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Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Liz Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone and risks everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery.
Set in an alternate reality where lying-even the concept of a lie-d s not exist. Everyone--from politicians to advertisers to the man and woman on the street--speaks the truth and nothing but the truth with no thought of the consequences. But when a down-on-his-luck loser named Mark suddenly develop
A young Chassidic woman's prayers are magically answered after her husband dies. Observing an ancient biblical law, she marries her secular brother-in-law, a freewheeling bachelor, and tries to adapt to his modern world.
An uptight young federal agent finds himself having to spy on his sexually liberated mother and her new lover after the FBI links him to an international art theft ring.
Adrienne Willis, a woman with her life in chaos, retreats to the tiny coastal town of Rodanthe, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, to tend to a friend's inn for the weekend. Here she hopes to find the tranquility she so desperately needs to rethink the conflicts surrounding her--a wayward husband
A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented, but troubled eighteen year old art student befriends an elderly alcoholic genius painter who has turned his back on not only art, but life. The two form what appears to be at first a tenuous r
The Mountain Meadows Massacre, as it is known, occurred on September 11, 1857, and was the first known act of religious terrorism on U.S. soil. A group of Mormons, many disguised as Paiute Indians slaughtered all but 17 small children on a wagon train of 120 men, women and children traveling through
In the middle of the Nevada desert stands the once proud mining town of Desperation - a harmless, non-descript little community that one may briefly notice on a drive through the vast, empty desert on the way to some distant vacation destination. But something evil has taken over Desperation - its n
Based on Pat Conroy's book about his experiences as a teacher in South Carolina during the 1960's, when segregation was the norm, recounting his attempts to bring literacy and education to a small, poverty-stricken town.
Chronicles the life of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt before he became president until his death, centering on his paralysis from polio, his treatment at the Warm Springs rehab facility, and his battle to overcome his handicaps. As he seeks out a cure for his paralysis, he discovers other with
The true-life account of how Alfred Blalock, a white Johns Hopkins surgeon, and Vivien Thomas, a black medical technician pioneered the processes leading to successful open-heart surgery in the 1940s.
Tim is a seemingly normal, twenty-something guy. He's got a decent job and is moving fast in his relationship with his girlfriend Jessica. But an intense, paralyzing fear that has been terrifying him since childhood is tearing him apart. When Tim was eight, each night his dad would put him to sleep
83 year old maintenance man Eddie feels like his life has no meaning. Then he dies when trying to save a little girl from falling off a amusement park ride. Waking up in heaven, his life from the beginning to his final moments, as well as his afterlife are explained to him via five people who all we
Three stories interconnect in a Colorado Rockies community as a man struggles to deal with a wife who won't or can't get out of bed, a pregnant teen finds herself with limited choices and a pair of brothers come to realize how little they know of the rest of the world.
Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale "A Christmas Carol" based on the Madison Square Garden staging.
Set in 1907, this prequel to the Stephen King thriller "Rose Red" is based on the diary of the character Ellen Rimbauer, who writes of the mysterious house she and her husband inhabit that was built on an ancient burial ground and shows evidence of being haunted.
Based on Grisham's novel of the same name that is a semi-autobiographical coming of age story about the grandson of a cotton farmer in rural Arkansas whose quiet life becomes complicated when he witnesses a murder.
In the always rough, have-to-be tough urban jungle of Los Angeles, there are men like Beck...well, not exactly like Beck--a man who uses whatever means are necessary to retrieve whatever he is paid to bring back. A marker, a late payment or a Super Bowl ring from a quarterback with gambling debts--B
Adaptation of Susan Vreelands's collection of stories that trace the history and ownership of what may be an undiscovered work of art by 17th century Dutch painter Jan Vermeer.
Ty Adams is a maverick psychiatrist whose non-medicinal approach for treating patients has crowned him a hero in some circles, and an egoist in others. At Sedah State Mental Hospital Adams agrees to be the subject of a thirty-day documentary, examining the effects of psychiatry on mental illness and
Two sisters -- one suffering from mental illness, the other a career-oriented New York professional -- have a tense, difficult relationship, until -- ultimately -- they are able to achieve mutual understanding and acceptance.<P>Christine wants nothing more in life than to fit in and live independent
Nick St. Nicholas is the heir to the Santa Claus throne but before he can assume the role from his famous father who's bound for retirement, he must get over his reluctance and swanky Miami lifestyle by learning the true meaning of Christmas.
