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|Also Known As:||Died:||May 3, 1990|
|Born:||August 11, 1897||Cause of Death:||cardiac arrest|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Writer ...|
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Fourth in a series of telefilms based on the series "In the Heat of the Night." Sheriff Gillespie and Chief Forbes investigate a fatal car accident which looks more like murder.
Los Angeles, 1999. The government's Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Center has developed a prototype for the ultimate police training device. A virtual reality simulator utilizes the latest artificial intelligence technology to test users' skills as they pursue the computer-generated criminal
An aggressive TV reporter and her detective husband team up to solve the murder of a call girl who catered to five rich attorneys at the same law firm.
A movie in a series of telefilms based on the series "In the Heat of the Night." Sheriff Gillespie and Chief Forbes track down the murderer of a young woman and her unborn child, but they face political complications when their prime suspect turns out to be an employee of the local businessman compe
The first in a series of television movies about a semi-retired San Francisco private investigator, Ray Alexander, who works for a famed criminal attorney from out of his restaurant. Alexander tracks down the hit-and-run killer of a prominent psychiatrist.
Second in a series of television movies based on the series "In the Heat of the Night." A famed international actress comes to Sparta, Georgia, sparking intrigue and murder.
Television movie based on the CBS dramatic series of the same name. A serial killer is on the loose in Sparta, Georgia, and Gillespie and Forbes must track him down while easing the pain of the young victims' families.
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.
An American sailor, who finds himself wrongly accused of murder and on the run in Mexico, enlists the help of a married couple.
A trilogy of segments hosted by John Carpenter, who appears as a coroner guiding viewers through each of the presentations. In "The Gas Station," a college student is stalked by a serial killer while she works at an all-night service station. In "Hair," the attempt of a man to combat his receding ha
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 psychological thriller about desire and deception, set in San Francisco. The plot centers around a psychiatrist who enters into a romance with a patient's sister.
The story of a Manhattan detective who takes charge of his partner's children, when his longtime friend and partner is killed in the line of duty.
A new member of the police force learns the tricks of the trade from his more experienced partner.
A sequel to "Polly" a telefilm that aired on NBC November 12, 1989. Set in Alabama in 1956, Polly tries to find a replacement for the new headmaster of the town orphanage and to rekindle her aunt's romance.
Marty McFly drives into the Old West to rescue Doc, whose blossoming romance makes him reluctant to return, from the clutches of the villainous Tannen Gang.
Set in the 1950s, a joyful orphan comes to live with her wealthy spinster aunt in Alabama and inspires the transformation of a stodgy town and its residents. Based on the 1960 Disney film "Pollyanna, " which starred Hayley Mills.
An English teacher inspires his students to seize the day with sometimes disastrous results.
Story revolving around a teenager and his struggles to attain a driver's license.
To his chagrin, by-the-book Los Angeles policeman Joe Friday has been assigned a flippant, street-wise new partner, Pep Streebeck. They are investigating a series of murders, which leads them to the religious cult P.A.G.A.N. (People Against Goodness and Normalcy). Infiltrating the group, they rescue Connie Swain, and she and Friday fall in love. When Connie identifies respected community leader and the police commissioner''s friend Reverend Jonathan Whirley as the head of the cult, Friday attempts to publicly arrest the man and is suspended. Connie is kidnapped in retaliation and when Friday is reinstated, he and Streebeck lead the raid on the P.A.G.A.N. headquarters and Friday''s heroics save Connie and bring Whirley to justice.
A musical fairy tale about a country singer whose quiet Christmas holiday in her beloved home in the Smoky Mountains turns into an adventure when she becomes involved with seven orphans, a mysterious mountain man, and an evil witch.
A young cyclist struggles to balance high school with racing competitions.
An unconventional L.A. cop (Sylvester Stallone) with the nickname Cobra is called in to apprehend a serial killer (Brian Thompson) who''s claimed sixteen victims in one month. Here''s your chance to see Sly Stallone (he wrote the screenplay) and his wife at the time, Brigitte Nielsen, in their second and last film together. Loaded with action and violence. Stallone fans will love this Rambo-like movie with Stallone on the chase instead of the run.
