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1. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Writer: Gillian Flynn | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Votes: 453,155

2. Castle (2009– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Creator: Andrew W. Marlowe | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Jon Huertas, Seamus Dever

Votes: 105,897

3. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 46,626

4. Orphan Black (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.4
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A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Creators: John Fawcett, Graeme Manson, Alex Levine, Kim Coghill, Andrew De Angelis, Jeff Detsky, Adam Higgs, Bob Mackowycz Jr., Elize Morgan, Peter Rowley, Rebecca Sernasie | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 52,113

5. The Mentalist (2008–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

Creator: Bruno Heller | Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 121,366

6. Rizzoli & Isles (2010– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.

Creator: Janet Tamaro | Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

Votes: 20,685

7. The Fall (I) (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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A psychological thriller that examines the lives of two hunters. One is a serial killer who stalks his victims in and around Belfast and the other is a talented Detective Superintendent ... See full summary »

Creator: Allan Cubitt | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch, Bronagh Waugh

Votes: 28,465

8. Blue Bloods (2010– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Revolves around a family of New York cops.

Creators: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 18,492

9. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

Votes: 11,363

10. Major Crimes (2012– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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'The Closer' spin-off series which follows Capt. Raydor of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Creator: James Duff | Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 6,472

11. Vexed (2010– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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Two Detectives Jack and Georgina who share chemistry but have complicated personal lives.

Creator: Howard Overman | Stars: Toby Stephens, Ronny Jhutti, Roger Griffiths, Miranda Raison

Votes: 1,085

12. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Writers: Hillary Seitz, Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjærg | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

Votes: 202,100

13. Ocean's Twelve (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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58 Metascore

Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean's 11.

Writers: George Nolfi, George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 258,706

14. Top of the Lake (2013 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 350 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.

Creators: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan, David Wenham

Votes: 16,460

15. The Closer (2005–2012)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.

Creator: James Duff | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 17,328

16. Date Night (2010)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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56 Metascore

In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous.

Writer: Josh Klausner | Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 119,277

17. Cold Case (2003–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases" -- older crimes that have never been solved.

Creator: Meredith Stiehm | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 17,586

18. The Killing (2007–2012)

57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences.

Creator: Søren Sveistrup | Stars: Sofie Gråbøl, Morten Suurballe, Lars Mikkelsen, Bjarne Henriksen

Votes: 14,058

19. Don't Say a Word (2001)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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38 Metascore

When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...

Writers: Andrew Klavan, Anthony Peckham, Patrick Smith Kelly | Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy, Skye McCole Bartusiak

Votes: 38,196

20. Without a Trace (2002–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The cases of an FBI unit specializing in missing persons investigations.

Creator: Hank Steinberg | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Enrique Murciano

Votes: 13,730

21. Crossing Jordan (2001–2007)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A "sexy, brilliant" Boston medical examiner... Despite a checkered career, Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh goes above and beyond to solve cases.

Creator: Tim Kring | Stars: Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer, Ravi Kapoor, Steve Valentine

Votes: 7,781

22. Moonlighting (1985–1989)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.

Creator: Glenn Gordon Caron | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 11,601

23. Sliver (1993)

R | 108 min | Thriller

4.9
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Carly Norris is a book editor living in New York City who moves into the Sliver apartment building. In the apartment building, Carly meets two of her new neighbors, author Jack Lansford who... See full summary »

Writers: Ira Levin, Joe Eszterhas | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger, Polly Walker

Votes: 21,384

24. End of Days (1999)

R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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33 Metascore

At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.

Writer: Andrew W. Marlowe | Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 83,920

25. Deception (I) (2008)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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31 Metascore

An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.

Writer: Mark Bomback | Director: Marcel Langenegger | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams, Bruce Altman

Votes: 30,883

26. The General's Daughter (1999)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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47 Metascore

When the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander is murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point.

Writers: Nelson DeMille, Christopher Bertolini, William Goldman | Director: Simon West | Stars: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 39,900

27. Republic of Doyle (2010– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Jake Doyle and his father Malachy run a private investigations agency in St. John's, Newfoundland. Their cases involve them in all sorts of dealings - not all of them on the right side of the law.

Creators: Perry Chafe, Allan Hawco, Malcolm MacRury | Stars: Allan Hawco, Krystin Pellerin, Mark O'Brien, Marthe Bernard

Votes: 1,555

28. Murder by Numbers (2002)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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50 Metascore

Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.

Writer: Tony Gayton | Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt

Votes: 41,154

29. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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58 Metascore

A photographer, Leon's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer, Mahogany, the subway murderer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.

Writers: Jeff Buhler, Clive Barker | Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Vinnie Jones, Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb, Brooke Shields

Votes: 44,761

30. Chain Reaction (1996)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.

Writers: Arne Schmidt, Rick Seaman, Josh Friedman, J.F. Lawton, Michael Bortman | Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward

Votes: 37,993

31. Dressed to Kill (1980)

X | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.

Writer: Brian De Palma | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon

Votes: 21,541

32. Nancy Drew (2007)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.9
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53 Metascore

Teen detective Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a movie star.

