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Cinematography (feature film)
A mother and daughter become reluctant roommates when the mother is facing a divorce.
This reunion movie, bringing together the cast of TV's legendary "Leave it to Beaver" twenty years later ("in memory of Hugh Beaumont," the father in the original show, who died shortly before this movie was filmed), served as the pilot to a brand new "Beaver" series that began airing on cable TV on
This made-for-cable movie, uniting two screen legends for the first time, deals with the conflict between an elderly couple who decide to end their lives together in a suicide pact when the wife learns she has a terminal illness, and their married daughter who, with the help of local social service
A fast-food delivery man for a New York Chinese restaurant gets involved with international terrorists and is recruited by undercover agents to help track down its leader. This prospective series pilot has the pseudonymous Alan Smithee credited as director, after both Jackie Cooper and his successor
The dramatization of the life of the pop singer from her rise to stardom and her marriage to Jose Ferrer to her courageous comeback from her 1968 mental breakdown following the Robert Kennedy assassination. Based on Clooney's autobiography, it has Rosemary dubbing not only her own songs but also her
In her TV-movie debut, Marsha Mason is the housewife-turned-activist who spearheaded her community's fight, beginning in 1978, to force the government to relocate those families threatened by chemical dumping in the Love Canal area near Niagra Falls.
A woman college professor (Jean Simmons) is recruited, against his better judgement, by an undercover cop (Edward Asner) to pose as a bag lady to track down a drug connection following the brutal killing of a skid row crone (Sylvia Sidney).
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.
When Max Devlin is killed in a car crash, he goes to hell where he makes a bargain with the Devil. If Max can convince three innocent people to sell him their souls within a two month period, he can go back to earth and resume living his life.
Mickey Rooney is real-life clown Jack Thum who, with his devoted wife Shirlee, cared for dozens of homeless children --37 of them over the years--in the Chicago area, all of whom come back to visit when they discover he's terminally ill. The film reunited Rooney with another former child star from
Moonlighting nights at a professional dating service to make ends meet, a divorcee causes the neighbors to whisper and her teenage daughter, unaware of her mom's other job in addition to the one at the local real estate office, to become suspicious, but when she tries to quit the night work, she fin
Author Brooke Hayward's best-seller about her parents, actress Margaret Sullavan and theatrical agent/producer Leland Hayward, as well as her vulnerable younger sister and troubled brother (who produced this film), was dramatized here to great acclaim, with Lee Remick receiving an Emmy Award nominat
A teenage couple of disparate backgrounds experience their first romance. She's a girl from a permissive California family; he's from a conservative midwestern family and has moved in with his sister on the west coast after the death of his parents. Initially, this was called "A Girl and a Boy: The
A young divorcee struggles to provide for her young son and make a new life for herself in the backstage jungle of a TV talk show, becoming fast friends with its head writer whose job is to see that its host, a woman-chasing egomaniac, stays at the top of the ratings.
A romantic drama about the love affair between a divorced woman and the college-age son of her best friend, alienating her teenage son who is just a few years younger than her lover.
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.
A musical drama tracing the life of a young Judy Garland (ages 10 to 17) during her rise from struggling vaudeville performer to the star of "The Wizard of Oz." Cinematographer Howard R. Schwartz received an Emmy Award for his contribution.
Romantic fluff about an aspiring young songwriter, who works in a TV newsroom as an assistant director, and the girl, the station's attractive newscaster, he decides he is going to marry, despite her own plans to wed somebody else in less than a week.
A supernatural mystery involving an actual plane crash in December 1972 in the Florida Everglades and the subsequent legend growing from it about the recurring presence on other flights of the ghostly figure of its captain. For his photography, Howard R. Schwartz won an Emmy Award nomination.
An aging street cop and his partner, a robot programmed to be the perfect policeman, are assigned to protect the five-year-old daughter of the widow who witnessed the killing of her police officer husband and now is stalked by the gangster who murdered him. This pilot film, which premiered on NBC, t
A battle of wills between a concerned young doctor and ancient Indian witchcraft, with the future of a teenage Indian girl, sent to a state reformatory as an incorrigible, at stake.
The comic-book tale of the mild-mannered scientist who accidentally gains the secret to superhuman strength that manifests itself when he becomes enraged. This was the pilot for the popular TV series that began in the spring of 1978.
Reporters uncover deadly secrets behind a theme park where guests live their dreams.
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.
A college professor becomes a top recording company executive, only to be swept out of a job in the wake of a payola scandal.
