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Story of six kids, and a party, on the night of the high school graduation.
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Based on the mythic origins of King Kong on his home Skull Island, which is ruled by mutant giant creatures, the story follows a man who visits the island with a rescue party after his brother disappears during a search for a serum thought to cure all illness.
Jim Grant is a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York. His world is turned upside down when a brash young reporter named Ben Shepard exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder. After living
Teenage outcast Peter Parker finds a mysterious briefcase that leads him on a quest to understand his parents' disappearance and shapes his destiny to become a hero.
In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt,, owns the boarding house where John Wilkes Booth, and others met and planned the simult
A group of guinea pigs trained by the government to work in espionage, armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, soon discover that the fate of the world is in their paws. Tapped for the G-Force are guinea pigs Darwin the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster, an outrageous w
Marc Pease, who is ten years out of high school, still lives in the past when he was the star in the high school's musicals. During the course of one day, as his former teacher/mentor oversees the opening night of another show, Pease finally exorcises his demons and realizes there's more to life tha
Tom believes, even in this cynical modern world, in the notion of a transforming, cosmically destined, lightning-strikes-once kind of love. Summer doesn't. Not at all. But that doesn't stop Tom from going after her, again and again, like a modern Don Quixote, with all his might and courage. Suddenly
America's favorite furry brothers Alvin, Simon and Theodore are back. Because of a freak accident involving Alvin and Dave Seville, they go to live with Dave's cool cousin, Toby and they have to enroll in school like every other kid. School presents new challenges to these rock stars like dealing wi
In 1962 Los Angeles, George Falconer, a 52-year-old college professor, struggles to find meaning after the death of his longtime partner, Jim. Over the course of a single day, a series of surprising events and encounters shape his perspective.
Back in the late '80s, Randy "The Ram" Robinson was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey. Estranged from his daughter and unable to sustain any r
Professor Lawrence Wetherhold might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant--but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he''s as downright flummoxed as the next guy. His collegiate son won''t confide in him, his teenaged daughter is an acid-tongued overachiever who follows all too closely in dad''s misery-loving footsteps, and his adopted, preposterously ne''er-do-well brother has perfected the art of freeloading. A widower who can''t seem to find passion in anything anymore, not even the Victorian Literature in which he''s an expert, it seems Lawrence is sleepwalking through a very stunted middle age. When his brother shows up unexpectedly for an extended stay at just about the same time as he accidentally encounters his former student Janet, the circumstances cause him to stir from his deep, deep freeze, with consequences for himself and everyone around him.
Down on his luck after losing his job and his girlfriend on the same day, Larry decides to join his neighbor, Bill, and his combat-happy buddy, Everett, for a relaxing weekend of drinking and target practice. But when the three hapless guys are mistaken for Army Reservists by the hard-nosed Sergeant Kilgrove, they''re loaded onto an army plane headed for Fallujah, Iraq--and mistakenly ejected in a Humvee somewhere over Mexico. Convinced they''re actually in the Middle East, the clueless wannabe soldiers save a rural village from a siege of bandits and become local heroes. But when Carlos Santana, a ruthless, karaoke-loving warlord, strikes back, Larry, Bill and Everett have to lay down their beers and take up their arms--and prove they just might be real soldiers after all.
When Frank Beardsley, a widower with eight children, runs into his high school sweetheart, Helen North, it''s as if thirty years never passed! Helen, also a widow with ten kids of her own that include the six she and her husband adopted, feels the attraction as well. It''s no wonder they rush into marriage without telling their kids. True love can conquer all--right? Unfortunately for Frank and Helen, the families don''t mesh quite as easily as the newlyweds had hoped. They probably should have seen the culture clash coming: the disciplined Beardsleys run things by the book; for the energetic and vivacious Norths, there is no book. Helen''s kids aren''t pleased about moving and sharing rooms with a bunch of uptight strangers. Frank''s children have nothing in common with the unruly Norths. Since both sets of kids aren''t happy, they devise a plan to undermine the marriage and team up to plot the breakup. East meets west as the two families find a way to work together--in order to separate! Just when it appears that the kids have succeeded, they realize they like each other despite their differences--they don''t want their families to split up! Can they save Frank and Helen''s marriage after they so brilliantly split them up? It''s up to Frank and Helen.
