Search results for "Stan & Ollie"


Fresh out of high school, Bobby Stano gets signed to the majors, has a beautiful girlfriend, and has everything going for him. After a confrontation with a local gang results in an accidental fatality, Bobby's fortunes change, and he spends the next 17 years in prison. Upon his release, Bobby seeks redemption, landing a job assisting his former minor league baseball coach, rekindling his old relationship and maybe even getting a second chance to play his way back to the major leagues.

X-Men: The Last Stand

The discovery of a cure for mutations leads to a turning point for Mutants (Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romijn, Kelsey Grammer). They may now choose to give up their powers and become fully human or retain their uniqueness and remain isolated. War looms between the followers of Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), who preaches tolerance, and those of Magneto (Ian McKellen), who advocates survival of the fittest.

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The Last Stand

Once a narcotics officer in the LAPD, Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has settled into a peaceful life as sheriff of Sommerton Junction, a quiet border town. But that peace is shattered when Gabriel Cortez, a vicious crime lord, escapes from FBI custody and speeds toward Ray's town with a band of mercenaries. Federal agents prepare to capture Cortez, and Ray is at first reluctant to get involved -- but he soon finds he must rally his team and take matters into his own hands.

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Stand Up Guys

After serving 28 years in prison for accidentally killing the son of a crime boss, newly paroled gangster Val (Al Pacino) reunites with his former partners in crime, Doc (Christopher Walken) and Hirsch (Alan Arkin), for a night on the town. As the three men revisit old haunts, reflect on their glory days and try to make up for lost time, one wrestles with a terrible quandary: Doc has orders to kill Val, and time is running out for him to figure out a way out of his dilemma.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment

In 1971, Stanford's Professor Philip Zimbardo (Billy Crudup) conducts a controversial psychology experiment in which college students pretend to be either prisoners or guards, but the proceedings soon get out of hand.

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Stand by Me

After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes, four Oregon boys decide to go see the body. On the way, Gordie Lachance (Wil Wheaton), Vern Tessio (Jerry O'Connell), Chris Chambers (River Phoenix) and Teddy Duchamp (Corey Feldman) encounter a mean junk man and a marsh full of leeches, as they also learn more about one another and their very different home lives. Just a lark at first, the boys' adventure evolves into a defining event in their lives.

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When the Game Stands Tall

In 2003, high-school football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel) and his De La Salle Spartans have just completed an incredible 151 consecutive victories and 12-straight state championships. While the team's seniors receive offers from colleges all over the country, the advancing juniors look forward to making their mark. However, beloved "Coach Lad" has a brush with calamity, while the Spartans face their most-challenging, most-unpredictable season yet.

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Two Night Stand

An online hook-up turns into something more after a snowstorm traps two lovers (Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton) in one's New York apartment.

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Standard Operating Procedure

Investigating the infamous Abu Ghraib scandal, Errol Morris interviews American guards and Iraqi prisoners who were at the military jail before images of prisoner torture emerged in 2004. One female guard, who posed alongside fallen Iraqis in notorious images, tells Morris that her crimes were inspired by her love for another soldier, and another explains why she took photographs of her fellow troops. In the process, Morris suggests that the scandal resulted from systemic flaws in the military.

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Standing in the Shadows of Motown

This documentary mixes performances, interviews and reenactments to celebrate the Funk Brothers, the 1960s soul hitmakers. As the musicians behind the Temptations, the Four Tops and others, the "brothers" were hugely successful, yet relatively anonymous compared to the famous singers they backed. They get their due here, as Richard "Pistol" Allen, Benny "Papa Zita" Benjamin and bandmates discuss their Detroit youth, studio sessions alongside Marvin Gaye and nonstop touring.

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Please Stand By

Wendy sees things differently: she's fiercely independent, with a brilliant mind and a mischievous sense of hilarity. Wendy also has autism. To her, people are an indecipherable code and the world's a confusing place. Inspired by her no-nonsense caregiver, Wendy comes of age and escapes from her care home on the road trip of a lifetime to deliver her 500-page script to a writing competition.

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In apartheid-era South Africa, a man (Thomas Jane) robs banks while maintaining his job as a police captain.

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Standing Tall

A magistrate (Catherine Deneuve) and a counselor (Benoît Magimel) try to help a troubled teen (Rod Paradot) who was abandoned by his mother (Sara Forestier) as a child.

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Standard Time

Like many romantics, Billie Golden (Isabel Rose) yearns for the glamorous days of classic Hollywood musicals. She daydreams about being a great singer, but in reality she works as a waitress and sings at a seedy airport cocktail lounge. Her love life, however, is the stuff of movie melodrama: She must decide between dashing lawyer Greg Ellenbogen (Cameron Bancroft), who dismisses her aspirations, and Elliot (Andrew McCarthy), a hip piano player who is more supportive of her singing.

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Standing Ovation

Inspired by a music-video contest with a million-dollar prize, five young classmates form a music group called "The 5 Ovations." Despite their limited resources, these street-smart teens have the skill and passion to create awesome song-and-dance numbers, and have a real shot at victory. Standing in their way, however, are "The Wiggies," five rich and unscrupulous sisters who will stop at nothing to win the contest.

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GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Hos Please Stand Up?

