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Sam Howard and Bill Driscoll, a harmless yet dimwitted pair, kidnap the rambunctious nine-year-old Andy, the richest kid in town. Andy dreams of being his favorite fictional character -- Red Chief, the Indian warrior. When the somewhat rowdy lad is kidnapped by the down-on-their-luck hobos, he prete
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 races across four states, pursued by police and FBI, to get home when his wife's pregnancy turns life-threatening. Based on the 1970 film of the same title.
True-crime docudrama dramatizing a case featured on the television series "America's Most Wanted," about an insurance scam that lead to murder.
Adaptation of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical play about a middle-aged writer and the women in his life, real and imagined (his wife, his sister, his therapist, his daughter, his girlfriend and his deceased wife).
Behind-the-scenes story of a fictional talk show and the battle for ratings. A naive but ambitious young producer is manipulated by the seasoned executive producer into creating controversial ratings-grabbing shows that begin to weigh on her conscience. When she befriends a young prostitute and book
The murder of a nurse in Chicago stumps the police and alters the life of her former co-worker, who experiences a "spiritual possession," which reveals the identity of the murderer. Inspired by a true story.
After a seemingly well-adjusted teenager commits suicide, each member of his family must embark upon an emotional journey examining his own feelings of blame and guilt, anger and hurt. It is only when they learn to depend on one another for love and support that they find the courage to accept what
A mysterious ex-con recently released from a psychiatric prison enlists the help of a pretty high school cheerleader in a criminal scheme, but the cheerleader has a not-so-innocent scheme of her own in mind. Based on the 1968 feature film of the same title.
Television movie about an abusive husband and the steps he takes to overcome his problem. Based on a true story.
Mary, a widow in her 40s, has created a satisfactory life for herself since the death of her husband some years before. Her world is turned upside down when she hires Tim, a handsome but mentally challenged young man, to be her gardener. As the two develop special feelings for each other, Mary is fa
Drama about parents whose persistent search for their daughter after she is car-jacked and kidnapped saves her life. Inspired by actual events.
A young pioneer woman gives up dreams of becoming an opera singer to move West and settle the frontier of Nebraska with her husband. Set in the late 1800s.
An FBI agent is determined to stop an IRS agent who uses his position to kidnap children of wealthy taxpayers.
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.
A Las Vegas cabdriver takes the money and runs after a gangster leaves a million dollars in his car.
A woman is terrorized by her abusive husband until a 1990 "Unsolved Mysteries" broadcast helps bring about his arrest. Based on a true story.
A teacher attempts to fight charges that she had an affair with a student who committed suicide. Based on actual events.
Based on a real-life courtroom drama in which a man is accused of poisoning his wife slowly with arsenic-laced vitamin pills. Events become suspicious to the victim's brother and to the victim herself, until the truth is finally realized.
A community rallies behind twin brothers battling their insurance company to allow an experimental bone marrow transplant which could help one brother's HIV from progressing. Based on a true story.
A rock 'n' roll idol about to be inducted into the army visits a small town to give "one last kiss" to one of his adoring fans.
When a recently paroled serial rapist moves into their neighborhood, a community reacts with fear and anger.
When a father recognizes his son as an arson suspect, he turns him in to the police. However, while the Arson Squad builds its case, the family must pretend nothing is wrong. Based on the true story of Paul Keller, who terrorized the city of Seattle during an arson spree lasting more than six months
After the police and a private detective prove ineffective, a successful career woman makes a stand against her obsessive ex-boyfriend.
Television movie on the life of football star and actor O.J. Simpson, up until the murder of his ex-wife in June 1994.
Based on an actual police case about a Los Angeles Police Detective who was stalked and killed by a gang leader as revenge for his prior arrest.
A woman must explain to her teenage son why she conspired to have her husband killed. Based on a true story.
A young boy living with his impoverished farming family in the Florida Everglades develops a lasting bond with a young deer.
When an unfairly-imprisoned single mother is released from jail, she finds that her three children are missing. Based on a true story.
A prostitute witnesses a cop's murder and helps his partner find the killers, uncovering a conspiracy involving police corruption.