Dan Foreman is headed for a shakeup. He is demoted from head of ad sales for a major magazine when the company he works for is acquired in a corporate takeover. His new boss, Carter Duryea, is half his age--a business school prodigy who preaches corporate synergy. While Dan develops clients through handshake deals and relationships, Carter cross-promotes the magazine with the cell phone division and "Krispity Krunch", an indeterminate snack food under the same corporate umbrella. Both men are going through turmoil at home. Dan has two daughters, Alex, age 18, and Jana, age 16, and is shocked when his wife tells him she''s pregnant with a new child. Carter, in the meanwhile, is dumped by his wife of seven months just as he gets his promotion. Dan and Carter''s uneasy friendship is thrown into jeopardy when Carter falls for, and begins an affair with, Dan''s daughter Alex.
Before Tiger Woods, before Jack Nicklaus, before professional sports became the behemoth industry that it is today, there shined one of the most gifted natural athletes the world has ever known: a man whose extraordinary talent and will to win earned him the Grand Slam of golf--a record he still holds to this day--and universal recognition as one of the greatest golfers in history. A reluctant hero, his grace and charm made him one of the popular figures of his day. His name was Bobby Jones, and his tale is the inspiring story of an extraordinary man struggling to find balance in his life. As a boy, his competitive zeal and mastery of the sport propelled him into the national spotlight drawing huge, even boisterous, crowds to the tournaments he played. But his fiery temper and pressure from family, friends, fans, and press turned his fun into toil. His fierce ambition collided with his personal integrity, and he faced the reality that the hopes, dreams and fortunes of the people he loved the most were being sacrificed for his career. Under this unbearable burden his heroic nature became clear. Completing degrees in mechanical engineering, English literature and law, he then fell in love with Mary Malone, and started a family, all the while planning an exit from the competitive world of golf, with hopes of returning to playing it for fun again, as he did as a boy. In the modern world, where the pure in spirit are hard to find, this is the story of a man who, in spite of his flaws, strove to be the best he could be. He was a great champion because he was the best at his game, but he was a hero because he realized there was something far more important in life than winning golf tournaments. In one of the most ironic twists of fate, Jones is crippled later in life with a degenerative back disorder, syringomyelia. True to his character, he never complained but stated simply that one must "play the ball as it lies." His living legacy is the Masters Golf Tournament played
Realtor Jim Evers and his wife and business partner Sara get a call late one night from mansion owner Edward Gracey, who is looking to sell his property. Smelling the biggest deal of their career, Jim, Sara and their two children pay a visit to the mansion, located on a remote bayou. A torrential th
Special agent Alex Scott and middleweight world champion Kelly Robinson are reluctantly paired for a dangerous mission to recover the Switchblade, the U.S.''s latest and most technologically sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft. The prototype spy plane has fallen into the hands of a nefarious arms dealer, Arnold Gundars, who plans to sell it to the highest bidder - a rogue terrorist with access to nuclear warheads. After the U.S. government fails to retrieve the plane through the normal undercover channels, the president asks Robinson to provide civilian cover for agent Scott to find the stealth aircraft before the terrorist transforms it into a delivery system for weapons of mass destruction. Scott needs Robinson to penetrate Gundars'' palatial headquarters in Budapest. An avid boxing fan, Gundars is staging a championship bout between the undefeated Robinson (57-0) and the reigning European titleholder. The real contest takes place outside the ring, however, between the cocky Robinson and the put-upon Scott. After a series of near disasters, the two men finally bond in the depths of the Budapest sewer system. Robinson, the womanizer, coaches the shy, insecure Scott in the art of seduction so he can woo Rachel, the beautiful agent who is on assignment with them. In turn, Scott introduces Robinson to the dazzling world of espionage and high-tech spy gadgetry.
A cop must fight his evil double from a parallel universe to save the world.
Gwen Cummings is a successful New York writer living life in the fast lane and everyone''s favorite party girl. She shares this roller-coaster lifestyle of hopping from dance club to bar to hangover with boyfriend Jasper--handsome, magnetic and equally attracted to life on the wild side. Life is just an execise in debauchery--until Gwen''s ungraceful display at her sister Lily''s wedding, when she gets drunk, commandeers the limo and earns herself a DUI and 28-days in court ordered rehab. There Gwen comes face to face with a unique set of rules (like no cell phones) and rituals (like chanting) embraced by an assortment of fascinating fellow re-habbers. A jaded city-girl to the core, Gwen is determined not to conform. Then she meets Counselor Cornell, who begins to break through her carefully constructed defenses and force her to take a closer look herself Ultimately, through the companionship of her group as well as a devastating loss, Gwen gradually begins the long struggle to take back her life.