Orphaned at an early age, Peter Parker lives in Queens, New York with his beloved Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Peter leads the life of a normal student, working as a photographer at the school paper, pining after the beautiful Mary Jane Watson and hanging out with buddy Harry Osborn. On a school trip, during which Peter and his classmates are given a science demonstration on arachnids, Peter is bitten by a genetically-altered spider. Soon after, he discovers that he has unusual powers: he is endowed with the strength and agility of a spider along with a keen, ESP-like "spider-sense." Peter first uses his powers to make money, but in the face of a tragedy that hits close to home, he vows to dedicate his life to fighting crime, taking to heart the words of his beloved Uncle Ben: "With great power comes great responsibility." Meanwhile, megalomaniacal businessman Norman Osborn, Harry''s father, is undergoing some changes of his own. An experimental formula has gone awry, increasing his intelligence and strength but also driving him insane. He is now the Green Goblin, Spider-Man''s arch enemy, who will put young Peter Parker''s vow to fight crime and help innocent people to the ultimate test.
A father takes in the child his estranged daughter believes she has given up for adoption. Twelve years ago, unmarried Natalie became pregnant and made the decision to give up her child for adoption. Her hard-working father, John, learned about the existence of the child and took him in. In the inte
A determined woman raises her daughter, born with severe genetic abnormalities. She's helped immeasurably by her mothers, a young neighbor, and a doctor who's the brother of her husband, who left their marriage when young Julia was born.<P>When Dianne Parker marries Mark McCune, their lives couldn't
Television movie based on the book by Eric Newby that tells the true story of a captured British soldier and an Italian woman who fall in love in Italy during World War II. Newby's life is saved by the heroic actions of this courageous young woman and a small, brave group of Italian farmers and vill
Atticus Cody is an uncompromising man whose relationship with his son has never been the same since Scott, then a teenager, drove the car that crashed and accidentally killed his mother. Atticus could never bring himself to talk about the accident and offer Scott forgiveness. In turn, Scott, a talen
Young and sheltered Paul leaves his Midwestern town to attend New York University, but he is frustrated by the antipathy of his new roommates, who instantly brand him a loser and conspire to drive him from the dorm. His spirits are bolstered when he catches sight of beautiful co-ed Dora, but his eff
Longtime partners Parker and Longbaugh are hoping for a quick and nonviolent payoff when they abduct Robin, a young woman carrying the child of a wealthy Southwestern couple. But kidnapping proves to be much more complicated, logistically and psychologically, than other felonies they've committed. P
Adaptation of Lewis Carroll's novels about the adventures of a girl in a topsy-turvy world where nothing is what it seems to be. Young Alice chases the White Rabbit down his rabbit hole to a very strange world where she encounters a multitude of creatures and characters, including the Cheshire Cat,
A woman takes off with her jailed sister's children to prevent them from being placed in foster care, and with the help of a stranger, is able to give them the Christmas they've always dreamed of. Emilie Dalton comes to the aid of her sister Berry when she is sent to a hospital jail ward on a drug c
Coming-of-age drama set in 1939, focuses on a blooming romance set against the backdrop of an Irish cattle drive. Follows the journey of young Irishman Mark Doran, a cattle farmer who decides to walk 40 miles with his cows to the village of Trallock to get a fair price for his herd rather than sell
Miles Logan is a professional jewel thief who is forced to hide $20 million worth of diamonds in a construction site when a heist goes bad. Logan is sent away to jail for three years. When he finally returns to the site, Logan finds that the area has become the new home of a Los Angeles police department precinct and decides that impersonating a detective may be the only way to retrieve his loot.
It's the last day of baseball season at Yankee Stadium and 56,000 fans are wondering if 40-year-old Detroit Tiger pitcher, Billy Chapel, will complete what has been eight innings of a perfect game. But Billy has more than baseball on his mind today. Questions surrounding his life and career don't g
Tom Gerrin is a plain spoken Kansan who has lived a simple and ordinary life. At the age of 75, he finds he has little to look forward to beyond retiring with his son and overly protective daughter-in-law. A letter from his old flame Veronica, suddenly has him wondering if he hasn't given up too eas
Seventeen-year-old Ian Bedloe lives with his parents and older brother Danny in Baltimore 1965. When Danny meets Lucy, a divorcee with two children, Ian and his parents are disturbed when Danny and Lucy quickly marry and have a daughter, Daphne, seven months later. Ian wonders whether Danny is reall
Movie based of the NBC series, "Law & Order." Detective Mike Logan, a former Manhattan homicide detective who has been "exiled" to police duties on Staten Island after striking a politician in the face, attempts to make a comeback to Manhattan homicide duty with the case of a murdered prostitute. Wh
