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Alan Parker

Born: February 14, 1944

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sir Alan William Parker, CBE (born 14 February 1944) is an English film director, producer, writer and actor. He has been active in both the British cinema and American cinema and was a founding member of the Director s Guild of Great Britain. Description above from the Wikipedia article Alan Parker, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Poster of The Life of David Gale
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The Life of David Gale (2003)

Movie
Germany |
USA |
| 130 Min

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

75 2003 130
Poster of Angela's Ashes
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Angela's Ashes (1999)

Movie
Drama |
USA |
| 145 Min

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angelas Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankies siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankies Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink.

73 1999 145
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Evita (1996)

Movie
Drama |
USA |
Hungary |
| 134 Min

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.

63 1996 134
Poster of The Commitments
76%

The Commitments (1991)

Documentary
Drama |
United Kingdom |
| 118 Min

Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females virtually in his back yard, a lead singer (Deco) at a wedding, and, responding to his ad, an aging trumpet player, Joey \The Lips\ Fagan.

76 1991 118
Poster of Mississippi Burning
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Mississippi Burning (1988)

Movie
Crime |
Drama |
Thriller |
| 128 Min

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his, former Sheriff, partner.

78 1988 128
Poster of Angel Heart
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Angel Heart (1987)

Movie
Horror |
Thriller |
USA |
| 113 Min

The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spur with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural journey into his soul.

73 1987 113
Poster of Birdy
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Birdy (1984)

Movie
Drama |
| 120 Min

Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?

73 1984 120
Poster of Pink Floyd - The Wall
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Pink Floyd - The Wall (1982)

Documentary
United Kingdom |
USA |
| 95 Min

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

80 1982 95
Poster of Fame
65%

Fame (1980)

Documentary
Drama |
USA |
| 134 Min

In the high-pressure cauldron of New York City, talented students at the High School for the Performing Arts strive to escape a life of urban poverty, perfect their art, find success in the entertainment business and achieve the ultimate goal - FAME.

65 1980 134
Poster of Midnight Express
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Midnight Express (1978)

Movie
Crime |
Drama |
| 121 Min

Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his family, and the American government, or the \Midnight Express\.

77 1978 121
Poster of Bugsy Malone
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Bugsy Malone (1976)

Documentary
Action |
Comedy |
Drama |
United Kingdom |
| 93 Min

A pint-sized cast illuminates this musical that is unlike any other ever made. Set in 1929 New York City, Bugsy Malone captures a flashy world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls, and dreamers - all played by child actors! As Tallulah, the sassy girlfriend of the owner of Fat Sams Grand Slam Speakeasy, future superstar Jodie Foster dances and sings her way into our hearts.

68 1976 93



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