Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky

Date of Birth: 30 May 1951

Country: USA

Total Credits at Criticker: 99 (Actor), 1 (Director), 3 (Writer)

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    Basic Instinct
    A brutal murder. A brilliant killer. A cop who can't resist the danger. Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone co-star in this thriller about a man who finds within himself an instinct more basic than survival. [Artisan]
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    Bossa Nova
    A struggling Brazilian lawyer (Fagundes) is surrounded by failed romance. Mary Ann (Irving) is an American English teacher still recovering from the loss of her husband two years earlier. Alone and unhappy, both have nearly given up hope of finding their lifelong soul-mate. (Sony Pictures)
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    Frankie and Johnny Are Married
    From director Michael Pressman comes a deeply intimate and unabashedly comic portrait of a marriage on the verge of disaster: his own. Frankie and Johnny Are Married is a heartfelt and romantic comedy about what happens when a husband and wife decide to work together. The result is a translucent window into the drama, absurdity and passion of a real relationship. (IFC Films)
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    Freaky Friday
    The wide generation gap between Tess Coleman and her teenage daughter Anna is more than evident. On a Thursday night they have a big argument in a Chinese restaurant. Both receive a fortune cookie each from the restaurant owner's mother which causes them to switch bodies next day. As they adjust with their new personalities, they begin to understand each other more and eventually it's the mutual self-respect that sorts the things out.
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    Freddy Got Fingered
    MTV icon Tom Green co-writes, directs and stars in Freddy Got Fingered, a film he calls a "touching story of a young man who desperately wants to make his daddy proud." (Twentieth Century Fox)
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    Garfield
    Garfield marks the long-awaited motion picture debut of America's favorite feline and the world's laziest cat. (20th Century Fox)
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    The Grifters
    When small-time cheat Roy Dillon (Cusack) winds up in the hospital following an unsuccessful scam, it sets up a confrontation between his estranged mother Lilly (Huston) and sexy girlfriend Myra (Bening). Both Lilly and Myra are ruthless confidence artists playing the con game in a league far above Roy ... and always looking for their next victim. The question soon becomes who's conning who as Roy finds himself caught in a complicated web of passion and mistrust. (Miramax)
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    Groundhog Day
    A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again.
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    Little Black Book
    A dark comedy about new boyfriends, ex-girlfriends and little black books. (Sony Pictures)
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    Love Liza
    A showpiece of comic and human desperation, a wonderfully inspired tale of a survivor and the possibilities and impossibilities for resolution. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    Memento
    Memento chronicles two separate stories of Leonard (Guy Pearce), a ex-insurance investigator who can no longer build new memories, as he attempts to find the murderer of his wife, which is the last thing he remembers. One story line movies forward in time while the other tells the story backwards revealing more each time. (imdb) [Released at some festivals in 2000]
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    National Security
    Earl and Hank have only one thing in common: they're both L.A.P.D. rejects. One just got kicked out, the other can't even get in. After confronting each other on opposite sides of the law during a traffic stop that escalates out of control, these two luckless individuals end up partnered as lowly security guards. Despite being damned to the lowest rung of the law enforcement ladder, Earl and Hank uncover a sophisticated smuggling operation led by Nash and his band of thugs... (imdb)
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    One Man\
    The film tells the story of the Saint Patrrick's Battalion, known in Mexico as "Los San Patricios," which was one of the strongest military forces in Mexico and became renowned for their bravery and effective strategy. Many of these men gave their lives for Mexico while fighting against the U.S. in the Mexican-American War. (MGM)
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    The Operator
    Concerns upwardly mobile 31 year-old womanizing, gambling, amoral lawyer who has a bad day, abuses a telephone operator for giving him a wrong number, and then cops hell from her as she uses her access to technology to turn his life upside down... (imdb)
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    Thelma & Louise
    Louise is working in a fast food restaurant as a waitress and has some problems with her friend Jimmy, who, as a musician, is always on the road. Thelma is married to Darryl who likes his wife to stay quiet in the kitchen so that he can watch football on TV. One day they decide to break out of their normal life and jump in the car and hit the road. Their journey, however, turns into a flight when Louise kills a man who threatens to rape Thelma. They decide to go to Mexico, but soon they are hunted by American police. (imdb)
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    View from the Top
    A comedy about a young woman (Paltrow) from meager beginnings who dreams of becoming a first class international flight attendant and is wiling to do whatever it takes to ensure that her dreams come true. (Miramax)
