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Writer (feature film)
Joseph Wambaugh's cop novel about two L.A. detectives who set out to crack the murder of a film mogul and get involved with Hollywood's seamier side -- from drug dealers and hustlers to kinking actresses and sadistic killers -- reunited amiable James Garner and his long-time TV sidekick Stuart Margo
Producer (feature film)
The first in a series of television movies starring Peter Falk as the unconventional detective which he created in the original NBC series. In this telefilm, a psychic murders a magician who could expose him as a charlatan and destroy his opportunity to work on a secret government project. Using the
A renowned radio sex therapist, disguised as a mysterious woman in black, murders her lover when she uncovers his illicit affair with her secretary. Lieutenant Columbo's suspicions are immediately aroused but he has to undergo some personal "therapy" before he can prove the woman's guilt.
A brilliant young movie director, noted for his mastery of special effects, commits a murder to prevent the revelation of a heinous crime in his past. But even state-of-the-art technology can't protect him from Lieutenant Columbo who meticulously proves that the director is a ruthless killer.
A retired U.S. Army colonel, the tactical chief of a secret paramilitary installation, murders the one man who could expose him as an embezzler and adulterer. Lieutenant Columbo, using his own brand of mental maneuvers, manages to come up with an ingenious strategy to outwit his formidable adversary
When the murderous past of a European artist is about to be revealed by his ex-wife, he sets into motion an elaborate murder scheme.
In this television movie, a father and son, both doctors, ruin their lives and careers when they get hooked on substances -- the father as an alcoholic and the son as an addict using various and sundry drugs. Consequently, their families face disintegration and their patients are put in danger.
In the tradition of TV's star biographies, this skin-deep dramatization of the Hollywood sex queen chronicles her early career as a dancer and her evolution into a film star, spanning the years 1934 to 1952, and put Lynda Carter in the spotlight with the Israeli actor Aharon Ipale as Aly Khan. David
In his television dramatic debut, George Burns is a geriatric relegated to a nursing home after his wife's death by son Cliff Robertson, and Robby Benson is his retarded grandson who takes on the task of getting the old man to shake off his lethargy and get back on his feet. James DiPasquale and Dor
Vacationing Georgia construction worker, John Schneider, meets and falls for Manhattan's comely Director of Urban Renewal, Marilu Henner, and despite her initial rejection of him, sets out to build a dream house for both of them on a parcel of land in one of New York's ghetto neighborhoods.
The story of Colonel Paul Tibbets and the crew of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, is recounted in this three-hour movie adapted by James Poe and Millard Kaufman from the best-selling book. The film was "dedicated to the memory of James Poe," who died before
A rugged midwest wheat farmer (Dennis Weaver) and a male model from back East (Kurt Russell) seeking to find himself clash over their values, time-honored patriotism, and themselves. Mare Winningham, who plays Weaver's free-spirited daughter, won an Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress, and
Two attractive divorcees find that their newly-realized independence continues to be guided by their respective parental obligations.
An action adventure in this pilot for a proposed series entitled "Peter Benchley's Mysteries of the Deep" (this film's original title), pitting a salvage boat captain against a better equipped competitor in a race to locate a sunken wreck in shark-infested waters off the Florida coast.
A murder melodrama in which a defense lawyer-detective is urged by his ex-girl friend to defend her lesbian lover, charged with a killing of which she claims she is innocent.
A pilot movie about a lady investigator for the district attorney's office and her relentless search for the killer of a young teacher who appeared to have been a pillar of the community.
Aging street cop goes after a gang of toughs involved in several robbery-rapes on his beat in this pilot (a spin-off from "Police Story") for the 1975-76 series. The veteran cop concept also was the basis for "The Blue Knight" series at the same time -- and that too was based on a Joseph Wambaugh cr
Three ex-TV cops hop to the other side of the law in this caper movie with a twist -- a complex museum robbery is pulled off by a resourceful team: one with no legs (Connors), one with no eyes (McCord) and one with no hands (Cole).
The oft-filmed Conan Doyle classic (it had been made at least eight times previously) and the first American color version about how Holmes and Watson solve the baffling murder of an heir to the Baskerville fortune on the misty English moors. This was the pilot to a prospective Sherlock Holmes serie
Nick Carter learns that a fellow private eye's death is tied into the disappearance of a wealthy playboy's wife, and he hunts for the killer among the social register as well as the dregs of 1912 New York. Pilot to a prospective series.
In this pilot for the 1972-73 series, a detective specializing in missing-persons cases finds himself accused of murder after being found unconscious in the apartment of a slain state official. Wainwright proved to be a rather unlikely though likeable TV series hero.
Editing (feature film)
Producer (TV Mini-Series)
This three-part miniseries relates a story, spanning six decades, which describes the all-consuming rivalry between two men born on the same day -- William Lowell Kane, a privileged, wealthy Bostonian, and Abel Rosnovski, a Polish gypsy immigrant who is determined to reach the level of the William K
This handsome romantic drama chronicling the lives of two 19th-century families -- one Irish, the other English -- and the American family dynasties they began, was the collaborative work of daytime soap opera queen Agnes Nixon (creator of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," among others) and
A lavish fictionalized retelling of the Watergate story (based on Watergate conspirator John Ehrlichman's novel) mixing political intrigue and personal drama and centering on the rise of a power-hungry American president and the men with whom he surrounds himself in order to keep his grip on his off
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