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The documentary explores the themes of race and celebrity in tracing a personal journey, from how Orenthal James Simpson first became a football star, to why the country fell in love with him off the field, to his being accused of murdering his ex-wife and his subsequent acquittal and why he is now
Tessa agrees to accompany her evil stepmother and step-sisters to a Cinderella audition/competition and work as their assistant. In exchange, her stepmother, will pay the mortgage on her grandfather's house. While at the competition, Georgie discovers that Tessa has what it takes to be the next Cind
Hard-working Pete lost his wife to cancer two years ago and is hard-pressed to raise his three kids single-handedly. His daughter, Frankie, is a nature enthusiast who is enchanted when a pair of trumpeter swans nest on the pond nearby her house. However, when the mother swan is killed, wildlife biol
After Hannah Higgins is passed over for a spot in Congress due to her prim looks, she vows to makeover an average man from Boston into a viable candidate.
Inspired by a true story, a high school special education teacher works to achieve a dream- to take his students to NASA's Space Camp.
After Mark Nolan takes in his six-year-old niece following the death of her mother, the healing process begins when they meet Maggie, a local toy store owner, who may just have in her possession a magic fairy castle.
Documentary that shares fresh insights into the King of Pop's creative vision that resulted in his landmark "BAD" album, this year marking its 25th anniversary.
Led by a devoted counselor, women and girls at a youth correctional facility volunteer to become part of an elite team who battle forest fires, build hiking trails and assist during natural disasters.
Mitch seems to have it all, but deep down he knows that something is missing. When he makes contact with two very different men, Mitch sees life in a whole new light.
During the 1950's in Chicago's South Side, the struggling Younger family anxiously await the arrival of a $10,000 life insurance check made out to Lena Younger, the family matriarch, from the estate of her late husband, Walter Lee. Lena would like to retire from her job as a domestic for a white fa
A child of divorced parents, Chick is in anguish when his mother dies while he was secretly visiting his father. The guilt and loss drives him into an alcohol-fueled depression which tears apart his own, young family. While committing suicide, somewhere between life and death, Chick is faced with
In 1974 thoroughbred horse Ruffian dominates the circuit. Sportswriter Bill Nack gives a firsthand account of Ruffian, her owners, trainers, jockey and fans and how, in a dramatic parallel to the womens' movement, she prepares to race against her rival, Kentucky Derby winner Foolish Pleasure.
Rusty Reindeer ends up in a North Pole support group for famous holiday figures that have suddenly found themselves on hard times.
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
Adaptation of Zora Neal Hurston's novel, written in the 1920's, about an African American woman who moves to the beat of her own drum in her quest to figure out her place in the world. This brings disdain from the conservative locals in her small town in Florida
Muppet version of Dorothy's journey with the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, the Tin Thing and Toto through the magical land of Oz.
A behind-the-scenes look at the night-time soap opera Dynasty through it's peaks and valleys. It takes a somewhat satirical view of the evolution of the show, from its initial ratings struggles as its creators attempted to take a semi-serious look at American wealth, to its rise as a pop cultural ic
Jason and Maggie Seaver get ready to start a new chapter in their lives. Now that all the kids have moved out they decide to put the famlily house on the market but can't agree where to start this next chapter. The kids make it more difficult for them as Mike and a pregnant Carol team up to sabotage
The National Transportation and Safety Board investigates the crash of flight 323 and tries to determine whether it was due to mechanical failure, pilot error or terrorism.
The story of Judas, the apostle-turned-traitor, who betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver after spending two years as his disciple.
Henry Ramiro, a Chicago sports radio shock jock is changed by a Christmas season encounter with a 15-year-old fan who is dying of cancer who forces him to be nice for a day. He realizes that his new-found disposition is having a positive effect on everyone around him, including the boy's health and
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
Biopic about actress Natalie Wood, who made her screen debut at the age of 5; starred in the films "Rebel Without a Cause," "Splendor in the Grass" and "West Side Story"; and drowned while sailing near Catalina Island in 1981.
When physicist Jack Murry and his partner Hank disappear without a trace, his children Meg and Charles Wallace and neighbor Calvin O'Keefe take it upon themselves to find him. Guided by Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children travel to two planets before finally reaching Camazotz, where
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.
Holiday tale based on Kay Thompson's classic character six year old mischievous Eloise who lives in the Plaza Hotel in New York City with her nanny and various pets.
A con man, masquerading as a professor of music, convinces a small town in Iowa to form a brass band.
Columbo investigates the mysterious death of a tabloid reporter that appears to be the result of suicide. When he uncovers the reporter was blackmailing the owner of a trendy Los Angeles night club and a beautiful actress with mob ties, everyone becomes a suspect as the apparent suicide turns into a
Based on Kay Thompson's classic character, this is the story of Eloise, a mischievous six-year-old who lives in New York City's Plaza Hotel with her nanny and various pets.
A sequel to the feature starring John Travolta, where a small-town auto mechanic suddenly develops an insatiable appetite for learning and begins to comprehend the beauty and intelligence of the universe. After coming under persecution for his newfound abilities, the man escapes to a new town, ass
Two sisters, separated by their parents divorce and living on opposite sides of the country, are cast together on a reality show called "The Challenge," an outdoor survival competition, with a group of other teens competing for a college scholarship. When they are put on the same team, the contentio
Television movie about five of the best extreme sport athletes who are recruited as members of the National Security Administration Extraction and Rescue Team, a select group of secret agents.
Remake of the 1972 theatrical film about a Louisiana sharecropper family in the 1930s. When they hit hard times, the father steals food and is sentenced to 5 years hard labor. His son, inspired by stories of the bible and his dog Sounder's resiliance, goes on a quest to find his father, learning the
Retelling of the Cinderella tale set in 17th century Holland. The story follows plain but clever Iris, her slow-witted sister, Ruth, and their scheming, beautiful and once rich mother, Margarethe. Although plain, Iris possesses an inner charm and intelligence that helps win her family positions as s
Teen sleuth Nancy Drew comes of age in this contemporary reworking of the famous character. Nancy is a college freshman/journalism arriving at River Heights University and rushing a sorority. But when the sorority president's boyfriend dies from performance enhancing drugs, she is accused of contrib
Adaptation of the Grimm fairy tale "Snow White." The beauty of a beloved princess makes her the target of her evil stepmother, Queen Elspeth.<P>Snow White's mother dies during childbirth, leaving infant Snow White and her father, John, alone and starving on the icy winter plains. Wandering and delir
Biopic about the late "Saturday Night Live" star Gilda Radner. Gilda tells her own story, beginning with her childhood as a chubby girl who loved to perform with her dad, and her early years at Second City in Toronto. There she honed her comedic chops along with John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Mu
Based on the actual events when a group of 9 miners got trapped beneath the earth in the Quecreek mine in Pennsylvania and the community united their efforts to save them.
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.
Television movie about an elite team of firefighters called "smoke jumpers" and tanker pilots who attempt to save an Orgeon town from a "superfire," where multiple fires rage into one huge one.
Kevin McCallister has been living with his mother since his parents divorce and this Christmas he'll spend it with his father and his wealthy girlfriend in her mansion in a Chicago suburb. He runs afoul of one of his old arch-nemeses and his new partner in his efforts to reunite his parents for the holidays.
Quaint and sleepy Younger, Illinois, is home to retirees, Sarah Stevenson, an adventuress at heart, and best friend and roommate, Margaret Smith, a widow who spends much of her time planning her own funeral. When Sarah and Margaret see a boxing match on their newly installed cable TV, they are trans
A behind-the-scenes look at the Osmond family, as they try to conquer the world of show business and still stay true to their values and beliefs. The movie focuses primarily on the late '60s through the '80s when the group found their greatest success and faced some of their biggest challenges.
The story of Shirley Temple, who was the top box-office draw in America before the age of 10 and has remained the most successful child star ever.
A contemporary adaptation of Edmond Rostand's play "Cyrano de Bergerac." Samantha "Sam" Berger, a bartender at a New York comedy club, cannot find the courage to perform her own material. Having spent her life as a "big" girl in a beauty-obsessed world, she is convinced that only petite, curvy girls
A maverick cop is assigned a serial murder case involving the deaths of several men seemingly at the hands of a woman. He finds all the victims have a common history of domestic violence. In the process of solving the case, he unlocks some dark secrets and finds that the line separating him from tho
Findlay Crawford, a legendary but dried-up composer and conductor, murders his brilliant apprentice, Gabriel McEnery, after Gabriel threatens to reveal that he's been ghost-writing the composer's Academy Award-winning scores.
Television movie about the events leading up to the 1972 "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs that put women's sports on the map.<P>The "Battle of the Sexes" was a sociological event that fed on the burgeoning women's liberation movement of the time. Bobby Rigg
The careers of Kate Westburn, Addie Holden and Piper Grayson -- three great stars of Hollywood's golden age of movie musicals -- are revived when the one film they made together unexpectedly becomes a huge cult hit in re-release. Seeing an opportunity to save his precarious network job, Gavin, a tel
Reunion of the cast of the television series "The Facts of Life," which was telecast from 1979-1988 on NBC. After a stint in the Peace Corps, a widowed Mrs. Garrett is heading back to America, ready for a new life and looking forward to seeing the girls. Natalie, a producer at an all-news television
An adaptation of the classic Robin Hood story that focuses on Robin Hood''s 18-year-old daughter, Gwyn, the Princess of Thieves, and her Sherwood Forest adventures. Set in 12th century England, Gwyn has inherited the beauty of her late mother, Marion, and the bravery of her father, Robin Hood. After growing up under the watchful eye of Friar Tuck and her best friend, Froderick, Gwyn is ready to follow in her father''s footsteps, though her father would rather see her become a proper lady. As the frail King Richard nears death, Robin Hood and his Merry Men are summoned to insure that his heir, the handsome Prince Philip, gains his rightful seat on the throne. Trouble awaits as King Richard''s brother, the sinister Prince John, will stop at nothing to become King. Prince John has enlisted the help of the shrewd Sheriff of Nottingham to assassinate Prince Philip. When Robin Hood and his men are caught in a trap, Gwyn is the only one who can save Robin and bring Philip to the throne.
After the death of her husband, a woman and her two children are left with nothing but a mysterious and magical island off the coast of Maine.<P>After the death of her husband Paul, Lis Donovan discovers that he had secretly spent their life savings on property on a small island off the coast of Mai
Alexandra "Coop" Cooper is one of New York's most visible prosecutors, as she heads up the high-profile sex-crimes unit. Her life is torn apart when, upon returning from a business trip, she is greeted by screaming tabloid headlines reporting her own vicious murder. Alexandra immediately knows that
Television movie based on Elizabeth Strout's novel about the tensions and longings that exist in the lives of ordinary people. Amy is a shy 15-year-old girl who lives with her single mother, Isabelle, a secretary at the local mill. Apart from Isabelle's secret love for her married boss, Avery Clark,
Set during the 1960s, the movie tells the true story of the friendship between two Chicago Bears running backs -- Brian Piccolo, a white player who had to work hard to excel on the football field, and Gale Sayers, a black player who was naturally gifted. A bond grows between the players and their fa
Adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, based on the novel "Tales of the South Pacific," by James A. Michener, about love and loss on a remote Pacific island during World War II. The story tracks two parallel romances: one between Nellie Forbush, a Navy nurse, and Emile DeBecque, a wealth
Max Hanson is an 18-year-old with a picture-perfect family, close friends and a passion for ice hockey; but trouble brews beneath the facade. His domineering mother, Sophie, lives vicariously through her son, and Max's father, Ed, is unable to bridge the gap between the two. When Max meets Molly Whi
Reunion telefilm of the sitcom "Growing Pains." The Seavers' now grown kids -- Mike, Carol, Ben and Chrissy -- reluctantly band together after their dad, Jason, insists that they help their mom, Maggie, in her grassroots bid for a seat in Congress.
In the early 1960s, best friends Holly and Ruby leave their small town and move to Chicago to pursue their dreams. When their funds run low, they decide to try out as Playboy Bunnies at the newly opened Playboy Club. They meet Miranda, the "Bunny Mother," whose job it is to mold them into Bunny mate
Miniseries about California Surf band, The Beach Boys, whose lyrics transformed the image of the West Coast for a generation of young Americans. The drama chronicles the early years of Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson; their cousin Mike Love; and friend Al Jardine. As teenagers, they went from humble b
Terrorists release a mysterious virus on a small village, killing all of its inhabitants. When he learns the plague could destroy the world's population, the President of the United States charges a team of scientists, led by the brilliant Dr. Galen Bronty, to find a cure. He then retreats to a nort
Television movie based on the true story of Loretta Claiborne, a mentally and physically challenged African-American woman, who became a champion Special Olympics athlete. Unable to walk or talk before the age of 4, Claiborne holds the Special Olympics record for the one-mile run, has completed more
President A. Thorton Osgood III is running for re-election but is out of touch with the average middle-class American citizen. Osgood's uptight but loyal Chief of Staff, Katherine Horner, encourages him to jump on the Internet, where he strikes up a friendship with an anonymous individual, assumed t
Alex Burrows is a shy teen attracted to her high school's top jock, Eric. But in the cruel world of teen hierarchy, Alex deems herself too low on the social ladder to even hope to talk to him. After an embarrassing encounter, Alex goes home and gazes upon a fashion magazine featuring reigning teen m
Los Angeles and Mexico are in the grips of a dire heat wave that is literally frying human and animal life. Dr. Evan Thorne is convinced that an actual hole in the Earth's protective ozone layer is moving up the Pacific coast, but his views are considered to be so inflammatory that neither the Mayor
The career of "Steady" Eddie Everett, a pitcher for the Anaheim Angels, is on a downturn as are the fortunes of his team ever since his errors cost the team the American League pennant in 1992. To make matters worse, his estranged wife, Claire, informs Eddie that their 13-year-old daughter, Laurel, will be living with him for the next six months. Eddie, who has not even seen his daughter in six years, is horrified at the idea, but father and daughter are stuck with each other. In answer to Laurel''s prayers that heaven gives Eddie another chance, a team of baseball-playing angels led by Bob Bugler, who is trying to earn his wings, comes to Earth to help Eddie and his team.<P>As father and daughter draw closer together, Laurel beseeches her father to believe in himself. With the help of the angels, the Anaheim Angels go on a winning streak. Unhappy about this situation, the Devil makes a pact with Eddie''s old foe, Randy Fleck, to win the pennant for the Arizona Crimson Devils and ruin Eddie''s life. At the championship game, some devils get into the game. Bob is outraged, but it''s against the rules of heaven for him to intervene in championship games and there is nothing he can do. It''s up to Eddie alone to discover if he''s got what it takes.
Santa is stricken with amnesia after falling out of his sleigh two days before Christmas. Max, the head elf of Santa's workshop, is charged with finding the missing Santa, who has fallen on the hood of a car belong to cynical television news reporter Peter Albright. Peter thinks he's hit a homeless
Los Angeles Police Detective Robert Drake and his girlfriend Alison are two of a small group of people whose fates are entwined as the Earth enters the threshold of a new Ice Age. The others include Drake's ex-wife Julie; their son Max; Julie's new husband Greg; and Kelvin Jones, a jailed lawbreaker
The story of the last years of Jesus Christ's life told through the eyes of a child. Focuses on events from the New Testament such as: the rising of Lazarus, the healing of Mary Magdalene, the crucifixion and the resurrection. Utilizes both 3-D clay animation and computer-generated imagery.
A retelling of the classic "Pinocchio" tale, as seen through the eyes of Geppetto, the Italian toymaker and father of Pinocchio, the wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy.<P>In the town of Villagio, around 1850, Geppetto wants a child to complete his life, and the Blue Fairy grants his wish for a
Television movie in which a rich dog and a poor dog trade places. The switch involves the President's American bulldog named Liberty and his street-wise twin Moocher, an expert at thwarting Sparks, the local Animal Control Officer. The two dogs find themselves walking in each other's paw-steps with
An update of the series "Spin and Marty," which aired in 1955 as a segment of "The Mickey Mouse Club." Snooty, young Marty Markhamis is left in the care of family butler Jordan by his Paris-bound parents. Before mom and dad leave, they issue an edict: If the solitary Marty fails to make a friend wit
An adaptation of William Gibson's 1959 play about Annie Sullivan, the teacher that opens up the world for the blind and deaf Helen Keller.<P>The Kellers of Tuscumbia, Alabama are a family in crisis. Their 8-year-old daughter, Helen, has been blind, deaf and mute since she was 18 months old, and her
Dr. Jenny Blanchard and other scientists at the Center for Disease Control are closely watching the outbreak of flu in a small town in Guatemala. Dr. Daniel Rothman is sent to investigate and makes a terrifying discovery. The flu is similar to the Spanish Flu, a strain in 1918 which killed countless
Remake of the 1973 television movie about a young woman who investigates her sister's apparent suicide, which leads her into a dangerous web of deception at an eastern women's college. Beth Hammersmith is distraught and puzzled by the suicide of her sister. Her search for an answer leads her to her
Television movie about the Three Stooges' rise from vaudevillians to Hollywood stars. Told from Moe's point of view, the story focuses on his relationship with his two brothers, Samuel (Shemp) and Jerome (Curly), and long-time friend Larry Fine.
A fashion doll comes to life and changes the lives of a widower and his 12-year-old daughter. After the death of her mother, Casey finds she is drifting away from her father Ben. When she finds a book of spells, Casey becomes obsessed with bringing her mother back to life. Through a series of mishap
Movie based on the life of actress Audrey Hepburn, from her childhood during the Nazi occupation of Holland in WWII, to her celebrated status as an international film star. Tracing her career from her first days on the London stage to her debut on Broadway in "Gigi," Audrey proceeds to take Hollywoo
Television movie about boxing champion Muhammad Ali. Charismatic self-promoter Cassius Clay was just another contender for the world heavyweight title until his 1964 fight against Sonny Liston, when his claim to be "the greatest" turned out to be true.
Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper return in their old sitcom roles of Mary Richards and Rhoda Morganstern, respectively, from the series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Mary Richards has returned to New York City from Europe, still mourning the death of her congressman husband five months ago. Rhoda
Maggie Hale is the embattled head of the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms) agency. She's being held accountable for the disaster at Waco, for which she is not culpable. Her top field agent is Robyn O'Brien, who blames Maggie for the death of her twin brother, an ATF agent killed at Waco. Ever since W
Behind-the-scenes look at the actors who appeared in "The Partridge Family" television series, including Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce and Susan Dey. The series, which debuted in 1970, told the story of a recently widowed woman who joins her kids' rock band and leads them to superstar
Television movie based on the novel, "Mind Prey," by John Sandford, featuring the character Detective Davenport, who is also the primary character in a series of John Sandford novels. Detective Lucas Davenport searches for sociopath John Mail, who has imprisoned psychiatrist Andi Manette and her two
Television movie based on A.R. Gurney's two-person play tracing the relationship between a man and a woman through their letters from grade school through middle age. Senator Andrew Ladd and artist Melissa Gardner fell in love as children. Their romance is sparked by their extensive correspondence,
Television movie based on the memoirs of Sheyann Webb and Rachel West Nelson. Set in Selma, Alabama, in 1965, two African-American schoolgirls participate in Martin Luther King's historic march from Selma to Montgomery to support black voter registration amidst ever-escalating dangers of hatred, pre
Based on Jerdine Nolen's children's book about a man named Harvey Potter who moves to drought-stricken Watertown and plants a crop on his barren land. To the amazement of the townspeople, his field yields a bumper crop of magical, colorful balloons. The people believe that this is a hopeful sign tha
When Dan Anderson, an aging quarterback, is traded to the New Orleans Saints, he and his family move into an old house once owned by a Creole sorceress. His children Annette and Clarke soon discover her book of magic and cast a spell to stop their parent's feuding. When Dan and his pregnant wife Sar
Becki and Keith Dilley's lives are shattered when they learn their chances of conceiving a child are low. Just when they are about to give up, Becki becomes pregnant with what doctors believe are quintuplets. But Becki surprises everyone when she gives birth to six babies. With their newly expanded
Television movie based on the 1980 film of the same name about a woman who develops healing powers after an automobile accident. Clare Walker and her husband are in an automobile accident that kills him and leaves Clare's legs paralyzed. Moments after the accident, Clare experiences a vision -- a ne
Joseph Michael Kirkland, the newest and youngest member of the Supreme Court finds himself being the swing vote in a controversial case about abortion that threatens to polarize the nation. To come to a decision, he must weigh the powerful arguments on both sides, as well as come to terms with a ver
After battling cancer for a number of years, successful attorney and single mom, Susan Allen, faces the reality that the disease is back. While Susan struggles to resolve long-festering issues with her parents and quell the anger and sadness that has affected her 12-year-old daughter, Carson, she me
To prevent his own death, a detective must try to solve the murders of an underworld kingpin's family.
Olivia King longed for a career as an entertainer. When offered the chance to leave Atlanta for showbiz success in New York City, Olivia gave up custody of her daughter Kayla to her husband Adam Harris to pursue her singing ambitions. Now, 18 years later, Olivia is a superstar and Kayla wants her mo
Pursuing their dream of sailing around the world, the Robinson family set out in their sailboat on a voyage from Hong Kong to Australia, but modern-day pirates, led by Sheldon, the salesman who sold them the sailboat, attempt to take over the yacht. The Robinsons outwit the thugs and narrowly escape
Television movie about twins with opposite personalities who switch identities and join competing soccer teams. Emma is fashion-conscious and Sam is a super athlete. Their dad Jerry owns a sporting goods store and maintains an over-competitive athletic zeal. Their mom Denise is a pyschologist who be
Television movie based on Mitch Albom's book about his reunion with his former sociology professor Morrie Schwartz. Mitch Albom lives life in the fast lane. He's an accomplished sportswriter for the "Detroit Free Press"; he jets across the country from one sports event to the next; and his fiancee,
An adaptation of Lucas Foss and Alistair Reid's 1965 opera about Griffelkin, a bumbling devil, sent to Earth to earn his horns. Ms. B, the head of the Beelzebub Vocational Institute, orders Griffelkin to steal the soul of Dave Heinrich, a selfish hockey player for the Delaware Demons, who will stop
Television movie based on Bernard Lefkowitz's book about the rape and assault of a mentally deficient young woman by a group of high school athletes in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, in 1989. Examines the culture of Glen Ridge that raced to defend the accused rather than protect the victim.
The lives of three successful men are changed after a college fraternity brother demands that they reunite to relive a college prank that resulted in a young girl's murder eight years ago.
Sabrina and best friend Gwen travel to Australia where the teenage witch aspires to learn about marine biology. Dr. Julian Martin informs Sabrina that the island's marine mammals are falling ill from some mysterious pollution. When she meets Barnaby, a handsome merman who suffers from the same malad
Follows the lives of Sonny and Cher, from 28-year-old Sonny's first meeting with 16-year-old Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre to their rise to fame as rock stars and beyond. Based on Sonny Bono's autobiography "And the Beat Goes On."
Comedy about Dennis Winslow, an advertising executive who inadvertently trades places with Rocky, his dog, after they are struck by lightning. After the switch, the ad exec tries to hold onto his fiancee, Amy, and his biggest client, Pal Acres, who happens to be the largest distributor of pre-traine
Hallie Richmond, the President's teenage daughter, is tired of the dull routine of photo ops and public appearances on behalf of her father. She would rather be a regular girl and hang out at the mall and go to school dances. When insecure Duncan Fletcher asks her out on a date, they ditch the Secre
George Piper, a bored nine-to-five banker, is obsessed by the heroism of his great-great-great grandfather, Civil War veteran Jeremiah Piper. In an attempt to ignite a spark in his life while at the same time bringing his family back together, he rents a deluxe RV and plans a family vacation. With a
Eleven-year-old Scout Bozell's dream is to join his new school's Safety Patrol Team, the Safeties, but he learns that the gang and its leader Kent focus on ways to bully money and possessions away from the fearful student body. The Safeties also have ties to Mrs. Day, the school's cafeteria lady and
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
A typical day for New York City subway riders turns into a nightmare, as four hijackers, led by Mr. Blue, carry out their plan to seize command of a subway train with eight hostages. A ransom of $8 million must be delivered in one hour or they will begin to shoot the hostages. Transit Authority Poli
Homicide Detective Rick Barrish gets involved in a deadly love triangle between his female partner Mary Ellen "Dusty" Dustin and his former girlfriend Laurel Trevelyn. When two people are shot, the evidence points to Dusty, whose questionable past causes Rick to doubt her. Both Laurel and Rick's bos
A modern Connecticut woman travels back in time to 6th century England during the reign of King Arthur and finds herself at odds with Merlin the magician. Wise-cracking, independent-minded scientific researcher Vivien Morgan, is hurled from her New England laboratory into the dark ages of England wh
During a routine mission to deploy a new high-tech satellite, a potentially catastrophic accident damages the Space Shuttle Endeavor. With systems failing fast, Commander Clay Jarvis, rookie astronaut Scott Hines, mission specialist Karen Daniels and filmmaker Jonah Randall must join forces with NAS
A remake of Frank and Eleanor Perry's 1962 film "David and Lisa," based on the book by Theodore Isaac Rubin about two teenagers who live at the Borders School, a school for disturbed youth. David is a brilliant but troubled teen obsessed with time and death. No one seems to be able to reach him, unt
High school senior John Scaduto is promised an inheritance of $10,000 if he graduates without getting into any further trouble. Unfortunately, he realizes he's too late to disarm a prank about to be sprung on principal Frank Hockenberry. When Hockenberry is incapacitated by the accident, Scaduto hir
Fact-based dramatization of the triumph of six-year-old Ruby Bridges, one of the first African-American students to integrate a public elementary school in New Orleans. She overcomes the difficulties and challenges of her situation with the help of teacher Barbara Henry; psychiatrist Dr. Robert Cole
The Class of '87 gathers in a hotel ballroom for their 10th anniversary reunion. The Class includes: Rob, the Class President and a jerk; Maria, elegant and unpretentious; Kevin, a pediatrician forced to relive an old schoolyard fight; Molly, Kevin's long-suffering wife; Zane, a successful songwrite
Barney Gorman is a sanitation worker whose head swells as fast as his reputation after his powerful right leg -- toughened by 17 years of kicking the hydraulic lift on his garbage truck -- makes him a star with the Philadelphia Eagles and the hottest middle-aged rookie in the NFL.
