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A relationship blossoms between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress.
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In this tale of the indescribable bond of love between a father and son, a 7-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home.
After escaping from a dangerous cult and the watchful eye of its charismatic leader, a young woman named Martha tries to reclaim a normal life with her family. But the haunting memories from Martha's past trigger a chilling paranoia - and nowhere seems safe as the fragile line between her reality an
A group of interconnected, Baltimore-based twenty and thirtysomethings navigate their various relationships from the shallow end of the dating pool through the deep, murky waters of married life, trying to read the signs of the opposite sex - and hoping to be the exceptions to the "no-exceptions" ru
After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia was thrust into a new role as America's sweetheart - the legendary "goddess of light," known for her bold, larger-than-life charisma. Yet, even with her global fame solidified, her belief in flirting with danger and standing up as her
Ryan has long been contented with his unencumbered lifestyle lived out across America in airports, hotels and rental cars. He can carry all he needs in one wheel-away case; he's a pampered, elite member of every travel loyalty program in existence; and he's close to attaining his lifetime goal of 1
Benjamin Button is a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. From New Orleans at the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, on a journey as unusual as any man's life can be, this is the grand tale of a not so ordinary man an
In the insular world of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, Leonard, a charismatic but troubled young man, moves back into his childhood home following a recent heartbreak. While recovering under the watchful eye of his parents, Leonard meets two women in quick succession: Michelle, a mysterious and beautiful
Collectively, their roster of hit songs is unmatched in the recording industry, numbering in the hundreds and spanning decades. They've been instrumental in helping a diverse array of popular artists on their path to stardom - from The Beach Boys to Frank and Nancy Sinatra; from The 5th Dimension to
Jerry is a junkyard worker who attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is melting his brain. But when his plan goes awry, the magnetic field that he creates accidentally erases all of the videotapes in a local video store where his best friend Mike works. Fearing that the mishap will cos
Charlie Wilson was a bachelor congressman from Texas who had a habit of showing up in hot tubs with strippers and cocaine. His "Good Time Charlie" exterior, however, masked an extraordinary mind, a deep sense of patriotism and a passion for the underdog, and in the early 1980s the underdog was Afgha
Professor Melvin Tolson, a brilliant but volatile debate team coach, uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small African American college in the deep south into a historically elite debate team. A controversial figure, Professor Tolson challenged the social mores of the time and was under constant fire for his unconventional and ferocious teaching methods as well as his radical political views. In their pursuit for excellence, Tolson''s debate team receives a groundbreaking invitation to debate Harvard University ''s championship team.
In the 1930s American South, there was one spot that served as a haven. All were welcome to come and find the Lord as they walked into church on Sunday mornings. When the good and righteous built these houses of worship, however, they did ask guests to leave a few things at the door, namely: cussing
Set in Shanghai in the late 1930s, the story of the relationship between a disillusioned former US diplomat and a refugee White Russian countess reduced to a sordid life in the city's bars. Todd Jackson (mid-40s), once an American diplomat filled with idealism, has lost his sight several years earli
In September of 1972 an unprecedented terrorist attack unfolded live before 900 million television viewers across the globe and ushered in a brave new world of unpredictable violence. It was the second week of the Summer Olympics, and in Munich, West Germany, the games that had been dubbed "The Olympics of Peace and Joy" were off to a rousing start. Without warning, an extremist Palestinian group known as Black September invaded the Olympic Village, killing two members of the Israeli Olympic team and capturing nine hostages. The tense stand-off and tragic massacre that ensued played out with stunning immediacy on television before an international populace and ended 21 hours later when anchorman Jim McKay spoke the haunting words, "They''re all gone." Mourning the massacre and infuriated by its savagery, a young Israeli patriot and intelligence officer, Avner is approached by a Mossad officer named Ephraim who presents him with an unprecedented mission in Israeli history. He asks Avner to leave behind his pregnant wife, relinquish his identity and go completely underground on a mission to hunt down and kill the 11 men accused of masterminding the murders. Despite his inexperience, Avner becomes the leader of a team of four very diverse yet highly skilled recruits: the brash, tough, South African-born getaway driver, Steve; the German Jew Hans, who has a flair for forging documents; the Belgian toymaker-turned-explosives-expert, Robert; and the quiet, methodical Carl, whose job is to "clean up" after the others. Avner and his team circle the globe under a cloak of extreme secrecy, tracking down each man on a closely guarded list of targets and carrying out intricately plotted assassinations. Working outside the rubric of international law, adrift without home or family, their only connection to humanity becomes one another. But even that starts to fray as the four men begin to argue among themselves about the unsettling questions that just won''t go away: "Who exactl
Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring
Over a meal in a Chinese restaurant, Sy poses a conundrum to his fellow diners: Is the essence of life comic or tragic? For the sake of argument, he tells a story, which the others then embellish to illustrate their takes on life. The story starts as follows: A young Manhattan couple, Park Avenue pr
Billionaire aviator Howard Hughes takes Hollywood and its women by storm.
