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Four students drag a black student through the woods. They hang a noose on a barren tree and lynch him. It is October 2008. Downtown, Detective Haven and FBI Agent Long interrogate four students about the lynching. In the backdrop of the presidential election, a group of college students find themse
Wallace Avery is divorced, disconnected from his young son, dissatisfied with his love life and depressed and about middle age, so he decides to walk away from his old life. He takes on a new identity as Arthur Newman and heads for Terre Haute, Indiana, to reinvent himself as a golf pro at a tiny co
A married couple encounters supernatural events after their daughter is killed.
Don McKay is a quiet and unassuming high school janitor. Separated from his high school sweetheart, Sonny, for twenty-five years, Don still carries a love for her. When Don receives a letter telling him she is terminally ill, he drops everything and rushes to their hometown to be by her side. Upon a
An uptight New York City-raised Yale junior and an eccentric 50 year-old Olympic has-been find themselves stuck together on a road trip through Napa Valley. As the two travel together, one learns the simple lessons of life that his father never taught him, and the other, the importance of fatherh
The tale of Nick Twisp - a unique, but affable teen with a taste for the finer things in life like Sinatra and Fellini - who falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful, free-spirited Sheeni Saunders while on a family vacation. But family, geography and jealous ex-lovers conspire to keep these two
In the last days of Philip K. Dick, a movie star in a 70's thriller is obsessed with the sci-fi author.
A man named Flash longs for the days when he worked as a crew member on such cinematic masterpieces as "Citizen Kane." When Flash meets teenage film fanatic Cameron Kincaid, he becomes an unlikely mentor and agrees to help Cameron make a film to compete in a student competition where the top prize
In the middle of a raging thunderstorm, a traveling circus accidentally leaves behind some very precious cargo--a baby zebra. The gangly little foal is rescued by horse farmer Nolan Walsh, who takes him home to his young daughter Channing. Once a champion thoroughbred trainer, Walsh has given up h
After faithfully and happily celebrating Christmas their entire lives, and with their daughter Blair in Peru to serve a stint in the Peace Corps, Luther and Nora Krank are facing the prospect of a very lonely holiday. One blustery Chicago night, Luther glances longingly at an alluring poster in a tr
When Miami dentist Ted Brooks finds out that he's been named in a will, he travels to Alaska to claim his inheritance. Once he gets there, however, his dreams turn to mush: he discovers he's been left a team of sled dogs. Not only do the dogs not warm up to him, but a crusty old mountain man named T
Back from the city, Ray is the new manager of his band's struggling ski resort. Convinced that the hotel's beautiful guest is an incognito critic for the exclusive Worthington Travel Guide, he sets out to garner a good review. But the guest- actually a Mohawk Indian -has her own agenda: she's come t
The story of the stormy relatonship between a prosthetic glass eye and the insecure boy stuck behind it.
Desperate to escape life in the trailer park, Mike Bronco resorts to burglary as a way of financing his college dreams.
In this animated fantasy, a boy befriends a 50-foot robot from space.
Travis Reeves, a 21-year-old college student, heads for the remote town of New Purgatory where his infamous grandfather, Lloyd Reeves, a former monster movie star, is held in a psychiatric clinic after raving about a behemoth who appeared in one of his old films. Released into Travis' custody, Lloyd
Special government agent James West and his co-hort Artemus Gordon, team up to thwart the diabolical Dr Arliss Loveless who is plotting to assassinate the President of the United States with the aid of a huge, walking weapon-transport vehicle called "The Tarantula."
Brian just married Calamity, but Brian's alimony hungry ex-wife, Stephanie has him in a financial hold. When Stephanie falls for a rich billonaire with a spoiled-brat daughter, Brian and Calamity concoct a money making scheme that gets them all in a heap of trouble.
Fleeing a murderous bully, a police psychologist stumbles upon the inventor of a time machine. Boldly and cleverly the woman uses -- and reuses -- the machine to outwit destiny and alter the fate of her homicidal pursuer as well as prevent a murder she witnessed.
An eccentric young surfer dude inherits a top job at a faltering company and attempts to run it in his own wacky style.
Harry Ross is a private investigator who lives in the garage of Jack and Catherine Ames, two movie star friends. Harry does odd jobs for them in exchange for lodging. Tension arises when Harry begins to be attracted to Catherine and Jack's cancer returns. When Harry attempts to deliver a package to
Marty Bethel, a single mother, barely makes ends meet as a city judge. Bethel's world is turned upside down when a Montana Freeman refuses to pay fines for traffic violations and terrorizes her and her children. Refusing to be victimized in a free country, Bethel stands up to the Freemen and proves
A 28-year-old woman, who years earlier made a pact with her closest male friend that if neither were married in ten years time they would marry one another, now faces the fact that the man is about to marry someone else. He asks her to be his "best man" and she agrees, planning to go to the ceremony and then break up the couple before they exchange their vows. Instead, she accepts the turn of events and realizes she doesn't need to be married to be happy.
