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1. Bret Maverick (1981–1982)
Episode: Faith, Hope and Clarity: Part 2 (1982)

49 min | Drama, Western

9.3
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The founder of a religious sect cons the townsfolk out of their land and Bret uses his own talents to get it back.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 10

2. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Measure of a Man (1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

9.1
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When Data resigns his commission rather than be dismantled for examination by an inadequately skilled scientist, a formal hearing is convened to determine whether Data is considered property without rights or is a sentient being.

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 3,733

3. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Q Who (1989)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

9.0
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Q tries to prove that Picard needs him as part of their crew by hurling the Enterprise 7,000 light years away where they encounter the Borg for the first time.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 3,103

4. Bret Maverick (1981–1982)
Episode: The Hidalgo Thing (1982)

49 min | Drama, Western

8.9
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When his partner Tom Guthrie is trying to get his sheriff's job back and hopes that Bret will keep quiet, Bret is busy with the biggest con of his life. Bret's brother Bart shows up.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 14

5. Bret Maverick (1981–1982)
Episode: A Night at the Red Ox (1982)

60 min | Drama, Western

8.8
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A kangaroo court is set up to try Tom Guthrie for past crimes.

Director: William Wiard | Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 13

6. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Nice Guys Finish Dead (1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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The special guest of a P.I. convention dinner is found murdered in the restroom, and Jim unhappily finds himself once more having to team up with flawless Lance White (Tom Selleck), while accident prone Freddie Beamer tags along.

Director: John Patterson | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, James Whitmore Jr.

Votes: 173

7. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Paradise Cove (1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Jim's Malibu neighbourhood becomes the site of a treasure hunt for a stash of gold bullion, stolen fifty years earlier.

Director: Stephen J. Cannell | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Mariette Hartley

Votes: 133

8. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: Greatest Rescues of Emergency! (1978)

TV-G | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.7
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Now with each newly promoted to Captain with separate commands, Gage and DeSoto reminisce about their adventures of their now concluded partnership.

Directors: Robert A. Cinader, Randolph Mantooth | Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Robert Fuller

Votes: 77

9. Bret Maverick (1981–1982)
Episode: The Vulture Also Rises (1982)

49 min | Drama, Western

8.7
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The townsfolk of Sweetwater want to call out the Army when a stagecoach is attacked by Indians.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 14

10. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. Enterprise-D on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 93,169

11. Bret Maverick (1981–1982)
Episode: Faith, Hope and Clarity: Part 1 (1982)

49 min | Drama, Western

8.4
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The founder of a religious sect cons the townsfolk out of their land and Bret uses his own talents to get it back.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 13

12. Centennial (1978–1979)

TV-PG | 1,256 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid 1700s to the late 1970s.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Conrad

Votes: 2,698

13. Bret Maverick (1981–1982)
Episode: Anything for a Friend (1981)

49 min | Drama, Western

8.3
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Tom Guthrie's plan to hide his wounded friend, Billy the Kid, from a vengeful U.S. Marshal at Bret's ranch threaten to spoil the ex-gambler's barn-raising.

Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 11

14. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: Show Biz (1972)

Not Rated | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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John is excited about a photo shoot involving female models. A country doctor helps aid a man trapped under a tractor when Rampart is out of radio range, then he, himself becomes a patient ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Freedle | Stars: Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth

Votes: 53

15. Bret Maverick (1981–1982)
Episode: The Rattlesnake Brigade (1982)

49 min | Drama, Western

8.3
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The owners of the Red Ox have outlaws after them due to a shipment of gold.

Director: Fernando Lamas | Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 10

16. Burke's Law (1963–1966)
Episode: Who Killed Davidian Jonas? (1964)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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When the anchor of millionaire Davidian Jonas's yacht is raised, his corpse is found attached to it.

Director: Sam Freedle | Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey, Leon Lontoc

Votes: 12

17. Columbo (1971–2003)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 25,262

18. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Conspiracy (1988)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.2
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After diverting to a secret meeting with an old friend and some of Starfleet's finest commanders, Picard finds the Horatio blown to bits just hours after the meeting and he returns the Enterprise to Earth looking for answers.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby

Votes: 2,586

19. Bret Maverick (1981–1982)
Episode: Dateline: Sweetwater (1982)

60 min | Drama, Western

8.2
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Big business tries to takeover the town of Sweetwater.

Director: William Wiard | Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 9

20. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Elementary, Dear Data (1988)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.2
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An attempt to provide Data with a challenging Sherlock Holmes holodeck RPG scenario backfires when its Prof. Moriarty character accidentally becomes self-aware.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,650

21. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars (1975)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Christmas Eve is anything but peaceful for Kojak and his men. A woman is convinced her boyfriend is going to commit some kind of crime-but she doesn't know what; and a jealous husband is looking to kill his cheating wife.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 88

22. Adam-12 (1968–1975)
Episode: Suspended (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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After an off night at the shooting range, Reed leaves work and stops at an all night grocery. As he is leaving with both arms full of groceries, a young man approaches as if he knows Reed. ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Freedle | Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Don Dubbins, William Boyett

Votes: 35

23. Bret Maverick (1981–1982)
Episode: Welcome to Sweetwater (1981)

60 min | Drama, Western

8.2
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The railroad wants to buy the ranch that Bret wants to retire to.

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 15

24. Burke's Law (1963–1966)
Episode: Who Killed Mother Goose? (1965)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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The suspects are a prodigal son, a secretary and a number of people whose livelihood involves children when a writer of children's books is strangled with a typewriter ribbon.