Fourth generation Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a German POW camp during WWII. Still, as the camp's highest-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all under the dangerous, ever-watchful eye of Germa
Sidda Lee Walker, a prominent young playwright living in New York City, is a long way from her Louisiana hometown and a safe distance from her loving but highly dramatic and eccentric mother, Vivi. And that''s the way she''d like to keep it. But when a ''Time Magazine'' profile on Sidda implies that Vivi was not a good mother, Vivi is outraged and the two women get into a fight that threatens to destroy not only their relationship but Sidda''s tenuous wedding plans with a man who has waited seven years for her to get over her fear of raising a family of her own. Enter the Ya-Ya Sisterhood... Vivi''s intrepid gang of lifelong friends eager to restore peace no matter what it takes. To truly understand Vivi, the Ya-Yas believe, Sidda must know who her mother was as a young woman. A high-spirited beauty who valued love and loyalty above all else, young Vivi was dealt many disappointments in life but was also blessed with an indomitable sense of humor, an adventurous spirit and three best friends. Together, this inseparable foursome shared both good and bad times, celebrating each other''s triumphs for more than 40 years, which they recorded in a scrapbook, known as the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Taking matters into their own hands, the Ya-Yas stage an unorthodox intervention to bring mother and daughter back together. With their help and the help of the Divine Secrets, Sidda will begin to unravel the truth about her complicated and unconventional mother, find forgiveness and acceptance, and let go of her painful past.
In 1940, CW Briggs is the top insurance investigator in New York--or so he keeps telling the firm''s new efficiency expert, Betty Ann Fitzgerald. Briggs prides himself on being able to crack any insurance caper by getting into the mind of the thief, but now, thanks to the hypnotic powers of the Jade Scorpion, the mind of a thief is getting into Briggs.
Follows the hopes and dreams of a tight-knit group of young dance students as they try to make a name for themselves and become stars in the fiercely competitive world of professional dance. Vibrant and supremely gifted, they are students who devote themselves to their art, sacrificing ordinary plea
Rannulph Junuh has returned to Savannah a damaged, tortured soul, his youthful innocence shattered by the trauma of World War I. While he''s been gone, his former fiancee, Adele Invergordon, has devoted herself to fulfilling her late father''s dream of building a world-class golf course on a nearby island. To keep the dream alive in the depths of the Great Depression, she proposes an exhibition tournament featuring golf superstars Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen. When city officials insist that the match can only take place if a local golfer participates, Hardy turns to Junuh to defend his hometown''s honor. Along the way he faces down his demons, fights for the love of the woman he abandoned and hits a hole in one with the help of a black caddie named Bagger who offers down-home folk wisdom, spiritual guidance and the secret to a perfect swing.
