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Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:54 am
What is the source for movie/TV synopses/descriptions appearing in Coollector?
When absent, is it possible to request specific synopsis be added - or submit same for addition?
.......and thanks for the brilliant work!
Example from IMDB:
"Ben Casey" (1961)
Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:36 am
iasimov wrote:What is the source for movie/TV synopses/descriptions appearing in Coollector?
Most descriptions come from Amazon or CDuniverse. I suppose it's the description written on the DVD cover.
iasimov wrote:When absent, is it possible to request specific synopsis be added - or submit same for addition?
Request, no. But submit, yes.
iasimov wrote:Example from IMDB:
"Ben Casey" (1961)
Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.
This description will be added with the next database update.
iasimov wrote:.......and thanks for the brilliant work!
Thank you very much
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:38 pm
Please add these synopses. Thanks.
tt1811399 10 O'Clock Live (2011) Satirical and serious treatment of current affairs, including conversation with high level political/governmental figures.
tt0066730 10 Rillington Place (1971) Dramatization of British serial killer John Christie's crimes during and after WW2, including his trial and 1950 execution.
tt1869226 100% Love (2011) Balu is a brilliant student and always tops his class. Maha Lakshmi moves from her village into Balu's house to attend the same college. Balu's obsessive intellectual way of life is disrupted by this intruding force of nature. Will they both survive?
tt0450892 100 Scariest Movie Moments, (The) (2004) Film-makers, performers, genre authorities and selected high-profile fans count down the most chilling moments in cinematic history.
tt0098962 12:01 PM (1990) A man is stuck in a time loop, repeatedly reliving the same 59 minutes. Any effort to break out of the loop must be accomplished during one of the 12:01 pm to 1:00 pm cycles. This is a short film, not to be confused with the 1993 feature length film titled "12:01".
tt0118528 12 Angry Men (1997) Made for cable television remake of the 1957 classic about twelve jurors whose prejudices and preconceived notions make the pursuit of justice difficult in the trial of a Latino youth accused of murdering his father. A lone juror holds out with a verdict of not guilty, a singular voice of reason and objectivity.
tt0354262 15 Storeys High (2002) Sean Lock plays misanthropic, cynical recluse Vince Clark, and Benedict Wong plays Vince's whipping boy in this sitcom.
tt0221728 18 Wheels of Justice (2000) Justice Dept agent Michael Cates infiltrated the organization of crime boss Jacob Calder, witnessed Calder kill his mistress, and aided in Calder's trial and conviction. Calder's effort to have Cates murdered resulted in the hitman instead killing Cates' wife and daughter. For Cates' protection, his boss assigns Cates to pose as cross-country trucker. In that guise, Cates meets and helps people while dodging close encounters with those still seeking to kill him.
tt1261041 2:22 (2008) Things go very wrong for a group of professional criminals as they execute a seemingly foolproof heist at a high-class hotel on New Year's Eve.
tt1845307 2 Broke Girls (2011) Sassy, streetwise Max works two jobs just to get by, one of which is waiting tables during the night shift at the retro-hip Williamsburg Diner. Sophisticated Caroline is an uptown trust fund princess who's having a run of bad luck that forces her to reluctantly give waitressing a shot. At first, Max sees Caroline as yet another in a long line of inept servers she must cover for, but she's surprised to find that Caroline has as much substance as she does style. When Caroline discovers Max's knack for baking amazing cupcakes, she sees a lucrative future for them, but they first need to raise the start-up money.
tt0855690 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (2006)
tt0085125 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983) After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which is controlled by the Euraks, to rescue the only fertile woman left on Earth.
tt0047702 20th Century-Fox Hour, (The) (1955) An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.
tt0048919 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956) Recently blinded American playwright Phillip Hannon is in London making revisions to his play currently running in the West End. Unable to come to terms with his blindness, he has been avoiding the love of his life Jean, but she shows up and stays near despite his continued rebuff. His spirit is rekindled upon overhearing what he suspects was conversation about a planned kidnapping. His detailed account of what he heard and surmised is dismissed by the local constabulary, so he pursues the matter directly with the aid of his loyal manservant and Jean. Clever, with life-threatening thrills.
tt0050085 27th Day, (The) (1957) Five individuals from five nations, including the "Superpowers," USA, USSR, and China, suddenly find themselves on an alien spacecraft. An alien gives each a container holding capsules. No power on earth can open a given container except a mental command from the person to whom it is given. Each person has been provided with the power of life and death. Any of these individuals has the capability to instantaneously launch the capsules to whatever coordinates he/she chooses, and each capsule will then eradicate all human life within a 3,000-mile radius of its designated location.
tt1517177 3 [Three] (2010) A Berlin-set drama centered on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man.
tt0389722 30 Days of Night (2007) As this isolated Alaskan town is plunged into its annual month of darkness, a bloodthirsty gang of vampires arrives. The local husband-and-wife Sheriff team draw the protect and survive duty.
tt0901160 30 Even Scarier Movie Moments (2006) Follow-up to the 2004 list of 100 scariest movie moments.
tt0397756 55 Degrees North (2004) A London detective moves to Newcastle after blowing the whistle on a corrupt colleague.
tt2147134 56 Up (2012) Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.
tt1975249 6 Bullets (2012) Former mercenary kidnapping expert (Van Damme) is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter to find his missing daughter in Moldova.
tt0465315 8 Out of 10 Cats (2005) Teams of clever and funny celebrities compete for points by discussing current events and predicting what stories were most popular among the public.
tt0054510 87th Precinct (1961) Manhattan's 87th precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama based on the long-running series of novels by Ed McBain. Storylines focus on neighborhood crime, and the lives of the officers of the 87th and their families.
tt0121210 90th Birthday, or Dinner for One, (The) (1963) A very old woman wants to have dinner with her friends. As they are all dead, the butler has to play the role of every guest. Drinking wine for all the guests catches up with him.
tt0050091 Abandon Ship! [Seven Days from Now] (1957) After their luxury liner is sunk, a group of over twenty survivors take refuge in a life boat made for only nine. Soon, the captain dies from his injuries. The executive officer must take charge, and as a hurricane approaches, and their food and water run out, he must decide who to put over the side, and who stays and gets a chance at survival.
tt0045468 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry to fly to Venus where they find a civilization made up entirely of women, men having been banished.
tt0044320 Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952) Rocky and Puddin' Head are waiting tables at an inn on Tortuga when a letter given them by Lady Jane for delivery to Martingale gets switched with a treasure map. Kidd and Bonney kidnap them to Skull Island to find said treasure.
tt0045469 Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953) Slim and Tubby are American cops in London to study police tactics. They wind up in jail and are bailed out by Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll has been murdering fellow doctors who laugh at his experiments. He has more murders in mind. At one point the serum that turns Jekyll into the murderous Hyde gets injected into Tubby.
tt0043255 Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) Boxer Tommy Nelson is accused of killing his manager. While detectives Bud and Lou investigate they come across an invisibility formula with which Tommy injects himself rather than face the police. This sparks an idea for trapping gangster Morgan by having Lou fight champ Rocky Hanlon, with Tommy's invisible help.
tt0047794 Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955) Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.
tt0041085 Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949) Lost Caverns Hotel bellhop Freddie Phillips is suspected of murder. Swami Talpur tries to hypnotize Freddie into confessing, but Freddie is too stupid for the plot to work. Inspector Wellman uses Freddie to get the killer (and it isn't the Swami).
tt0044229 Abbott and Costello Show, (The) (1952) Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies. Very popular originally and in reruns.
tt2084171 Above Suspicion 4: Silent Scream (2012) The murder of young actress Amanda Delaney starts an investigation that uncovers on-screen tensions, a complex private life, controversial memoirs, and suspected abuse.
tt0047797 Above Us the Waves (1955) In World War II, the greatest threat to the British navy is the German battleship Tirpitz. Anchored in a Norwegian fjord, it seems impossible to attack it with any chance of success. But the navy trains a special commando to use little submarines to plant underwater explosives under it.
tt1610996 Absentia (2011) Tricia's husband Daniel has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him 'dead in absentia.' As Tricia sifts through the wreckage and tries to move on with her life, Callie finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house. As she begins to link it to other mysterious disappearances, it becomes clear that Daniel's presumed death might be anything but 'natural.' The ancient force at work in the tunnel might have set its sights on Callie and Tricia ... and Daniel might be suffering a fate far worse than death in its grasp.
tt1769411 Accused (2010) Anthology series in which each episode follows a defendant awaiting their verdict in court, telling the story behind how they find themselves accused.
tt0065269 Ace of Wands (1970) British fantasy children's show involving stage magic and supernatural powers. Two main characters share a telepathic link.
tt0122333 Acropolis Now (1989) The lives of the owners and workers at a Greek cafe in Melbourne.
tt0783303 Across the River to Motor City (2007) Ben Ford is an insurance investigator working the border in both Detroit and Windsor. Ben's flight attendant girlfriend disappears on a flight the day of the Kennedy assassination, Ben's 30th birthday.
tt0059963 Adam Adamant Lives! (1966) Comedy adventure takes satirical look at 1960s life through the eyes of Edwardian adventurer Adam Adamant, born in 1867, frozen alive in 1902 and revived from hibernation in 1966.
tt0419420 Adam and Paul (2004) Adam and Paul wander around Dublin trying to score heroin. An unsentimental and sometimes funny testament to the persistence of the human spirit, even in these vulnerable, lost, and sometimes pathetically optimistic young men.
tt0090391 Adderly (1986) V.H. Adderly, a former James Bond style operative for I.S.I., is given a desk job in the Department of Miscellaneous Affairs after losing function in his left hand- the result of torture by enemy agents. He hates the mundane assignments he is given, thumbs his nose at protocol, and somehow manages to dig up a threat to national security or a spy at every turn. Melville Greenspan, his boss, is an insecure life long pencil pushing bureaucrat, who seems concerned only with not making waves and making sure that the proper forms are filled out. He is afraid that Adderly's snooping will result in his being fired. Mona is the efficient department clerk/secretary, almost bored with her work and longing for excitement (and a date with V.H.). She often covered for Adderly, and would occasionally help him on assignments, sometimes with Greenspan's permission.
tt0324681 Adventure Inc. (2002) When adventure calls...no place is too far, no risk is too high, and no task is too difficult for The Ultimate Adventure Company. From his base in the Florida Keys, Judson Cross has assembled a team of young renegades, each with his own extraordinary skills and willing to risk it all for the love of adventure. Their methods may not be orthodox, they may risk their own safety, but they always get the job done.
tt0052440 Adventures in Paradise (1959) Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying passengers and cargo anywhere from Hong Kong to Pitcairn Island.
tt0105932 Adventures of Brisco County Jr., (The) (1993) Hired by local robber barons, Harvard Law Graduate Brisco County, Jr. searches for the members of the infamous John Bly gang, the same men who killed his father, a famous marshal and western legend. Accompanied by his one-time rival and fellow bounty hunter Lord Bowler, Brisco rides through the West trying to bring his father's killers to justice. Along the way, he encounters mysterious golden orbs with strange abilities and colorful characters who help or hinder his mission as he hunts down the Bly gang one by one.
tt0047703 Adventures of Champion, (The) [Champion the Wonder Horse] (1955) In the American southwest of the 1880s, 12-year-old Ricky is befriended by a wild stallion and a German shepherd who help him out of the trouble he finds.
tt0118250 Adventures of Lano and Woodley, (The) (1997) Australian TV series in which a comedic duo combine slapstick physical comedy with clever dialogue and immature behaviour.
tt0046576 Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, (The) (1954) Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande.
tt0086661 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, (The) (1984) Holmes and Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.
tt0046642 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, (The) (1954) Dr. John Watson returns from Afghanistan, and decides to share lodgings in Baker Street with Sherlock Holmes, an acquaintance of one of Watson's own friends. Soon Holmes brings Watson with him when he solves a murder case that has confused Inspector Lestrade. Watson becomes Holmes's friend, assistant, and chronicler, as the private detective continues to solve baffling cases.
tt0047775 Adventures of Spin and Marty, (The) (1955) At a western-style boys' summer camp, two boys from very different backgrounds begin with strife, then become friends and are embroiled in mysteries/adventures. Tim Considine and David Stollery starred in this set of serial shorts presented as part of Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. Success of this serial led to two additional serials being produced.
tt0157213 African Patrol (1957) Filmed in Kenya, where Kenyan Police Inspector Paul Derek investigates crimes.
tt0092314 After Henry (1988) British sitcom in which the 42-year-old widow of a GP must cope with a scheming and manipulative mother who lives in an apartment above her in the same building, and deal with her 18-year-old daughter who lives in the basement apartment.
tt0435937 Afterlife (2005) Chilling series in which a university lecturer becomes involved in a series of supernatural events surrounding a medium.
tt0044333 Against All Flags (1952) In 1700, the pirates of Madagascar menace the India trade
tt1836237 Against the Wall (2011) A family drama set in Chicago following policewoman who causes a rift with her three cop brothers when she decides to join the department's Internal Affairs division.
tt0343230 Agatha Christie Hour, (The) (1982) Short stories by the author, some with humor, some with supernatural elements.