When a street-smart FBI agent is sent to Georgia to protect a beautiful single mother and her son from an escaped convict, he is forced to impersonate a crass Southern granny known as Big Momma in order to remain incognito.
Twenty-nine-year-old bachelor Jimmy has been dating Ann for three years and feels compelled to finally ask for her hand in marriage. However when he does, the proposal comes out all wrong. Instead of accepting his offer she walks out on him. When Jimmy''s grandfather dies, leaving a will stipulating that his grandson must marry by age 30 or forfeit a $100 million inheritance, he tries desperately to either win her back or find a new bride -- with his next birthday only 27 hours away.
A copy editor in her early twenties gets her chance to become a reporter at a Chicago daily. Her first assignment consists of a feature on what cool high school students are doing. In order to uncover the life of the hip high schoolers, she must go undercover as a student herself. Meanwhile, her slacker brother decides to go back to the same high school in hopes of getting a second chance at being noticed by major-league baseball scouts.
Story of six kids, and a party, on the night of the high school graduation.
With nothing more than burning desire and a complete lack of decorum, incorrigible shock jock Howard Stern goes from Detroit college radio dork to undisputed heavyweight king of the New York City airwaves. The story follows his life infancy to the beginning of his career.
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Account of the behind-the-scenes maneuvering by representatives of Jay Leno and David Letterman to replace Johnny Carson when he announced his retirement from late-night television.
After two divorces, sci-fi novelist John Henderson realizes that if he doesn't straighten out his relationship with his mother, Beatrice, he is never going to be able to make it work with other women in his life. To this end, he moves back home and tries to figure out exactly where everything went w
A political prisoner is exiled to a harsh prison planet where convicts live as either vicious marauders or marginal scavengers.
This film version of the beloved ''70s sitcom finds Carol and Mike Brady, their three daughters and three sons, and trusted maid Alice living in an L.A. suburb in 1995. Even though the days of double knits and Astroturf are over, the Bradys are oblivious to the changes around them, and seventies values still reign supreme in their household. Not completely immune to the stress of the ''90s, though, they have just one week to come up with $20,000 in back taxes, or lose their home to a scheming neighbor, Mr. Ditmeyer.
A young family moves into an exclusive housing development, but soon learns that they are expected to conform completely to the community's rigid regulations and codes of conduct. Rebellion against any of the rules of "The Colony" is not countenanced, and attempted defection is dealt with by sudden
If anyone in Beverly Hills is clued in, it''s Cher. She''s almost 16, she''s rich, she''s way popular, and she loves letting the world benefit by her expertise in all of life''s important issues--like dating, fashions and looking good. During this school year, however, Cher is going to feel her sense of control slipping as she discovers that the world is too chaotic to be manipulated by even someone as supremely clued in as she is. She''s going to discover that, when it comes to matters of the heart, she''s... clueless.
An auto accident introduces two women who agree to murder-swap. When one of them carries out her part of the bargain, the other finds herself in a dilemma and the focus of blackmail.
When an undercover policeman, who has made off with millions of dollars in illegal drug money, is killed, a drug dealer becomes involved with the cop''s widow in an attempt to find the cash.
A teenage boy with a rare genetic disorder that turns him into a killer goes on a murderous rampage, killing his family, then himself. A best-selling author tries to find the boy's twin sister who was separated at birth from her brother and who may also, at any time, go on an uncontrollable killing
A fiercely domineering father, losing his obsessive control over his once-adoring daughters, turns his rage to murder and an insurance swindle.
A television movie set during the Depression, about a genius inventor who revolutionizes manufacturing technology only to discover the dark side of American big business bent on preserving the status quo.
A dollhouse furniture designer becomes obsessed with his idealized views of love and marriage and almost bypasses a wonderful woman while in search for "a perfect 10."
Fletch, the investigative journalist, goes to Louisiana for a vacation and finds himself involved in some local intrigue.
A detective from New Jersey crosses a crime boss, travels to Hawaii, and ends up tackling the Islands' biggest case.
