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Tees Maar Khan
rating:2.7

Tees Maar Khan

2010Runtime:0 minutes
In this musical-comedy caper, flamboyant con artist Tabrez Mirza Khan and his band of gleeful robbers have pulled off heists the world over, but they may be gambling with fate when smugglers hire them to swipe antiques from a speeding train.

Directed by:

  • Farah Khan
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Killer Bees
    rating:2.7

    Killer Bees

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    When a truck crashes in a small town, releasing a torrent of angry killer bees, it's up to the sheriff (C. Thomas Howell) to convince everyone they're deadly -- but no one except a local beekeeper believes him. And wouldn't you know it? The bees have arrived just when the town's abuzz about the annual Honey Festival. Tracy Nelson (daughter of 1950s icon Ricky Nelson and sister of the hair-band duo Nelson) co-stars in this made-for-TV thriller.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Buitenhuis
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Rogue of the Range / Texas Kid
    rating:2.6

    Rogue of the Range / Texas Kid

    1934Runtime:0 minutes
    In this double feature of Johnny Mack Brown starrers, two lawmen put themselves on the line for justice. Rogue of the Range follows Dan Doran, a Fed who goes undercover as a prisoner, befriending the leader of a notorious gang of criminals in order to bust the syndicate. In Texas Kid, Nevada McKenzie is a marshal who enlists the help of a former criminal, the Texas Kid, in investigating a string of robberies connected to a land-grabbing scheme.

    Directed by:

  • Alden Chase
  • Shirley Patterson
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Wish You Were Dead
    rating:2.6

    Wish You Were Dead

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Life in a small town ain't always pleasant. When a sexy hit woman is hired to snuff out an insurance investigator, a rival assassin shows up to spoil the party. Throw a love story into the plot, and you get one twisted movie that's definitely worth queuing up! The cast includes Cary Elwes, Sally Kirkland, Mary Steenburgen and Christopher Lloyd.

    Directed by:

  • Valerie McCaffrey
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Perfect Strangers
    rating:2.6

    Perfect Strangers

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    After getting sufficiently plastered during a night of drinking with friends, Melanie (Rachael Blake) meets a handsome man (Sam Neill) and decides to go home with him. When she awakes, however, she's shocked to find that his home is a boat and they're at sea. Although she's still intrigued by him, Melanie realizes he's kidnapped her and is taking her to an isolated island. Will it be paradise or far from it?

    Directed by:

  • Gaylene Preston
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Summer Night
    rating:2.5

    Summer Night

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Lina Wertmüller (Swept Away) -- the first woman to receive an Oscar nomination for directing -- once again pairs mismatched strangers and chuckles at the results. Fed up with terrorists who tamper with Italy's natural resources, a wealthy woman (Mariangela Melato) hires a former CIA agent to abduct the No. 1 poacher (Michele Placido). But while she waits for someone to pay the criminal's $100 million ransom, she ends up beside him in bed.

    Directed by:

  • Lina Wertmuller
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Tenement
    rating:2.5

    Tenement

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    After a gang of armed, rat-eating, drug-addicted punks moves into the basement of a Bronx tenement, the superintendent turns them over to the cops. Unfortunately, the vicious criminals get set free and come back for revenge. Now, the residents must fight back to defend themselves in this gritty urban nightmare, fearlessly directed by Roberta Findlay. The 1985 film was released without a rating after the MPAA threatened to give it an X rating.

    Directed by:

  • Roberta Findlay
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    The Martyrs of the Alamo
    rating:2.5

    The Martyrs of the Alamo

    1915Runtime:0 minutes
    Legendary director D.W. Griffith produced this silent 1915 saga that tells the story of the birth of the state of Texas framed against the desperate battle in 1836 at a crumbling Spanish mission in San Antonio -- The Alamo. Featuring a big budget with amazing special effects (for the time), large, historically convincing sets and, of course, the rousing last stand, this movie is a welcome addition to the ranks of Alamo films.

