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Following the separation from her husband and the death of her adopted mother, April Epner is contacted by her apparent birth mother, who turns out to be a local talk show host Bernice Graves. As Bernice tries to become the mother to April that she was never able to be, April seems to find solace i
A contemporary version of the romantic comedy by Neil Simon based on the 1977 feature of the same name. Paula is a divorced mother, and ex-Broadway dancer, who learns that her lover has left her only when aspiring actor Elliot arrives to sublet the apartment in the middle of the night. Their uneasy
An angel named Max gets in trouble with his heavenly supervisor who comes to earth to discipline him for contacting the wrong family in need of his help at Christmastime.
Biopic about actress Natalie Wood, who made her screen debut at the age of 5; starred in the films "Rebel Without a Cause," "Splendor in the Grass" and "West Side Story"; and drowned while sailing near Catalina Island in 1981.
Based on Candice DeLong's 20-year career in the FBI solving high profile cases, this project focuses on her decision to end her career by catching a killer preying on infertile women who turn to adoption - a decision complicated when the murderer sets his sights on her.
Based on the true story of Mexican General Francisco "Pancho" Villa and his outrageous offer to Hollywood filmmakers in 1914 to make a movie of his life as Mexican General fighting the government. In exchange, he gained publicity and the money he made went to fund his war efforts.
While attending her adoptive mother's funeral in Hawaii, Emma is introduced to her biological mother. While in Hawaii, she begins an affair with a Hawaiian man and must now decide between her hectic married life with her husband and children or this new exciting island romance.
Noah, a photographer for the Chicago Tribune, unexpectedly finds the spirit of Christmas after an encounter with a mysterious man, his dog, and an elf who are all important keys to his past. The man turns out to be a former fireman, Hank McCallister, who has been trying to escape his past after a sc
Based on the true story of Claire Sylvia who after receiving a successful heart and lung transplant begins to feel the spirit of the donor.
Sidda Lee Walker, a prominent young playwright living in New York City, is a long way from her Louisiana hometown and a safe distance from her loving but highly dramatic and eccentric mother, Vivi. And that''s the way she''d like to keep it. But when a ''Time Magazine'' profile on Sidda implies that Vivi was not a good mother, Vivi is outraged and the two women get into a fight that threatens to destroy not only their relationship but Sidda''s tenuous wedding plans with a man who has waited seven years for her to get over her fear of raising a family of her own. Enter the Ya-Ya Sisterhood... Vivi''s intrepid gang of lifelong friends eager to restore peace no matter what it takes. To truly understand Vivi, the Ya-Yas believe, Sidda must know who her mother was as a young woman. A high-spirited beauty who valued love and loyalty above all else, young Vivi was dealt many disappointments in life but was also blessed with an indomitable sense of humor, an adventurous spirit and three best friends. Together, this inseparable foursome shared both good and bad times, celebrating each other''s triumphs for more than 40 years, which they recorded in a scrapbook, known as the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Taking matters into their own hands, the Ya-Yas stage an unorthodox intervention to bring mother and daughter back together. With their help and the help of the Divine Secrets, Sidda will begin to unravel the truth about her complicated and unconventional mother, find forgiveness and acceptance, and let go of her painful past.
Memoir of Neil Simon's formative years in New York as a television comedy writer. Recreating the golden age of television when comedy was king and Simon was a writer of "Your Show of Shows" starring Sid Caesar, the telefilm takes viewers into the eclectic, volatile writers' den and into the life of
A dramatization of the historic mid-50s public bus boycott that played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights movement. In Montgomery, Alabama, on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, exhausted after a long day at work, refused to give up her seat to a white man in the "whites only" section of a city bus. Mrs.
A behind-the-scenes look at the Osmond family, as they try to conquer the world of show business and still stay true to their values and beliefs. The movie focuses primarily on the late '60s through the '80s when the group found their greatest success and faced some of their biggest challenges.
A sports anthology telefilm featuring two classic stories from the annals of sports. "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100," is about a by-the-book golfer who is murdered by his golf partner. "The Heidi Bowl," is a fictitious retelling of the events of the infamous 1968 Jets-Raiders football game telec
A woman struggles to rebuild her life and raise her children after her husband commits suicide. Fifteen years later, she discovers that her husband faked his death, has assumed a new identity and has been living well on money he embezzled. Based on a true story.<P>The happy suburban existence of Eli
A couple is falsely accused of molesting their sons. Based on the real-life story of the Kniffen family, the telefilm takes place in the 1980s, when several highly publicized child molestation cases were at the forefront of news coverage. The coerced testimony of the couple's two young children at a
Two gay women have a daughter through artificial insemination. When one of them dies, the parents of the dead partner try to take the child. Based on the true story of Janine Radcliffe.<P>Janine Nielssen first comes to terms with her own sexuality when she meets Sandy Cataldi, an out-of-the-closet l
Biopic about Arturo Sandoval, the Cuban jazz trumpeter who struggled against the Cuban government's attempts to suppress his art. Sandoval's early music career was stifled in Cuba, where he was forced to play in state-run orchestras, but he chose to stay because of his passionate love for his wife,
Telefilm based on Danny Field's biography about photographer and activist Linda Eastman McCartney and her 30-year relationship with musician Paul McCartney, beginning as the Beatles headed toward their breakup and ending in 1998 with Linda's death from breast cancer at age 55.<P>In 1965, Linda Eastm
Television movie about a white grandmother and a black grandfather, not married to each other, who must overcome their differences to raise their suddenly orphaned granddaughter. Georgia Porter's life is changed when her estranged daughter and her daughter's husband die in an automobile accident on
Joanne Stoller, a devoted sister, has promised to seek justice for the brutal death of her sister Lisa Miles, who fell victim to her abusive husband, Bill. While seeking justice for her sister's murder, Joanne encounters failures in the justice system that lead her on a dangerous path.