Writers: Andrew Fleming, Tiffany Paulsen, Mildred Wirt Benson | Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Emma Roberts, Tate Donovan, Max Thieriot, Craig Gellis

Votes: 14,970

33. The International (I) (2009)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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52 Metascore

An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.

Writer: Eric Warren Singer | Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen

Votes: 77,364

34. Diabolique (1996)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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The wife and mistress of the sadistic dean of an exclusive prep school conspire to murder him.

Writers: Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Don Roos | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates

Votes: 10,574

35. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.

Creators: Barbara Avedon, Barbara Corday | Stars: Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen, Martin Kove

Votes: 1,808

36. Profiler (1996–2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Ally Walker stars as Dr. Sam Waters, a detective with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a federal agency which often works with the FBI, ATF, and other crime-solving agencies. The VCTF ... See full summary »

Creator: Cynthia Saunders | Stars: Ally Walker, Julian McMahon, A Martinez, Robert Davi

Votes: 2,305

37. The Forgotten (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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A group of volunteers help find the identities of John & Jane Does who were murdered.

Creator: Mark Friedman | Stars: Christian Slater, Michelle Borth, Anthony Carrigan, Bob Stephenson

Votes: 1,964

38. The Killing Gene (2007)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.7
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A calculating killer coerces a detective to pay for his previous mistakes.

Writer: Clive Bradley | Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Melissa George, Ashley Walters, Tom Hardy

Votes: 6,792

39. Prime Suspect (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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About Jane Timoney, an iconoclastic female detective who has to make her bones in a tough New York precinct that is dominated by men.

Creators: Alexandra Cunningham, Lynda La Plante | Stars: Maria Bello, Brían F. O'Byrne, Kirk Acevedo, Peter Gerety

Votes: 3,165

40. Mardaani (2014)

113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A cop's search for a missing teenage girl leads her to the depraved world of child trafficking. What follows is a cat-and-mouse game between the fearless cop and a ruthless mafia kingpin.

Writer: Gopi Puthran | Director: Pradeep Sarkar | Stars: Rani Mukerji, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Gautam Babbar, Probir Dutt

Votes: 5,669

41. Greedy (1994)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

6.2
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Uncle Joe is ageing. He's also a millionaire. That's why his family is trying so very hard to get into his good books. They all want a piece of his empire. Unfortunately Uncle Joe isn't as ... See full summary »

Writers: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, Nancy Travis, Olivia d'Abo

Votes: 9,566

42. Frankenstein (2004 TV Movie)

88 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.6
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Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America ... See full summary »

Writers: Dean R. Koontz, John Shiban | Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Parker Posey, Vincent Perez, Thomas Kretschmann, Adam Goldberg

Votes: 1,453

43. The Alphabet Killer (2008)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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Based on the true story of the double initial killings in Rochester, NY.

Writer: Tom Malloy | Director: Rob Schmidt | Stars: Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Timothy Hutton, Tom Malloy

Votes: 6,469

44. Certain Prey (2011 TV Movie)

85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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Minneapolis Deputy Police Chief, Lucas Davenport, has to face off against a duo unlike any he's ever encountered; a lethal hit woman and a ferociously cunning killer determined to hunt him down.

Writers: John Sandford, Chris Gerolmo | Director: Chris Gerolmo | Stars: Mark Harmon, Lola Glaudini, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Greenhouse

Votes: 867

45. Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996 TV Mini-Series)

200 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Brobbey, Ray Emmet Brown, Julia Lane

Votes: 1,254

46. Goodbye Lover (1998)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.7
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Ben and Sandra are hot and provocative lovers, but Sandra is unfortunately married to Ben's younger brother Jake, and soon Jake will find out about Ben.

Writers: Ron Peer, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Dermot Mulroney, Mary-Louise Parker, Ellen DeGeneres

Votes: 2,795

47. Blue Smoke (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.7
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Detective Reena Hale (Witt) is revisited by the stalker who traumatized her years ago by offing any man she fell in love with.

Writers: Ronni Kern, Nora Roberts | Director: David Carson | Stars: Alicia Witt, Scott Bakula, Matthew Settle, Talia Shire

Votes: 938

48. King (2011– )

Crime, Drama

6.7
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Life of detective Jessica King does not run exactly smoothly. When she becomes the head of the Major Crime Task Force, she is eager to prove she is the best cop in town.

Creators: Greg Spottiswood, Bernard Zukerman | Stars: Amy Price-Francis, Alan Van Sprang, Gabriel Hogan, Tony Nardi

Votes: 978

49. The Kate Logan Affair (2010)

85 min | Drama, Thriller

4.8
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A psychologically unstable young police woman named Kate Logan and a married Frenchman find themselves caught up in a dramatic twisted affair.

Writer: Noël Mitrani | Director: Noël Mitrani | Stars: Alexis Bledel, Laurent Lucas, Noémie Godin-Vigneau, Serge Houde

Votes: 471

50. True Crime (1995 Video)

R | 94 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which ... See full summary »

Writer: Pat Verducci | Director: Pat Verducci | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Kevin Dillon, Bill Nunn, Michael Bowen

Votes: 1,602