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John C. Reilly

Born: May 24, 1965, Chicago, Illinois, USA

John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965), better known as John C. Reilly is an American film and theatre actor. Debuting in Casualties of War in 1989, he is one of several actors whose careers were launched by Brian De Palma. To date, he has appeared in more than fifty films, including three separate films in 2002, each of which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Chicago and a Grammy Award for the song "Walk Hard"


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Hal (2018)

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| 90 Min

Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and Spielberg rose to blockbuster stardom in the 1980s, Ashby's uncompromising nature played out as a cautionary tale of art versus commerce.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018)

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Taking place six years following the events of the first film, the story will center on Ralph's adventures in the Internet data space when a Wi-Fi router gets plugged into the arcade as he must find a replacement part to fix Sugar Rush.

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Holmes and Watson (2018)

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Adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes and Watson, his crime-solving partner.

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The Sisters Brothers (2018)

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Based on Patrick DeWitt's novel, The Sisters Brothers revolves around the colourfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm, who's being pursued across 1000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career. And Hermann might have a better offer.

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

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| 118 Min

When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

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The Little Hours (2017)

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| 90 Min

Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Kate Micucci star as disorderly nuns in this outrageous and unapologetically raunchy comedy set in the middle ages. When unruly nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza) and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) drive off their convent's day laborer, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) is forced to hire a new hand, Masetto (Dave Franco), a servant on the run from his former master. Masetto is introduced to the repressed nuns as a deaf-mute in order to dissuade lustfulness, but soon the convent is teeming with salaciousness and debauchery of an unholy nature.

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Sing (2016)

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| 108 Min

A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.

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Entertainment (2015)

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| 110 Min

Set in the Mojave Desert, the film follows a broken-down comedian (Turkington) playing clubs across the Southwest, working his way to Los Angeles to meet his estranged daughter.

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Tale of Tales (2015)

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| 125 Min

A fantasy film with horror elements, \Tale of Tales\ is loosely inspired by the 17th century collection of fairy tales of the same name by Italian writer Giambattista Basile.

64 2015 125
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Les Cowboys (2015)

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Drama about a father and son who set out to find their missing daughter/sister with the help of an American headhunter.

67 2015 114
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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| 121 Min

Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.

81 2014 121
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Life After Beth (2014)

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| 90 Min

Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down...

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Bears (2014)

Documentary
| 78 Min

A documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life's most important lessons.

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Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

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Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the games titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game and lands in Heros Duty, a first-person shooter where he helps the games hero battle against alien invaders. He later enters Sugar Rush, a kart racing game set on tracks made of candies, cookies and other sweets. There, Ralph meets Vanellope von Schweetz who has learned that her game is faced with a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have inadvertently started.

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The Dictator (2012)

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The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

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Carnage (2011)

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In Brooklyn Bridge Park, eleven year old Zachary Cowan strikes his eleven year old classmate Ethan Longstreet across the face with a stick after an argument. Among the more serious of Ethans injuries is a permanently missing tooth and the possibility of a second tooth also being lost. Their respective parents learn of the altercation through Ethans parents questioning him about his injuries. The Longstreet parents invite the Cowan parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner. They are: Penelope Longstreet, whose idea it was to invite the Cowans, she whose priorities in life include human rights and justice; Michael Longstreet, who tries to be as accommodating as possible to retain civility in any situation; Nancy Cowan, a nervous and emotionally stressed woman; and Alan Cowan, who is married more to his work as evidenced by the attachment he has to his cell phone and taking work calls at the most inopportune times.

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Cedar Rapids (2011)

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A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.

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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

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| 112 Min

The mother of a teenage sociopath who went on a high-school killing spree recalls her sons deranged behavior during childhood, as she deals with her grief.

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Terry's Sweet Revenge (2011)

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Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.

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The Extra Man (2010)

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THE EXTRA MAN is a sophisticated and moving comedy from filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an exclusive Princeton prep school, Louis heads to New York City to make a fresh start. He quickly finds a 9 to 5 job at an environmental magazine, where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker Mary (Katie Holmes).

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Cyrus (2010)

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With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a battle of wits for the woman they both love-and it appears only one man can be left standing when it's over.

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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

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Darren Shan is a regular teenage kid. He and his friend Steve find out about a Freak Show coming to town and work hard at trying to find tickets. They do, and together they go to \Cirque du Freak\ where they see many strange acts including a wolf-man and a bearded lady

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9 (2009)

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A thought-provoking and beautifully stirring bit of storytelling, 9 features an all-star cast of voice talent that includes Elijah Wood, Academy Award®-winners Jennifer Connelly and Martin Landau, Academy Award®-nominees John C. Reilly and Christopher Plummer, and Crispin Glover. Tim Burton and Timor Bekmambetov produce.

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The Promotion (2008)

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| 86 Min

Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.

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Step Brothers (2008)

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Brennan Huff and Dale Doback might be grown men. But that doesn't stop them from living at home and turning into jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their single parents marry. Brennan's constant competition with Dale strains his mom's marriage to Dale's dad, leaving everyone to wonder whether they'll ever see eye to eye.

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

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Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.

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Year of the Dog (2007)

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A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.

