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An account of how one man's confrontation of his boyhood sexual abuse by a Catholic priest--who lives just five houses away--disrupts his relationship with his family, community and faith.
In 1860's lower Manhattan, the Five Points section is a dark, teeming corner of the city known for vice and chaos. Into this frontier of lawlessness arrives the young Irish American, Amsterdam Vallon. Amsterdam is the orphaned son of the slain Priest Vallon--once chief warrior of the Dead Rabbits ga
The story of the staging of Marc Blitzstein's 1937 musical "The Cradle Will Rock", which the government placed an injunction against. The actors led the audience through New York to another venue and acted in the auditorium without props or costumes, just one action during the charged Depression-era
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
Sally and Gilian Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents'' death, the sisters grew up in a ''special'' household. Attempting to pass on the unique and powerful psychic heritage of the Owens women, Aunt Jet and Aunt Frances hope to give their nieces the strength that comes from practical magic. But the invocation of the Owens'' socery also carries a price--some call it a curse: the men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death. Trying to distance herself from her foremothers, the quieter Sally denies her powers and strives to build herself a ''normal'' magic-free life. The more fiery Gillian, reckless and restless and thrilled by her pull over men. When Gillian meets Jimmy, a malevolent drifter, she unwittingly sets off a chain of explosive events that brings police officer Gary Hallet onto the family porch and into Sally''s heart, while releasing a swarm of supernatural forces that threatens the lives of all the Owen women.
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
The fictional story of a presidential run by Jack Stanton, a womanizing, idealistic Southern governor who battles other Democratic candidates in a primary run in 1992. As seen through the eyes of his African-American campaign manager, the Stanton campaign is filled with enthusiastic young Democrats all of whom have dreams that their man is going to win. The story behind the scenes, however, is a little more bawdy and involves Jack Stanton''s politically astute wife; an attempt to blackmail the candidate with doctored audiotapes detailing a past sexual encounter; an alleged bastard child of Stanton''s from a black teenager; a possibly illegal real estate deal known as Tidewater Estates; the uncovering of a candidate''s past as a cocaine-addicted homosexual by Stanton''s campaign; and the suicide of one of Stanton''s longtime friends.
Set in San Francisco, a tale about a cop who bends department rules in trying to aid his terminally ill son. He chases an escaped convict whose matching bone marrow will enable his son to have an organ transplant.
Lee Simon, a journalist, has just split up with his insecure wife Robin. He launches into a series of sexual escapades that include a film star, a supermodel and an aspiring actress. Meanwhile, Robin considers plastic surgery and imagines a life on her own. However, both eventually find love again:
A hot-shot police officer gets mixed up in an alien invasion.
A street cop turned Manhattan District Attorney realizes the legal system he reveres is not as it should be and experiences personal and professional betrayal after discovering a crime and cover-up among those closest to him. A liberal defense attorney opposes him in the courtroom and the political
A once-promising Irish boxer returns to Belfast after serving fourteen years in prison for his IRA activities, and is discouraged to find the city filled with violence and hate. Determined to rise above the despair of his hometown, he returns to the ring and begins a successful comeback, while rekin
A romantic comedy about two people who simply cannot get over the loss of their respective lovers. When they discover that the mates who have abandoned them are now blissfully snuggled up together, these two totally dissimilar people launch a diabolical plan of revenge...
Set in 1993, as the Irish Republican Army has announced peace talks with the British, New York police officer Tom O''Meara takes an affable young Irish emigree into his home and makes him part of his family. The refugee, however, has a hidden past and a bloody purpose for coming to America. Upon discovering his boarder''s true identity, the police officer is drawn into a deadly manhunt--the aim of which is not only to capture the Irish rebel but to save his life.
The Dalai Lama fights Chinese oppression while trying to lead his flock.
A partially deaf New Jersery sheriff must investigate the NYPD officers he idolizes--potentially exposing the evil doings of some of New York''s finest.
