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Thrillers, Part V
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Another playlist of Thrillers…both movies & tv shows that I happen to like


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Movie: The Assassin Next Door ( 2009 )
A woman forced to work for the Russian Mafia as an assassin agrees to help her next-door neighbor kill her abusive husband.
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TV Show: Losing Alice ( 2020 )
An erotic, psychological neo-noir drama thriller inspired by Faust's tale that tells the story of Alice, an ambitious 47-year-old female film director who becomes obsessed with 24-year-old femme fatale Sophie and eventually surrenders all moral integrity in order to achieve power, success, and unlimited relevance. Through the prism of this female Faust, the series explores issues such as guilt, jealousy, fear of aging, rage and the complex relationships women have with each other. And above all, "Losing Alice" is a love letter for the still-too-rare female director. The series is a thrilling cinematic journey that uses flashbacks and flash forwards in a satisfyingly confusing narrative that takes the viewer through the conscious and subconscious of its protagonist's mind.
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TV Show: Hatufim ( 2010 )
The series, set in 2008, depicts three Israeli soldiers who were captured 17 years previously while on a secret mission with their unit in Lebanon.
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Movie: Before the Revolution ( 2013 )
A documentary thriller describing the last days of the Israeli community in Tehran, on the eve of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The director, whose family was in Tehran at the time, uses rare archive materials to illustrate how thousands of Israelis, who enjoyed unusual affinity with the Shah's regime, wake up one morning to find their paradise vanished.
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Movie: Big Bad Wolves ( 2013 )
A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.
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Movie: The Body ( 2001 )
A crucified body dated back to the first century A.D is uncovered at an ancient cave in Jerusalem. Trouble ensues as word spreads.
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Movie: Incitement ( 2019 )
Details the year leading to the assassination of Israel's Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995), from the point of view of the assassin.
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Movie: Minotaur ( 1999 )
Alex Abramov is Mossad secret agent looking after some bad guys. He falls in love with young music student Thea, but can not reveal himself and sends her gifts secretly. Thea first thinks that it must be another student, G.R., who sends gifts, and bad guys, knowing about Alex's feelings towards Thea, attack G.R. by mistake.
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Movie: The House on Carroll Street ( 1988 )
In 1950s America, an FBI agent and a blacklist victim uncover a plot to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the country.
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Movie: The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery ( 2000 )
A street kid interrupts Nero Wolfe's dinner with his eyewitness account of a kidnapping. The next day, the boy is dead and his mother comes to the detective with her son's meager savings and dying wish to hire Wolfe to solve his murder.
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Movie: Black Medicine ( 2021 )
Black Medicine follows a black-market medic who carries out illegal operations for the criminal underworld. When she gives refuge to a young girl, she must choose between breaking her medical oath or crossing her ruthless employers.
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TV Show: Chosen ( 2013 )
Chosen follows Ian Mitchell -- a husband, father and lawyer -- who awakens one morning to discover a mysterious box on his doorstep containing a loaded gun and a photo of a stranger he must kill within the next three days. Ian quickly learns that if he doesn't kill this man, he may be killed himself along with his daughter who is being held hostage. Confused and desperate, Ian is transformed from an ordinary man into an unwilling assassin who must risk everything to protect his family.
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Movie: The Holding ( 2011 )
A heart-pounding suspense thriller, set on an isolated farm in England's beautiful, rugged Peak District.
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Movie: Road to Nowhere ( 2011 )
A young filmmaker gets wrapped up in a crime while shooting his new project on location.
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Movie: Glitz ( 1988 )
Vincent Marra is a Miami cop on medical leave in Puerto Rico, where he's being stalked by a sex offender he testified against. Vincent's girlfriend leaves him for a job as a "hostess" in an Atlantic City casino, then turns up dead. In Puerto Rico, a cabbie is also found dead. It's up to Vincent to travel to Atlantic City to see if there is a connection.
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Movie: Fade to Black ( 1980 )
A shy, lonely film buff embarks on a killing spree against those who browbeat and betray him, all the while stalking his idol, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike.
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Movie: Quid Pro Quo ( 2008 )
A semi-paralyzed radio reporter is sent out to investigate a story that leads him into an odd subculture and on a journey of disturbing self-realization.
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Movie: The Big Fix ( 1978 )
An ex-'60s radical now working as a private eye is hired by an old flame to investigate a political smear campaign. The case becomes more dangerous as it unfolds.