Love story of a couple who feel compelled by the moral climate of the early 1900s to let practical considerations stand in the way of their passion. When young diplomat George Darrow crosses paths with Anna Leath, an old friend who has recently become widowed, the two realize they have feelings for
Nick Cromwell is a complex systems failure expert, an independent consultant working on a government project to insure that the country is Y2K compliant. As the minutes tick down to the new millennium, a concerned Nick counsels caution, persuading his boss, Martin Lowell, who heads up the program, t
Based on a true story, a courageous prosecutor, Giovanni Falcone, wages a one-man war against the Sicilian Mafia, facing death threats, a lack of public support and obstruction by crooked officials. Fighting with the help of a reformed mob boss and his determined wife, Falcone launched dozens of pro
Joan Conner always felt that she was in the shadow of her younger, attractive sister Laurie. When Laurie leaves her boyfriend of five years - Michael, an exciting but undependable writer - he begins to pursue Joan. Joan is initially flattered by the attention but when Michael starts stalking Laurie
Leanna Taylor, a talented singer well known on the Nashville country/western circuit, has always been content touring small venues with her band and long-time manager and boyfriend Hank. However, when her estranged mother calls to inform her that her father has passed away, the news opens a wound th
In 1930s Harlem, fast talking hustler Ray scams straightlaced Claude into traveling south together to pick up some moonshine and make some quick cash. Instead, they are arrested for a murder actually committed by a corrupt local sheriff, and sentenced to life in prison in Mississippi. Over the years, the pair form a bond, despite being very different and frequently fighting. They scheme to escape, and keep hoping for justice.
An outlaw band of desperadoes descends upon a defenseless western outpost and come to question their path when they discover that the town's ghostly inhabitants are not who they appear to be.
When Maddie Parker is stranded at the airport by a blizzard on Christmas Eve with her soon-to-be ex-husband, Matt Hill, a meeting with Ruth and Earl Lewis, who have been married for 49 years, causes them to realize that their marriage is worth saving despite Matt's one-night extramarital affair.
When Grace Stiles and her grandson Roy are swindled out of the family farm by a crooked land developer, Grace is forced to live in a primitive cottage on the property. Roy soon realizes that he is unable to give Grace the constant care she requires because of the demands of his new job. Glorie, a fo
Movie based on the true story of Helen Keller, now an adult, and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Their close relationship is threatened when John Macy, a caring young professor at the college Helen attends, comes between them. John and Annie fall in love and marry and the two women must choose what is
Max and Jay have been best friends since childhood. Jay has recently broken up with the love of his life while Max has a revolving door for a love-life. Jay, currently writing a book and unable to shake the blues, sets Max up with his editor Samantha. Although they share few interests, they are enga
Well-respected brain surgeon Ben Creed discovers the existence of a parallel universe, where crime is virtually non-existent and life appears idyllic. He trades reality for this new world with the hope of rekindling a relationship with his lost love Melody. He soon realizes that things are not as pe
Summer session is in full swing at the elite Dartmoor Academy. With classes like opera appreciation, it's no wonder that Domino, Loaf, Lucy, Sonny and Witz, an imaginative group of 7-year-old scholarship students, are yearning for a little excitement. Unfortunately, all attempts at summertime fun ar
A woman is forced to come to terms with her life when she is faced with the realization that her husband of 20 years is gay.
