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1. Backstairs at the White House (1979– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1979)

Drama, History

8.8
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WWII brings changes to the White House, including Russians as guests. Mrs. Roosevelt brings Maggie back to supervise the visit of Mrs. Chiang Kai-Shek. After all the Roosevelt years, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Lillian Rogers Parks, Frances Spatz Leighton, Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Leslie Uggams, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

2. Backstairs at the White House (1979– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1979)

147 min | Drama, History

8.6
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In 1909, Maggie starts working at the White House as second maid, but is run ragged with her usual work and extra tasks as a beautician. Daughter Lillian has an operation for her crippled ... See full summary »

Writers: Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov, Lillian Rogers Parks, Frances Spatz Leighton | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

3. Stop Making Sense (1984)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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89 Metascore

An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.

Writers: Jonathan Demme, Talking Heads | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: David Byrne, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales

4. Backstairs at the White House (1979– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1979)

Drama, History

8.4
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The Depression hits even the White House, with pay cuts for the staff while Mrs. Hoover continues to entertain extravagantly. Maggie collapses but is unwilling to rest. A visitor captures ... See full summary »

Writers: Lillian Rogers Parks, Frances Spatz Leighton, Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Leslie Uggams, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

5. Backstairs at the White House (1979– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1979)

Drama, History

8.2
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An insecure Harding waffles about assignments, as the Attorney General tries to cover up the Teapot Dome scandal and a superstitious Florence Harding sees signs and omens everywhere. Maggie... See full summary »

Writers: Gwen Bagni, Lillian Rogers Parks, Frances Spatz Leighton, Paul Dubov | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

6. Backstairs at the White House (1979 TV Mini-Series)

540 min | Drama, History

8.1
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Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.

Stars: Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

7. True Romance (1993)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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57 Metascore

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

8. Scent of a Woman (1992)

R | 156 min | Drama

8.0
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59 Metascore

A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.

Writers: Giovanni Arpino, Bo Goldman, Ruggero Maccari, Dino Risi | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar

9. Iron Man (2008)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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79 Metascore

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, an industrialist creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight against evil. This leads him to conflict within his own company.

Writers: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby | Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

10. Predator (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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36 Metascore

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior.

Writers: Jim Thomas, John Thomas | Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

11. All That Jazz (1979)

R | 123 min | Drama, Music, Musical

7.8
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Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

Writers: Robert Alan Aurthur, Bob Fosse | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking

12. The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)

98 min | Documentary

7.8
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Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

Writer: Mark Jonathan Harris | Director: Wendy Apple | Stars: Kathy Bates, Zach Staenberg, Jodie Foster, Michael Tronick

13. Remember the Titans (2000)

PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.7
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48 Metascore

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Writer: Gregory Allen Howard | Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst

14. Gone Baby Gone (2007)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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72 Metascore

Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. Based on the Dennis Lehane novel.

Writers: Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, Dennis Lehane | Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan

15. Midnight Run (1988)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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78 Metascore

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail.

Writer: George Gallo | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

16. Reds (1981)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Writers: Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths | Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski

17. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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34 Metascore

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

Writer: Kurt Wimmer | Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney

18. Forever (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Writers: Judy Blume, AJ Carothers | Director: John Korty | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Dean Butler, John Friedrich, Beth Raines

19. M Station: Hawaii (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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A Russian submarine sank somewhere near Hawaii. The government sees this as an opportunity to learn what they can from the submarine. However, they don't want to let the Russians know that ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Janes | Director: Jack Lord | Stars: Jared Martin, Jo Ann Harris, Andrew Duggan, Dana Wynter

20. Meet Joe Black (1998)

PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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43 Metascore

A media mogul acts as a guide to Death, who takes the form of a young man to learn about life on Earth and in the process, fall in love with his guide's daughter.

Writers: Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno, Kevin Wade, Bo Goldman, Alberto Casella, Walter Ferris, Maxwell Anderson, Gladys Lehman | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber

21. Planting Hope (I) (2010)

3 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.1
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Pearl Fryar turned discarded plants into a topiary garden success. Moving forward from that success, he established a scholarship fund to nurture community college students.

Writer: Michael Gantman | Director: Kimberly Townes | Stars: Raja Berryhill, Ennis Bryant, Elaine J. Copeland, Pearl Fryar

22. Death Hunt (1981)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.0
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Canada 1931: The unsociable trapper Johnson lives for himself in the ice-cold mountains near the Yukon river. During a visit in the town he witnesses a dog-fight. He interrupts the game and... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Grais, Mark Victor | Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Andrew Stevens, Carl Weathers

23. The Last Boy Scout (1991)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Writers: Shane Black, Greg Hicks | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham

24. 48 Hrs. (1982)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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71 Metascore

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Writers: Roger Spottiswoode, Walter Hill, Larry Gross, Steven E. de Souza | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae

25. 2 Guns (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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55 Metascore

A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.

