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Shirley Knight
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Date of Birth: Jul 5, 1936

Country: USA

Total Titles at Criticker: 57 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (57)
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The Missing Girl (2015)
The Missing Girl tells the story of Mort, the lonely and disillusioned owner of a comic book shop, and Ellen, the emotionally disruptive, aspiring graphic novelist he's hired. The story involves the search for a girl who isn't missing and the discovery that it's never too late for late bloomers. (imdb)
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Redwood Highway (2014)
Marie decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast of Oregon to revisit the ocean of her past for the first time in 45 years. (imdb)
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Mercy (2014)
A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers (imdb)
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Elevator (2011)
Racism collides with corporate greed when nine strangers are trapped in a Wall Street elevator, and one of them has a bomb. They will do anything to survive. (imdb)
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Our Idiot Brother (2011)
A comedy centered on an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters.
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Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
When a shopping mall is overtaken by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to the a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.
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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown. (imdb)
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The Other Side of the Tracks (2008)
A depressed young man struggles to move on and escape haunting memories of his girlfriend, killed ten years ago in a train accident. (imdb)
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Open Window (2006)
The engagement between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence. (imdb)
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Grandma
The latest comedy from Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, Grandmas's Boy features gamers and grannies, sex and partying, bong vases and footie pajamas...and even a Tae Kwan Do master chimpanzee. (20th Century Fox)
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A House on a Hill (2003)
A once-successful architect (Philip Baker Hall) has become a grumpy loner, but a young couple plead with him to come out of retirement to rebuild his crumbling old house for them. (Calliope Films)
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Mrs. Ashboro
Wes Merritt and his daughter Natalie (14) get more than they bargained for when they buy an old house that was formerly inhabited by the nice old Mrs. Ashboro and her pet cat, Margaret. When strange things start happening in the house, all fingers point to the presence of Margaret, who died the same day as Mrs. Ashboro. But why has she come back to haunt them? (imdb)
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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
A classic Southern tale of hilarity set in a sleepy Louisiana parish, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood follows a group of lifelong friends who stage a rather unorthodox intervention to help a young playwright (Bullock) unravel the truth about her complicated, eccentric mother (Burstyn), find forgiveness and acceptance, and let go of her painful past. (Warner Bros.)
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Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002)
A sweeping and compelling look at the struggle of the Tibetan people for freedom over the course of more than five decades. (Artistic License Films)
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The Center Of The World (2001)
An erotic drama about a young computer wizard (Sarsgaard) who persuades a beautiful stripper (Parker) to spend three days with him in Las Vegas. Their arrangement becomes a journey into the dark secrets of their sexuality. (Artisan Entertainment)
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Angel Eyes (2001)
A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice. (Warner Brothers)
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My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Set in 1957, in the small town of Saitter, Louisiana, where twelve-year-old Tiger Ann Parker lives with her mentally challenged parents. When her beloved grandmother suddenly dies, Tiger faces the choice of either staying with her parents or moving in with her rich, glamorous aunt in Baton Rouge. (wikipedia)
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As Good As It Gets (1997)
A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship.
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Little Boy Blue (1997)
Living in the rural Texas panhandle is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, who have an incestuous relationship at the insistence of the dad; and, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he goes to murderous lengths to keep it hidden. (imdb)
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Mary and Tim (1996)
Another adaptation of the novel "Tim", about the love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing. (imdb)
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A Promise to Carolyn (1996)
When two sisters can no longer go on living with the painful memory of their baby sister being murdered 37 years ago by their stepmother, they uncover the truth and find healing and justice when their stepmother is found guilty of murder.
