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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 25, 1995|
|Born:||June 7, 1917||Cause of Death:||respiratory failure|
|Birth Place:||Steubenville, Ohio||Profession:||Music ...|
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Washed up race car driver J.J. McClure and his mechanic Victor Prinzim enter the cross-country Cannonball Run in a ambulance. In order to look more legitimate, they take along a doctor, Nikolas Van Helsing, and abduct a pretty photographer to pass as their patient.
The contestants in the highly illegal race across the country will do anything to win, and cheating is encouraged. With car crashes, sight gags and the coolest collection of 80s vehicles on film.
A defense lawyer faces down racist killers to prove his black client innocent.
In the Old West, Billy and Chuck were best friends until Chuck married the woman they both loved. The two of them drifted apart and eventually, Chuck became a sheriff and Billy a robber. Now Chuck has to hunt down his old friend, and as the chase goes along, they each reminisce about their past toge
Joe Baker has a dream. He wants to do 'something big.' When he needs a Gatling gun to accomplish this, he seeks out a black marketeer. The price he wants for the gun? A woman! So Baker kidnaps a woman off of the stagecoach, only to find that she is the wife of the commandant of the local Cavalry detachment. Things get further complicated when a girl named Dover McBride shows up. She has come to force Baker to marry her and return east, as he promised to do four years earlier.
A mad bomber plots to blow up a jet on a snowy night.
Secret agent Matt Helm tries to stop a super-villain from stealing a billion-dollar gold shipment.
Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico. They join forces, however, against a group of Mexican bandits who mortally wound both brothers.
A mysterious killer stalks the players from a card game that ended in violence.
A womanizer sets out to end a friend's extra-marital affair but romances the wrong woman.
When an experimental flying saucer crashes, secret agent Matt Helm has to bring back the secret weapons hidden on board.
In A Western town a US Marshall corrals the townsfolk to take a stance and fight a gang boss who terrorizes them.
In the first Matt Helm adventure, the over-sexed secret agent comes out of retirement to defend a nuclear testing ground.
Secret Agent Matt Helm must recover a stolen ''helio-beam'' with the power to destroy the earth.
A Texan, an Indian and a Spanish noblemen join forces against their enemies.
A couple divorces by mistake during a madcap Mexican vacation.
A ranch-owner's four sons vow to avenge their father's death.
A small-town songwriter tries to sell his work to a stranded singing star.
A very wealthy widow retells her life with the four different husbands who made her rich.
A Chicago gangster stumbles into philanthropic work during a gang war.
Man finds trouble when he brings young bride back to his New Orleans home.
A big city swinger teaches his sheltered brother how to become a chick magnet.
A shy actor is tormented by fans who think he''''s as charismatic as his television character.
Double-crossing outlaws go straight and become rival saloon owners.
When Steve Flood's marriage is threatened by his gambling ways, his desperate wife concocts a scheme whereby she becomes his bookie. Suddenly he goes on a winning streak and the mob goes after her to eliminate their competition.
Three adventurous Cavalry officers and their bugler take on a renegade chief.
A pair of con men get mixed up in international intrigue and the space race.
Colonel Ryder, the publisher of a magazine, dies while on vacation. Tony, his swinging nephew, inherits the magazine and takes over. Presently, the magazine is planning to expand and to do so they need some capital. Tony's trying to arrange a loan through his friend. He is then informed by the hotel detective of the hotel that his uncle died in, that on the night of his death, a woman, wearing only a towel, came out of his room, and ran away before the detective could catch up with her. They suspect that the Colonel was "with" her on the night he died, cause he was smiling when he died. Tony and two of his uncle's confidants are worried that not only if the bank hears of this they will not get the loan but the magazine wholesome image could be tarnished. So they ask the detective to stay around so he could identify her. What they don't know is that the woman is Katie Robbins, one of the magazine's researchers and that she entered the room by "accident". When the detective identifies her and after having a few misconceived conversations with her, they suspect that she is trying to extort them, and she thinks that Tony's a nut.
When is beloved horse is stolen and sold to a movie star, a young man travels to Hollywood.
A call girl weds an easygoing politician and helps him against corrupt state officials.
A group of friends plot to rob a Las Vegas casino.
An answering service operator gets mixed up in her clients' lives.
A cheating husband convinces his wife his flirtations are actually spy missions.
A veteran returns home to deal with family secrets and small-town scandals.
A sheriff enlists a drunk, a kid and an old man to help him fight off a ruthless cattle baron.