A young Amish boy, visiting Philadelphia with his widowed mother, witnesses a murder. When the detective on the case discovers a police cover up, he realizes his, the boy''s and the mother''s lives are in jeopardy. He hides out in Amish country, living amongst the community and having to abide by their peaceful customs. Things get more complicated when he falls in love with the young widow. But, soon the idyllic life is shattered when the villains discover his whereabouts.
Washed up race car driver J.J. McClure and his mechanic Victor Prinzim enter the cross-country Cannonball Run in a ambulance. In order to look more legitimate, they take along a doctor, Nikolas Van Helsing, and abduct a pretty photographer to pass as their patient.
Stoker Ace is a fast living, hard-driving stock car racer whose high spirited antics finally catch up with him. He is forced into the clutches of a greedy fried chicken magnate, who watns him for all he is worth, both on and off the track.
This valentine to the Philadelphia socialite who hit it big in show business before giving up her career to marry Monaco's Prince Rainier in 1956 reportedly had Princess Grace's blessing, as well as her participation and input, until her death from a stroke and an automobile accident in September, 1
Megaforce is a group of top-rate solidiers from all over the world who are led by Ace Hunter, and fight evil where they are needed. Their current project is to protect the peaceful nation of the Republic of Sardun from its hostile neighbor Gamibia. Gamibia is under the leadership of dictator Duke Guerrera, an old military academy friend of Ace''s who has turned to evil.
The contestants in the highly illegal race across the country will do anything to win, and cheating is encouraged. With car crashes, sight gags and the coolest collection of 80s vehicles on film.
Two tourists find the "Book of Herschel" hidden in the desert. Herschel is the son of a sculptor who specializes in images of the gods. When he goes up to the top of Mount Sinai one day he hears God's instructions to Moses and writes them down himself. He then tries to lead his people out of Egypt,
A raucous political race results in the comeback of the wild ways of the Bandit, again pursued by arch enemy Sheriff Buford T Justice.
A group of Hollywood stunt performers are recruited by former U.S. Intelligence agent Glenn Corbett to retrieve a stolen laser gun from a notorious arms dealer in this pilot to a prospective series. One member of the team, Sam J. Jones, is best remembered for playing "Flash Gordon" in the 1982 movie
Model-turned-Charlie's Angel Shelley Hack is a determined TV reporter out to find a maniac who is methodically attacking lone women drivers on the Los Angeles Freeway by pushing them off the road with his powerful van. A number of familiar TV stars (including Dinah Shore, in her "dramatic" TV debut)
Harrowing dramatization of the story of Navy Commander Jeremiah Denton, who was shot down during a bombing mission over Vietnam in 1965, and his torture as a POW over the next seven years while organizing a resistance movement among his fellow prisoners. Surprisingly, Hal Holbrook was overlooked at
The cowboy Handsome Stranger will escort miss Charming Jones to get a large sum of money from her father, Parody Jones. But the rich Avery Jones wants to lay his hands on the money and hires and old cowboy, Cactus Jack, to rob them when they ride back from her father. However, Cactus Jack is not very good at robbing people.
The fact-based story of Virginia Hill, girlfriend of notorious Las Vegas gangster Bugsy Siegel, who was slain gangland style in 1947.
A sensationally promoted juvenile delinquency film about a fourteen-year-old girl's struggles to adjust after being sent to a tough detention home. A graphic sequence depicting a broom-handle rape of Linda Blair (in her TV-movie debut) subsequently was deleted but made the film the focal point of a
Film Production - Main (feature film)
A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows.
Writer (TV Mini-Series)
A traditional sagebrush saga based on two novels by Louis L'Amour, the foremost Western author on the contemporary scene, and the first dramatized for television of the seventy-four he has written (eleven are about the Sackett family). This four-hour movie focuses on the three Sackett brothers in Ne
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