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Art Director (feature film)
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
Distraught parents are forced by their rebellious teenaged children to resort to extreme measures -- even at the risk of losing them forever. They turn to their local Toughlove family support program in the desperate hope of an eleventh-hour solution.
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
This drama about step-parenting finds Linda Lavin and Tony LoBianco as a happily married couple into whose lives suddenly comes the young daughter he fathered out of wedlock. The original title for this movie, co-produced by Lavin, was "The Far Shore."
In this sumptuous remake of the 1940 Bette Davis/Herbert Marshall version of Somerset Maugham's tale of smoldering passions on a rubber plantation in the Malayan jungles, Lee Remick and Australian actor Jack Thompson star as the restless wife and her rubber planter husband behind whose back she had
A dramatization of the life of Eleanor Roosevelt following FDR's death through the time of her new career at the fledgling United Nations. Jean Stapleton was Emmy Award-nominated as Outstanding Actress, and other nominations went for costume design and hairstyles.
Mare Winningham plays a teenager whose search for herself after her emancipation by her family leads to the realization, after being on the road and working in a traveling carnival, that happiness can be found in her own back yard despite her conflict with her divorced mother. This film reunited the
When a teenage boy is slain by the Houston police following a stolen van chase, his father (Hal Holbrook) undertakes a tireless investigation into the truth and uncovers the fact that the gun found with the boy's body was a "throwdown," a weapon planted by the police. This true story initially was t
The story of James Thornwell, whose accusation that the U.S. Army used mind control drugs on him to force him to confess to stealing secret documents while stationed in Orleans, France, in 1961, led Congress to award him $625,000 in damages nearly twenty years later. Harry Moses, who produced a "60
Star-laden but sudsy adaptation of Marilyn French's feminist novel spanning the '50s and '60s, with Lee Remick as a troubled divorcee whose quest for fulfillment after dumping her caddish spouse (Ted Danson), the man she married while still in school, takes her back to college -- to the cheers of he
Elizabeth Montgomery continues her dramatic gallery of resourceful put-upon women, here playing a liberal-minded, divorced newswriter who is the victim of a brutal mugging. Robbed of her confidence, she finds her life cloaked in fear and paranoia, causing her to re-evaluate her lifelong beliefs.
The true-life drama about a handicapped Baltimore woman living on welfare who organized a sandlot baseball team and ended up coaching more than 50,000 boys and girls over nearly 40 years.
Biting contemporary "Dracula" tale, with a handsome millionaire who has an irresistible power over women becoming the quarry of a pair of frenzied vampire hunters in presen- day San Francisco. "I underestimated you two," he tells them after they trap him. "You're the best in years -- in centuries, i
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
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.
The pilot movie for a prospective series, with Conrad playing the leader of a crack group of secret agents operating behind enemy lines during World War II.
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."
A confused teenager turns to drugs, leading to erratic outbursts in school and violent quarrels with his straight-arrow father.
A comic-book superhero who gained mysterious powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider pursues an evil extortionist whose mind-control plot threatens the lives of ten innocent people. This pilot movie previewed a series of once-in-a-while programs during the 1977-78 season and thereafter.
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 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 plane, flown by U.S. fighter pilot Steve Trevor, is hit by enemy gunfire and crash-lands on Paradise Island, an unchartered land mass inhabited by a race of super-powerful Amazons. Princess Diana, a beautiful Amazon receives permission from her Queen Mother to use her unique powers to aid America
A lady homicide detective tries to solve the murder of an international financier in this pilot for a prospective but unrealized series.
Three young people search for a priceless medallion in their quest for evidence of ancient visitors to earth.
A thriller involving a murder witness who, unable to convince police that the killer is in the apartment across the courtyard from his, realizes that he is the sniper's next target.
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
A political thriller based on the 1967 novel by Robert J. Serling (Rod's brother) about an incompetent vice president who is left in control of the government when Air Force One mysteriously disappears with the President aboard.<P>Although filmed in 1971, it was held up for two and a half years foll
A people-in-jeopardy fantasy which finds the baggage hold of a jetliner swarming with a gaggle of ghosts preparing to exact revenge on the passengers in first class.
After several townspeople are savagely murdered, a sheriff in the Louisiana bayous searches for a crazed killer and becomes convinced that he's chasing a modern-day werewolf.
A building superintendent and his wife are held hostage in their apartment by a sadistic would-be bank robber and his spaced-out accomplices.
Four elderly ladies with time on their hands create a fictional girl for a computer dating service and get involved with a psychopath. Helen Hayes, in her first TV movie, was Emmy-nominated for her performance.
When his girlfriend tells him that his men wouldn't follow him to a house of ill repute, Max, a general in the Mexican army decides to perform some great act of heroism. He takes his men over the border into Texas and re-captures the Alamo. This upsets the Texans greatly. The Texas National Guard is sent to retake the mission. Normally this would be easy as Max's men have left all of their ammunition back in Mexico, but the State department insists that no one be killed and so the National Guard also goes in with unloaded weapons.
Production Designer (feature film)
Set during Easter 1970, the Walton family reunites to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of John and Olivia. John-Boy, a television commentator and author, and his pregnant wife, Janet, travel from their home in New York City to join all his brothers and sisters and their families as they gather
Helen Rossi is determined to find a mate for her son Tom, a confirmed bachelor and divorce lawyer who plans to avoid matrimony altogether. While undergoing tests at clinic, Helen spots a nurse, Jane, who she feels would be the perfect wife for Tom. She persuades them to go on a blind date against th
Based on Anne Tyler's 1989 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a married couple who review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.
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."
When a man wrongly convicted of murder is exonerated and released after 18 years in prison, he tries to forge a new relationship with his unforgiving father and the teenage son he barely knows.
Two women from different social circles come together when the son of one of them is near death as a result of complications from AIDS.
A television movie about the effects of divorce on a family after a marriage of 22 years.
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 in which two women -- a psychologist who is careful not to get too involved, and her patient, an isolated woman dying from cancer -- develop a relationship that grows from doctor and patient to best of friends.
Drama of a mother''s love and self-sacrifice for her daughter.
Based on the life of L. Frank Baum, writer of the Oz books.
A turn-of-the-century woman who lives on a farm with her husband and his brother which an emotional triangle develops when the husband's sterility makes him unable to give his wife a child. His suggestion that she become pregnant by his younger brother helps to develop an attraction between the wife
Based on the true story of a six year-old boy who was set on fire by his abusive father, and the love between him and his mother during his agonizing recovery.
Two girls make crank phone calls, and end up living through a night of terror as they are menaced by a psychotic killer.
A terminally ill young wife turns to those she loves to help her end her suffering. First her husband, and then her best male friend are forced to consider her unusual request for aid in committing suicide.
A television movie about a dedicated critical-care nurse and her descent into drug and alcohol abuse which she hides from her colleagues.
A television movie dramatizing the catastrophic events and circumstances leading up to a devastating leak at an American chemical plant which kills and injures hundreds of people.
The subject of domestic violence was addressed here in the fact-based story of a father shot to death by his teenaged son, fed up with the physical and emotional abuse he, his sister and their mother have been taking for years. Although the actual story took place in South Dakota, the film was shot entirely on location in Dallas, Texas.
In 1963, celebrated feminist/author/editor Gloria Steinem -- then a struggling journalist -- decided to do a piece on the newly opened Playboy Club in the Big Apple for Show Magazine and gamely joined other new recruits for training as a Playboy Bunny. The fluff piece later turned up in her best-sel
Ann-Margret and Treat Williams, in the second TV-movie for each, have the roles made famous in the 1951 film of Tennessee Williams' play by Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando as the sexually repressed Southern belle and her animalistic brother-in-law. While Kazan's film left out some of the more unabash
In her dramatic television debut, Ann-Margret is the true-life Lucile Fray, an Iowa farm woman with ten children who, discovering she has terminal cancer and feeling her alcoholic husband (Frederic Forrest) is unable to care for the kids, sets out to find new homes for each of them. Ann-Margret's Em
A venerable San Francisco publishing family becomes embroiled in a bitter power struggle between the iron-fisted but ailing patriarch's son and a ruthless businessman who tries for a takeover. This splashy pilot is in the "Dallas-Dynasty-Falcon Crest" soap opera school.
When a wealthy couple loses their main source of income, both turn to a life of crime--as they organize various heists on their rich friends'' accounts.
Art Director (special)
The story, set in San Francisco, depicts the adventures of Allison Sidney Harrison, a high school student who teams with her wealthy private detective father, David Harrison, to solve crimes. In the pilot episode, Allison and David team to solve the murder of a beautiful woman (Valerie Parker) in wh
The story, set in the town of Bryer Crest, focuses on three suburban couples and a divorcee who take turns inviting one another to theme parties on Wednesday evenings. In the pilot episode, the couples gather at the Warrens' home to celebrate "Hawaiian Night."
Art Director (TV Mini-Series)
A network cause-celebre on its initial showing because of presumed "liberties" taken with the facts, this five-hour, two-part docudrama was based on the highly charged Wayne Williams case in Atlanta, Georgia -- he was a self-styled black music promoter who was convicted in 1982 of the murder of two
Production Designer (TV Mini-Series)
Two-part miniseries based on the long-running primetime soap opera, "Knots Landing." Mack's midlife crisis causes serious marital problems for Mack and Karen. They also disagree over whether or not to tell their adopted daughter that Gary is her real father. Across the cul-de-sac, Val and Gary are e
Production Designer (TV Mini-Series)
Dramatization of the life of eccentric heiress Doris Duke who, at the age of thirteen, inherited $100 million from her tobacco millionaire father Buck Duke. The bond between Doris and her father was powerful but he taught Doris that she could trust no one. Her mother Nanaline rejected Doris from the
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