Monday, November 30, 2009

Matt Pinfield's Holiday Extravaganza with George Gerkie


NEW YORK, Nov. 9 – Tony-award winning director Chase McHuan’s much-anticipated stage show, Ebenezer Scrooge Presents: Matt Pinfield’s Holiday Extravaganza, is undoubtedly this winter’s most coveted ticket. The one night only event, scheduled for New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on December 2nd, sold out in a matter of minutes, leaving many would-be concert goers on an unexpected scavenger hunt for Yuletide cheer.

With second-hand tickets selling in upwards of $6000 on Craigslist, a popular classifieds-listing site, most can’t justify, or for that matter, afford, to dish out such a large sum of cash, especially in today’s economy. Erin Kent, a single mother of three, is one of those enraged by the price gouging. With her youngest child, Robert, crying by her side, Erin makes no attempt to hide her feelings: “I find it absolutely disgusting that there are individuals out there who show no regard to the message of selflessness intended by [Ebenezer Scrooge Presents: Matt Pinfield’s Holiday Extravaganza]. Fueled by greed, these scoundrels are only out for their own financial gain. Scrooge would be sick. I know I am.”

After days of widespread protesting, the public finally received the news they’d been waiting for. In a televised address, Chase McHuan announced a second installment of Matt Pinfield’s Holiday Extravaganza, stating he felt a sense of "duty" to "re-affirm the good in this world.” McHuan also urged those viewing to “let go of any contempt,” and to win over those lacking in spirit “one smile at a time.”

While Matt Pinfield and Leslie Fram will reprise their roles as Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim, respectively, part two of Matt Pinfield’s Holiday Extravaganza will see a change in the musical line-up, featuring the melodies of David Gray, Pete Yorn, and Company of Thieves.

The event is taking place Sunday, December 6th, at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

* JUST ADDED! Matt Pinfield sings with The Spring Standards and Vincent D'Onofrio brings his country singing sensation George 'Geronimo' Jerky!

101.9 WRXP Presents Matt Pinfields Holiday Extravaganza 2
Hammerstein Ballroom, 34 St,NYC
Sun, Dec 6, 2009 08:00 PM

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Thanks cyndee204!

Win autographed photo of Vincent

From the Law & Order: Criminal Intent Farewell Campaign--

We are raffling off an autographed photo of Vincent D'Onforio!!!

For every $10 you donate your name will be entered to win this photograph (all those who already donated less than $10 will also have their name added).

So, if you contribute $20...your name goes in twice, $30 = three chances and so on.

Our photograph of VDO was donated by someone who wishes to remain anonymous. A brief history about this picture -

"Vincent D'Onofrio very kindly donate this great autographed photo for my son Edward's Fundraising Auction. It is an 8x10 color photo, hand autographed. It came in an envelope with a return address handwritten in the corner from New York. They film Law & Order Criminal Intent in New York."

More information

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bless our troops as they have Thanksgiving overseas.

Here's a look at all of the preparation that goes into feeding America's heroes on Thanksgiving!

We are giving thanks for those who enrich our lives with their generosity, thoughtfulness, and kind spirit.

Monday, November 23, 2009

"The Narrows" Screencaps

Click on photo for slideshow

:: Video Clip added soon

The Narrows released on DVD on 11.3.09.

Special features include a behind-the-scenes interview with Vincent D'Onofrio.

Interview & The Making of Nunzio's Second Cousin

posted on Youtube by Incubator2008
:: Interview with Vincent D'Onofrio and behind the scenes footage of the making of Nunzio's Second Cousin, a short film directed by Tom De Cerchio.

Thanks Heather!

Download Nunzio's Second Cousin from cinetemagay. This is an .avi file from -- sent in by kevsgirl, thanks!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Reminder: Law & Order: CI Season 4 release on 11/24

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 4 DVD will be released on Tuesday, November 24th.
Amazon has lowered the price to $38.99.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Signing Autographs at "PIX 11 Morning News" in NYC

Thanks Heather!

Brooklynite Vincent D’Onofrio Stars In 'Staten Island'

PIX11, NY --Actor Vincent D'Onofrio stopped by the studio today to talk about his role in the gripping new film Staten Island.

D'Onofrio stars alongside Ethan Hawke and Seymour Cassel in this New York tale about three men trying to make it big. When the three cross paths with a blue-collar worker named Sully Haverson (Hawke), things take a turn for the worse. The story catches fire when Haverson decides to crack the safe of Parmie Tarzo (D'Onofrio), a smalltime mob boss, in the hopes that he will be able to provide a better future for his child.