Based on the series of theatrical films following the adventures of a group of "nerds." This telefilm depicts the impending wedding of nerd Booger Dawson.
The true story of parents who discover that their two young daughters have a genetic disease that makes it fatal for them to be exposed to ordinary light.
A vulnerable young woman is seduced and proposed to by an older man, only to discover that he is already married. When she weds him anyway, assured that the first marriage will soon be over, she becomes a pawn in her husband's plot to murder his original spouse.
A rookie female cop, raped by a fellow officer, risks her career and her life when she reports the attack. Based on a true story.
A television movie based on the series "Saved By the Bell." Zack and Kelly, along with their friends, drive to Las Vegas to get married; but when Slater and Screech are mistakenly arrested, Zack has to use the wedding money for bail. The boys then desperately try to earn the money back without Kelly
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.
Based on the true story of the Reed faily, who in 1846, as members of an emigrant wagon train, were trapped by winter snowstorms high in the Sierra Nevadas as part of the Donnner party.
Two women overcome their adversarial relationship to help an autistic child testify against his molester.
A man asks his wife for a six-month leave of absence in order to care for his mistress who is dying of leukemia.
A television movie about the on-again, off-again marriage of Tom Arnold and Roseanne.
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.
A pediatrics nurse attempts to adopt an abandoned newborn who has tested HIV positive, but when the natural mother, who is dying, returns and refuses to give up the child, the nurse takes both the mother and baby into her home.
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.
Story of the fifteen years in the life of Marina Oswald, wife of Lee Harvey Oswald, since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, as well as their married life together.
An unstable teenager falls obsessively in love with an older married woman after she has seduced him.
Television adaptation of the Broadway musical about the legendary striptease queen Gypsy Rose Lee and her relationship with her mother.
Two abused women, a wife and a mistress, conspire to murder the man who dominates their lives. When the victim''s body disappears and clues suggest that he is alive, the women''s guilt turns to fear for their own lives.
Dramatization of the lives of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.
When an old flame of Dr. Sloan's from medical school demonstrates a new medical technique, the patient dies, and Sloan's son suspects foul play.
A respected anesthesiologist is wrongly found guilty of causing a patient's death and is forced to run from the law in order to prove his innocence.
A television movie about the events surrounding the siege of a fundamentalist Christian stronghold in Waco, Texas, by an army of law enforcement officers.
A television movie sequel of "Sarah, Plain and Tall." Continues the story of Sarah, a New England woman who moved to the Midwest after she answered an ad for a wife placed by a widowed farmer during the turn-of-the-century. Two years later, when a disastrous drought strikes Kansas, Sarah is forced t
A married couple tries to deal with the emotional aftermath of the kidnapping of their son 15 years earlier.
A television movie based on Jack London's adventure story. A young man out to make his fortune in the 1896 Yukon Gold Rush and his dog Buck learn to face the hardship of adapting to their new environment.
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
The residents of an upscale apartment complex are terrorized by a serial rapist living among them.
Two sisters, one a Polish concentration camp survivor, the other safely relocated to America with her father, are reunited in New York in 1947.
A television movie based on the classic Willa Cather novel. At the turn of the century, a young woman tames the unyielding Nebraska lands she inherits from her father and learns self-reliance amid the hardships of pioneer life.
Based on the true story of a religious fanatic wanted for the bombing of a government building. He held his wife and children hostage in their home for two weeks as police in the small Utah town of Marion tried to capture him without harming his family.
Two New York police officers fight against drugs and crime in the city's housing projects. When one of them is killed, his partner sets out to avenge the death.
A brilliant but lonely biochemist gets a mysterious potion from a gypsy who guarantees it will turn his life around. After showing it to his co-worker, a shy animal psychobiologist, they achieve amazing amorous results in a chimpanzee experiment. Now the only way to see if it works on humans is to test it on themselves.
A female defense attorney searches for a suspected thief-murderer who uses his connections to steal millions.
A sequel to "A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story," which aired on CBS on 3/1/92. Convicted for murdering her ex-husband and his new wife, the sequel focuses on her trial for the two murders.
A doctor investigates the murder of a corporate president when his patient is accused of the crime.