Director: Sam Freedle | Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey, Leon Lontoc

Votes: 16

25. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator.

Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

Votes: 6,417

26. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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75 Metascore

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 25,854

27. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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An anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful 20th Century Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jesse White, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes

Votes: 98

28. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: A Matter of Honor (1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.1
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Under an Officers Exchange Program, Riker serves aboard a Klingon ship, whose aging captain seeks an unwarranted bloody retaliation for suspected Enterprise treachery.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,397

29. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: Drivers (1973)

Not Rated | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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The paramedics find that their dispatches are getting more dangerous than necessary with them having numerous near-collisions with careless civilian drivers during runs.

Director: Sam Freedle | Stars: Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth

Votes: 41

30. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard (1975)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Two men put a cushion over a beautiful blond's mouth and then hang her from the chandelier. The ME thinks it's suicide, but Kojak believes Azure Dee was murdered. Having met her as a young ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Telly Savalas, Roger Robinson, Stephen Elliott, Dan Frazer

Votes: 77

31. Bret Maverick (1981–1982)
Episode: Horse of Yet Another Color (1982)

48 min | Drama, Western

8.1
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Young Theodore Roosevelt comes to Sweetwater to find the President's horse, which is a gift to Geronimo as party of a treaty arrangement and has turned up missing.

Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 13

32. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Life, Liberation and the Pursuit of Death (1975)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A psychology professor is killed by one of two of his students who wanted to blackmail him into giving them higher grades. A woman witnesses the student as he throws the professor's body ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Sgarro | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 70

33. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Now You See Him (1976)

TV-PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A stage illusionist kills his employer and makes it look like a contract killing; it's up to Lt. Columbo to trick the master trickster.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Peter Falk, Jack Cassidy, Bob Dishy, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 1,781

34. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: The Big Cheese (1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Rockford gets a phone call telling him to expect a package in the mail. Two hoods then murder the caller and go to Rockford's trailer to await the package's arrival. When the package is a wheel of cheese the mystery only gets deeper.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Constance Towers

Votes: 87

35. Bret Maverick (1981–1982)
Episode: The Not So Magnificent Six (1982)

60 min | Drama, Western

8.1
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A pulp writer hires six gunmen to kill Bret so that he can publish a new book.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 14

36. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Forgotten Lady (1975)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A faded dance star of film and stage murders her husband and makes it look like a suicide; Lt. Columbo doubts her seemingly perfect alibi.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Peter Falk, Janet Leigh, Maurice Evans, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 1,756

37. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs: Part 1 (1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Jim rubs shoulders with royalty when a princess hires him because she believes someone is trying to kill her friend (Lauren Bacall).

Director: William Wiard | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 111

38. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

7.9
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89 Metascore

A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 93,604 | Gross: $9.45M

39. The Big Country (1958)

Passed | 166 min | Romance, Western

7.9
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A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston

Votes: 14,688

40. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Night of the Piraeus (1975)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Kojak investigates three murders connected to a rare stamp smuggled from Greece.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Telly Savalas, Norman Lloyd, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 62

41. Black Sheep Squadron (1976–1978)
Episode: The 200 Pound Gorilla (1977)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Sgt Micklin receives a promotion but he seems very resistant to the idea. Pappy needs him to accept the new position so the chronic issues with ammunition for the Black Sheep squadron can be resolved.

Director: Dana Elcar | Stars: Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar, W.K. Stratton

Votes: 24

42. Bret Maverick (1981–1982)
Episode: The Ballad of Bret Maverick (1982)

60 min | Drama, Western

7.9
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A songwriter wants to finish his ballad about the life of Bret Maverick. He wants to finish the song about how he died.

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 13

43. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Best Judge Money Can Buy (1974)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A dishonest judge (Phillip Mackie, Jr.) is found in his car, dead from carbon monoxide poisoning. Though no marks of restraint were found, Kojak suspects murder and begins to investigate. A... See full summary »

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Telly Savalas, John Randolph, Walter McGinn, Melissa Murphy

Votes: 77

44. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Crime (1979)

TV-PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Oliver Seccombe resigns, but decides to never leave Colorado. The Wendells are determined to stay in Centennial, but can't shake the suspicions of Sheriff Dumire. The killing of the Pettis ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 60

45. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: You Can't Tell a Hurt Man How to Holler (1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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If you were falsely arrested for a crime, who would you trust? The cops or a friend who bails you out of jail? When small time criminal Hawthorn Yantzee is suspected of murder, Kojak is ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Telly Savalas, Roger Robinson, Harrison Page, Dan Frazer

Votes: 73

46. Emergency! (1972–1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

Votes: 3,582

47. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die (1974)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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An obsessed neighbor murders anyone he thinks is a threat to his relationship with a mentally fragile young woman.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Andrea Marcovicci, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 87

48. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: Jack of Lies (1986)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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Jack Dalton asks for MacGyver's help in rescuing a botanist in Central America. Once there, MacGyver finds out that the botanist is an old friend.

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill, Patricia McPherson

Votes: 230

49. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs: Part 2 (1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Rockford continues to investigate why someone is after Kendall (Lauren Bacall) and discovers the person responsible is the last person anyone would have expected.

Director: William Wiard | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 97

50. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Loser Takes All (1974)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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What a tangled web: a wife (Paula Thomas) who's having an affair with a classy crook (Michael Hagar), her husband Waverley who eavesdrops on them through a vent, a police informer (Benny) ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Telly Savalas, Leslie Nielsen, Ja'net DuBois, Roger Robinson

Votes: 80



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