D'Onofrio is a native New Yorker who was born in Brooklyn. D'Onofrio both acts and directs, but he first attracted attention with his role as Private Leonard 'Gomer Pyle' Lawrence in the acclaimed Full Metal Jacket, and more recently as Detective Robert Goren in Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Staten Island will be released in theaters nationwide this December. For more information, visit Full article

Correction to movie link provided in this article.
Correct link is
Thanks to Vaughn!


Thanks Rainie and Heather!

"Staten Island" on Facebook

Thursday, November 19, 2009

CI stars talk with Harlem students, 11.19.09
By Shayna Jacobs

Jon Stewart, 'Law and Order' Stars Preach Civic Duty to Harlem Students Up

Juror Appreciation Day, NYC, 11.19.09

MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — A sophomore class from Harlem's Coalition School for Change was treated to a star-studded field trip to Manhattan Supreme Court as part of Juror Appreciation Day on Thursday.

Manhattan celebrities Jon Stewart, Chris Noth and Vincent D'Onofrio shared jury duty stories with an audience still two to three years away from juror eligibility at the annual Juror Appreciation Day event.

Comedian Jon Stewart warms up for with a "Rocky" routine before speaking to Harlem students at Juror Appreciation Day. (Shayna Jacobs/DNAinfo)

"I was on a jury before I became famous, and at the time I needed the 10 bucks," Stewart said.

Stewart, who was sporting a gray hoodie and khakis, said it's better to serve than to ignore summonses.

"They won't let up. They'll keep calling you," Stewart said. "And it's illegal, right?"

Stewart couldn't help but sprinkle in a few jokes with his advice for the young audience.

"You can get out of jury duty if you work hard and get your own show," "The Daily Show" host added.

The discussion wasn't all laughs and giggles. The celebrities talked to the students about the importance of overcoming the negative peer pressure they face everyday.

D'Onofrio shared a personal story with the high schoolers about his delinquent youth.

"I was stealing cars when I was 11-years-old," D'Onofrio said. "A fireman straightened me out and I never looked back."

Stewart was a big hit with the 15 and 16-year-olds from Harlem, but it was "Law and Order" stars Noth and D'Onofrio who received the loudest cheers from the young crowd.
Read more

Thanks Judy!

Interview: Staten Island's writer/director James DeMonaco, 11.19.09
By Rob Bailey

Are you ready for your close-up, Staten Island?

"Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York" ... yeah, in the now-ubiquitous words of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, these streets can certainly make you feel brand new, the lights will inspire you and make you feel there’s nothing you can’t do, etc., etc.

But sometimes living in the shadow of Manhattan can sting, too.

Writer-director James DeMonaco tackles that reality in his new film, "Staten Island," opening tomorrow at Eltingville’s Atrium Cinema and the Village East in Manhattan.

When word of the films’ limited, Oscar-qualifying release reached the Island two weeks ago, local defenders of Italian-American honor cried foul over its "stereotypical" portrayal of S.I. as "a popular haven for mobsters and a choice dumping ground for their victims."

Outrage ensued. Protests were planned. Too bad they hadn’t even seen the film yet.

DeMonaco says his quirky dark comedy was never intended to be the definitive cinematic representation of Staten Island, but rather a highly personal "fairy tale" inspired by his beloved home. He also hopes Islanders will give it a chance before they rally to shut it down.

Q. So, you actually grew up on the South Shore, right?

A. I was born in Brooklyn, and moved at the age of 2 to Prince’s Bay ... Yeah, I went to Tottenville High School, played baseball, graduated in 1987. Went to Rutgers and then NYU for film, but I quit (laughs). But no, I don’t consider myself to be from Brooklyn in any way. I have no memory of it.

Q. S.I.’s "Forgotten Borough" status is confronted head-on in your film’s opening scene. Was it important for you not to tippy-toe around the second-class New Yorker thing?

A. I guess that was the inception of the whole idea for this film. Growing up here, there was always this feeling of being insignificant or forgotten. That’s the seed that made me create the story’s three archetypes: The mobster, the deli worker and the septic tank cleaner. Everything came from that sense of insignificance and fighting against it.

Q. Are there any true stories interwoven into the plot?

A. The feelings in the film were inspired by the truth more than the actual people, per se.

Growing up in New York, we all knew mobsters. You knew who they were, where they lived. I wanted to take the cliché and flip it. And I worked in a deli, so I always wanted to put a deli up on the screen. As for the septic tank cleaner, my cousins from Brooklyn always made fun of us for not being able to take long showers on Staten Island, because we didn’t have a sewer, we had a septic tank.

Other than that, this is just a fairy tale of the Island; the fable I wanted to create. But the feeling of being forgotten is very true.

Q. Whether it was perceived or real, when did you first experience the S.I. prejudice?

A. When I went to NYU, I always got the feeling we were looked down upon.

But even before that, every night when I watched the news with my Dad, and they would do the weather report, they would do every borough but Staten Island. They skipped right over us. I’d ask, "Wait, why did they leave us out?!"

It’s the same thing with the Zagat Guide: There are only a handful of Staten Island restaurants in there. You know there are other restaurants that are good, that should be listed.

And when I was a kid in the ‘80s, I remember hearing we were going to secede from New York City and go to Jersey. I thought, "Are we quitting? Or are they just giving us away? Do they not care about us?"

Q. I’m sure you’re sick of hearing about this, but did the cries of Italian-American defamation surprise you?

A. I never wanted to look down on or create a negative portrait of the Island. The stereotype exists — you can’t avoid it. The New York mobster exists. The Staten Island mobster exists. As an Italian-American, it’s such a small part of our culture. Knowing all of the great things Italian-Americans have done and will go on to do, I’m just not that sensitive to it. Like I said, I just wanted to take the cliché, address it and immediately flip it when he goes to the pool. It’s tongue and cheek, with an odd tone not to be taken completely seriously. This is about three characters searching for another way to exist in the universe. I never intended it to be a docudrama of the Island.

- excerpted-

Q. Was "Staten Island" a hard film to get made?

A. I’m really lucky. In the indie film world, it’s really rare to get to make a personal film. It’s even harder now, with the market crash. I wrote the script right before "Assault on Precinct 13," six or seven years ago. We were originally talking to Ray Liotta ("Goodfellas"), but then we thought that might be too much of a cliché. So we moved on to Vincent D’Onofrio, who’s never played an Italian-American mobster. Overall, I’m really happy with the result. Full interview

"Staten Island" is scheduled to be released 12.22.09

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kate Erbe attends Broadway cast party

Katherine Erbe attends 'The Starry Messenger' cast party at Montenapo Restaurant in New York City on November 16, 2009 in New York City.

Boys Life 2

Media Channel 2.0
Watch Boys Life 2 Online!

Another anthology with four powerful films from gay filmmakers. In “Must Be the Music” (1997, 20 min.), four teenage friends out on the town in L.A. explore basic emotions in this vibrantly honest portrayal of urban gay youth.

“Nunzio’s Second Cousin” (1997, featuring Eileen Brennan & Vincent D’Onofrio) finds a young, gay Chicago police detective exacting his own brand of darkly comic justice from a gay-bashing attacker.

“Alkali, Iowa” (1995, 17 min., featuring Mary Beth Hurt) follows a young farmer who discovers his father’s long-hidden secret, which gives him the strength to confront his own sexuality.

“The Dadshuttle” is a vivid and poignant short film about a father and son who thought they couldn’t be more different, until the son delivers news that will forever alter the course of their lives.

Caught in the Act!

People Magazine, 11.17.09

Hugh Jackman, taking his kids Oscar and Eva, bowling at New York's Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge. The actor taught his kids how to bowl and also hung out with Vincent D'Onofrio, who was there too.

Thanks Amylyn!
Scene & Herd: Pop Tarts' Celebrity Sightings
by Hollie McKay,

Hugh Jackman spending Sunday afternoon with his two children, Oscar and Eva, at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge NYC. Hugh happily taught his children how to bowl, while also making time to hang out with fellow actor Vincent D’Onofrio of Law and Order Criminal Intent who was also there with his child.

Kate Erbe talks with high school book club

Watertown Daily Times, 11.17.09

Actress visits city school to spark interest in literature

Actress Kathryn E. Erbe of "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" discussed literature with Watertown High School students Monday, kicking off the Actors and Writers Book Club.

The book club is a new organization that will send an actor and a writer to high schools to discuss works of literature with students, in an effort to get students excited about reading and writing. Ms. Erbe said she decided to get involved with the book club because she loves to read and she thought it would be a good opportunity to talk to youths.

"I've been a voracious reader since I was 13, so that's why I got involved with the book club," Ms. Erbe said. "And I know high school can be hard, so I wanted to talk to kids of that age, too."

