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Cast (feature film)

Hellinger's Law (1981) as Judge Carroll
In this pilot to a followup series to his "Kojak", Telly Savalas is a flamboyant criminal lawyer who takes on the case of the syndicate's accountant--actually a Justice Department plant who has infiltrated the mob--accused of murdering a local TV newscaster. Hellinger finds that not only does the g
End of August, The (1981) as Dr Mandelet
In New Orleans, in the summer of 1900, Edna Pontellier begins to feel unfulfilled by her marriage, motherhood, and her comfortable life. Her longings lead her into an affair with a younger man named Robert. And when Robert leaves, Edna moves out of the home where she lives with her husband to a cott
Brubaker (1980) as Dr Gregory
A new prison warden takes on corruption that has spread to the state government.
Ohms (1980) as Joe Szabo
Ralph Waite plays a conservative farmer who rallies his neighbors against a power company planning to erect huge towers across their land. David Birney is the political activist schoolteacher who helps them organize into an effective bloc.
Act of Violence (1979) as Catherine'S Father
Elizabeth Montgomery continues her dramatic gallery of resourceful put-upon women, here playing a liberal-minded, divorced newswriter who is the victim of a brutal mugging. Robbed of her confidence, she finds her life cloaked in fear and paranoia, causing her to re-evaluate her lifelong beliefs.
Ordeal of Patty Hearst, The (1979) as Tyler
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.
Betsy, The (1978) as John Duncan
90-year-old Loren Hardeman is the head of an American car manufacturing dynasty. He has given his grandson control of the family business, but still has one project that he desperately wants the company to complete for him. Loren's dreams of an efficient, economical car to be called The Betsy after his great-grandaughter, and he hires injured race car driver Angelo Perino to design it in secret. But Loren doesn't know that Angelo is also seducing Betsy, as well as having an affair with his grandson's mistress, and that his project is not a secret from rest of the auto industry who are determined to sabotage it.
Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978) as Granger
A three-part drama, set in Mississippi in 1933, that follows the lives of the Logans, a proud, independent black family. A thirteen-year-old girl is inspired by her family's struggle to keep the land that it has owned for three generations.
Network (1976) as Sam Haywood
Television programmers turn a deranged news anchor into 'the mad prophet of the airwaves.'
Mandingo (1975) as Doc Redfield
Dirty doin's on a slave-breeding plantation in 1840 Louisiana: ol' massa James Mason huffs 'n' puffs, while Ken Norton, as prize "Mandingo" Mede, steams up the screen with the horny mistress of the Big House.
Cry in the Wilderness, A (1974) as Rex Millard
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
Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman, The (1974) as Master Robert
Winner of nine Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama of the 1973-74 season, this was one of the most acclaimed TV movies ever, highlighted by Cicely Tyson's Emmy-winning performance as the (fictional) woman who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lived to see the Civil Rights movement a centur
1776 (1972) as Stephen Hopkins
The founding fathers struggle to draft the Declaration of Independence.
Sometimes a Great Notion (1971) as [Jonathan] Draeger
A family of lumberjacks make trouble in the Northwest.
Face Of Fear, The (1971) as Glenn Kennedy
Love story involving a Canadian Professional Hockey Player(Billy Duke) and a hippy folk singer(Sherry Nelson). Their union is tumultuous, as both try to come to terms with their differences in careers and lifestyles. They realize too late that they both love each other. Shot in/around Toronto, Ontario CANADA and includes good use of vintage NHL footage.
Gaily, Gaily (1969) as Dunne
An innocent young writer learns the ways of yellow journalism working for a top Chicago paper.
Up the Down Staircase (1967) as Mr. McHabe
A novice schoolteacher faces delinquent students and apathetic administrators in a tough inner city high school.
Experiment in Terror (1962) as Brad
A master criminal tries to force a bank teller to help him pull off a big heist.

Cast (special)

Andros Targets, The (1977) as Chet Reynolds; The Managing Editor
The exploits of Mike Andros, an investigative reporter for the "New York Forum," a crusading newspaper.
Land of Hope (1976) as Gustav Gottschalk
The story relates the struggles of four immigrant families living on New York's lower east side in the early years of the twentieth century.
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1964) as Seth Gale
The story, spanning the years between 1830 and 1860, follows Abraham Lincoln from his backwoods law practice to the Presidency.
Ah, Wilderness! (1959) as Bartender
The story of Richard Miller, the son of a Connecticut newspaper publisher, and his naive attempts to court a local girl.

Cast (special)

Winds of War, The (1983) as Harry Hopkins
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

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