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A behind-the-scenes look at LBJ's tumultuous first year in office as he takes the oath in the wake of President Kennedy's assassination, navigates the escalation of the Vietnam War and balances opposing interests to launch his landmark civil rights bill and win election to his first full presidentia
Wladziu Valentino Liberace, a musical prodigy, emerged as a concert soloist at age 11 and was performing in symphony orchestras by his teenage years. He soon become a worldwide star, known as much for his flamboyant dress and lifestyle as his records, media appearances and musical talent, up until
Based on the true story of an autistic woman, Temple Grandin, Ph.D. who becomes a cattle industry leader by designing better surroundings for the animals.
A behind the scenes view of the 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore and the voting scandal that ensued in Florida, forcing them to recount the votes.
The story of tobacco billionairess Doris Duke and her relationship with her gay Irish butler, Bernard Lafferty, to whom she left her entire fortune.
About the lives of estranged adult siblings from a Chinese-American family who return home after the death of their mother.
A weak and nebbishy con man panics when he learns he's going to prison for fraud. He hires a mysterious martial arts guru, who transforms him into a kung fu expert who can fight off inmates who want to hurt him--and love him.
Rosalind, daughter of a Duke, falls in love with Orlando, a young man who is subsequently banished. In order to pursue her beloved, Rosalind disguises herself as a man, resulting in comedic misunderstandings and adventures.
Life is not easy for teenager Hal Hefner of suburban Plainsboro, New Jersey. His parents have abruptly split; his older brother, Earl, is a budding obsessive-compulsive who pushes him around; and he has an unpredictable stutter that makes high school an exercise in embarrassment, self-effacement and
Two killers turn the tables on a group of robbers when they find themselves in a hostage situation. Surrounded by the police, the robbers must play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse before the killers execute the hostages.
An adaptation of the book which describes the destruction of the Native American people and their way of life as they were pushed from ancestral lands into ever-diminishing reservations during the latter half of the 19th century. Monumental events will be revisited such as the massacre of hundreds
A woman from a privileged world travels to a country in the middle of a civil war. She takes ill, and is left to ponder the difference between the comforts of her life and the images of violence and oppression she has encountered in the middle of the civil war. She struggles with finding the "moral
After a nuclear facility technician has an accident, he travels to Moscow in search of work and finds himself involved with the city's low-level mobsters.
Based on writer Nelson George's sister, the story follows one day in the life of an African-American AIDS activist, a former drug addict, devoted mother and wife who is also HIV positive.
Perhaps finding her nearest American analogues in figures such as Judy Garland and Billie Holiday, the tragic story of the world-famous chanteuse, Edith Piaf, is worthy of a 19th Century novel by Zola or Balzac. From the mean streets of the Belleville district of Paris to the dazzling limelight of N
A simple job turns out to be very complicated - and very bloody - when two separate teams of jewel thieves converge on the same score at the same time.
Having broken up with girlfriend Vera, shy architect Felix finds himself alone in the vast house they shared. One night, a stranger named Martin turns up asking to make an urgent phone call and afterward suddenly disappears. The house starts making strange noises and Felix becomes increasingly paran
The story of Jean Harris, the WASPy headmistress of a prestigious girls academy, who murdered her rich Jewish boyfriend, Dr. Herman Tarnower, the creator of the Scarsdale Diet.
Priscilla Chase, a young Cleveland woman, seems to have it all--the perfect job, the perfect house, the perfect husband--except for in bed, where sex has always left her a bit short of the finish line. When the problem drives her husband to leave her suddenly for one of his high school students, Pri
A first-person account of filmmaker Alan Berliner's struggle with sleeplessness, as both a blessing and a curse. Portrait of an artist as an insomniac.
One of the milestone events in the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement in 1968, the East Los Angeles Thirteen: 12 Latino students and 1 teacher, organized a walk out protest of over 20,000 students from the LA school district. Their protest over inadequate Latino education landed them in jail whe
Brian Jackson, a working-class student from Essex navigating his first year at Bristol University, has a lot to prove. While his hometown mates worry about him turning into a poncey wanker, Brian's biggest concern is making the team for the long-running British television quiz show University Challe
Biography of 1950s pin-up model Bettie Page.
Emilio, a normal teenager, finds himself being sent to the principal's office every other week. He has a crush on Jacklynne, the most popular girl in school, so he decides to run for Student Council President in order to impress her. After announcing his candidacy, Emilio discovers, much to his horr
An account of how one man's confrontation of his boyhood sexual abuse by a Catholic priest--who lives just five houses away--disrupts his relationship with his family, community and faith.
Chronicles the life of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt before he became president until his death, centering on his paralysis from polio, his treatment at the Warm Springs rehab facility, and his battle to overcome his handicaps. As he seeks out a cure for his paralysis, he discovers other with
Duane is a down-on-his-luck divorced father who works the night shift as a pit boss at Caesars Palace in Atlantic City. Heartsick about the demise of his marriage to Linda, Duane does nothing much in his daily life but work and drink. When his visitation rights are threatened after he's caught drivi
Tells the story of Sofia, a Colombian college student struggling with immigration issues in LA, financial difficulties, and an unusual proposal, which changes her life. Soon, the life the Sofia has come to know starts to fall apart when she accepts a $50,000 offer to rent her body and soul and becom
Based on the Obie award winning play written by and starring Ruben Santiago-Hudson, a tale that recounts his childhood growing up in a boarding house in Lackawanna, New York that was run by an incredible woman.
Based on the true story of women's rights activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns whose efforts gave American women the right to vote.
After a young South African woman named Yesterday falls ill, she discovers she is HIV positive. When her husband learns of this he leaves her, leaving her alone to fend for herself and hope she survives long enough to see her daughter Beauty go to school.
In 2000, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TARC) travels across the country, conducting hearings and granting amnesty to those who admit responsibility for apartheid atrocities. Human rights lawyer Sarah Barcant returns from New York to her childhood village to work on the case of
The true-life account of how Alfred Blalock, a white Johns Hopkins surgeon, and Vivien Thomas, a black medical technician pioneered the processes leading to successful open-heart surgery in the 1940s.