"Two households, both alike in dignity/In fair Verona (where we lay our scene/From ancient grudge break new mutiny,/Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean/From forth the fatal loins of these two foes/A pair of star-crossed lovers take their lives." These famous lines and the vivid language of S
On the run from a robbery gone awry, three small town criminals--Dova, Milo and Law--speed through a federal stakeout and crash their getaway car. They take refuge in the first place they find--Dino's Last Chance Bar, a perfectly maintained watering hole from the Prohibition era with an important di
Old ways die hard... and even now in the fast-changing American South, some old ways die harder than others. It''s the lesson learned by Carl Lee Hailey, a Mississippi factory worker, when his ten-year-old daughter is brutally assaulted by two racist thugs on a drunken spree. It''s the lesson learned by eager young lawyer Jake Brigance, called upon to defend Carl Lee in court after Hailey shoots both men in an act of passionate retribution for the shattered innocence of his little girl. And it''s the lesson learned by Ellen Roark, an energetic, ambitious and razor-sharp Boston-born law student at "Ole Miss." As Jake fights to defend Carl Lee, his own life and the safety of his family and colleagues become increasingly jeopardized. And now, as a full-scale conflagration simmers just below the surface and threatens to explode in this small, Southern community, Jake and Carl Lee must find a way to transcend their fundamental differences and work together for the same cause... equal justice.
Attorney Elaine Taylor has fallen for her client, murder suspect George Kendell. The only one she can trust is the detective on the case, as she fights for her client, her sanity, and her life.
Fragments of a man's shattered memory rip apart his life as he tries to piece together the clues to a brutal murder he stands accused of.
Returning to his small hometown of Icara, Maine, a man discovers its horrible secret -- a bizarre, clandestine ritual that led to his mother's early death and his father's insanity. Knowledge of the secret may cost him his life.
Set in the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1960s, after the Black Panther movement for Self Defense had been formed in response to the harassment and violence being suffered by the black community at the hands of the police. Judge, a Viet Nam veteran, returns home to Oakland where the Black P
A jilted woman out for revenge picks up a hitchhiker running from police. An innocent road trip becomes mixed with passion and danger.
A wealthy art patron helps two runaway children uncover the secret behind a mysterious and valuable work of art. Based on the Newbery Award-winning children's book by E.L. Konigsburg.
In the two years since they said good-bye, Jesse and Willy have both become part of their own families: Jesse has been adopted by his foster parents, Glen and Annie Greenwood, and Willy has found his own Orca "pod," including his mother and younger siblings, in the seas off the Pacific Northwest. On a camping trip with his foster parents and newly discovered half-brother, Elvis, Jesse finds his old friend, Willy, off the coast, and the two quickly rediscover the us-against-the-world camaraderie that they shared before. But their happy reunion is cut short when an offshore oil spill threatens to trap Willy, his sister and his brother away from their mother and family of whales forever. As the danger moves closer, Jesse must call upon all the trust, loyalty and faith Willy has in him to return Willy--along with his brother and sister--back to their mother in the open seas.
A clean cop gets transferred to a corrupt precinct.
A young Police Academy graduate is assigned to an LA sheriff's office where he is the first and only black officer. Determined to fit in, he agrees to lie about the circumstances of a crime in which the prime suspect is black, but when he realizes that the man has been framed by his colleagues, he t
A couple suspect their mute, artistically gifted four-year-old son of murder after those who taunt him begin to die mysteriously.
Some kids trick their parents when they set up a phony summer camp.
Lottery winners fall victim to con men.
A shy young farmer takes in two beautiful city girls who seduce him into a series of deadly bank robberies.
The tale of the pyrokinetic Foudroyant brothers, Wallace and Wilder, who're in love with the same woman, Wilder's wife. In addition, one wants to use his fiery gift to become rich and famous, whereas the other is dead set against either of them exploiting their awesome powers.
A photojournalist uncovers a murder scheme with political overtones.
An optometrist in the Old West joins Marshal Wyatt Earp in a gunfight with the infamous Doom brothers.
A struggling writer with a big secret attempts to intertwine the lives of two drastically different personalities.
A small town sheriff assumes the identity of a dead man in order to solve a murder case, and inadvertently becomes involved in a plot concerning the FBI and CIA.