The relationship between pimps and ho's is used to show how power is wielded throughout the world.

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Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction

David Lynch, Debbie Harry, Wim Wenders and others pay tribute to the iconic actor, who holds more than 200 films on his resume and possesses an untapped musical talent.

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Armed with a shotgun and one bullet, a war veteran (Thomas Jane) tries to protect a young murder witness from a ruthless assassin (Laurence Fishburne).

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Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

Ricky, an autistic teen living in Queens, has a difficult time fitting in at school. He is scolded for skipping class and hides out in the subway as Hurricane Sandy closes in on the city.

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Standing Still

A chain reaction of confrontations and romantic encounters occurs when college friends reunite for one's wedding.

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Stand and Deliver

Los Angeles high school teacher Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos) is being hassled by tough students like Angel Guzman (Lou Diamond Phillips). But Jaime is also pressured by his bosses, who want him to control his raucous classroom. Caught in the middle, he opts to immerse his students in higher math. After intensive study, his students ace California's calculus test, only to learn that their scores are being questioned. They'll have to retake the exam in order to quiet the critics.

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Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police

The photographs of guitarist Andy Summers chronicle his early days in the psychedelic '60s music scene and his experiences as a member of the phenomenally successful band, the Police.

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The Standoff at Sparrow Creek

After a mass shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon finds himself unwittingly forced out of retirement when he realizes that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Understanding that the shooting could set off a chain reaction of copycat violence across the country, Gannon quarantines his fellow militiamen in the remote lumber mill they call their headquarters. There, he sets about a series of interrogations, intent on ferreting out the killer.

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Standing by Yourself

An intimate portrait of alienated youth living in Clinton, a small-town suburb of New York, this documentary follows a group of friends as they deal with the tedium of everyday life through anti-social behavior, including drug abuse and crime. Two of the subjects -- the filmmaker Josh Koury's younger brother, Adam, and Adam's best friend, Josh -- are shown to have an especially tight bond, until the latter pushes things too far. This serves as the catalyst for the pair slowly growing apart.

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Stan & Ollie

Laurel and Hardy -- the world's greatest comedy team -- face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can't quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy's failing health start to threaten their precious partnership.

Standing Up

Victims of a vicious prank at summer camp, two kids are left alone and naked on an island in a lake. Deciding not to return to camp and more humiliation, they head into the forest on an odyssey of self-discovery.

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I Stand Corrected

Filmmaker Andrea Meyerson charts Jennifer Leitham's rise as a virtuoso of the upright bass and he decision to undergo sexual reassignment surgery.

Stand Up Man

A comedian is forced to move home and work in the family restaurant.

Three Night Stand

A man's (Sam Huntington) plans for a romantic weekend go awry when he learns that his ex-girlfriend (Emmanuelle Chriqui), whom he still secretly loves, manages the ski lodge where he and his wife (Meaghan Rath) are staying.

One Night Stand

In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle (Wesley Snipes) makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi (Ming-Na Wen), and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie (Robert Downey Jr.), who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat run-ins with a beautiful woman, Karen (Nastassja Kinski), and eventually sleeps with her. Though he goes home the next day and doesn't return until a year later, Carlyle's infidelity still lingers.


Former lovers (Jessica Paré, Brian Gleeson) reunite after a bad breakup and gradually realize that they're more compatible than ever before.

The Jolly Boys' Last Stand

The Jolly Boys, a group of London booze hounds, are stunned to learn that charter member "Spider" Dale (Andy Serkis) is marrying his girlfriend, Annie (Rebecca Craig). Hoping to scuttle the engagement by capturing footage of his friend's epic partying, "Des" Dixon (Milo Twomey) films Spider's last months of freedom. Taking the form of an amateur video, this comedy follows the Jolly Boys, who soon realize that yet another member (Sacha Baron Cohen) is set to be married.

Rush: Time Stand Still

Rush grants filmmakers exclusive behind-the-scenes access and candid interviews as their final tour comes to a crescendo in Los Angeles.

Last Man Standing

Loyal to nobody but himself, John Smith (Bruce Willis) hires his services out to Fredo Strozzi (Ned Eisenberg), a bootlegging gangster who operates in a drab Texas town. However, he is quick to trade information to Strozzi's rival, Doyle (David Patrick Kelly). Then, having learned about Doyle's infatuation with beautiful Felina (Karina Lombard), Smith uses her to push both bosses into full-scale bloodshed. The only one who suspects anything is Hickey (Christopher Walken), Doyle's lieutenant.

Standing Firm

David almost works himself to death before reaching out for help.

I Stand Here Ironing

A mother reflects on what she should have done differently while raising her eldest daughter.

Stand by Me Doraemon

A robotic cat from the 22nd century helps a boy in the present tackle life's various troubles.

A Place to Stand

Jimmy Santiago Baca transformed himself from a functionally illiterate convict to an award-winning poet, novelist and screenwriter.

Awake, a Dream From Standing Rock

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe peacefully resists the government's plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.

Standing Up

Three unlikely, aspiring stand-up comedians - an ultra-Orthodox Jew, a couch-surfing custodian, and a personal injury lawyer - risk everything to find their voices on the cutthroat New York comedy scene.