On the 13th floor of an LA office block, Douglas Hall and Hannon Fuller have created a virtual simulation of Los Angeles in 1937. One day, Hall wakes up to discover Hannon is dead and he is the prime suspect. Hall can't remember having anything to do with the murder, but his reality begins to become
Emmet Ray, according to himself, was the greatest jazz guitarist of the 1920s and 1930s. At least in New York, anyway. Although Ray certainly had a signature style and a melodic skill, those who knew Ray best admit that perhaps he was best known in his extra-musical roles -- as a pimp and a kleptoma
A special detachment fights through war-torn Europe to find a man whose brothers have all died in combat.
Over the course of five years (1919-1924) the Newton Boys, a group of brothers, were the most successful bank and train robbers in North America, traveling from Texas to Toronto without ever firing a fatal gunshot. Willis Newton is the eldest brother who is determined to improve the fortunes of the
A lonely, widowed beekeeper who is raising his two grandchildren while trying to forget a painful past, falls in love with a divorced nurse.
A married couple experiences the consequences of extramarital relations when a Los Angeles ad-executive has an affair with a married woman in New York, and then encounters her again a year later.
A con artist who can't fathom the idea of an honest day's work, Tom Turner has tried every scam in the book. Then, while trying to pay off a gambling debt, he gets arrested attempting to sell tickets on an airline that hasn't flown since the '80s! Sentenced by a judge to get a job or go to jail, Tom
Rose Morgan teaches a course in Romantic Literature at Columbia University, but doesn't have any romance in her own life. Passion is something she desperately longs for. Gregory Larkin, who teaches mathematics at the same university, has been hurt by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless
In 1934, while the rest of the country was mired in the Depression, Kansas City thrived with gambling, prostitution, and jazz-filled nightclubs flourishing under the rule of city bosses and organized crime. On the eve of the municipal elections, a scrappy telegraph operator, Blondie O''Hara, has kidnapped wealthy Carolyn Stilton, a drug-addicted socialite wife married to an advisor to president Roosevelt. Blondie plans to swap Carolyn for her small-time gangster husband Johnnie who has been taken hostage by big-time gangster and club owner Seldom Seen. Robert Altman''s riff on race, class, and power cross-cuts between the two kidnappings and the background of corrupt politics and virtuoso jazz music.
A mentally challenged man stumbles through formative events in U.S. history.
Set in prewar Nazi Germany, the story of a group of German youths obsessed with American jazz, who must come to grips with the rise of fascism.
A hustler and a street ball player join forces to run a basketball con game.
The story of two young brothers who escape from the harsh realities of life and abuse by their stepfather through fantasy.
Two sisters become rivals while playing women''''s baseball during World War II.
Story of wheeling and dealing in the real-estate business.
Story about a precocious 11-year-old girl, being raised by her widowed father, who learns to love her wacky family with the help of her best friend.
Conservative Dan Hanson and liberal Lorie Bryer debate the issues on the editorial page of the Baltimore Sun. But when their mistrust turns to attraction, they have to deal with a relationship that threatens to derail both of their lives.
Despite the bad influences that surround him, a mobster promises his dying father that he''ll go straight.
Ghoulish laughs abound in this darkly comic gem. Based on the classic television show, Raul Julia and Angelica Huston star as the deliciously creepy Gomez and Morticia Addams, with Christina Ricci standing out as their daughter Wednesday. When Christopher Lloyd shows up, claiming to be the long-lost
Set in 1941, the story focuses on a New York playwright who moves to a seedy L.A. hotel and suffers from writers' block after being recruited to write a wrestling movie for Wallace Beery.
Follow up to 1989''s "Look Who''s Talking."
Sequel to Roman Polanski's 1974 film "Chinatown." It is eleven years later and private eye J J Gittes becomes entangled in a murder and conspiracy scheme, stemming from the real estate deal that was part of the original film's plot.
Jive with two of Hollywood''s greatest funnymen in this cool comedy caper! Written and directed by Eddie Murphy, "Harlem Nights" (1989) co-stars all-time great Richard Pryor, as these two comic geniuses head back into the 1930s in this action-packed adventure. Murphy is Quick, Pryor is Sugar Ray, and the two run a sleek Harlem gambling house filled with gorgeous gals and smooth-talking card sharps. Quick and Ray soon discover they have an adversary in gangster Bugsy Calhoun, who wants the club for himself, and is using a corrupt cop and an alluring femme fatale to do the dirty work for him. But the streetwise father and son are not easily duped, and instead hatch a plan to teach the mobster a lesson he''ll never forget.
