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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. 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

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. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

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. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. Polytechnique (2009)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.2
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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, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Leca | Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Maxim Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse, Martin Watier

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. 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

18. 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

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. 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

22. 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

23. Project U.F.O. (1978–1979)

60 min | Sci-Fi

7.1
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Two agents of the U.S. Government's Project Blue Book project investigate sightings of extraterrestrials and unidentified flying objects.

Creator: Harold Jack Bloom | Stars: Caskey Swaim, Edward Winter, William Jordan, Aldine King

24. 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

25. Deacons for Defense (2003 TV Movie)

R | 78 min | Drama

7.0
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The words "Black Power" bring back memories of names like Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and Eldridge Cleaver, but in Bogalusa, LA a group of harassed Afro-Americans had decided they'd ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael D'Antonio, Richard Wesley, Frank Military | Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Chris Britton, Jonathan Silverman, Ossie Davis

26. 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

27. The State-Mafia Pact (2014)

108 min | Crime

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Writer: Sabina Guzzanti | Director: Sabina Guzzanti | Stars: Sabina Guzzanti, Antonino Bruschetta, Enzo Lombardo, Sabino Civilleri

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. Close-Up (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Drama

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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

34. 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

35. 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

36. 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

37. 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

38. 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

39. Calendar Girl Murders (1984 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.7
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Millionaire Richard Trainor is celebrating the fact that his new calendar featuring twelve nude woman is a huge success. However the party is ruined when Miss January is pushed off a ... See full summary »

Writers: Gregory S. Dinallo, Scott Swanton | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Tom Skerritt, Sharon Stone, Barbara Bosson, Robert Beltran

40. 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

41. Albert Fish: In Sin He Found Salvation (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

5.9
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Albert Fish, the horrific true story of elderly cannibal, sadomasochist, and serial killer, who lured children to their deaths in Depression-era New York City. Distorting biblical tales, ... See full summary »

Writer: John Borowski | Director: John Borowski | Stars: Oto Brezina, Joe Coleman, Bob Dunsworth, Harvey Fisher

42. Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.0
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Called "the longest running con in FBI history," Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the man that people knew as "Clark Rockefeller" (McCormack) had brilliantly impersonated numerous people, ... See full summary »

Writer: Edithe Swensen | Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Eric McCormack, Sherry Stringfield, Emily Alyn Lind, Stephen McHattie

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

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

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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

44. The Wildest Dream (2010)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.3
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57 Metascore

Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.

Writers: Richard Bedser, Mark Halliley, Kevin Maher | Director: Anthony Geffen | Stars: Conrad Anker, Susan Robertson, Robert Macfarlane, Peter Gillman

45. 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

46. Pompeii: The Last Day (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, History

7.2
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A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

Writers: Edward Canfor-Dumas, Peter Nicholson | Director: Peter Nicholson | Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Tim Pigott-Smith, Jim Carter, Jonathan Firth

47. The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, History

8.0
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A precise, real-time (exactly 85 minutes - the length of the actual event) reenactment of the infamous Wannsee Conference, a meeting called in January, 1942 to map out the implementation of... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Mommertz | Director: Heinz Schirk | Stars: Dietrich Mattausch, Gerd Böckmann, Friedrich G. Beckhaus, Robert Atzorn

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

PG | 251 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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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

49. Beethoven (2005 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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A dramatized documentary on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Stars: Paul Rhys, Charles Hazlewood, David Bamber, Casper Harvey

50. The Hunt with John Walsh (2014– )

60 min | Crime

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There are among the thousands of fugitives who avoid criminal prosecution in the United States every year. Find out more about these fugitives and join John Walsh in his quest to track them down and bring them to justice on "The Hunt."

Stars: James Bruno, Samantha Able, Gilbrando Acevedo, Eva Agathis