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  • Dec 06, 1948 (age 72)
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2019
Sgt. Will Gardner
MovieJan 11, 2019

Sgt. Will Gardner

A troubled Iraq War veteran struggling to reintegrate into …
A troubled Iraq War veteran struggling to reintegrate into society sets out on a cross-country journey with the hope of reuniting with his young son.
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Project Blue Book
TV ShowJan 8, 2019

Project Blue Book

Project Blue Book is an American historical drama television …
Project Blue Book is an American historical drama television series that premiered on History on January 8, 2019. The main role of Dr. J. Allen Hynek is played by Aidan Gillen, and the first season consisted of ten episodes. The series is based on the real-life Project Blue Book, a series of studies on unidentified flying objects conducted by the United States Air Force. On February 10, 2019, History renewed the series for a 10-episode second season which premiered on January 21, 2020.
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2018
Alex & the List
MovieMay 4, 2018

Alex & the List

Alex, a lovable, unassuming dog trainer is in love with a great …
Alex, a lovable, unassuming dog trainer is in love with a great woman - Katherine - smart, talented, from a good family. Katherine adores Alex's quirky sense of humor, honesty and capacity to listen. Having decided to pop the question, Alex is blindsided when Katherine produces a detailed list of well-thought-out "improvements" she feels will tweak Alex on their way to becoming the ideal couple. Alex instinctively rejects the suggestion that he needs to change anything. But with the threat of a new competitor, Alex decides to "do the list." Guided by a coterie of friends that include: Dave, Alex's loyal childhood buddy, best female friend Lily, her husband Michael, and their 8-year-old son, Nicky, Alex's journey has him reconsider and question his beliefs, values and world.
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Station 19
TV ShowMar 22, 2018

Station 19

Station 19 is an American action-drama television series …
Station 19 is an American action-drama television series created by Stacy McKee for ABC that premiered on March 22, 2018. It is the second spin-off to Grey's Anatomy (after Private Practice). Set in Seattle, the series focuses on the lives of the men and women at Seattle Fire Station 19. It stars Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Grey Damon, Barrett Doss, Alberto Frezza, Jay Hayden, Okieriete Onaodowan, Danielle Savre, and Miguel Sandoval.
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2017
The Good Doctor
TV ShowSep 25, 2017

The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor is an American medical drama television …
The Good Doctor is an American medical drama television series based on the 2013 award-winning South Korean series of the same name. The actor Daniel Dae Kim first noticed the series and bought the rights for his production company. He began adapting the series and in 2015 eventually shopped it to CBS, his home network. CBS decided against creating a pilot. Because Kim felt so strongly about the series, he bought back the rights from CBS. Eventually, Sony Pictures Television and Kim worked out a deal and brought on David Shore, creator of the Fox medical drama House, to develop the series.
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2014
Marry Me
TV ShowOct 14, 2014

Marry Me

Marry Me is an American sitcom television series that …
Marry Me is an American sitcom television series that originally aired on NBC from October 14, 2014 to February 17, 2015. The remaining 4 episodes aired on Channel 4. The series stars Casey Wilson and Ken Marino and aired Tuesday nights at 9 pm (ET/PT)/8 pm (CT) as part the 2014–15 television season. Marry Me was created and executive produced by David Caspe with co-executive producers/director Seth Gordon and Jamie Tarses for Sony Pictures Television.
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Extant
TV ShowJul 9, 2014

Extant

Extant is an American science fiction drama television …
Extant is an American science fiction drama television series created by Mickey Fisher and, as executive producer, Steven Spielberg. The story revolves around astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) who returns home to her family inexplicably pregnant after 13 months in outer space on a solo mission.
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In My Dreams
MovieApr 20, 2014

In My Dreams

Natalie and Nick are frustrated with their luck in romance. After …
Natalie and Nick are frustrated with their luck in romance. After tossing coins into a fountain, the two then begin dreaming about each other. But, according to fountain mythology, they only have a week to turn those dreams into reality.
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2013
Mistresses
TV ShowJun 3, 2013

