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Crime Dramas, Part VI
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Another playlist dedicated to Crime Dramas (both Film and TV shows) that I like


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Movie: The Sicilian Girl ( 2009 )
The true story of 17-year-old Sicilian Rita Atria (Veronica D'Agostino) -- who broke the Sicilian Mafia's code of silence and testified against the "family business" after both her father and then her brother are both murdered -- is brought to vivid life in Marco Amenta's hard-hitting and wonderfully acted drama.
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Movie: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer ( 2006 )
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw), born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.
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TV Show: Dom ( 2021 )
Inspired by a true story, Dom tells the story of Victor, a police officer who devoted his entire life to the fight against drugs and his son Pedro Dom, a drug addict who became known as one of the biggest and most wanted criminals in the city of Rio de Janeiro. 
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TV Show: The Unusual Suspects ( 2021 )
A sexy, addictive whodunnit and a deep dive into the inner workings of the vibrant Filipino domestic worker community and Sydney's scandalous, cosseted Eastern Suburbs.
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Movie: Ferry ( 2021 )
A ruthless Ferry Bouman is sent to his native region of Brabant by his boss Brink to avenge an attack on their gang. When he meets the lovely Danielle and old family feuds resurface, Brabant starts to pierce his steel armour.
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Movie: Running on Empty ( 1988 )
The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.
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Movie: Family Business ( 1989 )
An ex professor offers Adam $1,000,000 to "get" some plasma from a high tech company's lab. Adam asks his criminal grandpa for help. Can the 2 convince Adam's now honest dad to join?Let us see what happens.
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Movie: Letters from a Killer ( 1998 )
A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison, only to be framed for two more murders which he did not commit. With the help of his former prison guard, he once again sets out to clear his name.
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Movie: 11:14 ( 2004 )
The events leading up to an 11:14 p.m. car crash, from five very different perspectives.
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Movie: The Outsiders ( 1983 )
The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.
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Movie: The Mighty Quinn ( 1989 )
When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.
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Movie: Dutch ( 2021 )
For Dutch, survival is the ultimate score, and power is the deadliest high of all. When he gains control of an African drug lord's stolen heroin business, Dutch quickly makes it the most feared drug empire on the East Coast.
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Movie: Below Zero ( 2021 )
On a lonely road, a prison transport is brutally assaulted. Martin, the policeman who was driving, survives and fortifies his position while the con men search for a way to finish him.
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Movie: Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears ( 2020 )
After freeing a young girl from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, Phryne Fisher begins to unravel a mystery concerning priceless emeralds, ancient curses and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin's forgotten tribe.
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TV Show: Shetland ( 2013 )
A murder mystery set against the stunning Scottish backdrop of the Shetland Isles.
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TV Show: Harrow ( 2018 )
Harrow tells the story of Dr. Daniel Harrow, who is no ordinary forensic pathologist. Brilliant. Unorthodox. And a murderer? Harrow's total disregard for authority and his unfailing empathy for the dead help him solve even the most bizarre of cases. He is driven to give victims a voice and will bend every rule to get to the truth of what happened to them. But when a terrible secret from his past threatens his family, his career and himself, Harrow needs all his wit, wile and forensic genius not to solve a crime but to keep it buried.
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Movie: The Bank Job ( 2008 )
Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
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Movie: Vantage Point ( 2008 )
The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
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Movie: Brick Mansions ( 2014 )
An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.
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Movie: The November Man ( 2014 )
An ex-C.I.A. operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level C.I.A. officials and the Russian President-elect.
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Movie: Nothing But the Truth ( 2009 )
In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.
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Movie: The Face of an Angel ( 2015 )
Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.
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Movie: Prima che la notte ( 2018 )
The life and death of Giuseppe "Pippo" Fava, a sicilian journalist and intellectual who tried to fight the mafia through his newspaper "I Siciliani" during the 70's and the early 80's
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Movie: The Hurricane Heist ( 2018 )
Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.