Raskin's is the kind of neighborhood Brooklyn restaurant where young and old, black and white, artists and professionals have mingled for generations. But now everything is about to change. Faced with a business slump, Ira, the stressed-out Jewish owner decides to shut down--or rather, sell out to a
In the town of La Cienaga, Amalia lives with her attractive, divorced mother, Helena, and her uncle, Freddy, in the crumbling, run-down Hotel Termas, which her family owns and runs. After choir rehearsals the girls gather in the parish church for further instruction in faith and vocation. What does
Based on the story by William Trevor about a romance writer who lives in Italy, survives after a terrorist's bomb in her train in Italy. She finds solace by inviting the survivors to stay at her home in Umbria to recover. One of the victims is a young girl who is severly traumatized by the explosion
Obsessed by the world of pool, Johnny could be one of the best. But his mentor and "trainer" Joe, a shady hustler who decides how and who Johnny plays, is holding him back from his dream. When the day finally comes, Johnny breaks from Joe. This leads to only one thing--violence. Joe is beaten up by
A tale about high school violence that unfolds on an ordinary school day, inside an American high school, filled with schoolwork, football, gossip and socializing. For each of the students we meet, high school is a different experience: stimulating, friendly, traumatic, lonely, hard.
The story of fictional boxing great Lex Vargas, a first-generation Puerto Rican kid from the Bronx whose life changed from poor immigrant to beloved champion once he finds fame in the ring.
NBC News Producer Alexandra Pelosi (daughter of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi) was assigned as one of the group of reporters traveling with George W. Bush during his campaign for the Republican nomination. During this period, Pelosi, using her mini-DV camera, filmed everything that was going on includi
A dramatization of CNN's coverage of the Gulf War. In August 1990, CNN producer Robert Wiener, along with his producing partner and alter ego Ingrid Formanek, led their group of journalists and crew to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a few months before the U.N.-imposed deadline for the Iraqis to with
Three working class, New Jersey women go on a quest for love and meaning that threatens the very relationships they share with each other.<P>Best friends Debby and Beth (both pushing thirty) go looking for love in the wrong place -- namely their favorite bar, Ollie's. Rugged contractor Rick eyes Bet
An adaptation of the play by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the brutal 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. The story focuses on the reactions of local citizens in the aftermath of the murder as they are interviewed by the members
Sonny, who lives in New Orleans, has been trained and groomed from early adolescence to follow his family's trade. He is from a line of male prostitutes who provide services for wealthy women--and he hates it. Sonny wants to free himself from this predetermined life, and hopes to find something for
Ana, a first generation Mexican American teenager living in East Los Angeles, has just graduated from high school. Because she is a talented writer, a caring teacher urges her to apply to college. Ana secretly is excited about the possibility, but her overbearing and hypercritical mother, Carmen, in
Toula Portokalos'' family from the suburbs of Chicago promotes exactly three traditional values - "Marry a Greek boy, have Greek babies, and feed everyone." From an early age, she is mortified by their patriotic ''over-the-top'' ways. When she falls in love with Ian, a WASPy non-Greek, Toula struggles to get her family to accept her eager fiance while she herself comes to terms with her heritage, her cultural identity, and their meddlesome ways.
An intimate look at the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled moment in their lives. In the years before World War II, Churchill found himself on the fringe of British politics and a lone voice in the wilderness as he warned the world of a Nazi threat. Together
A serial arsonist's terrifying six-year crime spree is juxtaposed with the increasingly desperate efforts of fire-department investigators to bring him to justice. The story is based on a true case involving a string of suspicious fires set along the coast of California from the late 1980s through e
Giovanni Bazinni is summoned from Italy to work in his family's US fireworks factory. Forlorn and suicidal after being dumped by the love of his life, Bazinni gets his death wish: The dangerous job has already claimed his cousin, who was killed in a factory explosion. While in the States, Bazinnni
Two cops from Buffalo, whose undercover operation has brought them within range of nailing a top Russian mob boss, must try to prevent a multimillion-dollar nuclear arms deal.
A fearless, young inmate attempts to connect with the incarcerated mother who gave her up years earlier. Treasure Lee, an African American woman, has been in and out of the juvenile detention system for as long as she can remember. Transferred on her 21st birthday to the State Facility for Women, sh
Adaptation of Margaret Edson's play about Dr. Vivian Bearing, a renowned professor of English and scholar of poet John Donne who is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
Telefilm based on the true story of two brothers torn apart by a tortured family legacy and brought together by the notorious 1977 execution of convicted killer Gary Gilmore as the eyes of the world looked on. Set in the days prior to his execution, the telefilm examines the relationship between Gar
During the 1961 baseball season, friends and Yankee teammates Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle compete against each other to break Babe Ruth's single-season record of 60 home runs. As the flamboyant superstar Mantle and the aloof family man Maris chased the ghost of the Babe, they found themselves caug
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 young comedian hits the highway in search of his girlfriend who has been abducted by a psychopathic truck driver. As the comic follows clues purposely left behind by the madman, he realizes that he is being led into the trucker's trap.
One year after becoming the toast of New York's art scene, hotshot photographer Max Martin finds himself incapable of taking a decent photo. On the night before his make-or-break gallery opening, a despondent Max heads for a bar where a mysterious stranger he befriends hands him an envelope containi
Tommy, an African-American TV writer, has always dreamed of putting on a show that represents African-Americans in a positive, realistic light. She gets a lucky break when she pitches a new idea to George, a rising African-American TV executive. George is young and hungry, too, and tells her he also
A slave being transported across the Atlantic from Africa to America shares his reflections of this terrible 18-week journey of filth, confinement and anguish.
A bird-loving museum worker becomes an unwitting participant in a plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela.
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,
A love story following the relationship between Franklin Swift, a sometimes-employed Brooklyn construction worker and Zora Banks, a music teacher and aspiring singer-songwriter who's about to get her big break. Confronted with a myriad of financial, social and job-related challenges, the couple is f
After the death of her husband, Elizabeth realizes for the first time that, after 50 years of a conventional marriage and a safe, respectable life, the only time she felt truly alive was when she was a teenager, playing in an (almost) all-girl band as London was being bombed during the darkest hours
An extremely rare artifact on a Greek island sets off a ferocious battle on the deck of a sinking ferryboat. A greedy collector sends his goons to take the piece, but they don't anticipate having to deal with an elusive college professor who will stop at nothing to protect it.
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
Based on the true story of Meyer Lansky, a young Jewish immigrant who grew up on the streets of New York at the turn of the century and embarked on a life of crime. Graduating from gambling to theft to murder, Lansky partnered with childhood friend Ben "Bugsy" Siegel and earned notoriety that eventu
Television movie based on Ernest J. Gaines' best-selling novel. In a small Cajun community in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man named Jefferson is on death row for a murder he did not commit. Teacher Grant Wiggins tries to impart learning and pride to Jefferson before his execution.
A look at the Federal witness protection process as seen through the experiences of a family going through the system. In five short days, Bobby Batton, his wife Cindy and their children, Sean and Suzie, are caught in an emotional maelstrom as they begin to comprehend the consequences of their decis
Western set during the late 19th century when the territory of Wyoming was seeking statehood. Myrl Redding, a Wyoming horse trader, clashes with fellow rancher Henry Ballard after Ballard abuses two of Myrl's horses and their Crow Indian caretaker Billy. When Judge Tolliver throws out Myrl's complai
Set in a post-apocalyptic future, a young princess runs for her life when a power-mad general takes control of her kingdom. Sent to retrieve her, the general's super-warrior finds himself switching sides and leading the charge to overthrow the sadistic dictator.
