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1. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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85 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Writers: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

2. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Writers: George Clooney, Grant Heslov | Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

3. December 7th (1943)

Unrated | 82 min | Action, History, War

6.4
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"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the ... See full summary »

Directors: John Ford, Gregg Toland | Stars: Walter Huston, Harry Davenport, Dana Andrews, Paul Hurst

4. Mommie Dearest (1981)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Mommie Dearest, best selling memoir, turned motion picture, depicts the abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother...screen queen Joan Crawford.

Writers: Christina Crawford, Frank Yablans, Frank Perry, Tracy Hotchner, Robert Getchell | Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

5. United 93 (2006)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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90 Metascore

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Writer: Paul Greengrass | Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas, J.J. Johnson

6. A Mighty Heart (2007)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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74 Metascore

Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.

Writers: John Orloff, Mariane Pearl | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Archie Panjabi

7. Polytechnique (2009)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.3
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61 Metascore

A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.

Writers: Jacques Davidts, Eric Leca, Denis Villeneuve | Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Maxim Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse, Martin Watier

8. Bobby (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama, History

7.1
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54 Metascore

The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, and 22 people in the hotel whose lives were never the same.

Writer: Emilio Estevez | Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Harry Belafonte

9. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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82 Metascore

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Writers: David Darlow, Joe Simpson | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

10. Battle in Seattle (2007)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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54 Metascore

Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings.

Writer: Stuart Townsend | Director: Stuart Townsend | Stars: André Benjamin, Jennifer Carpenter, Isaach De Bankolé, Woody Harrelson

11. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Writers: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

12. Big Brother (II) (2000– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

5.3
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Contestants must compete against each other for a chance to win $500,000 in a house wired with cameras and microphones, capturing their every move for a TV and Internet audience.

Stars: Julie Chen, Phil Proctor, Clayton Halsey, George Boswell

13. Blaze (1989)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper ... See full summary »

Writers: Blaze Starr, Huey Perry, Ron Shelton | Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich, Jerry Hardin, Gailard Sartain

14. Sybil (1976 TV Mini-Series)

198 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed at least 13 different personalities.

Stars: Sally Field, Joanne Woodward, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett

15. Buddy (1997)

PG | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.8
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An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.

Writers: Gertrude Davies Lintz, William Joyce, Caroline Thompson | Director: Caroline Thompson | Stars: Rene Russo, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming, Irma P. Hall

16. The Road to Guantanamo (2006)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.6
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64 Metascore

Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddiqui, Arfan Usman

17. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

6.6
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The widow of murdered civil rights leader Medger Evers and a district attorney struggle to finally bring the murderer to justice.

Writer: Lewis Colick | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg, Virginia Madsen

18. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989 TV Movie)

180 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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7-year old Steven Stayner is kidnapped a few days before Christmas by Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away,... See full summary »

Writers: J.P. Miller, Cynthia Whitcomb, W.H. Echols II | Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Cindy Pickett, John Ashton, Corin Nemec, Luke Edwards

19. Race the Sun (1996)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.

Writer: Barry Morrow | Director: Charles T. Kanganis | Stars: Halle Berry, James Belushi, Bill Hunter, Casey Affleck

20. Too Young to Die? (1990 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Drama, Crime

5.9
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An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.

Writers: David Hill, George Rubino | Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Michael Tucker, Juliette Lewis, Brad Pitt, Alan Fudge

21. I Shouldn't Be Alive (2005– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.2
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Re-enactments of real-life tales of human survival against the savage elements, dangerous climates and physical hazards.

Stars: Tom McKay, Eric Meyers, Blake Henshaw, Tahi Mapp-Borren

22. Battle for Haditha (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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65 Metascore

An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.

Writers: Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin, Anna Telford | Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Matthew Knoll, Elliot Ruiz, Eric Mehalacopoulos, Nathan De La Cruz

23. Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets (2004 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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This two-part science fiction docu-drama examines the possibilities of a dangerous, manned space mission to explore the inner and outer planets of the Solar system.

Writer: Joe Ahearne | Director: Joe Ahearne | Stars: David Suchet, Martin McDougall, Joanne McQuinn, Rad Lazar

24. RSO [Registered Sex Offender] (2008)

80 min | Comedy

6.0
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There may be one thing worse than being a sex offender sent to prison: Being a sex offender released from prison. RSO tells the story of one offender's unlikely rehabilitation.

Writer: Bob Byington | Director: Bob Byington | Stars: Gabriel McIver, Kristen Tucker, Kevin Corrigan, Andrew Bujalski

25. Switched at Birth (1991 TV Movie)

PG | 176 min | Drama

6.8
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This is the story of the two babies who were switched at birth. A few years later when one of the girls gets sick and tests revealed that she was not the daughter of the couple who raised ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael O'Hara | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Brian Kerwin, John M. Jackson, Eve Gordon

26. Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980 TV Movie)

192 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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The story of the People's Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events involving its move to Guyana and its eventual mass suicide.

Writers: Ernest Tidyman, Charles A. Krause | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Powers Boothe, Ned Beatty, Irene Cara, Veronica Cartwright

27. The Affair (1995 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A black soldier in World War II England begins an affair with a white woman whose husband is a soldier currently overseas in battle and in doubts of her relationship with him as she ... See full summary »

Writers: Pablo F. Fenjves, Walter Bernstein, Bryan Goluboff | Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Kerry Fox, Leland Gantt, Ned Beatty

28. Victoria & Albert (2001 TV Movie)

200 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the ... See full summary »

Writer: John Goldsmith | Director: John Erman | Stars: Victoria Hamilton, Jonathan Firth, James Callis, Diana Rigg

29. Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--1990s hip-hop group, NWH (Niggaz with Hats).

