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Joan Cusack

Born: October 11, 1962, New York City, New York - USA

Joan Mary Cusack is an American actress.

She received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in the romantic comedy-drama “Working Girl” (1988) and the romantic comedy “In & Out” (1997), as well as one Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the latter. She is also known as the voice of Jessie in the “Toy Story” franchise.

Cusack was a cast member on the comedy sketch show “Saturday Night Live” from 1985 to 1986. She starred on the Showtime hit drama/comedy “Shameless” as Sheila Gallagher (née Jackson), a role for which she has received five consecutive Emmy Award nominations, winning for the first time in 2015.

She is the sister of actress Ann and actor John Cusack.

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Toy Story 4 (2019)

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Woody and Buzz Lightyear set out on an epic journey to find Woody's romantic interest, Bo Peep.

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The Christmas Train (2017)

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| 98 Min

In “The Christmas Train,” disillusioned, globetrotting journalist Tom Langdon (Dermot Mulroney) must get from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles in time for Christmas. Forced to take the intercontinental trip by train, and determined to chronicle his adventure, Tom finds himself westbound with a variety of characters. On the train is renowned movie producer Max (Danny Glover), Max’s script doctor and protégé Eleanor (Kimberly Williams Paisley), and Agnes (Joan Cusack) who occupies the cabin opposite Tom’s and seems to know his business better than he does. While all passengers on the Christmas train appear to be headed for the same destination, Tom has no idea that the rugged locomotives taking him across America will instead detour straight into his heart – into rude awakenings, his wildest hopes and dreams, and toward the opportunity for love Tom thought was lost forever.

0 2017 98
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The End of the Tour (2015)

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| 106 Min

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'

74 2015 106
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Freaks of Nature (2015)

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| 92 Min

In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.

58 2015 92
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Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)

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| 22 Min

During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie's room in this Toy Story That Time Forgot.

72 2014 22
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

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| 102 Min

A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

80 2012 102
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Partysaurus Rex (2012)

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When Rex finds himself left behind in the bathroom, he puts his limbs to use by getting a bath going for a bunch of new toy friends.

77 2012 7
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Arthur Christmas (2011)

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| 97 Min

How can Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole world in just one night? With an army of one million combat-style Field Elves and a vast, state-of-the-art control center under the ice of the North Pole! So how could this incredible operation have missed one child?! To Santa’s young son, Arthur, it threatens to end the magic of Christmas. With retired Grandsanta, a rebellious young elf, an old sleigh and some untrained reindeer, Arthur sets out on a crazy mission to deliver the last present! Deck the halls with excitement, fun and wonder in this new Christmas classic!

71 2011 97
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Small Fry (2011)

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A fast food restaurant mini variant of Buzz forcibly switches places with the real Buzz and his friends have to deal with the obnoxious impostor.

72 2011 7
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Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil (2011)

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Red Riding Hood is training in the group of Sister Hoods, when she and the Wolf are called to examine the sudden mysterious disappearance of Hansel and Gretel.

48 2011 86
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Mars Needs Moms (2011)

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Take out the trash, eat your broccoli - who needs moms, anyway? Nine-year-old Milo finds out just how much he needs his mom when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. Milo's quest to save his mom involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader. With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble and a rebel Martian girl called Ki, Milo just might find his way back to his mom - in more ways than one.

54 2011 88
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Shameless (2011)

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Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. But the kids have found ways to grow up in spite of him. They may not be like any family you know, but they make no apologies for being exactly who they are.

87 2011 60
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Toy Story 3 (2010)

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Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.

84 2010 103
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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

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In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping-a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but cant quite get her foot in the door-until ironically, she snags a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine published by the same company.

58 2009 104
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Toys in the Attic (2009)

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In an attic full of discarded junk, a pretty doll called Buttercup lives in an old trunk together with her friends, the marionette Prince Charming, lazy Teddy Bear and the plasticine creature Schubert. When Buttercup is snatched and taken off to the Land of Evil, her pals set out to rescue her.

62 2009 75
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My Sister's Keeper (2009)

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| 109 Min

Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The parents' desperate decision raises both ethical and moral questions and rips away at the foundation of their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart, while revealing surprising truths that challenge everyone's perceptions of love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing.

74 2009 109
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War, Inc. (2008)

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War Inc. is set in the future, when the fictional desert country of Turaqistan is torn by a riot after a private corporation, Tamerlane, owned by the former Vice President of the United States, has taken over the whole country. Brand Hauser, a hit man who suppresses his emotions by gobbling down hot sauce, is hired by the corporation's head to kill the CEO of their competitors.

57 2008 106
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Martian Child (2007)

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A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says hes really from Mars.

68 2007 106
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Friends With Money (2006)

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After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.

59 2006 88
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Chicken Little (2005)

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| 81 Min

The mostly true story of the legendary \worst director of all time\

58 2005 81
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Ice Princess (2005)

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| 98 Min

With the help of her coach, her parents, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey (Trachtenberg) from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.

60 2005 98
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School of Rock (2003)

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| 108 Min

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fourth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock n roll. The schools hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finns activities. But Finns roommate remains in the dark about what hes doing.