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    Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
    A small-town girl wins a date with a male celebrity through a contest. When the date goes better than expected, a love triangle forms between the girl, the male celebrity, and the girl's best friend. (imdb)
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    Robots
    A timeless, comedic tale that pushes the boundaries of animation while introducing characters rich with humor and soul, and a heart-warming story proves that a robot can shine no matter what he is made of. (Twentieth Century Fox)
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    Failure to Launch
    Tripp (McConaughey) has never been able to leave the nest. He's always had some reason or other, but now, his desperate parents (Bradshaw, Bates) have had enough. They hire the gorgeous and talented girl of his dreams (Parker) to get him to move out of the house. (Paramount Pictures)
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    Spaceballs
    Planet Spaceball's President Scroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.
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    Sneakers
    Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal. (imdb)
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    Mississippi Burning
    Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists. (imdb)
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    Mr. Magoo
    The myopic millionaire defeats jewel smugglers in his usual bumbling manner. (imdb)
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    Josh and S.A.M.
    Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant (imdb)
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    Hero
    A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit. (imdb)
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    Memoirs of an Invisible Man
    After a freak accident, an invisible yuppie runs for his life from a treacherous CIA official while trying to cope with his new life. (imdb)
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    Single White Female
    When a 'Single White Female' places an ad in the press for a similar woman to rent a room (to replace the boyfriend she's just left)... (imdb)
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    The Philadelphia Experiment
    Based on an "actual event" that took place in 1943, about a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future in 1984. (imdb)
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    My Father the Hero
    A teenage girl on vacation in the Bahamas with her divorced father tries to impress a potential boyfriend that saying that her father is actually her lover. (imdb)
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    Bird on a Wire
    A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.
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    Murder in the First
    Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punnishment, he is put in solitary confinement. (imdb)
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    Great Balls of Fire!
    The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned him the scorn and condemnation of the public. (imdb)
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    Radioland Murders
    In 1939, WBN, a 4th netwok is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and a soon-to-be ex-husband who desperately wants her back. (imdb)
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    The Pickle
    Harry Stone (Danny Aiello), a formerly top notch director, has had three disastrous movies in a row. Facing dismissal from the top perch of Hollywood and finacial ruin from back taxes, he is forced to take on a very commercial and, he believes, ridiculous movie... (imdb)
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    Wild Hogs
    A rollicking comedy-adventure about a group of middle-aged friends who decide to rev up their routine suburban lives with a freewheeling motorcycle trip. As they go looking for adventure, they soon find that they've embarked on a journey they will never forget. (Touchstone Pictures)
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    The Sasquatch Gang
    Young, fantasy/sci-fi aficionado Gavin Gore and his friends stumble onto some huge footprints in the woods. A local cop, reporter and a renowned Sasquatch authority investigate, while two of Gavin's dim-witted neighbors hatch a scheme to profit from the situation. (imdb)
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    Roadside Prophets
    Bizarre and surreal road movie about a biker and his unlikely sidekick. On a quest to fulfill a friend's last wish, Joe takes to the desert road on his 1957 Harley-Davidson and meets a succession of odd characters, including Sam... (imdb)
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    Blind Dating
    A charming young blind man signs up for a dangerous experimental procedure: brain surgery that may give him partial vision. While taking tests he falls hard for the lovely East Indian nurse, but she has been promised in an arranged marriage - a promise she feels she cannot break without dishonoring her family. But when the man's brain surgery goes unexpectedly awry, the crisis effects a reunion between the two young lovers (imdb)
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    The Prime Gig
    A telesales con man finds the ultimate racket - but starting an affair with the girlfriend of his guru-like boss might be the wrong call... (imdb)
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    Breaking In
    Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike clearly has "larceny in his heart", it will take him a long time to get as good as Ernie. (imdb)
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    Calendar Girl
    3 friends travel to Hollywood, California to try to meet Marilyn Monroe.