Frances Ella "Fizzy" Fitz, a turn-of-the-century New York City secretary, decides to head for Alaska after news of the gold rush fills her with dreams of wealth. She convinces slick expedition leader P.T. Madison to let her join him as a typist for his burgeoning mining company. When Fizzy and her d
Tom and Sally Casey's lives take a dramatic turn after several prep school students, including a boy named Jeffrey, break into Tom's car and steal a gun he keeps hidden under the seat. The teens are caught but quickly released, while Tom is sent to jail for 30 days for possession of an unlicensed fi
Well-respected brain surgeon Ben Creed discovers the existence of a parallel universe, where crime is virtually non-existent and life appears idyllic. He trades reality for this new world with the hope of rekindling a relationship with his lost love Melody. He soon realizes that things are not as pe
After multimillionaire sports tycoon Art Brooks is murdered, veteran homicide detective Earl Mingus starts the investigation by breaking the news to Kelly Brooks, the victim's estranged wife and her lawyer/lover Richard Linski. Although Brooks was eulogized as a loving family man, it is discovered t
When her job in the LAPD's Sex Crimes unit becomes unrewarding and overwhelming, Detective Jean Martin fights for a transfer into the all-male Robbery/Homicide division. Jean is put to the test when she and her new partner, Detective Dan Collins, are handed two tough cases, one involving a string of
A modern-day version of the story of Noah, the Biblical patriarch who is chosen to build an ark and fill it with animals before a flood threatens the world. Norman Waters is a general construction contractor, widower and single father who has become insensitive to those around him. His life is trans
Renowned scientist Dr. Joe Messenger lives in Salt Lake City with his beautiful wife Karen and his son Jack. His research in the study of human immortality centers on a human-like super-computer that controls many of Salt Lake City's daily operations and has access to vast amounts of information. Wh
Carla Engels witnesses the death of her sister Rachel, when Rachel falls from a cliff as they are hiking in canyon country. Afterwards, Carla is frequently haunted by visions of plummeting from a great height. Carla's husband Mark fears that she is becoming suicidal and contacts Dr. Paul Sadowski, a
Dramatizes the true story of how Danish citizens aided in the escape of 6,000 Jews from Nazi-occupied Denmark in just one day during World War II. Focuses on the story of Karl and Doris Koster, a Danish couple who risked everything to bring off an astounding plan that saved thousands of Danish Jews
Joanna Burke wakes up from a near-fatal auto accident to find herself in a parallel life. She has a new name, a new sister and learns from a detective that she is accused of murdering her son. Only Dr. Matt Westbrook believes Joanna's claim that she is living a strange life that co-exists with anoth
Set in the year 2025, Obike Fixx and Tremaine "Tre" Ramzey are the creators of Futuresport -- a dangerous, 21st-century game played on rollerblades and hoverboards that has taken the place of all conventional sports. Tre is considered the world's greatest professional athlete and master of Futurespo
Colt Erikson is struggling to get his helicopter charter service off the ground so he can start a life with his girlfriend Julia. When he is hired by the beautiful Alex Vaughn to survey local ranch land, Alex hijacks the helicopter and forces Colt to act as a getaway for her convict boyfriend Randy
Tucker, a con man recently released from prison, disguises himself as Ms. Bascombe, the headmistress of an all-girl's school, in order to escape hoodlums who are after him to collect a debt. The assistant headmistress, known by the students as Dirty Harriet, attempts to unseat Ms. Bascombe, so she c
An update of the Cornell Woolrich short story that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's film, "Rear Window" (1954). Jason Kemp, a paralyzed man confined to a wheelchair, believes he has witnessed a murder from his apartment window. Jason's colleague Claudia becomes his partner in trying to solve the mysterio
Based on the "Sneaky Pie" novels by Rita Mae Brown about Mrs. Murphy, a tiger stripped cat and her companion Tucker, a Welsh corgi. Mrs. Murphy and Tucker play detectives when a man is found dead in the lake. With their owner Mary Minor Haristeen, the Crozet, Virginia, postmistress also known as "Ha
The secret plans for an alien invasion have been hypnotically implanted in the brain of six-year-old Tammy MacKaphe. Small-town cop Sam Adams becomes the protector of Tammy and her mother Karen. Sam and Karen must find the key to bring out the secrets before the three of them are killed by federal a
Isabelle Collins is not satisfied with her husband Stewart. She seduces her lover Richard Davis into killing Stewart so they can marry, but Richard is arrested for the murder. Isabelle conspires with Richard's young, handsome lawyer Gavin Kendrick to frame Richard for the murder she lured him into c
When Terry Morrison decides to leave her husband Jeff, a high-powered attorney, he is outraged and plots to keep her from getting custody of their son. Terry turns to her best friend Donna, but soon discovers that Donna is having an affair with Jeff. Desperate to retain custody of her son, she fakes
Attractive, tough defense attorney Stacey Keane, who has successfully defended rapists in the past, is raped by a colleague from the DA's office. She accidentally kills him in self defense and finds herself being blackmailed by a witness to the attack. Things become even more complicated when her bo
Hannah and Doug Berrick seek the help of well-respected child psychologist, Karen Sorenson, when their son exhibits erratic behavior. The Berricks become victims of the disturbed professional when Karen brutally exposes the family's secrets, seduces Doug and tries to destroy Hannah.
Hollywood gossip reporter Verity Chandler disappears and all the evidence points to one of the last people who saw her alive - Eric Prince, a mortician to the stars. Meanwhile, newly minted Hollywood widow Liz Houston unwittingly becomes involved in Lieutenant Columbo's investigation.
Television movie featuring characters of the ABC series "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch." Sabrina is sent to Rome by her father to try to solve a family mystery. Accompanied by Salem, Sabrina's pursuit of the truth takes her through the sites and landmarks of the Eternal City and ultimately 400 years ba
After being in a car accident with two fleeing car thieves, a woman is stricken with amnesia. As she slowly starts to put her life back together, she begins to unravel a plot by the thieves to have her charged with their crimes while they hold her young daughter hostage.
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
Francesca Wells is suspected of murdering her mother but her boyfriend Waldo's false alibi gets her off the hook. In time, tensions between the two lead Francesca to convince her younger brother Danny to murder Waldo. Danny takes the rap for the murder and Francesca quietly disappears to start a new
Susan Clarksman, a 21-year-old woman who has recently sworn off the nomadic lifestyle of living on the ocean, reluctantly agrees to deliver a sailboat from San Diego to Vancouver. However, when the over-anxious captain sails the vessel off course, the five-person crew becomes trapped in the midst of
A remake of the 1968 feature film, "The Love Bug," featuring the updated adventures of Herbie, a Volkswagen with a mind of its own. Herbie the Volkswagen befriends failed race car driver turned auto mechanic Hank Cooper. Cooper doesn't quite comprehend Herbie's incredible powers, but his former riva
Based on the book by LeAnn Rimes and Tom Carter, which blends fiction and real life to tell the story of LeAnn Rimes and her move from newcomer to superstar. It is Christmas time in Nashville and LeAnn is about to make her debut at the Grand Ole Opry. She is so excited about this opportunity that wh
Unable to deal with the hand life has dealt him, a 20-year-old high school dropout with revenge on his mind returns to his high school and takes a group of terrified students hostage. It is up to an inexperienced hostage negotiator, a police officer and two students to gain the trust of their captor
Marti Gerrard, a championship skier, has her professional plans put on hold when she hurts her leg. As she sits home, lonely and depressed, she develops a telephone relationship with a mysterious stranger. When he is accused of murdering his wife, the skier becomes his only alibi.
A chronicle of the life of NBA superstar Dennis Rodman, from his troubled beginnings in Dallas, Texas, through his college years in Oklahoma and subsequent vault into the NBA spotlight. Based on Rodman's autobiography.
A charming military man arranges his own disappearance and death in order to begin a new life with a woman who is completely deceived by his lies. Bored by his military career and secure lifestyle with his wife, Cindy, and two children, Dave Bay falls in love with Alyson and plots a new existence. T
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
An irresponsible college student is forced to face the harsh realities of raising an infant son on his own after an ill-fated one-night stand leads to an unplanned pregnancy. Eventually, he grows to love the child, just as the mother returns and demands custody.
A tough female attorney is stalked by a dangerous rapist that she is prosecuting who has information about her mother's mysterious disappearance years ago.
Movie based on the stories of Jon Krakauer and other survivors of the May 1996 mountain climbing disaster on Mount Everest, which took the lives of two of the world's most renowned mountaineers, team expedition leaders Scott Fischer and Rob Hall.
When a workaholic dentist with an unpleasant chair-side manner dies in a freak accident, she is denied admittance to Heaven. To earn entrance to the pearly gates, she must return to earth as the Tooth Fairy, with a stern warning never to appear to any children she visits and not to involve herself w
A working mother witnesses a brutal incident of police violence and becomes a target of the rogue cop's revenge after she reports the crime to an internal affairs investigator.
A ferociously determined mother sees her four-year-old son's treatment for epilepsy failing and, trusting her own study of his case, defies conventional wisdom to enroll him in a controversial diet treatment.
A woman, hoping to rebuild her life, thinks that she has gotten the perfect job working for the sheriff of a small town, but soon discovers the he is involved in large-scale corruption.
Television movie remake of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Cinderella." With the help of her Fairy Godmother, a poor girl who dreams of finding true happiness, but who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, Minerva and Calliope, attends a special ball where the local Prince must choos
Abe Ringel, a down-on-his luck attorney, gets the case of his career defending a charismatic basketball star charged with rape. Ringel hopes that the case will put him back in good standing in the legal community, but as the case unfolds, he begins to suspect that his client is guilty, which forces
Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Dr. John Wahl, and oceanographer Dr. Jessi Weaver race against time to stop a series of devastating man-made tidal waves that have been striking around the world. Wahl must also clear himself when he comes under suspicion and expose the real culprit, a madman who holds
A murder in a small town uncovers a web of hidden secrets and threatens the well-being of an entire family. Greg and Karen's lives are torn apart when the birth-mother of their adopted daughter is found murdered shortly after visiting them. Greg becomes the prime suspect and dark secrets from their
When lightning strikes a deluxe Hollywood hotel in 1939, five people, including child superstar Sally Shine, disappear from an elevator en route to a Halloween gala on the top floor. Sixty years later, journalist Buzzy Crocker believes he can solve the mystery with the help of his niece Anna and his
A woman has alarming premonitions about a series of murders that begin to come true. The police ignore her until one caring cop, with whom she begins a romance, takes her seriously when her psychic abilities lead her to a dangerous serial killer who has set his murderous sights on her.
Based on the life of Ellen Hart Pena, a world-class runner married to a prominent government official, who, when facing motherhood, finally wins her long struggle with bulimia.
A courageous young woman tries to reclaim her shattered life after a brutal rape.
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.
When a woman realizes that the handsome murder mystery writer that she is working for is planning to act out the murderous fantasies that he writes about, she becomes a police informant in order to stop him. Inspired by actual events.
The lives of a happily married couple are destroyed when she discovers that her hard-working, well-respected, police officer husband is a crooked cop. Her refusal to keep silent and overlook his activities leads her on a perilous pursuit to expose the truth.
As a young girl, Nikki DeMarco surprised the medical community by surviving a horrific accident which left her unable to bear children. Now, when Nikki discovers she is pregnant, she also learns that her survival came with a price --- her mother made a bargain with the devil and the miracle child th
A couple's idyllic life is shattered when authorities accuse them of child abuse and take away their three young children. When they desperately search for the source of the rumors about them, their suspicions lead them to a young woman who recently arrived in their small town, but they can't believ
Television movie based on Connie May Fowler's book of the same name. Miss Zora, a kind-hearted black woman with a sad past, offers comfort and a safe haven to Bird Jackson, a sensitive young girl who is coping with the cycle of alcoholism and abuse that began with her father's suicide and its devast
When beauty queen Shauna Langley is murdered, the police have plenty of suspects and motives to choose from: Shauna's sexy rival and crown contender, Danielle; Danielle's overbearing stage mother, Kathy; Shauna's ex-lover, Riley Baxter; Riley's gold-digging, young stepmother, Patrice; and many of th
Jesse Harper is a winner on the gridiron who loses his love of the game after his father''s tragic death. He decides to quit his high-school football team, putting the blame on their losing tradition. But Kevin, Jesse''s kid brother, solicits heavenly intervention. He''s the only human who can witness the results when Al the Angel and his celestial co-horts come to town and slowly work their magic on the home team and the lives of the boys.
Contemporary update of the classic book and film, "Swiss Family Robinson." The life of a perfectionist homemaker and renowned television personality goes haywire when she, her dentist husband and pampered kids are kidnapped by modern-day pirates during a South Seas location shoot and shipwrecked on
Celeste, a wealthy socialite, opposes her daughter Laurel's marriage to Ted, a young man with a blue-collar background whom Laurel met through a personal ad. The couple proceed with their wedding, despite Celeste's threats to cut off her daughter completely. They attempt to move on with their lives
Adaptation of the Charles Dickens' novel, set in Victorian England, about an orphan who falls in with a gang of street thieves.
Lurking under the popular Angel Summit ski resort is a long-dormant volcano, which geologist Peter Slater predicts will soon erupt. No one believes him, including holiday skiers and his ex-girlfriend who is a park ranger on the mountain.
When hard times fall upon 14-year-old Connor's family, his father joins the Merchant Marines. During this time, Connor's grandmother dies and Connor is forced to sell his beloved horse, Flash. In order to be close to Flash, Connor gets a job working as the new owner's stable boy. When Connor sees ho
Identical twins were separated in their youth by a tragic car accident that killed their parents. One goes on to live a successful life, but the other one leads a life of despair and feels that he has been denied the life that he was entitled to. Therefore, he plots revenge against his unsuspecting
Television movie in the ongoing series about Police Lieutenant Columbo. The unfaithful wife of a wealthy businessman and her lover, a forensic scientist, frame her unsuspecting husband for the murder of his partner.
A young woman whose Bipolar Disorder is kept in check with medication longs to have a baby and makes the difficult decision to discontinue her medication during her pregnancy, risking the recurrance of her disorder.
Adventures of a female American spy who joins forces with Benajmin Franklin to fight for American independence during the Revolutionary War.
An active and dedicated schoolteacher is stricken with the degenerative and potentially fatal disease, scleroderma. Raising a teenage son on her own, Hope turns to her family and brother for support. Her family is devastated, as they have already lost Hope's sister to an early death, but they come t
Just as Mary is about to take a romantic vacation with her boyfriend, a terrible accident leaves her paralyzed. Bitter and devastated by her condition, she shuns her friends, but with the help of Joe, a fellow paraplegic, she learns to embrace life and love again.
A commercial airline pilot and polygamist husband jets around the country romancing each of his three unsuspecting wives. Inspired by actual events.
Drama about a married woman with two children and a loving husband who finds out that she is pregnant, even though her husband had a vasectomy and she has been faithful to him. Her life begins to fall apart when no one will believe her, so she enlists the help of a detective and the district attorne
A woman learns her childhood friend has been sentenced to death for murders she says she didn't commit, and goes to extraordinary lengths to prove her friend's innocence. Based on a true story.
After being kept a virtual prisoner in her own home since becoming deaf at the age of six, Laura, an uneducated and unsocialized young woman, is given a new lease on life with the help of Pam, a dedicated abuse counselor.
When a woman who is engaged to be married to a Mormon man falls in love with her fiance's half-brother, a concert pianist and lapsed Mormon, a conflict between religious faith and affairs of the heart ensues.
An animated story derived from a Chinese folk tale. Follows the magical journey of a sister and brother as they travel with their grandmother to a mystical world. In this world, they confront a talking frog, a fierce dragon, a wicked witch, etc. Protecting them during their travels is a bright, whit
When a man ends a regretful love affair that occured during his wife's illness, his mistress plots revenge by targeting his family's most treasured possessions, a priceless painting and his son.
The Commish is on the trail of an arsonist as he investigates a rash of garment warehouse fires, but the clues keep pointing to one suspect -- his wife's father.
Until her husband and son disappear, a woman thinks she has the perfect life. As she uses all of her skills to locate her son, she discovers that her "ideal" husband isn't who he appeared to be -- he has faked his own death and has dangerous gangster connections.
Set in the Allegheny mountains of the late 1700s, three brothers are separated from their parents when a vengeful land baron runs them off their homestead. With the help of a young Native American woman, they set out to find their mother and father.
Telefilm based on the "Wiseguy" series about a federal operative who infiltrates mob organizations. Federal agent Terranova returns and takes on a new assignment in the high-tech world of computer crime and international terrorism.
A woman seeks to reclaim the peace of the Nebraska prairie where she was born, as well as the son she gave up for adoption years earlier.
When a prehistoric frozen cavewoman is unearthed and defrosted after a California earthquake, an advertising executive turns her into a superstar model for a cosmetics company.
Millionaire Alec Harken is in a bitter power struggle over control of his company. His wife's psychotherapist has been murdered and the psychotherapist's patient files have been stolen. In the hands of Alec's enemies, these files could destroy him for they reveal a terrible affliction he possesses.
A woman is accused of cult worship and child abuse by her own mother, a manipulative woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. The emotional tug-of-war escalates into kidnapping. Inspired by actual events.
A mother must fight for custody of her child when her own mother takes her to court because she doesn't approve of her daughter's lesbian lifestyle. Based on a true story.
When an emergency medical care flight transporting a two-year-old girl crashes in the Rocky Mountains during a snowstorm, the five people aboard must fight for survival as a rescue team searches for them. Based on a true story.
The close relationship of two sisters is put to the test by the one issue that divides them -- abortion. The sister who is an impassioned pro-life activist becomes pregnant with her fifth child and develops a life-threatening illness, but refuses a therapeutic abortion which will save her life. Her
Drama about a domestic flight hijacked by a desperate fugitive and his accomplices; and how ordinary people become heroes trying to save their fellow passengers and crew.
A mother is devastated and bewildered when her teenage son is charged with rape and murder, but becomes his only ally in the fight to prove his innocence. Based on actual events.
The search for a Christmas tree for New York's Rockefeller Center serves as a vehicle for a bond that is formed between a dissillusioned young man and a nun. Their unlikely friendship leads to changes in both of their lives.
The last time television audiences saw ALF, he had been spirited away by a mysterious arm of the U.S. government. He's been held captive at a remote military base, where he's driving everybody crazy with his smart remarks and outrageous demands. Now someone wants ALF eliminated and two sympathetic s
A serial rapist and murderer freely prowls the streets and homes of a peaceful residential neighborhood until one of his victims works with the police to trap him. Inspired by actual events.
A family on a Caribbean cruise is shipwrecked on a remote island without any 20th century amenities and populated by a colorful, eccentric group of fellow survivors and an undocumented aboriginal tribe.
Behind-the-scenes story of a fictional talk show and the battle for ratings. A naive but ambitious young producer is manipulated by the seasoned executive producer into creating controversial ratings-grabbing shows that begin to weigh on her conscience. When she befriends a young prostitute and book
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.
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.
A young couple decide to get away from it all by working at a gold mine on the remote Alaskan frontier, but their adventure suddenly turns into a nightmare. When provisions don't arrive, they are left to survive snowstorms, ice and wilderness for 19 days of subzero temperatures. Based on a true stor
A mother living with her husband and their two children in Radiant City, a low-income housing project in Brooklyn, hatches a plan for a better life for her family.
A determined mother will stop at nothing to find her asthmatic six-year-old son, who has been kidnapped by her ex-husband.
A young widow, her 15-year-old son, a shady entrepreneur and a washed-up miner set out to strike it rich at the legendary Ruby Silver mine.
Movie based on a "New Yorker" article and book about a 1988 case of alleged sexual abuse in Olympia, Washington. When two daughters recall horrible memories of rape and ritual abuse brought upon them by their well-respected father, a sociologist is called in to offer an evaluation.
Two teenagers try to return a domesticated lion to the wild. Rand is a city kid from America whose father moves the family to Africa where he meets Val and her mom who have been rasing an orphaned lion club named Elsa. With the help of a game warden, Val and Rand work together to teach Elsa how to s
A mysterious boy, who is a natural athlete, enters the lives of a married couple, allowing them to cope with the loss of their own child.
A wealthy art patron helps two runaway children uncover the secret behind a mysterious and valuable work of art. Based on the Newbery Award-winning children's book by E.L. Konigsburg.
After the police and a private detective prove ineffective, a successful career woman makes a stand against her obsessive ex-boyfriend.
A television movie in the ongoing series about police lieutenant Columbo. Columbo investigates the double homicide of a mob leader and a race horse gambler.
The career of a lowly, obscure employee at a national television network begins to take off when he discovers a chimpanzee with a unique talent -- accurately predicting which television shows will get high ratings.
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.
After lengthy institutionalization, a young schizophrenic woman, traumatized by the sudden death of her brother, begins her recovery with the help of her dedicated boyfriend and a new drug. Based on a true story.
A 16-year-old girl learns to love and respect her ne'er-do-well father after experiencing life with him at his Alaskan nightclub.
A man who had been locked up by the Commish is executed for the murders of eight women, but another death-row inmate confesses to the crimes. The Commish must prove that the dead man actually committed the murders.
Two combative teens -- a popular cheerleader and a brainy nerd -- get a lesson in tolerance and understanding when they trade families for a month.
When a struggling college student agrees to be a surrogate mother for a childless couple, she uncovers a deadly secret.
Ten-year-old Peter Hatcher embarks on a family vacation in Maine, where he must contend with the antics of his four-year-old brother Fudge, his bossy neighbor Sheila, a baseball game with his greatest hero ("Big A") and his grandmother's impending marriage to Sheila's grandfather.
A teacher attempts to fight charges that she had an affair with a student who committed suicide. Based on actual events.
When a recently paroled serial rapist moves into their neighborhood, a community reacts with fear and anger.
Two single parents who despise each other, and their respective children who are best friends, find themselves masquerading as the "perfect family" in order to win a contest.
A woman suffering from amnesia finds herself in a frantic struggle to uncover the truth behind the supposedly accidental death of her daughter.
The life-long friendship of two women is torn apart when one's daughter has an affair with the other's husband.
Television movie based on the "Matlock" series. When Matlock's longtime friend, a former FBI agent, tracks a quartet of bank robbers to Wilmington, his rusty sleuthing skills get him arrested for a murder he didn't commit. Ben must uncover the truth.
Against insurmountable odds, a young woman rides the winning horse in the Kentucky Derby, saves the family horse farm and revives a teenage romance.
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.
Annie and Daddy Warbucks visit England because he is going to be knighted. What they don't know is that the evil Lady Hogbottom and her henchman are out to steal a secret formula developed by the eccentric scientist Warbucks is sponsoring.
Remake of the 1976 Disney comedy about a mother and daughter who switch bodies when, on one Friday the 13th, identical thoughts trigger the magical antique necklaces they wear.
Two kids are determined to prevent their recently widowed dad from selling his beachfront motel and moving to New York. A busload of teenage boys, and their attractive chaperone, help their cause.
When a single mother and high-powered Chicago ad executive returns to her home town in Kansas to care for her ailing father, she rediscovers the joys and hardships of farm life.
Lunacy breaks out when the many sides of a madly combative family get together for their annual Family Olympics.
U.S. Naval officer sues for sexual harassment. Based on the story of Lieutenant Paula Coughlin, who was harassed by her male colleagues at the 1991 Tailhook convention of Navy fliers in Las Vegas.
Television movie based on the "Matlock" series. Matlock's plans to attend a class reunion are put on the back burner when Cliff, his investigator, is accused of murder.
Television movie based on the 1970 Walt Disney feature film of the same name. The brain of an underachieving college student acquires all data stored on a computer network when lightning strikes the machine on which he's working.
A ruthless woman, tormented by her own painful childhood, tears her family apart with lies and deceit when she callously takes another woman's baby. Set in 1910 small-town America.
The Commish's retired mentor assists him a high-profile serial murder case.
Young orphan twins with mystical powers try to discover their origins while being pursued by an evil millionaire. Based on the 1974 children's film classic of the same name.
A claymation holiday movie featuring Mr. Bumpy, from the children's series "Bump in the Night." Mr. Bumpy and his friend Squishington travel to the North Pole in an attempt to get all the presents in the world, but end up in the jungles of Peru. The duo eventually finds Santa's workshop.
A down-on-his-luck novelist teams up with a psychic to track down the notorious villain whose real-life crimes had previously been material for the author's books.
When a mother is the prime suspect in the disappearance of her own baby, she must take the initiative to find the child and clear her name. The frantic search for her kidnapped child leads the mother, who suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder, to uncover some shocking truths about herself and her
Adaptation of Lanford Wilson's play about an adopted teenage Amerasian girl searching for the truth about her birth parents -- an American GI and a Vietnamese woman who met during the Vietnam War.
When a plane mysteriously runs out of fuel in mid-air, the passengers and crew endure a tension-filled search for a safe landing site. Based on an actual incident.
A woman poses as a hooker in order to find her daughter and save her from a life of prostitution. Inspired by actual events.
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 young wife and mother discovers that her husband is a serial rapist, but is thwarted by skeptical police until she finally gathers enough evidence against him, resulting in fifteen grand jury indictments for aggravated sexual assault. Based on a true story.
A television movie detailing the story of soap opera actress Deidre Hall's struggle to conceive and the subsequent birth of her son by means of a surrogate mother.
Based on a real-life courtroom drama in which a man is accused of poisoning his wife slowly with arsenic-laced vitamin pills. Events become suspicious to the victim's brother and to the victim herself, until the truth is finally realized.
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 television movie in the ongoing series about police lieutentant Columbo, who goes undercover to aid an insurance agent locate missing segments of a photograph that, when pieced together, discloses the location of $4,000,000 stashed away after a bank robbery.
A young mother is accused of convincing four teenagers to murder her husband, who she claims abused her during their ten-year relationship.
Eight-year-old sisters prevent an old woman's dude ranch from being taken over by greedy developers.
A rebellious teenager is sent to an abusive psychiatric facility by her well-meaning parents and must battle for her release.
A spoiled rich boy and a slick-talking street kid, who happen to have the same name, find their lives reversed for the summer when a misunderstanding puts the overprivileged brat in a delinquents' outdoor jail and the street hustler in a luxurious camp across the lake.
A pediatrics nurse attempts to adopt an abandoned newborn who has tested HIV positive, but when the natural mother, who is dying, returns and refuses to give up the child, the nurse takes both the mother and baby into her home.
After learning that the baby she gave birth to seven years earlier had been switched with another, a young mother fights to gain custody of both the child she raised as her own and her biological son, who has been adopted by an abusive couple. Inspired by actual events.
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 successful and generous businesswoman is admired by her associates, but is targeted by her daughter's teenaged boyfriend after the daughter reveals the shocking details of life with mother.
Based on the true story of the Reed faily, who in 1846, as members of an emigrant wagon train, were trapped by winter snowstorms high in the Sierra Nevadas as part of the Donnner party.
A rookie female cop, raped by a fellow officer, risks her career and her life when she reports the attack. Based on a true story.
A woman's drinking problem threatens to destroy her family and career, but her family intervenes to launch her recovery from alcoholism.
A television movie based on the action-adventure series, "MacGyver," which was broadcast on ABC from 1985-1992. MacGyver becomes involved in an archeological adventure to find the legendary Lost Treasure of Atlantis.
A down-and-out motorcycle racer's life changes when he meets a young boy battling leukemia.
A woman is suspected of killing the televangelist who targeted her provocative lingerie catalogues in his campaign against pornography.
A television movie based on the action-adventure series, "MacGyver," on ABC from 1985-1992. MacGyver visits London to attend the 40th birthday of an old friend, but his buddy is killed, apparently by terrorists. He then investigates the murder, uncovering a nuclear arms production plant in the Engli
When an attempt is made on her life, a woman and her young son enter a federal witness protection program and journey cross country.
A paranoid schizophrenic struggles to rebuild her life aided by an experimental drug.
Remake of 1969 feature film (based on Woody Allen's 1966 stage play) about an American caterer and his family, caught behind the Iron Curtain while on a European vacation.
Remake of the 1959 Disney comedy about a teenager who is changed into a sheepdog when he tries to invoke a centuries-old love spell.
Television movie based on the article, "We Love Our Daughter So Much We Took Her to Court." Parents confront their daughter's life-threatening anorexic condition.
The story of Hazel Brannon Smith, a Southern newspaper publisher who risked the loss of everything she loved by defying the bigotry of her neighbors in the 1950s.
A father and son go on a camping trip, where dad''s antics prove embarrassing, but the experience proves beneficial to their relationship.
A teenage son attempts to reunite the father he just recently met with his mother, who secretly yearns to rekindle the love she once shared with her ex-husband.
When a key FBI informant disappears, her sister becomes convinced that the married agent who paid the woman for information -- and had an illicit affair with her -- also was her killer. Based on a true story.
When an unfairly-imprisoned single mother is released from jail, she finds that her three children are missing. Based on a true story.
When guards demand sexual favors from the inmates of a women's prison, a wrongfully-jailed convict fights back in court. Based on an actual event.
An orphan sent to live with her mysterious uncle discovers a sickly cousin and a neglected garden, both of which she nurtures back to health.
A television movie in the ongoing series about police detective Columbo. A famous radio talk host murders his daughter's friend and tries to frame it on the dead man's gay lover.
A television movie in the ongoing series about police detective Columbo. A man is murdered when his two lovers discover they've been two-timed.
Despite being born developmentally slow, a woman marries and raises a large, close-knit family. When her husband becomes incapacitated by illness, she wages a heroic court battle to prove her competence to retain custody of her children.
After a military transport carrying 18 people crashes 500 miles from the North Pole, search-and-rescue teams battle to save the survivors. Based on the true story of the October 30, 1991 crash of a Canadian Forces CC-130 Hercules cargo plane.
A man is terrorized by his ex-wife's boyfriend.
A television movie based on true stories from the October 1991 Oakland Hills, California, fire.
Television movie based on the highly publicized custody battle between a baby girl's natural parents and the parents who raised her until the age of two-and-a-half.
A woman fights to overcome her drug addiction in order to regain custody of her baby from government social service agencies.
The story of a 19-year-old Marine captured in Vietnam and held for over 13 years. In 1979, this last American POW to return from Vietnam was convicted of collaborating with the enemy.
Three young friends, recent graduates of West Point, become enemies during the Civil War.
A fiercely domineering father, losing his obsessive control over his once-adoring daughters, turns his rage to murder and an insurance swindle.
Based on the true story of school bus driver Ed Ray, who fought to save himself and a group of school children from Chowchilla, California, who were kidnapped and then buried alive while being held for ransom.
