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Cinematography (feature film)
Movie pilot about an unconventional criminal defense attorney named Melanie Darrow. She takes on as a client the husband of her murdered best friend, an heiress, even though his family believes he is the killer.
Based on Anne Tyler's 1989 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a married couple who review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.
A Palm Springs detective teams up with a heavy-drinking cop in search of a mysterious fugitive.
Two friends from college take summer jobs working on an offshore oil rig. They alienate the blue-collar workers and are forced to befriend a deadly sociopath.
A woman is stalked by a man who believes she is his missing wife.
An ex-Marine wrecks his car near a sleepy desert town and makes a new life for himself living with a crusty old woman, her retarded son and an abandoned Vietnamese girl.
A television movie based on a true story. After an affair with a married man, a single, female psychologist helps organize a support group for other women who have had similar experiences.
A movie based on the series "Get Smart" which aired from 1965-1970 on NBC and CBS. Bumbling agent Maxwell Smart and his sidekick wife, Agent 99, once again confront their old enemies, the evil agents of K.A.O.S., who demand a ransom of $250 billion for the return of a missing scientist and his weath
Three men refuse to be categorized as "too old." All 65 and older and forced to retire, the men decide to form a new company to produce a line of clothing for the over-65 set.
A story set during the Vietnam War, about five young wire-service photographers working for the International Press Bureau.
A "Police Story" television movie in which the intense commitment of a veteran police officer to his men is a source of ever-increasing concern to his devoted wife.
An elegant concert pianist-turned-jewel thief tries ransoming her kidnapped boyfriend and gets involved in the Mexican desert with a bearded, devil-may-care, cigar chomper.
A movie based on fact, about American Naval Commandeer Jim Stockdale's imprisonment during the Vietnam War after being shot down in 1965 and captured by the North Vietnamese. As the highest-ranking American officer imprisoned, he is tortured and interrogated daily. During his eight-year ordeal, Stoc
Colleen Dewhurst won an Emmy Award (as Outstanding Supporting Actress) for her starring role with Farrah Fawcett in this dramatic clash of wills between an overbearing, ex-opera diva mother and her schoolteacher daughter-in-law living under the same roof. The older woman is determined to retain her
After suffering a nervous breakdown, an actress makes a successful comeback in Hollywood.
A television movie about Bob, a man who returns home for his mother's funeral knowing he must fulfill a promise made 30 years ago: to care for his younger brother, D.J., who suffers from schizophrenia. When Bob eventually takes over responsibility for his younger brother, he faces the most difficult
In 1963, celebrated feminist/author/editor Gloria Steinem -- then a struggling journalist -- decided to do a piece on the newly opened Playboy Club in the Big Apple for Show Magazine and gamely joined other new recruits for training as a Playboy Bunny. The fluff piece later turned up in her best-sel
Distraught parents are forced by their rebellious teenaged children to resort to extreme measures -- even at the risk of losing them forever. They turn to their local Toughlove family support program in the desperate hope of an eleventh-hour solution.
The subject of domestic violence was addressed here in the fact-based story of a father shot to death by his teenaged son, fed up with the physical and emotional abuse he, his sister and their mother have been taking for years. Although the actual story took place in South Dakota, the film was shot entirely on location in Dallas, Texas.
The controversial, widely-viewed dramatization of a nuclear catastrophe causing the destruction of Lawrence, Kansas, home of America's strategic missile arsenal which has become the focus of a superpower confrontation. A grim picture of rural life before, during and after a nuclear blast, with a hug
Stacy Keach's portrayal of hard-hitting Mike Hammer as an '80s private eye (a Vietnam veteran) whose search for a daughter he never knew he had and the killer of her mother, the long-lost, only love of his life, sold this pilot as a series beginning in early 1984. Tanya Roberts, who played sexy Veld
Captain Kirk leads his crew against an old enemy in the fight to control a world-shattering weapon.