71 2003 108
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Looney Tunes: Back In Action (2003)

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| 90 Min

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are up to their feuding ways again. Tired of playing second fiddle to Bugs, Daffy has decided to leave the Studio for good. He is aided by Warner Bros.' humor impaired Vice President of Comedy, Kate Houghton, who releases him from his contract and instructs WB security guard/aspiring stunt man DJ Drake to capture and \escort\ Daffy off the studio lot.

57 2003 90
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Max and Ruby (2002)

TV Show
| 30 Min

Max and Ruby is a Canadian-American animated series that debuted in 2002 that is aimed at a preschool audience. Created by children's book author/illustrator Rosemary Wells and based on the world of her Max and Ruby books, the episodes present stories about Max, a rambunctious and determined three-year-old rabbit, and his big sister, Ruby, a patient, goal-oriented, sometimes restrictive seven-year-old rabbit. A pilot episode for this series aired in 2001 and the program appeared as a regular series on February 11, 2002, Season Two was aired during 2003, Season Three was aired in 2006, and a fourth season was aired in 2009 end on November 1, 2012. According to Rosemary Wells on the Nick Jr. website, "Max & Ruby celebrates the relationship between Ruby and her younger brother, Max, and the universal nature of sibling relationships." Each episode consists of three self-contained vignettes. Within each, Ruby is typically engaged in some sort of project or activity, while Max has a particular interest of his own which either runs counter to his sister's or distracts her. Generally, Max's dialog within each story is usually limited to just one word or a two-word phrase, which he repeats periodically for the rest of the episode until the end, sometimes saying a different word. Since he only uses the same word when communicating, what he is trying to say is often misinterpreted. By the end of the story, Max usually ends up helping Ruby in some way, to her benefit and delight, or outsmarts her when she is trying to restrict him. Their parents are never seen or mentioned although there is a family photo hanging in the entry room, however, their grandmother makes regular appearances.

61 2002 30
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High Fidelity (2000)

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| 113 Min

When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to find out why they left, he keeps up his efforts to win Laura back.

76 2000 113
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Toy Story 2 (1999)

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| 92 Min

During a garage sale Andy’s mother sells some of Andy’s old things including his favorite toy Woody to a collector. Buzz Lightyear and the other toys begin a reckless mission to save their friend. The sequel to the revolutionary computer animated feature film Toy Story.

79 1999 92
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Arlington Road (1999)

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| 117 Min

Set in the year 10,191 on the desert planet of Arrakis. This is the source of the Spice Melange, the most valuable commodity in all of the universe. Two great houses must fight for control of the Spice, but when betrayal all but destroys one of them, a duke's son must rise to fulfil his destiny in order to take back control of the planet.

72 1999 117
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Runaway Bride (1999)

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| 116 Min

Ike Graham, New York columnist, writes his text always at the last minute. This time, a drunken man in his favourite bar tells Ike about Maggie Carpenter, a woman who always flees from her grooms in the last possible moment. Ike, who does not have the best opinion about females anyway, writes an offensive column without researching the subject thoroughly.

55 1999 116
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Out in the Dark (1997)

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| 90 Min

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

76 1997 90
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In & Out (1997)

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| 90 Min

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

63 1997 90
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Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

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| 107 Min

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.

74 1997 107
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Nine Months (1995)

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| 103 Min

When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.

54 1995 103
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Two Much (1995)

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| 118 Min

A young gallerist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother.

53 1995 118
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Corrina, Corrina (1994)

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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole new way of life. Manny and Corrina's friendship delights Molly and enrages the other townspeople.

65 1994 115
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Addams Family Values (1993)

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| 94 Min

Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to add Fester to her collection of dead husbands.

66 1993 94
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Toys (1992)

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| 118 Min

Leslie Zevo is a fun-loving inventor who must save his late father s toy factory from his evil uncle, Leland, a war-mongering general who rules the operation with an iron fist and builds weapons disguised as toys.

50 1992 118
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Accidental Hero (1992)

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| 117 Min

Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who is down on his luck, Bernie takes advantage of the crash, but then someone else claims credit for the rescue.

65 1992 117
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My Blue Heaven (1990)

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| 97 Min

FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith certainly has his hands full keeping Antonelli away from the Mafia hitmen who want to stop him testifying, not to mention the nightclubs...

62 1990 97
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Married to the Mob (1988)

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Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband s line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart for New York City to make a fresh start. Unfortunately, Tony has set his sights upon Angela -- and so has an undercover FBI agent looking to use her to bust Tony.

61 1988 104
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Working Girl (1988)

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Witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle. Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her apartment and even her wardrobe. She creates a deal with a handsome investment banker that will either take her to the top, or finish her off for good.

67 1988 114
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Broadcast News (1987)

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Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance.

72 1987 133
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Sixteen Candles (1984)

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Samantha s life is going downhill fast. The sixteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister s getting married, and with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets her birthday! Add all this to a pair of horrendously embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duk Dong, and we have the makings of a hilarious journey into young womanhood.

72 1984 93



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