Babar is a happy young elephant, playing with his friends Celeste and Arthur in the jungle, until his mother is murdered. Babar gets lost and finds himself in a big city. Luckily he is taken in by a kindly old lady who teaches him how to live with humans. However, Babar wants to return to the jungle
Creature Spawn finds himself in a world ruled by chaos. Government functionaries, underworld criminals, and those greedy for power are all determined to find Genghis Khan's War Mask, which is believed to make any man who wears it invincible. With agents of both God and Satan determined to snuff him
A story of corruption and mob violence in turn-of-the-century New Orleans. A new wave of Italian immigrants from Sicily find themselves exploited by a group of men who seek control of the docks. Immediately following the assassination of the New Orleans police chief, hundreds of Sicilian men are rou
The clash between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over the production and release of Welles's 1941 film "Citizen Kane," which was a brutal portrait of a publishing magnate who in many ways resembled Hearst.
Charlotte Emery, a sheltered homemaker, is disillusioned with marriage and intent on leaving her husband. Standing in line to withdraw all the money in her bank account to finance her departure, she is suddenly taken hostage at gunpoint by Jake, a nervous young bank robber.
Story of singer/actor Dorothy Dandridge (1923-65), who rose to fame in the 1950s with roles in such films as "Carmen Jones" (1954), for which she was the first black woman ever nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award, and "Porgy and Bess" (1959). She died at the age of 42 after her career and per
Two Nevada deputies discover a truckload of cash from a drug deal gone bad.
Television movie about the group of entertainers in the late 1950s and early 1960s who were known as "The Rat Pack": Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. From the stages of Las Vegas and Hollywood to poolsides in Palm Springs, the Rat Pack partied with the most powerful figures in entertainment, politics and the underworld.
Based on Neil Sheehan''s Pulitzer Prixe-winning book, which tells the true story of John Paul Vann, one of the first U.S. senior military advisers sent to Vietnam. Initially determined to defeat the Communists, Vann soon realized that the way in which the war was being fought made victory impossible. He saw that the U.S. government was supporting a corrupt regime in South Vietnam, which had no intention of carrying out the reforms they espoused. Vann shared this information, becoming a major source for American journalists critical of the war. After he returned home in 1964, Vann became bored with domestic life and returned to Vietnam in 1965 as a civilian to help the war''s victims. Following Richard Nixon''s election as president, Vann was appointed a civilian general, the first in history, for his efforts. While serving in this capacity, Vann was killed in a helicopter crash in 1972.
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
During World War II, Private David Manning is suddenly promoted and put in charge during the heart of a battle. Now a leader, he must either risk his men to stay alive or become a reluctant hero on the battlefield.
An African-American police detective, investigating the death of a Ku Klux Klansman, is framed for ambushing a white fellow officer. He goes on the run with the Klansman's young son--the only witness to the murder.
A modern urban fable that tells the story of Socrates Fortlow, a tough ex-convict who is determined to understand and challenge the violence and anarchy in his world and in himself. Like his historical namesake, Socrates' brooding inner strength and mentoring powers profoundly affect the lives of th
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.
Drama about two best friends in war-torn Sarajevo, whose relationship is ravaged by the horrors of war. Based on the true story of Vlado Sarzinsky and Slavko Simic, teammates on a professional Yugoslavian shooting team, one Serbian and one Muslim, whose relationship takes a tragic turn when one ace
Television movie based on the life of the model Gia, who died of AIDS in 1986 at the age of 26. Deals with drug use, the phenomenon of early fame, the relation of celebrity and beauty, the hedonism of the late 1970s and early 80s, and AIDS.
The story of Walter Winchell, chronicling the gossip columnist''s rise from a vaudeville entertainer to one of New York''s most powerful media personalities. From 1925 through the 1960s, Winchell blurred the line between tabloid and hard news, redefining modern journalism in the age of celebrity by revealing the private lives of public people. Based on a book by Winchell''s longtime ghostwriter, Herman Klurfeld.
Set in the near future, a pair of media moguls clash while competing to buy the same professional football team. Their personal and business rivalry turns into a nasty campaign of blackmail, political intrigue and mud-slinging played out in a full-blown media war that threatens to destory both men a
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
Thriller based on the previously untold true story of how a near-nuclear catastrophe was averted in the wake of a collision between American and Soviet nuclear submarines off the coast of the United States on October 3, 1986.
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.
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.
Drama about the controversial Tuskegee, Alabama, syphilis experiments of the 1930s and 1940s, performed on unknowing black men. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by David Feldshuh. The story centers on nurse Eunice Evers who works at Tuskegee Hospital in 1932 to assist in caring for poor black men with syphilis. Government funding becomes available to study syphilitic African-American men who will receive no medical treatment as a way to establish whether the disease affects blacks and whites differently. Evers reluctantly goes along, lying to the men while giving them only vitamins and tonics. As the years pass, the afflicted men never receive treatment. Eventually all the men die and the full truth of the inhumane experiment is revealed in a U.S. Senate hearing decades later.
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.
On a Birmingham Sunday morning, September 15, 1963, while attending Sunday school, four little girls were brutally murdered when a bomb ripped through the basement of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Dead were Addie Mae Collins (14), Carole Denise McNair (11), Cynthia Wesley (14) and Carole Rosa
Dramatization of 10 real-life New York subway stories, about the people who work and ride in them. Writers and filmmakers from New York string together many tales of varying lengths. Based on stories submitted in a special contest.
When a young man returns home dying of AIDS, his parents lives are thrown into turmoil as they face his terminal illness. In the struggle to understand who their son really is, the mother forges a deep relationship with her son in the last months of his life and the father reaches out to the son he never really knew.
The friendship between a dog named Zeus and a dolphin named Roxanne brings the dog's owner and a marine scientist together. When the animals' bond grows and develops into a form of communication, a rival scientist steals the animals.
Set in the not-too-distant future, the Governor of Idaho decides to close his state''s borders when a planeload of orphaned refugees from Pakistan are heading that way. Fed up with immigration policies that have transformed the nation into a tumultuous melting pot, the Governor vows to keep the American way of life intact and even threatens to secede from the Union if the federal government responds to his blockade with force. The White House responds with a 67-hour deadline for lifting the blockade. As anarchy reigns in the streets, a news service goes behind the scenes to cover what could be the news event of the century.
An FBI negotiator tries to free a group of kidnapped deaf students and their teacher held hostage by three violent convicts. Based on a true story.
