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|Also Known As:||Died:||May 24, 2012|
|Born:||December 10, 1926||Cause of Death:||Undetermined|
|Birth Place:||Cleveland, Ohio, USA||Profession:||Producer ...|
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Nick Wells is ready to retire from crime. He''ll settle down with his girlfriend Diane and focus on running his legitimate business: a Montreal jazz club. But Max, his fence, friend and financial partner, has other plans for him. Persuading Nick to violate two of his most important rules- always work alone and never operate in the city where you live -Max teams him up with Jack Teller. A young, aggressive and talented thief, Jack needs Nick''s safe-cracking talents to make his first big score: a prize worth millions locked behind the walls of Montreal''s Custom''s House. It''s a volatile combination in which egos clash and sparks fly, but the thrill of the heist has a grip on all three men, who won''t give up no matter what the risk.
A former gun-moll becomes the reluctant guardian of a young boy who has become the target of a mob hit after witnessing the murder of his parents. Gloria has just been released from a prison term served to protect her ex-lover, but when she returns to New York she discovers that boyfriend Kevin does
Set in San Francisco, a tale about a cop who bends department rules in trying to aid his terminally ill son. He chases an escaped convict whose matching bone marrow will enable his son to have an organ transplant.
Set during Easter 1970, the Walton family reunites to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of John and Olivia. John-Boy, a television commentator and author, and his pregnant wife, Janet, travel from their home in New York City to join all his brothers and sisters and their families as they gather
Television movie reunion of the series, "Dallas," which was broadcast on CBS from 4/2/78 to 5/3/91. After five years of exile in Europe, J.R. Ewing surprises everyone when he returns to Texas to reclaim Southfork from his longtime enemy Cliff Barnes. The whole Ewing clan reconvenes in Dallas where a
Davey Leary was the kind of kid who was always getting picked on, chased after, beat up and cut down. Roscoe Bigger--known to every cowering schoolyard victim as "Fang"--was the kind of kid who always picked on, chased after, beat up and cut down kids like his favorite prey, Davey. But that was then... Now, David Leary is a novelist who has been asked to teach a semester of creative writing at his former school. David returns home with high hopes of being welcomed as the local-boy-made-good. Sure enough, he''s embraced by the small community, reuniting with his old gang and even rekindling his one-time crush on Victoria, now the school''s sex education teacher. But when his own rebellious son, Ben, is caught bullying a sensitive kid, Kirby, David is called in Principal Kokeler''s office to meet with the boys and Kirby''s father--a quiet, henpecked, deferential shop teacher. After the meeting, David makes the horrible discovery that this shop teacher is, in fact, his old tormentor--the dreaded Fang.
John-Boy Walton gets engaged to the daughter of a U.S. ambassador, and members of the bride-to-be's sophisticated New York family find they have much in common with the down-to-earth people of Walton's Mountain. But complications threaten to cancel the wedding.
An American boy, a Chinese girl and an older Chinese man join forces to find and return a lost baby panda to its mother. Braving hardships and facing unexpected adventures, the two youngsters learn to love and respect pandas as they gain maturity and tolerance for each other.
A brutal murder is committed in the Florida Everglades. Eight years later, a principled Harvard law professor tries to save the convicted man on Death Row who swears he''s innocent of that crime. For the small-town detective who investigated the killing, however, there''s no question he caught the right man--and no last-minute intervention is going to keep that cold-blooded killer out of the electric chair. Someone is the mastermind of a deadly game... and all roads lead back to the site of that long-ago murder--where, this time, there are two intended victims.
A woman is suspected of killing the televangelist who targeted her provocative lingerie catalogues in his campaign against pornography.
A television movie based on the series, "The Waltons," which aired on CBS from 1972 to 1981. Set 20 years after the final series episode, the Waltons assemble for Thanksgiving in 1963 and reflect on how the assassination of President John Kennedy has affected them.
A disheartened policewoman leaves the force to become a bounty hunter.
Two men, one a hitman, the other a U.S. Department Justice investigator, discover they're brothers when they fall in love with the same woman.
A moral female vampire who preys only on killers, meets her match when one of her victims becomes an evil vampire.
An airline security chief must free American hijack victims from the hands of terrorists.
