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A mysterious hitchhiker named Tomas Katz is picked up by a taxi driver. As they head towards London, Katz take's on the driver's form. Continuing into the city, Katz moves from person to person, taking on different bodies and causing general mischief and unrest. As the controller of the London Under
Dr. Jonathan Dempsey's formerly brilliant career as a zoologist is fading into distant memory. Years of gambling his reputation on 'mythical' animals has all but destroyed his credibility. Now his scheming boss has blackmailed him into taking over the late Dr. Abernathy's Loch Ness project--disprovi
A man tries to leave his mistress after his wife attempts suicide.
Parvez is a reserved taxi driver who has spent 25 years in England building a life for himself and his family. Minoo is Parvez' dutiful wife and Farid is Parvez' teenage son, who is consumed with preserving his roots in a multicultural country. The stability of Parvez' home is disrupted when Parvez
In this true story, pianist David Helfgott fights to overcome schizophrenia and return to the concert stage.
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
Set in 1987, the year of the Contra rebels' assault against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua, a love story which begins on a bus in Glasgow and ends amid the gunfire and explosions of war in Nicaragua. George is a free-spirited Scottish bus driver struggling against the conventionality and bur
Following the death of her adoptive parents, a successful young black optometrist establishes contact with her biological mother -- a lonely white factory worker living in poverty in East London. As the two warily forge a bond, they must learn to cope with the tensions and confusions of their extend
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 year was 1936. Spain was still, in effect, a feudal society. Wealthy landowners, joined by churchmen, industrialists, and army officers, feared the growing power of the working class and began to organize to retain their power and privilege. On July 18, 1936, the military, led by Fascist General
Inspired by the 1982 Roberto Calvi Affair in which an Italian banker was found hanging from a bridge across the River Thames, the story follows Alan, a man from Northern England who is homeless after the loss of his wife and job. One night while sleeping in a deserted building, Alan witnesses the m
Fourteen-year-old Calvin Fuller is an otherwise bright, typical Southern California kid. But when it comes to confidence and bravery, he''s batting zero. Until something intense and unexpected happens. As an earthquake rumbles through the ballpark during a Little League game, Calvin begins the most extraordinary journey of the millennium when a crack opens in the earth and he falls back into time--to the mythical kingdom of Camelot, and the court of legendary King Arthur. Inadvertently conjured to the 12th century by the great sorcerer Merlin, Calvin finds he''s been summoned to help restore "the once and future king" Arthur''s fading glory, and to prevent the realm from falling into the clutches of the sinister Lord Belasco. Now, as this exciting challenge begins for Calvin he must find the courage to face the odious Belasco, and prove himself that in any age he has what it takes to be a worthy knight.
Seven friends gather together to film an amateur horror movie in a dilapidated country mansion. Though outwardly they appear to be prepared for the world, each of them arrives at the remote house in chaotic inner turmoil. Throughout the weekend, the group films a darkly comical Celtic fantasy, but s
Story of the Curley family of Dublin, focusing on father Dessie--a plasterer who likes to get plastered--and his 20-year-old daughter Sharon--a supermarket check-out girl. When Sharon announces that she is pregnant, but does not say who the father is, she forces the Curley family to confront both th
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 potential romance between two poor artists in Paris 1991 is cut short by the police. Their separation enables the woman to ascend into the ranks of high society. But, upon the man''s return, she is dragged back down again.
Set in the future, after a catastrophe has destroyed all language and culture, the film addresses themes of memory and displacement within the Jewish diaspora, offering a possibility as to how cultural stories might survive.
Set in 1977, during the week of the Queen's Silver Jubilee, a young black London DJ, who together with his gay partner operates a pirate radio station, becomes implicated in the murder of a mutual friend.
A Los Angeles district attorney relocates with her troublesome teenage son to New Orleans, where the boy can be supervised by his father, a policeman who left the family 15 years ago.
A young actress becomes politically aware within the Paris Commune of 1871.
An investigation into the murder of a civil rights worker in Northern Ireland, uncovers a widespread conspiracy.
A fantasy about mankind's desire to explore the past, present, and future through prehistoric times, ancient Greece, France during Napoleon, a modern film shoot, and another "Renaissance" set in the future.
Three stories about life in New York City. Woody Allen''s segment revolves around a lawyer having problems with his mother. Martin Scorsese''s segment, based on Dostoyevsky''s "The Gambler", centers on an artist''s romance. Francis Coppola''s segment is about a privileged daughter of separated parents who lives in New York''s Sherry Netherlands Hotel.