A group of WWII G.I.s confront injustices, corruption and prejudice when they return home to their small Texas town.
A two-part miniseries chronicling the lives of the Jackson family from the courtship of their parents to the Jackson's Victory Tour.
A television movie based on the true story of a San Diego woman who killed her ex-husband and his new wife.
A man who has kept his inability to read or write a secret must confront his own dyslexia when his grandson is diagnosed with the same impairment.
A lawyer and his family move to Baltimore where he becomes the law partner of his old adversary and gets involved in the case of a woman wrongly imprisoned in a mental institution.
Based on the true story of Sonora Webster, a stunt rider whose famous trick was to dive on horseback into a tank of water.
An ex-con teams with a lawyer to save the woman they both love when she is kidnapped by vengeful killers.
A former investigative reporter battles the traumatic effects of alcohol withdrawal while desperately attempting to rescue her kidnapped young son from a child molester.
A mother is forced to go to extremes to protect her pre-teen daughter from a child molester.
A television movie based on the 1985 Newberry Medal-winning novel set in turn-of-the-century America. A woman answers a newspaper ad and travels from Maine to Kansas to live with a motherless farm family.
Based on the true story of the FBI's search for Gordon Kahl, a Midwest killer and former convict who inspires a fanatical following that vows never to be taken alive.
An American travels to Africa to convince his reluctant physician daughter to come home. His trip takes a nightmarish turn when he is arrested for a murder he did not commit.
Two women come into conflict when they each are hired by a divorcing husband and wife (who have accused each other of child abuse) to protect the couple's child.
A mother struggles to believe in her daughter's innocence when the teenager is accused of murder.
The midlife crisis of a small-town businessman and amnesia victim is resolved when he finds new direction and purpose in the midst of a Latino migrant farm community.
A television movie based on the Louis L''Amour novel "Conagher." A cowboy drifts in and out of the lives of a woman and her two stepchildren who operate a rest stop for stage coach passengers.
A television movie based on a true story about a mother and son who are shot during a store hold-up and the effect it has on their family.
Two women from different social circles come together when the son of one of them is near death as a result of complications from AIDS.
A bad boy singer falls for a "good" girl.
An orphaned nine-year-old and his aging grandmother disappear to avoid authorities who believe that she can no longer care for him.
A small-time drug dealer kills an undercover Drug Enforcement Agent and becomes the target of a widespread manhunt by New York cops, federal lawmen and the gangsters who want him dead. Based on a true story.
A television movie about the effects of divorce on a family after a marriage of 22 years.
Based on the true story of a 23-year-old New Hampshire high school teacher who was arrested along with her 16-year-old lover and two of his friends, for the murder of her husband.
A television movie based on the fictionalized account of the life of Jimmy Capone, brother of crime boss Al Capone. After disappearing for ten years, Jimmy re-emerges with a new identity as a lawman with an assigment to bring in his own brother.
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.
Based on an actual police case about the murder of an undercover narcotics policeman and the devastating effect it has on his partners.
A gynecologist is sued for malpractice by his patient on whom he has performed a hysterectomy. The suit threatens to end his prestigious medical career. At the same time, he is in the midst of a complicated divorce from his wife, who is trying to buy him out of their successful medical practice. Eve
A true story of a young woman who is violently assaulted by a new acquaintance and whose fiance takes the law into his own hands.
A movie based on the "Archie" cartoon characters. The wholesome teens of the comic strip are shown as adults facing typical '90s problems such as as divorce, drug addiction, and single parenthood. Now in their thirties, the characters return to Riverdale for a high school reunion.
A mysterious murder takes place in a prisoner of war camp in a small town in Colorado during World War II. A local lawyer with a son fighting in Europe is coerced into defending a German POW accused of murdering the local man, who was also the lawyer's friend.
A widowed bride finds herself on a hunt to discover why her husband was shot shortly after their wedding.
Neighborhood friends become embroiled in personal tragedy when the young son of one family drowns in the other's pool.
A woman, presumed dead for 15 years, returns to her family shortly before a large inheritance is due. While she certainly seems to be the missing woman, there are doubts about her identity among those who knew her.
