Migrants (1974)
The Barlows are a family of migrant workers who travel from city to city looking for work. The son wishes he could settle down. He meets a girl who wishes to escape her small town life. They both make plans but there are forces working against them.
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The Spikes Gang (1974)
A bank robber on the run, wounded and horseless, is found and nursed back to health by three farm boys. They run away from home and the outlaw takes them on as apprentice bank robbers and cohorts in crime. (TCM.com)
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Happy Days (1974)
Happy Days (1974) - TV Series
The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie. (imdb)
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Happy Mother
Johnny is a young man who returns to his family home to try to learn his father's identity. When he arrives, he finds himself in the middle of a rivalry between his mother and his aunt, and his innocent inquiries create havoc in the small town because several people have secrets they are trying to protect. (TCM)
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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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The Wild Country (1970)
Fires and tornados add to the difficulties of the Tanners, a Pittsburgh family of three which has pulled up stakes and moved to what they thought would be a fully functional ranch in Wyoming. Instead they find a broken down ruin. In addition to having to rebuild and battle the elements, they have a fight on their hands. Their cattleman neighbor controls the water, and he hates farmers. (allmovie.com)
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Cards, Cads, Guns, Gore and Death (1969)
"Cards, Cads, Guns, Gore, and Death..." finds Clint and some unidentified (presently) friends decked out in whatever western-styled gear was lying around the house. They are playing poker and Clint is drinking (pretending to drink) beer, according to the look of a brown bottle, and a set-decorating sign. When it looks like Clint's sweaty pal has won, a rival in sunglasses unveils a better hand. Clint makes it exciting by starting a shoot-out. It comes to a bloody end...
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Deed of Daring-Do (1969)
A very short and silent movie about a little boy that is in an old far-west town and dreams for a few moments that he's a cowboy himself. And that's all because of a beautiful lady...
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Old Paint (1969)
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Short movie about a solitary cowboy that is proud of his style of life. As he says "even if he had a million" he wouldn't be different because he loves his countryside life...
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Village of the Giants (1965)
A young kid named Genius accidentally invents a substance that causes all animal life to grow. Genius' sister Nancy and her boyfriend Mike see the money making potential in the substance dubbed goo and plan to sell it to help solve the world's food problem. Unfortunately, a greedy young opportunist named Fred and the group of delinquents he hangs around with decide to steal the goo and use it for their own purposes... (imdb)
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The Courtship of Eddie
Eddie thinks it is time for his father to remarry. However, in his opinion his father's taste in women leaves much to be desired. He believes the girl next door would be a far better choice... (imdb)
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Five Minutes to Live (1961)
A gang of bank robbers terrorize a small town by knocking on doors and then killing whoever answers (imdb)
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The Andy Griffith Show (1960)
Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney. (imdb)
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The Journey (1959)
Budapest 1956. A group of Westerners try to leave the city when the the Soviets occupy the country. But the airport is closed down and they have to take a bus to the border. At the border they are stopped by red tape - and Major Surov. The reasons are sketchy, but it seems that the major is romantically interested in one of the westerners, Diana Ashmore. (imdb)
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