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William H. Macy
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Date of Birth: Mar 13, 1950

Country: USA

Biography: William Hall Macy, Jr. is an American actor and writer. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo. He is also a teacher and director in theater, film and television. His film career has been built mostly on his appearances in small, independent films, though he has appeared in summer action films as well. Macy has described his screen persona as "sort of a Middle American, WASPy, Lutheran kind of guy... Everyman"... (wikpedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 88 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (86) | Writer (6) | Director (3)
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Krystal (2017)
A young man living a sheltered life develops a crush on a stripper and joins her Alcoholics Anonymous group just so he can be in the same room with her. (imdb)
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The Layover (2017)
Two friends go on a road trip together. (imdb)
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Blood Father (2016)
An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her. (imdb)
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Dial a Prayer (2015)
Cora begrudgingly answers phones at a Prayer Call Center under the watchful direction of its religious leader Bill. As she struggles to reconcile her troubled past, she grapples with the faith that others have started to show in her. (imdb)
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Walter (2015)
A ticket-taker at the local cinema believes he is the son of God. He has agreed to decide the eternal fate of everyone he comes in to contact with. (imdb)
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Room (2015)
A modern-day story about the boundless love between mother and child; young Jack knows nothing of the world except for the single room in which he was born and raised. (imdb)
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Stealing Cars (2015)
A rebellious teenager navigates his way through the juvenile court system. (imdb)
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Rudderless (2014)
A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis. (imdb)
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Trust Me (2014)
A struggling agent for child actors and former child star himself, Howard Holloway spends years losing his most talented clients to his slick, arch-nemesis Aldo Shocklee. (imdb)
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Cake (2014)
The acerbic, hilarious Claire Simmons becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. (imdb)
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Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. (imdb)
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A Single Shot (2013)
The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood. (imdb)
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The Sessions (2012)
The quest for love appears insurmountable when a man confined to an iron lung determines, at age 38, to lose his virginity. The Surrogate chronicles his attempt to transcend the limbo between childhood and adulthood, in which he is literally trapped. With the blessing of an unusual priest and support from enlightened caregivers, the poignantly optimistic and always droll O'Brien swallows his fear and hires a sex surrogate (mubi.com)
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Dirty Girl (2011)
It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious 80's tunes.
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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Matthew McConaughey stars in the big-screen adaptation of Michael Connelly's best-selling novel about struggling lawyer Mickey Haller, who conducts business from his Lincoln Town Car. When Mickey finally lands a big case, it has deadly consequences. Tasked with defending rich lothario Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), who's been charged with assault, Mickey finds himself and his family in danger when he deduces that the sinister Louis may be guilty.
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Shameless (2011)
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An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can. (imdb)
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Marmaduke (2010)
When Phil and Debbie Winslow (comedy vets Lee Pace and Judy Greer) relocate from their native Kansas to the sunny climes of Orange County, their big-hearted, havoc-wreaking Great Dane (voiced by Owen Wilson) gets a taste of the dog's life, California-style. Featuring the voice talents of Emma Stone, Ron Perlman, Jeremy Piven, and Steve Coogan, this family comedy blends live action and CGI animation to bring America's most-beloved, if slobbery, comic-strip mutt to life.
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Shorts (2009)
A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it. (imdb)
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The Maiden Heist (2009)
Over the years, three museum security guards each fall in love with a particular work of art in their care. But now, the new curator is shipping out all three works in an overhaul of the museum's collection. Desperate to save their favorite pieces, the men hatch a plan to steal them before they can be shipped away.
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The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
The tale of three unlikely heroes - a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl with cauliflower ears - whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle's princess.
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The Deal (2008)
A producer on his last strings agrees to do his nephew's script about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli but in order to get it made starts to deviate further and further from the script.
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Bart Got a Room (2008)
While Danny's father and mother independently search for love, Danny is on his own desperate quest to find a prom date. Danny's search becomes progressively more pathetic once he and his family learn that Bart, the school's biggest dweeb, not only secured a date for the prom, but got a hotel room as well.
