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Frank Stirn moves with his family to become a barber for the American Army and POW camp at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, in the summer of 1944. Embittered that he cannot fight, Frank must take a stand when a Nazi SS Officer threatens his wife. Her Catholic sister falls for a Jewish soldier haunted by the b
After his brother is arrested for armed robbery, Simon commits a series of similar copycat crimes in an effort to get his brother acquitted. Struggling with his loyalty to his brother and his own best interests, Simon finds himself caught in between, forcing him to examine his life.
First-time director Daniel Gillies tries to raise a million dollars to finance his first feature film, entitled "Broken Kingdom." A variety of well-known actors and directors share their thoughts and experiences on the heart-breaking, agonizing realities of getting an independent film made.
Parkour expert Ryan wants out from under the thumb of mobster Reese. But Reese has other ideas, and Ryan finds himself with a bomb strapped around his neck, forced to run against his friends in a contest where the winner gets a million dollars and the losers get dead.
Kim, Deena and Laura all live under the same roof in Los Angeles. When one of Kim's one-night-stands results in an unexpected pregnancy, things take a sudden turn for the trio. With the help of her girlfriends, Kim must cope with single motherhood as she jumps back into the dating scene, afraid that
A guy who is down on his luck has his faithful dog kidnapped by his loan shark. He heads to Los Angeles for a funeral and in the adventures that ensue discovers who his true friends are.
Sully Halverson is a septic tank cleaner who is desperate to give his unborn son the chance he never had. Jasper Sabiano is a deaf-mute deli worker who wants to escape the mobsters that have infiltrated his life and business. Parmie Tarzo is a local mob boss who dreams of crushing the competition
In order to save herself from being fired, a woman fakes being pregnant and then must attempt to keep up the lie for nine months.
Frankie returns home to a gritty, sun-blanched Los Angeles. Where he has been is unclear, but his future seems even murkier; the tales he spins to his bemused coworker of domestic bliss with a beautiful, pregnant girlfriend are at odds with his mysteriously empty apartment. However, Frankie's storie
Follows two days in the life of the Postal Dude, in the regrettably named town of Paradise. Just when he thinks he has hit rock bottom, things get worse. Sharing a trailer with his ever-expanding wife, Bitch, Dude is in a bad way. After a humiliating job interview and a nearly lethal trip to the we
Alvin simply wants some peace and quiet, but his young hospice roommate Kevin has decided to enjoy every moment to its fullest. Kevin's girlfriend Sarah is determined to make Kevin's final days fun and meaningful, in turn forcing Alvin to reflect on his own life and failed marriage.
Set in the boulevards of Hollywood, California, explores the themes of spirituality, intimacy and loss set against the backdrop of the harsh unforgiving reality of the streets. A penniless street preacher spends his days giving out pamphlets and spreading the word of God. One day he meets Sarah, a
An alienated everyman in a bar decides to teach someone a lesson, and sets off a chain of events that has implications for all in the bar. But things are not what they seem and a crime that seems harmless spirals toward a terrible conclusion.
A young woman from a small town in Iowa, Margie Chizek, arrives in Los Angeles deeply scarred by certain events in her childhood and profoundly obsessed with a life-long dream of achieving fame and stardom. After a series of difficult and sometimes comic struggles--including a failed audition for th
Sarah Goldman is involved with Chris, a non Jewish man. But Sarah believes that her parents will only accept a Jewish man as her partner. Seeking for acceptance, she lies to her parents saying that she is no longer seeing Chris. Thinking that she is available, Sarah's mother continuously tries to fi
About the owner of a counter-culture radio station in a sleepy resort town whose business is on the verge of going belly-up when the daughter of a conservative Senator arrives hoping to undermine an effort to clear cut the forest in the nearby hills, sparking a political battle that has ramification
Artie is an unemployed underachiever who still lives with his mother and plays in a small town softball league in New Jersey with his rag-tag group of misfit friends. When Artie's team faces off their nemeses, headed by Dennis Manganelli of Manganelli Fitness, the game descends into an ethnic name
Harry Lesser, a Jewish-American writer who is the last remaining tenant in an abandoned New York apartment building, is desperately trying to finish his novel. One day he discovers he is not alone. African-American writer Willie Spearmint is using the space to come to terms with his "violent and soc
Wendell Baker is a good-hearted conman whose latest scam lands him in jail and alienates him from everyone he loves, including his longtime girlfriend Doreen, his best friend Reyes, and even his devoted dog, Junior. Eternally optimistic, Wendell makes the most of his time behind bars and vows to tu
When the Schaffer family patriarch is diagnosed with a fatal illness, its members struggle to cope while juggling personal problems. While oldest daughter Susannah sacrifices her own needs to keep the family together. Manic depressive youngest sister Paulie spends her free time with her deadbeat hus
Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew--Team Zissou--set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly non-existant Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their voyage by a
A young Italian woman visits her dead husband's vacation home to settle his affairs and falls for the caretaker of the property. Her choice leads to a tragic consequence.
