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There are those that say Hollywood was born the day Lew Wasserman came to town. For six decades, there was only one man who had the consummate power to run the industry and his reign forever defined Hollywood as we know it. During his 59-year career, he worked with everyone from Alfred Hitchcock to
Julia, 11, lives with her divorced father in Stockholm; her mother is in southern Sweden with a new man. Martin lives with his divorced mother in Stockholm, while his dad is on a remote farm in the north. Where Julia is impulsive, Martin is shy. When the two meet en route to weekends with their abse
Writer (feature film)
In this comedy Western, a retired Texas Ranger and three aged pals help to clean up a town run by a crooked mayor, a drunken judge and a trigger-happy sheriff. This marked the TV-movie debuts of both Rick Nelson and Gypsy Rose Lee, and it was the latter's farewell acting appearance.
Producer (feature film)
Dr. Martin Harris awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife suddenly doesn''t recognize him and another man has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally, Martin plunges headlong into a deadly mystery that will force him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he''s willing to go to uncover the truth.
Two brilliant college students build a nuclear device to illustrate the need for a change in national priorities but are betrayed by a fellow student. When the bomb ends up in the hands of a terrorist, the two students must work together with the government in a race against time to prevent the dest
The Angels--Natalie, Dylan, and Alex--prepare to strike without warning as they go undercover to retrieve two missing silver bands. These are no ordinary rings. They contain valuable encrypted information that reveal the new identities of every person in the Federal Witness Protection Program. When witnesses start turning up dead, only the Angels, using their expertise as masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts can stop the perpetrator, a mysterious "fallen" Angel. Aided by their trusty colleague, Jimmy Bosley, the Angels'' adventure begins at a remote Mongolian outpost and ends only after Dylan is forced to face a dark secret from her past--a secret that puts the lives of her two best friends in danger.
Dr. Jenny Blanchard and other scientists at the Center for Disease Control are closely watching the outbreak of flu in a small town in Guatemala. Dr. Daniel Rothman is sent to investigate and makes a terrifying discovery. The flu is similar to the Spanish Flu, a strain in 1918 which killed countless
Three beautiful private detectives who work for a suave playboy boss are called in to rescue soon-to-be billionaire software mogul Eric Knox, when he is kidnapped from his office at Knox Technologies. While rough-and-tumble Alex, wild-child Dylan, and nerdy Natalie use an impressive array of high-tech gadgetry and martial arts moves to retrieve Knox from the clutches of rival Roger Corwin and his goons, they unwittingly become embroiled in a battle to protect the world from a wide-scale invasion of privacy that threatens to occur when good technology falls into the hands of bad people.
Television movie based on A.R. Gurney's two-person play tracing the relationship between a man and a woman through their letters from grade school through middle age. Senator Andrew Ladd and artist Melissa Gardner fell in love as children. Their romance is sparked by their extensive correspondence,
A woman is set up to take the fall for her husband''s murder. After serving prison time, she is released to discover that her husband''s death was faked and her son is missing and had been put up for adoption. With the help of her parole officer, she goes on the search for her son and for her husband, but with the idea to kill the latter, knowing that to try her again for murder would constitute double jeopardy.
A young man from Detroit goes with his friend to Aspen to become a ski instructor. He quickly excels at his job and is elevated to a level of celebrity among the rich and famous. This good life soon makes him restless and he longs to pursue his dreams of something more substantial.
A woman awakens from a deep coma and realizes that the person who assaulted her will try to kill her again.
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.
In order to escape an abusive marriage, a woman fakes her own death and finds a new life and lover, only to be found out by her husband.
Terrorists threaten the lives of Senator Stuart Grayle and his Eurasian wife. Veteran police officer T.J. Hooker and officers Stacey Sheridan and Jim Corrigan are assigned to accompany the couple to Hawaii where the senator, an outspoken foe of terrorism, is scheduled to appear. In Hawaii, Hooker le
Touching but melancholy dramatization of real-life sportswriter Frank Delford's book about his eight-year-old daughter's losing battle with cystic fibrosis, with Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia as the grieving parents and Gennie James as the young girl. Carol Evan McKeand and Nigel McKeand earned
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
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 group of former high-priced call girls who got out of the trade in the ''60s after one of them was battered to death are reunited twenty years later when the convicted killer is released from prison vowing vengeance. Among the hookers, in an interesting casting twist, is Debby Boone in her TV-movie debut playing against type, although the character also vies for fame as an inspirational singer.
An exclusive prep school for girls, under headmistress Donna Reed (in an infrequent acting appearance), is terrorized by a crazed killer who is systematically murdering the students one by one.
In search of the ultimate game, a young man accidentally hacks into the government''''s top military computer.
The marketing of teenage fashion models, with Joan Hackett and Jennifer Warren as the ambitious mothers of million dollar babies Daryl Hannah and Alexandra Paul, and Joan Collins as a powerful agent. Morgan Fairchild took the Collins role in the subsequent series based on this film during the 1984-85 TV season.