A struggling Broadway actor suffers the ups and downs of trying to make it big, and soon learns the ropes of having to play hardball to get he wants.
A Jewish soldier faces anti-Semitism when he enlists to fight World War II.
A playboy finds love while managing a posh hotel in Rome.
Two half-wits drive cross country to Hollywood in their search for stardom.
A cowardly tenderfoot goes west to help the son of his father''''s best friend.
A struggling artist uses his roommate''s dreams to create a hit comic book.
A pair of war veterans wreak havoc when they join the circus.
A murder witness masquerades as a twelve-year-old to escape the killers.
A newspaperwoman turns a man who thinks he''''s dying into a national hero.
Matt and Dean are in trouble. Dean owes tons of gambling debts. To pay it off, he promises to fix a horse, so that it does not run. To do that, he intends to use his animal lover, veterenian apprentice cousin, Jerry to do this. Of course, he doesn't tell Jerry the real reason. Hilarity ensues as mistaken identies are assumed, while along the way, Jerry meets a female vet and Dean falls for the owner of the horse he's promised to fix. Goons and mobsters are also lurking around; so beware!
A failed singer takes on a comedian to create a team act.
A master golfer suffering from performance anxiety caddies for a man he''s taught everything.
Two song-and-dance men on the run dive for treasure while competing for a beautiful princess.
A singer and his sidekick help an heiress who''s inherited a haunted mansion.
Hap Smith, nightclub entertainer, has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen joined the army: with lovely new partner Betsy Carter, Hap plays a clownish parody of a soldier. Meanwhile, Chick is organizing a soldier show at Fort Benning and finds he needs his old partner's help. To get onto the base, Hap impersonates a hapless real soldier, Dogface Dolan; but circumstances force them to prolong the masquerade, creating an increasingly tangled Army-sized snafu.
Two sailors wreak havoc on the Navy.
A song-and-dance team have trouble adjusting to Army life.
Jane Langley has always done all she can for her selfish sibling Nancy. When both sisters fall in love with handsome Bill Prentice, Jane graciously steps aside. Relationships among all three are further complicated when the now-married Bill realizes he's still in love with Jane.
Based on the long-running radio show. Irma is a likeable airhead who meddles in her roommate's love-life. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, in their first screen appearance, are juice-bar operators who are discovered when a self-proclaimed manager hears Martin's golden voice. Irma's roommate wants to marry her rich boss, but instead falls in love with Martin.
Music (feature film)
A group of retired, bored, senior citizens decide to rob a bank.
Bridget Jones tries to have a baby.
When members of the special GI Joe team, composed of top government agents, are accused of treason and dissolved by the President, evil Zartan, a specialist in disguise and martial arts, takes the opportunity to try to dominate the world. In order to do so, he infiltrates the White House. GI Joe mem
The true-story behind the difficult production of the famed Alfred Hitchcock classic, which brings insight to Hitchcock's fascination with the real-life serial killer who served as the inspiration for Norman Bates.
Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solitano has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.
When Paul Kemp goes to Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, he soaks in rum and becomes obsessed with the fiancée of a shady businessman. Asked to write favorably about the man's latest scheme, Paul can comply for money or take him down.
When a bomb destroys the Kremlin, the IMF and its members are labeled as terrorists intent on inciting a global nuclear war. Ethan Hunt and his team must unravel the conspiracy to clear the agency's reputation and prevent another attack.
When a family of hungry raccoons invade the bliss of Dr. Jeffery Lang's fantastic new backyard, he becomes obsessed with eradicating the pests by any means necessary. But his wife, Nealy, would prefer him to re-landscape their yard, to make it inhospitable to raccoons, rather than continuing to batt
Percy Jackson discovers his father is Poseidon, that he is invested with supernatural powers and that it is his job to save the world.
Peter Klaven is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, discovers, to his dismay and chagrin, that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter immediately sets out to rectify the situation, embarking on a series of bizarre an
Two clueless bachelors are put in charge of twins while on the verge of the biggest business deal of their lives. Their inexperience leads to one debacle after another - and to a newfound understanding of what's really important in life.