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    Pope Dreams
    POPE DREAMS is about a directionless nineteen-year old boy, Andy Venable, who works for his hard-case dad in a store warehouse during the day and plays drums in a loud heavy-metal band at night. His only clear goal at the moment is to get his sick mother, a devout Catholic, to meet the Pope before she dies. While he's busy with that, he falls for a girl who's totally out of his league and gets discovered by two Broadway producers for a musical talent that just might be his true calling. (imdb)
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    Trevor
    Trevor (1994) - Short Film
    Upon hitting puberty, a high school boy realizes that he is homosexual and faces prejudice from his homophobic parents and friends. (imdb)
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    Wedlock
    A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner. (imdb)
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    The Day the World Ended
    Horror film finds a killer alien, who is just misunderstood, devouring people. A school psychologist investigates the death of a student's mother and finds the boy believes he is the son of the being. His earthling father is also a doctor who has the boy in his care and holds that it is all in the boy's imagination. (imdb)
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    The Time Traveler\
    A romantic drama about a Chicago librarian (Bana) with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage.
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    Night Visitors
    David, disillusioned scientist, works like a secret agent to break into the lab and remove the alien body and a video. Then the guards are incredibly lax and let him escape with the stolen articles. Out on the run, he leaves his son with his sister Kelly while he tries to get the mysterious box out to people he can trust... (imdb)
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    Nobody\
    Cassie has a miserable job in a bar, is lonely and depressed. Her boyfriend left her when she told him that she's pregnant. After several failed suicide attempts she'd given away her baby for adoption - and regrets it now. When a theater group from L.A. comes to the small town Buckeye, she meets stage technician Riley. Discreetly he starts wooing her... she likes him very much, but still has feelings for her former boyfriend Billy too. (imdb)
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    Stephen Tobolowsky\
    The viewer is invited to Stephen Tobolowsky's personal birthday party. Known among friends as an amazing storyteller, this movie consists of him telling his party guests (with Mena Suvari and Amy Adams among them) a few of his personal favorites.
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    Funny About Love
    A cartoonist (Wilder) and a gourmet chef (Lahti) fall in love and marry, but when they have trouble conceiving a child, it causes friction.
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    Buried
    Paul is a U.S. contractor working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
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    Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
    A small town prepares for the homecoming of superstar Roxy Carmichael, as does a young outsider, who believes Roxy is her mother. (imdb) (imdb)
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    The Face Is Familiar
    Writer-director Kevin Burns takes a closer look at the familiar faces of character actors we all recognize but might not be able to name -- the lesser-known stars who take a backseat to the leads but know the art of stealing a scene. Interviews feature candid comments from the likes of Joan Cusack (Working Girl), Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day), Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights), John C. McGinley ("Scrubs") and Jane Lynch (Best in Show). (Netflix)
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    Beethoven\
    Beethoven's Big Break (2008) - Direct-to-Video
    Eddie, a struggling animal trainer and single dad suddenly finds himself the personal wrangler for a large and lovable St. Bernard whose fabulous movie "audition" catapults the dog to stardom. However, a trio of unscrupulous ne'er-do-wells have plans to kidnap the famous dog and hold him for ransom (imdb)
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    Love Hollywood Style
    Four intertwining stories filled with fantasy, over the top comedy and drama set in the entertainment industry on Valentine's day
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    The Last Ride
    The final days of Hank Williams.