When Grace Stiles and her grandson Roy are swindled out of the family farm by a crooked land developer, Grace is forced to live in a primitive cottage on the property. Roy soon realizes that he is unable to give Grace the constant care she requires because of the demands of his new job. Glorie, a fo
Telefilm based on the classic Dostoyevsky novel, "Crime and Punishment." Set in 19th century Russia, a young student named Rodya Raskolnikov believes that extraordinary people, merely because of their greatness, have the right to commit any crime and remain unpunished if it is for the betterment of
Scotty Corrigan and Debra Zabrinskie are a young, modern couple in the midst of planning their upcoming wedding. While shopping with Debra for a wedding dress in an antique store, Scotty finds himself drawn to an oak desk and decides to buy it. In the desk drawer he finds a letter written by Elizabe
Sam Howard and Bill Driscoll, a harmless yet dimwitted pair, kidnap the rambunctious nine-year-old Andy, the richest kid in town. Andy dreams of being his favorite fictional character -- Red Chief, the Indian warrior. When the somewhat rowdy lad is kidnapped by the down-on-their-luck hobos, he prete
Sweeney Todd, a barber by trade, does a brisk business in his shop in turn-of-the-century London's Fleet Street. When a wealthy diamond merchant disappears, Ben Carlyle, an American insurance investigator is sent to London to recover $50,000 worth of diamonds owed by the merchant to his employer. Ca
Miniseries set in medieval times, focusing on Merlin, the legendary teacher-court magician of King Arthur, from Sir Thomas Malory's novel "Morte d'Arthur." Merlin uses his powers to travel in time; battle Mab, the Queen of Darkness, and the evil, bewitching Morgan Le Fey; educate a future king; and
Television movie based on Sam Reese Sheppard's quest to prove that his father, Dr. Sam Sheppard, did not kill his mother Marilyn in 1954. Sheppard served ten years in prison for the crime before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction. He was later retried and found not guilty. Sheppard was
A United Nations relief worker and writer, her photojournalist ex-husband, and an opportunistic fortune hunter are saved by the inhabitants of a secret, lost city, following a plane crash. The trio encounter a community which is trying to preserve the human race from self-destruction, a place where
Holiday drama based on Truman Capote's short story about a young boy's friendship with his much older cousin as they prepare for their last Christmas together in late November 1934. Buddy has been raised by his older cousins in a quaint community in Alabama where his mother left him two years ago. T
Adaptation of Julie Garwood's novel "For the Roses." In 1866 New York, a gang of orphaned street kids "adopts" an hours-old abandoned girl, whom they name Mary Rose. The "family" leaves New York to start a new life in the American West, where they eventually establish a thriving Montana cattle ranch
A successful family man learns that he is a cybernetic experiment -- a totally rebuilt human being whose memories are not real. Within hours, the world as he knows it will be over unless he can find a way to fight back against the men behind the experiment who have ordered his immediate termination.
A man's wife dies and he attempts to take revenge on God by breaking every one of the Ten Commandments.
Dramatization based on two short stories: "Chattery Teeth" by Stephen King and "The Body Politic" by Clive Barker. A woman stranded on a desert highway in a broken down car is approached by an odd-looking stranger driving a Rolls Royce and pulling an Airstream trailer. Inside his trailer, Aaron Quic
Clover, a young African-American girl, has difficulty coping with the death of her father Gaten, which has left her in the care of Sara Kate, her white stepmother. Despite protests from Clover's two aunts, Everleen and Katie, Sara Kate is determined to mother Clover in the way Gaten would have wante
The life of Edith, a former orphan, is forever changed by a chance encounter with James Percy, a handsome stranger, while she is serving as a companion in an aristocratic family. Ida Glenshaw, a distant cousin who is visiting the household and looks upon James as a potential husband, reminds Edith t
Al Lewis and Willy Clark, a one-time popular comedy team, reunite for a movie after years of estrangement. They pick up fighting right where they left off eight years before, until Clark suffers a heart attack on the set. Based on Neil Simon's 1972 Broadway play and its 1975 film adaptation.
Sammy, a 10-year-old boy pretends to be a deaf mute after his mother abandons him at the Barrington, Georgia, bus station. There, he spends twenty-six years in secret silence, realizing the benefits of pretending he cannot hear or speak. Thinking he is deaf, the townsfolk have blurted out their true
Adaptation of Jules Verne's novel "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." A young scientist escapes his overbearing father by setting sail in search of the cause of some recent ship sinkings. His crew is attacked by what appears to be a giant beast, but it turns out to be a submarine, the Nautilus, with Cap
Telefilm about the search for legendary missionary and explorer, Dr. David Livingstone, by the brash, Welsh-born, "New York Herald" correspondent Henry Stanley in central Africa. Follows the lives of Stanley and Livingstone from just before their famous meeting on November 10, 1871, until Livingston
A contemporary version of Oscar Wilde's novella. The late (16th century) Sir Simon becomes the most frustrated ghost in all of England when he just can't seem to scare a modern American family with reappearing bloodstains, clanking chains and midnight howls in a haunted castle.