A television movie based on a novel by Dean R. Koontz. A psychic assists the police in finding a serial killer, only to become the murderer's next target.
A man awakens from a seven year coma and seeks revenge on the men who left him for dead and murdered his family.
A romantic comedy involving a financially troubled realtor (Bologna), his sexy new bride (Huffman) who can't boil water, and his ex-wife (Pleshette) who moves in on the couple with her son when she loses her job and alimony payments no longer cover the bills.
In his television dramatic debut, George Burns is a geriatric relegated to a nursing home after his wife's death by son Cliff Robertson, and Robby Benson is his retarded grandson who takes on the task of getting the old man to shake off his lethargy and get back on his feet. James DiPasquale and Dor
The second of three TV-movies inspired by the long-running series briefly returns Olivia Walton from the tubercular sanatorium to which she had retreated toward the end of the initial series (when actress Michael Learned decided to leave the show) in order to help three of her daughters cope with as
In this pilot to a prospective series about the adventures of a TV investigative news reporter and single mother, fictional Kate Bennett finds her life imperiled, along with that of her daughter, when she doggedly pursues the story of a sniper attack on several nurses.
In the last of the Walton movies, the family is reunited for Thanksgiving circa 1946. John-Boy pays a visit from New York (here he is played by Robert Wightman, who inherited the Richard Thomas part late in the series), Jim-Bob wants to set up his own business, aspiring composer Jason talks about closing his small restaurant, and newlyweds Erin and Paul plan to move out of the Walton homestead. Grandma arrives on time, but will John get back from his hospital visit with Olivia (who is not seen in this finale)?
The first of three followup TV-movies inspired by the long- running series "The Waltons" (ironically a mainstay on the competing network from 1972 to 1980), this story, set immediately after World War II, focuses on the wedding plans of Erin Walton and Paul Northridge. Nearly all of the original cas
Off-beat mystery entangling in a web of intrigue a womanizing surgeon (Stephen Macht), a pathologist (John Rubinstein), his scheming doctor mother (Nancy Marchand), the hospital board chairman's wealthy daughter (Kim Basinger), and a shady character (Robert Culp), following the murder of a model. Wi
Inspired by a story that appeared on "60 minutes" in 1978 about Joy Ufema, a nurse dedicated to treating the terminally ill, Linda Lavin turned it into this TV movie for her Big Deal, Inc. production outfit, teaming with Tyne Daly, playing Joy's psychologist friend and confidante. Coincidentally, an
This film, dealing with the life and family of a syndicate boss (played by actor/director Sam Wanamaker), emerged as an off-beat pilot to a prospective series -- TV's first dealing exclusively with organized crime from the syndicate's point of view. Ted Danson, later to find stardom on "Cheers", is
A small-time hood hides out from the cops with his American girlfriend.
A successful fashion designer who learns that she has a mysterious illness that threatens her life searches frantically for the one suitable donor for a bone marrow transplant -- the daughter she, as a teenager, had given up for adoption. John Sayles, whose reputation has grown through his cult film
Karl Malden is a veteran steel mill foreman whose world is torn apart when he suffers a stroke leaving him temporarily paralyzed. This highly-acclaimed pilot to the subsequent short-lived series received six Emmy Award nominations; direction, writing, music scoring, art direction/set decoration, edi
Joe Namath, as a free-wheeling wedding photographer, is the link to three comic tales about the institution of marriage in this pilot to a prospective series that never was to be. This was billed as Namath's TV acting debut.
This remake of the 1949 Joan Crawford movie, bringing a carnival drifter (Cristina Raines in the Crawford part) to a small Florida city where an aristocratic family unwillingly becomes involved with the ruthless sheriff (Howard Duff taking over where Sydney Greenstreet long ago left off) who fancies
In this pilot to a prospective series, a dispirited cop chucks his job on the force and, with the aid of a young co-ed, sets out to solve the murder of a police colleague who had been his best friend.
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 religious drama about Christ's parents, the events leading up to his birth, and the effect on the lives of the well-known Biblical figures of the time.
A drama about the emotional and physical shock faced by a TV newscaster and his fiancee, a newspaper reporter, following a surfing accident which paralyzes him and puts him in a wheelchair for life.