Writer: Rusty Cundieff | Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff, Kasi Lemmons

30. Darkest Night (2012)

99 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

3.8
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A family gathers for a happy reunion and marriage announcement on Christmas Day at an isolated mansion in the Philippine mountains only to encounter a series of bizarre, demonic, and tragic events.

Writer: Russ Williams | Director: Noel Tan | Stars: DJ Perry, Anne Gauthier, Issa Litton, Nic Campos

31. Close-Up (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Drama

8.2
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Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Hossain Sabzian enters the home of a well-to-do family in Tehran, promising it a prominent part in his next movie. The actual ... See full summary »

Writer: Abbas Kiarostami | Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Hossain Sabzian, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah

32. Unspeakable Acts (1990 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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This is the story of child psychologists Dr Laurie and Joseph Braga and their involvement in one of the worst child sex abuse scandals in USA.

Writers: Jan Hollingsworth, Alan Landsburg, Hesper Anderson, Joanna Strauss | Director: Linda Otto | Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Brad Davis, Sam Behrens, Gary Frank

33. Amy Fisher: My Story (1992 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

5.1
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This sensational true story of a near fatal attraction left Mary Jo Buttafuoco paralyzed for life and made Amy Fisher America's most infamous teenager. Imprisoned 5-15 years for a crime she... See full summary »

Writer: Phil Penningroth | Director: Bradford May | Stars: Ed Marinaro, Noelle Parker, Boyd Kestner, Pierrette Grace

34. Black Like Me (1964)

105 min | Drama

6.8
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Based on the true story of a white reporter who, at the height of the civil-rights movement, temporarily darkened his skin so that he could experience the realities of a black man's life in the segregated South.

Writers: John Howard Griffin, Carl Lerner, Gerda Lerner | Director: Carl Lerner | Stars: James Whitmore, Sorrell Booke, Roscoe Lee Browne, Al Freeman Jr.

35. Jonestown: Paradise Lost (2007 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Writer: Jason Sherman | Director: Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Ted Biggs, Stephan Jones, Vernon Gosney, Tim Reiterman

36. Dance with a Stranger (1985)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A woman can not accept that her boyfriend dumped her.

Writer: Shelagh Delaney | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Stratford Johns

37. Tom & Viv (1994)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 1915, T.S. (Tom) Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood elope, but her longstanding gynecological and emotional problems disrupt their planned honeymoon. Her father is angry because Tom's poetry ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Hastings, Adrian Hodges | Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Miranda Richardson, Rosemary Harris, Tim Dutton

38. Dreams of a Life (2011)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.8
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62 Metascore

A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

Writer: Carol Morley | Director: Carol Morley | Stars: Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain, Alistair Abrahams, Mandy Allen

39. Ruby Bridges (1998 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

7.1
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The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the... See full summary »

Writer: Toni Ann Johnson | Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach, Jean Louisa Kelly

40. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems. The film moves back and forth between the late 1940s, when Giuliano and ... See full summary »

Writers: Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Enzo Provenzale, Francesco Rosi, Franco Solinas | Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi, Sennuccio Benelli

41. Who Will Love My Children? (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.4
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Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.

Writer: Michael Bortman | Director: John Erman | Stars: Ann-Margret, Frederic Forrest, Cathryn Damon, Donald Moffat

42. The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988 TV Mini-Series)

PG | 251 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.4
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From a true story. In Atlanta in 1913, a 13-year-old girl is murdered in the factory where she works. The factory manager, a Jew named Leo Frank, is convicted and sentenced to hang. Georgia... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lemmon, Richard Jordan, Robert Prosky, Peter Gallagher

43. La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000)

345 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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90 Metascore

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Writers: Agathe Bluysen, Peter Watkins | Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Eliane Annie Adalto, Pierre Barbieux, Bernard Bombeau, Maylis Bouffartigue

44. The Singularity Is Near (2010)

79 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Computer avatar saves the world from self-replicating microscopic robots.

Directors: Anthony Waller, Toshi Hoo, Raymond Kurzweil | Stars: Pauley Perrette, Raymond Kurzweil, Anthony Robbins, Alan M. Dershowitz

45. Salaam Bombay! (1988)

113 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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78 Metascore

The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »

Writers: Hriday Lani, Mira Nair, Sooni Taraporevala | Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, Chanda Sharma, Raghuvir Yadav

46. Space Race (2005– )

240 min | Documentary, Drama

8.6
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The BBC's Space Race is a documentary/drama chronicling the major events and characters in the American/Soviet space race, leading up to the first moon landing. The series concentrates on ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Dillane, Steve Nicolson, Max Bollinger, John Warnaby

47. Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story (1991 TV Movie)

M | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Pamela Smart knows exactly what she wants and is willing to do anything to get it. She is fed up with teaching, and her marriage offers little excitement. Looking for a way out she applies ... See full summary »

Writer: William Wood | Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Helen Hunt, Chad Allen, Larry Drake, Riff Regan

48. Love, Lies and Murder (1991 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 150 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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This movie, based on the true story, begins with the murder of a housewife. When troubled teenage daughter confesses the crime, it looks like a solved case. But, the investigators are ... See full summary »

Writer: Danielle Hill | Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Clancy Brown, Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, Tom Bower

49. The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 TV Movie)

186 min | Drama

7.8
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The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Writers: Sam Grana, John N. Smith, Des Walsh | Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley, Philip Dinn

50. Murder in Greenwich (2002 TV Movie)

R | 89 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.3
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The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.

Writers: Mark Fuhrman, Dave Erickson | Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Robert Forster, Maggie Grace, Toby Moore