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DVD Alphabetical by Title: A

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Absence of Malice
Call Number: PN 1997 A28 1997
ISBN: 0767804325
Publication Date: 1981
When a prosecutor leaks a false story that a liquor warehouse owner is involved in the murder of an union head, the man's life begins to unravel.

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The Accused
Call Number: PN 1997 A29 2002
ISBN: 0792181212
After a woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.

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Action Jackson
Call Number: PN 1997 A31 1999
ISBN: 0790742004
Publication Date: 1988
Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.

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Adam's Rib
Call Number: PN 1997 A33 2000
ISBN: 0790743930
Publication Date: 1949
Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

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The Addams Family
Call Number: PN 1997 A332 1999
ISBN: 6305744793
Publication Date: 1991
Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester.

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Advise & Consent
Call Number: PN 1997 A336 2005
ISBN: 0790792060
Publication Date: 1962
Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.

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The Age of Innocence
Call Number: PN 1997 A34 2001
ISBN: 0767848942
Publication Date: 1993
Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.

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All of Me
Call Number: PN 1997 A444 1998
ISBN: 157362540X
Publication Date: 1984
A dying millionnaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. But something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.

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All the King's Men
Call Number: PN 1997 A448 2001
ISBN: 630541615X
Publication Date: 1949
The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.

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All the President's Men
Call Number: PN 1997 A45 2006
ISBN: 141981706X
Publication Date: 1976
Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.

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Amistad
Call Number: PN 1997 A49 1999
ISBN: 0783231202
Publication Date: 1997
About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt.

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Anatomy of a Murder
Call Number: PN 1997 A528 2000
ISBN: 0767827953
Publication Date: 1959
In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

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And Justice for All
Call Number: PN 1997 A53 2008
ISBN: 1424869021
Publication Date: 1979
An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.

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And Then There Were None
Call Number: PN 1997 A54 2001
Publication Date: 1945
Based on a novel and subsequent stage play by Agatha Christie; ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to be killed one-by-one. Could one of them be the killer?

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Angels with Dirty Faces
Call Number: PN 1997 A548 2005
ISBN: 0790792087
Publication Date: 1938
A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.

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Angel on My Shoulder
Call Number: PN 1997 A55 2004
ISBN: 6305986975
Publication Date: 1946
The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life.

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Angie
Call Number: PN 1997 A549 2003
ISBN: 0788843966
Publication Date: 1994
ngie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This turns the entire neighborhood upside down and starts her on a journey of self discovery.

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Another Stakeout
Call Number: PN 1997 A56 2002
ISBN: 078883276X
Publication Date: 1993
Prankster cops Chris and Bill are joined by a Gina from the DA's office to stakeout a lakeside home.

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Armed and Dangerous
Call Number: PN 1997 A76 2002
Publication Date: 1986
A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union.

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The Asphalt Jungle
Call Number: PN 1997 A87 2004
ISBN: 0790789655
Publication Date: 1950
A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.

 

DVD Alphabetical by Title: B

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Barbershop
Call Number: PN1997 .B368 2003
ISBN: 0792854284
Publication Date: 2002
Calvin, who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins to see his father's vision and legacy and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out.

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Bananas
Call Number: PN 1997 B36 2000
ISBN: 0792846060
Publication Date: 1971
When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.

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The Banger Sisters
Call Number: PN 1997 B363 2002
Publication Date: 2002
Lavinia and Suzette, former rock groupies and best friends, reconnect after 20 years; one is still as wild as ever, while the other has adopted a more conservative lifestyle.

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Barbarians at the Gate
Call Number: PN 1997 B367 2001
ISBN: 0783118627
Publication Date: 1993
The president of a major tobacco company decides to buy the company himself, but a bidding war ensues as other companies make their own offers.

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Batman Forever
Call Number: PN 1997 B38 2005
ISBN: 0790731002
Publication Date: 1995
Batman must battle Two-Face and The Riddler with help of an amourous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.

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The Battle of Algiers
Call Number: PN 1997 B39 2004
ISBN: 0780028872
A film commissioned by the Algerian government that shows the Algerian revolution from both sides. The French foreign legion has left Vietnam in defeat and has something to prove. The Algerians are seeking independence. The two clash. The torture used by the French is contrasted with the Algerian's use of bombs in soda shops. A look at war as a nasty thing that harms and sullies everyone who participates in it.

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Beaches
Call Number: PN 1997 B42 2002
ISBN: 0788859145
Publication Date: 1988
A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years

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Bedtime for Bonzo
Call Number: PN 1997 B43 2005
ISBN: 141704358X
Publication Date: 1951
College prof Peter Boyd tries to salvage his professional and personal reputation by using a lab chimp to prove that environment trumps heredity in behavioral development.

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Best in Show
Call Number: PN1997 .B47527 2001
ISBN: 078063344X
Publication Date: 2000
The owners (and handlers) of five show dogs head for the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. A film crew interviews them as they prepare for the trip, arrive at Philly's Taft Hotel, and compete.

