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1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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44 Metascore

Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 578,188 | Gross: $330.36M

2. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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61 Metascore

The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan

Votes: 96,654 | Gross: $50.07M

3. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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96 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 578,640 | Gross: $56.67M

4. Taken (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Thriller

7.8
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51 Metascore

A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser

Votes: 539,123 | Gross: $145.00M

5. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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86 Metascore

A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Votes: 748,266 | Gross: $141.32M

6. Baptiste (2019– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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The mercurial detective, Julien Baptiste, on holiday in Amsterdam with his wife, assists in an investigation for his former girlfriend, the Amsterdam Chief of Police.

Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Tom Hollander, Anastasia Hille, Barbara Sarafian

Votes: 2,052

7. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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47 Metascore

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Robert Knepper

Votes: 122,320 | Gross: $58.70M

8. End of Watch (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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68 Metascore

Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera

Votes: 211,663 | Gross: $41.00M

9. The Transporter (2002)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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51 Metascore

Frank is hired to "transport" packages for unknown clients and has made a very good living doing so. But when asked to move a package that begins moving, complications arise.

Directors: Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen | Stars: Jason Statham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze, François Berléand

Votes: 269,868 | Gross: $25.30M

10. Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.7
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38 Metascore

Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him, until his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best: make them look like accidents.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh

Votes: 67,494 | Gross: $21.20M

11. Acts of Violence (2018)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime

5.2
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28 Metascore

At a bachelorette party in a nightclub, the bride tells 2 guys offering blow to go away. They abduct her. The groom's 2 big brothers looked after their kid brother as kids and do so now again as veterans, "looking" for her and the 2 guys.

Director: Brett Donowho | Stars: Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser, Shawn Ashmore, Ashton Holmes

Votes: 8,016

12. Babylon A.D. (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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26 Metascore

Veteran-turned-mercenary Toorop takes the high-risk job of escorting a woman from Russia to America. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Mélanie Thierry, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 89,885 | Gross: $22.53M

13. Redemption (I) (2013)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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43 Metascore

Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

Director: Steven Knight | Stars: Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Vicky McClure, Benedict Wong

Votes: 61,469 | Gross: $0.03M

14. The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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66 Metascore

As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.

Director: Daniel Alfredson | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre, Peter Andersson

Votes: 85,490 | Gross: $9.08M

15. Ghajini (2008)

Not Rated | 183 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan, Tinnu Anand

Votes: 51,944 | Gross: $2.43M

16. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

R | 127 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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37 Metascore

With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Votes: 143,824 | Gross: $130.44M

17. The Missing (I) (2003)

R | 137 min | Adventure, Thriller, Western

6.5
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55 Metascore

In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd

Votes: 31,064 | Gross: $26.90M

18. Even Lambs Have Teeth (2015)

78 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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Two young women terrorized by a group of small town psychos seek revenge on their tormentors.

Director: Terry Miles | Stars: Kirsten Zien, Tiera Skovbye, Darren Mann, Michael Karl Richards

Votes: 1,589

19. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Oksana Akinshina, Artyom Bogucharskiy, Pavel Ponomaryov, Lyubov Agapova

Votes: 39,891 | Gross: $0.18M

20. Love Sonia (2018)

122 min | Drama

7.4
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Inspired by real life events, Love Sonia is the story of a young girl's journey to rescue her sister from the dangerous world of international sex trafficking.

Director: Tabrez Noorani | Stars: Mrunal Thakur, Richa Chadha, Freida Pinto, Manoj Bajpayee

Votes: 854

21. Three Girls (2017)

TV-14 | 180 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Based on three young girls who were groomed, sexually abused and trafficked by British Pakistani men in Rochdale and of the failure of the authorities to do anything about it.

Stars: Molly Windsor, Ria Zmitrowicz, Liv Hill, Paul Kaye

Votes: 2,476

22. Kite (2014)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.4
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19 Metascore

After her cop father is killed, a young woman tracks the murderer down with the help of his ex-partner.

