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Editing (feature film)
A Palm Springs detective teams up with a heavy-drinking cop in search of a mysterious fugitive.
An American secret agent who, paralyzed by an assassin's bullet, sets out to find his assailant and in the process uncovers a top-secret warfare operation that threatens international security.
Intelligence agents Dylan and Kate Del'Amico narrowly escape Kuwait just before the Iraqi invasion, but must go back to save an inexperienced young spy who is trapped there.
A spy tries to stop a rogue agent from murdering a group of operatives.
A movie pilot for an unsold series. A Hollywood producer enlists his special-effects team in a scheme to outfox a greedy loan shark.
A woman desperately fights for her sanity after being haunted by the exact lookalike of her dead daughter.
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
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.
A story set during the Vietnam War, about five young wire-service photographers working for the International Press Bureau.
A happy-go-lucky family descends on their daughter after she inherits a fortune from her Palm Beach employer.
A young woman marries a charming lawyer only to find out that he and his family are high-ranking members of the underworld.
A mother-son detective team in Manhattan hunts down a serial killer. Sadie is a former NYPD policewoman forced into early retirement who wants her would-be actor son to join the police force. Meanwhile Sadie is involved romantically with a deli owner.
Mystery writer Ariadne Olivier enlists the aid of Belgian detective Hercule Poirot when she haplessly becomes involved in a murder plot.
A television movie about a struggling antiques dealer and her rich and devious twin sister. Years ago, Samantha stole Karen's lover and married him. After Samantha drowns in a boating accident, Karen steps into her sister's life -- that of a wealthy widow -- but when Karen discovers that Samantha ha
Peter Ustinov portrays the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot for the fifth time in this television movie. Poirot is enjoying a house party with his old friend Arthur Hastings at the residence of a retired American actor, Charles Cartwright, and his secretary Miss Milray. One of the other guests, The
A team of "transport specialists" are determined to thwart a ruthless terrorist and her gang attempting to hijack a super-sophisticated armored vehicle carrying nuclear weapons-grade plutonium across Texas. This pilot to a prospective series involving Billy Dee Williams and Joseph Bottoms as highly
When his son winds up in jail for a crime he did not commit, a dedicated Army sergeant decides to take matters into his own hands and becomes a media hero for using his restored Sherman tank on the Georgia sheriff who framed his son.
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
To make ends meet, suburban housewives Karen Valentine, Jamie Lee Curtis and Linda Purl join a prostitution ring run by local realtor Susan Flannery and find themselves trapped with a vice syndicate.
A young law student moonlighting as a coroner's aide becomes suspicious when a murder victim is found to have his body drained of blood, and soon begins piecing together a puzzle tying in a string of killings with an alluring hooker who might just be into vampirism.
High-powered Seattle divorce lawyer Tom Selleck discovers his own marriage failing and must juggle his own domestic conflicts with his clients' problems. Jane Curtin, one of the original "Saturday Night Live" zanies, made her dramatic acting debut in this movie. It had been scheduled to be titled "D
Oscar-winning screenwriter and TV veteran, Stirling Silliphant, wrote and produced this ambitious pilot to a prospective series revolving around a combat cameraman in Vietnam. The film, one of TV's first to deal with Vietnam as a war zone, places Bruce Boxleitner in Saigon on assignment at the start
Sun Valley provides the backdrop to this story of a downhill ski racer who seeks to make a comeback after being branded a loser and the ski bunny who helps him regain his self-respect. David Soul, who stars as skier Jesse Swan, co-produced the film.
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
The private lives and personal problems of Air Force test pilots on a sprawling base called Joshua Tree, which was to have been the title for this movie and the prospective series that programmers hoped it would spawn, created by and starring Vince Edwards.
Three generations of New York City cops are the focal point of this saga revolving primarily around the Deputy Chief of Public Affairs caught up in the politics and intrigue of the department, the discovery that his father had been on the take, and the news that his youngest son is having second tho
A flamboyant Denver lady lawyer, with the help of her father, a retired cop who does the leg work for her investigations, and her brother, a Jesuit priest and university law professor, unravels a murder case of a society woman who allegedly stabbed her husband. This was the pilot for Anne Meara's sh
Unorthodox Harvard-educated lawyer, trying to carve out a practice in a small Arizona town with his young bride, defends a pretty socialite accused of murdering her husband in this pilot to the "Petrocelli" series (1974-76). Barry Newman originated the character in the theatrical feature "The Lawyer
In this pilot for the 1973-74 series, a dapper magician uses the wizardry of his craft to help people in distress and exposes a staged plane crash when asked by the mother of one of the victims to check into a possible conspiracy. In the later series, Bixby, Curtis and Watkins were joined by Joseph
Intrigue aboard a nuclear sub with foreign agents infiltrating the crew to get their hands on a top secret device.
A pilot for a light-hearted mystery, not picked up by CBS, about Maggie Webb, an attractive widow in London, whose late husband has left her nothing but a huge home and an enormous tax debt. Maggie is offered a job by Diane Webb, her tough but warm-hearted sister-in-law, who runs an international pu
Editing (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 landmark in the miniseries genre, which occupies a permanent niche alongside "Roots," "Centennial" and "Rich Man, Poor Man", this 12-hour, six-part adaptation of James Clavell''s best-seller follows the fortunes of an ambitious English navigator who is shipwrecked with his Dutch crew in feudal Japan, finds himself enmeshed in a long battle between two powerful warlords, and eventually becomes the first western Shogun (or chief samurai). Unique in its initial presentation with much of it spoken in untranslated Japanese (subtitles were added in its network rerun several years later), it had a voice-over narration by Orson Welles, made a matinee idol of Richard Chamberlain, and introduced to American TV veteran Japanese star Toshiro Mifune (as the Shogun) and newcomer Yoko Shimada (as Chamberlain''s love interest and interpreter).<P>All three stars, in addition to Yuki Meguro (as a samurai warrior) and John Rhys-Davies (as a flamboyant Portuguese pirate ship captain), received Emmy Award nominations for acting. Winning an Emmy as Outstanding Dramatic Series, "Shogun" also received nominations for direction, writing, photography, production design, art direction, set decoration, editing and film sound editing--and winning for costume design and main title design. Subsequently it was edited down from 12 hours to just over three for a theatrical version shown overseas and to a two-hour-plus version for home videotape and videodisc (these had some nudity as well as more graphic violence than was in the miniseries). In July 1984, "Shogun" was given a network premiere in a 2 1/2 hour movie form.
Clarence Carnes, an Indian from Oklahoma who as a teenager was the youngest convict ever incarcerated at Alcatraz following a gas station holdup/murder, is the central figure in this fictionalized, glorified B-movie account by screenwriter Ernest Tidyman of how Carnes spent decades hatching various
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.
Editing (TV Mini-Series)
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
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