The true life events surrounding the affair between teenager Amy Fisher and her married older lover Joey Buttafuco, including the attempted murder of Joey's wife Mary Jo Buttafuco wife by Amy Fisher.
A mother takes the law into her own hands by shooting her daughter's rapist in open court when he goes free on a technicality.
A television movie based on Alex Kotlowitz's book about children growing up in a Chicago housing project and a mother's determination to keep her kids in school.
Severe postpartum depression revives memories in a new mother who was sexually molested by her father when she was a child.
After her husband leaves her, a welfare recipient becomes obsessed with Elvis Presley.
Based on the true story of 12-year-old Gregory Kingsley, who sued successfully to divorce himself from his natural parents.
A woman with a secret life is threatened by a rapist who fears she can link him to his latest crime.
Based on the ABC series which aired from 9/30/60 to 9/2/66. The Flintstones return to celebrate the nuptials of Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble.
A pregnant, strong-willed woman takes up sailing as part of her therapy while recovering from leukemia. Based on a real-life story, the woman struggles to survive when her boat capsizes during a hurricane.
A nurse kidnaps a baby in a desperate attempt to keep her lover and makes it appear as though the real mother gave birth to a stillborn child. Inspired by a true story.
When twin sisters learn that their parents are about to lose the family house, they attempt to trick their Aunt Agatha, who is really a heartless witch, into giving them a magical moonstone.
A movie star falls in love with a fireman she meets at a rehabilitation clinic to battle her alcohol addiction.
A Midwestern family moves to New Mexico and opens a guest ranch.
An unstable teenager falls obsessively in love with an older married woman after she has seduced him.
A television movie based on the Sidney Sheldon novel "A Stranger in the Mirror." Two young people go to Hollywood to pursue their dreams of stardom.
A battered wife becomes engaged in a bitter custody battle and discovers that the legal system will not allow testimony of spousal abuse in custody hearings.
A television newscaster is drawn into a deadly conflict by a mass murderer pursuing a personal vendetta.
A television movie based on the true story of a woman who killed her husband, a charismatic and ambitious Texas politician. While awaiting trial, she fought to maintain custody of her children.
Twin sisters attempt to give their mother a Christmas vacation away from them by running off to their grandmother's house. On the way, they are kidnapped by a pair of bumbling thieves.
A movie about a young woman who becomes obsessed with an older man.
A television movie adapted from writer Michael Dorris's account of how his adopted Sioux Indian son was born brain-damaged due to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
A television movie based on the story of Wanda Holloway of Channelview, Texas, who was found guilty of conspiring to kill the mother of her daughter's cheerleading competitor.
A former call girl's placid marriage and home life is threatened by the revelation of her husband's infidelity.
A married woman is tricked into having an affair with a seemingly charming man. When she tries to end their relationship, she learns that he secretly taped their rendezvous.
Based on the true story of Dr. Elizabeth Morgan, a mother sent to jail for refusing to allow the father of their daughter visitation rights after she discovered that he may have sexually assaulted her.
Based on the true story of a family which miraculously survived 37 days at sea after their boat is capsized by whales.
A television movie airing as part of the "Columbo" series of telefilms for "The ABC Sunday Night Movie." Columbo is called upon to rescue a kidnap victim.
A television movie based on a true story of a young woman who contracted the AIDS virus in a single romantic encounter.
Telefilm based on the true story of journalist Betty Rollin's 76-year-old mother, who suffered from cancer and asked Rollin to help her commit suicide.
A movie in the ongoing series of telefilms about police detective Columbo. The wife of the wealthy owner of a pro football team romances her husband's nephew, who is heavily in debt due to gambling losses.
Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek, a police officer, is convicted and sentenced in 1982 to a life prison term for the murder of her husband's ex-wife, a charge she denies. Based on a true story.
A two-part miniseries chronicling the lives of the Jackson family from the courtship of their parents to the Jackson's Victory Tour.
A woman awakens from a deep coma and realizes that the person who assaulted her will try to kill her again.
Based on a true story about a woman who is given the choice of either giving up her job where hazardous materials are used or agree to be sterilized.
Exploration of the obsessive side of love in a trilogy of tales that spans three different decades. Within each tale, Victoria Principal portrays a character who becomes entwined in a web of seduction.
A television movie based on the 1989 Siouxland rescue of passengers following the crash landing of United Airlines Flight 232 in Iowa.
A movie based on the real-life "fatal attraction" murder case involving Carolyn Warmus, a school teacher convicted of killing her lover's wife in Westchester County, New York.
Dramatization of the troubled marriage of England's Prince and Princess of Wales.
A warm-hearted gangster and his girlfriend take in five orphaned children.
A Hollywood stripper's activities as a police informant gets her involved in a police scandal and a series of murders.
Based on the original play by Neil Simon, the story traces the attempts of Eugene and Stan Jerome's attempts to break into show business as comedy writers in the 1950s.
A television movie in the ongoing series of Matlock telefilms. During the investigation of the murder of a famous playwright, a suspicious connection develops between Matlock's late father and the murder of the playwright's father 40 years earlier.
A female defense attorney searches for a suspected thief-murderer who uses his connections to steal millions.
A woman participates with the FBI in trapping her abusive husband who has arranged to have her killed. Based on a true story.
A female private investigator in Los Angeles uncovers an elaborate plot when she searches for the missing relative of an Italian aristocrat.
Matlock is drawn into a case of multiple murders at a glamorous seaside resort.
A manager at an athletic-equipment firm finds herself the victim of sexual harassment in the office.
An arrogant host of a top-rated, reality-based crime show finds himself the chief suspect in the murder of a rival who was blackmailing him. Presentation in the ongoing series of telefilms about police detective Columbo.
A Southern boy's accidental meeting with Abraham Lincoln helps the disheartened president understand just how important his Gettysburg Address really is.
A single mother attempts to get closer to her young son by organizing a mother-and-son football game.
A married woman's extra-marital affair causes her to stand accused of the murder of her best friend.
A television movie based on the real-life experiences of Sis Levin, the wife of CNN reporter Jerry Levin, who was taken hostage in Lebanon by Shiite fundamentalists in 1984, and her struggle to free him.
Follows the unique relationship between a veteran vaudeville-style comedy actor and his beloved partner and best friend, a chimpanzee, as they attempt to achieve their unfulfilled dream of playing "the big room" in Las Vegas.
Retells the events leading up to the famous 1897 New York Sun editorial, "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus," written by Francis P. Church. An unemployed father tries to explain to his children why their Christmas will not be filled with presents.
Two women from different social circles come together when the son of one of them is near death as a result of complications from AIDS.
In 1962, a high-school girl is killed in a car accident. In 1990, she is sent back to Earth to set her high-school classmates' problems right and teach the man she left behind to love again, so that she may gain admittance to heaven.
In order to escape hectic city life, a young couple move to Oregon where they buy and operate a small hotel. Their world is shattered when two criminals kidnap and terrorize them. Based on a true story.
A television movie pilot for an unsold ABC series. After a woman discovers that her husband and his family are members of a witches' coven, she escapes with her baby.
When a fire breaks out in one of Los Angeles' tallest buildings, several people are trapped on the upper floors. Based on the 1988 office-building blaze in downtown Los Angeles.
A divorced father fights to maintain a relationship with his daughter, who disappears when his ex-wife and her new husband go into hiding under the Federal Witness Relocation Program.
The midlife crisis of a small-town businessman and amnesia victim is resolved when he finds new direction and purpose in the midst of a Latino migrant farm community.
A psychotic preacher marries a widow, convinced that she is heiress to a fortune that she actually knows nothing about. When the woman is brutally slain, her children flee the small town with the preacher in hot pursuit.
Peter Falk returns as Lieutenant Columbo in the series of ongoing "Columbo" television movies. A man plots the murder of his nephew, after discovering that the nephew has a winning $30 million lottery ticket.
When a mentally retarded woman wins the lottery, she becomes the object of a bitter struggle between the alcoholic mother who abandoned her and the sister who has long been her caretaker. A presentation of "ABC Theater."
In the ongoing series of telefilms about police detective Columbo, a famous and brilliant criminal attorney, who has achieved his renown by never having lost a murder case, finds himself pursued by Columbo for murdering his mistress, a famous rock star whose waning career led her to blackmail.
A television movie about a seasoned operative who pursues a dangerous mission: to prevent the assassination of a high-ranking Soviet reformer. Meanwhile, his best friend believes he's a double agent and has been assigned by the national intelligence agency to kill him.
Chronicles the exploits of several Americans who served during the war in the Persian Gulf.
Based on the true story of an Alabama woman who was convicted of killing her first husband and attempting to poison her daughter. Out on bail, she flees in order to start a new life with two new identities.
Based on the true story of a troubled young doctor jailed for plotting the murder of his first wife. Paroled in 1986, he embarks on an effort to kill the people who put him in jail and to drive his second wife mad.
Two men, who are life-long friends and writing partners, are suddenly confronted with the frightening realization that one of the them is terminally ill -- perhaps as the result of breathing the other's cigarette smoke for years.
Intelligence agents Dylan and Kate Del'Amico narrowly escape Kuwait just before the Iraqi invasion, but must go back to save an inexperienced young spy who is trapped there.
Based on the life of notorious bank robber John Dillinger who terrorized the Midwest in the 1930s.
The story of two sisters, one a former child star bent on terrorizing the other who is confined to a wheelchair.
A spy tries to stop a rogue agent from murdering a group of operatives.
A television movie about the effects of divorce on a family after a marriage of 22 years.
Based on the life of Marilyn Monroe told from the perspective of Robert Slatzer, her reputed husband of a few days in 1952.
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.
As a result of an automobile accident, a teenager suffers from permanent memory loss and must relearn all he knew. Based on a true story.
A television movie pilot that traces the story of the people of a small town who become the first human inhabitants of the moon.
Based on actress Suzanne Somers's autobiography, "Keeping Secrets," in which she tells how she was emotionally abused by her alcoholic father.
A movie pilot for an unsold series. A Hollywood producer enlists his special-effects team in a scheme to outfox a greedy loan shark.
A television movie depicting the true story of Terry O'Kelley, the eldest of seven brothers, who honors the last request of his dying mother by making sure that his family of seven brothers does not separate.
A television movie airing as part of the "Columbo" series of telefilms for "The ABC Saturday Mystery." Columbo tries to prove the flamboyant owner of a men's magazine murdered his business partner -- a woman who had once been his lover. He has evidence of murder, but the woman's body can't be found;
Christine Cromwell becomes entangled in a feud between brothers over the future of their world-famous winery. Later, one of the men is murdered and her own life is threatened as she seeks the killer. A presentation of the "Christine Cromwell" series of telefilms, broadcast as part of "The ABC Saturd
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."
Christine Cromwell tracks a diabolical killer whose aim is to murder all the members of an investement club she manages.
A television movie adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's parable of humanity's ambiguous moral nature. A sincerely good and humane person, Dr. Henry Jekyll, uses himself as the guinea pig in experiments that free the evil side of his nature, which ultimately takes complete control of his body and h
A television movie based on the autobiography of Patty Duke. Tells the story of her turbulent life as a child star and adult actress, and of her ultimate triumph over mental illness.
Detective B.L. Stryker attempts to rescue two friends taken hostage by jewel thieves. A presentation of "The ABC Saturday Mystery."
Kojak charms a beautiful heiress, who becomes key figure in a mystery involving art thefts, murder, and munitions smuggling.
A true story about the 1984 Miami court case about a child molester who operates a preschool day-care center. The case was the first successful prosecution of a day-care operator on child abuse charges. The children were witnesses in the court case.
Based on a true story, a young man, despite being stricken with muscular dystrophy and confined to a nursing home, fights to bring an end to the neglect and abuse that take place there.
A detective named B.L. Stryker seeks the murderer of the father of a high school football star.
A television movie airing as part of the "Columbo" series of telefilms for "The ABC Saturday Mystery." A powerful attorney backs a U.S. congressman's bid for the presidency.
A man who becomes romantically involved with the wife of a powerful crime lord. When he realizes the danger he's in, he and the woman flee, not knowing whether her husband has simply let them go or is setting them up for his own purposes.
A television movie about the "Challenger" space mission. The story focuses on the seven astronauts tragically killed in the space shuttle accident in January 1986.
A television movie in the "Columbo" series of telefilms for "The ABC Saturday Mystery." A celebrity dentist uses a sinister and undetectable procedure to murder an actor who has been having an affair with his wife. Columbo enters the case and immediately suspects the dentist, but has difficulty prov
A movie based on a true story. A mother takes drastic action to save her teenage daughter from a life of prostitution when the police and social service agencies are unable to do anything about the situation.
Two mob assassins pursue the little girl detective B.L. Stryker is escorting on the train to Manhattan.
A television movie based on the life of movie star Rock Hudson, whose career spanned 30 years until he died of complications from AIDS in 1985.
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 mild-mannered accountant is framed for embezzlement. The jury at his trial sets out to determine who is responsible.
Based on the true story of a married woman whose refusal to give up her passionate love affair with a married man tears apart her family and drives her to the brink of a breakdown.
Three women team up with the common goal of marrying millionaires. While attempting to convince these potential mates that they are the stuff of any man's dreams, the schemers learn whether money can really buy love.
A laywer defends her philandering husband when he is accused of murdering his mistress.
Adapted from Steven Gaines' unauthorized biography "Heroes & Villians: The True Story of The Beach Boys." The telefilm dramatizes the meteoric success of the California band, and later, its struggles, as brothers Dennis and Brian Wilson fight their father's obsessive attempts to control the group. A
A widowed bride finds herself on a hunt to discover why her husband was shot shortly after their wedding.
A television movie in the "Columbo" series of telefilms for "The ABC Saturday Mystery." Columbo unwittingly becomes part of a deranged woman's diabolical plot to destroy the two men she believes responsible for her husband's death in prison. After murdering one, she moves in on the other, Columbo, t
A television movie based on the true story of Kim Paris, a Houston undercover private investigator. She is assigned to coax the truth out of the prime suspect in a murder case, but instead winds up falling in love with him.
The true story of a carpenter and his three teenage children who, after a shipwreck off southeast Alaska, struggle to survive 24 days of freezing cold and starvation.
A television movie in the "Columbo" series of telefilms for "The ABC Saturday Mystery." Columbo cleverly coerces a philandering gigolo into confessing to the murder of America's favorite romance novelist. But then it's revealed that the victim was already dead when the confessed killer "murdered" he
A television movie in the ongoing series of Columbo telefilms. Lieutenant Columbo outsmarts two wealthy, overindulged college students, who have led charmed lives.
A television movie airing as part of "The ABC Saturday Mystery." Kojak's former top detective, Crocker, is now a brilliant assistant district attorney who sets out to prosecute Detective Blake for the murder of a call girl found dead in his bed.
A television movie in the "Kojak" series of telefilms for "The ABC Saturday Mystery." Kojak matches wits with a wily business tycoon, who owns a department store chain, and a mobster on a secret assignment.
A television movie in which two women -- a psychologist who is careful not to get too involved, and her patient, an isolated woman dying from cancer -- develop a relationship that grows from doctor and patient to best of friends.
A TV meteorologist at a local station holds a "most romantic man" contest. Romantic chaos ensues as she is relentlessly pursued by one suitor after another.
Set in the 1960s, detective Peter Gunn finds himself in the midst of a mob war when he is hired by a gangland boss to prove that the mobster did not kill a rival.
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 actual story of Cheryl Pierson, a teenager sexually abused by her father. Out of fear that her father would also sexually abuse her little sister, Pierson hired a schoolmate to kill him.
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.
Detective B.L. Stryker attempts to save an obnoxious schoolboy preacher from a corrupt evangelist who is after the youth's substantial trust fund.
A television movie depicting the life of Bill Wilson, a failed stockbroker whose desperate fight against his addiction to alcohol led to the co-founding of Alcoholic Anonymous together with his friend "Dr. Bob" Smith.
Airing as part of "The ABC Saturday Mystery," a woman whom Police Inspector Theo Kojak once loved and lost is pushed back into his life when her husband is murdered after writing an expose of the mob.
A perpetual prankster pursues a conservative beauty for nearly three decades even though she's his own sister-in-law.
A movie dealing with the conflicts and relationships of three generations of an English family from World War II to the present. Recovery from a heart attack brings a fierce awareness of the joy of life and the need for her own independence to a woman whose grown children treat her like an invalid.
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.
Two of Christine Cromwell's clients, Billy Peale and Hayes Thorogood, are cheated out of millions of dollars by a smooth-talking con man. When the con artist is found murdered, incriminating evidence seems to point first toward Hayes, then toward Billy. Christine tries to prove her clients are innoc
A childhood friend of Private Investigator B.L. Stryker insists that he serve as her personal protector after she has survived assassination attempts. After dinner aboard the royal yacht, the Queen of Al Jalal, whom Stryker remembers as his childhood playmate, Carolann "Punky" Dunhurst, goes ashore
A television movie based on the murder of Jennifer Levin, an affluent young woman killed in Central Park in New York in August, 1986, and the subsequent trial of her confessed killer, Robert Chambers, who was ultimately convicted not on a murder charge but on a lesser one of manslaughter. The case g
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
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 television movie based on the Woodward & Bernstein book depicting the final days of the Nixon administration. Spanning a period from April 1973 to August 1974, the film details Richard Nixon's attempts to block the investigation into the bungled burglary of Democratic Party headquarters in Washing
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 movie based on the series "Get Smart" which aired from 1965-1970 on NBC and CBS. Bumbling agent Maxwell Smart and his sidekick wife, Agent 99, once again confront their old enemies, the evil agents of K.A.O.S., who demand a ransom of $250 billion for the return of a missing scientist and his weath
A movie about Jessica McClure, the 18-month-old child from Midland, Texas, who in October 1987 was trapped for two days in an abandoned well. Hundreds of volunteers mobilized to rescue her.
A wealthy young woman is forced to rely on her wits to save her life when she is held captive by a former friend who is now a mental patient with tormented fantasies about his unexpressed love for her. A prisoner in her own penthouse, the woman must hold off her captor and her mounting terror, in th
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
Detective B.L. Stryker takes on two new clients, a man and a woman who are both in jail, in love, and being stalked by an unknown killer.
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.
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 television movie based on a true story. The love that two very different people have for each other is tested when a misdiagnosis of a curable condition threatens the woman's life.
Airing as part of "The ABC Saturday Mystery," Police Inspector Theo Kojak tries to solve the mystery surrounding Ariana, a little girl from Greece, whom Kojak finds lost and frightened. He soon learns that Ariana is being used as a lure and he is the prey. The hunter is a multimillionaire druglord f
The first of six telefilms starring Louis Gossett Jr. as Gideon Oliver, an anthropology professor who encounters adventure and solves baffling mysteries as he travels around the world. In this movie, the apparently pointless murder of a woman Gideon once loved puts him into contact with a tough New
Anthropology professor Gideon Oliver fights a lynch mob's blind bigotry when a friend in a peaceful religious community is blamed for a shocking double murder. When Gideon learns more about the schemes created by a corporte farming complex that is after the Kennonite land, he becomes the next target
Christine Cromwell is a lawyer from a wealthy background who works as a financial advisor for a major San Francisco investment firm. In this television movie, Christine is forced to act as defense counsel for a woman who was a childhood friend and now stands accused of murdering her wealthy husband.
A television movie, broadcast as part of "The ABC Mystery Movie," in which Gideon Oliver fights to keep his most brilliant student from slipping back into the tradition-bound world of his family, where the young man's father is the Chinatown equivalent of "The Godfather." One killing leads to anothe
An anti-crime force composed of members of the U.S. Customs Office, the U.S. Coast Guard, The Metro-Dade police department, the Florida Marine Patrol and the Bahamian Defense Force, fight to stop the flow of contraband into the United States.
A movie based on the true story of Ryan White, a thirteen-year-old hemophiliac who contracted AIDS. The story documents his bouts with illness and the surge of hostility from fearful parents, neighbors and former friends as he attempts to go back to school in Kokomo, Indiana.
A blind woman is determined to get revenge against the person who murdered her husband. After Maggie's husband is killed by intruders, the local police apprehend two suspects they believe to be the perpetrators. Maggie is certain that the police have the wrong men. Her testimony as the sole witness
A movie in the "Gideon Oliver" series of telefilms, in which the anthropology professor faces a new challenge when he finds himself irresistibly drawn to a breathtakingly beautiful museum curator who is described as "the smartest -- and the most dangerous -- woman in Coramaya." Gideon has come to Co
A sleepy California town besieged by a killer's spine-chilling telephone threats that put the lives of two lovers in jeopardy and lead to multiple murders.
An Air Force technician races against time to prevent a devastating explosion at a U.S. missile site.
A television movie about U.S. citizens whose National Guard duty explodes into horrifying guerrilla warfare in a remote jungle region in Honduras.
A "Police Story" television movie in which the intense commitment of a veteran police officer to his men is a source of ever-increasing concern to his devoted wife.
A movie about a foreign correspondent based in Madrid, who sets out to expose a bogus famine relief operation that delivers guns instead of food.
A modern-day Casanova, Larry Hogan, makes a profession of romancing several women at the same time, assuming a different identity for each romance. He then uses their loneliness and vulnerability to swindle them to the maximum. When the fleeced women learn of each other's existence, four of his vict
A movie about what happens when the best friend and partner of a dedicated cop is killed by a pair of holdup men during a routine traffic check. The surviving officer can't shake the feeling that he indirectly caused his partner's death. Soon, his marriage and job performance beginto suffer. He star
A television movie about a Vietnam veteran's fight to keep the government from seizing his ranch for the expansion of a nearby missile base.
A true story about a family which fights to adopt their foster child when they believe she is being sexually molested by her natural father.
A two-part "Disney Sunday Movie" sequel to the feature film "Splash." Alan Bauer persuades mermaid Madison to return to New York to help save the family's failing produce makret business. Madison struggles to become the perfect housewife, but problems develop when Madison is called upon to rescue
A "Disney Sunday Movie" pilot about the ghost of a private investigator who hires a beautiful young woman to help him solve his own murder.
Suggested by real events, a small-town housewife finds to her horror that a popular high school instructor is teaching blatant anti-Semitism and that most everyone in the town is blind to her outrage.
Continuing the stories of Kunta Kinte and Fiddler from the 1977 miniseries "Roots," the two slaves visit a nearby plantation with their master where the slaves are planning an escape on Christmas Eve.
An American father is forced to abandon every belief he holds dear to save the life of his stewardess daugther, who has been taken hostage in an international terrorist incident in Frankfurt, West Germany.
A middle-aged couple decide to change their looks -- and ultimately, their lives -- by embarking on an obsessive odyssey of diet, exercise and plastic surgery.
Based on the true story of a six year-old boy who was set on fire by his abusive father, and the love between him and his mother during his agonizing recovery.
A movie about the life of the late entertainer Liberace. The dramatization is based on his personal recollections, interviews, and newspaper and magazine materials, and follows Liberace's dramatic rise from humble origins to a spectacular musical career and his worldwide fame as "Mr. Showmanship."
A father launches a desperate search for his daughter when she vanishes into thin air after a brutal gang murder.
A tough female police lieutenant investigates the murders of male dancers at a popular disco. As the attacker threatens to strike again, she is torn between her personal feelings for a handsome young rookie deeply in love with her, and her duty, when he volunteers to serve as a decoy dancer at the d
A "Police Story" television movie in which a hard-line cop is investigated by two members of the Internal Affairs Division after being framed for the murder of a prostitute. Imprisoned, he is identified as a cop and targeted for death.
A television movie capturing the romance and humor of the Old West in the story of a handsome U.S. marshal and his adventures with pretty women, colorful outlaws, and difficult horses.
A television movie about a desperate mother caught in the cycle of poverty with her young daughter. circumstances beyond her control. An "ABC Theater" presentation. --BASELINE.
A widow thinks she's ready for a new romance with her high school sweetheart, a physician of considerable means. The only thing standing in the way of rekindling this first love is the presence of his very attractive, very together 37-year-old girlfriend.
A pair of young police officers rent a large, run-down old house which becomes a crash pad and party haven for fellow officers.
A two-part "Disney Sunday Movie" about a lovestruck teenage boy who, as part of a scientific experiment, speed-grows into an adult, gets mistaken for the new principal, and turns high school into unbelievable fun.
A brilliant, emotionally scarred woman battles to the top of a powerful crime syndicate to free her family from a life of violence.
Based upon the true story of Frank Nitti, the man who, with Al Capone, ruled Chicago and became the boss after Capone was sent to Alcatraz.
A television movie dealing with the controversial world of college football recruiting and its effect on two star high school athletes. One of the football players is in college on a scholarship and has not interest in his classes, and the other has a fine academic record which becomes threatened b
A town unites to murder the local bully and then covers up the deed, while the county prosecutor is determined to uphold the law and seek out the killer.
A happy-go-lucky family descends on their daughter after she inherits a fortune from her Palm Beach employer.
A veteran member of the vice squad lapses into a routine of pills and liquor and a frightening loss of emotional control while on the job after her longtime affair with her division sergeant comes to an end and a dear friend commits suicide.
A "Disney Sunday Movie" about a music-loving mother who overnight climbs the charts as a hot rock sensation, but is forced to leave behind her kids and best friends for the sake of a glamorous new image, while a rival rocker schemes to expose her real identity. --BASELINE.
A "Disney Sunday Movie" presentation about a teenage rock star and the winner of his look-alike contest who change places and discover that being someone else is not much fun. George Newbern plays the dual role of the look-alikes.
A small-town cop is forced to don a mask and to assume a secret identity as "The Spirit" to combat crime in the big city.
Two young men, one white, one black, together lead runaway slaves on the dangerous journey from the American South to freedom in Canada in the years preceding the Civil War. John Fairchild, a member of the white plantation class in Virginia, and his best friend Bill Jackson, a slave, travel together
Two lawyers whose legal and personal morality is pitted against a community demands vengeance in a sensational murder trial.
A man is desperate to recapture his dignity and self-worth after mandatory retirement from his job as chief arson investigator for a big-city fire department.
A Christmas story about three inmates from a mental institution who believe they are The Three Wise Men of the Bible. They escape on camelback into the urban sprawl of Los Angeles in a whimsical search for the Christ child.
A TV movie continuing the adventures of the Love Boat gang.<P>Various passengers end up on board after receiving complimentary tickets from an agency called Luxury Travel, an outfit which turns out to be owned by famous reclusive billionaire Maxwell Thorn. Ace hypothesizes that Thorn plans to kill a
An animated, musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's 1908 story, which focuses on Mr. J. Thaddeus Toad, rich, arrogant and mischievous, whose reckless nature causes problems with his neighbors in the forest. Most angered are MacBadger, Water Rat and Moley, who all vow to teach Mr. Toad a lesson.
A loving couple struggling with the painful contradiction between betrayal and forgiveness after their marriage is torn apart by the husband's one night indiscretion with his wife's best friend.
A movie sequel to the 60-minute 1986-87 "Disney Sunday Movie" comedy, "Mr. Boogedy," in which the Davis family is preparing for the town festival. Mr. Boogedy, the banished ghost who had haunted the Davis household, is unleashed by Tom Lynch, the business rival of Carleton Davis, and this time Booge
A Thanksgiving movie, inspired by a classic Norman Rockwell painting, about a family in the Southwest in the 1950s. The painting depicts a father and son sitting on the running board of an old truck awaiting the train that will take the boy off to college. The film dramatizes the subsequent events i
When a soldier who went AWOL in Vietnam returns to visit his dying father, he is arrested for desertion.
A movie about the estranged son of a patrician family who leads a blue-collar life. He is reluctant to return home at his father's invitation for the dedication of an art museum. When he meets with his father tempers flare, and later the father is found brutally killed. Wrongfully accused of his fat
A movie about three generations of males who cruise a singles bar one weekend and, in the process, learn unexpected lessons about life and love.
A movie about Casanova, the great Italian lover. The film traces Casanova's life from his teenage years, as he struggles with the attempt to find a career that suits him, and his early romantic scrapes, to the older and more experienced Casanova, as he lives through adventure after adventure, especi
A rambunctious 11-year-old, raised in Las Vegas, has problems staying out of trouble in the various private schools in which she's enrolled. After Minerva is kicked out of another school, she returns home to her uncle Howie, who is quite exasperated over the situation. They find out that if Minerva
An unorthodox pair of U.S. marshals won't let their status or regulations stand in the way of searching for the person who killed a member of their unique agency.
A story that reveals the poignant and often desperate means taken by a 50-year-old factory foreman to hide his illiteracy from his employers and his family.
