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Cast (feature film)
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.
This television movie picks up six years after the "Cagney & Lacey" series ended. Cagney is now married to a wealthy businessman and has been promoted to an investigator for the District Attorney's Office. Lacey, who has been happily retired, must return to work after her husband suffers a massive h
A television movie remake of Frank Tuttle''s 1942 feature film, "This Gun For Hire." An assassin abducts a stripper to help him escape a police dragnet in New Orleans. They develop a strange rapport and work together to uncover the truth about a prominent defense contractor.
A trendy hat designer and her chic graffiti artist boyfriend live and love in Manhattan's East Village.
An adaptation of the play based on the Scopes "monkey trial" of 1925, in which a high school teacher in Tennessee was prosecuted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. The leading characters of Matthew Harrison Brady and Henry Drummond are thinly veiled portraits of the actual attorneys in the c
A young district attorney is assigned to prosecute a serial killer, against his convictions. What results is a courtroom drama centering on the insanity plea of the killer and an examination of the relationship between psychiatry and the law.
A judge ponders letting a mass murderer go free on a legal technicality. During the trial, Judge Kenneth Hoffman discovers that the prisoner's rights may have been violated by the police. Even though the jury has found the defendent guilty, Judge Hoffman could be forced to make a ruling that could
A wounded Vietnam veteran tries to help a shell-shocked friend who believes he''''s a bird.
Lonely young wife of a medical intern tries her hand at blackjack at Lake Tahoe for excitement and, with the help of a casino operative, becomes a compulsive gambler. This film, produced by Valerie Bertinelli's company (as were all of her previous TV-movies), initially had the somewhat less seductiv
A love-crazed terrorist threatens not only the woman he loves but the entire city by demolishing the downtown area in a twisted attempt to win her over. A cast of familiar TV faces was upstaged by a series of controlled though graphic implosions of multi-story office buildings during location filmin
A pair of married small-town journalists take on the controversial Synanon organization with their expose forcing a government investigation and winning for them a Pulitzer Prize. Filmed in June of 1982 under the title "The Light on Synanon," it was based on the book of that name by Dave and Cathy M
This made-for-cable movie, uniting two screen legends for the first time, deals with the conflict between an elderly couple who decide to end their lives together in a suicide pact when the wife learns she has a terminal illness, and their married daughter who, with the help of local social service
This reunion film brought Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, superspy stars of television between 1964 and 1968, out of comfortable retirement -- the former had become a computer company mogul, the latter the head of a trendy Park Avenue fashion salon -- to do battle once again with their arch enemy,
Patrick Dalton is a Congressional candidate from California. When Nicole, the twelve-year-old daughter of a wealthy woman, offers to work on his campaign, Patrick says no. But when he learns that Nicole has leukemia and not long to live, he changes his mind. Patrick is determined to see that the gir
Although filmed after "The Winds of War", this suspense drama marked Robert Mitchum's TV acting debut, as a down-and-out ex-San Diego cop who is hired by gambling kingpin Mel Ferrer (also the film's producer) to find his missing wife, who turns out to be a possible suicide. Angie Dickinson is a sha
Chronicling various personal stories surrounding the 1929 stock market crash, this adaptation of the best-seller by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts had a curious TV history. Originally announced in 1978 as a four-hour movie to be called "The Day America Died", with a stellar cast of TV personalit
This "brand new" Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn adventure, with apologies to Mark Twain, starred a pair of newcomers, Patrick Creadon and Anthony Michael Hall, as the Missouri lads who get involved with a gang of con-artists, take up with a ragtag circus, help a freed slave buy his sister's freedom, and see t
A fictional drama, covering a thirty year period, about a poverty-stricken teenager forced to give up her illegitimate son at birth and the climb to wealth and power as the wife of a newspaper publisher who helps her locate her son, in whose future she becomes obsessed. The original script, set in T
An ambitious reporter unwittingly slanders a businessman under federal investigation.
Richard Widmark is a big city judge involved in a forced busing dispute as the climax of his long career. The friendship between two families -- one white, one black -- and their sons, who are buddies, provides the microcosm of this major social issue that has been argued for several decades.
Joe Namath, as a free-wheeling wedding photographer, is the link to three comic tales about the institution of marriage in this pilot to a prospective series that never was to be. This was billed as Namath's TV acting debut.
Political pundits mistake an illiterate gardener for a media genius and turn him into a national hero.
This film depicts the problems of a suburban housewife, suffering from fits of depression and alcoholism, and her stay in a psychiatric center after a feeble suicide attempt.
In this mockumentary, young marijuana farmers are followed as they cultivate their crop. Instructions on how to grow marijuana and smuggle it are offered.
A sensitive drama about a mother who battles to keep her son when her ex-husband sues for custody because she is a lesbian and has moved in with her lover.
The crash of a cargo plane unleashes a horde of deadly tarantulas and allows them to move unchecked through a southwestern town.
An exorcism movie in which a young couple is beset by evil forces -- she's been spoken for by the devil. In syndication, the film now runs two hours.
Two lonely people, both terminally ill, have a short-lived love affair, sharing a series of adventures in which they live out their childhood dreams. This film was called "Today Is Forever" for its theatrical showings overseas. Richard C. Glouner won an Emmy Award nomination for his cinematography.
Atmospheric private eye film set in the 1940s about a hotshot house detective and ex-cop who moonlights by chasing deadbeats and finds himself investigating the connection between an arrogant gambler''s murder and a beautiful film star''s jewel robbery.
This Emmy-nominated film follows the troubles stalking John Henry Faulk, a folksy, homespun radio-television personality of the early 1950s whose broadcasting career was abruptly cut off during the blacklisting of the era. Retaining attorney Louis Nizer, he went to court and successfully sued for li
A drama about the headline-making murder case involving Dr. Sam Sheppard, the Cleveland osteopathic surgeon who was convicted of the July 4, 1954 slaying of his wife Marilyn. The film relates the ten years he spent in prison and the famous re-trial of 1965 in which he was acquitted on grounds of ins
A Puerto Rican immigrant hatches a series of zany schemes to insure his children''s future.
A would be revolutionary gets more than he bargained for when he kidnaps a hyper house wife.
A dramatization of the Alger Hiss/Whittaker Chambers spy case of the late '40s as it was carried out in hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee. The case against Hiss later went to a criminal court where he was convicted -- some contend unjustly -- of espionage and treason agaist his
The story of Callahan, curator of the Regis Historical Foundation in New York City, and Rachel Bartlett, his beautiful research assistant, as they travel around the world and attempt to expose the frauds who profit from faking scientific relics. In the pilot episode, Callahan and Rachel travel to Bu
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
A two-part miniseries based on the true story of Bill and Rosalie Bonnano, members of the notorious crime family. Chronicles the marriage of Bill Bonnano to Rosalie Profaci, a union of New York's most powerful Mafia families.
A three-part miniseries about John Charles Fremont, the American adventurer, the free-spirited woman who impelled him to dare undreamt-of feats, and the young nation they helped to shape. The story begins in 1839 when Fremont is chosen to lead the trek into the Oregon Territory with the help of Kit
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Herman Wouk's best-selling 1971 epic about a fictional Navy family in the days leading up to Pearl Harbor came to TV in this 16-hour miniseries over seven nights (initially it had been planned for only twelve hours). At about $40-million, it was the single most expensive television event up to that
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