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I Am Sam
Written by Kristine Johnson and Jessie Nelson

Mentally-retarded, Sam Dawson (Sean Penn), fights for the custody of his seven-year-old daughter, Lucy (Dakota Fanning), with the reluctant help of attorney Rita Harrison (Michelle Pfeiffer).
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I'll Do Anything (1994)
Written by James L. Brooks

Struggling actor, Matt Hobbs (Nick Nolte), is trying to keep his career on track when his estranged wife, Beth (Tracy Ullman), leaves their 6-year-old daughter, Jeannie (Whittni Wright), with him for a long time.

NOTE: For those of you who have seen this movie -- after reading the screenplay you might say "The movie I saw was not a musical." Well, 'I'll Do Anything' was originally conceived and shot as a musical. After test audiences panned the music, James L. Brooks removed the songs (mostly written by Prince) and re-shot parts of the movie before its general release.
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Independence Day
Written by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich

An alien race, determined to destroy the earth, encounters resistance from a rag-tag group of survivors -- Marine Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith), scientist Jeff Goldblum, and crop duster pilot Russell Casse, among others, and led by U.S. President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman).
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Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
Written by Willard Huyck & Gloria Katz

Adventuring archeologist Dr. "Indiana" Jones (Harrison Ford) journeys to an Indian village where an evil Thuggee cult has enslaved their children and stolen a sacred stone.

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Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
Written by Jeffrey Boam

Dr. "Indiana" Jones (Harrison Ford) competes against the Nazis again--this time racing to find his father, Dr. Henry Jones (Sean Connery), and recover the Holy Grail.

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The Insider
Written by Eric Roth and Michael Mann
Based on the article "The Man Who Knew Too Much" by Marie Brenner

Recently fired corporate Vice President Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe) attempts to blow-the-whistle on his former employer, tobacco company Brown & Williamson, exposing their lies to congress about the dangers of cigarette smoking.
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Intolerable Cruelty
Written by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Based on a story by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone and John Romano

Miles Massey (George Clooney) is a legendary Beverly Hills divorce lawyer and author of the "Massey Pre-nup" a prenuptial agreement that has never been broken. Marylin Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is a gold digger who has the displeasure of battling Miles in court when he represents her husband Rex Rexroth (Bernard Herrmann) in their divorce preceedings.
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It Happened One Night
Written by Robert Riskin
Based on a story by Samuel Hopkins Adams

Spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) runs away when her father Alexander Andrews (Walter Connolly) refuses to let her marry playboy aviator King Westley (Jameson Thomas). While on the run from Florida to New York, Ellie meets up with recently fired newspaper reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable) who offers to help her in exchange for the rights to her story.

NOTE: Winner of 5 Academy Awards -- Best Picture; Best writing, Robert Riskin; Best Director Frank Capra; Best Actor, Clark Gable; and Best Actress, Claudette Colbert.
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The Italian Job
Written by Donna Powers and Wayne Powers
Based on a 1969 screenplay by Troy Kennedy-Martin

Charlie Croker (Mark Wahlberg), John Bridger (Donald Sutherland), Lyle (Seth Green), Handsome Rob (Jason Statham), Half Ear (Mos Def) and Steve (Edward Norton) pull off the heist of a lifetime when they steal $35 million in gold. But when one of the group betrays the others and leaves them for dead, they plot to steal back the gold and get revenge.
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It's A Wonderful Life
"Look, Daddy! Teacher says every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings."

George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) is a good man with bad luck. All his life, George has tried to do the right thing to help others, but at a great personal cost to himself. As time goes on, George grows increasingly frustrated by being stuck in the tiny town of Bedford Falls. He sees his friends grow prosperous and become the world travelers that he has always dreamed of becoming. As his opportunities fade, his bitterness and resentment grows and George contemplates suicide. Hearing the prayers of those who love George, Heaven dispatches "Angel, Second Class" Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers) to intervene. Clarence decides the best way to help George is to show him what life would have been like if he had never lived.
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