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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.
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.
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.
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.
Drama that will present Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid as youths.
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
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
Remake of the 1976 theatrical film about a teenage girl with special powers. Based on the novel by Stephen King. Backdoor Pilot
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
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
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
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 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."
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
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.
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
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
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
A mother struggles with her alcoholic twenty-year-old son's psychopathic lover, whose manipulation of the family escalates into deadly destruction.
A biblical drama focusing on the life of Mary, Christ's mother, from giving birth in Bethlehem to preaching Jesus' message after his crucifixion.
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
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.
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 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
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
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,
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
A bored college professor has a fling with a graduate student and then discovers that he is a psychopath.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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.
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 is terrorized by her abusive husband until a 1990 "Unsolved Mysteries" broadcast helps bring about his arrest. Based on a true story.
A young farmer finds himself terrorized and stalked by a local beauty queen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 woman, falsely accused of the arson deaths of her mother and baby sister, escapes from a juvenile detention center to clear her name.
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.
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
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
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.
A woman investigates the murder of her five-year-old daughter when the FBI and local police fail to solve the crime.
A mother battles to prove her 14-year-old son's innocence when, under hypnosis, he confesses to the murder of a neighborhood friend.
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 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 forensic psychiatrist becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a woman who was obsessed with him.
A Los Angeles police detective tries to communicate with an autistic child who is the only witness to a violent crime.
Jonathan and Jennifer visit New York City where Jennifer's play is being produced.
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.
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.
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.
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 young mother suffering from post-partum depression becomes a suspect when her baby suddenly disappears.
When the convicted killer of their son and daughter escapes from prison, their fathers team up to find him.
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.
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
A street-wise detective becomes the prime suspect in his friend's murder.
A television movie about the on-again, off-again marriage of Tom Arnold and Roseanne.
A married woman begins an affair which leads to a second, secret marriage.
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
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.
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.
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.
An ex-millionaire operates as an undercover agent from his yacht off the Florida coast.
A criminal psychiatrist, a determined attorney, and a private investigator team up to solve a baffling murder case involving criminal psychosis and obsession.
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.
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 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.
In this television movie based on the NBC series, Blossom visits her estranged mother in Paris, France.
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 woman helps pass Florida's anti-stalking law in order to protect her young daughter from a deranged stalker.
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 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.
Based on the true story, a teenager with Down syndrome is caught in a tug-of-war between his parents and his caretaker.
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.
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 the true story of Eileen Franklin Lipsker who repressed the childhood memory that her father killed her best friend.
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.
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.
Vacationers crash-land on a deserted tropical island, where monsters run rampant from biological weapons testing.
A detective falls in love with the most likely suspect in a murder she is investigating.
Mike Stone is now a police captain who goes back to the streets to find the killer of his longtime partner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A migrant farm worker in California struggles to keep his family alive during the Depression of the 1930s.
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 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."
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 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.
Based on an actual police case about the murder of an undercover narcotics policeman and the devastating effect it has on his partners.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
An adaptation from Ernest Hemingway's novella. An old, Cuban fisherman battles a giant marlin in the Gulf Stream.
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 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
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 criminal-psychology grad student with a haunted past and a mysterious array of telepathic multiple personalities is caught up in a serial-killer investigation.
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 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.
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 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 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 woman murders her husband at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve and discovers she is mysteriously reliving the previous, traumatic year.
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
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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 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 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 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
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.
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.
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.
A story set during the Vietnam War, about five young wire-service photographers working for the International Press Bureau.
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.
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.
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
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 movie pilot focusing on the personal and professional lives of eight student nurses at a Los Angeles teaching hospital.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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.
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 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 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.
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
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 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.
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
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
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 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 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.
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
The story of a married man who compulsively buys time with prostitutes, thereby jeopardizing his marriage, his job, and eventually his life.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Seedy hustler Paul Snider marries and manages the Canadian sex symbol then kills her.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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."
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
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.
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
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
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).
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
A sensitive drama about a mother who battles to keep her son when her ex-husband sues for custody because she is a lesbian and has moved in with her lover.
The 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.
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.
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 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.
A confused teenager turns to drugs, leading to erratic outbursts in school and violent quarrels with his straight-arrow father.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A drama about various people who share adjoining terraces in a high-rise apartment building.
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
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.
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.
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.
An affluent couple's seemingly happy marriage is threatened by the husband's alcoholism.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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 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 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
Two ocean-oriented adventurers set sail in search of a man-killing great white shark.
A housewife becomes the quarry of a psychopathic killer after she sees him shoot down a highway patrolman.
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.
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
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
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,
Two helicopter pilots rush aid to a small town devastated by a flood following the collapse of an aging dam.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
A young businessman receives a cryptic message from his seafaring grandfather, triggering the search for a sunken treasure and an expedition threatened by sabotage.
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 respectable family man suffers from a compulsion to make obscene telephone calls.
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 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.
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.
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
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,
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 morbid tale of a man's fatal accident and the shattering grief shared by his expectant wife and six-year-old son.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Production Companies (special)
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.
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 musical celebration honoring Lou Rawls and benefitting the United Negro College Fund.
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.
The 71st annual traditional lighting of the Christmas tree continues as NBC TV celebrities and musical acts unite to celebrate the holidays.
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.
Television clips and interviews salute the great women of television comedy.
Clip show that focuses on game shows from today and yesterday including Family Feud, The Dating Game, Press Your Luck and others.
Special hosted by Woody Harrelson that pays tribute to the 75th anniversary of the Three Stooges through television and film clips and family stories.
A look into the obesity problem in America featuring a live discussion with Dr. Phil McGraw.
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.
Professional athletes compete in extreme sporting events.
A chance to catch up with the participants of NBC's reality show "Who Wants to Marry My Dad?"
Special looks into the supernatural abilities of psychics and tries to expose the truth behind the smoke and mirrors.
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 look back on NBC reality show For Love or Money, including cast from the both the first and second incarnations.
Sports announcer Jim McKay takes a look back at his life and the major sporting events he's covered over the past four decades.
Dog show competition.
A live celebration of NBC's 75th anniversary from Studio 8-H in New York City.
Never-before-seen footage of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin and his wife, Terri Irwin.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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 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, 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.
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.
Production Companies (TV Mini-Series)
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
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
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
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 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.
Miniseries based on C. David Heymann's unauthorized biography of actress Elizabeth Taylor.
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 "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 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 the true story of the murder of Dianne Masters, whose killing was arranged by her husband, a Mafia-connected attorney.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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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.
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.
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 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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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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.
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