Abby Quinn discovers that she and her unborn child play a terrifying part in the chain of events destined to end the world. Already troubled with a difficult pregnancy, Abby grows more distraught when she and her husband rent their studio apartment to David, a mysterious drifter. Now submerged in violent metaphysical experiences, Abby realizes that David is carrying out the mystical prophecies of Judgment Day and that she has been chosen as the instrument of The Seventh Sign. But can one woman alone stand between the wrath of God and the future of mankind?
Singer Richie Valens fights family problems and bigotry to become a recording star.
Doug is the teenage son of a U.S. Air Force pilot who was shot down over a Middle Eastern country and is being held hostage. Frustrated by the government's inability to secure his father's release, Doug gets some of his school friends to help him with his personal plan to save his father. The boys
A wisecracking, rules-breaking Detroit cop finds himself in Beverly Hills to investigate the murder of a friend and teaches his stiff-necked Beverly Hills counterparts some lessons in the finer arts of police investigation techniques.
This TV movie about the pioneering TV comedian spotlights the little known story of his two-year search for the two young daughters abducted by his ex-wife following a bitter custody struggle that raged while he was making his meteoric rise from local Philadelphia television personality to network s
The good old days are back in the third adventure and more highjinks with Sheriff Buford T Justice.
Art Long wanted to be a country singer, but has been supporting his family by working as tree-trimmer. Tired of this, Art turns to entering Tough Man boxing contests, in which the fighters beat each other brutally. As Art sinks into this violent world, he drifts further away from his dream of a mus
In his television dramatic debut, George Burns is a geriatric relegated to a nursing home after his wife's death by son Cliff Robertson, and Robby Benson is his retarded grandson who takes on the task of getting the old man to shake off his lethargy and get back on his feet. James DiPasquale and Dor
Soon after his birth, Dar, the son of a king, is hunted by a priest and goes to live with another family for protection. When Dar grows up, his adopted father is murdered. After this, Dar discovers that he has special powers and begins to enact his plan for revenge.
A safecracker tries to outrun the mob so he can retire.
A Wyoming sheriff tries to protect immigrant farmers from ruthless ranchers.
Billy McCoy presents "Bronco Billy's Wild West Show" a traveling show that has seen better days. When he meets Anoinette, a woman from a rich family who has been left without a dime, she becomes the new assistant in his act. Things don't get much better for the traveling show, but Antoinette warms u
A prison lifer attempts to tunnel his way out of the inescapable island fortress.
Zac Sterling is a college student in the early 1950s who is eager to join a fraternity, even though his girlfriend Jennifer thinks the Greek system is elitist and discriminatory. During the hazing portion of their initiations, Zac joins with some other pledges in rebelling against the cruel practice
Visual Effects (feature film)
If you want to know what''s on Paulie''s mind, just ask him. But you''d better be prepared for the answer. He doesn''t know how to lie, and his biting wit may ruffle a few feathers...including his own. Paulie is a parrot who can speak, not mimic, but actually converse. The problem is that though he''s learned to talk, he doesn''t always know when to shut up, and he comes to find out that there are times when talking can get you into trouble. Paulie''s first owner--and first love--is a little girl named Marie who raises him from a baby. Helping Marie overcome a painful stutter gives Paulie the gift of gab, but doesn''t prevent her parents from sending him away when they feel she is becoming too attached to him. Undeterred, the loyal little parrot begins a tenacious cross-country search to find his young owner. Along the way, Paulie has some remarkable encounters with a unique cross-section of people, some who want to help and some who see the extraordinary bird as a means to their own ends.
Art Department (feature film)
Alfalfa has fallen in love with Darla, threatening the very existence of their "boys only" club. Further trouble ensues when their clubhouse is destroyed and their prized go-cart "The Blur" is stolen by the neighborhood bullies. How can they win the big race and its prize trophy? Through mischief an
Film Production - Main (feature film)
Misc. Crew (feature film)
Ishmael is a local reporter covering a murder trial involving the 1954 death of a fisherman in a small island community in the Pacific Northwest. What first looks like a straight-forward case soon turns into a unnerving series of mysteries, intensified by flashbacks to WWII Japanese concentration ca
Hunter "Patch" Adams was criticized in his official medical school record for "excessive happiness" and was once told by a faculty advisor, "If you want to be a clown, join a circus." Patch did, in fact, want to be a clown. But he also wanted to be a physician. Combining vastly different sides of hi
Assistant Direction (special)
Marriage, parenting, and friendship seen through the lives of three couples living in a Manhattan apartment building.
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