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The Rat Tamer
rating:2.4

The Rat Tamer

1995Runtime:0 minutes
In this Aussie prison drama directed by Kate Woods, no one can explain why inmate Kevin Jones (Hugh Jackman) arrived at Blackstream Penitentiary with brain damage and horrible bruises on his body -- least of all Kevin. Can a jailhouse psychologist (Deborra-Lee Furness) help Kevin regain his memory, or will it take an act of violence to bring out the truth? The film's cast also includes Richard Piper and Sue Jones.

Directed by:

  • Kate Woods
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Zeroman: The Complete Series
    rating:2.4

    Zeroman: The Complete Series

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Leading a secret life as incompetent superhero Zeroman, Fair City postal carrier Les Mutton tries desperately to live up to his deceased secret agent father's accomplishments in this entertaining animated show. Though he never lacks enthusiasm, Zeroman often experiences a common sense deficiency. Leslie Nielson provides the voice of Zeroman, with Ryan Reynolds, Kevin MacDonald and Doris Roberts also lending their voice talent.

    Directed by:

  • Stacey Eberschlag
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Small Steps: Creating the High School for the Contemporary Arts
    rating:2.4

    Small Steps: Creating the High School for the Contemporary Arts

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Two talented teens navigate life in an experimental arts-themed high school located in one of the most notorious neighborhoods in the Bronx in this emotional and absorbing documentary from acclaimed filmmakers Barbara Kopple and David Becker. Spending a year with students and faculty at the new school, the filmmakers construct a meticulous portrait of institutional change within a bureaucratic educational system.

    Directed by:

  • David Becker
  • Barbara Kopple
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Terminal City
    rating:2.3

    Terminal City

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Maria del Mar stars in this award-winning Canadian drama series as a suburban mother who becomes an overnight sensation when she's diagnosed with breast cancer. Soon after learning that her doctor found a malignant lump, Katie Sampson heads to the hospital for treatment, only to find herself starring in the sagging reality television series "Post-Op!" It seems fans love what Katie has to say -- and the producers will do anything keep her talking.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Talalay
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Marking Time
    rating:2.3

    Marking Time

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    At the turn of the new millennium, as anti-immigrant sentiment fueled by the events of Sept.11 sweeps through Australia, young Hal (Abe Forsythe) falls in love with Randa (Bojana Novakovic), an Afghan refugee. Their love becomes a lightning rod for racism in his small town, and brings Hal to a boiling point. Geoff Morrell and Abbie Cornish co-star in this gripping, timely spin on "Romeo and Juliet."

    Directed by:

  • Cherie Nowlan
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    The Toy Castle: Nutcracker Sweet
    rating:2.3

    The Toy Castle: Nutcracker Sweet

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    The toys in the castle -- all played by members of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet -- take young viewers on a journey through the wonders of the holiday season, springing to life as their owners sleep. A handsome soldier, a lovely ballerina, a macho strong man and a playful rag doll use a combination of dance, narration, music and mime to share the joys of the holiday season and demonstrate the gift of friendship in 12 festive holiday tales.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Jeans
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy
    rating:2.3

    Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Ricky Sprocket may be a huge movie star with a fancy mansion and crowds of devoted fans, but just like other kids his age, he still has to deal with his annoying parents and even more annoying sister in this popular Nickelodeon animated series. The compilation focuses on the contradictions of fame as Ricky tries to juggle the pressures of life in Hollywood with his efforts to live a normal life that includes homework, chores and friends.

    Directed by:

  • David Fine
  • Alison Snowden
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    The Cramp Twins: Twin-Compatible
    rating:2.2

    The Cramp Twins: Twin-Compatible

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    To say that Lucien and Wayne Cramp -- the 10-year-old twins in this animated show from Cartoon Network -- are incompatible is an understatement. Although they share a birthday, they have nothing at all in common. Mischievous Wayne is a pack rat; Lucien is a reserved bookworm who likes to knit. This collection of episodes from the series based on the work of graphic artist Brian Woods captures the duo's hilarious attempts to get along … or not.

