American Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh

  • Feb 05, 1962 (age 58)
  • 5' 3" (1.60 m)
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2020
The Woman in the Window
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MovieMay 14, 2020

The Woman in the Window

An agoraphobic woman …
An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors, only to witness a disturbing act of violence.
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Possessor
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MovieJan 25, 2020

Possessor

Possessor follows an agent who works for a secretive …
Possessor follows an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies - ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.
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2018
White Boy Rick
MovieAug 31, 2018

White Boy Rick

Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the …
Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, WHITE BOY RICK is based on the moving story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr., who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers.
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Patrick Melrose
TV ShowMay 12, 2018

Patrick Melrose

Patrick Melrose is a 2018 five-part drama miniseries starring …
Patrick Melrose is a 2018 five-part drama miniseries starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular Melrose. The show is based on a series of semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St Aubyn.
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Annihilation
MovieFeb 13, 2018

Annihilation

A biologist's husband disappears. She puts her name forward …
A biologist's husband disappears. She puts her name forward for an expedition into an environmental disaster zone, but does not find what she's expecting. The expedition team is made up of the biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and a linguist.
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2017
Atypical
TV ShowAug 11, 2017

Atypical

Atypical is a coming-of-age television series created by …
Atypical is a coming-of-age television series created by Robia Rashid for Netflix. It focuses on the life of 18-year-old Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist), who has autism spectrum disorder. The first season was released on August 11, 2017, consisting of eight episodes. The ten-episode second season was released on September 7, 2018. In October 2018, the series was renewed for a third season of ten episodes, which was released on November 1, 2019. In February 2020, the series was renewed for a fourth and final season. The final 10 episodes will premiere in 2021.
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Good Time
MovieMay 25, 2017

Good Time

Connie Nikas forcibly removes his developmentally disabled …
Connie Nikas forcibly removes his developmentally disabled brother Nick from a therapy session. The two rob a New York City bank for $65,000. In the getaway car, a dye pack explodes in a money bag, causing the driver to crash. Connie and Nick flee on foot, washing the dye from their clothes in a restaurant restroom. Stopped by police, Nick panics and runs; Nick is arrested while Connie escapes. Connie attempts to secure a bail bond, but needs $10,000 more to get Nick out of jail. He convinces his girlfriend, Corey, to pay with her mother's credit cards, but her mother cancels the cards. Connie learns that Nick has been hospitalized after a fight with an inmate..
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2016
LBJ
MovieSep 9, 2016

LBJ

LBJ is a 2016 American political drama film about the …
LBJ is a 2016 American political drama film about the beginning of the presidency of United States President Lyndon B. Johnson following the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy. It was directed by Rob Reiner and written by Joey Hartstone, whose script was on the 2014 Black List. The film stars Woody Harrelson as the titular President, along with Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Kim Allen, Michael Stahl-David, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey Donovan, Doug McKeon, C. Thomas Howell, and Michael Mosley.
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Morgan
MovieSep 1, 2016

Morgan

A corporate risk-management consultant must decide …
A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.
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Voice Acting in a Feature Production
Nomination2016

Voice Acting in a Feature Production

Nominated for "Anomalisa".
Annie Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nomination2016

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "The Hateful Eight".
BAFTA Award
2015
The Hateful Eight
MovieDec 7, 2015

The Hateful Eight

In this Western, a misfit group including a couple of bounty …
In this Western, a misfit group including a couple of bounty hunters, a fugitive and an apparent sheriff are forced together when they encounter a blizzard in a remote mountain pass. The film is directed by Quentin Tarantino and features his signature ultra-violence and self-consciously clever dialogue. Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern star.
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Anomalisa
MovieSep 4, 2015

Anomalisa

Michael Stone, an author that specializes in customer …
Michael Stone, an author that specializes in customer service, is a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest made him a man with a repetitive life on his own perspective. But, when he went on a business trip, he met a stranger - an extraordinary stranger, which slowly became a cure for his negative view on life that possibly will change his mundane life.
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Best Supporting Actress
Nomination2015

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "The Hateful Eight".
Florida Film Critics Circle Award
Best Supporting Female
Nomination2015

Best Supporting Female

Nominated for "Anomalisa".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nomination2015

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Nominated for "The Hateful Eight".
Golden Globe Award
Best Supporting Actress
Nomination2015

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "The Hateful Eight".
Detroit Film Critics Society Award
Best Supporting Actress
Award2015

Best Supporting Actress

Won award for "The Hateful Eight".
Best Supporting Actress
Nomination2015

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "The Hateful Eight".
Critics' Choice Movie Award
Best Supporting Actress
Nomination2015

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "Anomalisa".
Chicago Film Critics Association Award
Best Supporting Actress
Nomination2015