Mistresses

Mistresses is an American mystery drama and soap opera …
Mistresses is an American mystery drama and soap opera television series based on the 2008–10 U.K. series of the same name, about the lives of four female friends and their involvement in an array of illicit and complex relationships. This adaptation was developed by K. J. Steinberg, and stars Alyssa Milano, Rochelle Aytes, Yunjin Kim, Jes Macallan, Jennifer Esposito and Tabrett Bethell in the lead roles. The series was originally set to premiere on May 27, 2013. However, ABC announced that Mistresses would premiere on June 3, 2013.
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2012
Scandal
TV ShowApr 5, 2012

Scandal

Scandal is an American political thriller television series …
Scandal is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington. Created by Shonda Rhimes, it aired on ABC from April 5, 2012, until April 19, 2018, for 124 episodes over seven seasons. Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, is partially based on former George H.W. Bush administration press aide Judy Smith, who serves as a co-executive producer.
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2011
Love's Christmas Journey
MovieNov 5, 2011

Love's Christmas Journey

While mourning the loss of …
While mourning the loss of her husband and daughter, recently widowed Ellie King (Natalie Hall) visits her brother Aaron Davis (Greg Vaughan) and his children for Christmas. Ellie does her ...
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The Big Year
MovieOct 14, 2011

The Big Year

In birding, a Big Year is seeing or hearing as many different …
In birding, a Big Year is seeing or hearing as many different species of birds as possible in a calendar year. Three men pursue the Birder of the Year title: Kenny Bostick, who's seen a record 732 in a past big year, Stu Preissler, newly retired, and Brad Harris, who narrates the story. Life gets in the way: Bostick's wife wants a baby, Stu's firm needs him for sensitive negotiations, and Brad, divorced and underemployed at 36, has an encouraging mom and a disapproving dad. They criss-cross the continent (including a trip to Alaska's westernmost island), follow migration patterns, and head for storms that force birds to ground. Who will win, at what cost, and with what rewards?
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Hart of Dixie
TV ShowSep 26, 2011

Hart of Dixie

Hart of Dixie is an American comedy-drama television …
Hart of Dixie is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on The CW from September 26, 2011, to March 27, 2015. The series, created by Leila Gerstein, stars Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart, a New Yorker who, after her dreams of becoming a heart surgeon fall apart, accepts an offer to work as a general practitioner in the fictional Gulf Coast town of Bluebell, Alabama.
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2009
Uncorked
MovieJul 28, 2009

Uncorked

Johnny is a high-powered executive who is definitely …
Johnny is a high-powered executive who is definitely not looking to fall in love but a business conference takes her to wine country she meets a handsome widower Andrew who invites Johnny ...
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2007
Private Practice
TV ShowSep 26, 2007

Private Practice

Private Practice is an American medical drama television …
Private Practice is an American medical drama television series which aired on ABC from September 26, 2007, to January 22, 2013. A spin-off of Grey's Anatomy, the series takes place at Seaside Health & Wellness Center (formerly Oceanside Wellness Group) and chronicles the life of Dr. Addison Montgomery, played by Kate Walsh, as she leaves Seattle Grace Hospital in order to join a private practice, located in Los Angeles. Private Practice also revolves around Addison's co-workers at Seaside Wellness Center, and how they deal with patients and the practice while still finding time to live their everyday lives.
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In the Land of Women
MovieApr 16, 2007

In the Land of Women

L.A. soft-porn writer Carter Webb is frustrated enough, after his …
L.A. soft-porn writer Carter Webb is frustrated enough, after his actress girlfriend dumps him, to need a serious break. He decides to spend it with his grandmother, who can't really take care of herself and her Detroit suburb house anyway. Helpful Carter soon overcomes mishaps to bond with the foxy neighbor across the street and her daughters. Helping them actually helps him regain perspective and self-confidence.
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2006
Dexter
TV ShowOct 1, 2006

