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Alan Freed produced music that was featured in many Hollywood productions. In his early acting career, Freed appeared in such films as "Don't Knock the Rock" (1956), "Rock Around the Clock" (1956) and "Mister Rock and Roll" (1957). He also appeared in "Go, Johnny, Go!" (1959). In the eighties, Freed's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Sandy Dennis dramatic adaptation "Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" (1982), the Dan Monahan comedy "Porky's II: The Next Day" (1983) and the Gene Hackman drama "Twice in A Lifetime" (1985). Freed's music was also featured in the crime feature "Goodfellas" (1990) with Robert De Niro, the comedy "Book of Love" (1991) with Keith Coogan and "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (2002). Freed's music was most recently featured in "Brooklyn's Finest" (2010) with Richard Gere.
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