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "The Hateful Eight".
Chicago Film Critics Association Award
Best Voice-Over Performance
Nomination2015

Best Voice-Over Performance

Nominated for "Anomalisa".
Best Supporting Actress
Nomination2015

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "The Hateful Eight".
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award
Best Supporting Actress
Award2015

Best Supporting Actress

Won award for "The Hateful Eight".
National Board of Review Award
Best Supporting Actress
Nomination2015

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "The Hateful Eight".
Academy Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nomination2015

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "The Hateful Eight".
BAFTA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Nomination2015

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "The Hateful Eight".
2014
The Affair
TV ShowOct 12, 2014

The Affair

The Affair is an American television drama series created by …
The Affair is an American television drama series created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi. The series premiered on Showtime on October 12, 2014. It ran for five seasons, concluding with its final episode on November 3, 2019.
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2013
Kill Your Darlings
MovieJan 18, 2013

Kill Your Darlings

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at …
In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever.
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The Spectacular Now
MovieJan 18, 2013

The Spectacular Now

Tim Tharp's unsentimental tale of adolescent frustration comes …
Tim Tharp's unsentimental tale of adolescent frustration comes to the screen in this comedy-drama following the story of a sociable high-school senior whose self-delusion shattered by his emerging friendship with an unpopular classmate. Sutter Keely is one of the most popular kids in his class. Outgoing and fun-loving, he's completely oblivious as to what awaits him beyond high school. Lately, however, his drinking has started to become a problem. So when Sutter's girlfriend breaks things off, he reaches for the bottle without hesitation. Awakening in the grass under the gaze of studious, practical-minded nerd Aimee Finicky, he isn't quite sure how he got into such a predicament. Over time, however, the two teens who couldn't be any more different on the surface realize they have more in common than either ever suspected.
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2011
Best Feature
Nomination2011

Best Feature

Nominated for "Greenberg".
Independent Spirit Award
2010
Rohmer Emmanuel Baumbach
ChildMarch 2010

Rohmer Emmanuel Baumbach

Rohmer Emmanuel Baumbach born.
Greenberg
MovieFeb 14, 2010

Greenberg

A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years …
A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
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2009
Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
Award2009

Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award

Won award for "Synecdoche, New York".
2008
Synecdoche, New York
MovieMay 23, 2008

Synecdoche, New York

A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his …
A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
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Best Supporting Female
Nomination2008

Best Supporting Female

Nominated for "Margot at the Wedding".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Ensemble Performance
Nomination2008

Best Ensemble Performance

Nominated for "Synecdoche, New York".
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Ensemble Performance
Award2008

Best Ensemble Performance

Won award for "Synecdoche, New York".
Gotham Independent Film Award
2007
Margot at the Wedding
MovieAug 31, 2007

Margot at the Wedding

Margot and her son Claude …
Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is marrying less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.
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Best Supporting Actress
Nomination2007

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "Margot at the Wedding".
Chicago Film Critics Association Award
Best Ensemble Performance
Nomination2007

Best Ensemble Performance

Nominated for "Margot at the Wedding".
Gotham Independent Film Award
2006
Nomination2006

Outstanding Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Abigail's Party".
Drama Desk Award
2005
Noah Baumbach
MarriageSeptember 2005

Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach (born September 3, 1969) is an American film …
Noah Baumbach (born September 3, 1969) is an American film director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Squid and the Whale (2005) and is known for making dramatic comedies. He has also written and directed the films Margot at the Wedding (2007), Frances Ha (2012), While We're Young (2014), Mistress America (2015), and The Meyerowitz Stories (2017).
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Weeds
TV ShowAug 7, 2005

Weeds

Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama television …
Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama television series created by Jenji Kohan, that aired on Showtime from August 7, 2005 to September 16, 2012. Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), a widowed mother of two boys Silas (Hunter Parrish) and Shane (Alexander Gould), begins selling marijuana to support her family. Other main characters include Nancy's laid-back brother-in-law Andy Botwin (Justin Kirk), who moves in to help raise her children, naive acquaintance Doug Wilson (Kevin Nealon), narcissistic neighbor Celia Hodes (Elizabeth Perkins), who lives with her husband Dean (Andy Milder) and their daughter Isabelle (Allie Grant), as well as Nancy's wholesalers Heylia James (Tonye Patano) and Conrad Shepard (Romany Malco). Over the course of the series, the Botwin family become increasingly entangled in illegal activity.
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Nomination2005

