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|Also Known As:||Died:||June 13, 2005|
|Born:||April 29, 1936||Cause of Death:||Lou Gehrig's disease|
|Birth Place:||Memphis, Tennessee, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
FBI Agent Larry Sullivan is summoned to Washington D.C. to track down a sudden outbreak of a mysterious flu. More deadly than any conventional weapon, the untraceable virus threatens to wipe out a quarter of the population within hours. MJ Blake, a bio-hazard expert, is thrust into ground zero to tr
Rannulph Junuh has returned to Savannah a damaged, tortured soul, his youthful innocence shattered by the trauma of World War I. While he''s been gone, his former fiancee, Adele Invergordon, has devoted herself to fulfilling her late father''s dream of building a world-class golf course on a nearby island. To keep the dream alive in the depths of the Great Depression, she proposes an exhibition tournament featuring golf superstars Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen. When city officials insist that the match can only take place if a local golfer participates, Hardy turns to Junuh to defend his hometown''s honor. Along the way he faces down his demons, fights for the love of the woman he abandoned and hits a hole in one with the help of a black caddie named Bagger who offers down-home folk wisdom, spiritual guidance and the secret to a perfect swing.
A quirky romantic comedy set in the small Massachusetts seaside community of Scituate about a young man who is unable to commit to his girlfriend because of something that happened when he was in high school.
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
In the prairie town of Hi-Lo, New Mexico, Pete and Big Boy return from World War II to their old way of life: raising cattle and working the land. Able to hold their own with other men, and popular with women, they are masters of the land that they are proud to call home. But Pete has always pined f
True story of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon. In 1956, Frankie scores a huge hit with title song, only to fall rapidly into obscurity, drug addiction and death of an overdose at age 25. After his death three women come forward to claim his estate royalties. They tell their stories in court. The first, Zola, is the singer of the Platters, whom he dated for a while. Next, Elizabeth, who is a shoplifter, testifies to having met and married Frankie. Then Zola returns to the scene and he marries her too. Frankie is drafted into the army, absconds, and marries schoolteacher Emira in Georgia before being discovered by MPs. Eventually, back in the present, the warring widows come together and bond over their shared situation.
Television movie based on the 1988 feature film "Alien Nation" and the 1989-90 television series of the same name. Set in the future when earth is inhabited by both humans and the alien race of "Newcomers." During a hotly contested election, a human police detective and his Newcomer partner sort thr
A demolitions expert takes off after inadvertantly killing some homeless when he blows up a building on CIA orders, and ends up falling in love with a CIA operative.
A down-and-out professional baseball scout has a chance to make it back to the top with his latest discovery, a raw, young pitching talent.
A city dweller falls in love with a country bumpkin and goes back to the farm to meet her parents.
Tough trial lawyer Gordon Bombay never loses. But when he''s slapped with a community service assignment, he must coach a ragtag team of pee-wee hockey players who can''t skate, can''t score, and can''t win. Reluctantly, Bombay takes on the assignment and soon realizes there are more important things than winning. Armed with this new attitude, feathers fly as Bombay and the Ducks battle along to the toughest game of their lives.
A conman is elected to Congress where he takes advantage of his power to the fullest, until he falls in love with a lobbyist who tries to make him do something worthwhile.
A clumsy and amateurish New York lawyer takes on the case of his young cousin and a friend who have been charged with murder in a small Southern town.
A family falls victim to a scientific institute that removes memories and transfers them to a computer.
A television movie about the "Challenger" space mission. The story focuses on the seven astronauts tragically killed in the space shuttle accident in January 1986.
After the racially-sparked murder of his son, a father takes revenge on the acquitted killers through mind games.
The story of two American pilots who fly for the CIA''s covert airline during the last days of the Vietnam war.
Two boys attempt to build a motorcycle for an international race.