When their scientist parents take them to Kenya for six months, two L.A. teenagers adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must reacclimate the animal to life in the wild.
A southern boy goes to Chicago where he becomes a cop and finds himself in the middle of a plot involving a vengeance-seeking Appalachian relative.
An obsessed detective will do what it takes to bring down a gang of white supremacists in director John Frankenheimer's explosive crime thriller "Dead Bang" (1989). When a cop is viciously slain on Christmas Eve, the homicide detective assigned the case follows leads right to the door of a gang of n
Claire Vin Blancan is an alcoholic ex-dancer and, most importantly, a single mother. When Claire''s bad parenting results in the custody of her daughter being threatened, Claire must transform herself into a model mother and homemaker while searching for a spouse.
A paroled mobster hires his illegitimate daughter to work as his chauffeur.
When a couple, who have both been married before, decide to marry, they must confront the problems which arise from the children of their previous marriages.
An English coal miner gives up his job and girl to join an amateur show that will tour in the United States.
Set in the 1950s, a joyful orphan comes to live with her wealthy spinster aunt in Alabama and inspires the transformation of a stodgy town and its residents. Based on the 1960 Disney film "Pollyanna, " which starred Hayley Mills.
A two-part sequel to "The Parent Trap," airing as part of the anthology series, "The Magical World of Disney." Hayley Mills recreates the dual roles of Susan and Sharon Evers. Interior decorator Susan turns up to re-design the beach house of triplet girls who think that she's perfect for their widow
A family of fugitives deal with their son''s growing independence.
Ernest meets Santa Claus and helps him in his search for a successor.
This contemporary re-telling of Charles Dickens' classic story follows the misadventures of an orphaned kitten who is taken in by a pack of pickpocket dogs, headed by Dodger, the coolest quadruped in Manhattan and their human master, Fagin. When a little girl from Fifth Avenue finds Oliver and takes
In a remote Pennsylvania coal-mining town, a depressed teenager, whose father is cheating on his mother, develops and unlikely friendship with a half-baked hippie woman who runs an old drive-in. Together, they concoct a plan to kidnap the boy's father in order to steal the family fortune.
A recently divorced woman faces problems when her attention becomes divided between her young daughter and a new man in her life.
A television movie sequel bringing together the Bradford family from the ABC series "Eight is Enough" (1977-81). In the film, the family gathers together to celebrate Tom Bradford's fiftieth birthday. Abby and youngest son Nicholas prepare the house for the big celebration. One by one, the other bro
An adaptation of Nicolas Roeg's 1976 theatrical film of the same title starring David Bowie, about an alien marooned on Earth who is tracked by the military as he helps others during his search for a way to build a spaceship to return to his doomed world.
A German woman, abandoned by her husband while traveling in the Nevada desert, forms an unlikely alliance with a black American woman.
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.
Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke court passion, obsession and manipulation in "9 ½ Weeks" (1986), a stylish and erotic drama about two isolated people drawn together by a chance meeting. Director Adrian Lyne dives deep into the psychology of the characters, resulting in a piece that is as emotional as it is sexual. This expanded edition includes footage not seen in the original U.S. theatrical release.
A computer expert has manufactured war programmed robots for the government. But when Robot #5 is accidentally struck by lightning, he comes to life. Escaping, he is taken in by a kind woman to see that nothing happens to her new friend.
Various romantic entanglements occur among the week's visitors to a Club Med resort in Ixtapa, Mexico. The "chef du village" is shocked when a former lover turns up, and must also cope with the troubled son of a close pilot friend killed on a rescue flight.
A teacher at a school for the deaf marries a rebellious pupil.
A pair of low rent mobsters from New Jersey, who are best friends, get in trouble when a gangland boss order the duo to kill each other and neither one can bring himself to the dirty deed.
A woman turns to dream research to recover from a traumatic attack.
A young man faces a variety of trials in his search for a master to teach him a secret martial arts technique.
When James Bond (Agent 007) is sent to investigate a security leak at the high-tech Zorin Industries, he discovers a hotbed of murder and deception. The company''s mysterious owner, Max Zorin has devised a plan to corner the world''s microchip market--even if he has to kill millions to do it. But before Bond can stop Zorin, he must confront the madman''s beautiful and deadly companion May Day. With help from the gorgeous Stacey, Bond launches an all-out assault on Zorin''s deadly scheme, which leads to a treacherous duel against May Day on the upper spans of the Golden Gate Bridge.
