Remake: Drama

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1.
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
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Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way. (150 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ Remake of the 1915 film, The Two Orphans. ” - deano11
 
2.
Forbidden Fruit (1921)
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Mary Maddock becomes a seamstress after her husband Steve wastes their money on booze. Her employer... (87 mins.)
 
4.
Hoodman Blind (1923)
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(60 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
5.
Bella Donna (1923)
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Bella Donna, a seductive woman snares Nigel Armine into marriage and he takes her to Egypt to live. Tired of her simple husband, Bella becomes involved with brutish Baroudi. (60 mins.)
 
6.
Outside the Law (1930)
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Fingers is planning a half-million-dollar bank robbery in gang boss Cobra Collins' territory. Fingers' moll Connie tries to bluff Cobra into thinking the hit won't be for another week when the call comes through saying it's now. (79 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
7.
Tol'able David (1930)
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Young David Kinemon is a good-natured, easy-going lad in a mountain village. Circumstances force him... (65 mins.)
 
8.
The Unholy Three (1930)
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"Talkie" remake of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film. A trio of former sideshow performers double as the "Unholy Three" in a scam to nab some shiny rocks. (72 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
9.
The Miracle Man (1932)
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A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader... (85 mins.)
Director: Norman McLeod
 
10.
Seventh Heaven (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police... (102 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
11.
Algiers (1938)
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Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah. (96 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
12.
The Dawn Patrol (1938)
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British flying aces in World War I contend with the harsh realities of war. (103 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
13.
Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)
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A concert violinist becomes charmed with his daughter's talented piano teacher. When he invites her to go on tour with him... (70 mins.)
Director: Gregory Ratoff
 
14.
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
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During World War I, believing her fiancé to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution. (108 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
15.
The Way of All Flesh (1940)
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Paul Kriza is a cashier of a bank in a small town, and the happy husband of Anna and the father of four children... (86 mins.)
Director: Louis King
 
16.
Back Street (1941)
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Pretty Rae Smith and handsome Walter Saxel meet, fall in love and make plans to marry. Unfortunately... (89 mins.)
 
17.
Between Two Worlds (1944)
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Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got on board or where they are going yet, oddly enough, it soon becomes apparent that they all have something in common. (112 mins.)
Director: Edward A. Blatt
 
18.
The Racket (1951)
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The big national crime syndicate has moved into town, partnering up with local crime boss Nick Scanlon... (88 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
19.
Mogambo (1953)
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On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda. (116 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
20.
Vicki (1953)
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The untimely murder of a New York glamor-girl sparks an investigation with an emotionally driven detective at the helm. (85 mins.)
Director: Harry Horner
 
21.
The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)
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Despite marital problems, English Lord Albert Esketh and his rich American socialite wife Lady Edwina Esketh travel to India to buy a prize horse from the ruler of Ranchipur. (104 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ Remake of the 1939 black-and-white film, The Rains Came. ” - deano11
 
22.
Gaby (1956)
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This is a remake of the 1931 and 1940 versions of the movie Waterloo Bridge. (96 mins.)
 
23.
Back from Eternity (1956)
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A South American plane loaded with an assortment of characters crash lands in a remote jungle area in the middle of a storm... (100 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
“ Remake of the 1939 film, Five Came Back. ” - deano11
 
24.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
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A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? (115 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
25.
The Children's Hour (1961)
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A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians. (108 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
26.
The Boy Cried Murder (1966)
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A young boy with a penchant for spinning elaborate yarns gets himself in deep trouble when he tries to tell people that he really did witness a terrible murder. (86 mins.)
 
27.
Black Caesar (1973)
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Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy... (87 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
28.
Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
After a senator suddenly dies after completing (and sealing) an investigation into the nuclear power industry... (155 mins.)
Director: T.C. Frank
 
29.
Scum (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Uncompromising story of life in a Borstal prison, a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's (98 mins.)
Director: Alan Clarke
“ Remake of UK's 1977 Scum (TV Movie) ” - deano11
 
30.
The Champ (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Billy Flynn, a former boxing champion, is now horse trainer in Hialeah. He makes just enough money to raise his little boy T.J.... (121 mins.)
 
31.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
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The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband. (122 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
32.
Body and Soul (1981)
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A young man struggles to become a boxing champ, but success blinds him. It is only through the love of his girlfriend that he is brought back to reality. (109 mins.)
Director: George Bowers
 
33.
Rich and Famous (1981)
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Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected "serious" novelist... (117 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
34.
The Hasty Heart (1983 TV Movie)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Martin M. Speer
 
35.
Breathless (1983)
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Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly, and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way he shoots a police man... (100 mins.)
Director: Jim McBride
 
36.
I Want to Live (1983 TV Movie)
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The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned... (100 mins.)
 
37.
Bad Boys (1983)
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Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing a rival's kid brother. (123 mins.)
Director: Rick Rosenthal
“ Remake of UK's 1977 Scum (TV Movie) ” - deano11
 
38.
Arch of Triumph (1984 TV Movie)
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In Paris, before the Nazis penetrate into the city, an Austrian refugee doctor falls in love with a mysterious woman. (93 mins.)
Director: Waris Hussein
 
39.
1984 (1984)
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In a totalitarian future society, a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. (113 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
 
40.
Mister Roberts (1984 TV Movie)
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Set aboard a navy cargo ship during World War II, this comedic drama follows Lt. Doug Roberts (Robert Hays, Airplane!), who battles boredom and a tyrannical captain to the admiration of Ensign Pulver, Doc, and the crew. (100 mins.)
 