Dexter

Dexter is an American television crime drama mystery series …
Dexter is an American television crime drama mystery series that aired on Showtime from October 1, 2006, to September 22, 2013. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a forensic technician specializing in bloodstain pattern analysis for the fictional Miami Metro Police Department, who leads a secret parallel life as a vigilante serial killer, hunting down murderers who have slipped through the cracks of the justice system. The show's first season was derived from the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter (2004), the first in a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay. It was adapted for television by screenwriter James Manos Jr., who wrote the first episode. Subsequent seasons evolved independently of Lindsay's works.
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2005
Criminal Minds
TV ShowSep 22, 2005

Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds is an American police procedural crime …
Criminal Minds is an American police procedural crime drama television series created and produced by Jeff Davis. It premiered on CBS on September 22, 2005, and concluded with its fifteenth season on February 19, 2020. It follows a group of criminal profilers who work for the FBI as members of its Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), using behavioral analysis and profiling to investigate crimes and find perpetrators. The show tells the story of the team as they work various cases, and tackle their personal struggles.
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Fever Pitch
MovieApr 6, 2005

Fever Pitch

When relaxed and charming Ben Wrightman meets workaholic …
When relaxed and charming Ben Wrightman meets workaholic Lindsey Meeks she finds him sweet and charming, they hit it off and when it is winter Ben can spend every waking hour with Lindsey, but when summer comes around the corner Lindsey discovers Ben's obsession with the Boston Red Sox. She thinks it is perfect until everything goes downhill for them.
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Numb3rs
TV ShowJan 23, 2005

Numb3rs

Numbers (stylized as NUMB3RS) is an American crime drama …
Numbers (stylized as NUMB3RS) is an American crime drama television series that ran on CBS from January 23, 2005, to March 12, 2010. The series was created by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, and follows FBI Special Agent Don Eppes (Rob Morrow) and his brother Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz), a college mathematics professor and prodigy, who helps Don solve crimes for the FBI. Brothers Ridley and Tony Scott produced Numbers; its production companies are the Scott brothers' Scott Free Productions and CBS Television Studios (originally Paramount Network Television, and later CBS Paramount Network Television).
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2003
NCIS
TV ShowSep 23, 2003

NCIS

NCIS is an American action police procedural television series, …
NCIS is an American action police procedural television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The concept and characters were initially introduced in two episodes of the CBS series JAG (season eight episodes 20 and 21: "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown"). The show, a spin-off from JAG, premiered on September 23, 2003, on CBS. To date it has entered into the seventeenth full season and has gone into broadcast syndication on the USA Network. Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill are co-creators and executive producers of the premiere member of the NCIS franchise. As of 2020, it is the second-longest-running scripted, non-animated U.S. primetime TV series currently airing, surpassed only by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–present), and is the 7th-longest-running scripted U.S. primetime TV series overall.
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1998
A Chance of Snow
MovieDec 7, 1998

A Chance of Snow

After signing her divorce papers, a woman heads out to her …
After signing her divorce papers, a woman heads out to her Minnesota airport with her sister and daughters for a flight to her mother's home. At the airport, her sportswriter husband shows ...
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From the Earth to the Moon
TV ShowApr 5, 1998

From the Earth to the Moon

From the Earth to the Moon …
From the Earth to the Moon is a 12-part 1998 HBO television miniseries co-produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Tom Hanks, and Michael Bostick, telling the story of the Apollo program during the 1960s and early 1970s in docudrama format. Largely based on Andrew Chaikin's book, A Man on the Moon, the series is known for its accurate telling of the story of Apollo and the special effects under visual director Ernest D. Farino.
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1997
Little City
MovieApr 4, 1997

Little City

Adam is a painter who works as cab driver and blames his …
Adam is a painter who works as cab driver and blames his difficulties with women on his former girlfriend Kate who left him for lesbian Anne. As a result he doesn't pay much attention to his current girlfriend Nina, who leaves him for his best friend Kevin. New girl in town, Rebecca, who works in the same bar as Kevin, turns their lives into even bigger chaos.
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Jungle 2 Jungle
MovieMar 7, 1997

