Feature Film, Released between 1970-01-01 and 1979-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty in postwar New York City transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant youngest son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,870,626 | Gross: $134.97M

2. Pretty Baby (1978)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.5
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66 Metascore

A preteen girl lives as a prostitute in New Orleans in 1917.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, Frances Faye

Votes: 11,380 | Gross: $5.79M

3. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War

8.5
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94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 672,583 | Gross: $83.47M

4. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.6
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90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,372,553 | Gross: $322.74M

5. The Godfather Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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90 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,278,907 | Gross: $57.30M

6. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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94 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 841,666 | Gross: $28.26M

7. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.5
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89 Metascore

The crew of a commercial spacecraft encounter a deadly lifeform after investigating an unknown transmission.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 889,215 | Gross: $78.90M

8. Grease (1978)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 281,610 | Gross: $188.76M

9. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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70 Metascore

A small-time Philadelphia boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the world heavyweight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 582,906 | Gross: $117.24M

10. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

8.3
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77 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 835,988 | Gross: $6.21M

11. Carrie (1976)

18+ | 98 min | Horror, Mystery

7.4
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86 Metascore

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Votes: 191,491 | Gross: $33.80M

12. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Thriller

8.1
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87 Metascore

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community off Cape Cod, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 612,507 | Gross: $260.00M

13. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

18+ | 133 min | Drama

8.7
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84 Metascore

In the Fall of 1963, a Korean War veteran and criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rallies up the scared patients against the tyrannical nurse.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

Votes: 1,013,313 | Gross: $112.00M

14. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.1
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81 Metascore

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 413,078 | Gross: $232.91M

15. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

R | 109 min | Comedy

7.4
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79 Metascore

At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst

Votes: 123,092 | Gross: $0.20M

16. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

5.8
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In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of physical, mental, and sexual torture.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Uberto Paolo Quintavalle, Aldo Valletti

Votes: 61,705

17. The Sting (1973)

PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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83 Metascore

Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Votes: 265,744 | Gross: $159.60M

18. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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53 Metascore

A police officer in the future uncovers the deadly secret behind a society that worships youth.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 57,853 | Gross: $25.00M

19. The Omega Man (1971)

PG | 98 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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56 Metascore

Biological war has decimated life on Earth. Los Angeles is a windswept ghost town where Robert Neville tools his convertible through sunlit streets foraging for supplies.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

Votes: 32,345 | Gross: $8.72M

20. Caligula (1979)

Unrated | 156 min | Drama, History

5.3
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A dramatization of the ascent to Caesar and subsequent reign of Caligula, one of the most notorious leaders of ancient Rome. We see his ambition, his scheming, his perversion and decadence, his brutality and his lunacy.

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy

Votes: 36,476 | Gross: $23.44M

21. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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64 Metascore

After the shocking murder of his older brother, a New York history student finds himself inexplicably hounded by shadowy government agents on the trail of a Nazi war criminal who is trying to retrieve smuggled diamonds.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Votes: 65,587 | Gross: $21.71M

22. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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92 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer in 1930s Los Angeles finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 330,432 | Gross: $8.49M

23. The Way We Were (1973)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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61 Metascore

During pre-WWII McCarthyism, a diametrically opposed couple come together only to find out that genuine friendship and physical attraction is not enough to overcome fundamental societal beliefs.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Votes: 25,772

24. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

8.1
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86 Metascore

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of several friends in a small steel mill town in Pennsylvania.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 342,591 | Gross: $48.98M

25. Slap Shot (1977)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.3
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61 Metascore

A failing ice hockey team finds success with outrageously violent hockey goonery.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, Strother Martin, Jennifer Warren

Votes: 38,504 | Gross: $28.00M

26. The Warriors (1979)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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65 Metascore

A street gang known as The Warriors must fight their way from the Bronx to their home turf on Coney Island when they are falsely accused of assassinating a respected gang leader.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Votes: 104,389 | Gross: $22.49M

27. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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67 Metascore

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 205,706 | Gross: $4.00M

28. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

7.4
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65 Metascore

A newly-engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien

Votes: 155,599 | Gross: $139.88M

29. Last Tango in Paris (1972)

NC-17 | 129 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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77 Metascore

A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti

Votes: 55,001 | Gross: $36.14M

30. Cabaret (1972)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Music, Musical

7.8
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80 Metascore

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

Votes: 56,248 | Gross: $42.77M

31. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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81 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 177,695 | Gross: $134.22M

32. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

7.7
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73 Metascore

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 142,107 | Gross: $119.50M

33. M*A*S*H (1970)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.4
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80 Metascore

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 74,166 | Gross: $81.60M

34. Deliverance (1972)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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80 Metascore

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox

Votes: 111,764 | Gross: $7.06M

35. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

7.4
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84 Metascore

Five friends head out to rural Texas to visit the grave of a grandfather. On the way they stumble across what appears to be a deserted house, only to discover something sinister within. Something armed with a chainsaw.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Votes: 166,614 | Gross: $30.86M

36. Mad Max (1979)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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73 Metascore

In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

Votes: 210,399 | Gross: $8.75M

37. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

7.7
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87 Metascore

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 284,494 | Gross: $47.00M

38. Portnoy's Complaint (1972)

R | 101 min | Comedy

5.4
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The movie chronicles a young man's love and passion in his own kinky way.

Director: Ernest Lehman | Stars: Richard Benjamin, Karen Black, Lee Grant, Jack Somack

Votes: 523 | Gross: $0.61M

39. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.2
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91 Metascore

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 545,783 | Gross: $1.23M

40. The Longest Yard (1974)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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61 Metascore

A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad

Votes: 19,897 | Gross: $7.13M

41. What's Up, Doc? (1972)

G | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 24,677 | Gross: $10.47M

42. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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90 Metascore

Roy Neary, an Indiana electric lineman, finds his quiet and ordinary daily life turned upside down after a close encounter with a UFO, spurring him to an obsessed cross-country quest for answers as a momentous event approaches.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 205,042 | Gross: $132.09M

43. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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77 Metascore

Anxious about his future after high school, a 19-year-old Italian-American from Brooklyn tries to escape the harsh reality of his bleak family life by dominating the dance floor at the local disco.

Director: John Badham | Stars: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali

Votes: 82,018 | Gross: $94.21M

44. Eaten Alive (1976)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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48 Metascore

A psychotic redneck, who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas, kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns

Votes: 7,900

45. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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97 Metascore

A group of teenagers in California's central valley spend one final night after their 1962 high school graduation cruising the strip with their buddies before they pursue their varying goals.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 91,937 | Gross: $115.00M

46. Death on the Nile (1978)

PG | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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59 Metascore

As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Simon MacCorkindale, Jane Birkin

Votes: 36,109

47. Barry Lyndon (1975)

PG | 185 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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89 Metascore

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 170,665

48. Young Frankenstein (1974)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

8.0
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80 Metascore

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Votes: 160,748 | Gross: $86.30M

49. Soylent Green (1973)

PG | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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66 Metascore

A nightmarish futuristic fantasy about the controlling power of big corporations and an innocent cop who stumbles on the truth.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors

Votes: 66,527 | Gross: $7.92M

50. Live and Let Die (1973)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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55 Metascore

James Bond is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organisation and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James

Votes: 109,717 | Gross: $35.38M


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