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Set in 1978, drama is based on Dorothy Allison's novel about an alcoholic rock and roll singer who, after the death of her lead singer lover, leaves the lifestyle behind and takes their young daughter cross-country to Georgia to reclaim her other daughters, whom she left behind after fleeing their
Television movie about the 1963 kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr. Hours before his concert in Lake Tahoe, Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped from his hotel at gunpoint by two men, Barry Keenan and Joseph Clyde Amsler. Sinatra was then brought to Los Angeles and held for a few harrowing days by Keenan, Am
A recently widowed middle-aged American actress vacations in Italy and has an affair with a young Italian gigolo who ultimately breaks her heart
A fictionalized account based on an actual event about a young woman who comes home to work for her estranged brother, and then must take care of him during his final months in a losing battle with AIDS. Once home, she is forced to confront her family's dark secret.
The story of Dr. Dorothy Irene Height and how she created the national event, The Black Family Reunion.
Based on a true story about two African-American teens who live on the South side of Chicago, in one of the most impoverished ghettos in the United States. David Isay, a producer from National Public Radio (NPR), selects these teens to do a sound portrait about their life in the ghetto. Under Isay's
The story of black organizer A. Phillip Randolph, an early champion of the Civil Rights movement. From 1925 to 1937, Randolph led the railway car porters' bruising battle against the notoriously anti-union Pullman Company, one of the most powerful company's in the United States in the 1920s. Under R
The story of Judith Exner, President Kennedy's alleged mistress who was reputed to have links to mob boss Sam Giancana.
When a neurotic, thirty-something psychiatrist is diagnosed with leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant from one of his immediate family members, he's shocked to learn that he was adopted and travels to England to find his biological family. His quirky biological mother welcomes him to the dysf
A late bloomer discovers love and its repercussions in a small Southern town. Mary Faith Rapple is a bright high school senior and National Merit Scholar. She teaches a GED night class, tends to her widower father Jesse's needs and keeps to herself. When she meets Michael, a loner who recently moved
Biopic of the controversial, late African-American Congressman from Harlem (New York), Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. A charismatic minister and politician, Powell is beloved by his constituents in Harlem, but villified by his many powerful enemies in Washington. Even as others plot against him, he is abl
Derek Mulroy has never seen a phenomenon he could not rationally explain. As a director for "Sightings," a popular television series documenting the paranormal, he and his field producer, Lou Adler, are about to meet their biggest challenge yet. In a small heartland town, strange occurrences are tak
In 1960, 12-year-old Henry Sturbuck, the son of a doctor, strikes up a friendship with J.M., the town mechanic. Dr. Sturbuck, despite the objections of his wife, Maureen, arranges for Henry to work part-time during the summer for Cindy Wilder, owner of a local bar. There, Henry meets Cecil Running B
The story of the final months of author F. Scott Fitzgerald as told by Frances Kroll, the young woman who was his secretary at the time. In 1939, Frances, an aspiring writer, finds work as a secretary to F. Scott Fitzgerald after promising to keep secret a new novel he is beginning about the movie i
Seeking the excitement that was once part of their married lives, Bruce and Michael slip out one night to a gentleman's club. When their wives, Dana and Brit, discover this boys-night-out activity, the husbands are booted from their homes. In the men's ensuing efforts to get back into their wives' g
A young widow from a conservative religious group takes a gunslinger into her home after he is wounded.
A lesbian couple adopt their nephew after his parents die.
