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Robert Towne

Robert Towne (born Robert Bertram Schwartz;Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind page 30, 1999 Bloomsbury edition ISBN 978-0-7475-4421-0 November 23, 1934) is an American screenwriter, producer, director and actor. [1]

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Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

The Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States.

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Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material.

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Academy Awards

The Academy Awards or The Oscars is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry.

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Actor

An actor (actress is sometimes used for females; see § Terminology) is a person portraying a character in a dramatic or comic production; he or she performs in film, television, theatre, radio, commercials or music videos.

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Alfred Hitchcock

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer.

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Anthology series

An anthology series is a radio or television series that presents a different story and a different set of characters in each episode or season.

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Ask the Dust

Ask the Dust is the most popular novel of Italian-American author John Fante, first published in 1939 and set during the Great Depression-era in Los Angeles.

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Ask the Dust (film)

Ask the Dust is a 2006 American film based on the book Ask the Dust by John Fante.

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Biographical film

A biographical film, or biopic (abbreviation for biographical motion picture), is a film that dramatizes the life of a non-fictional or historically-based person or people.

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Bonnie and Clyde (film)

Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker.

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Breaking Point (1963 TV series)

Breaking Point is an American medical drama that aired on ABC from September 16, 1963, to April 27, 1964, continuing in rebroadcasts until September 7.

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British Academy of Film and Television Arts

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and games.

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California

California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.

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CBS

CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System; corporate name CBS Broadcasting, Inc.) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of CBS Corporation.

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Chadwick School

Chadwick School is a nonsectarian independent K-12 day school located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

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Charlie Hunnam

Charles Matthew "Charlie" Hunnam (born 10 April 1980) is an English actor and screenwriter.

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Chinatown (1974 film)

Chinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a screenplay by Robert Towne, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.

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Cisco Pike

Cisco Pike is a 1972 drama written and directed by Bill L. Norton.

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Claremont, California

Claremont is a college town on the eastern border of Los Angeles County, California, United States, east of downtown Los Angeles.

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Colin Farrell

Colin James Farrell (born 31 May 1976) is an Irish actor.

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Creature from the Haunted Sea

Creature from the Haunted Sea is a 1961 comedy horror film directed by Roger Corman.

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Crimson Tide (film)

Crimson Tide is a 1995 American submarine film directed by Tony Scott, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer.

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Days of Thunder

Days of Thunder is a 1990 American auto racing film released by Paramount Pictures, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Tony Scott.

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Deal of the Century

Deal of the Century is a 1983 American comedy film directed by William Friedkin and starring Chevy Chase, Gregory Hines, and Sigourney Weaver.

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Drive, He Said

Drive, He Said (1971) is an American motion picture released by Columbia Pictures.

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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N Roll Generation Saved Hollywood is a book written by Peter Biskind and published by Simon and Schuster in 1998.

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Edgar Award

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America, based in New York City.

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Film director

A film director is a person who directs the making of a film.

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Film producer

Film producers fill a variety of roles depending upon the type of producer.

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Frantic (film)

Frantic is a 1988 American-French mystery thriller film directed by Roman Polanski and starring Harrison Ford and Emmanuelle Seigner.

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Gary Lockwood

Gary Lockwood (born John Gary Yurosek; February 21, 1937) is an American actor known for his role as the astronaut Dr. Frank Poole in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and as Lieutenant Commander Gary Mitchell in the Star Trek episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (1966).

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Golden Globe Award

The Golden Globe Award is an American accolade bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.

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Graham King

Graham King, (born 19 December 1961) is a British film producer.

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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a 1984 British film directed by Hugh Hudson and based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel Tarzan of the Apes (1912).

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Hal Ashby

Hal Ashby (September 2, 1929 – December 27, 1988) was an American film director and editor associated with the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking.

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Heaven Can Wait (1978 film)

Heaven Can Wait is a 1978 American comedy film co-directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry.

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History of the Jews in Romania

The history of the Jews in Romania concerns the Jews both of Romania and of Romanian origins, from their first mention on what is present-day Romanian territory.

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History of the Jews in Russia

The vast territories of the Russian Empire at one time hosted the largest population of Jews in the world.

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Jeff Bridges

Jeffrey Leon "Jeff" Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an American actor, singer, and producer.

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John Fante

John Fante (April 8, 1909 – May 8, 1983) was an American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Italian descent.

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John Payne (actor)

John Howard Payne (May 23, 1912 – December 6, 1989) was an American film actor who is mainly remembered from film noir crime stories and 20th Century Fox musical films, and for his leading roles in Miracle on 34th Street and the NBC Western television series The Restless Gun.

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Julie Payne (actress, born 1940)

Julie Payne (born July 10, 1940) is an American actress whose career in television and films lasted from 1959 to 1967.

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Kurt Russell

Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor.

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Last Woman on Earth

Last Woman on Earth (often referred to as “The Last Woman On Earth”, although appearing without the word “The” in the film's actual title-card) is a 1960 American science-fiction film produced and directed by Roger Corman.

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Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement

The Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement (also known as the Screen Laurel Award) is a lifetime achievement award given by the Writers Guild of America, West.

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List of fictitious Academy Award winners and nominees

There have been several fictional people or people using false names nominated for actual Academy Awards, in several cases because the actual winners were blacklisted at the time.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States, the most populous city in the U.S. state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.

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Love Affair (1994 film)

Love Affair is a 1994 romantic drama film, and a remake of the 1939 film of the same name.

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Mad Men

Mad Men is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner.

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Marathon Man (film)

Marathon Man is a 1976 suspense/thriller film directed by John Schlesinger.

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Mel Gibson

Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker.

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Melodrama

A melodrama is a dramatic or literary work in which the plot, which is typically sensational and designed to appeal strongly to the emotions, takes precedence over detailed characterization.

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Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an American actress and singer.

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Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller.

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Mission: Impossible (film series)

The Mission: Impossible films are a series of action spy thriller film based on the television series of the same name, produced by and starring Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt.

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Mission: Impossible (film)

Mission: Impossible is a 1996 American action spy film directed by Brian De Palma, produced by and starring Tom Cruise.

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Mission: Impossible II

Mission: Impossible II (marketed as M:I-2 and on Blu-ray as Mission: Impossible 2) is a 2000 American action spy thriller film directed by John Woo and starring Tom Cruise, who also served as the film's producer.

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New Hollywood

New Hollywood or post-classical Hollywood, sometimes referred to as the "American New Wave", refers to the time from roughly the late-1960s (Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate) to the early 1980s (Heaven's Gate, One from the Heart) when a new generation of young filmmakers came to prominence in United States, influencing the types of films produced, their production and marketing, and the way major studios approached filmmaking.

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Orca (film)

Orca (also called Orca: The Killer Whale) is an American 1977 horror film directed by Michael Anderson and produced by Dino De Laurentiis, starring Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, and Will Sampson.

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Palos Verdes

Palos Verdes is a group of affluent coastal cities in the Palos Verdes Hills on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, within southwestern Los Angeles County in the U.S. state of California.

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Personal Best (film)

Personal Best is a 1982 movie centered on a group of women trying to qualify for the American track-and-field team bound for the 1980 Olympic Games.

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Peter Biskind

Peter Biskind is an American cultural critic, film historian, journalist, former executive editor of Premiere magazine from 1986 to 1996, and the author of books depicting life in Hollywood, including Seeing Is Believing, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Down and Dirty Pictures, and Gods and Monsters.

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Pomona College

Pomona College is a private liberal arts college located in Claremont, California, United States.

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Reds (film)

Reds is a 1981 epic film that was co-written, produced, and directed by Warren Beatty.

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Roger Corman

Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926) is an American independent film producer, director and actor.

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Rolling Hills, California

Rolling Hills is an affluent city on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, in Los Angeles County, California.

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Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski (born Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański; 18 August 1933) is a Paris born Pole and, since 1976, naturalized French-Polish film director, producer, writer, and actor.

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Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek Pinault (born September 2, 1966) is a Mexican and American film actress, director, and producer.

