L.A. Confidential. Poster of the 1997 movie and cover of the 1990 book
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L.A. Confidential
James Ellroy, 1990
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Curtis Hanson, 1997

In early 1950s Los Angeles, LAPD Sergeant Edmund Ed Exley is determined to live up to the reputation of his father, famed detective Preston Exley, who was killed by an unknown assailant whom Exley nicknamed Rollo Tomasi.


Primary Colors. Poster of the 1998 movie and cover of the 1996 book, Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics
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Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics
Joe Klein, 1996
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Mike Nichols, 1998

Young political idealist, and grandson of civil rights leader, Henry Burton, is recruited to join the campaign of Jack Stanton, a charismatic Southern governor who is trying to win the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. The campaign is then rocked by a fresh allegation when Jack’s old friend, Fat Willie McCollister approaches Henry to tell him that his 17-year-old daughter Loretta, who worked for the Stantons as a babysitter, is pregnant and that Jack is the father.


Air Force One. Poster of the 1997 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Air Force One
Max Allan Collins, 1997
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Wolfgang Petersen, 1997

A combined Russian-American special forces operation captures General Ivan Radek, the dictator of Kazakhstan. After takeoff, Secret Service agent Gibbs, who is secretly a mole and Radek agent, enables Korshunov and his accomplices to obtain weapons and storm the plane, killing many of the other agents and military personnel before taking the civilians hostage.


Arthur the King. Poster of the 2024 movie and cover of the 2016 book, Arthur: The dog who crossed the jungle to find a home
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Arthur: The dog who crossed the jungle to find a home
Mikael Lindnord, 2016
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Simon Cellan Jones, 2024

Mikael Lindnord, captain of the Swedish adventure running team, experienced a remarkable encounter during a 400-mile race in the Ecuadorian jungle when a stray dog crossed his path. After offering the dog food, it continued to accompany him throughout the entire course, tackling even the most challenging terrains. Upon completing the race, Lindnord made the heartfelt decision to adopt the dog, whom he named Arthur, and brought him back to Sweden.


Extreme Measures. Poster of the 1996 movie and cover of the 1991 book
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Extreme Measures
Michael Palmer, 1991
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Michael Apted, 1996

Under the care of English physician Guy Luthan at New York’s Gramercy Hospital, a homeless individual meets a gruesome end. To Luthan’s astonishment, the patient and his medical record vanish without a trace. Despite being instructed by his superiors to let the matter go, Luthan refuses to abandon the case. His investigation leads him to a disturbing discovery: the exploitation of homeless individuals for scientific experimentation.


In Dreams. Poster of the 1999 movie and cover of the 1993 book, Doll's Eyes
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Doll's Eyes
Bari Wood, 1993
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Neil Jordan, 1999

At times, Claire Cooper has peculiar dreams. One night, she dreams of a little girl being abducted by a stranger in her neighborhood. Shortly after, her own daughter Rebecca is kidnapped and killed. Claire is convinced that her dreams are connected to the mind of the killer, but no one believes her ability to predict the killer’s actions. She suffers a nervous breakdown and is admitted to a mental institution after attempting suicide.


The Man from Rome. Poster of the 2022 movie and cover of the 1995 book, The Seville Communion
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The Seville Communion
Arturo Pérez-Reverte, 1995
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Sergio Dow, 2022

Agent of the Vatican’s intelligence agency Father Lorenzo Quart is sent to Seville, Spain, to look into a number of eerie murders that have occurred in a dilapidated church that is in danger of being demolished. He runs with a number of odd and dishonest people along the road, including an aristocratic divorcee, an old enemy in the guise of an Archbishop, and a henchman working for a gang of real estate developers.


Random Hearts. Poster of the 1999 movie and cover of the 1984 book
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Random Hearts
Warren Adler, 1984
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Sydney Pollack, 1999

Police Sergeant Dutch Van Den Broek and U.S. Representative Kay Chandler find themselves widowed after their spouses perish in a plane crash, only to uncover the startling revelation that their significant others were engaged in a secret romantic relationship with each other.


Howard the Duck. Poster of the 1986 movie and cover of the 1976 comic book
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Howard the Duck
Steve Gerber, 1976
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Willard Huyck, 1986

27-year-old Howard the Duck lives on Duckworld, a planet similar to Earth, but inhabited by anthropomorphic ducks and orbited by twin moons. The woman introduces herself as Beverly Switzler, and decides to take Howard to her apartment and let him spend the night.


Howard the Duck. Poster of the 1986 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Howard The Duck
Ellis Weiner, 1986
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Willard Huyck, 1986

27-year-old Howard the Duck lives on Duckworld, a planet similar to Earth, but inhabited by anthropomorphic ducks and orbited by twin moons. The woman introduces herself as Beverly Switzler, and decides to take Howard to her apartment and let him spend the night.


Striptease. Poster of the 1996 movie and cover of the 1993 book, Strip Tease
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Strip Tease
Carl Hiaasen, 1993
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Andrew Bergman, 1996

Former FBI secretary Erin Grant loses custody of her young daughter Angela to her ex-husband Darrell a criminal who cost Erin her job. To afford an appeal to get her daughter back, Erin becomes a stripper at the Eager Beaver, a strip club in Miami. A Congressman named David Dilbeck visits the club and becomes infatuated with Erin.