A psychiatrist tries to unravel the case of a young nun discovered with a dead baby.
A working-class guy saves up the money and hauls his family to Florida for a vacation in a rented house, but once there things don''t go as planned.
When baseball player Darryl Palmer falls in love with a singer named Debby, he repeatedly asks her out and each time he fails to get a date, his performance in his next game suffers. Eventually, Darryl and Debby do become a couple, his average goes up, and they get married. But Debby finds herself b
A look at life in a Catholic high school in Brooklyn during the mid-sixties.
In a medeival world of woman warriors, a swordmistress seeks to avenge the death of her sister with the help of a strongly-built he-man.
A peer of teenage buddies crash a private resort with the goal of meeting some attractive women.
A burned-out instructor at an overcrowded high school is convinced by a rebellious student and an idealistic lawyer to join the fight for quality education.
A farmer's widow fights to keep her land during the Depression.
A group of former high-priced call girls who got out of the trade in the ''60s after one of them was battered to death are reunited twenty years later when the convicted killer is released from prison vowing vengeance. Among the hookers, in an interesting casting twist, is Debby Boone in her TV-movie debut playing against type, although the character also vies for fame as an inspirational singer.
Kermit and his friends try to get their musical produced on Broadway.
A prison warden''''s wife is seduced into helping a notorious killer escape.
A friend's death brings together a group of former college activists.
In his television dramatic debut, George Burns is a geriatric relegated to a nursing home after his wife's death by son Cliff Robertson, and Robby Benson is his retarded grandson who takes on the task of getting the old man to shake off his lethargy and get back on his feet. James DiPasquale and Dor
The first of three followup TV-movies inspired by the long- running series "The Waltons" (ironically a mainstay on the competing network from 1972 to 1980), this story, set immediately after World War II, focuses on the wedding plans of Erin Walton and Paul Northridge. Nearly all of the original cas
A group of men who were teammates on their high school's basketball team get together for a reunion. After some visiting and drinking, old resentments and long-suppressed anger come to the surface, and the men find their long-time friendships in danger of ending.
When their families object to their getting married, a poor boy and a wealthy girl elope. But they soon learn that they are not ready for marriage and possibly are incompatible as a couple.
In this remake of the 1948 Jane Wyman-Lew Ayres film (based on the 1940 Broadway play), Richard Thomas is a do-gooder in a poverty stricken rural area with VISTA where he encounters Rosanna Arquette, whom everybody believes to be retarded but he soon discovers to be deaf. A tentative romance blossom
A doo-wop hootenanny featuring one of the earliest screen appearances of Michelle Pfeiffer, "Grease 2" (1982) features the return of the Pink Ladies and T-Birds of Rydell High, with a new story that stars Maxwell Caulfield as a British transfer student who is a nebbish by day and a cool rider at night. Featuring ''50s heartthrob Tab Hunter, Adrian Zmed, Sid Caesar, and Judy Garland''s other daughter, Lorna Luft. Songs include "Back to School," "Cool Rider" and "Girl for All Seasons."
A Greek hero fights a series of monsters, including the dreaded gorgon, to win the woman he loves.
Beating out Bob Fosse''s "Star 80" by nearly two years, this version of the tragic story of "Playboy" centerfold Dorothy Stratten, the starry-eyed Canadian teenager who went to Hollywood seeking stardom, gave Jamie Lee Curtis her first TV starring role and Bruce Weitz (Belker on "Hill Street Blues") his as seedy promoter Paul Snider, who promised the girl a career both as a star and as his wife. Mitchell Ryan is Hugh Hefner and Robert Reed a fictional director named David Palmer (loosely based on Peter Bogdanovich).
A film editor''''s neuroses complicate his love life.
Led by their comedic and prank leader, Newbomb Turk, The Hollywood Knights car gang raises hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965.
Based on the well-publicized Oregon criminal case, this television movie dramatizes the unique dispute in which Greta Rideout instigated the prosecution of her husband, John, charging him with raping her.
Dead sailors use a deadly fog to haunt a coastal town.
Acclaimed dramatization of Tom Wicker's book recreating the incidents surrounding the 1971 revolt in New York's Attica State Prison that lasted for 23 days and resulted in the greatest casualty toll between Americans since the Civil War. Marvin J. Chomsky won an Emmy Award for his direction, and nom
A romantic comedy about four women employees of an ultra-modern Houston department store who discover that they must choose between love and success.
