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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 22, 1999|
|Born:||February 25, 1925||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Glen Cove, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
Ben has two days to get from New York to Savannah for his wedding to Bridget. How hard can that be in this age of planes, trains and automobiles? When his plane goes skidding into Flushing Bay, Ben saves the life of his seatmate, an eccentric young woman named Sarah. In return, she becomes his faithful traveling companion--whether he likes it or not--and it''s all downhill from there as the two head south. Panic doesn''t really set in until Ben realizes that he''s developing a definite attraction to the impetuous Sarah... and the feeling is decidedly mutual. It seems that man, machine and the forces of nature are conspiring to keep Ben from his vows, leaving him to wonder if this is some kind of cosmic test...and if it is, will he pass?
An aspiring twentysomething novelist finds herself at a crossroads in her life when she can't sell her novel and her once-thought deceased father shows up very much alive as a hippie photographer.
Based on the true story of Meyer Lansky, a young Jewish immigrant who grew up on the streets of New York at the turn of the century and embarked on a life of crime. Graduating from gambling to theft to murder, Lansky partnered with childhood friend Ben "Bugsy" Siegel and earned notoriety that eventu
Journalist Jake Lowe is sent in to investigate a suspicious mining company. What he uncovers is a massive underground city built by Peter Crawford in preparation for the worst disaster imaginable. A comet, Tycus, is hurtling on a collision course with Earth. When the world finds out about the upcomi
Exploration of the kidnapping and murder of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh's infant child. Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German immigrant, was convicted and executed in what may have been a miscarriage of American justice. Based on the book "The Airman and the Carpenter" by Sir Ludovic Kennedy.
A coastal town battles a horde of genetically engineered killer fish monsters. Remake of the 1980 cult film.
Louis Pinnock is a factory worker with a history of company loyalty. He's up for the foreman's job and looks forward to making a better life for his wife and children--until his world collides with that of Thaddeus Thomas. Thaddeus was born into wealth and privilege and life has never disappointed h
When a nuclear-missle base is occupied by terrorists, a lone courier tries to prevent the criminals from launching any weapons.
Based on the character created by Micky Spillane, this movie takes Mike Hammer on a simple missing persons case which turns into a tangle with the Miami police, the FBI and the mob.
Based on the true story of New York Jets football star Dennis Byrd's battle against total paralysis after colliding into a teammate during a game in November 1992.
A Western gambler tries to raise the entry fee for a high-stakes poker game.
A sheriff in a small Nebraska town realizes that his father may be responsible for his mother's death.
A married couple tries to deal with the emotional aftermath of the kidnapping of their son 15 years earlier.
A series of strange "accidents" befall some of the children in a small town.
Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
A contemporary romantic comedy about a 40ish "new age" housewife who falls for one of her eccentric, but brilliant, psycholgist-husband's patients--a struggling joke writer. The plot involves a chase for an expenisve antique jewel, which ends up being stuffed inside a rubber chicken.
An ex-priest turned professional gambler exposes murder and corruption in a small New Mexico town.
A rising producer tries to cover up the accidental killing of a screenwriter who was stalking him.
A former Secret Service agent signs on as bodyguard to a temperamental pop star.
A female cop becomes sexually involved with a married man through a video dating service. As the affair becomes more serious, the cop discovers that her beau may be responsible for a string of murders.
After the death of her husband, a once-pampered housewife finds herself working as a maid to a once-famous singing star of the '60s. When the maid finds the singer's ex-husband dead in a closet, the two join forces to find the murderer.
Inspired by the story of Dorothea Montalvo Puente, a landlady begins to kill her tenants for their social security checks.
A possessive mother tries desperately to keep her son from marrying.
After escaping from prison and falling for the sheriff's daughter in a small California town, a young man seeks revenge for his brother's death by nailing a big time criminal.
True story about a group of Vietnam vets who live by their own rules in a small Texas town.
The intrepid comic strip detective fights off a ruthless gangster and his seductive girlfriend.
A group of squabbling siblings settled old scores beside their father's deathbed.