Tom and Sally Casey's lives take a dramatic turn after several prep school students, including a boy named Jeffrey, break into Tom's car and steal a gun he keeps hidden under the seat. The teens are caught but quickly released, while Tom is sent to jail for 30 days for possession of an unlicensed fi
Satiric look at the Pentagon, tells the true story of wild government spending focusing on the Pentagon's use of $14 billion of American taxpayers' money to fund a new troop carrier that they knew would never work. Air Force Colonel James Burton attempts to expose the waste, and at the same time, th
Reporter Tom Maguire and his editor Irene Duncan respect each other professionally, but personally they are opposites. Irene is searching for the perfect mate, while Tom fears commitment. When Tom slips a disc in his back after pushing Irene's car out of the mud, Irene offers to let him stay with he
Sammy, a 10-year-old boy pretends to be a deaf mute after his mother abandons him at the Barrington, Georgia, bus station. There, he spends twenty-six years in secret silence, realizing the benefits of pretending he cannot hear or speak. Thinking he is deaf, the townsfolk have blurted out their true
A young man travels to a small town where he meets and falls in love with an eccentric loner. The two of them make a suicide pact but, when the woman goes through with her part of the deal and the man doesn''t, the townspeople try to persuade him to rethink his decision.
Television movie based on the life of country singer Barbara Mandrell, exploring her climb to fame and the head-on car accident that almost destroyed her life.
Karen Carlson, a young woman who has been missing since she was 12-years-old, suddenly reappears at the door of her former childhood sweetheart, Greg Davis. The two quickly rekindle their romance and she reveals the terrifying story of her kidnap and abuse. Although her family and friends have compa
For 16-year-old Patti Randall, Edgefield is just plain boring. That is until her cat D.C. (as in Darn Cat) comes home with a wristwatch around his neck. A cryptic cry for help scrawled on the watch sends Patti and D.C. on a mission to catch some ruthless kidnapers. Patti enlists the aid of an intrep
Set in the South, Joseph Grange, an unstable black fugitive from the law, bursts into the home of white suburban housewife Claire Ballard, and an intense hostage drama begins. Desperate to save her life, Claire initiates a dialogue with Grange as a trigger-happy SWAT team waits outside poised to sto
Medical resident Kevin Saunders is bored with routine facial reconstructions and feels neither challenged or creative. When he finds himself alone one night, he accidentally catches sight of a buxom neighbor undressing in front of her window, and discovers that her cleavage is the result of stuffing
A vengeful murder pact is made between two high school lovers after the boyfriend has a brief sexual encounter with the victim. Based on a true story.
A man's wife dies and he attempts to take revenge on God by breaking every one of the Ten Commandments.
Based on a "New York Times" article about a small-time criminal from Chicago who goes through the boot camp reform system. After he helps save a town during the 1993 Mississippi River floods in Illinois, he must face the reality of re-entering society as an ex-con.
When Garnet Hadley, the local doctor, has trouble getting over the untimely death of her husband two years earlier, her father-in-law, Mike, takes it upon himself to find her a husband and sends every eligible bachelor in town to her office with marriage proposals. Garnet hires an escort to pose as
Abe Ringel, a down-on-his luck attorney, gets the case of his career defending a charismatic basketball star charged with rape. Ringel hopes that the case will put him back in good standing in the legal community, but as the case unfolds, he begins to suspect that his client is guilty, which forces
Isaiah returns to his family after an abrupt departure seven years earlier. Although his mother and brother welcome him, his father and former girlfriend Susan are not as forgiving. Isaiah learns that he has a son by Susan and that his mother is dying of cancer. His mother's final request to die pea
When Georgia Patchett, a suburban mom, is followed home by robbers who invade her home, she must work to outsmart her captors who are also holding her teenage daughter Willow and three of her daughter's friends hostage. Although Georgia and Willow have been going through a difficult and tense time,
A young couple becomes inadvertently entangled in a kidnapping. When they rescue the child to return him to his influential and powerful father, they discover he has been physically abused. Suddenly, they are on the run with the young boy.
A romantic fable about Eddie and Maureen--young, married and passionately crazy about each other. Drunk, unstable and about to have a baby, they live in a world of funky barflys and colorful low-lifes, living it up on no money and their manic, co-dependent need for each other. When a neighbor attacks Maureen, Eddie snaps and it costs him ten years of his life in a mental institution. Upon Eddie''s returns, he discovers that his wife has re-married and she is caught in the middle between the past and the present.
A bachelor's life is changed when a former girlfriend reappears with the child she says is his. He agrees to take care of the baby while his ex-girlfriend tries to get her life in order. Even though he is initially overwhelmed, he comes to love the baby and is shaken when the woman reclaims the baby
About the infamous Rasputin from the court of Tsar Nicholas in Russia.
A mother living with her husband and their two children in Radiant City, a low-income housing project in Brooklyn, hatches a plan for a better life for her family.
A homicide cop takes a courtroom hostage when a jury lets a suspected cop-killer go free.
Just as Mary is about to take a romantic vacation with her boyfriend, a terrible accident leaves her paralyzed. Bitter and devastated by her condition, she shuns her friends, but with the help of Joe, a fellow paraplegic, she learns to embrace life and love again.