Jungle 2 Jungle

A man learns he has a thirteen-year-old son who was raised …
A man learns he has a thirteen-year-old son who was raised in the jungle and brings the boy to New York City, turning his life upside down in the process.
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1995
The Client
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TV ShowSep 19, 1995

The Client

The Client (also referred to as John Grisham's The Client) is an …
The Client (also referred to as John Grisham's The Client) is an American legal thriller drama television series that aired on CBS from September 17, 1995 until April 16, 1996. It aired for one season, premiering with a two-hour movie pilot on September 17, 1995, and airing new episodes through April 16, 1996. The series was based on the 1994 eponymous film The Client, itself adapted from the 1993 John Grisham eponymous novel. It starred JoBeth Williams, John Heard, and Polly Holliday in the roles created in the film by Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, and Micole Mercurio, respectively.
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Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Nomination1995

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy …

Nominated for "Frasier".
Primetime Emmy Award
1994
Wyatt Earp
MovieJun 24, 1994

Wyatt Earp

The story of Wyatt Earp as he interacts and battles other …
The story of Wyatt Earp as he interacts and battles other famous figures of the Wild West era.
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Nomination1994

Best Live Action Short Film

Nominated for "On Hope".
Academy Award
1993
Frasier
TV ShowSep 16, 1993

Frasier

Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for …
Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee in association with Grammnet and Paramount Network Television. A spin-off of Cheers, Frasier starred Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin, and Moose/Enzo. It was one of the most successful spin-off series in television history, as well as one of the most critically acclaimed comedy series.
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1992
Me Myself and I
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MovieMay 16, 1992

Me Myself and I

A successful New York writer falls for a woman with …
A successful New York writer falls for a woman with schizophrenia who turns out to have several personalities, not all of them desirable.
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Fish Police
TV ShowFeb 28, 1992

Fish Police

Fish Police is an American animated television series …
Fish Police is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and based on the comic book series of the same name created by Steve Moncuse. It first aired on CBS in 1992, lasting six episodes over one season. In February of that year, three episodes aired, then the show was axed after falling in the television ratings. The remaining three episodes never aired in the United States, but the entire series ran in European syndication. The show had a decidedly more mature tone than most other animated Hanna-Barbara shows. Episodes often contained innuendo and cases of mild profanity.
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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
MovieFeb 21, 1992

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

A tough police sergeant's …
A tough police sergeant's overbearing mother comes to visit him and begins to meddle in his life and career.
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1991
Dutch
MovieJul 19, 1991

Dutch

Working-class good guy Dutch Dooley is the current …
Working-class good guy Dutch Dooley is the current boyfriend of a wealthy, snobbish tycoon's ex-wife. Volunteering to drive the woman's son home for Thanksgiving to Chicago from his boarding school in Georgia, little does Dutch expect the picaresque adventures in store for him. When a blunt, down-to-earth construction worker takes to the road with an insufferable twelve-year-old snob (desperately insecure under the surface) who does not approve of him in the least, quite a little must happen before they can reach their destination as friends -- or, for that matter, get home at all.
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Switch
MovieMay 10, 1991

Switch

A sexist womanizer is killed by one of his former lovers and then …
A sexist womanizer is killed by one of his former lovers and then reincarnated as a woman.
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1989
Welcome Home
MovieSep 29, 1989

Welcome Home

Jake died in Vietnam; his family mourned him, then moved …
Jake died in Vietnam; his family mourned him, then moved on. When he reappears, quite alive, the question is, what must he do and how will his family respond to him?
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My Name Is Bill W.
MovieApr 30, 1989

My Name Is Bill W.