A sports anthology telefilm featuring two classic stories from the annals of sports. "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100," is about a by-the-book golfer who is murdered by his golf partner. "The Heidi Bowl," is a fictitious retelling of the events of the infamous 1968 Jets-Raiders football game telec
Television movie about the 1981 attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan and the backstage battle for control of the White House in his absence. The story focuses on the attempts of Reagan's cabinet members to control the press, the Soviets and each other in the chaotic 24 hours after the
Set in the early 1980s, the story takes place one winter's evening at an annual Christmas lecture given by the charismatic Sister Mary, who plays host to a quartet of former students. The four have returned to present a version of the third grade Christmas pageant they created as children 25 years b
Insurance company owner Hutch Rimes becomes embroiled in a murder plot when his secretary Holly Proudfit asks him to help kill her abusive husband Cotton. The plan goes awry and Holly is murdered instead of Cotton. Hutch escapes, his part in the plot undetected. Holly's husband goes to jail for murd
Television movie about father-and-son talent agents in the late 1950s. Willie and Stuey Walters have an unspoken issue between them since the death of Willie's wife/Stuey's mother. Overshadowed by his father's relentlessly aggressive personality in representing a string of Borscht Belt comedians, St
Mike Lewis is an awkward, misanthropic 16-year-old who tunes out his parents and his problems by turning up the volume of his headphones or by zoning out in front of his computer. Outside his bedroom door, his parents are arguing again. Sandy and Ron need some time together to repair their strained
A courtroom drama about the aftermath of the 1971 riots at New York's Attica State Penitentiary, focusing on the story of Shango, an African-American inmate indicted for the murder of two white fellow prisoners during the revolt. Even though he'd been extremely ill, Ernie Goodman, one of America's m
Memoir of Neil Simon's formative years in New York as a television comedy writer. Recreating the golden age of television when comedy was king and Simon was a writer of "Your Show of Shows" starring Sid Caesar, the telefilm takes viewers into the eclectic, volatile writers' den and into the life of
Set in Brooklyn during the summer of 1947, the telefilm tells the tale of a fatherless Catholic boy who is endangered after witnessing a violent crime and subsequently forms an extraordinary bond with Rabbi Judah Hirsch, a refugee of war. The young boy struggles to tell the truth and confront a mena
Biopic about tap dancer/actor Bill Robinson also known as "Bojangles." He headlined vaudeville and Broadway for almost 30 years as the first black solo dancer in an era in which black entertainers were not allowed to perform alone on stage.
In an Arizona prison in 1910, a stern but humane warden struggles to come to terms with the changing times and his love for the widow of an executed convict.<P>John Flinders is the imposing warden of Red Rock Prison. When hardened prisoner Mike Sullivan is transferred to Red Rock, the guards and pri
True story of Minerva, Patria, and Maria Teresa Maribal -- three sisters known in the Dominican Republic as "Las Mariposas" ("The Butterflies") -- who became freedom fighters rebelling against the dictatorial regime of Rafael Leonid Trujillo during the 1950s. Leaving a life of comfort, three of four
A murder mystery set in New York that focuses on the lives of three cab drivers: Hershey, an ex-basketball player who struggles to make ends meet following a failed career; Rasha, a Bosnian refugee, who is haunted by the war crisis in his homeland; and Salgado, a tough young Latino cab driver, who i
Walter and his precocious 12-year-old son Henry are street musicians who live in a dilapidated trailer home in Brooklyn while working the streets of Manhattan. Smart, charming and musically gifted, Henry is having a ball leading the busker's life. When Walter suffers a nervous breakdown during one o
It's 1961 in Chacahoula, Louisiana, and Ruby Delacroix runs a waterfront honkytonk for her black customers. Ruby wants more from life, but right now she's played out. She has all she can handle with keeping up her juke joint, raising her impulsive young daughter, Emerald, and enduring her brooding h
Inspired by real events, a tale about evolution and contradiction which tells the story of Danny Balint, who transformed himself from a Jewish religious student to a venerated principal in the Neo-Fascist political movement. Danny is an intense young man whose fierce intelligence and inexhaustible c