A young mother with three young children moves to a new neighborhood and becomes friendly with the next door neighbors, a couple who are not what they appear to be. The helpful couple assist Anna in caring for her children, but when they decide to create their own family, they kidnap the three child
Holocaust survivor Isaac Geldhart is a venomously witty publisher who would rather sink his efforts into a six-volume history of Nazi medical experiments than publish anything remotely commercial. When his son Aaron, a partner in the firm, tries to convince him to publish a potential best seller, Is
A mother is shocked to discover that her 18-year-old son is carrying on a romantic relationship with his older lover, the mother's best friend.
Television movie about the integration of major league baseball in the mid 1940s. The telefilm traces the dreams of baseball legends Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson for breaking the color barrier in baseball, and the political and social blockades that the Brooklyn Dodgers faced when they eventually s
Account of the behind-the-scenes maneuvering by representatives of Jay Leno and David Letterman to replace Johnny Carson when he announced his retirement from late-night television.
Walter D'Arcangelo, a decorated veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department, hopes that he has left his past behind him when he moves into a French Quarter apartment and starts a job with the New Orleans Police Department. But after a serial killer contacts him, his superiors order an investigation
Lenny Nero sells dreams and hustles nightmares, dealing in real-life experiences through a new technology that makes every sensation immediate. But on the eve of the new millennium, Lenny and his street-savvy friend and conscience, Mace, are suddenly caught in a deadly fantasy of conspiracy, murder
An Ivy League lawyer mistakes a man on the run from the mob as an old high school friend, and takes him home to meet his family.
A matriarch of three generations born and raised in Hoboken, New Jersey, discovers that her recently-deceased husband has lost their bar and home to a gambling debt. Inspired by her love for the music of Hoboken-born Frank Sinatra, she then takes on the mobsters who threaten all she holds dear.
Based on the novel by Truman Capote, the story is set in the 1940s in a small southern town. After his mother dies, Collin Fenwick, comes to live with his father's maiden cousins, Verena and Dolly Talbo. Verena is a rigid and proper businesswoman who owns half the stores in their small town. Collin
The life-long friendship of two women is torn apart when one's daughter has an affair with the other's husband.
A successful female architect, just recovering from a broken relationship, comes under the spell of a charming stranger, unaware that he is a psychopath who is driven to possess any woman with whom he falls in love -- and to kill her if she does not totally return that love.
In the 21st century, information is the ultimate commodity. In a world where cyberspace is a workaday reality and outlaw hackers thrive, the most valuable information must sometimes be transported by mnemonic couriers--professionals like Johnny who offer the ultimate in security and confidentiality. Johnny contracts to deliver priceless data for a pair of scientists, defectors from Pharmkom, the world''s third largest corporation. The massive upload is too much for the mnemonic implant embedded in Johnny''s brain. With no idea of what he''s carrying, Johnny must find the secret access-codes that allow him to download the information--or die. But data-overload isn''t the only thing threatening his life. The Yakuza, the world''s most powerful crime-syndicate, are working for Pharmakom. Takahashi, the Yakuza sector chief, distrusts his own men; he secretly hires the ruthless bounty hunter known as Street Preacher and orders him to bring in Johnny''s head--cryogenically preserved.
True story of a group of career cavalry officers who, in 1935, defied General Douglas MacArthur's order to destroy 500 horses and then began a cross-country race to Canada, pursued by a newly-formed tank division. Based on oral histories recorded by screenwriter Clark.
Biography of President Harry S. Truman, chronicling his life from World War I through his presidency.
After the police and a private detective prove ineffective, a successful career woman makes a stand against her obsessive ex-boyfriend.
A female Navy lieutenant is sent to the South Pacific to investigate a sexual assault that escalates to murder.
A woman who survives a brutal attack is stalked when her assailant escapes from prison. She assists in his capture for a second time, only to find out several years later that he is up for parole and is still seeking vengeance. Realizing the court system cannot keep her completely safe, she fights b
When a single mother and high-powered Chicago ad executive returns to her home town in Kansas to care for her ailing father, she rediscovers the joys and hardships of farm life.
Based on the true story of New York Jets football star Dennis Byrd's battle against total paralysis after colliding into a teammate during a game in November 1992.
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.
A television movie based on two of the late Rod Serling's unproduced scripts. In "Where the Dead Are," a Boston surgeon in 1868 searches for a scientist who may have the answer to a medical mystery. In "The Theater," a young woman attends a movie theater only to find that her life story is being rev
After a brush with breast cancer and the death of her father, a woman realizes that something is missing from her life and decides to pursue a college education. Her husband feels threatened by her academic exploits, but eventually comes to appreciate them. Inspired by Reba McEntire's song and its a
A television movie based on the 1978 incident in which Chuck Stenzel died as a result of college hazing and how his mother, Eileen Stevens, investigated the mystery surrounding her son's death.
Life of Margaret Mitchell, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of "Gone With the Wind."
A television movie looking back on the early years of figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, Tonya's difficult relationship with her mother, and the January 6, 1994 attack on Kerrigan by associates of Harding.
