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Music (feature film)
Set in Los Angeles in the '40s, a group of tough, honest detectives fight to keep the city free from organized crime.
A young man, searching for meaning and focus in his life, returns to the Mennonite farm community where he was born.
When a top-secret jet armed with a sophisticated laser system crashes near the Soviet Union, the Air Force sends their best man in to get the priceless technology back. But the Soviets want the high-tech gear for themselves, and they send a deadly KGB agent to gain control of it no matter what it ta
A group of mischievous high school seniors are enrolled in a summer-school driver''s education class.
A twentieth-century college professor is sought out by a woman of the twenty-sixth century to help her locate a power-crazed scientist who has left the future to change a significant event in the past in order to alter the future. Their manhunt stretches from the year 2586 back to 1886.
Victoria Tennant plays a recently widowed mother who appeals to her dying father for aid while her four children are locked in an attic and terrorized by an evil grandmother. Incest, murder, sadomasochism, and religious fanaticism are just a few of the topics touched on in this gothic melodrama based on the popular novel by V. C. Andrews.
A young woman marries a charming lawyer only to find out that he and his family are high-ranking members of the underworld.
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 father of a young child with epilepsy learns of a drug that could cure her, but is only available in Europe, not in the United States. He begins his mission to obtain the drug for his daughter at any cost.
A young couple devote their lives to adopting unwanted children of mixed age, ethnic background, nationality, and mental and physical capability.
A television movie about a naive young woman who discovers shocking secrets about her overprotective husband after he disappears and is presumed dead.
Joanne Van Buren, a social worker, is concerned about a six-year-old boy who has twice run away from home. When the boy's father arrives to pick up his son, Joanne notices a radical personality change in the child. Suspecting that the boy has been sexually molested, she works to find the truth of th
Surprisingly mature (and critically well-received) drama about a family's coming to grips with itself on discovering that teenaged daughter Viveka Davis is a "druggie" with Segal as her shattered surgeon father and Channing her heartsick mother.
A cutesy treatment of a reportedly true story about a happily married housewife and mother who hires herself out for assorted domestic services -- though drawing the line at sex, with Yuppie lawyer husband incensed at having to share wifey with various part-time "mates."
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 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.
San Francisco private eye, returning to Hong Kong to visit his adoptive father, a wealthy Chinese merchant, becomes involved in a series of assassination attempts on the old man's life and uncovers a kidnapping and a multi-million dollar extortion plot that includes a shady tycoon with his own army,
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.
Penny Marshall stars as a lovable eccentric who becomes obsessed with competing in Hawaii's Ironman Triathlon -- a grueling day-long sports contest that consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile running race -- and her teenaged son encourages her to "go for it!" Much of the m
A space scientist and his wife move to a new community where they are recruited for membership in an exclusive country club by a beautiful seductress with unearthly powers, only to discover that she is the devil herself and the posh surroundings are the gateway to hell. Daytime soap opera star Susan
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 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.
A shy, introverted woman imagines herself in a seamy love affair with a television soap star, turns herself into a chic, attractive blonde and insinuates her way into his life, causing him to panic ultimately and try frantically to free himself from her machinations. Star Yvette Mimieux, the co-prod
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
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
Musician David Soul, scanning the tower opposite his through binoculars from the living room of his plush Chicago lakeside complex, finds an alluring woman, Pam Dawber, watching him through a telescope, and soon the two discover that their voyeuristic game has been joined by someone else who is watc
Based on the true-life story of teenage bride Candra Torres who was abducted in 1975 while on a honeymoon camping trip in the High Sierras, this psychodrama gained the dubious distinction of having its world television premiere in the wee hours of the morning after having sat on the shelf for two an
Sultry college dropout Phoebe Cates moves in with older sister Pamela Bellwood and proceeds to break up the relationship between the latter and her live-in boyfriend, Ted Wass, with whom baby sister begins a sensuous love affair. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., is the girls' stern widower father.
The success of "Cagney and Lacey" as a series resulted in a number of similarly-plotted lady cop carbons like this variation -- two Bakersfield, California, housewives volunteer to help the police by working with crime victims. This pilot, inspired by the actual Victim Witness Program of Tucson, has
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.
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 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 restless teenager is arrested and jailed following a drunken binge, and his parents face a 40-day ordeal of trying to get him out after he is charged with assault after defending himself from the hardened criminals with whom he was locked up. Martin Sheen and real-life son Emilio Estevez acted tog
Junior partner in a San Francisco law firm finds his life taking on new meaning when he meets the firm's newest employee, a free-spirited woman fifteen years his senior, and is invited to move in with her. The one hitch is that she has a daughter his age.