Coming-of-age story of 12-year-old Tiger Ann Parker, who lives in Saitter, Louisiana, with her grandmother and her developmentally disabled parents. Set in 1957, Tiger has always dreamed of being more like her Aunt Dorie Kay, but eventually learns to accept her parents and gains confidence in hersel
When 10-year-old Jackson Mayhew loses his parents in a car accident, he goes to live with his aunt, Patty Winslow, an aspiring singer down on her luck. Patty takes a job at a Florida hotel where she tends bar in exchange for a free room. Mel Breskin, the manager, has promised to let her sing when bu
Animated telefilm based on three stories from Gahan Wilson's comic strip "Nuts," about a 10-year-old boy with an overactive imagination. He is, however, clever enough to know that being 10 is not nearly old enough to deal with the many perils of childhood. Covers topics such as feigning illness to s
Jasmine Wilde is a single mother living in Georgia, trying to raise her teenage daughter Izzy in a normal American setting, while keeping secret her past as a famous singer. Sierra, Izzy's teacher and Jasmine's best friend, notices that Izzy shares that special singing talent and she invites a recor
Two "Spin" magazine reporters conduct an unrelenting search for the truth in the Atlanta child murders of 1979-1981, resulting in an explosive article in the magazine.<P>From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases p
Four journalists change the course of American history by influencing a presidential debate to favor the candidate they think should be elected. Based on the novel by Jim Lehrer.<P>It's less than two weeks before the presidential election and the polls show a dead heat. After months of negotiation,
Movie based on the life of British 19th century actress and anti-slavery activist Fanny Kemble.<P>On a theatrical tour of the United States, Fanny Kemble falls in love with and marries Pierce Butler, a wealthy American lawyer. Their storybook marriage begins to disintegrate when Fanny wants to have
Three stories about gay life in the fictional small town of Homer, Connecticut, over the past half century. Johnny Burroughs has lived in Homer his entire life and has watched the characters' different experiences from the center of town. In the 1950s, Dorothy Nelson returns to Homer and is alienate
Doris Trowbridge, known locally as "Weird Doris" because of the way she looks, never finished high school and apparently never figured out what's cool and what's not. She spends her time visiting yard sales to restock her eclectic junk/antique store, Hidden Treasures, in Glendale, Indiana, and watch
Hans Christian Anderson's tale of "The Little Mermaid" is loosely adapted for this modern story of a 5-year-old girl named Desi who is still hurting over the loss of her father, who recently passed away. She moves with her mother Rhonda back to the family home where Rhonda grew up. There, Desi's gra
In 1989, Dennis Barrie, the director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, booked "The Perfect Moment," an exhibit of 175 controversial photographs by the late artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Although he anticipated opposition from a select few who may have labeled the photographs as pornographic,
A gentle, pacifist drifter faces a town's patriotic wrath on the World War II homefront. Ten-year-old Pug longs for the day when her father, who's been missing in action for three years, will return home to the family's North Carolina farm. Her lonely mother Ruby isn't even sure that her husband is
When 11-year-old Jason Ross gets cut from his baseball team, he forms his own expansion team. In searching for a new coach, Jason comes to believe that Mack Henry, the custodian at his school, is really Buck McHenry, the legendary pitcher from the old Negro Baseball Leagues. Although Mr. Henry denie
Based on the true story of San Francisco-based adult entertainment entrepreneurs Jim and Artie Mitchell. The story follows the Mitchell brothers from their troubled childhoods to their success in the porn industry. They fix up an old theater to show their movies--The O'Farrell Theater. A series of r
Clara Collier, a cynical, hard-driving attorney from Atlanta returns to her rural childhood home in the lowlands of the Deep South to attend the funeral of her mother Mattie, a legendary local storyteller. While there, she reconnects with her roots, and through her best friends' children, discovers