A television movie in which two women -- a psychologist who is careful not to get too involved, and her patient, an isolated woman dying from cancer -- develop a relationship that grows from doctor and patient to best of friends.
A burned-out New York policeman whose wife is killed by a psychotic serial killer. Unable to solve the case, he seeks refuge in Hawaii, only to become embroiled in a serial murder case that appears to be identical to his last case in New York City.
A television movie depicting the true story of Terry O'Kelley, the eldest of seven brothers, who honors the last request of his dying mother by making sure that his family of seven brothers does not separate.
A television movie based on a true story. A man and his family take in his sister's four children after she and her husband die.
Based on a true story, a young man, despite being stricken with muscular dystrophy and confined to a nursing home, fights to bring an end to the neglect and abuse that take place there.
A television movie based on the novella by John William Corrington, set in Georgia in 1975, about the relationship between two older men in the south. A white judge cannot understand why his childhood friend, an older black man, has refused to accept the Congressional Medal of Honor. He looks into t
A rich Beverly Hills matron suspects her husband is trying to kill her. She makes her escape when an enterprising con-artist convinces her to run away.
A television movie featuring Stacy Keach reprising the role of Mickey Spillane's hard-boiled private-eye, Mike Hammer. The detective is kidnapped, drugged, and parachuted into the Nevada desert outside Las Vegas where he becomes the prime suspect in the murder of the celebrity host of charity teleth
After a local public station gets a new owner, the station becomes a hit with a mix of hilariously bizarre shows.
Based on the true story of an ex-nun turned high school teacher who is raped and, because of her religious convictions, decides to keep the baby. The school administration fires her for being an unmarried mother, and she fights back to try and regain her job.
A little girl befriends a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's team that pulls his sleigh at Christmas.
A perpetual prankster pursues a conservative beauty for nearly three decades even though she's his own sister-in-law.
A movie based on the Edgar Rice Burrough's character, Tarzan. Tarzan flies to New York to seek the kidnappers of his chimpanzee pal, Cheetah. In their quest for the chimp, Tarzan and his self-appointed assistant Jane, a New York City cab driver, encounter a wealthy philantropist and big-game hunter
A movie based on the actual story of Cheryl Pierson, a teenager sexually abused by her father. Out of fear that her father would also sexually abuse her little sister, Pierson hired a schoolmate to kill him.
A television movie based on the book by Roxanne Pulitzer about her marriage to publishing heir Herbert "Pete" Pulitzer. After the birth of their twin sons, Herbert becomes increasingly possessive and jealous. In turn, Roxanne is seduced by the excesses of the very rich in Palm Beach. What began as a
A television movie dealing with the controversial world of college football recruiting and its effect on two star high school athletes. One of the football players is in college on a scholarship and has not interest in his classes, and the other has a fine academic record which becomes threatened b
A father launches a desperate search for his daughter when she vanishes into thin air after a brutal gang murder.
A true story about a family which fights to adopt their foster child when they believe she is being sexually molested by her natural father.
A comedy about a golf pro beset by problems both on and off the course.
A television movie based on the true 1986 story about two maniacal killers who terrorize the citizens of Miami, Florida, until the FBI tracks them down and confronts them in the most violent shoot-out in FBI history.
Two New York City police detectives investigate the theft of $12 million in jewels from a local gallery, including the renowned White Hall diamond. However, their plan goes awry and they end up following the trail of the White Hall diamond to London.
A town unites to murder the local bully and then covers up the deed, while the county prosecutor is determined to uphold the law and seek out the killer.
A movie about the life of the late entertainer Liberace. The dramatization is based on his personal recollections, interviews, and newspaper and magazine materials, and follows Liberace's dramatic rise from humble origins to a spectacular musical career and his worldwide fame as "Mr. Showmanship."
A television movie about U.S. citizens whose National Guard duty explodes into horrifying guerrilla warfare in a remote jungle region in Honduras.
A "Disney Sunday Movie" about a music-loving mother who overnight climbs the charts as a hot rock sensation, but is forced to leave behind her kids and best friends for the sake of a glamorous new image, while a rival rocker schemes to expose her real identity. --BASELINE.