The adult male friend (a balding, paunchy, somewhat klutzy, middle-aged nightclub owner) that a woman at the Big Brother organization recruits for the troubled pre-teen son of a hard-working divorcee turns out to be more than she bargained for. His "average Joe" casting against image surprised James
Young boxer from the barrio finds fame and fortune as a middleweight contender is not what it's all cracked up to be and loses sight of his goals by first becoming romantically involved with his attractive publicist and then having to prove himself in the ring after learning that his biggest victory
Raquel Welch made a personal crusade of getting this film about a legendary Blackfoot Indian woman shown. Not only was it her TV acting debut, but also a production of her own company, filmed in 1979 as a three-hour movie, adapted by novelist Evan Hunter from Colin Stuart's book. It finally was sche
Diahann Carroll, Rosalind Cash and Irene Cara are three sisters whose reunion when the family home is put up for sale reopens old wounds. This original drama, somewhat akin to Arthur Miller's play, "The Price", was filmed in 1979 in Montgomery, Alabama, and has Carroll as the straight-laced spinster
Valerie Bertinelli is a pretty young heiress suffering from dyslexia and Robert Desiderio is a feisty, self-taught cabbie, a frustrated writer, who helps re-educate her in this romantic comedy/drama. An Emmy Award went to composer Patrick Williams for his score and a nomination went to Gayne Rescher
Coal-miner Jesse Hallam, a functional illiterate, comes to grips with his problem to help himself and his kids with the help of his new boss in Cincinnati and the latter's school-teacher daughter who tutors him in reading and writing.
The real-life story of a young farmer's efforts to find out what's killing his dairy herd and afflicting his infant son are hampered by the foot-dragging of state agriculture officials. Emmy Award nominations went to director Roger Young, writer Richard Friedenberg, photographer Gayne Rescher and ed
The first of two 1980 television movies about Marilyn Monroe, this version of her story, for which writer James Lee won an Emmy Award nomination, came from a chapter of Garson Kanin's popular behind-the-scenes-of-Hollywood book and covered the Monroe story from her days as an aspiring actress throug
A small time Chicago hood, now deceased, gets a second chance at life by striking a bargain with the Devil by inhabiting -- and attempting to corrupt -- a totally honest politician. In this contemporary version of the 1946 fantasy-comedy that starred Paul Muni, Anne Baxter and Claude Rains, the comp
The ill-fated romance between Greta Garbo and John Gilbert is the centerpiece of the third "Moviola" film. Swedish actress/model Kristina Wayborn made her American debut as Garbo, but next to nothing was heard from her since, other than reemerging as one of James Bond's girls in "Octopussy." The Emm
The second of the "Moviola" segments, a light-hearted look at David O. Selznick's search for his "Gone With the Wind" leading lady, was acclaimed as the best of the three and brought Emmy Award nominations to Tony Curtis as Outstanding Actor for his Selznick, in supporting acting categories to Harol
The real-life account of an illiterate black youth, a deaf mute from birth, who was accused of murdering a prostitute and the relationship that developed between him and his court-appointed attorney who is also deaf, and the events leading up to his precedent-setting trial where he was determined in
An eccentric junk dealer with a flair for the fantastic sparks adventure for herself and her companions.
An elderly farm couple take in their city-bred adolescent grandson for the holidays during the darkest days of the Depression, and the old man, embittered by the death of his only son in World War I, gradually opens his heart to the boy as both learn the importance of a giving relationship. Joanne W
A dramatization of the 1971 case involving a young woman who sued her psychiatrist for luring her into a sexual relationship with him under the guise of therapy.
Louise ("Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman") Lasser wrote this comedy-drama about a slightly daffy New Yorker with a compulsion to talk who shares a cross-country drive with a down-to-earth salesman -- and wrote herself into the lead role.
A male hustler has no end of trouble trying to find legitimate work in this sequel to "Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway" (1976), and he soon finds himself involved with a gay football pro.
Child abuse is the subject of this film dealing with a deeply troubled young mother whose serious psychiatric problems lead her to take them out on her daughter. Editor Kenneth R. Koch received an Emmy Award nomination.
An affluent suburbanite's life is changed by a demanding challenge as a volunteer at a school for emotionally disturbed children when her own structured existence, stale marriage, and independent college-aged daughter no longer provide fulfillment. Steven Gethers' teleplay earned him an Emmy nominat
A dramatization of the true-life relationship between 1973 Heisman Trophy-winning football star John Cappelletti and his brother, Joey, stricken with leukemia. Director Lou Antonio and writer Jerry McNeely both received Emmy Award nominations.
In this pilot film for a series about a small-town police chief, an investigation is launched after a girl, believed to have died months earlier, turns up at the funeral of her murdered parents. Andy Griffith, in search of a successful follow-up series to "The Andy Griffith Show," played his familiar homespun law enforcer, this time without laughs, and without a series.
The second Abel Marsh pilot film, a sequel to "The Girl in the Empty Grave" (1977), deals with a military conspiracy surrounding the destruction and scandal caused by chemical spillage from an army tanker truck.