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
No one enjoys the holidays more than Brad and Kate. Every December 25th, this happily unmarried, upscale San Francisco couple embark on a holiday tradition they have shared every year since they met--ditching their crazy families for a relaxing, fun-filled vacation in some sunny exotic locale. There, sipping margaritas by the pool, they toast the season, knowing they have once again avoided the chaos and emotional fallout of their four respective households: divorced parents, squabbling siblings, out-of-control kids and all the simmering resentments and awkward moments that are the hallmarks of every family Christmas. But not this year. Shorts and sunglasses packed, Brad and Kate are trapped at the San Francisco airport by a fogbank that cancels every outbound flight. Worse yet, they are caught on camera by a local news crew, revealing their whereabouts to the whole city--and to their families. With no escape and no excuses, they are now expected home by Brad''s father. And Kate''s mother. And Brad''s mother. And Kate''s father. Four Christmases in one day. As they brace themselves for a marathon of homecomings, Brad and Kate expect the worst--and that''s exactly what they get. But as Brad counts down the minutes to their freedom, Kate surprisingly finds herself tuned to the ticking of a different clock. At the end of the day, each will gain a new perspective on where they came From--and where they''re going. Getting to know themselves and each other as they really are could finally give them a chance at the kind of love they''ve only been playing at.
Richard Pimentel begins his life as a fighter, and his life's work becomes a process of fighting for the rights of others. Rising up from a childhood in a dysfunctional family, armed with a talent for public speaking and a winning personality, the young man makes his way to a Northwestern college, c
Spiraling into a dark obsession with the number 23, Walter Sparrow twists his once idyllic life into an inferno of psychological torture that could possibly lead to his death as well as the deaths of his loved ones. Spurred on by a mysterious novel, The Number 23, that he doesn't dare put down, Walt
Fred Claus has lived his entire life in his brother''s very large shadow. Fred tried, but could hardly live up to the example set by the younger Nicholas, who was just a perfect, well, saint. True to form, Nicholas grew up to be the model of giving, while Fred became the polar opposite: a fast-talking repo man who''s run out of luck and money. Over Mrs. Claus'' objections, Nicholas agrees to help his brother on one condition: that he come to the North Pole and earn the money he needs by working in Santa''s Toy Shop. The trouble is that Fred isn''t exactly elf material and, with Christmas fast approaching, Fred could jeopardize the jolliest holiday of the year.
An impulsive sexual encounter from her past haunts Amy, an otherwise seemingly normal young woman who is adored by her parents and golden-boy fiancé. Her future looks bright until her fiancé suggests they tell each other their darkest secrets--things they have never told anyone. When Amy finally rel
Felon John Lyshitski has figured out the best way to get revenge on the now-dead judge who sent him to jail: watch the official's obnoxious son, Nelson Biederman IV, survive the clink. John strikes gold when Nelson is wrongly convicted of a crime and sent to the pen he used to call home. He gleefull
A comedy tour sequel featuring the talents of the "Blue Collar" crew: Bill Engvall, Ron White, Larry "The Cable Guy" and Jeff Foxworthy.
Former college football star, Brandon Lane''s uncanny ability to predict the outcome of a game introduces him to an unexpected new career when his gridiron glory is sidelined by a crushing injury. Brandon''s talent makes him a prime candidate for recruitment by Walter Abraham, the head of one of the biggest sports consulting operations in the country. Walter hires the small town ex-athlete and grooms him into a shrewd front man. Brandon soon begins to enjoy his status as a Manhattan golden boy and finds himself growing comfortable with Walter''s high-rolling lifestyle. The surrogate father/surrogate son relationship fattens Walter''s business and personal accounts--until Brandon''s golden touch begins to falter at the same time that Walter''s manipulation of his protégé crosses the line. With millions of dollars on the line, Brandon and Walter engage in a deadly game of con versus con, each one trying to maintain the upper hand while everyone in their world, including Walter''s wife, Toni, are drawn into the escalating duel--where ultimately everything isn''t what it appears to be.
With only a few hours left in the calendar year, Precinct 13, one of Detroit''s oldest precinct houses, is closing. Amid heavy snowfall and unsafe road conditions, only a few lawmen remain on duty for New Year''s Eve. They are headed by Sergeant Jake Roenick, a good cop wrestling with bad memories of a fatal undercover ''op'' from the previous spring. Roenick and Precinct 13 have both seen better days. Early on December 31st, deep in the city, formidable crime lord Marion Bishop, is cornered by an undercover cop. Their ensuing struggle leaves the cop dead--and Bishop, captured, by the Organized Crime and Racketeering Squad that Marcus Duvall runs. Bishop is handcuffed and herded onto a prison bus with several criminals: junkie Beck, hustler Smiley, and gang member Anna. But the battering snowstorm stops the bus well short of its high-security destination and strands it at the remote Precinct 13-- where, as night falls, the prisoners are temporarily incarcerated. This influx of prisoners irks Roenick, almost as much as visiting police psychologist Alex Sabian does. But Precinct 13''s provocative secretary Iris Ferry and salty veteran cop Jasper "Old School" O''Shea won''t let the increasing workload deter them from celebrating--until two masked gunmen break in and attack the guards from the bus. The gunmen are just barely beaten back, and everyone inside Precinct 13 realizes that more will come--to extract crime lord Bishop, but also armed and ready to shoot anyone and everyone else. The cops, looking to the reluctant Roenick for leadership, and the cons, looking to the steely Bishop for an angle, must join forces to live. Fortifying themselves with minimal weaponry and maximum courage, they will not go gently into the bad night. As they fight to the death, the thin lines between good and bad bleed together.