Based on the novel "Fatal Dosage," which tells the true story of a Boston nurse who was accused of giving a fatal dose of morphine to a terminally ill patient.
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 Christmas television movie about a widower, his two children, and his long-lost father who turns up after 25 years as a hobo. The son still finds himself unable to forgive his father for running out on his childhood.
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.
A loving couple struggling with the painful contradiction between betrayal and forgiveness after their marriage is torn apart by the husband's one night indiscretion with his wife's best friend.
A widow is imperiled by her passionate love affair with a mysterious younger man.
A Christmas television movie about two feuding brothers who are assigned to bring Christmas joy and gifts to a remote Alaskan town.
A television movie about a mother who starts a crusade to re-educate the community to the truth about kids, like her own, who have Down's Syndrome, a cause of mental retardation. One of the writers, Emily Perl Kingsley, is the mother of a Down's Syndome child, and the film is based on her story.
Pat Morita, Chris Makepeace, Mari Sato, Michael Sarrazin, Seth Sakai. After being shot down in Japan, American soldier Chris Makepeace is taken prisoner and later falls in love with a Japanese woman.
A television movie about a lonely and isolated woman whose life is transformed when she opens herself up to the outside world and to a gentle, romantic relationship.
A television movie based on the Broadway play "Foxfire," about a woman's attempt to hold on to her farm while she battles her troubled folk singer son and grieves over the death of her husband.
Two police detectives are escorting a crime boss to Los Angeles to testify in a court case. When the mobster is killed by an assassin during their watch, the officers investigate the murder and uncover a plot that incriminates their own department.
The drama focuses on Sam Houston''s life before Texas'' independence, and his involvement in the Texas rebellion against Mexico, who was twice President of Texas, then its senator and governor.
A lonely wife and a workaholic husband must deal with a broken marriage when the wife's romantic fantasies become real sexual encounters with strangers. After a marriage of 15 years becomes stale and unromantic, and believing her husband to be more interested in his business than in her, Julie Atkin
A big city architect surveys a site in a small Colorado town which seems to have remained unchanged for a hundred years, and where all the inhabitants believe in Santa Claus.
A married man is charged with statutory rape after it comes to light that a young woman with whom he had a brief affair -- and whom he thought was an adult -- is a minor.
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.
Martin Sheen's chilling portrayal of an abusive drunk whose alcoholism tears apart his family, although his wife steadfastly denies there's a problem, gave this commanding drama its own sheen, as it were. In a small part is his real-life daughter, Renee Estevez, whom Dad later would direct in a dayt
After suffering a nervous breakdown, an actress makes a successful comeback in Hollywood.
A television movie about the continuing efforts of John and Reve Walsh to create a national awareness of the problem of missing children. A continuation of the story told in NBC's TV movie, "Adam." The film is followed by a roll-call of missing children all across the United States.
A young working woman is torn between testifying against her brother-in-law after seeing him rape a girl in a bar or remaining silent to protect the close-knit working class family into which she had married. When the victim commits suicide, she faces ostracism by both family and friends after going
A teenage girl is unjustly imprisoned by a fanatical judge resulting in an emotional nightmare for her and her parents.
A sociology graduate student researches her doctoral thesis on female crime by interviewing street prostitutes. Shocked by her findings, she offers her own apartment to teenage prostitutes seeking refuge from the streets, many of whom are rejected by their parents and are dependent on their pimps.
Child molestation is the subject touched on superficially here, with a freelance filmmaker discovering his documentary on the sexual abuse of children has begun distancing him from his wife and two young daughters, as kids, he finds, keep traumatic horrors bottled up.
A young New York City social worker learns about life on the street from an elderly shopping bag lady. The old lady remembers when she had a husband, a son, and a house and garden before her life deteriorated.
A middle-aged man engages in a secret romance with his best friend's grown daughter while the three are vacationing in Rio.