Twenty years after her grandfather's death, a woman seeks revenge against his killers.
An extraterrestrial enlists the aid of a young doctor to track down a criminal from his own world.
A woman who witnesses a murder on a secluded beach becomes the target of professional killers. The investigating officers are reluctant to believe the woman's story since there is no evidence that a murder has been committed.
The family of a judge who sentenced two brothers to prison for raping and killing a girl is terrorized when they break out of jail.
A couple of video store employees discover that videotapes of the 1950s film "Remote Control" contain subliminal mind-control messages which turn all who view them into mindless killers.
A movie about the legal and moral decisions that must be faced after the first human brain transplant. After a stunning model and an average-looking housewife are presumed dead after the first is hit by a truck and the other suffers a sudden brain hemorrhage, their fates come together in a daring ex
Elizabeth is a wealthy heiress whose unscrupulous husband and two psychiatrists scheme to get her money. The thieves find an actress who looks very much like Elizabeth and trick her into making a video which they use to confuse the indentities of the two women, and then try to make them look mentall
Douglas Forbes, a Tennessee mail carrier, is arrested and charged with the rape of three women. After his conviction, Forbes' wife, who refuses to believe her husband's guilt, fights to free him until someone else confesses to the rapes. But Forbes wants to be declared innocent rather than receive a
In 1842, the Chinese are outraged by the British imperialists who buy opium from them and then sell it back at a higher price. In response to this anger, the British send warships to the China Coast to maintain control. This results in a treaty which gives England the right to use Hong Kong as a fre
A family's satellite television becomes a gateway to an alien invasion.
A ex-con returns home only to be forced to battle a biker gang and the corrupt sheriff who had falsely accused him.
Futuristic prospective series pilot, a distant cousin to the 1975 theatrical violent sport movie "Rollerball," revolves around a turn-of-the-millenium family on the Great Eve (the night before the year 2000 begins) planning for a reunion. Son Richard Beymer (returning to the spotlight years after "W
A renegade Chicago cop makes up his own rules as he goes up against a gang war.
Tenacious young engineer flips over the centerfold model he spots on television and embarks on a romantic adventure on a bet with his buddies. A lightweight comedy that takes full advantage of Teri Copley's undeniable assets at the expense of much of the other talent involved.
Country singer Barbara Mandrell made her dramatic TV debut here as a government geologist investigating fires in an abandoned mine in an Appalachin coal town which she finds to be under the thumb of "boss" Eddie Albert. "Coalfire" was the original title of the film, shot entirely in the Lake City ar
A farmer's widow fights to keep her land during the Depression.
The TV remake of the 1954 David Lean movie classic that starred Charles Laughton and John Mills was transplanted from Lancashire, England, of the 1880's to New Orleans of 1914 while retaining its basic story about a cantankerous, carousing shoe shop owner determined not to give his three daughters a
A happily married lawyer's unexpected reunion with some Vietnam war buddies unleashes a flood of memories he had struggled to suppress, and his emotional turmoil is heightened by the sudden suicide of one of the veterans.
Mariette Hartley won an Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Candy Lightner, the California woman who spearheaded the drive for national anti-drunk driver legislation after her own young daughter became a hit-and-run victim. The film itself was Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Drama Special.
A female cop who agrees to pose for the centerfold of a "Playboy"-type magazine puts her job and reputation on the line in this movie that was inspired by actual events. Heading the cast are three TV personalities: Melody Anderson of "Manimal," Ed Marinaro of "Hill Street Blues," and Donna Pescow of "Angie," each continuing the growing trend of building made-for-television films around familiar TV faces.
Alex Kovas lost $10,000 to thugs Joey and Harry in New York City during a poker game. Unable to pay up, Alex hits the road with his friend Jerry Feldman, and the two go to Las Vegas in the hope of winning big. In fact, they do get lucky in the casino, but when word of this gets back to New York, Joey and Harry head for Vegas.