In her second TV-movie premiering in a period of three nights, Suzanne Pleshette is the creator and writer of a popular late-night soap opera, the future of which is threatened when, one by one, the stars begin dying mysteriously and she soon discovers that she could be the next victim. Several daytime soap opera stars, including Peter Bergman of "All My Children", Stuart Damon of "General Hospital", John Gabriel of "Ryan''s Hope", Robin Mattson of "General Hospital" and Robert S. Woods of "One Life to Live", put in appearances as a gimmick.
A sinister force permeating a secluded mountain estate convinces the nurse/companion (Lisa Eilbacher) of rock star Parker Stevenson, who has had a nervous collapse, that the house is alive and determined to keep her prisoner. Veteran actress Joan Bennett, in a rare appearance, is an old rag lady who seems to hold the secret to this house possessed.
George Dupler is fed up with his life. He hates his job as the manager of an all-night drugstore, the fact that he is in debt, and he is also fairly dissatisfied with his wife Helen, so enters into an affair with one of her relatives.
Nick Kegan is the younger brother of a President of the United States who was assassinated. Nineteen years after the crime, Nick decides to learn who was reponsible for his brother''s death. Nick''s wealthy father and his staff, and the odd assotrment of survivors from the era, are helpful, but are also impediments in the process of uncovering the truth.
A "Rookies"-in-dune-buggies series pilot in which a comely lady cop is transferred from the narcotics division and assigned to a special police team patrolling California's beaches, only to spot a fugitive drug kingpin and find herself targeted for murder.
Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers are happily married jet-set investigators and Lionel Stander is their jack-of-all-trades right hand in this pilot to the hit series, co-produced by Wagner and wife, Natalie Wood, under their Rona II banner. Here, the Harts look into the mysterious death of a close f
This second feature-length pilot for the hit series that began in January 1978 offered more dreams fulfilled for six lucky people on a plush island resort. Originally it was to have been titled simply "Fantasy Island II" and had been scheduled to premiere two months earlier.
A one-time pimp turned big-city cop takes an interest in a teenage runaway who has been drawn into the hard world of prostitution after being shunned by her parents. Originally this was to have premiered in September 1976.
Delta County is "Peyton Place" relocated in a staid southern community, with the communications barrier between the generations as solid as ever.
In this pilot to the hit series which began in the fall of 1977, a planeload of wealthy vacationers land on a glamorous island paradise for the weekend, where for $50,000 each they can live out their most compelling fantasies. Suave Montalban and his short Man Friday, Villechaize, continued welcomin
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.
A small-town detective faces a baffling case when the missing wife of a wealthy man suddenly reappears but the distraught husband claims that she is not his wife but an imposter. This pilot to a prospective Jack Klugman series was adapted from the same source as the TV movie "Honeymoon With a Strang
Rascally Joshua Cabe is back for his third go-around (John McIntire takes over for Dan Dailey who previously took over for Buddy Ebsen) and is wrongly convicted of murder, so his "daughters" devise a daring plot to smuggle him out of prison and cheat the hangman.
This was the pilot for the hit TV series that began in September 1976, with three attractive females who work for a very private investigator, a man they have never seen or met, and must use their wiles to con the manager of a vineyard into revealing the whereabouts of the body of his wealthy boss w
A teenager, born with no immunities and forced to live in an incubator-like environment isolating him from any direct human contact, is faced with a life-or-death decision when he falls in love with the girl next door. Diana Hyland, playing the boy's mother, won an Emmy Award for her performance. Wr
Curious over the relationship that his artist-father had with a famous film queen in the 1930s, a young writer and his wife accept the challenge of writing a movie script about the legendary star, gain access to her old mansion, occupied by a lone caretaker, and find themselves menaced by her spirit
A young man has failed his basic training to become a Marine and is sent home wearing "baby blue" fatigues which indicate his failure. On the way, he is mugged by a Marine who is unstrung by battle fatigue, and leaves the young washout in a hero''s uniform. Proceeding to hitchhike home in the undeserved uniform, the young man arrives in a small Colorado town where he is assumed to be, and is treated like, a hero.
A road-company "Airport" with a stellar cast being menaced by a maniac on a transatlantic jet who has murdered once and threatens to kill again. Rock-jawed Robert Stack is the stalwart, unflappable pilot; his wife Rosemary and daughter Elizabeth have key roles.
In the second of the "Joshua Cabe" pilot movies -- this one with an entirely different cast -- the three shady ladies, hired by a rascally old rancher to pose as his daughters, are outwitted by the real father of one, who kidnaps his own daughter and holds her for a ransom Cabe can't pay.
In this pilot for the hit series that began in September 1975, an unorthodox pair of undercover cops investigate a double homicide and discover that they were the intended victims.
Romantic fiction -- a term used by the network to describe it and blunt any possible lawsuits -- based on the life and myth of the screen's first and most famous male sex symbol.
A comedy about a sexy girl who only wants to date married men and a sly bachelor who pretends to be married to avoid a long-term involvement with anyone.
A down on his luck gambler and a free spirit take an unscheduled gambling trip to Tijuana.
A drama about a man who accidentally runs over and kills a pedestrian on the outskirts of a small town whose citizens, including the sheriff, are hiding a deadly secret about the victim.