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    Cocaine and Blue Eyes
    O.J. Simpson plays Michael Brennen, a San Francisco private eye who gets dragged into a drug-smuggling operation while searching for the girlfriend of a deal client, leading Brennen to a politically prominent family. (imdb)
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    The Lorax
    A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. (imdb)
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    Power 98
    A controversial talk show host becomes involved in the murder of a beautiful woman in a war for ratings. (imdb)
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    Magnificat
    Magnificat (2011) - Short Film
    A young woman is tormented by malevolent visions that begin to bleed into reality. (imdb)
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    The Curse of Inferno
    A rather dull minded bank robber suddenly suffers from a change of heart and decides to give the money back. However, he then learns that getting the money back into the bank is much more difficult than taking it out. (imdb)
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    Keep My Grave Open
    A crazy woman who lives in an old mansion thinks she's with her brother/lover, who lures victims to her. (imdb)
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    Toy Story of Terror
    What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story OF TERROR! -- (C) ABC (ABC)
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    Mr. Peabody & Sherman
    The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.
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    Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?
    Approaching collapse, the nation's economy is quickly eroding. As crime and fear take over the countryside, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most productive who are mysteriously vanishing - leaving behind a wake of despair. One man has the answer. One woman stands in his way. Some will stop at nothing to control him. Others will stop at nothing to save him. He swore by his life. They swore to find him. Who is John Galt? (imdb)
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    Roe vs. Wade
    Roe vs. Wade (1989) - TV Movie
    A lonely, single, poorly educated Texan who finds herself pregnant with no means to support a child. To avoid giving up the child, she seeks an abortion. Denied an abortion in Texas the young woman hires a novice lawyer to plead her case in the US supreme court. (en.wikipedia.org)
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    The Primary Instinct
    In 'The Primary Instinct,' actor Stephen Tobolowsky plays himself and uses the art of storytelling to take the audience through a riveting and moving journey about life, love, and Hollywood. Along the way, he just may answer one of the questions that's dogged humanity since the beginning of time: Why do we tell stories in the first place? (imdb)
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    The Barber
    A barber comes into contact with two men fixated on what triggers evil. A father, whose life is destroyed in pursuit of a killer, and a son who is trying to prevent his father's obsession.
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    The Valley of Light
    Returning from the War, Noah Lark discovers his family is gone. With a passion for fishing, Noah travels to a new town in search of a legendary great bass that has yet to be caught. On his journey he learns that with great friendship and great faith he will always be happy. (imdb)
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    Big Time in Hollywood, FL
    Follows two delusional brothers, who are self-proclaimed filmmakers, as they are kicked out of their parent's house and end up on an epic cinematic journey. (imdb)
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    Californication
    A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions. (imdb)
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    The Mindy Project
    A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office. (imdb)
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    The Confirmation
    Eight year old Anthony is somewhat uneasy about spending the weekend with his alcoholic, down-on-his-luck carpenter dad Walt while his mom Bonnie and her new husband Kyle go to a Catholic retreat together.
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    One Day at a Time
    Follows three generations of the same Cuban-American family living in the same house: a newly divorced former military mother, her teenage daughter and tween son, and her old-school mother.
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    Monsters at Large
    Alex decides to end his kid brother's nightmares by forming a task force to take care of imaginary monsters. When their business becomes a hit, nothing can go wrong...until one of the monsters turns out to be real, and really big. (imdb)
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    Debating Robert Lee
    A tough new debate teacher pushes high-school students to explore their feelings on the subject of life and death.