Two 12-year-old girls are best friends and growing up in Percaucus, New Jersey. One loves ballet and baseball, the other loves history and politics. Frankie will audition for the coveted City Ballet scholarship, and Hazel will run for mayor.<P>Finding no age restrictions in the city charter and driv
Set in 1969 in a vacation town in upstate New York, where Abel Shaddick is an embittered Jewish deli owner. At a local country club party, his intoxicated nephew Stanley signs up to sponsor a child from Harlem as part of a program in which underprivileged children spend two weeks with a local family
A sequel to the 1998 Showtime movie "Inspectors," the story of two postal inspectors. Ed Furston's nightmare begins when he discovers an unidentified deceased man has completely stolen his identity by using a discarded, pre-approved credit card application, and that the false account was also used t
Captain Mary Jane O'Malley, a highly decorated Marine Corps officer and divorced mother of two, ends her ill-advised affair with a chauvinistic senior officer, Major Nelson Gray, after she discovers he is married. Gray begins a campaign of terror against his former lover, even taking her children ou
A courageous coal miner's wife overcomes politics, poverty and violence in spearheading a bloody year-long labor strike. This fictional story, set against the historical background of the 1970s Harlan County coal strike, centers around Ruby Kincaid, who despite concern by her husband Silas, forms a
Once a talented classical pianist, Ingrid Green gave up her dreams for life in a small town with dairy farmer Norman and their daughter Rachel. An iconoclast who doesn't quite fit in with middle American life, Ingrid is always battling the one-track minds of those around her, whether it's to save an
Father William Bowdern is a priest who is haunted by devastating memories of his military service as a chaplain during World War II. Asked by a fellow priest to save the life and soul of a child who becomes possessed after the death of his aunt, Father Bowdern must confront his past when he clashes
In December 1989, Panamanian General Manuel "Tony" Noriega, once the most powerful figure in Central America, has become a fugitive and is taking refuge in the Vatican Embassy, much to the consternation of the Papal Nuncio. American troops have surrounded the building with tanks and want to extradit
David Dickson is a wealthy plantation owner in antebellum Georgia who fathers Amanda by raping one of his slaves, Julia. Julia relinquishes Amanda to the Dicksons, realizing that her baby will be raised free because she was born with fair skin. Amanda is raised and educated by her father and grandmo
An adaptation of Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson''s book "Strange Justice," based on Anita Hill''s allegations of sexual harassment and impropriety against Clarence Thomas during Thomas'' Senate confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court in October 1991.
A trilogy of stories that depict ordinary people overcoming extraordinary problems with the strength of their love for each other. In "A Love Song For a Champ," an up-and-coming boxer breaks the rules in order to earn much-needed money for his family. Though his money-making scheme does not go as pl
Lorraine Petrovich is terrified of her abusive younger boyfriend, Rusty Zuvic. After finding a dead woman along a highway, the police receive an anonymous phone call implicating Zuvic in the murder. The tip leads police officer Jen Powell and her criminology student partner Dylan McCarthy to Lorraine''s house. Lorraine provides them with enough information to not only convict Rusty, but to face arrest herself as an accomplice. As the investigation progresses, Powell''s doubts grow when a trucker begins to leave anonymous messages, identifying himself only by a smiley face, claiming that he is the killer. On trial for murder, Lorraine now says she made up the entire story.
Story about Will Cleamons, a former teacher-turned-businessman who agrees to tutor 18-year-old high school dropout, Nicole Turner. Much to his surprise, their relationship not only helps Nicole build a future, but helps Cleamons put his personal life back together.
Fourteen-year-old Amanda is a loner, living in a small coastal town in Nova Scotia and dreaming of swimming the English Channel. When she sees an old man jumping off an inlet bridge, she dives in to save him. He introduces himself as John McRae and insists he was just going for a swim in the bitterl
A white New York City cop and a black FBI agent team up to investigate the case of murdered African-Americans whose thumbs are chopped off and sent to a star baseball player as a symbolic warning not to break Joe DiMaggio''s single-season batting record.
