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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

Date of Birth: 09 Jul 1956

Country: USA

Biography: Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor, producer, writer, and director. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies, gaining wide notice in 1988's Big, before achieving success as a dramatic actor in several notable roles, including Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia, the title role in Forrest Gump, Commander James A. Lovell in Apollo 13, Captain John H. Miller in Saving Private Ryan, Joe Fox in You've Got Mail and Chuck Noland in Cast Away. Hanks won consecutive...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 99 (Actor), 3 (Director), 5 (Writer), 1 (Creator)

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    Apollo 13
    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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    Cast Away
    Hanks stars as Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer whose personal and professional life are ruled by the clock. His manic existence abruptly ends when, after a plane crash, he becomes isolated on a remote island - cast away into the most desolate environment imaginable. (Twentieth Century Fox)
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    Catch Me If You Can
    Frank W. Abagnale (DiCaprio) worked as a doctor, a lawyer and as a co-pilot for a major airline -- all before his 21st birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud had netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds. FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Hanks) has made it his prime mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank is always one step ahead of him, baiting him to continue the chase. (DreamWorks)
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    Concert for George
    A memorial concert for George Harrison at Albert Hall.
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    Forrest Gump
    Forrest, Forrest Gump is a simple man with little brain activity but good intentions. He struggles through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His 'mama' teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, starts a table tennis craze, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, and more. (imdb)
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    The Green Mile
    Set on Death Row in a Southern prison in 1935, this is the remarkable story of a prison guard who develops a poignant, unusual relationship with one inmate who possesses a magical gift that is both mysterious and miraculous. (Castle Rock Entertainment)
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    The Ladykillers
    This retelling of the critically acclaimed 1955 comedy stars Hanks as Goldthwait Higginson Dorr III, Ph.D., a charlatan professor who's assembled a gang of "experts" for the heist of the century. (Touchstone Pictures)
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    The Polar Express
    When a doubting young boy takes a train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
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    Road to Perdition
    Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living. (imdb)
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    Saving Private Ryan
    Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Cpt. Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day... (imdb)
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    The Terminal
    The Terminal tells the story of Viktor Navorski (Hanks), a visitor to New York City from Eastern Europe, whose homeland erupts in a fiery coup while he is in the air en route to America. Stranded at John F. Kennedy International Airport with a passport from nowhere, he is unauthorized to actually enter the United States and must improvise his days and nights in the terminal's international transit lounge until the war at home is over... (DreamWorks)
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    Toy Story
    A cowboy toy is profoundly threatened and jealous when a fancy spaceman toy supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (imdb)
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    Toy Story 2
    The sequel to the landmark 1995 computer-animated blockbuster from Disney and Pixar. This time around, the fun and adventure continue when Andy goes off to cowboy camp and the toys are left to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody -- who hasn't the slightest clue that he's a greatly valued collectible. (Disney/Pixar)
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    You\
    This sweet romantic comedy reunites "Sleepless In Seattle" stars Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. He's the owner of a bookstore chain; she's the woman he falls for online. Both are unaware that she runs the little shop his company is trying to shut down.
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    Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D
    This documentary takes audiences to the surface of the Moon to walk alongside the extraordinary Apollo astronauts who have stepped upon its surface. With never before seen photographs, CGI renditions of the lunar landscape and previously unreleased NASA footage, audiences will be immersed in the life-changing experiences of these astronauts by showcasing what they saw, heard, felt, thought and did while on the lunar surface. (IMAX)
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    A League of Their Own
    Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry (imdb)
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    Big
    When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body literally overnight. (imdb)
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    That Thing You Do!
    A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager. (imdb)
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    Splash
    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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    Philadelphia
    When a man with AIDS is fired by a conservative law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. (imdb)
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    Joe Versus the Volcano
    When a hypochondriac learns that he is dying, he accepts an offer to throw himself in a volcano at a tropical island, and along the way there, learns to truly live. (imdb)
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    Bachelor Party
    A soon-to-be-married man's friends throw him the ultimate bachelor party. (imdb)
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    The Burbs
    An overstressed suburbanite and his paramilitaric neighbor struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family in town is a front for a cannibalistic cult. (imdb)
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    Punchline
    Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school... (imdb)
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    The Da Vinci Code
    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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    Sleepless in Seattle
    A recently-widowed man's son calls a radio talk show in an attempt to find his father a partner.
