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Mary Ellen Trainor

Mary Ellen Trainor

  • Born: 1950-07-08 in Chicago - Illinois - USA
  • Date of death: 2015-05-20

Mary Ellen Trainor was an actress well-known for roles in a variety of 80s movies including Romancing the Stone, The Goonies, Lethal Weapon (and its sequels), The Monster Squad, Action Jackson, Die Hard, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II, and Back to the Future 2, among other things. One of her most iconic roles was that of the greedy wife in the famous killer Santa episode of Tales From the Crypt "And All Through the House".

Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday (2003)

  • 97 min
  • Comedy, Science Fiction
  • United States of America
Mondays are manic. Wednesdays are wild. And Fridays are about to get a little freaky.
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  • Budget: $26,000,000
  • Revenue: $110,230,332
  • Production companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Casual Friday Productions, Gunn Films

Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek at how the other person feels, thinks and lives.

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Moonlight Mile

Moonlight Mile (2002)

  • 117 min
  • Romance, Drama
  • United States of America
In life and love, expect the unexpected.
  • IMDb:
  • Budget: $21,000,000
  • Revenue: $10,011,050
  • Production companies: Punch Productions, Touchstone Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment, Reveal Entertainment, Gran Via

As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.

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Anywhere But Here

Anywhere But Here (1999)

  • 114 min
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance
  • United States of America
A story of a mother who knows best... and a daughter who knows better.
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  • Budget: $23,000,000
  • Revenue: $18,653,615

In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When Adele decides to pack up and move the two of them from the Midwest to Beverly Hills, Calif., to pursue her dreams of Hollywood success, Ann grows frustrated with her mother's irresponsible and impulsive ways.

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Lethal Weapon 4

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

  • 127 min
  • Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
  • United States of America
The faces you love. The action you expect.
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  • Budget: $140,000,000
  • Revenue: $285,444,603
  • Production companies: Silver Pictures, Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures

In the combustible action franchise's final installment, maverick detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh square off against Asian mobster Wah Sing Ku, who's up to his neck in slave trading and counterfeit currency. With help from gumshoe Leo Getz and smart-aleck rookie cop Lee Butters, Riggs and Murtaugh aim to take down Ku and his gang.

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Executive Decision

Executive Decision (1996)

  • 133 min
  • Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
  • United States of America
Fasten your seat belts
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  • Budget: $55,000,000
  • Revenue: $121,969,216
  • Production companies: Silver Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures

Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is assigned to intercept the plane and hijackers.

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A Face to Die For

A Face to Die For (1996)

  • 90 min
  • Drama
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A scarred, unattractive young woman is conned into helping with a robbery of her employer. As a result, she is sent to prison, gets plastic surgery, and returns to seek revenge on those who wronged her.

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Congo

Congo (1995)

  • 109 min
  • Action, Adventure
  • United States of America
Where you are the endangered species.
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  • Budget: $50,000,000
  • Revenue: $152,022,101
  • Production companies: Paramount, The Kennedy/Marshall Company

Eight people embark on an expedition into the Congo, a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. When the thrill-seekers -- some with ulterior motives -- stumble across a race of killer apes.

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Seduced and Betrayed

Seduced and Betrayed (1995)

  • 87 min
  • Thriller, Drama
  • United States of America
The price of passion cost him everything.
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  • Production companies: Von Zerneck Sertner Films

A beautiful but equally dangerous widow won't take "no" for an answer as she draws a dedicated family man into a world of passion, deceit and betrayal, threatening to destroy him in the process.

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Little Giants

Little Giants (1994)

  • 107 min
  • Comedy, Family
  • United States of America
For everyone who's waited to be chosen, and wasn't... your day has come.
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  • Production companies: Amblin Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures

When Danny O'Shea's daughter is cut from the Peewee football team just for being a girl, he decides to form his own team, composed of other ragtag players who were also cut. Can his team really learn enough to beat the elite team, coached by his brother, a former pro player?

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Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump (1994)

  • 142 min
  • Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • United States of America
Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get.
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  • Budget: $55,000,000
  • Revenue: $677,945,399
  • Production companies: Paramount

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.

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