    Directed by:

  • Becky Bristow
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    MTV: The Real World You Never Saw: Hawaii
    rating:2.2

    MTV: The Real World You Never Saw: Hawaii

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    If you didn't get enough of "The Real World: Hawaii" the first time, this collection of exclusive, never-before-seen footage should whet your appetite for roommate hook-ups, drunken brawls and other outrageous behavior. How much did Ruthie really drink? Did Amaya always keep those "twins" covered? And what other shenanigans did Teck decide to be part of when he forgot that the cameras were rolling?

    Directed by:

  • Russel Heldt
  • Michelle Millard
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Chillers: Vol. 1
    rating:2.2

    Chillers: Vol. 1

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    Hosted by the master of the macabre, Psycho star Anthony Perkins, this series of suspenseful thrillers will have you on the edge of your seat. With the beauty and spectacle of Europe as the backdrop, each story creates a world more terrifying and intense than the last. Episodes included are "The Cat Brought It In," "Sauce for the Goose," "Old Folks at Home" and "The Thrill Seeker." Based on stories by Patricia Highsmith.

    Directed by:

  • Nessa Hyams
  • Nick Lewin
  • Clare Peploe
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Riders
    rating:2.2

    Riders

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Poor boy turned rich equestrian champion Jake Lovell (Michael Praed) finds himself competing with aristocratic rival Rupert Campbell-Black (Marcus Gilbert) for more than just horses as Jake sets his sites on Rupert's wife (Arabella Tjye). Romance and intrigue combine in this inside look at the competitive world of show jumping. Originally presented as a BBC miniseries, the film is based on Jilly Cooper's best-selling British novel.

    Directed by:

  • Gabrielle Beaumont
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Coronation St.: Ken & Me
    rating:2.1

    Coronation St.: Ken & Me

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmaker Jane Treays explores actor William Roache's life away from the cameras, touching on his beliefs, his aspirations and everything in between through candid interviews with him and his friends, family and co-workers in this documentary. For nearly 50 years, Roache has been playing Ken Barlow on the United Kingdom television show "Coronation St." aka the "world's longest-running soap." Actor Johnny Briggs is also highlighted.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Treays
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Haggard
    rating:2.1

    Haggard

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    This early-1990s British comedy series stars Keith Barron as Squire Amos Haggard, a boisterous, bumbling, self-centered drunk who, with the help of his lecherous son Roderick, has squandered the family fortune. Once they realize what they've done and set out to correct the problem, 18th century England may never be the same again! This collection contains all episodes of the series.

    Directed by:

  • Quentin Lawrence
  • Catherine Morshead
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    The Toy Castle: Dance for Joy
    rating:2.1

    The Toy Castle: Dance for Joy

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Members of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet star in this award-winning series of children's stories about stuffed and wooden toys that spring to life while their young owners sleep. A handsome soldier, a lovely ballerina, a macho strong man, a playful rag doll and an assortment of other storybook characters use a combination of dance, narration, music and mime to relate 12 tales that encourage children to nurture their unique talents.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Jeans
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    The Toy Castle: Nursery Rhyme Time
    rating:2.0

    The Toy Castle: Nursery Rhyme Time

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    While their owners sleep, the toys in the castle -- played by members of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet -- come alive, acting out 12 tales showing young viewers that when good friends cooperate, there's always a happy ending. A handsome soldier, a lovely ballerina, a macho strong man and a playful rag doll use a combination of dance, narration, music and mime to bring favorite nursery rhymes and storybook characters to life.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Jeans
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Fast Track: Season 1
    rating:1.9

    Fast Track: Season 1

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Race car driver Richard Beckett (Keith Carradine) was happy to leave the track behind for a career in medicine, but when his old nemesis, Christian Chandler (Duncan Regehr), tempts him back into the game with a gig as chief medic of Eagle Ridge Speedway, Beckett can't say no. Also heating up the pit in this high-octane series are Chandler's sister (Brandy Ledford) and his wife, Nicole (Guylaine St-Onge), who happens to be Beckett's old flame.

    Directed by:

  • Rene Bonniere
  • F. Harvey Frost
  • Stacey Stewart Curtis
  • rating:1.9 1.9 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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