The pilot film for an atmospheric whodunit set in the 1940s that involves an author-criminologist in one of the cases stumping his New York City police inspector father -- the murder of a famed fashion designer. Hutton and Wayne continued their roles in the subsequent series (1975-76) that also had
A hospital drama involving a neurosurgeon/chief of services who faces numerous crises -- including saving a fellow doctor's life after an incompetent physician makes an erroneous diagnosis. This was the pilot for Peppard's short-lived "Doctors Hospital" series (1975-76), that had Lampert, Campos and
An ex-Army intelligence officer accepts $5,000 to impersonate a wealthy contractor targeted for assassination and uncovers a conspiracy to loot a land development company. This was a pilot film (made in early 1974) for a project that failed to materialize.
Unorthodox Harvard-educated lawyer, trying to carve out a practice in a small Arizona town with his young bride, defends a pretty socialite accused of murdering her husband in this pilot to the "Petrocelli" series (1974-76). Barry Newman originated the character in the theatrical feature "The Lawyer
A small-town sheriff (Glen Campbell in his TV movie debut) is visited for the first time in nearly twenty years by his brother, a thief-turned-killer.
The success of "The Godfather" encouraged this adaptation of Gay Talese's 1971 best-selling novel about life inside the Mafia, a fact-based drama revolving around the collapse of the Joseph Bonanno family. The real-life Bonanno was kidnapped in 1964 and was not heard from for over eighteen months.
A comedy about Satan's bumbling disciple who, after 1,400 years of failure to secure a single soul for his boss, gets one last chance when he sets his sights on a gambler, a disgruntled accountant.
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 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 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."
This TV carbon of Hailey's "Airport" has crew and passengers stricken by food poisoning, forcing a washed-up helicopter pilot on board to land the plane with the help of a stewardess. Previously it had been the basis for a drama "Flight into Danger" on TV's "Alcoa Hour" (1956) and then was made as
Intrigue aboard a nuclear sub with foreign agents infiltrating the crew to get their hands on a top secret device.
A handsome young farm worker finds himself having an affair with his boss'' young mistress and becoming the object of affections of an older woman who lives in town. Soon, the passions of the two women drive them to commit terrible acts, which cause the young man to leave town.
The archvillains of The United Underworld - The Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler and The Penguin - combine forces to dispose of Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. From his submarine, Penguin and his cohorts hijack a yacht containing a superdehydrator, which can extract all moisture from humans and reduce them to particles of dust. The evildoers turn the 9 Security Council members in the United World Building into 9 vials of multicolored crystals! Batman and Robin track the villains in their Batboat and use Batcharge missles to force the sub to surface.
A British railway engineer in Kenya tries to capture the lions attacking his workers.
A possessive son's efforts to keep his mother from remarrying threaten to destroy his family.
Visual Effects (feature film)
A former jailbird makes good after the wrong man is accused for his crime.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
The wife of a champion rodeo performer, tired of her subsidiary role at home, becomes an aspiring rodeo rider herself, encouraged by her one-time performer mother and confronts her new life style despite her husband's disapproval, in this film based on the true story of rodeo champion Sue Pirtle.
A platoon of army misfits tries to rescue two women kidnapped by Indians.
Bill Kurtis takes viewers inside America's prisons for a rare look at mothers and grandmothers awaiting execution on death row.
A realistic view of the teaching profession, as told through the eyes of six educators in an urban school system, all of whom must function as teacher, psychologist, social worker, role model, and cop.
A story of two broken families struggling to become one as seen through the marriage of Sally Benjamin and Kevin Tree, divorced parents with children from their previous marriages. The pilot episode, which is set in Redwood, California, and begins six months after the marriage, depicts Sally's daugt
The story of Joe Risko, a street-wise ex-con working as a legman for a lawyer. The pilot episode depicts Joe's efforts to create a courtroom defense for Tom Grainger, a race-car driver charged with murder.
The exploits of Dave Greenberg and Bobby Hantz, two New York City police officers known as "Batman and Robin" for their daring tactics and record number of arrests and convictions. The pilot episode depicts their efforts to apprehend a thief who sadistically victimizes only big-time gamblers.
The story Calvin Briggs and Jimmy Martin, ex-medics, and Michelle Johnson, an ex-nurse, all of whom served in "MASH" units in Vietnam. The three join forces to help Dr. Simmons, an aging physician, care for the people of Hope, a rural community in California. The pilot depicts their efforts to gain
Film Production - Main (special)
The pilot for "Law of the Plainsman." The story of Sam Buckhart, an Apache Indian who is also a United States Marshal. In the pilot episode, broadcast as a segment of "The Rifleman," Sam encounters hostility when he attempts to bring a white man to justice.
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
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