Harry Block, despite the onset of middle age, has never really grown up. He has established a reputation as a novelist but has already spent his latest advance from his publisher without writing a word of his latest book. He''s had three wives and thinks he is sex-obsessed (having seen several therapists--one of whom he married--to analyze the problem). He is currently on his way to Adair College to receive a life achievement award but is nervous and needs company. Trouble is, Harry''s latest girlfriend Fay has chosen this moment to marry his best friend Larry while another buddy, Richard, is having heart problems and can''t make the trip. Finally, his wish to have his son Hilly see him honored are scuttled by his psychiatrist mother''s refusal to let him attend the ceremony. Meanwhile, Lucy, Block''s former sister in-law, is furious that Harry has, in his latest book, described, in vivid detail, their clandestine relationship.
Its 1973 in New Canaan, Connecticut, and Ben and Elena Hood are feeling the destabilizing winds of change and moral quandary blow through their wealthy suburb. As Ben carries on a discreet affair with neighbor Janey Carver, his teenage kids explore their own sexual boundaries--all against the cultur
Jerry Lundegaard is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs to kidnap his own wife. Jerry will collect the ransom from her wealthy father, paying the thugs a small portion and keeping the rest to satisfy his debts. The scheme collapses when the thugs shoot a state trooper and two innocent bystanders in rural Minnesota, drawing local Police Chief Marge Gunderson into her first homicide investigation. At first unaware that the homicides are connected to a Minneapolis kidnapping, Chief Gunderson draws closer to Jerry Lundegaard as his situation further unravels.
A drag entertainer and his partner deal with their son''''s engagement to a conservative politician''''s daughter.
Girl 6 is a young actress trying to make it in New York. When money and work are scarce, she becomes a phone sex operator to make ends meet, and embarks on a fantastic, roller-coaster journey of self-discovery. Originally seduced by the cash and free time the job provides, Girl 6 rapidly discovers t
A group of black men deal with their differences during a bus ride to the Million Man March.
Matilda is an extraordinary girl, a child of wondrous intelligence. Unfortunately, her neglectful and deeply stupid parents, Harry and Zinnia Wormwood, are too wrapped up in their own lives to care, or even to notice, that their daughter is a budding genius, in love with books and with learning. When the Wormwoods finally grant Matilda''s wish to attend school, they bundle her off to Crunchem Hall, a bleak brick prison where students cower before the whip, hand and fist of principal Agatha Trunchbull. Amid Crunchem''s darkness, Matilda finds a single light in warm-hearted Miss Honey, the first-grade teacher who recognizes the girl''s remarkable skills--including a very special talent that allows the spirited girl to turn the tables on the wicked grown-ups in her world.
A look at a woman struggling to find her own voice in the male-dominated world of music follows the journey of singer/songwriter Denise Waverly through the corridors of the Brill Building during the doo-wop heyday of the late fifties and into Malibu's psychedelic surfer scene of the late sixties. Al
The sheriff of a sleepy border town investigates his predecessor''''s murder.
A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.
The lives of Carolyn Ryan, a dedicated and respected small-town pediatrician, and her husband, Ben, are thrown into turmoil when their teenaged son, Jacob, disappears suddenly after his girlfriend has been found brutally murdered. Together, Ben and Carolyn struggle desperately to find out what really happened--whether Jacob has done anything wrong, or whether he is in danger himself. All the while, they are terrified of what they might discover. Though the bonds of love in the Ryan home have always been strong, the thought that Jacob might be a murderer, or might be perceived as one, plunges the family into fear and confusion. Forced to confront their conflicting responses to the tragedy, Carolyn and Ben both try to protect their son, but in different ways and for different reasons. And, from this point forward, neither can ever be certain if they are making the right choices or if their efforts to save their child will help him or cause him further harm.