The movie, based on Neil Simon's play of the same name, follows a series of misadventures that take place in an English luxury hotel on the same day. Some of the interwoven vignettes include a bride who misplaces her new husband on their honeymoon, a couple whose vacation plans are disrupted when th
A young man drops out of college to pursue his dream of owning a fishing boat as his father and grandfather did, even though this dream means disappointing his parents and losing his girlfriend. While working aboard a scallop fishing boat, he learns a shameful secret about his father's past, which u
This inspirational celebration of the lunacy and levity of life follows two of the most captivating characters you've ever met, who comically and heroically tilt at the injustices around them. Nat and Midge meet regularly in Central Park, but at first glance you might not know why. Nat is a feisty,
A woman with a seemingly perfect marriage is pushed to the edge of sanity when her husband's mistress reveals his plan to kill her.
Adaptation of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical play about a middle-aged writer and the women in his life, real and imagined (his wife, his sister, his therapist, his daughter, his girlfriend and his deceased wife).
Set in the Deep South in 1942, a white man and his wife open their home to the young, mildly retarded son of their black housekeeper after her sudden death, but this simple act of compassion causes problems for the couple when some members of the community express their prejudice and hatred.
Mary, a widow in her 40s, has created a satisfactory life for herself since the death of her husband some years before. Her world is turned upside down when she hires Tim, a handsome but mentally challenged young man, to be her gardener. As the two develop special feelings for each other, Mary is fa
A woman who corresponds with a prison pen pal continues their relationship after he is released from jail. The prisoner forces her to examine a painful event in her past that shaped her life.
Movie based on the life of North Carolina State College basketball coach Jim Valvano, who died of cancer at age 47.
Story of Tecumseh, the Shawnee warrior-statesman who dreamed of a confederation of Native Americans at the beginning of the 19th century in the Ohio River Valley.
A rock 'n' roll idol about to be inducted into the army visits a small town to give "one last kiss" to one of his adoring fans.
A children's book writer, tortured by guilt for the accidental death of her child, is nearly driven insane by someone intent on her death while she is researching the history of her pre-Revolutionary War house on Cape Cod. The house is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a grieving woman whose chi
A young mother, refusing to be defeated by the Shawnee warriors who have taken her captive, challenges the wilderness to make the perilous journey home. Based on a historical novel about the 1755 ordeal of Mary Ingles.
A 17-year-old boy comes of age while working as a forest ranger. Based on the short story by Norman Maclean, author of "A River Runs Through It," and set in the summer of 1919.
Drama about a married couple who grow apart, lead separate lives and then rediscover their strong emotional connection.
Two combative teens -- a popular cheerleader and a brainy nerd -- get a lesson in tolerance and understanding when they trade families for a month.
A young pioneer woman gives up dreams of becoming an opera singer to move West and settle the frontier of Nebraska with her husband. Set in the late 1800s.
Two "blood" brothers -- one a former plantation owner, the other his former slave and childhood friend -- leave California with their families to settle in Texas, where they hope to find a life free from racial tension. Set in the 1860s.<P>After some of the villagers are kidnapped by Native American
After blaming Britt for his wife's decision to stay with the Native Americans who captured her, an abusive husband organizes a party of vigilantes to accompany him into Indian territory.
An eleven-year-old girl who has grown up around racetracks parlays her winnings to buy a fiery horse with the heart of a champion.
A female Navy lieutenant is sent to the South Pacific to investigate a sexual assault that escalates to murder.
Two South Miami cops, Mike Lowrey, a wild bachelor and Marcus Burnett, a family man, must find $100 million in stolen heroin before their department is shut down. In a race against time, detectives Burnett and Lowrey track a master thief into the Miami underworld, dodging bullets and bad guys along the way. A sexy witness can identify the thief, but when she calls the station, she''ll only talk to Lowry--and he''s not around. Acting quickly, Burnett impersonates his partner to take the call, but there''s only one catch: He has to pretend to be Lowrey for the duration of the case or risk losing her trust. Now, between shoot-outs and car chases, married man Burnett has to stick close to their only eye witness while playboy Lowrey goes home to his partner''s wife and kids, maintaining the charade until the case is solved.
Two boys -- an American and a Kenyan -- share an adventure, as they try to save an orphaned baby elephant from an unscrupulous businessman.<P>Matt Cunningham is a 13-year-old whiz kid from Los Angeles who's completely absorbed by his laptop computer. Therefore, he is dismayed to find himself on an E
A man's encounter with his long-estranged, indigent, older brother causes him to relive a crucial period in his life, when his relationship with his sibling changed while they were both being reared in a dysfunctional family.
The bungling President of the U.S. is facing an approval rating plummeting almost as fast as the economy. Desperate, he approves a ludicrous plan to create a new "evil empire"... Canada? The plan appears foolproof--that is, until one particular fool proves otherwise. Overzealous patriot Bud Boomer,
Based on Marsha Norman's play about a young Georgia woman, recently released from prison, who attempts to gain custody of the son to whom she gave birth in jail.
