Highest Rated Titles With John R. Jensen


1. Rich Man, Poor Man (1976 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.

Stars: Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely, Dorothy McGuire

Votes: 2,016

2. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.4
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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese, John Hillerman

Votes: 845

3. Die Hard (1988)

R | 131 min | Action, Thriller

8.2
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70 Metascore

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 594,478 | Gross: $81.35M

4. Walk the Line (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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72 Metascore

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

Votes: 188,945 | Gross: $119.52M

5. Rich Man, Poor Man (1976– )
Episode: Part I: Chapters 1 and 2 (1976)

120 min | Drama

7.9
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Story begins at VE Day celebration at the school where elder son of a German immigrant, Rudy Jordache is a student. Younger brother, Tom, is also in attendance, but leaves when it is too "... See full summary »

Director: David Greene | Stars: Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely, Edward Asner

Votes: 38

6. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.6
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58 Metascore

John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene

Votes: 299,975 | Gross: $100.01M

7. Secondhand Lions (2003)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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52 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas.

Director: Tim McCanlies | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick

Votes: 43,470 | Gross: $41.41M

8. The Great Debaters (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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65 Metascore

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker

Votes: 47,715 | Gross: $30.23M

9. 'night, Mother (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

7.6
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What would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that they were going to end their life before morning? This is Thelma Cates' dilemma. Her daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Moore | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Anne Bancroft, Ed Berke, Carol Robbins

Votes: 1,736 | Gross: $0.44M

10. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
Episode: The Adventure of Auld Lang Syne (1975)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Family

7.6
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After a wealthy industrialist threatens to disinherit family and staff at a New Year's Eve party, he is soon found murdered in a nearby phone booth by fellow guest Inspector Queen, who calls on son Ellery to help unmask the killer.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Joan Collins, David Doyle

Votes: 64

11. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
Episode: Go Fight City Hall... to the Death (1976)

TV-PG | 75 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.4
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Quincy investigates the rape and murder of a civil servant; he finds a rash of murders and a political conspiracy.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Jack Klugman, Lynette Mettey, Garry Walberg, Val Bisoglio

Votes: 97

12. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)

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

7.3
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The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.

Stars: Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito, Joseph Roman

Votes: 3,442

13. The Front Page (1974)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia

Votes: 9,042

14. Gypsy (1993 TV Movie)

153 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie-previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film-depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Bette Midler, Peter Riegert, Cynthia Gibb, Edward Asner

Votes: 1,296

15. Speed (1994)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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78 Metascore

A young cop must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton

Votes: 261,645 | Gross: $121.25M

16. My Bodyguard (1980)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Paul Quandt

Votes: 7,070

17. Gia (1998 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death from AIDS at age 26.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Angelina Jolie Pitt, Faye Dunaway, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mercedes Ruehl

Votes: 31,704

18. The Company Men (2010)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.8
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69 Metascore

The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company - and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.

Director: John Wells | Stars: Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzanne Rico

Votes: 36,802 | Gross: $4.44M

19. Boulevard Nights (1979)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Kid brother Chuco (Danny De La Paz) is a sullen low-rider still caught up in the life. Despite their differences, their family bond is strong. But that bond is violently tested when rivals ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Richard Yniguez, Danny De La Paz, Marta DuBois, James Victor

Votes: 363

20. The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed, eventually getting a chance to prove himself in a film ... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Robert Redford, Bo Svenson, Bo Brundin, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 4,243

21. Buddy Buddy (1981)

R | 96 min | Comedy

6.6
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During a high profile Mafia testimony case in California's Riverside County, a hired killer checks-in a hotel room near the courthouse while his next door depressed neighbor wants to commit suicide due to marital problems.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss, Klaus Kinski

Votes: 3,304 | Gross: $5.00M

22. Barbarosa (1982)

PG | 90 min | Western

6.6
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A young cowboy hooks up with a legendary outlaw, and before long both are on the run from the law.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 1,026

23. Two Idiots in Hollywood (1988)

85 min | Musical, Comedy

6.6
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Idiots Taylor Dupp and Murphy Wegg flee their humdrum existence in Dayton, Ohio for the glamour of Hollywood. Murphy turns his complete lack of talent into a career as a television producer... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Tobolowsky | Stars: Jim McGrath, Jeff Doucette, Cheryl Anderson, Kat Sawyer

Votes: 89

24. A Civil Action (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyer.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathleen Quinlan, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 23,356 | Gross: $56.70M

25. Bless Me, Ultima (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, War

6.5
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65 Metascore

A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Luke Ganalon, Joseph A. Garcia, Miriam Colon, Benito Martinez

Votes: 1,044

26. She's the Man (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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45 Metascore

When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she's not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, as he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum, Vinnie Jones

Votes: 117,166 | Gross: $33.69M

27. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama, War

6.4
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It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 41,886

28. Mousehunt (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family

6.4
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54 Metascore

Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 41,536 | Gross: $61.83M

29. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinarily unique assassin in service of the US president.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Wilford Brimley, J.A. Preston

Votes: 8,712

30. Baby Comes Home (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A middle-aged couple deals with familial upheaval after giving birth to an unplanned 4th baby 17 years after their last child. The mother wrestles with with fears about aging, the father ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Colleen Dewhurst, Warren Oates, Devon Ericson, Fredric Lehne

Votes: 33

31. Country Strong (2010)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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45 Metascore

A rising country-music songwriter works with a fallen star to work their way to fame, causing romantic complications along the way.