The sweet revenge is by a girl whose brother years earlier had been destroyed by a fellow army officer and who now, fourteen years later, comes face to face with the man, a highly decorated career soldier, responsible for his death, and, unaware of the girl's identity, makes a play for her. Kevin Do
Diminutive Danny DeVito, as both actor and director, skewers television, the ratings system, big business and anything else that gets in the way in this first movie-for-television made for The Movie Channel, playing New Jersey trucking magnate Vic DeSalvo, who breaks into television by having the worst idea ever to come down the pike accepted by a disgruntled, just-fired TV progamming chief. The neophyte''s script becomes the biggest hit in television history and Vic DeSalvo becomes the industry''s darling.
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
Crazed escaped convict, with a street-smart New York cop nipping at his heels, kidnaps a woman and forces her to drive him on a reckless rampage through the swamps and island towns of North Carolina, eluding roadblocks and assorted police traps.
A pair of attractive money-hungry strangers find themselves paired up as contestants on a television game show, and are forced to demonstrate overwhelming passion to collect the million-dollar payoff, only to discover that they untimately must choose between finance and romance.
A recently widowed mother, her advertising executive daughter, and her teenage granddaughter, reunite for an emotion charged weekend to close up the recently-sold family home, relive painful memories and resolve long-standing tensions. For this film, initially called "Mother's Day" (after the day on
Midwestern teenager sets out for San Francisco following her father's death and camps on the doorstep of the mother she never knew, unaware that she is a high-priced call girl unable or unwilling to alter her lifestyle to become a regular mom.
The boys from an academy try to catch glimpses of the girls in the neighboring school as they go about their daily activities.
Three hopefuls -- Shanna Reed, Deborah Geffner and Maureen Teefy -- each wants to be a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, vying for the one open spot the hall's choreographer, Gwen Verdon (in her TV-movie debut), has to fill. Sheree North plays Geffner's ex-Rockette mother and John Heard is a magazine
In this contemporary reworking of the Frankenstein story, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Christopher Plummer kidnaps the humanoid he and his team have developed, after finding that the Pentagon, which bankrolled his research work, is about to re-program his creation (David Morse) for a destructive mi
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
The fact-based story of John and Reve Walsh who, following the kidnapping of their six-year-old son (later found murdered), prompted them to mount a national campaign and lobby in Congress to pass the Missing Children's Bill allowing parents access to the FBI's national crime computer. At the end of
In her dramatic television debut, Ann-Margret is the true-life Lucile Fray, an Iowa farm woman with ten children who, discovering she has terminal cancer and feeling her alcoholic husband (Frederic Forrest) is unable to care for the kids, sets out to find new homes for each of them. Ann-Margret's Em
A rabid Saint Bernard traps a mother and her young son in their stalled car at a rural, isolated homestead.
Robert Mitchum is the real-life Gary Tison who, in 1978, was sprung from Arizona State Prison by his teenage sons, along with vicious fellow inmate, Stuart Margolin, and then leads them on a murderous spree across the Southwest.
Raquel Welch made a personal crusade of getting this film about a legendary Blackfoot Indian woman shown. Not only was it her TV acting debut, but also a production of her own company, filmed in 1979 as a three-hour movie, adapted by novelist Evan Hunter from Colin Stuart's book. It finally was sche
The 1972 graduating class of Lizzie Borden High School is having its tenth reunion. But before long, attendees begin to be murdered, and the Class of '72 sets out to find out which one of them is the killer.
The story of a tough, street-fighting sheriff in a small Texas town that is being terrorized by a psychotic, man-made creature.
An actor struggling to keep his career alive and his marriage from unravelling is the plot outline of this romantic comedy from the team of Richard Levinson and William Link, a change of pace for the writing/producing pair whose usual stomping grounds are the TV mystery and the social drama.
The Kid From Nowhere is a retarded youngster who becomes involved in the Special Olympics when coach Beau Bridges (also the film's director) convinces the boy's divorced mother (Susan Saint James), who has insulated her son from the world, that the physical training will give him renewed motivation.
A group of greedy friends steal a few million dollars from a South American drug dealer only become involved in more bloodshed then they had anticipated.
Vacationing Georgia construction worker, John Schneider, meets and falls for Manhattan's comely Director of Urban Renewal, Marilu Henner, and despite her initial rejection of him, sets out to build a dream house for both of them on a parcel of land in one of New York's ghetto neighborhoods.