A young boy living with his impoverished farming family in the Florida Everglades develops a lasting bond with a young deer.
Drama based on the true story of Oksana Baiul and how she overcame personal tragedies to become the 1994 Olympic gold medalist in figure skating.
Set in British East Africa during World War II, based on a true story of an Italian prisoner-of-war who escapes to climb Mt. Kenya by challenging his English captor.
Days before his scheduled retirement, a clinical psychiatrist treats a young man who believes he is the legendary lover Don Juan. During the sessions that ensue, the doctor is forced to rethink his beliefs about life, love and passion, and whether or not Don Juan''s alive and well--and sitting in his office.
Television movie based on the true story of a man who wages a paternity battle against his former live-in girlfriend for his nonbiological son.
A television movie based on Jack London's adventure story. A young man out to make his fortune in the 1896 Yukon Gold Rush and his dog Buck learn to face the hardship of adapting to their new environment.
The relationships between seven characters, one of whom is a serial killer who preys on women.
An ambitious congresswoman's personal and professional life is affected when her daughter-in-law, a young widow and new mother becomes addicted to cocaine.
A television movie based on the life of Jackie Presser, the labor leader who rose to the top of the Teamsters Union by making deals with the Mafia and manipulating the FBI, becoming one of the most powerful men of the Reagan Era.
A young man is tormented by visions of his dead cousin who attempts to warn him to stay away from a witch capable of casting deadly spells.
Two brothers who leave New York to join their divorced father in Florida become embroiled in a drug lord's power play to force their father off his land.
A man who has kept his inability to read or write a secret must confront his own dyslexia when his grandson is diagnosed with the same impairment.
A female private investigator in Los Angeles uncovers an elaborate plot when she searches for the missing relative of an Italian aristocrat.
A lawyer and his family move to Baltimore where he becomes the law partner of his old adversary and gets involved in the case of a woman wrongly imprisoned in a mental institution.
Two New York police officers fight against drugs and crime in the city's housing projects. When one of them is killed, his partner sets out to avenge the death.
An American travels to Africa to convince his reluctant physician daughter to come home. His trip takes a nightmarish turn when he is arrested for a murder he did not commit.
The story of a political candidate getting elected with more than a little assistance from TV advertising.
A small-time drug dealer kills an undercover Drug Enforcement Agent and becomes the target of a widespread manhunt by New York cops, federal lawmen and the gangsters who want him dead. Based on a true story.
Comedy about a young woman who loses her husband, job, car and purse, all during her lunch hour and is forced to return home to her domineering mother, where a childhood imaginary friend returns to comfort her.
Based on the true story of the FBI's search for Gordon Kahl, a Midwest killer and former convict who inspires a fanatical following that vows never to be taken alive.
A television movie based on the fictionalized account of the life of Jimmy Capone, brother of crime boss Al Capone. After disappearing for ten years, Jimmy re-emerges with a new identity as a lawman with an assigment to bring in his own brother.
Detective B.L. Stryker attempts to rescue two friends taken hostage by jewel thieves. A presentation of "The ABC Saturday Mystery."
A detective named B.L. Stryker seeks the murderer of the father of a high school football star.
Two mob assassins pursue the little girl detective B.L. Stryker is escorting on the train to Manhattan.
An ex-con is accused of the robbery and assault of a crack-addicted prostitute. Shows how the case is developed and prosecuted from the viewpoint of the defendant as well as the defense and prosecution.
Detective B.L. Stryker becomes involved with a beautiful model who ocassionally denies who she really is. Meanwhile, he encounters bike-riding UFOs, a crooked car-towing service and a corrupt DEA agent. A presentation of "The ABC Saturday Mystery."
Based on a true story about Vietnam War veterans who executed a secret mission in Thailand to save the Vietnamese hill people who helped them during the war.
At a jewelers' convention in the Bahamas, B.L. Stryker, Oliver, and Chief McGee try to keep a thief from stealing a priceless necklace.
A live action version of the cartoon featuring four ninja turtles.
Detective B.L. Stryker's Auntie Sue has a grand but illegal plan to leave the Sunnydale Retirement Home with two close friends and take up housekeeping in an old mansion that is up for sale. She asks her nephew to make the deal with the real estate people.
A Middle Eastern terrorists finds a target in an exclusive part of Palm Beach -- a monarch who has sought refuge in the United States. Meanwhile, Detective B.L. Stryker accidentally discovers that he is in the middle of an intricately planned FBI undercover operation.
When their scientist parents take them to Kenya for six months, two L.A. teenagers adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must reacclimate the animal to life in the wild.
