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Bob Hoskins

Born: October 26, 1942, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK
Died: April 29, 2014

Robert William "Bob" Hoskins, Jr. is an English actor, known for playing Cockney rough diamonds, psychopaths, and gangsters, in films such as “The Long Good Friday” (1980), and “Mona Lisa” (1986), and lighter roles in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988) and “Hook” (1991).


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Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

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| 127 Min

In this epic action-adventure, Kristen Stewart plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman she wants dead has been training in the art of war with a huntsmen (Chris Hemsworth) who was dispatched to kill her. A breathtaking new vision of a legendary tale, Snow White and the Huntsman also stars Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Sam Claflin and Academy Award-nominee Bob Hoskins.

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Outside Bet (2012)

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| 101 Min

A group of print workers in 1980s London club together to buy a race horse.

47 2012 101
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This Ain’t California (2012)

Documentary
| 90 Min

This Aint California is a celebration of the lust for life, a contemporary documentary trip into the world of roller boarding in the German Democratic Republic. A coming-of-age tale of three teenagers and their passionate love for a sport on the crumbling tarmac of the streets in the German Democratic Republic, which was considered very ill-fitting. The punk fairy tale is a story of the subversive powers of fun in that part of Germany, which had lost touch with its citizens. The film follows its three heroes from their childhood in the seventies through their teenage rebellion in the eighties, ending in the last summer of their life in the German Democratic Republic in 1989, when their life changed forever, and follows them to 2011.

73 2012 90
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Will (2011)

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| 102 Min

Will is an 2012 British sports drama directed by Ellen Perry and starring Damian Lewis, Jane March and Bob Hoskins. .At the start of the film, eleven year-old Liverpool fan Will Brennan is at a boarding school in the south of England, due to his father Gareth's (Lewis) inability to look after him following the death of his mother. Gareth arrives one day out of the blue, with two tickets to see Liverpool play AC Milan in the 2005 Champions' League Final in Istanbul. Unfortunately, before they can go, Gareth dies suddenly. Will is determined to go and honour his father's memory. He runs away and makes it as far as France. He then meets Alek, a former Yugoslavian footballer who stopped playing during his country's civil war. Despite Alek's initial reluctance to get involved, he is inspired by Will's determination and tries to help him to fulfil his dream. After many trials and tribulations, Will gets his wish and has a better experience at the match than he could ever have imagined.

69 2011 102
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A Christmas Carol (2009)

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| 96 Min

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.

68 2009 96
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Pinocchio (2008)

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United Kingdom |
Italy |
| 179 Min

The enchanted story of Pinocchio.

58 2008 179
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Doomsday (2008)

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United Kingdom |
| 105 Min

A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare.

60 2008 105
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The Englishman's Boy (2008)

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Drama |
Western |
Canada |
| 180 Min

The Englishman's Boy features a young screenwriter, Harry Vincent, newly arrived to 1920's Hollywood from the prairies. The famed studio boss, Damon Ira Chance (Bob Hoskins), enlists him to find the elusive old-time western actor, Shorty McAdoo (Nick Campbell).Chance wants to make the big film about the American West, and McAdoo will provide the authentic content he seeks. In counterpoint is the parallel story of a young drifter, known simply as the "Englishman's Boy."In May 1873 the Englishman's Boy joins a group of wolf hunters on the trail of horse thieves. It is a journey which climaxes in a brutal encounter with the Assiniboine Indians in the Cypress Hills.Harry finally locates McAdoo and uncovers a story which will become the basis for Chance's film. But the story also leads to disturbing revelations about the darker side of the studio owner's ambition."

75 2008 180
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Outlaw (2007)

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| 103 Min

A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society.

58 2007 103
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The Wind in the Willows (2006)

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| 99 Min

Matt Lucas as a marvellous Toad, Mark Gatiss as a spiky rat, Lee Ingleby as a nervous Mole, and Bob Hoskins as a grumpy old Badger make a classy cast within yet another version of Kenneth Grahame's classic book.