This is the story of a famous painter and of a young girl, Francoise, an aspiring painter. Their affair, which lasts 10 years, begins in 1943 during the German occupation of Paris. The painter is Picasso; he is in his 60s, and as wild and passionate as a youth. His path is littered with former mistresses and, while swearing eternal love to Francoise, he pays regular visits to the sensual, phlegmatic Marie-Therese, the brilliant Dora, also a painter, whose feelings for him have brought her to a nervous breakdown, and his Russian wife, Olga, a former dancer, whom he has driven to the point of actual madness. Francoise has to accept all these women and their offspring as part of her relationship with Picasso. Moreover, she has to accept his unpredictable moods, his outrageous sense of humor, his stinginess, his childish tyrannies, and his delight in making others submit to his whims. But when Picasso begins yet another new affair, Francoise realizes that, to save herself, she must leave him.
Woody Allen's 26th film is a celebration of an eccentric and very extended family living on New York's upper east side, exploring a broad spectrum of romantic entanglements as they fall in and out of love. Allen creates a world in which Yves St. Laurent mannequins come to life in store windows and d
Could you stand by and watch your son starve himself to death for his beliefs? Or would you go against his wishes and save his life even though it meant the defeat of the cause he was willing to die for? A widowed schoolteacher and life-long pacifist, Kathleen Quigley has been careful to stay clear of the war in her native Northern Ireland, instead devoting herself to the care of her three children. She is shaken out of her comfortable existence when her son Gerard is captured along with the fugitive IRA leader Frank Higgins, after a shoot-out with the British army. Gerard''s imprisonment and his subsequent participation in the IRA prisoners'' protest to be treated as prisoners of war draws Kathleen into Northern Ireland''s political conflict and into contact with Higgins'' mother Annie, a hardworking farmer and fervent IRA supporter.
Sam "Ace" Rothstein, the consummate bookie who can change the odds merely by placing a bet, has risen through the ranks of the Midwestern mob to be picked by the bosses to front their entree into Vegas. Ace lives and breathes the odds. He eventually doubles the mob''s take and changes the rules of how the casinos are run. But he can''t control the odds when it comes to Ginger McKenna, the chip-hustling vamp who charms Ace and becomes his wife. His infatuation with Ginger turns to obsession as she rises with him to the upper crust of society, then turns to the bottle and pills for consolation in her gilded cage. The third member of this triangle of greed and obsession is Nicky Santoro, Ace''s best friend and fellow graduate of the city streets. Together, they run the perfect operation, with Ace in charge and Nicky providing the muscle. But as Nicky expands his interests and each man gains power, their lives become entangled in a story of hot tempers, obstinacy, money, love and deception.
Ex-con Jimmy Kilmartin is caught in an inescapable web of double crosses, deceit and sudden death when he's forced to infiltrate New York's criminal underground. Trapped between a vicious psychopath and an unscrupulous D.A., Kilmartin must find the strength and ingenuity to save himself and his fami
Noxeema Jackson, Vida Boheme, and Chi Chi Rodriguez are gonna show America a thing or two about being fabulous. Dressed to kill, with their Dynel tresses tossing in the breeze behind them, these three stars of New York's drag-queen beauty pageant circuit have hit the open road in a 1967 Cadillac con
William Blake, a young accountant lost in unfamiliar territory and caught in inextricable circumstances which leaves destiny beyond his control, travels the western frontier during the mid 19th century. Wounded and branded an outlaw, Blake flees the gunmen hired to hunt him down. Nobody, an outcast
The Dunham brothers grew up together in the same Brooklyn housing projects, yet they're as opposite as good is from evil. Victor Dunham has a family, works two jobs and leads a respectable life. His younger brother Strike, on the other hand, has an "office" bench with a panoramic view of the project
Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies. To the places he remembers and the memories he can't forget. And to Rachel, the woman he married and then betrayed with his passion for gambling. Now she's together with
On Omri''s ninth birthday, he receives a skateboard, a helmet, a Skeleton Warrior action figure, an old wooden cupboard, and a miniature plastic Indian. That night, Omri finds a special key and locks the Indian inside the cupboard without dreaming of the magic to follow. When Omri opens the cupboard, a three-inch-tall living Indian named Little Bear emerges. Little Bear is from the Onondaga nation, which is part of the Iroquois confederacy; he''s also from 1761, a time when his people are in danger of extinction. Omri hides Little Bear from his family and shares this secret only with his best friend, Patrick. Ignoring Omri''s warnings, Patrick places a plastic cowboy inside the cupboard and another small being emerges--the cowboy Boone, who''s from the 1870s, when the modern world is fast encroaching. The boys will soon discover the many startling consequences of their actions.
