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After the death of her husband, Dr. Cara Harding's faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to open her up to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father introduces her to Adam, a patient with multiple personalities who takes on some of the physical cha
Josh Anders is a fading underwater action star whose life takes on new meaning when he's forced to spend time with the endearing, off-beat inhabitants of a tiny Caribbean island.
At the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Arlington, Va., analyst Osbourne Cox arrives for a top-secret meeting. Unfortunately for Cox, the secret is soon out: he is being ousted. Cox does not take the news particularly well and returns to his Georgetown home to work on his memoirs and his drinking, not necessarily in that order. His wife Katie is dismayed, though not particularly surprised; she is already well into an illicit affair with Harry Pfarrer, a married federal marshal, and sets about making plans to leave Cox for Harry. Elsewhere in the Washington D.C. suburbs, and seemingly worlds apart, Hardbodies Fitness Centers employee Linda Litzke can barely concentrate on her work. She is consumed with her life plan for extensive cosmetic surgery, and confides her mission to can-do colleague Chad Feldheimer. Linda is all but oblivious to the fact that the gym''s manager Ted Treffon pines for her even as she arranges dates via the Internet with other men. When a computer disc containing material for the CIA analyst''s memoirs accidentally falls into the hands of Linda and Chad, the duo are intent on exploiting their find. As Ted frets, "No good can come of this," events spiral out of everyone''s and anyone''s control, in a cascading series of encounters.
David Drayton and his young son Billy are among a large group of terrified townspeople trapped in a local grocery store by a strange, otherworldly mist. David is the first to realize that there are things lurking in the mist--deadly, horrifying things--creatures not of this world. Survival depends on everybody in the store pulling together, but is that possible, given human nature? As reason crumbles in the face of fear and panic, David begins to wonder what terrifies him more: the monsters in the mist--or the ones inside the store, the human kind, the people that until now had been his friends and neighbors?
June 16, 1959. The glamour of Tinseltown permanently fades for actor George Reeves, the heroic Man of Steel on TV's "Adventures of Superman," as the actor dies in his Hollywood Hills home. Felled by a single gunshot wound, Reeves leaves behind a fiancée--aspiring starlet Leonore Lemmon--and millions
Morris' family is far from perfect. While growing up, Morris faced obstacles most youngsters only read about. His mother died of cancer, and it is possible his father assisted his wife's death to spare her the pain of her last agonizing moments. Morris is still uncertain about his father's innocence
Hollywood screenwriter Peter Appleton, a staff writer at HHS Studios in 1951, is an ambitious up-and-comer. His first produced screenplay, a B-movie swashbuckler entitled "Sand Pirates of the Sahara," has just opened on a double bill with John Huston's adventure, "The African Queen," at Grauman's Ch
When fate places people in the wrong place at the wrong time, fear and suspicion can fuel injustice like a runaway train. This documentary offers a comprehensive study of the infamous 1931 Alabama legal case involving nine black men, ages thirteen to nineteen, who were unjustly accused of raping two
In December 1989, Panamanian General Manuel "Tony" Noriega, once the most powerful figure in Central America, has become a fugitive and is taking refuge in the Vatican Embassy, much to the consternation of the Papal Nuncio. American troops have surrounded the building with tanks and want to extradit
A story told in flashback and narrarted by Paul Edgecomb, now living in an old-age home six decades after working as the head guard on Death Row at a Southen Prison named Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Travelling back to 1935, during the Great Depression, the former prison guard, Edgecomb, reflects on how he developed a poignant, unusual relationship with this one inmate, sentenced to Death Row, who may be innocent. The inmate, John Coffey, is an African-American man--convicted of the rape and murder of a pair of 9-year-old sisters--who awaits his death in this harsh prison. Coffey has strange powers, both mysterious and miraculous; and the creepy characters in the prison have their own views of his gifts... and of God''s.
A young man tries to free his kidnapped girlfriend from the clutches of an escaped murderer only to be mistaken for the killer he pursues.
Farmers in Pennsylvania try to avoid dispossession of their farms by growing marijuana. When the DEA arrives in town to investigate, and the local sheriff is forced to cooperate, loyalties and friendships are put to the test.
FBI Special Agents Scully and Mulder are drawn into a web of intrigue while investigating the mysterious bombing of a Dallas office building. Somehow, the crime seems linked to a colonization plan by an alien life force, a plan that implicates the US government in more than just a cover up.
Drama recreating the events leading up to the February 26, 1993 terrorist bombing of New York City's World Trade Center. Focuses on the actions of both the terrorists and the FBI, as well as the blunders that were committed on both sides.
Holiday drama based on Truman Capote's short story about a young boy's friendship with his much older cousin as they prepare for their last Christmas together in late November 1934. Buddy has been raised by his older cousins in a quaint community in Alabama where his mother left him two years ago. T
When a member of the first manned space mission to Mars is injured during training, he is replaced by an absent-minded rocket scientist, and chaos ensues as he angers the captain, falls in love with the beautiful first-officer, and befriends a trained chimpanzee.
On a stormy Christmas Eve, a young female flight attendant is forced to land a 747 jumbo jet after the crew is murdered by an escaping prisoner en route to Los Angeles International Airport.