An alcoholic actress fights to come back while trying to raise her teen daughter.
Three private detectives who work at the same agency are given the assignment of following three attractive women whose husbands suspect them of cheating on them. Before long, the women are romantically involved with the detectives.
A former call-girl who has left the profession behind to pursue a college career is recruited by the police to turn one more trick in order to trap the person laundering syndicate money.
Gary Coleman's second TV movie stars him as an orphan yearning to become a boy scout and features not only a handful of former child stars of an earlier television age, here playing the parents of Coleman's fellow scouts, but also Pat O'Brien in his final screen role. It also was the last film for v
A teenager and his younger brother are resentful of having to live with the father from whom they long have been separated following the latter's divorce from their recently deceased mother, and the struggle to reestablish a relationship is explored.
Undercover Justice Department agent Richard Crenna fingers syndicate czar Mel Ferrer and is forced into the government's witness protection program to escape mob vengeance when Ferrer's successor, Don Murray, puts out a contract on his life. Eli Wallach is a vintner who takes in Murray and his famil
A satellite that is orbiting the earth collides with a UFO, which crashes in the United States. The President, in the midst of his re-election campaign, is determined to conceal the revelation that a craft full of alien bodies is in the U. S., so the ship and it's deceased crew are concealed in Hang
A runner, serving a life sentence at Folsom Prison, works at becoming the world's fastest miler and wins a chance to compete for a spot on the Olympic team. Peter Strauss won the Emmy Award for his work in this film which also was nominated as the year's Outstanding Drama. Patrick Nolan and Michael
Dom Deluise, Suzanne Pleshette, Ossie Davis, Luis Avalos, Marc Lawrence, Dick Davalos, Alfie Wise, Sydney Lassick. Based on a real-life police entrapment operation, this slapstick comedy, directed by and starring Dom DeLuise, follows four Miami cops as they plot the demise of a criminal gang.
The real-life account of an illiterate black youth, a deaf mute from birth, who was accused of murdering a prostitute and the relationship that developed between him and his court-appointed attorney who is also deaf, and the events leading up to his precedent-setting trial where he was determined in
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.
Alien creatures kill a mutated alien creature in the California desert. Its remains, and the high-tech laser gun and power source accidentally left behind, are found by an ostracized teenager. However, the power source causes the teenager to mutate, too, and he goes on a murderous rampage. Eventually, the first aliens return to kill him as well, and then forget to take the gun again.
A thriller about a young girl's encounter with witchcraft when a cousin turns up at her house and begins using supernatural powers to dominate the family. Linda Blair once again was the put-upon one in this film originally to have been called "Summer of Fear," the title of the source novel.
A unit of American military advisors in Vietnam prior to the major U.S. involvement find similarities between their helpless struggle against the Viet Cong and the doomed actions of a French unit at the same site a decade before in this bitter look at the beginnings of the Vietnam war.
This was the second star-laden dramatization of the Israeli rescue of plane-bound hostages taken during a Palestinian hijacking on July 4, 1976. Cinematographer Bill Butler won an Emmy Award for his work. Others nominated were Peter Finch (his last screen role), Martin Balsam and Yaphet Kotto, direc
Judd runs the Starlight Hotel out in some sort of swampy place, and is unfortunately a few slices short of a loaf. He has a crocodile conveniently placed on the other side of the front porch railing. The croc will eat just about anything, as the hapless guests of the hotel find out soon enough. A reformed hooker, an unlucky family, and the father and sister of the hooker all suffer various rates of attrition as Judd tries to implement damage control.
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A Los Angeles cop transfers to the Beverly Hills Police Department in order to get his son enrolled in a better school, but the policeman's tough-as-nails approach to law enforcement is completely foreign to the button-down style of the cops in Beverly Hills.
A pilot for an unsold ABC series. An aging secret agent with a skilled assassin on his trail tries to balance his activities as a spy with his personal life.
A pilot for a series not picked up by CBS. Focuses on three sisters living in Manhattan and the special relationship they share. The eldest sister lives with her boyfriend but is unwilling to marry him. The middle sister is newly divorced and raises her daughter while holding down a job in the fashi
A special compilation of clips featuring memorable moments from the past four seasons of "Designing Women."