A thriller set against the backdrop of the Orthodox Jewish chevrah kadisha about the world's most unlikely criminal as he infiltrates the mysterious world of the Jewish burial society. Sheldon Kasner arrives in town and offers his services to the local Chevrah Kadisha. The seemingly harmless busines
Bob and Walt Tenor are small-town legends who excel at sports, and who are the proud owners of a fast-food restaurant where their four hands work the grill at lightning speed. When the acting bug bites Walt, he convinces Bob to honor their childhood pact to never hold back the other, and the brothers head west for the bright lights of Hollywood. Bob and Walt make fast friends with their sexy neighbor, who helps Walt land a grizzled agent whose idea of a prime gig for Walt is a porn film. Things finally begin to look up for Walt when the boys encounter legendary diva--and Academy Award winning actress--Cher. Looking to sabotage her new television series, of which she wants no part, Cher casts Walt as her co-star. Instead of dooming the show, Walt propels it to the top of the ratings, and the brothers became instant celebrities. But their real adventure is only beginning, as Bob finds romance with a longtime cyber-pal, and the brothers make a decision that will forever change their lives. Whatever happens to the boys, one thing is certain: nothing will ever come between them.
A hit man and his bumbling protégé are sent off on a wild ride that finds them dodging mad mob bosses, murderous siblings and a handful of other colorful characters as they try to keep themselves alive. But who will protect them from each other?
Sonny, who lives in New Orleans, has been trained and groomed from early adolescence to follow his family's trade. He is from a line of male prostitutes who provide services for wealthy women--and he hates it. Sonny wants to free himself from this predetermined life, and hopes to find something for
Celia Amonte is a beautiful Portuguese American woman who cannot move on from the loss of her husband, a young fisherman who died at sea. She and her daughter Vicky live with her mother in law in the seaside fishing community of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Celia works as a seamstress during the day,
Duff and Jason are best friends, but couldn't be more different. Duff is a confirmed under-achiever and a lifelong bad influence on John. John is a practical, hard working guy who only wants to marry his longtime girlfriend Elaine. Elaine and John have vowed to marry once they save $30,000 for the
Bartleby begins his new job in a public records company office near a freeway, with an air conditioner that vibrates and a window without a view. But his new boss has trouble coping with Bartleby's professional aspirations: to have no ambition, no goal except to do no work at all and to stand still
A journey through the life and art of filmmaker John Cassavetes, as told through interviews with the artists and friends who knew him and his work best.
Once upon a time, many years ago, a neighborhood in Buffalo, New York is mysteriously showered with 20-dollar bills. Theresa, a young girl who everyone thinks is a saint, doesn't have much trouble convincing her loose-knit "family" that the money is a gift from heaven to be split up amongst themselv
During the 1961 baseball season, friends and Yankee teammates Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle compete against each other to break Babe Ruth's single-season record of 60 home runs. As the flamboyant superstar Mantle and the aloof family man Maris chased the ghost of the Babe, they found themselves caug
A tale concerning a bohemian writer whose life focus is altered by her on-going fight against cancer. In the midst of a loving yet combative relationship with her photographer son, she seeks to renew contact with an old flame and becomes preoccupied with thoughts of the daughter by Bob whom she gav
Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children--Chas, Richie, and Margot--they were a family of geniuses and then they separated. Chas started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have had a preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot was a playwright and re
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
On the eve of his wedding, a man loses his shoe and spends the rest of the night searching San Francisco for it.
Late at night, a beautiful young woman tells erotic stories of love, lust, betrayal and revenge from a pirate radio station. The stories--of a lawyer, a comedian and an heiress--draw together strangers in a twisted web of passion and desire. The broadcasts are a way to take revenge on her murderou
A rookie cop soon learns the ropes when he's assigned a beat with sexy, rule-breaking veteran Nora Hugosian. They begin to have an affair, but it is short-lived when a killer dressed as a cop begins a deadly spree and perpetrators arrested by Hugosian begin turning up dead. Each of the victims has s
A group of twentysomethings decide to drop out of society having been disillusioned with what's before them. Two of them survive by feeding the drug habits of geriatric junkies, one prostitutes for her landlady pimp, and one dreams of a singing career while spiralling downwards with her friends.