Television movie chronicles the life of Don King, former numbers runner and convicted felon, who after serving time in prison for manslaughter, rose from life on the Cleveland streets to become the world's most successful boxing promoter, transforming boxing into an international multimillion-dollar
A tabloid reporter pursues a vampire who flies a small plane into desolate airports where he attacks his victims.
Ex-Marine Major Howard Toliver controls a high-security prison for youth offenders in Los Angeles until he is ordered back into action--back to Vietnam. A wealthy heiress has been kidnapped and held for ransom by brutal gangster-bandits. Her life is on the line, and Toliver is her only hope for surv
Professor Jack Lambert who lives a peaceful, quiet life is stunned when the media proclaims that his kindly old next door neighbor Max Mueller is really SS Colonel Karl Luger, a notorious Nazi war criminal nicknamed the Beast of Berkau. Naturally, Mueller and his dutiful daughter Inga insist it's a
Movie about Isaiah Turner, an adventurous farmboy whose quest to avenge his parents'' death sets him on a journey where he encounters an array of fictional and historical characters, ultimately becoming a self-assured gunslinger known as the Cherokee Kid. The story is narrated by The Cherokee Kid''s supportive sidekick, Juan Nepomuceno Cortina.
Based on the true story of Harlem street basketball legend Earl "The Goat" Manigault, whose drug addiction destroyed his hopes of a professional basketball career, but who went on to become one of Harlem's most influential citizens after his recovery from drug abuse.
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.
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
Jesse Parrish just took a wrong turn. A down and out musician with a bad drug habit, he's stumbled on a drug deal gone awry and found himself a suitcase full of money which he aims to keep. But where's a bum, with a fortune worth killing for, to go? Jesse heads home to Galveston, Texas to the people
Based on the terrifying true story of one ship and the nine stowaways hiding beneath its deck, who dream of finding wealth and happiness in America. But their existence threatens the career of the ship's captain, and when a lack of water forces them out of hiding, they become a problem to the overly
A homicide cop takes a courtroom hostage when a jury lets a suspected cop-killer go free.
Biopic of actor Marilyn Monroe, examining the alter egos of the tragic film star.
What is it that causes people to connect? It can be love, it can be money and sometimes it can be murder. The clock is ticking, and over the next 48 hours the lives of ten people in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley will intersect and be irrevocably altered--or abruptly ended. The plot is laid with a contr
Adaptation of three short stories by black writers, Maya Angelou, Richard Wright and John Henrik Clarke. In "Long Black Song," set in 1938, a Southern cotton farmer discovers that his wife has had an affair with a white salesman. In "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black," set in 1948, an elementary scho
When Janet and Ned Beindorf decided to separate, they tried to break it to their kids gently. Unfortunately for them, their teenage son Grover and 10-year-old daughter Stacey have come up with a unique way of coping with the news. Coaxing their parents into the basement, Grover nails the door shut,
About the infamous Rasputin from the court of Tsar Nicholas in Russia.
Biopic of convicted mobster John Gotti. Based on the book "Gotti: Rise and Fall" as well as court transcripts, newspaper and magazine articles, and FBI surveillance tape transcripts. The movie follows the flamboyant Gotti's rise to power, his seemingly invincible success in avoiding convictions in a
Exploration of the kidnapping and murder of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh's infant child. Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German immigrant, was convicted and executed in what may have been a miscarriage of American justice. Based on the book "The Airman and the Carpenter" by Sir Ludovic Kennedy.
A century ago, Dr. Henry Jekyll tried to alter the gene responsible for mankind's violent and sexual behavior. Instead, his miscalculation unleashed the dark side of his own nature. Three generations later, his great-grandson, Dr. Richard Jacks, tries to improve upon the formula, but once again, thi
An on-the-lam convict connects with Johnny Destiny and journeys to Las Vegas, where the convict hopes to gather his share of the loot from the job that landed him in jail in the first place. The money, however, has been stolen, and the convict must dodge the law and mob kingpins while attempting to
Black American troops stationed in war-torn England prepare to fight the Germans in Europe. One young black soldier, Travis befriends Maggie, an English woman whose husband, Edward, is fighting overseas. Lonely and confused by her husband's infidelities, Maggie soon finds comfort in the arms of Trav
Dempsey Cain is an honored cop, a loving husband and father, and mentor to his handsome younger brother. Then a drug dealer's bullet paralyzes him for life and Dempsey's world is shattered. Suddenly, his wife and brother seem to care less about him than for each other, and a million-dollar insurance
Biography of President Harry S. Truman, chronicling his life from World War I through his presidency.
The time is 1943 and the Germans are winning the Second World War as the U.S. suffers huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers are not welcomed in the Air Force. From the brutal demands of their t
Three young hustlers searching for a stash of lost drugs learn the perils of dealing in darkness when they are led by a creepy undertaker on a tour of a nightmarish, supernatural underworld.
Louis Pinnock is a factory worker with a history of company loyalty. He's up for the foreman's job and looks forward to making a better life for his wife and children--until his world collides with that of Thaddeus Thomas. Thaddeus was born into wealth and privilege and life has never disappointed h
Four black Marines look back at their lives while under the threat of death in the jungle of Vietnam.
The mother of an eighteen-year-old boy dies in a car accident and his father re-marries shortly thereafter. When his father dies soon after the wedding, the boy suspects his stepmother of murder. He, however, must step lightly as he too is a potential suspect.
While on assignment, an American journalist inadvertently uncovers a conspiracy of Neo-Nazis among the youth of Germany. Adopting the pseudonym Ron Fury, the journalist infiltrates the violent world of Nazism and discovers a dangerous link between brutal young skinheads and surviving soldiers of Hit
The is 1955, a time of hope, promise and conformity in America and Jeanne Holman is doing her best to fit the mold. Struggling to make a life for her two sons after her husband is reported missing in action, Jeannie is determined to create the kind of environment she thinks her family needs. When a
Chronicles the 1960s love affair between Chicago gangster Sam Giancana and Phyllis McGuire, one of the singing McGuire Sisters. Based on a true story.
A criminal-defense attorney becomes romantically involved with a seductive woman who traps him in a plot to kill her abusive husband.
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.
During an eight-year investigation, an obsessed Russian detective tracks down a serial killer of 52 women and children. Based on a true story.
Lewis Gates, a bounty hunter haunted by the past, is hired to track down three escaped convicts in the Oxbow region of the Rockies. Following the criminals' trail, Gates arrives at a secluded spot where he discovers signs of a struggle, but no bodies or evidence other than a strange arrow shaft. Gat
Dramatization of the life of heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, from his troubled youth, his discovery by celebrated trainer Cus D'Amato, his quick rise as a star of the boxing world, the marriage to Robin Givens, and his fall from the sporting world's pinnicle after his trial, felony convictio
A white-water rafting trip by a group of leading advertising executives results in tragedy and a legal controversy. Based on a true story.