Director: Ralph Ziman | Stars: India Eisley, Jaco Muller, Annabel Linder, Christina Storm

Votes: 5,343

23. Paradise (1982)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Romance

4.9
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In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Willie Aames, Phoebe Cates, Tuvia Tavi, Richard Curnock

Votes: 2,225 | Gross: $5.59M

24. Watch Dogs (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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After losing his niece in an assassination attempt, Aiden Pierce, a street-smart-hacker, uses his phone to take over a new operating system in Chicago to hunt the criminals that killed his niece.

Directors: Jonathan Morin, Kun Chang | Stars: Noam Jenkins, R. Charles Wilkerson, Holly Uloth, Isabelle Blais

Votes: 6,361

25. Trafficked (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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38 Metascore

In this story inspired by real characters, three girls from America, Nigeria and India are trafficked through an elaborate global network and enslaved in a Texas brothel, and must together attempt a daring escape to reclaim their freedom.

Director: Will Wallace | Stars: Ashley Judd, Elisabeth Röhm, Sean Patrick Flanery, Brian Thompson

Votes: 786

26. Desierto (2015)

R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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51 Metascore

A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands.

Director: Jonás Cuarón | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alondra Hidalgo, Diego Cataño

Votes: 8,265 | Gross: $1.83M

27. Mercenaries (2014)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure

3.7
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The President's daughter is captured and imprisoned while touring a war zone, so a team of elite female commandos is assembled to infiltrate a women's prison for a daring rescue.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Zoë Bell, Kristanna Loken, Vivica A. Fox, Brigitte Nielsen

Votes: 2,111

28. Trade (I) (2007)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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42 Metascore

Adriana is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, to save her. Trapped and terrified ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Kevin Kline, Kathleen Gati, Paulina Gaitan, Cesar Ramos

Votes: 16,125 | Gross: $0.21M

29. Merantau (2009)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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A young man from the countryside uses his skills in silat martial arts to survive the slave trade.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Sisca Jessica, Christine Hakim, Mads Koudal

Votes: 9,306

30. Cartel Land (2015)

R | 100 min | Documentary

7.4
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76 Metascore

Filmmaker Matthew Heineman examines the state of the ongoing drug problem along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Tim Nailer Foley, José Manuel 'El Doctor' Mireles, Paco Valencia, Chaneque

Votes: 16,686 | Gross: $0.70M

31. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

8.0
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80 Metascore

A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 34,444

32. Betrayed (II) (2018)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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The mayor of Detroit ends his business with the Russian mob when young women are abducted and turn up drugged and dead. The best detectives (2 women) are put on the case. The Russians abduct the mayor's adult daughter as well for leverage.

Director: Harley Wallen | Stars: Richard Tyson, John Savage, Billy Wirth, Blanca Blanco

Votes: 3,407

33. 6 Bullets (2012)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.

Director: Ernie Barbarash | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Joe Flanigan, Anna-Louise Plowman, Charlotte Beaumont

Votes: 13,188

34. Skin Trade (2014)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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39 Metascore

After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests, NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, Michael Jai White

Votes: 6,959 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Human Trafficking (2005– )

176 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Hundreds of thousands of young women have vanished from their everyday lives-forced by violence into a hellish existence of brutality and prostitution. They're a profitable commodity in the... See full summary »

Stars: Lynne Adams, Zoe Aggeliki, Isabelle Blais, Céline Bonnier

Votes: 6,333

36. The Cowboy Way (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.8
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As they visit New York City, a pair of cowboys have to become unlikely heroes when their friend is kidnapped.

Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 7,236 | Gross: $20.28M

37. Le Havre (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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82 Metascore

When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Kati Outinen

Votes: 18,520 | Gross: $0.61M

38. Priceless (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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41 Metascore

A widower who loses custody of his daughter finds himself unable to hold down a job. He agrees to drive a truck across the country, no questions asked. But when he discovers what he is delivering, he is faced with a life-changing choice.