Ex-CIA operative Kevin Jefferson is drafted back into action to lead a covert operation to recover captured American CIA agent Marko who is being held in North Korea by the Korean Internal Service (K.I.S.) and who may possess crucial information vital to the U.S. government. When Jefferson's team an
Television movie based on Jason Miller's play about former members of a high school basketball team who reunite with their coach to commemorate their championship season--20 years earlier. But slowly, an ugly undercurrent of bigotry, suspicion, fear and jealousy begins to destroy everything that onc
Twelve-year-old Katie Penhallow is distraught when her mother goes off to France on a holiday and leaves her and little brother Simon with their stern grandmother Lydia. Dared by the local kids, Katie visits spooky Potter's Pond late one night, which is rumored to be haunted. She stumbles on the gho
A young boy and his older brother spend a summer in their family's lakeside home after the death of their father. When a retired black doctor returns to the community of his boyhood and befriends the younger boy, the two brothers find themselves set against one another as the town's racist past flar
When Sally Rawlings is promoted to executive vice president of a global computer company, she shares the news with her ex-husband, Edward Morgan, a distinguished African-American college professor. As they talk of old times and toast the anniversary of their divorce and Sally's promotion, one thing
Biographical movie on the late novelist and philosopher, Ayn Rand (1905-1982), focusing on the 15-year affair between Rand and her young protege Nathaniel Branden, her friendship with her lover's wife Barbara Branden and her relationship with her husband, artist Frank O'Connor.
Television movie based on the 1925 Scopes "monkey trial." Schoolmaster Bertram Cates is put on trial for teaching Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution to students in rural Tennessee. Prosecuting Cates is three-time presidential nominee, self-appointed Bible scholar and acclaimed orator Matthew Harri
A pampered Jewish teenage girl, Hannah, is transported back in time to her family's tragic past during the Holocaust in German-occupied Poland in 1941. There, alongside her future aunt, she begins her surrealistic journey of discovery. Imprisoned in a concentration camp and forced to work at hard la
Story of famed heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano, who won his first title in 1952 at the age of 29 and retired undefeated four years later. Chronicles Marciano's life as he struggled through poverty and corrupt managers as a determined underdog who rises to fame with pure strength and deter
Iris, a middle-aged woman, is left with nothing when her she divorces her rich husband. Having alienated her family following an affair with a younger man and possessing no professional skills, she is forced to go to work as a housekeeper for a wealthy married couple, Paula and Leo Tanner, who are s
After several daring robberies and murders in the mid-1980s -- including the killing of Denver radio talk show host Alan Berg -- The Order, a white supremacist hate group headed by charismatic leader Bob Mathews, is brought down by one of its own, Tom Martinez, who goes undercover for the FBI, leadi
An impoverished psychology grad student manages the Wonder View Apartment in Hollywood in exchange for a rent-free apartment. When he gets mixed up with the bizarre tenants, he finds himself accused of murder.
In an effort to find his identity, nine-year-old Stephen Cline goes on a collision course when he and his older brother John create a "conspiracy of silence." Stephen's self-imposed mutism for three years rewards him with everything he's desired; attention from his family, admiration from his peers
Ruth Ellison, a young woman with multiple sclerosis, is involuntarily placed in the Lewellyn Care Center after the sudden death of her grandmother. Ruth has a disruptive impact on the institution and is frustrated by her developmentally challenged roommate Cass. While making things difficult for the
Television movie about a former child star named Hayley Wagner, who is washed up by age 16. Her parents enroll her in a regular school, where she meets both adoring fans and bitter rivals -- as well as the boy of her dreams. Just as she begins to live a normal life, Hollywood comes calling once agai
Television movie based on the autobiography "My Own Country," by Dr. Abraham Verghese, an Ethiopian/East Indian physician specializing in infectious diseases in a small rural Tennessee town in the mid 1980s. Verghese's treatment of HIV-positive patients jeopardizes his assimilation into the small co
A family trip to Wildcat Canyon turns into a wilderness survival test when young Pete and his grandfather Martin are stranded after a helicopter crash. They scour the rough terrain in search of help for their injured pilot, combating the elements and warding off wild animals. During the course of th
Maurey, in a drunken spiral after the death of her father, loses her husband to another woman along with the custody of her son. In an alcoholic haze, she wanders into a local tavern where she meets Shane and Lloyd. Together they set out on a cross-country trek to retrieve her child. On the way, Sha
Based on the play by Jane Anderson. Desperately poor Wanda LeFauve and her unemployed husband Al live in a cramped trailer in Shreveport, Louisiana. Wanda, expecting a fifth child, answers the newspaper ad of Rachel and Richard Luckman, an affluent, infertile couple who want a baby. But what at firs
Based on the 1948 Oscar-winning film, "Naked City," which explores some of the stories of criminals, residents and visitors who make up New York, through the eyes of Officers Muldoon and Halloran of the NYPD Anti-Crime Unit. Two girls from Ohio in New York for vacation lose their money and luggage to a crooked limo driver. The women then find themselves suspects in a homicide case after Sergeant Muldoon and Officer Halloran discover a connection between them and the murder of a known drug dealer. Meanwhile, a professional "hit man," Chaz Villanueva, is hired to assassinate Halloran. He never suspects his life is in danger when he runs into his old high school friend Chaz.
