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After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which wreaks havoc upon his life.
A staunch professional executive and his wife coerce their rebellious teens and their older sister to take a plane trip for a weekend in the mountains. The older sister does not make it to the plane in time and the family leaves without her. Their small private plane then develops trouble and crashes away from any people. This forces the group to band together to survive the wilderness conditions, including an avalanche.
When He Didn't Come Home (1998) - TV Movie
A mother (Patty Duke) goes to Chicago to try to find her son (Robert Floyd) who has suddenly quit contacting her and can't be reached. (imdb)
Harvest of Fire (1996) - TV Movie
A female FBI agent comes to a distrustful Amish community to investigate a multiple building arson incident.
One Woman's Courage (1994) - TV Movie
Because Grace's husband Craig is having an affair she starts drinking. One night Grace witnesses a man attacking a girl; she helps her to the hospital but does not want to be a witness in court because of Craig, thinking that he would lose his reputation. Only when the mother of the girl appeals to her, Grace puts herself in contact with Lt. Lawson from the police department.
Touch of Truth (1994) - TV Movie
Michael is an autistic 7 year old child. He cannot speak or write. His mother, Karen, sends him to a special school to help him learn. Michael is taught to use a computer in order to express his feelings. Upon this, Michael reveals his fear of one of the ordelies at his school. He reveals he was sexualy abused by his guardian there, Jeff. Then ensues a courtroom battle, is Michaels evidence reliable?
No Child of Mine (1993) - TV Movie
A young couple have twins, but unfortunately one of the babies, Jesse, has Down's syndrome. After realizing that she has difficulties coping, the mother, Tammy, decides to place Jesse with a family that has taken in several similar children. Jesse's grandparents object, believing that he will be better off living with his real family. As Tammy's mother starts fighting for custody over the child, she reawakens old hostilities between herself and her daughter, and the entire family is affected.
A Killer Among Friends (1992) - TV Movie
Based on a true story. Jenny Monroe is the perfect daughter. One day she goes out with her friends and does not return. Later, the police arrive to tell her mother she has been found dead. Jean Monroe sets about a furious work, through grief determination, to find her daughter's killer.
A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it. (imdb)
Jean and Shag Williams locate a newly built house and decide it's perfect for them to buy. One thing the developers forgot to tell them about was that it is built on a graveyard. Within days toilets start to flush by themselves and the garage door moves up and down by it's own accord. Will Jean and Shag realise that the place may be haunted by ghosts before it's too late. (imdb)
Absolute Strangers (1991) - TV Movie
A husband tries to keep his comatose wife alive by allowing doctors to terminate her pregnancy. Hearing about this, anti-abortion protesters start a legal campaign to gain legal custody of the fetus. (imdb)
Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989) - TV Movie
The demonic forces in the haunted Long Island house escape through a mystical lamp which finds its way to a remote California mansion where the evil manipulates a little girl by manifesting itself in the form of her dead father. (imdb)
Fight for Life (1987) - TV Movie
Jerry Lewis plays an Ohio optometrist who has a six-year old daughter with epilepsy. He fights to get the FDA to approve a drug (at that time only available in England) for use in the U.S. (imdb)
A Time to Triumph (1986) - TV Movie
Construction worker, Chuck Hassan, has a heart attack and is no longer able to work and support his family. After losing their home and savings, his wife, Concetta, looks for work and decides to join the Army, to take advantage of the security and benefits. She advances quickly and eventually becomes a helicopter pilot.
It seems that even American History must sometimes succumb to Hollywood "sequel mania." The 4-hour TV movie George Washington: The Forging of a Nation was a follow-up to the successful 1984 miniseries George Washington (see entry 82308). Barry Bostwick is back as Washington, as is Patty Duke as Martha. Whereas the first film covered the years 1743 through 1783, The Forging of the Nation concerns itself with the events of 1788 through 1797. (allmovie.com)
Milly is tired of her mother telling her to act more like a girl. She's just not in to prom dresses and the like. One day, during a solar eclipse, she wishes she couldlive life as a boy. The following morning, she awakes to find her wish has come true...
George Washington (1984) - TV Mini-Series
The early life and career of the American General and President through his participation in the Revolutionary War. (imdb)
September Gun (1983) - TV Movie
Ben Sunday, a long-in-the-tooth gunfighter forms an uneasy alliance with a Catholic nun. The single-minded sister wants to erect a sanctuary for a group of Apache orphans. Ben Sunday picks an ideal spot, right in the center of town, the local saloon and "bawdy house".
