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December 2001
December 7
    Wide
    Ocean's Eleven
     
Main Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Bernie Mac, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Distributor: Warner Bros
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 116 min
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    Limited
    Final
     
Main Cast: Denis Leary, Hope Davis, J.C. MacKenzie
Director: Campbell Scott
Distributor: Cowboy Pictures
Rating: R
Running Time: 111 min
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    No Man's Land
     
Main Cast: Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovic
Director: Danis Tanovic
Distributor: United Artists
Rating: R
Running Time: 98 min
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    The Business of Strangers
     
Main Cast: Stockard Channing, Julia Stiles, Fred Weller
Director: Patrick Stettner
Distributor: Independent Film Channel
Rating: R
Running Time: 84 min
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December 12
    Limited
    Behind the Sun (Abril Despedaçado)
     
Main Cast: Jose Dumont, Rodrigo Santoro, Rita Assemany
Director: Walter Salles
Distributor: Miramax
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 105 min
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December 14
    Wide
    Not Another Teen Movie
     
Main Cast: Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans, Jaime Pressly
Director: Joel Gallen
Distributor: Sony/Columbia
Rating: R
Running Time: 89 min
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    Vanilla Sky
     
Main Cast: Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell
Director: Cameron Crowe
Distributor: Paramount
Rating: R
Running Time: 135 min
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    Limited
    Iris
     
Main Cast: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville
Director: Richard Eyre
Distributor: Miramax
Rating: R
Running Time: 91 min
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    Kandahar
     
Main Cast: Nelofer Pazira, Hassan Tantai, Sadou Teymouri, Hoyatala Hakimi
Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 min
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    Lantana
     
Main Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey
Director: Ray Lawrence
Distributor: Lions Gate
Rating: R
Running Time: 121 min
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    Piñero
     
Main Cast: Benjamin Bratt, Giancarlo Esposito, Talisa Soto
Director: Leon Ichaso
Distributor: Miramax
Rating: R
Running Time: 103 min
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    The Royal Tenenbaums
     
Main Cast: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson
Director: Wes Anderson
Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures
Rating: R
Running Time: 109 min
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December 19
    Wide
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
     
Main Cast: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee
Director: Peter Jackson
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 178 min
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    Limited
    Little Otik
     
Main Cast: Veronika Zilkova, Jan Hartl, Jaroslava Kretschmerova, Pavel Novy, Kristina Adamcova
Director: Jan Svankmajer
Distributor: Zeitgeist Pictures
Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 125 min
December 21
    Wide
    How High
     
Main Cast: Method Man, Redman, Obba Babatunde, Mike Epps
Director: Jesse Dylan
Distributor: Universal
Rating: R
Running Time: 93 min
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    Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
     
Main Cast: Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen, Patrick Stewart, Martin Short
Director: John A. Davis
Distributor: Paramount
Rating: G
Running Time: 82 min
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    Joe Somebody
     
Main Cast: Tim Allen, Julie Bowen, Kelly Lynch, Greg Germann
Director: John Pasquin
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox
Rating: PG
Running Time: 98 min
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    The Majestic
     
Main Cast: Jim Carrey, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn, Hal Holbrook
Director: Frank Darabont
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Rating: PG
Running Time: 152 min
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December 25
    Wide
    Ali
     
Main Cast: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight
Director: Michael Mann
Distributor: Sony/Columbia
Rating: R
Running Time: 159 min
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    Kate and Leopold
     
Main Cast: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman
Director: James Mangold
Distributor: Miramax
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 118 min
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    Limited
    Dark Blue World
     
Main Cast: Ondrej Vetchy, Krystof Hadek, Tara Fitzgerald
Director: Jan Sverak
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Rating: R
Running Time: 112 min
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    I am Sam
     
Main Cast: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning
Director: Jessie Nelson
Distributor: New Line Cinema
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 132 min
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    The Shipping News
     
Main Cast: Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Distributor: Miramax
Rating: R
Running Time: 111 min
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December 26
    Limited
    Gosford Park
     
Main Cast: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas, Camilla Rutherford
Director: Robert Altman
Distributor: USA Films
Rating: R
Running Time: 137 min
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    Monster's Ball
     
Main Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry
Director: Mark Forster
Distributor: Lions Gate
Rating: R
Running Time: 111 min
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December 28
    Limited
    Charlotte Gray
     
Main Cast: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon
Director: Gillian Armstrong
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 121 min
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