An adaptation for television of Neil Simon's comedy about three different couples who occupy the same suite in New York's Plaza Hotel. Carol Burnett portrays the female lead in all three segments of the play, each of whom spars in her own distinctively humorous way with one of a trio of wayward men.
A story about a suave spy and his unsophisticated twin brother who reluctantly fills his shoes. Super-spy Jason Star disappears just prior to a vital exchange of information. The National Security Bureau decides on the only solution available. They must coax Jason's twin brother, Dr. Warren Starbind
A woman identifies a murderer in a police line-up and then faces a reign of terror when the killer is freed by the court on grounds of insufficient evidence. The woman's life, including her career as a therapist for disturbed children, begins to fall apart, until she bolsters her confidence with the
A terminally ill young wife turns to those she loves to help her end her suffering. First her husband, and then her best male friend are forced to consider her unusual request for aid in committing suicide.
A young American doctor who volunteers at a small village clinic in Ethiopia and, appalled by the increasing famine, becomes determined to rally world interest in the crisis. She battles with resistance from the authorities and, at the same time, falls in love with a brash, cynical free-lance televi
A fictionalized account of the magical events that transformed the life of famed escape artist, Harry Houdini, when he was a youngster. After a performance, Houdini describes to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle how, at age 12, he ran away from home to join a traveling show to learn how to become a magician. U
Four brothers (played by the Bottoms Brothers) from a Hawaiian Island family struggle to preserve their dynasty when their father mysteriously disappears following an indictment for bribery.
A two-part "Disney Sunday Movie" about two American high school seniors who masquerade as ultra-chic, European exchange students, fulfilling their wildest dreams of social conquest at the risk of being disgraced.
A father of a young child with epilepsy learns of a drug that could cure her, but is only available in Europe, not in the United States. He begins his mission to obtain the drug for his daughter at any cost.
A media magnate builds a publishing empire based on sexual and political freedom but, as a powerful and controversial figure of the Kennedy era, becomes a prisoner of his desires for revenge and power.
A world-weary, globe-trotting, Hong Kong-based soldier of fortune -- an "old China hand" in an unsoiled white suit -- gets mixed up in the murder of a long-time pal and in police corruption in this busted series pilot that had been sitting on some shelf in Aaron Spelling's office apparently for some
An ex-secret agent who leads a one-woman invasion of Cuba to rescue an old colleague.
An adaptation of Nicolas Roeg's 1976 theatrical film of the same title starring David Bowie, about an alien marooned on Earth who is tracked by the military as he helps others during his search for a way to build a spaceship to return to his doomed world.
An elegant concert pianist-turned-jewel thief tries ransoming her kidnapped boyfriend and gets involved in the Mexican desert with a bearded, devil-may-care, cigar chomper.
A two-part television movie sequel to the 1959 theatrical film, "The Shaggy Dog." The plot involves the mishaps of a young man involuntarily transformed by a magic ring into a large sheepdog. Airing as a "Disney Sunday Movie."
A television movie based on former First Lady Betty Ford's autobiography. The film depicts her alcohol and drug addiction, her family's struggle to confront these addictions, and her ultimate triumph over substance abuse.
A man meets the woman of his dreams but discovers that not only isn't she the woman she says she is, but also that she is about to marry another man, and won't call the wedding off.
An old man is outraged at the city when a teenage boy is beaten to death after being denied refuge in the old man's home. A young teacher is determined to learn the truth about the murder of one of his students, a Hispanic teenager, who is beaten to death in a racial attack. He was denied refuge in
A high school track star is obsessed with the deadly drug "crack." His addiction not only endangers his life but threatens to destroy his relationships with his best friend and his father, an introspective clergyman.
A young couple devote their lives to adopting unwanted children of mixed age, ethnic background, nationality, and mental and physical capability.
Two high school students are ill-prepared for the bitter reality of teenage parenthood.
A "Disney Sunday Movie" about two single parents who take their children on a camping vacation. When the two children get into danger, they are rescued by the giant Sasquatch, a legendary creature more commonly known as Bigfoot. When the creature is in danger of being captured and exploited, the chi
A former American agent comes out of hiding to save his father's chateau in the South of France, and at the same time exposes himself to agents on both sides who seem to want him out of the way.
An astronaut's freak accident in space empowers him with the skills to intensify his five senses.
Three competitive private eyes -- two men and a woman, all ex-cops who apparently invested well enough to become millionaires -- vie with one another in solving a pair of complicated murders that also involve an attempted baseball playoff fix and blackmail. This displayed all the earmarks of a pilot
A young California girl struggles for survival after being abducted by the leading suspect in a string of rape-murders. When 16-year-old Tina Risico is abducted by Christopher Wilder at a shopping mall, her behavior surprises him. She does not beg or plead for her life--the kind of behavior that i
A movie developed at the National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, about a lighthearted Cockney girl who discovers that life in America is not one big Doris Day movie when she joins her young American husband in a distressed mining town during the 1950s, and encounters ho
A teenage runaway, seeking excitement and a sense of belonging, becomes part of a highly organized band of young drug dealers, while his mother braves the dangers of the city to keep her son from being swallowed up forever.
Lisa and Tom Burke, former advertising executives in New York, relocate to Arizona where Tom has a new post as president of a children's wear company. When they arrive, they are shocked to learn that Cyrus, Tom's boss, thinks they have a family, which he believes to be essential for the image of the
Various romantic entanglements occur among the week's visitors to a Club Med resort in Ixtapa, Mexico. The "chef du village" is shocked when a former lover turns up, and must also cope with the troubled son of a close pilot friend killed on a rescue flight.
A movie about two escaping chain gang prisoners, one white and one black, who hate each other, but in their flight for freedom, find they'll do almost anything to survive, including becoming friends.
A television movie about a struggling antiques dealer and her rich and devious twin sister. Years ago, Samantha stole Karen's lover and married him. After Samantha drowns in a boating accident, Karen steps into her sister's life -- that of a wealthy widow -- but when Karen discovers that Samantha ha
A family and marriage are torn apart at the seams when a man who believes that abortion is wrong is faced with the unwanted pregnancies of his beautiful second wife and his unmarried teenage daughter.
A romance with a man gives way to a romance with a woman when a widow and mother discovers a side of herself she never knew existed in this television movie about bisexuality, lesbianism, and the conflict in a woman's family.
Chris Proctor, top agent for an international peacekeeping force, reluctantly accepts a beautiful partner, Lisa Hampton, after he discovers she is an android. He then battles to stop jail escapee Rachel Hawkins, who has stolen the code which gives her access to the Pentagon's computers -- and everyt
Inspirational Disney movie based on the true story of a teenaged Cambodian refugee who spoke little English when she arrived in the United States in 1970 but went on to become a spelling bee champion within four years. Set in Chattanooga, Tenn., it was filmed by Australian director Simon Wincer (his
Six people and a rambunctious pooch are involved in the complications that ensue when the owners of two identical cars drive off in the wrong ones in this Disney comedy that has Tony Randall as an eccentric Army major, Audra Lindley as his wife, author of several books on child-rearing, and two chil
A television movie dramatizing the catastrophic events and circumstances leading up to a devastating leak at an American chemical plant which kills and injures hundreds of people.
Joanna Cassidy, Linda Purl and Tracy Nelson (singer Rick Nelson's actress daughter) are ladies with lust in their eyes, and during one sensual summer, live out their fantasies with the men of their dreams: an artist (Barry Bostwick), a rock star (Rick Moses), and a Latin lothario (Sasha Mitchell), r
A charming, perennially boyish poolman whose prowess with women is legendary among his single friends, begins to question his pleasure-seeking lifestyle after he falls in love with a beautiful, self-assured conceptual artist.
A movie about Nick Sandusky, a down-and-out, debt-ridden detective living in the fast lane, who stumbles through a bizarre missing persons case while also trying to establish a relationship with his eleven-year-old son, Mitchell, whom he hasn't seen in nine years.
After suffering a nervous breakdown, an actress makes a successful comeback in Hollywood.
A heroic astronaut and a space chimp encounter a mysterious cloud which results in the astronaut's mind being transferred to the body of the chimp. He will stay a chimp unless his teenage son can turn things around.
A TV movie continuing the adventures of the Love Boat gang.<P>Annette Duvall and her daughter, Heather, are an accomplished bunko team. Heather plans to lure a wealthy man into a "stacked" card game with her mother. But complications arise when the intended dupe, young and very rich Wellington Davis
Farrah Fawcett again got critical acceptance as a serious actress for her portrayal here of the real-life Beate Klarsfeld, a German Protestant housewife who, with the encouragement and support of her Jewish law student husband, Serge, began an unrelenting campaign (continuing to the present) to brin
Martin Sheen's chilling portrayal of an abusive drunk whose alcoholism tears apart his family, although his wife steadfastly denies there's a problem, gave this commanding drama its own sheen, as it were. In a small part is his real-life daughter, Renee Estevez, whom Dad later would direct in a dayt
A reclusive World War II hero helps a gung-ho band of youngsters save a lovable stray from dognappers via a daring raid on a puppy kennel run by a villain. Airing as a "Disney Sunday Movie."
Douglas Forbes, a Tennessee mail carrier, is arrested and charged with the rape of three women. After his conviction, Forbes' wife, who refuses to believe her husband's guilt, fights to free him until someone else confesses to the rapes. But Forbes wants to be declared innocent rather than receive a
Sentimental dramatization of Pete Gray's story. Keith Carradine (with one arm tied behind his back) plays the one-armed baseball player of the 1940s who not only realized his dream of playing in the major leagues (he was with the St. Louis Browns briefly) but inspired a handicapped youngster. Dennis
Touching but melancholy dramatization of real-life sportswriter Frank Delford's book about his eight-year-old daughter's losing battle with cystic fibrosis, with Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia as the grieving parents and Gennie James as the young girl. Carol Evan McKeand and Nigel McKeand earned
Max Sinclair, a director of a foster facility for older children who has his work cut out for him by his charges. The wild bunch of kids and the grown-ups who care for them go to extraordinary lengths to keep their impromptu "family" together.
The dramatic change which occurs when an American city passes a local law allowing people to carry guns for self-defense after a holdup becomes a massacre, is examined in this television movie.
A movie about a pair of young lovers forced to struggle with anger, pride, and an uncertain future when the man returns from Vietnam after being blinded in combat.
A musical fairy tale about a country singer whose quiet Christmas holiday in her beloved home in the Smoky Mountains turns into an adventure when she becomes involved with seven orphans, a mysterious mountain man, and an evil witch.
A group of teenaged high-achievers form a secret society to rid their high school of drugs, violence, and vandalism. But when their vigilante tactics prove to be as deplorable as the evils they are trying to stamp out, their leader is faced with a life or death choice.
A TV movie continuing the adventures of the Love Boat gang.<P>Exercise doctor Charlene Thomas and her companion, Doris Johnson, board ship with the doctor booked to run an exercise class for the duration of the cruise. The woman introduced as Dr. Thomas is properly svelte, but her companion is consi
Contemporary gothic drama about a young woman (Linda Purl) hired to write the family history of a shipbuilding dynasty and finding supernatural forces at work when she moves into the clan's compound on a lonely, windswept bluff near Seattle. Initially, Loretta Young had been coaxed out of retirement
A teenage boy with epilepsy undergoes a new drug therapy that permits him to attend a regular school for the first time. But he develops a tolerance to the drug and his seizures reappear. When Kellin, the teenage boy, discovers that his parents did not tell him about a radical, high-risk surgical pr
A western movie about two young children and their loyal horse, Big Red, the only survivors of a wagon train massacre. They bravely struggle through the Utah wilderness, facing horse thieves and various adversities to be reunited with family.
An adventure movie about a family that becomes virtually indestructable. Every son thinks his father is indestructable and Eric Wilder's dad really is. Eric's dad Jeffrey's super human gift is noticed after he is exposed to a mysterious gas. Since Jeffrey is now a man that no one can destroy or kill
A family adventure about a high-spirited group of youngsters living at a Marine air station who uncover a scheme to steal military equiptment, only to find that the authorities believe their discovery is just one more in a long line of pranks.
A television movie, based on authentic accounts, about the attempts by the bank robbers and brothers Jesse and Frank James to become reputable as gentleman farmers. The brothers, however, are forced to seek revenge when a bombing causes their stepbrother's death and their mother's arm to be severed.
The wish of a 40-year-old executive to return to the fun-filled high school days of his youth is magically granted. But he forgets that seventeen-year-olds have problems -- especially when it comes to affairs of the heart.
In this Disney film, a worldly, sophisticated, talking feline who has inherited $5 million is catnapped by its deceased owner's dastardly relatives who figure the inheritance is rightly theirs. Palmer the Cat, playing to the hilt the role of Leo Kohlmeyer, befurred and four-legged multi-millionaire,
In reaction to his brother's death in a senseless hit-and-run-accident, a man customizes his truck and sets off nightly as a one-man avenger of the road, gaining a reputation as a hero known as the Gladiator.
Colleen Dewhurst won an Emmy Award (as Outstanding Supporting Actress) for her starring role with Farrah Fawcett in this dramatic clash of wills between an overbearing, ex-opera diva mother and her schoolteacher daughter-in-law living under the same roof. The older woman is determined to retain her
A television movie featuring three generations of the Bridges family. The story concerns a young boy who becomes fond of an injured goose destined for the Thanksgiving table.
A policeman's life is shattered when he mistakenly kills a youth while pursuing cop killers. But he earns a chance at redemption by taking in a troubled boy who may have witnessed the slayings.
A Christmas movie about a crafty con man whose holiday spirit is renewed when two children believe him to be the real Santa Claus.
In her return to television after decamping "Laverne and Shirley" in the fall of 1982, Cindy Williams is a lonely woman caught up in an all-too-real nightmare, dreaming of being saved by a sensuous stranger from a stalking killer and awakening to find that her lover as well as her pursuer are real.
Distraught parents are forced by their rebellious teenaged children to resort to extreme measures -- even at the risk of losing them forever. They turn to their local Toughlove family support program in the desperate hope of an eleventh-hour solution.
Nick Mancuso, as the Deputy Chief of the American Embassy in Rome, finds himself and his staff at the center of various crises including a plot to steal U.S. defense secrets, keeping his press attache girlfriend and the brazen hussey trying to replace her on the job and in his affections from a cat
Richard Crenna won the Emmy Award as Outstanding Actor for his performance as a macho police officer forced to reexamine his own cynical attitute toward sexually assaulted women when he himself is raped by a pair of burly cop-haters. Co-star Meredith Baxter had a relatively small role as a rape coun
Stephen Parr plays a road-company Rambo, leading an elite commando force against a band of merceneries who've taken over a small southwestern town. This prospective series pilot, a cross between "The Magnificent 7" and "The A-Team," was labeled "fascistic" by more than one critic on its premiere.
The subject of domestic violence was addressed here in the fact-based story of a father shot to death by his teenaged son, fed up with the physical and emotional abuse he, his sister and their mother have been taking for years. Although the actual story took place in South Dakota, the film was shot entirely on location in Dallas, Texas.
Disneyesque charmer about a modern day youngster, obsessed with aviation as his daredevil grandfather had been, and determined to go back in time with the old-timer next door, ex-partner of the boy's granddad, to stop the long ago flyer's daring attempt to be the first across the Atlantic during the
A wealthy eccentric with a mysterious lifestyle teams up with a beautiful college professor whom he finds has a mutual obsession with challenging, high-risk, life-endangering games. Most critics found this alleged thriller beneath contempt.
The old white-knuckles disaster-in-the plot, featuring a cast of familiar "guest stars," is dusted off (there's a bomb aboard a Hawaiian-bound jetliner) for this pilot to a prospective series revolving around the problems on the job -- and at home -- of a manager of a large metropolitan airport (Gil
A fiery, redheaded, rule-bending female detective, dubbed by critics as "Dirty Harriette" because of her Clint Eastwood-like approach to let her guns do the talking where the bad guys are involved, takes on a ruthless cocaine matriarch in this exceptionally violent movie whose unexpected popularity
A group of teenagers read a message scrawled on parchment, thus bringing the dead in a cemetery back to life. Film relates how fiendish types pursue the teens in a series of comic adventures.
Two teenagers fulfill a suicide pact that tears apart two families in this socially significant update of the "Romeo and Juliet" theme, allowing tour-de-force performances by stars Ellen Burstyn and Marsha Mason as two women, close friends whose lives are forever changed by the death of their childr
In this sequel to the greatly-admired "The Ewok Adventure" which premiered a year earlier as George Lucas' maiden television venture (directed by John Korty), these imaginative, adventuresome furry creatures team up with a little girl marooned on the forest moon of Endor where her family's starship
A cutesy treatment of a reportedly true story about a happily married housewife and mother who hires herself out for assorted domestic services -- though drawing the line at sex, with Yuppie lawyer husband incensed at having to share wifey with various part-time "mates."
This television remake of the 1954 Broadway stage hit and subsequent film two years later of Maxwell Anderson's play adapted from William March's tidy little horror novel (both starred Nancy Kelly as the horrified mother and Patty McCormack as the precious young daughter she discovers to be a murder
Would-be thriller involving a woman on the run from a vicious killer, her skeptical live-in lover, a spooky motel owner and an antique Ouija board conveying messages from the spirit world. Brad Fiedel's eerie music is as much a star of this one as any of the actors literally running around for about
U.S. Government scientists fashion a human-like creature named J.O.E. designed to kill on orders, but which fails to obey the command. In order to prevent J.O.E.'s destruction, Michael Roarke, one of the scientists who created J.O.E., flees with him and programs him with human potentials. The televi
A serio-comedy involving a comely schoolteacher, recently dumped by her lover, and a widower, whose life's been in a tailspin following the death of his wife, who come together in a self-help group and try to shake their melancholy in each other's company. Two basically comic actors (Ritter and Gles
In 1963, celebrated feminist/author/editor Gloria Steinem -- then a struggling journalist -- decided to do a piece on the newly opened Playboy Club in the Big Apple for Show Magazine and gamely joined other new recruits for training as a Playboy Bunny. The fluff piece later turned up in her best-sel
Slick but suoerficial dramatization of the scandalous, long-time love affair between the powerful but married publisher and the chorus girl he helped turn into a Ziegfeld star and '30s film personality. Mitchum played Mitchum here although the script called him William Randolph Heart and British sta
Penny Marshall stars as a lovable eccentric who becomes obsessed with competing in Hawaii's Ironman Triathlon -- a grueling day-long sports contest that consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile running race -- and her teenaged son encourages her to "go for it!" Much of the m
In this romantic slush dealing with role reversal, glib young writer Tim Matheson finds himself quite willingly a male "mistress" to the sleek, very beautiful, but very married Jane Seymour, his magazine editor boss.
A college sophomore's revelation to his parents that he is gay tears apart a "perfect" family, with mom shocked beyond belief and dad, recovering from a near-fatal stroke, devastated and betrayed. The 1975 novel by Laura Z. Hobson, best known for her "Gentleman's Agreement" of the '40s, was the sour
Burt Lancaster's unscrupulous publisher of a slick, supermarket checkout-counter tabloid bent on exploiting a glamorous movieland couple was seen in many quarters as what had become of his corrupt J.J. Hunsecker character of "Sweet Smell of Success" nearly twenty years earlier. Henry Winkler, "The F
Take the Jeff Bridges/Nancy Allen movie, "Starman," and change the sexes, add a touch of music video ambiance, delete the foul language and this brisk, amiable sci-fi tale emerges, with a lithe extraterrestrial fleeing relentless alien killers with the help of a sympathetic but endlessly astonished
Veteran black L.A. cop and his young white partner, investigating a murder at a music video studio, find the trail leading to the Hollywood porno trade in this busted pilot to a prospective series for Carl Weathers, who had become a star playing Apollo Creed to Sylvester Stallone''s Rocky Balboa and, after this pilot, went on to another series of his own, "Fortune Dane."
A television movie depicting the passion and intrigue that reign as alliances and rivalries change daily in the highly competitive world of computer electronics in Northern California's Silicon Valley.
Futuristic prospective series pilot, a distant cousin to the 1975 theatrical violent sport movie "Rollerball," revolves around a turn-of-the-millenium family on the Great Eve (the night before the year 2000 begins) planning for a reunion. Son Richard Beymer (returning to the spotlight years after "W
Antagonistic in-laws, a highway patrolman and a good-old-boy trucker, reluctantly join forces to battle an unscrupulous tycoon who happens to be the father of their twin ex-wives and a nasty land developer who' s trying to gobble up valuable waterfront property. A pilot to a prospective series that
Talk about your "disease of the week" TV movies, this one is all-encompassing drama including teenage pregnancy, drug addiction, alcoholism, terminal cancer, premature birth, medical red tape, and other wrenching traumas -- all involving a fifteen year-old high schooler (played by Mary Staurt Master
In this television movie, life is one cliff-hanger after another for a bright and beautiful woman and the reluctant young man who joins her in defying death as they investigate a series of baffling murders and disappearances in the Caribbean for a mysterious novelist whose best-selling thrillers are
A happily married couple -- he's a successful physician, she's a respected writer -- refuse to be crushed when a series of heart attacks repeatedly threaten the doctor's life. Both stars (Garner in particular shedding his genial rugged man image with extra poundage and thinning hair) demonstrated tr
Three men and a girl embark on a deadly underwater hunt for sunken treasure in this unofficial remake of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" with Brooke Shields in the Tim Holt role, Burgess Meredith in Walter Huston's, and Tom Byrd and Brian Kerwin sharing Bogart's. The network press releases to the
In her TV-movie debut, Jane Fonda stars as an illiterate Kentucky woman who uproots her children to follow her husband to Detroit during World War II, where he has found work as a mechanic, and tries to adjust to a new way of life by utilizing her natural talents as a wood carver. Susan Cooper and H
In this lavish (by TV standards) remake of Cecil B. De Mille's 1949 Biblical epic, the bold and rebellious Danite from one of the tribes of Israel that fled Egypt in the Great Exodus and the Philistine courtesan who seduces and then betrays him, newcomer Antony Hamilton is Samson and Australian actr
Newspaper columnist John Getz tries to juggle the hectic schedule of his job, trying to clear a woman blamed for her child's death, and romancing his ex-wife who happens to be his gruff boss' daughter in this prospective series pilot.
A teenager who is the victim of a rare disease that rapidly accelerates aging tries to cram his three great life ambitions into the months he has left -- to locate the father who had abandoned his family fifteen years earlier, to play saxophone with a jazz band, and to make love to a woman. The film
Angie Dickinson has a tour-de-force starring in three separate stories -- as a rich woman competing with her sexy daughter for the man she (Dickinson) married; as a beauty who marries a billionaire and becomes insanely jealous of his other love; and as a country singer who is forced to choose betwee
Christopher Lemmon (Jack's son) is a suburban nine-to-fiver who gets mixed up in inventor buddy Charlie Rocket's get-rich-quick scheme that lands both of them in prison and eventually into a series of misadventures resulting from a bizarre breakout in this pilot to a prospective comedy series.
This whimsical tale, Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Children's Program, finds Santa Claus and his toy factory (an imaginative world created by Inovision in a gaily-wrapped gift box) saved from destruction by a trio of wide-eyed children and their initially disbelieving mom after their oil wildcatter
Robert Young recreates his legendary TV character from the long-running series (1969-76) and is joined by Elena Verdugo as Nurse Consuelo Lopez and a roster of brand new characters in this pilot to a revival of the series. Here, Dr. Welby resists attempts to put him out to pasture by the hospital wh
In this pilot to a prospective series, college professor Michael Nouri, an amateur sleuth, and his eccentric blue-blood aunt, Glynis Johns, set out to trap suave but murderous doctor Patric O'Neal who specializes in heart attacks. Filmed on location in and around Boston and at Tufts University.
Originally called "Under Suspicion," this is a drama about a model cop's wife who discovers that she and her husband are under investigation in a police spying operation because the church to which they belong has been sheltering refugees from El Salvador, and her efforts to retaliate by exposing th
Madeleine Stowe is a doctor framed for malpractice following the death of a patient, an influential congressman. Convinced of her diagnosis she sets out on her own medical investigation only to stumble onto a secret organization of beautiful women conspiring to take over the government. Actor Paul M
"An intimate comedy-drama about the people who pursue their love fantasies in neon-lit gathering places" is how the network publicity releases described this quite incisive saga of the lonely women (and men) who have turned a well-patronized small city bar into the local pickup joint. Dolly Parton's
Kathleen Quinlan stars as a plain-jane college professor, divorced, lonely, and under the thumb of her over-protective father, but at a teachers' convention, blossoms after a few drinks, entices three male colleagues to her room to party and later accuses them of rape, although they claim in court t
A space scientist and his wife move to a new community where they are recruited for membership in an exclusive country club by a beautiful seductress with unearthly powers, only to discover that she is the devil herself and the posh surroundings are the gateway to hell. Daytime soap opera star Susan
Pilot film to a prospective series, with four beautiful government agents posing as aerobics teachers for Velvet International, health spas used as a front for the Network Security Intelligence Agency. In the pilot, the four agents bravely attempt to rescue a kidnapped scientist who is being held fo
Ann-Margret and Treat Williams, in the second TV-movie for each, have the roles made famous in the 1951 film of Tennessee Williams' play by Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando as the sexually repressed Southern belle and her animalistic brother-in-law. While Kazan's film left out some of the more unabash
Controversial, highly publicized drama about incest, spotlighted at the time as TV''s "last taboo," with Ted Danson -- as far from his "Cheers" character of Sam Malone as imaginable -- playing the father accused by his teenage daughter of having sex with her. Original, more exploitive title was "Daddy''s Little Girl." Emmy Award nominations included Outstanding Drama Special, actor, actress, supporting actress (Zal), director, writer, composer and film editor.
Those furry creatures introduced in "Return of the Jedi" provided George Lucas with his entry into television in this remarkable film odyssey, given a visual excitement from Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic company that transforms the Ewok's adventures with two young space castaways searching for t
A group of former high-priced call girls who got out of the trade in the ''60s after one of them was battered to death are reunited twenty years later when the convicted killer is released from prison vowing vengeance. Among the hookers, in an interesting casting twist, is Debby Boone in her TV-movie debut playing against type, although the character also vies for fame as an inspirational singer.
A con-artist charms his way into a job as school prinicipal to be near his ex-fiance and gets his former prison mate a position in charge of security when the school's mounting drug problem surfaces. Daytime soap star Anthony Geary plays the chameleon-like ex-con, and daytime soap producer Gloria Mo
A New Jersey mechanic has a yen for a change and heads for California to find the girl of his dreams. Robby Benson is the young man living out his fantasy, Doris Roberts his overbearing mother, Martha Longley the bikini-clad doll he flips for in Malibu, Martin Mull her high-powered manager, Tawny Ki
A psychotic murderer who has killed her lover, a wealthy attorney, sets out to frame her identical twin sister for the crime in this remake of the 1946 Robert Siodmak movie starring Olivia de Havilland and Lew Ayres. Jane Seymour plays both sisters, as de Havilland had done, and Stephen Collins (in
A serio-comedy casting John Ritter and Penny Marshall as next door suburbanites who overcome their mutual dislike for one another and are drawn into an unlikely affair when his wife runs off with her husband, leaving them to cope with their children and their houses.
A detective is put on the case of the killer who seems to be working this way through the year murdering calendar models, already having bumped off Miss January and Miss February and now stalking Miss March.
This TV movie about the pioneering TV comedian spotlights the little known story of his two-year search for the two young daughters abducted by his ex-wife following a bitter custody struggle that raged while he was making his meteoric rise from local Philadelphia television personality to network s
Glynnis O'Connor is real-life Air Force nurse Leola Mae Harmon, whose face is shattered and her marriage destroyed in an automobile accident, and Armand Assante is the fiercely dedicated plastic surgeon in the military hospital who not only reconstructs her face but renews her courage and revitalize
Midwestern teenager sets out for San Francisco following her father's death and camps on the doorstep of the mother she never knew, unaware that she is a high-priced call girl unable or unwilling to alter her lifestyle to become a regular mom.
Robert Mitchum is the real-life Gary Tison who, in 1978, was sprung from Arizona State Prison by his teenage sons, along with vicious fellow inmate, Stuart Margolin, and then leads them on a murderous spree across the Southwest.
Dianne Wiest is a rape victim, a schoolteacher and mother of two, who comes to grips with her fears and, at a crisis center, agrees to meet face-to-face with hardened rapists in an experimental therapy program.