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Movie: Death Valley ( 1982 )
A divorced mother, her young son and her new boyfriend set out on a road trip through Death Valley and run afoul of a local serial killer.
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Movie: One Way ( 2007 )
To cover up his infidelities and protect his upcoming marriage, a star advertiser helps free an accused rapist by giving a false alibi and suffers the brutal revenge of the victim.
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Movie: Freeze Frame ( 2004 )
After being accused of a triple-murder, a man films his every moment of his to provide an alibi. Things takes a worst turn when a detective suspects him and the tapes goes missing which can prove his innocence.
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Movie: The Eiger Sanction ( 1975 )
A classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.
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Movie: Eye See You ( 2002 )
A lead detective being stalked by a serial killer is asked to check into a clinic treating law enforcement officials who can't face their jobs.
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Movie: Sanctum ( 2011 )
An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world.
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Movie: Sorcerer ( 1977 )
Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.
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Movie: Gray Lady Down ( 1978 )
A Navy Captain uses his experimental Snark to reach a nuclear submarine stuck on an ocean ledge.
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Movie: Trespass ( 1992 )
2 firemen in a burning building get a treasure map. Stolen gold church items are hidden in a closed down factory in St. Louis. Once there, they're trapped in by a black gang considering it their territory. Lots of shooting.
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Movie: Horsemen ( 2009 )
A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between a serial killing spree and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
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Movie: Murder Dot Com ( 2018 )
In Miami, the successful lawyer Stacy and her colleague and friend Lauren are enjoying a party promoted by the company where they work when Stacy receives a call from her hometown Venice telling that her sister Kate was murdered. Stacy heads to Venice and meets her former high school mate Bobby in charge of the investigation of the case but without any lead. Stacy meets Kate's employer Roger trying to get some information about her sister since they were distant and without contact for a long time. While in Kate's house, she finds an external HD hidden in her Teddy Bear and she discovers that Kate was a user of a site that promoted encounters for kinky sex; together she finds the address book of her sister with a couple of names. Stacy joins the site and schedules to meet with the guys listed in the address book sure that one of them might be the killer of her sister.
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Movie: The Final Cut ( 2004 )
Set in a world with memory recording implants, Alan Hakman is a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.
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TV Show: Penthouse: War in Life ( 2020 )
Penthouse: War in Life tells the story of a woman who strives to achieve her goal of entering high society by becoming the "queen" in the 100th floor penthouse in Gangnam, the pinnacle of success in her eyes, as well as women who had no choice but to become villains in order to protect themselves.
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Movie: Safe House ( 1998 )
A psychological thriller. Mace Sowell, an ex-intelligence operative whose past government activities catches up with him, faces his own mortality, in the shape of the on-set of Alzheimer's disease. Holding the electronic key to secret information which implicates a Presidential front-runner, Mace struggles for his life while battling the debilitating effects of the disease.
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Movie: Tiger House ( 2015 )
Kelly sneaks into her boyfriend's house but tonight, she's not the only unwelcome visitor. As the situation spirals out of control, the suburban house becomes a terrifying arena for violence.
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Movie: The Dancer Upstairs ( 2002 )
A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.
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Movie: Patriots Day ( 2017 )
The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.
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Movie: Restraint ( 2008 )
A young couple on the run hole up in a country estate with a hostage in tow.
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Movie: In Darkness ( 2018 )
A blind musician hears a murder committed in the apartment upstairs from hers that sends her down a dark path into London's gritty criminal underworld.
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Movie: The Serpent's Egg ( 1977 )
Following the suicide of his beloved brother and deaths of even the most distant acquaintances, Abel Rosenberg attempts to discover the truth while facing depression, alcoholism, and anti-semitism.
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Movie: Unforgettable ( 1996 )
A medical examiner, who was suspected of murdering his wife, is trying an experimental drug to retrieve his wife's and others' memory and maybe find the killer and the mass murderer in a related present case.
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Movie: Demonlover ( 2002 )
Two corporations compete for illicit 3D manga pornography, sending spies to infiltrate each other's operations.
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Movie: Picture Claire ( 2003 )
A woman gets in way over her head when she's in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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Movie: Inconceivable ( 2017 )
A mother looks to escape her abusive past by moving to a new town where she befriends another mother, who grows suspicious of her.
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Movie: Gunpowder Milkshake ( 2021 )
Three generations of women fight back against those who could take everything from them.
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Movie: Miss Sloane ( 2016 )
In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.
