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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Deadly Game (1977) as Director
The second Abel Marsh pilot film, a sequel to "The Girl in the Empty Grave" (1977), deals with a military conspiracy surrounding the destruction and scandal caused by chemical spillage from an army tanker truck.

Writer (feature film)

2.
Deadly Care (1987) as Screenwriter
A television movie about a dedicated critical-care nurse and her descent into drug and alcohol abuse which she hides from her colleagues.
3.
Pray TV (1982) as Screenwriter
A newly ordained minister accepts a summer job with a dynamic TV evangelist only to find deep conflicts between the latter's conventional activities servicing his community's spiritual needs and his power wielded as a television celebrity. A similarly titled theatrical feature dealt more light-heart
4.
Matter of Life and Death, A (1981) as Screenwriter
Inspired by a story that appeared on "60 minutes" in 1978 about Joy Ufema, a nurse dedicated to treating the terminally ill, Linda Lavin turned it into this TV movie for her Big Deal, Inc. production outfit, teaming with Tyne Daly, playing Joy's psychologist friend and confidante. Coincidentally, an
5.
Our Family Business (1981) as Screenwriter
This film, dealing with the life and family of a syndicate boss (played by actor/director Sam Wanamaker), emerged as an off-beat pilot to a prospective series -- TV's first dealing exclusively with organized crime from the syndicate's point of view. Ted Danson, later to find stardom on "Cheers", is
6.
Undercover With the KKK (1979) as Screenwriter
The story of Gary Thomas Rowe Jr., who worked undercover for the FBI to infiltrate a Klan klavern in his Alabama hometown, later testifying as a key prosecution witness during the trial of several klansmen and writing about it in his book, "My Undercover Years with the Ku Klux Klan." Filmed in the s
7.
And I Alone Survived (1978) as Screenwriter
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.
8.
Car, The (1977) as Screenwriter
A small town is terrorized by a fast black indestructible car, which is killing people by running them over, or ramming their cars off the road. It's up to Sheriff Wade to catch it before the driver before kills again. The only problem is, there's no one behind the wheel.
9.
Tail Gunner Joe (1977) as Screenwriter
An ambitious production of questionable accuracy spanning the rise and fall of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy as uncovered by a fictional veteran newsman and the ambitious young lady investigative reporter assigned to assist him. Emmy Awards went to Burgess Meredith for his portrayal of Joseph Welch and
10.
Deadly Game (1977) as Screenwriter
The second Abel Marsh pilot film, a sequel to "The Girl in the Empty Grave" (1977), deals with a military conspiracy surrounding the destruction and scandal caused by chemical spillage from an army tanker truck.
11.
Girl in the Empty Grave, The (1977) as Screenwriter
In this pilot film for a series about a small-town police chief, an investigation is launched after a girl, believed to have died months earlier, turns up at the funeral of her murdered parents. Andy Griffith, in search of a successful follow-up series to "The Andy Griffith Show," played his familiar homespun law enforcer, this time without laughs, and without a series.
12.
Strange and Deadly Occurrence, The (1974) as From Story
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.
13.
Tribe, The (1974) as Screenwriter
This was a most distinctive TV movie set in caveman days, as a tribe of Cro-Magnons fight starvation and the viciously primitive Neanderthals at the dawn of history 100,000 years ago.
14.
Isn't It Shocking? (1973) as Screenwriter
An inexperienced small-town sheriff is confronted with the mysterious deaths of the local senior citizens, an ingenious killer, and some very odd goings-on.

Producer (feature film)

15.
Girl in the Empty Grave, The (1977) as Supervising Producer
In this pilot film for a series about a small-town police chief, an investigation is launched after a girl, believed to have died months earlier, turns up at the funeral of her murdered parents. Andy Griffith, in search of a successful follow-up series to "The Andy Griffith Show," played his familiar homespun law enforcer, this time without laughs, and without a series.
16.
Deadly Game (1977) as Supervising Producer
The second Abel Marsh pilot film, a sequel to "The Girl in the Empty Grave" (1977), deals with a military conspiracy surrounding the destruction and scandal caused by chemical spillage from an army tanker truck.

Writer (special)

17.
Jake's M.O. (1987) as Writer
A pilot for a series not picked up by NBC, about a Los Angeles crime reporter whose penchant for crime-solving and experience on the police beat help him unravel a baffling string of murders.

Producer (special)

18.
Jake's M.O. (1987) as Executive Producer
A pilot for a series not picked up by NBC, about a Los Angeles crime reporter whose penchant for crime-solving and experience on the police beat help him unravel a baffling string of murders.

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