American Beauty (1999)
Genre : Drama
Runtime : 2H 2M
Director : Sam Mendes
Writer : Alan Ball
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Five different criminals face imminent death after botching a job quite badly.
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A promotional short documentary on the making of the film American Beauty, directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball.
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