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Wild Hogs (2007)
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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He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
An office worker inadvertently becomes a hero after he saves a woman's life. (imdb)
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Inland Empire (2006)
An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
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Everyone
What if you had one chance to be a hero? Would you take it? Or play it safe? That is the question facing an ordinary boy in Everyone's Hero, a funny and warm tale of a kid who believes he can make a difference if he just hangs in there despite overwhelming odds. (20th Century Fox)
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Thank You for Smoking (2006)
Thank You for Smoking is a fiercely satirical look at today's "culture of spin." The hero of the film is Nick Naylor (Eckhart), chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, who makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette makers in today's neo-puritanical culture. (Fox Searchlight)
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Nightmares and Dreamscapes (2006)
A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories. (imdb)
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Bobby (2006)
Tuesday, June 4, 1968: the California presidential primary. As day breaks Robert Kennedy arrives at the Ambassador Hotel; he'll campaign, then speak to supporters at midnight. To capture the texture of the late 1960s, we see vignettes at the hotel: a couple marries so he can avoid Vietnam, kitchen staff discuss race and baseball, a man cheats on his wife, another is fired for racism, a retired hotel doorman plays chess in the lobby with an old friend... (imdb)
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Doogal (2006)
Legend tells of three magic diamonds that, if in the wrong hands, can be united to create a force powerful enough to freeze the sun. When the evil sorcerer Zeebad (Stewart) escapes from his ancient prison, he vows to exact revenge by deep-freezing the earth forever. Determined to save the world, a fellowship of four unlikely heroes band together to foil Zeebad's villainous plot. Led by the candy-loving mutt Doogal (Tay), friends Dylan (Fallon), Brian (Macy) and Ermintrude (Goldberg) all embark on an epic adventure to save the world. (Weinstein Company)
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Sahara (2005)
Clive Cussler's master explorer Dirk Pitt (McConaughey) takes on the adventure of his life when he embarks on a treasure hint through some of the most dangerous regions of West Africa. Searching for what the locals call "The Ship of Death," a long lost Civil War battleship which protects a secret cargo, Pitt and his wisecracking sidekick (Zahn) use their wits and clever heroics to help Doctor Eva Rojas (Cruz) when they realize the shop may be linked to mysterious deaths in the same area. (Paramount Pictures)
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Edmond (2005)
A successful businessman leaves his wife and family after a visit to a fortune teller. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery and redemption heading into New York's underworld where he kills a pimp and a wanna-be actress that lands him in jail.
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The Wool Cap (2004)
This TV movie (a remake of the 1962 Jackie Gleason film Gigot) stars William H. Macy as Charles Gigot, the mute superintendent of a run-down apartment building who solemnly goes about his daily work. But his life changes when a young woman leaves her daughter Lou (Keke Palmer) with him, asking him to look after her for a bit. When it appears that Lou has been abandoned, Gigot reluctantly becomes her guardian and the two soon form an unusual bond.
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Cellular (2004)
A random wrong number on his cell phone sends a young man into a high-stakes race against time to save a woman's life. (New Line Cinema)
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Spartan (2004)
A "lone wolf" U.S. government secret agent, Scott( Kilmer), is assigned the task of rescuing the kidnapped daughter (Bell) of a high ranking government figure, only to discover along the way a larger, more sinister plot. (imdb)
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Reversible Errors (2004)
Arthur Raven (William H. Macy), a successful corporate lawyer with a measured and contented life, finds his world turned upside down when he's assigned to draft the final appeal of a potentially innocent death-row inmate (Glenn Plummer). Tom Selleck co-stars as detective Larry Starczek. This highly suspenseful three-hour miniseries is based on the best-selling novel by author Scott Turow.
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Stealing Sinatra (2003)
In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It's a true story. (imdb)
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Minnesota Nice (2003)
A documentary about the making of "Fargo" (1996).
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The Cooler (2003)
In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation.
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Seabiscuit (2003)
The tale of a down-and-out racehorse that took the entire nation on the ride of a lifetime. (Universal Pictures)
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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock
A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie. (imdb)
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Door to Door (2002)
A man with cerebral palsy is determined to become a salesman. (imdb)
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Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
Five hapless inner-city low-lifes unsuccessfully attempt to burgle a pawnbroker's safe, but wind up gaining more than they lose.