James Brolin replaced Sam Elliott as the dedicated defense attorney at the third trial of a drawn-out murder case against an outspoken black activist who has been accused in the killing of two white policemen. This fictionalized version of a true story was adapted from the book by Ben Bradlee, Jr.
The daughter of a troubled family who was killed in an automobile accident returns from the grave to take each member back with her one by one. Dennis Weaver and Valerie Harper, as the parents, previously played a married couple in "The Day the Loving Stopped".
A divorcee, her son and her boyfriend are on a vacation in the beautiful but deadly Death Valley. What starts out as an ordinary, leisurely trip turns into a nightmare when they happen upon a murder and find themselves pursued by a maniac.
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 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
This sequel to the high-rated 1979 TV-movie provides another fictionalized behind-the-scenes glimpse at the comely squad and the pressures put on them as they face another Super Bowl and an upcoming USO tour.
Norman Mailer's book on Marilyn Monroe was the basis of this second Marilyn TV movie, covering the legendary actress right up to the time of her death, in contrast to the earlier film, based on Garson Kanin's account, that ended just as she reached stardom. Catherine Hicks won an Emmy Award nominati
An eighteen-year-old girl manipulates her way into the lives of a family by working as their housekeeper and daughter's sitter, and soon fills the home with horror and hate.
Moonlighting nights at a professional dating service to make ends meet, a divorcee causes the neighbors to whisper and her teenage daughter, unaware of her mom's other job in addition to the one at the local real estate office, to become suspicious, but when she tries to quit the night work, she fin
Teenage bride Bertinelli becomes a war widow when her Marine Corps husband Andy Romano is killed in Vietnam, and into her life comes a civilian recreation director (Parker) who works at Camp Pendleton in this romantic young love drama that originally was titled "Personal Effects."
Young widow, supporting herself and her pre-teen son by performing as a nightclub dancer, finds the place turned into a strip joint and learns that her father-in-law is trying to prove her an unfit mother.
A deranged engineer, bent on revenge for the death of his wife and daughter, sets two passenger trains on a collision course, and con-man Mike Connors puts his life on the line to ward off the crash.
A romantic drama about the love affair between a divorced woman and the college-age son of her best friend, alienating her teenage son who is just a few years younger than her lover.
A romantic gothic drama about a modern-day woman's journey into the past in a desperate attempt to change fate and save the life of her true love, a young artist she had fallen for at the turn of the century. Based on David Williams' novel, "Second Sight."
This updating of the screwball classic about two brand new angels, a carefree rich couple on earth who have a devil of a time getting into heaven stars Kate Jackson and her then-husband Andrew Stevens (who also were the film's executive producers) in the roles played in the 1937 original by Constanc
An elaborate mystery involving a famous mentalist, his unfaithful wife who is trying literally to scare him to death, the best friend of the family, and the wife's ham-actor lover -- not only an intriguing who (or whether) dunnit but also a literate, adult dramatic puzzle with an endless series of t
A dramatization, filmed in Spain, about the events leading up to the capture of Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina in 1960. Two of the actors, Topol and Janet Suzman, are best known to American moviegoers as Academy Award nominees for their roles in "Fiddler on the Roof
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
Strange goings-on involve a naive college coed in the bizarre rites of an old sorority. Kathryn Crosby, playing a house mother, returned to filmmaking here in her first appearance following Bing's death. Mia Farrow's sister, Van Heflin's niece and Martin Balsam's daughter were among the other campus
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.
Sound (feature film)
Frank Maclin is given a project by his corporate bosses to revitalize the run-down brewery that they recently acquired in his hometown. Frank has become a success with the company and is not eager to move back to the town in Iowa he left ten years before, so he wants to make the changes quickly and leave. But things are complicated when his orders to increase productivity mean betraying the workers, and he doesn''t have the heart to do it.
Music (TV Mini-Series)
Six young people are forced to take command of an interstellar spaceship and proceed with a life-and-death mission, when their captain mysteriously disappears.
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
Music (TV Mini-Series)
A two-part, five-hour miniseries based on Shirley MacLaine's autobiographical book about her journey to the far reaches of self (and in some instances "out of" herself). The film recreates her love affair and international romance with a married man, and the amazing spiritual trek which takes her ar
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