Set in 1950s Hollywood, where magic is legal and everyone uses it. A U.S. Senator, running for the Presidency on an anti-magic platform, plans to seal his bid for the White House by burning a witch at the stake. A detective, involved in a case about a murdered producer, tries to save the witch, who
A nearly blind gunfighter engages in solitary battle against a band of vicious outlaws while trying to deliver an orphaned baby to safety.
Based on the suspense novel, "Fatherland." Set in Berlin 20 years after a German victory in World War II, an SS detective (with the help of an American journalist) uncovers a deadly secret of the Third Reich.
A macho, hedonistic photographer seeks out his sexual fantasies at a resort owned by a woman. After submitting himself to sexual slavery, the two fall in love. Meanwhile, two conservative cops have gone undercover to infiltrate the establishment.
Story of the September 1971 Attica prison riot as told from the point of view of Michael Smith, a rookie guard who was taken hostage.
A officer with the Joint Chiefs of Staff uncovers a planned military coup of the U.S. government and has only one week to prevent the takeover.
In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of murdering a commanding officer, is determined to esc
Live stand-up comedy performance filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
The story of a turn-of-the-century bank thief who, after his gang is wiped out, takes a young mute man hostage. The young man then tries to be his partner in crime.
Three childhood girlfriends from rural Ireland are reunited in college, ready to experience life to the fullest. Eve, Nan and Benny meet handsome young men and instantly fall in love. Benny, a modest, self-conscious dreamer, sets her sights on Jack, the brightest and best-looking boy on campus, even
The true story of Canadian Gerald Bull, whose obsession with building the world's largest gun led him into a deadly agreement with Saddam Hussein.
An emergency room physician makes a moral choice to go outside his medical expertise to save a patient when the proper staff and equipment are unavailable.
Story about an upper-middle class suburban mother serial killer.
Romantic comedy set in New York City about a love triangle in a time-share studio.
A policeman must intensify a murder investigation when it looks like his own teenage son may be involved in the crime.
A mysterious man plagues the lives of a couple who fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident in Mexico.
Based on the best seller by Randy Shilts about the history of the AIDS epidemic in America and how the medical, political and social establishments have dealt with the crisis.
Diquan Mitchell, an 18-year-old inner-city youth, sells guns on the street and information to the police in order to help his girlfriend Latisha, who is pregnant with his child, get out of jail.
A long-suffering housewife is kidnapped by aliens, becomes radioactive and grows 50-feet-tall, and returns to Earth to seek revenge on her two-timing husband.
Two latina gang members, Sad Eyes and Mousie, once best friends, become estranged after the same man, a local drug dealer, impregnates them both.
When the head of an outlaw band loses control of the group to his once-loyal right-hand man, he sets out to take revenge on his former companions, one by one.
Set in a future war-torn America where a young woman falls in love with a mysterious rebel leader and joins his fight against a brutally oppressive government at a time when a deadly epidemic is sweeping the country.
A father becomes worried when a local gangster gets involved with his son in the Bronx in the 1960's.
A Los Angeles police officer joins an elite crime-fighting unit that fights urban crime with superhuman techniques derived from the use of a potion that turns cops into werewolves.
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 retired British intelligence agent is forced back into the world of counter-intelligence when he becomes romantically involved with the wife of an American diplomat.
Adapted by William Nicholson from his own play, this drama recounts the unlikely love story of British professor and celebrated author C.S. Lewis and the brash American divorcee Joy Gresham who later became his wife. She died shortly after their marriage, in 1960.
The story of the record-setting $25 billion leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, and the effect of the move on employees.
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.
Three young friends, one of whom is dying of leukemia, take a trip across the US.
Godzilla battled genetically engineered plant form.
A television movie based on the true story about a turn-of-the-century anthropologist who discovers the last surviving member of the Yahi Indians in California.
Story about two police detectives who delve into a mystery in which no one, including the detectives, is beyond suspicion.
A middle-aged couple are abducted by the evil ruler of a far away planet, who has eyes for the wife.
A movie based on the 1962 headline story of a married couple who learn that their unborn child will likely be born with serious birth defects after the wife's accidental use of the drug Thalidomide. Having been refused an abortion in the United States, Finkbine traveled to Stockholm, Sweden, to rece
In the fall of 1964, in Arctic Canada, an Inuit Eskimo meets with the leader of a stranded army mapping team to go over his maps. To his surprise, the Inuit sees that the map is the same one he helped to make thirty years earlier, and he begins to tell the story behind the maps and the love of his l
Veteran soldiers are sent behind enemy lines to rescue a top American military expert from deep in the Cambodian jungle.
A group of college friends who were members of the same theatrical group reunite after not having seen each other for ten years.
Half-breed martial artist/cop fights drug ring in the West.
Global warming has brought disasterous effects to a futuristic London. The city is terrorized by a serial killer and its only hope for salvation rests in the hands of a global cop and international mercenary.
A successful businessman purposely goes bankrupt in order to experience the challenge of starting out all over again.
A woman challenges the system when her fighter-pilot husband dies in a crash. Refusing to accept the official explanation of pilot error for his death, she begins a long campaign to clear her husband's name.
Based on the life of Roy Cohn, the controversial lawyer and former assistant to Senator Joseph McCarthy.
The story of a female prosecutor''s obsession with a sex offender posing as a fashion photographer.
Two rival summer camps battle it out in a water skiing competition.
A biopic about Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
Cyd is an actress turned performing mermaid in a Miami hotel who has just flipped her flippers for a horse trainer named Woody. But their love is barely out of the gate when Woody's champion horse Molnir--and then Woody himself--are suddenly murdered. The trainer's dying act is to slip a locket into
An American baseball manager is fired for his antics and then hired by the Russians to build an Olympic team.
In a small Northern Irish border town in 1957, a young unwed mother is the object of both fascination and scorn for the locals, as she keeps the identity of the baby's father unkown. When a troupe of travelling players sets up camp, she finds herself courted by the town's constable as well as a hand
Inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, a teenager journeys through purgatory and into hell to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend.
A movie about an eccentric writer who is exposed to media frenzy when she becomes engaged to a politician during his bid for the presidency.
A pair of detectives team up to find the murderer of a Japanese businessman.
A hypnotist disguises himself as a priest and then a nun to seduce the woman he accidentally hypnotized into entering a convent.
A beautiful woman takes off with a load of gold, after her gangster boyfriend is shot, not realizing that the rest of the gang is hot on her trail.
A television movie about James Brady, the former presidential press secretary left paralyzed when he was shot during the assassination attempt made on Ronald Reagan in 1981.