Everybody in the small town of Harmon knows George Malley as a nice guy, a good auto mechanic, and a dependable friend. But on his 37th birthday George begins to change. As a result of an extraordinary occurrence, George''s seemingly unremarkable life takes a mystifying and wonderous turn. George has a sudden insatiable appetite for learning, and begins to comprehend the beauty and intelligence of the universe. Suspicious about the new-found power of George''s mind, and apprehensive of the riddle he has become, George''s life-long friends begin to turn away from him. But with the love and support of the cautious, yet caring, Lace, George is able to see the larger picture of his place in the scheme of things, and to trust the remarkable path of his life.
"Killer: A Journal of Murder" chronicles the remarkable relationship that develops between two men in the 1920s--Carl Panzram, an intelligent yet ruthlessly vicious Leavenworth prison inmate who is one of America's first serial murderers, and Henry Lesser, the sympathetic guard who encourages Panzra
Television movie based on the life of one of television's first female network news anchors, the late Jessica Savitch, who, plagued by insecurity and driven by overriding ambition, ultimately became a casualty of the cutthroat world of broadcast news that created her.
During an eight-year investigation, an obsessed Russian detective tracks down a serial killer of 52 women and children. Based on a true story.
A female contemporary Scrooge (the high-powered CEO of a department store) must face the demons of her past, confront the reality of the present, and fight the doom of her future in order to re-establish the kindness and ability to love that she had lost long ago. Loosely based on Charles Dickens' c
Psychological drama about a female journalist and other survivors of politically-motivated torture.
Recently estranged from her husband, and mother of seven sons, Mag Singer stands poised to pursue a whole new way of life. But when one of her children is involved in an explosion while on duty in the Middle East, Mag must rexamine everything she cherishes.
A man discovers himself after he is sentenced to life in prison.
Story of a woman who fights to have her former psychiatrist convicted of rape after she realizes he has been having sex with her during her drug-induced "treatment" sessions for several years. Based on a true story.
The story of the record-setting $25 billion leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, and the effect of the move on employees.
Based on the true story, a teenager with Down syndrome is caught in a tug-of-war between his parents and his caretaker.
Set in the late 1940s, an heiress' new husband disappears shortly after embarking on their honeymoon cruise.
A musical about the 1899 newsboy strike.
A girl befriends a killer dog when she saves its life, and the dog eventually returns the favor, reuniting the girl with her estranged father.
A television movie based on the true story of a suburban Pennsylvania family's battle against demonic possesion. In their struggle, they enlist the help of demonologists when they are refused help from their church.
A pilot's wife attempts to clear her husband's name of the charge of "pilot error." She reconstructs the events leading up to the fatal crash of a commercial jetliner.
A full-scale nuclear war is threatened when an unidentified missile strikes a Russian city. The American president and the Soviet premier race against time to stop their own missiles and save the world from destruction.
Story of Earl Long and his romance with stripper Blaze Starr.
A Chicago policewoman is tortured by the nightmare of a vicious rape she suffered as a teenager twenty years earliers. When she returns to her home town to track down her attacker, she discovers that similar assaults are still being committed.
A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows.
White supremacists attempt to establish a separate nation in the northwestern United States, and the FBI agent assigned to investigate them finds herself falling in love with the leader.
Telly Savalas reprises his role as the tough New York cop Theo Kojak in this television movie. Kojak, now an inspector, investigates a murder case in which a woman is accused of killing her children. To complicate matters, Kojak becomes troubled by his feelings towards her. He is both attracted to h
A fictionalized account of the magical events that transformed the life of famed escape artist, Harry Houdini, when he was a youngster. After a performance, Houdini describes to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle how, at age 12, he ran away from home to join a traveling show to learn how to become a magician. U
A movie about the legal and moral decisions that must be faced after the first human brain transplant. After a stunning model and an average-looking housewife are presumed dead after the first is hit by a truck and the other suffers a sudden brain hemorrhage, their fates come together in a daring ex
Liza Minnelli's dramatic acting debut on television occurred here in her vivid portrayal of real-life author and mother Mary-Lou Weisman, whose book "Intensive Care" (this film's original title) was a loving and often humorous account of her experiences during her son's decade-long struggle against
Kathleen Quinlan stars as a plain-jane college professor, divorced, lonely, and under the thumb of her over-protective father, but at a teachers' convention, blossoms after a few drinks, entices three male colleagues to her room to party and later accuses them of rape, although they claim in court t
A high-priced call girl goes through an identity crisis as her professional life starts to unravel. Like many of the "Hill Street Blues" cast members, Veronica Hamel got her own starring movie here, with Jeffrey DeMunn as her latest lover, a doctor who offers her an honest relationship; Henderson Fo
Dianne Wiest is a rape victim, a schoolteacher and mother of two, who comes to grips with her fears and, at a crisis center, agrees to meet face-to-face with hardened rapists in an experimental therapy program.