A television movie based on the Woodward & Bernstein book depicting the final days of the Nixon administration. Spanning a period from April 1973 to August 1974, the film details Richard Nixon's attempts to block the investigation into the bungled burglary of Democratic Party headquarters in Washing
An ex-cop tries to stop a serial killer before he strikes again.
The ghost of a wrongfully-executed prisoner haunts the warden who knew he was innocent.
A young psychiatrist finds herself in danger after releasing a dangerous mental patient.
A movie based on a true story, about a Houston housewife who moves with her eleven children from urban America to a remote Australian sheep ranch. Liz and Sam Gavin, parents of 13 children, both their own and adopted, become concerned with all the negative facets of big-city America, and decide to r
In Chicago during the Depression, an African-American man named Bigger Thomas is trying to improve his station in life through his job as chauffeur to a weathly white family. In addition to bossing Bigger around, the family's daugther also routinely make advances to him. One evening when she is drun
A police detective believes a series of grizzly killings in Lake Havasu, Arizona, may be the work of Jack the Ripper, whose murderous spirit may have been transported to the desert community along with London Bridge.
Comely female detective from Laramie, Wyoming, links up with laid-back Beverly Hills cop, a desk jockey assigned to keep her out of the department's hair, while she goes about tracking down the killer of a respectable smalltown girl who turns out to be a hooker mixed up in diamond smuggling. This li
A farmer's widow fights to keep her land during the Depression.
Controversial, highly publicized drama about incest, spotlighted at the time as TV''s "last taboo," with Ted Danson -- as far from his "Cheers" character of Sam Malone as imaginable -- playing the father accused by his teenage daughter of having sex with her. Original, more exploitive title was "Daddy''s Little Girl." Emmy Award nominations included Outstanding Drama Special, actor, actress, supporting actress (Zal), director, writer, composer and film editor.
A dedicated Army surgeon falls in love with an equally dedicated nurse but the Vietnam War is raging and the two find themselves pitted against greater odds than either of them know how to handle.
When the Soviet Union and Cuba invade the United States and paratroop into a small mid-western town, a group of teens band together to fight off their occupiers.
Actress Frances Farmer's mind snaps under the pressures of Hollywood life and a domineering mother.
In a film somewhat akin to Paul Newman's "Absence of Malice," Mike Farrell is an upstanding, law-abiding citizen whose life is shattered by TV reporter Teri Garr's story linking him with the sex murder of a young girl from whom he was seen buying cookies, and his voluntary cooperation with the polic
The second in a prospective but aborted series contemporizing the Ten Commandments, this 1978-made film about a lady defense attorney's attempt to prove the innocence of a young man on two murder charges was a followup to "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" (1978) and originally was scheduled for airin
Mystery thriller about a bigoted community''s retribution against the town dummy, whom a group of vigilantes led by a mailman think did harm to a ten-year-old girl.
A narcotics cop investigating police corruption gets in over his head.
A Southern gal who runs her family's auto repair shop, her aspiring country singer sister, and their stock-car racing friend who runs moonshine on the side are conned into working as government undercover agents to track down a dangerous criminal. A pilot to a prospective TV series.
A country music star leads different lifestyles at home and on the road.
David Janssen had his final role as a boozing newspaper columnist who is hired by circulation-hungry publisher Robert Vaughn to make a page-one celebrity out of a psycho (Mickey Rourke) who has been murdering young blondes. Inspired unofficially by New York's infamous Son of Sam killer, this movie,
In one of his final television roles, Henry Fonda stars as the semi-literate Florida drifter whose court case--being denied counsel at a breaking-and-entering trial because of his inability to afford a lawyer--drastically changed the course of American legal history. His performance won him an Emmy
Kevin Dobson is Hal Painter, a distraught widower, caught in a bitter custody battle with his late wife's parents over his ten-year-old son, following his plan to remarry and move off to California with the boy. The real-life Painter's book about his experiences was the source for Sue Grafton's scri
Neglected suburban teens turn to crime as an outlet.
A deranged engineer, bent on revenge for the death of his wife and daughter, sets two passenger trains on a collision course, and con-man Mike Connors puts his life on the line to ward off the crash.