An ex-priest turned professional gambler exposes murder and corruption in a small New Mexico town.
A woman teams up with a private detective to find her missing husband.
A television movie based on the true story of Kim Paris, a Houston undercover private investigator. She is assigned to coax the truth out of the prime suspect in a murder case, but instead winds up falling in love with him.
After accidentally exposing her whereabouts, a Los Angeles District Attorney must protect a key witness from the mob.
A Caribbean police officer must decide if a childhood friend is a crook or an innocent victim.
Comedy about the conflicts which arise when a high school, about to be closed down, tries to raise money by using school funds to bet on a drag race.
True story of a man who was insitutionalized after being perceived as mentally disturbed.
A Russian agent infiltrates a rebel organization in order to carry out an assassination. Morally unable to do so, he joins the rebels.
A group of vampires try to start a private blood bank.
A road picture about a down-and-out man who travels among the homeless and meets a young woman with whom he has various adventures.
A battle re-enactment turns into real life warfare as contemporary Cowboys and Indians battle it out.
Impoverished farmers in New Mexico fight off land-grabbing developers.
The story of a middle class cocaine addict and his struggle in a rehabilitation clinic.
Fictional story about silent western film star Tom Mix playing his hero Wyatt Earp.
A petty crook falls in love with the woman cop who always arrests him, but when they find out she can''t bear children, they steal one, hit the road, and lots of mayhem ensues.
A television movie about a parish priest who finds himself involved in a murder when he gives the last rites to a stabbing victim. The victim's girlfriend and he strike up a torrid love affair, leading him to question his role in life and in the church.
A television movie, based on fact, about Olympic athlete Kari Swenson who, while training, was abducted and imprisoned by mountain men. After being captured by Don Nichols and his son Dan, with the intent of making her the younger man's wife, Kari Swenson is chained to a tree. During a rescue attemp
After Mr. Henderson''s car accidentally hits Harry, his life is turned upside down as he and his family make friends with the real-life Bigfoot.
As a daughter of a lengendary gridiron star, a young woman''s greatest desire is to coach a team of her own When the chauvinistic powers to be assign her to an inner city ghetto school, the spriited female has her own work cut out for her.
Twelve years after dropping the winning pass in a high-school football game, a timid clerk tries to regain lost honor.
A television movie set in Rockville, Georgia, in 1972. Major Kendall Laird, a Survival Assistance Officer, arrives in this sleepy little town with the body of Lieutenant Dwyte Johnson, a Vietnam war hero. It's Laird's job to help Johnson's parents bury their son. But since the dead hero was black, h
Smalltown USA is attacked by furry beings from outerspace.
The dramatic change which occurs when an American city passes a local law allowing people to carry guns for self-defense after a holdup becomes a massacre, is examined in this television movie.
A heroic astronaut and a space chimp encounter a mysterious cloud which results in the astronaut's mind being transferred to the body of the chimp. He will stay a chimp unless his teenage son can turn things around.
A crusading reporter dons a variety of disguises to get the story on a drug ring.
A U.S. colonel escapes from the Viet Cong, then comes back with a floating arsenal to get others out.
Christopher Lemmon (Jack's son) is a suburban nine-to-fiver who gets mixed up in inventor buddy Charlie Rocket's get-rich-quick scheme that lands both of them in prison and eventually into a series of misadventures resulting from a bizarre breakout in this pilot to a prospective comedy series.
In an Italian-American enclave of New York''s Greenwich Village, a young man struggling to make it contends with his dim-witted cousin and sidekick whose botched get rich-quick schemes get them in trouble with the local mob.
A Texas bar owner hires a private eye to kill his cheating wife and her boyfriend.
A laborer at a nuclear power plant risks her life to report unsafe practices.
The success of "Cagney and Lacey" as a series resulted in a number of similarly-plotted lady cop carbons like this variation -- two Bakersfield, California, housewives volunteer to help the police by working with crime victims. This pilot, inspired by the actual Victim Witness Program of Tucson, has
In the year 2019, ex-detective Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to track down and eliminate a team of humanoid androids that have escaped from an outer space mining colony and have taken refuge here on Earth. During his search for the fugitives, he discovers some disturbing secrets about th
A marine biologist falls for a prostitute in an offbeat waterfront town.
A corrupt prison guard is hired first to help a black revolutionary escape, then to kill him.
Danny Masters is the teenage son of the late, great magician and escape artist Harry Masters. Danny is also very talented and determined to follow in his father's footsteps. When he joins his aunt and uncle in their magic act, he gets in deep trouble by picking the pocket of the son of the town's d
American activist John Reed travels to Russia to witness the revolution and its aftermath.