The Babysitter (1980) - TV Movie
Overprotective mother Liz Benedict meets 18 year-old orphan Joanna Redwine and hires her as house help and live-in companion to rambunctious daughter Tara. Liz's husband Jeff isn't too thrilled with the arrangement, and his fears soon prove justified when Joanna begins to manipulate everyone and to slowly destroy the family. Meanwhile next-door neighbor Dr. Linquist investigates and discovers Joanna has a disturbing past. (imdb)
Hanging by a Thread (1979) - TV Movie
A group of old friends on an outing re-live various traumas and tragedies via flashback whilst trapped high above a ravine in a disabled cable-car. (imdb)
The Miracle Worker (1979) - TV Movie
Television remake of the 1962 film with the same name. It is based on the life of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan's struggles to teach her. (en.wikipedia.org)
A huge swarm of deadly African bees spreads terror over American cities by killing thousands of people. (imdb)
A Family Upside Down (1978) - TV Movie
An elderly married couple find that as their physical and mental health deteriorates, they find themselves dependent more and more upon their grown children. (imdb)
Killer on Board (1977) - TV Movie
The passengers on a cruise ship are seized by panic when a deadly virus begins killing off passengers and crew. (imdb)
Curse of the Black Widow (1977) - TV Movie
An old legend about a woman transforming herself into a human-sized black widow spider and preying on victims during the full moon comes to life in this thriller. Twin sisters Lee and Laura are plagued by the deaths of people close to them, and a savvy cop and a cocky private investigator begin to unravel the spider web around the mysterious murders. A multiple-personality disorder also enters into the story. (imdb)
Fire! (1977) - TV Movie
A convict starts a fire in a forest to cover his escape, but the fire goes out of control and threatens to destroy a small mountain community. (imdb)
Captains and the Kings (1976) - TV Mini-Series
Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s. Adapted from a 1972 historical novel by Taylor Caldwell. (imdb)
Having been adopted by the madam of a southwestern brothel, a now adult Adrian must cope with the fact that he's Satan's kid, and not living up to his expectations. (imdb)
When her Army husband is killed in combat, a pregnant Patty Duke travels to the remote Minnesota home of his family, whom she's never met, for a visit. Meeting with icy acceptance from mother-in-law Rosemary Murphy and stranded by a blizzard, Duke begins to discover terrifying--and deadly--secrets about her husband's family. (imdb)
She Waits (1972) - TV Movie
A murdered woman seeks revenge, possesses her husband's new wife. (imdb)
If Tomorrow Comes (1971) - TV Movie
In California, a young Caucasian girl and a Japanese-American boy defy local prejudices and secretly marry--on Dec. 7, 1941, minutes before Pearl Harbor is attacked. (imdb)
My Sweet Charlie (1970) - TV Movie
A pregnant white Southern girl and a black New York lawyer, both on the run in rural Texas, meet up in a boarded-up, abandoned house and realize they both need each other in order to survive.
A young woman struggles for independence. (imdb)
Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business. (imdb)
An anthology of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen: "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Thumbelina" and "The Garden of Paradise." (imdb)
A 16-year-old tomboy and high school athlete becomes embroiled with the lives around her boyfriend whose conservative father is running for mayor. (imdb)
The Patty Duke Show (1963) - TV Series
The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate. (imdb)
The Power and the Glory (1961) - TV Movie
Out of Graham Greene's novel that made the world gasp--the drama of a priest who somehow stumbled onto the road to martyrdom (European theatrical release) (allrovi.com)
Insight (1960) - TV Series
The purpose of the series was to dramatize the deep ethical and spiritual conflicts of modern man in a way that suggests a humanistic solution.... Some subjects explored in the upcoming Insight series included dishonesty in marriage, college agnosticism, psychology of hate, guilt and death, automation, narcotics, spiritual isolation, racism, hypocrisy, morality of warfare, alcoholism, and community-police relations.
Living in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of New York City, working class lawyer Chris Walters and his wife, the former Alice Ganz, are celebrating their thirteenth anniversary in wedded bliss with their two children, Ockie and Debbie. On the anniversary day, Chris and Alice even decide on the spur of the moment to recreate a romantic tryst they had from years earlier. (imdb)
Two brothers, scientists Scott and Tony Nelson, develop an amplifier which enables a person to enter a 4th dimensional state, allowing him to pass through any object. Scott experiments on himself and discovers that each time he passes through something he ages rapidly. He begins killing people, sucking out their life energies and regaining his youth as a result. It falls to Tony and Scott's girlfriend, Linda, to try to put a stop to his murderous rampage. (imdb)
The story of a hillbilly singer's rise to fame. (imdb)