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Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine’s engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five shillings. Father asks son if it is true; when the lad denies it, Arthur risks fortune, health, domestic peace, and Catherine’s prospects to pursue justice.
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Happily engaged to her handsome fiance, Charles, Fanny is soon hit with one misfortune after another until she is forced to become a prostitute to survive. This is the story, with many erotic asides, of her struggle to regain her pride in herself and find happiness in life once again.
About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.
Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he’s had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick’s risky tactics. But the rookie who’s been assigned to help Nick bust a carjacking ring is almost as hotheaded as he is … and when Nick gets kidnapped, his newbie partner is his only hope.
A 15-year-old circus ringmaster Wei-wei is left all alone with gorilla Ling-ling after grandfather passes away. Thanks to her grandfather’s love for baseball, Ling-ling was trained to play baseball and has developed remarkable hitting skills. The materialistic sports agent Sung Chung-Su hears of this remarkable gorilla, and signs Ling-ling to play in the professional South Korean baseball league. Dreaming of success, World’s first gorilla pinch hitter and his 15-year old trainer begin on their run in the Korean Baseball League.
Hyun-Woo (Kang Ha-Neul) is the only witness to a taxi driver murder case. After being falsely accused of murdering a taxi driver by an oppressive criminal investigation, he has spent 10 years in prison. Joon-Young (Jung Woo) is a lawyer in financial debt. He becomes aware of Hyun-Woo’s case. His intuition tells him that his case might be a good opportunity to advance his career. After Joon-Young meets Hyun-Woo, he becomes driven by a sense of justice and Hyun-Woo gains hope.
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