Two brothers hire a female singer to help their dwindling duo piano-playing act.
An ex-boxer wanders into a movie house and quickly falls under the spell of an alluring woman.
An aging baseball player returns to his home town after the suicide of a childhood friend.
A young soldier training for World War II service tries to score his first romantic conquest.
A James Dean lookalike pretty boy whose jazz trumpeting and melancholy crooning epitomized '50s cool, Chet Baker had become, when famed photographer Bruce Weber finally caught up with him after three decades of fandom, an alcoholic and a junkie. Weber and crew follow Baker on a year-long trek, from
When 15-year-old Sonny Wisecarver has an affair with his older neighbor Francine and then runs off to marry her, a stern judge has the union annulled. Then, when Sonny finds himself before the same judge after getting involved with another woman in her 20s, the publicity from this case makes him the
A weekend stay at a Vermont summer house provides glimpses into the lives of six unhappy people most of whom are in love with others who love others, etc.
The story of FBI agent Eliott Ness''s obsessive goal to bring down the notorious gangster Al Capone.
A hot young gambler gets caught between a mob boss and his moll.
Multiple tales of the loves and lives of musicians, tap dancers, singers, gangsters and their molls at Harlem's legendary jazz joint, "The Cotton Club."
Actress Frances Farmer's mind snaps under the pressures of Hollywood life and a domineering mother.
1954. The boys at Angel Beach High have one thing on their minds and Porky's, the local honky-tonk striptease joint, is the place to get it. But after the dirty half-dozen get thrown out of the club by Porky himself, the gang vow to wreak havoc on the place in revenge.
A film comedian attending a festival in his honor dreams of doing more serious work.
Jake and Elwood Blues endeavor to raise $5,000 for their childhood parrish by putting their old band back together uand taking their show on the road. While touring, they manage to wreak havoc on the entire city of Chicago and much of the midwest.
The famed silent screen star is torn between love and his career.
The legendary band leader fights to make swing acceptable.
A handsome drifter ignites passions at a small-town Labor Day picnic.
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
A relationship blossoms between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress.
An Australian opera singer hires a husband so she can work in the U.S.
An egotistical singing star makes a talented kid his protege.
Two black taxi drivers keep landing in hot water in this adaptation of radio''''s popular Amos ''''n'''' Andy.
Explores the life and career of composer, pianist and orchestra leader Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington.
A feature-length documentary on smoking, drinking and drugging in the 20th century. Through interviews with historians and professionals in the drug treatment field interspersed with film clips, filmmaker Robert Zemeckis delves into the history of America's relationship with mind-altering substances
A New Year's Eve celebration with Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Doc Severinsen on trumpet, Ed Shaughnessy on drums, Eddie Daniels on clarinet, Paul Piller on trombone and singer Patti Page join Kunzel and the orchestra in music from the 1930s and 40s. Ballroom dancers Tim an
Twenty-one period-garbed contemporary musicians play jazz classics on the Hey Hey Club set re-created for Robert Altman's fiction feature "Kansas City" (USA/1996).
Series for young people in which trumpet virtuoso and composer Wynton Marsalis teaches the fundamentals of classical music and jazz.
A special hosted by Michael Feinstein featuring music by American composers from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
A "Great Performances" special featuring trumpet player Wynton Marsalis in concert with his jazz quartet. Also included are scenes of Marsalis coaching young musicians in a master class at Harvard University and a younger group of students at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C
A tape of a production of Inge's play at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, airing as part ot the "Broadway On Showtime" series. The play deals with two sisters, Madge and Millie, as they prepare for the annual Labor Day picnic. The sisters' lives are suddenly intruded upon by a drifer named Hal,
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