66 2006 99
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Hollywoodland (2006)

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| 126 Min

The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a little of George Reeves in himself, and maybe, each of us.

65 2006 126
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Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

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| 103 Min

Eccentric 70-year-old widow purchases the Windmill Theatre in London as a post-widowhood hobby. After starting an innovative continuous variety review, which is copied by other theaters, they begin to lose money. Mrs Henderson suggests they add female nudity similar to the Moulin Rouge in Paris

71 2005 103
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Unleashed (2005)

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United Kingdom |
| 103 Min

Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his \master,\ Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When Bart's crew is in a car accident, Danny escapes and meets a blind, kindhearted piano tuner who takes him in and uses music to free the fighter's long-buried heart.

70 2005 103
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Stay (2005)

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| 99 Min

Sam Foster (Ewan McGregor), a psychiatrist, has a new patient, Henry Letham (Ryan Gosling), who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist (Janeane Garofalo) and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his parents. As reality starts to contradict fact, Sam spirals into an unstable mental state. Then he finds a clue as to how and when Henry may try to kill himself, and races to try to stop him.

69 2005 99
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The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)

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| 109 Min

A young Englishman is dispatched to Sarawak to become part of the British colonial government. He encounters some unorthodox local traditions, and finds himself faced with tough decisions of the heart involving the beautiful Selima, the unwitting object of his affections.

66 2003 109
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Den of Lions (2003)

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Thriller |
Hungary |
| 103 Min

A Hungarian gypsy working for a Russian mobster becomes a double agent for the FBI.

48 2003 103
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Maid in Manhattan (2002)

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| 105 Min

Marisa Ventura is a single mother born and bred in the boroughs of New York City, who works as a maid in a first-class Manhattan hotel. In a case of mistaken identity, Marisa meets Christopher Marshall, the heir to a political dynasty, who believes that she is a guest at the hotel. Fate throws the unlikely pair together for a magical night of romance.

50 2002 105
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Enemy at the Gates (2001)

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Germany |
United Kingdom |
| 131 Min

Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.

76 2001 131
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Last Orders (2001)

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| 109 Min

The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.

70 2001 109
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The Lost World (2001)

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Adventure |
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| 150 Min

This Lost World is a splendid BBC TV dramatisation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous adventure story. Bob Hoskins makes an unusually genial Professor Challenger, far less of a bully than Doyle's character, but his slightly stereotyped companions are nicely filled out by a solid cast. James Fox is Challenger's more timid but still covertly adventurous rival, Tom Ward is the moustachioed big game hunter who faces an Allosaurus with an elephant gun, and Matthew Rhys plays the tagalong reporter hoping to impress his faithless fiancée.

67 2001 150
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Noriega: God's Favorite (2001)

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| 157 Min

The story of Panamanian dictator, Manuel Noriega.

64 2001 157
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Felicia's Journey (1999)

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| 116 Min

A solitary middle-aged bachelor and a naive Irish teenager transform one another's lives to arrive at a place of recognition, redemption and wisdom in Atom Egoyan's adaptation of William Trevor's celebrated 1994 novel. Seventeen and pregnant, Felicia travels to England in search of her lover and is found instead by Joseph Ambrose Hilditch, a helpful catering manager whose kindness masks a serial killer. Hilditch has murdered several young women, but he has no conscious awareness of the crimes; like Felicia, he doesn't see his true self. Felicia's Journey is a story of innocence lost and regained: Felicia awakens to the world's dangers and duplicities; and Hilditch, who grew up lonely and unloved, comes to realize what was taken from him, and what he himself has taken.

70 1999 116
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The White River Kid (1999)

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| 99 Min

Two con men are traveling through the American South when they are held hostage by a serial killer, who is running from the authorities.