tt0239157 Age of Kings, (An) (1960) A linking together of Shakespeare's history plays chronicling the rise and fall of monarchs over the 86 years between Richard II and Richard III.
tt0285332 Agency, (The) (2001) A look at the inner workings of the CIA.
tt0078559 Agony (1979) Jane Lucas, an Agony Aunt with a call-in radio show, has her own set of troubles with her very Jewish mother and her husband Laurence. Then there's the crazy lives of her station co-workers and the nice gay couple who live upstairs.
tt1853009 Agony and Ecstasy: A Year with English National Ballet (2011)
tt2290887 Agony Uncles (2012) A group of wise Australian male celebrities discuss their experience/views of being single, dating, cohabitating, marriage, divorce…repeat.
tt0071110 Airport 1975 (1974) When the pilot of a small aircraft has a heart attack and crashes his plane into the cockpit of a Boeing 747, several members of the flight crew are killed and the pilot is blinded. Miraculously, the 747 stays in the air on auto-pilot with flight attendant Nancy Prior at the controls. Ground controllers, including her boyfriend Alan Murdock, try to teach her the basics but they soon realize they will have to get a trained pilot into the cockpit. Their first attempt fails and Murdock realizes he will have to do it. Meanwhile, various passengers have their own problems including a young girl who is destined to a life saving operation.
tt0075648 Airport '77 (1977) A luxury 747 carrying valuable art work is hijacked and lands in the ocean, submerged in shallow water with passengers and crew racing the clock to escape before the plane floods with water.
tt0106234 Airzone Solution, (The) (1993) In the near future, the public is given gas masks as Toxic Air Alerts increase and it looks like the Earth is slowly dying. The British Government turns to the services of the big but secret Airzone Corporation for help. Investigative reporter Al Dunbar dies after discovering the solution that Airzone Corp. plans. After suffering an attack at Al's death, TV Weatherman Arnold Davies realizes that he and Al are somehow connected. Arnold and his girlfriend, along with environmental activist Anthony and Al's mentor Oliver, seek to discover what the Airzone plan is.
tt0055657 Alfred Hitchcock Hour, (The) (1962) An hour-long continuation of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, a series of dramatic stories with unexpected twist endings.
tt1461312 Alice (2009) Sort of a cross between ALICE IN WONDERLAND and BLADE RUNNER. Immediately after receiving ring with marriage proposal, this adult Alice (with black belt) sees her boyfriend snatched into a white van. She gives chase, following right through a mirror.
tt0069687 Alice in the Cities (1974) German journalist Philip Winter has a case of writer's block when trying to write an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and while trying to book a flight, encounters a German woman and her nine year old daughter Alice doing the same. The three become friends (almost out of necessity) and while the mother asks Winter to mind Alice temporarily, it quickly becomes apparent that Alice will be his responsibility for longer than he expected. After returning to Europe, the innocent friendship between Winter and Alice grows as they travel together through various European cities on a quest for Alice's grandmother.
tt1910498 Alien Armageddon (2011) The story of Jodie Elliot, a young woman who is trying to find her daughter in a city controlled by an invading alien army.
tt0112319 Alien Nation: Body and Soul (1995) Sikes and Francisco investigate a girl who appears part Newcomer and part human and is accompanied by a huge brute who tries to free her from the precinct. Also, Cathy and Matt attend sex school, in preparation for becoming intimate.
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:15 pm
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Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:36 pm
Please add these synopses. Thanks.
tt1932308 Amazing Race Australia, (The) (2011) The Australian version of the reality/travel series where teams of people compete in a race around the world for the A$250,000 first prize.
tt0076975 Amazing Spider-Man, (The) (1977) Peter Parker has a laboratory accident that changes his life. He finds himself with greatly increased strength, the ability to stick to walls to climb them without needing hand and footholds and clairvoyance that allows him to sense danger. Designing a costume and a webshooter that allows him to fire a strong artificial web, he fights crimes as Spider-Man.
tt2048877 Ambassador, (The) (2011) Danish journalist Mads Brügger goes undercover as a European Ambassador on a dangerous yet hysterical journey to uncover the blood diamond trade in Africa.
tt0759364 America's Got Talent (2006) A weekly talent competition with a panel of celebrity judges who evaluate auditions and select which acts will appear in live shows to compete for audience phone-in votes. Competition is open to virtually any talent/novelty act, with a million-dollar prize to the winner.
tt1853840 America's Next Great Restaurant (2011) Contestants vie for the opportunity to see their original restaurant concept be realized with the opening of a restaurant chain in three locations: Hollywood, Minneapolis and New York City. Funding the restaurant concepts are four accredited investors: chefs Bobby Flay, Lorena Garcia, and Curtis Stone, as well as Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO of Chipotle. Flay, Stone, Ells and Garcia also serve as mentors, working with the competitors to further develop their ideas. Each contestant's concept is put through rigorous business and cooking challenges to determine whether it has what it takes to become America's next great restaurant.
tt0252052 American Reunion, (An) [Ten Year] (2003) A close group of friends return to their hometown to face the reality of how their friendships and promises have altered and dissipated. Only to find that once their friendship is threatened by a traumatic circumstance, they are reunited by having to support and love each other to realise their eternal bond.
tt0066763 Anand (1971) A melodramatic tale of a man with a terminal disease. The story begins with Dr Bhaksar winning a literary prize for his book about a patient called Anand. The rest is flashback. Anand, the title character, is suffering from lymphosarcoma of the intestine. He, however appears to be cheerful on the outside and is determined to extract as much pleasure from his remaining lifespan as is possible. Dr. Bhaskar his physician tends to Anand in his last days. After Anand dies we can however still hear his voice which was recorded on a tape. Dr Bhakser writes a book on his patient and wins a literary prize for it
tt1777715 Ancient Worlds (2010) An Ancient society is examined, but not just from a historical point of view. The researchers try to present and approach it as if they lived in that Classical or earlier culture, religion etcetera.
tt0055659 Andromeda Breakthrough, (The) (1962) Following on from "A For Andromeda" Fleming and Andromeda are recaptured by the British government but then kidnapped along with Professor Dawnay by the forces of Intel, headed by Kaufman and the evil Gamboule, and are taken to the Middle East country Azaran, whose leaders hope to make use of Fleming & Dawnay's skills... and Andromeda's other worldly abilities...
tt0162065 Angel (1999) The vampire Angelus, now known as Angel, has a human soul, but committed terrible crimes in the past. Seeking forgiveness and trying to redeem himself, he moves from Sunnydale (and a relationship with Buffy Summers, of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") to Los Angeles, where he helps the downtrodden by thwarting the supernatural creatures that prey on them.
tt0115542 Angel Flight Down (1996) In the wintry Rockies, the crash of a medical-emergency aircraft strands the pilot and four travelers, including a critically ill child.
tt1924394 Angels' Share, (The) (2012) This bitter sweet comedy follows protagonist Robbie as he sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend Leonie and hold his newborn son Luke for the first time. Overwhelmed by the moment, he swears that Luke will not have the same tragic life he has had. Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, he's given one last chance......While serving a community service order, he meets Rhino, Albert and Mo who, like him, find it impossible to find work because of their criminal records. Little did Robbie imagine how turning to drink might change their lives - not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world. Will it be 'slopping out' for the next twenty years, or a new future with 'Uisge Beatha' the 'Water of Life?' Only the angels know........
tt0969784 Armchair Thriller (1967) Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.
tt1380301 Around the World in 80 Faiths (2009) Church of England vicar Peter Owen-Jones has been given a year's sabbatical to travel the world with a BBC crew to explore different faiths around the world at the beginning of the 21st century.
tt0367279 Arrested Development (2003) Michael Bluth, a widower with a 13-year-old son, named George-Michael, is forced to keep his large and dysfunctional family together after his father is arrested for shifty accounting practices at the family-owned conglomerate and the Bluth family assets are frozen, making each member of the eccentric family panic. Michael's snobbish mother, Lucille, finds herself living alone in a penthouse without the financial means to maintain it, while Michael's two brothers, GOB and Buster, and his sister Lindsay with her husband Tobias and her daughter Maeby also find themselves having to recreate their lifestyles to fit their new financial status.
tt0082030 Artemis 81 (1981) Paranormal novelist Gideon Harlax is drawn into a battle between the forces of good, represented by alien angel Helith, and the forces of evil, represented by Helith's evil brother Asrael. Ranging from Oxford to Denmark, a North Sea ferry to an alien planet, Harlax unwittingly becomes part of an ancient plot that may result in the destruction of Earth...
tt0069733 Ascent of Man, (The) (1973) Jacob Bronowski, a friend of many famous 20th century nuclear physicists describes the history of Man from Ape to computer-maker. He touches upon the history of art, empires and science.
tt0493393 Ashes and Snow (2005) Ashes and Snow, a film by Gregory Colbert, uses both still and movie cameras to explore extraordinary interactions between humans and animals. The 60-minute feature is a poetic narrative rather than a documentary. It aims to lift the natural and artificial barriers between humans and other species, dissolving the distance that exists between them.
tt1008108 Ashes to Ashes (2008) DCI Gene Hunt is back, but he's no longer the self-styled "Sheriff of Manchester." Flanked by his faithful sidekicks, Ray Carling and Chris Skelton, and drawn by the action and intrigue of the London Met, Gene's turned his attentions to taking on the "southern nancy" criminal scum. However, Gene did not expect to be thrown together with a sexy, intelligent DI Alex Drake. Single mother to daughter Molly, Alex has rapidly risen through the ranks of the Met and, in the modern world of 2008, skillfully uses psychological profiling to capture suspects. When Alex and her daughter are kidnapped, she makes a daring attempt at escape, resulting in a horrific incident. Alex suddenly finds herself in 1981, interacting with familiar characters, not just from her own lifetime, but also from the detailed reports logged by none other than Sam Tyler, which Alex previously spent months poring over. Alex is ripped from her current world of sexual equality and respect in 2008, and finds herself opposite...
tt1436568 Assassination Games [Weapon] (2011) Vincent Brazil and Roland Flint are the two best assassins in the world - but unknown to each other. These two rival assassins form an uneasy alliance to take down a target, which is backed by dirty Interpol Agents.
tt0062684 Assignment to Kil (1968) A private eye is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping magnate suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships for the insurance money. He finds himself involved in a web of deception, double-crossing and murder.
tt0044380 At Sword's Point (1952) France, 1648: Richelieu and Louis XIII are dead, the new king is a minor, and the Duc de Lavalle is in virtually open rebellion, scheming to seize power. As a last resort, Queen Anne summons the heirs of the original Musketeers to her aid...including Claire, daughter of Athos, who when she chooses can miraculously pass as a boy, and wields as fine a sword as any. All their skills will be needed for a battle against increasing odds. One for all and all for one!
tt0429323 Atheism: A Rough History of Disbelief (2004) A mini-series which follows the history of atheism.
tt0086665 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983) The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama, poignancy and drunkenness. In series 1, the lads head to Germany seeking work, and are thrown together by virtue of shared nationality and a run-down wooden hut. The story follows the lads' relationships with women, Germans and each other, and their attempts at passing the time away from home, saving money and ordering food in a German curry house. The series ends with new employment legislation forcing some of the Brits having to choose between the UK and their new-found pleasures abroad. Two years later the gang are reunited for a second series, in which they travel to Wolverhampton to rebuild both the "magnificent seven" and Barry's home for his impending marriage. A further offer of work sees the lads head to a Derbyshire stately home in need of refurbishment. Here they fall foul of an irritable pub landlord, suspicious locals, a less than enlightened employer and the Inland ...
tt1000022 Australia's Got Talent (2007) People with weird and wonderful talents compete for a prize of 250 thousand dollars.
tt0054257 Avenger, (The) (1960) A maniac is loose in London, decapitating his victims and sending the heads to Scotland Yard.
tt0076981 Awakening Land, (The) (1978) Frontierswoman Sayward Luckett's struggles in Ohio during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century.
tt0313038 Bachelor, (The) (2002) A bachelor is given the opportunity to find his mate from a group of more than 20 eligible women. A series of group and individual dates/activities provide opportunities for all participants to gauge compatibilities, with the bachelor eliminating one or more would-be matches each episode. After final candidates have been vetted by the bachelor's family, the hope is that the bachelor will have found his desired match and will propose marriage. Success is never assured.
tt0950721 Back to You (2007) After a glorious career all the way to L.A., a scandal forces Chuck to resume his co-anchorman job in a Pittsburgh TV station. This starts a bizarre social dynamic with his colleagues, especially his ex Kelly, whose daughter turns out to be his too. The others admire Chuck, but have their own problems, from eager beaver Gary, who gets all the rotten jobs plus bad luck, over the bird-brain weather woman and over-confident old sports reporter to young and insecure manager Ryan.
tt0048976 Backlash (1956) Jim Slater's father (whom he never knew) died in the Apache ambush at Gila Valley, and Jim is searching for the one survivor, who supposedly went for help but disappeared with a lot of gold. In the process, he gets several people gunning for him, and he keeps meeting liberated woman Karyl Orton, who may be on a similar mission. Renewed Apache hostilities and an impending range war provide complications.