Desperate basketball coach Pete Bell is under pressure to win now. But the only way he can recruit star players is to get boosters to pay them.
A conniving New York woman cons her medical-student husband into engineering a lucrative drug deal, then flees with the loot, hiding out in a small town in upstate New York. Devising an insurance scam, she talks a lovestruck claims adjuster into murdering her vengeful spouse.
Marital problems plague an international spy who works for Omega Sector, a top-secret government agency charged with the intervention of nuclear terrorism.
Adaptation of Joseph Conrad''s 1902 novel about a young British colonialist in Africa who journeys up the Congo River, where his most shocking discovery is "civilized" man''s inherent greed and savagery.
An auto accident introduces two women who agree to murder-swap. When one of them carries out her part of the bargain, the other finds herself in a dilemma and the focus of blackmail.
When a man remarries and settles down, he sues to regain full custody of his son, insisting that his stay-at-home wife can provide a more stable upbringing than his ex-wife, a dedicated cardiac nurse. Inspired by a true story.
A woman investigates the murder of her five-year-old daughter when the FBI and local police fail to solve the crime.
An ailing man's life is spared when he receives a new heart -- the heart of his beloved grandson, killed in a freak accident. Following this ironic tragedy, he loses his will to live, until a runaway teenage girl befriends him and helps mend the estranged relationship with his daughter.
Based on the true story of four sisters who were sexually abused by their father and their fight to take him to court.
The family of an 11-year-old boy finds itself in turmoil after he kills two intruders while home alone. Based on a true story.
When their two-year-old daughter is diagnosed as being HIV positive, a husband-and-wife comedy writing team learn they are also infected with the virus. Based on a true story.
An employee tries to escape from the malfunctioning computer which controls his office building.
An ambitious congresswoman's personal and professional life is affected when her daughter-in-law, a young widow and new mother becomes addicted to cocaine.
Following an operation for corneal transplants, a young woman regains her sight after twenty years of blindness. Returning to her apartment, she witnesses a murder, but soon begins to wonder whether what she saw was real.
Set in a prison death row, a guard develops a unique friendship with a condemned prisoner.
A battered wife becomes engaged in a bitter custody battle and discovers that the legal system will not allow testimony of spousal abuse in custody hearings.
A city dweller falls in love with a country bumpkin and goes back to the farm to meet her parents.
A female bank robber is lured back into a life of crime after trying to go straight.
A female detective protects a murder witness from the mob.
Based on the true story of Gregory Kingsley, a 12-year-old boy who successfully sued to divorce himself from his biological parents.
A man develops a bizarre obsession that causes him to stalk a female colleague relentlessly for four years, culminating in a mass shoot-out at their office building. Based on a true story.
A mother devotes her entire life to the needs of her autistic child at the expense of her own needs and those of other family members.
A television movie about the Apache war chief Geronimo''s early years and the origins of his vendetta against the white European settlers. Part of a series of telefilms with Native American themes.
A television movie based on actual events concerning the rescue of a single-engine Cesna airplane lost over the Pacific. Low on fuel, the pilot of the Cessna radios for help; the only plane anywhere near his position is a commercial airliner. Although they have contact, the single-engine pilot canno
Dramatization of the lives of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.
Tom Hardy is a maverick cop who''s not afraid to rock the boat in pursuit of a sadistic serial killer. Demoted to river patrol after suggesting the killer may be a fellow police officer, he initiates an unauthorized investigation.
Based on the story of Wanda Holloway of Channelview, Texas, who was found guilty of conspiring to kill the mother of her daughter's cheerleading rival. Examines the entire phenomenon of the case -- the eighth-grade tryouts, the alleged murder plot, the trial, the media madness, and the battle over m
A mother takes the law into her own hands by shooting her daughter's rapist in open court when he goes free on a technicality.
A relationship evolves between a jewel thief who escapes from jail and a cranky, upper-class woman from Northern California.
An idealistic law school graduate comes to work in the New York D.A.'s office. Her first case leads her straight to her father, a veteran New York cop who may be involved in corruption.
A female buddy film about two women looking for something better in their lives who travel together from Normal, Wyoming to Alaska.
A team of doctors struggle to find the cure for an unidentified deadly virus that plagues their city.
A woman participates with the FBI in trapping her abusive husband who has arranged to have her killed. Based on a true story.
A television movie based on the life of Jackie Presser, the labor leader who rose to the top of the Teamsters Union by making deals with the Mafia and manipulating the FBI, becoming one of the most powerful men of the Reagan Era.
The story of a woman who leaves her small town for the city in search of fame and becomes a radio call-in therapist.
Set on the South Side of Chicago within the brutal world of underground boxing, a young man battles to clear his father's name.
A preacher''''s sons, one serious, one wild, look out for each other while growing up in rural Montana.
After a series of bizarre events, a family learns that their house has been built on an old cemetery.
An honest cop discovers that his policeman father is on the take and that his grandfather is a mafia kingpin.