Director: Shana Feste | Stars: Garrett Hedlund, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, Tim McGraw

Votes: 14,854 | Gross: $20.22M

32. The Game Plan (2007)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.2
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44 Metascore

An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Pettis, Roselyn Sanchez

Votes: 44,166 | Gross: $90.64M

33. Sister Act (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

6.2
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When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena

Votes: 65,152 | Gross: $139.61M

34. The Hindenburg (1975)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.2
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A film that chronicles the events of the Hindenburg disaster in which a zeppelin burst into flames.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes

Votes: 3,739

35. Parental Guidance (2012)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

6.1
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36 Metascore

Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott

Votes: 21,212 | Gross: $77.26M

36. Dad (1989)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Comedy

6.1
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A busy, "always-on-the-run" executive learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him ... See full summary »

Director: Gary David Goldberg | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Olympia Dukakis, Kathy Baker

Votes: 3,642 | Gross: $19.74M

37. Original Sin (2001)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.0
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33 Metascore

A woman along with her lover, plan to con a rich man by marrying him and on earning his trust running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she actually begins to fall in love with him.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie Pitt, Thomas Jane, Jack Thompson

Votes: 45,010 | Gross: $16.25M

38. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama

6.0
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48 Metascore

After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the "Ya-Yas", her mother's girlhood friends.

Director: Callie Khouri | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner

Votes: 15,382 | Gross: $69.59M

39. In Country (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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Samantha Hughes, a teenaged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Emily Lloyd, Bruce Willis, Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson

Votes: 2,273 | Gross: $3.53M

40. Punchline (1988)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school. He and several others work regularly at the Gas Station, a New York comedy club. The ... See full summary »

Director: David Seltzer | Stars: Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell

Votes: 6,559 | Gross: $21.03M

41. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.7
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52 Metascore

A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig

Votes: 43,451 | Gross: $67.13M

42. Hudson Hawk (1991)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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17 Metascore

A cat burglar is forced to steal Da Vinci works of art for a world domination plot.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn

Votes: 43,513 | Gross: $17.22M

43. Chain Reaction (1996)

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

5.6
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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.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward

Votes: 40,446 | Gross: $20.55M

44. Nobody's Fool (1986)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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Cassie has a miserable job in a bar, is lonely and depressed. Her boyfriend left her when she told him that she's pregnant. After several failed suicide attempts she'd given away her baby ... See full summary »

Director: Evelyn Purcell | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Eric Roberts, Mare Winningham, Jim Youngs

Votes: 613 | Gross: $0.56M

45. A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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A charming womanizer has to find a way to get $80 to elope to Hawaii with his one true love, or else go to his father's chosen business school.

Director: William Richert | Stars: River Phoenix, Ann Magnuson, Meredith Salenger, Ione Skye

Votes: 2,032 | Gross: $6.26M

46. The Wendell Baker Story (2005)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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44 Metascore

Luke Wilson plays a good-hearted ex-con who gets a job in a retirement hotel. Three elderly residents help him win back his girlfriend as he lends them a hand in fighting hotel corruption.

Directors: Andrew Wilson, Luke Wilson | Stars: Luke Wilson, Eva Mendes, Seymour Cassel, Jacob Vargas

Votes: 5,164 | Gross: $0.13M

47. It's My Turn (1980)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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A successful but stressed mathematics professor (Clayburgh) goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son (Douglas), a prematurely retired pro baseball player... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Weill | Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin, Beverly Garland

Votes: 628

48. Hollis & Rae (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

5.5
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Two best friends, a detective and a prosecuting attorney, tackle criminal cases in a small southern town.

Director: Callie Khouri | Stars: Jaime Ray Newman, Laura Harris, Susan Ward, Stacey Travis

Votes: 23

49. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Three women make an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only ... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson, Andrea Marcovicci

Votes: 3,827 | Gross: $16.50M

50. The Last Married Couple in America (1980)

R | 103 min | Comedy

5.3
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Mari and Jeff Thompson start to doubt their own marriage when every couple they know separate.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: George Segal, Natalie Wood, Richard Benjamin, Valerie Harper

Votes: 443

51. Body Shots (1999)

R | 106 min | Drama

5.0
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36 Metascore

A tale of the mysterious, but necessary, mating ritual between men and women of today and everything they think about sex but are afraid to say.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Joe Basile, Scott Burkholder, Liz Coke, Allison Dunbar

Votes: 4,881 | Gross: $0.24M