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Alan Arkin

Born: March 26, 1934, New York City, New York, USA

Alan Wolf Arkin is an American actor, director, musician, and singer. He is known for starring in such films as “Wait Until Dark”, “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming”, “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter”, “Catch-22”, “The In-Laws”, “Edward Scissorhands”, “Glengarry Glen Ross”, “Marley & Me”, and “Little Miss Sunshine”, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2006. He is the father of actors Adam Arkin, Anthony Arkin, and Matthew Arkin.

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Going in Style (2017)

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Lifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Albert (Alan Arkin) decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three men risk it all by em...

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Love the Coopers (2015)

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When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.

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Million Dollar Arm (2014)

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In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a fastball but know nothing about the game of baseball....

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Grudge Match (2013)

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A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

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After breaking up with his longtime stage partner, a famous but jaded Vegas magician fights for relevance when a new, \hip\ street magician appears on the scene.

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Argo (2012)

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As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

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Stand Up Guys (2012)

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After serving 28 years in prison for accidentally killing the son of a crime boss, newly paroled gangster Val (Al Pacino) reunites with his former partners in crime, Doc (Christopher Walken) and Hirsch (Alan Arkin), for a night on the town. As the three men revisit old haunts, reflect on their glory...

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The Muppets (2011)

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When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.

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The Change-Up (2011)

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Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes and they switch bodies.

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Thin Ice (2011)

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A salesman's search for a rare musical instrument sets off a series of dramatic consequences.

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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

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The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbours son, who is closer to her age.

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Marley & Me (2008)

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A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of marriage, maturity and confronting one's own mortalit...

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Get Smart (2008)

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When the identities of secret agents from Control are compromised, the Chief promotes hapless but eager analyst Maxwell Smart and teams him with stylish, capable Agent 99, the only spy whose cover remains intact. Can they work together to thwart the evil plans of KAOS and its crafty operative?

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Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

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A single mom and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business, a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service.

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Rendition (2007)

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When an Egyptian terrorism suspect \disappears\ on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside the US.

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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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Little Miss Sunshine is a comedy about a family of six who are all having a mental breakdown at the same time. To ease their mental lows they decide to take a cross country road trip to a “Little Miss Sunshine contest that their daughter has qualified for. An Academy Award winning comedy with memora...

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Firewall (2006)

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State-of-the-art security system creator Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man whos thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jacks personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.

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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

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Now that Santa and Mrs. Claus have the North Pole running smoothly, the Counsel of Legendary Figures has called an emergency meeting on Christmas Eve! The evil Jack Frost has been making trouble, looking to take over the holiday! So he launches a plan to sabotage the toy factory and compel Scott to ...

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Eros (2004)

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A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible reasons why his stress seems to ma...

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Noel (2004)

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Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina Vasquez breaks her engagement with her beloved fiancé Mi...

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America's Sweethearts (2001)

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In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couples latest film has found its only print kidnapped by the director.

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Jakob the Liar (2000)

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In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ghetto, the shopkeeper shares his information with...

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Gattaca (1997)

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Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.

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Four Days in September (1997)

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Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the American ambassador in Brazil and ask for the release of f...

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Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

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Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to muff a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he attends his 10th year High School reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

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North (1994)

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Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within two months. Thus north starts ...

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So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

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Just after a bad breakup, Charlie MacKenzie falls for lovely butcher Harriet Michaels and introduces her to his parents. But, as voracious consumers of sensational tabloids, his parents soon come to suspect that Harriet is actually a notorious serial killer -- "Mrs. X" -- wanted in connection with a...

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Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

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Glengarry Glen Ross, follows the lives of four unethical Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to go to any lengths (legal or illegal) to unload undesirable real estate on unwilling prospective buyers.

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The Rocketeer (1991)

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Straight from the pages of a pulp comic from a past era, the Rocketeer recreates 1930s Hollywood, complete with gangsters, Nazi spies, and the growth of the Age of Aviation. Young pilot Cliff Secord stumbles on a top secret rocket-pack and with the help of his mechanic/mentor, Peevy, he attempts to ...

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Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.

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Havana (1990)

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An American professional gambler named Jack Weil (Redford) decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Julia). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away by the secret police, and Roberta is captured and t...

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Escape from Sobibor (1987)

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During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had been spared from the ovens, knew that they were on...

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Big Trouble (1986)

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Leonard Hoffman is an insurance salesman struggling to make ends meet. The fact that he has triplet sons who all want to go to Yale isn't making things any easier. Blanche Rickey is also worried about money; her husband is a millionaire with a weak heart, and she worries that he'll blow thro...

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The Last Unicorn (1982)

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From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly s words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magicia...

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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

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Concerned about his friend's cocaine use, Dr. Watson tricks Sherlock Holmes into travelling to Vienna, where Holmes enters the care of Sigmund Freud. Freud attemts to solve the mysteries of Holmes' subconscious, while Holmes devotes himself to solving a mystery involving the kidnapping of Lo...

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Catch-22 (1970)

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A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of a \military mentality\ and of a bureaucratic society in general.

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The Monitors (1969)

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Earthlings chafe at the peace established by a benevolent alien race and set about to rebel.

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Inspector Clouseau (1968)

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Detective Inspector is borrowed from the Surete on special assignment for Scotland Yard in hopes that a fresh outlook will help the government recover the loot from the Great Train Robbery, which is being used to underwrite a new crime wave. What they don't count on, however, is having more than...

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Woman Times Seven (1967)

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Seven mini-stories of adultery: \Funeral Possession,\ a wayward widow at her husband's funeral; \Amateur Night,\ angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; \Two Against One,\ seemingly prudish girl turns out otherwise; \Super Simone,\ wife vainly attempts to divert her over-engrossed writer...

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Wait Until Dark (1967)

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After a flight back home, Sam Hendrix returns with a doll he innocently acquired along the way. As it turns out, the doll is actually stuffed with heroin, and a group of criminals led by the ruthless Roat has followed Hendrix back to his place to retrieve it. When Hendrix leaves for business, the cr...

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The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966)

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Without hostile intent, a Soviet sub runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.

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