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San Pedro, Los Angeles

San Pedro is a community within the city of Los Angeles, California.

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Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris (born 20 June 1967) is a British artist.

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Screenwriter

A screenplay writer, screenwriter for short, scriptwriter or scenarist is a writer who practices the craft of screenwriting, writing screenplays on which mass media such as films, television programs, comics or video games are based.

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Script doctor

A script doctor, also called a script consultant, is a screenwriter or playwright hired by a film, television or theatre production to rewrite an existing script or polish specific aspects of it, including structure, characterization, dialogue, pacing, theme, and other elements.

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Shampoo (film)

Shampoo is a 1975 American satirical romantic comedy-drama film written by Robert Towne and directed by Hal Ashby.

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Steve Prefontaine

Steve Roland "Pre" Prefontaine (January 25, 1951 – May 30, 1975) was an American middle and long-distance runner who competed in the 1972 Olympics.

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Swing Shift (film)

Swing Shift is a 1984 feature film directed by Jonathan Demme and produced by and starring Goldie Hawn with Kurt Russell.

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Tequila Sunrise (film)

Tequila Sunrise is a 1988 American crime thriller film written and directed by Robert Towne.

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The 39 Steps (1935 film)

The 39 Steps is a 1935 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll.

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The Firm (1993 film)

The Firm is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook, and David Strathairn.

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The Godfather

The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy from a screenplay by Mario Puzo and Coppola.

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The Last Detail

The Last Detail is a 1973 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jack Nicholson, with a screenplay adapted by Robert Towne from a 1970 novel of the same name by Darryl Ponicsan.

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The Lloyd Bridges Show

The Lloyd Bridges Show is an American anthology drama series produced by Aaron Spelling, which aired on CBS from September 11, 1962 to May 28, 1963, starring and hosted by Lloyd Bridges.

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an American television series broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1964, to January 15, 1968.

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The Missouri Breaks

The Missouri Breaks is a 1976 American western film starring Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson.

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The New Centurions

The New Centurions (UK title: Precinct 45: Los Angeles Police) is a 1972 crime drama film based on the novel by policeman turned author Joseph Wambaugh.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Outer Limits (1963 TV series)

The Outer Limits is an American television series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1965.

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The Parallax View

The Parallax View is a 1974 American political thriller film directed and produced by Alan J. Pakula, and starring Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn, William Daniels and Paula Prentiss.

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The Restless Gun

The Restless Gun is an American western television series that appeared on NBC between 1957 and 1959, with John Payne in the role of Vint Bonner, a wandering cowboy in the era after the American Civil War.

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The Rock (film)

The Rock is a 1996 American action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island and in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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The Tomb of Ligeia

The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) is an American International Pictures horror film, produced in the UK by Alta Vista Productions.

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The Two Jakes

The Two Jakes is a 1990 American neo-noir mystery film, and the sequel to the 1974 film Chinatown.

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The Yakuza

The Yakuza is a 1974 neo-noir gangster film directed by Sydney Pollack, written by Leonard Schrader, Paul Schrader, and Robert Towne.

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The Young Racers

The Young Racers is a 1963 film directed by Roger Corman.

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Tough Guys Don't Dance (film)

Tough Guys Don't Dance is a 1987 crime mystery comedy-drama film written and directed by Norman Mailer based on his novel of the same name.

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Villa Rides

Villa Rides is a 1968 film starring Yul Brynner in toupee in the title role and Robert Mitchum as an American adventurer and pilot of fortune.

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Western (genre)

The Western is a genre of various arts, such as comics, fiction, film, games, radio, and television.

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Without Limits

Without Limits is a 1998 biographical sports film.

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Writers Guild of America Award

The Writers Guild of America Awards for outstanding achievements in film, television, radio, and videogames (added in 2008) writing, including both fiction and non-fiction categories, have been presented annually by the Writers Guild of America, East and Writers Guild of America, West since 1949.

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28th Moscow International Film Festival

The 28th Moscow International Film Festival was held from 23 June to 2 July 2006.

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8 Million Ways to Die

8 Million Ways to Die is a 1986 American crime film.

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