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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

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In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers... a magical guitar pick housed in a rock-and-roll museum some 300 miles away.

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

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Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively, and slinging catchphrases like \Shake and bake!\ But when a rival French driver coasts onto the track to challenge their records, they'll have to floor it to retain their top-dog status.

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Dark Water (2005)

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Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. From the time she arrives, there are mysterious occurrences and there is a constant drip from the ceiling in her daughter's bedroom.

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The Aviator (2004)

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Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning biopic about the life of film-maker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. After a scene from 1914, which may explain his later fear of dirt and disease, the film starts in 1927 during Hughes filming of the World War I aviation film \Hells Angels\. Hes 22 years old, has inherited the familys fortune and tool company, but wants to spend his time making film instead. However, he soon finds himself just as involved in the aviation industry, buying an airline and developing new planes.

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Criminal (2004)

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| 87 Min

Two con artists try to swindle a currency collector by selling him a counterfeit copy of an extremely rare currency bill.

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Anger Management (2003)

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After a misunderstanding aboard an airplane that escalates out of control, the mild-mannered Dave Buznik is ordered by Judge Daniels to attend anger management sessions run by Doctor Buddy Rydell, which are filled with highly eccentric and volatile men and women. Buddys unorthodox approach to therapy is confrontational and abrasive and Dave is bewildered by it. Then, after yet another mishap, Judge Daniels orders Dave to step up his therapy or wind up in jail. So, Buddy moves in with Dave to help him battle his inner demons. Buddy himself has no inner demons since he acts out at every opportunity and that includes making lewd comments about Daves girlfriend Linda and goading Dave into confronting every slight, past or present, head-on. But Buddy finally goes too far and Dave must decide whether to crawl back into his shell or stand up for himself. Could it be that Buddys confounding and contradictory treatment is just what the doctor ordered?

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The Hours (2002)

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The story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

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Chicago (2002)

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Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

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Gangs of New York (2002)

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1863. America was born in the streets. In this movie, we see Amsterdam Vallon returning to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin Bill the Butcher who murdered his father years ago. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.

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The Good Girl (2002)

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A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

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The Anniversary Party (2001)

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While celebrating their reconciliation and six years of marriage, the American actress Sally Nash (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and the British novelist Joe Therrian (Alan Cumming) receive their close friends, some colleagues and their next door neighbors in a party. Under the effect of Ecstasy, revelations are disclosed and relationships deteriorate among the group.

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The Perfect Storm (2000)

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Just days after returning from a disappointing fishing trip, captain Billy Tyne decides to return to the sea to trawl for swordfish one last time before the season ends. From the port of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Tyne and a five-man crew that includes seaman Bobby Shatford set sail for the Flemish Cap, rich fishing grounds far beyond the vessel's normal range. Out at sea, Tyne learns of an impending storm but thinks he can outrun it. Little does he know that he's contending with not one, but three weather fronts that unite to create the fiercest, most destructive storm of the 20th century!

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Never Been Kissed (1999)

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Josie Geller, a baby-faced junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times, must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most popular clique on campus. But she hits a major snag in her investigation -- not to mention her own failed love life -- when she falls for her dreamy English teacher, Sam Coulson.

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Magnolia (1999)

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An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

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For Love of the Game (1999)

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A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.

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The Thin Red Line (1998)

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Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived. A powerful frontline cast - including Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson and George Clooney - explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.

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Boogie Nights (1997)

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Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, \Dirk Diggler\. Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.

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Nightwatch (1997)

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He's the prime suspect in a terrifying mystery. The police are after him and so is the murderer.

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Hard Eight (1996)

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A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.

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Dolores Claiborne (1995)

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Selena is a big-shot reporter in the city who has long distanced herself from her roots in a small town in Maine. She finds herself compelled to return, however, after her mother is accused of murdering the wealthy woman for whom she worked as a maid. Selena has a very bad relationship with her mother, and their visit is incredibly tense, particularly since she strongly suspects that her mother is guilty. As the days go by, however, Selena's investigative skills lead her to some surprising revelations about her own past and her mother's motivations. While Dolores may be a hard woman, she did not become so overnight. As she learns more about what has contributed to the make-up of her mother's armor, her own dissipates

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Georgia (1995)

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Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to drugs and booze, and also to her own unwise choice in men. Finally, though, Sadie's Achilles heel is a rough, unlovely voice very different than her sister's crowd-pleasing singing.

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The River Wild (1994)

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While on a family vacation, rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.

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What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

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Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility. Chief among his concerns are his mother (Darlene Cates), who is so overweight that she can't leave the house, and his mentally impaired younger brother, Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio), who has a knack for finding trouble. Settled into a job at a grocery store and an ongoing affair with local woman Betty Carver (Mary Steenburgen), Gilbert finally has his life shaken up by the free-spirited Becky (Juliette Lewis).

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Hoffa (1992)

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Jack Nicholson s portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion that negates the theory that he disappeared in 1975.

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Days of Thunder (1990)

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Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. But with the help of his doctor, Cole just might overcome his injuries-- and his fear.

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State of Grace (1990)

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Terry Noonan returns home to New Yorks Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackies sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.

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We're No Angels (1989)

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Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.

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Casualties of War (1989)

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During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.

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