tt0078565 Backstairs at the White House (1979) No fewer than eight Presidential administrations--from Taft through Eisenhower--are examined through the eyes of the White House staff--maids, assistants, servants, doormen and other "menial" workers. The main character is Lillian Rogers Parks, a maid at the White House for three decades and the author of the non-fiction book upon which this miniseries is based.
tt1847548 Bad Karma (2012) A near-death experience forces a con man to come to terms with his shady past.
tt1865573 Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012) The Breakfast Club meets The Grudge in this sexy, dark comedy-thriller! Six prep school kids from Crestview Academy, home to the spoiled offspring of society's elite, find themselves stuck in detention on a frightfully dark and stormy Saturday afternoon. During their 8 hour incarceration, each of the six kids falls victim to a horrible "accident" until only one of them remains. As each of these spoiled rich kids bites the dust, the story takes on a series of humorous and frantic twists and turns.
tt1509787 Bag of Hammers, (A) (2011) Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child, worn beyond his years
tt0084980 Bananaman (1983) Stupid, but well-meaning and super-strong super-hero, Bananaman gets his strength from eating bananas. Before he eats a banana, Bananaman is a young boy called Eric who is keen to keep his alter-ego a secret. His best friend is a crow who brings bananas to Eric (or Bananaman) when they are needed for extra strength. Bananaman is always ready to fight the baddies.
tt0405743 Barefoot (2005) Nick, a hedonistic bachelor, falls for an escaped mental patient.
tt0069557 Barnaby Jones (1973) Barnaby Jones was a former private eye who temporarily came out of retirement to track down the killer of his son Hal, who had taken over the family business. After bringing Hal's murderer to justice (with the assistance of fellow CBS gumshoe Frank Cannon), Jones decided retirement just wasn't his bag after all, and rehung his shingle with the assistance of daughter-in-law Betty, who ran the office and Barnaby's personal crime laboratory, and (later) young distant cousin Jedidiah, who did the cases' legwork.
tt0052445 Bat Masterson (1958) Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.
tt0059968 Batman (1966) Wealthy entrepreneur Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson lead a double life: they are actually the crime fighting duo Batman and Robin. A secret Batpole in the Wayne mansion leads to the Batcave, where Police Commissioner Gordon often calls the Bat-duo on the Batphone with the latest emergency threatening Gotham City. Racing to the scene of the crime in the Batmobile, Batman and Robin must (with the help of the trusty Bat-utility-belt) thwart the efforts of a variety of master criminals, including The Riddler, The Joker, Catwoman, and The Penguin.
tt0374526 Batman: Dead End (2003) Life isn't fair. The Joker escapes from Arkham Asylum. Bruce Wayne puts on his Batman suit, mask, and cape, and goes in pursuit. He's soon found the Joker and begins a fight to subdue the red-eyed, sneering villain. Then, suddenly, things take a surprising turn: the Joker becomes the least of Batman's worries. New enemies appear: it's as if he's found himself in another set of comic books. Can he hold his own?
tt0052607 Battle of the Sexes, (The) (1959) Man-eating businesswoman, Angela Barrows is sent by her US company to Edinburgh to investigate export opportunities. She meets businessman Robert MacPherson en route and he persuades her to help bring his company into the 20th century. The staff, lead by Mr. Martin, have other ideas and a battle between the old and new business methods breaks out.
tt0120926 Battlefield (1995) Detailed accounts of individual battles from World War II. Troop movements, arms deployed, motivation of key players, are all described in detail. Rare footage specific to each battle. Very well done, exhaustive, entertaining.
tt0314979 Battlestar Galactica (2003) It's been 40 years since the 12 colonies of mankind have heard from their progeny, the Cylons -- robotic creatures who rose up and declared war on their masters, then disappeared. In a sudden, devastating strike, the Cylons return and lay waste to the colonies, aided by human-looking Cylon variants and an unwitting fifth columnist. The attack forces Commander William Adama to call into action his museum-piece warship, the Battlestar Galactica, and soon its company of hotshot fighter pilots is blasting away at the invaders. But their best efforts can't prevent the colonies' obliteration. Fleeing the Cylon genocide, the Galactica leads a rag-tag fleet of survivors on a lonely quest to find humanity's fabled 13th colony -- a planet known as Earth.
tt0076984 Battlestar Galactica (1978) The Human Colonial forces have agreed to peace with their mortal enemies the Robotic Cylons when a surprise attack destroys most of the Colonial Fleet. The remnants of the Colonials form up a "ragtag group of ships" on the surviving major ship, the Battlestar Galactica. They decide to go off in a search for the planet founded by missing tribe of the Colonials, a planet called earth as the Cylons continue to search for them.
tt0055661 Beachcomber, (The) (1962) John Lackland seemed to have it all--money, security, well-off social status--yet he was unable to enjoy his hectic jetset life. Feeling hemmed in by city life and the stress of his job, John threw it all away to move to the tiny South Pacific island of Amura, where he lived the life of a beachcomber, and became involved in the lives and problems of others.
tt0244897 Beadle's About (1986) Elaborate tricks involving actors are played on members of the public who have been set up by friends or family.
tt0066631 Bearcats! (1971) Mercenaries Johnny Reach and Hank Brackett cruise the American Southwest in 1914 in their Stutz Bearcat in search of action and adventure. They often take dangerous assignments for pay
tt1103968 Beast, (The) (2009) A veteran FBI agent is assigned a new partner, unaware that he was recruited as a double agent to investigate his activities.
tt0115109 Beast, (The) (1996) Fishing and jobs are becoming scarce in a small seaport community when tragedy strikes a young couple who disappear into the sea without a trace, leaving only a large claw stuck in their raft. A marine expert identifies it as belonging to an extremely rare giant squid and the hunt is on.
tt0048992 Beast of Hollow Mountain, (The) (1956) An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle are being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur.
tt1642294 Beautiful Minds (2010) Three of the most famous scientists of Britain, and how their discoveries have influenced and altered the ideas of the world wide scientific community.
tt1530517 Beauty and the Geek Australia (2009) Stunning girls and genius guys live together and team up as they compete in hilarious and heart-warming challenges to test their intellect and social skills.
tt0174378 Becker (1998) Misanthropic Dr. John Becker runs a clinic in New York City. He is assisted by super-capable Margaret Wyborn and less-than-capable Linda, who's only kept on because no one else can stand the doctor. Becker's best (some would say only) friend is the blind Jake Malinak, who runs a newsstand in the diner across the street. The diner used to be run by Reggie Kostas, but it has been taken over by Chris Conner, a lady whom Becker fluctuates between loathing and being attracted to. The diner is also frequented by Robert Benito, who is universally known as Bob and is the super at Becker's apartment (much to the doctor's regret).
tt0057878 Bedtime Story (1964) Benson, is a Casanova going through Germany as an American GI of Teunonic extraction. Whenever he spots a girl he likes, he takes a Polarod picture of her house, knocks on the door waving the photo and pretending to be on a pilgrimage to this very cottage his grandmother so vividly described. It is an infallible system for a hit-and-run seduction. Benson seems content with his game until he meets Jamison, a real operator who has learned to combine sex with money. Jamison poses as an exiled prince and not only gets women to share his bed but also to bestow their jewels on him for the sake of the counterrevolution. Benson decides to corner Jamison's market on sex plus finance. A contest develops, and whoever wins will dominate a small Riviera resort as "King of the Mountain," the film's original title. Remade in 1988 as "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."
tt0069776 Belstone Fox, (The) [Free Spirit] (1973) Based on the novel "The Ballad of the Belstone Fox", this heartwarming film chronicles the life of a fox much smarter than the dogs that hunt him. In fact, they never could catch him!
tt0017668 Berlin: A Symphony of a Big City (1927) A train speeds through the country on its way to Berlin, then gradually slows down as it pulls into the station. It is very early in the morning, about 5:00 AM, and the great city is mostly quiet. But before long there are some signs of activity, and a few early risers are to be seen on the streets. Soon the new day is well underway - it's just a typical day in Berlin, but a day full of life and energy.
tt0342098 Best Ever Bond (2002) Roger Moore presents the ten best sequences ever to have appeared in the James Bond series, and cast members recall their favourite moments.
tt0300989 Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts, (The) (1998) Video series spotlighting memorable moments and roasts hosted by Dean Martin. "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts" were periodic specials aired in the 1970s and 1980s, which roasted (or honored) such stars as Lucille Ball, Muhammad Ali and Johnny Carson
tt0103362 Between the Lines [Inside the Line] (1992) Between The Lines is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB) - the department responsible for investigating other police officers - of London's Metropolitan Police. The first two series had stories based around various different aspects of the darker side of the police, ranging from such topics as petty corruption, racism and sexual harassment through to grand conspiracy, with some plot threads running through the series over several episodes. The series also dealt with the personal lives of it's less-than-clean-cut characters, particularly the womanising lead character Tony Clark, and is also notable for its inclusion of a lesbian character in a major role. In the third and final series, the focus changed significantly, moving away from the police force to other areas of security and espionage.
tt1412442 Beware the Gonzo (2010) Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its über-popular editor, Eddie fronts an underground movement to give a voice to all the misfits, outcasts, and nerds. Soon the power of the press is in Eddie's hands... but will he use it wisely?
tt0040158 Beyond Glory (1948) Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to West Point. While there he faces serious disciplinary review for having forced a plebe into resigning. He may even be court-martialled.
tt0101046 Beyond Reality (1991) Two university parapsychologists investigate reports of ghosts, out-of-body experiences, telekinesis and other unexplained phenomena that occur in ordinary people's lives.
tt0080198 Beyond Westworld (1980) This followup to the theatrical films "Westworld" and "Futureworld" features John Moore, Security Chief of the Delos Corporation, the company that created the killer robots seen in the films. Now Moore must deal with an evil scientist named Quaid, who has taken control of the lifelike Delos robots, and plans to use them in his plot to conquer the world.
tt0898266 Big Bang Theory, (The) (2007) Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper are both brilliant physicists working at Caltech in Pasadena, California. They are colleagues, best friends, and roommates, although in all capacities their relationship is always tested primarily by Sheldon's regimented, deeply eccentric, and non-conventional ways. They are also friends with their Caltech colleagues mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali. The foursome spend their time working on their individual work projects, playing video games, watching science-fiction movies, or reading comic books. As they are self-professed nerds, all have little or no luck with popular women. When Penny, a pretty woman and an aspiring actress originally from Omaha, moves into the apartment across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon's, Leonard has another aspiration in life, namely to get Penny to be his girlfriend.
tt0052626 Big Circus, (The) (1959) After splitting with his longtime business partner, Hank Whirling is about to take his big top circus on tour. He manages to get a loan and some investment money but has to take on one of their employees, Randy Sherman, to keep an eye on the finances. Sherman immediately hires a new press agent, Helen Harrison, over Hank's objections. After a series of accidents, they soon realize that they have a saboteur in the company. With financial problems increasing, Whirling looks to take the the show to New York City before his former partner Jules Borman can get his circus there. He realizes that he'll need a lot of publicity and trapeze and high wire artist Zach Colino agrees to walk the wire across Niagara Falls. After the circus train is sabotaged - killing Zach's wife and several others - they race to Niagara Falls to complete the high wire act but Zach may not be up it. The saboteur working for Borman bides his time and is planning another death.
tt0044419 Big Sky, (The) (1952) Jim Deakins is a frontiersman and Indian trader who is making a perilous journey with a group of other men up the Missouri River to get a large haul of furs from friendly Blackfoot Indians. The problem is that they have to get through hostile Indian territory first and they find that they have seriously underestimated the difficulties they will undergo. The large body of men who started the journey are gradually whittled down until only a hardy few, like Deakins, are left.
tt0041178 Big Steal, (The) (1949) Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidently meet in Vera Cruz while chasing flim-flam man Fiske. Soon the local Inspector General (El Gato) is involved. Fiske races across Mexico, pursued by Jane and Duke, trailed by the real Capt. Blake. The crafty Inspector General is waiting for them in Tihuacan but they all give him the slip, just in time for the climactic finale. Very tight script and pacing.
tt0069786 Billy Two Hats [The Lady and the Outlaw] (1974) When someone gets killed during a bank robbery by Deans, half-breed Billy Two Hats and their partner, the robbers flee. Sheriff Gifford tracks the robbers, killing one of them and capturing Billy. Deans escapes, but during a successful plot to free Billy from the Sheriff, Deans is shot, leaving him unable to walk or ride a horse. Billy, not wanting to abandon his friend, builds an Indian cot to drag Deans behind the horse. With the Sheriff hot on their trail, Deans and Billy try to stay one step ahead of the many obstacles which threaten their lives and freedom.
tt0088484 Black-Adder 2 [Blackadder 2] (1986) Sixty years after the demise of Prince Edmund Plantagenet, Queen Elizabeth I, who's as insane as her ancestors, is England's current leader. Seductive, easy-to-impress, spoiled, and always seeking a husband, "Queenie" has a leading courtier: Lord Edmund Blackaddder, great-grandson of the original. Now, however, he is dryly cynical and intelligent, but still trying to become king
tt0283941 Black Box BRD (2001) Wolfgang Grams, RAF terrorist, killed in a police shoot out in 1993 was thought to be part of the 1989 murder of high placed banker Alfred Herrhausen. This documentary interviews people close to Herrhausen and Grams showing what made them the people they became.