A mercenary puts together a mission to save an international ambassador who has been kidnapped by a Colombian drug lord.
A male chauvinist dies and is reincarnated as a woman, thereby forcing him/her to endure the same sexist behavior he practiced as a man.
A barnyard rooster becomes a rock 'n' roll star.
A South American doctor vows revenge when his teenage son is tortured and killed by the military dictatorship.
A good cop is run out of the force and has to fight for his life when a criminal he put in prison seeks revenge.
The oldest of five children is forced to join the workforce to support the family when their mother goes away on vacation and the babysitter dies.
A mercenary is hired to hunt down a group of rebel soldiers in Africa.
Wendell Dickens is a failed, but cheerfully optimistic, greet card writer. His friend, Lou Wimpole, is a failed, and hopeless pessimistic, cello player. When Wendell inherits a riddle from a distant Chinese relative, their luck soon changes... for the worse. The two set off in search of an answer, p
After the Occupation in France, various political factions vie for control in a small town.
A kickboxer challenges the world's greatest kickboxers to find out which one killed his brother.
Set in turn-of-the-century France about an anti-Semitic army officer who challenges the massive government coverup in the imprisonment of Alfred Dreyfus for espionage.
A female newspaper reporter goes undercover as a stripper to find the identity of the stripper murderer.
A kickboxing champion avenges the death of his brothers.
A trilogy of three short dramas broadcast as a presentation of "HBO Showcase." Carson McCullers' "A Domestic Dilemma" follows a businessman who confronts his wife because her drinking is a threat to their children's safety. Henry Miller's "Mara" is about an American writer living in Paris and the Po
A young black man tries to maintain his identity while pursuing a career in television news.
The story of despair played out by a black family in Brooklyn's Red Hook housing projects.
Two ski instructors compete to jobs and women.
Story of a young couple's relationship, from their first meeting through their marriage.
An ex-con teams with a lawyer to save the woman they both love when she is kidnapped by vengeful killers.
A television movie on the life of the black American expatriate entertainer Josephine Baker, who lived primarily in Paris from the 1920s.
A woman is caught between her father, a charismatic and powerful man whose mysterious past may include Nazi ties, and her fiancee, who risks everything to find the truth.
The abandoned parts of a disfunctional android, after being brought into the home of a scrap-metal artist, reconstruct themselves into its former self, a violent killer.
Unexplainable destructive forces wreak havoc in a town.
Drama surrounding the attempted assassination of a presidential candidate on his way to Central America.
A top TV news correspondent and his producer begin to question the far-reaching effects and ethics of their power.
The tragic tale of an impoverished Turkish family's journey to Switzerland at the hands of illegal immigrant smugglers.
A futuristic tale of a society in which women are forced into surrogate motherhood.
A penniless couple in Monte Carlo win the jackpot.
The story of a corrupt, but well respected, police veteran, and the young assistant district attorney who reproaches him.
An ex-con is accused of the robbery and assault of a crack-addicted prostitute. Shows how the case is developed and prosecuted from the viewpoint of the defendant as well as the defense and prosecution.
A young drifter talks a naive young man into helping her spring her brother from jail.
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.
A young German woman meets resistance when attempting to write a paper on her town's complicity with the Nazis during World War II.
A small-time con man tries to avoid getting involved in big-time crime.
A romance novelist helps her invalid brother transform himself into a tough New Zealand biker in order to attract a beautiful journalist.
Set in a futuristic world where the only sport that has survived in a wasted society is the brutal gladitorial-type combat known as jugging.
Film version of Sandra Bernhard's hit off-Broadway one-woman show.
Two travelling performers, both Republican supporters, inadvertently cross enemy lines and enter territory controlled by Franco's fascist forces during the last days of the Spanish Civil War.
Set in 1950s New Orleans, a naive college boy falls for his glamorous, twice-divorced aunt and finds that his life is being manipulated by an eccentric soap-opera writer.
A trilogy of short story adaptations broadcast as a television movie presentation of "HBO Showcase." "Dusk Before Fireworks" is about the relationship between a woman and a gigolo who is continually interrupted by phone calls from other women. "The Man in the Brooks Brothers Shirt" is about a woman
Two young real estate partners are struggling and on the verge of bankruptcy when they come across a million dollar account that could change their lives. The fact that the property is owned by two brothers who are bitter rivals is a problem, but when one of the partners starts sleeping with the cli
Screen adaptation of Connell's two novels "Mrs. Bridge" and "Mr. Bridge," written in 1958 and 1968, that chronicle 40 years in the lives of a couple and their family in Kansas City, Missouri. Joanne Woodward was named Best Actress of 1990, and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala cited for best screenplay, by the N
An investigation into the murder of a civil rights worker in Northern Ireland, uncovers a widespread conspiracy.
When the promotion an advertising executive was expecting goes to an ambitious, younger colleague, he goes mad and starts killing people.
A Soviet officer and a Vietnam veteran are two protagonists in a war drama which may lead to a major American-Soviet confrontation.
A television movie based on a true story. A Louisiana couple discover that their young son has been molested by a local priest and find themselves confronting the Catholic Church hierarchy.
A television movie in which a painter seeks revenge when he is framed for art forgery by his lover.
True story of a man who was insitutionalized after being perceived as mentally disturbed.
A television movie about a man just out of prison who plots a daring racetrack robbery in order to avenge himself against the business partner who framed him.
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 small-town girl pins all her hopes on winning a local beauty pageant.
An "HBO Showcase" adaptation of Bob Larbey's Broadway play about two close friends residing in a retirement home. One is failing physically, but is sharp of mind; the other is in good physical shape, but is losing his memory. They help each other retain their dignity and wit as they confront advanci
A college biology professor who is experimenting with teaching monkeys sign language falls in love with a music professor.
A movie depicting the life of famed Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. After being liberated from an Austrian concentration camp in 1945, Wiesenthal agrees to work with the American War Crimes Unit to document the horrifying deeds of the Third Reich and to help apprehend the guilty. As he begins his work
The small-town, hardworking McDermott family seemingly has it all - the family business, happy marriage, and respectful children. However, the teenage sons are secretly sleeping around and getting wasted, and rich developers who want to buy out the family's chicken restaurant, causing even more fri
A boy coming of age in WWII Italy develops a lifelong love affair with movies.
In a sequel to the 1987 thriller, the stepfather escapes from the asylum he found himself in, romances another widow, but is discovered before incurring fatal damage.
Three friends try to make it as singers in Atlantic City.
Megs aka "Jackknife," a burned out Vietnam vet working as a car repairman decides to break out of his shell by reuniting with a few war buddies and remembering the blocked-out adventures they had in 'Nam.
