Most Voted Sci-Fi Feature Films Released 1997-01-01 to 1997-12-31


1. Men in Black (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

7.3
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71 Metascore

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 454,875 | Gross: $250.69M

2. The Fifth Element (1997)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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52 Metascore

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

Votes: 386,042 | Gross: $63.54M

3. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 325,734 | Gross: $229.09M

4. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.3
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82 Metascore

In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 314,059 | Gross: $112.23M

5. Gattaca (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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64 Metascore

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

Votes: 249,619 | Gross: $12.34M

6. Starship Troopers (1997)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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51 Metascore

Humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs in a satire of modern world politics.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey

Votes: 243,542 | Gross: $54.81M

7. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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62 Metascore

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Votes: 227,078 | Gross: $100.92M

8. Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.7
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28 Metascore

Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

Votes: 210,089 | Gross: $107.33M

9. Alien: Resurrection (1997)

R | 109 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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63 Metascore

200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her battle against the aliens. Along with a crew of space pirates, Ripley must also prevent the deadly aliens from reaching Earth.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

Votes: 201,375 | Gross: $47.75M

10. Cube (1997)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.3
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61 Metascore

6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

Votes: 183,275 | Gross: $0.50M

11. Event Horizon (1997)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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35 Metascore

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson

Votes: 137,357 | Gross: $26.67M

12. Flubber (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

5.2
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37 Metascore

An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Ted Levine

Votes: 74,471 | Gross: $92.98M

13. Volcano (1997)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.4
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55 Metascore

A volcano erupts in downtown Los Angeles, threatening to destroy the city.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle

Votes: 64,963 | Gross: $49.32M

14. The Postman (1997)

R | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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29 Metascore

A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams

Votes: 62,231 | Gross: $17.63M

15. Open Your Eyes (1997)

R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez

Votes: 58,001 | Gross: $0.37M

16. The Saint (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.2
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50 Metascore

Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Rade Serbedzija, Valeriy Nikolaev

Votes: 56,243 | Gross: $61.36M

17. Mimic (1997)

R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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55 Metascore

Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini

Votes: 41,308 | Gross: $25.48M

18. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.7
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11 Metascore

A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, James Remar, Sandra Hess

Votes: 40,586 | Gross: $35.93M

19. Orgazmo (1997)

NC-17 | 94 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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48 Metascore

Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Robyn Lynne Raab, Michael Dean Jacobs

Votes: 32,185 | Gross: $0.58M

20. Double Team (1997)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.7
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An international spy teams up with an arms dealer to escape from a penal colony and rescue his family from a terrorist.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke, Paul Freeman

Votes: 28,104 | Gross: $11.44M

21. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.3
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Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995).

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 24,017

22. The Relic (1997)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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55 Metascore

A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James Whitmore

Votes: 21,470 | Gross: $33.96M

23. Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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45 Metascore

Based on Peter Hoeg's bestseller, this film is set in snowy Copenhagen where a small boy is found dead after he fell off a roof. Smilla Jasperson, a close friend who lives in the same house... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Julia Ormond, Ona Fletcher, Agga Olsen, Patrick Field

Votes: 12,459 | Gross: $2.22M

24. Steel (1997)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

2.8
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John Henry Irons designs weapons for the military. When his project to create weapons that harmlessly neutralize soldiers is sabotaged, he leaves in disgust. When he sees gangs are using ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Annabeth Gish, Judd Nelson, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 9,699 | Gross: $1.71M

25. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)

Not Rated | 101 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

7.6
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A recap of the first 24 episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, followed by a 30-minute continuation of the plot that would later form the first third of The End of Evangelion.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 8,851

26. RocketMan (1997)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Fred Z. Randall is a geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Harland Williams, Jessica Lundy, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 8,110 | Gross: $15.45M

27. Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.5
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35 Metascore

The legendary Power Rangers must stop the evil space pirate Divatox from releasing the powerful Maligore from his volcanic imprisonment on the island of Muranthias, where only the kindly ... See full summary »

Directors: Shuki Levy, David Winning | Stars: Jason David Frank, Catherine Sutherland, Hilary Shepard, Jon Simanton

Votes: 7,412 | Gross: $8.11M

28. Nowhere (1997)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Follows a day in the lives of a group of Los Angeles high school students and the strange lives they lead.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Chiara Mastroianni

Votes: 7,383 | Gross: $0.03M

29. Nirvana (1997)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Jimi, a successful computer game designer, finds that his latest product has been infected by a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo. Tormented by the... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Diego Abatantuono, Sergio Rubini, Stefania Rocca

Votes: 5,697

30. Retroactive (1997)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.

Director: Louis Morneau | Stars: Jim Belushi, Kylie Travis, Shannon Whirry, Frank Whaley

Votes: 5,007

31. Drive (1997)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time.

Director: Steve Wang | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Kadeem Hardison, John Pyper-Ferguson, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 4,687

32. Star Kid (1997)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Family

5.4
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Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith's life changes when a meteor falls into a local junkyard and he finds a Cybersuit - an exoskeleton with AI from another galaxy. Spencer puts on the ... See full summary »

Director: Manny Coto | Stars: Joseph Mazzello, Joey Simmrin, Alex Daniels, Arthur Burghardt

Votes: 2,163 | Gross: $7.02M

33. I Married a Strange Person! (1997)

R | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A newlywed develops a strange lump on his neck that gives him the ability to transform people or objects at will. His wife is very upset. Meanwhile, the CEO of Smilecorp learns of this man ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Plympton | Stars: Charis Michelsen, Tom Larson, Richard Spore, Chris Cooke

Votes: 1,557 | Gross: $0.20M

34. Redline (1997)

R | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.1
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When a man is murdered in Moscow, experimental bionic research brings him back to life. He then sets out to find his murderers and money that was stolen during the crime.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Mark Dacascos, Yvonne Sciò, Patrick Dreikauss

Votes: 977

35. The Shadow Men (1997)

95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.2
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After a family has an alien encounter, they call the Air Force to report the incident which leads to a visit by Men In Black, who turn out to be alien-human mutants.

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: Eric Roberts, Sherilyn Fenn, Dean Stockwell, Brendon Ryan Barrett

Votes: 957

36. Parasite Eve (1997)

120 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

5.8
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Toshiaki Nagashima is a biologist who is doing major research on mitochondria. When his beautiful young wife is tragically involved in a car accident which leaves her brain dead, in ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Riona Hazuki, Tomoko Nakajima, Ayako Omura

Votes: 921

37. Breeders (1997)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.8
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An alien travels to Earth on a meteorite and mates with humans to preserve its species and destroy humanity.

Director: Paul Matthews | Stars: Todd Jensen, Samantha Womack, Oliver Tobias, Kadamba Simmons

Votes: 848

38. Aberration (1997)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Mutant lizards attack a woman on the run hiding out in a cabin in the woods.

Director: Tim Boxell | Stars: Pamela Gidley, Simon Bossell, Valeriy Nikolaev, Helen Moulder

Votes: 847

39. Habitat (1997)

R | 120 min | Sci-Fi

4.7
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In a future world where Earth's ozone layer has been completely destroyed, a brilliant but obsessed scientist, Hank Symes uses illegally obtained biological materials for an experiment that... See full summary »

Director: Rene Daalder | Stars: Balthazar Getty, Tchéky Karyo, Alice Krige, Kenneth Welsh

Votes: 773

40. Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)

Unrated | 97 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Mothra's twin nymphs and children from the city find a lost city, as well as a giant monster that is attracted to environmental calamities.

Director: Kunio Miyoshi | Stars: Megumi Kobayashi, Sayaka Yamaguchi, Aki Hano, Hikari Mitsushima

Votes: 745

41. Tenchi the Movie 2: The Daughter of Darkness (1997)

PG-13 | 95 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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One hot summer day, a young girl suddenly appears in front of Tenchi claming the he's her papa! Everyone wonders who the mother could be, and this greatly upsets Ryoko, and she wants the ... See full summary »

Director: Satoshi Kimura | Stars: Masami Kikuchi, Ai Orikasa, Yumi Takada, Chisa Yokoyama

Votes: 599

42. Dark Planet (1997)

R | 99 min | Sci-Fi

3.3
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Two sides, one known as the Alphas and the other the Rebels, struggle in a brutal war on Earth and in outer space. When a habitable planet is discovered in orbit around a star that is on ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Paul Mercurio, Harley Jane Kozak, Michael York, Maria Ford

Votes: 597

43. Laserhawk (1997)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.2
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Teenagers in a mid-west town discover that they are destined to fight off an alien invasion as the crew of a spacecraft of unknown origin. They are aided by a mysterious patient in a ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Pellerin | Stars: Jason James Richter, Melissa Galianos, Gordon Currie, Mark Hamill

Votes: 512

44. Alien Visitor (1997)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.8
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In this sci-fi adventure a gorgeous alien woman is sent to Earth by mistake from the planet Epsilon. Landing in the Australian outback she meets a surveyor and they cross the continent ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Ullie Birve, Syd Brisbane, Alethea McGrath, Chloe Ferguson

Votes: 498

45. Deformed Monsters (1997)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.3
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Mad scientist brings Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and Frankenstein's Monster to life... but there's a problem and they end up three feet tall.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Rhonda Griffin, Justin Lauer, Bill Moynihan, Kristin Norton

Votes: 470

46. Ravager (1997)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A small passenger spaceship is forced to make a crash landing somewhere on a desolate territory on Earth. In search of some essential mineral the crew discovers a hidden stash of military ... See full summary »

Director: James D. Deck | Stars: Bruce Payne, Yancy Butler, Juliet Landau, Stanley Kamel

Votes: 469

47. A spasso nel tempo - L'avventura continua (1997)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

3.9
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The back-in-time misadventures of Walter and Ascanio are not finished! The defective time travel machine will bring them from prehistory 'till space, in a funny and light-hearted trip across the time.

Director: Carlo Vanzina | Stars: Massimo Boldi, Christian De Sica, Marco Messeri, Mariangela D'Abbraccio

Votes: 410

48. Total Reality (1997)

R | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.4
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David Bradley, stars as the roguish soldier Anthony Rand, who follows a ruthless general back through time in a last ditch attempt to save the universe.

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: David Bradley, Ely Pouget, Thomas Kretschmann, Misa Koprova

Votes: 407

49. The Invader (1997)

R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.7
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Good alien from a dying race must impregnate an Earth woman to avoid extinction of his race. Bad alien whose race helped wipe out good alien's race doesn't want to see this happen.

Director: Mark Rosman | Stars: Sean Young, Ben Cross, Daniel Baldwin, Nick Mancuso

Votes: 389

50. Time Under Fire (1997)

R | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.6
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A US submarine runs into a time rift. A special unit goes on a mission to see what's on the other side. They find themselves in an alternate dystopian America, now a one-man dictatorship. They decide to help the rebels.

Directors: Scott P. Levy, Tripp Reed | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Richard Tyson, Jack Coleman, Bryan Cranston

Votes: 386



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