tt0118843 Black Cat, White Cat (1998) Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Afrodita, that he desperately wants to see get married so they strike a deal: Zare is to marry her. But neither wants the arranged marriage: Zare is in love with Ida, Afrodita is waiting for the man of her dreams.
tt0052449 Black Saddle [The Westerners] (1959) After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.
tt0816436 Black Water (2007) While on vacation on Northern Australia, Gracie, her husband Adam and her younger sister Lee decide to take the Blackwater Barry tour in the swamp for fishing. Their guide Jim uses a small motor boat and takes the tourist along the river to a remote spot where they are attacked by a huge crocodile that capsizes their boat and kills Jim. The three survivors realize that they must find a way out while avoiding the crocodile which stalks them.
tt0071229 Black Windmill, (The) (1974) A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can't even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself.
tt0076987 Blakes 7 (1978) In the third century of the second calendar, a corrupt galactic federation, with Earth at its center, drugs its billions of citizens into placid submission. A rebel named Roj Blake, who once tried to organize a resistance group to overthrow this regime, was caught and divested of his memories. But Blake's revolutionary spirit is revived when he witnesses a mass slaughter by police which is covered up by officials. He escapes exile on board a prison spaceship and, together with a lovable band of outlaws, takes over a vacant alien space cruiser of awesome drive capability. Naming their new ship "The Liberator", Blake and his group travel the Milky Way seeking opportunities to undermine the evil federation.
tt1600199 Franklin and Bash (2011) Lawyers and lifelong friends Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are recruited by a large firm's major partner after winning a high-profile case.
tt0092357 Friday the 13th: The Series (1987) An old antique dealer made a pact with the Devil to sell cursed antiques. When he dies, his store is inherited by his niece Micki and her cousin Ryan. With the help of Jack Marshak, they fight to retrieve the antiques from the people who bought them to stop them from causing harm.
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tt0088475 Alas Smith and Jones (1984) Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones present a series of short (often tasteless, always scathing) sketches about modern life and the stupidity and gullibility of those who believe in it.
tt0090393 All Is Forgiven (1986) Paula Russell accomplishes two feats in one day. First she marries Matt Russell, a donut executive, who has a teenage daughter, Sonia. She also starts a new job as a producer of a TV soap opera. The other characters on the show are all associated with the TV soap opera.
tt0053583 All the Young Men (1960) During the Korean War, the lieutenant in charge of a Marine rifle platoon is killed in battle. Before he dies, he places the platoon's sergeant, who's black, in charge. The sergeant figures on having trouble with two men in his platoon: a private who has much more combat experience than he does, and a racist Southerner who doesn't like blacks in the first place and has no intention of taking orders from one.
tt1955162 All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (2011) A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don't realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
tt0247846 All You Need Is Love (1977) Series tracing the development of 20th-century popular music in all its forms.
tt0437806 Alone in the Wilderness (2004) Documentary tells the story of Dick Proenneke who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, in what is now Lake Clark National Park. Using color footage he shot himself, Proenneke traces how he came to this remote area, selected a homestead site and built his log cabin completely by himself. The documentary covers his first year in-country, showing his day-to-day activities and the passing of the seasons as he sought to scratch out a living alone in the wilderness.
tt0060094 Alphabet Murders, (The) [The ABC Murders] (1965) The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates a series of murders in London in which the victims are killed according to their initials. The first victim is A.A. the second B.B. and so on. Poirot is assisted in his investigations by Captain Hastings and Inspector Japp.
tt1183865 Alphas (2011) Following the death of a witness in a court case, Dr. Lee Rosen leads a team of "Alphas" (advanced human beings) who have have a number of special skills that makes them a formidable team. As Rosen mentors them and teaches the team to harness their considerable skills, they begin to realize that there are powerful forces behind the courthouse murder, including one of their own.
tt0807980 Amazing Mrs Pritchard, (The) (2006) The story follows Mrs Ros Pritchard, a successful manager of a supermarket. When a couple of politicians make a spectacle of themselves outside her shop, Ros decides to stand for election herself, just to prove that she could do better. Her story grips the nation and eight weeks later no one is more surprised than Ros herself when she wins the General Election and becomes the next Prime Minister.
tt0285335 Amazing Race, (The) (2001) 12 teams of 2 players each race around the world, trying not to be eliminated at a series of checkpoints in which the last team to arrive is eliminated from the show. CBS chooses teams with relationships containing at least some tension, especially when the situation involves intense pressure. This season includes such duos as two circus clowns, a gay married couple, a father and son, a recently engaged couple, married couples, and best friends.
tt1521197 Anonymous (2011) Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, is presented as the real author of Shakespeare's works. Edward's life is followed through flashbacks from a young child, through to the end of his life. He is portrayed as a child prodigy who writes and performs A Midsummer Night's Dream for a young Elizabeth I. A series of events sees his plays being performed by a frontman, Shakespeare.
tt0475900 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005) Anthony Bourdain, chef, writer, traveler, visits places all around the world sampling various foods.
tt0057687 Apache Gold (1963) Construction of the Great Western Railroad creates conflict between the railway company and neighboring Indian tribes. Criminal gang leader Santer eyes a gold mine on holy Indian land and influences the construction supervisor to re-rout the planned railroad through Apache land. Old Shatterhand, who works as a measurement technician, discovers the plan and makes contact with the Apaches in an effort to avert war.
tt0060121 Arabesque (1966) Professor David Pollock is an expert in ancient Arabic hieroglyphics. A Middle Eastern Prime Minister convinces Pollock to infiltrate the organization of a man named Beshraavi, who is involved in a plot against the Prime Minister. The nature of the plot is believed to be found in a hieroglyphic code. Beshraavi's mistress, Yasmin Azir is a mystery intertwined in the plot. Pollock needs her help, but when she repeatedly seems to double cross him in one escapade after another, he can't decide on whose side she is working. Ultimately working together, Pollock and Yasmin decipher the plot and set out to stop an assassination of the Prime Minister.
tt0103352 Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1991) A group of kids calling themselves "The Midnight Society" spends each episode sitting around a campfire swapping scary stories. Creepy, but never gory or excessively frightening, common subjects included haunted houses, what goes on behind the neighbor's walls, and other things that go bump in the night.
tt0068040 Are You Being Served? (1972) British sitcom about Grace Brothers, a department store in London owned and kept traditional by two elderly brothers who rarely appear, as most scenes play on one floor where Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold is the executive (with an endless parade of foxy but stupid secretaries) in charge of management while his dignified floor walker, Captain Stephen Peacock, has daily charge over two small sales teams.
tt1307480 Argumental (2008) Two opposing teams of comedians are given series of topics to debate.
tt0105947 Bakersfield P.D. (1993) Paul Gigante leaves the FBI to be a detective for the rural Bakersfield, California P.D. But the sophisticated Gigante (Giancarlo Esposito,
tt0096540 Bangkok Hilton (1989) The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a photographer. Kat is tricked into carrying some luggage through Thai customs for Arkie, only for the police to find drugs in his bag. Kat is sentenced to spend time in the horrific "Bangkok Hilton" prison, where she makes friends with fellow inmate Mandy Engels (Smithers), who has been sentenced to death. Whilst she endures the terrible conditions inside, Kat's lawyer Richard Carlisle (Weaving) and ex-patriot Hal Stanton (Elliott) battle with the authorities to have her freed.
tt1349938 Being Human (2008) A werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost try to live together and get along.
tt1641388 Below Zero (2011) Based on true events, BELOW ZERO is a thriller with a 'Fargo' feel. It is the story of 'Jack the Hack', a less than average, but once successful screenwriter who now faces writer's block. Desperate to meet a career-saving deadline and lock out the distractions of his troubled life, Jack arranges to be left alone and locked inside a meat cooler, with only vegetarian meals and his imagination to inspire him. As the temperature drops, the lines between reality and fiction blur, and Jack's script comes dangerously to life. Will he make the most important deadline of his career? Or is Jack 'just a hack'? While writing the script, the actual screenwriter and producer of BELOW ZERO, Signe Olynyk, arranged to have herself physically locked in the meat freezer of an abandoned, remote slaughterhouse. That's partly how this story developed. It was filmed at the same location.
tt0251497 Big Brother (2000) Based on the Dutch series, thirteen strangers who are living in a studio-like house that's filled with cameras and microphones, compete in a series of physical and mental stunts, and some challenging trivia at a chance at $500,000 in this reality soap opera-like summer program. Thirteen of those house guests live in 13 different states. America will watch every single move they compete to be the last one standing, after having twelve house guests evicted. These strangers are the contestants who think they have absolutely nothing in common, and a few are in a shock for their lives. The house guests begin to introduce other people at the Big Brother house. It's the first time they will get to know each other and they're not allowed to say not one word with them until they are in the Big Brother house. The thirteen will be living in the same house for the following two months. They may either find their best friend or worst enemy in that group
tt0775352 Blame Game, (The) (2006) News and comedy collide in this comedy question time where members of the public pose their their burning questions of the week to a panel of comedians .
tt0054687 Blast of Silence (1961) Having been 'away' for some time, professional killer Frankie Bono returns to New York to do another job: assassinate some mid-level mobster. Although intending to avoid unnecessary 'contact' while carefully stalking his victim, Bono is recognized by an old fellow from the orphanage, whose calm and unambitious citizen's life and happy marriage contrast heavily with Bono's solitary and haunted existence. Exhausted and distracted, Bono makes another mistake, but his contract is not one to back out of.
tt0068286 Bless the Beasts and Children (1971) A group of social misfits band together and run away from summer camp. Along the way, they take up a crusade to save penned in buffaloes from a rifle club's slaughter.
tt1297919 Blitz (2011) Detective Sergeant Tom Brant is dispatched to take down a serial killer bent on killing off the police force one by one.
tt0040175 Blood on the Moon (1948) When a shady-looking stranger rides into town to join his old friend it is assumed he is a hired gun. But as the new man comes to realise the unlawful nature of his buddy's business and the way the homesteaders are being used, the two men become enemies.
tt0083156 Bloody Moon (1981) Miguel, a young man with a horribly disfigured face, goes on a rampage at a masquerade party and rapes a girl. He then brutally hacks up the young woman with a pair of scissors. Miguel is institutionalized at a mental asylum for five years. Afterward, he is released into the care of his sister, Manuela. Along with their wheelchair bound mother, they operate a boarding school for young woman, called Europe's International Youth-Club Boarding School of Languages, on the Spanish resort of Costa Del Sol. Miguel is intrigued by Angela, a long-haired brunette, whom he first saw on the train ride from the sanitarium. The creepy Miguel follows her around. Miguel meets with Manuela to request that they resume their incestuous relationship. She reminds him that it was this relationship that made him emotionally unstable five years earlier. She says they cannot because nobody understands them: "Only if we could get rid of everyone, then things could go back to the way they were." Then Angela's ...
tt0101050 Blossom (1990) Teenaged Blossom Russo lives with her single father, charming musician Nick Russo, who tries hard to be an exemplary parent, and her two elder brothers, the cool Anthony, the eldest, and sweet but rather weak and naive Joey. Her best friend, Six LeMeure, who is educationally neglected at her home and thus is almost always around at the Russos as well as at school, is the voice of mischief and thus often her partner in crime.
tt0088487 Blott on the Landscape (1985) Sir Giles Lynchwood has nearly got everything, he's rich, he's powerful (he's a Conservative MP) but two things annoy him. Firstly it's his house. It's a rotting manor house. And the second thing is his wife, Lady Maud Lynchwood. Strong-willed Maud wants to have kids with Giles (to carry on the family line) but Giles wouldn't have sex with Maud if she wasn't the last woman on Earth. He also cheats on Maud with Mrs Forthby. Giles thinks up a plan to get rid of the house. He convinces the Government to build the extension of a motorway (highway) through the grounds and through the house itself. Maud finds out about this and is determined to stay in her house. She dreams of divorcing Giles and with the aid of her foreign handyman, Blott (who has a mysterious past but owes Maud's father a big debt) sets out to stop the motorway and tries to turn the manor into a safari zoo. But Giles and Dundridge, the motorway controller, have other ideas...
tt0038369 Blue Dahlia, (The) (1946) When Johnny comes home from the navy he finds his wife Helen kissing her substitute boyfriend Eddie, the owner of the Blue Dahlia nightclub. Helen admits her drunkenness caused their son's death. He pulls a gun on her but decides she's not worth it. Later, Helen is found dead and Johnny is the prime suspect.
tt0296310 Blue Planet, (The) (2001) Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.
tt0979432 Boardwalk Empire (2010) Set in the Prohibition era of the 1920s Boardwalk Empire is the story of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, the treasurer of Atlantic County, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Due to his relationships with mobsters as well as political contacts, the Federal Government start to take an interest in him. His lavish lifestyle seems at odds with his position, and as well as his connections, there is prolific bootlegging in the area.