Unhappy with his job working for local boss Dragan, Bernd decides to go into the antiques business with his friend Paul. Borrowing money from Dragan, Paul's girlfriend Eva and a number of other sources, the two men are able to start up their antique shop. Things get complicated, however, when Bernd
As a gossipy mother hen to a group of gay, lesbian, and straight friends, Tara is anxious to spill the beans about Javi's positive HIV status. This creates the need for all to voice their opinions about AIDS. One of the group, Megan Pillsbury, is forced to confess to her lesbian lover that she has b
Max Fischer is a social outcast at the posh Rushmore private school, which is populated by rich and obnoxious boys. Unsuccessful academically, he makes his mark through instigating dozens of clubs, inventing bizarre schemes, and on one occasion, putting on a harsh David Mamet-like play. He also fall
Two days in the lives of three prostitutes.
A group of twenty-something friends share their stories with aspiring filmmaker Ally, who is hoping to get her documentary career of the ground. As each person occupies their time with different temporary day jobs, they try to decide what they really want to do with their lives.
Jonathan Lyle is a man in his declining years who gets a second chance at childhood; for five days an eastern mystic takes him out of a nursing home and turns him into a twelve-year-old with a talent for baseball. The young Jonathan finds fun and glory on the little league field and rediscovers love
Seventy-five-year-old Emma Bridges, alone and estranged from her only daughter and grandchildren, blows out the candles on her birthday cake and makes a wish to spend one month with her daughter so she can reconcile their troubled past. When she wakes up the next morning, she finds herself 35 years
When a young, small-town hustler steals a suitcase full of money from a hitman, he runs back to his posh East Hampton hometown to hide out. However, in his search for safety among the privileged, he instead finds a hamlet of dissatified, frustrated townies longing to escape the ennui of smalltown l
A young actor trying to make it in Hollywood has difficulty discerning reality from fantasy.
Set in 1950s, a noir crime drama about two siblings Marty and Carol who have always been devotedly protective of each other. Partners in grifting and murder, their mutual devotion for one another has turned erotic. Marty's a seductive con man on the run from the police. Carol's an independent hooker
An Englishman travels to Germany in search of his grandfather.
A lovesick cop with a sordid notion of romance harasses the object of his affections.
Tommy Basilio wanted to make something of his life. That was about ten years ago. Instead, he has spent the past decade as an auto mechanic, ricocheting from one bizarre misadventure to another in his dead-end hometown on Long Island, unable to repair his car or his life. His only solace is that eve
Ann and Don are two people caught in a somber existence who cross paths by accident and whose only true ambition is to care and feel.
A widow takes into her care a wheelchair-bound older man who once taunted her.
Longing for a better life, two Greek Cypriot friends, Evagoras and Onisilios, decide to emigrate to the Persian Gulf to earn enough money to start their own business. In Arabia, the befriend their American employer and his wife. There begins a relationship of outrageous domination, in which sadomaso
A comic love story about Frankie, an aspiring young actress who lives in a black-and-white world, bouncing between bright romantic idealism and gloomy, defeatist slumps. A caffeine-fueled insomniac, Frankie is on a long-term losing streak: one shot auditions and disappointing dates. But when David S
A producer makes a bet that he can take the worst script -- entitled "Con Man" -- and get a deal for it at the Cannes Film Festival.
The daughter of a black civil rights activist is suspected of murdering the white supremicist who killed her father. An FBI agent becomes her unlikely ally and she must decide whether to work within the system, or join her brother in the fight against it.
Twenty-year-old Doris tells her boyfriend, Jack, a tollbooth operator, that she must put their future on hold until her estranged father comes home. In an attempt to win Doris' hand in marriage, Jack sets out to find her missing parent. The years of waiting come to a shocking end when Doris' father
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.
Set in Portland, Oregon circa 1962, a teenage girl must come to terms with her wayward father and troubled younger sister, as well as the recent death of her cancer-stricken mother.
A convicted murderer is paroled after doing time, and soon his luridly stylized paintings of a sultry nude model are the rage of the Los Angeles gallery scene. An attractive reporter, attempting to unravel the dark secret of these paintings, becomes ensnared in the passions and peril of the art worl
The only survivor of a disastrous heist, an aging criminal takes the money and runs.