Based on the 1948 Oscar-winning film, "Naked City," which explores some of the stories of criminals, residents and visitors who make up New York, through the eyes of Officers Muldoon and Halloran of the NYPD Anti-Crime Unit. Massive problems arise for Muldoon while he is searching for a serial killer, when an ace reporter, trying to grab big ratings, releases exclusive information about the killer.
Naive young Marianne secretly visits her sweetheart Fossie, a young medic serving in the Vietnam War, at his post near the village of Song Tra Bong. The enlisted men are comforted by her innocent presence in the war zone, but Marianne eventually becomes disturbingly and hopelessly drawn into the madness of the conflict.
When a mail bomb explodes in a suburban Baltimore home, a man is left dead and his wife is seriously injured. The victim's troubled son, Drew Carrigan, is suspected until evidence suggests that he was the intended target. A veteran United States Postal Inspector teams up with a bright, Harvard-educa
True story of Aldrich Ames, former head of counter-espionage for the CIA, who is currently serving a life sentence in prison for passing secrets to the KGB during the course of eight years in order for him and his wife Rosario Ames to pay off amassed debts. With the help of veteran CIA analyst Jeanne Vertefeuille and her associate Sandy Grimes, Ames was convicted.
Retired Air Force Major Matt Robinson and his two children, Nicholas and Angela, arrive in Zimbabwe where his mission for the United Nations International Wildlife Organization is to track and count the elephant population. They discover elephant poaching is going on and eventually the children expo
Television movie remake of the 1960s courtroom drama series, "The Defenders." After the death of his eldest son and his partner in the law firm of Preston and Preston, senior partner, Lawrence Preston enlists his granddaughter, M.J, a former prosecutor, and his other son Don, a law professor, to continue the work of ensuring that every individual accused of a crime is entitled to a proper defense. In this telefilm, a father murders the rapist of his young daughter after the man is released from prison and moves back to his old neighborhood. The Prestons take the case even though the father is unrepentent and unwilling to offer the attorneys any help in finding legally mitigating circumstances for his actions.
A dark version of the classic Grimm Brothers' fairy tale, the story of Snow White set in Germany's Black Forest, circa 1493. Fair young Lilli's problems begin when her loving, widowed father marries the striking Claudia Alvise, a noblewoman who takes her direction from a dressing mirror that reflect
Remake of 1957 theatrical film of same name directed by Sidney Lumet. In a Queens County, New York, courtroom, an inner-city youth stands accused of murdering his father. Juror No. 8 fights for the accused's innocence against eleven fellow jurors who are ready to vote "guilty" for what seems to be a
Television movie depicting the fictional story of one family -- Rabbi Adam Heller, his daughter Rachel and son, Paul -- and their physical, emotional and spiritual struggle to survive during the last week prior to the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the Nazis occupying Poland.