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It
On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre. (imdb)
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Focus (2001)
In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant in a struggle for dignity and survival. (imdb)
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Jurassic Park III (2001)
Dr. Alan Grant (Neill) is now a happy man with the previous incidents of Jurassic Park now behind him. Grant is that happy that he announce in public, that nothing on Earth can persuade him back onto the islands. Maybe nothing, except Paul Kirby (Macy). Kirby and his wife, Amanda (Leoni) want a plane to fly them over Isla Sorna, with Dr. Grant as their guide. But not everything Kirby says is true... (imdb)
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Panic (2000)
Alex, a sad-eyed mournful man, goes into psychotherapy: he discloses he's a hit man. He also tells the doctor, after a few sessions, that he's attracted to a young woman he's met in the waiting room. She's Sarah, 23, quick, edgy, and perhaps attracted to him as well. But he's married, the dutiful father of a young precocious boy, so Sarah brushes him off. In flashbacks we see him get his start as a killer, at his father's prompting: it's the family business. (imdb)
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State and Main (2000)
A big-budget movie crew descends upon a quaint New England village, sowing a bumper crop of corruption, vanity and greed.
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A Slight Case of Murder (1999)
A film critic accidentally kills his lover during a spat in which she falls and hits her head. In panic, he immediately covers up his involvement and leaves the apartment. A private investigator had been tailing the woman for her ex-husband. Realizing what happened, the investigator launches a blackmail scheme. (imdb)
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Magnolia (1999)
On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story. (New Line Cinema)
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Mystery Men (1999)
By day, they're a bunch of losers, but by night, they're the Mystery Men...a rag team of superhero wannabes who emerge from the darkness to fight the evil madman Cassanova Frankenstein and his disco-dancing henchmen. (Universal Pictures)
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Happy, Texas (1999)
Escaped convicts disguised as beauty pageant experts? This could get ugly.
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A Civil Action (1998)
Jan Schlichtmann, a tenacious lawyer, is addressed by a group of families. When investigating the seemingly non-profiting case, he finds it to be a major environmental issue that has a lot of impact potential. A leather production company could be responsible for several deadly cases of leukemia, but also is the main employer for the area... (imdb)
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Psycho (1998)
Intrigued by the notion of taking an intact, undeniable classic and seeing what would happen if it were made again - with a nearly identical shooting script - but with contemporary filmmaking techniques, Gus Van Sant recreates the motion picture Psycho. (Universal Studios)
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Pleasantville (1998)
In Gary Ross' daring modern fairy tale Pleasantville, an entire fictional town is granted a chance to experience the comedies, and dangers of real life. In this fantastical adventure, two late 20th Century teenagers (Maguire, Witherspoon) accidentally bring living color to a mysterious suburb trapped in a black-and-white 50's utopia -- and set off a revolution. (New Line Cinema)
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The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (1998)
Timmy is summoned to Thorn Valley to learn his destiny among the rats of NIMH, as he has an honored place as the son of Jonathan Brisby. Young and impetuous, he has much to learn about thinking things through. When word comes that NIMH still has some of the mice and rats of NIMH who were thought lost, the rats of NIMH opt not to rescue them. When Timmy hears his brother Martin was captured and is being held by NIMH as well, Timmy sets off to rescue him.
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Jerry and Tom (1998)
A series of comic vignettes illuminates the changing relationship of two hitmen over the years.
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Comic Relief VIII (1998)
Eighth annual live comedy event to benefit the nation's homeless. Features stand-up comedy, musical performances and ensemble sketches. A toll-free 800 number is shown onscreen enabling viewers to make pledges and donations. (inbaseline.com)
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Boogie Nights (1997)
Everyone's born with one special thing, and Eddie Adams uses his humongous "asset" to take the world of film pornography by storm. Things get ugly though when success leads to drugs and ruin. Will Dirk clean up and get back on top? Will Amber see her son? Will Rollergirl ever take off her skates?! (imdb)
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Colin Fitz Lives! (1997)
Two security guards, Paul and Grady, are hired to guard the grave of dead rock legend, Colin Fitz. Through the course of one bizarre night, these two opposites learn a lot about life, death, and the magic of Colin Fitz. (imdb)
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Wag the Dog (1997)
Wickedly fictional with historical overtones truer than many care to admit, Wag The Dog examines the blurred lines between politics, the media and show business.