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TV Show: Baghdad Central ( 2020 )
October 2003 and Baghdad has been occupied by American forces for six months; but the disbandment of the Iraqi army, the police and civil leadership in the aftermath of the invasion means there is no one in charge and no effective rule of law.In the midst of this chaos, crime and paranoia, Iraqi ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji has lost everything and is battling daily to keep himself and his sick daughter, Mrouj, safe. But when he learns that his estranged elder daughter Sawsan is missing Khafaji is forced into a desperate search to find her.
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TV Show: Des ( 2020 )
Des is based on material from the book Killing for Company by Brian Masters, which focuses on one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Told through the prism of three men—Dennis Nilsen, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay and biographer Brian Masters—the series exploring the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like Nilsen.
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TV Show: El robo del siglo ( 2020 )
In 1994, a team of thieves plans an ambitious heist to steal millions from Colombia's Bank of the Republic. Inspired by true events.
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TV Show: ZeroZeroZero ( 2020 )
ZeroZeroZero is about international cocaine trafficking and its economic and political effects. The plot will chart family dynamics, Mexican cartels, the ‘Ndrangheta (the Calabrian mafia) and corrupt businessmen.
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Movie: 1st to Die ( 2003 )
A group of female friends in San Francisco investigate a serial killer targeting newlyweds.
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Movie: Wind River ( 2017 )
A veteran hunter helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation.
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Movie: Spotlight ( 2015 )
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
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Movie: The Double ( 2011 )
A retired CIA operative is paired with a young FBI agent to unravel the mystery of a senator's murder, with all signs pointing to a Soviet assassin.
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Movie: Manhattan Night ( 2016 )
A reporter becomes involved with a mysterious woman while investigating her late husband's death.
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Movie: Bullet ( 1996 )
Butch "Bullet" Stein, a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. Butch rips off a runner for local drug dealer, Tank, and is soon right back into his old habit of snorting coke and shooting up heroin with his best friend Lester. Enraged by Butch's affront and already determined to get revenge on him for a past wrong, Tank sets about getting even with his old enemy by hiring a hulking brute, Gates, to beat Butch. When the confrontation occurs, however, Gates breaks his hand on the battle-hardened Butch. Besides Lester, the only people in Butch's corner are his two brothers, the mentally-unhinged Vietnam War veteran Louis and aspiring artist Ruby, neither of whom can be counted on to help him in the inevitable showdown.
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Movie: Victim of Desire ( 1995 )
An SEC agent investigating $70M in missing funds and a murdered businessman gets involved with the man's wife.
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Movie: Play Murder for Me ( 1990 )
Paul Slater, a down and out saxophone player, runs into his former lover at his nightclub in Buenos Aires. Tricia seduces Paul into helping her kill her wealthy underworld husband. Paul is now trapped between love and the law in a gripping noir ending.
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Movie: Beyond Suspicion ( 2010 )
A young penniless couple decide to scam a wealthy widower.
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Movie: Night Walk ( 2021 )
In this modern-day Romeo and Juliet, star-crossed lovers are torn apart by cultural tensions between the East and the West. Sarah takes her American boyfriend Frank to her home country in the Arab world. After an incident during a night stroll, Frank is imprisoned by corrupt police for Sarah's murder. His quest for justice turns into a spiritual journey led by Muslim inmates, from the moderate convert to terror-linked fundamentalists.
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Movie: A Perfect Enemy ( 2021 )
A successful architect is approached on his trip to the Paris Airport by a chatty girl. Although the meeting seems fortuitous, soon there be a turn that will transform the encounter into something much more sinister and criminal.
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Movie: Days of Being Wild ( 1990 )
A man tries to find out who his real mother is after the woman who raised him tells him the truth.
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Movie: Abstraction ( 2013 )
An intense action crime drama revolving around the heist of a half a million dollar painting.
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Movie: The Rosary Murders ( 1987 )
A priest is put in a dilemma when the serial killer who has been murdering priests and nuns confesses to him.