Detective B.L. Stryker saves the life of Toby Beaumont, a once-top rated television comedian, now in the downside of his career. The near-misses on Beaumont's life continue and Stryker, hoping the past will be revealing, looks into Beaumont's beginnings as a Catskill Mountains comic.
A movie based on the racial turmoil in Howard Beach, New York, in December 1986, in which a group of white teenagers caused the death of a young black man. The story focuses on Charles Hynes, the special prosecutor who struggled to bring the white youths to trial. The screenplay is based on court re
The film follows the romance between an Arab girl and an Israeli soldier.
An adaptation from Ernest Hemingway's novella. An old, Cuban fisherman battles a giant marlin in the Gulf Stream.
The first of twelve television movies starring Burt Reynolds as B.L. Stryker, a retired New Orleans policeman, who moves to Florida to start a new career as a private investigator in Palm Beach, where his lifestyle and principles clash with the powers that be. He is pursued by a killer with a twiste
In Pennsylvania Dutch country in 1928, 16-year-old Billy becomes an apprentice to Dr. Reese, a traveling preacher who claims to be able to heal the sick. When the local crops begin dying from a blight which no one can explain, Reese blames it on a hermit who lives in the area, charging the man with casting evil spells. Now wielding a great amount of influence over the impressionable Billy, Reese convinces the boy to help him murder the outsider.
A retelling of the famous true story of the Frank family, and the courage of the Dutch people who helped them hide from the German occupation of Holland.
A police captain is assigned to the most corrupt precinct in the city. When a couple of his cops are arrested for burglary, the chief of police believes that the corruption may involve more than just the two officers. He assigns Captain Janet Hamilton to the command with a mandate to find out how di
Six men combine their sperm in order for a beautiful woman to give birth to a superior infant. However, when two boys are born, they are separated at birth, and do not meet again until they are adults.
A television movie based on the true 1986 story about two maniacal killers who terrorize the citizens of Miami, Florida, until the FBI tracks them down and confronts them in the most violent shoot-out in FBI history.
After receiving a crank phone call a woman, thinking it was her boyfriend playing a joke, goes to the appointed designation, and witnesses a murder.
A movie about Eastern settlers in Wyoming in the 1870s who are helped by a mysterious stranger to fend off the attack of a violent gang. Duncan McKaskel, a peaceful man who has mellowed after his days as a soldier, and Susanna, his wife and the mother of their 12-year-old son Tom, travel in a covered wagon to Wyoming, where they hope to start a cattle business. A dangerous gang of men begin to stalk them, and they are made aware of their predicament by Con Vallian, a charismatic stranger and a skilled survivor, who is pursuing a member of the gang.<P>Duncan is uncomfortable by Con''s persistent presence, and resents Con''s violence. Susanna finds herself drawn to the attractive stranger. Tom even finds himself drawn into the conflict, as he compares the gunman''s style to his father''s. The fate of the McKaskel family becomes linked with Con''s as they fight for their survival.
A movie set during the American Civil War, about two women-- a wealthy white woman and the black woman who was once her slave. They join forces to fight for freedom and the abolition of slavery.
A television movie inspired by the life of Sydney Biddle Barrows, a former debutante who became the proprietor of a high-class escort service in New York. Miss Barrows is shown leading a double life: as a socialite-careerist, active in the best social circles, and as a madam, who utilizes the skill
Romantic yuppie comedy involving a trio of Madison Avenue ad agency singles who decide to seek meaningful relationships through the "personals" column of a popular local magazine. "Suggested" by Sherri Foxman's book of the same title, this sitcom-level film sans sitcom-style laugh track gave Michael
Drama of an elective mute teenager (played by Donald Sutherland's lookalike son, Kiefer) and the psychologist who feels she can get through to him at the institution (Marsha Mason in the part). Filmed in and around Poughkeepsie, New York, it was adapted by Vicki Patik (Emmy Award winner for "Do You
A peer of teenage buddies crash a private resort with the goal of meeting some attractive women.
A young New York City social worker learns about life on the street from an elderly shopping bag lady. The old lady remembers when she had a husband, a son, and a house and garden before her life deteriorated.
A drama, shown through the eyes of a network television news team, focusing on the events that occur when an international crisis in South America brings the world to the edge of nuclear disaster and then over that edge in only nine days. The special uses real events written up in daily newspapers t
The boys from an academy try to catch glimpses of the girls in the neighboring school as they go about their daily activities.
Karen Valentine is real-life New York City policewoman, Mary Glatzle, a jobless divorcee whose young son's congenital medical problem caused her to join the force and tough it out at the police academy before being allowed to prove herself as an undercover cop.
A surgeon performing research at a small hospital develops a powerful personality altering drug. When the good doctor accidentally ingests a small quantity of the substance, he is suddenly transformed into a wild and crazy new wave partying machine.