Book club founder Thomas P. Kelly discussed literature with Watertown students. Mr. Kelly is a novelist who wrote the book "Payback," and is the literacy director for the Writers Guild of America, East.

Watertown High School was chosen for the launch of the program because of a collaboration between Mr. Kelly and Watertown English teacher Emily G. Sprague. Watertown is also the type of location the book club wants to target, because it's far from a major metropolitan area, Mr. Kelly said.

"We're staying away from places like New York City, because there, you can throw a stone 10 feet and hit actors and writers," he said. "We want to go to places like Watertown, where it might be more exciting for someone to come to talk to students."

Ms. Erbe read an excerpt from the book "The Rules of the Game," written by Amy Tan. Then Mr. Kelly discussed the piece from a writer's perspective. The book centers on a young girl whose family moved from China to San Francisco's Chinatown.

Ms. Erbe used books as an escape when she was growing up, and as a way to better learn about herself and other people, she told students.

Full article

Kathryn Erbe narrates new documentary, 11.17.09
by Terra King

Kathryn Erbe who has played Detective Alexandra Eames since 2001 will be narrating a new documentary.

Entitled "The Vanishing City," the subject matter of this doc is the disappearance of the small businesses that was the glue of parts of New York City. Many people are interviewed regarding the loss of these small businesses.

"The Vanishing City" will also discuss the repercussions of the changing landscape. Big chain stores have replaced the small mom and pop type stores. The feel of community has been destroyed.

Neighborhoods that were known for their artists were taken over by more wealthy occupants. Luxury highrises replace the smaller dwellings that have been the homes of many lower income tenants.

Miss Erbe will be leaving "Law & Order: CI" early in the next season. It will be nice to see her in different roles.



More on "The Vanishing City" and Kate's upcoming film "The Three Backyards"

Saturday, November 14, 2009

NY Times Ad for Farewell to Goren and Eames

The Law & Order: Criminal Intent fans on the USA Board are trying to raise enough money to take out an ad in the New York Times to bid farewell to Goren and Eames.

You can find information on the website for Saving Goren and Eames.

To make a donation to Law & Order: Criminal Intent Farewell Campaign.

Thanks to Steph!


CI related -
The Saving Law and Order CI blog is campaigning to have the show moved to Fox network. For more info

Friday, November 13, 2009

"Brooklyn's Finest" trailer

Vincent has a cameo role in "Brooklyn's Finest" as gangster, Carlo.

Brooklyn's Finest
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Starring: Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Ellen Barkin, Jesse Williams, Vincent D'Onofrio, Will Patton, Wesley Snipes

Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.

"Brooklyn's Finest" is scheduled to be released March 5, 2010 by Overture Films.

Save $5 off $50 at Kmart w/ code KMART5OFF50. Just in time for the holidays!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vincent D’Onofrio Gives Acting Advice at a Workshop

From our blog in July 2006. Also can be found in our Clips Gallery.
Posted by on Youtube.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Reminder: "Staten Island" DVD release

"Staten Island" DVD will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 22.

11/10: Amazon has lowered the price of Staten Island to $14.99. -Thanks Sharon!

Visit our Filmography section for more on Staten Island

Watch the Trailer
-thanks to Tate for the link.

Synopsis: In the shadow of Manhattan, one man decides to rob $50,000 from a local mob boss. The result is a one-of-a-kind thriller that proves there’s no such thing as the perfect crime. Length: 90 Minutes

Starring Vincent D'Onofio, Ethan Hawke, Seymour Cassel and Julianne Nicholson. Directed by James DeMonaco.

"Staten Island" is available for pre-order from
Also in [Blu-ray]

11/10: Amazon has dropped the price to 14.99

Friday, November 6, 2009

Visiting the salon

Photo: Vincent D'Onofrio and Joseph Paris

yourhairxblog, 10.30.09

Vincent D'Onofrio stopped by the salon the other day and he was looking great. Although he doesn't wear a hair system, he was still interested in our product for an upcoming project.

Thanks Jenn!

At the George Gerkie show....

Our ticket giveaway winner, Renee Wright, has shared a few photos and a little recap of her night at Joe's Pub and her visit with Vincent and Kathryn.

Thanks Renee!

Vote! The People's Choice Awards

The People's Choice Awards are allowing "write in" nominations.

Fans can write in for Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Here's the link

Click on "Vote as Guest", scroll down to TV category, then click on Favorite Drama Actor, Favorite Drama Actress, etc, then you can fill in your choice in the 'write-in' box.

Thanks Charley!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

CI completes filming today

Law and Order: CI -- Signs on Mott St between E Houston and Prince St in NYC, 6am- 1am.
- from onlocationvacations

CI wraps up their last day filming on Season 9's two-parter episode, "Puntland".

Correction: They complete filming tomorrow - the 6th.
Law & Order Filming on Bowery

Bowery Boogie, 11.5.09

Filming on the Bowery and its immediate environs is becoming commonplace these days. Yes, it seems like every week production crews are lining up to shoot How to Make it in America or some other drivel which exploits the neighborhood. But today, there is a changing of the guard, as Law & Order: Criminal Intent is setting up shop just above Prince Street.

Thanks Marie!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Another short film: "Ipso Facto"

"Ipso Facto" (2009) is a 9-minute short film, executive produced by Vincent D'Onofrio and his long-time personal assistant Erika Hampson. The film was screened at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC in July, and was a finalist in Slamdance's Screenplay Competition.

Credits: Executive Producers: Vincent D'Onofrio, Erika Hampson, Kent Abbett. Director: Anna Maria Vag. Created & Written by: Kent Abbett.

LOGLINE: Seedy,edgy,gritty,mysterious,and unsettling meets classic drama. A writer hoping and struggling for self redemption from the deep dark crevice he's allowed himself to fall in becomes wedged deeper into the darkest crevices through his observations and writings of moral ambiguities of an illicit industry.

Thanks Sam!

Monday, November 2, 2009

New film: "The New Tenants"

"The New Tenants" (2009) - Short film produced by Sam Bisbee. In post-production

A prying neighbor, a glassy-eyed drug dealer, and a husband brandishing both a weapon and a vendetta make up the welcome wagon. Set amidst the as-yet-unopened boxes and the hopes for a fresh start of two men on what might just be the worst moving day ever. Their new apartment reveals its terrifying history in a film that is by turns funny, frightening, and unexpectedly romantic.

"The New Tenants" is directed by Danish Joachim Back, currently living in New York. The film is produced by a team of five – Sam Bisbee, Tivi Magnusson, Erika Hampson, Christian Potalivo and Johanne Stryhn Hørby – for M&M Productions and Park Pictures.

M&M Productions have been nominated five times for an Academy Award, winning the Oscar twice: for "Election Night" (Anders Thomas Jensen) in 1999 and "This Charming Man" (Martin Strange Hansen) in 2003. Moreover, this is the tenth time M&M have been shortlisted for an the Academy Award Nomination in short fiction category.

Vincent D'Onofrio... Jan
Kevin Corrigan ... Zelko
Liane Balaban ... Irene
Jamie Harrold ... Peter
David Rakoff ... Frank

Thanks Patricia!

The Danish-American coproduction, "The New Tenants", a short fiction film directed by Joachim Back, is shortlisted for an Academy Award Nomination.

More on our "The New Tenants" page

When will L&O: CI Seasons 5, 6, 7 and 8 be released?

We asked Universal Studios Home Entertainment this question.

Their reply:

No date has been announced for the Fifth season DVD release of "Law and Order: Criminal Intent." A multitude of factors influence the timing and content of our DVD releases. Unfortunately, no further information is available at this time.

For a listing of upcoming releases, please check our website periodically at:

Consumer Relations

CI filming in lower Manhattan

Law and Order: Criminal Intent filming near South St and Peck Slip, NYC
-from onlocationvactions

'Criminal Intent' has a new captain

Hollywood Reporter, 11.1.09
by Nellie Andreeva

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio has joined USA Network's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," completing the casting transformation on the police procedural for its upcoming ninth season.

She will play the new captain taking over the Major Case Squad on the Wolf Films/Universal Cable Prods. series.

Mastrantonio's character, who comes from a working-class background, succeeds Capt. Danny Ross (Eric Bogosian), who headed the division for the past three years, following the departure of Capt. James Deakins (original cast member Jamey Sheridan).

Mastrantonio is one of two new faces on "L&O: CI" for next season, joining Saffron Burrows. The hires follow the exit of four regulars on the show: original stars Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe as well as Bogosian and new mom Julianne Nicholson, who is being replaced by Burrows.

With the departure of D'Onofrio, the cop drama is taking on a lighter tone. It centers on Jeff Goldblum, whose character Zach Nichols becomes the squad's top detective. Article

Thanks Sharon!

Amazon's Christmas Corner

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson


A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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