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IMDb was originally on Usenet as the rec.arts.movies movie database

IMDb.com started on Usenet as the “rec.arts.movies movie database” which consisted of four lists – Actors, Actresses, Directors and Dead Actors/Actresses – and unix shell scripts for searching those lists.

IMDb.com started on Usenet as the “rec.arts.movies movie database” which consisted of four lists – Actors, Actresses, Directors and Dead Actors/Actresses – and unix shell scripts for searching those lists.

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