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Movie: Triple 9 ( 2016 )
A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
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TV Show: Lie With Me ( 2021 )
Lie With Me is a chilling tale of Anna and her family who move to Australia after infidelity rocks her marriage. They hire a young local nanny who isn't as innocent as she appears, and deadly consequences follow.
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Movie: The Wannabe ( 2015 )
Obsessed with mob culture, and desperate to fit in, Thomas sets out to fix the 1992 trial of John Gotti. He believes if the plan is executed, it will put him at the center of all that he idolizes. The plot is foiled, setting off events worthy of mob lore. The Wannabe intertwines real people and true events, past and present, with fantasy.
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Movie: Bad Samaritan ( 2018 )
A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.
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Movie: The Institute ( 2017 )
In 19th century Baltimore, a girl stricken with grief from her parents' untimely death voluntarily checks herself into the Rosewood Institute, and is subjected to bizarre and increasingly violent pseudo-scientific experiments in personality modification, brainwashing and mind control; she must escape the clutches of the Rosewood and exact her revenge.
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Movie: Spartan ( 2004 )
The investigation into a kidnapping of the daughter of a high-ranking US government official.
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Movie: London Road ( 2015 )
When five prostitutes are found dead in their community, residents of London Road in Ipswich, Suffolk come together to process the events and revitalize the community.
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Movie: The Killer Elite ( 1975 )
Mike Locke, who works for a private security firm affiliated with the C.I.A., is betrayed by his partner and left apparently crippled for life.
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Movie: The Good Neighbor ( 2017 )
A pair of mischievous high school kids create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting elderly neighbor while keeping his every reaction under surveillance. A series of coincidences leads to tragedy.
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Movie: Crow ( 2016 )
A wealthy Developer tries to remove settlers from his newly acquired land, which leads to dire consequences.
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Movie: Cold War Killers ( 1986 )
A missing 1950s era airplane is found 27 years later at the bottom of a lake. British and Soviet spy agencies are intensely interested.
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Movie: The Canyon ( 2009 )
A survival story about a honeymooning couple who get lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.
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Movie: Angel of Mine ( 2019 )
A woman grieving over the death of her daughter loses grip of reality when she begins to think her girl may still be alive.
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Movie: Lies We Tell ( 2018 )
A trusted driver must deal with his dead boss' Muslim mistress, her dark past pulling him into a life-and-death showdown with her notorious gangster cousin/ex-husband.
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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: Spider ( 2002 )
A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
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Movie: In the Cloud ( 2018 )
The movie is about a tech company, which is developing software capable of uploading a person's consciousness and memories to a virtual space.
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Movie: Unlocked ( 2017 )
A CIA interrogator is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a biological attack.
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Movie: Close ( 2019 )
Sam, a bodyguard and counter-terrorism expert, takes a job protecting a rich young heiress named Zoe. Neither party is keen on the arrangement until a violent kidnapping forces them to go on the run.
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Movie: The Assignment ( 2017 )
After waking up and discovering that he has undergone gender reassignment surgery, an assassin seeks to find the doctor responsible.
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Movie: Assassination ( 2015 )
While Korea is occupied by the Japanese Army in 1933, the resistance plans to kill the Japanese Commander. But their plan is threatened by a traitor within their group and also the enemies' forces are hunting them down.
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Movie: Bloodline ( 1979 )
When her father is murdered, a pharmaceutical heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.
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Movie: The Temp ( 1993 )
Nice guy junior exec Peter doesn't play dirty but unfortunately, some of his colleagues do. In comes Kris, his new temp, who is bright and efficient and saves him. She's willing to play dirty for Peter.
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Movie: Abandon ( 2002 )
An investigation of a college student's missing boyfriend becomes quite strange when she begins to see him periodically.
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Movie: The Rainmaker ( 1997 )
An underdog lawyer takes on a fraudulent insurance company.
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Movie: The Firm ( 1993 )
A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.
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Movie: The Parallax View ( 1974 )
An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the world's headlines.
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Movie: The Ghost of Flight 401 ( 1978 )
An aircraft crashes in the Florida Everglades, killing 103 passengers. After the wreckage is removed, salvageable parts from the plane are used to repair other aircraft. Soon passengers and crew on those aircraft report seeing what they believe to be the ghost of the wrecked airplane's flight engineer.
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Movie: Shattered ( 2007 )
A perfect family's dynamic is ruined by a kidnapper's brutally efficient plot.
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Movie: London Has Fallen ( 2016 )
In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning is caught up in a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
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Movie: Nocturama ( 2016 )
Some young folks, tired of the society they're living in, plan a bomb attack over Paris before taking shelter for a night in a shopping center.
