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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 160 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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86 Metascore

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

2. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.0
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94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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92 Metascore

A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

4. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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66 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Writers: Bob Kane, Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

5. Sin City (2005)

R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller

8.1
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74 Metascore

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

Writer: Frank Miller | Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba

6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.9
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94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

7. Planet of the Apes (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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50 Metascore

An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Writers: Pierre Boulle, William Broyles Jr., Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan

8. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

9. Spring Breakers (2012)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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63 Metascore

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying/drinking/taking drugs they are arrested only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

Writer: Harmony Korine | Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine

10. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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56 Metascore

In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Writers: David Hayter, Alex Tse, Dave Gibbons | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

11. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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88 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Writers: Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples, Philip K. Dick | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

12. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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78 Metascore

After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

13. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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51 Metascore

Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd

14. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.3
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68 Metascore

A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Frederic Raphael, Arthur Schnitzler | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field, Sydney Pollack

15. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

7.6
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70 Metascore

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

Writer: Sam Raimi | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker

16. Event Horizon (1997)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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35 Metascore

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Writer: Philip Eisner | Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson

17. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.5
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78 Metascore

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. When the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Writer: Wes Craven | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

18. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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65 Metascore

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

Writers: Washington Irving, Kevin Yagher, Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon

19. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.3
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82 Metascore

To foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan backfires when the same criminal impersonates the cop with the same method.

Writers: Mike Werb, Michael Colleary | Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

20. Jackie Brown (1997)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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64 Metascore

A flight attendant becomes a key figure in a plot between the police and an arms dealer.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Elmore Leonard | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda

21. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

7.4
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A young, abused and timid 17-year-old girl discovers she has telekinesis, and gets pushed to the limit on the night of her school's prom by a humiliating prank.

Writers: Stephen King, Lawrence D. Cohen | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

22. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

8.1
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79 Metascore

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

Writers: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

23. Mystic River (2003)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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84 Metascore

With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one loses a daughter.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Dennis Lehane | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Emmy Rossum

24. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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74 Metascore

An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful adolescent girl.

Writers: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall

25. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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41 Metascore

A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn

26. Cry-Baby (1990)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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In 1950s Baltimore, a bad-boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good-girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.

Writer: John Waters | Director: John Waters | Stars: Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell

27. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

R | 118 min | Comedy

7.7
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41 Metascore

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

Writers: Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Tod Davies, Alex Cox | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Barkin

28. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, War

8.5
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

29. Poltergeist (1982)

TV-MA | 114 min | Horror

7.4
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A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.

Writers: Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais, Mark Victor | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight

30. Spaceballs (1987)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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46 Metascore

Planet Spaceball's President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman

31. Army of Darkness (1992)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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57 Metascore

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

32. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Writer: Chris Columbus | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

33. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

PG-13 | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

6.7
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A spoof of Robin Hood in general, and 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' in particular.

Writers: J.D. Shapiro, Evan Chandler, Mel Brooks | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck

34. The Quick and the Dead (1995)

R | 107 min | Action, Thriller, Western

6.4
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49 Metascore

Lady avenger returns to western town owned by a ruthless gunslinger hosting an elimination tournament.

Writer: Simon Moore | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio

35. Blade II (2002)

R | 117 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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52 Metascore

Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reaper vampires who feed on vampires.

Writers: Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan, David S. Goyer | Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela

36. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

R | 89 min | Horror

6.0
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31 Metascore

Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.

Writer: Rob Zombie | Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie

37. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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76 Metascore

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Writer: Russell Gewirtz | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

38. The Descent (2005)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Horror

7.3
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71 Metascore

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Writer: Neil Marshall | Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder

39. Hairspray (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.9
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77 Metascore

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Writer: John Waters | Director: John Waters | Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Deborah Harry

40. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

Writers: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

41. Evil Dead II (1987)

X | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

7.8
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69 Metascore

The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

42. Crash (1996)

NC-17 | 100 min | Drama

6.3
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47 Metascore

After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.

Writers: J.G. Ballard, David Cronenberg | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger

43. Collateral (2004)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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71 Metascore

A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.

Writer: Stuart Beattie | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo

44. Blue Velvet (1986)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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75 Metascore

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

45. Drag Me to Hell (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Horror

6.6
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83 Metascore

A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Ruth Livier, Lorna Raver

46. The Devil's Rejects (2005)

R | 107 min | Horror

6.9
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53 Metascore

The murderous, backwoods Firefly family takes to the road to escape a vengeful police force which isn't afraid of being as ruthless as their target.

Writer: Rob Zombie | Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, William Forsythe

47. Bad Santa (2003)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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70 Metascore

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.

Writers: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, John Ritter

48. North by Northwest (1959)

Approved | 136 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

Writer: Ernest Lehman | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

49. Rescue Dawn (2006)

PG-13 | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Zach Grenier

50. Clerks. (1994)

R | 92 min | Comedy

7.9
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70 Metascore

A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.

Writer: Kevin Smith | Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonauer