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An unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while at the same time Dolly's father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly's life begins to see that her amaz
The story goes inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith, and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Dolly who she is today.
Centers on a young married couple who move into a Paris apartment that has a haunted past. After getting pregnant, the wife becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their neighbors will have ulterior motives when her child is born.
The quarterback of a high school must choose whether or not to turn in video footage of his teammates bullying a new kid in school, when doing so could cost the team the championship.
A mother and her kids have to track down her husband, who has gone missing. Their search leads them on an international quest wherein they learn there is more to the man they thought was "Simon Miller" than they knew.
Two guardian angels give school teacher Trish Fahey a chance to see life through the eyes of a single mother struggling to make ends meet.
A weekend road trip to a family cabin leads to adventure and excitement.
Drama that will present Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid as youths.
A television movie based on "Full Circle," Danielle Steel's novel, about a young woman who tries to avoid repeating her mother's mistakes in her emotional life. When she confides the details of the rape to her mother --who refuses to accept the truth -- the relationship between mother and daughter b
A washed up actor finds out that a movie is being made out of his life when people think that he's dead. He ultimately decides to pretend to be someone else so that he can play himself.
A group of terrorists blows a hole in the SS Poseidon, and survivors must make their way to safety through the innards of the huge cruise ship.
An action movie set in Las Vegas designed to showcase the talents of the winners of "The Next Action Star" reality TV series. Story follows Sonny Briggs, a Las Vegas limo driver is framed for murder by Joseph, a high stakes gambler. Joseph makes Sonny a deal, betting $2.4 million that he can't stay
Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale "A Christmas Carol" based on the Madison Square Garden staging.
Drama about a C.I.A. agent who is about to retire when the terrorist attacks of 9/11 change his plans. He is soon recruited by the newly formed Office of Homeland Security.
Mentalist Gerry McCambridge displays his abilities in different arenas.
A candid look at the events leading up to the creation of the popular TV program and its tumultuous first season when Farrah Fawcett-Majors decided to leave before her contract was up.
The behind the scenes story of what really happened on the hit 70's comedy starring John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers.
Hunter's arch enemy gets released from prison and plans on seeking revenge. There are a rash of bank robberies and Hunter and Dee suspect the perpertrators to be female prisoners already doing time.
Though Eddie's fired right at Christmastime, his boss sends him and his family on a South Pacific vacation, hoping Eddie won't sue him after being bitten by a lab monkey. When the Tuttle family winds up trapped on a tropical island, however, Eddie manages to provide for everyone and prove himself a
True story about the successful business life of Martha Stewart, including her 2002 Wall Street scandal.
A cynical and recently jilted big city newspaper reporter goes to the small town of Hamden to expose the identity of its mysterious Secret Santa and topple a long-standing tradition. She's swayed otherwise by the townspeople's kind charm, the Christmas spirit and the attentions of the town's leadin
Two brilliant college students build a nuclear device to illustrate the need for a change in national priorities but are betrayed by a fellow student. When the bomb ends up in the hands of a terrorist, the two students must work together with the government in a race against time to prevent the dest
Based on the true story, the drama chronicles the initial ambush on the 507th Maintenance Company to the rescue of American POW Jessica Lynch during the war with Iraq, based on accounts of the Iraqi lawyer, Mohammed Odeh al-Rehaief, who proved instrumental in her recovery as well as surviving member
Four female best friends in San Francisco take on unsolvable crime cases as a hobby. One friend is a homicide detective, another is a medical examiner, a third is assistant District Attorney and the fourth is an investigative reporter for the "San Francisco Chronicle." The friends take on the case o
Remake of the 1976 theatrical film about a teenage girl with special powers. Based on the novel by Stephen King. Backdoor Pilot
Rick Hunter, a mobster's son turned tough -- but honest -- cop, reunites with former partner Dee Dee McCall, a beautiful maverick cop nicknamed "The Brass Cupcake." When Hunter's partner is killed in a drug bust gone sour, he is suspended pending further investigation so he heads to San Diego to spe
Holiday movie featuring the muppets with many special guest appearances by a variety of celebrities.
Television movie about the murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard on October 10, 1998. The movie chronicles how Matthew's parents, Judy and Dennis Shepard came to terms with his life and concluded that their response to the murder trial of their son's killer could end the cycle of hate. Deter
Story follows Ben Densmore, a journalist who covers the civil war in Uzbekistan and his relationship with a female photojournalist.
Television movie based on the true story of Meriam Al-Khalifa, a princess from Bahrain, who snuck into the United States illegally after eloping with Jason Johnson, a U.S. Marine, against her family's wishes.On November 1, 1999, 19-year-old Meriam Al-Khalifa, a member of the Bahraini royal family, s
The story of the rescue effort that saved the lives of half the crew in a submarine accident in 1939. During a test of the latest submarine design, the Squalus, off the Maine coast in 1939, the main air induction valve wouldn't shut. Twenty-six men were drowned immediately and another 33 men were tr
Chronicles the lives of a group of young marines, from their entrance into boot camp, to their assignment to the Marines' Special Forces unit, to their involvement in a series of military actions. The raw recruits of Platoon 3015, united in their desire to make the code "honor, commitment and courag
Television movie based on Barry Williams' book about the behind-the-scenes world of the television series "The Brady Bunch" (1969-1974).
Ancient Greek story of Jason and his quest to find the Golden Fleece in order to reclaim his father's kingdom from evil King Pelias. He and his team set sail on the Argo for the island of Colchis, where an enchanting priestess named Medea guards the Fleece. On their treacherous journey, they encount
Biopic of singer Natalie Cole, from her childhood to her Grammy sweep in 1991 for "Unforgettable, With Love," in which she performed virtually with her father, the late Nat King Cole. After a complex childhood as the daughter of the famed singer, Cole was rocked by his death when she was a teenager.
Television movie based on the life of entertainer Little Richard, ne Richard Penniman. Heavily steeped in gospel music while growing up as one of 12 children in Georgia, Little Richard experienced traumatic loss at an early age when his father was murdered. However, the artist went on to create a ne
Dennis Conway, a widowed father, and his son Nick go on an extended camping trip, but find lies, intrigue, and life-threatening situations when they stumble onto the incredible secret of a small, eerie and isolated town -- a spring which is a "fountain of youth." The amazing powers of the fountain a
Television movie version of the NBC police drama series "Homicide: Life on the Street." When leading mayoral candidate Lieutenant Al Giardello is shot, the detectives reunite to search for the perpetrator.
Television movie on the early life of John Lennon, focusing on his years as a teenager and ending with the Beatles' first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
Biopic about David Cassidy that traces his life from boyhood, when his father, Broadway star Jack Cassidy, left David and his mother to marry actress/singer Shirley Jones. At the age of 19, David became a popular recording artist and starred in the television series "The Partridge Family" with Shirl
Joanne Stoller, a devoted sister, has promised to seek justice for the brutal death of her sister Lisa Miles, who fell victim to her abusive husband, Bill. While seeking justice for her sister's murder, Joanne encounters failures in the justice system that lead her on a dangerous path.
Elisa Lennox, age 18, joins a major ballet company right after high school and begins to believe that ballerinas must be pencil thin. Elisa lives on a near-starvation diet while exercising excessively. Anorexia begins to wreak havoc on Elisa's life as relationships suffer, her health deteriorates an
A mother struggles with her alcoholic twenty-year-old son's psychopathic lover, whose manipulation of the family escalates into deadly destruction.
Television movie about former professional wrestler turned Governor of Minnesota, Jesse "The Body" Ventura.
Adaptation of Lewis Carroll's novels about the adventures of a girl in a topsy-turvy world where nothing is what it seems to be. Young Alice chases the White Rabbit down his rabbit hole to a very strange world where she encounters a multitude of creatures and characters, including the Cheshire Cat,
Elizabeth and Jack Birch have three children, including Cathy, a spirited, rebellious 13-year-old. One day, Cathy disappears. After weeks of searching, the police give up -- but not Elizabeth. When Cathy is found murdered, Elizabeth's search begins again, but this time she's after a killer.
Real-estate agent Ellen Carson, a woman trying to juggle a family and a demanding job, is tailgated for miles by an estranged delivery man, Eddie, after she inadvertently cuts him off in heavy traffic. Ellen reports Eddie to his employer, and when he is fired -- this being one of many instances of u
Adaptation of the autobiography of Dean Kraft by Dean and Rochelle Kraft. The story focuses on Dean's abilities as a hands-on healer and his battle with the medical establishment. His life is surprisingly and inexplicably changed when he comforts the victim of a car accident and observes the victim
A biblical drama focusing on the life of Mary, Christ's mother, from giving birth in Bethlehem to preaching Jesus' message after his crucifixion.
Jerry Metcalf dedicates himself to bringing his teenage daughter Amy's rapist to jail. But after the court system fails him, Jerry decides to take matters into his own hands -- even if it means murder.
Allison Westlin, a Los Angeles-based immigration lawyer and single mother, investigates a murder with the help of private detective Mario Sparks and INS officer Dan McIvers. As the investigation continues and Westlin uncovers a human-smuggling ring, Westlin's nanny Maria jeopardizes her life to prot
True story based on a landmark case that forced the military to fully integrate blacks into their ranks. In 1944, 50 black seamen were convicted of mutiny because they refused to return to work after 320 of their crew were killed in a munitions explosion. The following year, a young attorney named T
Television movie about 1950s rock deejay Alan Freed and the scandals that ended his career. In 1951, Cleveland DJ Alan Freed eavesdrops on a group of black and white teenagers bopping to the sounds of rhythm and blues. Freed takes a chance and plays the controversial music at midnight. Suddenly, the
Nick Cromwell is a complex systems failure expert, an independent consultant working on a government project to insure that the country is Y2K compliant. As the minutes tick down to the new millennium, a concerned Nick counsels caution, persuading his boss, Martin Lowell, who heads up the program, t
Mary Stuartson is proud to be the first in her family to attend a university, but when her roommate, Holly, is raped by the school's star football player, Mary, who is a reporter for the college newspaper, begins her own investigation. She uncovers similar unprosecuted incidents of campus violence.
Miniseries set in medieval times, focusing on Merlin, the legendary teacher-court magician of King Arthur, from Sir Thomas Malory's novel "Morte d'Arthur." Merlin uses his powers to travel in time; battle Mab, the Queen of Darkness, and the evil, bewitching Morgan Le Fey; educate a future king; and
Based on Aldous Huxley's 1932 sci-fi novel about a future century, in which nations have joined in partnership to avert wars threatening to destroy the planet. Free sex, self-indulgent shopping and emotional detachment are encouraged by Mustapha Mond, a benevolent dictator and his no-nonsense Direct
Miniseries examining the changing role of women in America as seen through the eyes of three generations of one family. In 1894, 19-year-old immigrant Annie Jermaine sails from Europe to become the housemaid for a wealthy American doctor. Later, Annie shatters social taboos when she marries the doct
When teenager Sarah Zoltanne and her mother move to a small New England town, the locals suspect that Sarah is the reincarnation of another young woman named Sarah who lived in town 300 years earlier. Town legend was that the original Sarah had lived in the same house and was burned alive after bein
When an air traffic computer glitch results in a mid-air collision, hundreds of people are killed and air traffic controller Henry Drake is blamed for the crash. Investigator John Dantley tries to determine the true cause of the crash in which his girlfriend has perished. Henry Drake, feeling persec
Adaptation of Shakespeare's play about love, honor and betrayal. Set in Mississippi before and during the Civil War, Anthony Prosper is a dishonest scoundrel who has taken over the family plantation from his older brother, Gideon. When Gideon uses a powerful voodoo spell to save the life of the slav
Teenager Dana Erickson lives with her single mother, Nancy, who is struggling to keep her small business afloat. When Dana, who works at a fast-food restaurant to save money for college, starts dating Marshall, he introduces her to a world of gambling, which sends her life spiraling out of control.
Movie based of the NBC series, "Law & Order." Detective Mike Logan, a former Manhattan homicide detective who has been "exiled" to police duties on Staten Island after striking a politician in the face, attempts to make a comeback to Manhattan homicide duty with the case of a murdered prostitute. Wh
Bob Miller, a water filtration engineer, has been hired to update the 50-year-old water system of Los Angeles. Susan Miller, a nurse, tells her husband about senior citizens at the hospital who seem to be suffering from food contamination, though the source cannot be found. Bob's hunch to test the c
Nurse Jackie Ivers returns home to her dying father Steve to discover that her tranquil hometown has evolved into a place where strange things are happening: Steve suddenly makes a complete and medically impossible recovery; the towns people seem changed; there is a roaring noise emanating from the
Mickey Carlyle, a young track runner, aspires to be the perfect athlete after the sudden death of her father, a world-class runner. Determined to carry on her father's legacy, she turns her energies and trust to Coach Kurt Ansom. Her obsessive desire to be the best concerns her mother Margaret, who
Telefilm based on the classic Dostoyevsky novel, "Crime and Punishment." Set in 19th century Russia, a young student named Rodya Raskolnikov believes that extraordinary people, merely because of their greatness, have the right to commit any crime and remain unpunished if it is for the betterment of
Julie Ellis is deeply involved with her high school sweetheart, Luke, even though her parents object that she has made a commitment at such a young age. That commitment only deepens when Luke becomes ill. Wanting to stay close to Luke and offer him comfort, Julie defies her parents' wishes to go awa
Telefilm concerning the life of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy. Focusing on the life changes that occurred after her husband was shot and killed and her son Kevin was wounded by a gunman on a Long Island, New York, commuter train in December 1993. The movie follows her treatment of her son through h
Cayley Young, a confused teenager suffering from her father's recent death, looks for affection anywhere she can get it, which ruins her reputation and causes her to lose her best friend and a boy who truly cares for her. When she is raped by one of her dates, she finds that her past prevents people
When Georgia Patchett, a suburban mom, is followed home by robbers who invade her home, she must work to outsmart her captors who are also holding her teenage daughter Willow and three of her daughter's friends hostage. Although Georgia and Willow have been going through a difficult and tense time,
Nicole, a popular cheerleader suspects that her boyfriend Greg, the star quarterback, may be guilty of murder when she learns that he had been having a secret affair with Emily, a pregnant young woman who was found dead. Nicole puts herself in danger when she tries to prove Greg's guilt, even after
Lizzie, a high school senior is devastated when her drinking and driving causes the death of her best friend. Charged with manslaughter and consumed by grief, she becomes increasingly dependent on alcohol. Based on case studies.
Andie Burton, a talented young gymnast, has hopes of making the U.S. Gymnastics team. She is thrilled to be accepted by the preeminent women's coach and intent on pleasing Coach Brooks. Despite her already low weight, Andie begins starving herself in order to attain physical perfection. As the Olymp
Drew, a mysterious and confused young woman, turns up in a small town in Oregon where her resemblance to a recent murder victim, Laura Fairchild, causes a stir. Some people, including Laura's mother, believe that Drew may be possessed by the spirit of Laura. What Drew doesn't know is that she is inv
Amy Hoffman decides to take an adventurous hike up Island Peak in the Himalayas with her husband as her 40th birthday approaches. A freak blizzard and series of avalanches cut them off from the rest of the world and place them in danger. Avalanches claim the lives of many of their fellow travelers a
A hostage crisis erupts on live television when a father, angry when his daughter commits suicide after her rape is revealed on a talk show, holds the show's host, crew and audience captive.
When a policewoman is raped during a stakeout of a rapist turned murderer, the detectives of the 87th precinct must work together to solve the case during the worst heatwave on record.
Heather, a popular college student and the lead singer of an up-and-coming alternative band, seems to have a perfect life, including a relationship with fellow band member Simon. Heather's world is disrupted when she befriends Zanne, an awkward loner who insinuates herself into Heather's life, soror
Set in the South, Joseph Grange, an unstable black fugitive from the law, bursts into the home of white suburban housewife Claire Ballard, and an intense hostage drama begins. Desperate to save her life, Claire initiates a dialogue with Grange as a trigger-happy SWAT team waits outside poised to sto
A teenage girl runs away from home after her mother's fiance attempts to molest her. On her own in the city, she is taken in by a man who convinces her to work as an exotic dancer. After discovering what led her daughter to run away, her mother begins a frantic mission to save her daughter.
A vengeful murder pact is made between two high school lovers after the boyfriend has a brief sexual encounter with the victim. Based on a true story.
Holly is unhappy after moving to Texas from California and has problems fitting in. When her mother dissaproves of Holly's relationship with an older boy, the two teens run away together. She heads to California, thinking that she will find happiness there, but is faced with the harsh realities of l
To commit the ultimate senior prank, a group of students decide to kidnap an unpopular English teacher and videotape it, but their plan goes horribly wrong and the students are faced with the prospect of spending the rest of their lives in jail.
Skye Weston discovers that her dead son has been cloned by an ambitious fertility specialist. When the doctor offers to give Skye back her son in exchange for her silence, she is faced with the toughest decision of her life.
Zoe Tyler, a teen who takes lithium to control her dramatic mood swings, is committed to a mental institution by her mother after she endangers her own life. In the institution, she meets Jake, a handsome young man with a penchant for getting into trouble. When a romantic relationship develops betwe
When journalist Carrie Breiter volunteers at a crisis hotline, she takes matters into her own hands in order to save two women who have called in looking for protection from their abusive spouses.
A telefilm in a series of fact-based movies about law enforcers killed while performing their jobs. A former Marine and ex-police officer robs several banks with the help of his chemist wife. When an FBI agent figures out their repeated method of operation, he sets up surveillance and attempts to ap
Two freshman college students join a sorority and go through the initiation process. When one dies during the hazing, the other exposes the dangerous practice, encountering silence and resistance from students and the college administration.
A woman is awakened by police to learn that her mother has been brutally killed and her husband, disoriented and unable to recall his actions, has admitted to the crime. Based on a true story.
A mother struggles to prove that her daughter's accidental death was actually a well-planned murder/insurance scam. Inspired by actual events.
A young woman falls in love with a charming psychopath who has already murdered an ex-girlfriend and assumed a new identity.
A young piano virtuoso falls in with a fast crowd and is framed for murder when the wealthy and wild leader of the group fakes her own death. Based on young-adult novel by Christopher Pike.
The murder of a nurse in Chicago stumps the police and alters the life of her former co-worker, who experiences a "spiritual possession," which reveals the identity of the murderer. Inspired by a true story.
A bored college professor has a fling with a graduate student and then discovers that he is a psychopath.
A popular high school cheerleader finds herself under attack from school officials and friends when she accuses two star football players of sexually molesting her and another cheerleader. Inspired by actual events.
Drama exploring the psychological secrets kept by members of a seemingly perfect family. The father's secret pastime of hiring high-priced call girls is revealed when his troubled daughter turns up at his hotel room as one of the call girls.
Fifth in a series of movies based on the adventures of real-life Chicago police detective Jack Reed. Reed's camping trip with his son is interrupted by a triple murder, which turns out to be a ruthless scheme by a Russian immigrant who cheats new immigrants out of their valuables and murders them, h
Triggered by the death of her abusive father, a woman is tormented by a variety of alternative personalities, which include a wild prostitute, a terrified child, a tough male teenager, and a suicidal woman. As her life spirals out of control, risking the loss of her important relationships and even
A divorced mother is horrified to learn that she is the victim of a high-tech stalker. Her problems begin with obscene E-mail, credit card tampering and phone taps that spiral out of control when the stalker focuses on her son. Suggested by real events.
Brian Dennehy reprises his role as Jack Reed in the next installment of this ongoing series of telefilms about a tough Chicago cop. After Reed's new partner is killed while protecting a young woman from hit men, Reed takes the woman into his home for protection while he tracks down the killers.
An elite group of firefighters jumps from helicopters to extinguish fires. One firefighter must choose between his love for his family and his addiction to life-risking danger. Inspired by a true story.
A cancer research doctor and a nurse stumble on a plot masterminded by a group of researchers who are giving rich people cancer and then curing them in order to obtain large donations from the grateful patients.
An American history teacher takes his unruly high-school class on a historical covered-wagon journey along the Oregon Trail without benefit of any modern conveniences.
The movie, based on Neil Simon's play of the same name, follows a series of misadventures that take place in an English luxury hotel on the same day. Some of the interwoven vignettes include a bride who misplaces her new husband on their honeymoon, a couple whose vacation plans are disrupted when th
A college freshman is raped during a party at her older brother's fraternity house. She decides to press charges against the assailant at a university hearing, where he is found innocent. Now she needs to find irrefutable evidence of his guilt.
A young amnesiac is victimized by her therapist and his mistress.
A mother is shocked to discover that her 18-year-old son is carrying on a romantic relationship with his older lover, the mother's best friend.
An engineer must overcome his fear of heights as he attempts to rescue the passengers on a roller coaster loaded with explosives.
A high-school senior becomes a target for murder when her clandestine affair with an older lawyer gets out of control. Amy learns that her lover, Derek, is married and attempts to break things off with him, which proves to be difficult due to his devious nature. When her life is threatened by a myst
Returning to his small hometown of Icara, Maine, a man discovers its horrible secret -- a bizarre, clandestine ritual that led to his mother's early death and his father's insanity. Knowledge of the secret may cost him his life.
When her brother embezzles half a million dollars from the family business, a young designer is forced into a unique partnership with a Texas stockholder and a mob boss in order to keep the company afloat.
Homicide detectives try to find the link between three victims -- a Broadway dancer, a jeweler and a drug dealer -- who were all killed with the same gun.
A renegade New York City helicopter cop defies orders and foils an elaborately planned bank heist that has all of Manhattan gridlocked by carefully placed explosions.
When her college roommate is murdered, a young woman begins piecing together clues which lead her to believe that the killer may be her father.
When a woman's parents and fiance are killed aboard the Titanic, she must care for her siblings, mend her broken heart and run the family newspaper business alone. Based on Danielle Steel's novel.
A father kidnaps his daughter when he suspects she is being abused by her mother. On the run and pursued by a federal agent, he becomes the first man assisted by the all-female "mother's underground."
Courtroom drama follows three women who work for the New York District Attorney's office as they take on big cases and deal with office politics and personal problems.
A mother fights to save her daughter's life after the girl makes a pact with another teenager to lose weight at any cost.
A young woman with a disfiguring facial scar gets a second chance at life when she undergoes plastic surgery.
A mother's plan to straighten out her out-of-control, teenage daughter by leaving her in jail overnight goes awry when she later cannot obtain the girl's release. Based on a true story.
An actual 10-year high school reunion in Portland, Oregon, was used as the setting for this reality-based telecast which features fifteen diverse men and women who graduated together. A variety of real-life dramatic conflicts and scenarios are presented, including the ugly duckling who returns as a
Drama about a high-school girl whose relationship with the campus dream guy turns into a nightmare when he starts to display an abusive side. Inspired by a true story.
A college student returns home to find his mother and sister murdered execution-style and his father missing. The killers hire a woman to seduce him into leading them to their target, the student's father.
A young woman's strict parents' refusal to let her freely see her boyfriend contributes to the demise of the relationship, so she manipulates a new boy to kill her parents.
A young childless couple face a difficult decision when the wife is violently raped by a psychopath and then discovers that she is pregnant. While the couple anxiously wait to learn the identity of the biological father, the rapist plots to take the child he believes is his.
A television movie based on "Remembrance," Danielle Steel's novel, about an Italian woman who marries an American Army officer. Her mother-in-law refuses to accept her as a suitable wife for her son. After her husband's death, she struggles to raise her daughter any way she can.
The teenage daughter of a wealthy lumber baron is kidnapped, and her frantic parents pay the ransom. When her captors are apprehended by the police, the kidnappers claim she masterminded the entire plot in order to hurt her domineering father.
After the death of her father, Annalisse starts a new life in a seaside town in Maine where she moves into a strange gothic house with a terrible history. A past resident jumped to her death on the nearby cliffs at the same time that her teenaged daughter, Mary, disappeared. Mary, now a ghostly appa
A troubled teenager is wrongly accused of the murder of her boyfriend. Her widowed mother is determined to help her prove her innocence.
A graduate student uncovers a bizarre military cover-up when she investigates the suspicious death of her brother. She has been taking care of her young nephew while his father is on the run from the government because he had stolen a mysterious box. After her brother dies under strange circumstance
Television movie about an ex-football- player-turned-attorney, from a series of books by Paul Levine. Lassiter defends a surgeon charged with malpractice in the mysterious death of a wealthy patient, but begins to question his client's innocence when the victim's daughter provides evidence connectin
A teenage girl's sexual harassment by a classmate results in a lawsuit against the school for failing to stop the abuse. When she refuses the romantic advances of a fellow student, he rapes her. However, the entire school rallies around the boy she has accused, and she finds that she must fight form
An estranged grandfather moves in with his son's family and plots to steal his grandson.
Husband-and-wife crime solvers Jonathan and Jennifer Hart continue their adventures in the fifth television movie based on the ABC series "Hart to Hart," which aired from 1979 to 1984. Jonathan thinks he may have discovered some long-lost family, but questions the sincerity of his newfound "relative
A defense attorney and recovering alcoholic takes the case of an ex-girlfriend whose stepdaughter is accused of murdering her wealthy father. Only after the trial verdict does he learn the real truth about his client and the case.
A television movie based on "Vanished," Danielle Steel's novel about a woman who must confront her tragic past and the loss of her first child when her ex-husband is accused of kidnapping her new son. Set during World War II.
After the outbreak of a rare virus in Los Angeles, a medical researcher discovers a group of doctors who purposely released the plague. Based on Robin Cook's novel "Outbreak."
A young woman kills her abusive husband and is arrested by her father, the town sheriff, before standing trial for the crime. Based on a true story.
A young wife and mother is convinced by her abusive husband to confess to a murder that he committed. When both are convicted and sent to prison, the woman's older sister tries to win custody of her niece and free her sister from jail. In the process, she must reveal a family secret that has been hi
When a high-school social worker learns that several female students have been sexually harassed by their principal, she's compelled to bring the scandal to light. She then finds herself ostracized by fellow teachers, the school board and other students who refuse to believe the charges. Inspired by
Based on the story of Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer, a 26-year veteran and nationally honored Army nurse who received the Bronze Star for her 14 months in Vietnam, and was involuntarily discharged from the Washington National Guard in 1992 after disclosing in a 1989 security-clearance interview tha
A television movie based on "Mixed Blessings," Danielle Steel's novel, following the stories of three very different couples as they face becoming parents for the first time.
Tormented for years by nightmares of monstrous creatures, a woman comes to suspect that her teenage daughter was conceived during an alien abduction.
A mother finds herself in a moral quandary when her son participates in a murderous gang rape and her lawyer husband wants to cover up his involvement.
Filling in for Perry Mason once again, Attorney Bill McKenzie takes the case when his niece is framed for the murder of a popular and demanding sitcom star.
A television movie based on the series, "Hunter," which aired on NBC from 1984 to 1991. When his fiancee is murdered, Hunter must overcome his grief to bring a media-hungry serial killer to justice.
A judge finds that the law is no help when her daughter becomes the object of a college professor's dangerous and terrifying obsession. Inspired by actual events.
Television movie based on the "Problem Child" feature films. Junior is in love for the first time and will let nothing stop his pursuit of the most popular girl in school.
When a state trooper is gunned down on a New Jersey highway, his friend and colleague sets out to track down the killers. Realizing the murder is connected to an extensive underground terrorist ring, he joins forces with the FBI on a massive five-state hunt. Based on a true story.
While recovering from a coma, a teenage girl pieces together her blurred recollection of the night her mother was murdered. But as she begins to remember, the killer closes in.
A woman who survives a brutal attack is stalked when her assailant escapes from prison. She assists in his capture for a second time, only to find out several years later that he is up for parole and is still seeking vengeance. Realizing the court system cannot keep her completely safe, she fights b
Though she has already killed her own baby and the adoptive mother, a woman seeks further revenge on the adoptive father, who has since rebuilt his life. Escaping from a mental institution, the insane woman stalks and terrorizes the Colorado family while hiding in the basement of their house.
Two women, whose lives are torn apart when their children are kidnapped by their respective ex-husbands, join forces to locate their missing children.
Two homicide detectives investigate the slayings of several young women whose bodies have been left in obvious places, to taunt the police. Based on the book "Lightning" by Ed McBain.
A New York executive witnesses a murder and discovers that the killer is her new brother-in-law. When her sister is nearly killed and her sister's children kidnapped to silence her, she must unravel the mystery behind the murder to save the kids and see justice served. Based on the 1950 novel "Vine
A young woman, falsely accused of the arson deaths of her mother and baby sister, escapes from a juvenile detention center to clear her name.
A vindictive widow is obsessed with ruining the career and marriage of a carpenter who spurned her advances.
True-life drama about a woman's search to find the son she was forced to give up for adoption 18 years earlier. Based on Carol Shaefer's book.
A young farmer finds himself terrorized and stalked by a local beauty queen.
A woman is terrorized by her abusive husband until a 1990 "Unsolved Mysteries" broadcast helps bring about his arrest. Based on a true story.
An aggressive TV reporter and her detective husband team up to solve the murder of a call girl who catered to five rich attorneys at the same law firm.
A high-school babysitter becomes trapped in a web of deceit when her employer is killed and the dead wife''s husband frames her for the murder.
In this contemporary version of Mark Twain's classic tale of a beggar who changes places with a prince, a working-class pizza boy swaps lives with a rock star.
An FBI agent is determined to stop an IRS agent who uses his position to kidnap children of wealthy taxpayers.
Television movie based on the movie "Bonanza: The Return" (November 28, 1993 on NBC) and the "Bonanza" TV series (1959 to 1973 on NBC). The Ponderosa Ranch offers sanctuary to a once-notorious, now reformed outlaw Frank James, who is being relentlessly pursued by an unscrupulous Pinkerton detective.
Television movie about a semi-retired San Francisco private detective, Ray Alexander, who works out of his down-home cafe. When a judge's mistress is accused of killing her lover, Alexander sets out to clear her name -- uncovering a conspiracy that threatens an entire Third World country.
An estranged father and son come to terms with their differences as they fulfill the elder's wish to die in the house and bed in which he was born.
A couple's lives are changed forever when a woman suffers a stroke after the birth of her second child.
A television movie based on "Once in a Lifetime," Danielle Steel's novel. A widowed author with a deaf child reflects on her life while recovering from a serious accident.
A former associate of Perry Mason returns to handle the defense of a world-class chess player accused of murdering a prominent TV personality.
A television movie based on the relationship of Joan Rivers and her daughter, Melissa, who both play themselves. The story begins in 1987, following the suicide of Joan's husband and Melissa's father, Edgar Rosenberg.
A television movie based on the series "Saved By the Bell." Zack and Kelly, along with their friends, drive to Las Vegas to get married; but when Slater and Screech are mistakenly arrested, Zack has to use the wedding money for bail. The boys then desperately try to earn the money back without Kelly
Two young men each confess to the Christmas Eve slaying of a California police officer. Based on a true story.
A street-wise detective becomes the prime suspect in his friend's murder.
A woman's life begins to fall apart after she witnesses a brutal crime.
Jonathan and Jennifer visit New York City where Jennifer's play is being produced.
A single woman is the victim of a baby-brokering fraud.
The secure, structured life of a publishing executive is turned upside-down when she is forced to raise a grandson abandoned by her daughter.
A television movie based on the 1978 incident in which Chuck Stenzel died as a result of college hazing and how his mother, Eileen Stevens, investigated the mystery surrounding her son's death.
A young mother suffering from post-partum depression becomes a suspect when her baby suddenly disappears.
When Jennifer's old journalist mentor dies, the Harts discover they have inherited a quaint New England town and that the woman may have been murdered.
When a pregnant teenager mysteriously disappers, her parents wage a desperate battle to rescue her and her unborn child from the underworld of baby brokering.
A sheriff in a small Nebraska town realizes that his father may be responsible for his mother's death.
A doctor begins to suspect that the mother of an illness-plagued 8-year-old is the cause of his sickness.
Set in 1999, a television network executive plans a pay-per-view event of an execution, but she comes to believe that the condemned man is innocent.
Set in Nebraska in 1869, a woman seeks someone to take her place as wife and mother when she discovers she is dying.
A mercenary and a Canadian heiress marry on a whim and discover that the only thing they have in common is their new business -- an adventure travel company.
When the convicted killer of their son and daughter escapes from prison, their fathers team up to find him.
Based on the "Rolling Stone" article about the real-life murder of a popular high school cheerleader by one of her peers in the upper middle class community of Orinda, California.
A television movie based on "A Perfect Stranger," Danielle Steel's novel about an attorney who falls in love with the young wife of a wealthy man who is dying.
A television movie looking back on the early years of figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, Tonya's difficult relationship with her mother, and the January 6, 1994 attack on Kerrigan by associates of Harding.
Set in 1930, adaptation of Truman Capote's story about the journey of a shy, young boy who leaves his Alabama home to spend Christmas with his estranged father in New Orleans.
A burnt-out veteran Philadelphia cop is sent on an assignment to Bermuda to investigate the murder of a socialite.
A woman investigates the murder of her five-year-old daughter when the FBI and local police fail to solve the crime.
A sequel to the NBC movie, "Visions of Murder." A psychotherapist begins to have frightening psychic visions about the murder of a police officer. Danger mounts as she gets closer to the truth in the case and tracks down the murderer.
Fact-based drama about a reporter who reluctantly becomes an FBI informant after he accidentally uncovers a political corruption probe. Working undercover proves hazardous when he is falsely arrested for extortion by the very agency he thinks he's helping.
A newly liberated widow discovers herself when she dares to pursue her dream of becoming a singer.
An American ex-patriot, while on a trek with two researchers in the Burmese jungles, meets up with a wartime enemy set on settling an old score.
A con man becomes a security director for a casino in order to pay back his debts.
While attending a lavish birthday party at an island hideaway, Jennifer overhears two men plotting the murder of a wealthy businessman.
A low-level civil servant in the Georgia Department of Labor uncovers a conspiracy of corruption and extortion by highly placed officials. Based on a true story and its Pulitzer-Prize-winning coverage in the "Georgia Gazette" by screenwriter Richard Rashke.
A television movie about the on-again, off-again marriage of Tom Arnold and Roseanne.
Life of Margaret Mitchell, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of "Gone With the Wind."
A forensic psychiatrist becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a woman who was obsessed with him.
When a man remarries and settles down, he sues to regain full custody of his son, insisting that his stay-at-home wife can provide a more stable upbringing than his ex-wife, a dedicated cardiac nurse. Inspired by a true story.
A mother battles to prove her 14-year-old son's innocence when, under hypnosis, he confesses to the murder of a neighborhood friend.
When a rock star is charged with the murder of her estranged husband, MacShayne sets out to solve the crime and stumbles upon a plan to assassinate a would-be Senator.
Based on an actual police case about a Los Angeles Police Detective who was stalked and killed by a gang leader as revenge for his prior arrest.
The life of a college professor is shattered when the young man who is obsessed with her fakes his own murder and frames her for the crime.
When previously healthy patients begin dying, a Boston physician suspects that the hospital administration is using a "death serum" to kill high-risk patients and avoid the cost of treatment. Based on Robin Cook's novel.
Two men with AIDS, one a heterosexual ex-con, the other a homosexual, Harvard-educated professional, develop a close friendship while roommates at a residence for people living with the disease.
A recent widow's grief is compounded when she suspects her daughter was assaulted by an old family friend.
When a woman is found murdered, her sister and a police investigator discover that she had three distinct personalities and that finding the killer hinges on learning which personality she had assumed the night of her death.
Based on the true story of two pregnant women who learn that their unborn babies will die shortly after their birth unless the transplanted heart of one can be used to save the other.
A Los Angeles police detective tries to communicate with an autistic child who is the only witness to a violent crime.
Third in a series of television movies based on actual cases of Chicago police officer Jack Reed. While investigating the death of a nightclub stripper, Reed exposes a series of illegal operations run by a respected businessman.
The alleged suicide of a gubernatorial candidate triggers a series of mysterious deaths leading to the governor's mansion, and "Wild" Bill McKenzie, a friend of Perry Mason, is on the case.
Based on a true story, two men are arrested after they are seen leaving the murder scene of Janet Myers. One is her husband, the other was his best friend, and each insisted that the other was guilty.
Story of a woman who fights to have her former psychiatrist convicted of rape after she realizes he has been having sex with her during her drug-induced "treatment" sessions for several years. Based on a true story.
The first in a series of television movies about a semi-retired San Francisco private investigator, Ray Alexander, who works for a famed criminal attorney from out of his restaurant. Alexander tracks down the hit-and-run killer of a prominent psychiatrist.
A recently widowed, young father must decide whether he should raise his daughter or let her grandparents raise her after the death of his wife.
Fact-based drama that follows the alarming transformance of a wife and mother into a fanatical member of a religious cult.
Based on the true story of Eddie Keating, who was paralyzed during Marine exercises and his parents' fight to get proper care for their son.
A married woman begins an affair which leads to a second, secret marriage.
A retired criminologist and specialist in forensics is lured out of retirement by a detective in the New York City Police Department to help solve a complex crime.
A movie/pilot for an action series. Members of a local search and rescue unit located in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains try to save two skiers caught in a treacherous mountain pass.
A man asks his wife for a six-month leave of absence in order to care for his mistress who is dying of leukemia.
A movie based on the book by Janice Young Brooks. A group of American and British women in Singapore are taken into captivity by the Japanese in 1941 and survive the hardships of internment during World War II.
A television movie about the events surrounding the February 26, 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York.
A mysterious man plagues the lives of a couple who fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident in Mexico.
In this television movie based on the NBC series, Blossom visits her estranged mother in Paris, France.
While prosecuting a child-abuse case, a lawyer realizes she has repressed an incident of abuse from her childhood. Based on a true story.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. When the obnoxious owner of a talk radio station is murdered, Della Street's friend is accused and Perry Mason is called upon to help prove her innocence.
A television movie about the events surrounding the siege of a fundamentalist Christian stronghold in Waco, Texas, by an army of law enforcement officers.
Based on the true story of 47 teenagers who were trapped in the raging waters of the Guadalupe River in Texas during a 1987 flash flood.
A television movie based on "Star," Danielle Steel's novel spanning the 1970's and 80's, following the rise to stardom of singer Crystal Wyatt.
A fact-based "Unsolved Mysteries" movie about a couple who fought to prove that their daughter was not killed by a fall from a horse but murdered by her own husband.
A television movie based on actual events concerning the rescue of a single-engine Cesna airplane lost over the Pacific. Low on fuel, the pilot of the Cessna radios for help; the only plane anywhere near his position is a commercial airliner. Although they have contact, the single-engine pilot canno
Attorney Anthony Caruso borrows Perry Mason's office while he is away on business and defends the widow of a high-fashion photographer by casting suspicion on the man's four ex-wives who once modeled for him.
The Justice Department takes a hardened convict out of prison, trains him and gives him a job with the Philadelphia Police Department to help them with their fight against crime.
Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers reprise their roles as the crime-solving married team of detectives based on the series, "Hart to Hart." After the Harts' house is set on fire, the investigator is murdered and Jonathan is framed for the killing.
An animated version of Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield" set in an animal world. Young David is forced to work in a cheese factory by his cruel stepfather, where he befriends orphans kidnapped by the Cheese Police.
A psychotherapist is caught in a web of intrigue when one of her patients is found murdered.
Based on a true story of a St. Louis dentist who methodically plans and carries out the murders of several people over a 22-year period until his wife risked her life by cooperating with authorities to trap him.
Two men, one a hitman, the other a U.S. Department Justice investigator, discover they're brothers when they fall in love with the same woman.
A disheartened policewoman leaves the force to become a bounty hunter.
Story of the fifteen years in the life of Marina Oswald, wife of Lee Harvey Oswald, since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, as well as their married life together.
A couple's lives are almost destroyed by their drug addiction.
A Michigan mother of three agrees to give birth to another couple's child. Late in her pregnancy, she learns she is carrying twins, and she is suddenly thrust into a custody battle because the adoptive couple insist on taking only one child, and only if it's a girl.
A fact-based story chronicling two turbulent months in the lives of a middle-aged female journalist and her husband who have a dangerously premature baby girl.
When a manipulative businesswoman is murdered, her valuable anti-aging cosmetics formula is stolen.
Based on the true story of a church-going woman from North Carolina who poisoned her first husband and a boyfriend with arsenic, and nearly killed her second husband, a minister, the same way.
A woman helps pass Florida's anti-stalking law in order to protect her young daughter from a deranged stalker.
Drama inspired by events surrounding Hurricane Andrew, which took place in southern Florida in August 1992, and some of the incidents that occurred during and after the devastation.
A specially-designed craft makes an assault on the hidden world at the center of the Earth. Based on the Jules Verne classic.
When a baby is abandoned in a depressed town, seemingly magical events begin to occur.
A woman accused of murdering her husband is represented at her trial by her brother who is on the verge of disbarment. Based on a true story.
When a married couple is brutally murdered, their two adopted sons are suspected of the murder. Based on a true story.
An ex-millionaire operates as an undercover agent from his yacht off the Florida coast.
Two abused women, a wife and a mistress, conspire to murder the man who dominates their lives. When the victim''s body disappears and clues suggest that he is alive, the women''s guilt turns to fear for their own lives.
Based on a true story, a woman fights to rescue her 7-year-old daughter from the Middle East after she is abducted by her Jordanian father.
A criminal psychiatrist, a determined attorney, and a private investigator team up to solve a baffling murder case involving criminal psychosis and obsession.
After a teen has drifted into prostitution and virtual slavery, her mother seeks out the daughter's killer.
Three friends each struggle with a major life crisis.
A series of strange "accidents" befall some of the children in a small town.
A sequel to the miniseries "Deadly Matrimony." Chicago cop Jack Reed comes up against a dangerous man involved in a heist to hijack arms.
Perry Mason is challenged to solve a case that revolves around a murder on the set of a daytime soap opera.
Television movie sequel to the NBC western series "Bonanza." The Ponderosa Ranch is in trouble, and it's up to the next generation of Cartwrights to battle the unscrupulous businessman who plans to desecrate the land by establishing a strip-mining operation.
An American photographer in Paris gets entangled in the dangerous case of an unconventional detective because of a photo she takes.
A Palm Springs detective teams up with a heavy-drinking cop in search of a mysterious fugitive.
A father-and-son team of rescue specialists work against the clock looking for survivors in a submerged building after an earthquake devastates a city.
A divorced father falls in love with a pregnant woman whose husband had abandoned her when he discovered she was expecting a child. Based on Danielle Steel's novel, "Heartbeat."
Based on the tumultuous relationship between Elvis Presley and his manager Colonel Tom Parker.
A private investigator in Venice Beach, California, searches for the ex-husband of a beautiful client and finds himself caught in a dangerous web of deceit.
A television movie sequel of the NBC series "Ironside," which aired from 1967 to 1975. When the Denver Chief of Police is murdered, Ironside is coaxed out of retirement to help select a new chief. His examination of the possible candidates prompts a private investigation into the murder.
Based on the true story of 16-year-old leukemia victim Anissa Ayala, whose parents conceived a baby with the hope that the new child would provide bone marrow to save Anissa's life.
An idealistic law school graduate comes to work in the New York D.A.'s office. Her first case leads her straight to her father, a veteran New York cop who may be involved in corruption.
A movie telling the story of Amy Fisher, a Long Island, New York, high-school student who allegedly shot her 36-year-old lover's wife.
A woman's imaginary childhood friend reappears at a time when she's trying to deal with an unplanned pregnancy.
Andy Griffith's portrayal of Ben Matlock, a genial but wily good-old-boy, Harvard-bred lawyer from Georgia, was embraced by critics and enthusiastic audiences (based on high ratings for this film on its premiere) and convinced him to return to series television with the character beginning in the fa
A television movie based on a book by Vincent Bugliosi and Ken Hurwitz. A district attorney seeks to convict a slick con man of murdering his girlfriend's husband and his own wife in order to collect on their life insurance policies.
Based on the true story of a retired truck driver whose son is killed in a hit-and-run accident involving a truck. The father returns to the road to find his son's killer.
Two New York police officers fight against drugs and crime in the city's housing projects. When one of them is killed, his partner sets out to avenge the death.
A television movie set during 1943 in Los Angeles about two women who operate their own detective agency.
A young woman discovers that someone she loves may be a serial killer.
A movie based on the true story of Carolyn Sapp who triumphed over physical abuse by her boyfriend to become Miss America 1991.
A movie about the marriage and separation of the Duke and Duchess of York (Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson).
A television movie in the series of Perry Mason telefilms. Mason defends a young rock star accused of killing an univited guest at her wedding.
Based on the true story of an African-American scholarship student at a posh prep school who was shot to death by a police officer who claimed to have been attacked by the teenager.
A pyschology professor becomes entangled in a murder investigation after becoming involved with a strange and sensual woman.
Mike Stone is now a police captain who goes back to the streets to find the killer of his longtime partner.
A television movie about the rescue of motorists trapped on the Nimitz Freeway during the October 17, 1989, San Francisco earthquake.
An acute manic-depressive woman struggles to maintain the welfare of her five children when she becomes too ill to care for them.
Based on the true story of a religious fanatic wanted for the bombing of a government building. He held his wife and children hostage in their home for two weeks as police in the small Utah town of Marion tried to capture him without harming his family.
While visiting in Paris, a socialite finds herself the target of life-threatening attacks by strangers who insist she's carrying something of value.
Two sisters, one a Polish concentration camp survivor, the other safely relocated to America with her father, are reunited in New York in 1947.
A New York City undercover police detective is suddenly ostracized by his fellow officers when he opposes the death sentence for an accused cop killer. Based on a true story.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. When a tabloid/talk show host is murdered, each of the women with whom he claimed to have had a torrid affair becomes a suspect.
A married couple visiting an isolated seaside resort become entangled with a mysterious pair of shipwrecked vacationers when two murdered bodies wash up on the beach.
Undercover cop David Nash uses his telepathic powers to transform his dead son's little toy dinosaur -- into a crime-fighting robotic dinosaur fifty feet tall.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. A painter, believed to have died in an accident, returns to make allegations that a gallery owner is selling counterfeits of his work. Later, the artist is found murdered in his studio.
The teenagers from the NBC series, "Saved By the Bell," accept an invitation from Kelly's grandfather to visit his quaint Hawaiian resort.
A television movie based on Danielle Steel's best-selling novel, "Secrets." Focuses on the lives of the cast members of a fictional primetime television series.
A father and son who meet for the first time in prison are paroled into one another's custody.
Based on the story of Dennis "Doc" Littky, a high school principal who fought to reform a trouble-ridden New England school, but in the attempt also divided the New Hampshire community.
Vacationers crash-land on a deserted tropical island, where monsters run rampant from biological weapons testing.
After the death of her husband, a once-pampered housewife finds herself working as a maid to a once-famous singing star of the '60s. When the maid finds the singer's ex-husband dead in a closet, the two join forces to find the murderer.
A young woman's life depends on a bone-marrow transplant that only her stepbrother can provide, but her parents are torn over the decision of whether he should be the donor.
A television movie based on the true story of Eileen Franklin Lipsker who repressed the childhood memory that her father killed her best friend.
A ghost attempts to solve the case of his own murder with the help of a female private investigator with whom he becomes romantically involved.
A team of doctors struggle to find the cure for an unidentified deadly virus that plagues their city.
A small-town school teacher's life changes drasticallly when a rock-and-roll superstar, her former classmate, writes about her in his latest hit.
A suburban housewife manages to hide her true identity -- she's an escaped convict who'd been serving a twelve-year sentence for armed robbery -- for many years. Based on a true story.
A detective falls in love with the most likely suspect in a murder she is investigating.
When a businessman recognizes a girl from a missing-child poster, he joins forces with her mother to search for her.
Two brothers who leave New York to join their divorced father in Florida become embroiled in a drug lord's power play to force their father off his land.
Based on the true story, a teenager with Down syndrome is caught in a tug-of-war between his parents and his caretaker.
An American secret agent who, paralyzed by an assassin's bullet, sets out to find his assailant and in the process uncovers a top-secret warfare operation that threatens international security.
A television movie based on a true story. Two San Antonio police officers who were once best friends find themselves on opposite sides of the law when one of them engages in vigilante justice.
Based on the true story of the FBI's search for Gordon Kahl, a Midwest killer and former convict who inspires a fanatical following that vows never to be taken alive.
Based on the true story of a dramatic police pursuit of bank robber Mark Taylor in 1988. The police and a helicopter news team joined together in Denver on a deadly chase that claimed the life of one officer.
A mother struggles to believe in her daughter's innocence when the teenager is accused of murder.
A television movie based on the fact-based story about a courageous school teacher who, in 1830s New England, risked her career and personal safety when she opposed the prejudices of the time by admitting young black girls to her all-white school.
Based on the true story of Marla Hanson, the New York model whose face was slashed by thugs hired by her former landlord whose intentions she had rejected.
In 1967, a Marine Corps officer returns from the Vietnam War to his home in rural South Carolina determined to clear his dead brother's name of the murders of two young girls in 1934.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. Mason seeks to clear former mobster Johnny Sorrento, accused of murdering his wife.
A television movie sequel to the series, "Knight Rider," which aired from 1982 to 1984. An undercover police officer and his computerized, indestructible car nicknamed "KITT," fight a gun-running ring in the year 2000.
An uptight businesswoman changes her attitude about life when she thinks she has a fatal illness and falls for a dapper widower while on vacation in Mexico.
A group of small-town residents, terrorized by a local bully, decide to take the law into their own hands. Based on a true story.
Based on actress Jill Ireland's autobiography, dealing with her teenage son's heroin addiction and the death of her father.
A young man tries to make good on his promise to find a friend for his developmentally disabled sister.
A successful executive is faced with rebuilding his life and caring for his three children when his wife of twenty years leaves her family. Based on Danielle Steel's novel "Daddy."
A celebrated counterculture writer is elected mayor of a popular ski resort town and teams up with a former cop and pro football player to solve a murder cover-up.
In the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms, a television reporter is wrongfully accused of murdering the news team's anchorman.
Based on the novel "Smithereens" by B.W. Battin. A woman is simultaneously framed for the murder of her husband and terrorized by the deranged woman who actually killed him.
A pediatrician becomes trapped in a web of betrayal and guilt when her best friend, a nurse, seems to be a baby-killer. Based on a true story.
A migrant farm worker in California struggles to keep his family alive during the Depression of the 1930s.
A television movie pilot about a disgruntled journalist who investigates a story about an accidental death and stumbles on a corrupt land deal involving people all the way up to the state house.
A mother is forced to go to extremes to protect her pre-teen daughter from a child molester.
A retired widow's excitement about doing a children's story hour on national television wanes when she is exploited by an advertising agency as "Granny Goodheart."
Santa Claus learns that his 300-year tenure has ended and if he doesn't find a replacement by Christmas Eve, all the lights of Christmas will go out.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. A powerful fashion columnist is murdered.
A television movie biography of baseball great Babe Ruth.
A fact-based drama about Morris Dees, a Southern lawyer and the founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, who wages a legal battle against a secret society bent on reasserting white supremacy in the United States.
A woman is caught in a moral dilemma when she discovers her husband was involved in a deadly crime in their small town.
A real estate agent, arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct, is sentenced to perform community service, coaching basketball to developmentally disabled adults.
Based on the true story of Lilah Comminger, a Columbus, Ohio, mother determined to avenge the rape of her daughter.
Federal agent Eliot Ness returns to Chicago in 1947, sixteen years after winning fame as the man who put Al Capone behind bars. This time Ness fights murderous underworld kingpin Art "Roses" Malto.
A country singer's dreams of stardom are shattered when she becomes the prime suspect in the investigation of her abusive lover's murder.
Based on the true story of Bobby McLaughlin, a teenage high school drop-out who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a local drug dealer. Initially, Bobby's foster father is convinced Bobby is guilty, but when the boy is convicted on questionable evidence, he begins his own investigation to fr
Based on the true story of a teenage girl in a rural Pennsylvania town who in 1966 was kidnapped and held captive by a reclusive man obsessed by his misguided love for her.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. A magician is accused of murder when his illusion involving the levitation of a glass coffin results in the death of his assistant.
A man learns his best friend is not an honest, law-abiding businessman, but instead a ruthless hired assassin ready to kill anyone who gets in his way.
A man fights for custody of his stepson after the sudden death of his wife.
A television movie sequel to the NBC comedy series and the TV movie, "I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later." While her husband is away on a space mission, Jeannie's jealous sister tries to enforce the genie rule that she must find a new master by the next new moon or return to Mesopotamia forever.
Explores the possibility that 1930s screen-siren Thelma Todd did not actually commit suicide in 1935, but instead was murdered.
A divorced father must deal with the consequences he never considered when he left his wife and 11-year-old son to marry another woman.
A shrewd and powerful Florida newspaper mogul, who maintains tight-fisted control of a publishing empire, is the target of an old rival who wants to destroy him.
A television movie based on Danielle Steel's novel "Changes." A top television correspondent and a heart surgeon decide to marry, but career conflicts and family crises present serious challenges to their relationship.
Set in the 1960s, the telefilm depicts the bittersweet romance between a teenage Jewish boy and his Catholic neighbor and how they try to conceal their relationship from their parents.
In 1973, a cold-blooded murder is committed at a South Carolina beach resort. When the killer is paroled 18 years later, the victim's daughter is confronted by him and the shocking truth behind the murder is revealed.
A photographer, devastated by the end of her marriage, finds love unexpectedly when she takes an assignment at a California ranch. Based on Danielle Steel's novel "Palomino."
A television movie based on the true story of Bruce Curtis, an eighteen year-old Nova Scotia youth convicted of aggravated manslaughter in New Jersey in 1982. The case received widespread attention because many felt there had been a miscarriage of justice.
Based on an actual police case about the murder of an undercover narcotics policeman and the devastating effect it has on his partners.
A sequel to "Polly" a telefilm that aired on NBC November 12, 1989. Set in Alabama in 1956, Polly tries to find a replacement for the new headmaster of the town orphanage and to rekindle her aunt's romance.
Three good friends share their different experiences as expectant mothers.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. Violence erupts when Perry Mason jets to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain. He is accused of murdering a man suspected of being the Nazi SS Officer who ran a forced labor camp where his mother was interned. Mason discover
A television movie based on a true story. A man and his family take in his sister's four children after she and her husband die.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. An angry author is accused of murdering her scheming ex-husband at a mystery-writers' convention.
A story about the relationship between a 10-year-old boy and his grandfather as remembered by the lad as a grown man. Together "Da" and the boy train and race homing pigeons -- and through the spirit of one special bird, young Hugh comes to understand the value of home.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. A 13-year-old girl persuades Perry Mason to defend her father, who is accused of murdering an unscrupulous high-stakes gambler and political-campaign manager.
A female juror is horrified when a man is convicted for a crime he didn't commit, and she sets off to track down the real killer.
A television movie pilot for an NBC comedy series. A homeless man poses as the grandfather to four orphaned children to prevent them from being separated. When he starts to take his role as family patriarch very seriously, the children discover that they've gotten much more than they bargained for.
A television movie based on the true story of a special crime-fightng unit of five undercover vice agents, the North Las Vegas "Nasty Boys," who wear Ninja-style hoods to maintain their anonymity. The unit goes undercover to investigate a drug operation. Two of the Nasty Boys are targeted for death
A group of teenagers are left stranded on a jungle island while en route to a school-sponsored semester in Malaysia. Cut off from the outside world, they struggle against the forces of nature and must overcome personal conflicts.
A television movie chronicling the career of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, beginning in December 1980 with the dream of Heritage Village and ending with their ousting from the P.T.L. ministry for sexual improprieties and financial mismanagement in May 1987.
A private investigator who was thrown out of the police force for strange behavior and unconventional crime-busting methods opens his own operation in the back booth of a diner in Long Beach, California. Investigating the death of a close friend, Parker stumbles onto a dangerous toxic-waste dumping
A movie sequel which continues the adventures of the Incredible Hulk. David Banner tries to cure himself of his transformations into the Hulk and falls in love with a beautiful woman, only to find himself in a fatal battle with a terrorist group.
A young woman breaks up with her boyfriend and comes to face the painful reality that she will also be separated from the man's son, a boy she has come to love as her own.
A television movie based on a true story. A group of Americans risk their lives to take 500 Vietnamese civilians to safety aboard the last commercial flight out of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.
A movie based on the "Archie" cartoon characters. The wholesome teens of the comic strip are shown as adults facing typical '90s problems such as as divorce, drug addiction, and single parenthood. Now in their thirties, the characters return to Riverdale for a high school reunion.
A television movie based on the true story of Tai Babilonia, the figure skater. Her dreams of an Olympic gold medal were dashed when her partner, Randy Gardner, suffered an injury and was unable to complete the 1984 Winter Olympics competition. Devastated, she turned to drugs until she decided to pu
A television movie depicting the story of the dropping of the first atomic bomb in 1945 and how it affected a group of Hiroshima citizens -- along with two American POWs and a European missionary -- as they struggle to survive amid the chaos and devastation.
A pilot's wife attempts to clear her husband's name of the charge of "pilot error." She reconstructs the events leading up to the fatal crash of a commercial jetliner.
A teacher at a Catholic school travels to Ireland to meet the man with whom she has been corresponding for years. She realizes she has fallen in love with the man through the mail -- so she is crestfallen when she discovers he's a priest.
After the death of her favorite child, the mother of three children realizes that she has neglected the other two. She endeavors to build relationships with them while simultaneously trying to complete her late daughter's unfinished book.
A police investigator becomes romantically involved with the prosecuting attorney in a serial murder investigation.
A criminal-psychology grad student with a haunted past and a mysterious array of telepathic multiple personalities is caught up in a serial-killer investigation.
Based on the life of L. Frank Baum, writer of the Oz books.
A true story of a young woman who is violently assaulted by a new acquaintance and whose fiance takes the law into his own hands.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. Perry Mason's former law student is charged with the murder of his wife, a temperamental pop star.
A movie about a special unit of ten honest cops in a corrupt police department sets out to clean up the city during the late 1940s. When the prosecution's main witness in an important case dies under mysterious circumstances, the special unit investigates the four cops who were protecting the victim
Three woman meet by chance in a divorce lawyer's office, become friends and help each other through their divorces.
A fifteen-year-old boy is shattered by the accidental death of his mother and tries to make sense of her death by reviewing his family's home videos. A tape of her accident leads him to a shocking discovery.
A burned-out New York policeman whose wife is killed by a psychotic serial killer. Unable to solve the case, he seeks refuge in Hawaii, only to become embroiled in a serial murder case that appears to be identical to his last case in New York City.
A three-part miniseries based on the events surrounding the 1985 abduction and murder by drug traffickers in Guadalajara, Mexico, of Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, a U.S. agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency. His death helped expose the underworld of South America's drug cartel and its influence on powerf
During a family gathering at Thanksgiving, the head of the family dies during the meal, leaving the family to cope with his funeral, their neighbors, their bills and -- worst of all -- each other.
A 15-year-old girl faces the death penalty when she is forced to stand trial as an adult on charges of murder.
A television movie in which a young couple and their baby move to suburbia and discover that their neighbors are plotting a murder when a communications device in their baby's room picks up their conversation.
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 former football star works to keep his outwardly ideal, middle-class family on track and intact a few years after the death of a son.
A little girl and her widowed father receive an unusual Christmas gift -- a new mom in the form of a department store mannequin come to life.
Based on the true story of the 1964 murders of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman -- civil rights workers in Mississippi -- by a gang of police and Ku Klux Klan terrorists.
A television movie based on the novella by John William Corrington, set in Georgia in 1975, about the relationship between two older men in the south. A white judge cannot understand why his childhood friend, an older black man, has refused to accept the Congressional Medal of Honor. He looks into t
A television movie based on Danielle Steel's novel "Kaleidoscope." A detective obeying a dying man's last wish tries to unravel the mystery of three sisters separated in childhood.
A story of two young friends in the 1960's; one who gets drafted, and the other who explores the counter-culture.
A story about the challenges facing an ex-GI and his wife when his illegitimate Vietnamese daughter comes to the United States to live with them.
Neighborhood friends become embroiled in personal tragedy when the young son of one family drowns in the other's pool.
A rape victim must overcome a second trauma when her attacker, a successful attorney, makes her the defendant in a multi-million-dollar slander suit after he is acquitted of criminal charges by a hung jury.
A television movie based on the factual account of the estimated $25 million bank robbery of the Boston-based Depositers Trust Bank by police officers in 1980.
In an effort to save her northern California community from real estate development, a woman runs for mayor of her town against the man with whom she's fallen in love.
A television movie airing as part of the "Magical World of Disney." An eccentric old flying ace teaches two adventurous young farm boys to pilot a classic World War I biplane and shows them the limitless possibilities of the sky. Embarking on their first aerial adventure, the boys meet a young girl
An accountant and his wife fulfill their dream of running a summer camp for teenagers.
A small-town eccentric is befriended by an extra-terrestrial in a pin-striped suit. He offers to build the alien a landing strip so he can visit the town more often, but his neighborly gesture creates havoc in the community.
An ex-Marine wrecks his car near a sleepy desert town and makes a new life for himself living with a crusty old woman, her retarded son and an abandoned Vietnamese girl.
A police commander tries to track down an elusive, self-appointed hit man known for committing murder unasked and then extorting money from those who benefited from the death.
A television movie based on Danielle Steel's novel "Fine Things." A businessman marries a young school teacher who has a six-year-old daughter from a previous marriage. He is desolated when his wife suddenly dies of cancer and his daughter's biological father kidnaps the girl.
Based on the true story of an ex-nun turned high school teacher who is raped and, because of her religious convictions, decides to keep the baby. The school administration fires her for being an unmarried mother, and she fights back to try and regain her job.
Tough, brilliant Lynne Jacobi realizes the district-attorney title now held by her boss is within her reach if she can get a suspect convicted in the brutal attack and rape of a controversial talk-show hostess. Bobby Jones, Jacobi's investigator and also her lover, disagrees with her on who is the l
A television movie about three women, once known as "The Fabulous Bouffants," who reunite to perform their first and only hit song on a television special featuring the "girl groups" of the early '60s.
An advertising agency launches a talent search to find the perfect model to represent a floundering swimsuit company.
A television movie about the battle between gangster Al Capone and the federal agent who dared to put him behind bars. Through the efforts of FBI agent Michael Rourke, Al Capone is sent to Chicago's Cook County Jail for tax evasion. Capone continues to run his criminal empire from prison and vows re
Newlyweds Jeffrey Wyatt and Susan Evers Wyatt inherit a dilapidated hotel in Hawaii and embark on a hectic honeymoon with his identical teen triplet daughters.
A television movie based on the book by Roxanne Pulitzer about her marriage to publishing heir Herbert "Pete" Pulitzer. After the birth of their twin sons, Herbert becomes increasingly possessive and jealous. In turn, Roxanne is seduced by the excesses of the very rich in Palm Beach. What began as a
A snobbish high-fashion model witnesses a murder and doesn't know which is worse: living with the streetwise female cop assigned to protect her or being caught by the killers.
Two cousins search for their grandfather's murderer. They learn that their grandfather had been leading a double life. By day, he was the respected owner of a newspaper; by night, he was the "Paraclete of Justice," fighting crime wherever he happened to find it.
A movie based on the racial turmoil in Howard Beach, New York, in December 1986, in which a group of white teenagers caused the death of a young black man. The story focuses on Charles Hynes, the special prosecutor who struggled to bring the white youths to trial. The screenplay is based on court re
A television movie about troubled teens on the high seas. When Sam McBride and his pals from County High join students from the elite Bayview Academy aboard the Sea Scholar floating campus for a semester, a comic class struggle ensues.
A movie sequel continuing the story that was developed in the TV series "The Incredible Hulk." Due to a freak laboratory accident, scientist David Banner is transformed into the Incredible Hulk, a green, man-like creature of immense strength. Banner helps a young woman fend off two gunmen in a subwa
A television movie sequel reuniting the Bradford family from the ABC series "Eight Is Enough" (1977-81). In this telefilm, David's wedding brings the clan together again. When David announces his plans to marry again, there are mixed emotions among the Bradford clan, who gather at the homestead for
A television movie comedy about the military mishaps of an overprotective mother who follows her teenage son into airborne training with the Army. Brenda Andersen, a widow who lost her husband, a paratrooper, in Vietnam, wants to steer her only son Jimmy out of Army airborne training and into colleg
Two people find a million dollars in cash and try to live it up while dodging a gang of thugs in hot pursuit. Sylvia and Bert both work for the same stingy boss. When he dies suddenly at the office, leaving a million dollars in untraceable bills, they agree to divide the loot and go their separate w
A single working mother is determined to make a go of it with her two daughters in a small rural community, American River, despite her eldest daughter's burning desire to leave the quaint but provincial place. She is the proprietor of a truckstop motel and diner.
A story about the trials and tribulations of a single father and a maturing daughter. The worried father causes mayhem when he follows his teenage daughter on her first date.
A student is found murdered in the mock courtroom of a law school where Perry Mason is the guest lecturer. Against the wishes of the victim's father, who is an old friend of Mason's, the lawyer decides to defend the accused. Complicating matters, the defendant can't keep his rich and uninhibited ex-
A television movie pilot centering on a newlywed couple from contrasting social backgrounds: a struggling divorcee and a well-to-do widower who each have offspring from previous marriages. Combining families from two very different worlds provides a challenge. The movie chronicles the whirlwind cou
A television movie sequel in which Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner reprise the roles of the Bionic Woman and the Six Million Dollar Man. This time they are at the World Unity games taking place in Toronto, where Americans and the Russians are competing. A diplomatic crisis arises after a bionic infilt
A movie pilot for a series not picked up by NBC. A young, street-wise police detective puts his life and reputation in jeopardy when he encounters a criminal who manages to keep on step ahead. After an elaborately staged robbery during which three guards are killed, the policeman realizes he's up ag
A television movie about an FBI agent who breaks her leg while trying to capture drug runners, and her identical twin sister, a waitress who is enlisted to take her place. Masquerading as a sophisticated financial analyst, the twin is thrust into a dangerous game of organized crime and official corr
A television movie based on the "Amityville" series of feature films and books. After the death of a woman's husband, she and her three children move in with her mother, a strong-willed woman living alone in northern California. When a series of mysterious events occurs, the two women suspect that t
A former cat burglar and a bungling undercover agent investigate a series of murders involving a prominent congressman.
A television movie pilot in which a Philadelphia lawyer loses his partnership in a prestigious law firm and tries to start over again with his own small, private practice. However, his plan to start over is short-lived when he inadvertently becomes involved in an international drugs-for-arms scheme,
A wife whose seemingly ideal marriage is suddenly shattered when her son is kidnapped and the child's grandfather, an underworld kingpin, appears to be involved.
The respected, veteran editor of an international fashion magazine is challenged by an ambitious young executive when an infamous publisher threatens to buy out the company.
A woman murders her husband at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve and discovers she is mysteriously reliving the previous, traumatic year.
George Peppard reprises his role as Sergeant Frank Doakey, an honest police detective who is fighting to keep organized crime out of Los Angeles in the 1940s. In this sequel, Doakey follows a trail of murder which leads him to uncover a prostitution ring operated by mobsters in Chinatown.
A television movie in which a female police officer from Philadelphia, bound for a vacation in Rome, decides to hide her true identity for fear she will never find true love. When she meets a man on the plane, it never occurs to her that he too has something to hide, and their new romance becomes a
A television movie about the events leading up to the famous Roe vs. Wade decision ruled on by the U.S. Supreme Court, allowing women to obtain abortions legally. In February 1970, Ellen Russell, a poor, pregnant carnival barker in rural Texas, asks an inexperienced attorney, Sarah Weddington, to he
A television movie about an assistant district attorney who infiltrates the Los Angeles underworld, putting her life on the line to solve the murder of a high-priced call girl.
A young man with extraordinary telepathic powers travels across the country in search of his natural mother. During his travels, as he evades scientists eager to exploit him, the young man uses his special powers to help people.
The fifth of NBC's "Desperado" television movie westerns which continues the adventures of roving cowboy Duell McCall. On the run and framed for crimes he didn't commit, McCall uses a case of mistaken identity to become the sheriff of a town terrorized by two corrupt businessmen. A pioneer woman enl
A television movie based on the novel by Mark Twain. Young Karen Jones finds herself in sixth century Camelot after a fall from a horse. Using her modern-day "magic," she fights the evil Merlin and Mordred to restore peace to King Arthur's court.
The fourth of NBC's "Desperado" television movies which continues the adventures of roving cowboy Duell McCall. McCall, on the run and framed for crimes he didn't commit, returns to Bisbee, Arizona, to discover that Nora has given birth to their son. Sheriff Campbell offers to clear McCall's name on
In this "Perry Mason" television movie, the director of a Broadway-bound musical is killed during the tryouts. Although Perry Mason can provide an iron-clad alibi for the accused, his testimony is questioned because he had taken a sedative. Realizing he is the young man's only hope, Mason volunteers
An adaptation of Tennessee Williams' 1959 play about a fading film star who finds solace through drugs, alcohol and young men. Now involved with a drifter, Chance Wayne, Alexandra Del Lago is unaware he wants to manipulate their relationship for his own ulterior motives. Returning together to the Fl
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 television movie about the lives of a close-knit group of southern California lifeguards. Being a lifeguard cost Mitch his marriage; now his ex-wife wants to limit Mitch's visits with his son, who is heading for disaster while out on a fishing trip with a friend of Mitch's. Craig rescues a trouble
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 television movie based the true story of Gene LePere, an innocent American woman who, in August 1983, was arrested and put in jail while on a cruise to Turkey after being accused of smuggling antiquities.
Based on the true story of the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship "Achille Lauro" by Arab terrorists and the murder of wheelchair-bound passenger Leon Klinghoffer.
A movie, based on the non-fiction book "Two of a Kind: The Hillside Stranglers," about the police investigation that led to the arrest and conviction of Kenneth Bianchi and his cousin, Angelo Buono, who murdered ten young women near Los Angeles between October 1977 and February 1978. The story is to
A detective finds she may become the next victim during her investigation of the murders of several policewomen.
Eight high-school seniors who graduated in 1959 discover the importance of their relationships as they enter adulthood in a changing society.
A television movie broadcast as part of the Perry Mason series of telefilms. An injured pro-hockey star is accused of murdering his former employer, a multi-millionaire sports mogul.
Movie pilot based on the true story of a crime-fighting unit of five undercover vice agents, the North Las Vegas Nasty Boys, who wear SWAT uniforms and Ninja-style masks to maintain their anonymity.
A Chicago policewoman is tortured by the nightmare of a vicious rape she suffered as a teenager twenty years earliers. When she returns to her home town to track down her attacker, she discovers that similar assaults are still being committed.
The pleas of a Torrington, Connecticut, woman for police protection against her physically abusive, estranged husband are ignored. Permanently disfigured, she finally fights back with a lawsuit that results in reforms in police training and responsiveness to domestic violence. Based on a true story.
A television movie about a businessman struggling to rebuild his life and care for his newborn baby after his wife's death. Scott Grimes is ambivalent about starting a family, but his wife Sue's enthusiasm makes him feel more comfortable. When Sue dies in childbirth, Scott is devastated by the loss
A movie based on the real-life, mass-murder case involving Richard Ramirez, known as the "Night Stalker," who was captured in Los Angeles in 1985. The telefilm chronicles the investigation of Los Angeles detectives Frank Salerno and Gil Carrillo leading to the arrest of serial killer Ramirez.
An adaptation from Ernest Hemingway's novella. An old, Cuban fisherman battles a giant marlin in the Gulf Stream.
Ann Jillian stars as herself in this television movie about her romance with, and marriage to, a Chicago vice cop and her triumphant battle over breast cancer.
A television movie in which everyone except the bridegrooom and the best man seems determined to ruin a young couple's dream wedding.
The third of NBC's "Desperado" television movie westerns which continues the adventures of cowboy Duell McCall who is framed for murder and on the run, but escapes hanging when he agrees to lead the dangerous search for a wealthy rancher's abducted daughter.
Students deal with co-education, parental problems and class differences at a small New England boarding school.
A flamboyant, world-famous novelist who tries to prove she can still lead a normal life by moving in with a typical, middle-class family.
A television movie about a recently widowed, powerful magazine publisher who falls in love with a younger man and discovers, after a whirlwind marriage, that he's too good to be true.
A widow is determined to find husbands for her four independent daughters.
A statue of Venus, the goddess of love, comes to life after 3,000 years and must earn the love of a man or face eternal banishment from Mount Olympus. She falls madly in love with a shy hairstylist who is engaged to someone else.
A television movie remake of the 1945 film of the same title starring Gene Tierney and Cornel Wilde, about a possessive and evil woman who will stop at nothing to possess the man she loves.
The third "Perry Mason" television movie for the 1987-88 season deals with the events surrounding a woman who suddenly disappears after an early morning walk. When her husband is accused of murder, Perry Mason is called in to defend him and uncovers a kidnapping/murder conspiracy.
A sequel to the 1967 feature film and several TV movies continuing the adventures of a group of convicted GIs who are reprieved and sent up against Nazi wartime geniuses who are out to establish a new Fourth Reich.
A group of mischievous high school seniors are enrolled in a summer-school driver''s education class.
An American horse-breeder living in Australia who is the single father of three sons.
A family moves into a new lakeside home and discovers a terrible secret about the community -- that there are a series of unsolved murders in the area.
A television movie about Andrea Crawford, a successful advertising executive who puts her life on the line for a Jackie Watson, a young orphan boy involved in drugs. In trying to steer the seven-year-old away from the dangerous subculture, Andrea makes an enemy of a major drug dealer. She also alien
A story set during the Vietnam War, about five young wire-service photographers working for the International Press Bureau.
Joshua Bodeen is a rowdy rebel who is appointed sheriff of Liberty County, Arizona, after he accidentally foils a bank robbery. As his first official duty, he investigates the suspicious death of his predecessor, and he tries to enlist the help of his deputies -- who are more accumstomed to arrestin
An American G.I. based in Berlin in August 1961, witnesses the building of the Berlin Wall and risks his life to help East Germans escape to the West in the hopes of being reunited with the woman he loves.
High-powered career woman shocks her husband and co-workers when she suddenly announces she wants to stop everything and have a baby.
A sequel continuing the story that was developed in the TV series "The Incredible Hulk," which ran on CBS from March 1978 to June 1982. The telefilm teams the Hulk with the ancient Viking thunder god Thor, to foil a plot hatched up by a group of power-hungry industrialists.
A television movie exploring the lives and relationships of members of a New England family as they wait for a son's return from overseas action in World War II.
A maverick 21st Century policeman who travels back in time in pursuit of a criminal and teams up with his legendary crime-solving great-grandfather, who back in the year 1988 is still only a bungling, rookie cop.
A small-town cocktail waitress with a dubious reputation has her fragile relationship with her teenage daughter severely tested when she takes on a local school board to have an anti-Semitic history teacher fired.
A television movie about a young county prosecutor who fights to bring to trial a group of teenagers who harassed an Amish family in a small town and accidentally killed their infant child, despite the refusal of the infant's parents to press charges.
A movie pilot focusing on the personal and professional lives of eight student nurses at a Los Angeles teaching hospital.
A movie based on a true story about a lawyer and Superior Court judge who maintains a secret double life with two wives and two families. A tragic accident shatters both families and uncovers his secret.
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 movie that follows the lives of several young people and their parents during a whacky and unpredictable Senior Prom night.
A young psychiatrist finds herself in danger after releasing a dangerous mental patient.
A television movie featuring the legendary attorney Perry Mason. Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
A Miami-based Detective Vincent Mora, while recuperating in Puerto Rico from a gunshot wound, becomes emotionally involved with a beautiful call girl. Soon after moving to Atlantic City to work in a casino, she is murdered, and Mora''s name and phone number are found on the body. Mora flies to Atlantic City to search for the killer -- only to discover he is being stalked by a murderous ex-con who wants revenge.
A grocery-store checker unexpectedly gets involved in high society and falls in love with a wealthy man who doesn't know her true identity.
Based on a true story about a woman who is institutionalized as mentally retarded for 30 years while struggling to reach the outside world through her writing.
The second of NBC's "Desperado" westerns continues the adventures of roving cowboy Duell McCall. The television movie begins with McCall on the run, having been framed for murder. He finds his way to the town of Beauty. He ends up fighting on behalf of a group of black homesteaders who are being
A television movie sequel to the "Marcus Welby, M.D." series. Robert Young recreates the role of Marcus Welby, who now copes with retirement by taking a European vacation, during which he meets and falls in love with an American divorcee.
Set in Los Angeles in the '40s, a group of tough, honest detectives fight to keep the city free from organized crime.
A streetwise teenager thinks the only way he can get out of his inner-city neighborhood is by working for mobsters who control the waterfront -- until he learns that he is the father of an infant boy.
A fact-based movie about a TWA flight attendant whose composure and bravery saved lives on the infamous 1985 Athens/Beirut/Algiers hostage flight.
A mother desperately searches for the truth surrounding her son's tragic death in the Soviet downing of Korean Airlines Flight 007.
A television movie about Dr. Cyrus Beekman, an esteemed hospital administrator who changes his career goals following a personal tragedy. He decides to open a clinic which becomes known as "Beekman's Place" in an area of the city most in need of it.
A teenager's family disappears without a word of warning. Trying to track them down, he finds himself being hunted by both the police and some very cold-blooded killers.
A sequel to "C.A.T. Squad," which aired on NBC July 27, 1986. The telefilm focuses on an elite government counter-attack group that becomes involved in a top-secret reconnaisance mission in South Africa.
A true story of Jan Scruggs, a Vietnam veteran who overcame government and individual opposition in a three-year struggle to persuade the government to build the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. Presented as a segment of "G.E. Theater."
A television movie based on the true 1986 story about two maniacal killers who terrorize the citizens of Miami, Florida, until the FBI tracks them down and confronts them in the most violent shoot-out in FBI history.
A movie based on a popular children's book with a traditional boy-and-his-dog story. To save his Grampa's farm, young Willy enters a dog-sled race with his dog, Morgan. But he's up against a burly Shoshone Indian, Stone Fox, who has never lost a race.
A sequel to the 1973-77 NBC series "Police Story." The film involves the personal and professional lives of a group of metropolitan police detectives in pursuit of a serial killer terrorizing a large city.
A young woman marries a charming lawyer only to find out that he and his family are high-ranking members of the underworld.
A television movie, based on a true story, about an estranged husband who, in an explosive rage, decides to have his wife murdered by a hired killer.
A television movie about a parish priest with a knack for solving mysteries. When Andy Moore, a young millionaire entrepreneur adopted at birth from Father Dowling's parish, falls to his death while trying to draw attention to his search for his natural parents, Father Dowling becomes convinced he w
A young man inherits the Bates Motel from Norman Bates and who, after his release from a mental institution, is unprepared for the eerie happenings at the Motel. Based on the classic movie "Psycho," directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
A movie based on a true story about an African-American priest who adopts a street kid from his parish against the wishes of the Chicago Archdiocese.
A homeless child brings the gifts of love and reconciliation into the lives of a rich and powerful family.
The miserable marriage of a husband and wife leads to homicidal cat-and-mouse games as they try to kill each other but bungle each attempt.
A crimefighter operates out of a high-tech 18-wheel truck and tries to save a war veteran targeted for death by a corrupt small-town official.
A television movie about the political career of Lyndon Johnson from 1934 until his ascension to the Presidency in 1963. The story begins in 1934 when Johnson is a secretary to a Texas congressman and while he's courting Ladybird Taylor, with whom he later eloped. Johnson returns to Washington in 19
A movie based on the true story of six convicts who, in 1946, battled incredible odds and the U.S. Marines in the most desperate, daring escape ever attempted at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay.
A television movie about a crazy group of American tourists on a package tour of Europe. The veteran tour-bus driver specializes in outrageous excursions with unusual sights.
In this fourth Perry Mason television movie, the famous attorney is asked by his former lover to defend her husband against murder charges that could destroy both their careers.
A movie about Hank Mercer, a successful writer of detective novels featuring a tough-talking, gut-shooting private eye, Biff Deegan. When Mercer decides to discard his lucrative character to write intellectual novels, his publisher agrees on the condition that he is able to solve a real mystery. Whe
A movie about the emotional and physical battle facing a mother in prison, and the psychological trauma that threatens to destroy her family. Billie Nickerson "borrows" some money from the cash drawer at work for her boyfriend Van. When Van fails to replace it, she is convicted of embezzlement and s
This sixth Perry Mason television movie features the criminal lawyer investigating the murder of a former madam, and uncovering a multi-million-dollar banking fraud in the process.
Based on a true story, a psychology professor and the mother of two children who contracts amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease), a progressive degenerative illness. When the disease reduces her body to a virtually helpless condition, she tapes out a message to her family that she wa
A television movie featuring the characters from the prime-time series "The Facts of Life" as they travel to Australia to meet students at their sister boarding school. Once there they take in all the sights, and even encounter a jewel thief.
A movie based on the true case of Roswell Gilbert, a 75-year-old retiree living in Florida, who, in 1985, shot his wife Emily to death, after she suffered from Alzheimer's disease for the last seven years of their 51-year marriage. Gilbert was charged with first-degree murder for the mercy killing.
A story about an ambitious but lowly clerk in the complaints division of the Justice Department. Her feisty disregard for standard procedure causes her to uncover high-level intrigue and blackmail in the federal government.
A movie based on fact, about American Naval Commandeer Jim Stockdale's imprisonment during the Vietnam War after being shot down in 1965 and captured by the North Vietnamese. As the highest-ranking American officer imprisoned, he is tortured and interrogated daily. During his eight-year ordeal, Stoc
An unlikely trio of convicts escape from a brutal Southern prison and join forces to elude capture.
A television movie about a city couple living in a quaint New England village who suspect their charming neighbors may be members of a 300-year-old witches' coven. When Linda and Jerry Lebon decide to escape the pressure of city life by buying an old house on remote Devin Island, the original, Beatr
A television western about a cowboy and his clash with the corrupt powers that control a mining town. --BASELINE.
A television movie about a devoted wife who becomes possessed by the century-old spirit of a sultry murderer hanged for killing her lover. Eric Beckett and his wife Karen take a trip to colonial Unionville and its annual Governor's Ball. Their carefree lives change unexpectedly when Karen is mysteri
A dedicated sheriff in the 1880s who, after his first family is ravaged by a gang of renegades, gets a chance for revenge years later when the same outlaws threaten his new family and the frontier town he singlehandedly tamed.
A movie remake of the 1953 William Wyler theatrical release about a princess on an official visit to Rome who slips away with a newspaperman, with whom she falls in love.
A television movie, based on fact, about Olympic athlete Kari Swenson who, while training, was abducted and imprisoned by mountain men. After being captured by Don Nichols and his son Dan, with the intent of making her the younger man's wife, Kari Swenson is chained to a tree. During a rescue attemp
A movie based on the true story of Ethel and James Leo, a blind couple whose determination to have children forces them to challenge existing adoption laws which discriminate against them.
A wife and mother struggles to recover her self-identity and the love of her family after a terrible car accident leaves her with total amnesia. After lying in a coma for nearly two weeks after the accident, Beverly Slater wakes and discovers she has suffered a memory loss. She tries hard to relearn
A story based on the real-life story of Lena Kuchler-Silberman, a courageous Jewish woman who risked her life after World War II to save 100 Jewish children from prejudice and poverty in Poland and escaped with them to Israel.
Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner are reunited as Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers by Richard Anderson as Oscar Goldman to do battle with a radical group headed by sinister "guest star" Martin Landau, who intends to use Austin's son (also bionically reconstructed) in his diabolical plan to take over the U
A television movie about the Harding family forsaking city life for the quiet of the small town of Stepford where the women are programmed into perfection. Steven Harding's second wife, Laura, is concerned about her new law career, and the Harding children fear boredom. But Laura pries into the deat
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
A television movie featuring the famous criminal lawyer Perry Mason. In the film, Perry Mason attends a charity party at the estate of a very wealthy but sleazy publisher, Harlan Wade, who, after the party, is found dead in his pool. Mason defends a former employee of the publishing house and learns
Perry Mason returns in the fifth television movie about the famed lawyer. This time around, a publisher is accused of murdering a successful horror novelist in a haunted hotel.
A television movie about a pregnant woman suspected of murdering her estranged husband. She and her son are tracked by the real killer while the investigating detective falls in love with her.
A television movie about a naive young woman who discovers shocking secrets about her overprotective husband after he disappears and is presumed dead.
A movie based on characters from the 1967 film "The Dirty Dozen." In this film, a gruff major is assigned to get a group to go on a mission inside occupied France. Once there, they must rescue some scientists and destroy a secret chemical project. The mission seems to be all the more difficult becau
A television movie about a young woman whose family life is shattered when she is suddenly discovered to be schizophrenic.
A movie about the small group of Texans who defended the Alamo against attack by Mexican troops. In 1836, a small garrison of 181 men, led by Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, and commandant Wiliam Travis, vow to fight for Texas independence from Mexico. They are up against a 6000-strong army led by General
A mother and daughter become reluctant roommates when the mother is facing a divorce.
A lonely wife and a workaholic husband must deal with a broken marriage when the wife's romantic fantasies become real sexual encounters with strangers. After a marriage of 15 years becomes stale and unromantic, and believing her husband to be more interested in his business than in her, Julie Atkin
A movie about a bulimic housewife and mother whose life and marriage are coming apart as a result of her eating disorder.
A television movie about a Vietnam veteran sick with cancer and a dedicated Veterans Administration counselor who wages an emotional, lopsided battle against the entrenched power structure of the government in an attempt to establish the possible dangers of Agent Orange.
A television movie describing the Kennedy scion's loss of a leg to cancer, and the fortitude that got him through the difficult rehabilitation period and painful chemotherapy that followed. With the support of his family, he went on to lead an active life, eventually becoming a lawyer and an advocat
A Southern couple -- a white woman and a black man -- marry and then must desperately fight her ex-husband's attempt to gain custody of their daughter based on their interracial union.
The life of a newspaper editor is dramatically affected when his girlfriend returns from a Hawaiian holiday with a frightening personality change. When she tries to kill him, Armour kills her in self-defense and is forced to run for his life when he realizes that a group of deadly humanoid aliens ar
A television movie about Gus and J.C., two girls who drive around the country in a blue Cadillac de Ville with a handsome hitchhiker, in search of Gus's long-lost father. --BASELINE.
A group of misfit cops, all dumped into one precinct, swipe a rival sheriff's drug-sniffing wonder dog to crack a drug ring run by a blind mobster, whose seeing-eye dog gets mixed up in the canine antics.
A television movie that unites the stars of television's popular series, "The Andy Griffith Show." Andy Taylor returns to Mayberry to run again for sheriff, only to discover that his former deputy, Barney Fife, has also entered the race. Andy and his wife Helen witness the birth of Andy's son Opie's
The sordid true tale of a Tufts University professor who becomes obsessed with a prostitute and is driven to murder, as recounted in Russell M. Glitman's book, is enacted by Richard Crenna, at the head of a lengthy Canadian cast. Tufts officials doubtless were unnerved to discover that in this rathe
Inspired by the real-life story of Jerry Rosenberg, a small-time Brooklyn hood and convicted killer who escaped the electric chair to become one of America's first jailhouse lawyers and ended up as spokesman for the convicts during the infamous Attica uprising, this well-received drama had Tony Danz
A three-hour television movie about a war game that takes place aboard an America Trident submarine. Things go haywire and the game threatens to ignite World War III.
An elegant, successful madam caters to the richest and most influential men in the world. Lil Hutton is the powerful, well-connected madam whose lucrative empire is threatened when one of her girls leaves the business to enter into a disastrous relationship and another falls in love with a client.
Ted Danson was both star and co-executive producer of this adaptation of Jonathan Kellerman's Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning mystery novel about a child psychologist's obsessive investigation into a series of murders that leads to a group of wealthy and powerful men. Danson plays the doctor, Richard
A 19-year-old, blind from birth, struggles to break free from the overly protective grip of her family and friends. Karin Nichols, although blind, is a well-adjusted, independent woman who, however, finds herself smothered by the well-meaning protection of her family. When she meets Richie, who is
Two business arch-rivals find themselves stranded together on a deserted South Pacific Island. In order to assure the account of an important comsmetics company, Stacy Tweed, the head of a successful advertising agency, flies to meet the owner of the client firm in the South Pacific. At the same t
A television movie about the continuing efforts of John and Reve Walsh to create a national awareness of the problem of missing children. A continuation of the story told in NBC's TV movie, "Adam." The film is followed by a roll-call of missing children all across the United States.
Amanda Kingsley is a spirited and somewhat eccentric millionairess who owns 51 percent of one of America's largest corporations. With her dignified servant Maitland she covers New York City feeding and giving money to the homeless and unfortunate.<P>Although her humorless son Andrew runs the family
A story about the arrival and construction of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor 100 years ago.
A television movie, a sequel to the 1985 NBC movie, "Code of Vengeance," again about David Dalton, a Vietnam veteran who travels the back roads asking only to be left alone, until he helps a friend find her husband, a former commanding officer who's now aiding a para-military army, the New Patriots.
A television movie about two teenagers who perform a practical joke, and end up destroying a city water main. As a result, they are sentenced to serve a year at a tough military academy. However, the officers at the school find it difficult to subdue the pranksters, and the two end up creating havo
Tough New York detective "Popeye" Doyle (from the Oscar-winning 1971 movie, "The French Connection") reappears on the streets of New York City, this time caught up in a murder case with international implications that could upset the balance of power in the Middle East. This television movie was or
An adaptation of Victor Herbert's operetta, with a new score by Leslie Bricusse. Following an accident on Christmas Eve, 11-year-old Lisa awakens in Toyland, a colorful place inhabited by storybook characters. But the wicked Barnaby is scheming to take over the enchanted land and, with the help of t
Raymond Burr recreates his characterization of the famous attorney, Perry Mason, for the third time in this television movie, as he defends an actor accused of shooting a television talk show host in front of an audience. Despite the threat of losing the friendship of a beautiful woman, he refuses t
Bob Hope, in his first made-for-TV movie as well as his first starring film in over a dozen years, teamed with veteran actor Don Ameche, playing a down-on-his-luck gumshoe and a wealthy retired master thief, respectively, to solve a string of art thefts and murders involving a stellar (by TV standar
The second of Perry Mason reunion movies with Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale (following their earlier continuing portrayals of Mason and ever-faithful secretary Della Street between 1957 and 1966) has the venerable lawyer defending a young nun accused of murdering a priest with whom, it was rumored,
Widely-heralded when announced because of the return to television of director William Friedkin, this series pilot about an elite government counter-terrorist unit -- here attempting to stem a series of global incidents designed to cripple this country's secret space-laser project -- was reported to
An adaptation of Antoinette Giancana's autobiography that details her struggle to secure a stable, meaningful identity in spite of the underworld reality of her father, the Chicago Mafia czar, Sam Giancana.
A group of American passengers aboard a hijacked domestic flight overthrow the four terrorists holding them captive and judge them for their crime before the plane lands.
In a television movie based on NBC-TV's comedy series "Family Ties," the Keaton family visits historic London for a vacation to be remembered. Steven and Elyse unwittingly become embroiled in international espionage; Alex struggles with some tough classes and even tougher classmates at Oxford Univer
Inspired by real events, the plot of this television movie centers on the legal and emotional struggle between adoptive parents and a teen-age mother over the custody of an infant girl.
A television movie about the Nobles, a powerful, wealthy, and mysterious San Francisco banking family who use the Covenant, a family pledge to evil, to control family members and others for personal gain.
When his dad loses his job and starts thinking about suicide, and mom announcing she's leaving, a teenager decides to take matters into his own hands and embarks on a series of desperate ploys to encourage the old man to want to live. At first called "My Life, Your Life," the film was erroneously pr
A successful Los Angeles restaurater finds himself being stalked by five women who remember him as the sadistic former Nazi doctor who three decades earlier had tortured them during their concentration camp internment -- and that one of them has drawn the assignment of executing him. The plot, unfor
A renegade U.S. Army major is pressured to once again lead a motley gang of GIs on a secret wartime mission -- a suicide assignment behind German lines to thwart an assassination plot against Hitler -- in this TV-movie sequel to the hit 1967 theatrical adventure film, with Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Richard Jaeckel repeating their original roles. This filmed-in-Great Britain movie technically marked Lee Marvin''s first TV movie -- technically, since the first one he did, "The Killers" (with Ronald Reagan) in 1964, was at the time deemed too violent for TV and was released theatrically instead. It also marked his sixth time teaming on film with Ernest Borgnine.
The story of the relationship between a hearing child and her deaf parents, spanning three decades, from the Great Depression to the late '60s.
A young ambitious ballerina from Detroit moves to New York City to become a dancer on the Broadway stage. The plot follows her professional and love life in New York, and the film uses several song-and-dance sequences.
An attorney is so desperately in love with her convict-client that she helps him escape.
Philandering high-powered attorney finds that his mistress, the lawyer daughter of his dead ex-partner, has been hopping into bed with his marine biologist son. Curiously, however, Elizabeth Gill's teleplay lays all the blame on the woman of the piece, leaving all the decisions about with whom to sl
The story of the relationship between John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
The legend and white-washed life of the 19th-century Englishwoman turned national heroine as a battlefield nurse during the Crimean War, teaming Jaclyn Smith with an all-British cast. Claire Bloom and Jeremy Brett are her socially prominent parents, and Timothy Dalton (replacing Michael York, initia
Recast and redirected recreations of four classic tales from the landmark "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" of three TV decades earlier, with introductions by a computer colorized Hitchcock himself (and voice-over narration by John Huston), comprised this television-movie anthology which became the pilot
A laid-off steelworker and a sophisticated executive team up to track down the killers of the former's daughter and the latter's son, gunned down in a drug dispute on the eve of their wedding. And until the eve of this film's initial showing, it was called simply "Two Fathers" -- in fact, a truly od
A police detective believes a series of grizzly killings in Lake Havasu, Arizona, may be the work of Jack the Ripper, whose murderous spirit may have been transported to the desert community along with London Bridge.
Torn, seemingly, from one of those soft-cover romance novels, this lush drama deals with an interlude between an American magazine editor and a dashing young Englishman while traveling between Venice and Paris, rekindling briefly an affair the two had enjoyed together ten years earlier. John Gielgud
Stingray, a rebel cop, sports a fancy car and goes his own way, bucking the establishment. This movie was the basis for the NBC series premiering on March 11, 1986.
In this study of the fortunes of a working-class German family between 1931 and 1945, two brothers (John Shea and Bill Nighy) find themselves on opposite sides of the Third Reich. The secondary characters, curiously, were of more interest, especially David Warner in the role of Reinhard Heydrich, wh
Raymond Burr reprises his performance as television''s most celebrated attorney in this movie in which Perry Mason, now an appellate court judge, is forced to resign his post to defend his former secretary, Della Street, on a murder charge.
A successful young lawyer, Michael Pierson, is tired and reticent when he returns home to celebrate his parents' thirtieth wedding anniversary. He is later diagnosed as having AIDS, and afterwards breaks the shocking news to his family that he has the disease -- and that he is homosexual. The televi
A woman awakens from a twenty-year coma to discover that her world has grown up without her, and her high school sweetheart is married to her sister.
Midnight Brewster, a city slicker, and Gus Brown, a country boy, are partners in various hustling schemes. The film depicts the duo's involvement in the Florida Greyhound racing scene.
Take "Shane" and have him played by Chuck Norris clone Charles Taylor as a mysterious drifter who helps a young single mother avenge her brother's murder and finds himself the target of bad guys (here a gang of dope smugglers on the Mexican border. This pilot to a prospective series called "Dalton"
A teenage girl is unjustly imprisoned by a fanatical judge resulting in an emotional nightmare for her and her parents.
A television movie about professor-turned-spy Colonel Calvin Turner who orchestrates the daring espionage of Americans and British in the London-based Office of Strategic Services (the World War II predecessor of the CIA) as the city smolders under the blitz and swings to Big Band music.
A couple find themselves lost at night in a deserted section of a large city. In order to survive, they must match their wits against a street gang out to get them.
A Manhattan psychotherapist gets uncharacteristically (and unprofessionally) involved with one of his patients -- a young woman with a compulsion for picking up total strangers for sex, in this pilot to a prospective series that would star Mike Farrell, as a divorced therapist with a teenaged daught
As three wives, friends from the same town, board a boat for a day-long charity cruise, they are handed a note from a mutual friend saying that she is running off with one of their husbands. The telefilm relates how each wife has reason to believe that hers is the husband in question.
Following the killing of his wife and son by brutal bikers, a young auto worker becomes a self-appointed avenger who metes out justice to criminals roaming the streets.
Robert Blake's scrappy, ex-convict-turned-ghetto priest in an impoverished inner-city parish was the latest in his series of original characters (after "Baretta" and "Joe Dancer") and his "Hell Town" turned into a surprise hit (written pseudonymously by Blake). Blake convinced the network into going
Harking back to assorted B-movies of the late ''30s, here with a contemporary twist, this one has Sally Kellerman, wife of a ruthless Soviet colonel (James Franciscus), in charge of a spy school where beautiful young women are trained by the KGB to seduce and blackmail American industrialists -- only to discover that some of her budding spies aren''t as pliant as the State would like. Subsequent title: "Secrets of the Red Bedroom."
A young working woman is torn between testifying against her brother-in-law after seeing him rape a girl in a bar or remaining silent to protect the close-knit working class family into which she had married. When the victim commits suicide, she faces ostracism by both family and friends after going
Nine members of the original cast of TV's "Peyton Place" (1964-69) were reunited to reprise their original roles when Megan MacKenzie turns up in town on the twentieth anniversary of her mother Allison's (Mia Farrow in the original series) disappearance just before her wedding to Rodney Harrington (
Troubled teenager whose parents have split up and who thinks his life is coming apart takes out his frustrations by setting fires. Gary Coleman plays his first true dramatic role on television as the pint-sized arsonist who, at program's end, steps out of character to face the audience and give a le
Television's answer to the spate of early-'80s, generally raunchy summer camp comedies mixes the genre's traditional romance and hijinks involving campers and counselors. Michael J. Fox and Nancy McKeon, two of TV's bright young lights, handle the youthful romantic angle, Robert Klein is the bumblin
In this television movie, Barbara Eden reprises her role of the magical, enchanting genie of "I Dream of Jeannie" who today, 15 years later, is trying to assert her independence and at the same time save her mortal marriage.
Liza Minnelli's dramatic acting debut on television occurred here in her vivid portrayal of real-life author and mother Mary-Lou Weisman, whose book "Intensive Care" (this film's original title) was a loving and often humorous account of her experiences during her son's decade-long struggle against
A team of "transport specialists" are determined to thwart a ruthless terrorist and her gang attempting to hijack a super-sophisticated armored vehicle carrying nuclear weapons-grade plutonium across Texas. This pilot to a prospective series involving Billy Dee Williams and Joseph Bottoms as highly
Farrah Fawcett astounded critics with the heretofore unplumbed depths of her performing abilities, playing a battered wife charged with her husband's murder after setting his bed afire following years of beatings and humiliations. Her greatly praised work won her an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Ac
Realistic dramatization of the fatal Air Florida crash in Washington, D.C. in January 1982, and its effects on the survivors, their families and those who helped in the rescue attempts. Among the notable sidelights: the crash itself is never shown and the rescues are staged from a heated pool in the
Sophia Loren and her real-life eleven-year-old son (in his acting debut) are mother and son in this romantic comedy-dama about a woman who sets out to track down and trick several former lovers to pay for the boy's badly needed eye operation. A true family affair that not only starred Loren and son
Young nun's unspoken love for a priest and growing desire for a family cause her to depart the convent before taking her final vows is this subject of this fact-based film with the exploitative title (by time-honored television tradition). It was based on the book "Nun: A Memoir" by Dr. Mary Gillig
Tenacious young engineer flips over the centerfold model he spots on television and embarks on a romantic adventure on a bet with his buddies. A lightweight comedy that takes full advantage of Teri Copley's undeniable assets at the expense of much of the other talent involved.
A football field becomes the confrontation site between a small-town police department headed by its peace-loving chief (Roche) and a band of local hippies led by his son (Goodeve) who decide to settle their differences on the gridiron. Tony Randall is a bearded guru -- a successful insurance agent
Actress Theresa Saldana played herself, recreating her nearly fatal attack by a crazed fan in 1982, not long after starring with Robert DeNiro as Jake LaMotta's sister in Raging Bull," and then trying to survive emotionally the trauma which followed and sebsequently becoming spokesperson for the org
The somewhat exploitive title notwithstanding, this provocative film dramatizes the bitter, true-life struggle of "the Wilmar 8," eight women who, in 1977, began a two-year strike against the small Minnesota bank that employed them, charging sex discrimination in hiring and promotion. Lee Grant, who
Sheriff Stella Stevens uses her wiles and the help of her three resourceful daughters -- one by each of her previous husbands -- to rope in a notorious desperado and a band of foreign revolutionaries in this light-hearted Western pilot to a prospective series.
Four Catholic and Protestant children from war-town Ireland have their lives and attitudes changed after a summer in the U.S. with foster families. This drama is a companion piece of sorts to director George Schaefer's Emmy Award-winning "A War of Children" of a decade earlier, dealing with another
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
The story of a married man who compulsively buys time with prostitutes, thereby jeopardizing his marriage, his job, and eventually his life.
A summer of sun and fun awaits the first female lifeguard on a Southern California beach, a seventeen-year-old who becomes infatuated with the rugged head guard and is encouraged to "go for it" by her boy-crazy best friend.
To land a sportswriting job on a national magazine run by a chauvinistic editor, an aspiring female reporter convincingly disguises herself as a man in this comedy/drama inspired by Carol Lynn Mithers' true story that she revealed in a headline making cover article in 1982 in "The Village Voice."
Crazed escaped convict, with a street-smart New York cop nipping at his heels, kidnaps a woman and forces her to drive him on a reckless rampage through the swamps and island towns of North Carolina, eluding roadblocks and assorted police traps.
A married tycoon becomes involved in an emotional triangle after beginning an affair with an ambitious female executive whom he sets up in a lavish penthouse. Robert Urich, Linda Kelsey and Julianne Phillips make up the triangle, with Cynthia Sikes as the savvy mistress of one of industrialist Urich
An idealistic young resident physician, obsessed with the plight of his geriatric patients, risks not only his career but his marriage to champion his cause. This pilot to a prospective series starring Howard E. Rollins, Jr., has him fighting to prove that an elderly man (Art Carney) is not senile,
The TV sequel -- bordering on a complete remake -- of Steve Martin's feature film, "The Jerk," the saga of Navin Johnson, country bumpkin who leaves the family of black sharecroppers that had raised him and proceeds to make his zany way in the world. Stand-up comic Mark Blankfield, one of Steve's pr
In another pilot to a prospective series, Robert Conrad is an aging Marine Corps pilot who is grounded and, rather than become a desk jockey, agrees to take over the running of his old alma mater, a military school that has gone to seed. With his long-time aide, Red West (Conrad's real-life buddy an
In his fifth TV-movie, Gary Collins is a UN diplomat's son who continually daydreams about various movie heroes, ranging from Dwight Cloudclimber (sort of a miniaturized Luke "Star Wars" Skywalker) and Alabama Smith (who is not unlike Indiana "Raiders of the Lost Ark" Jones), to a James Bond-type an
Rock Hudson (in his final television movie) is a charming Las Vegas hotel owner who tries to turn a decaying casino into The Strip's top attraction to avenge his outting by his former partners across the street. James Earl Jones, in a fright wig, does a devastating turn as a Don King type who may or
A pair of unlikely lovers -- a TV love goddess and an ex-con -- join forces to recover a fortune in stolen jewels that an underworld kingpin, operating out of prison, wants for himself. A light-hearted caper, it provided Joan Collins with a chance to spoof her own TV image and to wear a parade of co
Rick Hunter, a mobster's son turned cop, is partnered with a brassy female detective.
A recently widowed mother, her advertising executive daughter, and her teenage granddaughter, reunite for an emotion charged weekend to close up the recently-sold family home, relive painful memories and resolve long-standing tensions. For this film, initially called "Mother's Day" (after the day on
The last of Robert Blake's three Joe Dancer movies, like its predecessors, filmed in 1981, finds the private investigator framed for manslaughter as he tries to uncover a Hollywood scandal that could ruin a studio and destroy a top star's career. Original titles: "Joe Dancer III" and "Lights, Camera
Two generations of television personalities -- the contemporary players as students and '50s and '60s names as parents and teachers -- are pitted against each other in this teenage comedy set in a midwestern high school. This potential series pilot was followed by a second, hour-long one some months
The fact-based story of John and Reve Walsh who, following the kidnapping of their six-year-old son (later found murdered), prompted them to mount a national campaign and lobby in Congress to pass the Missing Children's Bill allowing parents access to the FBI's national crime computer. At the end of
Mariette Hartley won an Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Candy Lightner, the California woman who spearheaded the drive for national anti-drunk driver legislation after her own young daughter became a hit-and-run victim. The film itself was Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Drama Special.
The second TV-movie in 1983 using the title, "Happy Endings", explores the plight of a teenager who postpones his determination to become a songwriter so that he can keep his younger brother and two sisters together as a family following the death of their parents. Based on the true experiences of its producer-writer, Christopher Beaumont, one of the guiding forces behind TV''s "Fame," this film, initially titled "House of Cards," also was the pilot to a prospective series.
A female cop who agrees to pose for the centerfold of a "Playboy"-type magazine puts her job and reputation on the line in this movie that was inspired by actual events. Heading the cast are three TV personalities: Melody Anderson of "Manimal," Ed Marinaro of "Hill Street Blues," and Donna Pescow of "Angie," each continuing the growing trend of building made-for-television films around familiar TV faces.
The story of the country singer's struggle to get out of the shadow of his folk hero father and establish his own identity, with a descent into alcoholism and a fall from a mountaintop, breaking every bone in his body, as part of the price. Taken from Hank Williams, Jr.'s autobiography, this film wa
This film dramatizes the exploits of Australian journalist John Everingham and his efforts to snatch the Laotian girl, left behind following the Vietnam war, from under the noses of the Pathet Lao in 1978. It wended its reportedly trouble-plagued way to TV after a theatrical version premiered earlie
Beautiful Jane Seymour is torn between two loves -- her sportscaster husband with a career setback that causes him to ignore her, and a handsome, sensual ghost who wants to possess her sexually. Elegantly -- and erotically -- photographed by Hiro Narita.
In this pilot to a prospective series, O.J. Simpson (also the executive producer) is a San Francisco private eye who gets dragged into a drug-smuggling operation while searching for the girlfriend of a dead client, leading him to a politically prominent family. The series would have featured TV's fi
In this dramatization of the story of Argentine newspaper publisher Timerman's experiences and torture in a secret prison, the casting of both Roy Scheider and Liv Ullmann, as Timerman and his wife, raised a good many critical eyebrows and seemed to work against the movie, as did trying to make New
A party of tourists -- including a state senator (Susan Sullivan), a park ranger (Dennis Cole) who was her one-time lover, a cantankerous professor (Ray Milland), and an escaped convict (James Olson) -- are trapped deep inside the caverns of an unnamed national park, rescued briefly, and then caught
Movies' "disaster master", Irwin Allen, was the man behind this adventure yarn that strands a group of motorists and fleeing bank robber, Desi Arnaz, Jr., and his girlfriend, Char Fontane, on a bridge that is collapsing because of shifting sands near the pylons. Its unique history is more interestin
Gary Coleman stars as a 13-year-old genius who goes to college and tries to cope not only with campus social life but also his professor, Robert Guillaume (in their third TV film together). Harriet Nelson is his creative writing instructor.
Demonologist Andy Griffith, psychic Cloris Leachman, and priest Eddie Albert join forces to exorcise a possessed youngster, Charlie Fields, after his sister's boyfriend (Kevin Bacon) commits murder while similarly under demonic possession. Harvey Fierstein (of "Torch Song Trilogy") provides the devi
The dramatization of the story of Jean Donovan, who evolved from a free-spirited college student to a deeply committed lay missionary, giving up her family, friends and finance to work on behalf of the poor in El Salvador. In December 1980, she and three Maryknoll nuns were slain by five members of
Marie Osmond is Old West singer/actress Josephine Marcus in this dramatization of her memoirs chronicling how a middle-class Jewish teenager from San Francisco joined a travelling opera company at 19, ran into Marshal Wyatt Earp in Tombstone, Arizona, became part of a love triangle that included Ear
A divorcee, dumped by her live-in boyfriend who returns to his wife, decides to go it alone but finds herself the object of the amorous attentions of a young cyclist, a photographer and a policeman in this romantic comedy on which "Happy Days" buddies Ron Howard and Henry Winkler were executive prod
A prison picture with the twist of having the title characters not inmates but a contingent of female guards under the charge of Stella Stevens, juggling a love affair with captain of the guards, Hector Elizondo, and a brutal prison yard riot she volunteers to quell.
Biochemist Bob Denver's pretty reporter niece, Alexa Hamilton, stumbles onto an invisibility chemical in his lab and realizes that not being seen can help in tracking down a story on a million-dollar art heist. This pilot to a prospective series, a sitcom variation on the H.G. Wells' fantasy, was pr
Dennis Weaver is a successful real estate agent whose introduction by Pamela Bellwood and her lawyer boyfriend, David Ackroyd, to cocaine during a business slump gets him hooked and threatens his marriage (to Karen Grassle), his career and his life.
Teenager Jennifer Jason Leigh drops out of high school to follow her boyfriend to San Diego, and her desperate mother, Susan Anspach, not ready for her daughter''s loss of innocence, enlists the aid of an old Navy friend to help locate her. Harriet Nelson is the girl''s liberal-minded grandmother.
Two former bank employees -- executive Dick Van Dyke, forced into early retirement by a computer, and guard Sid Caesar, unceremoniously dismissed before his pension comes due -- concoct a computerized scheme to steal from the rich (i.e., the bank) and give to the poor with anonymous checks (money ac
Ex-high school football coach becomes a house-husband while his wife goes off to work in this comedy that pre-dated the similarly plotted theatrical movie "Mr. Mom" by nearly six months.
An aspiring young singer naively takes a job in a Tokyo nightspot and is drawn into a white slavery ring in which the entertainers are forced into prostitution by the Yakuza, Japan's equivalent of the syndicate. This TV version of what long was a B-movie staple of an earlier generation ran through s
Erin Gray (of "Silver Spoons") and Lori Singer (of "Fame") are fashion models--one a superstar in the trade nearing thirty and urged to move into other areas while still at the top; the other a troubled high school student hoping to exploit her beauty--who become close friends and bitter competitors
A middle-aged New York widower, a survivor of the Holocaust, has an unexpected meeting with the woman he once loved when both were in their teens in the Polish ghetto during World War II and then were separated. Douglas, in a rare TV acting role, stars with Pam Dawber as his daughter, Israeli actres
The second in a prospective but aborted series contemporizing the Ten Commandments, this 1978-made film about a lady defense attorney's attempt to prove the innocence of a young man on two murder charges was a followup to "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" (1978) and originally was scheduled for airin
Marie Osmond portrays her mother in this dramatic recounting of how the elder Osmonds met and raised eight talented children, two of whom are hearing impaired. Several of the younger Osmonds play their own parents at the same age on this family film produced by Osmond Productions almost entirely in
An oddity among TV movies involving the characters of a still-running series, with its five stars summer vacationing in Paris where Charlotte Rae brushes up on French cooking and her students go off to absorb French culture and, hopefully, a little continental romance.
A rape victim, obsessed with capturing her attacker, conspires with three other women to trap him after he is freed by the courts on a technicality, and they take the law into their own hands when he is given police protection against their harassment. Canadian actress Kate Nelligan made her TV-movie debut in the lead, and Howard Hesseman, playing against type, is the brutal rapist. Ken Howard gets top billing as her sympathetic and supportive boyfriend.
Diahann Carroll, Rosalind Cash and Irene Cara are three sisters whose reunion when the family home is put up for sale reopens old wounds. This original drama, somewhat akin to Arthur Miller's play, "The Price", was filmed in 1979 in Montgomery, Alabama, and has Carroll as the straight-laced spinster
Raquel Welch made a personal crusade of getting this film about a legendary Blackfoot Indian woman shown. Not only was it her TV acting debut, but also a production of her own company, filmed in 1979 as a three-hour movie, adapted by novelist Evan Hunter from Colin Stuart's book. It finally was sche
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
The second of three TV-movies inspired by the long-running series briefly returns Olivia Walton from the tubercular sanatorium to which she had retreated toward the end of the initial series (when actress Michael Learned decided to leave the show) in order to help three of her daughters cope with as
Residents of a blue-collar neighborhood in the New York borough of Queens become alarmed when several black families move in to change the ethnic make-up. This pilot to a prospective series was filmed on location in Brooklyn in 1979, several years before Howard E. Rollins, Jr., gained celebrity as a
Young boxer from the barrio finds fame and fortune as a middleweight contender is not what it's all cracked up to be and loses sight of his goals by first becoming romantically involved with his attractive publicist and then having to prove himself in the ring after learning that his biggest victory
Tom and Dick Smothers are Bones Howard and Ryan Fitzgerald, ace TV cameraman and intrepid street reporter, respectively, involved in the race to find the buried treasure of Al Capone on Alcatraz Island where he was imprisoned, in this pilot to their 1981 "Fitz and Bones" series that came and went ma
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
The Kid From Nowhere is a retarded youngster who becomes involved in the Special Olympics when coach Beau Bridges (also the film's director) convinces the boy's divorced mother (Susan Saint James), who has insulated her son from the world, that the physical training will give him renewed motivation.
A spunky assistant district attorney is involved with a puzzling rape case, another dealing with a brilliant ex-con accused of murder and his celebrity sponsor, and a romance with a defense lawyer.
In the last of the Walton movies, the family is reunited for Thanksgiving circa 1946. John-Boy pays a visit from New York (here he is played by Robert Wightman, who inherited the Richard Thomas part late in the series), Jim-Bob wants to set up his own business, aspiring composer Jason talks about closing his small restaurant, and newlyweds Erin and Paul plan to move out of the Walton homestead. Grandma arrives on time, but will John get back from his hospital visit with Olivia (who is not seen in this finale)?
A "Classics Illustrated" adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe thriller about a 19th-century New England home--and its inhabitants--disintegrating unnaturally. Sitting around since 1978, this, for the record, was the last of the remaining productions in the once-in-a-while series.
James Garner is a homespun railroad man in Oklahoma of the 1950's whose future is jeopardized when diesel engines threaten to make his job obsolete, compounding domestic problems with his wife and the ridicule he faces from the town folks because of his second job as a watchman. Acting buddy Stuart
Robert Conrad's personal project (for his own company, with his wife as executive producer) about the convicted Watergate conspirator, based on the Liddy autobiography. The film chronicles Liddy's life through the 54 months he spent behind bars following the Watergate scandal. Conrad's buddy, Red We
Karen Valentine is a nurse/therapist in this true story about a lovable canine that helped change the lives of emotionally disturbed children. This film, which premiered in a nighttime slot, was part of NBC's critically acclaimed children-oriented "Operation Peacock" series that normally was present
In this fantasy adventure which served as the pilot to his 1982-83 Saturday morning animated cartoon series, Gary Coleman is a twelve-year-old wayward angel who must prove himself worthy of passing through the Pearly Gates and is sent to Earth accompanied by a reluctant Robert Guillaume to save thre
An extraterrestrial couple come to Earth to recruit misfits and adventurers for a trip to their galaxy in this prospective series pilot. John Forsythe and Priscilla Pointer are He and She, and James Stephens (Hart on "The Paper Chase") heads the guest cast of TV luminaries He and She try to entice t
Sci-fi pilot, filmed in 1977 as "The Final Eye," about the last private detective on Earth, who is hired to find a missing scientist in the year 1996, last seen by his daughter on Eden Isle, the utopian paradise he founded.
Inspired by the 1976 feature film, "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams", the 1977-78 series about the fictional mountain man, played by Dan Haggerty, proved to be a popular family-oriented program -- although not garnering ratings high enough to warrant renewal -- and ended with Grizzly heading for
A large, relatively unfamiliar cast heads this dramatization of the four days of events leading up to the historic tragedy at Kent State University in May 1970, during the confrontation between National Guardsmen and students staging anti-war demonstrations. Director James Goldstone won an Emmy Awar
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).
Drama about the effects on Jean Stapleton and Arthur Hill when their teenage son (John Putch, Stapleton's real-life son) gets spaced out on a marijuana joint laced with PCP, or "angel dust," and the family wrestles with the crisis.
The growing popularity of the sword and sorcery genre in theatrical films, books and comics led to this comic book pilot to a proposed TV series and the first television movie to explore the fad. Other than George Kennedy, who plays the warrior hero's bloodsire, the performers were relatively unfami
Robert Blake's second (of three) Joe Dancer movies has the hard-boiled private investigator teaming up with a chimp named Gregor, his trainer (John Fiedler) who happens to be an expert sneak thief, and an electronics genius of questionable repute (Keenan Wynn) to steal back a priceless vase looted f
In her first starring movie, a remake of the 1960 Doris Day thriller, Mary Crosby (Bing's daughter) is a TV reporter stalked mercilessly by a mysterious assassin. Gary Frank (who replaced Timothy Bottoms) has the role of her record producer husband -- the Rex Harrison part in the earlier version, a
Examine a crime from three different angles - the crime is the wounding of a ten-year-old girl by a sniper and the charging of an innocent man.
A dramatization of the true account of a fundamentalist sect in Arizona that practices polygamy, with returning Korean war veteran Christopher Atkins' rebellion against his father (Conrad Bain) when learning that he plans to increase his stable of wives by adding the 15-year-old girl (Diane Lane) wi
The belatedly shown pilot to the short-lived Robert Conrad series, "A Man Called Sloane" (1979-80), has Robert Logan in the role Conrad played, a flamboyant secret agent from UNIT, a secret counter-espionage group, teamed here with lady spy Ann Turkel to retrieve a stolen device capable of destroyin
Tony Randall is a lonely, middle-aged artist who shares his Manhattan brownstone with a young lady in a platonic relationship, and when she becomes pregnant by a married man, decides to raise her child as his own in this poignant comedy that evolved into the well-received series, "Love, Sidney" (198
In the popular tradition of TV "reunion" movies, this film had the lovable Munster family again taking up residence at 1313 Mockingbird Lane fifteen years after their original show had been relegated to that big syndication series in the sky. Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo and Al Lewis reprising their
The true story of James Gregory, an outstanding high school quarterback from California who, hoping to get into pro football, becomes the lone white student at Grambling College in Louisiana. Harry Belafonte made his TV dramatic debut as the famed Grambling coach Eddie Robinson, and the part of Greg
Young real estate developer, Ron Howard, returns to his hometown to make a land killing but soon takes up the cause of crusty old-timer Buddy Ebsen in the latter''s struggle with the government which wants his ranch for an Army missile base. Michael Conrad (Phil Esterhaus of "Hill Street Blues") is the Army colonel charged with getting the old codger off his land. Adapted from the 1962 book by Edward Abbey, this film brought an Emmy Award nomination to its sound mixer.
Tony Curtis is the ruthless head of a cosmetics firm, Kiss of Gold, locked in fierce competition with his arch-rival, Glamour, Inc., that happens to be run by his former lover Lee Grant, and finds his company in the grip of a power struggle among his executives (one of whom, unbeknownst to him, is t
The first of three private-eye movies created by Robert Blake about rugged Joe Dancer as the forerunner to a prospective but unrealized series after the retirement of his "Baretta" character. In the initial outing, Blake, as Dancer, follows a trail of bodies through a maze of corruption involving a
Inspiring drama about the relationship between an unemployed English instructor who takes a job as counselor at a summer camp for severely disabled children and his young charges, The Acorn People (the children affectionately refer to themselves as "nuts" and wear handmade acorn necklaces). Cloris L
This British/Polish TV co-production, "presented by Lord Grade," traced the life of Karol Wojtyla from his boyhood in Poland to the Vatican, although the nominal stars are New Zealand actor Sam Neill and English actor Christopher Cazenove as two of his friends from the early years. Wojtyla is portra
The real-life story of a young farmer's efforts to find out what's killing his dairy herd and afflicting his infant son are hampered by the foot-dragging of state agriculture officials. Emmy Award nominations went to director Roger Young, writer Richard Friedenberg, photographer Gayne Rescher and ed
In this remake of the celebrated 1954 Hitchcock film, Christopher Plummer is the London businessman whose intricate plan to murder his unfaithful wife for her money backfires. Initially, Frederick Knott (who also later wrote "Wait Until Dark") concocted this as a play for British television in 1952, and it later went on to become a success on the London stage as well as Broadway, and twice earlier on American TV: with Maurice Evans and Rosemary Harris in 1958 and then nine years later with Laurence Harvey and Diane Cilento.
Robert Blake and much of the creative talent involved in his "Baretta" series and three "Joe Dancer" TV-movies tackled this television adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel focusing on the lives of a pair of itinerant ranch hands in the rural south. Blake and Randy Quaid have the roles taken
An aspiring young actor moonlights as a male stripper while looking for work in the theater. Gregory Harrison stars (and co-produced the film as well as co-wrote and sang three songs) along with Patricia Davis (Ronald and Nancy Reagan's actress daughter) as a casting assistant who falls for him. Bot
The title tells the plot of this third pilot to a prospective new "Gilligan's Island" series after the team's chartered plane crash lands on the atoll inhabited by the happily marooned Gilligan and fellow castaways, with the Globetrotters and Gilligan's gang playing basketball against a specially pr
Jack Albertson is a retired railroad worker whose dream of crossing the country in a hot air balloon is encouraged by his grandson, who decides to go along for the ride despite the misgivings of his widowed mother whose plans to remarry have left him disenchanted. This light-hearted family adventure
Two Bret Harte adventures, "The Luck of Roaring Camp" and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat", are threaded together and related from Harte's point of view, with Robert Hays playing Harte as an aspiring young writer who goes west in the 1840's in search of adventure. Another in the "Classics Illustrated" s
In this latest filming of the famed weeper (the seventh version), Tuesday Weld -- who replaced Susan Blakely -- is the woman who had married into a prominent family and subsequently is forced by her mother-in-law (Eleanor Parker) to abandon her beloved husband and daughter to protect them from shame
In TV's sardonic answer to Michael Ritchie's theatrical movie, "Smile", a baton-twirling contest in a small Texas town and parental "winning is everything" pressures provide the thrust of this film that showcases many of the contemporary figures from the television scene and one or two from the past
Country singer Jeff Conaway, giving a concert at a local prison, is kidnapped by a pair of female convicts (Betty Thomas and Mari Gorman) who plan to use him as their ticket out of stir. This free-wheeling comedy, packed with familiar TV faces, was an off-beat entry from the producers and crew of th
In the second of TV's two movies on Elvis Presley, the story of his story romance with Memphis-born beauty queen Linda Thompson, after his marriage to Priscilla went on the rocks, is retold--from the viewpoint of Miss Thompson, who received billing as "program consultant." Elvis's songs are sung by
In this TV adaptation of Elia Kazan's notable 1961 film of William Inge's bittersweet drama of young love in 1928 Kansas, Melissa Gilbert and Cyril O'Reilly take the roles played originally by Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty as Deanie Loomis, the girl from the strict home who is on the verge of an em
This latest retelling of the escapades of Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer and the runaway slave, Jim, drifting down the Mississippi on a homemade raft, and their encounter with the Duke and his cohort, Dauphin, is given the "Classics Illustrated" touch and was filmed at least two years before its belated TV p
In this sequel to 1979's "Goldie and the Boxer", the ingratiating twosome -- the heavyweight champ (Simpson) and his 10-year-old manager (Michaelson) -- flee to California when a vengeful promoter who lost a bundle on the title fight wants retribution. Jack Gilford takes the part an ailing Phil Silv
A teenage boy who runs off to join the circus as a side show puppeteer stumbles onto the dark secrets of the fellow performers. Red Buttons plays a side show barker, Connie Stevens a Hungarian aerialist, and Anthony Franciosa the lion tamer, one of her former lovers. Director William Conrad, who fil
An illegal baby-selling operation is uncovered by social worker Lynda Carter in this drama produced by her manager/husband, Ron Samuels. Dean Stockwell and Sharon Farrell run the shady home for unwed mothers that supplies Harold Gould's equally shady adoption agency.
Newspaper columnist Cloris Leachman finds herself able to solve everyone's problems except her own in this pilot to a prospective series. It had been scheduled to premiere nearly ten months before it finally aired. Kelly Bishop, as her assistant, and Walter Brooke, as her editor, would have joined h
Sophia Loren's portrayal of not only herself during adulthood but also her mother makes this television biopic quite unusual, since no other major star (with the exception of Audie Murphy) ever has played herself in a dramatization of her own life story. This film covers her life from childhood thro
Spirited sci-fi detective story about the search by a young astrophysicist for sinister extraterrestrials looking for sanctuary for their comrades by possessing the bodies of humans. Originally titled "Alien Force," it was a failed series pilot. It subsequently (if mysteriously) became a two-part, f
The dramatization of the life of the 19th century priest who devoted himself to service in Hawaii's leper colony cast Ken Howard in the title role as a last-minute replacement for David Janssen, who had just died and to whose memory this film is dedicated. Nominated for Emmy Awards were Peter Matz f
Old country traditions and values cause Ron Howard to honor the pleas of his brother (played by Mickey Rourke), a quadriplegic following a motorcycle accident, to end his life, and then to stand trial for first-degree murder after the mercy killing. Michael De Guzman's teleplay was inspired by Paige
A series of freak accidents on the Los Angeles freeway traps a cast-load of familiar TV faces in an astounding traffic tie-up, with the entire system caught in a gridlock that John Beck, as a traffic expert, endeavors to unsnarl. Howard Hesseman plays the voice of an unseen radio disc jockey whose h
The story of Colonel Paul Tibbets and the crew of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, is recounted in this three-hour movie adapted by James Poe and Millard Kaufman from the best-selling book. The film was "dedicated to the memory of James Poe," who died before
The conflict and separation of their parents and the impact on four youngsters from three socially different families is the thrust of this drama written and directed by Joanna Lee.
Four suburban housewives, with a love for the theatre, set out to foil an unscrupulous talent agent who has threatened to blackmail each of them. Jo Ann Pflug, Georgia Engel, Tina Louise and Barbara Rhoades, as the quartet, received equal star billing by having their names rotating in a circle. The
Janis Paige presides over the proceedings at a posh resort, using magical powers to help eight attractive, amiable vacationers discover one another, aided by her nephew and niece, in this pilot for a knock-off of "Fantasy Island."
Teenage paraplegic Suzy Gilstrap made her TV acting debut as a wheelchair-bound girl with a desire to pilot her own airplane. Bette Davis, as a former stunt flyer who now runs a small airport's cafe, and Howard Hesseman, as the airport's easy-going watchman, team up to help her fulfill her dream. Fo
This variation of the Frankenstein legend, "suggested by the Mary Shelley story," and set in a brownstone in present day Manhattan, has Robert Vaughn as a determined New York surgeon bringing "parts" home from work -- the hospital where he does experimental research -- to painstakingly rebuild the s
A former football pro comes back from the Vietnam war in a wheelchair and tries to put his life back together by coaching youngsters in a correctional facility. Originally titled "The Coach", and then, until the eve of its premiere, "4th Down Behind Bars", this film -- the first project produced by
This remake of the 1949 Joan Crawford movie, bringing a carnival drifter (Cristina Raines in the Crawford part) to a small Florida city where an aristocratic family unwillingly becomes involved with the ruthless sheriff (Howard Duff taking over where Sydney Greenstreet long ago left off) who fancies
Melissa Gilbert's version of the memorable drama recounting a Jewish teenager's ordeal hiding from the Nazis in occupied Amsterdam with her family and their friends for two years continued the star's projects (through her Half Pint Productions) to do new TV versions of film classics, including "The
An ambitious but confusing and unsuccessful attempt to translate the satirical Aldous Huxley novel of a futuristic society in a place called Savageland 600 years in the future. No one there ages past thirty-five, babies are mass produced on an assembly line, and "engagings" (sexual trysts) are compu
Strong-willed psychologist Colleen Dewhurst tries to rehabilitate a member of a street gang (David Labiosa, in his TV debut) who has been found guilty of the murder of two other teenagers in a playground rumble.
Small-time crook Rooney cons his crippled brother (James Stacy), a street-wise news vendor, into snatching a wealthy, emotionally-disturbed runaway to extort money from her parents, but the brother throws the get-rich-quick scheme awry by falling in love with her.
William Conrad stars as a retired L.A.P.D. detective who has moved to Hawaii and taken a job as college security chief and assistant football coach in this pilot to a post-"Cannon" series to have been called "Battles". With the aid of his niece, the school's star football player, a local tough-turne
Rod Taylor, an American insurance executive who sees his wife and two children die when a plane crashes into their vacation cottage on the Irish coast, uncovers a series of suspicious clues indicating that it was no accident, after a pretty financial reporter who resembles his dead wife (Joanna Pett
The second of the "Moviola" segments, a light-hearted look at David O. Selznick's search for his "Gone With the Wind" leading lady, was acclaimed as the best of the three and brought Emmy Award nominations to Tony Curtis as Outstanding Actor for his Selznick, in supporting acting categories to Harol
Gary Coleman's second TV movie stars him as an orphan yearning to become a boy scout and features not only a handful of former child stars of an earlier television age, here playing the parents of Coleman's fellow scouts, but also Pat O'Brien in his final screen role. It also was the last film for v
The rehabilitation of a convicted rapist (David Soul) through group therapy is the subject of this film which, despite its title, should not be confused with the similarly-named theatrical movies that starred Glenn Ford and George C. Scott, respectively.
In this sequel of sorts to the 1975 theatrical movie based on Ira Levin's best-seller, Sharon Gless is a television reporter who stumbles onto the secret of a small New England town whose women are programmed to be their husbands' contented domestic slaves, and finds an ally in her research in Julie
The first of two 1980 television movies about Marilyn Monroe, this version of her story, for which writer James Lee won an Emmy Award nomination, came from a chapter of Garson Kanin's popular behind-the-scenes-of-Hollywood book and covered the Monroe story from her days as an aspiring actress throug
Karl Malden is a veteran steel mill foreman whose world is torn apart when he suffers a stroke leaving him temporarily paralyzed. This highly-acclaimed pilot to the subsequent short-lived series received six Emmy Award nominations; direction, writing, music scoring, art direction/set decoration, edi
A young wife journeys to North Vietnam in an effort to find her husband, an American flier reported missing in action. She is joined by a cynical Canadian correspondent on the trail of a human interest story.
Jason Robards, who was seen as Leland Hayward initially only the night before, starred as a dying Franklin Delano Roosevelt in this dramatization of Jim Bishop's book, and garnered an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Actor. This production, taped rather than filmed, also brought a Supporting Act
In this pilot to a prospective series about World War II female fliers on covert missions behind enemy lines, Mariette Hartley guest stars as the group's organizer, but apparently did not plan to stay around for the regular series -- were it to occur -- so she was killed off mid-way through the movi
Two teenagers on the run with a quarter of a million dollars belonging to an illegal drug ring are pursued by suave crime czar George Hamilton, after they gain a celebrity of sorts, by the whole country, which wants to partake of their largesse in their coast-to-coast spending spree.
A homicidal dune-buggy trio (one of whom is up-and-coming Lorenzo Lamas) terrorizes a Las Vegas-bound tour bus loaded with weekend revelers. O.J. Simpson and Arte Johnson, as the driver and the tour guide, strive to save the stranded passengers after the bus is sabotaged mechanically.
A grizzled veteran forest ranger (David Janssen) finds himself in conflict with a decisive but impatient Army Search and Rescue officer (Tony Musante) who does not want to share command of an operation to rescue several stranded weekend climbers from a mountain ledge.
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.
A sort of "Lassie Come Home" set in the wilds of Alaska, this Canadian-made TV-movie followed the 2,000-mile odyssey of a champion sled dog in search of a youngster who once saved his life, and is based on Walt Morey's popular -- in Canada, at least -- children's adventure tale. Filmed entirely on l
She's an amphetamine addict; he's an alcoholic. Together they strive to save one another from self-destruction in this adaptation by Joseph Bologna and Renee Taylor of the autobiographical best-seller by Jill Schary Robinson (daughter of producer/director Dore Schary). Last-minute editing left Charl
The ill-fated romance between Greta Garbo and John Gilbert is the centerpiece of the third "Moviola" film. Swedish actress/model Kristina Wayborn made her American debut as Garbo, but next to nothing was heard from her since, other than reemerging as one of James Bond's girls in "Octopussy." The Emm
A dramatic retelling of the 1911 tragedy in which 146 workers died in New York's garment district and ultimately laid the groundwork for the establishment of the ILGWU. The real-life catastrophe took a mere eleven minutes; the movie, with its soap opera plots and assorted inaccuracies (like several
A landlocked carbon of "Love Boat" was this pilot for a prospective series, interweaving several lighthearted plots about vacationers at a posh resort -- one of whom is Tom Jones, making his acting debut as a charming rogue with criminal intentions.
A tacky road-company version of "Gone with the Wind" involving a southern belle who is determined to hang onto her aristocratic family's mansion following the Civil War. Its dubious distinction comes from its feminist viewpoint and the fact that its producer, director and writer were all women (the
An anxious thirteen-year-old girl dreams of being a grown-up and tries to make herself look older in order to attract the rock idol she's fallen for.
A feisty senior citizen (Harold Gould) who refuses to abide by the rules in a stodgy retirement home leads a revolt against the dour head of the house (Tyne Daly). Originally, this one was called "Never Too Young," and its title song was sung by an uncredited Fred Astaire. Then it was retitled "Darn
This engaging Western, a pilot for a prospective series and an homage to the cowboy movies of yore, has a handsome, dazzlingly blond young farmer team up with a Bible-quoting runaway slave to track down the infamous Quantrill. He learns how to shoot from a legendary gunslinger who convinces him to b
In this romantic melodrama, taken from Barbara Cartland's popular best-seller, Linda Purl is a turn-of-the-century American heiress who, while en route to her betrothal to an English duke (Timothy Dalton), encounters love and intrigue in the arms of a French journalist (Shane Briant).
In this holiday season fantasy, Fred Astaire turns up as eight different characters to help change the lives of three total strangers who have made their way to a costume shop to rent Santa Claus outfits for various reasons, and he introduces a new song, "That Once a Year Christmas Day."
Harrowing dramatization of the story of Navy Commander Jeremiah Denton, who was shot down during a bombing mission over Vietnam in 1965, and his torture as a POW over the next seven years while organizing a resistance movement among his fellow prisoners. Surprisingly, Hal Holbrook was overlooked at
The old Washington Irving literary classic about clumsy schoolteacher Ichabod Crane's encounter with the fabled Headless Horseman in the town of Sleepy Hollow initially premiered, typically, on Halloween night. An entry in NBC's periodic "Classics Illustrated" series, this presentation was framed by
A brash songwriter who buys a detective business as a tax shelter finds himself and his photographer's model cum bride involved in a puzzling murder -- when a dead body turns up in their honeymoon suite -- and a trail that leads them to Nashville.
A "Classics Illustrated" account pioneer female journalist, Nellie Bly, who became a legend through her exposes of corruption and inhumane conditions in New York of the 1880's in "The New York World". Filmed in 1979.
The two-part, four-hour sequel to Irwin Shaw's "Rich Man, Poor Man" and the vastly successful miniseries made from it (and the subsequent, less-successful short-lived series, "Rich Man, Poor Man -- Book II," during the 1976-77 season). Moviemaker Gretchen Jordache, the sister not seen in either of t
Eleanor Parker, in the best Tallulah Bankhead style, is a once-reigning fashion designer who assembles a group of her top models, a fashion photographer, several critics and her best customers at her mountain-top retreat for a comeback gala, only to have someone start bumping off the guests one by o
Comedy/drama, similar to Robert Altman's "Nashville," surrounding the preparations by employees, patrons and hopefuls in a roadhouse country and western talent show.
In the second of three additional "Gilligan''s Island" movies, the gang finds a way of getting rescued from their "uncharted desert isle" for a second time through a series of misadventures but comes back to turn it into a tropical resort for uptight mainlanders.
Cloris Leachman fights the system in a frustrating battle to bring to trial the man who raped her divorced daughter and then vows to mete out her own vengeance when the judicial process breaks down.
A young divorcee struggles to provide for her young son and make a new life for herself in the backstage jungle of a TV talk show, becoming fast friends with its head writer whose job is to see that its host, a woman-chasing egomaniac, stays at the top of the ratings.
Coming full circle, this television remake of the 1962 film tells once again about the relationship between young Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Patty Duke Astin, who won her Academy Award for playing Helen Keller in the earlier version, here is cast as Anne Sullivan and received an Em
A religious drama about Christ's parents, the events leading up to his birth, and the effect on the lives of the well-known Biblical figures of the time.
A sophisticated computer named IFR (the film's title is its nickname) supervises an organization dedicated to correcting wrongs against the defenseless and assigns human operatives to track down the evildoers and bring them to justice nonviolently. This fanciful pilot was for a series that never mat
A wealthy widow (Janet Leigh), a restless housewife (Loretta Swit) and a former model (Lee Meriwether) seek to reshape themselves through cosmetic surgery to please the men in their lives.
An amiable Manhattan parish priest with a bent for crime-solving comes to the aid of a damsel in distress, a young actress who is innocently embroiled in a series of bizarre incidents and cannot find a sympathetic ear among the police. This pilot for a proposed "Father Brown" series updated the G.K.
The widow of a wealthy shipbuilder tries to hold onto his business and becomes involved with boardroom intrigue in her bitter struggle to maintain control of the company. The British TV series "The Foundation" was the basis of this movie.
Suave Mandrake the Magician, the long-time comic-strip favorite, came to television in this pilot movie, to fight not only TV crime but also a madman trying to blackmail a business tycoon for ten million dollars after arranging for a series of rollercoaster murders.
A somewhat light-hearted view of the Dalton Gang's legendary raid on Coffeyville, Kansas, and the years leading up to it as the brothers head up a gang of horse thieves and bank robbers, with their arch enemy, railway detective Will Smith, constantly nipping at their heels. The film is framed, curio
An incisive study of the dissolution of a twenty-year marriage, from seventeen John Updike stories that were published in "The New Yorker" beginning in 1956 and later in "Harper's," "The Atlantic Monthly," "Playboy" and others.
Gary Coleman in his TV-movie debut as the star of this remake of the 1953 movie with Dan Dailey and Anne Bancroft, is a bat boy who guides the San Diego Padres to the World Series with the secret help of his dad, a baseball has-been who now sells refreshments in the stands. Director Adell Aldrich, d
This belated sequel to the memorable 1963 theatrical movie, also directed by Ralph Nelson, has jack-of-all-trades Homer Smith (Billy Dee Williams in the original Sidney Poitier role) visiting the chapel in the Arizona desert he helped build for five German nuns under the supervision of Mother Maria
This dramatization of the true story of a black civil rights activist who, following Martin Luther King's assassination, goes home to a small southern town and runs for sheriff against a popular segregationist was "inspired" by events in the life of Sheriff Thomas E. Gilmore but was emasculated by s
Light-hearted tale of a ten-year-old girl who, when her boxer father dies, strikes up a relationship with a struggling fighter who was his sparring partner and takes on the job of managing him from obscurity to the championship. The first project for star O.J. Simpson's own production company, it sp
A dream vacation at a posh tropical resort turns into a nightmare for four women and a man who wander off into the jungle on a remote part of the island and wage a desperate fight for survival.
Billed as the first TV movie with an exclusively all-female cast and creative staff (except for the cinematographer), this mystery thriller focuses on six suspects in a murder that happened twenty years earlier, when all were sorority sisters at college and one apparently had a baby who was killed.
Two fortune hunters searching for treasure in the South American jungles stumble upon a primitive society of statuesque women, descendants of a legendary warrior tribe who follow the pair back to present-day Manhattan. Anita Ekberg, screen sex queen of the 1950s, returned to moviemaking in this one
A poignant true story of a couple who discover that their son is a autistic but refuse to believe gloomy medical prognoses and devise their own ways of treating him. Remarkable performances were gotten from the two youngsters who played the boy, three-year-old twin great-grandsons of veteran directo
Maureen Stapleton recreates her Emmy-nominated role of Kate Thornton in this continuation of the movie which was the Emmy-winning drama special of the 1977-78 season. Although Ed Asner, the loving husband who died in the original, was not around, his photo is on prominent display in the family livin
The story of Gary Thomas Rowe Jr., who worked undercover for the FBI to infiltrate a Klan klavern in his Alabama hometown, later testifying as a key prosecution witness during the trial of several klansmen and writing about it in his book, "My Undercover Years with the Ku Klux Klan." Filmed in the s
A middle-aged couple with three grown children discover they soon will be parents once more and face a variety of emotional responses from family and friends. Timothy Hutton, on the brink of major screen stardom, is their teenaged son in this one, a sequel to which, "Baby Comes Home," turned up a year later.
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.
In this initial entry in a projected series on contemporary interpretations of the Ten Commandments, the wife of a paralytic becomes involved in an extramarital affair -- with his permission. The second film, "Thou Shalt Not Kill," made around the same time, was not aired until 1982.
A "Classics Illustrated" version of American history and the fight waged by a pioneer to save the lives of his family and others in a wagon train who find themselves trapped in deep mountain snows and facing starvation that leads them to (unspecified) cannibalism.
The Wright Brothers' story and their efforts to fly, stunningly filmed and first shown on the seventy-fifth anniversary of their historic flight. Dennis Dalzell (cinematographer) and John A. Martinelli (editor) received Emmy Award nominations for their work, but the film won in only one category: F
The gang from the legendary "Gilligan's Island" series that ran from 1964-67 finds its way off the island after 14 years, being carried back to civilization by a giant tidal wave. The castaways (the six original members and Judith Baldwin, replacing Tina Louise) go their separate ways and try to co
The story of Dr. Emily Loomis, a professor of ancient history whose secret past as a dancing girl comes to light when she becomes romantically involved with one of her students.
An action adventure in this pilot for a proposed series entitled "Peter Benchley's Mysteries of the Deep" (this film's original title), pitting a salvage boat captain against a better equipped competitor in a race to locate a sunken wreck in shark-infested waters off the Florida coast.
A "Classics Illustrated" film treatment of Cooper's Leatherstocking Tale of 1841 that has Hawkeye and his blood brother Chingachgook teaming up to rescue a chief's daughter from the hands of her enemies.
An action-adventure featuring a guitar-plucking independent trucker who travels with a fun-loving chimp, hauls anything, and finds himself caught up with a bunch of girls trying to flee a white slaver who happens to be the local sheriff. The series based on this film began in January 1979, with Evig
A flashback story, filmed in French Polynesia, in which Angie Dickinson spends two hours bobbing around in the ocean after having fallen overboard from lawyer-husband Cliff Robertson's forty-foot sailboat, recalling her life with him and the fling she had ashore with a French playboy.
A sentimental retelling of the love story of baseball immortal Lou Gehrig and his wife, told from her point of view. Originally this was to have premiered in October 1977, but ironically it was pre-empted by the World Series. Instead it had its initial airing opposite the Super Bowl Game! An Emmy Aw
Returning from prison after serving ten years on trumped-up charges, a free-lance writer tries to uncover the truth behind a homicide involving the son of a U.S. Senator in this pilot for a prospective series.
A fact-based drama about the two Louis-Schmeling heavyweight fights and the way both boxers became unwilling symbols of political ideologies just prior to World War II.
A dramatic re-creation of the Christmas Eve 1951 coal mine disaster in which union workers, threatened with replacement by scabs, were forced to enter an unsafe mine and then were trapped underground by an explosion. Veteran actor John Carradine is billed, curiously, as John Carradine Sr., for the f
A dramatization of the life of the flamboyant San Francisco madam of the 1930s and 1940s who retired in 1950 to open a restaurant in Sausalito, California, despite local opposition, and who became the town's mayor from 1976 to 1978.
Young lovers -- she a child of the ghetto, determined to escape her violent, alcoholic parents, and he a socially prominent attorney with a long-standing health problem -- try to defy every obstacle to their romance and eventual marriage.
A thriller about a young girl's encounter with witchcraft when a cousin turns up at her house and begins using supernatural powers to dominate the family. Linda Blair once again was the put-upon one in this film originally to have been called "Summer of Fear," the title of the source novel.
Three prominent women are suspected in the slaying of an amoral zillionaire who has been having affairs with each.
A hip American agent and his foxy associate try to recover a hundred pounds of stolen plutonium in Italy before it can be used by terrorists.
The fifth filming of the adventure classic about a British soldier in the 1880s who fights to regain his honor after being given four white feathers, symbols of cowardice. Previously made in 1921, 1929, 1939 and 1956. Olga Lehmann received an Emmy Award-nomination for her period costumes.
A young advertising executive, blinded in a gun accident, falls in love with a nightclub entertainer he has befriended, and through her he attempts to rebuild his life and career. Blind actor-musician Tom Sullivan lends a degree of authenticity to this reportedly true story as a blind psychiatrist w
The long-familiar Heidi tale is given a contemporary setting -- as the young heroine leaves her familiar Swiss mountain for the bright lights of Manhattan -- and a musical background.
The life and times of the flamboyant showman who built his legendary Follies around beautiful women, as told by the women in his life. This film received seven Emmy Award nominations, and Gerald Perry Finnerman won for his photography, John De Cuir for his production design, and Richard C. Goddard f
Fred Astaire won an Emmy Award as Best Actor and Helen Hayes received a nomination as Best Actress for their performances as a retired house painter and his loving wife of forty years who face an emotional crisis when he has a heart attack that makes both of them dependent on their grown children an
A drama interweaving the stories of three women of varied backgrounds and ages whose marriages are complicated by the tragedy of wife-beating.
A fiery comet is hurtling toward Phoenix, Arizona, and an astronomer's desperate warnings fall on deaf ears among city officials.
A fading rock star goes to the beach on the last day of summer to unwind and forget about her faltering career, only to become involved with the problems of a group of teenagers out for surf and sun. John Carpenter, one of the co-writers, went on to big screen directing (and writing) fame and later
A man who enters a hospital for the criminally insane in an irrational state but regains his sanity after several years desperately tries to win his release after witnessing attacks on patients by guards. Production began on this as "The Next Howling Wind" and then it was to have been called "Escape
A disgruntled husband devises a winning blackjack system as part of an elaborate scheme to leave his overbearing, unfaithful wife and start a new life, despite the fact that she has hired an inept, down-at-the-heels private detective to keep an eye on him.
A fact-based drama about the tennis great who, as a teenager, was the first woman to win the Grand Slam of Tennis, became world-renowned as "Little Mo," and died of cancer in 1969 at the age of thirty-four. Anne Baxter replaced Lana Turner in the part of Maureen's mother.
A laconic ex-hired gun in the Old West teams up with three scrappy female prisoners abandoned in the desert, two orphaned children, an Army deserter, and a group of cantankerous animals, all of whom try to outsmart and outshoot a ratty gang of desperadoes trying to retrieve their boss' girlfriend an
A drama based on the legendary circus family, its spectacular but tragic career, and its unique aerial act that includes the seven-member pyramid that led to the 1962 accident in which two of the troupe were killed and another permanently paralyzed.
A suspense tale about a career gal who becomes the target of a terror campaign by an unknown man in a neighboring high rise and who takes matters into her own hands when she cannot get protection from the police. "High Rise" was the original title for this one.
A strong drama based on the true story of an Air Force sergeant's fight to stay in the service after admitting his homosexuality.
A naive Texas beauty queen seeking Hollywood stardom quickly learns the realities of the business after encountering an unethical modeling school.
This lighthearted Western was an unsuccessful series pilot in which two sisters -- a gun-toting tomboy and a beauty with an engaging smile -- team up to track down a pair of train robbers, suspects in the shooting of their father.
An aging street cop and his partner, a robot programmed to be the perfect policeman, are assigned to protect the five-year-old daughter of the widow who witnessed the killing of her police officer husband and now is stalked by the gangster who murdered him. This pilot film, which premiered on NBC, t
A small-time half-breed cattle rancher, struggling to eke out a Depression-era existence, is subjected to a terror campaign after refusing to sell out to a ruthless land baron.
Louise ("Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman") Lasser wrote this comedy-drama about a slightly daffy New Yorker with a compulsion to talk who shares a cross-country drive with a down-to-earth salesman -- and wrote herself into the lead role.
Panic grips a small community after a tanker truck crashes through a fence at a wild animal park, freeing dozens of dangerous beasts.
A dramatization of the 1971 case involving a young woman who sued her psychiatrist for luring her into a sexual relationship with him under the guise of therapy.
A rambunctious comedy about a ragtag auto racing team that helps an heir to gain the inheritance his uncle is trying to snatch from him, and finds itself in a race from one end of Louisiana to the other that pits one Rolls-Royce against another.
A supernatural mystery involving an actual plane crash in December 1972 in the Florida Everglades and the subsequent legend growing from it about the recurring presence on other flights of the ghostly figure of its captain. For his photography, Howard R. Schwartz won an Emmy Award nomination.
A bittersweet story of a teenage Jewish girl who falls in love with an escaped Nazi prisoner of war in a small Georgia town during World War II. Esther Rolle won the Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special for her performance in this film which also was nominated as the
An original comedy by Arthur Miller that relates the absurdities of being famous, as seen through the experiences of Meyer Shine, a noted playwright who finds fame to be a mixed blessing.
A fact-riddled behind-the-scenes drama about the stormy partnership of the famed comedy team that came out of burlesque to conquer radio, movies and television (the last never once mentioned in this film).
In another unrealized go at a series called "Stedman," dealing with a sheriff and his deputy in a sleepy ski town, this follow-up to "The Deadly Triangle" (1977) tied together two pilot films in which Stedman and Sykes contend with a group of urbanites planning a dangerous mountain climb and then in
A "Classics Illustrated" adaptation (updated to the 1970s) of the Wells classic about a scientific wizard who invents a device to transport himself back and forth in time and gets a bleak look at the future when visiting an alien civilization.
The bizarrely costumed rock group KISS made its acting debut, with the four thwarting a mad scientist attempting to destroy their careers by making robot KISS replicas and turning them loose to create havoc in an amusement park.
An engaging comedy about a group of high school misfits who form a rock band. Ron Howard (of "Happy Days") directed from an original script he wrote with his brother Clint, one of the film's stars. Their father, Rance, also acted in it and was co-producer.
The private lives and personal problems of Air Force test pilots on a sprawling base called Joshua Tree, which was to have been the title for this movie and the prospective series that programmers hoped it would spawn, created by and starring Vince Edwards.
Fictionalized from events during producer/director/writer Dan Curtis' boyhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the 1930s, this sentimental drama tells of a local attorney who succumbs to the pleas of his nine-year-old daughter and agrees to defend on homicide charges a mute handyman the girl has befri
An amiable comedy-drama about a black family which moves from Los Angeles to Detroit in search of a better life. "Harris and Company," the series that spun off from this film, ran briefly in the spring of 1979.
A musical drama tracing the life of a young Judy Garland (ages 10 to 17) during her rise from struggling vaudeville performer to the star of "The Wizard of Oz." Cinematographer Howard R. Schwartz received an Emmy Award for his contribution.
A science-fiction series pilot involving a biochemist, working on a top-secret government project, who clones thirteen perfect replicas of himself and sends them forth to fight evil wherever it might exist in the world.
An independent trucker, trying to keep his marriage alive and his rig out of the hands of bill collectors, agrees to haul a cargo of stolen cattle with his good-old-boy buddy.
A dramatization of the true story of a woman's ordeal following a plane crash in the Sierra Nevadas that killed her two companions in April 1976.
A touching dramatization of a short chapter of American history, tracing the life of the last Yahi Indian from his childhood to his death in 1917 and the story of his friendship with an anthropologist after his discovery in northern California in 1911. The late Dalton Trumbo died before finishing th
A pilot movie (complete with laugh-track) dealing with the day-to-day workings of God herself, here threatening to destroy Las Vegas if six righteous people cannot be found there in seven days, and it's up to an eager-to-please young angel, a frustrated clerk-typist in the heavenly music department,
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.
A confused teenager turns to drugs, leading to erratic outbursts in school and violent quarrels with his straight-arrow father.
An ambitious production of questionable accuracy spanning the rise and fall of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy as uncovered by a fictional veteran newsman and the ambitious young lady investigative reporter assigned to assist him. Emmy Awards went to Burgess Meredith for his portrayal of Joseph Welch and
A professional courier's efforts to deliver a key witness cross-country to a New York court appearance comes under attack by professional gunmen in this pilot film for a prospective series.
A study in the occult with more than a passing similarity to Brian de Palma's "Carrie" (1977). An overweight teenager, taunted by schoolmates and unloved at home, turns her supernatural powers on her tormentors.
This film details a professional woman's romantic life through a series of affairs with married men because she is unable to make a lasting commitment.
This was the second star-laden dramatization of the Israeli rescue of plane-bound hostages taken during a Palestinian hijacking on July 4, 1976. Cinematographer Bill Butler won an Emmy Award for his work. Others nominated were Peter Finch (his last screen role), Martin Balsam and Yaphet Kotto, direc
An American undercover agent in Hawaii duels a master of disguises hired by a foreign power to steal a top secret formula in this unsuccessful pilot for a TV series.
This cop movie, an unsuccessful pilot for a prospective series and set in Seattle during the 1890s, finds a deputy marshal and his female partner working as undercover agents trying to locate a teenage girl and bust a gang of white slavers.
A couple of resourceful, free-wheeling criminal attorneys with an eye for the ladies confront a no-nonsense judge while trying to clear an heiress in the slaying of her husband, although her explanation that a mysterious intruder did it provides them with a rather weak case. The subsequent series wi
A whimsical tale of how success can ruin a good marriage. The lives of a young couple are thrown into turmoil when the wife achieves sudden fame after publication of her book on her neighbors' sex lives.
Two undercover cops find their avocation -- a musical act -- helpful in tapping informants on the Las Vegas Strip regarding the alleged kidnapping of a top entertainer. This pilot was for a series that never materialized. Original title (until eve of premiere): "Benny and Barney, The Aristocrats."
A suspense drama focusing on the mysterious killings of Rodney Harrington and Allison MacKenzie (Ryan O'Neal and Mia Farrow in the original series) as part of a diabolical plot to tear the community apart by a former resident, now powerful and wealthy, who has secretly returned seeking revenge.
Seventeen-year-old girl turns up on the doorstep of a wealthy family claiming to be the daughter who was kidnapped fourteen years earlier.
A movie pilot about a female private eye who goes undercover as a porno actress to unravel the case of a prominent industrialist's missing daughter.
A Disney-like comedy about a naive young scientist whose employers try to steal his invention -- an energy disk that can solve the world's energy crisis. Originally this film had been scheduled to premiere nearly three months earlier under the title "Adventures of Freddie."
The story of a mentally-challenged boy's growth into maturity as seen through the eyes of Emily Ward, a graduate student in psychology, who gives the boy a chance for fulfillment in the world.
A lowly assistant D.A. bucks the system and files capital charges against a socialite in the murder of her doctor-husband, suspecting that she is more than the battered wife killing her spouse in self-defense. This was a proposed pilot for a series for Artur Rubinstein's actor/musician son John.
The pilot movie for the brief series that began in November 1977, was later retitled "James at 16," and subsequently disappeared. James is introduced here as a smitten teenager who is separated from his girl when his family moves to Boston from Oregon and, heartsick in his new urban surroundings, ru
A small-town college professor's wife discovers that he is having an affair with one of his students, and he is forced to resolve a crisis in his once orderly life. Barbara Turner's adaptation of Alison Lurie's book won her an Emmy Award nomination.
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 dramatization of what might have happened had General Custer survived the battle of Little Big Horn in 1876 and stood trial for allowing the massacre of his own troops.
A veteran television writer is troubled by charges that his teleplay motivated a boy to actions that caused his death. Richard Levinson and William Link received Emmy Award nominations for their original story.
A hijacking caper involving an airliner carrying not only five beauty contest finalists but also a dangerous laboratory mutation to be used for bacterial warfare.
The dramatization of a chapter in the best-selling book, focusing on young John Kennedy's first run for office as he sought a congressional seat in 1946.
A fact-based drama about the ordeal of a New Jersey couple over whether to keep their comatose teenage daughter alive on life-supporting machines or let her die with dignity. (The girl lapsed into a coma in the spring of 1975, and lived for another decade.)
Professional troubleshooters are called to a skyscraper where a private plane has crashed and is lodged in the side of the building on the twentieth floor.
This was the pilot for the brief 1977-78 series "Big Hawaii," with an angry young man fighting his scheming stepmother for control of his ill father's huge island ranch-estate.
An old-fashioned service comedy -- the kind Bob Hope used to make in the 1940s -- telling of the misadventures of an Italian POW who is drafted into the American army during World War II. Made in 1969, it was produced and directed by Bob Hope's son-in-law, with Italian actor Enzo Cerusico, remembere
An engaging saga of a teenage frontier lad who becomes a rider for the Pony Express in the Nebraska Territory shortly before the Civil War. An Emmy Award nomination went to this film as Outstanding Children's Special of 1977-78.
A fact-based drama about Caryl Chessman, California's famous "red light bandit," who was arrested in 1948 and convicted under an obsolete statute that carried the death penalty. Chessman spent twelve years on death row in San Quentin, during which time his case became a famous cause celebre for oppo
A Vietnam veteran attempts to rehabilitate his buddy who has become bitter and withdrawn after losing an arm and a leg in combat -- a loss that he feels his friend could have prevented. This film marked actor James Stacy's return to TV (he previously had acted in the theatrical movie "Posse" with Ki
A pilot film out of the Jack Webb municipal-services-salute school that has a widower fireman with two kids transferring to a one-man fire-rescue station in the Los Angeles foothills, permitting him to stay in the field and still be at home nights.
A struggling high school football coach, his wife and three growing children take in four more who were being raised by his sister and her husband before dying in a plane crash. This was the pilot for the short-lived 1977-78 series with Pressman and Donahue.
A housewife, seeking to change her ordinary routine, alters her hairstyle, makeup and wardrobe, and gradually takes on the personality of another woman -- who had died five years earlier.
A forest fire started by a convict to cover his escape from a road gang threatens to destroy a mountain community. Later (6/11/78) this two-hour movie was cut to ninety minutes and put on TV's first disaster double bill, teamed with Irwin Allen's "Flood."
An undisciplined but dedicated black doctor spends his off-duty hours tracing the cause of an apparent epidemic afflicting tenants of a slum building in east Los Angeles with the help of local teenagers, and is accused by city officials of precipitating a panic. This pilot film never materialized in
A road company "Charlie's Angels" that never made it to a series format, featuring here a pair of high fashion models who combine photo assignments around the world with work as espionage agents.
In the sequel to "Sunshine" (1973) and the brief series that followed it in the spring of 1975, musician Sam Hayden, moody over the marriage of his sometime lover, decides to take his adopted young daughter home to Texas to celebrate Christmas with his family, and he rekindles a romance with a child
A lavishly detailed dramatization of the events leading up to the 1935 assassination of Huey Long, Louisiana's Depression-era governor and U.S. Senator. An Emmy Award nomination went to Ric Waite for his cinematography.
In this pilot for a prospective Western detective series, a private eye of the 1870s is hired to deliver a California rancher's long-missing daughter to him, despite numerous efforts to thwart the plan involving the rancher's new wife, his top hand, and a crooked sheriff.
A defrocked minister -- and freelance exorcist -- battles the forces of evil apparently responsible for a rash of mysterious fires threatening an isolated girls' school.
A killer beast on the rampage terrorizes a ski resort during a winter carnival. Yvette Mimieux and Sylvia Sidney replaced Donna Mills and Gloria Swanson respectively.
A science-fiction drama about a water-breathing humanoid, the last survivor of an underwater habitat called Atlantis, and his encounter with earthlings. The subsequent series was short-lived (September-December 1977).
Sinatra's TV-movie debut had him playing a hard-driven New York cop who explodes after his close friend and team partner is gunned down and decides to operate outside of established procedures to break an organized crime ring.
A male hustler has no end of trouble trying to find legitimate work in this sequel to "Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway" (1976), and he soon finds himself involved with a gay football pro.
A fact-based drama of the childhood years of Wilma Rudolph, a Tennessee girl who overcame physical handicaps with her parents' encouragement and became a champion track sprinter, winning three gold medals in the 1960 Rome Olympics.
A drama about various people who share adjoining terraces in a high-rise apartment building.
A stylish new version of the Dumas swashbuckler, mixing fact and fictitious derring-do and telling of Louis XIV's identical twin. It already had been filmed a half-dozen times in several variations. This production earned Emmy Award nominations for writer William Bast and costumer Olga Lehmann.
This pilot movie for a proposed series is about a professor, paralyzed in an attack by syndicate hit-men, who creates an exo-suit to make him mobile again -- and superhuman.
Carroll O'Connor wrote and starred in this second screen adaptation of the 1956 best-seller (previously filmed by John Ford in 1958 with Spencer Tracy) about the aging and ailing head of a big-time political machine who schemes to stay in power and win a fourth term. Emmy nominations went to Burgess
A cruise ship, with a traditional roster of TV faces, is swept with fear and panic when hit by a mysterious, deadly virus, disrupting the fun and games.
A murder melodrama in which a defense lawyer-detective is urged by his ex-girl friend to defend her lesbian lover, charged with a killing of which she claims she is innocent.
An affluent couple's seemingly happy marriage is threatened by the husband's alcoholism.
A pseudo-science fiction pilot about a man who has inherited unique powers from his father, a native of another planet, enabling him to move objects, bend iron and perform other amazing feats through eye concentration, and who here is given the task of guarding a beautiful Bengal heiress on her visi
A new tape-to-film production of Victor Hugo's classic focusing on the hunchback bellringer of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in fifteenth-century Paris, filmed six times previously between 1906 and 1957.
The second Olivier "Tribute to American Theatre" brought to television Inge's play about a sensitive man trying to fight alcoholism and understand his loving but inadequate wife who mourns the disappearance of her youth and her little dog, (whom she called "little Sheba"). Originally Robert Mitchum
This demonology tale, sumptuously produced, has a world-famed American criminologist and his usually tipsy doctor friend summoned to England to investigate a suspicious wealthy financier and learn that supernatural forces are at work in his Playboy-style estate.
An undercover policewoman becomes a target for elimination by a crime syndicate and must flee for her life after being framed for murder in this prospective series pilot which bore a close resemblance to "The Fugitive" with a change of gender.
A lighthearted western involving a madcap grudge race from Missouri to California between a young Mark Twain and his long-time rival, Mike Fink, with the aid of a slightly daft Indian.
A police-drama pilot featuring two Los Angeles cops scouring the city in search of a psychotic with a deadly grudge against a country-western singer.
A "Classics Illustrated" version of the adventure tale about the intrepid white hunter who, with two Indian blood brothers, aids a British officer trying to escort two women through hostile territory. The two-hour production subsequently was cut to 90 minutes.
An ex-Olympic ski champion becomes the sheriff in his hometown, Sun Valley, just in time to investigate the slaying of a member of a ski team that has come to the resort for training. This was the first of two pilot movies for a never-aired "Stedman" series.
This was the pilot for the 1976-77 "Serpico" series with David Birney, in the role originated on the screen by Al Pacino, as the New York undercover cop battling corruption in and out of the department.
A housewife becomes the quarry of a psychopathic killer after she sees him shoot down a highway patrolman.
A striking adaptation of the children's classic about the beautiful maiden who agrees to marry a beast and live in his magical castle in order to save her father's life. George C. Scott, who played the role in a boar's head mask, received an Emmy Award nomination as Best Actor, and nominations also
A swarm of killer bees from South America threatens New Orleans at the height of the Mardi Gras weekend. A neat little thriller that won an Emmy in the category of Film Sound Mixing.
A pioneer family pulls up stakes, packs its belongings and heads west for the rewards of free land and a freer life. The series that followed this pilot film ran briefly from September to December 1977.
A semi-musical adaptation of the stage and screen drama (both of which starred Laurence Olivier) about a second-rate vaudevillian, still struggling at middle age for success and stardom. The setting is changed from the original British to an American seaside resort and has Emmy Award-nominated perfo
A drama involving three generations of a family in middle-class suburbia: an affluent housewife who feels that life is passing her by, the daughter she embitters by walking out on the family, and the mother whose traditional values are shaken by the woman's divorce. This was a pilot for a prospecti
A teenage loner who happens to be a gifted athlete must cope with personal shame and the angry accusations of his parents, especially his demanding mother, over his chronic bed-wetting, although his shame ironically results in his eventually becoming an Olympic gold-medalist runner. Michael Landon b
A footloose Bostonian and a Wyoming cowboy team up in the Old West to block a private army's land-grab scheme against a bunch of small-time ranchers.
Irwin Allen''s first made-for-TV disaster movie follows the course charted by its wide-screen big brothers, only this time it''s a small town about to be devastated by a flood when a faulty dam bursts. At a reported cost of $2.5 million, this was, according to network publicity, the most expensive film made to that time for television. A companion Irwin Allen movie called "Fire" was aired several weeks later, and then each was trimmed to ninety minutes and rerun as a TV double bill subsequently. This movie''s formal title was "Irwin Allen''s Production of ''Flood''."
This was the premiere of Laurence Olivier's "Tribute to American Theatre," offering an adaptation of Tennessee Williams' 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the conflicts, weaknesses, and strengths of a Mississippi family, portrayed, with three exceptions -- Wood, Wagner, and Stapleton -- by an a
An offbeat look at the screen legend by writer William Bast, who had roomed with James Dean when both were aspiring actors in the early 1950s.
In this recycling of the unsuccessful TV series "The Invisible Man," a brash special agent finds himself capable of invisibility from the after-effects of an underwater explosion during a government salvage operation and uses his new-found "talent" to prove the incident was sabotage. Unfortunately,
A dramatization of the 1932 kidnapping of the Lindbergh infant, the search for the abductor, and his capture, trial and execution three years later. Anthony Hopkins won an Emmy for his acting in this movie which itself was nominated as Outstanding Special, as were J.P. Miller (original teleplay), Ri
A neophyte gumshoe with more nerve than know-how joins the big leagues when hired by an amnesia victim who not only cannot explain why she's being sought by a gunman but who also believes that she is involved in a murder. Brockelman originally was introduced on James Garner's "The Rockford Files" wi
This was the pilot film for Burr's brief (Spring 1977) series about an investigative reporter given a free hand by the head of a chain of newspapers and TV stations, here uncovering a plot to use nuclear power plants to take over the world.
A bumbling Los Angeles cop falls off his motorcycle, and as the result of a concussion he comes to the conclusion that he is really Sherlock Holmes. With the aid of a psychiatric social worker named Joan Watson, he sets out to solve the puzzling murder of an embezzler.
A mystery-comedy about a rabbi and an Irish police chief who form an unlikely alliance to solve the homicide of a housekeeper whose body was found on the doorstep of the synagogue. This was the pilot film to the series that during the 1976-77 season with Art Carney and Bruce Solomon (taking over for
A dramatization of the unexplained six-week disappearance in 1926 of evangelist Aimee Semple McPhearson after which a court hearing had to decide whether she had been kidnapped to Mexico as she claimed or had been trysting with a married man as the police and her mother (played by Bette Davis) suspe
Three generations of New York City cops are the focal point of this saga revolving primarily around the Deputy Chief of Public Affairs caught up in the politics and intrigue of the department, the discovery that his father had been on the take, and the news that his youngest son is having second tho
A dramatization of the 1960 "U-2 incident," in which a CIA spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union and its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, was brought to trial. Powers was ultimately returned to the United States in a prisoner swap. In later years he became a helicopter traffic reporter for a Los
A big-game hunter is hired to track down a bank robbery suspect in the Louisiana swamp country and becomes involved with the wife of his quarry. Filmed in 1968, this film first saw the light of day on British television in 1972 and finally was given a belated American premiere more than four years l
The saga of a pioneer family -- husband, wife and brother-in-law -- torn by jealousy, deception and rivalry in love and business as they seek their fortune on the Ohio frontier. The pilot, originally entitled "The Americans" and covering a thirty-five-year period starting in the 1820s, looks to be a
This true story examines the bitterness and sorrow of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Emmy Award nominations went to Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston and John Korty for the teleplay and to Hiro Narita for his cinematography.
Jack London's classic tale of two men, a trapper and a prospector, who, with the aid of a magnificent dog, battle the frozen Klondike in an effort to reach gold country. Clark Gable had starred in William Wellman's 1935 version, and Charlton Heston headed a multi-national cast in the 1974 remake. Ja
A free-wheeling private eye attempts to track down the killers of a small-time hood and finds himself neck-deep in a big-time gambling operation. This pilot to a prospective series called "Shamus" was an attempt to duplicate the success of the theatrical feature that was a big hit for Burt Reynolds.
There is an affectionate bow to the master sleuth in this lavishly produced original that has Holmes rushing to New York City after discovering that his old nemesis, Moriarty, not only has kidnapped the son of his (Holmes') long-time love, actress Irene Adler, but also has hatched a scheme to steal
After many years in the fictional world of criminal law, first as Perry Mason and then as Robert T. Ironside, Burr returned to familiar ground in this pilot about a prominent lawyer with a tarnished reputation who defends a young man charged with committing homicide in prison.
A series pilot about a female deputy district attorney, here assigned the task of trying to pin a murder rap on a "saint," a beloved religious crusader accused of killing her young lover. The subsequent series ran for three episodes.
A young boy raised by wild dogs is found and taken to a university where an attempt is made to civilize him.
Prinze, in his only dramatic film role, is an ex-con electronics whiz who, with the aid of four female accomplices, steals a bundle from the Chicago Transit Authority, much to the annoyance of a dyspeptic detective who has been keeping an eye on him since he left prison. The original story, interest
An alcoholic banana republic revolutionary hijacks a ship carrying armaments and holds a group of passengers hostage. This one sat on the shelf for eight years following its production in 1968. At that time its title was "The Revolution of Antonio DeLeon."
A drama about a woman with two children who tries to adjust emotionally after the sudden death of her husband.
Originally called "The Deputies," this pilot movie for a prospective series (referred to as "The Rookies on Horseback") follows a frontier lawman and his young deputies in their frantic search for a psychopath with a vendetta against prostitutes.
Two brothers search the western frontier for their sister who was taken away as a child and is living with Indians in this pilot for the short-lived series (1976-77) that is more than faintly reminiscent of the storyline of John Ford's "The Searchers" (1956). Adding distinction to this movie are an
A sight-gag-happy farce, loaded with cameos by familiar TV faces, about a divorcee's campaign to make her ex-husband jealous in order to win him back.
An ambitious movie biography of the famed aviatrix and her marriage to a noted publisher. Emmy nominations went to Susan Clark as Best Actress, Susan Oliver as Best Supporting Actress, and William Tuntke and Richard Freedman for their art direction and set decoration.
A dramatization of the headline-making case in the 1930s of the controversial rape trial involving nine young black men and two white women, and of the embattled southern judge whose initial decision to free them made him a pariah in the community and ruined his career. The nine ultimately were conv
The fifteen-year-old daughter of a cocktail waitress goes to the big city to become a prostitute when she can't find legitimate work.
A dramatization of the July 1945 summit meeting between Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin, and Clement Atlee to determine the fate of a defeated Germany, plan for the invasion of Japan, and carve up Europe into two separate and mutually hostile spheres of influence.
James Garner's production company made this pilot film about a free-wheeling professional gambler, here sought by the syndicate, a band of Indians and the Feds, all interested in a piece of land he won in a poker game.
An updated version of the 1939 Bette Davis movie and the 1967 one with Susan Hayward in this poignant love story of a terminally-ill TV producer whose love for her doctor gives her the determination to go on. Billy Goldenberg was Emmy Award-nominated for his musical score. The movie was subsequently
Two ocean-oriented adventurers set sail in search of a man-killing great white shark.
An amiable Western about an itinerant horse trader who travels the frontier in 1880 with his orphaned nine-year-old nephew in quest of the boy''s prize Arabian mare, stolen by a ruthless bounty hunter. Pilot to a prospective series.
A kidnap thriller that finds two men desperately trying to save their wives who have been abducted by four escaped convicts fleeing down a treacherous river in rubber rafts. Initially scheduled to premiere November 26, 1974.
Aging street cop goes after a gang of toughs involved in several robbery-rapes on his beat in this pilot (a spin-off from "Police Story") for the 1975-76 series. The veteran cop concept also was the basis for "The Blue Knight" series at the same time -- and that too was based on a Joseph Wambaugh cr
The Texas Tower massacre of August 4, 1966 has disturbed student Charles Whitman holed up with a gun in the tower of the University of Texas and fires on people below, killing thirteen and wounding thirty-four.
A brilliant blind student fights a seemingly hopeless battle to gain acceptance into medical school.
A talkative drama, reportedly fact-based, about the interracial New Hampshire couple who claim to have been taken aboard a UFO in September 1961 and examined medically by strange extraterrestrial creatures.
This was the pilot for Curtis' "McCoy" series (1975-76) with an elaborate "sting" which he concocts to recover $250,000 in ransom from the kidnappers of a millionaire's wife.
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.
An adventure drama involving three modern-day Mississippi boatmen who find themselves neck-deep in a kidnapping and hijacking plot.
A streetwise New York detective teams up with a federal agent and a state trooper in this pilot for a proposed series to bust a narcotics case.
In this pilot for an unrealized Western series, the half-breed gunslinger and his former mentor introduced in the theatrical feature of the same title in 1966 and before that in 1964''s "The Carpetbaggers" join forces to escort a shipment of explosives across the Utah territory. Potts and Greene had the roles played earlier by Steve McQueen and Brian Keith (in the namesake movie) and by Alan Ladd and Leif Erickson in "The Carpetbaggers."
A woman's compulsion to gamble threatens to ruin her marriage -- especially after losing $30,000 of her husband's savings.
This uncredited remake of the Tyrone Power movie "Abandon Ship" (1957) recounts the agony of a ship's officer who must decide which passengers in an overcrowded lifeboat are to be sacrificed so that the majority can survive an approaching typhoon.
A sumptuous new version of the adventure classic which already had been filmed more than a dozen times. Louis Jourdan, who plays DeVillefort this time, was Edmond Dantes in the 1961 adaptation. Both Richard Chamberlain and Trevor Howard won Emmy Award nominations for their performances.
A hospital drama involving a neurosurgeon/chief of services who faces numerous crises -- including saving a fellow doctor's life after an incompetent physician makes an erroneous diagnosis. This was the pilot for Peppard's short-lived "Doctors Hospital" series (1975-76), that had Lampert, Campos and
A college professor becomes a top recording company executive only to be swept out of a job in the wake of a payola scandal.
A bonded courier, whose girlfriend is abducted while they are on a date, is blackmailed into faking a diamond robbery in this pilot for a series that never got off the ground.
A pilot for a prospective series dealing with a gypsy private eye who is dragged into a homicide case from his other job -- as an antique dealer -- when one of his colleagues is accused of the crime.
A young businessman receives a cryptic message from his seafaring grandfather, triggering the search for a sunken treasure and an expedition threatened by sabotage.
An ex-Army intelligence officer accepts $5,000 to impersonate a wealthy contractor targeted for assassination and uncovers a conspiracy to loot a land development company. This was a pilot film (made in early 1974) for a project that failed to materialize.
This pilot for a prospective TV series dealt with a tough ex-convict who tries to build a new life on the outside as a parole agent in an experimental paraprofessional program.
A drama about an abandoned young girl, raised in the hill country of Indiana by an eccentric bootlegging old crone, who becomes the ward of a childless couple.
A husband and wife team devise an ingenious plan to steal ten million dollars in gold bullion, hijacking a police helicopter as a diversionary tactic.
A trim A. C. Lyles Western (like the type he made in the 1960s with a stellar cast of veteran actors) that has the Dalton gang riding again, forcing a retired gunman to use his weapons once more to put and end to the Daltons' reign of terror in the climactic battle at Coffeyville, Kansas.
A drama about a fifteen-year-old girl (Linda Blair again in another of her inevitable put-upon-teenager roles) who is unable to cope with her problems and the lack of love at home and becomes an alcoholic.
A respectable family man suffers from a compulsion to make obscene telephone calls.
A scientist working on laser beam projection in a think tank discovers a way of making himself invisible, then flees with his secret rather than permit it to be used by the military. This updated version of the Wells science-fiction classic, filmed initially in 1933 and copied countless times since,
A cop-show pilot that failed with an undercover officer volunteering to get kicked off the force in order to infiltrate the underworld and learn who has been laundering money being used to corrupt city officials.
The pilot film for a prospective series called "Vector", in which a team of U.S. Public Health epidemiologists must trace the cause of health hazards that may start epidemics. Several plot threads: an entire grammar school is afflicted with an unidentified itching rash; a female victim of a rare str
Veteran producer Ross Hunter came to television with this drama (a pilot for a prospective series) about a glamorous newspaper reporter who is assigned to investigate the assassination of a political figure.
Paralleling the successful format of its sister show "Police Story", this pilot for the short-lived anthology series pits an idealistic intern against three established doctors over the question of whether a young actress should have a hysterectomy. Executive producer-writer Abby Mann was said to ha
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
This fact-based drama has a West Point cadet reliving for a TV playwright his experiences of being subjected to total exile after being accused of violating the school's honor code.
A fact-based mystery drama about a Los Angeles detective's obsession with finding the slayer of a star-struck young woman, dubbed the Black Dahlia because of her black hair and penchant for black clothing, whose body was found in a vacant lot in 1947. (The case remains unsolved.)
A television adaptation of the famous 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates, in which Abraham Lincoln did verbal battle with Stephen Douglas, his opponent for a U.S. Senate seat, over the issue of slavery.
A gentle, episodic account of author Herriot's apprenticeship in the mid-1930s to an eccentric rural English veterinarian and his awkward courtship of a farmer's daughter. The film was tested briefly after its TV premiere in theatrical release in the U.S. following a semi-successful New York engagem
A husband and wife detective team investigates satanism in suburbia when not squabbling over visits to his parents who never forgave him for marrying out of the faith. Pilot to a prospective series.
Life in John O'Hara's small Pennsylvania town of Gibbsville with the son of the town doctor returning home after being kicked out of Yale and finding a new career on the town's newspaper. Originally it was called "John O'Hara's Gibbsville," which became the title for the short-lived (late 1976) seri
A drama based on the work of John Maher, founder of the Delancey Street Foundation, a self-help rehabilitation center dedicated to recycling ex-junkies, ex-convicts and others. This was an unsuccessful pilot for a proposed weekly series with Walter McGinn.
A young man learns that he has terminal cancer but vows not to give up without an all-out fight in this drama based on Doris Lund's memoir of her son's last year.
This pilot for Warden''s "Jigsaw John" series (1975-76) has him playing a dyspeptic middle-aged homicide investigator looking into a string of robbery-slayings of elderly women in Los Angeles.
The pilot film for an atmospheric whodunit set in the 1940s that involves an author-criminologist in one of the cases stumping his New York City police inspector father -- the murder of a famed fashion designer. Hutton and Wayne continued their roles in the subsequent series (1975-76) that also had
This supernatural period piece set in the mid-1930s has a sailor becoming drawn into the netherworld while trying to prove that his brother was wrongly executed for murder.
A lady homicide detective tries to solve the murder of an international financier in this pilot for a prospective but unrealized series.
An updated version of the 1946 film classic (based on Noel Coward's 1936 drama) retelling the bittersweet tale of two married strangers who meet by chance in an English train station and drift into a short but poignant romance. Sophia Loren made her TV acting debut, not as the proper British lady of
A high school teacher's career is threatened because of a student's death when the rumor is spread that his negligence killed the boy. The 1974-75 series also starred Hartman as the problem-solving teacher and Rosemary Murphy as the principal.
In this pilot for an unrealized series called "Crisis!" the director of a big-city medical center faces the predictable multitude of doctor show problems, from a threatened rebellion among the research staff to a surgeon's unauthorized use of drugs to the obligatory lack of funds to run the hospital
A circus grifter finds his life suddenly complicated by the arrival of the teenage daughter he never knew he had. This pilot for a prospective series for Ford also included in its cast Ford's new wife, Cynthia Hayward, as well as his son Peter from his marriage to Eleanor Powell.
In television's carbon of "The Towering Inferno," seven people are trapped in a skyscraper penthouse during an office party, and nobody knows they are there.
A sumptuous remake of the Dickens classic that previously had been filmed in black and white in 1917, 1934, and 1947 (the definitive version). This television adaptation was produced as a musical with an original score by Norman Sachs and Mel Mandel, but none of the songs appeared in the final print for reasons never explained.
The pilot to Garner's hit TV series that debuted in the fall of 1974 has the ex-con turned private eye investigating the death of a skid row bum after being convinced by the man's daughter that he was murdered. Santos and Margolin continued in the series in recurring roles, and Noah Beery was brough
An impoverished small-town preacher struggles to provide for his family while leading a dwindling congregation, battling restless church deacons and standing up to a bullying sheriff in a small southern town in 1940. The subsequent short-lived series, "The Family Holvak" (9/7/75-10/27/75), reteamed
A mystery drama with a Hollywood background and lots of familiar screen faces as TV producer Don Murray inquires around town about faded film queen Gloria Grahame and unwittingly triggers a series of murders.
Faithful adaptation of the charming book about a family's attempts to adjust to life on the Kansas frontier became the forerunner to the long-running TV series in which Michael Landon not only starred but which he also produced and frequently wrote and directed.
The story of three people: Frank Elgin, a matinee idol drowning in self-pity and alcohol; Georgie, his long-suffering wife; and Bernie Dodd, an ambitious film director.
The story, set in England in 1936, dramatizes the story behind the abdication of Edward VIII, who gave up the throne rather than the woman he loved.
An unsuccessful pilot by Gene ("Star Trek") Roddenberry about a sophisticated android looking for his true identity, hoping to locate his missing creator through the use of his computerized brain.
A lighthearted look at the saga of Wild Bill Hickok and his relationship with Calamity Jane as he is targeted for revenge by some tough gunfighters.
Sentimental World War II tale (by Herman "Summer of '42" Raucher) of a small-town Connecticut family with four boys in combat, oozing with warmth and innocence, and shining with the performance of Jack Warden as the live-in bachelor uncle.
A family's move to a new home in a remote area coincides with a series of mysterious accidents, and they soon realize that someone is deadly serious about getting them out of the house.
A tough drama about a middle-class housewife whose rape experience made her feel not only humiliation but the feeling that she was the guilty party following her husband's waning trust and the harsh courtroom interrogation leading to sympathy for the accused. The sensitive performance by Elizabeth M
Lovable old salt who operates a salvage tug, and his pal, the gal who runs a waterfront cafe, clash with the unscrupulous dock foreman who is trying to throw his weight around in this pilot to a prospective series for Borgnine.
This was the pilot for the short-lived "Sierra" series (Sept.-Dec. 1974) -- it was shown two weeks after the series was cancelled -- revolving around the rescue operations of the U.S. park rangers. The series starred Richardson along with Ernest Thompson and Jack Hogan in the roles here played by Co
Unorthodox Harvard-educated lawyer, trying to carve out a practice in a small Arizona town with his young bride, defends a pretty socialite accused of murdering her husband in this pilot to the "Petrocelli" series (1974-76). Barry Newman originated the character in the theatrical feature "The Lawyer
A drama based on the life of Sir Winston Churchill in the years leading up to the outbreak of the Second World War.
The fact-based story of Virginia Hill, girlfriend of notorious Las Vegas gangster Bugsy Siegel, who was slain gangland style in 1947.
The classic eighteenth-century saga of a man's struggle to survive after being shipwrecked on an uninhabited island. This was the initial production in an exchange program between NBC-TV and Great Britain's BBC and the fifteenth (at least) film version of the Defoe tale.
A sensationally promoted juvenile delinquency film about a fourteen-year-old girl's struggles to adjust after being sent to a tough detention home. A graphic sequence depicting a broom-handle rape of Linda Blair (in her TV-movie debut) subsequently was deleted but made the film the focal point of a
A sensational homicide trial is the focal point of this incisive examination of the inner working of a large city's legal system and was the Emmy Award-winner as the Outstanding Dramatic Special of the 1974-75 TV season. Director John Badham also was nominated.
Loosely based on the Clark Gable/Lana Turner/Claire Trevor 1941 movie (at least the character names of the principals match), this light-hearted Western follows the exploits of two hapless con-men operating in the boom towns of the Old West.
Martin Sheen received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War, going to the firing squad in 1945. The film, Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Drama of the 1973-74 season, is a dramatization of William Bradford Huie's controversia
Peter Graves, completely miscast as private eye Lew Archer, goes after the kidnappers of an old flame's young son and gets mixed up in a series of murders going back fifteen years. This was the pilot for the subsequent very short-lived (six episodes) series "Archer" that began in January 1975 and st
A father and his two children struggle to survive after a lethal virus, the aftermath of a mysterious radiation explosion, kills most of the earth's population.
A small-town sheriff (Glen Campbell in his TV movie debut) is visited for the first time in nearly twenty years by his brother, a thief-turned-killer.
Sentimental tale, remade from the 1945 classic with an eye toward a possible series, of an impoverished family in a 1912 New York tenement with an alcoholic father and a strong-willed mother.
Gypsy truckers -- a tough veteran driver and his young college-educated partner -- come to the aid of embattled citrus growers in this pilot for the 1974-75 series about these free-spirited, civic-minded teamsters. Akins and Converse also starred in the series, making pit stops in various locations
The Civil War classic, filmed previously in 1951 by John Huston, revolving around a young Union soldier's flight in terror from his first battle, his inner resolve that leads him back to combat, and his ultimate discovery that he doesn't have it in him to kill.
After two jets mysteriously disappear while pursuing UFOs and the Air Force officially refuses to recognize the incident, flight commander Glenn Ford disobeys orders to learn what happened to his men.
A comedy about Satan's bumbling disciple who, after 1,400 years of failure to secure a single soul for his boss, gets one last chance when he sets his sights on a gambler, a disgruntled accountant.
Two New York cops, one losing an arm in a shootout, buck the system to track a foreign embassy official in their efforts to bust a drug ring in this pilot for a prospective series.
A small-time hood is murdered as he is about to blow the whistle on the syndicate in this pilot for a prospective series about the day-to-day operations of the U.S. Attorney's office in the Justice Department.
An ex-CIA operative, running a boat service in Florida with an old buddy, finds himself the target of an ailing tycoon with a score to settle and becomes involved in a chase for evidence incriminating a U.S. Senator in this pilot for a prospective series.
A science-fiction thriller about an astronaut's frantic efforts to come home after crashing on Terra, the twin planet of Earth, and finding himself marked for extermination.
A TV journalist investigates the compromising photo of a Supreme Court nominee in this pilot for a prospective series for ex-"Mission: Impossible" stars Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. It marked director Steven Spielberg's farewell to the TV vineyards where he had started only four years earlier.
Unhappy at school and at home, Lisa is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Three of her classmates come to her rescue. They submit Lisa to their own interpretation of a group therapy session, learning a lot about themselves in the process.
An unrealized series project for Glenn Ford as an erudite investigator specializing in fine arts cases, here tangling with an urbane villain, a bogus preacher, and his nubile snake-dancer niece while tracking down some missing rare Biblical scrolls.
A special police unit goes out after a cop killer in this pilot to another Jack Webb series that ran briefly during the 1973-74 season. Ryan continued as the head of the unit, and Wayne Maunder and Gary Crosby signed on, along with Reid Smith, Michael Richardson, Brian Fong and Albert Reed.
An American race driver has visions that are premonitions of danger and joins with a lady psychiatrist, specializing in ESP, to prevent future tragedies and sort out his unaccountable images.
The further adventures of those teenaged newlyweds of the Old West who were introduced in the TV-movie "Lock, Stock and Barrel" (1971), with Sally Field taking over the role originated by Belinda Montgomery in this pilot film.
A comedy-drama, filmed in 1969, about how a letter from a ten-year-old girl urged President Lincoln to grow a beard and altered America's most famous face.
After serving seven years for manslaughter, a man returns home to run for mayor following the disclosure that the local newspaper editor, whose eyewitness testimony had put him behind bars, now has second thoughts and the town drunk now has confessed to the crime. Filmed in 1969 as "The Profane Come
An engaging fantasy about a family of inches-tall little people who live beneath the floorboards of a Victorian country house in peace and quiet until discovered by an eight-year-old boy. The taped movie was Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Children's Special, with nominations also going to Dame Judith
Peabody Award-winning color remake of the 1949 movie from the Steinbeck novella -- here without the Billy Buck character -- telling of a turn-of-the-century California farm family and the attachment of their sensitive young son to his horse after being unable to establish an understanding with his g
In this pilot for the 1973-74 series, a dapper magician uses the wizardry of his craft to help people in distress and exposes a staged plane crash when asked by the mother of one of the victims to check into a possible conspiracy. In the later series, Bixby, Curtis and Watkins were joined by Joseph
Surfacing six years after being made and eagerly awaited by old-time radio buffs, this send-up of the fondly remembered mystery show had insurance detectives Jack Packard, Doc Long and Reggie York searching for a mysterious billionaire. Not to be confused with the 1945 film of the same name, also ba
A comedy drama about a New York cop who retires to his small ranch in the West and is reluctantly drawn into a local case of an Indian accused of killing a sheriff with a bow and arrow. This pilot for a series that never materialized looked suspiciously like a reworking of "McCloud" in reverse.
Alfie Booth is making a horror movie with his older brother Leonard in the role of Count Dracula and an old lighthouse as the Count's castle. Unbeknownst to the boys, two jewel thieves are holed up in the lighthouse with a famous necklace they have stolen. When Leonard's pet dog carries off the neck
A solid cop movie that served as the pilot to the acclaimed anthology series (1973-77) which focused on various aspects of police work with different leading players every week (aside from one or two recurring roles). The TV-movie pitted a hard-nosed cop, in charge of a special felony squad, against
In this reworking of "The Judge and Jake Wyler" (1972), a judge-turned-detective and her ex-con associate go in search of $750,000 in bank robbery loot. Lee Grant and Lou Antonio step into the roles previously created by Bette Davis and Doug McClure.
A murder drama, filmed in 1969, about a race car driver who finds himself part of a deadly romantic triangle and his life threatened by a machete-wielding mystery man.
In this pilot for the short-lived "Tenafly" series with McEachin (1973-74), a potpourri of slice-of-life comedy and straight-ahead detective mystery, a black private eye investigates the murder of a radio talk-show host's wife.
In Dan Curtis' warmed-over, more straightforward version of his "Night Stalker," a pilot for a prospective new series, a humorless investigative reporter chasing down the supernatural stumbles onto the walking dead and finds himself in the clutches of a demon-spirit.
A comedy Western involving a rotten outlaw whose villainy knows no bounds, a pretty but bubbleheaded schoolmarm who tries to reform him, and an egotistical singing marshal out to capture him. This feature-length film was the second pilot to an unrealized series called "Sheriff Who?" in which the bad
The pilot movie to the hit series about Los Angeles' paramedics and their interaction with the fire department and hospital system -- told briskly in the proven, clipped-dialogue Jack Webb style that had served so well in "Dragnet" and "Adam-12" (its two stars turn up here to give this film a Webb c
An adaptation for television of the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The story of Sheridan Whiteside, an irascible and insulting character who comes to a home for dinner, breaks his hip -- and drives everyone batty while nursing himself back to health.
An international private investigator whose fee is one million dollars hunts for an heiress who has not been seen for thirteen years when her tycoon father dies under mysterious circumstances. Filmed on location in Greece and Italy, this pilot emerged in series form with Farentino during the 1972-73
The story of Elwood P. Dowd, a devotee of spirits (medicinal and otherwise), and his friend and companion, Harvey, an invisible, six-foot-tall white rabbit who causes Elwood's longsuffering family much trouble.
An aging lawman in a small town in Oklahoma at the turn of the century finds himself out of step with the times and reluctantly accepts a job as a deputy to an inexperienced, college-educated cop in this light-hearted pilot for the series (1972-74) that was one of the rotating elements of the "NBC S
A widowed rancher/sheriff clashes with a hard-nosed New York cop over the techniques for pursuing a fugitive Indian up the side of California's Mount Shasta.
Nick Carter learns that a fellow private eye's death is tied into the disappearance of a wealthy playboy's wife, and he hunts for the killer among the social register as well as the dregs of 1912 New York. Pilot to a prospective series.
A light-hearted whodunit involving a retired lady judge, who is a hypochondriac now running a private detective agency, with a charming ex-con as her leg man and various parolees helping in the day-to-day operation. This prospective pilot failed to catch on and later was tried once more with Lee Gra
An engaging comedy-mystery about a couple of eccentric mystery writers, a spinster and her widowed sister, who turn detective to hunt down the killer of a faded movie star (Paulette Goddard, who came out of retirement to play the role) with the help of their ex-con bodyguard/chauffeur, hired by thei
A Seattle ex-cop and a Harvard graduate team up to locate fugitives, errant husbands and other missing persons, and are hired to undertake a cross-country search for a runaway coed in this pilot that never caught on. This modern bounty hunter-themed film was made in 1970.
An urbane, Boston-based insurance investigator attempts to locate an armored car filled with gold bullion that vanished in the middle of a deserted Texas highway. This pilot film spawned the TV series with Peppard (1972-74).
The story of a proud fisherman off the Irish Coast who fights to save his land from an approaching storm as other villagers evacuate to the mainland.
In this chase thriller, the pilot for the TV series "Search" (1972-73), a space-age detective, monitored and directed by mission control center, investigates the disappearance of a fabulous gem collection. O'Brian, Meredith and Angel Tompkins continued in the short-lived series, and were joined by T
Two adventurous gringos take on the job of reclaiming a stolen jet from the son of a banana republic dictator. Filmed in late 1968 under the title "Only One Day Left Before Tomorrow," this one sat in a vault for over two years before reluctantly being shown. In later syndication, it reverted to its
Chicago-based private eye goes looking for a missing pro quarterback in this pilot to what would have been among TV's first black detective shows (pre-dating both "Shaft" and "Tenafly" -- which premiered within one day of each other -- by eighteen months).
Plans to bring Charlie Chan back to TV in this mystery involving the legendary sleuth and a wealthy Greek ship tycoon aboard the latter's yacht off the coast of Vancouver resulted in this curiously disappointing TV-movie with a stranger history. Filmed on location in late 1970, it premiered on Briti
An atmospheric pilot for the series (1972-73) about a private eye working the Los Angeles beat circa 1937. In this outing, he's embarrassed when a girl -- his client -- is found murdered in his office with his gun. The subsequent series starring Forster found Joan Blondell (in Hermione Gingold's pil
Presumably intended as a follow-up to his successful "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" TV series, this elaborate Irwin Allen pilot has a group of 21st-century colonists inhabiting earth's first underwater city, called Pacifica, and pitting the predictable good guys against various alien forces. In i
A social worker throws herself into others' problems but finds that she cannot motivate the man she loves. During production, this film was titled "McCormack."
The "other side" of the co-stars of TV's long-running "I Dream of Jeannie" shows up in this chiller about a disillusioned housewife vacationing in the wilds, her incompatible husband who is trying to get her to come home, and a starving dog with a baleful howl.
Cutesy love story about a fourth-year medical student who marries a free-thinking heiress and then insists that they live on his meager earnings.
A runaway wife, fleeing middle-class boredom with her teenage daughter, lands in a truck-stop diner in the California desert run by a gruff, beer-drinking recluse living in a fantasy world that is a creative work of art. Lee Grant won an Emmy for her performance; Gig Young was nominated for his.
Gardner's small-town district attorney, Doug Selby, came to TV in this pilot that has him investigating a swimming pool murder of a gambler, a questionable car crash and a huge insurance claim. Hutton was more successful subsequently in bringing another fictional detective, Ellery Queen, to televisi
Western hokum about Mexican bandit-folk hero Joaquin Murieta here shown to be a frontier Robin Hood, fighting a bunch of ruthless hombres and, with three cohorts righting wrongs done to harassed pioneers. Filmed in 1969, it was initially shown theatrically outside the United States in 1970 under the
In this Western series pilot (unrealized), an alcoholic drifter finds himself unchallenged in his run for sheriff in a small town, but campaigning means that he must find the killer of a visiting preacher.
Wheelchair-bound Ironside and cop-turned-priest Sarge Swanson team up to solve a series of murders among the clergy in this second pilot to Kennedy's "Sarge" show which ran for several months in late 1971.
This was the sequel to "The D.A.: Murder One" (1969) and the second pilot for the short-lived series "The D.A." (1971-72) that starred Robert Conrad, Harry Morgan, Julie Cobb and Ned Romero.
Pilot for a prospective new Ellery Queen series, marred by the miscasting of too-suave Lawford in the leading role. This film, taken from the 1949 mystery by Queen (pseudonym as well as principal character for Frederick Dannay and Manfred Lee), has the sleuth involved in a series of murders, with vi
A San Francisco police commissioner is dragged into a charity auction theft and a mysterious murder by his kooky wife. Rock Hudson made his TV acting debut in this pilot to his hit "McMillan and Wife" series (1971-77). Susan Saint James and John Schuck were the other holdovers from the pilot.
A lavish, first color filming of Charlotte Bronte''s classic Gothic romance with Emmy-nominated performances by George C. Scott and Susannah York highlighting this ninth screen version of the tale. It also had been staged several times on live television -- a "Studio One" adaptation in 1949, for one, starred Charlton Heston at the very beginning of his career. John Williams'' score for this TV film earned him an Emmy nomination in addition to those given to its two stars for acting.
A gentle Steinbeck tale about a farmer who is dominated by his ailing wife until a free-thinking young woman turns up at his ranch with her eight-year-old son.
A pair of free-lance explosives experts find jungle adventure while being stalked by a revolutionary leader and a diamond hunter in this tale filmed in South America early in 1969.
A morbid tale of a man's fatal accident and the shattering grief shared by his expectant wife and six-year-old son.
A clever lady lawyer hatches an intricate plan to do away with her wealthy husband for his fortune and then finds herself parrying with a rumpled but wily homicide detective who would go on to have a long-running TV series (1971-78). Lee Grant received an Emmy nomination for her performance.
A social climber schemes to inherit one million dollars by trading identities with a dying man. Working and pre-release titles for this one were "A Knock at the Wrong Door" and "Strangers and Lovers."
A moody, sentimental fifth film version of the Dickens classic (the first in nearly thirty-five years) with a stellar cast composed of the giants of the British acting community providing much needed support to the virtual unknown in the title role. Laurence Olivier's cameo as Creakle won him an Emm
A thriller about a math teacher in Europe who stumbles onto a plot to manipulate the international gold standard and becomes the prime target of high-level conspirators.
An offbeat thriller (well received in Great Britain where it was shown theatrically under the title "Deadly Roulette") tells of a ne'er-do-well with an obsession that he is the victim of a conspiracy after compiling a dossier on the activities of a mysterious billionaire.
An American is enlisted by British Intelligence to replace one of its recently murdered agents and smash a ring of blackmailers headed by a nefarious figure known as Scorpio.
Performance of the 1947 Lux Radio version of "It's a Wonderful Life, taped live in the historic Pasadena Playhouse as a benefit for the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
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Banding together in 1988, a group of geniuses spends 20 years in the seclusion of the Allegheny Mountains working to solve the world's problems. When one genius gets fed up and decides to cash in, the others must race to stop him.
Documentary chronicling actress Farrah Fawcett's struggle with cancer.
In a contemporary extension of the 1980's series, a secret organization enlists Michael Knight's son to fight evil with the help of a new version of the talking super-car, KITT, and its inventor's comely college professor daughter.
Disenchanted with the commercialization of Christmas, Santa decides to cancel his annual sleigh ride.
The behind the scenes story of what really happened on the hit 80's comedy starring Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges. Will also explore the aftermath following the end of the series and how it affected the lives of its childhood stars. Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges will appear in on-camera interviews
The story of Hercules, son of the Greek God Zeus as he goes through the legendary twelve heroic labors to atone for the murder of his sons and nephews. This story follows his spiritual journey.
The behind the scenes true story of the people and events surrounding the making of the hit 1970's comedy "Mork & Mindy" which featured Robin Williams and Pam Dawber as the title characters. Story follows Robin Williams' sudden rise to fame and personal turmoils during that time as well as focusing
Retrospective special which takes a look back at the long-running NBC comedy "Frasier," featuring clips and a look back from the POV of the character of Frasier Crane as he undergoes analysis.
Kelsey Grammer and the cast and creators of hit NBC Sitcom Frasier reflect back on their time with the show as the series finale approaches.
Governor Ryan of Illinois must choose between maintaining the status quo and offering blanket clemency to everyone on death row, an unprecedented and risky move for a Republican governor. Includes candid jailhouse interviews, expert analysis, dramatic clemency hearings, and a countdown to Ryan's ult
Live coverage of the 31st Daytime Emmy Award presentation from New York City, honoring daytime television programming.
Live coverage of the 61st Annual Golden Globe awards arrivals.
A musical celebration honoring Lou Rawls and benefitting the United Negro College Fund.
Live coverage of the 61st Annual Golden Globe awards honoring both film and television.
Princess Diana tells the details of her life through discovered audio tapes and interviews with her friends.
Live coverage of the 53rd Annual Miss Universe beauty pageant.
A retrospective look back on the hit NBC series Friends featuring clips and interviews with the cast.
Reality special which examines the dynamics of long-term, monogamous, unmarried couples.
Reality game show special in which awful drivers are put through a series of competitive contests in order to win prizes and, ultimately, better their skills on the road.
A loving look back on ten seasons of "Friends," highlighting each of the main characters and the interactions, both friendly and otherwise, between them all.
Reality special in which a homeowning family who either bought a house and planned to renovate it or simply built their house from scratch, but never finished the task, has the task finished when host Vern Yip comes in with a team of capable builders.
Skipper Kress, North Carolina's most elegible bachelor, is reunited with seven of his former girlfriends. They all live together in a house and through a series of dates, each girl is eliminated until one remains and hopefully, the couple gets a second chance at love.
The 71st annual traditional lighting of the Christmas tree continues as NBC TV celebrities and musical acts unite to celebrate the holidays.
Clip show that focuses on game shows from today and yesterday including Family Feud, The Dating Game, Press Your Luck and others.
Interviews with people associated with the performer and clips help to illuminate the development of the icon and myth. Interviewees include a former police officer and a plastic surgeon.
Justin Timberlake goes back to his hometown of Memphis, taking the audience on a tour with a focus on the musical legacy of the city. He also performs many of his hits including peformances with guests The Black Eyed Peas and Reverend Al Green.
Comedic outtakes from the NBC series Scrubs.
A special highlighting the 200th episode of the NBC show ER to air, including interviews with the cast and creators as well as an extensive blooper reel.
Hosts Dick Clark, Nancy O'Dell, and Lisa Ling interview celebrities as they arrive for the 60th annual Golden Globe Awards presentation.
Clip show that focuses on game shows from today and yesterday including Family Feud, The Dating Game, Press Your Luck and others.
A celebration of 10 years of Conan O'Brien at the helm of NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." Special includes clips and celebrity appearances.
A compilation of odd and humorous occurences that aired on live television broadcasts both in the United States and worldwide.
A look at NBC's upcoming 2003-2004 season, hosted by Alicia Silverstone and Rob Lowe and featuring clips from new NBC shows.
An interview with the Central Park Jogger, a woman who was raped and nearly beaten to death while out jogging, and the people surrounding her case, her life and her recovery.
Professional athletes compete in extreme sporting events.
Clip show that focuses on game shows from today and yesterday including Family Feud, The Dating Game, Press Your Luck and others.
Fifty-one women from each of the states and the District of Columbia vie for the crown of Miss USA 2003.
Tom Brokaw interviews the President of the United States with regards to the war in Iraq and domestic issues.
Comedy series that features outtakes from real-life videos.
A look at how the popular reality contest show is put together, specifically during an episode in Las Vegas, Nevada, with segments highlighting stunts, the preparation of the Fear Factor "food", and other production components.
Celebrities, athletes and former heads of state raise their glasses to comedian and humanitarian Bob Hope.
A chance to catch up with the participants of NBC's reality show "Who Wants to Marry My Dad?"
Clay-animated holiday special about the lead character Freezerburn who tries to save Christmas after hearing that a sinister toy company executive wants to destroy the holiday.
A look back on NBC reality show For Love or Money, including cast from the both the first and second incarnations.
A look at the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart including interviews with Elizabeth and her parents.
Television clips and interviews salute the great women of television comedy.
Historical footage and live performances highlight Cher's musical career.
Reality show in which senior citizens compete for a $25,000 grand prize.
A look into the obesity problem in America featuring a live discussion with Dr. Phil McGraw.
Coverage of the Radio Music Awards presentation, which recognizes the achievements of recording artists and radio personalities in the musical formats of Top 40/Pop radio; Pop Alternative radio; Hip Hop/Rhythmic radio; Alternative/Rock radio; and Country radio.
Musical performances help celebrate the anniversary of the independence of the United States during this New York City event.
Special looks into the supernatural abilities of psychics and tries to expose the truth behind the smoke and mirrors.
Seventy-One international delegates compete for the title of Miss Universe from Panama City, Panama.
A look at discrimination in America, highlighting Affirmative Action and even more specifically, the role it has played with college admission and the case against the University of Michigan.
A Teenage girl from each state and Washington, D.C. competes for the Miss Teen USA Title.
A look at what former child stars from television are currently doing including stars of Full House, The Love Boat, The Addams Family and Lost in Space.
Special hosted by Woody Harrelson that pays tribute to the 75th anniversary of the Three Stooges through television and film clips and family stories.
The funniest outtakes from NBC's news, entertainment and sports divisions including shows such as Ed, Scrubs, The In-Laws and Good Morning, Miami.
A comedic benefit for Autism programs featuring skits and songs.
Shania Twain promotes her new album with a free concert for her fans in Chicago.
A Holiday special coinciding with the release of Harry Connick's eponymous new album that combines his skills as a singer, actor, and entertainer with special guests that showcase traditional and nontraditional performances celebrating the holiday season.
A showcase of some of the most memorable weddings to air onscreen including clips from popular television shows such as Friends and Will & Grace to the real-life nuptuals of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
Olympians and NBC Stars split into two teams (red and blue) to compete for superiority in an updated more "extreme" version of the Battle of the Network Stars.
Clip show that focuses on game shows from today and yesterday including Family Feud, The Dating Game, Press Your Luck and others.
Live coverage of the 60th annual Golden Globe Awards presentation from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Awards for film and television stars are presented by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
A special detailing the choices for the 2003 Maxim Hot 100 including interviews with many of the women selected as well as some of their more famous fans.
The pop-country superstar performs both new and old songs.
Live coverage of the 59th annual Golden Globe Awards presentation from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
A live celebration of NBC's 75th anniversary from Studio 8-H in New York City.
News documentary that focuses on what takes place at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with anchor Tom Brokaw at the side of President George W. Bush, chronicling the behind-the-scenes workings of the White House. The program gives the first in-depth look inside the administration's nerve center since Septe
Dog show competition.
Clip-based special celebrating "The Cosby Show," ten years after the series left the air. The six-time Emmy Award-winning series premiered on NBC on September 20, 1984 at a time when the comedy series format was declared moribund. The genre was revived when the series debuted and went on to become o
Clip show that focuses on game shows from today and yesterday including Family Feud, The Dating Game, Press Your Luck and others.
Famed "crocodile hunter" Steve Irwin and his wife, Terry, travel the African terrain in search of the most venomous snakes native to the land. Their journey brings them face to face with a variety of Africa's deadliest snakes, including the Black Mamba and the Egyptian Cobra.
A behind-the-scenes look at the theatrical film "National Lampoon's Animal House." The program features recent interviews with cast members and behind-the-scenes footage from 1977.
Over the past two years, cameras have followed Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Hunter," around Australia Zoo, documenting his adventures with some of it's inhabitants. The best moments have been assembled in this program which includes footage of five of Australia Zoo's most infamous and ferocious croco
Never-before-seen footage of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin and his wife, Terri Irwin.
A compilation of the best of the Animal Planet series "The Crocodile Hunter," hosted by Australian Steve Irwin and Terri Irwin. The program features some of the most-feared species such as rattlesnakes, bobcats, a black-headed python, a red-bellied black snake and crocodiles.
Retrospective on the music and comedy of the 1970s.
A telecast of the 19th annual Emmy Awards for excellence in daytime television programming.
A prime-time special featuring celebrity interviews and comedy stunts from the last ten years of "Late Night."
A prime-time television special celebrating the 8th anniversary of "Late Night With David Letterman." The "Late Night" band is seen in a retrospective with many music performers.
A prime-time special celebrating the seventh anniversary of "Late Night with David Letterman."
David Letterman hosts this 90-minute prime-time special, celebrating the sixth anniversary of the "Late Night With David Letterman" show. Taped January 24, 1988 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
David Letterman hosts this special episode of his daily late-night talk show, celebrating the fifth anniversary of the series. Featured are selected clips from previous shows, guest comedians, and musical segments starring the "Late Night" band along with a special roster of musicians.
The pilot for the series "The Games People Play." Ordinary people compete in various games for the sheer enjoyment the sport offers.
A drama based on the historic "Monkey Trial" of 1925, in which Clarence Darrow defended a school teacher accused of teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
The story of the close relationship between a naive young Irish nurse and her cynical patient, a gravely wounded British officer.
A television adaptation of the long-running off-Broadway musical about the romantic affair of a young couple and the many illusions they share.
Siegel's second made-for-TV movie (his first, "The Killers," had been diverted to theatrical distribution, having originally been deemed too violent for television) is a remake of the chase melodrama "Ride the Pink Horse" (1947), set this time in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. A gunman sets out to a
The story, set in the 1790s, relates the clash between Thomas Jefferson -- a proponent of radical democracy, at least in his statements and writings if not in his actions -- and fellow revolutionary Alexander Hamilton -- a champion of a strong central government resembling the British monarchy -- an
A period drama that explores the reason for Pontius Pilate's decision to free the thief, Barabbas, and crucify Jesus Christ. The story also explores the evolution of Barabbas from criminal to man of conscience.
The story of Richard Miller, the son of a Connecticut newspaper publisher, and his naive attempts to court a local girl.
The story of Peter Standish, a modern-day American who is whisked back in time when he moves into a mansion on Berkeley Square in London and discovers that he is the namesake of an eighteenth-century ancestor.
The story of Nora Helmer, a childlike woman who one day recognizes that her husband treats her like an ornament, a "doll" for his house, and finds she has no choice but to leave him.
The story, set in Ireland in l9l9, relates the experiences of a desperate young woman who enters a convent and becomes a nurse to wounded soldiers. She develops a very close relationship with one cynical patient, a gravely wounded British officer.
The story of Belinda McDonald, a deaf-mute farm girl, and her relationship with Jack Richardson, a young doctor who teaches her to speak through sign language. (The title refers to the son born of Belinda after she is raped by Locky McCormick, a lecherous village resident whom Belinda kills when he
An adaptation of Jean Anouilh's play about Joan of Arc, the young girl who led the French to victory against the English in the Hundred Years' War, only to be tried for heresy and witchcraft by the Inquisition and burned at the stake.
A television adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy about an ill-fated Scottish nobleman who becomes king by treacherous means but cannot escape the torments of his own conscience.