An otherwise gentle man who's gained some renown for protecting his wife from an attacker with his martial arts skills is kidnapped by a ruthless billionaire to appear on his popular reality-based TV show where fights are staged to the death.
Kendrick Bragg, a rapper whose stardom has faded, helps four kids hone their music act. The kids are hoping to win enough money in a talent competition to help their mother pay a $5,000 tax bill.
Farmer and recent widower John Webb is suddenly offered money for the mineral rights to his land by a Texas oil man. Webb's nephews, Carl and Gus, Jr., become excited by the proposition since they own 50% of the land's mineral rights after receiving an earlier inheritance from their father. The neph
A trilogy of stories set in the mythic West of 1875. Each segment depicts how a dead man's evil gun, passed from man to man, changes the lives of all who own it. The episodes are entitled: "The Great McDonacle," the story of Harry McDonacle, a second-rate performer in a traveling show who suddenly b
Civil rights activist Nelson Mandela and South African President F.W. De Klerk -- onetime ideological enemies -- see their nation through the potentially explosive transition from apartheid to racial equity.
Telefilm about New York Yankees baseball manager Joe Torre, who guided the team to a World Series championship in 1996 while overcoming tragic personal crises.
Two teenagers, whose families have been feuding for years, fall in love during their respective parents' campaigns to be mayor of Spokane, Washington. Loosely based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."
When millionaire Sam Westing turns up dead, the tenants of the Sunset Towers apartment complex are summoned to a reading of his will. They are told one of them is the murderer and whoever discovers the killer's identity in one week will inherit Westing's $20 million fortune. The building's residents
Christine Van Buren is an unmarried aristocrat who spends her summers during the 1890s at a posh Saratoga resort where her great love, Theo Remington returns from the West to woo her with stories of his myriad adventures. When Christine resists his efforts, Theo's attention is subsequently taken up
Exposing the excesses of the South African police state under apartheid, a political drama which unfolds when Marty Strydom, an idealistic university professor from a prominent white South African family, is accused of conspiring to subvert the racist regime after attending an Amnesty International
Documentary featuring stories from previous Olympic Winter Games. The program examines the Olympic experience of nine athletes, including East German figure skater Katarina Witt, the British ice dancing team of Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean, American speed skater Jack Shea, American bobsleder an
Lee is a troubled drifter who often resorts to small-time criminal activity. His brother, Austin, is a family man and an up-and-coming Hollywood screenwriter on the verge of closing a big deal. Austin is dismayed that Lee is trying to build a relationship with Saul Kimmer, a producer. Their mother s
People of varying races and economic backgrounds come together to enjoy a shrimp meal.
A black soldier on leave in Texas in 1952 reluctantly accepts an offer of a ride from a young Israeli girl who is naive to the racism of the South. By allowing themselves to see each other through the other's eyes, they discover that their similarities are much more powerful than their differences.
Gabrielle, an unborn soul, has to make the decision of whether or not to be born after she is given a glimpse of what her life will be.
A husband cheats on his wife while away on business. He comes home only to find her cheating with the garbage man. He then sticks to the old adage of whoever is caught is guilty.
A young female photographer falls in love with a mysterious graffiti writer, only to discover that he and his art are more beautiful from afar.
A personal assistant to a big Hollywood star is fearful of having lost her flair, and possible her job to a young up-and-comer who is hot on her heels.
Mod, a thug trying to go straight, gets a lesson about life and living after being forced into a relationship with Ox, an abused woman. The two are thrown together when a gangster offers Ox as temporary payment for an outstanding debt. Through their unlikely union, they each discover what it means t
An in-depth look at how the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan changed public perception of the recently-elected president, and how events of that day were "managed" in order to build the mythology of "The Reagan Era." Features archival footage of Reagan's Hollywood and Washington year
Documentary that focuses on the actual day of the March 30, 1981, assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.