When a lawyer and her ex-husband fight a tobacco conglomerate, they rediscover their love for each other.
A story based on the life of Aileen Carol Wuornos, the first convicted female serial killer in the United States.
Three American couples vacationing in Monte Carlo become involved in a mysterious murder.
Based on the true story of the 1978 robbery of ten million dollars by a group of gangsters from the cargo hold of Lufthansa Airlines at New York's Kennedy Airport. As the police dragnet tightens, the gangsters start murdering each other to enforce their code of silence.
Follows the unique relationship between a veteran vaudeville-style comedy actor and his beloved partner and best friend, a chimpanzee, as they attempt to achieve their unfulfilled dream of playing "the big room" in Las Vegas.
A Southern boy's accidental meeting with Abraham Lincoln helps the disheartened president understand just how important his Gettysburg Address really is.
A story about a modern vampire family -- the Carpathians -- who try to assimilate into American life in Los Angeles even while they are being threatened by a group of sinister assassins, the Hunters.
A young man winds up in charge of a police station.
Sequel to the sci-fi adventure about a near-indestructible cyborg.
A real estate agent, arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct, is sentenced to perform community service, coaching basketball to developmentally disabled adults.
A successful executive is faced with rebuilding his life and caring for his three children when his wife of twenty years leaves her family. Based on Danielle Steel's novel "Daddy."
A therapist finds herself in the middle of a dangerous love triangle.
In 1962, two best friends take part in an experiment that allows them, 29 years later, to return to their hometown and families without having aged.
A television movie based on a true story. Two San Antonio police officers who were once best friends find themselves on opposite sides of the law when one of them engages in vigilante justice.
The child of multi-divorced parents is surrounded by step-kids and attempts to regain her parent''s attention.
Based on actress Suzanne Somers's autobiography, "Keeping Secrets," in which she tells how she was emotionally abused by her alcoholic father.
An undercover cop infiltrates then overcomes a tough biker gang.
A group of small-town residents, terrorized by a local bully, decide to take the law into their own hands. Based on a true story.
A divorced father fights to maintain a relationship with his daughter, who disappears when his ex-wife and her new husband go into hiding under the Federal Witness Relocation Program.
An accountant and his wife fulfill their dream of running a summer camp for teenagers.
A television movie in which a single mother and her daughter, who move to Arizona to start a new life, discover that a demonic car and its shadowy occupants have been stalking and kidnapping young girls in the area. When her own daughter is abducted, she chases the monster through the hazardous moun
Five San Francisco corporate executives on a wilderness expedition are stalked by murderous prison escapees.
A woman in her mid-50s enters a second marriage to a man only two years older than her oldest child. She must learn to deal with the doubts faced by each of her four children concerning her fiance.
A small-town eccentric is befriended by an extra-terrestrial in a pin-striped suit. He offers to build the alien a landing strip so he can visit the town more often, but his neighborly gesture creates havoc in the community.
A television movie about the supernatural powers of a cloak used in early Aztec blood sacrifices. When its unwitting victims come into contact with it, they are compelled to commit evil, including murder.
An adolescent obsessed with Bogart gets his chance to be a detective.
Story of a health store owner and the wife of a Hollywood studio executive who try to figure out why someone is trying to kill them.
Set in the late '50s, the story of two minor league baseball players, a white has-been and a black rookie, who bond together when alienated by their team.
Remake of William Wyler's 1955 film about three escaped convicts who take over a suburban household.
A TV meteorologist at a local station holds a "most romantic man" contest. Romantic chaos ensues as she is relentlessly pursued by one suitor after another.
An investigative reporter reveals a conspiracy initiated by the government to discredit a liberal candidate.
During a family gathering at Thanksgiving, the head of the family dies during the meal, leaving the family to cope with his funeral, their neighbors, their bills and -- worst of all -- each other.
A television movie in which a painter seeks revenge when he is framed for art forgery by his lover.
A criminal-psychology grad student with a haunted past and a mysterious array of telepathic multiple personalities is caught up in a serial-killer investigation.
Based on the life of L. Frank Baum, writer of the Oz books.
A lawyer representing Amnesty International tries to find the whereabouts and condition of 17 political prisoners detained in a country known for its systematic torture of prisoners.
A two-part television drama based on the life of Mary Thomas, mother of basketball player Isiah Thomas, who was determined to rescue her son from drugs and gang involvement. Isiah Thomas went on to become a star of the Detroit Pistons basketball team.
The home of a wealthy Beverly Hills actress becomes a hotbed of romance where everybody seems to desire somebody other than their partner when visitors arrive and the home's male servants make a bet with one another to see who can seduce the other's female boss first.
A successful traveling salesman, Ben Cluett finds his life takes on a new direction after his sales manager teams him up with an unscrupulous Yuppie.
A perpetual prankster pursues a conservative beauty for nearly three decades even though she's his own sister-in-law.