A chic Manhattan modeling agency's seductive owner plucks a rugged young Nevada rancher from obscurity and endeavors to make him into an overnight sex symbol, only to discover that he craves the wide open spaces back home. Jon-Erik Hexum, in his first starring film, is the hunk who came to real-life
When Australian bank robbers flee to an outback town, the locals plan a scheme to outwit them.
An exclusive prep school for girls is terrorized by a crazed killer, who is systematically murdering the students one by one.
Three hopefuls -- Shanna Reed, Deborah Geffner and Maureen Teefy -- each wants to be a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, vying for the one open spot the hall's choreographer, Gwen Verdon (in her TV-movie debut), has to fill. Sheree North plays Geffner's ex-Rockette mother and John Heard is a magazine
This contemporary retelling of Oscar Wilde's macabre tale is given a change of sex with Dorian now a beautiful, never-aging model. Anthony Perkins is the evil fashion world manipulator who leads her into a life of corruption, and Joseph Bottoms is her lover who has deserted his pregnant wife for her
A television movie pilot for an ABC series based on Arthur Hailey's novel "Hotel." Dramatic vignettes depict incidents in the lives of guests and staff of the St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco.
A hypersonic passenger jet is forced into orbit.
A middle-aged man fights boredom by walking out on his family and having a fling with a younger woman. Robert Conrad is the philandering hubby, Jennifer Warren his loving wife, and Ann Dusenberry his paramour.
The double life of an American art dealer who is secretly a Ninja, raised from infancy by a Japanese-American family, and is recruited, in this pilot to a prospective series, to rescue a group of important scientists held by terrorists atop a Dallas skyscraper. Michael Beck's adoptive sister is play
In this pilot to a prospective Travis McGee detective series, Sam Elliott portrays John D. MacDonald's world-weary private eye trying to help charter boat skipper friend Richard Farnsworth salvage his reputation that sank when his boat ran aground, resulting in a death that just might have been fake
The controversial, widely-viewed dramatization of a nuclear catastrophe causing the destruction of Lawrence, Kansas, home of America's strategic missile arsenal which has become the focus of a superpower confrontation. A grim picture of rural life before, during and after a nuclear blast, with a hug
In her dramatic television debut, Ann-Margret is the true-life Lucile Fray, an Iowa farm woman with ten children who, discovering she has terminal cancer and feeling her alcoholic husband (Frederic Forrest) is unable to care for the kids, sets out to find new homes for each of them. Ann-Margret's Em
Peter Strauss is a steelworker caught in the shutdown of a mill where his family had worked for decades and goes south to find a job but, frustrated when the unemployment drags on, he turns to drink and takes his frustrations out on the wife and kids.
Musician David Soul, scanning the tower opposite his through binoculars from the living room of his plush Chicago lakeside complex, finds an alluring woman, Pam Dawber, watching him through a telescope, and soon the two discover that their voyeuristic game has been joined by someone else who is watc
Billy Dee Williams and Parker Stevenson star in this prospective series pilot as a pair of TV detectives who are fired from their fictional series by their jealous co-star (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) and decide to open up shop as real private eyes to earn money between acting jobs.
Dorothy McGuire returned to television after a long absence to star as a feisty, widowed desert farmer who takes on the water company by dynamiting the city-owned reservoir to spotlight her cause: the depletion of the valley's water to feed the city's aqueduct system. Bill Erwin is her dear old Paiu
This valentine to the Philadelphia socialite who hit it big in show business before giving up her career to marry Monaco's Prince Rainier in 1956 reportedly had Princess Grace's blessing, as well as her participation and input, until her death from a stroke and an automobile accident in September, 1
Daytime television soap opera stars Anthony Geary and Judith Light have the leads as a visiting doctor and a resort community resident in this exploitive drama dealing with a herpes outbreak that developer Robert Vaughn wants hushed up before the scandal ruins him. Originally (and outrageously) tit
Lindsay Wagner stars as Barbara Graham, who was executed in the San Quentin gas chamber in 1955 for her participation in a robbery/murder. This remake of the 1958 movie which won Susan Hayward her Academy Award was written by Don M. Mankiewicz (who co-authored the screenplay to the Hayward movie) an
A high-priced call girl goes through an identity crisis as her professional life starts to unravel. Like many of the "Hill Street Blues" cast members, Veronica Hamel got her own starring movie here, with Jeffrey DeMunn as her latest lover, a doctor who offers her an honest relationship; Henderson Fo
Sultry college dropout Phoebe Cates moves in with older sister Pamela Bellwood and proceeds to break up the relationship between the latter and her live-in boyfriend, Ted Wass, with whom baby sister begins a sensuous love affair. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., is the girls' stern widower father.
High-powered Seattle divorce lawyer Tom Selleck discovers his own marriage failing and must juggle his own domestic conflicts with his clients' problems. Jane Curtin, one of the original "Saturday Night Live" zanies, made her dramatic acting debut in this movie. It had been scheduled to be titled "D
In this pilot to a prospective series about the adventures of a TV investigative news reporter and single mother, fictional Kate Bennett finds her life imperiled, along with that of her daughter, when she doggedly pursues the story of a sniper attack on several nurses.
To make ends meet, suburban housewives Karen Valentine, Jamie Lee Curtis and Linda Purl join a prostitution ring run by local realtor Susan Flannery and find themselves trapped with a vice syndicate.
Ann Jillian's portrait of legendary actress Mae West in this customarily white-washed TV biography, covering her flamboyant career through her triumphant Broadway return in "Diamond Lil" in 1948, won her an Emmy Award nomination. James Brolin plays Mae West's long-time lover and manager, Jim Timony,
A comedy western that teams up a Missouri mining town's barroom belles and their self-righteous sisters to fight off a ragtag band of renegade soldiers after their own men have marched off to war. Representing the shady ladies are Joan Collins as the town madame, Phyllis Davis and Morgan Brittany. T
Vanessa Redgrave is a middle-aged Irish-American schoolteacher and mother of three grown daughters who finds herself pregnant again and must agonize over whether to give birth to a child that probably will be deformed or have an abortion against her religious beliefs. Jack Albertson, as her tough-ta
A 12-year-old genius joins forces with his international soldier-of-fortune uncle and the latter's agent colleagues, a sexy spy and a very proper butler, to retrieve a treasure of artworks from a nefarious neo-Nazi leader, played by Christopher Lee. A pilot to a prospective series.
A bi-coastal businesswoman maintains two separate households and has two husbands -- an importer in New York and a cartoonist in Los Angeles.
The daughter of a troubled family who was killed in an automobile accident returns from the grave to take each member back with her one by one. Dennis Weaver and Valerie Harper, as the parents, previously played a married couple in "The Day the Loving Stopped".
Paul Williams and Pat McCormick are a pair of ill-matched investigators--a police psychologist and a one-time cop turned insurance detective--tracking down arsonists and running into assorted "guests", like Eddie Albert as a flamboyant TV evangelist, William Daniels as the head of a sex clinic, Mari
A restless teenager is arrested and jailed following a drunken binge, and his parents face a 40-day ordeal of trying to get him out after he is charged with assault after defending himself from the hardened criminals with whom he was locked up. Martin Sheen and real-life son Emilio Estevez acted tog
The marketing of teenage fashion models, with Joan Hackett and Jennifer Warren as the ambitious mothers of million dollar babies Daryl Hannah and Alexandra Paul, and Joan Collins as a powerful agent. Morgan Fairchild took the Collins role in the subsequent series based on this film during the 1984-85 TV season.
A newly ordained minister accepts a summer job with a dynamic TV evangelist only to find deep conflicts between the latter's conventional activities servicing his community's spiritual needs and his power wielded as a television celebrity. A similarly titled theatrical feature dealt more light-heart
Teenagers growing up in an urban combat zone, filmed on location in New York City and throughout its subway system. Ike Eisenmann is a subway graffiti painter whose artistic talents are noticed by concerned cop Paul Winfield, who becomes his surrogate father and urges him to help track down drug kin
A young law student moonlighting as a coroner's aide becomes suspicious when a murder victim is found to have his body drained of blood, and soon begins piecing together a puzzle tying in a string of killings with an alluring hooker who might just be into vampirism.
The fifth winner of the annual ABC Theater Award for new plays, this drama tells of a proud man who feels that time and younger men threaten his existence after he is forced to take on a young assistant in the factory repair shop that he has run by himself for so long. Louis Gossett, Jr., is the fie
The first of two TV movies premiering in the space of three nights centering on the romance and July 1981 wedding of Britain's Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. As the two leads, both David Robb and Caroline Bliss made their American TV acting debuts, although Robb had been seen previously in t
The second surrogate mother TV-movie to air in less than a week, with Stephanie Zimbalist as research geneticist William Atherton's wife who agrees to the experimental procedure of a "test-tube baby," having her fetus brought to full term in a glass jar in a laboratory.
In this sumptuous remake of the 1940 Bette Davis/Herbert Marshall version of Somerset Maugham's tale of smoldering passions on a rubber plantation in the Malayan jungles, Lee Remick and Australian actor Jack Thompson star as the restless wife and her rubber planter husband behind whose back she had
In her second TV-movie premiering in a period of three nights, Suzanne Pleshette is the creator and writer of a popular late-night soap opera, the future of which is threatened when, one by one, the stars begin dying mysteriously and she soon discovers that she could be the next victim. Several daytime soap opera stars, including Peter Bergman of "All My Children", Stuart Damon of "General Hospital", John Gabriel of "Ryan''s Hope", Robin Mattson of "General Hospital" and Robert S. Woods of "One Life to Live", put in appearances as a gimmick.
Viewed as a land-locked "Love Boat," this comedy pilot about a honeymoon haven in the Poconos run by its founder/owner Andy Griffith, his career minded daughter Deborah Raffin, and her unsuccessful playwright husband Gary Sandy, has the predictable assortment of TV luminaries as guests. The prospective series was to have been titled "Honeymoon Hotel."
Mare Winningham plays a teenager whose search for herself after her emancipation by her family leads to the realization, after being on the road and working in a traveling carnival, that happiness can be found in her own back yard despite her conflict with her divorced mother. This film reunited the
Loni Anderson is a sultry nightclub singer and John Forsythe a Chicago crime kingpin in this period piece, set in the Prohibition era, about a small-town girl who comes to the big city with her boyfriend, and after he is killed while running illegal booze for the mob, sets out to avenge his murder.
A god-like being, discovered in an ancient sarcophagus in the plains of South America, is brought back to life and must learn to cope with today's society while using his extraordinary powers to combat evil. This variation on the "Superman" theme served as the pilot to the short-lived series (1981-8
Susan Blakely leads a rebellion among her sister factory workers for equal rights by forming a company football team for women and hires down-on-his-luck coach Eddie Albert to make them winners. Singer Waylon Jennings made his TV acting debut (although he had appeared periodically as The Balladeer on "The Dukes of Hazzard").
This film, dealing with the life and family of a syndicate boss (played by actor/director Sam Wanamaker), emerged as an off-beat pilot to a prospective series -- TV's first dealing exclusively with organized crime from the syndicate's point of view. Ted Danson, later to find stardom on "Cheers", is
The story of the 1980 United States Olympic hockey players, a group of amateurs from around the country who were whipped into a cohesive unit by controversial coach Herb Brooks to win a gold medal at Lake Placid during the winter games.
The story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige, the legendary pitcher, from his barnstorming days in the '20s, hoping to break into organized Negro baseball, to his emergence at age 43 in the major leagues with the Cleveland Indians the year after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier. Paige, who died
The comic rigors and romantic run-ins of five young women who join the Army, a pilot to a prospective series, followed the success of Goldie Hawn's movie, "Private Benjamin", which itself spawned a television series beginning in the fall of 1981.
A sinister witch, determined to destroy anyone she cannot dominate, confronts a young co-ed with supernatural abilities in this chiller peopled by an array of familiar TV names.
Star and co-producer Peter Strauss is an outsider, stranded with his family in a Newfoundland coastal resort, where he flies in the face of custom and fights an entire community to prevent a trapped whale's slaughter with the support only of his wife and one of the locals, Richard Widmark. Emmy Awar
Jaclyn Smith plays the starring role, tracing Jackie Kennedy's career from age five through finishing school, her arrival in Washington as a newspaper photographer and columnist, her whirlwind romance with a young Congressman from Boston, to November 22, 1963, in Dallas. James Franciscus is JFK, a r
In this sequel to the 1980 miniseries, taking up the plot where it -- and Judith Krantz's source novel -- left off, Shelley Smith (in the part originated by Lindsay Wagner) is the owner of a chic Beverly Hills boutique against which romantic, corporate and political power plays unfold in the classic
In this lurid gothic thriller, Genevieve Bujold makes her TV-movie debut as an heiress from up north who marries worldly southerner Chad Everett, owner of a plantation known as Paradise, but finds herself fighting off the advances of Anthony Andrews, the owner of a neighboring plantation. This ante-
Timothy Hutton is a married teenager obsessed with finding his long-lost brother and sister years after all three, as youngsters, had been placed with different families following their abandonment by their migrant worker parents. Brenda Vaccaro is the compassionate social worker who at first reluct
A sinister force permeating a secluded mountain estate convinces the nurse/companion of rock star Parker Stevenson, who has had a nervous collapse, that the house is alive and determined to keep her prisoner.
Lorne Greene heads a family of firefighters in this pilot to the subsequent 1981-82 series. Julie Adams is his wife and Andrew Stevens and Sam J. Jones (best known for playing Bo Derek's husband in "10" and starring as "Flash Gordon" in the 1980 update) as his sons.
The story of a teenager suffering the disorder anorexia nervosa -- the deliberate starving either by excessive dieting or self-induced vomiting -- in the case of this plot, by her inability to cope with family stress and because of social pressures. Jennifer Jason Leigh, daughter of actor Vic Morrow
A co-ed penitentiary is the off-beat backdrop for this romantic drama where Kate Jackson and Perry King are a pair of security inmates under the watchful eye of unorthodox superintendent Shirley Jones. Tony Curtis is another of the cons, a flamboyant small-time hood.
Critically acclaimed drama about a family that moves from an affluent Chicago suburb to the mixed inner-city neighborhood where the father grew up. The idea is to give the children, who are becoming materialistic snobs, the feel of a big city environment. Veteran actor Hans Conried, as the neighborh
Divorce as seen through the eyes of a young girl on the eve of her own marriage and her teenage sister, both overwhelmed by the separation of their once-loving parents. Dominique Dunne, as the older of the two girls, played one of her last roles in this film (she subsequently was murdered).
Sinister doings on an isolated oil rig off the coast of Antarctica, with geologist Chad Everett and cohorts finding themselves menaced by a primeval creature dredged up accidentally from the ocean floor.
Oscar-winning screenwriter and TV veteran, Stirling Silliphant, wrote and produced this ambitious pilot to a prospective series revolving around a combat cameraman in Vietnam. The film, one of TV's first to deal with Vietnam as a war zone, places Bruce Boxleitner in Saigon on assignment at the start
A venerable San Francisco publishing family becomes embroiled in a bitter power struggle between the iron-fisted but ailing patriarch's son and a ruthless businessman who tries for a takeover. This splashy pilot is in the "Dallas-Dynasty-Falcon Crest" soap opera school.
As TV's answer to "Diner," this film follows the exploits of three teenage buddies sharing the good times back at Rockaway Beach, New York, during the summer of 1955. Steeped in nostalgia and cast with relatively fresh TV faces, the movie--a pilot to a prospective series--won Emmy Award nominations
In this pilot to a prospective series, a dispirited cop chucks his job on the force and, with the aid of a young co-ed, sets out to solve the murder of a police colleague who had been his best friend.
Doug McClure returned to TV looking for a new series via this pilot that followed the adventures of a good-humored, street-wise cop working the dusk to dawn shift in Los Angeles with his somewhat naive partner (played by Michael Cornelison).
Blake Edwards' old "Mr. Lucky" series of the early sixties was dusted off for a prospective television updating and Mike Connors took the lead role as the suave gambler who owns a floating hotel and gambling ship in this new version, on which Edwards takes billing as "creative consultant." In this p
Acclaimed dramatization of Tom Wicker's book recreating the incidents surrounding the 1971 revolt in New York's Attica State Prison that lasted for 23 days and resulted in the greatest casualty toll between Americans since the Civil War. Marvin J. Chomsky won an Emmy Award for his direction, and nom
An eighteen-year-old girl manipulates her way into the lives of a family by working as their housekeeper and daughter's sitter, and soon fills the home with horror and hate.
Here's what happens to a cast of television luminaries when the lights go out in a major city and the looters take over, with councilman Robert Culp, police captain Don Meredith, mayor Raymond Burr, and power official George DiCenzo trying to keep things cool while playing politics.
A government agent and his former girlfriend try to defend a rare snow-white gorilla from a vengeful mob after it had been captured in Africa by an unprincipled white hunter who then smuggled it to Bermuda in a tramp steamer. This was one of a series of Japanese-American co-productions in which the
In this sequel to his 1978 "When Every Day Was the Fourth of July" (and a pilot to a prospective series), producer/director Dan Curtis recalls more of his youth during the late '30s, and follows a fictionalized family where the father has jeopardized a promising law career to defend a Jewish immigra
A small time Chicago hood, now deceased, gets a second chance at life by striking a bargain with the Devil by inhabiting -- and attempting to corrupt -- a totally honest politician. In this contemporary version of the 1946 fantasy-comedy that starred Paul Muni, Anne Baxter and Claude Rains, the comp
Sun Valley provides the backdrop to this story of a downhill ski racer who seeks to make a comeback after being branded a loser and the ski bunny who helps him regain his self-respect. David Soul, who stars as skier Jesse Swan, co-produced the film.
David Janssen had his final role as a boozing newspaper columnist who is hired by circulation-hungry publisher Robert Vaughn to make a page-one celebrity out of a psycho (Mickey Rourke) who has been murdering young blondes. Inspired unofficially by New York's infamous Son of Sam killer, this movie,
This sequel to the high-rated 1979 TV-movie provides another fictionalized behind-the-scenes glimpse at the comely squad and the pressures put on them as they face another Super Bowl and an upcoming USO tour.
Another "Love Boat"/"Fantasy Island" variation, this pilot to a prospective series, loaded up with familiar TV faces, focuses on the misadventures of the clients of Good Possibilities, a state-of-the-art videotape dating service run by Michael Constantine. During production, this movie was titled "T
Billed as the first television film dealing with sexual harassment on the job, this movie finds Valerie Harper playing a divorcee who decides to fight back after her hopes of gaining a promotion are dashed by her rejection of the advances of her boss, played by Max Gail, and it is only after he actu
The world of bodybuilding is the backdrop for director Jonathan Kaplan's comedy-drama of a sharp operator from New York who goes west and sees his shot at success promoting a world-class contest among muscle men and iron pumpers. Several bodybuilding superstars, including Franco Columbu and Todd Nas
A down-on-his-luck baseball pitcher finds a new set of rewards coaching a gang of underprivileged youngsters and romancing a career-oriented playground supervisor who, against her better judgement, put the kids in his charge.
A teenage runaway attempts to readjust to home and family after having worked the streets of New York as a hooker and tries desperately to gain her parents' understanding and love. David Chase won the Emmy for his original script.
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
A group of Hollywood stunt performers are recruited by former U.S. Intelligence agent Glenn Corbett to retrieve a stolen laser gun from a notorious arms dealer in this pilot to a prospective series. One member of the team, Sam J. Jones, is best remembered for playing "Flash Gordon" in the 1982 movie
A dramatization of the story of Pittsburgh Steelers football star, Rocky Bleier, and his comeback from serious injuries during the Vietnam War, thanks to Art Rooney, the team's benevolent owner.
A small-town bar, open only from nine in the morning to three in the afternoon, operated by Earl Holliman, is where the bored housewives and wandering husbands can go to find some adventure in their lives in Carol Sobieski's "Nashville" type comedy-drama.
This zany romantic comedy, which turns out to be one long car chase, has model Deborah Raffin and love-struck medical student Jeff Conaway pursued by assorted villains, bumbling government agents, a bus-load of Elvis Presley look-alikes, a jeep-driving matron and others, for a passel of foreign secr
Star-laden but sudsy adaptation of Marilyn French's feminist novel spanning the '50s and '60s, with Lee Remick as a troubled divorcee whose quest for fulfillment after dumping her caddish spouse (Ted Danson), the man she married while still in school, takes her back to college -- to the cheers of he
Richard Widmark is a big city judge involved in a forced busing dispute as the climax of his long career. The friendship between two families -- one white, one black -- and their sons, who are buddies, provides the microcosm of this major social issue that has been argued for several decades.
Norman Mailer's book on Marilyn Monroe was the basis of this second Marilyn TV movie, covering the legendary actress right up to the time of her death, in contrast to the earlier film, based on Garson Kanin's account, that ended just as she reached stardom. Catherine Hicks won an Emmy Award nominati
The patriarch of a family-run logging and mining company struggles with hostile takeover attempts, union threats and sabotage.
Susan Blakely is a woman who gets involved in the real estate game after the husband she helped put through law school dumps her in this romantic comedy that initially was titled "House Hunting", and Patrick O'Neal is the self-proclaimed "king" of Beverly Hills real estate who wants more than she ca
Winner of the third annual ABC Theater Award, this maiden TV play by Preston Ransome dramatizes the conflict between two brothers, Barry Newman and Jeffrey DeMunn, over the family seafood business and their father's love.
Criminology professor William Conrad uses scientific methods, advanced computer technology, his expertise in chess, and the leg work of several of his students to track down a crazed killer in San Francisco. Pilot to another series which Conrad (as executive producer as well as star) hoped would put
A couple of private eyes, a laid-back Californian and a street-wise New Yorker, team up to track down a killer in Hawaii known as "the cane field murderer" in this unsuccessful pilot to yet another TV detective series.
Computer genius and chess champion Ted Danson is lured into service by secret agent Eleanor Parker and becomes a reluctant hero thanks to a number of exploits with villainous Christopher Lee and his army of lethal blue-eyed blonde women. Pilot to a prospective series.
The story of Elizabeth Bayley Seton (1774-1821) on her journey from a wealthy New York businessman's wife and the mother of five to founder of the American Sisters of Charity and the first Catholic orphanage, and subsequently became America's first native-born Catholic saint. An Emmy Award nominatio
The Paul Newman TV adaptation of Michael Cristofer's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning 1977 play about three terminally-ill patients and how they and their families face the challenge. Newman made his TV directing debut with this film, co-produced by his daughter and starring his wife, and won a
Tuesday Weld, Frances Sternhagen and Kathleen Beller comprise the three generations of women in this exploration of a love-hate relationship spanning thirty years. Besides the well-oiled ensemble performances, the film is notable for the "special appearance" by Harry Chapin and several songs he and
A young mother battles to get her children back after her ex-husband kidnaps them and the law won't help her in her efforts.
In her first starring role in a made-for-TV movie, Cheryl Ladd is a young wife and mother whose ambitious, often-absent, upwardly mobile husband leaves her unhappy and her growing loneliness leads to frustrations she takes out on her pre-school daughter. This child abuse film, originally to have bee
A rebellious seventeen-year-old girl ignores parental advice and joins her friends as a beach-bound regular on the local hitchhiking circuit, being picked up ultimately by a homicidal maniac.
Humorous tale of a housewife who goes to a fat farm, only to discover that her husband has been playing around while she''s been trying to dump the weight he''s found excessive. She takes up with a young artist who doesn''t care about her weight and her jealous spouse soon begins demanding her undivided attention, but, thinner-but-wiser, she must decide what she really wants from life. Rosemary Murphy, as her somewhat disapproving mother, replaced Inga Swenson.
A dramatization, filmed in Spain, about the events leading up to the capture of Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina in 1960. Two of the actors, Topol and Janet Suzman, are best known to American moviegoers as Academy Award nominees for their roles in "Fiddler on the Roof
This outrageous carbon copy of "Gone With the Wind" had a petulant, self-centered Southern belle fighting not only to keep herself the center of attraction among her countless beaux but also to hold on to the family homestead when the Union Army comes marching through, and then it veers off into a s
A free-wheeling drag racer enters a local championship meet and finds himself head-to-head with the tyrannical town boss who has already arranged for his own son to win.
The Patricia Hearst story -- through the eyes of FBI Special Agent Charles Bates -- from her abduction on February 4, 1974, until her capture nineteen months later.
Gourmet Nero Wolfe interrupts his orchid-tending to take on the case of a lady tycoon who wants to know why she's under investigation by the FBI, only to find himself enmeshed in a puzzling murder-mystery. This pilot to a prospective Nero Wolfe series went on the shelf after being made in 1977 becau
Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers are happily married jet-set investigators and Lionel Stander is their jack-of-all-trades right hand in this pilot to the hit series, co-produced by Wagner and wife, Natalie Wood, under their Rona II banner. Here, the Harts look into the mysterious death of a close f
The early days of the Fab Four are traced from their bleakest hours as unknowns on Penny Lane in Liverpool to their triumph on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Six unknowns play John, Paul, George, Ringo, Stu Sutcliffe, and Pete Best. The Beatles' songs are performed by the rock group, Rain, in this British-
The exploits of Dan Stone, a novelist and tough homicide detective with the Metropolitan Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.
A group of celebrants find themselves trapped in an amusement park that is being torn apart by a hurricane during a Fourth of July holiday. The real Ocean View Park in Norfolk, Virginia, scheduled for demolition by the city, actually was blown up and burned down during the filming.
A "Rookies"-in-dune-buggies series pilot in which a comely lady cop is transferred from the narcotics division and assigned to a special police team patrolling California's beaches, only to spot a fugitive drug kingpin and find herself targeted for murder.
A pretty high school coed, fearing that she is not living up to her parents' expectations and that she is a disappointment to her friends, withdraws into a world of her own and attempts suicide.
"The Mark of Zorro" was updated for this pilot for a prospective series that tells of a New Orleans gentleman who turns masked rider to fight for law and order and avenge his family's killing by four men who wanted their silver mine.
Biting contemporary "Dracula" tale, with a handsome millionaire who has an irresistible power over women becoming the quarry of a pair of frenzied vampire hunters in presen- day San Francisco. "I underestimated you two," he tells them after they trap him. "You're the best in years -- in centuries, i
A highly romanticized dramatization of the life of Rocky Marciano, the only heavyweight champion to have retired with a perfect record. LoBianco was well cast as Rocky, but petite Belinda Montgomery was all wrong for his wife, Barbara (in the eyes of this book's writer, a fellow Brocktonian). The fo
This film depicts the problems of a suburban housewife, suffering from fits of depression and alcoholism, and her stay in a psychiatric center after a feeble suicide attempt.
A runner, serving a life sentence at Folsom Prison, works at becoming the world's fastest miler and wins a chance to compete for a spot on the Olympic team. Peter Strauss won the Emmy Award for his work in this film which also was nominated as the year's Outstanding Drama. Patrick Nolan and Michael
This updating of the screwball classic about two brand new angels, a carefree rich couple on earth who have a devil of a time getting into heaven stars Kate Jackson and her then-husband Andrew Stevens (who also were the film's executive producers) in the roles played in the 1937 original by Constanc
A drama about a rural American couple who become increasingly embittered as they cope with governmental indifference in their search for the truth behind the death of their son in Vietnam -- killed by friendly fire from American artillery. Based on the true story of war activist Peg Mullen. Emmy Awa
A deranged engineer, bent on revenge for the death of his wife and daughter, sets two passenger trains on a collision course, and con-man Mike Connors puts his life on the line to ward off the crash.
A hotshot junkman decides to go to the moon with his two young companions in a homemade rocket to recover millions of dollars worth of discarded space equipment in this lighthearted pilot to the series which began the following week as "Salvage 1," with Griffith and his associates using the rocket f
A story about the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
This fact-based drama about a pair of mentally retarded young adults who face angry resistance when they decide to marry is virtually identical to the TV movie "No Other Love" which premiered three weeks earlier. Rock singer and teen idol Shaun Cassidy made his dramatic acting debut in this film.
To salvage his job and the circulation of his magazine, an editor decides to publish an expose revealing the inside story of the famed cheerleading squad and plants his reporter/girlfriend among the girls. This was the highest rated TV movie for the 1978-79 season.
A James Bondish superspy is assigned to thwart the devious plans of a master agent who is threatening to destroy the planet unless he is paid one billion dollars within forty-eight hours. This lighthearted thriller was the pilot for a proposed series.
A black career girl who has made it in the fashion world is torn between her new life "downtown" and her roots in Harlem with an old flame. This was the first TV play by Miss Hunkins and the winner of the 1979 ABC Theatre Award.