    Directed by:

  • Christy Cabanne
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Cold Steel
    rating:2.4

    Cold Steel

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    A hard-bitten Los Angeles cop, Johnny Modine (Brad Davis), is out for revenge after discovering his father has been killed by Iceman (Jonathan Banks), his ex-friend and ex-partner who blames Modine for a crippling injury. Modine is out for justice at any cost and is determined to triumph over not only Iceman but also his vicious partner-in-crime (played by Adam Ant) and a mysterious femme fatale named Kathy (Sharon Stone).

    Directed by:

  • Dorothy Ann Puzo
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Bedwin Hacker
    rating:2.3

    Bedwin Hacker

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Kalt (Sonia Hamza) isn't your average Tunisian woman. After all, as the leader of a small ring of high-tech thieves, she spends most of her time hijacking the frequencies of foreign television channels so that an animated camel named Bedwin Hacker can say his piece in Arabic. Nadia El Fani directs this fresh and critically acclaimed look at a slice of North African life, co-starring Nadia Saiji and Muriel Solvay.

    Directed by:

  • Nadia El Fani
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Ishtar
    rating:2.3

    Ishtar

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    When their goldbrick agent books a gig in -- of all places -- the Middle East, foundering American lounge singers Chuck (Dustin Hoffman) and Lyle (Warren Beatty) surprisingly garner success -- and get ensnared in a secret mission with a CIA agent (Charles Grodin) and local rebel leader (Isabelle Adjani). And just when they think they've outfoxed the bad guys, they end up roaming the desert with their survival in question.

    Directed by:

  • Elaine May
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Terminal Island
    rating:2.2

    Terminal Island

    1973Runtime:0 minutes
    After being convicted of a crime she didn't commit, a woman is sentenced to life on the aptly named Terminal Island, where murderous men make the rules and frequently kill for female flesh. Tom Selleck and Roger E. Mosley of "Magnum, P.I." fame co-star in this classic piece of exploitation cinema from the 1970s. This edited-for-television version lacks the language, nudity and violence found in the original film.

    Directed by:

  • Stephanie Rothman
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Eastern Horror: Vampire Resurrection / Devil Shadow
    rating:2.1

    Eastern Horror: Vampire Resurrection / Devil Shadow

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    This Hong Kong double feature will get your spine tingling with its blend of horror and martial arts. In Vampire Resurrection, a group of tourists on a remote island make a shocking discovery when they realize their hosts -- who come out to entertain them in the evening -- are a clan of bloodsucking vampires. Then, cartoonist Wan Di, whose comics reflect his brutal childhood, is haunted by his mother's murderer in Devil Shadow.

    Directed by:

  • Wing Hung Tang
  • Denice Duff
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Codename: Icarus
    rating:2.1

    Codename: Icarus

    1981Runtime:0 minutes
    When his parents enroll him in the prestigious Falconleigh school for gifted teens -- which is funded by the mysterious Icarus Foundation -- math prodigy Martin Smith (Barry Angel) is just one of the bright, young minds under the watchful eye of the headmaster (Jack Galloway). But it doesn't take long for Martin to discover what's really going on: The students are being brainwashed for use in government espionage.

    Directed by:

  • Marilyn Fox
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Prey of the Jaguar
    rating:2.1

    Prey of the Jaguar

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    As a special ops agent, Derek Leigh (Maxwell Caulfield) has brought many a criminal to justice, a mission made personal when one of them escapes and slaughters his family. Assuming the identity of stealthy superhero the Jaguar, Derek sets out to avenge his loss. With strength, speed and martial arts skill, the heartbroken vigilante relentlessly stalks -- and snares -- his unsuspecting prey.

    Directed by:

  • Victoria Sloan
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Hollywood Vice Squad
    rating:2.1

    Hollywood Vice Squad

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    Worried mom Pauline Stanton (Trish Van DeVere) descends into the Los Angeles underworld hoping to rescue her daughter (Robin Wright), who's working as a prostitute for an evil crime lord (Frank Gorshin). Carrie Fisher also stars as a policewoman dedicated to bringing down a child pornographer. Penelope Spheeris (Wayne's World) directed this satirical street life collage as a kind of tongue-in-cheek tribute to John Ford's The Searchers.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Spheeris
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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