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Michael Tuchner

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Director (feature film)

Back to the Secret Garden (2001) as Director
Lizzie Buscana, a young orphaned girl from New York, receives an invitation to travel to England in 1946 as part of an exchange program. Her sponsor is Lady Mary, the wife of Britain's U.S. ambassador who recently left her post as head of Misselthwaite Manor orphanage, handing the reins to Martha So
30 Years To Life (1998) as Director
In the not too distant future when prisons have been abolished, Vinnie Dawson is falsely accused of killing his step-father. Vinnie, a teenager, is subjected to the punishment of "geriactification," a process that ages him 30 years overnight. Now as the elder Vincent, he sets out with waitress Darla
Awake to Danger (1995) as Director
While recovering from a coma, a teenage girl pieces together her blurred recollection of the night her mother was murdered. But as she begins to remember, the killer closes in.
Rainbow Warrior (1994) as Director
Two brave men from opposite sides of the law must solve a case of terrorism that threatens the relations between friendly nations. Based on the actual bombing of the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior, by French secret service agents in Auckland Harbor in 1985.
Conviction of Kitty Dodds, The (1993) as Director
A woman, sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of her abusive husband, escapes and starts a new life. The police recapture her years later after she heroically saves a man's life. Based on a true story.
Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland (1993) as Director
A television movie based on true stories from the October 1991 Oakland Hills, California, fire.
With Murder in Mind (1992) as Director
A New York realtor is shot by a prospective buyer as she was showing him a house. Based on a true story.
Summer My Father Grew Up, The (1991) as Director
A divorced father must deal with the consequences he never considered when he left his wife and 11-year-old son to marry another woman.
Captive (1991) as Director
In order to escape hectic city life, a young couple move to Oregon where they buy and operate a small hotel. Their world is shattered when two criminals kidnap and terrorize them. Based on a true story.
When Will I Be Loved? (1990) as Director
Three woman meet by chance in a divorce lawyer's office, become friends and help each other through their divorces.
Desperate For Love (1989) as Director
A movie based on real events, focusing on the relationship of two Southern teenagers, close friends who share a strong physical attraction to the same girl, and which ultimately leads to a terrible tragedy.
Mistress (1987) as Director
A woman in her 30s must learn to survive on her own after the death of her lover who provided her with a generous income. Rae Colton is a once-ambitious actress whose career goals changed when she fell in love with a wealthy contractor, Wyn Brooks. After many years of blissful happiness and worry-f
Trapped in Silence (1986) as Director
Drama of an elective mute teenager (played by Donald Sutherland's lookalike son, Kiefer) and the psychologist who feels she can get through to him at the institution (Marsha Mason in the part). Filmed in and around Poughkeepsie, New York, it was adapted by Vicki Patik (Emmy Award winner for "Do You
Generation (1985) as Director
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
Amos (1985) as Director
Amos, a former minor league baseball player and coach, is confined to a nursing home after an automobile accident which took the life of his domineering wife. Head nurse Daisy Daws is in constant conflict with the rebellious and strong-willed Amos. The tenure of the inhabitants of the nursing home i
Not My Kid (1985) as Director
Surprisingly mature (and critically well-received) drama about a family's coming to grips with itself on discovering that teenaged daughter Viveka Davis is a "druggie" with Segal as her shattered surgeon father and Channing her heartsick mother.
Trenchcoat (1983) as Director
A would-be mystery writer gets mixed up with international intrigue.
Adam (1983) as Director
The fact-based story of John and Reve Walsh who, following the kidnapping of their six-year-old son (later found murdered), prompted them to mount a national campaign and lobby in Congress to pass the Missing Children's Bill allowing parents access to the FBI's national crime computer. At the end of
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1982) as Director
Sumptuous fourteenth film version of the Victor Hugo classic with Anthony Hopkins' Quasimodo earning him an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Actor. Trivia buffs will note that this film's two stars -- Hopkins and Derek Jacobi, as Dom Claude Frollo, were TV's most famous Hitlers. Robert Powell, w
Parole (1982) as Director
Boston parole officer James Naughton and a troubled young parolee (newcomer Mark Soper) who had been doing 1-to-15 for armed robbery, are the protagonists in this prospective series pilot about the day-to-day activities and personal life of a fictional P.O.. It was filmed in 1980 on location in and
Haywire (1980) as Director
Author Brooke Hayward's best-seller about her parents, actress Margaret Sullavan and theatrical agent/producer Leland Hayward, as well as her vulnerable younger sister and troubled brother (who produced this film), was dramatized here to great acclaim, with Lee Remick receiving an Emmy Award nominat
Summer Of My German Soldier (1978) as Director
A bittersweet story of a teenage Jewish girl who falls in love with an escaped Nazi prisoner of war in a small Georgia town during World War II. Esther Rolle won the Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special for her performance in this film which also was nominated as the
Likely Lads, The (1976) as Director
Mr. Quilp (1975) as Director
Fear Is the Key (1973) as Director
Following the death of his family in an aeroplane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. By setting himself up as a criminal, he plans to get close to a certain tycoon who has been approached by the culprits to help them retrieve the cargo of the lost plane.

Director (special)

Divided We Stand (1988) as Director
The story revolving around the trauma of divorce as seen through the eyes of the 11-year-old son of a divorced man and woman, who both share custody of their son.
We're Puttin' On the Ritz (1986) as Director
Two employees of a reclusive millionaire, Micki the secretary and Max the chauffeur decide to attend a society function to which their employer has been invited. In the course of the evening, Max and Micki establish new identities in the world of high society and, while rubbing shoulders with the e
Peek-A-Boo: The One and Only Phyllis Dixey (1979) as Director
A musical drama based on the life of Phyllis Dixey, a British stripper of the '30s and '40s.
Bar Mitzvah Boy (1977) as Director
A television play -- produced for the British series "Play for Today" -- about a young London boy reluctantly facing his Bar Mitzvah.

Producer (special)

Peek-A-Boo: The One and Only Phyllis Dixey (1979) as Producer
A musical drama based on the life of Phyllis Dixey, a British stripper of the '30s and '40s.

Director (TV Mini-Series)

Two Harts in 3/4 Time (1995) as Director
Good King Wenceslas (1994) as Director

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