An affectionate biography of Presley from his boyhood through his spectacular rise to fame and ending with the Las Vegas nightclub appearance in 1969 that began Elvis' resurgence and his final epoch. Kurt Russell, cinematographer Donald M. Morgan, and makeup specialist Marv Westmore each won an Emmy
A highly romanticized dramatization of the life of Rocky Marciano, the only heavyweight champion to have retired with a perfect record. LoBianco was well cast as Rocky, but petite Belinda Montgomery was all wrong for his wife, Barbara (in the eyes of this book's writer, a fellow Brocktonian). The fo
The adventures of four couples, winners on a television game show, and their young chaperone on a Hawaiian holiday. A "Love Boat" carbon, set ashore.
Michael Myers has been in an institution since he was a young boy, after murdering his sister. Now he's escaped and is heading back home to terrorise the quiet community which still rememebers him.
A prim Australian exchange student falls for a high-school gang leader.
The second Abel Marsh pilot film, a sequel to "The Girl in the Empty Grave" (1977), deals with a military conspiracy surrounding the destruction and scandal caused by chemical spillage from an army tanker truck.
In this pilot film for a series about a small-town police chief, an investigation is launched after a girl, believed to have died months earlier, turns up at the funeral of her murdered parents. Andy Griffith, in search of a successful follow-up series to "The Andy Griffith Show," played his familiar homespun law enforcer, this time without laughs, and without a series.
A 20-year-old who spent the first ten years of his life running wild in the forest after being raised by predatory animals now strikes out on his own in search of his identity. Subsequently, this became a once-in-a-while series during the 1977-78 season.
A buckskin-clad mountain scout helps to move his parents, his brother and sister-in-law and their four children westward in 1860 ahead of the impending war in this sweeping drama based on the film "How the West Was Won." James Arness returned to acting in this one after twenty years as Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke," and he later continued in the once-in-a-while series (1977-79), also called "How the West Was Won."
Television programmers turn a deranged news anchor into ''the mad prophet of the airwaves.''
A vivid re-creation of the Texas Tower massacre of August 4, 1966, during which disturbed student Charles Whitman holed up with a gun in the tower of the University of Texas and began firing on people below, killing thirteen and wounding thirty-four.
A future police officer uncovers the deadly secret behind a society that worships youth.
An update of the oft-filmed "The Three Godfathers," previously made in 1916 with Harry Carey, repeating his role in John Ford''s 1919 version ("Marked Men"), in William Wyler''s 1929 adaptation ("Hell''s Heroes") with Charles Bickford, in Richard Boleslavski''s 1936 production with Chester Morris and Walter Brennan, and in John Ford''s Technicolor version with John Wayne in 1948, dedicated to Harry Carey. Three Civil War prisoners, fleeing from both Confederates and Apaches, risk their freedom and lives to aid a dying woman and become guardians of her newborn child.
A young newspaperman drops out following his friend''s suicide, sets out cross-country on his motorcycle in his quest for the meaning of life and befriends a runaway bride, Another searching soul, in this variation of the "Route 66" series-becoming involved weekly in the lives of diverse people subsequently during the 1969-70 TV season. Veteran actor Akim Tamiroff made his farewell TV appearance in this one.
An aging gunfighter tries to help a younger man accused of murder.
Production Companies (TV Mini-Series)
Miniseries that weaves together stories from the Bible. Focusing on the books of Genesis and Exodus, it begins with the story of Creation and ends with Moses delivering the Ten Commandments. It spans the biblical time when God's word is passed verbally from one generation to the next, from Abraham t
A two-part miniseries based on the true story of Steven Stayner, a young boy abducted from his hometown in Merced, California, in 1972 and held hostage for seven years. When his captor brings another boy home, Steven manages to escape with him, but a second ordeal begins when he has to readjust to l
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 two-part miniseries about Ted Bundy, a law student who was convicted and sentenced to death for three murders in Florida and who is suspected of killing over twenty-five women in at least six states. After escaping from prison while on trial for murder in Colorado, he becomes the focus of a nation
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.
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A Beverly Hills socialite embarks on a love/hate relationship with the psychopath who had murdered her fiance and then raped and terrorized her, eventually becoming involved in a bizarre trial. Joan Barthel's book, from which this two-part film evolved, was based on a notorious 1970s California case
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Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So, disguised as Santa Claus with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things.
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