A rape victim, obsessed with capturing her attacker, conspires with three other women to trap him after he is freed by the courts on a technicality, and they take the law into their own hands when he is given police protection against their harassment. Canadian actress Kate Nelligan made her TV-movie debut in the lead, and Howard Hesseman, playing against type, is the brutal rapist. Ken Howard gets top billing as her sympathetic and supportive boyfriend.
A gambler tries to get back at the con artists who had tricked him earlier.
P.K. is a teenager who runs away from home because her mother's boyfriend has been sexually abusing her. Kid Kane is on his way to an arm-wrestling competion when he discovers that P.K. hiding in the back of his truck. When he learns why P.K has run away, Kane takes her with him, and this gets him
As TV's answer to "Diner," this film follows the exploits of three teenage buddies sharing the good times back at Rockaway Beach, New York, during the summer of 1955. Steeped in nostalgia and cast with relatively fresh TV faces, the movie--a pilot to a prospective series--won Emmy Award nominations
After getting married, a waitress and a drifter take off for a better life in California.
The story of Joni Eareckson who was paralyzed following a diving accident when she was seventeen years old is recounted. She overcame her fear, pain and depression to become an evangelical Christian author, and the founder of an organization dedicated to ministering to the disabled.
Jeb Maynard is a border patrol agent who is working to prevent illegal aliens from entering the United States from Mexico. He is in pursuit of the "coyote" Hotchkiss, who smuggles people in for big money and with no regard for their safety. While working on the case, Jeb becomes attracted an illegal alien named Elena who was brought into the U.S. by Hotchkiss and agrees to lead Jeb to him. And as Jeb works with Elena, he becomes more and more sympathetic to her and her son who desperately desire a better life than the one they had in Mexico.
Frankie and Patch are partners in a dunk-the-bozo booth in a carnival that is traveling through the South. In one small town, a teenager named Donna is encouraged by Frankie to join the carnival, and she moves in with him, into the trailer he shares with Patch. Feeling rejected, Patch plans to get rid of Donna, but the owner of the business wants her to help him trick some local men who are demanding payoffs. After Donna plays her part in the scheme, she is accepted by Patch.
Two small-town sisters go to Hollywood and find themselves seduced by the glamour of the big time and big money as high-priced professional escorts.
David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good. Like Swish who unknown to the rest of the team is a girl. Preacher, who's being sought by some nefarious characters. And D.C., who's a fugitive. And along with some of the students at the college, he turns them into a contender. In order to give the tam the respect they deserve and some exposure, Greene schemes to try and get the number 1 team led by Bo Winnegar, to play them.
The wedding day of Dino and Muffin is more chaotic than anyone could have predicted. As the bishop is stumbling through their wedding vows, Dino's grandmother dies in a bedroom upstairs. This news is kept a secret from the two families who spend the reception fighting with each other, looking for s
A struggling jazz musician is devastated by the deaths of his wife and child. He is on the verge of suicide when he meets a young man who with a physical disability. They become friends who provide each other with the support they need to get on with their lives.
The crash of a cargo plane unleashes a horde of deadly tarantulas and allows them to move unchecked through a southwestern town.
The third film in Quinn Martin's productions from the annals of the FBI recreates the infamous January 17, 1950 Brink's Incorporated robbery in Boston involving the theft of $2,750,000 and the Bureau's dogged pursuit of the perpetrators, whose names were changed for this movie in the traditional pro
A young man has failed his basic training to become a Marine and is sent home wearing "baby blue" fatigues which indicate his failure. On the way, he is mugged by a Marine who is unstrung by battle fatigue, and leaves the young washout in a hero''s uniform. Proceeding to hitchhike home in the undeserved uniform, the young man arrives in a small Colorado town where he is assumed to be, and is treated like, a hero.
Two hopless con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the 19th century.
A bizarre drama of a young woman who is kidnapped by an escaped mental patient and whisked away to his remote mountain cabin, where her abductor becomes her teacher, friend and lover. Originally titled "Welcome to Xanadu," it was filmed in Taos, New Mexico.
Country music stars get caught up in tangled affairs and an independent''s political campaign.