Documentary that celebrates the comic genius of the performers and writers behind the historic television series "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour." The program is a mix of interviews, archival footage and highlights of classic sketches. The documentary tracks how Sid Caesar put together the "
Telecast of Arthur Miller's play, "Death of a Salesman," from the stage of the Eugene O'Neill Theater in New York City. Reveals the tragedy of one man and his family, and what happens to them as they get caught up in the pressures and delusions of trying to live the American Dream. A traveling sales
A look back at four heavyweight champions whose careers mirrored the soul of the period in which they lived: Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali.
A feature-length documentary on marriage in the 20th century. From 100-year-old couples married for 70-plus years to newly engaged couples to same sex couples, Garry Marshall uses the experiences of real people as he explores the institution of marriage.
A feature-length documentary on the concept of the future in the 20th century. Director Barry Levison explores our century-long preoccupation with the future and revisits familiar and not so familiar images of the world we expected to see at the end of the 20th century.
A feature-length documentary on smoking, drinking and drugging in the 20th century. Through interviews with historians and professionals in the drug treatment field interspersed with film clips, filmmaker Robert Zemeckis delves into the history of America's relationship with mind-altering substances
A feature-length documentary on sex in the 20th century. From the strictness of the early 20th century to the sexual abandon of the 1960s and '70s to the safety-conscious society of the '90s, filmmaker Robert Townsend takes a look at the sexual revolution in America.
The second installment of the American version of a British documentary series by Michael Apted, which followed fourteen people from the age of seven to adulthood as they went through school, college, first jobs, marriage, children, success, failure, ambition and disappointment. "14 Up in America" u
Comedy special featuring celebrated and up-and-coming Latino performers.
Documentary highlighting the personal stories of athletes competing for the gold in the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.
Documentary examines ratings, morals and sex on television. Features interviews with producer David Milch, writer Armistead Maupin, New York Times columnists Frank Rich and Stuart Elliot, Warner Bros. Television executive Jamie Kellner and broadcasting mogul Lowell Paxon.
Special introducing the Showtime series "The Hunger," through episode clips and interviews with the creators, directors and actors.
Greg, a photographer, seeks the help of attorney, Hewitt, after a trip to the California desert with a struggling actress that goes horribly awry. As Greg reconstructs the series of events, Hewitt must weed through the truths and half-truths to formulate a plan to save Greg's life.
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Chronicles the lives of four "free people of color," descendants of African slaves and their French and Spanish owners who lived in Louisiana before the Civil War. The story focuses on Marcel Ste, Marie, his sister Marie Ste. Marie, and their close friends Anna Bella Monroe and Richard Lermontant as
In 2006, a nuclear war devastastes humanity, leaving only small pockets of civilization, mostly in Australia; but radioactive fallout is drifting into the Southern Hemisphere. The story centers on a love triangle among American submarine commander Dwight Towers; Moira Davidson, an Australian woman;
An aging Joe Bonanno visits present-day Sicily and reflects on his life. Sent to America to escape Mussolini's fascists, Joe at first struggles to make ends meet as a barber, but then a Mob-connected cousin helps him gain entry into the world of organized crime. Bonanno becomes a successful bootlegg
Television movie that follows different individuals who are affected by mysterious illnesses when they return home from the Persian Gulf. Jim Tuite, a former Presidential Secret Service agent working for Senator Donald Riegle, not only discovers that many veterans are affected by Gulf War Syndrome,
This made-for-television chiller offers up three spooky stories. In the first, a vicious husband hires assassins to rape and kill his wife. In story two, a dog''s savage bite causes a man to go insane. Finally a pair of men get more than they bargained for when a woman gets fed up with their unwanted and insistent advances.
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Biopic of Cuba's Fidel Castro, beginning with Castro's childhood when he and his brother Raul are influenced by the stories of Jose Marti, the revolutionary who helped to liberate Cuba from Spain in the late 1800s. As students, they join the opposition party and later establish a band of rebels whos
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