In this pilot to a followup series to his "Kojak", Telly Savalas is a flamboyant criminal lawyer who takes on the case of the syndicate's accountant--actually a Justice Department plant who has infiltrated the mob--accused of murdering a local TV newscaster. Hellinger finds that not only does the g
Amy Post is a prostitute who has never gotten over having given her only child up for adoption. When Amy meets a drifter named Elmore Pratt, she does not like him. But the two misfits are both dreaming of a better life, and so they take to the road, leaving the deep South and heading for California.
When the United States learns that the Titanic contains radioactive cargo that would be valuable in the manufacture of weapons, a group of experts is sent down to raise the sunken ship. While the team is working on the case, the Soviet Union hears about their efforts, and decides to send a group of
David Janssen had his final role as a boozing newspaper columnist who is hired by circulation-hungry publisher Robert Vaughn to make a page-one celebrity out of a psycho (Mickey Rourke) who has been murdering young blondes. Inspired unofficially by New York's infamous Son of Sam killer, this movie,
A new prison warden takes on corruption that has spread to the state government.
Karl Malden is a veteran steel mill foreman whose world is torn apart when he suffers a stroke leaving him temporarily paralyzed. This highly-acclaimed pilot to the subsequent short-lived series received six Emmy Award nominations; direction, writing, music scoring, art direction/set decoration, edi
When a young man drowns, his family fights to recover from the trauma.
A basketball team is in the bottom heading down until the team''s 12-year old water boy decides that their help must come from the heavens.
A naive young man seeks his fortune while trying to escape a deranged killer.
A drama about a young, marginally retarded girl and boy who meet, plan to marry, and convince the world that they are entitled to a life of their own -- despite the attempts by the girl's parents to separate them.
Pete Hamill's novel about a young Brooklyn man (Gary Frank) home on Christmas leave from the Navy in the early '50s for a nostalgic visit to his boyhood world. Glenn Ford is his hard-drinking, one-legged Irish father; Julie Harris is his supportive dreamer of a mother. Ford and Harris previously co-
Inspired by the Alice Crimmins case in New York, this drama focuses on an attractive woman whose personal lifestyle is viewed by many as distasteful and who later is accused of murdering her young daughter.
An ex-con struggles to go straight despite his malevolent parole officer.
A silent killer stalks New Orleans and threatens the Super Bowl football game, putting a roster fill of familiar TV faces in jeopardy in this mini-version of "Two Minute Warning."
Rescue workers fight to save a hijacked jet crashed in the Bermuda Triangle.
A suspense thriller about an accident at a nuclear power plant in which a mysterious breakdown causes a giant computer to erroneously detect escaped radiation and seal off the building, trapping fourteen technicians inside.
A failing hockey team bounces back when they switch to a more violent approach.
Nicki is on the run from the mob, and he turns to old pal Mikey for help.
A bashful lawyer gets mixed up in the movies'''' turbulent early years.
A footloose Bostonian and a Wyoming cowboy team up in the Old West to block a private army's land-grab scheme against a bunch of small-time ranchers.
A drama about a fifteen-year-old girl (Linda Blair again in another of her inevitable put-upon-teenager roles) who is unable to cope with her problems and the lack of love at home and becomes an alcoholic.
Aided by a defense attorney and an investigative reporter, the head of an exclusive club dedicated to crime prevention sets out to learn who is behind a series of icepick murders for which a loser craving public attention has confessed. This was another movie pilot for a programming idea that never
This film was Peter Bogdanovich's honor to musical comedies of the 1930s. A millionaire named Michael Oliver Pritchard III and a singer named Kitty O'Kelly meet and fall in love. Meanwhile, an indigent woman named Brooke Carter and an Italian gambler named Johnny Spanish meet and fall in love. All four people meet each other and become friends (actually, Kitty and Brooke had been friends since high-school), and soon, Brooke's crude, fun-loving maid Elizabeth falls in love with Michael's valet Rodney James. Later on, Michael and Brooke fall in love, and Kitty and Johnny decide to follow them around. In order to make Brooke and Michael jealous, they try to look like they are falling in love as well. Eventually, Michael and Johnny get into a fight but then immediately make up. Soon, Brooke and Kitty make up. The two couples pair off successfully and they live happily ever after.
A rookie risks his life going undercover to ferret out police corruption.
Alex Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some bad guys that chase his. Despite of all this he cannot stop gambling.
The accidental mix up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.
A straight-jacketed corporate man escapes his humdrum existence by becoming a tap-dancing magician.