tt1587669 Body of Proof (2011) Having lost her medical license in the aftermath of a family tragedy, Megan Hunt M.D. joined the medical examiners and proved herself a forensic genius.
tt0041196 Bomba, the Jungle Boy (1949) George Harland and his daughter Patricia are in the African jungle to photograph animals. They discover something altogether different when they find a young white boy living there. When Patricia is separated from her father, she is rescued by Bomba who it turns out, has been living there since the age of 2. They have a number of adventures together with Patricia trying to explain to Bomba about the outside world, something he has difficulty imagining. They come to the rescue of her father and the rest when they are attacked by unfriendly tribesmen.
tt0034540 Boogie Man Will Get You, (The) (1942) Winnie Slade, a young divorcee, buys an old historic house from nutty Professor Billings, who lives there with his daffy housekeeper and bizarre neighbors, in order to convert it into a hotel. She allows them to continue to live on the property - unaware that the Professor continues to experiment unsuccessfully on traveling salesmen, the bodies of whom have filled the cellar. They are joined by a variety of eccentric characters including a quack doctor who doubles as the town's sheriff, Winnie's frenetic ex-husband, an oddball choreographer, a punchdrunk traveling salesman, and a lunatic escapee from the Italian army.
tt0276650 Book Group, (The) (2002) American Clare Pettengill, newly arrived in Glasgow, starts up a book group in order to make some new friends. The group consists of three unhappy European football wives, a pretentious drug-addict student, a closet-homosexual football enthusiast, and a kind and gentle struggling author in a wheelchair. Each week they meet to read and discuss a new book, which always affects or influences each of the group's lives in some way.
tt0090400 Boon (1986) Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen who start out in business together, initially in Birmingham and later in Nottingham. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken works his way up from odd-job man to private investigator while Harry runs two hotels, a ballroom, a country club and finally a security firm. Over the years they are assisted by Doreen Evans, Rocky Cassidy, Debbie Yates, Margaret Daly, Laura Marsh and Alex Wilton.
tt0896527 Border, (The) (2008) A fast-paced series set in Toronto in a paranoid post 9/11 world concerned with one topic - The Border, with its security crises, terrorist infiltrations, cross-border police actions, and trafficking in everything from enriched uranium to abducted children.
tt0041198 Border Incident (1949) To penetrate a gang exploiting illegal Mexican farmworkers smuggled into California (and leaving no live witnesses), Mexican federal agent Pablo Rodriguez poses as an ignorant bracero, while his American counterpart Jack Bearnes works from outside. Soon, both are in deadly danger from the ringleader, sinister rancher Owen Parkson, and find night on the farm to be full of shadowy film-noir menace...
tt0026129 Bordertown (1935) Johnny Ramirez rises from bouncer to partner in Charlie Roark's border town casino. Charlie's wife Marie loves Johnny, but Johnny loves society woman Dale. Marie kills her husband, making it look like suicide. She tells Johnny she committed murder for him and, still rejected .....
tt0052453 Bourbon Street Beat (1959) A former New Orleans cop partners with an Ivy League lawyer to open up a private detective agency with offices on the city's famed Bourbon Street.
tt0086675 Box of Delights, (The) (1984) Based on the classic children's novel by John Masefield, the story follows the exploits of a young boy, Kay Harker, who finds himself drawn into a world of magic and danger when he encounters an old Punch and Judy man.
tt1456060 Boy Wonder (2010) A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? As the boundaries of right-and-wrong blur, Sean's dual life wears on his psyche. Boy Wonder challenges morality, distorting perceptions of what is right and what is justified, as it races to its shocking conclusion.
tt0118273 Brass Eye (1997) Controversal spoof of current-affairs TV and the role of celebrity in the UK.
tt0145600 Brave New World (1998) In a futuristic totalitarian society, people have no control of their lives and/or destiny.
tt1630574 Breaking In (2011) A high-tech security firm takes extreme, and often questionable, measures to sell their protection services.
tt0207261 Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed (1997) The following "big" secrets are revealed: Lady to a Tiger in a Cage, Levitating a Lady, Chinese Lantern (From Shadow to Flesh), Zig Zag Lady, Exploding Crate, Sawing a Lady in Half, Lady in a Sword Basket, Elephant Vanishing from a Cage.
tt0854119 Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed 2 (1998) The "big" secrets revealed: Crushing a Lady, Teleporting Lady, Tranced Lady of Steel, Walking Through a Wall, Animating a Suit of Armor, Shooting an Arrow Through a Lady, Switching Places with Executioner, Box of Pain, Water Torture Escape.
tt0913410 Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed 3 (1998) The "big" secrets revealed: Escape from the Impaling Bed, The Stretch(ing Lady), Throwing Knives, Haunted (Doll)House, Catching a Bullet, The Mismatched Girl (in a stack of boxes), Vanishing Tank.
tt1428533 Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed 5 - Escape from the Ice (2002) The big secrets: Making a 65-ton truck disappear, Death-defying escape from a cell, Slicing a woman in two with a buzz-saw, Vanishing a girl into thin air, Levitating a woman on the bristles of a broom, Surviving being frozen for a week.
tt0052454 Brenner (1959) Roy is a hardened twenty year cop with the NYPD; his son Ernie is an idealistic rookie. Together they face and learn from their different views of life and work.
tt0037557 Brewster's Millions (1945) Monty Brewster is a pennyless, former U.S. Army soldier back from World War II Europe who learns that he has inherited $8 million from a distant relative. But there's a catch: he must spend $1 million of that money in less than two months before his 30th birthday in order to inherit the rest. But since he cannot tell anyone about him spending the money as part of the agreement, everyone thinks that Brewster has flipped when he practically knocks himself out on a spending spree to get rid of the $1 million in time.
tt1733785 Bridge, (The) (2011) When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén must share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
tt0052654 Bridge, (The) (1959) A group of German boys is ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of enthusiasm for the "blood and honor" Nazi ideology, stay to defend the useless bridge.
tt0039220 Brighton Rock (1947) Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie orders the murder of a rival, Fred, the police believe it to be suicide. This doesn't convince Ida Arnold, who was with Fred just before he died, and she sets out to find the truth. She comes across naive waitress Rose, who can prove that Fred was murdered. In an attempt to keep Rose quiet Pinkie marries her. But with his gang beginning to doubt his ability, and his rivals taking over his business, Pinkie starts to become more desperate and violent.
tt0165564 Brimstone (1998) Ezekial Stone, a former cop, planted evidence on his wife's rapist who was subsequently convicted. While imprisoned, the rapist was killed. Later, Stone was killed by a criminal. He is sent to Hell for his crime. However, 113 evil souls have escaped, and the Devil sends him back to Earth to recover them. Both Stone and the escaped souls can only be harmed or killed by each other, and they can be sent back to Hell if their eyes (the "windows to the soul") are destroyed. If Stone can recover all 113, then he'll be given a second chance at life...or so the Devil says.
tt1034201 Britain's Got Talent (2007) Amateur singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, ventriloquists and novelty acts perform for a live audience and a panel of three judges. If all three judges buzz them off they must stop their act.
tt0048848 Broken Arrow (1956) Indian Agent Tom Jeffords makes friends with Chief Cochise, becoming a blood brother of the Apache. Together they fight white schemers and renegade Indians.
tt0106486 Broken Chain, (The) (1993) The story of 2 Iroquis brothers caught in the midst of the Revolutionary War.
tt0090404 Brush Strokes (1986) Jacko is a house painter who "appreciates" women. He sees the best in each one of them, and they in turn, like him. Will he find true love ? Will he settle down as he gets older ?
tt1682181 Bully (2011) BULLY is the first feature documentary film to show how we've all been affected by bullying, whether we've been victims, perpetrators or stood silent witness. BULLY opens on the first day of school. For a lot of kids, the only thing that's certain is that this year, like every other, bullying will be a big part of whatever meets them at their school's front doors. ...
tt1181795 Bunraku (2010) In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter, a bartender and a young samurai plot revenge against a ruthless leader and his army of thugs, headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins.
tt0023858 Busy Bodies (1933) It's a typical day at the woodshop for Stanley and Oliver, getting jammed in windows, puncturing water pipes, getting stuck to glue brushes, having tiffs with their co-workers, and finally getting their car cut in half in a giant band-saw.
tt0101524 By the Sword (1991) A mysterious man, Suba, gets himself a job at a fencing academy, and as he learns the way of the students, the school, and its maestro, they learn that there's more to him than meets the eye. He gains (or regains?) his fencing skills and his philosophy of teaching clashes with the maestro's. As they are thrown into conflict, Suba and the maestro's past appear to be linked. And the resolution of their mysterious relationship may be a duel to the death.
tt0120932 Call Me Mister (1986) Australian ex-cop Bartholomew (Bisley) goes to Britain when he discovers he is heir to a family title, not really getting on with his newly discovered family he starts working as a private Detective.
tt0071270 Callan (1974) David Callan, top agent/assassin for the S.I.S., was forced to retire because he had lost his nerve. Now, Callan is called back into service to handle the assassination of Schneider, a German businessman. His former boss promises Callan that he'll be returned to active status if he follows orders, but as always Callan refuses to act until he knows why Schneider has been marked for death. This film is a remake of the same story presented in "A Magnum for Schneider."
tt0061238 Callan (1967) David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This bleak, "Spy who Came in from the Cold"-style espionage drama concentrates on the seamy underside of covert operations: assassinations, blackmail and dirty dealing.
tt2180809 Canada's Got Talent (2012) 3 judges, Martin Short, Meahsa Brueggergosman and Stephen Moccio travel across Canada to find the countries best talent.
tt2076431 Canada's Greatest Know It All (2012) For each season of the show, a group of self-professed know-it-alls are recruited to be competitors to determine who is Canada's Greatest Know-It-All. The tasks the competitors are asked to do tests not only their knowledge in a wide range of topic areas, but often how to apply that knowledge in achieving a desired end goal better or faster than their fellow competitors. In each elimination, the competitors are either placed into teams or work as individuals in two specific challenges. For each of the two challenges, one person from the losing team or the losing competitor if they are working as individuals is sent to the danger zone for potential elimination. In the danger zone, the two competitors generally face off head-to-head in another individual challenge, the loser who is eliminated from the competition. The last competitor standing is crowned Canada's Greatest Know-It-All for that season.
tt1593823 Cape, (The) (2011) Vince Faraday is a cop who has been framed for murder leading him to fall off the grid and become the super hero known only as "The Cape"
tt0799862 Caprica (2009) Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on a peaceful planet known as Caprica, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences. A spin-off of the Sci Fi Channel series "Battlestar Galactica" set 50 years prior to the events of that show.
tt0056277 Captain Clegg [Night Creatures] (1962) 18th Century costume melodrama of skulduggery on the low seas, in which the Royal Crown, suspecting smuggling, send Captain Collier and crew to investigate. Mysterious swamp phantoms muddy the water as Captain Collier suspects that the odd village vicar might be hiding something.
tt0044480 Carbine Williams (1952) This is the story of David Marshall 'Marsh' Williams, the real life inventor of the world famous M-1 Carbine automatic rifle used in WWII. It all started when Marsh, who was one to do things his way, was caught distilling moonshine, and was accused and convicted of shooting a federal officer in the process. This at first placed him in the chain gang which labeled him as a hard case. Later, to make room for those more deserving, he was moved to a prison farm, where he came under the direction of Captain H.T. Peoples. The Captain was a mild mannered warden, who did not shy from discipline when necessary, but also believed that given the opportunity, most men will respond to good. Believing that Marsh was just such a person, the Captain gave him every opportunity to reform, so much so, that he eventually allowed Marsh to work in the tool shop on his spare time to develop and build by hand, a working rifle, inside the prison farm.
tt0085297 Carmen (1983) A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer).
tt0061240 Carol Burnett Show, (The) (1967) Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.
tt0060330 Carry On: Don't Lose Your Head [Carry on Pimpernel] (1966) The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon themselves to aid there French counterparts. Sir Rodney is a master of disguise, and becomes "the black fingernail", scourge of Camembert and Bidet, leaders of the French secret police...
tt0060214 Carry on Screaming! (1966) The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant Bung is on the case, and he doesn't have a clue! In this send up of the Hammer Horror movies, there are send-ups of all the horror greats from Frankenstein to Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde.
tt1748888 Case Histories (2011) Former soldier and policeman, Jackson Brodie, becomes a private investigator.
tt0051263 Casey Jones (1957) Television version of the classic train story of Casey Jones, the engineer of the steam-engine powered "Cannonball Express".
tt0872190 Cash (2008) A priceless diamond is up for grabs. An amazing heist has taken place. The payment is made. The buyer is waiting. Then things go horribly wrong. Marked notes lead to a trail of cold bloody murder and ruthless double cross. Now they're fighting for their lives.
tt1219024 Castle (2009) After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes. A "guy's guy", he proves popular with the male team members, but immediately offends the sensibilities of the team leader, Detective Kate Beckett. Though she'll never admit it, he slowly wins her over with his innovative approach to crime solving. He brings to the table skills the others don't have: contacts in Manhattan high society, free-form creative thinking, and years of developing believable fictional characters that have inadvertently molded him into a natural criminal profiler. But life is not all crime fighting adventure for this wealthy playboy: his relationship with Beckett becomes even more strained when he unveils a new series of detective novels featuring a racy character based on her...