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Movie: The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch ( 2008 )
After a powerful billionaire is murdered, his secret adoptive son must race to prove his legitimacy, find his father's killers and stop them from taking over his financial empire.
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Movie: Scar City ( 1998 )
A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.
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Movie: My Mom's New Boyfriend ( 2008 )
Henry Durand is a young federal agent who is given a difficult assignment: spy on his mother and her boyfriend who is suspected of leading a gang of art thieves.
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Movie: Red Dawn ( 2012 )
A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.
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Movie: 7 Days in Entebbe ( 2018 )
Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.
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Movie: The Countess ( 2009 )
A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty.
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Movie: Cargo ( 2006 )
A young backpacker gets into some trouble in Africa and stows away on a cargo ship heading to Europe.
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Movie: Rebecca ( 2020 )
A young newlywed arrives at her husband's imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.
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Movie: Everest ( 2015 )
The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.
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Movie: Until the End of the World ( 1991 )
In 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash. She rescues Sam and starts traveling around the world with him. Writer Eugene follows them and writes their story, as a way of recording dreams is being invented.
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TV Show: Cypher ( 2020 )
An elite FBI code breaker unlocks a covert hit list and quickly becomes a target himself, as he tries to prevent the shadowy killings from happening.
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Movie: O ( 2001 )
An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin.
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Movie: Hell Ride ( 2009 )
Two rival bikers gangs, the Victors and the Six-Six-Six's, refuel their decades-old rivalry.
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Movie: Love Crimes ( 1992 )
A tough female district attorney is investigating a man who picks out women from public places by posing as a famous photographer, then takes pictures of them, then pushes on their submissive tendencies and takes advantage of them physically and financially. The trouble is that none of these women want to press charges, because they feel fulfilled in some way by their encounter. The DA arranges to meet him and finds herself in a similar situation as the other victims, and has to come to grips with her own submissive desires.
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Movie: Hamlet ( 2000 )
Modern-day New York City adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder.
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Movie: Of Love and Shadows ( 1996 )
Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the underground resistance movement, Francisco opens her eyes and her heart to the atrocities being committed by the state.
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Movie: King of the Avenue ( 2010 )
A young drug dealer sells his soul to the devil in order to become the #1 seller on the block.
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Movie: Imprisoned ( 2018 )
In the thriller, IMPRISONED, Dylan Burke (Juan Pablo Raba), attempts to move on from his former life as a criminal, with his true love, Maria (Juana Acosta). He soon realizes that his past will continue to haunt him, when he learns the new local prison warden, Daniel Calvin (Laurence Fishburne), has not forgiven him for an old crime. Calvin does everything in his power to make sure that Burke pays for his past mistakes, even going as far as to frame him for a murder he didn't commit, landing him back in jail. When the prison erupts into a riot, Burke and Calvin are each forced to make a choice between righteousness and revenge.
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Movie: No Loss // No Gain ( 2021 )
A mysterious modern-day Robin Hood gives the victims of a bank robbery a million dollar opportunity.
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Movie: Midnight in the Switchgrass ( 2021 )
An FBI agent and Florida State officer team up to investigate a string of unsolved murder cases.
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Movie: He Was a Quiet Man ( 2007 )
An office worker inadvertently becomes a hero after he saves a woman's life.
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Movie: Last Moment of Clarity ( 2020 )
Three years after witnessing the murder of his fiancée, a man finds himself a fearful drifter, until one day at a Parisian cinema he sees an actress who looks a lot like his dead love, and eventually he finds the truth about his fiancée.
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TV Show: Marcella ( 2016 )
Set in contemporary London with a British Metropolitan Police Officer at its heart, Marcella is Scandinavian noir on the streets of Britain. Told with Rosenfeldt's unflinchingly clear Nordic style, full of hooks and action, The series will lead the audience through a narrative maze until the final moments of the drama. Marcella will also delve into the psychology of a single female detective working solo on a serial murder case with many potential suspects and victims.Returning to the Met's Murder Squad after a 12-year career break, Marcella Backland is a detective in her late 30's who gave up her fast-tracked role to marry and devote her life to starting a family. With the abrupt end to her marriage to the love of her life Jason and isolated from her daughter at boarding school, Marcella returns to work whilst attempting to make sense of what's happened in her life.
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Movie: The Falling ( 2015 )
It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.
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Movie: Runaway Jury ( 2003 )
A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
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