A retired man discovers his only son is gay.
This pilot for a prospective TV series dealt with a tough ex-convict who tries to build a new life on the outside as a parole agent in an experimental paraprofessional program.
A drama about a fifteen-year-old girl (Linda Blair again in another of her inevitable put-upon-teenager roles) who is unable to cope with her problems and the lack of love at home and becomes an alcoholic.
Aided by a defense attorney and an investigative reporter, the head of an exclusive club dedicated to crime prevention sets out to learn who is behind a series of icepick murders for which a loser craving public attention has confessed. This was another movie pilot for a programming idea that never
A single mother falls for a garbage collector who''s not sure he''s ready to raise six children.
An offbeat Depression-era drama about an embittered old cripple whose obsession with conquering the river and the falls endangers his sons' lives by forcing them to challenge the waters in a barrel.
Kim Novak and Tony Curtis made their TV-movie debuts in this drama of an aging chorus girl who falls for an attentive young delivery boy after deciding that her long-time love affair with a nightclub comic is not headed anywhere.
African Americans Blueboy Harris and Dave Green are struggling to make their livings as waiters in the deep South during the Depression. They assess their options and decide that they could do much better if they opened a numbers operation. It proves to have been the right decision and things are go
A playboy squanders his wealth and must seek out a new source to maintain his idle rich lifestyle, namely marrying a rich woman and ... murdering her.
Two young singles meet at a bar, sleep together, and spend the next day getting to know each other.
A small town teacher tries to overcome her shyness.
A naive chicken farmer from New Jersey moves to Greenwich Village to open a coffee house. The obstacles he must overcome include the mob (who, in one of the movie's funniest scenes, surreptitiously follow him in a garbage truck) and corrupt officials--among them, an Irish fire chief, played by Godfrey Cambridge, black comic actor.
Film traces the differing social values and conflicting personalities of two New England families headed by 70-year-old identical twin sisters, one a wealthy, superstitious and domineering hypochondriac, the other a happy-go-lucky grandmother who works as a cashier in a supermarket.
A young hood kills his way to the top of the mob.
Based on the true-life book of lawman Burton Turkus, this movie chronicles the rise and fall of the organized crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated. Focusing on powerful boss Lepke and violent hitman Reles.
The CIA turns a Russian spy into a double agent.
A female radio reporter turns a folk-singing drifter into a powerful media star.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
Realistic dramatization of the fatal Air Florida crash in Washington, D.C. in January 1982, and its effects on the survivors, their families and those who helped in the rescue attempts. Among the notable sidelights: the crash itself is never shown and the rescues are staged from a heated pool in the
The day-to-day activities of a group of patrol car officers with the Prospect Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. In the pilot episode, the officers seek "Captain Video," a thief who robs video stores, and has also wounded a cop.
A pilot about Grover Harding Case, nicknamed "Hardcase," a tough police lieutenant with the New Orleans Police Department. Hardcase defies departmental rules and regulations to apprehend the ex-con who killed his partner.
Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)
A two-part miniseries based on Sidney Sheldon's best-selling novel involving a Midwestern college professor who is swept into the world of international political intrigue when she is appointed by the President to be the new American Ambassador to Romania. She becomes the target of an assassin who's
A two-part miniseries concerning the murder of a first-year cadet at a prestigious military academy and the subsequent cover-up by school authorities that implicates an innocent cadet.
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
Six buddies spend the summer together at a Malibu beach house after each has separated from his wife at about the same time. This two-part four-hour film, exploring separation and divorce from the man's point of view, took its title from the Neil Sedaka-Howard Greenfield song, and subsequently was e
A romantic drama looking suspiciously like "From Here to Eternity" (a miniseries version of which turned up some weeks after this one premiered) and interweaving the lives and passions of three military couples living in Honolulu in December 1941.
Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)
A three-part miniseries adapted from two novels by Jackie Collins. Spanning 40 years, it tells the story of Gino Santangelo, one of America's most wealthy and powerful gangsters, and his strong-willed daughter, Lucky, who threatens to take over his empire in her desire to win his respect and approva
A police action drama dealing with a maverick chief of detectives with two cop killings and a rash of bank robberies on his hands who is forced to wage war against a back-stabbing police commissioner with political ambitions and a black revolutionary leader plotting a police massacre. Emmy Award nom
Film Production - Main (short)
This short film emphasizes the problems of a young man who drops out of high school.
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