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Betrayed
Call Number: PN 1997 B48 2000
ISBN: 079284355X
Publication Date: 1988
A woman starts work on a farm, and gets to know the owner. They get on well, and she also gets on with his children. He asks her to stay on when the work is finished. Things are not what they seem, and we discover the woman is actually an FBI agent

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The Big Chill
Call Number: PN 1997 B54 1998
ISBN: 0767818350
Publication Date: 1983
Seven college housemates from the 1960s who have drifted apart reunite at the funeral of a friend. Having entered adulthood as non-conformists, most now belong to the establishment. Stunned by the death of their peer, sensing their own mortality and the loss of their innocence, each takes the opportunity to reevaluate his or her life and re-establish their bonds.

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The Big Easy
Call Number: PN 1997 B541 1998
ISBN: 6305262268
Publication Date: 1986
Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain, lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne, a beautiful attorney from the D.A.'s police corruption task force in his office. He begins a relationship with her as the killings continue only to have charges filed against him for accepting bribes as he stumbles on a police corruption Sting.

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Bird on a Wire
Call Number: PN 1997 B57 1998
ISBN: 0783227396
Publication Date: 1990
A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.

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The Birth of a Nation
Call Number: PN 1997 B58 2002
ISBN: 6305130949
Publication Date: 1915
The Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war.

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Black Widow
Call Number: PN1997 .B647 2003
Publication Date: 1987
A federal investigator tracks down a gold digging woman who moves from husband to husband, kills them and collects the inheritance.

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Blazing Saddles
Call Number: PN 1997 B648 2004
ISBN: 0790731487
Publication Date: 1974
To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

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Bleak House
Call Number: PN 1997 B649 2005
ISBN: 1419814494
Publication Date: 2005
A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system

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The Blues Brothers
Call Number: PN 1997 B656 1998
ISBN: 078322804X
Publication Date: 1980
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Call Number: PN 1997 B66 2004
ISBN: 1404933913
Documentary film-maker Bob Saunders and his wife Carol attend a group therapy session and upon returning to their Los Angeles home, the newly "enlightened" couple chastise their closest friends, Ted and Alice, for not coming to grips with their true feelings.

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Body Heat
Call Number: PN 1997 B67 1997
ISBN: 6304698518
Publication Date: 1981
In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

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Body of Evidence
Call Number: PN 1997 B674 2002
ISBN: 0792854012
Publication Date: 1993
A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he's defending a murderer.

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The Bonfire of Vanities
Call Number: PN 1997 B68 1999
ISBN: 0790742446
Publication Date: 1990
Financial "Master of the Universe" Sherman McCoy sees his life unravel when his mistress Maria Ruskin hits a black boy with his car. When yellow journalist Peter Fallow enflames public opinion with a series of distorted tabloid articles on the accident, the case is seized upon by opportunists like Reverend Bacon and mayoral candidate D.A. Abe Weiss.

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Boomerang
Call Number: PN 1997 B6798 2002
ISBN: 0792181875
Publication Date: 1992
Marcus is a successful advertising executive who woos and beds women almost at will. After a company merger he finds that his new boss, the ravishing Jacqueline, is treating him in exactly the same way. Completely traumatised by this, his work goes badly downhill. But then Jacqueline's more quietly attractive assistant Angela, who has been dating Marcus' best friend, shows herself more than a little concerned by his parlous state.

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Born in East L.A.
Call Number: PN 1997 B687 2002
ISBN: 6304843259
Publication Date: 1987
Rudy is an American of Mexican descent who is caught up in an immigration raid on a factory. Deported to Mexico as an illegal immigrant, he has no way of proving that he is in fact an American citizen, and is forced to rely on his cunning to sneak his way back home.

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Boycott
Call Number: PN 1997 B69 2001
ISBN: 0783118376
Publication Date: 2001
Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.

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Brain Donors
Call Number: PN 1997 B728 2004
ISBN: 1415701792
Publication Date: 1992
Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run the ballet.

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Breaker Morant
Call Number: PN 1997 B74 1997
ISBN: 1572521775
Publication Date: 1980
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

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Bridget Jones's Diary
Call Number: PN 1997 B743 2001
ISBN: 078883066X
Publication Date: 2001
A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary

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Bringing Down the House
Call Number: PN 1997 B744 2003
ISBN: 078884878X
Publication Date: 2003
When a lonely guy meets a woman on the Internet who happens to be in prison, she breaks out to be with him, and proceeds to wreak havoc on his middle-class life.

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Broken Blossoms
Call Number: PN 1997 B747 2001
ISBN: 6305339821
Publication Date: 1919
A frail waif, abused by her brutish boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences.

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The Brother from Another Planet
Call Number: PN 1997 B755 2003
ISBN: 0792858107
Publication Date: 1984
A mute alien is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem in this thought-provoking cult classic.

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The Burning Bed
Call Number: PN 1997 B87 2004
ISBN: 0792861787
Publication Date: 1984
An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.


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