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1996

Everything Action Theater: Jumanji The Series

After the release of Jumanji in 1995, UPN developed an animated series based on the movie for their UPN Kids block of programming starting in 1996 as Peter and Judy Shepherd entered the world of Jumanji to join Alan Parrish on various adventures and figure out a way to get Alan out of the game and back into the real world.
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Musical Montage: The Wonders “That Thing You Do”

The directorial debut of Tom Hanks, That Thing You Do tells the story of the fictional 60s one-hit wonder band The Wonders, who have a hit song called “That Thing You Do”. The actual single from the movie, while not quite as big a hit as it’s fictional counterpart, still hit pretty high on various Billboard charts and was nominated for Best Original Song.
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Musical Montage: Michael Jackson “Ghosts”

Michael Jackson, Stephen King, Mick Garris and Stan Winston came together in 1996 to deliver the 39-minute long music video epic that was Michael Jackson’s Ghosts, which King and Garris co-wrote while Winston directed and created the many special effects.
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Action Hero of the Week: Solo

An android super-soldier, Solo goes against his programming and defends the freedom fighting rebels he was sent in to destroy from the sadistic General Madden and his troops.
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Action Hero of the Week: Charly Baltimore

Losing her memory on her last mission, CIA operative Charly Baltimore becomes mild mannered schoolteacher Samantha Caine but she regains her memories and her deadly skills when a private investigator digs up her past and puts her back on the radar of her former handlers.
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Action Hero of the Week: Alain Moreau

Finding out the twin brother he didn’t know existed was killed in his hometown, French police officer Alain Moreau sets out to find out who his brother was and who killed him.
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