They Might be Giants chronicles the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in modern day New York City. The fact that Sherlock Holmes (George C. Scott) is a psychotic paranoid and Dr. Watson (Joanne Woodward) is a female psychiatrist fascinated by his case is almost beside the point. Dr. Watson follows Holmes across Manhattan and is, against her better judgement, drawn into the master detective's world of intrigue and danger. This is a sweet, goofy and fairly romantic film that asks the questions "Who's reality is right...and does it really matter?"
Following the events in "Beneath the Planet of the Apes", Cornelius and Zira flee back through time to 20th Century Los Angeles, where they face persecution similar to what Taylor suffered in the future, and discover the origins of the stream of events that will shape their world.
Small-town residents try to quit smoking for a cash reward.
An American pioneer raised by Indians ends up fighting alongside General Custer.
An executioner is seduced by a woman marked for his portable electric chair in the 1918 Deep South.
After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to "The Farm", a bizarre insane asylum run by Doctor D. After being cured, Jacob takes a job as an English lecturer and begins a disastrous affair with Rennie, the wife of a colleague.
A young folksinger becomes a fugitive after dumping trash in the wrong place.
Special in which actress/comedian Tracey Ullman plays a cast of eclectic characters whose anecdotes are documented by alter-ego Ruby Romaine, a showbiz make-up artist and mingler who tells tales big and small while prettying up the faces of Hollywood.
Special that reveals America's 100 most heart-pounding films, as chosen by leaders of the entertainment community.
A couple feels indebted to the nerdish friend who once saved the husband's life, so they must tolerate his geeky ways when they agree to let him crash on their sofa indefinitely.
A documentary exploring the history of the American West from the time of the Gold Rush until shortly after the last of the Indian Wars at Wounded Knee (1845 - 1893).
A pilot for an unsold ABC series. An aging secret agent with a skilled assassin on his trail tries to balance his activities as a spy with his personal life.
A recently retired man notices that his wife spends too much time with the family pets. As a result, he develops an usual hobby -- taxidermy. The wife gets her own form of revenge and finds a way to bring the family back together.
A dramatic pilot, not picked up by ABC, about Mayor Chet Lugar who announces the completion of negotiations with a Swedish construction company that plans to take over the abandoned Kroller Foundry. The mayor finds himself in a power struggle with the owner of the city's leading newspaper who threat
A two-part presentation of a modern-day adaptation of Mark Twain's novel about Mississippi life. The plot relates the adventures of two young, mischievous girls, Connie "Con" Sawyer and "Huckle" Mary Finn. Con and Huck attempt to prevent a jewel robbery when they overhear three men plotting to repla
A program that allows viewers to determine the guilt or innocence of a defendent in a crime. The program begins in a courtroom and flashback sequences are used to recall the crime and the circumstances that led up to it. In the pilot episode, "The Case of the People of Florida vs. Joseph Landrum," v
The true story of a severly retarded infant, deserted by his parents and given small odds for survival by medical experts, who recieves a chance at life when he is adopted by May Lemke, a woman whose loving faith and devotion gives the child a chance to live.
The story of Dan Morgan, a Los Angeles-based child psychologist. In the pilot episode, Dan attempts to help Jimmy Wallace, a ten-year-old boy who steals jewelry, and also contend with his own sixteen-year-old daughter, Joyce, who wants to date a college man.
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A two-part miniseries about two orphans raised as brothers by a top CIA operative and trained to be assassins in the high-stakes world of international espionage. When the brothers themselves become assassination targets, they soon realize their surrogate father has thrust them into a deadly game of
A drama, based on real incidents about a Kansas minister who becomes romantically involved with a married woman. When both of their spouses die under mysterious circumstances, a murder investigation is pursued, spearheaded by a Kansas state trooper.
A two-part miniseries about Ted Bundy, a law student who was convicted and sentenced to death for three murders in Florida and who is suspected of killing over twenty-five women in at least six states. After escaping from prison while on trial for murder in Colorado, he becomes the focus of a nation
This three-part, eight-hour exploration of the John Steinbeck novel about the Trask family and the women who haunted their lives for two generations covered far more ground than did the 1955 feature film that starred James Dean, Julie Harris and Raymond Massey. Timothy Bottoms and Bruce Boxleitner a
There's terror on the high seas when cult leader Telly Savalas and his fanatic followers, among whom is devoted Shelley Winters, seize a luxury liner commanded by Louis Jourdan and hold a stellar roster of film and TV luminaries for a ransom of $70 million in gold. Chad Everett is a successful novel
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
The gang wanders into a town haunted by a headless snowman.
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