The Stones, a New England family, have their annual holiday gathering. The eldest son brings his girlfriend home to meet his parents, brothers and sisters. The bohemian Stones greet their visitor--a high-powered, controlling New Yorker--with a mix of awkwardness, confusion and hostility. Before the
Despite their best efforts, agents Marcus and Kevin Copeland have worked their way down to the bottom of the FBI food chain. Their most recent bust was a failure and they are hanging onto their jobs by a thread. When a plot to kidnap spoiled socialite sisters Brittany and Tiffany Wilson is uncovered
Thirteen-year-old Lizzie McGuire and her pals Gordo, Kate and Ethan all pack their bags and plan to live la dolce vita while on a class trip to Italy. Once there, Lizzie is mistaken for pop star Isabella and begins to falls for Paolo, Isabella's handsome, Italian pop star former boyfriend. When Lizz
Willie T. Stokes is a washed-up, wise-cracking Department Store Santa who can't help but be more naughty than nice. Underneath his ill-fitting red suit, Willie is actually a safecracker who makes one big score every year--on Christmas Eve. As shoppers head home from the mall, this Santa and his inge
Based on the story by William Trevor about a romance writer who lives in Italy, survives after a terrorist's bomb in her train in Italy. She finds solace by inviting the survivors to stay at her home in Umbria to recover. One of the victims is a young girl who is severly traumatized by the explosion
Randolph Smiley has it all--as star of the highest rated kid's show on TV, "Rainbow Randolph" has a penthouse, a Times Square billboard, cars, boats and all the indulgence that celebrity brings. Randolph also has an alcohol problem and a penchant for taking bribes from stage parents. These under-the
Bobby and Ricky are two wannabe Los Angeles mobsters who work as club boxers and construction workers. When they are sent to New York City to run an "errand" for their small-time mobster boss, Ricky's over-zealous desire to become a "made man" raises the ire of the Big Apple's big-time boss, Ruiz, h
Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as the Mexican or suffer the consequences. The second is from his girlfriend Samantha to end his association with the mob. Jerry figures alive and in trouble with Samantha is better than the more permanent alternative, so he heads south of the border. Finding the pistol proves easy. Getting it home is another matter. The pistol supposedly carries a legendary curse, a legend Jerry is given every reason to believe especially when Samantha is taken hostage by a hit man to ensure the safe return of the pistol.
There was a time when CIA operative Nathan Muir and his protege Tom Bishop were inseparable, travelling the world and tasting everything it had to offer... from Vietnam to Berlin to Beirut. In a profession fraught with danger and uncertainty, Muir and Bishop forged an uncommonly close friendship bas
Jeff Danis is a 48-year-old gay man. He has always dreamed about having a child, but never thought it could be a reality, until now. This film follows Jeff on his journey through the adoption process, which ultimately leads him to an orphanage in Vietnam. Jeff has to overcome several obstacles, from
All of his adult life Alex has worked for his father in the family business. Now, in the throes of a mid-life crisis, he wants out, he wants a change. Trouble is, the family business is murder-for-hire, and his father won't let him quit. Alex seeks the help of a therapist, Josh, and it's in Josh's w
There's no place like home--even when it's the ratty Raj Mahal senior citizen residence hotel in yuppie-haven South Beach, Miami. While sexy models cavort on the white sands posing for haute couture fashion magazine covers, four fossilized former wiseguys--Bobby Bartellemeo, Joey "Bats" Pistella, Mi
Ex-con Gary "Gal" Dove has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan, intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. Desperate not to sacrifice his enchan
Set in Chicago, a contemporary fairy tale about a recently widowed architectural engineer, Bob Rueland, whose life takes a horrible turn when his wife's life is suddenly taken. He is haunted by her memory, and is still desperately in love with his wife. To cover his pain, and avoid dealing with his
The beat of salsa provides the backdrop to this urban comic drama about three lonely Londoners contemplating life's greatest mystery: women. Fergus is searching for the highschool sweetheart he jilted years ago. Eddie, the pick-pocket, is falling in love with Jocelyn the grave tender. And Frankie is
Photographer Peter Garrett, an ex-mountain climber who retired from the sport after his father was killed in a climbing accident, finds himself in a challenging position when his sister and her entrepreneurial-minded partner Elliot become trapped in a in a vertical cave atop the perilous K2, the world''s second highest mountain. Can Peter find the strength to overcome his emotional blockage to climbing, and if so, does he still have what it takes to scale the mighty mountain to save his sister and her summit crew?