A laconic ex-hired gun in the Old West teams up with three scrappy female prisoners abandoned in the desert, two orphaned children, an Army deserter, and a group of cantankerous animals, all of whom try to outsmart and outshoot a ratty gang of desperadoes trying to retrieve their boss' girlfriend an
Inspired by the Alice Crimmins case in New York, this drama focuses on an attractive woman whose personal lifestyle is viewed by many as distasteful and who later is accused of murdering her young daughter.
This film depicts a teenage girl's courageous fight following a crushing school bus accident that leaves her physically and emotionally handicapped.
Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that their own special dish is prepared in. Food critics and the (many) self-proclaimed greatest Chefs in Europe demand the mystery be solved.
A disillusioned Vietnam veteran travels back to Southeast Asia to search for the son he left behind.
A cruise ship, with a traditional roster of TV faces, is swept with fear and panic when hit by a mysterious, deadly virus, disrupting the fun and games.
The careers and personal lives of a group of bigoted and hard-drinking Los Angeles policemen are examined. Although the officers provide emotional support for each other, they are lacking in sensitivity and judgement on the job. And when one of them accidentally shoots a teenage homosexual in a city
A drama about a woman with two children who tries to adjust emotionally after the sudden death of her husband.
An adventure drama involving three modern-day Mississippi boatmen who find themselves neck-deep in a kidnapping and hijacking plot.
A husband and wife detective team investigates satanism in suburbia when not squabbling over visits to his parents who never forgave him for marrying out of the faith. Pilot to a prospective series.
An adventure drama about a teenage boy who runs away from his foster home after wrongly being accused of theft and soon crosses paths with a young leopard which has escaped from a wild-animal compound during a lightning storm. Both are befriended by a brusque female kennel owner with a heart of gold
A young man learns that he has terminal cancer but vows not to give up without an all-out fight in this drama based on Doris Lund's memoir of her son's last year.
A nostalgic war drama based on the 1946 Goldwyn classic "The Best Years of Our Lives," following three returning World War II veterans as they face the challenge of adjusting to civilian life. Coleman takes the Fredric March role and Selleck the part played by Dana Andrews, while non-professional ac
A family with three daughters moves into an old house, unaware that it has a secret room occupied by a teenage murderer.
A chiller about an expectant mother whose bizarre actions are controlled by her unborn baby.
An unmarried teacher in a school for unwed mothers finds herself increasingly drawn to her students' problems, leading to a deep emotional crisis.
An all-black cast shines in this pilot for a proposed series involving a southern minister who is assigned to a poor parish in California with the congregation drifting away and the church scheduled for demolition. The hope here was for writer Earl Hamner to repeat his success with "The Waltons."
A trim chiller that has a young couple inheriting an old mansion inhabited by demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own.
A rest stop at a dingy roadside diner in the desert becomes a terrifying ordeal for a woman when her husband mysteriously disappears in the washroom and her search for him is thwarted by the surly proprietor and his sinister friend.
A charming but somewhat larcenous widow attempts to snare a rich bachelor through a lonely hearts club, but her scheme boomerangs into a deadly cat-and-mouse game. This marked the TV-movie debut of both Rosalind Russell and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and was sadly also Russell's last film role.
A government agent tries to keep an extremist from decimating with stolen nerve gas a city where a political convention is underway in this suspense thriller that marked the directorial debut of surgeon-turned novelist Michael Crichton, adapting the book "Binary" which he had written under his pseud
This was the pilot movie for "The Waltons" (which began its long run in September 1972), recounting the events of one day -- Christmas Eve, 1933 -- in the lives of a rural American mountain family. Later called "The Homecoming -- A Christmas Story," it won a Christopher Award as well as Emmy nominat
Four elderly ladies with time on their hands create a fictional girl for a computer dating service and get involved with a psychopath. Helen Hayes, in her first TV movie, was Emmy-nominated for her performance.
A special focusing on families whose children have been abducted or have run away.