A television movie about three women, once known as "The Fabulous Bouffants," who reunite to perform their first and only hit song on a television special featuring the "girl groups" of the early '60s.
A television movie based on a true story. The love that two very different people have for each other is tested when a misdiagnosis of a curable condition threatens the woman's life.
Courtroom drama about a young lawyer and an older 1960s activist lawyer who team up to free a man jailed for a murder he did not commit.
A television movie comedy about the military mishaps of an overprotective mother who follows her teenage son into airborne training with the Army. Brenda Andersen, a widow who lost her husband, a paratrooper, in Vietnam, wants to steer her only son Jimmy out of Army airborne training and into colleg
Story of a couple who cannot have a child on their own and the unwed, pregnant young woman whose baby they want to adopt.
A New York City restaurant owner witnesses a gangland killing. He is forced to make hard decisions when he's pressured into testifying before a grand jury.
Based on Percy Adlon's 1985 German film, "Zuckerbaby," a lonely, overweight young woman has all but given up on the opposite sex until she lays her eyes on the most beautiful man she's ever seen and sets out to conquer him.
A police officer suspects his son is being sexually abused at pre-school. He begins an unofficial investigation to help provide the kind of definitive evidence that will stand up in court.
A young woman's horrifying visions become reality.
A drag queen's affair with a bisexual throws his life into turmoil.
A District Attorney represents a woman who was brutally gang raped in a bar while male patrons watched and encouraged the rapists.
A Haitian doctor and a Harvard anthropologist become friends against a backdrop of voodoo culture in pre-revolutionary Haiti.
Nick Dunbar, a baby-faced undercover policeman, poses as a high school student after a teacher is murdered. Back in school, Nick is subjected to bullies, crushes, and swings in popularity typical of most teenagers. Making matters worse, his brother is the prime suspect in the murder case. Nick wil
After a man's son is accidentally killed by a group of teenagers, he calls upon the powers of a vengeful demon to avenge the death.
The owner of a failing cinema and his mysterious boarder are caught up in the political intrigue of Argentina.
A movie that follows the lives of several young people and their parents during a whacky and unpredictable Senior Prom night.
A boy who has grown up in the city must adjust to country life with his eccentric grandfather during World War II.
A movie about the theft of a Russian MIG in 1966 by an Israeli-trained American woman and the Iraqi Air Force fighter pilot who became involved with her.
A comedy about a golf pro beset by problems both on and off the course.
Romantic drama between a sophisticated college senior and a rural southern girl.
A movie that tells the true story of Robert Elliot Burns, the prisoner whose life inspired the film, "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang." After being sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, the innocent Burns makes two daring escapes to astound the nation.
A girl with cerebral palsy fights to build a life as an artist and activist.
The story of a commercial artist and the various romantic entanglements in her life.
Gordon Williams is a stern and inflexible disciplinarian who shows favoritism towards his younger son. His inability to understand his older son's nature creates emotional stress and, ultimately, tragedy.
After his partner is killed, private detective Tom Shephard returns to his home in Laguna Beach, California, where he finds himself embroiled in a series of nightmarish murders that take him back to the past and some twisted family ties.
Harry Nash, a criminal defense attorney at the peak of his career, is tired of dealing with guilty clients and decides to quit his profession. His resolve weakens when he has a torrid affair with a woman who convinces him to defend her estranged husband against a murder charge. Harry's search for th
A female doctor and a grizzled diamond trader travels the dangerous backroads of West Africa in a race to reach medical supplies.
Barbara Cutter (Amy Madigan) is the wife of a Marine helicopter squadron leader who discovers that two newly delivered whirlybirds have crashed because a C-ring has been made of a weaker, less expensive alloy. Before he can take action, he is assassinated in his own home. Barbara, who has been working on a metal sculpture in the garage, defends herself with a blow torch.
A group of daring divers struggling to complete an oil drilling operation in deep tropical seas, and the relationship between the diving supervisor, Ben Laforche, and Helen Kyger, a documentary filmmaker hired by the oil company to produce a film to better its image. As the work aboard the rig progr
An adaptation of William M. Hoffman's critically lauded 1985 play about Rich, a successful young man who learns that he is stricken with AIDS. When his lover leaves him, his former lover returns to care for him. The play utilizes frequent soliloquies to reveal the emotions of the drama's participant
Twelve years after dropping the winning pass in a high-school football game, a timid clerk tries to regain lost honor.
This television movie is based on the true story of a 19-year-old youth who vanished while driving alone from his home in Canada to a summer school session in Colorado.
A high-schooler finds himself slowly turning into a werewolf and it becomes an asset in his popularity in school.
A detective is put on the case of the killer who seems to be working this way through the year murdering calendar models, already having bumped off Miss January and Miss February and now stalking Miss March.