Three sisters grow closer to one another as they cope with their dying father, an alcoholic ex-screenwriter who never enjoyed a close relationship with his daughters. Georgia is a high-powered magazine editor, Maddy a budding soap star and Eve a married professional party planner. When Eve must pla
Scottish hairdresser Crawford Mackenzie, Glasgow's finest, has come to compete in a land where fashion is queen and the perfect do will make you king. The World Freestyle Hairdressing Championship is soon to take place in Los Angeles and Crawford has received what he thinks is an invitation to compe
Just released from prison, all Rudy Duncan wants is to start a new life with Ashley, the girl of the his dreams, whom he met through pen pal letters in prison. But between them and happiness stands her crazy brother, Gabriel, and his motley crue of deadly criminals who think Rudy has some inside information about a casino where he once had a job--a casino Gabriel and his short-fused posse plan to take down. Now, just as Rudy is beginning his new life, he''s caught in a high-velocity avalanche of temptations and surprises that could bury him, unless he can artfully dodge them.
Paul Vitti, New York gang boss, is suffering from anxiety attacks. Embarrassed by this un-Mafia problem, he seeks help from a psychiatrist, Ben Sobel. Sobel isn''t keen to help him, but is persuaded. Vitti''s problems threaten to postpone Sobel''s wedding in Miami, and worse, there is a Mob conference coming up that Vitti may not be in strong enough psychological shape to attend.
Porter and Val carry off a successful heist, but then Val makes several mistakes: he steals Porter''s cut of the money, he steals Porter''s wife, and he tries to kill him. Now Porter is out for payback. He wants his cut and he is determined to get it, come what may.
In the early 1960s, America was in the grip of Cold War paranoia. Calvin Webber was more paranoid than most and built his family a huge bomb shelter. Mistaking a plane crash for a nuclear attack, he moved his family to the shelter, where son Adam was born and spent the first 30 years of his life. When Adam finally emerges, he knows nothing of the contemporary world. He is a man out of time. Then he meets Eve: young, feisty and cynical, she is definitely a woman of her time. But the more Eve watches Adam''s innocence and incomprehension of the strange world around him, the more she begins to find herself falling in love.
A little guy with a big heart (not to mention whiskers, a little pink nose and a really dapper wardrobe), Stuart searches for a sense of belonging and a place to call home in a decidedly supersized world. When he''s adopted by the Littles, a human family, he embarks on adventures with a variety of characters--including his nemesis, family cat Snowbell--and learns the family, loyalty and friendship. The Littles, in the meantime, discover there is a little "Stuart" in all of us--the spunk, spirit and courage to be true to ourselves and follow our dreams despite the odds.
Nick Falzone is a control freak. An air traffic control freak. He 'pushes tin' at New York's Terminal Radar Approach Control center. Part catacomb, part frat house, TRACON is the chaotic air traffic facility on Long Island that handles up to 7,000 flights a day into and out of the finite airspace ab
Set in Woodstock, the summer of 1969, a frustrated, beautiful young Brooklyn housewife, Pearl Kantrowitz, spends her summer in the Catskills. Her world is turned around when she has an affair with a free-wheeling traveling salesman, Walker Jerome--a charming and quietly seductive hippie. Pearl canno
During the early 1980s as the Disco era comes to an end, a pair of recent Hampshire College grads move to Manhattan and are befriended by a group of Harvard grads.