Mary Martin made her TV-movie debut and her first dramatic appearance on television in nineteen years as a feisty widow who falls in love with a zestful widower in a retirement community, much to the disapproval of her married daughter. She and Albertson get the opportunity to sing several songs --
A young San Francisco lawyer, an assistant district attorney by day, straps on his samurai sword at night to do battle with a power-mad tycoon who is plotting to destroy San Francisco with an earthquake machine, in this pilot for a prospective martial arts series.
An affectionate biography of Presley from his boyhood through his spectacular rise to fame and ending with the Las Vegas nightclub appearance in 1969 that began Elvis' resurgence and his final epoch. Kurt Russell, cinematographer Donald M. Morgan, and makeup specialist Marv Westmore each won an Emmy
A prospective pilot about a daredevil flyer, barnstorming for county fairs, who becomes a human dynamo after being struck by lightning and is menaced by enemy agents determined to find out the secret of his incredible strength. This was called "Power Man" not only in production but in all publicity
Two small-town sisters go to Hollywood and find themselves seduced by the glamour of the big time and big money as high-priced professional escorts.
A romantic comedy about four women employees of an ultra-modern Houston department store who discover that they must choose between love and success.
With an eye toward reviving the hit series that ran from 1968 to 1973, "Mod Squad" producers Danny Thomas and Aaron Spelling joined forces once again after going their separate ways for many years to call ex-undercover cops Pete, Linc and Julie back to the force when a series of sniper attacks are m
Set in Depression-era New Hampshire, a miser named Benedict Slade is given an unusual opportunity to change his ways. Inspired by the novella "A Christmas Carol," written by Charles Dickens.
Recycling the legendary comedy Western series (1957-62), this pilot for a prospective new run for "Maverick" has brothers Bret and Bart (Garner and Kelly recreating their original roles) joining forces with the eager but inexperienced son of their British cousin Beau (played in the earlier series by
Marie Osmond made her dramatic acting debut playing a poor little rich girl who loses her heart to a penniless immigrant in New York of the Gay Nineties in this variation of the O. Henry tale that has the girl cutting and selling her long hair to buy a watch chain for her husband who has sold his pr
The amusing adventures of an unsophisticated small-town lad who arrives in New York, moves in with his swinging buddy, and surprisingly becomes an authority on the ways and wiles of women as he enters the world of big-time girl-chasing. The star here is not Desi Arnaz, Jr. but Fred McCarren, despite
This film offers a reverent retelling of the courtship of Mary and Joseph and the first Christmas. Filmed around Almeria, Spain.
A romantic comedy about various engaged couples and their families who, as wedding dates rapidly approach, are caught up in a whirlwind of emotional crises, from past loves and parental pressure to social and financial obligations. Diana Canova is the actress daughter of former hillbilly movie star
A Western adventure -- a "Charlie's Angels" on horseback -- involving three comely females who meet in a territorial prison, engineer a daring escape, and find themselves in a race against time to prevent the assassination of Teddy Roosevelt.
A sparkling musical updating to World War II Harlem of the Cinderella story, featuring virtually an all-black cast, with an original score and several twists at the end. Charlaine Woodard and Nell-Ruth Carter later were reunited in the Broadway smash "Ain't Misbehavin" for which the latter won the T
A small-town girl with a dark past falls in love with a fading screen star and masterminds his spectacular professional and personal comeback. Screen veteran Joan Fontaine made her TV-movie debut here as a Hollywood socialite.
A romantic comedy about a housewife who rebels against being taken for granted by her husband and dreams about finding new romantic adventures in her life. Cybill Shepherd made her television film debut as the star of this semi-sequel to writer Frank Tarloff's 1967 movie "A Guide for the Married Man
A flashy private eye in Las Vegas searches for a runaway teenage girl and runs into a murder investigation in this pilot for the hit series that began in the fall of 1978.
The third pilot movie for the subsequent "Having Babies" series which quickly was retitled "Julie Farr, M.D.," and soon afterward disappeared, all during the last few weeks of the 1977-78 season. Patty Duke Astin won another of her various Emmy Award nominations for her performance.
Two famed heart surgeons find their lives in turmoil when personal passions clash with medical ethics in this pilot for a prospective hospital-based series that finally emerged (briefly) in the spring of 1979.
The adventures of four couples, winners on a television game show, and their young chaperone on a Hawaiian holiday. A "Love Boat" carbon, set ashore.
A police show pilot movie dealing with two eager beaver cops who try to set up a major narcotics bust anonymously because their eccentric commander wants to keep his precinct out of the limelight.
The pilot movie for a prospective series, with Conrad playing the leader of a crack group of secret agents operating behind enemy lines during World War II.
A lighthearted Western pilot film about a peppery New England woman who goes west to seek her fortune by writing of her experiences, and the attractive widow of a cavalry officer, both of whom go in search of Billy the Kid, teaming up to outwit gamblers, bounty hunters, and rough-and-tumble lawmen.
This second feature-length pilot for the hit series that began in January 1978 offered more dreams fulfilled for six lucky people on a plush island resort. Originally it was to have been titled simply "Fantasy Island II" and had been scheduled to premiere two months earlier.
A happy-go-lucky veterinary student, paralyzed for life in a college polo meet, finds love with a young woman who leaves her fiancee to help him overcome his handicap.
Suspense tale about a young woman tormented by terrifying dreams that indicate her dead child is alive and in danger.
A Hawaii beach bum finds himself surrogate uncle to five orphaned children in this pilot movie for a planned TV series which turned up briefly in the spring of 1979 as "The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove." Filmed entirely on location on the island of Oahu.
A drama about a woman who faces a harrowing fight to rediscover her personal identity when her husband of fifteen years announces that he is leaving her and their children to search for the indefinable joy he feels is missing from his life. Subsequently a one-hour pilot called "Tom and JoAnn" was ai
A drama of family members facing decisions about the care of their elderly father who can no longer safely live alone, and the effects on the oldest son whose pending marriage has been placed in jeopardy. George Rubino won an Emmy for his original teleplay, and Sol Negrin received a nomination for h
Strange goings-on involve a naive college coed in the bizarre rites of an old sorority. Kathryn Crosby, playing a house mother, returned to filmmaking here in her first appearance following Bing's death. Mia Farrow's sister, Van Heflin's niece and Martin Balsam's daughter were among the other campus
The further adventures of Rooster Cogburn, the rascally Western hero played in "True Grit" (1969) and "Rooster Cogburn" (1975) by John Wayne, has him battling injustice in his own unorthodox way while contending with a teenage girl bent on reforming him.
A comedy Western about a turn-of-the-century lady investigator who goes to the wide-open spaces to capture a gang of outlaws led by a charming Robin Hood of the plains, leading a band of dispossessed ranchers against a stuffy English land baron who has cheated them out of their property.
A silent killer stalks New Orleans and threatens the Super Bowl football game, putting a roster fill of familiar TV faces in jeopardy in this mini-version of "Two Minute Warning."
A romantic comedy, loosely based on the early courtship of Rob Reiner and his wife, Penny Marshall. It's about a young couple who can't make up their minds whether they just want to be bosom buddies or uncommitted lovers and their embattled relationship between 1958 and 1971 when her show business a
A live-action comic book adventure in which a power-mad genius threatens world peace with a scheme involving the theft of the country's atomic missiles, and only one man stands in his way.
Evil emanates from an ancient sarcophagus brought aboard a pleasure cruise ship peopled by a predictably stellar TV cast. Originally this was to have been called "Voyage into Evil."
A dramatization of the jetliner crash into the Florida Everglades in December 1972, and the rescue of seventy-three passengers (103 died), made up primarily of recognizable TV personalities plus famed bandleader Artie Shaw in his TV-movie debut. This crash also was the basis for the earlier TV movie
Scientists pursuing the mysteries of the deep are threatened by a beautiful girl who seems to have returned from the dead and by a prehistoric sea creature that dwells in the deadly Bermuda Triangle.
This film depicts a teenage girl's courageous fight following a crushing school bus accident that leaves her physically and emotionally handicapped.
In this pilot which premiered more than two months after the short-lived series ended, a veteran cop whose partner was killed while they were trying to collar a hood in the porno business reluctantly agrees to work "dog and cat" with a beautiful young woman officer in order to stay on the case. Anto
A drama about the eldest Kennedy brother, who undertook a perilous World War II mission that would bring him home a hero and achieve the family dream of a Kennedy in the White House. The film was Emmy Award-nominated as the Outstanding Special of the 1977-78 TV season. Editor Ronald J. Fagan also re
A troubled young man, bent on avenging the Houston Astro baseball team's rejection of him, plots a bizarre kidnapping during the final two games of the World Series in Houston and places the lives of five innocent women in jeopardy.
A 20-year-old who spent the first ten years of his life running wild in the forest after being raised by predatory animals now strikes out on his own in search of his identity. Subsequently, this became a once-in-a-while series during the 1977-78 season.
An exorcism movie in which a young couple is beset by evil forces -- she's been spoken for by the devil. In syndication, the film now runs two hours.
A remake of Kipling's all-time adventure classic that starred Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew and Melvyn Douglas in 1937 and told of a spoiled rich kid who grows up fast under the care of a crusty sea captain after falling overboard from his father's ship.
An unhappily married young woman succumbs to her sexual fantasies and becomes compulsively promiscuous in a desperate attempt to find the "secret" of happiness that her mother had convinced her was hers.
Romance, intrigue, danger and possibly murder are among the behind-the-scenes elements surrounding a multimillion-dollar fund-raising telethon with an all-star TV cast assembled against a Las Vegas backdrop.
A new version of Frank Capra's 1947 classic "It's a Wonderful Life" with a gender switch -- Marlo Thomas for James Stewart, Wayne Rogers for Donna Reed, and Cloris Leachman for Henry Travers. Emmy Award nominations went to Cloris Leachman as well as to art director John J. Lloyd and set decorator Ha
The world's richest man, trapped in a pocket of time without weapons, is pursued by a primitive tribe while hunting the last living dinosaur, his obsession in life. The Japanese special effects provide an added touch to this Saturday matinee-type adventure tale.
A contemporary drama of a couple who find that their deep love for each other cannot overcome the emotions threatening to destroy their marriage, and she becomes a battered wife. Tyne Daly garnered an Emmy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress.
The inaugural flight of America's first supersonic transport is launched with a celebrity-studded passenger list (familiar TV faces all), but the plane may never land. During filming, this was called "Flight of the Maiden," and for its overseas showings it is titled simply "Death Flight."
In this pilot for the brief series beginning in September 1977, five rough-and-tumble pals, living on a leaky boat, try to collar a gang of waterfront toughs after a robbery in which their buddy was the victim.
A chiller about the search for an elusive killer whose victims are found wrapped in a strange, spider-like web.
The pilot movie for a series that never materialized, dealing with a pair of free-wheeling investigators who specialize in recovering lost and stolen objects as well as missing or kidnapped persons, and who here are hired by a millionaire businessman whose daughter apparently was spirited out of the
The sequel to the TV movie "The Love Boat," this second pilot to the subsequent hit series once again offered an all-star TV cast setting sail for romance under the watchful eyes of a totally new crew, several of whom (Grandy, Kopell and Lange) were signed on for the later weekly voyage which began
A sensitive story of a young girl and her moving relationship with her famed father, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Allen White, and the profound change in his life following her tragic death at sixteen in a horseback riding accident in 1921. Caryl Ledner received an Emmy Award for the ad
In this movie pilot, shown some time after "The Feather and Father Gang" series came and went in the spring of 1977, detective Powers and con-man dad Gould team up to outwit Runyonesque horseplayer Forsythe.
A crusty businessman, facing his last Christmas, makes an eleventh hour attempt to pull together the family which he shattered by allowing them to become second to his work and which he left years earlier. The Emmy-winner as Outstanding Special of 1977-78, with nominations also going to Maureen Stap
A disillusioned Vietnam veteran travels back to Southeast Asia to search for the son he left behind.
A drama about three generations of Irish-American firefighters in the New York City Fire Department -- and their careers, romances and growing pains.
Terror from the depths of the earth traps a group of fun-seekers at a lavish summer resort in this thriller that initially was to have been called simply "Ants!" The movie was subsequently titled "Panic at Lakewood Manor."
A further look into the lives of F.D.R. and Eleanor Roosevelt during their twelve-year residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, reuniting most of the cast and technical crew responsible for the multiple-award-winning first film (1976). Equally as honored (with seventeen Emmy nominations), this film wa
Delta County is "Peyton Place" relocated in a staid southern community, with the communications barrier between the generations as solid as ever.
This pilot movie (complete with laugh track) for the subsequent one season-plus series -- with much of the same cast during the first season and a complete overhaul during the initial weeks of the second -- is the TV remake of the 1959 Cary Grant/Tony Curtis comedy about a World War II submarine pai
A one-time pimp turned big-city cop takes an interest in a teenage runaway who has been drawn into the hard world of prostitution after being shunned by her parents. Originally this was to have premiered in September 1976.
In this pilot to the hit series which began in the fall of 1977, a planeload of wealthy vacationers land on a glamorous island paradise for the weekend, where for $50,000 each they can live out their most compelling fantasies. Suave Montalban and his short Man Friday, Villechaize, continued welcomin
A young college woman becomes pregnant, and she and the father-to-be are caught in the middle of a desperate struggle with a black market adoption ring out to take their baby. The original pre-airing title to this was "A Dangerous Love," and theatrically overseas it was called "Don't Steal My Baby."
In this third pilot to the hugely successful series that -- beginning in September, 1977 -- sailed for more than eight years (with several additional periodic cruises thereafter), Gavin McLeod was piped aboard as the captain, becoming the most successful of the Mary Tyler Moore alumni (series-wise).
Like its predecessor "Having Babies" (1976), this film focuses on several couples, the emotionai crises involving birth and adoption, and hospital personnel's participation in their lives. Susan Sullivan's character of Dr. Julie Farr became the pivotal role in this one which served as a pilot to a "
A pilot movie in which Irwin Allen, recycling his earlier hit series "The Time Tunnel," has a young doctor and a research scientist, in search of a cure for a deadly epidemic, being whisked back through time to Chicago in 1871 on the eve of the great Chicago fire hoping to find the physician who the
Curious over the relationship that his artist-father had with a famous film queen in the 1930s, a young writer and his wife accept the challenge of writing a movie script about the legendary star, gain access to her old mansion, occupied by a lone caretaker, and find themselves menaced by her spirit
This sequel to Roman Polanski''s 1968 chiller traces the growth to adulthood of the half-human/half-demon child whose life is a macabre battleground between human and satanic forces. Ruth Gordon recreates her original film role, and Patty Duke Astin and George Maharis take over where Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes left off. Originally this one was to have been titled simply "Rosemary''s Baby II" -- which is what it is called in syndication.
An incident in the life of jazz great Louis Armstrong when, in 1931, he was booked into a small Chicago night spot, turning down a lucrative offer to move over to a club run by gangsters. His manager is bribed to secretly frame him on a marijuana charge, and he is forced to leave town--ironically (a
Katharine Ross repeats her portrayal of Etta Place (from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid") in this adventure of the fugitive who, alone and desperate following the deaths of Butch and Sundance, seeks help from Pancho Villa in exchange for guns and ammunition.
A dramatization of the true story of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin who, two years after his historic moon landing in 1969, suffered a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment, ultimately losing his wife and children.
Four couples experience childbirth by the "natural" Lamaze method in this pilot to the subsequent series.
A stylish comedy swashbuckler mixing romance, masterful swordplay, political treachery, and twentieth-century pratfalls in seventeenth-century France -- obviously inspired by the success of Richard Lester's versions of "The Three Musketeers" and "The Four Musketeers." This film, which lives up to it
A compelling drama of a man who becomes a lone vigilante tracking down the three men who attacked his wife while on a camping trip.
A true-life adventure of legendary mountain man Jim Bridger who, with the fate of the Pacific Northwest at stake, is given forty days to blaze a trail through the Rockies to the California coast and told that failure means loss of the territory to England. This two-hour movie was cut to ninety minut
This was the pilot for the hit TV series that began in September 1976, with three attractive females who work for a very private investigator, a man they have never seen or met, and must use their wiles to con the manager of a vineyard into revealing the whereabouts of the body of his wealthy boss w
This was the pilot for the hit series, packed with familiar TV names and faces, interweaving several comedy stories of the misadventures of passengers and crew aboard a California to Mexico cruise ship.
A light-hearted tale of derring-do as six former circus performers engage in a caper to carry off a priceless artifact from a Washington, D.C. embassy in broad daylight. This was an unsuccessful series pilot.
The intrepid comic strip newspaperwoman follows a hot tip on a billionaire recluse and finds herself involved in voodoo, millions in extortion money, and strange doings in the jungles of Brazil. Pilot to prospective series.
A biographical dramatization of the life and times of the world-renowned illusionist and escape artist whose glittering career masked a deep obsession with the occult, culminated by a vow that he would one day speak from the beyond, a promise he made to his wife on his deathbed in 1926. Ruth Gordon
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.
A former cop who now operates a charter boat service following the unsolved bombing murder of his wife is called on to look into the killing of a close friend, an undercover agent, and ends up in Hawaii entangled in a network of intrigue and espionage. This pilot to an unsold series called "Ohanian"
Dramatization of the historical events surrounding the clash between President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War.
This drama depicts the lives of an all-star cast prior to their involvement in a massive thirty-nine-car crash on a southern California freeway over a holiday weekend.
The first of two dramatic re-creations of the July 4, 1976 Israeli lightning raid on the airport at Entebbe, Uganda, to rescue a planeload of hostages who had been taken by Palestinian hijackers. Rushed into release, this was shown initially on videotape and later converted to film for theatrical sh
A buckskin-clad mountain scout helps to move his parents, his brother and sister-in-law and their four children westward in 1860 ahead of the impending war.
Molly and David Beaton (Linda Purl and Roger Kern) marry and head straight for a hard but promising future in the Dakotas in the 1870s. With harsh winters, hunger, plagues of grasshoppers and worse, it will take more than love for the young family to survive.
A drama dealing with the famed novelist's two markedly contrasting stays in the film capital: first in 1927, at the height of his popularity with the widespread acclaim for "The Great Gatsby", when he and Zelda dazzled Hollywood; then in 1937, with Zelda in a sanitarium and expenses mounting, when a
A teenager, born with no immunities and forced to live in an incubator-like environment isolating him from any direct human contact, is faced with a life-or-death decision when he falls in love with the girl next door. Diana Hyland, playing the boy's mother, won an Emmy Award for her performance. Wr
A young frontier couple put aside the grief of losing their infant son to extend a gift of friendship and help bring a joyous holiday to the Dakota wilderness in this sequel to the earlier "The Young Pioneers" (1976). A brief "Young Pioneers" series followed in April 1978.
A dramatization of the events surrounding the 1972 Olympics massacre when eight Arab terrorists killed eleven Israeli athletes. A well-made, thoughtful film that had the dubious distinction of premiering opposite the initial TV showing of "Gone With the Wind," gathering virtually no audience, but re
Two college coeds find their vacation drive across the country turning into a nightmare when one is attacked by a small-town sheriff and both are then beaten, degraded, and locked into a corrupt prison farm with no way to tell their parents or friends where they are.
In this pilot for the short-lived 1976-77 Robert Stack series, a specialized police unit, made up of a dedicated homicide detective, a lady psychologist, an undercover cop and an electronic gadgetry expert, tracks down the merciless killer whose victims have included Catholic nuns.
In a pilot for a prospective series, Andy Griffith is cast against type in this crime drama as a prosecutor for the New York District Attorney's Office who connects a street mugging and murder to an organized crime chief and a crooked politician.
A small-town detective faces a baffling case when the missing wife of a wealthy man suddenly reappears but the distraught husband claims that she is not his wife but an imposter. This pilot to a prospective Jack Klugman series was adapted from the same source as the TV movie "Honeymoon With a Strang
Two lonely people, both terminally ill, have a short-lived love affair, sharing a series of adventures in which they live out their childhood dreams. This film was called "Today Is Forever" for its theatrical showings overseas. Richard C. Glouner won an Emmy Award nomination for his cinematography.
Identical twin detectives use their look-alike images to appear to be in two places at the same time in an attempt to expose a psychic con group, but become involved in a deadly game when a beautiful medium turns up murdered. This unsuccessful pilot for a series marked the TV movie debut for veteran
Rascally Joshua Cabe is back for his third go-around (John McIntire takes over for Dan Dailey who previously took over for Buddy Ebsen) and is wrongly convicted of murder, so his "daughters" devise a daring plot to smuggle him out of prison and cheat the hangman.
An old-line street cop is assigned a rookie partner who happens to be an android programmed in a lab. The subsequent short-lived 1977 series also starred Borgnine, Shannon and Amos, as did another TV movie, "Cops and Robin" (1978), which recycled what the producers felt continued to be a viable conc
Three bizarre stories with Karen Black playing four tormented women. In "Millicent and Therese" she is both a plain-looking woman, almost a recluse, and her amoral sister whom she taunts by revealing to her current boyfriend her past escapades. In "Julie" she is a sexually repressed teacher who is b
A film inspired by the actual story of four orphaned children who have thirty days to prove they can remain together as a family without adult supervision. John Rubinstein (son of legendary pianist Artur Rubinstein) stars as the oldest, and he also wrote the film's music. Two other second generation
The first of two pilot films that detail the adventures of Quiller, a British government intelligence agent. In the first pilot, Quiller attempts to safeguard Dr. Erling Norgaard, director of the World Food Mission, who is being sought by an Israeli gunman named Zodak.
A retelling of the most famous feud in American history, the legendary mountain war between the Hatfields and the McCoys, covered previously in Samuel Goldwyn's "Roseanna McCoy" (1949). Palance is remarkably subdued as the pipe-smoking Hatfield patriarch, with his ex-wife Virginia Baker and his daug
In this pilot for the hit series that began in September 1975, an unorthodox pair of undercover cops investigate a double homicide and discover that they were the intended victims.
A special government agent, investigating the murder of a colleague, stumbles onto a plot to cover up a political assassination in this pilot for a prospective TV series using New Orleans as a backdrop.
Strange ocean phenomena force a woman, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and two Coast Guard helicopter pilots, her would-be rescuers, to pay the price for trespassing in the Devil's Place.
Comedy adventures result when a hip woman's magazine editor and a pretty suburban housewife swap lives.
An ethereal retelling, stylishly produced, of the story of the New England spinster accused of the axe murders of her father and stepmother in the 1890s in the town of Fall River, Massachusetts. Emmy Award nominations went to Elizabeth Montgomery, art director Jack DeShields, set decorator Henry Gordon, editor John A. Martinelli, and costume designer Guy Verhille. DeShields and Gordon won.
A seasoned broadcast journalist, an ex-boozer, gets the chance to again prove himself as a television news reporter in this pilot for the short-lived "Mobile One" series that premiered ten days after this movie's initial airing and ran through the end of the year.
Three young people search for a priceless medallion in their quest for evidence of ancient visitors to earth.
The Mark Twain perennial with freckle-faced Ron Howard and most of his family -- father Rance, mother Jean, brother Clint -- in this TV update of the classic. Previous Huck Finns on film were Lewis Sargent in 1919, Junior Durkin (1931) in the Jackie Cooper movie about Tom Sawyer, Mickey Rooney (1939
A drama recounting the true story of a minister and his wife who put together a family of twelve racially mixed children.
A cynical radio talk-show host, who daily insults his audience, receives a suicide threat from a nameless young girl and frantically tries to get his listeners to locate her before she can carry out her threat.
Intrepid secret agent-turned-private eye Matt Helm finds himself involved with an international black market operation in heavy munitions when he tries to protect a beautiful movie star whose life is endangered. The pilot, with Franciosa taking up where Dean Martin left off after four Helm movies, s
The socialite-to-revolutionary evolution of a pampered young heiress whose concern leads her first to the Peace Corps and ultimately to a group of political terrorists bent on changing the system. Art Carney, as her father in this film paralleling the Patty Hearst case, received an Emmy nomination a
In the second of the "Joshua Cabe" pilot movies -- this one with an entirely different cast -- the three shady ladies, hired by a rascally old rancher to pose as his daughters, are outwitted by the real father of one, who kidnaps his own daughter and holds her for a ransom Cabe can't pay.
A drama recalling the widespread fright caused by the famous radio broadcast of Halloween night, 1938, Orson Welles' Mercury Theater adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds" (meticulously recreated), which sent millions into the streets convinced that America was being invaded by Martians.
A science-fiction adventure with three astronauts returning to earth after 180 years in suspended animation and finding scientists who have developed means of giving everyone eternal life, as well as primitives who live with jungle beasts. This pilot film for a prospective series subsequently was ed
The second of two pilot films about the exploits of a British Intelligence agent named Quiller. In the second pilot episode, Quiller's investigation of the death of a fellow intelligence agent in Munich involves him in a case of blackmail, an additional murder, and an underground right-wing conspira
An outstanding, multi-award-winning romantic comedy, written especially for Hepburn and Olivier, acting together for the first time and each winning an Emmy Award. Hepburn plays an aging actress being sued for breach of promise and Olivier is a blunt barrister, her one-time lover, who must destroy h
A drama about a heart attack patient, a busy, highly paid executive who reflects upon his happy childhood and the way he was brought up in a simpler age. Although playing father and son, Preston and Robertson, sharing star billing, never appear together in this film.
When venereal disease infects a young woman, an expectant mother, and her husband, the question of who contacted it from whom arises. Glynnis O'Connor and Lenka Peterson -- daughter and mother in real life -- are daughter and mother in this odd-themed movie.
A dramatization of the 1963 plane crash in which an adventurous young woman and an older man survived in the frozen Yukon wilderness for forty-nine days, subsisting on melted snow.
A loving remake of William Wyler's 1956 film classic, with Kiley and Knight in the Gary Cooper and Dorothy McGuire roles as a Quaker couple who, when forced to a painful decision by their convictions, risk their lives to help a pair of runaway slaves.
An all-star suspense drama about a young woman whose murder was witnessed by fifteen of her neighbors who did nothing to help and refused to cooperate with the police. Based on an actual event, this was filmed under the title "Homicide" and in its repeat showing was called "The Woman Who Cried Murde
A disabled Vietnam veteran, out to prove that a person does not have to be helpless, embarks on a grueling 130-mile trip in a wheelchair, an odyssey in which his life is endangered by a paranoid truck driver.
A dramatization of a tragic part of U.S. history in which the leader of the Nez Perce Indians refused to take his tribe to a reservation in 1877, trying instead to lead them to safety in Canada, with the cavalry in pursuit trying to stop the escape. Emmy Award nominations went to writers Jeb Rosebro
A plane, flown by U.S. fighter pilot Steve Trevor, is hit by enemy gunfire and crash-lands on Paradise Island, an unchartered land mass inhabited by a race of super-powerful Amazons. Princess Diana, a beautiful Amazon receives permission from her Queen Mother to use her unique powers to aid America
A cynical detective and a Roman Catholic bishop from the Vatican team up to investigate the reported miraculous powers of a beautiful seventeen-year-old girl being held captive in the home of her father, an ailing syndicate kingpin, whose associates will stop at nothing to keep her imprisoned.
A mute nurse cares for an old invalid in a house where a killer lurks.
A suspense tale about the search for an emotionally disturbed teenager who has taken from his father's research laboratory a rat infected with an incurable virus that can kill one hundred million people in three weeks.
A drama about an investigative reporter (obviously based on Gail Sheehy) for a New York-based news magazine who digs into the multi-million dollar prostitution business in Manhattan in search of the real profiteers. Emmy Award nominations went to Jill Clayburgh for her acting and Fay Kanin for her w
A new version, and a pilot for the 1975-76 series, of the adventure classic about a family striving together to survive on a remote island following a shipwreck and facing an invasion by pirates in search of a golden idol.
A nostalgic war drama based on the 1946 Goldwyn classic "The Best Years of Our Lives," following three returning World War II veterans as they face the challenge of adjusting to civilian life. Coleman takes the Fredric March role and Selleck the part played by Dana Andrews, while non-professional ac
Robertson here reprises his role of the flamboyant Melvin Purvis that he originated in Dan Curtis' "Melvin Purvis, G-Man" (1974) and takes on the crime cartel formed by Pretty Boy Floyd, John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Alvin Karpis and others. Their crime wave ended in the notorious Kansas City ma
The moving true story adapted from John Gunther's book about the life and early death from a brain tumor of his teenage son in 1947. An Emmy Award nomination went to cinematographer Michael Chapman.