47 1999 99
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Spice World (1997)

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Music |
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| 93 Min

Welcome aboard the Spicebus for a rollercoaster ride around London with The Spice Girls in their debut movie SPICEWORLD. The Girls’ first live concert at the Royal Albert Hall is just in five days’ time. With a trusty bus driver Dennis (Meatloaf) at the wheel, they hurtle from guest appearances to parties, photoshoots and even dance camp! But when evil tabloid editor Kevin McMaxford steps up his campaign against them, their best friend go into labor and their manager collapses in hysterics, the girls must draw on all their GIRL POWER to make it to he show on time...

33 1997 93
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Michael (1996)

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| 105 Min

Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.

56 1996 105
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The Secret Agent (1996)

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| 95 Min

London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to the London police, specifically Chief Inspector Heat. When the new Russian ambassador demands he prove his worth or lose his salary, Verloc sets off a tragic chain of events that involves his pretty young wife Winnie, her retarded brother Stevie, and a figure called the Professor, whose fascination with explosives and destruction makes him the person to call on when Verloc needs a bomb.

58 1996 95
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Nixon (1995)

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| 192 Min

An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying both the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. From his victorious presidential election to the shocking Watergate scandal that would seal his doom.

71 1995 192
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Balto (1995)

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| 78 Min

Based on an incredible true story, Balto is a dazzling animated adventure about one of the most courageous canines of all time. Part husky and part wolf, Balto isn't sure where he belongs in the wilds of Alaska. But when a serious diphtheria epidemic spreads fast among the children of Nome, it's up to the brave Balto and his friends to rescue a team of sled dogs lost in a blinding Arctic storm and carrying the much-needed anti-toxin. Starring the incredible voice talents of Kevin Bacon, Bridget Fonda, Bob Hoskins and Phil Collins, it's a remarkable tale of a hero who inspired a nation and became a legend!

71 1995 78
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Hook (1991)

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| 144 Min

A high-flying adventure from the magic of Steven Spielberg, Hook stars Robin Williams as a grown-up Peter Pan and Dustin Hoffman as the infamous Captain Hook. Joining the fun is Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell, Bob Hoskins as the pirate Smee, and Maggie Smith as Granny Wendy Darling, who must convince the middle-aged lawyer, Peter Banning, that he was once the legendary Peter Pan. And so the adventure begins anew, with Peter off to Neverland to save his two children from Captain Hook. Along the way, he rediscovers the power of imagination, of friendship, and of magic. A classic tale updated for children of all ages, Hook was nominated for five 1991 Academy Awards® including best visual effects.

67 1991 144
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Heart Condition (1990)

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| 100 Min

A bigoted policeman is given the heart of a slain black defense lawyer,who returns as a ghost to ask the cop to help take down the men who murdered him

56 1990 100
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

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| 104 Min

Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

77 1988 104
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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)

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| 116 Min

Judith Hearn is a middle-aged spinster earning a living by giving piano lessons in 1950s Dublin, Ireland. She falls in love with a shady hotel owner who, in turn, decides to exploit her as far as he can.

72 1987 116
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Mona Lisa (1986)

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| 104 Min

George has just been released from prison, and manages to get a job driving an expensive call girl from customer to customer. Initially they don't get on - he doesn't fit in with the high class customers Simone services. Will they ever get on?

74 1986 104
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Sweet Liberty (1986)

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| 106 Min

Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very infatuated with Faith who will play the female lead in the movie. At the same time, he is fighting with his crazy mother who thinks the Devil lives in her kitchen, and his girlfriend who is talking about commitment.

57 1986 106
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Brazil (1985)

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| 132 Min

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

80 1985 132
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The Cotton Club (1984)

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| 127 Min

The story of the people that frequented Harlem s famous nightclubs, The Cotton Club , and those that ran it.

65 1984 127
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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.

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The Long Good Friday (1980)

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| 114 Min

Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. A mysterious syndicate is trying to muscle in on his action, and Harold wants to know who they are. He finds out soon enough, and bloody mayhem ensues.

77 1980 114



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