Edward Asner

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Up 2009

8.3
96 min - Comedy, Animation, Family, Drama, Romance, Adventure

Director: Bob Peterson, Pete Docter

Stars: Christopher Plummer, Delroy Lindo, Edward Asner, John Ratzenberger, Laraine Newman, Bob Bergen

Synopsis: Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

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JFK 1991

8.0
189 min - Drama, Thriller, History

Director: Oliver Stone

Stars: Donald Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kevin Costner

Synopsis: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

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El Dorado 1967

7.6
126 min - Drama, Romance, Western

Director: Howard Hawks

Stars: John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum, Paul Fix, Edward Asner, R. G. Armstrong

Synopsis: Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

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Too Big to Fail 2011

7.4
99 min - Drama, Biography, News, History

Director: Curtis Hanson

Stars: James Woods, William Hurt, Paul Giamatti, Bill Pullman, Matthew Modine, Tony Shalhoub

Synopsis: Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

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Superman/Batman: Apocalypse 2010

7.2
78 min - Sci-Fi, Animation, Action, Adventure

Director: Lauren Montgomery

Stars: Edward Asner, Timothy Daly, Kevin Conroy, Andre Braugher, Summer Glau, Susan Eisenberg

Synopsis: Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with super-human powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.

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The Gathering

The Gathering 1977

8.1
94 min - Drama

Director: Randal Kleiser

Stars: Bruce Davison, Edward Asner, Maureen Stapleton, James Karen, Lawrence Pressman, John Randolph

Synopsis: Dying father pulls his torn family together for a last Christmas.

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Sir! No Sir! 2005

7.8
85 min - Documentary, War

Director: David Zeiger

Stars: Donald Sutherland, Jane Fonda, Edward Asner, Troy Garity

Synopsis: This feature-length documentary focuses on the efforts by troops in the U.S. military during the Vietnam...

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The Slender Thread 1965

7.1
98 min - Drama

Director: Sydney Pollack

Stars: Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Edward Asner, Telly Savalas, Steven Hill

Synopsis: A college volunteer at the crisis phone gets a call from a suicide caller.

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8.0
81 min - Comedy

Director: Dean Pollack

Stars: Edward Asner, Ethan Phillips, Brent Jennings, Helena Mattsson, Pamela Shaw, Robert Curtis Brown

Synopsis: Audrey waits and wait and WAITS for her date to show.

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Plan Colombia: Cashing In on the Drug War Failure 2003

8.0
Documentary

Director: Gerard Ungerman, Audrey Brohy

Stars: Edward Asner, Noam Chomsky

Synopsis: Ed Asner narrates this documentary about U.S. involvement in Colombia's drug trafficking and civil unrest. The film examines the impact of chemical spraying and military funding and reveals alternate U.S. interests. Features interviews with Noam Chomsky, the late Senator Paul Wellstone, Colombian Presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, Congressmen John Conyers and Jim McGovern, U.S. State Department officials, guerilla leaders and others.

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Skin Game 1971

7.0
102 min - Comedy, Romance, Western

Director: Gordon Douglas, Paul Bogart

Stars: James Garner, Louis Gossett, Jr., Edward Asner, Royal Dano, Henry Jones, Andrew Duggan

Synopsis: In 1857, con man Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke swindle slave owners into buying Jason, who's a free man, and later share the profits when Jason escapes captivity.

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All Star Superman 2011

7.0
76 min - Sci-Fi, Animation, Action

Director: Sam Liu

Stars: Edward Asner, Anthony LaPaglia, Frances Conroy, John Di Maggio, Arnold Vosloo, Linda Cardellini

Synopsis: After being poisoned by sun radiation, a dying Superman decides to fulfill his lifelong dreams while Lex Luthor has his own agenda.

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The Christmas Star 1986

6.8
94 min - Family, Drama

Director: Alan Shapiro

Stars: Edward Asner, Rene Auberjonois, Susan Tyrrell, Jim Metzler

Synopsis: A counterfeiter finds the true meaning of the holidays.

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5.9
48 min - Animation

Director: Bert Ring

Stars: Edward Asner, Pamela Adlon, Jess Harnell, Tim Conway, Debi Derryberry, Marie Osmond

Synopsis: Featuring the voices of Edward Asner, Tim Conway and Marie Osmond, this tale is set in a snowy forest on Christmas Eve where a forlorn pine tree feels she is too homely to ever realize her dream of becoming a real Christmas tree.

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All of My Heart 2015

6.9
Comedy, Family, Romance

Director: Peter DeLuise

Stars: Edward Asner, Lacey Chabert, Patrick Sabongui, Heather Doerksen, Paul McGillion, Daniel Cudmore

Synopsis: After inheriting half of a house, a young woman develops an unexpected friendship with her co-owner.