Marie Osmond is Old West singer/actress Josephine Marcus in this dramatization of her memoirs chronicling how a middle-class Jewish teenager from San Francisco joined a travelling opera company at 19, ran into Marshal Wyatt Earp in Tombstone, Arizona, became part of a love triangle that included Ear
Three separate stories about women and men trying to cope with their relationships with each other, parents and children.
Actress Frances Farmer's mind snaps under the pressures of Hollywood life and a domineering mother.
Drama probing the issues of First Amendment rights and freedom of the press, produced by Susan Clark and Alex Karras (Karras does an unbilled bit as a supermarket manager), stars Karl Malden as a seasoned reporter who goes to jail for refusing to reveal confidential sources for a hot story about a p
A proud black musician rebels against racism in turn-of-the-century New York.
A police detective nearing retirement tries to catch a serial killer.
Winner of the third annual ABC Theater Award, this maiden TV play by Preston Ransome dramatizes the conflict between two brothers, Barry Newman and Jeffrey DeMunn, over the family seafood business and their father's love.
An amiable Manhattan parish priest with a bent for crime-solving comes to the aid of a damsel in distress, a young actress who is innocently embroiled in a series of bizarre incidents and cannot find a sympathetic ear among the police. This pilot for a proposed "Father Brown" series updated the G.K.
A drama of family members facing decisions about the care of their elderly father who can no longer safely live alone, and the effects on the oldest son whose pending marriage has been placed in jeopardy. George Rubino won an Emmy for his original teleplay, and Sol Negrin received a nomination for h
In Thornton Wilder's classic play, recently deceased wife and mother Emily Webb is allowed to relive her happiest day only to find that the living don't appreciate the gift of life nearly as much as the dearly departed.
Special that follows the lives of the group of individuals who laid the foundation for Modernism, including Claude Monet, August Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas and Berthe Morisot. The Impressionists were a small cadre of artists who challenged the staid art world of mid-19th century Paris, an
Documentary that examines the characters and historic events surrounding the 100-year-old Spanish-American War and its relevance throughout the 20th century.
Documentary about Nazi SS Lieutenant Adolf Eichmann, tried in 1961 in Israel for crimes against the Jewish people after a 15-year manhunt by Israeli agents. The documentary features rare videotapes of the original trial, exclusive interviews with courtroom witnesses, prosecutors and others -- many o
A short film about a young boy growing up amid the fear created by the nuclear-clouded environment of the 1950s. An "American Playhouse" presentation from Chanticleer Films' Discovery Program.
Three friends since the 1930s are reunited, not altogether joyfully. Through scenes that alternate between the present and the past, a web of relationships is explored. A presentation of "American Playhouse."
A problem-solving specialist arrives in New Orleans to take over a Crisis Center. He finds an apartment in an old mansion, Elysian Fields, converted to a boarding house run by two eccentric sisters and filled with an assortment of oddball renters.
Drama tracing the early artistic development of the writer Eugene O'Neill.
Adaptation for television of two American short stories. In John Updike's "Pigeon Feathers," a young farm boy searches for a way to keep his soul alive forever. Along the way, he questions the validity of theological explanations concerning heaven and earth. "The Revolt of Mother," by Mary E. Wilkin
The drama, adapted from a short story by Kate Chopin, is set in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, and tells the story of a frail child-bride, married to a man who refuses to let her out of the house "for her own good." Circumstances lead her to believe that she can break free from her "prison," but
The story of Mike O'Malley, a 1940s-style private detective working in a 1980s New York City. In the pilot episode, O'Malley defends an indigent man caught redhanded with counterfeit Kruggerands.
The story of the uphill struggle of a small southern town to unionize its textile mill. It focuses on the efforts of a black mill worker and a white union organizer who meet opposition not only from plant management but also from their families. The drama explores the important role of women in the
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Miles Roby is the proprieter of the local diner, Empire Grill, where everyone gathers in the once prosperous mill town of Empire Falls. Divorced with a teenage daughter, Miles comes to a crossroads in his life where the past of this sleepy, New England town catches up with the present to make clear
Three-part miniseries written by Stephen King. The inhabitants of Little Tall Island, a sleepy town on a small island in Maine, find themselves cut off from civilization during the worst snow storm of the century. They find terror knocking on their door when an evil stranger comes to town. As street
Depicts the events that led the United States to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945. Combines documentary footage, dramatized reenactments and interviews with survivors and key military personnel.
A two-part miniseries based on Sidney Sheldon's best-selling novel involving a Midwestern college professor who is swept into the world of international political intrigue when she is appointed by the President to be the new American Ambassador to Romania. She becomes the target of an assassin who's
A New York cop is challenged by a bizarre double murder in which two women, a prostitute and a prim teacher, are killed on the same night, decapitated, and their heads switched, in this two-part four-hour thriller based on William Bayer's bestseller, "Switch." The book's title also was to have been
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Miniseries based on the novel by Tami Hoag about a mysterious child abduction in a rural town. Megan moves to Washington to work as a field agent with the State Bureau of Investigation. When she meets Mitch, the police chief, she finds herself attracted to him and finds her new hometown to be an idy
A miniseries based on Gore Vidal's best-selling novel, depicting the personal and political turmoil the Lincolns faced during the Civil War years.
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