Writers: Blake Masters, Steven Grant | Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton

26. Hairspray (2007)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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81 Metascore

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Writers: Leslie Dixon, John Waters, Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan | Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer

27. Ruthless People (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.

Writers: Dale Launer, O. Henry | Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater

28. Streets of Fire (1984)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A mercenary goes after his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a gang.

Writers: Walter Hill, Larry Gross | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan

29. Zoot Suit (1981)

R | 103 min | Drama, Musical

6.7
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A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants, always worn with a long keychain that looped ... See full summary »

Writer: Luis Valdez | Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, Tyne Daly

30. Star 80 (1983)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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A successful young model finds trouble when her obsessive manager-turned-husband becomes dangerously jealous. Based on the true story of 1980 Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten.

Writers: Teresa Carpenter, Bob Fosse | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Eric Roberts, Cliff Robertson, Carroll Baker

31. Movie Movie (1978)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, WWI aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.

Writers: Larry Gelbart, Sheldon Keller | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Red Buttons, Eli Wallach

32. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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55 Metascore

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Writer: Simon Kinberg | Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody, Vince Vaughn

33. Act of Valor (2012)

R | 110 min | Action, Thriller, War

6.5
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40 Metascore

An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.

Writer: Kurt Johnstad | Directors: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh | Stars: Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano, Rorke Denver

34. Who'll Save Our Children? (1978 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

6.5
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A childless couple provide shelter for a pair of homeless children. When they try to adopt them the natural parents appear leading to the inevitable court battle.

Writers: William Hanley, Rachel Maddux | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Shirley Jones, Len Cariou, Cassie Yates, Frances Sternhagen

35. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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48 Metascore

Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogamil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.

Writers: Danilo Bach, Daniel Petrie Jr., Eddie Murphy, Robert D. Wachs, Larry Ferguson, Warren Skaaren | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox

36. Let's Spend the Night Together (1982)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Music

6.4
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The Rolling Stones' shows in Tempe, Arizona and East Rutherford, New Jersey during their 1981 US tour.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman

37. Little Giants (1994)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.3
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Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

Writers: James Ferguson, Robert Shallcross, Tommy Swerdlow, Michael Goldberg | Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Shawna Waldron, Devon Sawa

38. Less Than Zero (1987)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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A college freshman returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.

Writers: Bret Easton Ellis, Harley Peyton | Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

39. Mothers, Daughters and Lovers (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.3
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Writers: Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz | Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Claude Akins, Gary Bayer, Jim Beaver, Jack Blessing

40. Blue Streak (1999)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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46 Metascore

A former convict poses as a cop to retrieve a diamond he stole years ago.

Writers: Michael Berry, John Blumenthal, Stephen Carpenter | Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Peter Greene, Dave Chappelle

41. Revenge (I) (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Michael "Jay" Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years. He's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Harrison, Jeffrey Alan Fiskin | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe, Tomas Milian

42. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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24 Metascore

Ford "Mr. Rock n' Roll Detective" Fairlane is experiencing problems, and it's not with the opposite sex. One of them is that all the rock stars pay him with drum sticks, koala bears, food ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Waters, James Cappe, David Arnott, Rex Weiner | Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Lauren Holly, Wayne Newton, Priscilla Presley

43. Mean Dog Blues (1978)

R | 108 min | Drama, Action, Thriller

6.2
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When his friend injures a little girl in a small southern town while driving drunk, country singer Paul agrees to state in court he had been driving. But his lawyer betrays him, and he ends... See full summary »

Writer: George Lefferts | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gregg Henry, Kay Lenz, Scatman Crothers, Tina Louise

44. Side by Side (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

6.2
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Three men who have just been forced to retire convince their bank to finance their dream: To produce a line of clothing for senior citizens.

Writers: Rosemary Edelman, Anthony Velona, Sheldon Keller | Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Danny Thomas, Morey Amsterdam

45. Bedtime Stories (2008)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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33 Metascore

A hotel handyman's life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.

Writers: Matt Lopez, Tim Herlihy | Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Courteney Cox, Guy Pearce

46. Tough Guys (1986)

PG | 104 min | Comedy

6.1
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Two elderly gangsters are released from prison only to find they have trouble fitting in as old men who still take no guff from anyone.

Writers: James Orr, Jim Cruickshank | Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charles Durning, Alexis Smith

47. Looker (1981)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Crichton | Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Albert Finney, James Coburn, Susan Dey, Leigh Taylor-Young

48. S.W.A.T. (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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45 Metascore

An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

Writers: Robert Hamner, Ron Mita, Jim McClain, David Ayer, David McKenna | Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J

49. Eraser (1996)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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56 Metascore

A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

Writers: Tony Puryear, Walon Green, Michael S. Chernuchin | Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams, James Caan, James Coburn

50. A Chorus Line (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.0
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46 Metascore

Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.

Writers: Arnold Schulman, Michael Bennett, James Kirkwood Jr., Nicholas Dante | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Michael Douglas, Terrence Mann, Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges