Plot Author Matching "Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>" (Sorted by Title Ascending)



1. Project A (1983)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy

7.4
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Fighting against pirates at the turn of the 20th century, the Hong Kong navy are failing miserably. It's up to Sergeant Lung (Jackie Chan) to take matters into his own hands.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Dick Wei

Votes: 16,131

2. Project A 2 (1987)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt Police Superintendent.

Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Rosamund Kwan, Carina Lau

Votes: 9,854

3. 'Allo 'Allo! (1982–1992)

45 min | Comedy, History, War

8.3
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In France during World War II, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.

Stars: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Votes: 24,473

4. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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83 Metascore

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 32,350 | Gross: $28.20M

5. 21 Up (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Director Michael Apted interviews the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,641

6. 28 Up (1984 TV Movie)

136 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Director Michael Apted interviews the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,822

7. 35 Up (1991 TV Movie)

123 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Director Michael Apted interviews the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,487 | Gross: $0.92M

8. 7 Plus Seven (1970 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born children after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,941

9. A Chorus Line (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.2
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46 Metascore

Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Michael Douglas, Terrence Mann, Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges

Votes: 9,651 | Gross: $14.20M

10. A Chorus of Disapproval (1989)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.6
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Widower Guy is transferred to an English coastal town, where he joins an amateur operatic society to "meet people" and "have fun".

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Anthony Hopkins, Richard Briers, Barbara Ferris

Votes: 841 | Gross: $0.22M

11. A Man for All Seasons (1988 TV Movie)

150 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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King Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife, and seeks the approval of the aristocracy. Sir Thomas More is a man of principle and reason, and is thus placed in a difficult position: should he... See full summary »

Director: Charlton Heston | Stars: Charlton Heston, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson

Votes: 636

12. A Mother's Prayer (1995 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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Rosemary Holmstrom is struggling to bring up her son following the death of her husband. When she is diagnosed with AIDS, at first she refuses to believe it, but soon turns her attentions ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Noah Fleiss, Bruce Dern, Kate Nelligan

Votes: 334

13. ALF (1986–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with the Tanner family after crashing into their garage.

Stars: Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright, Anne Schedeen

Votes: 33,202

14. After the Promise (1987 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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Elmer Jackson is a carpenter in a small Californian town in the 1930s. Struggling to bring up 4 young boys after the death of his wife, he is horrified when the Government (citing ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene | Stars: Mark Harmon, Diana Scarwid, Rosemary Dunsmore, Donnelly Rhodes

Votes: 920

15. After the Shock (1990 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

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On October 17, 1989, an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale rocked San Francisco. Presented here are some of the stories of the brave members of the public and emergency services ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: Nicholas Zaninovich, Yaphet Kotto, Jack Scalia, Tuck Milligan

Votes: 143

16. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.7
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78 Metascore

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 225,273 | Gross: $83.40M

17. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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86 Metascore

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 387,987 | Gross: $217.35M

18. Alas Smith & Jones (1984–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones present a series of short (often tasteless, always scathing) sketches about modern life and the stupidity and gullibility of those who believe in it.

Stars: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Sarah Alexander

Votes: 1,656

19. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)

TV-PG | 50 min | Comedy, Drama

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The trials and misadventures of the staff of a country veterinary office in Yorkshire from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Votes: 3,106

20. An Innocent Man (1989)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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39 Metascore

A man is framed by two corrupt cops for drugs. After he gets out of prison, he comes after them.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Tom Selleck, F. Murray Abraham, Laila Robins, David Rasche

Votes: 6,607 | Gross: $20.05M

21. Article 99 (1992)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Dr. Richard Sturgess leads a team of compassionate doctors at a veteran's hospital. Along with Drs. Morgan, Handleman and Van Dorn, he fights to deliver adequate care to needy veterans in the face of funding cuts and corruption.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Ray Liotta, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Lea Thompson

Votes: 3,195 | Gross: $6.38M

22. At Home with the Webbers (1993 TV Movie)

R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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The Webbers are your average American family. So average, in fact that they are selected by a television station to be the stars of their own TV show "At Home with the Webbers". They are ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Marlowe | Stars: Jeffrey Tambor, Jennifer Tilly, David Arquette, Rita Taggart

Votes: 263

23. Baby's Day Out (1994)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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After three kidnappers lose the baby they have kidnapped, both the cops and kidnappers go looking for the baby.

Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley

Votes: 48,643 | Gross: $16.67M

24. Back to School (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

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68 Metascore

To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon

Votes: 30,430 | Gross: $91.26M

25. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into the modern and nihilistic life begins.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Nicholas Hope, Claire Benito, Ralph Cotterill, Syd Brisbane

Votes: 13,342

26. Batman (1966–1968)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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The Caped Crusader and his young ward battle evildoers in Gotham City.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 20,274

27. Bird of Prey (1995)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Music

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As a boy, Dominik watched an American crime boss murder his father, a police officer fighting corruption in Sofia, Bulgaria. Years later, he attempts to avenge his father's death but is ... See full summary »

Director: Temístocles López | Stars: Lenny von Dohlen, Boyan Milushev, Jennifer Tilly, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 214

28. Blink (1993)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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Emma, a blind violinist who had recently undergone a revolutionary surgery, joins with a police detective to track a serial killer after she was an inadvertent witness to his latest crime.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Aidan Quinn, James Remar, Peter Friedman

Votes: 8,258 | Gross: $16.70M

29. Blood in the Face (1991)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.0
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Using a blend of interviews and archive footage, this documentary offers an eye-opening look at neo-Nazism and its proponents in the United States.

Directors: Anne Bohlen, Kevin Rafferty, James Ridgeway | Stars: Robert E. Miles, George Lincoln Rockwell, Don Black, Thom Robb

Votes: 378

30. Bloodsport (1988)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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29 Metascore

"Bloodsport" follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Votes: 80,967 | Gross: $11.81M

31. Born in East L.A. (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.0
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57 Metascore

When an L.A. born American citizen is mistaken for a Mexican illegal alien and deported to Mexico, he has to do everything he can to get across the border.

Director: Cheech Marin | Stars: Cheech Marin, Daniel Stern, Paul Rodriguez, Kamala Lopez

Votes: 5,857 | Gross: $17.36M

32. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.2
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75 Metascore

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bryan Larkin, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava

Votes: 102,344 | Gross: $70.00M

33. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

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76 Metascore

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence, and future prospects.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II

Votes: 133,458 | Gross: $57.50M

34. Brain Smasher... A Love Story (1993 Video)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

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Sam, a model, helps her botanist sister smuggle a red lotus to Oregon. A bunch of Chinese "ninja" monks want the lotus and try to get Sam so as to force an exchange. A bouncer helps Sam.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Teri Hatcher, Yuji Okumoto, Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Votes: 1,938

35. CB4 (1993)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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49 Metascore

A guy makes a documentary of the rap band CB4 by following them. CB4 got popular by stealing Gusto's name, background and image. He wants them dead.

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Chris Elliott

Votes: 9,341 | Gross: $17.95M

36. Camp Nowhere (1994)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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A group of junior high kids don't want to go to summer camps chosen by their parents. They make their own adult-free camp and "hire" an ex drama teacher to help.

Director: Jonathan Prince | Stars: Jonathan Jackson, Christopher Lloyd, John Putch, Peter Scolari

Votes: 9,409 | Gross: $10.47M

37. Candid Camera (1948–1952)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Reality-TV

7.0
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Unsuspecting people are placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous, and hilarious positions, while their reactions are recorded on a hidden camera.

Stars: Allen Funt, Ken Roberts, John Garfield

Votes: 143

38. Candid Camera (1953– )

30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

7.2
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Unsuspecting people are placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous, and hilarious positions, while their reactions are recorded on a hidden camera.

Stars: Allen Funt, Johnny Roventini

Votes: 74

39. Candid Camera (I) (1960–1975)

30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

6.8
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Unsuspecting people are placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous, and hilarious positions, while their reactions are recorded on a hidden camera.

Stars: Allen Funt, Durward Kirby, Sid Raymond, Dorothy Collins

Votes: 406

40. Candid Camera (1991– )

30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

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Unsuspecting people are placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous, and hilarious positions, while their reactions are recorded on a hidden camera.

Stars: Elizabeth Gast, Dom DeLuise, Sam Dobbins, Brendan O'Brien

Votes: 100

41. Casual Sex? (1988)

R | 97 min | Comedy

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With high hopes on their quest to track down The Perfect Man, two girls take a vacation at a plush health resort. But unfortunately, the men they encounter seem to wilt at the thought of anything more than Casual Sex.

Director: Geneviève Robert | Stars: Lea Thompson, Victoria Jackson, Stephen Shellen, Jerry Levine

Votes: 3,969 | Gross: $12.28M

42. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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47 Metascore

An elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, recounting his amazing journey from his poverty-stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention of the Little Tramp.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

Votes: 55,966 | Gross: $9.49M

43. Charlotte's Web (1973)

G | 94 min | Animation, Family, Musical

6.9
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73 Metascore

Wilbur is a farm pig who's terrified that he'll end up on the dinner table. His friend Charlotte, a charming spider, comes to his rescue. She weaves words into her web, convincing the farmer that Wilbur is too special a pig to kill.

Directors: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde, Rex Allen

Votes: 19,403 | Gross: $5.23M

44. Christine (1983)

R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller

6.7
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57 Metascore

A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky

Votes: 77,379 | Gross: $21.20M

45. D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

PG | 99 min | Family, Sci-Fi

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A seemingly normal young boy turns out to be a top secret, military-created robot with superhuman abilities.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Kathryn Walker, Colleen Camp

Votes: 12,794 | Gross: $7.84M

46. Dark Side of Genius (1994)

R | 85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

4.9
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Julian Jons is a talented but troubled young artist. He has just been released from an asylum, where he has spent the last seven years for the murder of Anna, his girlfriend/model. ... See full summary »

Director: Phedon Papamichael | Stars: Brent David Fraser, Finola Hughes, Glenn Shadix, Moon Unit Zappa

Votes: 101

47. Days of Thunder (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.1
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60 Metascore

A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid

Votes: 83,837 | Gross: $82.67M

48. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.6
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58 Metascore

John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene

Votes: 374,369 | Gross: $100.01M

49. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 36,458

50. Dominick and Eugene (1988)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

7.0
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Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due to an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Tom Hulce, Ray Liotta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Robert Levine

Votes: 2,778 | Gross: $3.08M


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