A laid-back Los Angeles bowler named Jeff Lebowski, nicknamed "The Dude", is beaten up by thugs who let him know that his wife owes money to Jackie Treehorn. One problem remains; The Dude has never been married and has never heard of Jackie Treehorn. Realizing the situation is a case of mistaken ide
Returning to the farm after winning the Sheep Dog competition, Babe, the Gallant Pig, must venture to the big city when the Hoggett farm faces foreclosure. With Farmer Hoggett unable to work after an accident, and creditors at the door, Mrs Hoggett is offered much-needed money to take Babe to a far-
A film about New York state of mind which chronicles the life of Judith Nelson, a woman who has lived the life of a wealthy, Fifth Avenue doctor''s wife. But after her husband abandons her for a younger woman, Judith is left to reconcile the silence of her plush Co-op--a silence filled with memories and frustrations. When her isolation is interrupted by a chance, fleeting romantic encounter, Judith sees the world through new eyes. Refreshed with the possibilities of a new life, she befriends her building elevator operator, Pat--a familiar yet nameless face--and she discovers he, too, has a life filled with loss and dreams beyond this invisible daily job. Together, they confide in and console each other.
Mrs Lever is a dangerous woman. When she discovers that her husband is cheating on her she gets her two sons to scare him to death in a helicopter. The lover, Sally, works in a burger joint and is pregnant at the time of her lover''s death. She also just might have heard what happened because of a freak radio signal. So one of the sons is sent undercover to find out just what she knows. While his brother and mother would be happy to see Sally dead too, Dorian falls in love with her.
A woman is reconnected with her dreams when she meets a teacher of Latin dance who instills a new sense of passion inside her.
Two cousins battle when one wins $500,000 at an Atlantic City slot machine with change borrowed from the other. Brain surgeon Evan reckons that he is owed half the cash, while Richie argues it is his. Then Evan tells his cousin that he has an inoperable brain tumor - a joke that has far reaching con
In the 1970s, FBI undecover agent Joe Pistone infiltrates the mob, leaving his family behind and assuming the false persona of the "jewel man" Donnie Brasco. His assignment: to become a trusted insider with the infamous Bonanno family by gaining the confidence of a low-level gangster. Lefty Ruggiero is an aging, two-bit hit-man who sees a new future for himself with the smart, young thief Donnie Brasco and enlists him as his protege. Together the two men enter into a camaraderie that will not allow either one to distance himself emotionally. Meanwhile, Donnie begins to get lost in the distance between his real and undercover selves. As Donnie moves deeper and deeper into the Mafia chain of command, he realizes he is not only losing the line between federal agent and criminal, between who he pretends to be and who he actually is, he is also leading Lefty, his closest friend, to an almost certain death sentence.
A top-secret computer chip has been stolen from the U.S. Defense Department. The international criminals who expertly and ruthlessly engineered its heist are asking for untold millions of dollars on the Black Market. But the precious booty, hidden inside a toy car, has been temporarily misplaced. Its final destination: a comfortable Chicago suburb. Quietly taking up residence in the tree-lined neighborhood, the four highly trained spies marshal all their diabolical resources and skills to retrieve the device. Their state-of-the-art surveillance and ruthless strategy have foiled Interpol, the FBI, U.S. Defense Agents and the local police. Only one person can stop this high-tech gang of black marketers. Meet eight-year-old Alex Pruitt. When this pesky team of bad guys invade his neighborhood, he''s the last and only line of defense. Alex has his own special surveillance tools. He has his own carefully mapped out strategy. He has courage. He has the chicken pox. And he''s "home alone"...
Detectives clash while investigating political corruption.
Nobody plans a vacation better than Clark Griswold. This time out, Clark has finally chosen the perfect destination. He''s selected the Promised Land where the Griswolds can enjoy their own special brand of kinship and reach certain vacation nirvana: the new family-entertainment capital of America -- Las Vegas, Nevada. But Clark didn''t count on one thing. Despite Vegas'' new image as a city with wholesome activities for the whole family to enjoy, its tempting underbelly still lures the unsuspecting with its glitzy, glammy enchantments. And each wide-eyed member of the Griswold gang becomes seduced by the easy enticements of Sin City. Can the Griswolds come back together once they''ve tasted the high life in Lost Wages? Before their Vegas voyage is over, they''ll see and do it all: wonder at the illusion of a Siegfried & Roy stage extravaganza, scale the dizzying heights of the Hoover Dam, thrill at the bulbs and buzz on the Strip and indulge in the decadent pleasures of the big-ticket suites.
A Jewish man meets a Mexican night club dancer in Las Vegas which leads to a one-night stand. Later, when she tells him that she''s pregnant, they decide to marry... and eventually they fall in love.