This TV movie about the pioneering TV comedian spotlights the little known story of his two-year search for the two young daughters abducted by his ex-wife following a bitter custody struggle that raged while he was making his meteoric rise from local Philadelphia television personality to network s
Four Catholic and Protestant children from war-town Ireland have their lives and attitudes changed after a summer in the U.S. with foster families. This drama is a companion piece of sorts to director George Schaefer's Emmy Award-winning "A War of Children" of a decade earlier, dealing with another
When a teenage boy is slain by the Houston police following a stolen van chase, his father (Hal Holbrook) undertakes a tireless investigation into the truth and uncovers the fact that the gun found with the boy's body was a "throwdown," a weapon planted by the police. This true story initially was t
The dramatization of the life of the 19th century priest who devoted himself to service in Hawaii's leper colony cast Ken Howard in the title role as a last-minute replacement for David Janssen, who had just died and to whose memory this film is dedicated. Nominated for Emmy Awards were Peter Matz f
In this holiday season fantasy, Fred Astaire turns up as eight different characters to help change the lives of three total strangers who have made their way to a costume shop to rent Santa Claus outfits for various reasons, and he introduces a new song, "That Once a Year Christmas Day."
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American Indian, Billy Mills overcomes adversity to win the gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in the 10,000 meter competition.
The story of Hercules, son of the Greek God Zeus as he goes through the legendary twelve heroic labors to atone for the murder of his sons and nephews. This story follows his spiritual journey.
A police sketch artist bonds with a seven-year-old molestation victim and uncovers repressed memories of her own abuse.
A special presenting a compilation of comedy, drama and news clips from television's last four decades. Presented under the aegis of the Museum of Television & Radio.
A suburban matron confesses to shooting another shopper in a supermarket parking lot.
A rebellious high school student slowly realizes his deep attachment to his parents after returning home and discovering they have run away.
A "Lifestories" special about a high-school basketball star with pro prospects. After suffering a mild stroke, he ignores doctor's orders by trying to prove he can still compete.
A tape of a production of Inge's play at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, airing as part ot the "Broadway On Showtime" series. The play deals with two sisters, Madge and Millie, as they prepare for the annual Labor Day picnic. The sisters' lives are suddenly intruded upon by a drifer named Hal,
Based on an award-winning Coca-Cola commercial, the program relates the story of a nine-year-old boy who learns about values, discipline, and relationships when he is temporarily adopted by football star Mean Joe Greene, along with the other members of his team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The men, in
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Adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' fictionalized biography of Norma Jean Baker -- best known to the world as Marilyn Monroe.<P>Recounts the life of a beautiful and talented but vulnerable woman on an eternal quest for happiness and belonging. From her abysmal childhood to her tempestuous affairs as an
A love story about America's love of music and a couple's love for each other. Beginning in the American South of 1955, the story follows the passionate affair of a young couple, Lyne Danner and Tyler Hart, and the rise and fall (and rise again) of The HartAches, the band they form. Their story is s
Drama about family, loyalty, love and revenge based on the novel by Lynda La Plante. The world of Don Roberto and Graziella Luciano is turned upside down when their favorite son Michael is murdered. Michael's secret girlfriend Sophia is pregnant with his child, unbeknownst to the family. After she g
Miniseries about the 11-day siege and shootout at the Ruby Ridge, Idaho, home of white separatist Randy Weaver, which left his wife and son dead and the FBI seriously discredited amidst charges of a coverup.
A television miniseries based on "The Ring," Danielle Steel's novel. A wealthy young German woman, uncertain of her family's fate just prior to World War II, marries a German soldier, only to eventually lose him in the War. Now pregnant, with nothing but her mother's ring, she flees to America to st
A woman living during the turn-of-the-century is determined not to be ruled by the conventions of her time.
A four-part miniseries based on the Stephen King novel "The Stand." Set in the future, the world's population is virtually wiped out by a deadly flu virus. The handful of survivors are drawn into two camps -- one representing goodness and purity; the other, evil.
A miniseries based on the 1958 killing spree by Charles Starkweather who murdered 11 people in two states in the Midwest.
A fact based movie set in 1913, about the events surrounding the murder of a young woman at the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta. Leo Frank, the manager of the factory, is charged with the slaying and, when convicted and sentenced to be hanged in an atmosphere of mob violence, vengeance, and anti-
Music (TV Mini-Series)
An contemporary epic look at the end of the world as described in the Bible's Book of Revelations and the efforts of two people to stop the Armageddon.
Adaptation of J. Randy Taraborrelli's book about the Kennedy wives, Jackie, Ethel and Joan. The story reveals how the lives of these three women were transformed by marriage to sons of patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy. Jackie, Ethel and Joan Kennedy related to each other like blood sisters -- sometimes l
An ensemble drama about an elite U.S. government crisis management team that keeps constant watch on international hotspots which pose potential threats to the security of the United States.
A miniseries based on Danielle Steel's novel, "Jewels." Traces four decades in the life of an American matriarch and the English royal family into which she marries.
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