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Movie: Money for Angels ( 2012 )
Businessmen Oliver Darcy and Brian Douglas have been quietly embezzling money from their employers for months. When Oliver's daughter is mysteriously kidnapped, the two men take desperate measures to protect their illegal fortune and get the girl back without the help of the police. What begins as a simple plan quickly explodes into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal when a call girl, a dirty cop and a gang of thugs learn of the crime and arrange their own ways of collecting the ransom money.
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Movie: Blood ( 2013 )
Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.
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TV Show: Moloch ( 2020 )
In a labyrinthine industrial seaside town, random people spontaneously combust for no reason. Suicide? Murder Supernatural phenomenon? To investigate this mystery, Louise, a young journalist, as ambitious as she is unstable, joins forces with Gabriel, a brilliant psychiatrist who carries the grief of his son's death. Soon, six fiery letters start to turn up on the city walls: MOLOCH. Louise and Gabriel must embark on a terrifying journey to the heart of their own personal hell, in order to get to the truth. At the risk of getting burned themselves.
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TV Show: Low Winter Sun ( 2013 )
Low Winter Sun is a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred. The series begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter the detective's life, and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld.
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TV Show: Home Before Dark ( 2020 )
Inspired by the reporting of young investigative journalist Hilde Lysiak, Home Before Dark follows a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.
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Movie: Rain Fall ( 2009 )
A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
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Movie: Tenderness ( 2009 )
A policeman works to figure out whether a violent teen murdered his family.
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Movie: Gang Land ( 1999 )
An interracial couple is attacked and the woman is gang-raped in a random attack. This prompts the woman to commit suicide and the man decides to seek revenge from the inside by joining the gang. However, once inside he learns of the reasons (poverty, social rejection) for their existence and starts developing a kinship until he is asked to kill someone to prove his loyalty.
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Movie: Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas ( 2009 )
The true story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.
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Movie: Low Winter Sun ( 2006 )
Frank Agnew is a police detective who kills for revenge and naively believes he's engineered the perfect crime.
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Movie: Buoyancy ( 2019 )
14-year-old Chakra is sold as a slave labourer to the captain of a Thai fishing vessel. The captain's rule on board is cruel and arbitrary.
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Movie: Macbeth ( 2006 )
A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne.
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TV Show: Underbelly ( 2008 )
Underbelly is part review, part expose', and part skit comedy. We delve into the seedy underbelly of gaming, movies, comics, and the internets and attack its vulnerable underbelly for massive damage.
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Movie: Mystery Road ( 2013 )
An indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl.
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Movie: Firestorm ( 2013 )
A storm is heading to the city, and with it comes another occurrence so destructive, it vows to bring down everything it touches. A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam (Hu Jun), armed with high-powered weapons, pulls off another smooth and violent armored car heist in broad daylight in a crowded street. Whoever tries to get in their way, they will show no mercy. This puts the police force to shame and humiliation. A hardboiled senior police inspector Lui (Andy Lau), hot on the trails of Nam and his tight crew, determines to put an end to this madness that causes the lives of innocent people. But he soon comes face to face with the cruel reality that the usual police tactics are too futile to send these armed thieves behind bars. Extreme crime requires extreme justice, even if it means crossing his moral line. Tou (Lam Ka Tung), an ex-con desperate to leave his criminal past behind, volunteers to be Lui's snitch in exchange for a fresh start with his girlfriend Bing (Yao Chen). But little does he know what hellish situation he's getting himself into.
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Movie: Cold War II ( 2016 )
Picking up some time after the events in the first movie, Sean Lau is now the Commissioner of Police after the successful rescue operation. However, things turn bad when his wife and daughter are kidnapped. Sean has to seek help from former rival and retired DCP, Waise Lee, to return to his job to help save Sean`s wife and child.
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Movie: My Beloved Bodyguard ( 2016 )
A retired bodyguard who has settled into a corner of the world where China, Russia and North Korea meet as he suffers from early dementia finds a new friend in a young girl. When her life is threatened by her father's connection with a local crime lord, .the bodyguard must call upon his long forgotten skills to save her.