A blue-collar "Kramer vs. Kramer", this drama focuses on a family man's adjustment after his wife of fifteen years one day blurts out that she wants a divorce and leaves him to construct a new life.
A dramatization of the jetliner crash into the Florida Everglades in December 1972, and the rescue of seventy-three passengers (103 died), made up primarily of recognizable TV personalities plus famed bandleader Artie Shaw in his TV-movie debut. This crash also was the basis for the earlier TV movie
A dramatization of the nonfictional account of Connecticut townspeople, rising to the defense of a local teenager charged with the mutilation murder of his mother in September 1973. Clemens, son of actress Eleanor Parker, made his film acting debut here. This movie also marked the American TV directing debut of Tony Richardson and was Emmy Award-nominated as Outstanding Special of the 1977-78 season.
Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to rob the local union's bureau safe. First they think it is a flop, because they get only 600 dollars out of it, but then Zeke realizes that they also have gotten some 'hot' material. They decide to blackmail their union. The best reason for that is the union itself. All three are provoked by the fact that the union claims to have lost 10,000 dollars by their robbery.
The staff of a small, alternative newspaper in Boston consists of Harry, an ambitious reporter who is involved with the paper's photographer Abbie; Michael, a writer who is working on a novel; Max, the paper's rock critic who uses his job to meet women; and Lynn, the typist and mother figure of the
After miraculously winning the the Little League champions of California, the team is invited to play an exhibition game at the Houston Astrodome with the local champs, the Toros. Kelly, the Bears'' star player, decides to rejoin the team for the trip to Houston, where he confronts his estranged father, Mike.
Television programmers turn a deranged news anchor into ''the mad prophet of the airwaves.''
An aging U.S. Marshal and a minister''''s daughter join forces to catch a band of outlaws.
A small-town police chief investigating a murder is offered help by a self-described psychic. However, when the chief discovers that the "psychic" is in possession of information known only to the police, he suspects that the man may be more involved in the case than he lets on.
Junior Jackson grew up in North Carolina where he used his driving skills to outrun the law while helping his father in the moonshine business. But when his father is jailed for selling the illegal whiskey, Junior decides to use his talent to become a professional stock car racer and earn enough mon
The drama, set in Georgia in 1945, tells the story of Frankie Addams, a twelve-year-old girl who can't wait to grow up and become a woman, and who fears losing her brother, who is about to marry.
The story, set in the French Quarter of New Orleans, follows the exploits of Jake Rubidoux, a tough private detective, who, on occasion, plays clarinet at The Big Easy, a nightclub run by a friend of his. In the pilot episode, Jake accepts a missing persons case -- to find the daughter of a wealthy
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Series based on America's Apollo space program from 1961 to 1972. Episodes include: the birth of the space program; the probe into the fatal launch-pad blaze of Apollo 1, January 27, 1967; the countdown to launch Apollo 7, October 1968; the first moon orbit by Apollo 8, December 1968; Apollos 9 and
A miniseries based on the true story of an Arizona housewife who was wrongly convicted of murdering her husband's business partner.
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.
Madolyn Smith and Tom Berenger are a pair of romantically entwined international jewel thieves in this slickly produced three-part adaptation by Carmen Culver of Sidney Sheldon's best-selling novel, filmed in Los Angeles, New Orleans, London, Nice, Cannes, Cap Ferrat and Amsterdam. Richard Kiley is
Three different police chiefs in three different eras become involved in a growing mystery -- who is the mass murderer behind the killing of transient youths in and around the fictional southern town of Delano over a forty year period? In this three-part, six-hour miniseries, Charlton Heston, in his
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Pulitzer Prize winning author Philip Caputo's best-selling account of his Vietnam experiences and his transformation from idealistic college student turned Marine to battle-hardened and subsequently embittered veteran is dramatized in this two-part film with Brad Davis as Caputo and Keith Carradine
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