A socially concerned, controversial priest suddenly finds himself under arrest as a stickup man, and a number of people are willing to identify him as the culprit. This dramatization of the true-life experience of Baltimore priest, Father Bernard Pagano, on whom even the church turned its back, was
Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon's first collaborative effort in 28 years -- and their first work for television -- resulted in this romantic comedy about a construction worker in New York with two passions, girl-watching and gambling, and the sex education teacher he has been ogling for days.
Lucie Arnaz is a high-strung attorney and then-husband-to-be Laurence Luckinbill is a good-natured laundromat owner who are thrown together in this whimsical movie set in a birdwatching retreat. Swoosie Kurtz is her dippy best friend, a kindergarten teacher who has convinced her to go watch birds f
A recounting of the ordeals and conflicts faced by the Mayflower's crew and passengers, with Anthony Hopkins and Richard Crenna representing the opposing outlooks. Originally titled "The Voyage of the Mayflower," it covers much of the same ground as the 1952 theatrical movie, "Plymouth Adventure," w
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A swarm of killer bees from South America threatens New Orleans at the height of the Mardi Gras weekend. A neat little thriller that won an Emmy in the category of Film Sound Mixing.
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A womanizing man tries to build a loving and meaningful relationship with his son.
Based on an actual police case about the murder of an undercover narcotics policeman and the devastating effect it has on his partners.
The story of Hercules, son of the Greek God Zeus as he goes through the legendary twelve heroic labors to atone for the murder of his sons and nephews. This story follows his spiritual journey.
A comedy pilot for a series not picked up by ABC. Four brothers hatch a scheme to tip the balance of domestic power away from their parents and into their own hands. When the Flocken family moves into a new home, the boys launch schemes to commandeer their room of choice, and to obtain a job for the
A pilot for a comedy series not picked up by ABC. A group of white-collar criminals, ranging from a corrupt former governor and an Ivy League lawyer to a wrongfully accused man, can't quite accept the fact that their posh country club surroundings are actually a minimum security prison.
An "American Playhouse" production set at a boys prep school in 1905. The story begins in September when the new semester begins, and revolves around the returning big man on campus, William Hicks, otherwise known as "the prodigious Hickey" for his ingenious pranks. Also featured in the story are th
A remake of the British detective series of the '60s, recounting the exploits of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint," the courtly playboy who practices crime-solving in his spare time. Upon his return to New York from London, he proceeds to solve cases and beat the cops and crooks at their own game.
A comedy pilot about Jerry Bender, an Assistant Deputy Mayor in New York City, who receives flack from his actress wife, Anne, their three children, and his professional peers. In the pilot, Jerry and Anne Bender's plans for a simple dinner with the family to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary
An adaptation of short stories by Jean Shepherd describing the growing-up pangs and pains of Ralph, the teenage son of a typical midwestern family. At Thanksgiving dinner, Ralph discovers his infatuation with an exotic Polish girl from East Chicago who has moved next door.
The drama, adapted from a story by Katherine Anne Porter, tells of a Swedish immigrant who arrives on a small Texas farm at the turn of the century for work, is hired, and subsequently, and inadvertantly, causes the downfall of his employer when a suspicious visitor comes to call.
An adaptation of short stories by Jean Shepherd describing the quintessential American family on a hot Fourth of July in Indiana in the 1940's. Dad and Mom, their two sons, little Randy and 16-year-old Ralph, the hero of the drama with time on his hands, and several town eccentrics complete the pict
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Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McCrae pursue three outlaws, Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump, Comanche horse thief Kicking Wolf and a Mexican bandit king. Now in their middle years, they also struggle with their personal lives, Gus with Clara Forsythe, the love of his life, and Call with Mag
A science fiction version of "The Wizard of Oz" in which Dorothy gets sucked into an alternate dimension called the "Outer Zone" where the law enforcement officers are called the Tin Men. On her search for the way home, she gets help from three familiar characters. Among them is a cowardly, wolveri
Miniseries based on the first two novels of the "Earthsea" trilogy by Ursula K LeGuin. A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the magical land of Earthsea has ever known. In this tale of his journey to manhood and his quest to master the ancient arts, he defeats dragons, r
A sequel to the miniseries, "Dune," based on Frank Herbert's 1965 novel, telling the story of Paul, who lives in a world tenuously balanced by the universal need for the life-sustaining substance "Spice," the most precious commodity in the universe. This adaptation of sequels to Herbert's original n
Remake of a British miniseries about three women who attempt to finish a heist that resulted in the deaths of their husbands the first time around. The women are determined to find their husbands' killers and finish the job of stealing a painting by 17th century artist Johannes Vermeer -- a work tha
