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When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to raise a family
A young single mother and textile worker agrees to unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved
When a teenager is possessed by a mysterious entity her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her
The World War II phase of a controversial general's career is depicted
Reporter's Woodward and Bernstein uncover information on the Watergate scandal
A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers
A man robs a bank to pay for his lovers operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control to his reluctant son
A son of a family of black sharecroppers grow up in the Depression Era South when his father is arrested for stealing food
A small time boxer gets a once in a liftime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self respect
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college
A mentally distubed Vietnam veteran works as a nighttime cab driver in a city whose percieved decadence and sleaze causes him to violently lash out, saving the life of an underage
In pre-revolutiary Russia a poor Jewish man must deal with marrying off his three daughters and growing anti-semitic sentiment
Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched
A news channel cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit
When a great white shark begins to terrorize the small island town of Amity, the local police chief, a marine biologist and a grizzled old fisherman must stop it
In 1930s Chicago, a young man, seeking revenge for the death of his partner, teams up with a master con man to win a fortune from a criminal banker
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as the God of a local tribe
A man is caught smuggling hashish out of Turkey and is thrown in prison
A pair of clandestine lovers in a London-Spain tryst begin to fall in love with each other
In future Britain, a charismatic gang leader is jailed and later volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy to solve the nations crime problem
At the behest of an old friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany
After being dumped by her live in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her ten year old daughter are forced to live with a struggling off broadway actor
Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet to save Princess Leia from the clutches of the villainous Darth Vader
An outdoor fanatic takes his friends on a rafting trip down the Cahulawassee River through the dangerous American back country
The sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug using dancer/choreographer/director
A paranoid and personally-secretive surveillance expert has a crisis on conscience when he suspects that the couple he is spying on will be murdered
A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing injury there
An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's position in 18th Centuy aristocracy
A wealthy woman living in Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles with her identity and her sexuality after her husband leaves her for a younger woman
A female girlie club performer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi party rises to power around them
In the middle of the 19th century a group of Swedes move from Sweden to Minnesota
Vito Corleone begins his criminal career in 1920s New York, while in 1958 his son tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Nevada to pre-revolutioanry Cuba,
A recently divorced man must learn how to take care of his son on his own, and then fight in court for custody of him
A surly oil rig worker lives a life that belies his privileged life as a child prodigy
An in-depth examination of the way the Vietnam War affects the lives of the people in a small steel town in the United States
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble in on a drug deal with foreign ties
At the opening of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building the structure catches fire and threatens the lives of all those inside
The last Tsar of Russia, sensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family
A football player caught in a collision accident, whose soul is accidentally taken from his body by an over-anxious angel, is sent back to Earth in the body of a recently murdered
The story of an acerbic 1960s comic whose ground breaking, no holds barred style and social commentary was often deemed to obscene for the public
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horrors of war
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls for a lovable ditz
A women dying of cancer in turn of the century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long repressed feelings between them begin to surface
A group of 50's high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated West Texas town
A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles upon a murder scene that has something to with a murder scheme that has something to do with water
A Harvard Law student and a music student share a romantic chemistry they cannot deny
Over the course of a few hectic days numerous interrelated individuals prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies come to the surface
A manager tries to keep his workplace open during a snowstorm, while a suicide bomber plans to destroy a Boeing 707
A small-town teen obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl

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