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    The Money Pit
    A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house. (imdb)
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    Turner & Hooch
    A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer. (imdb)
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    Dragnet
    The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery. (imdb)
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    Radio Flyer
    A father recounts a dark period of his childhood when he and his little brother lived in the suburbs. (imdb)
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    Volunteers
    Tom Hanks stars as Lawrence, a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out... (imdb)
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    The Bonfire of the Vanities
    Financial "Master of the Universe" Sherman McCoy sees his life unravel when his mistress Maria Ruskin hits a black boy with his car... (imdb)
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    The Man with One Red Shoe
    A man picked randomly out of a crowd is made the target of CIA survelliance and pursuit. (imdb)
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    Every Time We Say Goodbye
    An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. (imdb)
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    Nothing in Common
    A successful ad man (Hanks) must juggle his ever-demanding career while his parents' marriage breaks up. (imdb)
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    Mazes and Monsters
    Bound together by a desire to play "Mazes and Monsters," Robbie (Tom Hanks) and his four college classmates decide to move the board game into the local legendary cavern. Robbie starts having visions for real, and the line between reality and fantasy fuse into a harrowing adventure. (imdb)
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    Who Needs Sleep?
    In 1997, after a 19-hour day on the set, assistant cameraman Brent Hershman fell asleep behind the wheel, crashed his car, and died. Deeply disturbed by his death, Wexler shows how sleep deprivation and long work hours are a lethal combination.
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    The Simpsons Movie
    It takes a wide screen to fully capture Homer Simpson's stupidity, and The Simpsons Movie does it. In the eagerly-awaited animated feature film based on the hit TV series, Homer must save the world from a catastrophe he himself created. (20th Century Fox)
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    From the Earth to the Moon
    Through dramatization, this series relates the story of the conquest of the moon by the Americans, from the Mercury and Gemini projects to the legendary Apollo missions. (imdb)
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    Charlie Wilson\
    A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects. (imdb)
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    He Knows You\
    Yet another entry in slice-and-dice genre, this one with minor novelty of brides-to-be as victims. (Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide)
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    The Pixar Story
    An in-depth look at the history of Pixar, the production company that gave the world such classics as Toy Story, Monsters Inc., A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, as well as revolutionising the world of animation.
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    A Timeless Call
    U.S. Veteran tribute made for the 2008 Democratic convention. (imdb)
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    The Great Buck Howard
    A magician/illusionist in decline and his assistant seek to re-invigorate his career.
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    Angels & Demons
    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.
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    The Rutles 2: Can\
    After sitting on a shelf at Warner Brothers for over a year, the much anticipated sequel to Eric Idle and Gerard Corvin's 1978 mockumentary, is finally on release, revealing the final exploits of The Rutles as they do a reunion tour of America.
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    The Harryhausen Chronicles
    Narrated by Leonard Nimoy, this enjoyable documentary charts the evolution of legendary special effects master Ray Harryhausen. (imdb comments)
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    The Pacific
    The Pacific (2010) - TV Mini-Series
    The intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
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    Toy Story 3
    Toy cowboy Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), his astronaut pal, Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), and their friends cope with their owner's departure for college and their new home in a daycare center.
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    Earth to America
    Celebrating the earth with the funnies people on it... A comedy event of Global proportions.
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    The National Parks: America\
    The history of the U.S. National Parks system, including the initial ideas which led to the world's first national parks and the expansion of the system over 150 years. (imdb)
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    The War
    The War (2007) - TV Mini-Series
    A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families. (imdb)
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    Shooting War
    Tom Hanks host and narrates a documentary on WWII Combat Photographers in Europe and the Pacific theater of war. (imdb)
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    Horatio\
    On the centennial of the event, Ken Burns and Florentine Films present the historic journey of motorist Horatio Nelson Jackson. (imdb)
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    Larry Crowne
    After being laid off from his longtime job at a soulless retail giant, average middle-aged guy Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) decides it's time to change up his life, so he heads back to college. There, he finds a new perspective -- and a new romance with a professor (Julia Roberts).
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    Hawaiian Vacation
    The toys throw Ken and Barbie a Hawaiian vacation in Bonnie's room. (imdb)
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    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    A nine-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player, and pacifist searches New York for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the September 11 attacks. (imdb)
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    Small Fry
    Small Fry (2011) - Short Film
    A fast food restaurant mini variant of Buzz forcibly switches places with the real Buzz and his friends have to deal with the obnoxious impostor. (imdb)
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    Cloud Atlas
    An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution
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    The Making of \
    A look behind the scenes during the making of "Band of Brothers".
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    Prohibition
    Prohibition (2011) - TV Mini-Series
    The rise and fall of the United States Constitution's 18th Amendment.