tt0096555 Casualty (1986) Drama depicting the private and working lives of the patients, doctors, nurses and others attending a small but frantically busy accident and emergency department of the large Holby General hospital.
tt0031143 Cat and the Canary, (The) (1939) Ten years have passed since the death of millionaire, Cyrus Norman. Cosby, Cyrus' attorney, has gathered Cyrus' 6 remaining relatives to his New Orleans' mansion for Cyrus' "reading of the will". To the others disappointment, Joyce is the sole heir, but, due to a streak of insanity running in the family, a second will has been made in case Joyce falls victim to it. This puts Joyce in danger. Suddenly, Miss Lu, Cyrus' maid, appears and warns them that the spirits have told her that one of them will die that night. Following this, Hendrick, a prison guard, warns them that, "The Cat", a homicidal maniac has escaped. This sets up Cyrus' relatives with a night filled with murders, mysteries and intrigue.
tt0279550 Celebrity Big Brother (2001) A group of celebrities subject themselves to the Big Brother treatment. For several weeks cameras follow their every move. The housemates nominate people to be evicted, but it is the viewers at home who have the final say via a telephone vote.
tt0062551 Champions, (The) (1968) Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate some potentially lethal experiments in Communist China, but during their escape, their plane was damaged. They crashed into a remote part of the Himalayas where they were rescued by members an unknown civilization. They came away from the encounter with superhuman powers--telepathy, superior strength, memory, etc.--and returned to the outside world as "Champions of law, order and justice".
tt1591468 Chaos (2011) Rogue CIA agents battle the bureaucracy.
tt0028707 Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937) Chan is on a gambling vacation in Monaco. He is called upon to solve two murders. One is a casino messenger on his way to Paris with a million dollars in bonds. The other is a two-bit Chicago gangster recently tending bar in a Monte Carlo hotel. Everyone is suspect and a third of the dialogue is in French.
tt0027439 Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936) Charlie receives fourteen free passes to the circus for him and his entire family but soon realizes that there are strings attached as the big top's co-owner asks his guest to investigate threatening letters that he's received. Before the famous detective can, the man is murdered. Charlie soon finds out that the co-owner was not a particularly pleasant or well-liked individual, and among the many suspects are his partner, a snake charmer and the menagerie's gorilla. Son Lee, usually an enthusiastic assistant for his father, is distracted by the show's beautiful contortionist.
tt0028708 Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937) When an experimental plane is hijacked and its pilot murdered, the new guidance system that will allow it to fly unmanned is stolen. Charlie traces the strategically important invention to the current summer Olympic games in Berlin, where myriad spies, enemy agents, and hard-core criminals are ruthlessly pursuing it in order to sell it to another government. Charlie's son Lee, a member of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, is on hand to help his father recover the device and solve the mystery.
tt0027441 Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936) While steaming from Honolulu to Los Angeles the owner of a prize racehorse headed for the Santa Anita Handicap is killed, apparently kicked to death by his stallion. Not so, deduces Charlie. Leter he exposes efforts to fix a race at the famous track.
tt0031148 Charlie Chan in City in Darkness (1939) Chan goes to Paris for a reunion with friends from World War I. There he investigates the murder of a munitions manufacturer who was supplying arms to the enemy. At the end Charlie preaches to us about the dangers of peace conferences.
tt0026197 Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935) An X-ray machine reveals the presence of a corpse in an Egyptian sarcophagus. It is not that of the ancient high priest. Instead the body is that of the archaeologist who was thought to be on a trip to the Upper Nile, but is now found murdered.
tt0024968 Charlie Chan in London (1934) After receiving congratulations from the Home Secretary for solving his most recent case, Charlie is sought out by Pamela Gray, a beautiful but desperate young socialite whose brother Paul awaits execution for the murder of a weapons inventor. She is so convinced of his innocence that she becomes distraught when she overhears Neil Howard, her brother's lawyer and her fiancee, confide to the detective his belief in his client's guilt. Angered at this disclosure, she returns his ring and breaks off the engagement. Although the execution will take place in 65 hours, Charlie pledges to expose the murderer. All potential suspects are reassembled in the country mansion of family friend Geoffrey Richmond, where the murder took place, as Charlie tries to expose the real murderer before time runs out.
tt0032325 Charlie Chan in Panama (1940) Charlie impersonates a shop owner to foil an espionage plot which would destroy part of the Panama Canal, trapping a Navy fleet on its way to the Pacific after maneuvers in the Atlantic.
tt0031149 Charlie Chan in Reno (1939) Mary Whitman has gone to Reno to obtain a divorce. While there she is arrested on suspicion of murdering a fellow guest at her hotel (which specializes in divorcers). There are many others at the hotel who wanted the victim out of the way. Charlie comes from his home in Honolulu to solve the murder.
tt0026199 Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935) On his return to China, Charlie is honored at a Shanghai banquet for his many accomplishments. Prior to his speech Sir Stanley Woodland, a prominent official in the colony, confides to Charlie that he has discovered some sinister activities and wants to share the information with the detective as soon as they are alone. When Sir Stanley is silenced by a booby-trapped box, Charlie seeks to discover the undivulged secret as well as the killer. Along with Col. Watkins, the police commissioner, and G-Man James Andrews, Charlie works to expose an international opium-smuggling ring operating out of Shanghai. With the help of son Lee, he survives a kidnapping and murder attempt while exposing the identity of the head of the drug ring.
tt0021668 Charlie Chan in the Black Camel (1931) Movie star Sheila Fayne is seeing wealthy Alan Jaynes while filming in Honolulu, Hawaii, but won't marry him without consulting famed psychic Tanaverro first. Tanaverro confronts her about the unsolved murder of fellow film star Denny Mayo three years earlier, and she decides to reject Jaynes' proposal. When Sheila is found shot to death in her beach-front pavilion, Charlie Chan of the Honolulu Police investigates.
tt0040347 Charlie Chan in the Feathered Serpent (1948) In order to learn the location of a fabled Aztec treasure, a professor kidnaps his colleague, the only man able to read the ancient Aztec script that is supposed to reveal the location of the treasure. Charlie Chan and his #1 and #2 sons journey to the jungles of Mexico to find the victim and bring the kidnapper and his gang to justice.
tt0028709 Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) Billie Bronson secretes a package in the trunk of Charlie Chan aboard a New York-bound transatlantic liner. Chan and his number one son, Lee are met at the pier by Inspector Nelson and two rival reporters, Joan Wendall and Speed Patton. Bille, having left the country hurriedly a year ago when sought as a material witness in a political scandal, has returned to "blow the lid off the town." She follows the Chans to their hotel and attempts to regain her package from the trunk, only to be interrupted by Lee. She then goes to the "Hottentot Club", where "candid-camera night" is in full progress, followed by Lee. Already present are Joan and Speed. Billie is mysteriously murdered and Charlie is summoned from a police banquet in his honor. Present in the room with the body are club manager Johnny Burke
tt0032326 Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940) On a cruise ship from Honolulu to San Francisco, the famous Chinese detective encounters four more murders while trying to figure out the murder of a Scotland Yard friend.
tt0053491 Checkmate (1960) Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.
tt0047935 Chief Crazy Horse [Valley of Fury] (1955) When young Crazy Horse, of whom great things were predicted, wins his bride, rival Little Big Man goes to villainous traders with evidence of gold in the sacred Lakota burial ground. Of course, a new gold rush starts despite all treaties, and Crazy Horse becomes military leader of his people. Initial Indian victories lead to the inevitable result. Uniquely, all is told from the Indian perspective.
tt0084997 Chiefs (1983) This series tells the story of a southern town's police chiefs and the serial murderer who confounds them. Will Henry Lee is the first chief, an easygoing man who works to establish the position while the murderer begins his havoc. The second is a violent racist who stumbles about his job as the murderer continues his. Tyler Watts is the final chief in the story, an African-American cop who must deal with the virulent racism of his community while he puts together the pieces to finally bring the murderer to justice.
tt0075491 Children of the Stones (1977) Scientist Adam Brake and his son Matthew arrive in the sleepy English village of Milbury to find it under the grip of weird psychic powers unleashed by the sinister village squire, Hendrick, and whose power they struggle to break.
tt0059012 Chimes at Midnight (1965) Sir John Falstaff is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare's 'Henry IV' and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff's career as young Prince Hal's drinking companion. The massive knight roisters with and without the prince, philosophizes comically, goes to war (in his own fashion), and meets his final disappointment, set in a real-looking late-medieval England.
tt0094433 China Beach (1988) A drama series set at an American base during the Vietnam War, showing the doctors, nurses, soldiers and even USO entertainers stationed at the base, as they try to cope with the horrors and stresses of the war around them.
tt0202722 Chocky (1984) The strange friendship between a young boy of the Earth and a extra-terrestrial from the outer space.
tt0090836 Choke Canyon (1986) Pilgrim Corporation has leased Choke Canyon to research physicist David Lowell for 99 years. Lowell has built an impressive research laboratory there. When Pilgrim suddenly needs Choke Canyon for toxic waste storage, they resort to violence to force Lowell out. However, Pilgrim Corportation vastly underestimates Lowell, who is a tenacious, principled, and ingenious man.
tt0242733 Chronicle, (The) [News from the Edge] (2001) Tucker Burns is a qualified reporter who can't get a job. He applies for a job at the World Chronicle, where they are delighted to have an over-qualified (by their standards!) reporter on staff. It turns out that all the stories the Chronicle reports are true, but written as tabloid articles so that the public can slowly get acclimated to such things. Aided by photographer Wes and alien abductee/reporter Grace, and backed by his mysterious boss Donald Stern, Tucker investigates, ghosts, aliens, and other supernatural phenomena.
tt0934814 Chuck (2007) Since geeky Chuck accidentally became the mental host of the Intersect, an unprecedentedly powerful computer mind containing all information available to the US government, he's a primordial national security asset and risk. So CIA and NSA each appoint a top agent to guard Chuck, and often get involved with him in spy adventures. Meanwhile his identity must be kept secret from Chuck's sister, her perfect partner Devon, both surgeons, and Chuck's goofy colleagues in Buy More, the Burbank electronics store where he works as a cover.
tt0061241 Cimarron Strip (1967) Marshal Jim Crown must enforce the law in the strip of land lying between Kansas Territory and the Indian territory in the late 19th century. He is aided by the Scot, Mac Gregor, and the photographer, Francis Wilde. Easterner Dulcey has inherited her late father's inn.
tt1415256 Citizen Jane (2009) Jane Alexander, an attractive, athletic San Francisco woman, is enjoying a comfortable life in Pacific Heights with the man she loves, handsome, charismatic Tom O'Donnell. Jane's idyllic life is shattered when her beloved Aunt Gertrude McCabe is brutally murdered in San Jose. Jane's heartbreak turns to horror when a brilliant police detective, Jack Morris, finally convinces her that the killer is none other than her beloved boyfriend, Tom O'Donnell. Jane embarks on an epic journey to track down and convict the wily and resourceful O'Donnell, astonishing both police and prosecutors for her shrewdness and tenacity.
tt0075492 Citizen Smith (1977) Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting London, a self proclaimed Urban Guerilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. Leading a small group called the Tooting Popular Front with aspirations to create a communist Britain. Although through being thoroughly disorganised his chances range from slim to none.
tt0098769 Civil War, (The) [The American Civil War] (1990) This highly acclaimed mini series traces the course of the U.S. Civil War from the abolitionist movement through all the major battles to the death of President Lincoln and the beginnings of Reconstruction. The story is mostly told in the words of the participants themselves, through their diaries, letters, and Visuals are usually still photographs and illustrations of the time, and the soundtrack is likewise made up of war-era tunes played on period instruments. Several modern-day historians offer periodic comment and insight on the war's causes and events.
tt0094437 Clarence (1988) Clarence is a myopic delivery man who retires to the countryside, and goes from one mishap to another due to his short-sightedness
tt0038419 Cluny Brown (1946) Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate. While there, she becomes friendly with Adam Belinski, a charming Czech refugee. She also becomes interested in a dull shopkeeper named Mr. Wilson. Belinski soon falls in love with Cluny and tries to keep her from marrying Wilson.
tt0105973 Cobra (1993) When the traditional judicial system fails, there is an alternative: a special government agency that focuses on the victims.
tt0458254 Colbert Report, (The) (2005) An, offshoot of The Daily Show, The Colbert Report (the Ts in Colbert and in Report are silent) is a parody of shows like "The O'Reilly Factor." Colbert begins the show with teasers about the show's content and then the credits go by, with a giant eagle and the stars and stripes featured predominantly. Colbert will pepper commentaries with phrases like, "Look, I don't have time to read books," or, "President Bush isn't a head thinker, he's a gut thinker." Aspects of talking head programs are exaggerated and Colbert presents a host overwhelmed by his own importance. He is ikely to begin an interview by asking a guest something like, "Explain evolution in 20 seconds," or "Isn't everyone who disagrees with the president guilty of treason?"