Told from the point of view of the class valedictorian, Mary Beth, the story follows a group of high school seniors during the 1965 Watts riots.
Two Navy military policemen escort a feisty and beautiful female prisoner across the country.
Story of a cop who seeks revenge on the counterfeiting conman who killed his partner.
A struggling yuppie couple is offered $1,000,000 to let another man sleep with the wife.
Marty is a failed jazz musician whose reclusive life has become limited to occasional piano lessons, the companionship of his sleepy dog Dolphy, and brief contact with Sheila, a go-go dancer who rents a room in his rundown house. Sheila comes across an antique rocking chair and delivers it to Marty
Issues confronted on the homefront, two men who stand at opposite poles politically are brought together by fate in a dual over their ideals about war.
The vengeance-seeking daughter of a murdered mob boss tags along with a man running from his own pursuers.
An aspiring young filmmaker gets involved with an eccentric gangster for the financing of his first film.
A self-destructive LA couple heads for a violent end.
Two teenagers are chased when they expose a killer.
A New York detective/mama's boy loses his fiancee to a rich con man in Las Vegas.
A married woman, haunted by a vision of the Virgin Mary, has an affair. On vacation her husband dies in a freak boating accident and before an autopsy is performed his body disappears. The woman, her lover and the husband--who turns out to be alive--converge at a motel next to a monastery in Carmel,
A small-town lawyer conspires with his secretary to murder his shrewish wife for her vast fortune. The plan backfires when the secretary is killed in New York and the lawyer becomes a suspect in the wrong murder.
A wealthy New York widow becomes friends with a homeless woman who lives in Central Park.
While searching for his father''''s lost gold mine in the Yukon, a young man befriends a white wolf.
A story about the rise of the mob involving the young Manhattan hoods: Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel and Frank Costello.
A hitman is hired by a yuppie to kill his wife and her baby, but later realizes he can''t go through with it.
Erotic entanglements develop between the sophisticates who frequent a trendy New York City nightclub.
The intrepid comic strip detective fights off a ruthless gangster and his seductive girlfriend.
A man must get rid of his girlfriend's mother's dead dog before he can sleep with her.
An adaptation of Tennessee Williams' 1959 play about a fading film star who finds solace through drugs, alcohol and young men. Now involved with a drifter, Chance Wayne, Alexandra Del Lago is unaware he wants to manipulate their relationship for his own ulterior motives. Returning together to the Fl
A couple comes home from vacation to find that their grandfather has re-married. The stepmother (a witch) takes over and the couple plot to get rid of her.
A businessman whose family is away on his birthday picks up two young girls. He takes them to his house, where they seduce him. Afterwards, however, they tie him up, torture him, trash his house, and then kill a delivery boy.
A new cop is shown the ropes by his world-weary partner. As they prowl the dangerous streets of Los Angeles, they try to keep a lid on gang violence.
Comedy revolving around college football recruiting.
Nick Dunbar, a baby-faced undercover policeman, poses as a high school student after a teacher is murdered. Back in school, Nick is subjected to bullies, crushes, and swings in popularity typical of most teenagers. Making matters worse, his brother is the prime suspect in the murder case. Nick wil
A woman encounters a young man who claims to be her long lost son.
Two competing aluminum-siding salesmen try to outsmart each other in the name of revenge.
A ex-con returns home only to be forced to battle a biker gang and the corrupt sheriff who had falsely accused him.
An elegant, successful madam caters to the richest and most influential men in the world. Lil Hutton is the powerful, well-connected madam whose lucrative empire is threatened when one of her girls leaves the business to enter into a disastrous relationship and another falls in love with a client.
While a successful writer researches an upcoming book on love for sale, a onetime girlfriend struggles through a divorce and custody case.
Lindsay Wagner stars as Barbara Graham, who was executed in the San Quentin gas chamber in 1955 for her participation in a robbery/murder. This remake of the 1958 movie which won Susan Hayward her Academy Award was written by Don M. Mankiewicz (who co-authored the screenplay to the Hayward movie) an
A documentary on the making of John Cassavetes' film "Love Streams".
A small time Chicago hood, now deceased, gets a second chance at life by striking a bargain with the Devil by inhabiting -- and attempting to corrupt -- a totally honest politician. In this contemporary version of the 1946 fantasy-comedy that starred Paul Muni, Anne Baxter and Claude Rains, the comp
The story of two rowdy hunters living in the mountains, drinking and fighting off attacks.
