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1. Freaks (2018)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.7
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63 Metascore

A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control.

Directors: Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, Amanda Crew

Votes: 11,500

2. Grown Ups (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy

5.9
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30 Metascore

After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Kevin James, Chris Rock

Votes: 217,865 | Gross: $162.00M

3. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 902,383 | Gross: $380.84M

4. Kick-Ass (2010)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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66 Metascore

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Garrett M. Brown

Votes: 509,719 | Gross: $48.07M

5. Dogtooth (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

Votes: 73,886 | Gross: $0.11M

6. Finding Dory (2016)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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77 Metascore

Friendly but forgetful blue tang Dory begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 224,749 | Gross: $486.30M

7. Footloose (1984)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.6
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42 Metascore

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 65,884 | Gross: $80.04M

8. The Croods (2013)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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55 Metascore

After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.

Directors: Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener

Votes: 182,428 | Gross: $187.17M

9. Ponyo (2008)

G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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86 Metascore

A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tomoko Yamaguchi

Votes: 112,055 | Gross: $15.09M

10. Endless Love (2014)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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30 Metascore

The story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.

Director: Shana Feste | Stars: Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Bruce Greenwood, Robert Patrick

Votes: 39,001 | Gross: $23.39M

11. Taken 2 (2012)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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45 Metascore

In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser

Votes: 280,011 | Gross: $139.85M

12. Despicable Me 2 (2013)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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62 Metascore

When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness.

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud | Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove

Votes: 355,143 | Gross: $368.06M

13. Reign Over Me (2007)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.4
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61 Metascore

A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.

Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler

Votes: 91,159 | Gross: $19.66M

14. Footloose (2011)

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

5.9
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58 Metascore

City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 44,403 | Gross: $51.80M

15. Poseidon (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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50 Metascore

On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum, Josh Lucas

Votes: 94,432 | Gross: $60.67M

16. Life After Beth (2014)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.6
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50 Metascore

A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.

Director: Jeff Baena | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon

Votes: 18,867 | Gross: $0.08M

17. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

R | 98 min | Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi

6.6
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32 Metascore

A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, Alexa PenaVega, Sarah Brightman

Votes: 22,848 | Gross: $0.14M

18. Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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49 Metascore

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

Directors: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier | Stars: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 182,430 | Gross: $161.32M

19. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

R | 93 min | Horror

5.7
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56 Metascore

Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may be able to defeat him for good.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, John Beckman, Kisha Brackel

Votes: 47,153 | Gross: $49.37M

20. Johnny Be Good (1988)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

4.6
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10 Metascore

Johnny's the top high school football player and many colleges want him. His girlfriend, coach and BFF want him in the college serving themselves most.

Director: Bud S. Smith | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Gleason, Uma Thurman

Votes: 5,827 | Gross: $17.55M

21. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

Not Rated | 177 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Sana Saeed

Votes: 44,822 | Gross: $2.10M

22. Straw Dogs (2011)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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45 Metascore

Los Angeles screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård, James Woods

Votes: 31,838 | Gross: $10.32M

23. Chopping Mall (1986)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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22 Metascore

A group of young shopping mall employees stay behind for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock-down before they can get out, the robot security system malfunctions, and goes on a killing spree.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, Russell Todd, Karrie Emerson

Votes: 10,312

24. Lakeview Terrace (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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47 Metascore

Based on a true story, a troubled and racist African-American L.A.P.D. Officer will stop at nothing to force out a friendly interracial couple who just moved in next door to him.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Ron Glass

Votes: 47,331 | Gross: $39.26M

25. Wimbledon (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.3
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59 Metascore

A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Sam Neill

Votes: 57,702 | Gross: $17.00M

26. In Good Company (2004)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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66 Metascore

A middle-aged ad exec is faced with a new boss who's nearly half his age... and who also happens to be sleeping with his daughter.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson, Marg Helgenberger

Votes: 52,625 | Gross: $45.49M

27. The Last Exorcism (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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63 Metascore

A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.

Director: Daniel Stamm | Stars: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, Louis Herthum

Votes: 46,765 | Gross: $41.03M

28. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)

PG | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.4
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13 Metascore

After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Las Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui, Daniella Alonso

Votes: 32,345 | Gross: $71.04M

29. School Spirit (1985)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.3
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A horny student killed in a car crash becomes a ghost who can make himself invisible or corporal at will. With the help of his perverted ghost guide, old uncle Pinky, he goes on sexcapades, takes on the principal and finds true love.

Director: Alan Holleb | Stars: Tom Nolan, Elizabeth Foxx, Larry Linville, Roberta Collins

Votes: 709

30. She's Out of Control (1989)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

5.4
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20 Metascore

When an average-looking teenage girl gets a makeover, it's enough to make her father become overprotective of her.

Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: Tony Danza, Catherine Hicks, Wallace Shawn, Dick O'Neill

Votes: 3,777 | Gross: $12.07M

31. My Sweet Audrina (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Living in her family's secluded mansion, Audrina is kept alone and out of sight and is haunted by nightmares of her older sister, First Audrina, who was left for dead in the woods after an ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Rohl | Stars: India Eisley, William Moseley, James Tupper, Tess Atkins

Votes: 705

32. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

Passed | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Dr. Jekyll allows his dark side to run wild when he drinks a potion that turns him into the evil Mr. Hyde.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Donald Crisp

Votes: 7,881

33. Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard (2009)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.3
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Arthur answers a distress call from Princess Selenia, who is menaced by the nefarious Maltazard.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Selena Gomez, Omar Sy

Votes: 7,699 | Gross: $0.35M

34. The Truth About Jane (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A high-school girl's first sexual experience is with another girl, and, along with her first broken heart, she must deal with her mother's reaction to her revelation that she is a lesbian and with ostracism at school.

Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Stockard Channing, Ellen Muth, Kelly Rowan, Jenny O'Hara

Votes: 2,249

35. Riley's First Date? (2015 Video)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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Riley, now 12, who is hanging out with her parents at home when potential trouble comes knocking. Mom's and Dad's Emotions find themselves forced to deal with Riley going on her first date.

Director: Josh Cooley | Stars: Pete Docter, Ben Cox, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Lane

Votes: 5,408

36. The Moon Is Blue (1953)

M/PG | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Two aging playboys are both after the same attractive young woman, but she fends them off by claiming that she plans to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Both men determine to find a way around her objections.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: William Holden, David Niven, Maggie McNamara, Tom Tully

Votes: 1,981

37. The Song (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.0
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42 Metascore

An aspiring singer-songwriter's life and marriage suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Director: Richard Ramsey | Stars: Alan Powell, Ali Faulkner, Caitlin Nicol-Thomas, Danny Vinson

Votes: 2,031 | Gross: $1.01M

38. Animal Attraction: Carnal Desires (1999)

R | 87 min | Drama, Romance

4.6
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When business becomes pleasure at a massage parlor, someone has to lose.

Director: Eric Gibson | Stars: Tamara Landry, Steven Ginsburg, Susan Featherly, Peggy Trentini

Votes: 270

39. As Cool as I Am (2013)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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28 Metascore

A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.

Director: Max Mayer | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Thomas Mann, James Marsden, Claire Danes

Votes: 5,008

40. Wedding Daze (2004 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy, Family

5.7
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Jack and Audrey Landry are a middle-aged couple who have barely gotten the hang of being a pair of "empty nesters" when their three grown daughters -- Teri, Nora, and Dahlia -- end up ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Stanford Brown | Stars: John Larroquette, Karen Valentine, French Stewart, Marina Black

Votes: 729

41. Midnight's Children (2012)

TV-14 | 146 min | Drama

6.2
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56 Metascore

A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Rajat Kapoor, Vansh Bhardwaj, Anupam Kher, Neha Mahajan

Votes: 2,804 | Gross: $0.14M

42. Home from the Hill (1960)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Dramatic story of the influential Hunnicutt family set in Texas during the late 1950s.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard, George Hamilton

Votes: 2,740 | Gross: $2.18M

43. Quiet Chaos (2008)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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51 Metascore

A look at the strange bereavement behavior of an Italian executive. Based on a novel by Sandro Veronesi.

Director: Antonello Grimaldi | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Isabella Ferrari, Alessandro Gassmann

Votes: 3,702 | Gross: $0.01M

44. Dark Moon Rising (2009)

R | 124 min | Crime, Horror, Romance

3.9
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Small-town girl meets mysterious drifter boy, they fall in love. Only in this case, the boy brings with him a family curse and unimaginable horror that rains hell upon the small town.

Director: Dana Mennie | Stars: Max Ryan, Maria Conchita Alonso, Chris Mulkey, Chris Divecchio

Votes: 621

45. The Fury (2016)

116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Sharp-tongued and imposing Tiny suffers from mysophobia. Her nephew Albert loves her and once he's grown up he confronts her after which all the family secrets finally come to light.

Director: André van Duren | Stars: Hannah Hoekstra, Benja Bruijning, Anneke Blok, Gijs Scholten van Aschat

Votes: 898

46. Public Sex (2009)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

4.5
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An aspiring journalist drops his inhibitions to research the UK's outdoor sex scene. He meets a certain girl in a car park, and the totally unexpected happens.

Director: Simon Ellis | Stars: Luke Treadaway, Kate Heppell, Richard Riddell, Sammy T. Dobson

Votes: 504

47. Twice-Told Tales (1963)

Approved | 120 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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Three horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the first story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of himself, his fiancee ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Brett Halsey, Beverly Garland

Votes: 2,280

48. Only Love (1998 TV Movie)

215 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Nico Rinaldi gets Dr. Matthew Heller to see his wife Silvia, born D'Alessandro, privately, about a tumor. This stirs doc's memory how they met 15 years before, as young medical idealists, ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman | Stars: Marisa Tomei, Rob Morrow, Mathilda May, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 476

49. The Impossible Years (1968)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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The eldest daughter of a Professor of Psychology at a large conservative university causes havoc, and great embarrassment, for her father with her free-willed and uninhibited lifestyle.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: David Niven, Lola Albright, Chad Everett, Ozzie Nelson

Votes: 550

50. Visit to a Small Planet (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth...

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl Holliman, Fred Clark

Votes: 1,055



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