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    Mamaboy
    A high school student must hide the fact that he has become pregnant from his family, friends and the school faculty! (imdb)
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    Strange Nature
    Based on a true unsolved ecological mystery, thousands of hideously deformed frogs have turned up in the waters of Minnesota. As seen through the eyes of a one hit wonder single-mother and her 11-year old son, a small town struggles with the unknown when the deadly mutations move beyond the ponds. (imdb)
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    Par 6
    A cynical man returns to his family's homestead in Texas and starts up a golf course with his brothers and sisters. (imdb)
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    Swing Shift
    A woman finds romance when she takes a job at an airport plant to help make ends meet after her husband goes off to war. (imdb)
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    The Glimmer Man
    Two cops, played by Seagal and Wayans, are forced to work together to solve a chain of mysterious killings by a killer nicknamed "The Family Man" (imdb)
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    Schooled
    Schooled (2019) - TV Series
    A spinoff of The Goldbergs set in the 1990s that follows the faculty of William Penn Academy who, despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives, are heroes to their students.
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    Fractured
    Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. While the wife and daughter go downstairs for an MRI, Ray, exhausted, passes out in a chair in the lobby. Upon waking up, they have no record or knowledge of Ray's family ever being checked in.
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    Peep World
    On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets...
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    Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
    Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous catches up with FBI agent Gracie Hart (Bullock) shortly after she successfully disarmed a threat against the Miss United States Pageant while working undercover as a contestant and became an overnight media sensation. Things haven't been going so well for her lately. Reeling from a broken romance and frustrated to find her newfound fame is jeopardizing the undercover work she loves, Gracie now reluctantly agrees to serve the Bureau... (imdb)
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    Black Dog
    An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled (imdb)
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    In Country
    Samantha becomes obsessed with finding out about her father and his experiences in Vietnam, but Emmett and the other vets don't want to talk about it. When Sam reads her father's diary, she begins to understand what his life and death meant, and she and Emmett, with a trip to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, come at least temporarily to terms with the war in their lives. (imdb)
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    Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde
    In New York in 1995 Dr. Richard Jacks is a creator of perfumes. Thus he spends his days inventing new colorful and well smelling potions and certainly caring for his girlfriend Sarah Carver. But when he discovers that his greatgrandfather, called Dr. Jekyll, was a scientist with revoluntionary discoveries, he tries to follow the footsteps of his ancestor and creates more and more delicate potions until one of them converts him into a spectacular superwoman: Helen Hyde (imdb)
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    Dicktown
    Dicktown (2020) - TV Mini-Series
    Nerdy private detective John Hunchman and his jock sidekick David Purefoy investigate oddball mysteries in their small town. (imdb)
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    Le fantastique Mr Murray
    Bill Murray is considered by many of his fans as "the coolest man in the world". But how is it that this actor, who for a long time had barely more to show than some weird performances with strangers and crazy improvisations in TV shows, is better known today than many of his colleagues with far more impressive filmographies? The documentation seeks an answer to this question and goes on to Murray traces.
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    Stanley\
    An emotionally dysfunctional ukulele minstrel lands a gig at a nursing home where he strikes up an unlikely relationship with an ancient jazz chanteuse and awakens from a lifetime of loneliness and inconsequence.
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    Six L.A. Love Stories
    Over the course of one afternoon, in six different parts of Los Angeles, six couples connect, reconnect, or fall apart. (imdb)
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    Seinfeld
    Seinfeld (1989) - TV Series
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    Picket Fences
    Picket Fences (1992) - TV Series
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    Lopez vs. Lopez
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    The Practice
    The Practice (1997) - TV Series
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    Boston Legal
    Boston Legal (2004) - TV Series
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    Haul out the Holly: Lit Up
    Emily and Jared look forward to celebrating the holidays as a couple, working with the community to make the year's festivities the best yet. (Peacock)
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    The Hotwives of Orlando
    The series takes you inside the uber-exclusive and glamorous world of six "hot housewives" in Central Florida's sexiest city, Orlando. The show follows the ladies as they fight over pretty much everything except for their love of shoes, plastic surgery, and the pursuit of spending all of their husbands' money. (imdb)
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