This film reconstructs the true story of stockbroker William Griffith …
This film reconstructs the true story of stockbroker William Griffith Wilson, a World War I veteran whose small drinking problem becomes a serious addiction after he loses his fortune in ...
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1988
Memories of Me
MovieSep 14, 1988

Memories of Me

On his girlfriend's insistence, a disgruntled man tries to …
On his girlfriend's insistence, a disgruntled man tries to make peace with his high-spirited, street-smart and often irritatingly careless father, a failed actor who never quit his dream to be a success.
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Nomination1988

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "Baby M".
Nomination1988

Best Actress – Miniseries or Television F…

Nominated for "Baby M".
Golden Globe Award
1987
Murder Ordained
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MovieMay 3, 1987

Murder Ordained

Based on the true story of a bedroom-eyed Kansas …
Based on the true story of a bedroom-eyed Kansas preacher who decided that getting rid of his wife, and his secretary's husband, was the will of the Lord.
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1986
Poltergeist II: The Other Side
MovieMay 23, 1986

Poltergeist II: The Other Side

The Freeling family have a …
The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over.
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Desert Bloom
MovieJan 22, 1986

Desert Bloom

The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She …
The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic stepfather. Her memories of Robin, her first love, are much happier, and she also recalls her colorful Aunt Starr, whose visit is fun, but also detrimental to her family's health. The setting of 1950s Nevada bomb testing is increasingly significant to the development of the story.
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1984
American Dreamer
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MovieOct 26, 1984

American Dreamer

Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story …
Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and awakens in the hospital believing she IS Rebecca Ryan. Much craziness ensues as she meets the writer of the Rebecca Ryan books, thwarts real international spies, and eventually gets her memory back.
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Teachers
MovieOct 5, 1984

Teachers

A teacher overcomes his frustration in a high-school full of …
A teacher overcomes his frustration in a high-school full of flunkies. As he attempts to educate his students, his attempts to help them gets him into trouble with the school board, which only adds to his problems. With the support of his students he beats the school board and his frustration.
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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Nomination1984

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "Adam".
1983
The Day After
MovieNov 20, 1983

The Day After

The effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town …
The effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.
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Adam
MovieOct 10, 1983

Adam

After their child is abducted, John and Reve Walsh are trying to …
After their child is abducted, John and Reve Walsh are trying to find him. But, shortly after that, Adam is found dead.
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The Big Chill
MovieSep 9, 1983

The Big Chill

A seminal Thirty-Something movie in which a group of old …
A seminal Thirty-Something movie in which a group of old college friends who are now older and experienced come together for the funeral of Alex, who was at one time the brightest and the best of them at college and yet who never managed to find his way. The friends use the occasion to reacquaint themselves with each other, discuss where their lives have led and speculate on what happened to their idealism which had been abundant when they were younger.
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1982
Endangered Species
MovieSep 10, 1982

Endangered Species

About a retired New York cop on Vacation in America's West …
About a retired New York cop on Vacation in America's West who is drawn into a female sheriff's investigation of a mysterious series of cattle killings.
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Poltergeist
MovieJun 4, 1982

Poltergeist

A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.
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John Pasquin
MarriageMarch 1982

John Pasquin

John Pasquin (born November 30, 1944) is an American …
John Pasquin (born November 30, 1944) is an American director of film, television and theatre.
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1980
The Dogs of War
MovieDec 17, 1980

The Dogs of War

Jamie Shannon is a soldier of fortune -- a mercenary who …
Jamie Shannon is a soldier of fortune -- a mercenary who will stage a coup or a revolution for the right price. He is hired by British mining interests to scout out Zangaro, a small African nation with rich mineral deposits but a brutal and xenophobic dictatorship. Arrested soon after his arrival, Shannon is imprisoned as a spy, badly beaten, and tortured. While in prison he meets one of the country's leading intellectuals, Dr. Okoye, also imprisoned by the regime. Eventually released, he returns to London and is subsequently offered to opportunity to secretly invade Zangaro's capital and lead a military coup. Shannon accepts, but quietly has his own agenda to pursue.
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Stir Crazy
MovieDec 12, 1980

Stir Crazy

Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to …
Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in.
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1979
Kramer vs. Kramer
MovieDec 17, 1979

Kramer vs. Kramer

Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be …
Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
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1948
JoBeth Williams
BirthDecember 1948

JoBeth Williams

JoBeth Williams was born.
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