Samantha Caine is a suburban school teacher suffering from amnesia. When Caine''s mysterious past begins to haunt her idyllic life, she sets out on a desperate search to discover her true identity. Aided by Mitch Henessey, a dead-beat private detective, the two follow a trail of clues into the middle of a conspiracy led by rogue elements of the U.S. intelligence community and a notorious international arms dealer. They slowly learn that Caine is much more than a PTA mom who cooks a mean lemon meringue pie. Repressed from her memory is her former life as Charly Baltimore, a highly trained secret agent involved in the government''s most unscrupulous affairs. Submerged in a murky underworld with no boundaries for survival and no one they can trust, Henessey must help Samantha rekindle her dangerous past. For without the full extent of her lethal skills, they will never be able to confront Timothy, a vindictive enemy who''s plotting one of the most heinous acts of urban terrorism ever devised.
Church of the Holy Angels and its grammar school were the center of Hell''s Kitchen in the 1960s--a place of refuge for many neighborhood kids from troubled homes. Father Bobby had his favorites--among them were Lorenzo and his pals, Michael, John, and Tommy. Because their blue-collar, hardworking parents were more often fighting than not, the four boys formed a kind of family of their own. Then, one boring summer day, a street prank gone dangerously awry resulted in the quartet being sent to the Wilkinson Home for Boys in upstate New York where they were tortured, abused and raped under the leadership of a sadistic guard named Sean Nokes. A decade and a half later, nothing can erase their painful memories, but the lessons of Hell''s Kitchen allow them to even the score of the terrible hand that Fate had dealt them. In their shocking retaliation, they are daringly aided by Father Bobby and an aging, shadowy mob figure, both of whom have known the four boys since their childhoods.
It begins with the buzz: "Vic's getting out." Vic is the boss of bosses, capo di tutti, but he's been out of commission--locked up in a mental institution. His chief enforcer, "Brass Balls" Ben London, has been keeping an eye on the operation in his absence. He's a motor-mouthed overdose of testoste
An ensemble comedy about five guys, all in their twenties, all coping with the mysteries of life and women, and is set in the back streets and sometimes hidden clubs of Hollywood. It''s a story told in the language of the "cocktail nation," a growing twentysomething retro-Swing dance movement that''s taken Hollywood by storm and is beginning to sweep the nation. Mike is down in the dumps because he left his girlfriend behind in New York when he came to Hollywood to seek his acting fortune. Instead, he''s found loneliness and the blues. Now, after six months of dealing with Mike, his buddy Trent and the other swingers have had enough. It''s time to bring Mike back to life.
A tough crime reporter is forced to examine her own life as she investigates the disappearance of an 18-year-old girl. Inspired by the life and career of Edna Buchanan, Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami-based journalist.
A father becomes worried when a local gangster gets involved with his son in the Bronx in the 1960's.
Remake of Jules Dassin's 1950 film, about a lawyer trying to make it as a boxing promoter.
Set in New York City in the 1950s-60s, a young man wins a bundle in the lottery and tries to get his father out of debt with loan sharks.
A possessive mother tries desperately to keep her son from marrying.
A contemporary coming-of-age story about two young women in France.
A young man works his way up through the New York City mobs.
Twenty five years in the life of a great football player.
When she tries to make peace in her new family, an engaged woman falls for her fiance's brother.
Documentary about the final days of Marilyn Monroe, including an account of the making and eventual abandonment in 1962 of the last film on which Monroe worked -- "Something's Got to Give" The program includes the world television premiere of a 37-minute reconstruction of the footage shot for this u
A never-before-televised performance by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin from 1965, originally broadcast via close-circuit live to movie theaters around the country, as a benefit for Dismas House.
A special on comedians Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Included are home movies of stage performances, clips from television shows, and interviews with celebrity guests.
A special focusing on comedians Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Included are trailers from some of the 17 movies they made together, as well as interviews with Jerry Lewis and Martin Short.
A special focusing on Jerry Lewis' solo television career following the 1956 breakup of his comedy team with Dean Martin. Included are clips from "The Jerry Lewis Show," which aired from 1957 to 1963.
A special commemorating Frank Sinatra's 75th birthday. The musical tribute includes footage from a Society of Singers performance in Los Angeles and Sinatra's birthday concert from the Meadowlands' Brendan Byrne Arena in New Jersey.
A tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr., as the entertainer celebrates his sixtieth anniversary in show business. Taped before a live audience at the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood. Includes clips of some of Davis's past appearances on television and film.