A television carbon of Clint Eastwood's "Magnum Force" (1973), this movie likewise has a hard-nosed cop going after a self-styled assassination squad of bad cops who are methodically eliminating criminals they feel were wrongly exonerated in court. Forster is the one rooting out the bad apples.
A young bank robber falls for an innocent girl and starts planning an escape from crime and the law.
A down on his luck gambler and a free spirit take an unscheduled gambling trip to Tijuana.
Boston cops search for a bomber who has been targeting politicians.
A young couple -- a California girl and a Japanese-American boy -- ignore local prejudices and marry secretly on December 7, 1941, minutes before the announcement of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town.
A mysterious boy living in the Houston Astrodome dreams of building himself a pair of wings.
A college student joins a group of revolutionaries to meet girls but ends up committed to their goals.
An ex-boxer meets a 9-year-old abandoned girl and together they hitchhike to California, where he must find a junkie who owes him money.
A woman murders her rich twin and tries to take her place.
An astronaut dodges secret agents and a beautiful spy before his first moon trip.
Fourth reworking of the classic Grace Miller White novel, this time updated to the 60s, with young Scottish lassie Tess (Diane Baker) becoming embroiled in a conflict about a toxic chemical plant near her new home in Pennsylvania.
Americans take a vital hill in Korea but have trouble holding it.
Casting (feature film)
An undercover policewoman risks her life as she lures a homicidal rapist into a trap.
The wives of three wealthy men are kidnapped and held for $3,000,000 in ransom, but one husband refuses to pay his share.
Three interconnected stories about nine people whose lives are drastically changed by letters delayed a year in delivery. Pilot to a prospective series.
An offbeat psychological horror tale in which two scientists, snowbound in an Arctic research station while looking into the death of a colleague, find themselves stalked by an unknown force. "The Chill Factor" was its original title during production.
A bounty hunter in the Old West and his long-time rival are both after the reward for a young killer -- dead or alive -- but find themselves menaced by the outlaw's gang of cut-throats.
A pilot film about a fur trapper who, in a scheme to keep his land holdings in the wake of a homesteading law, recruits a prostitute, a thief, and a pickpocket to portray his daughters.
Shaken by the death of his wife and the disappearance of his young sons while he spent four years in prison, a simple man tries to rebuild his life while searching for the missing boys.
When an adopted boy's parents are killed and the authorities threaten to keep the boy's ailing but loving grandfather from gaining custody, the pair run away together. John Badham, the film's original director, left when the project was suspended because of Herschel Bernardi's illness, and was repla
A suspense tale in which an ailing father summons his three daughters home for Christmas and asks them to kill his much younger wife, whom he suspects is trying to poison him.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
Unhappy with his life, a former high school athlete leaves his wife for another woman.
A variety special starring Barbara Mandrell.
The second of two pilot films for a proposed series of medical dramas. The second pilot tells the story of George Sorenson, an aging doctor who decides to re-enter medical school and catch up on forty years of scientific progress.
The story of Bruce Pearson, a third-string catcher for the New York Mammoths baseball team, who discovers he has an incurable disease. He only confides in his close fried, Henry Wiggin, and it is through Henry that Bruce's story is told. Broadcast live as a segment of "The U.S. Steel Hour." The dram
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
James A. Michener's epic best-selling fictional account of America's space program, spanning the years from the end of World War II to the exploration of the moon in the early 1970s and a fictional expedition to the "dark" side, was the basis of this well-received 13-hour miniseries with a stellar c
A lusty frontier saga about a pioneer woman and her love for her family, the man she marries and the land on which she lives, dramatized from Conrad Richter's Pulitzer Prize-winning trilogy. Emmy Award nominations went to Elizabeth Montgomery (her tenth), Hal Holbrook and Jeanette Nolan for their ac
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Young street-tough-turned-boxer struggles to reach the top while finding his romance with an attractive TV reporter is complicated by an incestuous relationship with his mother. This was Berenger's first important television role and offered a surprising change of pace for Pleshette in her being cas
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