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    Partysaurus Rex
    When Rex finds himself left behind in the bathroom, he puts his limbs to use by getting a bath going for a bunch of new toy friends. (imdb)
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    Captain Phillips
    The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. (imdb)
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    Saving Mr. Banks
    Author P. L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney during production for the adaptation of her eponymous novel. (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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    And the Oscar Goes To...
    An original documentary that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Academy Awards and Oscar-winning films through the eyes of Hollywood insiders. (TCM)
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    Bridge of Spies
    An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union. (imdb)
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    Inside the Actors Studio
    Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers. (imdb)
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    Toy Story That Time Forgot
    It's a post Christmas play date and the toys have to go up against the fearsome and aggressive new dino toys. (imdb)
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    Everything Is Copy
    A look at the life and work of writer/filmmaker Nora Ephron. (imdb)
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    A Hologram for the King
    A failed American businessman looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his idea to a wealthy monarch.
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    Ithaca
    Fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother, Ulysses. And so it is that as spring turns to summer, 1942, Homer Macauley delivers messages of love, hope, pain... and death... to the good people of Ithaca. And Homer Macauley will grapple with one message that will change him forever. (imdb)
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    Sully
    On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. (imdb)
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    Inferno
    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 Making of \
    This documentary treats movie fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Road to Perdition, about a mafia hit man who must deal with the toll his job takes on his family. Included are interviews with star Tom Hanks and other members of the cast and crew who talk about the experience of making the film, as well as all of the effort that went into it. (imdb)
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    Bosom Buddies
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    The Circle
    When Mae is hired to work for the world's largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company's founder, Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity. (imdb)
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    California Typewriter
    California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others.
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    Spielberg
    Spielberg (2017) - TV Movie
    A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg. (imdb)
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    The Post
    A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events. (imdb)
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    Toy Story 4
    When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.
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    Defying the Nazis: The Sharps\
    Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War: Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister, and Martha Sharp, a trained social worker, in February 1939, boldly commit to a life-threatening mission in Europe to assist refugees. (imdb)
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    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
    A journalist's life is enriched by friendship when he takes on an assignment profiling Fred Rogers.
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    The Scuzzies
    A small group of nightmare monsters living in the walls do battle with the occupants of the house. (imdb)
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    The Movies
    The Movies (2019) - TV Series
    A look at the history of movies and their impact on our culture. (imdb)
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    The Mayo Clinic, Faith, Hope and Science
    The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science tells the story of a unique medical institution that has been called a "Medical Mecca," the "Supreme Court of Medicine," and the "place for hope where there is no hope." (imdb)
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    Greyhound
    Early in World War II, an inexperienced U.S. Navy captain must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by Nazi U-boat wolfpacks.
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    Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal
    Hollywood media mogul Harvey Weinstein becomes a catalyst for the MeToo Movement. Contains testimonials from those who knew him well such as Hillary Clinton, Emma Thompson, Heather Kerr, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Uma Thurman and more! (imdb)
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    News of the World
    A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home. (imdb)
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    The Fabulous Allan Carr
    Allan Carr built his bombastic reputation producing the hit movie GREASE and Broadway sensation LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, but it all came crashing down after he conceived the notorious 1989 Academy Awards. (imdb)
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    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
    Follow-up film to the 2006 comedy centering on the real-life adventures of a fictional Kazakh television journalist named Borat. (imdb)
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    Elvis Has Left the Building
    Harmony, a cosmetic saleslady who was born at an Elvis concert, finds her life linked to the legend. One day while driving, she accidentally kills some Elvis impersonators and flees the scene. She goes on the run from the FBI and joins up with a depressed executive. (imdb)
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    MythBusters
    MythBusters (2003) - TV Series
    A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them. (imdb)
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    Finch
    On a post-apocalyptic earth, a robot, built to protect the life of his creator's beloved dog, learns about life, love, friendship and what it means to be human. (imdb)
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    Pinocchio
    A live-action adaptation of Disney's 'Pinocchio' (imdb.com).
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    Elvis
    From his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to his rise to stardom starting in Memphis, Tennessee and his conquering of Las Vegas, Nevada, Elvis Presley becomes the first rock 'n roll star and changes the world with his music (imdb.com).
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    A Man Called Otto
    Otto is a grump who's given up on life following the loss of his wife and wants to end it all. When a young family moves in nearby, he meets his match in quick-witted Marisol, leading to a friendship that will turn his world around.
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    Asteroid City
    The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer convention is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events. (imdb)
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    Hello Dankness
    Assembling hundreds of film clips and media images, artist duo Soda Jerk's s narration about the changes undergone by American society since Trump, while relishing in reflecting on contemporary cultural values. (imdb)
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