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Movie: Dragon Eyes ( 2014 )
In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
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Movie: Jack Irish: Bad Debts ( 2012 )
A former criminal lawyer is getting his life back together and now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and finding those who don't want to be found - dead or alive. When an ex-client wants his help, he lets it pass away. But then this guy turns up dead which forces him back into the ominous past he thought he left for good.
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Movie: Seeking Justice ( 2011 )
After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a 'favor' from him in return.
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Movie: Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru ( 2016 )
A police officer retires after an accident during a case investigation. Years later, he is forced to relive the past as he narrates the story to his friend's son.
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Movie: Kadaram Kondan ( 2019 )
Vasu, a young medico, after rescuing one of his patients from a murder attempt finds out that his pregnant wife is abducted, and the kidnappers demand the patient he saved in exchange for her safety.
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Movie: Lost Girls ( 2020 )
When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.
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Movie: 12 Rounds ( 2009 )
Detective Danny Fisher discovers his girlfriend has been kidnapped by an ex-con tied to Fisher's past, and he'll have to successfully complete 12 challenges in order to secure her safe release.
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TV Show: The Ice House ( 1997 )
The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice House on their grounds. The ensuing police investigation has the unfortunate repercussion of re-igniting the anger and hatred of the local community levelled against the women which started ten years previously when the husband of one of them mysteriously disappeared without trace....
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Movie: Infamous ( 2006 )
While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
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Movie: Hangman ( 2017 )
A homicide detective brings his partner out of retirement to help catch a serial killer whose crimes are based on the children's game Hangman.
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Movie: Crooked House ( 2017 )
In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.
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Movie: The Birthday Cake ( 2021 )
On the 10th anniversary of his father's death, Giovanni reluctantly accepts the task of bringing a cake to the home of his uncle, a mob boss, for a celebration. Just two hours into the night, Gio's life is forever changed.
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Movie: Cellular ( 2004 )
A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
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Movie: Wild Card ( 2015 )
When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play...and it's all or nothing.
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Movie: Parker ( 2013 )
A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
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Movie: Bleeder ( 1999 )
Two stories for the price of one: Lenny works in a video shop and tries to get aquainted with the waitress Lea. Leo beats his pregnant wife, Louise, which is a VERY bad idea, as her brother, Louis, is a violent racist.
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Movie: Pusher ( 1996 )
A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.
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Movie: Pusher II ( 2004 )
Tony is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done.
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Movie: I'm the Angel of Death: Pusher III ( 2005 )
Milo tries to be a family man and run his criminal organization, but a wrong drug shipment endangers everything.
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TV Show: Rejseholdet ( 2000 )
The Unit, a mobile task force under command of Ingrid Dahl is dispatched across Denmark to help and support local police to solve their tough cases.
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Movie: Payback: Straight Up ( 2007 )
Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge.
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Movie: 22 July ( 2018 )
A three-part story of Norway's worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed. 22 July looks at the disaster itself, the survivors, Norway's political system and the lawyers who worked on this horrific case.
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Movie: Freedomland ( 2006 )
A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.
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Movie: The Forger ( 2015 )
A thief works with his father and son to forge a painting by Monet and steal the original. Together, they plan the heist of their lives.
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Movie: Eyewitness ( 1981 )
Eccentric Vietnam War vet turned janitor claims to have witnessed a murder of a man tied to international political underground in order to get the attention of a TV reporter he has a huge crush on. The cops suspect his loser best friend.
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Movie: Our Kind of Traitor ( 2016 )
A couple finds themselves lured into a Russian oligarch's plans to defect, and are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust.
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Movie: Violent Cop ( 1989 )
A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs.
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Movie: Skin ( 2019 )
A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.
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Movie: Human Capital ( 2020 )
The lives of two different families collide when their children begin a relationship that leads to a tragic accident.
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Movie: Momentum ( 2015 )
Alex, a mysterious thief, is pulled in by her former partner for one last heist. She quickly finds it was never just about the diamonds. A brutal murder sparks a cat and mouse chase between Alex and a master assassin. Now she must uncover the lies behind the heist and discover the secrets behind the men who have made her a target.