A small-town beauty with wide eyes, great ambitions and empty pockets is presented to a wealthy and jaded magazine publisher as a bikinied birthday present by his business associates.
Three couples, all mysterious winners of a pleasure cruise, find that their tickets have guaranteed them a one-way passage to death.
A wealthy New York attorney, on a western hunting trip, turns into a deranged hunter after accidentally killing an old prospector and then deliberately stalking his young guide to protect his own reputation.
A television carbon of Clint Eastwood's "Magnum Force" (1973), this movie likewise has a hard-nosed cop going after a self-styled assassination squad of bad cops who are methodically eliminating criminals they feel were wrongly exonerated in court. Forster is the one rooting out the bad apples.
A juror in a murder case comes to the conclusion that the wrong man is on trial, and then finds her own life threatened by the real killer -- her husband.
Yvette Mimieux wrote this story and stars as a professional artist who moonlights (primarily in bikini) as a syndicate killer. Writer Tracy Keenan Wynn made his directorial debut with this movie, working for the first time with his father, Keenan Wynn.
The wives of three wealthy men are kidnapped and held for $3,000,000 in ransom, but one husband refuses to pay his share.
Three interconnected stories about nine people whose lives are drastically changed by letters delayed a year in delivery. Pilot to a prospective series.
An offbeat psychological horror tale in which two scientists, snowbound in an Arctic research station while looking into the death of a colleague, find themselves stalked by an unknown force. "The Chill Factor" was its original title during production.
The pursuit by America's loveliest girls for a coveted beauty crown is threatened by a scandal which implicates a judge, a former winner, and one of the five finalists.
An undercover policewoman risks her life as she lures a homicidal rapist into a trap.
This successor to "The Letters" (1973) and the second pilot for a proposed series -- once more offers three interconnected stories in which three letters, delayed a year, change the lives of a young couple separated by a jail sentence, a suburban housewife involved in a love affair, and two vacation
A young woman's investigation into the seemingly unmotivated suicide of her sister leads her to an exclusive girls' school where she soon finds herself in the same satanic grip that drove her sister and others to their deaths.
Two veteran truckers are hired to haul a top-secret cargo from Los Angeles to Houston and are challenged by a series of hijacking attempts by a group who will stop at nothing to prevent delivery.
A suspense tale in which an ailing father summons his three daughters home for Christmas and asks them to kill his much younger wife, whom he suspects is trying to poison him.
When an adopted boy's parents are killed and the authorities threaten to keep the boy's ailing but loving grandfather from gaining custody, the pair run away together. John Badham, the film's original director, left when the project was suspended because of Herschel Bernardi's illness, and was repla
A pilot film about a fur trapper who, in a scheme to keep his land holdings in the wake of a homesteading law, recruits a prostitute, a thief, and a pickpocket to portray his daughters.
A swinging bachelor architect is pressured into hiring a dedicated women's libber as his assistant and finds himself falling for her.
A pretty research doctor, suddenly widowed, is inveigled by a gruff street doctor to put away the mourning band and join him in his clinic in a Chicago slum area. The title role marked the end of Susan Hayward's long film career.
A bounty hunter in the Old West and his long-time rival are both after the reward for a young killer -- dead or alive -- but find themselves menaced by the outlaw's gang of cut-throats.
A look at upcoming feature release Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, with interviews with the cast.
Documentary that explores the trials and tribulations of the most mysterious and misunderstood professional in the film industry -- the producer. The program traces the steps of film production through the producer's eyes -- from the first pitch, through development and pre-production, to the blow-b
Profile of actor Herve Villechaize.
A two-hour special featuring the fourth annual awards show honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the television industry. The inductees for 1987's tribute are Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Leonard Goldenson, Jim Henson, Eric Sevareid and Ernie Kovacs. The prog
A pilot for a proposed series about an American family struggling to survive in a harsh, pitiless world. Will Costigan, the father, hides the news that a rival has taken over his first important construction project; Kelly, his teenage son, starves himself to avoid a wrestling competitor; and troubl
The story, set in the mythical kingdom of Crescenda, relates incidents in the lives of its royal family: Edmund, its King; Susan, his American wife; Estelle, his mother the Queen; and Duke Alford, his uncle. The pilot episode relates how Edmund and Susan Billings, a geochemist visiting Crescenda,
The exploits of Dani Starr, a beautiful female detective with the Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Station, Vice Squad Division. In the pilot episode, Dani attempts to solve the murder of a man who produced pornographic films.
A comedy, set in Boston, about Vicki Gardner, Jimmy Scanlon, Miles Savatini, and Beethoven Zwirko, four young adults who comprise the rock group Blue Jeans. The pilot episode depicts the group's efforts to prove to Beethoven's father that Blue Jeans is not a hopeless cause.
The second of two pilot films for a proposed series of medical dramas. The second pilot tells the story of George Sorenson, an aging doctor who decides to re-enter medical school and catch up on forty years of scientific progress.
The first of two pilot films for a perspective series of medical dramas. The first pilot film tells the story of Dr. Simon Abbott, a cold, impersonal cardiologist whose total dedication to his work begins to affect his health and marriage.
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