A desperate man wants love and money -- his girlfriend has one, his wife has the other -- and he will stop at nothing to get both.
An idealistic young surgical resident confronts the realities of medical ethics with a life and a career at stake during his first hectic hours on call at a big city hospital.
A road-company "Airport" with a stellar cast being menaced by a maniac on a transatlantic jet who has murdered once and threatens to kill again. Rock-jawed Robert Stack is the stalwart, unflappable pilot; his wife Rosemary and daughter Elizabeth have key roles.
A retired police captain storms angrily out of retirement when his son is shot down before his eyes and his grandson is kidnapped by a syndicate killer in this pilot for Lorne Greene's brief "Griff" series, which went off the air eighteen months "before" this film was aired. Series dates: Sept. 23,
A bizarre drama of a young woman who is kidnapped by an escaped mental patient and whisked away to his remote mountain cabin, where her abductor becomes her teacher, friend and lover. Originally titled "Welcome to Xanadu," it was filmed in Taos, New Mexico.
A government undercover agent and the dashing owner of a boomtown San Francisco casino team up to expose an elaborate extortion plot devised by a Confederate Army officer in this pilot for the short-lived (late 1975) series that bore a striking resemblance to the fondly-remembered "Wild, Wild West."
Romantic fiction -- a term used by the network to describe it and blunt any possible lawsuits -- based on the life and myth of the screen's first and most famous male sex symbol.
The true account of the ordeal of a chaplain, the only U.S. naval officer ever to be court-martialed solely on charges of adultery.
A bachelor has high hopes when he takes out a girl whose computer dating card reads suggestively "Anything goes." But when he learns that nothing goes, he hauls her into court for breach of promise.
An irascible Depression-era doctor who practices in a Brooklyn tenement neighborhood takes an interest in a local teenager whose hostile behavior he eventually attributes to a brain tumor. This film, a remake of the 1959 movie with Paul Muni in his last screen role, was the pilot for a series that n
A cryogenics tale about a woman's re-emergence after being frozen for more than thirty years following her death from rheumatic fever -- and facing her now aged husband (Walter Pidgeon), her neurotic grown daughter (Vera Miles) and her confused son (Mike Farrell).
A chiller about an expectant mother whose bizarre actions are controlled by her unborn baby.
A foxy female cop goes undercover to bust a drug empire in this pilot for the first of the policewoman series (1974-75), in which Miss Graves was joined by Charles Cioffi (in the role originated by Guardino) and Jack Kelly as their boss. Graves subsequently disappeared from television to take up rel
An offbeat Depression-era drama about an embittered old cripple whose obsession with conquering the river and the falls endangers his sons' lives by forcing them to challenge the waters in a barrel.
With fond memories of her life with the Sundance Kid, Etta Place leads a fugitive's existence, with a price on her head and bounty hunters on her trail, until rumors reach her that the supposedly dead Sundance still lives.
A thinly disguised drama based on Marilyn Monroe's life and death, with Connie Stevens flaunting her undeniable charms, Shelley Winters as a Hollywood gossip columnist, Don Murray as an attractive married U.S. Senator, Nehemiah Persoff as a European-accented studio czar, James Olson as a cerebral ar
A small-town beauty with wide eyes, great ambitions and empty pockets is presented to a wealthy and jaded magazine publisher as a bikinied birthday present by his business associates.
A girl searching for herself becomes the object of an intense struggle between her parents and members of a religious commune.
A claustrophobic armed robber, fleeing from his latest job, finds himself trapped with a group of people between floors in a high-rise building.
Cast somewhat against type in his first made-for-TV movie, Kirk Douglas is a milquetoast biology teacher in Nova Scotia who learns during divorce proceedings that he is not the father of his wife's son and stops at nothing to take vengeance on her in a cat and mouse game.
The odyssey of an American handgun and the dramatic way it reshapes the lives of its various owners, in a plot similar to the famed overcoat in "Flesh and Fantasy" (1943).
The drama of an adopted girl searching for her real mother with the help of a young man who also is looking for the parents who gave him up. Meredith Baxter's real-life mother, Whitney Blake, plays the real mother of the girl in the story.
Gloria Swanson made her TV-film debut as an iron-willed matriarch (with a German accent) who not only dominates a family of California winegrowers but also maintains a strange power over a colony of bees thriving in her vineyard.
A comedy about a sexy girl who only wants to date married men and a sly bachelor who pretends to be married to avoid a long-term involvement with anyone.
A once-famous hunter comes out of retirement to help track down what seems to be a mad killer wolf and discovers that it is no mere animal he is stalking but an animal that may take human form.
A teenage father battles with his girlfriend, her wealthy parents, his own family and the courts in his attempt to gain legal custody of his illegitimate child. C. O'Brien, credited with writing the story and co-writing the teleplay actually is Carol Sobieski, who had her name removed.
An eminent physician, accused of his wife's mercy-killing, is defended by a retired attorney and his ambitious lawyer son. This film's plot more than vaguely resembles "An Act of Murder" (1948) that starred Fredric March and his wife, Florence Eldridge.
A heist comedy pitting a dogged retired cop against a dapper gangster and his cohorts who, with four million dollars in diamonds in their possession, use a cross-country bus to make their getaway.
A juror in a murder case comes to the conclusion that the wrong man is on trial, and then finds her own life threatened by the real killer -- her husband.
A three-hour television movie dramatizing the events surrounding the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when the Soviet Union tried to establish nuclear ballistic missles on Cuba in defiance of the American demands that they be removed. Some months later, the U.S. removed its own missles from bases in Tu
In this film hurricane hunters Hagman and Milner are in a desperate race to avoid disaster as a violent storm threatens to devastate a Gulf Coast town.
Strikingly similar to the short story chiller "Laningen and the Ants" (filmed by Paramount in 1953 as "The Naked Jungle"), this tale has a menacing swarm of locusts advancing on the midwest, forcing a young World War II pilot, discharged as unfit to fly, to attempt to conquer his personal terror and
A thriller about the struggle to return the Apollo 13 astronauts safely to earth after their moon-bound spacecraft was damaged by an explosion, in this film based on the actual events of the abortive mission.
Yvette Mimieux wrote this story and stars as a professional artist who moonlights (primarily in bikini) as a syndicate killer. Writer Tracy Keenan Wynn made his directorial debut with this movie, working for the first time with his father, Keenan Wynn.
An American Indian deputy sheriff is caught in the middle of a community dispute when the tribe tries to save a historic mission from a housing developer. Forster and Kennedy continued their roles in the short-lived series that followed (1974-75). Strong overtones of "Billy Jack" (1972) were spotted
An update of the oft-filmed "The Three Godfathers," previously made in 1916 with Harry Carey, repeating his role in John Ford''s 1919 version ("Marked Men"), in William Wyler''s 1929 adaptation ("Hell''s Heroes") with Charles Bickford, in Richard Boleslavski''s 1936 production with Chester Morris and Walter Brennan, and in John Ford''s Technicolor version with John Wayne in 1948, dedicated to Harry Carey. Three Civil War prisoners, fleeing from both Confederates and Apaches, risk their freedom and lives to aid a dying woman and become guardians of her newborn child.
A drama about seven strange orphans with vicious dogs who turn a remote farmhouse into a prison for unsuspecting travelers who will either become their parents or disappear permanently.
The wife and former mistress of a tyrannical schoolmaster team up to murder him but he diabolically haunts them with his macabre influence following the baffling disappearance of his body. An exciting remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot's classic "Les Diaboliques" (France/1955).
"TV's first movie swashbuckler," as this remake of the old Tyrone Power classic was billed, had Frank Langella portraying the dashing avenger of the oppressed people of early California, a dandified weakling by day, a masked-and-caped crusader by night.
A drama based on the true story of four men entombed in a mini-sub in waters off the coast of Florida in 1973.
A delightful adult comedy with a stellar cast dealing with the marital and business problems of a couple of middle-aged men who continue their night out with the boys even after the breakup of their Thursday evening poker game. Made in 1971 as a theatrical release, it was shelved for several years b
A drama about a man who accidentally runs over and kills a pedestrian on the outskirts of a small town whose citizens, including the sheriff, are hiding a deadly secret about the victim.
A dramatization intertwining a part of the lives of the famed American writer and his flamboyant wife with one of the author's short stories, a semi-fictional account of their first meeting in Montgomery, Alabama, while he was a soldier in 1919.
A biblical drama, in two parts -- the tale of Jacob and Esau and the legend of Joseph and his brothers -- told by director Michael Cacoyannis in his first TV movie.
A pilot film about a fugitive gunfighter, disguised as a preacher, who is faced with defending townspeople at the mercy of a crooked land baron.
A man-versus-machine thriller pitting a group of construction workers against a murderous bulldozer controlled by an alien being.
A handsomely produced detective pilot set in seventh-century China, with a totally distinctive sleuth faced with an unusual case involving his three wives, a killer bear, three murders, a one-armed lady, a dead monk, a chamber of horrors, a vengeful swordsman, a lovesick juggler, a kidnapped nun --
This was a most distinctive TV movie set in caveman days, as a tribe of Cro-Magnons fight starvation and the viciously primitive Neanderthals at the dawn of history 100,000 years ago.
A wealthy New York attorney, on a western hunting trip, turns into a deranged hunter after accidentally killing an old prospector and then deliberately stalking his young guide to protect his own reputation.
A television carbon of Clint Eastwood's "Magnum Force" (1973), this movie likewise has a hard-nosed cop going after a self-styled assassination squad of bad cops who are methodically eliminating criminals they feel were wrongly exonerated in court. Forster is the one rooting out the bad apples.
Farmer, bitten by rabid skunk, has himself chained inside his barn to protect his family from his oncoming madness -- and then learns that a flood is on its way. An earlier half-hour version of the story, based on Gilbert Wright's "Madman's Chain," starred Paul Douglas and Patty McCormack in the Alc
Terror rides a private railroad car where passengers have only their wits as weapons against three armed men determined to rob and kill them.
An American scientist, cast into the year 2133 through suspended animation, is captured and enslaved by a female-dominated society in the science fiction reworking by Gene Roddenberry of his "Genesis II" (1973).
A family with three daughters moves into an old house, unaware that it has a secret room occupied by a teenage murderer.
A breezy, fictional account of the dogged pursuit by cigar-chomping lawman Purvis of notorious public enemy Machine Gun Kelly throughout the Midwest in 1933. Writers Milius and Nolan portray Purvis as pure bravado swathed in a flamboyant fur-collared overcoat, and Kelly's gang as a collection of ine
An ex-gunslinger who survives his own hanging turns into a mystical avenger fighting for justice in the Old West, coming first to the help of a young widow who is trying to keep her silver mine from the clutches of an unscrupulous land baron.
An affecting version of the Floyd saga, telling of the Oklahoma farm boy who, to escape poverty, becomes enmeshed in a life of crime and ends up as one of the most notorious bank robbers of the 1930s. Sheen and his real-life brother, Joseph Estevez, played Pretty Boy and one of his two brothers.
During a severe heat wave, the courageous determination of a young husband and his pregnant wife ultimately inspires the survivors in a mountain town to unite in an effort to save a life.
The sheriff of a ski resort town is challenged by a murderer who leaves spray-painted messages next to his victims for the perplexed lawman. This was a pilot film for a proposed Andy Griffith series that failed to materialize.
Three karate/kung fu experts run up against a gang of modern slavers in this failed pilot to a series designed to cash in on the current martial arts craze.
A hard-driving executive induces three advertising men, seeking his business, to accompany him on a wild motorcycle trip into Mexico, jeopardizing their careers, their families and their lives.
Amanda Blake, in her TV movie debut and her first role after eighteen years on "Gunsmoke," is a lonely widow who hires a young woman companion, unaware that the girl and her boyfriend are killer-extortionists planning to make her their next victim. Dick Haymes also made his initial TV movie appearan
A woman heading for a vacation unwittingly picks up a murderer and begins a relationship with him that jeopardizes her life during his desperate attempt to elude the police. Originally this was to have been titled "Crisscross."
A mild-mannered computer programmer lives on roller skates for seven days to compete for attention with his son's stepfather and to win a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
Three couples, all mysterious winners of a pleasure cruise, find that their tickets have guaranteed them a one-way passage to death.
This pilot for Janssen's "Harry-O" series (1974-76) had the ex-cop moonlighting as a private investigator looking into the murder of a cop friend's son-in-law and becoming emotionally involved with his daughter, who happens to be the chief suspect in the killing.
A standard "lives in peril" movie with a dozen or so passengers trapped on an aerial tramway 8,5O0 feet above ground.
An aerial photography team tries to alert a small town about an impending earthquake, but no one believes the duo until the tremors start and the walls begin to collapse.
After a number of speeders have deliberately been sent to their deaths by a psychotic sheriff in a small-town speed trap, the brother of a recent victim rolls into town in his hot rod and forces the lawman into a high speed duel. Real-life brothers Sheen and Estevez played fictional brothers in this
On Paradise Island, which is inhabited by a race of superhuman women, the beautiful Diana is instructed by her Queen Mother to leave the serenity of the island and assist the world in its battle against evil. Shortly after leaving the island, Diana adopts the alias of Diana Prince and acquires a job
After many years with "My Three Sons" Fred MacMurray made his TV movie debut in this pilot about a concerned father whose brood consists of one son, three daughters, two sons-in-law, and the Chinese-American boyfriend of the youngest girl. The concept worked better later as "Eight Is Enough."
A comedy about a mild-mannered man who cries "Rape!" and can't convince anybody he was seduced and abandoned on a lonely highway by a gorgeous woman with a Cadillac and a gun.
Dick Van Dyke made his TV dramatic debut in this drama about a successful public relations writer whose refusal to admit that he is an alcoholic causes him to lose his self-respect, his career, his family and very nearly his life. Van Dyke''s performance earned him an Emmy nomination.
A romantic comedy about a divorcee who wakes up one morning to find her penniless ex-husband, his new wife, their eight-week-old baby and their lion-chasing dog camped on her doorstep looking for a place to call home for a while.
A middle-aged American heiress (Lee Remick in her TV-movie debut) frantically searches for her banker husband who boarded a plane for Ireland and then disappeared. This was the maiden film made for American TV by the Robert Stigwood Group, which evolved into RSO, producers of films like "Saturday Ni
An offbeat psychological horror tale in which two scientists, snowbound in an Arctic research station while looking into the death of a colleague, find themselves stalked by an unknown force. "The Chill Factor" was its original title during production.
A monster-chasing reporter finds himself searching Seattle for a killer whose grisly record seems to stretch back more than a century, making an appearance every twenty-one years. This sequel to "The Night Stalker" (1971) led to the near-cult "Kolchak" series (1974-75) that had Darren McGavin trying
A war movie pitting a crippled American fighter plane against a Nazi tank in a desert duel. Milton Rosen's score was written originally for a 1967 World War II yarn called "The Young Warriors."
A young girl whose mother had sold her soul to the devil in infancy is now called to the fold by Satan (in the guise of Shelley Winters) who tries to marry her off to a fellow demon. This devil-worshipping horror tale was assembled by the producers and the writer of such later collaborations as "Sil
Three interconnected stories about nine people whose lives are drastically changed by letters delayed a year in delivery. Pilot to a prospective series.
This courtroom drama finds prosecutor Grizzard against his deputy D.A. pal Shatner, who is accused of murdering his wife and her lover although he was 150 miles away at the time of the killing.
An unmarried teacher in a school for unwed mothers finds herself increasingly drawn to her students' problems, leading to a deep emotional crisis.
Isolated from his heartbroken parents in his own solitary world, a troubled boy allows one special man to penetrate his lonely fortress and bring the family back together.
A young woman's investigation into the seemingly unmotivated suicide of her sister leads her to an exclusive girls' school where she soon finds herself in the same satanic grip that drove her sister and others to their deaths.
An out-of-work newspaperman, trying to keep a step ahead of his alimony payments, becomes the go-between for a jewel thief and the insurance company that wants to settle.
A test pilot, all but killed in a crash, is "remade" through the science of bionics into a superman superior to the flesh-and-blood man he had been. The popular series that followed (1973-78) had Majors repeating his role, with Richard Anderson and Alan Oppenheimer taking over the parts created by M
A comedy western that has a tough outlaw joining forces with a contingent of pioneer women against a vicious gang that wants the money he secretly hid in the ladies' wagon train.
A television movie based on the court of inquiry that investigated the seizure of the American ship "Pueblo" by North Korean forces in January 1968 and held its crew captive for more than a year.
This successor to "The Letters" (1973) and the second pilot for a proposed series -- once more offers three interconnected stories in which three letters, delayed a year, change the lives of a young couple separated by a jail sentence, a suburban housewife involved in a love affair, and two vacation
In this sequel to "All My Darling Daughters" (1972) all the darling daughters get as anniversary presents the news that their widowed dad is about to get married. This film reunited Robert Young and Ruth Hussey after those golden years at MGM in "Honolulu," "Maisie," "Northwest Passage," and "H.M. P
The pursuit by America's loveliest girls for a coveted beauty crown is threatened by a scandal which implicates a judge, a former winner, and one of the five finalists.
An inexperienced small-town sheriff is confronted with the mysterious deaths of the local senior citizens, an ingenious killer, and some very odd goings-on.
In this chiller, a valentine to the fondly remembered horror B-movie, the theft of an amulet from the mummy of an Egyptian priestess sets off a reign of terror that involves an archeology professor, a mysterious shopkeeper, a pretty salesgirl and an Asian thief.
A trim chiller that has a young couple inheriting an old mansion inhabited by demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own.
Two city couples on a camping trip become the prey for a pair of hungry tigers set on them by a mad animal trainer, in this film not only written by Vince Edwards but marking his TV-movie directorial debut.
A confused teenager finds emotional strength in the tapes recorded years earlier by her dying mother.
This mystery thriller finds a husband searching for his young wife who has disappeared following a domestic tiff and uncovering evidence implicating himself as her murderer.
An undercover policewoman risks her life as she lures a homicidal rapist into a trap.
Katharine Hepburn made her television acting debut in this poetic adaptation of Tennessee Williams' wistful play about the memories and hopes of the Wingfield family during the 1930s. Filmed once before in 1950 with Gertrude Lawrence in the role of Amanda, this version offered Emmy Award-winning per
A suspense thriller about a bunch of weekend skiers (familiar TV faces all) who sweat out a harrowing journey down a mountainside in a runaway train. Theatrically, in Great Britain, this film was titled, cleverly, as "The Runaway Train."
A heist movie in which a parole officer forced into retirement teams up with three ex-cons to pull off a hijacking of a 30 million dollar gold shipment. The main interest is in seeing Fonda as a criminal mastermind in this film that was shown theatrically overseas as "Inside Job."
A racial drama involving a liberal southern sheriff who brings into his home a northern black delinquent, the son of the man who had saved his life in Korea.
A thriller about a man who is accidentally locked in a department store overnight and finds himself held at bay by six vicious Doberman guard dogs. Cinematographer Fred Mandl's contribution was cited for an Emmy Award nomination.
A calculating woman kills her lover's wife, then sets about framing her own husband for the murder. Mary Robin-Redd replaced Jess Walton.
Two lonely college students meet through a newspaper ad and share an idyllic love until the girl discovers she has a terminal illness, and the couple begin a frantic search to find a doctor, researcher or anyone who can help them.
A rest stop at a dingy roadside diner in the desert becomes a terrifying ordeal for a woman when her husband mysteriously disappears in the washroom and her search for him is thwarted by the surly proprietor and his sinister friend.
The hardships of homesteading in the Wyoming Territory in 1867 are brought into focus through the eyes of a wife and mother when her husband is killed and the decision whether or not to remain on the frontier is hers to make.
Kim Novak and Tony Curtis made their TV-movie debuts in this drama of an aging chorus girl who falls for an attentive young delivery boy after deciding that her long-time love affair with a nightclub comic is not headed anywhere.
A middle-aged woman, suffering through the final moments of a dissolving marriage in the early 1940s, tries to get away from it all at a summer lodge where she finds that she is her daughter's rival for the attentions of the handsome handyman.
Two veteran truckers are hired to haul a top-secret cargo from Los Angeles to Houston and are challenged by a series of hijacking attempts by a group who will stop at nothing to prevent delivery.
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).
A campus reunion is the setting for a jealous husband to take revenge on his wife's former lover, his college rival, still convinced that the two are seeing each other after all these years.
The wives of three wealthy men are kidnapped and held for $3,000,000 in ransom, but one husband refuses to pay his share.
In this film one man decides to wage war against a gang of teenage punks besieging an affluent community. Based on a true incident, this story originally was titled "One Angry Man."
A TV remake of Billy Wilder's film classic (1944) about a scheming wife who inveigles an insurance agent into helping her bump off her husband and of the dogged investigator, the agent's boss, who stalks them after deciding that the man's death was not accidental.
A sardonic comedy about six businessmen who find their zest for life rekindled when a simple bet after their weekly basketball game turns into a zany anything-goes hide-and-seek contest.
This classic about the man who renounced his country and lived to regret it received a sparkling production here with a tour-de-force performance by Cliff Robertson, aging sixty years as Philip Nolan. Previously it had been filmed three times as a silent movie and once (in 1938) as a short for Vitap
Based on the exploits of David Toma, real-life Newark, New Jersey plainclothes detective with a talent for disguises, this pilot to the subsequent series (1973-74) has the independent-minded cop bucking his superiors to stalk the leader of a syndicate's numbers racket. Musante, Oakland and Strasberg
Conflict erupts within a close-knit engine company of a big city fire department when a black recruit and a bigoted white veteran clash during a wave of suspected arson in the ghetto. Pilot to the short-lived series that began a run in January 1974, with James Drury (replacing Vince Edwards) and Ric
This lean western with overtones of "High Noon" finds a small-town banker pitted against a vicious gang who will stop at nothing to steal the $200,000 in his vault.
An amiable comedy about the determined efforts of a married couple to find a girl for their recently divorced best friend.
A light-hearted caper tale about an ingenious convict who manages to counterfeit one million dollars in the prison print shop and, with the aid of his wife, executes a complex scheme to swap the phony bills for real ones in the U.S. Treasury.
A drama based on the actual diary of a teenage girl caught in a web of drug addiction who, with the help of her family and true friends, desperately tries to fight her way back to the real world after a bad LSD trip.
A high school athlete is torn between the ambitions of his father, who wants him to get a football scholarship, and those of his fanatical coach, whose obsession with winning leads him to treat his players like cattle.
A black comedy about the trials of an ugly girl who undergoes plastic surgery and then takes revenge on those who have been mean to her through a series of bizarre killings.
Left to die in the desert by his wife and her lover, an arrogant businessman fights desperately for survival in order to exact his revenge and discovers an inner strength that changes his life.
Cloris Leachman won one of her assortment of Emmy Awards for her performance in this melodrama centering on a middle-aged couple's reaction to the prospect of their first child after eighteen years of marriage.
The story of a butler and maid who starve and torture their recently widowed employer in an attempt to extort her millions.
A political thriller based on the 1967 novel by Robert J. Serling (Rod's brother) about an incompetent vice president who is left in control of the government when Air Force One mysteriously disappears with the President aboard.<P>Although filmed in 1971, it was held up for two and a half years foll
An average horror tale, spiced with a dash or two of "Psycho," about a sculptor who hires college coeds as housekeepers for the mansion he shares with his recluse mother and his supposedly insane sister.
An all-black cast shines in this pilot for a proposed series involving a southern minister who is assigned to a poor parish in California with the congregation drifting away and the church scheduled for demolition. The hope here was for writer Earl Hamner to repeat his success with "The Waltons."
Stumbling onto an injured skyjacker who parachuted into the mountains with $600,000 in ransom, five greenhorn hikers kill the fugitive and fight the elements and each other for the money.
An aerospace engineer is laid off and faces the economic realities of middle-class living, going through the agony of fruitless job interviews and mounting debts while seeing his wife go back to work and his marriage dissolve. Initially the film was called "A New American Tragedy."
A pretty research doctor, suddenly widowed, is inveigled by a gruff street doctor to put away the mourning band and join him in his clinic in a Chicago slum area. The title role marked the end of Susan Hayward's long film career.
In her initial movie for television, Bette Davis is a ruthless, all-powerful mystery woman who abducts an ex-CIA agent and forces him to help her steal an ultra-modern Polaris submarine. This pilot to a prospective series was a personal project of co-star Robert Wagner, here acting as the film's exe
The story of Jake Webster, a U.S. government undercover agent for the Internal Central Bureau, who operates in Munich, Germany, under the guise of a bar and grill owner. In the pilot, Webster seeks to help Cathy Lange, a beautiful girl who is being pursued by three men seeking $500,000 -- money stolen by her father, who was killed before he could reveal its location to his three accomplices.
A fact-based drama about a wealthy co-ed who is kidnapped and imprisoned underground in a coffin with a limited life-support system while her parents and police engage in an agonizing four-day search for her before she suffocates.
Police recruits and their wives try to adjust to the ways of being part of a metropolitan police force. This was the pilot for the hit series (1972-75) starring Brown, Melville and Ontkean, along with Kate Jackson (in the role played by Jennifer Billingsley in this film).
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.
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
A bounty hunter in the Old West and his long-time rival are both after the reward for a young killer -- dead or alive -- but find themselves menaced by the outlaw's gang of cut-throats.
A rugged Western about the commander of a beleaguered cavalry post whose precarious friendship with the area's Indians is destroyed, resulting in his son's abduction.
A government agent tries to keep an extremist from decimating with stolen nerve gas a city where a political convention is underway in this suspense thriller that marked the directorial debut of surgeon-turned novelist Michael Crichton, adapting the book "Binary" which he had written under his pseud
The next-to-last screen adventure of Gidget. In this pilot film, Gidget has finally been married off, and rebels against the social caste system in her husband''s company. Monie Ellis, daughter of veteran actress Mona Freeman, followed a long line of up-and-coming actresses in the starring role: Sandra Dee (1959), Deborah Walley (1961), Cindy Carol (1963), Sally Field (1965 TV series), and Karen Valentine (1969 TV movie). Like one or two of her predecessors, Monie Ellis seems to have vanished from the show business scene.
A young Chinese-American, fleeing a murder charge in China, becomes the champion of oppressed laborers building the transcontinental railroad in the American West of the 1870s. This was the pilot for the popular series (1972-75).
An ex-schoolmarm turns detective when police ask for her aid in finding a missing heiress in this pilot project to bring to TV the Hildegarde Withers character popularized in films in the 1930s by Edna May Oliver.
The first live-action film from the famed producers of animated cartoons, beginning with Tom and Jerry, is a period western about a soldier of fortune who discovers that his wife has sold his ranch and run off with a Mexican revolutionary.
A sexy waitress becomes a housemother in a fraternity house and involves the college in a nationwide women's lib controversy. Gloria DeHaven, playing the ex-chorus girl wife of college president Van Johnson, replaced Ann Miller who in turn had replaced Cyd Charisse.
A mystery thriller about a woman tormented by phone calls from a nephew who supposedly died fifteen years earlier, with Michael Douglas in his TV-movie acting debut.
A swinging bachelor architect is pressured into hiring a dedicated women's libber as his assistant and finds himself falling for her.
A suspense tale in which an ailing father summons his three daughters home for Christmas and asks them to kill his much younger wife, whom he suspects is trying to poison him.
A contemporary gothic horror story that has a dowager, an ex-mental patient, discovering a woman buried alive and screaming for help on the grounds of her sprawling estate, but her family feels that her mind has snapped and refuses to believe the bizarre story in its greed to get hold of her money i
A street-smart veteran cop and his young college educated partner go after the killer of a girl by systematically piecing together her last moves and come upon her junkie brother, a closed-mouth corporation lawyer and someone claiming to be her uncle. This pilot to the hit series (1972-77) marked Ka
In this heist thriller, an armored-car guard is forced to help rob his own company and then convince the police that he is innocent.
A flying vacation to Mexico for a troubled family turns into a near-hopeless battle for survival following a crash landing in an isolated section of Baja, California.
A suspense drama that has a government agent with a photographic memory assigned to solve the disappearance of an entire fleet of old Air Force planes. Luckinbill again played the talented operative in the subsequent series (1972-73) with Celeste Holm repeating her role, later to be replaced by Anne
A standard war movie that not only has stalwart Ben Gazzara taking over a hard-luck division at the front but also utilizes lots of extra footage from "Patton" which Frank McCarthy, producer of that movie and this, had in abundance.