Director: Ben Smallbone | Stars: Joel Smallbone, Bianca A. Santos, David Koechner, Jim Parrack

Votes: 3,118 | Gross: $1.50M

39. The Liability (2012)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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When 19-year-old Adam agrees to do a day's driving for his mum's gangster boyfriend Peter, it takes him on a 24-hour journey into a nightmarish world of murder, sex trafficking and revenge, in the company of aging hit man Roy.

Director: Craig Viveiros | Stars: Tim Roth, Jack O'Connell, Peter Mullan, Talulah Riley

Votes: 7,150

40. Bound to Vengeance (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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27 Metascore

A young girl, chained in the basement of a sexual predator, escapes and turns the tables on her captor.

Director: José Manuel Cravioto | Stars: Tina Ivlev, Richard Tyson, Bianca Malinowski, Kristoffer Kjornes

Votes: 5,066

41. Women in Cages (1971)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.9
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American women prisoners in a foreign country. Sex and action.

Director: Gerardo de Leon | Stars: Judith Brown, Roberta Collins, Jennifer Gan, Pam Grier

Votes: 1,171

42. Frontera (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

6.6
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58 Metascore

A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.

Director: Michael Berry | Stars: Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, Michael Peña, Amy Madigan

Votes: 6,873 | Gross: $0.06M

43. Matrioshki (2005–2008)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Each year hundreds of women are taken from their homes and forced into a life of prostitution and sexual slavery. This is the story of ten of them. A Belgian criminal gang head east to ... See full summary »

Stars: Axel Daeseleire, Manou Kersting, Indre Jaraite, Luk Wyns

Votes: 1,872

44. Mercenary: Absolution (IV) (2015)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.5
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When a contract killer (Steven Seagal) encounters a girl on the run from a mob boss (Vinnie Jones) with powerful political ties, he is torn between protecting the girl, and remaining loyal ... See full summary »

Director: Keoni Waxman | Stars: Steven Seagal, Byron Mann, Howard Dell, Adina Stetcu

Votes: 2,781

45. The Breaking Point (1950)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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An otherwise moral captain of a charter boat becomes financially strapped and is drawn into illegal activities in order to keep up payments on his boat.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez

Votes: 2,211

46. Purge (2012)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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A tormented young woman is given a hiding place by an elderly lady and soon they are reminded of their mutual horrendous past.

Director: Antti Jokinen | Stars: Laura Birn, Liisi Tandefelt, Amanda Pilke, Peter Franzén

Votes: 3,303

47. Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror

6.7
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After escaping from an insane asylum, a medical student assumes the identity of a mysterious dead man, who appeared to be his doppelganger, and gets lured to a sinister island ruled by a mad scientist and his malformed men.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Yukie Kagawa, Teruko Yumi, Mitsuko Aoi

Votes: 1,088

48. Relentless (I) (2018)

TV-MA | 95 min | Thriller

4.5
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An American mother searches for her daughter who was kidnapped by human traffickers in Central America.

Director: Lance Tracy | Stars: Sydney Sweeney, Elpidia Carrillo, Courtenay Taylor, Lauren Shaw

Votes: 265

49. Revenge Is a Promise (2018)

92 min | Thriller

3.6
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It is a social conscience thriller about a courageous Afro-Caribbean girl from Haiti, who is trapped inside a human-trafficking network in the United States. She chooses to risk her life in... See full summary »

Director: Paul Okon Roberts | Stars: Ariel Castillo, Jeffrey Creightney, Julian Flor, Andre L. Gainey

Votes: 47

50. Ring of Silence (2019)

95 min | Drama

8.6
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When a young girl falls in love with a sweet and charming stranger, she soon finds out that her fairy tale doesn't lead to wonderland, but to a far more seedy underbelly of society.

Director: Nicole Bowers Wallace | Stars: Ava Deluca-Verley, Brian J. O'Donnell, Brandon Butler, Jordan McKinley-Hodges

Votes: 488



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