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Renny Harlin

Born: March 15, 1959, Riihimäki - Finland

Renny Harlin (born Lauri Mauritz Harjola) is a Finnish film director, producer, and screenwriter.

His films include “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master”, “Die Hard 2”, “Cliffhanger”, “The Long Kiss Goodnight” and “Deep Blue Sea”.

Harlin's movies have earned $525,410,873 in the United States and $1,160,546,146 in the worldwide aggregate box office as of October 2016, making him the 115th highest-grossing director in the global film market.

His film Cutthroat Island held the Guinness world record for “Biggest Box-Office Flop of All Time”.

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Skiptrace (2016)

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China |
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| 107 Min

A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal.

57 2016 107
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The Legend of Hercules (2014)

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| 99 Min

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit.

42 2014 99
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The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2013)

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| 100 Min

Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.

57 2013 100
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The Resident (2011)

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Thriller |
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| 91 Min

Juliet, a beautiful doctor, has found the perfect New York apartment to start a new life after separating from her husband. Its got spacious rooms, a spectacular view, and a handy, handsome landlord. But there are secrets behind every wall and terror in every room as Juliet gets the unnerving feeling that she is not alone.

52 2011 91
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5 Days of War (2011)

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| 113 Min

Inspired by the real events of the swift--but devastating--five-day war between Russia and Georgia in 2008, 5 Days of War centers around an American journalist (Rupert Friend) and his cameraman (Richard Coyle) caught in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. Rescuing Tatia (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a young Georgian schoolteacher separated from her family during the attack, the two reporters agree to help reunite her with her family in exchange for serving as their interpreter. As the three attempt to escape to safety, they witness--and document--the devastation from the full-scale crossfire and cold-blooded murder of innocent civilians.

56 2011 113
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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

Documentary
| 240 Min

For decades, Freddy Krueger has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters, scaring up over half a billion dollars at the box office across eight terrifying, spectacular films.

88 2010 240
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12 Rounds (2009)

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| 108 Min

When New Orleans cop Danny Fisher prevents a brilliant thief from successfully carrying out his latest heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. Hungry for revenge, the criminal mastermind breaks out of prison and kidnaps Danny's fiancee. To save her, Danny must successfully navigate his way through an elaborate series of tasks and puzzles, or else watch the love of his life die.

56 2009 108
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Cleaner (2007)

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USA |
| 88 Min

Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased crucial evidence, entangling himself in a dirty criminal cover-up.

61 2007 88
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The Covenant (2006)

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| 97 Min

Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Another great force they must contend with is the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear them apart.

53 2006 97
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Mindhunters (2004)

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| 106 Min

Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.

64 2004 106
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Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

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| 114 Min

Having lived through traumatizing events during WWII, Father Lankester Merrin takes a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa. Merrin unearths an ancient Byzantine church believed have been built and then immediately buried to keep down evil from the crypt below. The natives are convinced that uncovering the church has unleashed a demon, and begin to violently clash with the British military troops. As the village rapidly disintegrates into chaos and war, Merrin must face-off with the demon which has taken possession of somebody close to him.

51 2004 114
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Driven (2001)

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| 116 Min

Talented rookie race-car driver Jimmy Bly has started losing his focus and begins to slip in the race rankings. It's no wonder, with the immense pressure being shoveled on him by his overly ambitious promoter brother as well as Bly's romance with his arch rival's girlfriend Sophia. With much riding on Bly, car owner Carl Henry brings former racing star Joe Tanto on board to help Bly. To drive Bly back to the top of the rankings, Tanto must first deal with the emotional scars left over from a tragic racing accident which nearly took his life.

45 2001 116
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Blast from the Past (1999)

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| 112 Min

Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers into their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam now ventures forth into Los Angeles to obtain food and supplies for his family, and a non-mutant wife for himself.

65 1999 112
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Deep Blue Sea (1999)

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| 105 Min

On a remote former submarine refueling facility called Aquatica, a team of scientists are searching for a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Susan McAlester genetically engineers three Mako sharks, intending to increase their brain capacity so that they can harvest the tissue as a cure for Alzheimer's. Unfortunately, the increased brain capacity also makes the sharks smarter, faster, and more dangerous. Aquatica's financial backers are skeptical and nervous about the tests, and send a corporate executive to visit the facility.

58 1999 105
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The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

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| 120 Min

Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small parts of her previous life as a lethal, top-secret agent

67 1996 120
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Cutthroat Island (1995)

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Adventure |
Germany |
France |
| 119 Min

Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete her quest before they mutiny against her. This is made yet more difficult by the efforts of the British crown to end her pirate raids.

56 1995 119
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Cliffhanger (1993)

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Thriller |
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Italy |
| 112 Min

A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who are looking for boxes full of money.

64 1993 112
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Die Hard 2 (1990)

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| 124 Min

John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation s capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer plot to rescue a drug lord from justice and are prepared for every contingency except one: McClane s smart-mouthed heroics.

71 1990 124
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

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| 99 Min

Dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However, Kristen, who can draw others into her dreams, wills her special ability to her friend Alice. Alice soon realizes that Freddy is taking advantage of that unknown power to pull a new group of children into his foul domain.

56 1988 99
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Prison (1988)

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| 102 Min

After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn t commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a former security guard who framed Charlie. When prisoners are ordered to break down the wall to the execution room, they unknowingly release the angry spirit of Charles Forsyth, a powerful being distributing his murderous rage to all, leading up to the Warden himself.

59 1988 102



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