Dr. Joyce Reardon, an obsessed psychology professor, commissions a team of psychics and a gifted 15-year-old autistic girl, Annie Wheaton, to literally wake up a supposedly dormant haunted mansion: Rose Red, built in 1907 by Seattle oil magnate John P. Rimbauer. Their efforts unleash a myriad of spi
Miniseries based on the 16th century classic of Chinese literature, "Journey to the West," by Cheng-en Wu. In this updated version of the classic, Nick Orton is on a quest to find a rescue a famous Chinese manuscript -- "Journey to the West" -- from a group of demons who have kept it and author Wu p
Virginia, a twenty-something waitress, who lives in New York with her father Tony, befriends a stray dog who is actually a bewitched prince. Suddenly, Virginia and Tony are transported, via a magic mirror, to the Land of Nine Kingdoms. In this alternate dimension, an evil queen is trying to usurp th
Miniseries about Jack Woods, an expatriate American in Ireland who mediates a war between the leprechaun kingdom and another fairy kingdom after a leprechaun runs off with a fairy princess in a forbidden love affair. With the Grand Banshee warning of disastrous consequences if the conflict is not re
Three-part miniseries written by Stephen King. The inhabitants of Little Tall Island, a sleepy town on a small island in Maine, find themselves cut off from civilization during the worst snow storm of the century. They find terror knocking on their door when an evil stranger comes to town. As street
Dramatization of the biblical story of Noah and the flood. Noah, his wife and sons are among the few to escape the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. An outcast in his new village, Noah is ridiculed when he builds a great ark at the height of a long drought. But when animals begin to arrive "two by
Television movie that follows different individuals who are affected by mysterious illnesses when they return home from the Persian Gulf. Jim Tuite, a former Presidential Secret Service agent working for Senator Donald Riegle, not only discovers that many veterans are affected by Gulf War Syndrome,
Three-part miniseries based on Stephen King's 1977 novel about the Overlook, an old hotel and the chamber of horrors it provides for its winter caretakers and their son who possesses the power of "the shining," the ability to see the nightmarish secrets of the hotel's past and look ahead to the terr
Two-part adaptation of Homer's "The Odyssey," the epic poem that follows the Greek warrior Odysseus (Ulysses) as he makes his arduous and event-filled, ten-year journey home to Ithaca after the siege of Troy.
Miniseries inspired by Jonathan Swift's novel. An English physician, shipwrecked for eight years, finally returns home and recounts an unbelievable odyssey of strange lands and fantastic creatures.
The third installment in the "Lonesome Dove" saga features Woodrow F. Call, now a wizened bounty hunter, hired to track down and kill brilliant young Mexican bandit, Joey Garza.
An eight-hour miniseries based on Alexandra Ripley's novel, "Scarlett," the sequel to "Gone With the Wind." Scarlett O'Hara travels to Ireland to be with family and escape the confusion of her rocky marriage to Rhett Butler.<P>Separated from Scarlett and seeking a divorce, Rhett is now pursued passi
A four-part miniseries based on the Stephen King novel "The Stand." Set in the future, the world's population is virtually wiped out by a deadly flu virus. The handful of survivors are drawn into two camps -- one representing goodness and purity; the other, evil.
A charming but dangerous woman meets her match in a tenacious detective who refuses to close the books on an unsolved murder.
Based on Sue Miller's novel, "Family Pictures," a loving family must find the strength and courage to stay together when forced to deal with the exceptional needs of an autistic child.
Three-part sequel to the "Lonesome Dove" miniseries that aired on CBS in 1989. With the death of his friend Gus, ex-Texas ranger Woodrow F. Call immerses himself in ranching on a grand scale.
A two-part miniseries based on Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel. The designated heir to a department store empire finds herself caught between the desire to expand her business and the obligations of her family life.
A four-part miniseries adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about two former Texas Rangers who, after the Civil War, drive their cattle from Lonesome Dove, Texas, to the wide-open spaces of the Montana territory, hoping to establishing a ranch there.
A two-part miniseries about Anna Anderson who claimed to be Anastasia, the only surviving child of Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia.
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Based on the Riverworld Saga, where human beings are now immortal and living on an earth-like planet.
Now imprisoned in Genoa, Marco Polo recounts his days as a young man in China to a fellow prisoner who is dying. Marco Polo reminisces about his fantastic adventures, his rise to governorship in Kublai Khan's court in Mongolia, his love for a kidnapped bride and his escape back to Italy as a wealth
Following a terrorist attack on London, British and American anti-terrorism forces band together in an attempt to rout the al-Qaida-type cell responsible for the devastation.
Two-part miniseries is an adaptation of Herman Melville's classic novel "Moby Dick." The tormented captain of a New England whaling vessel is obsessed with the great white whale, Moby Dick, which bit off his leg.
The fourth installment in the "Lonesome Dove" saga features Woodrow F. Call and Gus McCrae in their earlier years -- their lives, loves and adventures as they join the Texas Rangers.
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