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Scatman Crothers
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Date of Birth: May 23, 1910

Country: USA

Biography: Born Benjamin Sherman Crothers in Terre Haute, Indiana. Songwriter, actor, composer, singer, comedian and guitarist who, after high school, appeared in nightclubs, hotels, films and on television. He joined ASCAP in 1959, and his popular-song compositions also include "The Gal Looks Good", "Nobody Knows Why", "I Was There", "A Man's Gotta Eat" and "When, Oh When". Scatman Crothers died at age 76 of pneumonia and lung cancer at his home in Van Nuys, California on November 22, 1986.

Total Titles at Criticker: 47 - You've Seen 0

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The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)
In the 1930s, a tomboyish girl runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, because there was work there. (imdb)
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Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors which are their own versions of classic stories from Rod Serling's landmark television series. (imdb)
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Two of a Kind (1983)
Four angels try to save the people of earth from another of God's vengeful floods by choosing a typical human to show that there are still good people on earth. The typical man is Jack Melon (played by John Travolta), who holds up a bank, but the teller Debbie Wylder (played by Olivia Newton-John) secretly takes the money herself. Jack finds Debbie to get the money back, but things go awry, and become more complicated when the devil gets involved as well.
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One of the Boys (1982)
An energetic grandpa is invited to move out of his retirement home and into the cool pad of his college student grandson and his roommate. (imdb)
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Deadly Eyes (1982)
Corn grain contaminated with steroids produces large rats the size of small dogs who begin feeding on the residents of Toronto. Paul, a college basketball coach, teams up with Kelly, a local health inspector, to uncover the source of the mysterious rat attacks and they eventually try to prevent the opening of a new subway line as well as find the mutant rats nest quickly, or there will be a huge massacre of the entire city! (imdb)
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Zapped! (1982)
Peyton and Barney are fun loving high school students working on a science project with white mice. When one of the mice begins to move food toward itself with out touching it, Barney finds he has accidently discovered a formula for telekinetic powers. Now, how much trouble can a high school boy who can move things with just his mind get into? (imdb)
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Missing Children: A Mother
A young mother hands her children into what she thinks is a childcare center while she finds a new home, but returns to find that they have been adopted out without her knowledge.
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The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan
Television movie in which the Harlem Globetrotters crashland onto the island featured in the earlier TV series.
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Making
A look behind the scenes during the making of "The Shining".
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The Shining (1980)
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
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Bronco Billy (1980)
An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest. (imdb)
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Scavenger Hunt (1979)
To inherit a fortune, various addressees of a will must compete in a wild scavenger hunt to collect selected items, but cannot be simply bought. (imdb)
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Banjo the Woodpile Cat (1979)
Banjo is a curious and rebellious kitten who is always getting into trouble. When he decides to jump off a roof to see if he can land on his feet, he is ordered to "fetch a switch". Thinking his parents wouldn't care if he gets hurt, he hitches a ride on a feed truck, all the way to the city. After finding the excitement of the city, he soon finds it cold and lonely and wishes to be home. With the help of stray cat, Crazy Legs, and a trio of singing cat girls, he sets off to find a truck home. (imdb)
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Mean Dog Blues (1978)
When his friend injures a little girl in a small southern town while driving drunk, country singer Paul agrees to state in court he had been driving. But his lawyer betrays him, and he ends up in a prison farm, sentenced to 5 years. Prison turns out as living hell, when Paul not only has to work hard in the heat of the day, but the sadistic foreman uses his prisoners to train his fighting dogs, who he loves more than anyone else. And there seems to be no chance of getting away. (imdb)
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Scooby
The various Hanna-Barbera characters compete in their own version of the Olympic Games. (imdb)
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Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy (1976)
Chesty wants revenge against the Mafioso who killed her younger sister. Chesty and her kung fu fighting WAVES go after the Baron and his pal Vincent.
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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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Silver Streak (1976)
On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train. (imdb)
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Stay Hungry (1976)
A syndicate wants to buy a whole district to rebuild it. They've bought every house except the small gym "Olympic"... (imdb)
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo
Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more a dictator than a nurse. (imdb)
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The Fortune (1975)
Two bumbling hustlers in the 1920s attempt to gain the fortune of an heiress. Nothing will stop them, not even murder.
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Coonskin (1975)
While waiting out his escape from prison, a man listens to an older prisoner tell the animated story of a rabbit, a bear, and a fox who rise to the top of the crime ranks in Harlem by getting rid of a black con man, a racist white cop, and the Godfather of the Mafia. (imdb)
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Linda Lovelace for President (1975)
An intentionally campy film designed to capitalize on Linda Lovelace's sudden fame following "Deep Throat".
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Friday Foster (1975)
Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to assassinate Tarr. Foster photographs the melee and is plunged into a web of conspiracy involving the murder of her childhood friend, a US senator, and a shadowy plan called "Black Widow".
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Hong Kong Phooey (1974)
A kung-fu-fighting pup and his snickering cat sidekick battle crime. (imdb)
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Chico and the Man (1974)
Energetic Chico wants to form a partnership with cynical Ed Brown in the old man's garage. His efforts bring in customers and the crabby Ed softens toward Chico. After the actor who played him committed suicide, Chico was replaced by 12-year-old Raul.
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The Sty of the Blind Pig (1974)
An uprooted African-American family is forced to confront their traditional values and ponder the effect that the emerging civil rights movement will have on their lives after relocating from the deep-south to Chicago in the filmed version of Phillip Hayes Dean's insightful and acclaimed stage play.
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Black Belt Jones (1974)
The Mafia wants to buy Pop's downtown karate studio in an area planned for redevelopment. They get Pinky and his thugs to pressure Pop into selling, but accidentally kill him. The karate students call the kung-fu expert, Black Belt Jones, for help. Pop's daughter, Sydney, refuses to sell the building. Black Belt Jones and Sydney, who is also a martial arts expert, ward off the attackers. (imdb)
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Truck Turner (1974)
Truck is a bounty hunter who gets a job to track down a guy named Gator. When he and his partner find him, a chase ensues and Gator is killed. This makes Gator's woman, Dorinda, very angry and she puts a hit on Truck. The man who agrees to kill Truck is named Blue. The question is whether Truck can survive with Blue and his gang on his trail. (imdb)
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Detroit 9000 (1973)
Cops go after jewel thieves. (imdb)
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Slaughter
The mob put the finger on Slaughter...so he gave them the finger right back--curled tight around a trigger! (IMDB)
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Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured. (imdb)
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The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
'It's Monopoly out there'. Jason Staebler, The King of Marvin Gardens, has gone directly to jail, lives... (imdb)
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Chandler (1971)
A former private eye lands in hot water when he agrees to protect a government witness. (TCM.com)
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The AristoCats (1970)
The beloved, pampered housecat of a retired opera star in 1910 Paris finds herself stranded in the countryside with her three children, the victims of a plot by their owner's butler to cheat them out of a huge inheritance. They must find their way back to their home and owner, with the help of an independent-minded tomcat and other animal accomplices, while evading the butler and foiling his plan. (imdb)
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Bloody Mama (1970)
Based on a true story. Kate Barker (Shelley Winters) loves her four sons and would do anything for them. In an attempt to improve their lives, she leads them on a violent spree of bank robbery, murder, and kidnapping. (imdb)
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Harlem Globetrotters (1970)
The adventures of a basketball comedy team. (imdb)
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The Great White Hope (1970)
A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down. (imdb)
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Hello, Dolly! (1969)
A matchmaker named Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City. In New York, she fixes Vandergelder's clerks up with the woman Vandergelder had been courting, and her shop assistant (Dolly has designs of her own on Mr. Vandergelder, you see). (imdb)
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The Patsy (1964)
When a star comedian dies, his comedy team, decides to train a nobody to fill the shoes of the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man they choose, bellboy Stanley Belt, cant do anything right. The big TV show is getting closer, and Stanley gets worse all the time. (imdb)
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The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961)
While the Nazis regime subjugates European Nations, in Belgian Congo the doctor Rachel Cade tries to cure those troubled people. The colonel Derode falls in love with her but a young American injured pilot upsets his plans. (imdb)
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Alias Jesse James (1959)
Inept insurance salesman Milford Farnsworth sells a man a $100,000 policy. When his boss learns the man was Jesse James he sends Milford after him with money to buy back the policy. After a masked Jesse robs Milford of the money, Milford's boss heads out with more money. Jesse learns about it and plans to rob him, have Milford dressed as him get killed in the robbery, and then collect the $100,000. (imdb)
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Tarzan and the Trappers (1958)
Tarzan deals with the villainous Schroeder, who is illegally collecting animals for zoos, only to be menaced by Schroeder's hunter brother Sikes, out for revenge, who teams up with greedy trader Lapin in a hunt for human game...Tarzan himself. Re-edited from 3 episodes of a never-shown TV series, with studio action intercut with location and wildlife footage. Jane has little to do. (imdb)
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Johnny Dark (1954)
Automobile engineer, Johnny Dark, designs a radical new car. When the owner refuses to sponsor the car in a Canada to Mexico Sports-car race, Johnny, with the aid of the owner's granddaughter, steals the car and runs the race against the favored driver, his ex-buddy. (imdb)
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Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)
Talented GI pals group up to form a band, but do not find true fame until they adopt that lively Dixieland sound. (allrovi.com)
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East of Sumatra (1953)
Tough Duke Mullane tries to open a new mine in the jungle, but the natives turn hostile...except for one lissome dancer. (imdb)
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Meet Me at the Fair (1953)
In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are being investigated by new appointee Zerelda Wing, who doesn't know that her fiancée is one of the politicians responsible. Tad wants to stay with his new friend Doc, who is attracted to Zerelda, to the discomfiture of his old flame Clara...all amid nostalgic musical numbers. (imdb)
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