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Based on the true-life story of teenage bride Candra Torres who was abducted in 1975 while on a honeymoon camping trip in the High Sierras, this psychodrama gained the dubious distinction of having its world television premiere in the wee hours of the morning after having sat on the shelf for two an
Raquel Welch made a personal crusade of getting this film about a legendary Blackfoot Indian woman shown. Not only was it her TV acting debut, but also a production of her own company, filmed in 1979 as a three-hour movie, adapted by novelist Evan Hunter from Colin Stuart's book. It finally was sche
Valerie Bertinelli is a pretty young heiress suffering from dyslexia and Robert Desiderio is a feisty, self-taught cabbie, a frustrated writer, who helps re-educate her in this romantic comedy/drama. An Emmy Award went to composer Patrick Williams for his score and a nomination went to Gayne Rescher
When a teenage boy is slain by the Houston police following a stolen van chase, his father (Hal Holbrook) undertakes a tireless investigation into the truth and uncovers the fact that the gun found with the boy's body was a "throwdown," a weapon planted by the police. This true story initially was t
The real-life story of a young farmer's efforts to find out what's killing his dairy herd and afflicting his infant son are hampered by the foot-dragging of state agriculture officials. Emmy Award nominations went to director Roger Young, writer Richard Friedenberg, photographer Gayne Rescher and ed
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
The rehabilitation of a convicted rapist (David Soul) through group therapy is the subject of this film which, despite its title, should not be confused with the similarly-named theatrical movies that starred Glenn Ford and George C. Scott, respectively.
Teenage bride Bertinelli becomes a war widow when her Marine Corps husband Andy Romano is killed in Vietnam, and into her life comes a civilian recreation director (Parker) who works at Camp Pendleton in this romantic young love drama that originally was titled "Personal Effects."
A movie biography based on the meteoric careers of Jan and Dean, the popular singing duo of the late 1950s and 1960s who immortalized the day's California surfing sound, and the auto accident in 1966 that ended their rise when Jan was nearly killed and was hospitalized, either comatose or severely c
An overworked executive vacationing in Hawaii finds that his romance with an attractive businesswoman he meets there is threatened by the supernatural powers of a strange native curse.
A sentimental retelling of the love story of baseball immortal Lou Gehrig and his wife, told from her point of view. Originally this was to have premiered in October 1977, but ironically it was pre-empted by the World Series. Instead it had its initial airing opposite the Super Bowl Game! An Emmy Aw
A comic-book superhero who gained mysterious powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider pursues an evil extortionist whose mind-control plot threatens the lives of ten innocent people. This pilot movie previewed a series of once-in-a-while programs during the 1977-78 season and thereafter.
A sight-gag-happy farce, loaded with cameos by familiar TV faces, about a divorcee's campaign to make her ex-husband jealous in order to win him back.
Prinze, in his only dramatic film role, is an ex-con electronics whiz who, with the aid of four female accomplices, steals a bundle from the Chicago Transit Authority, much to the annoyance of a dyspeptic detective who has been keeping an eye on him since he left prison. The original story, interest
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Then-relatively unknown Powers Boothe's dynamic performance as the charismatic self-styled preacher who led the settlers of Jonestown, Guyana, to mass suicide in 1978, won him the Emmy Award as Outstanding Actor. His appearance at the presentation ceremony as the only performer to show up (an actors
An intriguing if lethargic look at the life of Howard Hughes from his takeover of the Hughes Tool Company at eighteen, through his rapidly expanding business ventures. The film covers his interests ranging from golf and aviation to filmmaking and Hollywood starlets, his involvement in the Senate pro
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