B movie

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B movie

n.
A movie produced on a low budget, originally made to accompany the main feature in a double billing. Also called B picture.

B picture



n.
a low-budget mediocre film made esp. to accompany a major feature film on a double bill. Also called B movie.
Translations

B movie

nfilm m inv di serie B
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