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New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art unveils an exhibit which posesses an artifact that is believed to unlock a centuries old secret, holding the power to bring down Christianity. Four men dressed as knights on horseback invade the museum and steal the artifact. An FBI investigator and an archaeolo
The first female U.S. president, is killed by a sniper during her speech on Independence Day. After three months, with the case still unsolved, a man with the tattoo "XIII" on his neck, washes up on a beach suffering from amnesia. A hunt for the man, and a story of lost identity, government conspira
The story of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943, where two hundred Polish children and teenagers held thousands of SS troops at bay for seven months.<P>After Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, the Germans decreed that all 350,000 Warsaw Jews be moved into a cordoned area known as the "Warsaw
Miniseries based on the 16th century classic of Chinese literature, "Journey to the West," by Cheng-en Wu. In this updated version of the classic, Nick Orton is on a quest to find a rescue a famous Chinese manuscript -- "Journey to the West" -- from a group of demons who have kept it and author Wu p
Judge Armando Acosta is an arrogant but brilliant Superior Court judge and longtime enemy of Paul Madriani, an idealistic attorney recently jailed for contempt in Acosta's court. But when Acosta is arrested on a trumped-up charge of soliciting a prostitute and the key witness is later found murdered
Virginia, a twenty-something waitress, who lives in New York with her father Tony, befriends a stray dog who is actually a bewitched prince. Suddenly, Virginia and Tony are transported, via a magic mirror, to the Land of Nine Kingdoms. In this alternate dimension, an evil queen is trying to usurp th
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
May 1970. Byron Shaw is set to graduate from Kent State and is on his way to Columbia Law School. His friend Dexter Johnson opts to stay in the National Guard. Byron's girlfriend, Eileen, and his younger sister, Christie, are also students at Kent State. When Dexter's Guard unit opens fire on studen
Dramatization of the biblical story of Noah and the flood. Noah, his wife and sons are among the few to escape the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. An outcast in his new village, Noah is ridiculed when he builds a great ark at the height of a long drought. But when animals begin to arrive "two by
A runaway train carrying hazardous waste careens through the Rocky Mountains, picking up speed every second as it races towards Denver. John Seger, an investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, drops to the roof of the speeding train from a helicopter in an attempt to stop it from cr
Miniseries about a father's fight for justice when his daughter, Holly Maddux, is murdered by her boyfriend, Ira Einhorn, a famous activist and founder of Earth Day, in 1977. Prior to his trial (he claimed that the CIA had framed him), Einhorn fled the country in 1981 after posting bail. A Pennsylva
Miniseries about Jack Woods, an expatriate American in Ireland who mediates a war between the leprechaun kingdom and another fairy kingdom after a leprechaun runs off with a fairy princess in a forbidden love affair. With the Grand Banshee warning of disastrous consequences if the conflict is not re
Two-part miniseries chronicling the story of Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, second-in-command to John Gotti, leader of the Gambino crime family. A self-admitted murderer, Gravano came forward to assist the government's prosecution of Gotti. In exchange for his testimony assuring Gotti's conviction, the F
Recounts the story of how Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams and Al Bryant became The Temptations and created hit records with singer David Ruffin. Reveals the ego pressures and drug and alcohol abuse that accompanied the band's rise from street-side harmonizing to Motown
Dr. Lily McKee, an astronomer in Colorado, discovers that a comet has dislodged several giant asteroids that are on a crash course with Earth. She quickly sends her young son to her father's home in Dallas and contacts the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help deal with the crisis. The
Two-part adaptation of Homer's "The Odyssey," the epic poem that follows the Greek warrior Odysseus (Ulysses) as he makes his arduous and event-filled, ten-year journey home to Ithaca after the siege of Troy.
After what appears to be a meteor shower, a young man is "stung" by a small rock. The rock is actually a tiny UFO which infects humans with a strange virus that begins with a mild flu. Victims then return to normal health but develop cold, emotionless personalities. The first victim, Beau, has a dif
An airliner full of holiday travelers suddenly becomes a pawn in a game of international intrigue when a passenger collapses from an unknown virus, which is so deadly that it can kill millions of people within days. No country will allow the plane to land out of fear for its residents, and the CIA d
A giant sea creature lurking off the shores of a coastal community preys on sailors and divers. After a greedy poacher attempts to capture the creature with deadly results, a crew including a fishing boat captain, a Coast Guard Lieutenant and a marine biologist set sail to outwit the monster. Based
Miniseries inspired by Jonathan Swift's novel. An English physician, shipwrecked for eight years, finally returns home and recounts an unbelievable odyssey of strange lands and fantastic creatures.
A television miniseries based on "The Ring," Danielle Steel's novel. A wealthy young German woman, uncertain of her family's fate just prior to World War II, marries a German soldier, only to eventually lose him in the War. Now pregnant, with nothing but her mother's ring, she flees to America to st
A well-liked high-school teacher seduces three of her students into murdering her husband when her possessiveness drives him to seek a divorce. Based on a real story.
A woman living during the turn-of-the-century is determined not to be ruled by the conventions of her time.
A network journalist calls upon her ex-lover to defend her when she is charged with murder. During the sensational trial, the attorney falls in love with his married associate. When her husband is murdered, the lawyer is charged with the crime.
A miniseries telling the story of mother-and-daughter country music team Naomi and Wynnona Judd, as they struggle through tours, albums, fame, men and disease.
A Russian girl, Zoya, flees the Revolution and goes to Paris with her grandmother. She then marries an American soldier, moves to New York, is widowed, struggles to support her children, marries a garment-industry magnate, becomes a successful businesswoman and finally makes a poignant return to her
Miniseries based on C. David Heymann's unauthorized biography of actress Elizabeth Taylor.
A physician suspects that her husband may have killed his previous wife and that she might be his next victim if she doesn't bring him to justice first. Based on a true story.
A television miniseries based on "Family Album," Danielle Steel's novel about a Hollywood star who puts aside her career to marry a wealthy playboy. When they fall on hard times, financially and romantically, she returns to the screen as a director.
A two-part miniseries that explores World War II through the perspectives of the allied leaders, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. Also includes World War II stock footage and still photographs.
A miniseries about the life of Princess Diana, based on the book "Diana: Her True Story" by Andrew Morton.
A miniseries based on the best-selling novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford about a photojournalist who is haunted by the mysterious death of her fiance on their wedding day.
A miniseries based on a true-life murder case involving two brothers who confessed to having paid for the murder of their parents.
A miniseries based on "Message From Nam," Danielle Steel's novel. After her friend is killed during the Vietnam War, a journalist is motivated to become a war correspondent for a San Francisco newspaper.
A two-part miniseries based on Joe McGinniss's nonfiction book. A family is torn apart when a woman discovers that her husband's murderer is a member of her own family.
A miniseries based on the true story of the murder of Dianne Masters, whose killing was arranged by her husband, a Mafia-connected attorney.
A miniseries based on the Jackie Collins novel "Lady Boss." In this sequel to "Chances," Lucky Santangelo returns to Hollywood determined to become its most powerful woman.
A miniseries examining the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's struggle against Colombian drug cartels. Sequel to "Drug Wars: The Camarena Story."
Based on a true 1985 murder case, a teenage girl is convicted in the shooting death of her stepmother. Despite her initial confession, she comes forward three years later with another version of the killing.
A three-part miniseries based on C. David Heyman's book on the life of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
A two-part miniseries based on a true story. Set in Indiana in the 1920s, the story concerns a young woman who becomes a victim of the terrorist activities of the Ku Klux Klan. She eventually dies at the hands of charismatic political boss and Grand Dragon David Stephenson. The ensuing investigation
A two-part miniseries about an S.S. engineer who, in the waning days of the Third Reich, undergoes plastic surgery and becomes a concentration-camp prisoner to avoid prosecution as a war criminal. In an ironic twist of fate, he is shipped to the wrong camp and forced to live with those he has victim
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 two-part miniseries in which fashion designer Joanna Darby narrowly escapes accidental death only to be terrorized by strangers who seem bent on her destruction, but who end up dying themselves. In each case, the official death records list two different causes and times of death. Seeking help, Jo
A two-part miniseries about two orphans raised as brothers by a top CIA operative and trained to be assassins in the high-stakes world of international espionage. When the brothers themselves become assassination targets, they soon realize their surrogate father has thrust them into a deadly game of
When Phileas Fogg makes the claim that nineteenth century technology could enable a man to circumnavigate the globe in only 80 days, he's taken up on his bet. He then sets out to see the world by train, boat and hot air balloon
A four-part miniseries based on James Clavell's novel about romance, intrigue and international power struggles in contemporary Hong Kong.
A fact based movie set in 1913, about the events surrounding the murder of a young woman at the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta. Leo Frank, the manager of the factory, is charged with the slaying and, when convicted and sentenced to be hanged in an atmosphere of mob violence, vengeance, and anti-
A two-part miniseries based on Mario Puzo's novel about an Italian immigrant to the United States who manages to keep her family together in the face of great adversity.
A two-part miniseries pilot about a beautiful intergalactic woman who joins forces with a local cop when his city is being terrorized by an escaped being from another world.
A two-part miniseries based on C. David Heyman's biography of Barbara Hutton, the famour heiress whose extragavent lifestyle shocked and intrigued the world.
A miniseries about the Billionaire Boys Club, consisting of wealthy young investment partners led by Joe Hunt, who was convicted of murdering a fellow investor whom Hunt felt had swindled him.
A miniseries based on Dominick Dunne's novel about the sensational Woodward murder case of 1955. Showgirl Ann Arden marries wealthy Billy Grenville and must contend with the disapproval of her patrician mother-in-law, Alice. Ann's rag-to-riches ascent into New York society comes to a halt when she s
A three-part miniseries that traces the lives and relationships of the Gardners, a middle-class suburban American family, over the course of one year from Christmas to Christmas. The series is a pilot for 1987-88 drama series also starring Richard Kiley.
A five-hour, two-part miniseries, based on Ken Follett's best-seller, that tells the fact-based story of how Texas industrialist, H. Ross Perot, enlisted the aid of legendary ex-Army Colonel Arthur E. "Bull" Simons to lead a daring mission into Iran to rescue two Perot employees held captive after t
A two-part, four-hour miniseries which is a sequel to the 1983 miniseries "Sidney Sheldon's Rage of Angels." Focuses on Jennifer Parker, a powerful Manhattan trial lawyer whose personal and professional ambitions offen lead to explosive situations. The story picks up six years after the first minise
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
A two-part miniseries about Anna Anderson who claimed to be Anastasia, the only surviving child of Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia.
A two-part miniseries concerning the murder of a first-year cadet at a prestigious military academy and the subsequent cover-up by school authorities that implicates an innocent cadet.
An eight-hour, four-part miniseries based on Robert K. Massie's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the Russian Czar who opened his sprawling empire to the West. The action begins in the late seventeenth century when the young Peter is named co-czar with his brother, Ivan. Court intrigue involving h
In this much-honored drama about the Swedish diplomat who masterinded the rescue of over 120,000 Hungarian Jews from right under the nose of Nazi Colonel Adolf Eichmann during World War II and subsequently disappeared behind Russian lines, never again to be seen, Richard Chamberlain won another of h
Opulent six-hour, three-part miniseries based on Belva Plain's romantic best-seller tracing the rise of a Polish-Jewish immigrant from seamstress on New York's lower East Side to wealthy wife of a Westchester contractor although the secret love of her life is the aristocratic son of the Fifth Avenue
Buoyed by the enthusiastic response to the two-part 1983 sci-fi adventure about a group of freedom fighters who do battle in Los Angeles with an invading army of aliens from another world professing peace but actually represent a reptilian race with a Nazi-like philosophy, NBC ordered (from a differ
Lovingly detailed, this dramatization of the first modern Olympic Games, revived in 1896 by a French aristocrat (Louis Jourdan) with the help of a Princeton professor (David Ogden Stiers), followed the fortunes of a ragtag team of amateur American athletes whose Olympic triumphs stunned the sports w
Three inseparable Fort Worth buddies from the high school class of 1950 find their destinies intertwined by a youthful crime relived 25 years later -- one (Marley) an ambitious writer who becomes a celebrated journalist (a semi-autobiographical character patterned after Thomas Thompson, the best-sel
In this lavish two-part, four-hour adaptation of Sidney Sheldon's racy novel, Jaclyn Smith is a beautiful young lawyer who overcomes a mob frame-up while working as an assistant D.A. to become a top defense attorney, while juggling romantic affairs with a married political hopeful (Ken Howard) and a
A three-part miniseries based on the life of President John F. Kennedy.
Hugely successful sci-fi spectacular about the invasion from outer space by legions of aliens whose deceptive mission of peace is soon revealed to be a plot by a reptilian, Nazi-type society to steal the Earth's water supply. Marc Singer and Faye Grant lead a ragtag band of freedom fighters to repel
This star-laden adaptation of Judith Krantz's best-selling novel follows the fortunes of the spirited daughter of a beautiful American movie star (Lindsay Wagner) and a dashing Russian prince (Stacy Keach), struggling to overcome her past -- the institutionalizing of her retarded twin sister and her
Ten-hour dramatization (in four parts) of the Marco Polo odyssey, filmed in Italy, Morocco and the People's Republic of China, where it was the first western production to be made since the late 1940s, all at a hefty (by TV standards) cost of $10-million during a 13 month shooting schedule. Ken Mars
In his Emmy Award-winning role as Outstanding Actor in a Drama Special, Tommy Lee Jones is convicted killer Gary Gilmore during his final nine months, spanning his parole, his reimprisonment, and the firing squad execution he demanded of the state of Utah in January 1977. Rosanna Arquette, as his ho
The world is placed on the brink of a nuclear holocaust following a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union when an insurgent Russian military group lays siege to the Alaskan pipeline in retaliation for an American grain embargo. U.S. President Rock Hudson and Soviet General Sec
Rock Hudson is a famed Hollywood director with a reputation for molding sex starlets into superstars and then turning his discoveries into his wives, one after another. Suzanne Pleshette is his latest bride, who decides to turn the tables on him.
Twenty-five-year reunion of members of a Black athletic-social club, based on the book "The Junior Bachelor Society", brings together nine of its members for the first time to honor their old coach but is marred by a murder investigation involving one of the gents (Melvin Van Peebles, who had writte
Bette Davis is a New England schoolteacher, put out to pasture after 50 years of dedicated service, who sets out to rediscover her family -- large enough to keep a soap opera going for years -- only to discover that the town that bears the family name and her home for her lifetime is threatened with extinction by certain members of the clan who are in cahoots with a land developer. Davis'' real-life grandson, J. Ashley Hyman, made his acting debut in this four-hour drama as the young neighbor boy she takes on her extended trip.
Dramatization of the sensational Texas court case of the late '60s involving a noted Houston plastic surgeon, accused of doing away with his socially prominent first wife in order to marry somebody else. Based on the book by the doctor's second wife, the film resulted in an Emmy Award nomination for
This florid amalgam of a pair of novels by Lonnie Coleman about the Old South had ambitions to be the TV equivalent of "Gone With the Wind" in its telling of a young southern belle who becomes mistress of a magnificent plantation. Trouble-plagued throughout its production (the original director, Vir
A landmark in the miniseries genre, which occupies a permanent niche alongside "Roots," "Centennial" and "Rich Man, Poor Man", this 12-hour, six-part adaptation of James Clavell's best-seller follows the fortunes of an ambitious English navigator who is shipwrecked with his Dutch crew in feudal Japan, finds himself enmeshed in a long battle between two powerful warlords, and eventually becomes the first western Shogun (or chief samurai). Unique in its initial presentation with much of it spoken in untranslated Japanese (subtitles were added in its network rerun several years later), it had a voice-over narration by Orson Welles, made a matinee idol of Richard Chamberlain, and introduced to American TV veteran Japanese star Toshiro Mifune (as the Shogun) and newcomer Yoko Shimada (as Chamberlain's love interest and interpreter).<p>All three stars, in addition to Yuki Meguro (as a samurai warrior) and John Rhys-Davies (as a flamboyant Portuguese pirate ship captain), received Emmy Award nominations for acting. Winning an Emmy as Outstanding Dramatic Series, "Shogun" also received nominations for direction, writing, photography, production design, art direction, set decoration, editing and film sound editing--and winning for costume design and main title design. Subsequently it was edited down from 12 hours to just over three for a theatrical version shown overseas and to a two-hour-plus version for home videotape and videodisc (these had some nudity as well as more graphic violence than was in the miniseries). In July 1984, "Shogun" was given a network premiere in a 2 1/2 hour movie form.</p>
Clarence Carnes, an Indian from Oklahoma who as a teenager was the youngest convict ever incarcerated at Alcatraz following a gas station holdup/murder, is the central figure in this fictionalized, glorified B-movie account by screenwriter Ernest Tidyman of how Carnes spent decades hatching various
A star-laden adaptation by three writers and three directors of Anton Myrer's sprawling novel tracing the lives of five Harvard roommates of the class of '44 and follows them through the next thirty years. King, Boxleitner, Albert, Shea and Nouri are the five in this three-part six-hour miniseries,
An expanded new version of the 1953 movie classic taken from James Jones' memorable first novel dealing with military life in Hawaii on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Burt Lancaster-Deborah Kerr-Montgomery Clift-Frank Sinatra-Donna Reed roles were here played by (respectively) William De
A traditional sagebrush saga based on two novels by Louis L'Amour, the foremost Western author on the contemporary scene, and the first dramatized for television of the seventy-four he has written (eleven are about the Sackett family). This four-hour movie focuses on the three Sackett brothers in Ne
In this two-part, four-hour miniseries based on Howard Fast's 1944 novel about an ex-slave who is elected to the U.S. Senate while battling other former slaves and white sharecroppers to keep the land they tended all their lives, Muhammad Ali and Kris Kristofferson, as former slave and soldier Gideo
A lavish romantic drama in true Ross Hunter style about a young widow whose life is complicated by a hippie daughter, a rebellious teenage son and an ill-starred love affair with a younger man -- and then a former suitor comes back into the picture. The film not only marked Donna Reed''s TV movie debut but also brought her back to television after a twelve-year absence.
A lovingly filmed version of the book by Lillian Rogers Parks, the crippled seamstress-maid who, along with her mother, served for fifty-two years as a White House domestic during eight presidential administrations. A mixture of pop history of the Twentieth Century and the private lives of the vario
The television adaptation drawn from James T. Farrell's once-banned-for-being-oh-so-racy '30s trilogy ("Young Lonigan," "The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan" and "Judgment Day") about the struggles and growing pangs of a self-destructive Depression-era Chicago youth introduced to TV viewers the rough
Irwin Allen, filmdom's "disaster master," strands a party of friends in a disabled sightseeing tram dangling above a mountain gorge to sweat out a rescue while reliving (through flashbacks) past jealousies, simmering conflicts and forgotten secrets as the cable begins snapping wire by wire.
Chosen as the Outstanding Limited Series (1977-78) at Emmy Award time, this original drama about two German families that are affected by events between 1935 and 1945 rivaled "Roots" in its impact on viewers in this country and sparked controversy throughout Europe as it premiered on television in o
A dramatization of the life of the legendary slave who escaped to freedom and returned to the South many times to rescue others via her underground railroad.
A drama about the career of Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the early '50s until his assassination in 1968. Aside from Billy Goldenberg's Emmy Award-winning score, there were nominations for Paul Winfield and Cicely Tyson as Best Actor and Actress for their p
A romantic drama looking suspiciously like "From Here to Eternity" (a miniseries version of which turned up some weeks after this one premiered) and interweaving the lives and passions of three military couples living in Honolulu in December 1941.
A suspense drama chronicling the events that beset a New York commercial artist when he and his wife and daughter move to a rustic New England village they once visited during their travels, only to find a ritualistic lifestyle full of foreboding secrets.
A lusty frontier saga about a pioneer woman and her love for her family, the man she marries and the land on which she lives, dramatized from Conrad Richter's Pulitzer Prize-winning trilogy. Emmy Award nominations went to Elizabeth Montgomery (her tenth), Hal Holbrook and Jeanette Nolan for their ac
A lavish fourth filming of the classic novel of New England family life in the 1860s (previously made in 1919, 1933 and 1949), and the sixth (at least) TV presentation, sparking a weekly series that began in January 1979. Dorothy McGuire, playing Marmee here and in the series, had been scheduled to
A reverent and beautiful retelling of the biblical tale with an all-star cast, winning Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama (1977-78) and for James Farentino as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. Subsequently expanded to eight hours over four nights.
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g
When Sybil, a shy elementary school teacher, suffers a nervous breakdown, psychologist Dr. Wilbur Sybil instantly knows that it is connected to a deeper issue. Over the course of Sybil's therapy, details of an abusive childhood unfold as a great number of distinct personalities, all residing within
This four-part adaptation of Arthur Hailey's tale of power and greed in the banking business has two ambitious vice presidents become rivals when an imminent board room vacancy arises won an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Series of the 1976-77 season as well as an Emmy for Christopher Plummer
Veteran actor William Holden made his dramatic debut on TV in the role of Bumper Morgan, a twenty-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department on his last few days on the force before his retirement, and won an Emmy Award for his performance. The miniseries form as subsequently established bega
A literate retelling of Mary Shelley's gothic horror classic with the accent here on character instead of terror, establishing an offbeat relationship between the doctor and his creature. Subsequently this film was edited down to two hours or so for theatrical showings overseas and for TV syndicatio
A thriller about the mysterious disappearance of a senior presidential advisor. This first long-form TV movie, shown in two parts (actual running time minus commercials totaled three hours and ten minutes), paved the way for subsequent filmed miniseries. Both Richard Widmark, in his TV acting debut,
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Story picks up where "10.5" left off, after California was ravaged by a string of powerful earthquakes, leaving a portion of the state an island. The survivors think the nightmare is over until a new string of earthquakes and other natural disasters are triggered and the cycle begins again, quickly
An contemporary epic look at the end of the world as described in the Bible's Book of Revelations and the efforts of two people to stop the Armageddon.
When a series of increasingly powerful earthquakes start hitting America's northwestern coast, a seismologist concludes that the temblors are related and will get worse unless they can be stopped. As the situation follows her predictions, the president orders extreme measures be taken, including the
Adaptation of J. Randy Taraborrelli's book about the Kennedy wives, Jackie, Ethel and Joan. The story reveals how the lives of these three women were transformed by marriage to sons of patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy. Jackie, Ethel and Joan Kennedy related to each other like blood sisters -- sometimes l
Based on the true story of five generations of New York City Irish cops, this miniseries follows a family through their struggles and accomplishments with the New York Police Department.
A series of gruesome murders have left the Los Angeles police baffled and residents terrified to leave their homes. The victims were either drained of blood or ripped apart. There are no clues and no suspects. Meanwhile, a wealthy and sinister real estate speculator has built a hip nightclub called
An ensemble drama about an elite U.S. government crisis management team that keeps constant watch on international hotspots which pose potential threats to the security of the United States.
Based on a true story, this miniseries chronicles a mother's unyielding determination to bring her daughter-in-law to justice for the murder of her Marine son.
A two-part miniseries about former police cadet and prison-escapee Lawrencia Bembenek's battle against her murder conviction for the killing of her husband's ex-wife.
A miniseries based on Danielle Steel's novel, "Jewels." Traces four decades in the life of an American matriarch and the English royal family into which she marries.
A two-part miniseries based on the novel by Stuart Woods. A respected lawyer/politician about to undertake a campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate is forced to defend a young white man for the brutal murder of a black activist. Sequel to the 1983 miniseries "Chiefs."
A two-part miniseries based on Clifford Irving's novel. A young Texas lawyer defends two persons accused of murder in separate cases, only to learn that the two cases are linked -- and that one of his clients may be the guilty party.
A television miniseries for NBC based on the original gothic horror series, "Dark Shadows," which aired on ABC from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. Revolves around the residents of an isolated manor house in the sleepy seaboard town of Collinsport, Maine.
A two-part miniseries based on the true story of two Florida girls somehow swapped in a hospital nursery and raised for a decade by the wrong biological parents.
A four-hour miniseries based on a true story. A leading citizen in the small New Jersey community of Toms River arranges for the murder of his wife. The persistence of an assistant prosecutor assigned to the case unnerves the man, whose sons are finally forced to accept the tragic reality of their f
A two-part miniseries about a young seismologist who finds herself at odds with city officials and her family when she predicts that a devastasting earthquake will occur in Los Angeles.
A miniseries chronicling the adventures of Gus Bailey, a journalist obsessed with avenging his daughter's murder. In his search for the truth, he gets caught in the world of New York's rich and powerful.
A two-part miniseries about Colin Thatcher, a millionaire rancher and Canadian politician charged with the murder of his ex-wife after an extremely bitter divorce and custody battle. Based on a true story.
A two-part miniseries based on Gaston Leroux's now-classic novel, "The Phantom of the Opera." A masked figure haunts the Paris Opera House and risks his life to win the heart of the only woman he ever loved.
A three-part miniseries adapted from two novels by Jackie Collins. Spanning 40 years, it tells the story of Gino Santangelo, one of America's most wealthy and powerful gangsters, and his strong-willed daughter, Lucky, who threatens to take over his empire in her desire to win his respect and approva
A three-part miniseries set in Washington, DC, about Senator Terry Fallon, a charismatic Vice Presidential hopeful and his ambitious press aide, who will stop at nothing to get to the White House. When Fallon is wounded by an assassin's bullet, he becomes an media hero overnight. A jaded FBI agent,
A two-part miniseries, which continues the WW II story detailed in the 1963 theatrical release, "The Great Escape." The project is based on the final section of the novel "The Great Escape" (not included in the film), which involves the trackdown and roundup that took place after the war, of the Ge
A miniseries based on Gore Vidal's best-selling novel, depicting the personal and political turmoil the Lincolns faced during the Civil War years.
An ambitious, recently-promoted narcotics inspector becomes obsessed with discovering the truth about the rape of his pretty, neglected wife, while becoming involved romantically with an equally ambitious woman DA. Filmed in Vancouver with, aside from the three leads and one or two others, an all-Ca
A three-part, six-hour miniseries based on Shana Alexander's book about a man whose obsession for pleasing his mother results in his killing his wealthy grandfather at her request. Based on a true-life case.
A two-part miniseries about a young, ambitious drifter with a reputation for trouble who arrives in a small Southern town and has a profound effect on a wealthy tyrant and his rebellious family.
George C. Scott's portrait of Benito Mussolini, like Bob Hoskins' before him in the "other" Mussolini movie that premiered more than two months earlier, painted Il Duce only superficially, dealing primarily with his personal life and leaving much of 20th century Italian history in the shadows and Wo
Twin sisters -- one a European jet-setter, the other an unhappy New Jersey housewife -- impulsively decide to swap lives and identities for a week, with unforseen results. Stefanie Powers, in both roles, had an actress' field day in the film adaptation of the romantic drama by Judith Michael, a pseu
The plot of this miniseries picks up where NBC's 1977 miniseries, "Jesus of Nazareth," left off. Recreating the years following the death of Christ, the narrative depicts the opulence and decadence of Imperial Rome pitted against the activities of a determined group of Judeo-Christians armed only wi
This "expansion" of Ernest Hemingway's vivid novel about American expatriates trying to find themselves in lives of disillusion in Europe just after World War I proved to be as flawed as the 1957 movie version that starred Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner and Errol Flynn, among other notables. Not helping
The much-acclaimed dramatization of Joe McGinniss' best-seller about Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the former Green Beret captain accused, then cleared, in the brutal murders of his wife and daughters in February 1970, won Emmy Award nominations for the film itself as Outstanding Drama Special as well as f
A stellar cast and six Emmy Award nominations distinguished this dramatization of Barbara Goldsmith's best-seller about the bitter 1934 child custody case involving 10-year-old Gloria Vanderbilt, America's famous "poor little rich girl." In addition to nominations as Outstanding Drama Special and fo
For topicality, this production remains unique in having its premiere just nine weeks after the actual headline-making trial of the refined private school headmistress who was convicted of the murder of her unfaithful lover, Dr. Herman Tarnower, the famed "Scarsdale Diet" author. This taped movie br
Faye Dunaway is the ambitious peasant girl from the Argentine village of Junin who claws her way to the top to help make her lover, Juan Peron, the nation's dictator-president and herself one of the world's richest, most powerful women. In her early forties, Dunaway was somewhat old for the role whi
Loosely based on the life of Jimmy Hoffa, this four-hour movie traces the rise of Tommy Vanda (played by Joe Don Baker) from Chicago dock worker to influential labor leader who, like Hoffa, eventually finds himself behind bars in a federal prison and later, not long after his parole, and again like
A fanciful suspense drama inspired by William Stevenson's best-selling account of the formation of an Allied espionage network during World War II by a wealthy Canadian using his own funds. David Niven made his TV movie debut as the man behind the operation.
Soap opera set in a big city hospital where dedication and professionalism vie with jealousy, romance and rivalry among staff members and the newly-appointed Chief of Staff (Susan Flannery), who attempts to run the place despite her personal problems. Initially presented over three consecutive weeks
A police action drama dealing with a maverick chief of detectives with two cop killings and a rash of bank robberies on his hands who is forced to wage war against a back-stabbing police commissioner with political ambitions and a black revolutionary leader plotting a police massacre. Emmy Award nom
The slick Hailey novel about passion and intrigue at the corporate level of the automotive industry emerged an elegantly produced soap opera in this project, the biggest ever handled by a single director and highlighted by the Emmy-nominated performance of Lee Remick as the bored wife who finds that
A novel for television focusing on a ten-year period in the lives and loves of three best girlfriends -- an author, an artist and a political activist -- maturing during the turbulent 1960s.
Two two-hour pilot films are strung together here in which a hospital director in line for a federal cabinet post first finds that his private life may jeopardize the opportunity and then discovers himself in the middle of a scandal involving stolen federal health funds.
A chic Colorado ski resort in the '60s is the setting for illicit love, corruption and a sensational murder trial in this melodrama woven together from two novels (actually the title of one, the plot of the other) and subsequently spiced up with a new, more intriguing title the second time around. I
The third in NBC's "Best Seller" series, this three-part serialization of Norman Bogner's novel about a poor young man from New York's lower east side who becomes a power in the garment industry in the post-Depression era won Emmy Award nominations for Steven Keats and Dori Brenner.
A poor New York teenager of the mid-1930s is forced into prostitution despite sincere efforts to make a living otherwise, and ultimately she becomes the city's most famous madam. An Emmy Award nomination went to Yvonne Wood for her period costumes. Subsequently shown in two parts over four hours.
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