Best Performance By An Actress In A Su…

Nominated for "Childstar".
Genie Award
Award2005

Best Performance By An Actress In A Su…

Won award for "Childstar".
Genie Award
2004
The Machinist
MovieJan 18, 2004

The Machinist

Trevor Reznik works as a machinist in a factory. He suffers from …
Trevor Reznik works as a machinist in a factory. He suffers from an extreme case of insomnia and has led him not have slept in a year, and his body withering away to almost nothing. Tevor suffers from obsessive compulsion that presents itself in him writing himself notes to keep track of his dwindling weight. The only person he lets into his life and in his emotional state is Stevie, a prostitute. However, he is infatuated with Maria, a single mother waitress who works in an airport diner. His co-workers don't like him and mistrust him because they don't know what is going on in his life that has led to his emaciated physical appearance. A workplace incident further alienates him with his those he works with, and in conjunction with some unfamiliar pieces of paper he finds in his apartment. Trevor believes that someone or possibly some of his coworkers are out to get him. Trevor goes on a search for evidence as to who this is.
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2003
In the Cut
MovieSep 9, 2003

In the Cut

Following the gruesome murder of a young woman in her …
Following the gruesome murder of a young woman in her neighborhood, a self-determined woman living in New York City--as if to test the limits of her own safety--propels herself into an impossibly risky sexual liaison. Soon she grows increasingly wary about the motives of every man with whom she has contact--and about her own.
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2002
Road to Perdition
MovieJul 9, 2002

Road to Perdition

A mob enforcer's son witnesses a murder, forcing him and his …
A mob enforcer's son witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge.
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Best First Feature
Nomination2002

Best First Feature

Nominated for "The Anniversary Party".
Independent Spirit Award
Best First Screenplay
Nomination2002

Best First Screenplay

Nominated for "The Anniversary Party".
Independent Spirit Award
2001
The Anniversary Party
MovieMay 15, 2001

The Anniversary Party

Love is complex and …
Love is complex and relationships deteriorate.
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2000
Skipped Parts
MovieJun 6, 2000

Skipped Parts

An ungrounded young mother and her thoughtful teenage son …
An ungrounded young mother and her thoughtful teenage son are banished to a remote provincial town by a domineering father.
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1999
Existenz
MovieFeb 16, 1999

Existenz

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her …
A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
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Nomination1999

Best Actress – Miniseries or Television F…

Nominated for "Thanks of a Grateful Nation".
Satellite Award
1996
Bastard Out of Carolina
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MovieAug 24, 1996

Bastard Out of Carolina

Difficult tale of a poor, …
Difficult tale of a poor, struggling South Carolina mother and daughter who each face painful choices with resolve and pride. Tired Anney and her daughter Bone grow both closer and farther apart as Anney sees Glen as her last chance despite his mistreatment of Bone.
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Best Female Lead
Nomination1996

Best Female Lead

Nominated for "Georgia".
Independent Spirit Award
1995
Georgia
MovieMay 19, 1995

Georgia

Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who …
Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous C&W artist. Sadie wants to be a famous artist like her sister, but is always doing everything wrong. Her desperate need to be accepted by her sister is constantly complicated by her drug and alcohol problems. Georgia lives a very ordered life with husband, house and children, and Sadie does everything to get her attention.
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Dolores Claiborne
MovieMar 24, 1995

Dolores Claiborne

A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother …
A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.
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Best Female Lead
Nomination1995

Best Female Lead

Nominated for "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Actress
Award1995

Best Actress

Won award for "Georgia".
New York Film Critics Circle Award
Best Actress
Nomination1995

Best Actress

Nominated for "Georgia".
National Society of Film Critics Award
1994
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
MovieSep 7, 1994

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

Dorothy Parker remembers …
Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
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The Hudsucker Proxy
MovieJan 27, 1994

The Hudsucker Proxy

A naive business graduate is installed as president of a …
A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.
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Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama
Nomination1994

Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama

Nominated for "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actress
Award1994

Best Actress

Won award for "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Actress
Nomination1994

Best Actress

Nominated for "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle".
National Society of Film Critics Award
1993
Short Cuts
MovieSep 4, 1993

Short Cuts

The day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles …
The day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles residents.
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Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1993

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "Short Cuts".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Villain
Award1993

Best Villain

Won award for "Single White Female".
MTV Movie Award
Best Villain
Nomination1993

Best Villain

Nominated for "Single White Female".
MTV Movie Award
1992
Single White Female
MovieAug 14, 1992

Single White Female

A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that …
A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in.
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Jason Patric
Relationship1992

Jason Patric

Jason Patric (born June 17, 1966) is an American film, …
Jason Patric (born June 17, 1966) is an American film, television and stage actor. He is known for his roles in the films as Michael Emerson in The Lost Boys and other films such as Rush, Sleepers, Geronimo: An American Legend, Your Friends & Neighbors, Narc, The Losers, The Alamo, and Speed 2: Cruise Control. His father was actor/playwright Jason Miller and his maternal grandfather was actor Jackie Gleason.
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1991
Rush
MovieDec 18, 1991

