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Sounds like The Crying Game. An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by Jude, another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named ...


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You're definitely looking for Primal Fear, starring Richard Gere as the lawywer and Edward Norton (who might get confused with DiCaprio) as his client: Courtroom thriller about a slick, hotshot lawyer who takes the seemingly unwinnable case of a young altar boy accused of murdering an eminent catholic priest. In fact Edward Norton's character has a ...


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Freedom Writers (2007) with Hilary Swank They take a field trip to the Museum of Tolerance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Writers


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This is the exact plot of A Face To Die For (AKA The Face) from 1996: A scarred woman falls in love with a guy named Alec who convinces her to steal money from her employer. She's caught and sent to prison, where she befriends her cellmate (Robin Givens), attracts a surgeon who fixes her face and learns that Alec is now with her sister. When she gets out, ...


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I'm sort of sure that you're looking for this one Boy A. Plot: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child. The scene you described, Brutally killed a fish with a stick with a nail on it on a lake with his friend brutally (childhood memory) Yes, it's his childhood ...


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I think you are talking about the movie called "Entrapment", starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones. From Imdb: Following the theft of a highly-secured piece of artwork, an agent convinces her insurance agency employers to allow her to wriggle into the company of an aging but active master thief. Connery's burglar takes her on ...


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Possibly the British TV movie Bloodlines from 2005. From TV.com: Emma Pierson plays Justine Hopkin, a strong-willed policewoman intent on promotion to the murder squad. When she finds her mother dead at home, Justine decides to visit her estranged father, a former detective jailed for murder years before, but he has already been released. When the post ...


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I think you're after Thomasine & Bushrod from 1974. A rare blaxploitation classic starring Vonette McGee & Max Julien, Thomasine & Bushrod was intended as a counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde. This pair of thieves, who operate in the American south between 1911 and 1915, pattern themselves after Robin Hood and hold the White Establishment as (a ...


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OK, the plot is kind of in reverse, but this might be it: 1998 drama State of Dogs. Set in Mongolia's capital city, Ulan Bator, the film combines documentary elements with fictional elements in the fragmented, impressionistic and dreamlike story of Baasar, a dog who dies early in the movie [...] According to Mongolian legend, a dog (who is prepared) may ...


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This sounds like Lady in White from 1988 with Lukas Haas, a horror film which mostly takes place in the early 60s about a boy encountering ghosts and a child murderer. In a subplot, a black janitor is blamed for the children's murders and in one scene, the mother of one of the victims stands up in church and asks why her boy wasn't spared. The janitor is ...


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"Signs" (2002, M. Knight Shyamalan) offers a version without the musical score on the DVD. The sound design is still pretty intense -- all the chirping cicadas and whooshing wind and scraping of metal on wood. But it's interesting.


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It sounds like the movie 13 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0798817/ The father is in hospital, and his family is struggling financially. One day the son hears about a secret gambling ring in which a bunch of guys play Russian roulette. The guy who was supposed to be in it dies of a drug overdose, and the son goes in this guys place. However I can't ...


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Sounds like George C. Scott's Hardcore, (1979), though he played a businessman, not a Reverend, and his daughter was making porn films, not being a prostitute. Jake Van Dorn is a businessman from the American heartland who shares strong Calvinist convictions with most of his countrymen. His teenage daughter is missing from her church youth convention ...


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Possibly the drama Live Again, Die Again from 1974 with Donna Mills and Vera Miles about a husband freezing his terminally ill wife to be cured in the future and the complications that arise. From IMDb: After being cryogenically frozen for more than 30 years, a woman wakes to find her husband an old man and her children older than she is. She also wakes ...


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You're describing the exact plot of Therese Raquin by Emile Zola. There were many adaptaions of it, but if it's in English & from the 80s, you might be after the 1980 mini-series with Brian Cox. There was also a recent adaptation (2013) with Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Lange that was called In Secret. Here are some clips starring Alan Rickman from the ...


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This sounds like Bullet from 1996 with Mickey Rourke. Butch "Bullet" Stein is a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. [...] the only people in Butch's corner are his two brothers, the mentally-unhinged Vietnam War veteran Louis and aspiring artist Ruby Bullet is killed in the end and Louis avenges his ...


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An extreme example I can think of is the movie Up, in which marriage, life and wife's death are all squeezed into a cynical fast forward. It does look like the only reason the viewer was allowed to relate to the romance just before the skip was to demo the distancing effect. Your best example.


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On the chance that you might be mis-remembering some details... Erin Brockovich tells the true story of how an "unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply." The movie does not match your description exactly, but this plot description from ...


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You're after ABC's Afterschool Special The Woman Who Willed a Miracle from 1983 about the real story of autistic savant Leslie Lemke whose eyes were removed after birth and who became a musical prodigy. Cloris Leachman plays the nurse who adopts him and in this clip you can see him hanging on her neck as she carries him around by a fence, as well as her ...


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I think you're looking for the movie My Teacher's Wife the story follows the travails of Southport High School senior Todd Boomer (Jason London) whose lifelong dream of going to Harvard is derailed by his hard-nosed calculus teacher Mr. Mueller (Christopher McDonald). When Todd enlists the tutoring help of the sexy and mysterious Vicki (Tia ...


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I think you're after Francois Ozon's In the House from 2012 with Kristin Scott Thomas and Emmanuelle Seigner: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his ...


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I think you're looking for Deception from 2008: Timid accountant Jonathan McQuarry (Ewan McGregor) is an auditor working out of New York. One night while working late in a boardroom he meets a charismatic lawyer, Wyatt Bose (Hugh Jackman), who befriends him over a joint. After a long conversation, Jonathan takes the subway home where he has a brief ...


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Return from the Ashes, a British B&W thriller from 1965. From IMDb: Stanislaus Pilgrin, a Polish chess master and handsome gigolo, marries wealthy Jewish widow, Dr. Michele Wolf, an X-ray technician and has an affair with her step-daughter, Fabienne and then plots to murder them both in a scheme that will have him inherit their money. In the ...


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This sounds like the TV movie Private Sessions from 1985, which was basically an unpicked TV pilot about a psychotherapist (Mike Farrell) who visits his patients and gets involved in their lives. One of them is a seemingly sane cab driver who has auditory hallucinations played by Tom Bosley (from Happy Days, among other things), who does bear a slight ...



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