Last updated August 19, 2017
Undercover cop Frank Serpico is an honest man who is threatened and wounded for refusing to take part in corruption. Based on a real-life story, this engrossing biopic is a testament to one man's effort to reform the New York City Police Department.
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When new prison warden Henry Brubaker (Robert Redford) goes undercover in a state penitentiary, he's horrified by what he sees: Prisoners are being sold as slaves, and decent food can't be obtained without cold, hard cash. Brubaker sets out to improve the system, but the more he reforms, the more enemies he makes among the townspeople who've benefited from the corruption. Soon, he's in a heap of trouble -- and no one seems willing to help him.
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Everything is in its proper place in the Jarrett household -- except the past. Mary Tyler Moore scored an Oscar nod for her role as repressed mother Beth Jarrett, whose favorite son has died, leaving her with another (Timothy Hutton) she can barely tolerate. The film also netted four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Robert Redford, in his directorial bow), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for young Hutton.
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In Season 2 of this charming animated show, the plucky Pound Puppies expose a greedy dog-and-human con artist team, hypnotize McLeish into thinking he's one of them, help deliver a litter of puppies and have other undercover adventures.
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Inspired by the hit 1980s cartoon, this updated animated series follows Lucky, Cookie and the rest of the dogs in Shelter 17 as they carry out their clandestine mission: to help every dog that comes to the pound find a new and loving home.
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Season 1 of this kid-friendly animated series follows Lucky and the other pups at Shelter 17 as they try to find a home for an alligator they mistake for a dog, tangle with a robotic dog sent to spy on them and have other adventures.
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Self-made millionaire Thornton Melon decides to get a better education and enrolls at his son Jason's college. While Jason tries to fit in with his fellow students, Thornton struggles to gain his son's respect, giving way to hilarious antics.
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Radical journalist and socialist John Reed (Warren Beatty), along with his paramour, protofeminist Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton), gets swept up in the world-changing spirit, euphoria and aftermath of Russia's 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and the newly founded Soviet Union. Jack Nicholson, Paul Sorvino, Edward Herrmann, M. Emmet Walsh and Maureen Stapleton co-star in this Beatty-directed, Oscar-winning epic.
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In 1972, the Taft High School football team challenged its archrival in a game to end all games -- and might have won if Jack "Butterfingers" Dundee (Robin Williams) hadn't dropped the ball. Still haunted years later, Jack cooks up a rematch to settle old scores. His old friend and quarterback (Kurt Russell) agrees to go along with the harebrained plan, but winning will be an uphill battle. Roger Spottiswoode directs this sports comedy.
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Based on a true story, Chattahoochee depicts the life of Emmett Foley (Gary Oldman), a Korean War hero who becomes an unlikely crusader on behalf of mental health patients. Unable to adjust to life after the war, Emmett quickly falls apart; after a showdown in which he taunts the cops, he's thrown into the Chattahoochee State Mental Hospital. His hard-luck story turns into a bigger nightmare when he discovers just how inhumane the institution is.
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Danny Masters, a minor league Houdini-esque escape artist, boasts to local cops that he can free himself from prison within one hour. Childhood flashbacks reveal Danny's family history and that the boy might just have the stuff to pull off the stunt.
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Kevin Spacey made his directing debut with this edgy crime drama about a trio of small-time hoods (Matt Dillon, Gary Sinise and William Fichtner) fleeing after a bungled robbery in New Orleans. They hole up in a basement bar, taking five people hostage while trying to determine their next move as the feds and a Special Weapons and Tactics team swarm outside. The great cast includes Faye Dunaway, Joe Mantegna and Viggo Mortensen.
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When ladies' man Norman meets gorgeous, cosmopolitan Dori, he embarks on a weekend of romance that soon turns to terror. The reason: Dori demands that they compress five holidays into one weekend so that a trapped Norman can prove his devotion.
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While inspecting the murder of a prominent local businessman, Caribbean police chief Xavier Quinn discovers that his boyhood pal is the prime suspect. Quinn must deal with an array of dubious suspects in this offbeat tropical mystery.
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Trailer-dweller Linda Bronco (Sean Young) can't wait for her son, Michael (Tony Denman), to start college. But when her boy and his best friend, Lennie (Jacob Tierney), get arrested for stealing a six-pack of nonalcoholic brew, Michael's chances for higher education hit an all-time low. Short on intellect and other options, the family kicks off a crime spree to pay for the best lawyer in town (William Devane) -- who just happens to be an ex-con.
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