A language student living in Rome hires on as a tour guide and falls for a mysterious stowaway who is sought by the police in this filmed-on-location stellar (by TV standards) romp.
Shaken by the death of his wife and the disappearance of his young sons while he spent four years in prison, a simple man tries to rebuild his life while searching for the missing boys.
A young man inherits the ability to see visions from beyond the grave after his uncle's sudden death and is persuaded to investigate a girl's story about her brother's alleged murder. Although no music score is credited because of a composer's strike against TV film packagers at the time, Henry Manc
A syndicate killer relentlessly pursues a pretty young teacher who doesn''t know what he''s after, although he has already killed twice to get it.
A comedy about two urban couples who decide to chuck big-city life and return to nature, only to find that rural living has its own set of infuriating problems.
A charming but somewhat larcenous widow attempts to snare a rich bachelor through a lonely hearts club, but her scheme boomerangs into a deadly cat-and-mouse game. This marked the TV-movie debut of both Rosalind Russell and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and was sadly also Russell's last film role.
Two cops quit the force to become private detectives and are quickly thrust into the search for a killer who has eluded the authorities for twelve years.
An independent-minded couple, each insisting on a business career, decide to hire a second "wife" -- someone who looks like a model and works like a scrub-woman -- to take care of the house and kids, but the three-way arrangement threatens to break up the marriage.
A serio-comedy about a rich stockbroker who buys a ghost town in Nevada to create a community for "losers" who are seeking another chance in life.
A pilot film about a fur trapper who, in a scheme to keep his land holdings in the wake of a homesteading law, recruits a prostitute, a thief, and a pickpocket to portray his daughters.
This plotline for this unsuccessful pilot involves a judge with four daughters, four prospective sons-in-law, and four weddings scheduled for the same day. Subsequently much of the cast was reassembled for a sequel entitled "My Darling Daughter's Anniversary."
Top space officials, fearing for the future of the program, substitute a look-alike for an astronaut who died during a Mars mission.
After several townspeople are savagely murdered, a sheriff in the Louisiana bayous searches for a crazed killer and becomes convinced that he's chasing a modern-day werewolf.
A supernatural thriller involving a young teacher in an isolated California community who discovers that her pupils and their parents possess special powers and a secret bond.
An acclaimed drama illuminating the conflict between a divorced homosexual and his teenage son. Holbrook, Jacoby, and Lange all were nominated for Emmy Awards (Jacoby won as Best Supporting Actor) and Lamont Johnson won the Directors Guild of America Award.
A policeman's widow becomes determined to clear his name after learning that he was accused of being on the take, and following his shooting in an ambush she tracks down the real killer.
Eight terrified people, trapped in a New York subway tunnel when a devastating earthquake levels the city, desperately try to find a way out.
A wealthy woman is trapped by a fierce storm in the house with no electricity or phone, her murdered sister's body hidden in the basement, and a killer waiting for an opportunity to make her his next victim.
A flip, down-on-his-luck newspaper reporter stumbles across a modern-day vampire who is murdering Las Vegas showgirls, but he cannot convince his own editor, let alone the police, of the identity of the crazed maniac. The thriller that eventually spawned the regrettably brief series of the same name
Drama based on the life of Joyce Duco, with Joanna Pettet as the young nun torn between the reality of her secular job as a daytime juvenile probation officer and the vows she has taken with the Church.
This private-eye spoof, set in Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles in the late '40s, has a seedy, down-and-out detective and his partner, an erudite dwarf, being drawn by a voluptuous blonde into a missing persons case leading to murder.
Seven people who arrive at an idyllic tropical resort after receiving a mysterious invitation find their dream of paradise turning into a hellish nightmare with little chance of escape.
When an adopted boy's parents are killed and the authorities threaten to keep the boy's ailing but loving grandfather from gaining custody, the pair run away together. John Badham, the film's original director, left when the project was suspended because of Herschel Bernardi's illness, and was repla
A romantic comedy involving two divorced men who become friends and then secretly begin dating each other's ex-wives, causing even more complications than their original marriages did.
A Western adventure about a tough marshal's efforts to clean up a frontier town filled with brawling cattlemen, crooked officials and various bad guys out to discredit him.
A cross-country motorist finds himself the object of a faceless trucker''''s irrational attacks.
A research scientist is driven to the brink by a recurring dream that he is marked for death by a mysterious tribunal, and soon he is unable to separate his dreams from reality -- and vice versa.
A deranged mother takes revenge on the man she thinks seduced her daughter by caging him in her basement while his wife uses ESP in a frantic search to find him.
A blind actor discovers that his wife is cheating on him with his best friend and plots an elaborate double murder.
A young runaway, going from middle-class suburbia to the heart of the hippie drug culture, returns home only to find deepening family conflicts and parental bickering -- and realizes what it threatens to do to her younger sister.
Four elderly ladies with time on their hands create a fictional girl for a computer dating service and get involved with a psychopath. Helen Hayes, in her first TV movie, was Emmy-nominated for her performance.
A college drop-out convinces his family to re-examine its goals and gets them to chuck it all for a crosscountry odyssey in a 1928 Greyhound bus -- or, the family that stays together...
A young couple -- a California girl and a Japanese-American boy -- ignore local prejudices and marry secretly on December 7, 1941, minutes before the announcement of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
A bizarre tale of a struggling actor who casts himself as the middleman in a kidnap plot after being mistakenly called with a ransom demand, and decides to cut himself in for half of the payoff money. The film marked June Allyson's return to moviemaking after a twelve-year absence.
Two high school seniors try to adjust to adult responsibilities when an unexpected pregnancy forces them into marriage.
A Bronx working girl is drawn into an elaborate extortion plot after being kidnapped by a gang of sophisticated con-men who force her to impersonate a wealthy socialite.
One of the most critically acclaimed of all made-for-TV movies, and one of the most watched, this was a finely told and acted story of Brian Piccolo, running back for the Chicago Bears, his lasting rivalry and friendship with fellow player Gale Sayers, and his losing battle with cancer. The film was
An ESP expert (played by former news commentator Alex Dreier) uses his powers to search for a psychic employing telepathy to commit murder. The series "The Sixth Sense" (1972) spun off from this movie -- without Dreier.
Quinn's powerhouse TV-movie debut as a shirt-sleeved mayor in Albuquerque who solves urban as well as personal problems later led him to reprise the role in the brief (1971) series that was retitled "The Man and the City."
A lady parole officer has herself imprisoned in order to examine charges of brutality but is trapped when the only other person who knows why she is there is killed. Playing a sadistic prison superintendent, Ida Lupino (in her TV-movie debut) virtually reprised a similar role from fifteen years earlier in "Women''s Prison."
A New Orleans-based insurance investigator, blinded in an explosion, tracks down the man who killed his wife and took his sight. This was the pilot to the short-lived series (1971-72) that starred Franciscus, with Peter Mark Richman replacing Bradford Dillman as his boss and Marlyn Mason taking over
A bittersweet tale of a newly divorced man trying to find a place for himself in the world of swinging singles.
An American POW reportedly killed in action returns from Vietnam to find his wife remarried, his daughter adopted, his business sold and his life completely changed.
A small-town newspaper editor, a pillar of his community, discovers that his hidden past has caught up with him and an Iron Curtain agent who knew him in his other life has been sent to kill him.
Returning from a mental institution following a traumatic rape experience, a young woman finds herself the target of someone trying to drive her insane.
A legendary western outlaw with satanic powers, being escorted to justice by a homesteading couple, uses hypnosis to possess the wife's soul and to help him make his getaway.
A familiar TV sitcom plot that makes roommates of a dedicated women's libber and a male chauvinist cop.
Wacky comedy about a hip young lady and a square stockbroker who meet on a park bench in Boston and are picked up as international spies.
Five college pals, meeting on a private island for a reunion, find themselves stalked by a mental institution escapee.
A suave professional burglar wants to break with his criminal past but is forced to pull one last job to make good on a gambling debt. Winner of the 1971 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America as the Best TV Suspense Film, and nominated for an Emmy as Best Written Original Drama of 1971.
A pair of beach bums drift to Acapulco in search of a beautiful young woman and a sunken treasure.
Intrigue aboard a nuclear sub with foreign agents infiltrating the crew to get their hands on a top secret device.
The story of day to day operations aboard a space station called Earth II.
O'Neal's TV movie debut casts him as a glib engineer who steals the heart of a fashion model. She in turn jilts her jet-setter fiancee who turns out to be a psychotic.
An army tale about an egghead ninety-day-wonder who relies on ancient tactics he remembers from the history books to save his beleaguered squad on an important mission in Korea.
This futuristic drama, containing Van Heflin's last performance, focuses on a young couple trying to circumvent the government's edict that limits each family to only one child. Heflin is a retired U.S. Senator who tries to help them in this film originally to have been called "The Day They Took the
A rape case tears apart a small California town as a black sheriff and his white deputy go after an insurance salesman suspected of attacking a black coed.
A successful, recently divorced lawyer defends a hippie accused of murdering a wealthy housewife in this pilot to the hit TV series (1971-74). Arthur Hill continued in the title role, as did Joan Darling (later to become a respected producer and director) in the part of his secretary. Lee Majors sig
A pilot for a Western that teams up a strong-willed black frontier scout and a stubborn rancher in a reluctant alliance to find out who killed the latter's son and made off with his daughter.
An escape artist and his sidekick/assistant attempt to rescue a kidnapped scientist and thwart a dastardly plan to rule the world in this unsuccessful pilot to a proposed series.
A happy bachelor's swinging life is disrupted by the arrival of a teenager who claims to be his son. "So's Your Old Man!" was this movie's original pre-airing title. Jack Albertson replaced Edmond O'Brien.
A group of allied POWs held by the Germans plot an unusual breakout from an impregnable medieval castle. They plan to escape by glider and soar into Switzerland. Subsequently titled: "Escape of the Birdmen."
A hostile youngster who will stop at nothing to break up his mother's marriage is suspected of homicide, and his stepfather fears that he may be the boy's next victim.
A lighthearted Western about a pair of notorious outlaws who take the governor's offer of amnesty, offered through a lawman friend, if they'll bring in a vicious desperado and his gang -- and then discover that their amnesty has other strings attached. A series of the same name with Deuel and Murphy
In this updated remake of the 1934 movie that starred Fredric March, Death in human form comes to earth to learn why people hang onto life so tenaciously and unexpectedly falls in love with a beautiful young woman. The film reunited veteran actors Melvyn Douglas and Myrna Loy for the first time sinc
A spinster school teacher, on the eve of her retirement, finds that she is marked for death by a mentally deranged former student she had flunked ten years earlier.
A private eye spoof that sends up assorted TV detectives from Ironside, Columbo, Kojak, Baretta, McCloud, and Starsky and Hutch, as eight bumbling super-sleuths band together in a battle of wits against the devilishly clever Master Criminal. An Emmy Award nomination went to this comedy for hairstyli
In this sequel to "The Over-the-Hill Gang" (1969), the old-time comrades-in-arms join forces to sober up an old buddy, a down-and-out drunk, and restore his reputation. Fred Astaire made his TV-movie debut in this one and appeared in his only Western role.
Crosby's only TV movie has him cast against type as a small-town doctor who sees to it that the bad people in his community die before their time and the good live longer -- like the flowers in his garden. In the 1967 play which had a brief Broadway run, Burl Ives was the kindly general practitioner
Five female convicts are recruited to help secretly transport arms into a section of Texas occupied by the Mexican army in 1840.
In this comedy Western, a retired Texas Ranger and three aged pals help to clean up a town run by a crooked mayor, a drunken judge and a trigger-happy sheriff. This marked the TV-movie debuts of both Rick Nelson and Gypsy Rose Lee, and it was the latter's farewell acting appearance.
In this romantic comedy, a carbon copy of "We're Not Married" (1952), several couples discover they were joined in illegal wedlock by a pair of marriage consultants who set about to rectify the situation.
A comedy about a World War II pilot who falls out of his plane and is hidden by a baroness to protect him from the enemy -- long after the war has ended.
An aging gunfighter tries to help a younger man accused of murder.
A drifter deputized by a dying sheriff fights to bring two killers to justice.
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An American businessman on his way back home to Virginia from Hong Kong becomes infected with a mutated bird flu strain which is now transmittable from human to human. American authorities attempt to contain the virus before it's too late.
The third installment of the classic Broadway musical based on the children's story "The Princess and the Pea." Carol Burnett played the role of Princess Winnifred in the first two productions, both of which aired on CBS, and in this version she will play the role of Queen Agravain, the overly prot
A chronicle of the last 25 years of Donald Trump's incredible rise to business success.
The story, set in Wyoming, explores the fifty-year marriage of Joshua and Margaret Turner--from their first meeting on a Cape Cod beach to the present.
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Based on the real-life accounts of Laura Ingalls Wilder's tales of growing up on the American frontier as her family leaves their home in Wisconsin for the New Frontier of the West. They must brave the danger of Indians, the elements and other harsh realities of the time as they travel and make a ne
Miniseries based on the first two "Dinotopia" books by James Gurney. Frank Scott, a wealthy American, crashes his plane into the Caribbean. He appears to perish, but his two troubled sons, Karl and David, survive and wind up on a fantastic lost continent where humans and dinosaurs happily co-exist.
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
Adaptation of Lorna Luft's book "Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir." The miniseries chronicles Judy Garland's life, from her first stage performance at age two to her untimely death at age 47.<P>From the moment 2-year-old Baby Frances Gumm crooned "Jingle Bells" to a small-town audience, the future
Miniseries based on the "Arabian Nights" tales of magic, mystery and fantasy spun by the beautiful Scheherazade. In order to stave off her execution -- and win the love of the Sultan of Baghdad -- Scheherazade tells tales inspired by a master storyteller. The stories unfold at night, from the advent
Miniseries based on Margaret George's novel "The Memoirs of Cleopatra." The young Cleopatra is caught between her love for Rome's leader Julius Caesar and her desire to keep Egypt independent. After the assassination of Caesar and the defeat of her second love Marc Antony, Cleopatra plots her own de
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
Evil industrialist Drew Oslett, Jr., in an attempt to create a perfect warrior clone of a noted athlete, mistakenly takes a blood sample of Marty Stillwater, a writer, and creates Marty's double, code-name: Alfie. Years, late Alfie, a dead ringer for Marty, has become an efficient killing machine. B
Adaptation of Peter Benchley's novel "White Shark." Recently divorced Dr. Simon Chase has just begun research at a remote island lab, Shark's Tooth Island, long abandoned by the U.S. Navy. Chase is driven by a personal loss to research the link between a cure for cancer and sharks. The natives are f
The wedding of Shelby, the daughter of a prominent African-American family, and Meade, a white jazz musician, sets off an explosion of racial pride and family secrets in a wealthy African-American community on Martha's Vineyard in 1953. Shelby's grandmother supports the marriage because she wishes t
Two-part miniseries based on the best-selling novel by Robert Ludlum. When an American Intelligence officer's brother is murdered, he assumes his identity in a quest to foil a neo-Nazi conspiracy and the establishment of a Fourth Reich.
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
Cargo pilot Scott Nash has two passengers bound for Washington, D.C. Dr. Linda McCoy is hurrying to monitor incoming Hurricane Sigrid. Vivian Henry is delivering what she believes is the prototype of a thermonuclear device to the Pentagon. The nuclear warhead, code-named Medusa, is not only capable
When a young man is tried, convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of three people, his father hires a dynamic team of defense attorneys to prove his son's innocence. Based on a true story.
Ten strangers napping on an overnight flight from Los Angeles to Boston awake to discover that all the other passengers and crew members have disappeared. Upon landing, they also find that this new reality is home to the langoliers -- night-time childhood fears come to life.
It's 1821, and Mexican-ruled Texas is up for grabs. Led by Stephen Austin and Sam Houston, a rugged few will fight for the independence of a country and take one final stand at a small mission called the Alamo.
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 miniseries covering the first 29 years of John F. Kennedy's life, through his election to Congress.
Based on the Stephen King book about the discovery of a mysterious object and the strange force it unleashes in a small Maine town.
A miniseries based on the 1958 killing spree by Charles Starkweather who murdered 11 people in two states in the Midwest.
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.
A miniseries about General George Custer, the Plains Indian Wars, and the Battle of the Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876.
A two-part miniseries. The glamorous life of a Los Angeles financier and his wife comes apart when he arranges to make the murder of a friend appear to be a suicide. Meanwhile, the financier's mistress fears for her life because of her knowledge of the Los Angeles/Hollywood connection of extortion,
A two-part miniseries. Dramatizes the events leading up to the 1954 Supreme Court decision on school desegregation, "Brown vs. Board of Education."
A miniseries based on the true story of an Arizona housewife who was wrongly convicted of murdering her husband's business partner.
A two-part miniseries based on the true story of Truddi Chase, a woman who developed multiple personalities, eventually leading to the destruction of her marriage and career. After years of struggling, she finds the help she needs from a caring therapist and begins to unravel the mystery in her past
A miniseries spanning 55 years of the Kennedy family, from the early courtship of Joseph Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald to the realization of the family's dreams with JFK's election to the presidency.
Six childhood friends reunite in their small hometown in Maine to once again confront an evil entity they thought they had destroyed 30 years earlier.
A miniseries about the intertwining stories of seven black women who live in a tenement on a street named Brewster Place. Over the course of several decades, each, in her own way, struggles to overcome crushing poverty and the devastation of dreams and hopes that have gone unfulfilled. Ultimately, t
A two-part miniseries focusing on the flamboyant life of the charismatic Greek shipping magnate.
A two-part miniseries adapted from Robert Ludlum's thriller about a man trying to regain his memory amidst a maze of espionage and intrigue.
A 12-part miniseries continuing Herman Wouk's epic two-volume saga which began with "The Winds of War." The first 17-hour installment begins one week after Pearl Harbor. The family of career naval officer Captain Victor "Pug" Henry is scattered around the globe. Pug and his son, Byron, are fighting
A two-part miniseries dramatizing the story of Mary Beth Whitehead, the surrogate mother who bore a child for William and Elizabeth Stern, but decided to keep "Baby M" rather than give it up at birth. The drama depicts the world-famous court battle that resulted from her action.
Six young people are forced to take command of an interstellar spaceship and proceed with a life-and-death mission, when their captain mysteriously disappears.
A three-part miniseries about the Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, and his Empress, Josephine Beauharnais, and their relationship as lovers and married couple, up to the great leader's exile to the island of Elba.
A seven-part miniseries set ten years after a hypothetical Soviet takeover of the United States. The story relates how the release of a political dissident from prison triggers strong reactions from his estranged family, his childhood friend (now a rising figure in the new regime), the leaders of th
The two American families introduced in the miniseries "North and South" -- the Hazards of Pennsylvania and the Mains of South Carolina -- are swept into the ferocious conflict and turbulent passions of the Civil War in this six-part, twelve-hour miniseries. The story plunges the Mains, South Caroli
A two-part, four-hour minseries about a beautiful woman who, at the turn of the century, is kidnapped and sold into a Turkish harem where, as she struggles to protect her life and virtue, she becomes embroiled in the historical tensions and sensuous decadence of the times.
In the original two-part, five-hour adaptation of Shirley Conran's runaway best-seller broadcast during the 1983-84 season, Phoebe Cates, as the bimbo turned movie sex goddess found out her mother's identity from among three candidates. Now she spends four hours not only tracking down her real fathe
This seven-hour British-Italian adaptation of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's 1834 epic, set against the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and previously filmed in 1935, and in 1960 was a vehicle for muscleman Steve Reeves, was trashed by the critics as the campiest of sword and sandal sagas to emerge in
Sumptuous filming of Shirley Conran's sprawling best-seller about an international sex symbol's single-minded quest to find and destroy the mother she never knew -- one of three school chums, each of whom went on to fame and fortune. "Lace" is the name of the magazine one of them, Bess Armstrong, pu
A young couple from Milwaukee, William Atherton and Susan Dey, come to California, rent an over-priced house in the fabled Malibu beach community and become involved with the wealthy beautiful people who spend their time either soaking up the sun or partying. Kim Novak is the real estate agent; Chad
Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor, made his American TV-movie debut as Albert Speer, Hitler's personal architect, in this acclaimed dramatization of Speer's autobiography. Fellow Dutch performer Renee Soutendijk made her television debut in this country as Eva Braun. Derek Jacobi's portrait of Adolph Hi
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
Peter O'Toole made his American TV acting debut as the Roman general leading the epic 1st-century siege of Masada, the mountain fortress where about 900 Jewish Zealots made a heroic stand against 5,000 Roman soldiers. Peter Strauss is the fiery leader of the freedom-fighting Zealots, and their confr
This three-part, eight-hour exploration of the John Steinbeck novel about the Trask family and the women who haunted their lives for two generations covered far more ground than did the 1955 feature film that starred James Dean, Julie Harris and Raymond Massey. Timothy Bottoms and Bruce Boxleitner a
There's terror on the high seas when cult leader Telly Savalas and his fanatic followers, among whom is devoted Shelley Winters, seize a luxury liner commanded by Louis Jourdan and hold a stellar roster of film and TV luminaries for a ransom of $70 million in gold. Chad Everett is a successful novel
The unparalleled success of "Roots" in 1977 prompted this continuation of Alex Haley's saga, beginning with the events where its predecessor ended in 1882 and bringing the story to the present with James Earl Jones playing Haley and Marlon Brando as American Nazi leader George Lincoln Rockwell, who
Six buddies spend the summer together at a Malibu beach house after each has separated from his wife at about the same time. This two-part four-hour film, exploring separation and divorce from the man's point of view, took its title from the Neil Sedaka-Howard Greenfield song, and subsequently was e
Eisenhower the military man is the focus of this TV miniseries, his relationship with the other wartime leaders, and, very discreetly, his personal relationship with his driver, Kay Summersby. "Ike" came up with five Emmy Award nominations: Outstanding Cinematography (Part 2), Outstanding Film Editi
The dramatization of Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa of the eighteenth century to their emancipation in the post-Civil War South became an overnight phenomenon the subject of educational programs as well as newspaper editorials that attracted, a
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
The bizarre story behind the man accused of assassinating John F. Kennedy and what might have happened had he been brought to trial. The title is all that is left of the 1967 off-Broadway play by Amram Ducovny and Leon Friedman. John Pleshette, whose resemblance to the real Oswald is remarkable, is
An acclaimed, multi-award-winning production based on Lash's Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, with the story of the Roosevelts, from early youth to FDR's death in 1945, told through the recollections of the widowed Eleanor. Chosen Outstanding Special (1975-76 season) in the Emmy Awards ceremony,
A two-part four-hour dramatization of the life of the Biblical warrior and ruler, filmed on location in Israel (and Spain) by the producer and writer of "The Story of Jacob and Joseph" (1974). Director Alex Segal fell ill during the filming and was succeeded by David Lowell Rich.
A thriller about a troubled English governess hired to take charge of a pair of precocious but strangely disturbing orphans beset by demons. This tape-to-film adaptation of Henry James' 1898 novelette, shown in two parts originally, is occult director Dan Curtis' version of the horror perennial, fre
An absorbing adaptation of Uris' best-selling novel telling the story of two successful men, an American writer and a Polish doctor, whose careers lead to a confrontation in a London courtroom when the former accuses the latter of having performed illegal operations in a Nazi prison camp years earli
Oscar Wilde's eerie tale about a handsome Englishman who retains his youth while his portrait ages was given a two-part tape-to-film adaptation. Earlier there had been five silent film versions plus the classic production with Hurd Hatfield in 1945 and its 1970 remake.
Dan Curtis' retelling of the all-time gothic horror classic, one of the favorite subjects among moviemakers. This was a two-parter shown in ninety-minute segments on successive nights as part of ABC's late-night "Wide World of Mystery" series.
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For six years John O'Neill was the FBI's expert on Al Qaeda. O'Neill made repeated warnings of Al Qaeda's potential threat to the United States, but his warnings fell on deaf ears at the FBI headquarters. O'Neill left the FBI in the Summer of 2001 to take a head of security job at the World Trade
Miniseries about Native American myths and legends told through the story of a 17-year-old Native American boy who is forced to drive his 100-year-old grandfather to an annual storytelling pow-wow. During the drive from South Dakota to Sante Fe, the Grandfather recounts the stories of his culture to
Adaptation of Melissa Muller's biography of Anne Frank, documenting the Holocaust victim's life from her happy childhood in pre-war Frankfurt to the years she and her family hid in an Amsterdam attic to her final days at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in early 1945. The movie also delves into
Miniseries based on Tom Clancy's novel, "Net Force." Set in the near future, the miniseries focuses on an elite, military-style division of the FBI that is granted extraordinary powers to combat technology-based crime and terrorism. After the death of his best friend, Alex Michaels is promoted to co
An updated version 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,
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.
When a Texas millionaire marries his mistress, a bitter divorce battle, two deaths, an FBI sting operation, and criminal trials ensue.
The latest installment in the John Jakes trilogy of novels focuses on the post-Civil War era. Follows the exploits of the Hazards and the Mains through the Reconstruction era and into the Indian territories of the Western frontier.
A miniseries adapted from Scott Turow's book. A lawyer uncovers shocking secrets while investigating his wife's suicide.
A miniseries reunion of the characters from the ABC series, "Dynasty." Takes place several years following the events of the series' finale. Blake Carrington, having lost everything, leaves prison to begin again -- to regain his family, which has been divided and scattered; his company, which has be
A two-part miniseries based on Ann Rule's book, "Small Sacrifices." A mother is accused of shooting her three children in 1983 in a small town in Oregon as a "sacrifice" to her married lover. A determined district attorney uncovers the circumstances surrounding the crime.
A two-part miniseries based on the true-life 1943 murder of Sir Harry Oakes, a wealthy businessman who was killed in the Bahamas. Oakes' protective love for his daughter had clashed with her defiant love for the handsome gigolo she married. Alfred DeMarigny becomes the prime suspect in the murder of
A two-part miniseries based on the best-selling book by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, which tells the story of the woman who lived with Elvis Presley for 14 years.
A two-part, five-hour miniseries based on Shirley MacLaine's autobiographical book about her journey to the far reaches of self (and in some instances "out of" herself). The film recreates her love affair and international romance with a married man, and the amazing spiritual trek which takes her ar
A two-part miniseries based on Michael Korda's novel which is reputedly a fictionalized treatment of the life of the late actress Merle Oberon, who was married to Korda's uncle, Alexander Korda. The story deals with an exotic young girl who rises from the slums of Calcutta to the brink of internatio
Trash-wallowers, if TV ratings are a believable barometer, were beside themselves with glee, savoring every minute of this three-part, six-hour adaptation of Jackie Collins' book about women who, according to the network publicity releases, "are caught up in the low life and high society of the film
A three-part, six-hour miniseries which tells the story of a passionate affair between a steel magnate and a French Ambassador's wife, and the effects of their love on them and their families during the turbulent years of World War II. This adaptation of Danielle Steel's novel begins in 1939 on a tr
A Beverly Hills socialite embarks on a love/hate relationship with the psychopath who had murdered her fiance and then raped and terrorized her, eventually becoming involved in a bizarre trial. Joan Barthel's book, from which this two-part film evolved, was based on a notorious 1970s California case
A twelve-hour miniseries, adapted from John Jakes' best-selling novel, that depicts the turbulent historical background of conflict between the North and the South during the years 1842 to 1861. Orry Main, a young southern West Point cadet, establishes a life-long friendship with a fellow cadet, nor
This five-hour saga about a proud band of Sioux Indians, and the efforts of one brave (Robert Beltran) to save his people from destruction through the use of mysterious powers handed down by ancestors, was the end result of a controversial programming venture that was envisioned nearly five years ea
Herman Wouk's best-selling 1971 epic about a fictional Navy family in the days leading up to Pearl Harbor came to TV in this 16-hour miniseries over seven nights (initially it had been planned for only twelve hours). At about $40-million, it was the single most expensive television event up to that
The overwhelming success of this star-laden TV adaptation of Irwin Shaw's 1970 best-seller that was shown as six two-hour motion pictures over a seven-week period assured the future of the "Novel for Television" miniseries genre. Stars of varying magnitudes were made of the production's three leadin
In their TV movie debuts, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton co-starred in this unusual two-part film -- actually two films or two stories running concurrently -- delving into the dissolution of an eighteen-year marriage through the eyes of both parties.
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When the Flintstones and the Rubbles learn that Pebbles and Bamm Bamm are expecting a baby, they pay a surprise visit to Hollyrock to help the young couple.
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