41.
The Long Hot Summer (1985 TV Movie)
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(200 mins.)
Director: Stuart Cooper
 
42.
Picnic (1986 TV Movie)
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A 1986 made-for-cablevision remake of the 1955 Joshua Logan movie. Shown as "A Broadway On Showtime Production." (123 mins.)
 
43.
The Defiant Ones (1986 TV Movie)
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Carl Monroe and 'Joker' Johnson share some things: They are both in jail and they both hate each other... (100 mins.)
 
44.
Fatal Attraction (1987)
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A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family. (119 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
45.
Always (1989)
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A romantic adventure about a legendary pilot's passion for dare-devil firefighting and his girl. (122 mins.)
 
46.
Men Don't Leave (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband... (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Brickman
 
47.
Paradise (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson (at the time married to each other) play Lily and Ben Reed, a young couple torn apart by a family tragedy... (111 mins.)
 
48.
Night and the City (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The story about a cheating and incompetent lawyer (Harry Fabian) who suddenly gets obsessed on becoming a boxing promoter. (105 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
 
49.
Scent of a Woman (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated. (156 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
50.
Sommersby (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A farmer returns home from the Civil War, but his wife begins to suspect that the man is an impostor. (114 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
 
51.
Intersection (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
While driving on a remote highway, a man is torn between choosing to reunite with his estranged wife or taking up with his lover. (98 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
 
52.
The Browning Version (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British public school... (97 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
53.
Messenger (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An ex-petty-crook courier (Richard Barboza) with a pregnant wife (Carolyn Kinebrew) and family searches for his stolen bicycle. (74 mins.)
Director: Norman Loftis
 
54.
Love Affair (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll... (108 mins.)
 
55.
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
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A married soldier returning from World War II poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor. (102 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
56.
The Underneath (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A recovering gambling addict attempts to reconcile with his family and friends but finds trouble and temptation when caught between feelings for his ex-wife and her dangerous hoodlum boyfriend. (99 mins.)
 
57.
12 Angry Men (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision. (117 mins.)
 
58.
Lolita (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter. (137 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
59.
City of Angels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels. (114 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
 
60.
Meet Joe Black (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth and in the process he falls in love with his guide's daughter. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
61.
Return to Paradise (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two friends must choose whether to help a third friend who was arrested in Malaysia for drug possession. (111 mins.)
Director: Joseph Ruben
 
62.
Anna and the King (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s. (148 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
 
63.
On the Beach (2000 TV Movie)
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Well, the world has finally managed to blow itself up. Only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction... (195 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
64.
Picnic (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but then she meets an interesting stranger who just got off the train. (100 mins.)
Director: Ivan Passer
 
65.
Sweet November (2001)
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The story centers around a man and a woman, whose fates are intertwined and will change forever. Nelson is an avid advertiser living in San Francisco... (119 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
 
66.
Brian's Song (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease. (88 mins.)
Director: John Gray
 
67.
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace. (118 mins.)
Director: Charles Shyer
 
68.
The Quiet American (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman. (101 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
69.
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently... (150 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
70.
The Good Thief (2002)
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An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone's already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move. (109 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
71.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A failing star is faced with a lifestyle change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy... (114 mins.)
 
72.
The Goodbye Girl (2004 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead... (103 mins.)
 
73.
Criminal (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Two con artists try to swindle a currency collector by selling him a counterfeit copy of an extremely rare currency bill. (87 mins.)
Director: Gregory Jacobs
 
74.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
In 1714 Peru, a friar is tried by the Inquisition for questioning God's intentions when five die in the collapse of an Andean rope bridge. (120 mins.)
Director: Mary McGuckian
 
75.
The Wool Cap (2004 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The mute superintendent of a ramshackle apartment building, becomes the unwilling guardian of a little girl with an attitude. (103 mins.)
 
76.
Eight Below (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival. (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
 
77.
The Lake House (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late. (99 mins.)
 
78.
All the King's Men (2006)
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Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana. (128 mins.)
Director: Steven Zaillian
 
79.
Little Fugitive (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Set in present day Brooklyn, this film is a remake of the 1953 classic, "Little Fugitive." With his... (89 mins.)
Director: Joanna Lipper
 
80.
Premonition (2007)
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Depressed housewife learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the next day after to a world in which he is still dead. (96 mins.)
Director: Mennan Yapo
 
81.
Interview (2007)
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After falling out with his editor, a fading political journalist is forced to interview America's most popular soap actress. (84 mins.)
Director: Steve Buscemi
 
82.
The Secret (2007)
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A wife and mother passes away, and spirit returns in her daughter's body. (92 mins.)
Director: Vincent Perez
 
83.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
84.
Brothers (2009)
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A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan. (105 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
85.
Everybody's Fine (2009)
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A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children. (99 mins.)
Director: Kirk Jones
 
86.
Possession (2008)
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A woman's life is thrown into chaos after a freak car accident sends her husband and brother-in-law into comas. Thrills arrive after the brother-in-law wakes up, thinking he's his brother. (85 mins.)
 
87.
The Firm (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Football hooligans organize themselves into firms that represent their favorite team. (90 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
 
88.
Ice Castles (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. The road to becoming... (95 mins.)
Director: Donald Wrye
 
89.
Dog Pound (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates. (91 mins.)
Director: Kim Chapiron
“ Remake of UK's 1977 Scum (TV Movie) ” - deano11
 
90.
Sparkle (2012)
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In the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart. (116 mins.)
Director: Salim Akil
“ Remake of the 1976 classic film and actress/singer Whitney Houston's final feature film. ” - deano11
 
91.
Endless Love (2014)
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The story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart. (104 mins.)
Director: Shana Feste