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Mean Streets (1973) Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson, Crime, Drama, Romance

Mean Streets (1973)
The future is set for Tony and Michael – owning a neighbour- hood bar and making deals in the mean streets of New York city’s Little Italy. For Charlie, the future is less clearly defined. A small-time hood, he works for his uncle, making collections and reclaiming bad debts. He’s probably too nice to succeed. In love with a woman his uncle disapproves of (because of her epilepsy) and a friend of her cousin, Johnny Boy, a near psychotic whose trouble-making threatens them all – he can’t reconcile opposing values. A failed attempt to escape (to Brooklyn) moves them all a step closer to a bitter, almost preordained future.
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Precious (2009) Lee Daniels, Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Drama

Precious (2009)
Pregnant by her own father for the second time, 16-year-old Claireece “Precious” Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) can neither read nor write and suffers constant abuse at the hands of her vicious mother (Mo’Nique). Precious instinctively sees a chance to turn her life around when she is offered the opportunity to transfer to an alternative school. Under the patient, firm guidance of her new teacher, Ms. Rain (Paula Patton), Precious begins the journey from oppression to self-determination.
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The Pacifier (2005) Adam Shankman, Vin Diesel, Brittany Snow, Max Thieriot, Action, Comedy, Family, Drama

The Pacifier (2005)
After a Navy SEAL fails to rescue a scientist who developed a top secret device, he is assigned to guard the man’s children while searching for information on where the device may be hidden inside the house. Along the way, he must cope with rebellious teens, child care, an overbearing school official, and foreign spies also looking for it.
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City Heat (1984) Richard Benjamin, Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander, Action, Comedy, Crime

City Heat (1984)
Kansas City in the 1930s: private investigator Mike Murphy’s partner is brutally murdered when he tries to blackmail a mobster with his secret accounting records. When a rival gang boss goes after the missing records, ex-policeman Murphy is forced to team up again with his ex-partner Lieutenant Speer, even though they can’t stand each other, to fight both gangs before KC erupts in a mob war.
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Up the Creek (1984) Robert Butler, Tim Matheson, Jennifer Runyon, Stephen Furst, Comedy

Up the Creek (1984)
Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life. Bob the slacker, Irwin the alcoholic geek, Gonzer the human food disposal and Max the ne’er do well are the four losers forced and bribed to represent their university in an intercollegiate raft race., They make some friends like the lovely Heather Merriweather, but mostly enemies, among others a whole team of marines, and preppy IVY-leaguers determined to win.
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Hardware (1990) Richard Stanley, Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the future, a nuclear war has transformed the Earth into a radioactive wasteland where the sea has dried up leaving it as a post-apocalyptic desert. In the desert, A desert scavenger named Nomad discovers a robotic head, arriving in New York City, A space marine named Moses Baxter buys the robotic head from Nomad as a Christmas present for his girlfriend Jill Grakowski, who decides to use it for one of her sculptures. But all hell starts breaking loose, when the robotic head is activated and begins to rebuilt itself. When Alvy, a junkyard dealer discover the robotic head is a Mark 13, a military cyborg of a project that was abandoned. Moses learns Jill’s life is in danger, as the Mark 13 cyborg goes on a violent rampage in Jill’s apartment as Jill has become the the prime target for extermination.
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The King and I (1956) Walter Lang, Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Biography, Drama, Musical, Romance

The King and I (1956)
Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son Louis arrive in Bangkok, where she has been contracted to teach English to the children of the royal household. She threatens to leave when the house she had been promised is not available, but falls in love with the children. A new slave, a gift of a vassal king, translates “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” into a Siamese ballet. After expressing her unhappiness at being with the King, the slave decides to make an attempt to escape with her lover. Anna and the King start to fall in love, but her headstrong upbringing inhibits her from joining his harem. She is just about to leave Siam but something important she finds out makes her think about changing her mind.
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Four Guns to the Border / Shadow Valley (1954) Richard Carlson, Rory Calhoun, Colleen Miller, George Nader, Western

Four Guns to the Border
At a desert inn, Cully’s outlaw gang meet former associate Simon Bhumer, now planning to retire on a farm with his wild, luscious daughter Lolly. On a stormy night, Cully and Lolly almost have an affair, broken up by Simon who still has a fast draw. But later, as the gang heads for the border after a bank robbery, they encounter the Bhumers and a band of renegade Apaches. It’s soon a question of who is pursuing whom.
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Carry On… Up the Khyber (1968) Gerald Thomas, Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Adventure, Comedy

Carry On… Up the Khyber (1968)
Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British outpost near the Khybar pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment, you would think they were safe. But the Khazi of Kalabar has other ideas. He wants all the British dead! But his troops fear the “skirted-devils”; they are rumoured not to wear anything underneath. Then one is caught with his pants on…
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How the West Was Won (1962) John Ford, Henry Hathaway, James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Western

How the West Was Won (1962)
Sprawling epic which follows the Prescotts, an emigrant family through four generations, from the Erie Canal in the 1830’s to their settled home in the West a half a century later. On the way they encounter river pirates, and escape with the help of fur trapper Linus Rawlings, who subsequently marries one of their daughters, Eve. The parents are drowned on a foundering raft, and the other daughter Lilith becomes a riverboat singer and catches the eye of a genteel adventurer Cleve Van Valen. They cross the plains together in a wagon train and make and lose a fortune in California; meanwhile Linus has turned farmer and, comes the Civil War, joins the Union Army and is killed at the Battle of Shiloh. One of his sons Zeb also joins the army and stays after the war as a cavalry officer and is sent to Colorado to help guard the pioneering railroad against the Indians, whose land they are crossing. By this time Lilith is the elderly lady of the family, having survived long enough to see the …
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Amuse Me (2013) Jordana Leigh, Lydia Lael, Bill Zebub, Thriller, Erotic

Amuse Me (2013)
Captives find themselves at the mercy of a man who dresses like a clown. He derives amusement from subjecting his victims to games of degradation. As frightening as it is to see how disconnected he is from another person’s suffering, this is just a taste of the true rage that hides beneath the laughter. From the notorious director of demented erotic horror moves “Disgruntled Employee” and “Breaking Her Will”.
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