Two boys attempt to build a motorcycle for an international race.
Set in 1906 South Africa, a white woman stirs up controversy when she takes a teaching position at a school for poor black children.
When Ernie, a butcher, turns up dead inside the refrigerator at his shop, Dave, his partner, thinks that it was an accident for which he's responsible. Little does he know that Ernie was, in fact, murdered by his wife Sunny.
An ex-CIA agent is lured out of retirement to thwart the KGB plot to assassinate the Soviet General Secretary during a public ceremony in an Eastern European country. Working alone in Eastern Europe, he joins forces with a former enemy and an old flame to thwart the deadly scheme.
A son goes searching for his father who was kidnapped by terrorists in Northern Africa.
An "HBO Showcase" television movie about a battle of wits between a disturbed death-row inmate and his prison psychiatrist who is charged with deciding if the prisoner is insane -- thereby saving him from the gas chamber -- or faking insanity -- a determination that would send him to his death.
A safe-cracking expert passes on his craft to a teenage boy who becomes his apprentice.
An ex-cop tries to stop a serial killer before he strikes again.
When he watches his older brother, the world kickboxing champion, get crippled while fighting the dirty Thai fighter Tong Po, Kurt Sloane swears revenge, and sets out to learn the art of Muay-Thai fighting with the help of an old master, before returning to take on Po.
A man with cerebral palsy learns to paint with his foot.
An American cop teams up with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman and together they uncover a plot to hide international terrorists in Vancouver.
In order to see his dying father, Homer, a mentally retarded dishwasher in Arizona, hitchhikes up to Oregon. Along the way he is picked up by Eddie, a vagabond, and the two quickly bond. However, Eddie begins taking things to an extreme, taking Homer to a brothel, burglarizing a store, and committ
Two 1960s political activists move to an idyllic hippie-style commune in Central America.
A two-part documentary about the life of film comedian Harold Lloyd, covering his beginnings in Hollywood, his time with Hal Roach's acting company, and the advent of sound in motion pictures. Lloyd's life is drawn from film clips, home movies, photo stills and interviews with colleagues, family and
A high school senior searches for his prom date, whom he sold to an East Los Angeles pimp.
A romantic thriller about a woman who inadvertantly uncovers a government conspiracy to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the United States six years after World War II has ended.
An emotional young ranch hand falls for the ranch owner's daughter.
The adventures of four young women in South Carolina in 1963.
A New York literary agent imagines that he's turning into a vampire.
A young musician answers a telephone at an outdoor booth and believes he hears a message that the United States is about to begin a nuclear attack.
Modern day retelling of Dracula's wife searching for her long lost husband.
Using interviews and re-enactments, the film examines the 1976 murder of a Dallas policeman, and the wrongful conviction of one of the two men implicated in the killing.
After battling his way through El Salvador, the Middle East and Nicaragua, Traxx decides to retire to a life of baking gourmet cookies. When he finds himself in need of money, Traxx decides to hire himself out as the "Town Tamer" and begins cleaning up Hadleyville, Texas of its lowlife street scum.
After moving to Los Angeles in the hopes of earning more money, a high-powered salesman and his wife turn to drugs when their dream fails to materialize.
In the 19th century, a Swedish father and son leave their native land for Denmark in search of work and a better life.
A lawyer discovers that his client, freed of murder charges, is actually guilty, and that he is now the murderer's next victim.
A would-be private eye and his younger brother are embroiled in an international caper.
When Jeremy Capello, a teenage virgin, is encouraged by his best friend to spend a night with an attractive older woman named Nora. After losing his virginity, Jeremy is horrified to learn that Nora is, in fact, a vampire, and Jeremy, having been bitten, is one, too. Using pig blood from the local
Romantic comedy thriller surrounding the man who pulled off the "Great Train Robbery" in 1963.
In a crime story set in Chicago, an ex-hooker hires a cop to protect her from a killer.
An "HBO Showcase" presentation in which a lonely widower who seeks a companion for the holidays meets a shy, mysterious woman who brings with her a secret she ultimately must reveal.
A battle re-enactment turns into real life warfare as contemporary Cowboys and Indians battle it out.
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 groupf strangers must try to solve a man's death when he dies in a restaurant and leaves a million dollars behind.
After a 29-year-old bond trader testifies against a mob boss in court, his life is in danger. In order to hide from the mob, he conceals his identity and manages to pass as a 17-year-old student. He finds that life as a teenager has changed since he attended high school, but is adjusting well...until the gangsters see through his disguise and come to the school to kill him.
A young man reluctantly joins a travelling family of evil vampires, when the girl he''''d tried to seduce is part of that group.
A psychological thriller about a successful and well known psychologist who falls under the spell of a mysterious con man. A romance ensues, as do innumerable plot twists.
An American engineer (Harmon) on loan to Colombia, is taken hostage and held for ranson. His brother, Corey and friend, are among a group of men lead by Shrike (Duvall) to go deep into the jungles of Colombia to rescue Harry and an American ambassador.
A movie about a pair of young lovers forced to struggle with anger, pride, and an uncertain future when the man returns from Vietnam after being blinded in combat.
After three silent movie Western stars get fired, they accept a job in Mexico. Lucky Day, Dusty Bottoms and Ned Nederlander will be doing a show with El Guapo, who they hear is the most famous actor in the country. But when they arrive with the expectation of acting with him and earning good money, they find that the man not only is no actor, he is a ruthless gang leader who is terrorizing a small town. After El Guapo kidnaps the mayor''s pretty daughter, the hopes of all the townspeople fall to the three actors to save her and restore their freedom.
A dramatized portrait of Nelson Mandela, the imprisoned African National Congress leader, and his wife Winnie Mandela, who struggles against the government of South African for her political activism on behalf of the victims of apartheid. The film chronicles the past 30 years of the anti-apartheid m
The 18th century composer Salieri confesses to a deadly rivalry with Mozart.
A psychic tries to thwart a plot to control the U.S. president through his dreams.
A sensitive little boy, still grieving for his mother, finds respite in a book which chronicles the plight of Fantasia, a magical land created by the dreams and imagination of humankind, now threatened with destruction by The Nothing, a shapeless, ominous force created by human despair.
A teen becomes a werewolf after a family vacation in Transylvania.
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.
The story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige, the legendary pitcher, from his barnstorming days in the '20s, hoping to break into organized Negro baseball, to his emergence at age 43 in the major leagues with the Cleveland Indians the year after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier. Paige, who died
A dying man strives to reconcile himself with his son whom he had previously abandoned.
Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Now most of people, particularly on PTA board think that she is a little too liberal for them. So they are making things tough for her and her daughter. She then decides to get back at them by pulling all sorts of pranks on them. She also decides to run for the position of PTA President, which infuriates them.