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The Uninvited (1996)
After Patti Johnson gives birth to a still-born child, she and her husband try to forget the tragedy. They move into a new house, but a number of supernatural phenomena that takes place there, lead them to believe that the house is haunted. (wikipedia)
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Diabolique (1996)
The wife and mistress of a cruel school master collaborate in a carefully planned and executed attempt to murder him. The plan goes well until the body, which has been strategically dumped, disappears... (imdb)
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If These Walls Could Talk (1996)
A trilogy of stories set in the same house, but with different occupants and spanning over 40 years, deals with various women and moral crisis over unexpected pregnancies and their choice of abortion... (imdb)
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Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden (1996)
A young boy goes to spend the summer with his aunts in the South. He finds himself drawn to Jessica, who the other aunts describe as "slow," and he eventually discovers there's more to Jessica and his other aunts than meets the eye. (imdb)
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A Good Day to Die (1995)
Gypsy Smith, is a gunfighter and a bounty hunter. When he leads the US army into a Cheyenne camp to capture a suspected Indian renegade, a long train of events begins that finally lead to that 'good day to die'. White Wolf, only a child, is one of the few survivors of the massacre of his tribe that day, and Gypsy brings him to live with the Maxwell family, where he grows up not fully Indian and not really white but a bit too close to Rachel, the Maxwell daughter. (imdb)
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Dad, the Angel & Me (1995)
A divorced doctor finds himself in real trouble living with his daughter alone now. But fortunately a guardian angel is watching over the lives of both of them. (imdb)
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Fudge-A-Mania (1995)
Peter Hatcher and his family are going on vacation in Maine. Only problem: Peter's nemesis Sheila Tubman will also be there along with her family... (imdb)
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Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices. He loses his Public Access Cable Television Show, must beg his manipulative overbearing boss for his job back, rehabilitate his alcoholic father and drug abuser brother, and support his over-weight mother and sister in their lack of ability in handling their relationships with their husbands... (imdb)
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Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
The McMartin family's lives are turned upside down when they are accused of serious child molestation. The family run a school for infants. An unqualified child cruilty "expert" videotapes the children describing outrageous stories of abuse. One of the most expensive and long running trails in US legal history, exposes the lack of evidence and unprofessional attitudes of the finger pointers which kept one of the accused in jail for over 5 years without bail. (imdb)
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Death in Venice, CA (1994)
Mason Carver is an academic suffering from stress whose wife arranges for him to spend a summer lodging at the Venice home of one of her relatives. She has a 17-year old stepson, Sebastian, who soon captures Carver's fantasies. Carver wants to resist, but temptation is strong. As Carver tries to summon the resolve to turn away from the boy, and with the rough trade of Venice's beach, board-walks, and public toilets at hand, it becomes clear that Sebastian is playing with fire, too. (imdb)
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Desperate Justice (1993)
A girl is beaten and raped by someone from the school, but he doesn't go to prison because there is no proof about it. Now, the girl's mother tries to reveal the truth... (imdb)
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To Save a Child (1991)
A doctor and his pregnant young wife move into a small New Mexico town. At first the locals are friendly and pleased to see them, but soon the wife begins to suspect that their new neighbors' motives are more than just hospitality. (imdb)
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Bump in the Night (1991)
Martha "Red" Tierney used to be a hot-shot reporter, but that was before alcohol took over her life. One morning Martha's son Jonathan leaves for school, stopping first to meet his father for breakfast. But Jonathan never meets his dad. Instead he is picked up by Lawrence a pedophile who has been watching him. Now Martha must overcome her alcoholism and her bitterness towards her ex-husband and use her old investigative skills to find her son before it's too late (imdb)
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Shadow of a Doubt (1991)
Charlie is a young woman who is thrilled that her favorite Uncle Charlie is coming home for good. But she soon discovers that her namesake, a "Wall Street financier," has a deep, dark secret. And knowledge of that secret by anyone can prove to be deadly.
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Angel of Death (1987)
A Jewish commando unit hunting Nazi war criminals tracks down the infamous Dr. Mengele in the jungle, and find that he is torturing nubile young virgins and performing horrible medical experiments on the locals. They prepare to battle their way past Mengele's hordes of fanatic Nazi bodyguards in order to get to him. (imdb)
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The Sender (1982)
A disturbed telepathic man is able to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him.
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Endless Love (1981)
A high school student's love for a 15-year-old girl is thwarted by circumstance and accident. (imdb)
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Champions: A Love Story (1979)
Two teens become romantically involved as they train for a skating championship. (imdb)
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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search for money, gold and a small amount of plutonium. (imdb)
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The Defection of Simas Kudirka (1978)
Based on the true story of the attempted defection in 1970 by a Lithuanian seaman seeking political asylum in the United States. Kudirka was denied asylum and returned to the Soviets, charged with treason, and sentenced to ten years of hard labor. It was later discovered and verified that his mother had been born in Brooklyn and gone to Lithuania at a young age, which meant she was a U. S. citizen. As a result, Kudirka was declared a U. S. citizen and in 1974 released by the Soviets.