A star-studded salute to American comedian Bob Hope. The special was taped January 2, 1988 at the opening of the Bob Hope Cultural Center in Palm Desert, California. At the close of the special, Ronald Reagan presented Hope with the first "America's Hope Award." The award is slated to be given annua
A music and comedy spectacular honoring the 75th anniversary of one of the world's great entertainment capitals, Las Vegas. The program features appearances by many of the personalities who have made Las Gevas an entertainment mecca for visitors around the world, rare footage of famous Las Vegas wed
An all-star party that honors President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, on the occasion of his inauguration to his second term.
Bob puts together a telethon to raise funds to buy NBC, his adopted network, in this hour-long variety special of music, dance, and comedy.
An entertainment special honoring President Ronald Reagan, nicknamed "Dutch" in his Hollywood days. The black-tie, invitational event was taped in early December, 1985, as a benefit for the Variety Clubs International's charities for children.
A comical tribute to actress Joan Collins.
A comical tribute to Mr. T (Lawrence Tero).
Michael Landon is roasted in this special.
A black-tie music and comedy salute to Lucille Ball, on behalf of the Variety Clubs International's children's charities.
A comedy concert by Dean Martin; taped at the Apollo Victoria Theater in London.
An hour of comedy sketches featuring comic actor Dom DeLuise and friends.
An all-star spectacular celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Pink Panther films with comedy skits and film clips.
Dean Martin hosts this variety special consisting of music, songs, and comedy sketches. The program was taped at Wild Animal Park in San Diego, California.
A Christmas variety special taped at Sea World.
Highlights of the Dean Martin series and roasts from 1966 through 1976.
A special starring comedian Bob Newhart with guests spoofing the contemporary American scene.
A salute to Mac Davis on his tenth anniversary as a country-western entertainer.
A black-tie party for Frank Sinatra on his 64th birthday -- and on the anniversary of his fortieth year in show business. Taped at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
A variety show including music, songs, and comedy sketches, hosted by Dean Martin.
Music, songs, and dance featuring Shirley MacLaine.
Highlights of selected Dean Martin Roasts, including Johnny Carson (1975), Bob Hope (1975), Munhamad Ali (1976), Jack Benny (1974), Lucille Ball (1977), and Dean Martin himself (1978).
An hour of comedy and music celebrating George Burns' eighty-third birthday.
A holiday program of music and song with Dean Martin.
A sequel to the earlier Dean Martin special, with new sketches and music set against a the background of the Roaring 'Twenties.
Music and comedy sketches from Bob Hope and friends in lovely Lake Tahoe.
An hour of music and song with Frank Sinatra and friends.
The National Broadcasting Company's celebration of the fifty-year golden anniversary of its founding.
Music and comedy set to a "roaring '20s" motif.
John Wayne hosts this historical survey of the growth of the United States by means of military conquest and politial finagling. Sundry entertainers join him to add song, dance, and comedy to the analysis.
A Christmas special from Malibu and Hidden Valley, California.
The program, set in a nightclub called Dean's Place, spotlights new (and not-so-new) talent.
A comedy special revolving around the antics of Lucy Collins, a woman whose middle name is Trouble.
An hour of music and comedy with the Prince of the Put-down, Don Rickles.
An hour of comedy in which Jack Benny supposedly announces his retirement from show business.
An hour of music, song, and light comedy.
A proposed series of vignettes that explores love and marriage as seen through women's eyes. The pilot stories: "The Militant": Joey Heatherton as a coed who is determined to seduce her professor, Jack Cassidy; "The Affair": Jeanine Burnier as a housewife who attempts to revive the romantic nppetite
A music and comedy battle between confirmed city-dweller Danny Thomas and certified country boy Tennessee Ernie Ford.
A program of music and comedy based on old burlesque routines.
A musical songfest that features selections based on a "Reader's Digest" Magazine poll of their readers' favorite songs.
An hour of music and comedy.
A tribute to Dean Martin, combining performance footage and segments from his long-running television show in a retrospective of Martin's career.
Documentary following restoration efforts in South Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal. Opened in 1866, it was hailed as "one of the shortest and most important waterways in the world." With decades of neglect, it was transformed into one of the world's dirtiest bodies of water, and was dubbed "Lavender Lake."
A never-before-televised performance by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin from 1965, originally broadcast via close-circuit live to movie theaters around the country, as a benefit for Dismas House.
Rare footage captures the excitement as Judy Garland''''s A Star is Born premieres in Hollywood.
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