Two older women play detective to help the clients of their children, a district attorney and a public defender.
An invisible creature becomes friends with a 12-year-old boy and helps him get out of trouble from time to time.
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Two-part miniseries depicting the story of how Teddy Roosevelt led a regiment of cavalry in a charge up San Juan Hill in Cuba during the Spanish-American War in 1898.
Miniseries retelling the Biblical story of Moses, who is called by God to lead his people, the Israelites, from slavery in Egypt to freedom in Canaan, the Promised Land. When the Israelites are in danger of capture by Pharoah's army, God parts the Red Sea so they can make their escape. Later in the
It's 1821, and Mexican-ruled Texas is up for grabs. Led by Stephen Austin and Sam Houston, a rugged few will fight for the independence of a country and take one final stand at a small mission called the Alamo.
The third installment in the "Lonesome Dove" saga features Woodrow F. Call, now a wizened bounty hunter, hired to track down and kill brilliant young Mexican bandit, Joey Garza.
A two-part miniseries that explores World War II through the perspectives of the allied leaders, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. Also includes World War II stock footage and still photographs.
Three-part sequel to the "Lonesome Dove" miniseries that aired on CBS in 1989. With the death of his friend Gus, ex-Texas ranger Woodrow F. Call immerses himself in ranching on a grand scale.
A miniseries based on the best-selling novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford about a photojournalist who is haunted by the mysterious death of her fiance on their wedding day.
Alex Haley's story of his paternal grandmother, who was born into slavery, the daughter of a slave and a white Civil War colonel of Irish descent. Caucasian in appearance, she lived as a white after the Civil War.
Set in the future, the story follows the struggles of a Louisiana family facing the effects of a massive hurricane and the results of global warming.
A charming but dangerous woman meets her match in a tenacious detective who refuses to close the books on an unsolved murder.
A miniseries about General George Custer, the Plains Indian Wars, and the Battle of the Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876.
A three-part miniseries based on C. David Heyman's book on the life of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
A four-part miniseries adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about two former Texas Rangers who, after the Civil War, drive their cattle from Lonesome Dove, Texas, to the wide-open spaces of the Montana territory, hoping to establishing a ranch there.
A three-part miniseries about the Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, and his Empress, Josephine Beauharnais, and their relationship as lovers and married couple, up to the great leader's exile to the island of Elba.
Sometimes she's too big. Or much too small. Sometimes things are backwards. And there's always too much pepper in the soup. Nothing is quite right since Alice chased a very unusual White Rabbit and stumbled into an adventure that grows curiouser and curiouser.
A drama about the career of Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the early '50s until his assassination in 1968. Aside from Billy Goldenberg's Emmy Award-winning score, there were nominations for Paul Winfield and Cicely Tyson as Best Actor and Actress for their p
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The fourth installment in the "Lonesome Dove" saga features Woodrow F. Call and Gus McCrae in their earlier years -- their lives, loves and adventures as they join the Texas Rangers.
When a Texas millionaire marries his mistress, a bitter divorce battle, two deaths, an FBI sting operation, and criminal trials ensue.
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.
The latest installment in the John Jakes trilogy of novels focuses on the post-Civil War era. Follows the exploits of the Hazards and the Mains through the Reconstruction era and into the Indian territories of the Western frontier.
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.
A miniseries adapted from Scott Turow's book. A lawyer uncovers shocking secrets while investigating his wife's suicide.
A two-part miniseries, which continues the WW II story detailed in the 1963 theatrical release, "The Great Escape." The project is based on the final section of the novel "The Great Escape" (not included in the film), which involves the trackdown and roundup that took place after the war, of the Ge
A two-part, five-hour miniseries based on Shirley MacLaine's autobiographical book about her journey to the far reaches of self (and in some instances "out of" herself). The film recreates her love affair and international romance with a married man, and the amazing spiritual trek which takes her ar
Elaborate Harold Robbins fiction dealing with a handsome Israeli, raised by an influential Arab, who comes into conflict with his heritage when he is entrusted with managing his country's oil fortunes and must deal with a fanatical terrorist group led by his daughter.
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