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Director (feature film)
Dramatization of 10 real-life New York subway stories, about the people who work and ride in them. Writers and filmmakers from New York string together many tales of varying lengths. Based on stories submitted in a special contest.
Editing (feature film)
The town of Downers Grove looks like your average suburban neighborhood -- but Downers Grove has a disturbing secret. For the past eight years, one senior from every high school graduating class has met a bizarre death right before graduation day. And this year, Chrissie Swanson has a terrible feeli
Kathy Bolkovac is an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-ups and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multina
In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt,, owns the boarding house where John Wilkes Booth, and others met and planned the simult
Simultaneously follows four babies around the world - from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with
After murdering his gang's leader, a teenager joins a family of Honduran immigrants making the dangerous journey across Mexico to the United States, avoiding a fellow gang member who has been sent to kill him along the way.
Four kids are driving through the desert on their way to the beach, their faces anything but cheery. This isn't Spring Break. They're trying to outrun the end of the world-and each other. Determined to elude the deadly virus, Danny, his brother Brian, his girlfriend Bobby and Danny's school friend K
Twelve short films, shot by renowned international directors in each of New York City's five boroughs, address the theme of the quest for love.
During surgery, more than 60,000 people domestically each year experience "anesthetical awareness," a condition when anesthesia fails during surgery, leaving one completely conscious and feeling every incision, but paralyzed and incapable of doing anything about it. This is what happens to Clay.
Tale of a young man's quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather in a small Ukrainian town that was wiped off the map by the Nazi invasion. What starts out as a journey to piece together one family's story under the most absurd circumstances turns into a surprisingly meaningful journey with a
U.S. Army Major Bennett Marco can''t sleep at night--and he doesn''t want to. Marco spends his days giving inspiring speeches about his platoon''s ambush in the Kuwaiti desert and the heroics of Sergeant Raymond Shaw, who won the Medal of Honor for saving Marco''s crew. But at night, Marco''s dreamlike memories of the desert turn sinister and terrifying. And Marco privately wonders whether the two soldiers who died in the firefight might have met darker fates than officially recorded--and whether Shaw might not be the glorious hero that everyone thinks he is. When Shaw takes the national stage as a surefire candidate for vice president--under the thumb of his controversial mother, Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw--Marco is forced to act on his growing suspicions. With military officials questioning his sanity, and the net of security tightening around Shaw, Marco races to probe deeper into the unimaginable, shocking truth before the White House is won.
Facing another Christmas alone, Drew Latham decides to go back to his idyllic childhood home to spend the holidays with family. There is, however, one problem: the people living there now are not Drew''s family. Nevertheless, Drew has his mind set on an old-fashioned family Christmas, and the fact that the "family" in question, the Valcos, are complete strangers, isn''t about to put a crimp in his plans. Offering them a small fortune, Drew bribes his newfound "parents" to let him spend Christmas in their home, pretending to be part of the family. Just when the Valcos begin to question if any amount of money is worth being dragged all over town on such traditional family holiday excursions as Christmas shopping and the requisite choosing of the Christmas tree, their eldest daughter Alicia comes home for the holidays, with no intention of adopting a new "brother."
Marisa Ventura is a hard-working, intelligent and determined single mother who dreams of a better life for herself and her son, Ty. As a housekeeper at Manhattan's first-class Beresford Hotel, Marisa has made a good life for herself and her ten-year-old son, even if they don't have a lot of money.
A mysterious and extraordinary mental patient, named Prot, convinces both staff and fellow patients that he comes from a utopian planet called K-PAX. While his psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Powell, is baffled by this cheerfully confident man, Prot's description of life on a planet 1000 light years away awa
At 65, the gruff, macho Frank, who's been successful in the textile business, has entered a late-midlife crisis. His wife, Maggie, urges him to retire to Florida like may of his friends, but Frank refuses. Exasperated by their constant bickering, Maggie coerces Frank into agreeing to spend a quiet (
Alice and Howard Goodwin have recently moved to rural Wisconsin and are regarded with suspicion by most of their neighbors. The couple does form a friendship, however, with Theresa and Dan Collins. Both couples often take turns babysitting for one another. Tragedy occurs one day when Alice, momentar
Sally and Gilian Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents'' death, the sisters grew up in a ''special'' household. Attempting to pass on the unique and powerful psychic heritage of the Owens women, Aunt Jet and Aunt Frances hope to give their nieces the strength that comes from practical magic. But the invocation of the Owens'' socery also carries a price--some call it a curse: the men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death. Trying to distance herself from her foremothers, the quieter Sally denies her powers and strives to build herself a ''normal'' magic-free life. The more fiery Gillian, reckless and restless and thrilled by her pull over men. When Gillian meets Jimmy, a malevolent drifter, she unwittingly sets off a chain of explosive events that brings police officer Gary Hallet onto the family porch and into Sally''s heart, while releasing a swarm of supernatural forces that threatens the lives of all the Owen women.
College grads Sheriff, Lewis and Tony meet by chance and become close friends while touring Asia on vacation. They close out a month-long trip to Penang, Malaysia with a reckless spree that two years later would test the boundaries of their friendship and tragically alter their lives: Lewis is sentenced to die in Malaysia for a drug deal, thusly Sheriff and Tony must decide whether they will imperil their own lives by returning to paradise and turning themselves into Malaysian officials, with the real truth, in order to save their friend''s life.
A partially deaf New Jersery sheriff must investigate the NYPD officers he idolizes--potentially exposing the evil doings of some of New York''s finest.