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Return to Earth (1976)
The story of Buzz Aldrin, the second astronaut to walk on the moon, and the problems he had after his return to Earth, including the breakup of his marriage, a nervous breakdown and his hospitalization for psychiatric problems.
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21 Hours at Munich (1976)
A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes. (imdb)
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Juggernaut (1974)
Some unknown maniac is threatening a navigation company to blow up one of its luxury transatlantics, the "Britannic", now in high sea with 1200 passengers. He is asking for a £500,000 ransom, otherwise the 7 bombs aboard will explode. An experienced anti-bomb squad is sent to the "Britannic", but although all the bombs are located, a very high skill level will be necessary to dismantle them. Perhaps that task is impossible... (imdb)
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Secrets (1971)
A sexy day in the life of a young family provides the basis of this sudsy drama. During this time the husband, the wife, and their daughter each have their own secret sexual interlude. (Rotten Tomatoes)
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The Rain People (1969)
Having discovered that she is pregnant, Natalie Ravenna (Shirley Knight), a Long Island housewife panics and leaves home to see if she might just possibly have made something different out of herself; if she can manage to unshackle her grocery list worth of responsibilities that add up to a life with a husband she loves... (imdb)
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The Counterfeit Killer (1968)
Is there a link between the murder of five foreign sailors from the East whose bodies have been found on the San Pedro waterfront and the issue of one million counterfeit dollars in the USA? Don Owens, an undercover agent, assisted by Angie, a beautiful but embittered widow who has fallen for him, does his best to untangle the knot. (imdb)
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Petulia (1968)
San Francisco physician, Archie Bollen, is divorcing, sorting out new relationships with his ex, her new man... (imdb)
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Dutchman (1967)
A sinister, neurotic white girl Lula, with the provocation of her lovely, half-naked body and of her startlingly lascivious speech, lures to his doom a good-looking young black man Clay, a stranger whom she has picked up in the subway and whom she mocks for wearing the clothes and employing the voice and manners of the conventional white intellectual. (imdb)
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The Group (1966)
It's 1933, and eight young women are friends and members of the upper- class group at a private girl's school, about to graduate and start their own lives. The film documents the years between their graduation and the beginning of the World War in Europe, and shows, in a serialized style, their romances and marriages, their searches for careers or meaning in their lives, their highs and their lows. (imdb)
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Flight from Ashiya (1964)
A rescue service goes after a sinking cargo ship off the Japanese coast. (TCM.com)
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The Couch (1962)
While undergoing therapy for his problem, a serial killer continues his murderous sprees. (imdb)
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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. With him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. (imdb)
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House of Women (1962)
Drama about a young woman, Erica, who is wrongly implicated in a crime and sent to prison for five years, where she faces deplorable conditions. With the aid of the warden, she sets out to prove her innocence. (imdb)
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The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)
In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to make ends meet. His teenage daughter Reenie is afraid of going out on dates, but eventually makes friends with a troubled Jewish boy Sammy, and his son is a mama's boy. He finally storms out of the house when Cora falsely accuses him of having an affair with Mavis Pruitt. (imdb)
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Ice Palace (1960)
At the end of World War I, Zeb Kennedy, a canner, and Thor Storm, a fishing boat captain, set up a fish cannery in Alaska and through the years find themselves on opposite sides of Alaska's bid for statehood. Zeb is determined to let nothing and no one stop him from building his business and gaining great wealth. At first Zeb and Thor's girlfriend, Birdie, are only good friends. But even though Zeb and Birdie fall in love, Zeb remains devoted to his greater love: money. Zeb goes off to Se (IMDb)
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Five Gates to Hell (1959)
The celebrated author of 1975's Shogun, James Clavell, directs (and produced and wrote) this effective, if low-budget World War II drama. The story takes place in French Indochina (later Vietnam) where a group of two Red Cross doctors and seven nurses are captured by a guerrilla band and taken to the side of a grievously ill warlord. The realities of war and its effects on everyone are brought forward as the doctors are eventually killed, and the nurses use sex as a means of escaping their capto (imdb)
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