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Movie: High Crimes ( 2002 )
High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who she thought was Tom Kubik, is arrested and is revealed to be Ron Chapman. Chapman is on trial for a murder of Latin American villagers while he was in the Marines. Claire soon learns that to navigate the military justice system, she'll need help from the somewhat unconventional Charlie Grimes; meanwhile, Claire's sister, Jackie, is falling in love with wet-behind-the-ears Lieutenant Embry assigned as the official defense lawyer. And most of the eyewitnesses have rather too conveniently died.
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TV Show: Mirage ( 2020 )
Claire lost her husband Gabriel during the tsunami in 2004. His body was never found. 15 years later, Claire has a new life with Lukas and her son Zach. After a decade of mourning and professional purgatory, she has just landed a dream job in Abu Dhabi. One night, Claire is having dinner and sees Gabriel's reflection in a window. She tries to follow him, but he's already gone. The next day, she decides to search for him. When she discovers that Gabriel is indeed alive, it sets Claire on a course that will change her life forever.
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TV Show: Tribal ( 2020 )
The department of Federal Justice attempts to save political face under the mask of inclusion and collaboration as they take control of the Tribal Police Force that governs the four Indian Reserves that surround the city. Interim Tribal Chief Samantha Woodburn attempts to overcome political red tape and must also prove herself amongst the old-white-boys club of the Metro Police. Thrust into an unfamiliar world, she navigates politics and procedure as she clashes with her new partner, Chuck "Buke" Bukansky, a seasoned but broken-down Metro Police detective. Tribal examines First Nation crime stories based on real world cases, including mistaken identity, pipeline controversy, healing lodge justice, social services, tobacco and missing Indigenous Peoples.
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TV Show: Gravesend ( 2020 )
A 1980's series of events revolving around Benny Zerletta, a Brooklyn based Italian-American, soldier in the Colezzo crime family. Benny depicts the difficulties that he faces with family and growing up in the footsteps of his cousin, who behind closed doors was the leader of a criminal organization in Gravesend.
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Movie: The Girl on the Train ( 2016 )
A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.
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Movie: The Keeper ( 2006 )
When an apparently exemplary cop abducts and secretly imprisons a beautiful dancer, a deadly battle of wills between captor and captive ensues.
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Movie: The Traitor ( 2019 )
The real life of Tommaso Buscetta the so called "boss of the two worlds", first mafia informant in Sicily 1980's.
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Movie: Secrets of a Marine's Wife ( 2021 )
Based on the book by NYT Bestselling author, Shanna Hogan, Secrets of a Marine's Wife.
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TV Show: Good Behavior ( 2016 )
Good Behavior follows Letty Raines, a thief and con artist who is always one bad decision from implosion. Fresh out of prison, she's attempting to stay afloat. But when she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man's wife, she sets out to derail the job, sending her on a wild collision course with the killer.Fresh out of prison, Letty tries to stay afloat and reunite with her 10-year-old son, who is currently being raised by her mother Estelle. Letty has to show up for mandatory check-ins with her parole officer Christian, whose motives for helping her are questionable. Chaos returns to Letty's life when she overhears a hitman being hired to kill a man's wife, and sets out to derail the job. She soon finds herself dangerously entangled with the killer.
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TV Show: London Spy ( 2015 )
A romance between an MI6 code genius and an ordinary man promises happiness. But tragedy strikes when the spy dies in suspicious circumstances, forcing his lover to pursue the truth behind his death.
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Movie: Best. Partee. Ever. ( 2016 )
Mikey, a young, discreet, gay man from the affluent class, spends five years in a city jail while hearing his case for drug pushing. Inside prison, Mikey holds back to adapt to the culture and stratification among inmates. Eventually, Mikey becomes a 'Mayor' (ring leader) to a group of gay inmates called "Gang-da". Together, they thrive to survive the dangers of several gang riots, the mundane, and the decay of human dignity.
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