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Daniel

Daniel 1983

6.7
130 min - Drama

Director: Sidney Lumet

Stars: Timothy Hutton, Edward Asner, Ellen Barkin, Mandy Patinkin, Lindsay Crouse, Tovah Feldshuh

Synopsis: Daniel Isaacson attempts to determine the true complicity of his parents Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed for espionage in the 1950s.

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Channels 2008

4.5
107 min - Romance

Director: Nat Christian

Stars: Edward Asner, Taylor Negron, John Kassir, Chloe Hunter, Gil Glasgow, Stephen R. Hudis

Synopsis: A writer/producer is about to make a big career jump and has a lot of activity going on in his life...

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Christmas Is Here Again 2007

5.4
74 min - Comedy, Animation, Family, Musical, Adventure

Director: Darrell Van Citters, Robert Zappia

Stars: Kathy Bates, Edward Asner, Daniel Roebuck, Jay Leno, Brad Garrett, Norm Macdonald

Synopsis: Christmas Is Here Again is a musical animated tale that follows the exciting journey of a young orphan girl...

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Elf 2003

6.9
97 min - Comedy, Fantasy, Family, Romance

Director: Jon Favreau

Stars: James Caan, Will Ferrell, Mary Steenburgen, Edward Asner, Michael Lerner, Zooey Deschanel

Synopsis: After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

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Christmas Cottage 2008

6.6
103 min - Drama, Biography

Director: Michael Campus

Stars: Marcia Gay Harden, Peter O'Toole, Edward Asner, Chris Elliott, Charlotte Rae, Jared Padalecki

Synopsis: A look at the inspiration behind Thomas Kinkade's painting The Christmas Cottage, and how the artist was motivated to begin his career after discovering his mother was in danger of losing their family home.

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Let Go 2011

5.4
95 min - Comedy

Director: Brian Jett

Stars: Edward Asner, Kevin Hart, Gillian Jacobs, Alexandra Holden, David Denman, Simon Helberg

Synopsis: Follows the intertwining stories of Walter Dishman, a melancholy parole officer struggling with the doldrums of married life, and three eccentric ex-convicts recently placed under his supervision.

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Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas 2014

5.4
43 min - Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Family, Musical

Director: Seamus Walsh, Mark Caballero

Stars: Mark Hamill, Edward Asner, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jay Leno, Gilbert Gottfried, Fred Armisen

Synopsis: A musical, stop-motion adaptation of the well-known movie, Buddy, a human raised in the north pole, goes to New York to find his family.

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Gus 1976

5.9
96 min - Comedy, Family, Sport

Director: Vincent McEveety

Stars: Edward Asner, Don Knotts, Dick Van Patten, Tim Conway, Gary Grimes, Louise Williams

Synopsis: The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member...

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They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! 1970

6.1
108 min - Drama, Crime, Mystery

Director: Gordon Douglas

Stars: Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Edward Asner, Jeff Corey, Anthony Zerbe, John Hillerman

Synopsis: In San Francisco, a high-priced call girl is murdered and the case is assigned to Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs.

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The House of Magic

The House of Magic 2013

6.3
85 min - Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Family, Adventure

Director: Ben Stassen, Jeremy Degruson

Stars: Edward Asner, Danny Mann, Cinda Adams, Grant George

Synopsis: Thunder, an abandoned young cat king shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos.

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Hard Rain 1998

5.8
97 min - Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime

Director: Mikael Salomon

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver, Edward Asner

Synopsis: A ard-truck driver and his nephew try to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.

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Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure

Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure 2003

2.7
83 min - Comedy

Director: Nick Marck

Stars: Randy Quaid, Fred Willard, Edward Asner, Eric Idle, Miriam Flynn, Dana Barron

Synopsis: A holiday to the South Pacific turns awry, when Cousin Eddie's family and a tour guide are shipwrecked on an island.

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The Bachelor 1999

5.0
101 min - Comedy

Director: Gary Sinyor

Stars: James Cromwell, Hal Holbrook, Renée Zellweger, Edward Asner, Marley Shelton, Peter Ustinov

Synopsis: A committment-phobic man goes in search of a bride including his fed up girlfriend, to inherit his grandfather's $100 million inheritance.

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Home Alone: The Holiday Heist 2012

3.7
87 min - Comedy, Family, Crime

Director: Peter Hewitt

Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Edward Asner, Debi Mazar, Jodelle Ferland, Ellie Harvie, Peter DaCunha

Synopsis: Finn Baxter and his family move from California to Maine to their new house. Finn is terrified, and believes the house is haunted...

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The Animal 2001

4.8
84 min - Comedy, Sci-Fi

Director: Luke Greenfield

Stars: John C. McGinley, Rob Schneider, Edward Asner, Guy Torry, Colleen Haskell

Synopsis: After receiving organ transplants from various animal donors, a man finds himself taking on the traits of those animals.