tt0068059 Colditz (1972) This grim and claustrophobic drama chronicles the lives of the prisoners in Colditz Castle from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk until the liberation of the castle by the Americans in 1945. Colditz was a "special" camp, designed by the Nazis to hold high-risk and politically important prisoners. Many of the series' plots are based on real events.
tt1734122 Collapsed, (The) (2011) In the wake of the end of the world, a family of four desperately tries to survive against insurmountable odds. Their goal: escaping the city and traveling to the rural community they once called home, Dover's Bend. The constant threat of a violent death forcing them to stay as far away from civilization as possible, they take to the forest, soon to discover the danger posed by other survivors may be the least of their worries.
tt0380869 Collector, (The) (2004) Centuries ago, Morgan Pym made a deal with Satan: his soul, in exchange for 10 years with his one true love. After she died, Morgan - desperate to avoid eternity in hell - agreed to become a Collector, charged with collecting souls from those who'd made deals with Satan. Morgan's deal with the devil includes one additional clause: Morgan is allowed 48 hours with each client to try and redeem them before they are condemned to hell...
tt0041253 Colorado Territory [North of the Rio Grande] (1949) Outlaw Wes McQueen is sprung from jail to help pull one last railroad job. He doesn't like his new partners - except dance-hall girl Colorado - and anyway fancies Julie Ann newly arrived from the east to set up home with her father. Maybe time to get out. Unfortunately he also has a $10,000 reward on his head, dead or alive.
tt0820392 Come Dine with Me (2005) A group of five strangers, each an amateur chef, compete to host the best dinner party, each party solely for the competitors and to be held on consecutive evenings. With a set amount of money provided for the party, each host must submit a menu in advance of the week, the menu to consist of at least a starter, a main and a dessert/pudding. At the end of each party, each guest rates the party on a scale of one to ten inclusive. Each guest can use whatever criteria he/she deems important to rate the party, the quality of the food only being one possible factor. At the end of the last party, the host of that party gets the voting results, which he/she reads to the other competitors. The competitor with the highest score wins £1,000.
tt1985970 Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen (2011) It's Charlie Sheen's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.
tt0056943 Comedy of Terrors, (The) (1963) Waldo Trumbull, an undertaker who hasn't had any 'customers' in a long time is forced the pay one year's back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people in order to get new clients.
tt0043425 Comin' Round the Mountain (1951) Bud Abbot and Lou Costello get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions.
tt1210801 Command Performance (2009) A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the head liner American pop-star Venus and the Russian President with his family hostage. Help is on the way when the drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker played by Lundgren, and a young Russian F.S.B. agent team up to fight back. But our two heroes are seriously outnumbered and things aren't as simple as they appear when old ghosts from the Soviet Union appear to haunt the present in this fast paced action piece.
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tt0124253 Commercial Breakdown (1989) A comedienne looks at amusing TV commercials.
tt0101069 Commish, (The) (1991) Slightly offbeat television police comedy/drama. Tony Scali is the police commissioner in a small town, where solutions to difficult situations often require considerable creativity. Tony's easygoing manner and clever intellect are much more useful to him than weapons or brute force in his fight against crime
tt0397138 Corner Gas (2004) Popular comedian Brent Butt returns to small town Saskatchewan to portray the life he would have led had he gotten a real job - pumping gas at Corner Gas. Each episode of Corner Gas delivers a half-hour of comedic voyeurism in a place where everyone knows everyone else's business. The series is set in the fictional town of Dog River Saskatchewan, and focuses on the life (or lack thereof) of gas station owner Brent LeRoy, coffee shop proprietor Lacey Burrows and the folks who populate the area. Dog River is a nice town, but far from the quaint and idyllic little burgs we're used to seeing on TV.
tt0052455 Coronado 9 (1960) A former Naval intelligence officer works as a private detective in San Diego, California.
tt0180348 Corridor People, (The) (1966) A short-lived surreal detective adventure centred around the exploits of security agents Scrotty & Kronk and their battles with the evil but seductive Syrie Van Epp.
tt0063886 Counterstrike (1969) Simon King, an alien agent from the Inter Galactic Council, is sent to Earth on a mission to stop unscrupulous refugees from a dying planet from wiping out Mankind and taking over the planet Earth.
tt0059976 Court Martial (1965) During World War II this crack team from the Judge Advocate General's office investigates crime all over Europe and then proceeds to the court-martial itself.
tt0063887 Courtship of Eddie's Father, (The) (1969) Widower Tom Corbett must raise his son Eddie (originally seven) who is always scheming to get his dad remarried. Tom is a magazine publisher, Mrs. Livingston is his housekeeper, Tina is Tom's secretary, Norman is a photographer, and Joey is a friend of Eddie's.
tt1495708 Covert Affairs (2010) A young CIA operative/trainee, Annie Walker, is sent into the field to work for the DPD (Domestic Protection Division). August Anderson is a blind tech operative, and is Walker's guide in her new life in the CIA. Walker's cover story is that she works at the Smithsonian Museum.
tt0096056 Crime and Punishment (2002) A modern day adaptation of Dostoyevsky's classic novel about a young student who is forever haunted by the murder he has committed.
tt0118292 Crime Traveller (1997) Detective Jeff Slade teams up with scientist Holly Turner, who has created a time machine that can travel back a matter of hours. Together they solve mysteries using the device.
tt0346806 Cruise of the Gods (2002) Andy (Brydon) is a struggling actor who has never quite reached the success of his first role as Romak in sci-fi series Children Of Castor. When he finds himself as a hotel porter he decides it time to go on that fan-club cruise he's been putting off for a while. Whilst there he meets Nick (Coogan), his co-star from the TV series. Nick is now a Hollywood success staring in Sherlock Holmes...In Miami. This is the story of the cruise and the surprising events that happen along the way.
tt0428441 Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing, (The) (2004) Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.
tt0115147 Daily Show, (The) (1996) Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to news stories, the Daily Show also has celebrities (and semi-celebrities) on for interviews with the host, Jon Stewart. Lampooning everything from televangelists to Charlton Heston ("I did not play a homo in Ben-Hur"), and shamelessly assigning faux-news epithets ("Newt Gingrich: Giant Toddler") Kilborn, Winstead, and the crew actually manage to report some real news from time to time.
tt0056747 Dakotas, (The) (1963) Marshal Ragan and his deputies maintain the peace in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory.
tt0914387 Damages (2007) Bright and sharp law school graduate Ellen Parsons becomes the protégée of the successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator Patricia Hewes. But nothing is what it seems.
tt0075909 Damnation Alley [Survival Run] (1977) A small group of survivors at a military installation who survived World War 3 attempt to drive across the desolate wasteland to where they hope more survivors are living. Hopefully their specially built vehicles will protect them against the freakish weather mutated plant and animal life and other dangers along the way.
tt0463398 Dancing with the Stars (2005) U.S. reality show based on the British series "Strictly Come Dancing," where celebrities partner up with professional dancers and compete against each other in weekly elimination rounds to determine a winner.
tt0026261 Dangerous (1935) Dan Bellows finds former stage star Joyce Heath a penniless drunk and takes her to his Connecticut home for rehabilitation. Unaware that she is married to Gordon, he asks his fiancée Gail to free him and offers to sponsor Joyce in a play. When Gordon refuses to give Joyce a divorce, she runs the car into a tree crippling him. Joyce urges Dan return to Gail, opens her play, and begs Gordon for forgiveness.
tt0044257 Dangerous Assignment (1952) The Commissioner sent US special agent Steve Mitchell to exotic locales where he encounters adventure and international intrigue, all played out using extreme violence.
tt0045669 Dangerous Crossing (1953) A young bride is set to begin her honeymoon aboard a luxury liner. Her happiness does not last when she finds that her husband has disappeared. Trouble is, no one else ever saw him board the ship with her and his name has mysteriously dropped from the passenger list.
tt0038449 Dangerous Money (1946) A treasury agent traveling aboard a ocean liner confides to fellow passenger Charlie Chan that he's on the trail of a counterfeiting ring operating from the South Pacific and has survived two recent attempts on his life. Chan helps him avoid a third but is helpless to prevent a knife thrown in his back in the ship's club room. Although the ship will be docking shortly in Samoa, Charlie is confident that he will unmask the killer before then. Among the suspects are an elitist reverend and his wife, a beautiful young woman traveling with forged papers, a shady loudmouth of a salesman, a larcenous ship's steward, and a professional knife-thrower.
tt0056748 Danny Kaye Show, (The) (1963) Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.
tt0053497 Dante (1960) Willie Dante carries his shady history, and old-time buddies Biff and Stewart, into the operation of his legit San Francisco nightclub. Neither the cops nor the badguys really believe he's done with the underworld however. Much humor.
tt0038452 Dark Alibi (1946) Three men are convicted of bank robberies, the main evidence against them being that their fingerprints were found at the scenes. However, Charlie Chan believes them to be innocent, and his investigation reveals that they are indeed innocent and that their fingerprints were forged and planted in the prison files to frame them. Charlie sets out to uncover the real bank robbers.
tt0038455 Dark Mirror, (The) (1946) A woman suspected of murdering her doctor boyfriend has an identical twin sister. When both twins have an alibi for the night of the murder, a psychiatrist is called in to assist a detective in solving the case. Through a series of tests, he discovers which twin actually committed the crime and in the course of his investigation he falls in love with the normal twin.
tt1093357 Darkest Hour, (The) (2011) The American software designers Sean and Ben travel to Moscow to sell their software to investors. However, their Swedish partner Skyler pulls a fast one on Sean and Ben, and they are out of the business. They go to a nightclub, where they meet American Natalie and Australian Anne and they flirt with the girls and see Skyler in the club. Out of the blue, the population is surprised by lights, which they mistake for natural phenomena. But soon, they learn that the lights are aliens invading Earth and using power supply to annihilate mankind. Sean, Ben, Natalie, Anne and Skyler hide in the kitchen and when they leave the place, they seek out survivors on the street. Are they the last people on Earth?
tt0081849 Darkroom (1981) A weekly horror anthology series hosted by white-maned James Coburn. The 60-minute episodes feature two or three short tales, each with a twist in the ending.
tt0801425 Day Break (2006) Brett Hopper is a police detective. One day when the day begins, he notices a few unusual things, and when he goes home, he is arrested. He is told that he's the suspect in the murder of a D.A. whom he says that he doesn't know. While in his holding cell, he is taken out and brought somewhere, where a man whom he doesn't know tells him something. That's when the sun goes down. He then wakes up and discovers he is reliving the same day. Armed with what little he has learned, he tries to find out why he is being framed, but then the day ends and begins another repetition.
tt0176365 Day of the Roses, (The) (2001) On January 18th, 1977, a crowded commuter train heading for Sydney, came off the track and struck the pillars of an overhead road bridge, crushing part of the train and killing 83 passengers and injuring more than 200 others. This story follows the inquiry into the crash with flash-backs to the main story, and the efforts of the rescuers to free the injured victims.
tt1079444 Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009) After the departure of Rube Sofer, a new head reaper named Cameron Kane takes over. He's a slick businessman who couldn't care less about helping the newly dead. Chaos ensues and brings out the worst in Daisy and Mason who begin drinking anew. George and Reggie re-connect for the first time when George reaps a new friend of Reggie.
tt0033519 Dead Men Tell (1941) Just as elderly Miss Nodbury is ready to leave on a treasure hunt for a family fortune, she is scared to death by the ghost of a pirate ancestor. Charlie Chan investigates the rest of the clan.
tt1650042 Dead Season (2012) When a worldwide viral outbreak leads to a plague of zombies scouring the earth for the living, two survivors flee the chaos of America to a remote island, where they find the other people already on the island less than friendly.
tt1285482 Dead Set (2008) It's eviction night at the Big Brother house. The contestants and television crew inside the house have no idea what's happening outside, it's bad.
tt0058797 Dean Martin Show, (The) (1965) Dean Martin hosts guest celebrities, sings, performs in comedy sketches.
tt0090416 Dear John (1986) John Lacey comes home one evening to discover a letter from his wife (starting with "Dear John") telling him that she is leaving him. Lonely and now divorced, the series tells of his adventures as he joins a club for lonely divorced people, encountering a variety of interesting members.
tt1888075 Death in Paradise (2011) Scotland Yard DI Richard Poole is sent to the Caribbean island of Sainte Marie to solve a fellow policeman's murder. Successful, he finds himself assigned to the local police force as the dead man's replacement. Poole solves several complex murders, though not quite suited to the island pace of life or the heat and sand.
tt1843894 Death Row (2012) An inside look at a maximum security prison in Texas featuring interviews with death row inmates.
tt0044259 Death Valley Days (1952) Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. One of the hosts, actor Ronald Reagan, left his role to become Governor (then President). The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.
tt0159401 Debt Collector, (The) (1999) Mean and gritty Policeman Gary Keltie (Ken Stott) seeks retribution for the horrendous crimes against the people of Edinburgh during the 1970s by notorious murderer Nickie Dryden (Billy Connolly).
tt1592254 Defenders, (The) (2010) Two flashy Las Vegas defense attorneys go to the mat for their clients.
