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The Pest
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Fast-talking Latino con artist Pestario "Pest" Vargas is the target of Scottish mobsters to whom he owes a considerable debt. Willing to do anything to raise money and avoid severe injury or death, Vargas agrees to a very unusual job -- he will be transported to a remote island and hunted by Gustav Shank, a racist German executive. If he can survive a full day and night, Vargas gets $50,000 and will be set free. Is he wily enough to elude Shank?
Style: humorous, semi serious, idiotic, realistic, funny, absurd, ridiculous, surreal, bad ending, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, chase, ninja, nothing goes right, stupidity, mafia, crime, dumb, contests and competitions, manhunt, race against time, stereotypes, survival, parody, scam, cons and scams, catastrophe, hitman, chases and races, lame, crimes, mentor, fantasy world, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, scotland
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Krippendorf's Tribe
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Bio-Dome
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Story: Bud and Doyle are two losers who are doing nothing with their lives. Both of their girlfriends are actively involved in saving the environment, but the two friends couldn't care less about saving the Earth. One day, when a group of scientists ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Last Resort
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam and Dave are living the boring life until they are beckoned to Sam's uncle's Island. When they get there (still not quite sure how that worked) they are compelled by beautiful women and a dastardly enemy of the Island. After ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, awful, idiotic ...
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Story: Ice Cube returns as Craig Jones, a streetwise man from South Central Los Angeles who has a knack for getting into trouble. This time out, Craig is still trying to outsmart neighborhood bully Debo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr.); after Craig gets ...
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What's the Worst That Could Happen?
Genre: Comedy, Crime
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Duration: 94 min.
Story: Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich businessman Max Fairbanks. But Fairbanks catches him and steals his cherished ring that his girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back with the help of his ...
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Black Sheep
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Duration: 87 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, realistic, feel good ...
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Time: 90s
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Blame It on the Bellboy
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
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Mr. Wrong
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Country: USA
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Time: 90s
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Held Up
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While they're on vacation in the Southwest, Rae finds out her man Michael spent their house money on a classic car, so she dumps him, hitching a ride to Vegas for a flight home. A kid promptly steals Michael's car, leaving him at the Zip ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: usa
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Life Stinks
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rich businessman makes a bet he can survive on the streets of a rough Los Angeles neighborhood for 30 days completely penniless. During his stay he discovers another side of life and falls in love with with a homeless woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, realistic, witty ...
Plot: farce, homeless, switching roles, self discovery, greed, rags to riches, rich and poor, surveillance, social differences, fish out of water, mentor, parody ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Phat Beach
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A hefty homeboy borrows his dad's Mercedes and goes to the beach with his friends for wild sun & fun.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, idiotic, harsh ...
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A Good Man in Africa
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Morgan Leafy is a secretary to the British High Commissioner to an Africa nation. Leafy is a man that makes himself useful to his boss, the snobbish Arthur Fanshawe, who has no clue about what's going on around him, but who wants to use his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, satirical ...
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The Search for One-eye Jimmy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters who are conducting the search to find him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, dark humor ...
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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
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Country: USA
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For Richer or Poorer
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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Steal Big Steal Little
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts ...
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Plot: lawyer, vengeance, comedy of errors, switching roles, rich and poor, siblings relations, cons and scams, gangsters, family life, dishonesty, nudity (topless - notable), hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois
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Critical Condition
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, melancholic ...
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Time: 80s
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Carpool
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Grown Ups 2
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
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