Rush

Raynor is an undercover narcotics cop. For his next assignment …
Raynor is an undercover narcotics cop. For his next assignment he chooses the more inexperienced but tough and good-looking Kristen. Their ultimate target is Gaines, a renowned but very elusive drug dealer. While doing their work they unexpectedly fall into a morass of drug-addiction and fall in love with each other. Despite subjecting themselves to the life of low-class, one-track junkies they do not get the evidence they want to convict Gaines, and instead are forced into using false evidence in court.
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Backdraft
MovieMay 22, 1991

Backdraft

Backdraft is a 1991 American drama thriller film directed by …
Backdraft is a 1991 American drama thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by Gregory Widen. The film stars Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, Donald Sutherland, Robert De Niro, Jason Gedrick and J. T. Walsh. It is about Chicago firefighters on the trail of a serial arsonist.
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1990
Miami Blues
MovieApr 20, 1990

Miami Blues

An ex-con's first act of freedom is moving to Miami where he …
An ex-con's first act of freedom is moving to Miami where he restarts his old criminal ways with even more potency.
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1989
The Big Picture
MovieSep 15, 1989

The Big Picture

Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made …
Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made after his award winning short film, but discovered Hollywood wasn't as easy as it seems.
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Last Exit to Brooklyn
MovieJul 26, 1989

Last Exit to Brooklyn

Set in Brooklyn during the …
Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is homosexual.
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1988
Heart of Midnight
MovieNov 1, 1988

Heart of Midnight

Carol inherits a night club from her weird uncle. She moves into …
Carol inherits a night club from her weird uncle. She moves into the place, only to find out just how weird her uncle really was. She begins to remember more about her very special ...
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1987
Sister, Sister
MovieSep 13, 1987

Sister, Sister

Two sisters turn their family mansion in Louisiana into a …
Two sisters turn their family mansion in Louisiana into a guest house. One of their guests is an aide to a congressman, and turns their lives inside out.
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1986
The Men's Club
MovieSep 19, 1986

The Men's Club

A group of men get together to form a "discussion group". They …
A group of men get together to form a "discussion group". They share their feelings about women, life, love, and work. The party gets rowdier and rowdier, and then the wife returns home. ...
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The Hitcher
MovieJan 17, 1986

The Hitcher

A young man transporting a car to another state is stalked along …
A young man transporting a car to another state is stalked along the road by a cunning and relentless serial killer who eventually frames the driver for a string of murders. Chased by Police and shadowed by the killer, the driver's only help comes from a truck stop waitress.
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1985
Flesh and Blood
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MovieJun 10, 1985

Flesh and Blood

In medieval Europe, a young girl from a noble family is …
In medieval Europe, a young girl from a noble family is obsessed with her captors - commoners.
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1984
Grandview, U.S.A.
MovieAug 3, 1984

Grandview, U.S.A.

With only a week left before he graduates high school in the …
With only a week left before he graduates high school in the small Middle Western community of Grandview, the eighteen-year-old dreamer, Tim Pearson, is itching to renounce an uninspiring scholarship, stand up to his despotic father and pursue a career in oceanography, away from home. However, before long, an unexpected meeting with the struggling 27-year-old owner of the town's demolition derby track on the other side of the tracks, Michelle "Mike" Cody, and the Speedrome's king, Ernie "Slam" Webster, will bring Tim one step closer not only to his aspirations but also love. But, has anyone ever spread his wings away from Grandview, U.S.A.?
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1983
Easy Money
MovieAug 19, 1983

Easy Money

To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard-living …
To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard-living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before they get the best of him.
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1982
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
MovieAug 13, 1982

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

A group of Southern …
A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.
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1981
The Best Little Girl in the World
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MovieMay 11, 1981

The Best Little Girl in the World

A young girl develops an …
A young girl develops an eating disorder and begins puking up food and starving herself. Her parents, angry and desperate, send her to a hospital where unfortunately she befriends a patient who convinces her to hide her illness on purpose.
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Eyes of a Stranger
MovieFeb 11, 1981

Eyes of a Stranger

Enterprising local news anchor Jane Harris discovers that …
Enterprising local news anchor Jane Harris discovers that one of her neighbors is actually the serial killer/rapist who has been terrorizing the city. Jane must prove her suspicions before the killer gets to her.
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1972
The Waltons
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TV ShowSep 14, 1972

The Waltons

The Waltons is an American television series created by …
The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain and a 1963 film of the same name, about a family in rural Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II.
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1962
Jennifer Jason Leigh
BirthFebruary 1962

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh was born.
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