Could you stand by and watch your son starve himself to death for his beliefs? Or would you go against his wishes and save his life even though it meant the defeat of the cause he was willing to die for? A widowed schoolteacher and life-long pacifist, Kathleen Quigley has been careful to stay clear of the war in her native Northern Ireland, instead devoting herself to the care of her three children. She is shaken out of her comfortable existence when her son Gerard is captured along with the fugitive IRA leader Frank Higgins, after a shoot-out with the British army. Gerard''s imprisonment and his subsequent participation in the IRA prisoners'' protest to be treated as prisoners of war draws Kathleen into Northern Ireland''s political conflict and into contact with Higgins'' mother Annie, a hardworking farmer and fervent IRA supporter.
In appreciation for saving a gangster's life, a cop is given the gift of a female bartender, with whom he falls in love. The story is set in present-day Chicago.
A lawyer sues his firm for firing him because he has AIDS.
A legal secretary in the OSS offices becomes a spy in this World War II romance.
A fledgling FBI agent enlists a psychopath''''s help in catching a serial killer.
The story of a criminal who wants to go straight but can't quite make it, and the ex-hooker he falls in love with.
A plain but otherwise exemplary housewife exacts revenge on her unfaithful husband and his glamorous mistress.
A recently widowed Mafia wife tries to start her life anew, only to find past acquaintances and FBI agents on her tail.
After an honest man loses his job and is left to to babysit a drug dealer's business, he and his wife test the lucrative waters of the criminal enterprise.
A group of acquiescent old black men find sudden courage when faced with the need to defend a beloved fellow black in danger of being lynched for the murder of a white racist tenant farmer.
When conventional New York bond trader Charlie Driggs accepts a ride home from the very unconventional Lulu, his life takes an abrupt turn. Instead of taking him home, the free-spirited Lulu takes Charlie on a road trip to Virginia, introducing him to kinky sex and robbery among other things. Things
A Manhattan psychotherapist gets uncharacteristically (and unprofessionally) involved with one of his patients -- a young woman with a compulsion for picking up total strangers for sex, in this pilot to a prospective series that would star Mike Farrell, as a divorced therapist with a teenaged daught
During World War II, a women has an affair with a co-worker and must deal with the after war repercussions.
The story of the country singer's struggle to get out of the shadow of his folk hero father and establish his own identity, with a descent into alcoholism and a fall from a mountaintop, breaking every bone in his body, as part of the price. Taken from Hank Williams, Jr.'s autobiography, this film wa
Erin Gray (of "Silver Spoons") and Lori Singer (of "Fame") are fashion models--one a superstar in the trade nearing thirty and urged to move into other areas while still at the top; the other a troubled high school student hoping to exploit her beauty--who become close friends and bitter competitors
American activist John Reed travels to Russia to witness the revolution and its aftermath.
One day in the early 1970s, Nevada milkman Melvin Dummar picks up an unkempt, bearded stranger, gives him a ride into town and a quarter. The chronically cash-strapped Dummar later discovers that the man he picked up was the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, who has died and left him $150 million
Strong-willed psychologist Colleen Dewhurst tries to rehabilitate a member of a street gang (David Labiosa, in his TV debut) who has been found guilty of the murder of two other teenagers in a playground rumble.
A gang of teenage boys in the Bronx of the early 1960s, while facing various challanges from rival gangs, come to terms with their friendships, families, sexuality, and the rapidly changing times.
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
The Cramers are a New York couple who have their differences. Martin runs an upscale private school and does not understand why Sally would rather teach in the Lower East Side neighborhood where they grew up. For a time they separate and each has an affair, which confirms to them that they really do
Explores the infinite possibilities of childhood. Filled with great songs and comedy bits from a range of stars, gentle lessons are served up about sharing, embracing individuality and celebrating diversity in others.
A priest battles to save a young girl possessed by demons.
Special Thanks (feature film)
Documentary about director Jonathan Demme's cousin, the Reverend Robert Castle, a minister at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Harlem; it focuses on his life and struggle for social reform as well as the reunion of the two cousins who hadn't seen each other in over 30 years.
Film Production - Main (special)
The sixth, and last episode in PBS' first original comedy series, "Trying Times." After living in the same house for 20 years (and raising kids and getting divorced), Barbara must survive one of the true tests of resolve: the day the movers come. A father-and-son moving team pose problems and, on t
The third episode in PBS' first original comedy series, "Trying Times." Dwight Harper, a professional student, is still working on his thesis at age 30. He hasn't held a job in years and his parent will no longer support him, so he gets a job, enters the "real" world, and beats the system.
Post Production (special)
The first episode in PBS' original six-part comedy anthology series, "Trying Times." A young woman, Kara Dimly, must survive her first meeting with her future in-laws, a situation wrought with tension and comic angst.
Misc. Crew (special)
Never-before-released interviews with 19 survivors of -- and witnesses to -- the Holocaust. Taped beginning in 1979 for the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University. Includes interviews with survivors, a member of the Hitler Youth, a priest who witnessed deportations, and
This epic film goes beyond the milestone events that have characterized the life of Nelson Mandela, the charismatic leader who, after an interminable 27-year imprisonment, won the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidency of his country. "Mandela" is a candid, definitive portrait of a modern-day hero. Se
Editing (TV Mini-Series)
A New York cop is challenged by a bizarre double murder in which two women, a prostitute and a prim teacher, are killed on the same night, decapitated, and their heads switched, in this two-part four-hour thriller based on William Bayer's bestseller, "Switch." The book's title also was to have been
Chosen as the Outstanding Limited Series (1977-78) at Emmy Award time, this original drama about two German families that are affected by events between 1935 and 1945 rivaled "Roots" in its impact on viewers in this country and sparked controversy throughout Europe as it premiered on television in o
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