tt1319690 Defying Gravity (2009) In the near future, eight astronauts from five countries (four women and four men) undertake a mysterious six-year international space mission covering thirteen billion kilometres. With the eyes of the world upon them - everything they do is monitored, and every emotion they feel, scrutinized - they soon discover that their real assignment is not at all what they thought.
tt0063893 Department S (1969) An elite department within Interpol, Department S inherited those cases which the other member groups had failed to solve. The brains of the group was Jason King, a hedonistic maverick who wrote mystery novels and solved real-life crimes by projecting himself into the shoes of his fictional hero, Mark Caine. American Stewart Sullivan was the fighter and pragmatist of the group--as down to earth and cynical as Jason was flighty and flamboyant. Annabelle Hurt was their scientist and analyst, whom Jason often accused of loving nothing in the world except her computer. Although there was strong loyalty among the trio, there was also a lot of competition, especially between Annabelle and Jason, who seldom agreed on any theory and were continually trying to show each other up by solving the case using their preferred methods. The head of Department S was Sir Curtis Seretse.
tt0052462 Deputy, (The) (1959) That was the Arizona territory in 1880, and I was its chief marshal. So began this western series starring Henry Fonda as Simon Fry. Fonda's character was fully integrated into the plot in only six of the episodes of the first season and thirteen in season two. In all other episodes he appeared only briefly, generally at the start of the episode and again at the close. Fonda did narrate most episodes. Fonda worked for ten weeks on season one, for example, shooting all of his scenes during that time, which left the rest of the year free for film and theater work. While Allen Case tried hard as the title character, Clay McCord, the series is well- known for the substantial differences in quality between what the series producers (and Fonda himself) came to call the "Fonda" and "Non- Fonda" episodes.
tt0059915 Desperado Trail, (The) (1965) After the Civil War, desperadoes led by a renegade named Rollins, following the settlers moving westward, try to drive a wedge in the friendship between the whites and the Indians. Apache chief Winnetou and his frontier friend, Old Shatterhand, do what they can to keep the peace. Rollins' henchmen try to keep Winnetou away from the warring Jicarillos' chief, White Buffalo, but he fights his way through, only to be confronted by Rollins carrying the chief's son, stabbed in the back with Winnetou's knife. Winnetou is accused of the killing. It is up to Old Shatterhand to save his friend.
tt0039313 Desperate (1947) When mobster Walt Radak tries to trick independent trucker Steve Randall into transporting stolen furs, Steve alerts the police, and Walt's young brother Al is caught and held for a cop-killing. When ruthless Radak tries to extort Steve's help in clearing Al, Steve and his young wife flee for their lives, only to find that the police are also in pursuit. With every man's hand against them, Steve and Anne must repeatedly abandon their temporary refuges. Finally, one midnight, the showdown...
tt0034646 Desperate Journey (1942) When Flight Lt Forbes and his crew are shot down after bombing their target, they discover valuable information, about a hidden German aircraft factory, that must get back to England. In their way across Germany, they try to cause as much damage as possible. Then they need an ingenious plan to escape.
tt0057743 Destry (1964) Young Harrison Destry, son of legendary lawman Tom Destry, had been a sheriff himself until he was framed and sent to prison. Now he roams about looking for the hombres that did him wrong. He's not the typical foolhardy hero, though, which made this Western series also comedic.
tt1342852 Detox (2009) Detox is the story of young man named Eric who indulges in various narcotics, with seemingly no direction for his life. Then his older brother Ian comes to him with a plan to rob a huge crime lord and retrieve a mysterious envelope. Ian's plan is uncovered by those in charge and he is killed. Eric seeks the help of a close family friend quickly sober up and avenge his brother's murder.
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:11 pm
tt0101503 The Boy from Andromeda (1991) On a holiday to Mt Tarawera, teenager Jenny (Katrina Hobbs) finds an odd shard of metal. In this third episode of the kids sci-fi series she meets its owner: 'Drom' — a survivor of an alien mission to deactivate a planet-annihilating space gun (aka Tarawera itself). They find themselves under siege from a Predator-like 'Guardian' of the gun. If Drom and Jenny and local kids Tessa and Lloyd (future What Now? presenter Anthony Samuels) can't defeat the mechanoid, catastrophe is imminent!
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:48 pm
tt0252116 Zvyozdnaya komandirovka (1982) This is the story of a farm mechanic and guy from another planet, who - by some strange coincidence - is as like as two peas, and one day they change places...
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:51 pm
tt0350002 Punk's Not Dead (2007) As the original DIY spirit of punk becomes increasingly watered down through commercialization and corporate influence, longtime photographer and Brick co-producer Susan Dynner explores the music's origins as a social movement uniting disenfranchised outsiders before tracing its breakthrough into the mainstream during the 1990s. In the 1980s, punk rock was strictly an underground movement, and for every Ramones, Clash, and Sex Pistols making a mark on the mainstream there were ten UK Subs and Subhumans delivering some of the most ferocious, outrageous music ever conceived. In the 1990s, the music that once shocked the masses gradually became commercialized through the likes of Green Day, Rancid, and Nirvana. By the time such bands as Good Charlotte and Sum 41 hit the scene in the first years of the 21st century, the vitality and urgency that once defined punk rock had largely been lost in radio friendly riffs and lyrics that were more concerned with typical teenage issues than the current state of politics and globalization. So what exactly happened to the non-conformist spirit of punk? In this documentary, Dynner speaks with such outspoken punk godfathers as Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra, and others to find that, despite outward appearances, the rebellious spirit that originally defined this challenging genre of music is still very much alive.
tt0041133 Arson, Inc. (1949) Robert Lowery plays a fireman in search of a seemingly random arsonist--or arsonists. Putting two and two together, our hero figures out that culprits are a gang of thieves who've been torching businesses to cover up their robberies. Much of the film has a semidocumentary quality, as director William Berke concentrates on the real-life methods and firefighting equipment of the LA Fire Department.
tt0101448 Bikini Island (1991) "Swimwear Illustrated" is approaching its fifteenth anniversary issue. From a group of eager and beautiful young women, five are chosen for a photo shoot on an island off the California coast. One of the five will be the cover girl, and she'll get an extra $100,000. On the island, the group stays at an isolated inn, staffed by the odd Frab. There's him, the five models, and four magazine staff: photographer, make-up man, ambitious assistant Anesa, and Jack Denton, the playboy in charge of production. One by one, models and staff disappear, leaving Jack notes of apologetic farewell. But have they left by choice, or is murder afoot? Who would commit such crimes, and why?
tt0114926 White Dwarf (1995) In a distant future New York medical student Driscoll Rampart accomplishes his internship at Rusta, a rural planet that doesn't revolve around its axis and therefore is divided into contrasting halves of eternal day vs. eternal night. One is a Victorian-styled colony, the other a medieval kingdom. Both leave Rampart in a state of constant wonder, as he finds his way among humans and aliens, strange dreams and even stranger reality, a dark keep and a red sea, and more universal matters of war and peace, good and bad, love and hate and sickness and health.
tt0095346 I skugga hrafnsins (1988) This movie is essentially Tristan and Isolde, Icelandic style. During the late 11th century, Iceland is gradually being converted to Christianity, but old ways die hard. Tratusi (Reine Brynolfsson), a young Norseman, returns home to discover that his family is embroiled in a deadly feud...over the beached carcass of a whale. When the rival clan leader is killed, he is replaced by his daughter Isold (Tinna Gunnlaugsdottir) To assure that peace will reign in the region, Isold is promised in marriage to the son of the Bishop of Iceland (Sune Mangs)--who, despite his position as official spokesperson of Christian values, is corrupt and power-hungry. Isold would be willing to swallow her indignation and concede to this marriage of diplomacy, but she has fallen in love with her "enemy" Tratusi. Her plan to follow her heart while seeming to follow her duty inevitably ends in tragedy.
tt0093593 Na srebrnym globie (1988) The labyrinthine plot deals with a group of space researchers who left the Earth to find freedom. Their spaceship crashes and they land on the dark side of the Moon. They all die except one and leave a lot of children who eventually turn to shamanism and fire worship. They call the last survivor the Old Man and simultaneously loathe and revere him. Finally, the Old Man retreats to the mountains, puts his video diary into a small rocket and sends it to Earth. The rocket reaches its destination and the notes fall into the hands of another group of researchers. One of them, Marek, journeys to the Old Man's planet and lands in the mountains. When he emerges from the hills, the aboriginal inhabitants mistake him for the long-awaited reincarnation of the Old Man and look to him to deliver them from the dreaded sherns -- strange, winged mutants. The making of this film in 1978 was brutally interrupted by the Polish Ministry of Culture. When about 80% of the shooting was complete, they ordered the filmmakers to destroy all related materials. This decision caused director Andrzej Zulawski to leave his homeland for France, where he spent the next ten years. During the democratization of the Polish political regime in 1986-1987, Zulawski returned to the country to finish the picture. Having lost the sets, costumes, actors, and momentum, the director chose to complete the film from the spared footage, adding a voiceover for the missing episodes and utilizing other actors to dub the original actors who were no longer available. Even in this mutilated form, the film appears as a highly ambitious, if overwrought, sci-fi epic that draws upon philosophical concepts rather than special effects.
Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:20 pm
tt0034249 Svinarka i pastukh (1944) Herding pigs girl Glasha of the Russian countryside and the shepherd Musaib of Dagestani aul came to Moscow at the agricultural exhibition, meet there and fall in love at first sight. They will leave for a long time, and partial to Glasha fellow villager does not want to so just give the girl a distant opponent.
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:52 pm
tt0203268 Silver Surfer (1998–1999) When the planet of Zenn-La comes under attack by Galactus, a cosmic entity obsessed with satisfying his undying hunger by consuming planets abundant with life, a man known as Norrin Radd bargains to stop him. He offers to help find planets fit for consumption yet not containing life. Galactus accepts the offer and empowers him with the power cosmic, as well as removing the memories of his humanity, thus creating the Silver Surfer. The Surfer serves as the faithful servant to Galactus until a confrontation with the evil Thanos awakens his memories of his home planet and his love Shalla Bal. After defending Earth from Galactus, the Surfer is allowed to go out on his own only to discover that an angry Galactus has moved Zenn-La into an unknown area of space. Now facing isolation, hatred from those whose planets he helped destroy, and an ever-present threat from Galactus, the Silver Surfer roams through space seeking out his home and helping those he meets along the way.
tt0061232 All Gas and Gaiters (1966) Clerical comedies were very popular during the 1960s and 1970s. It often seemed as if every one of them starred Derek Nimmo, who played dithery curate Mervyn Noote in this popular example of the genre. All Gas and Gaiters began as an episode of 'Comedy Playhouse' and also starred William Mervyn (as the Bishop) and Robertson Hare (as the Archdeacon). Trying (usually unsuccessfully) to bring some order and sanity to clerical life was the dour Dean, played initially by John Barron, then by Ernest Clark and later by John Barron again.
Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:31 pm
tt0143080 Zoom (1972–1978) An American educational television show, created almost entirely by children, which encouraged children to "turn off the TV and do it!" On the show, a cast of (usually) seven kids (known as Zoomers) present or perform various activities such as games, plays, poems, recipes, jokes, songs, movies, science experiments, and informal chats on such subjects such as hospitals, prejudice, etc., all suggested by viewer contributions. These activities are introduced by such titles as Zoomovie, Zoom Play of the Week, Zoomrap (later Zoomchat), Zoomgame, Zoomdo, Zoomgoody, Zoomphenomenon, etc. The mail-in request became a pop culture reference for its music exhortation to "Write Zoom, Z-Double-O-M, Box 3-5-4, Boston, Mass 0-2-1-3-4: send it to Zoom!". The exhortation was spoken but the ZIP code was sung. The program also has various language games, including Ubbi-Dubbi, where the syllable "ub" was added before each vowel sound in each syllable of each word ("H-ub-i, fr-ub-iends," etc.). Another language game, "Fannee Doolee," centers around a character who likes any person, place, thing or concept with double letters in it but hates its non-double-lettered equivalent, e.g., "Fannee Doolee likes sweets but hates candy." Each show has a "Zoomguest" sequence, a short film documentary about a child with a special talent for singing, piano-playing, tap-dancing, instrument-making, performing in the Ice Capades, etc.
tt0042170 You Askef for It (1950) A popular human interest show created and hosted by Art Baker. Initially titled The Art Baker Show, the program originally aired on American television between 1950 and 1959. Later versions of the series were seen in 1972, 1981, and 2000. On the show, viewers were asked to send in postcards describing something that they wanted to see on television, such as the reenactment of William Tell shooting an apple off his son's head. The show was originally broadcast live, so some of the riskier propositions took on added elements of danger and suspense. A segment where animal trainer and stuntman, Reed Parham wrestled a huge, deadly anaconda, for example, nearly became disastrous until assistants interceded with guns drawn, visibly unnerving host Art Baker.
tt0045458 You are there (1953) Created by Goodman Ace for CBS Radio, it blended history with modern technology, taking an entire network newsroom on a figurative time warp each week reporting the great events of the past.
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