When his family is killed, an Irishman with IRA ties plots to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.
A small-time criminal fakes insanity in hopes of doing easy time in a mental hospital.
A horror star''''s attempted comeback is complicated by a string of murders.
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Sequel to "The Gathering Storm" which focuses on Winston Churchill up until the end of WWII.
Follows four patients who emerge from comas, raising questions about defining quality of life and offering insight into the power of love.
Frank Packenham, the Earl of Longford, championed the cause of rehabilitation for Myra Hindley, a convicted serial killer of children, who was serving a lifelong prison sentence. During the last three decades of his life, the unconvential politician and devout Catholic Longford advocated for rehabi
While analyzing the historical events that have given rise to an Arab-dominated government's willingness to kill and displace its own indigenous African people, the documentary also examines the international community's "legacy of failure" to respond to such profound crimes against humanity in the
Docudrama chronicling Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet's legal battles while under house arrest in England in 1998. Then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher appealed for his release.
Documentary revolving around New Orleans following the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Lawrence, a shy, civil servant, meets the mysterious Gina in a cafe and develops a life-changing relationship with her. As part of the British delegation to the G8 Summit in Iceland, Lawrence invites Gina along for a romantic getaway. As world issues are being debated by international leaders and
Chronicles a hypothetical "dirty bomb" radiological attack on London focusing on the experiences of a fireman, two anti-terrorist squad police officers and the international terrorists they are tracking both before and after the attack.
Stand-up comedy special starring Ellen DeGeneres live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Ellen DeGeneres presents her third solo, standup special for HBO, from New York City's Beacon Theater as part of her "The Beginning" U.S./Canada tour.
Adaptation of the hit stage show "Stomp," which uses a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. Includes versions of some of the show's signature performances as well as new segments. Uses outdoor settings in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Real-life conversations between taxi drivers and their passengers, videotaped by hidden cameras during late-night rides through the streets of New York City. Trailing the cabs in an unmarked van, the producers were able to monitor the dialogues and feed questions to the drivers.
Documentary on Oskar Schindler, the black marketeer and Nazi Party member who is credited with saving 1,000 Jews from German death camps.
A sports documentary featuring rare footage from baseball's "Golden Age," the 1930s to 1950s.
A "Cinemax Sessions" special featuring the Neville Brothers in concert with guest performers. Taped at the Storyville Jazz Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 18, 1988.
A special starring Billy Crystal and taped in the USSR. Crystal traces his Russian roots in Moscow, where he attends a family reunion of over 20 relatives. The comedian visits Moscow sights and trades stories with athletes at a Soviet baseball game. Also features footage of Crystal in a performance
A documentary that tells the stories of five people who died from AIDS and how their loved ones came to terms with their loss through participation in the AIDS Memorial Quilt. The huge quilt, made by friends and relatives of people who have died of AIDS, has traveled throughout the United States to
A derelict's life is changed by a scheming scientist who has discovered a surgical procedure that proves the cliche about cats having nine lives.
A documentary focusing on the creation of the 25th anniversary swimsuit issue of "Sports Illustrated." Included are interviews with the models, photographers and magazine staff, behind-the-scenes footage and appearances by models from past swimsuit issues.
A "Cinemax Sessions" special featuring legendary rock 'n' rollers in concert.
An executioner finds himself out of work when the death penalty is repealed.
An adulterous housewife kills her husband on Christmas Eve and is pursued by an axe-wielding escapee from an asylum who is dressed as Santa Claus.
A concert filmed in Jamaica featuring performances by reggae, pop, and rock artists.
George Carlin appears in his seventh HBO comedy special, and his first-ever live TV comedy special. The comedian performs from the Parc Theater in Union City, N.J.
A "Cinemax Sessions" special, in which Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer and guitar legend Les Paul is joined by other celebrities in the world of music.
Top comics toast the place where they got their start in this live broadcast from the Improv, Budd Friedman's Los Angeles comedy club.
Ron Reagan, Jr. portrays himself as a television journalist on a morning talk show. He shows the comic side effects of being in the spotlight as President Reagan's son.
A "Cinemax Sessions" presentation bringing together several generations of top country music artists in a concert taped at Fisk University Chapel in Nashville, Tennessee.
A special "Commission of Inquiry" into allegations against Kurt Waldheim, Austrian president and former United Nations Secretary-General, concerning his ties to the Nazi Party and war crimes he allegedly committed during his service as a lieutenant in the German army during World War II. The commiss
An "On Location" special, taped at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York, presenting an hour-long version of Jackie Mason's Tony-winning Broadway hit, "The World According to Me."
A jazz concert, taped at the famed Storyville Jazz Hall in New Orleans, featuring singer Sarah Vaughan performing with top horn players. Broadcast as a presentation of "Cinemax Sessions."
An "HBO Comedy Hour" live special featuring comedian Joe Piscopo.
Singer-songwriter Carly Simon is seen in a rare concert appearance taped June 8, 1987 in New England.
A gospel concert taped at the First Presbyterian Church in Hollywood, California. Hosted by singer-songwriter Paul Simon, the concert features peformances by artists from the pop, soul, country, and gospel areas of the music industry.
A comedy film short presenting a comic slice of domestic life gone awry. When Paul Darden and his wife Sandy move into a seemingly quiet upper-middle class community, the American Dream turns into a waking nightmare. Unfortunately, the peace and prosperity the Dardens had envisioned is all but dest
An evening of soul music taped at the Taboo Club in Detroit, Michigan, and spotlighting the "Godfather of Soul," James Brown, and the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin. Broadcast as a presentation of "Cinemax Sessions."
A trilogy of half-hour dramas inspired by true accounts of Vietnam veterans. "The Pass" tells of three bored GIs visiting a Vietnam bar to discuss their experiences, with surprising results. "The Mine" describes a soldier with an unnatural instinct for keeping out of danger. "Home" tells the story o
A special in which actor/monologist Spalding Gray performs "The Terrors of Pleasure," recalling how his purchase of a bucolic country retreat became a rendezvous with disaster.
A concert taped at Vanderbilt University with guitarist Chet Atkins and fellow musicians. A presentation of "Cinemax Sessions."
A dramatized portrait of Nelson Mandela, the imprisoned African National Congress leader, and his wife Winnie Mandela, who struggles against the government of South African for her political activism on behalf of the victims of apartheid. The film chronicles the past 30 years of the anti-apartheid m
The first program in the Cinemax series, "Cinemas Sessions," giving viewers an opportunity to see famous musicians working together in an informal, intimate setting. The premiere show is a one-hour tribute to the Rock 'n' Roll legend, Fats Domino, taped in his hometown of New Orleans at the famed St
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The second annual presentation honoring the best horror films, television shows, actors, producers and special-effects designers.
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