The exploits of Dusty, a Los Angeles cabbie who longs to be a private detective. The pilot episode establishes how Dusty becomes the apprentice of world renown private investigator investigator Tim Halloran. Halloran uses Dusty's cab to follow a suspect and Dusty latches onto him, aids him, and soo
The misadventures of Louie and Buzz, photojournalists for "Muck," a cheap, Los Angeles-based, weekly magazine whose policy is not only to inform, but to give readers what they want--muck. In the pilot episode, Louie and Buzz travel to New York City to cover the opening of the Cleopatra Exhibit and b
Life in the El Camino Institution for Women as seen through the eyes of Kim Cavanaugh, a socialite who finds herself behind bars (in section Willow B) when she is convicted of felony manslaughter. The pilot episode establishes how Kim came to be sentenced and depicts her first day's experiences in
The pilot story, set in the small town of Strawee, Arkansas in the '30s, follows the experiences of Joshua Torrance, a doctor whose practice is jeopardized by his opposition to racism as he attempts to treat blacks as equals.
Pilot episode for a proposed series about the lives of Carol Munday and Cidra "Ducky" Hopnagel, two glamorous teenage girls attending "San Francisco High School."
The story of the Wilds, a contemporary family of animal behaviorists living and working in the wilderness wetlands of western Florida along the Gulf of Mexico, an area known as the Ten Thousand Islands.
The exploits of Wiley Starrett and Bud Wizzer, the crew of the Bravo Two patrol boat, a unit of the Los Angeles Harbor Patrol. In the pilot episode, the Harbor Patrol attempts to locate an amphibious plane that has been forced down at sea in a dense fog.
The exploits of Ben Gordean and Ed Walker, plainclothes police officers with the Bunco Squad division of the Los Angeles Police Department. The pilot episode depicts Ben and Ed's efforts to expose a ruthless swindler who operates a college for con artists.
The pilot film for the series of the same title. The exploits of James Hunter and Marty Shaw, U.S. Government spies. In the pilot episode, Hunter and Marty attempt to apprehend an innocent ex-con who is determined to get revenge on those responsible for framing him.
The comic adventures of Harry Toffler -- a businessman who likes to believe the optimistic American motto, "Prosperity is just around the corner" -- and his son, Harry Jr., his partner in the near-bankrupt Toffler Enterprises.
The struggles and adventures of four law students.
The story of the Allmans, a contemporary American family, and their struggles to retain their close ties amid economic instability and a changing moral climate.
The pilot for the series of the same title. The story of Ben Elliot, a New York doctor who gives up his practice to begin a new life and a new dedication to his profession in the Colorado Rockies. In the pilot episode, as Ben travels to the high country town of Purgatory for a visit to the schoolhou
The story of Albert and Jane Miller, a married couple who pose as a butler and cook to escape life's endless problems. The pilot episode depicts how Albert and Jane become the servants to industrialist Charles Dutton.
An animated/live-action adaptation of Aesop's fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare."
Misc. Crew (special)
A special focusing on families whose children have been abducted or have run away.
A special focusing on families whose children have been abducted or have run away.
Producer (TV Mini-Series)
The television adaptation drawn from James T. Farrell's once-banned-for-being-oh-so-racy '30s trilogy ("Young Lonigan," "The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan" and "Judgment Day") about the struggles and growing pangs of a self-destructive Depression-era Chicago youth introduced to TV viewers the rough
An explosive dramatization of the best-seller about the Charles Manson "family" and the trial of the Tate/LaBianca murderers. One of the biggest made-for-TV movie productions to its time, with 115 speaking parts, and the highest-rated television film of all during the two nights it took to unfold. E
Veteran actor William Holden made his dramatic debut on TV in the role of Bumper Morgan, a twenty-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department on his last few days on the force before his retirement, and won an Emmy Award for his performance. The miniseries form as subsequently established bega
Film Production - Main (TV Mini-Series)
When Sybil, a shy elementary school teacher, suffers a nervous breakdown, psychologist Dr. Wilbur Sybil instantly knows that it is connected to a deeper issue. Over the course of Sybil's therapy, details of an abusive childhood unfold as a great number of distinct personalities, all residing within
Producer (TV Mini-Series)
A fanciful suspense drama inspired by William Stevenson's best-selling account of the formation of an Allied espionage network during World War II by a wealthy Canadian using his own funds. David Niven made his TV movie debut as the man behind the operation.
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