A fictionalized autobiographical look at filmmaker Spike Lee's family during the 1970s, as told through the eyes of a 9-year-old girl.
Set in the Roaring '20s, this comedy revolves around the mob's interaction with the show business world, primarily through the relationship between a playwright and a mobster.
In lieu of a tip, a New York cop offers a recently bankrupt waitress half of his lottery ticket. It turns out to be the winning ticket and, much to the chagrin of his avaricious wife, the good-hearted officer decides to honor his pledge.
A corrupt executive tries to control his company by appointing a small-town boob to replace the president.
When an unsuccessful talent agent discovers a charismatic twelve year-old street urchin and lands her a lucrative commercial career, they develop a love/hate relationship.
A defense attorney finds herself doubting her client''s innocence as he manipulates his way into both her business and personal lives.
A lawyer sues his firm for firing him because he has AIDS.
A 19th-century lawyer risks his place in society when he falls in love with his fiancee''''s married cousin.
A law student stumbles on evidence behind the assassination of two Supreme Court justices.
Episodic narrative based on nine short stories and one poem by the late Raymond Carver, detailing the longings and thwarted lives of a disparate group of individuals in contemporary Southern California.
In appreciation for saving a gangster's life, a cop is given the gift of a female bartender, with whom he falls in love. The story is set in present-day Chicago.
Story about a concierge of an elegant hotel who must manage its wealthy guests as well as his own life.
If America is a melting pot, its public schools are a white-hot cauldron of conflict. In Detroit, with its potent mix of races and beliefs, two young men dare to cross the color line and form a friendship. Zack, is white, Dee, his best friend, is African-American. Despite their friendship no one is
A cartoon artist falls into the world of two-dimensional characters that he created.
A legal secretary in the OSS offices becomes a spy in this World War II romance.
Story revolves around neighboring couples involved in mate swapping and the man who is framed for the murder of the woman he was in love with.
Biographical drama on the life of the late Malcolm X, who was assassinated on February 21, 1965.
The story of a romance between a young, married African-American architect from Harlem and an Italian-American woman from Bensonhurst, and the repercussions it has on their respective social circles.
A third-generation Italian-American struggles to break free from his father's grasp. Meanwhile, the small New Jersey city he lives in is endangered by patronage and corrupt development plans.
A fledgling FBI agent enlists a psychopath''''s help in catching a serial killer.
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.
A deranged convict seeks revenge on the attorney who improperly defended him.
A young man works his way up through the New York City mobs.
Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman, which eventually leads to citywide gang war.
Story about a jazz musician who must make choices between his music and his romantic life.
A prosecuter is accused of murdering a beautiful colleague with whom he was having an extramarital affair.
Three stories about life in New York City. Woody Allen''s segment revolves around a lawyer having problems with his mother. Martin Scorsese''s segment, based on Dostoyevsky''s "The Gambler", centers on an artist''s romance. Francis Coppola''s segment is about a privileged daughter of separated parents who lives in New York''s Sherry Netherlands Hotel.
Racial tensions erupt when a Brooklyn pizza owner refuses to include black celebrities in his display of famous fans.
A series of adventures, mishaps and practical jokes is set in motion when Penn Jillette publicly states he wishes someone would try to kill him in order to add excitement to his life.
Set in 1958, a 10 year old boy begins to suspect that under their supposedly normal and proper veneer, his parents hold a horrible and bloody secret.
A depiction of Christ's life including a vision of what his life might have been like had he not been crucified.
A petty crook falls in love with the woman cop who always arrests him, but when they find out she can''t bear children, they steal one, hit the road, and lots of mayhem ensues.
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