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Air Force One (1997)
Wolfgang Petersen's gripping thriller about an uncompromising U.S. President (Ford) who has just told the world he will not negotiate with terrorists. When Russian neo-nationalists hijack Air Force One, the world's most secure and extraordinary aircraft, the President is faced with a nearly impossible decision to give in to terrorist demands or sacrifice not only the country's dignity, but the lives of his wife and daughter. (Sony)
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Fargo (1996)
Jerry's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of pregnant Marge Gunderson.
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Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith (Woods), of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung jury... (imdb)
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Hit Me (1996)
Sonny lives with his intellectually disabled older brother, and works as a bellhop at a second-rate hotel. This changes when Monique a beautiful, suicidal nut-case checks in. Sonny is offered a part in a heist that goes wrong.
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Down Periscope (1996)
Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days...
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Evolver (1995)
A popular virtual-reality video game gets ported to real life, and Kyle, one of the best Evolver players in the US, gets the opportunity to try playing against a little robot version of the arcade game. However, Evolver is programmed to win at all costs, and the match between Kyle and Evolver gradually becomes a frantic struggle for survival. (imdb)
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Murder in the First (1995)
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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Roommates (1995)
When little Michael's parents pass away, he goes to live with his grandfather Rocky. Years later, when Michael gets out of medical school, Rocky is too old to live alone and Michael invites him to move in.
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In the Shadow of Evil (1995)
Jack Brennan is a hot-shot cop on the trail of a serial killer known as The Roper. Just as he's getting close to catching the killer, he is injured and develops amnesia. Dr. Molly Nostrand works to help Brennan recover his memories and the two become romantically involved. Meanwhile, The Roper is still out there somewhere and the police are depending on Jack Brennan to bring him in. (imdb)
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Mr. Holland
A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher. (imdb)
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Above Suspicion (1995)
Paralyzed cop takes advantages of the sympathy he attracts to get rid of his wife and her lover.
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Oleanna (1994)
A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few things that can be taken the wrong way... (imdb)
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Dead on Sight (1994)
A psychic woman has visions of the Clock Killer's past and future murders. (imdb)
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Benny & Joon (1993)
A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton. (imdb)
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Twenty Bucks (1993)
A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people. (imdb)
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Being Human (1993)
One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart. (imdb)
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Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer. (imdb)
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The Heart of Justice (1992)
David Leader investigates a seemingly senseless murder, and in the course of it is drawn into the labyrinth of a sinisterly unique wealthy family. The family seems to revolve around its own beautiful and mysterious daughter, Emma Burgess, and soon Leader is deeply within her orbit as well. (imdb)
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Homicide (1991)
Policeman Bob Gold has to capture a murder that not even the FBI has been able to find. But before he can even start he is re-assigned to the murder of an old lady in a black area. The evidence points at a Jewish group and he discovers connections between them and his previous case. (imdb)
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Things Change (1988)
Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable similarity to a certain mafia don, is paid to take the rap for a murder. Jerry, a two-bit gangster on probation, is given a chance for redemption by guarding Gino for the weekend. But instead of sitting around a dingy hotel room, Jerry decides to give Gino a weekend to remember, taking him to Lake Tahoe... (imdb)
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House of Games (1987)
A psychiatrist's patient is in desperate need of money, so she agrees to help him. (imdb)
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The Last Dragon (1985)
A young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way he must fight an evil martial arts expert and an rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter. (imdb)
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The Cradle Will Fall (1983)
A doctor at a hospital tries to develop a "fountain of youth" serum to give to his female patients. (imdb)
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Without a Trace (1983)
An estranged mother tries desperately to find her missing 6-year-old son, even if it means earning the mistrust of her friends, family and local authorities. (imdb)
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Somewhere in Time (1980)
A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel. (imdb)
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Foolin
A working-class boy falls for a girl from a wealthy family, and must compete for her with a rich boy who also wants her. (imdb)
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The Awakening Land (1978)
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Frontierswoman Sayward Luckett's struggles in Ohio during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century. (imdb)
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