Young T.T. comes from Chicago to spend the summer in California. He slowly becomes "California-ized," while learning about love and life in the Golden State.
In a dismal, post-apocalyptic world, a man is devastated after his wife is raped and murdered by a biker gang. He takes his revenge against one of them and leaves on the man''s motorcycle. When he comes across another survivor who has food and weapons, they team up with a young woman and the three begin traveling together. However, he finds that even with his new friends, he is still in danger from the bikers.
Truckers form a mile-long convoy to protest the actions of an abusive sheriff.
Cosmo Vitelli owns the Crazy Horse West, a strip joint in California. He's laconic, a Korean War vet, and a gambler. When we meet him, he's making his last payment on a gambling debt. Then, he promptly loses $23,000 playing poker at an illegal local casino. The guys he owes this time aren't so friendly, pressuring him for immediate payment. Then they suggest that he kill a Chinese bookie to wipe off the debt. Vitelli and the film move back and forth between the double-crossing, murderous insincerity of the gamblers and the friendships, sweetness, and even love among Vitelli, the dancers, a dancer's mother, and the club's singer, Mr. Sophistication.
The life story of famed ragtime composer and pianist Scott Joplin is told. Born in the 19th century, racism had kept the brilliant African American in the lower echelons of show business, but when he introduced his composition "The Maple Leaf Rag" in a musical competition, he gained the attention of
After viewing the accidental death of a devoted fan, a famous actress re-examines her professional and personal relationships.
The famed silent screen star is torn between love and his career.
A sleazy nightclub manager, in debt to the mob, is pressured to wipe out an underworld power.
1930s studio executive Monroe Starr makes high money deals, calms nervous stars and carries on an affair. F. Scott Fitzgerald is said to have based the character on MGM legend Irving Thalberg.
Minnie breaks up with her married boyfriend and becomes disillusioned. However, she begins to learn that there is hope for love and romance in a desperate world when she meets a crazy car-parker named Seymour.
An aging couple separate during a mid-life crisis.
An Arizona sheriff tracks an escaped killer to the wilds of New York City.
Tony Franciosa (Collie) is an aging bachelor who shares a beach house with some younger surfers. Collie is the leader of the group with the cardinal rule being that they share everything including the women they meet. This works well until a mysterious women (Jacquiline Bissit) shows up on the scene and is eventually beaten badly.
Supposedly based on the short story by Ernest Hemingway. In this film noir, two hitmen want to find out why their latest victim (a race car driver!) "just stood there and took it" when they came to shoot him. Ronald Reagan plays a rich, double-crossing bad guy. A young Angie Dickinson (looking just like Ellen Barkin) plays the femme fatale.
A gambler comes out of prison, returns to his old-flame, and finds that she has a teenage son, who begins to believe that the ex-con is his father.
A jazz artist sells out when he falls for a beautiful singer.
Based on the true-life book of lawman Burton Turkus, this movie chronicles the rise and fall of the organized crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated. Focusing on powerful boss Lepke and violent hitman Reles.
Black siblings moving through the beat world cope with racism.
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Black siblings moving through the beat world cope with racism.
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Five stories, each involving the relationship between a cab driver and his or her passenger, that take place simultaneously around the globe during the course of one night.
Hoping to get at the root of her abandonment issues, a party girl goes searching for her long-lost father only to find that he's a retired assassin and that she might have a knack for contract killing as well.
Documentary examining the career of filmmaker John Cassavetes.
The career of a rising young lawyer is jeopardized by a former lover.
A documentary on actor, writer, producer and director John Cassavetes. Explores his 30-year career on stage, in films and on television, from his first ventures and performances in the 1950s to his death in 1989. Includes "The Making of 'Husbands'" (1971).
The story of Carmine Kelly, a press agent who covers the midnight action in New York City. In the pilot, Kelly attempts to help protect his friend Smitty from the impending destruction of her restaurant -- a hangout for actors, writers, businessmen, "and other folk who brighten up when the sun goes
Siegel's second made-for-TV movie (his first, "The Killers," had been diverted to theatrical distribution, having originally been deemed too violent for television) is a remake of the chase melodrama "Ride the Pink Horse" (1947), set this time in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. A gunman sets out to a
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Based on Mario Puzo's novel of the same title, the three-part miniseries follows the epic story of Domenico Clericuzio, the aging don of the most powerful Mafia family in America. When he attempts to move into more legitimate businesses -- motion pictures and legalized gambling -- old secrets are un
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