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Made-for-TV movies you still remember

I clearly recall watching “Murder: By Reason of Insanity” in the 80s, which was based on a real story. Candice Bergen played Ewa Berwid, married to a psychotic control freak who gamed the mental health system and escaped prison to kill her. Chilling stuff.

What TV movies from back in the day still stick in your head?

by Anonymousreply 60009/16/2020

They're all on YouTube, OP. Thread closed.

by Anonymousreply 109/08/2020

The Rape of Richard Beck- Richard Crenna plays a sexist, bigoted cop who gets raped by two thugs. The rape starts at 38:00.

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“Why Me?” A womans face is severely disfigured in a car crash and her doctor uses her pussy lips to replace her facial lips. Starring Armande Assante

by Anonymousreply 309/08/2020

One where Kim Basinger wanted to be a model but ended up a call girl or in porn (?). What stuck in my head is a scene of her going crazy and writhing around on a bar.

by Anonymousreply 409/08/2020

Too Rich, The Secret Life of Doris Duke with Lauren Bacall as Duke. Titanic with Catherine Zeta Jones, I thought both were good but both were panned by critics.

by Anonymousreply 509/08/2020

R1, no, not thread closed. Maybe I don't have hours to sit thru countless youtube videos but a simple one sentence post will jog my memory.

by Anonymousreply 609/08/2020

There was one about a haunted Eastern Airlines plane that was based on a true story- it was Ghost of Flight 401

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by Anonymousreply 709/08/2020

Does anyone remember a TV movie from the late 70s or early 80s where a woman in jail is planning on escaping by hiding in a laundry cart but then rescues the warden’s daughter from drowning in a river and is pardoned?

by Anonymousreply 809/08/2020

R3 I remember that one too! I couldn’t think of the name until now.

by Anonymousreply 909/08/2020

'Something Evil' with Darren McGavin and Sandy Dennis. It's an early Spielberg work, and scared the crap out of me.

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by Anonymousreply 1009/08/2020

"My Buttock" Marc Price stars in the gripping story of a young man coming to terms with his pilonidal cyst.

by Anonymousreply 1109/08/2020

Don't know the name. Jobeth Williams plays a psychiatrist that fucks a patient's dangerous ex boyfriend. The ex is played by Pierce Brosnan. They fuck in a sauna while the patient watches.

by Anonymousreply 1209/08/2020

R12 this was on a network?? Sounds hot!

by Anonymousreply 1309/08/2020

Made for TV movies are prone to sweeping generalizations and inaccuracies.

by Anonymousreply 1409/08/2020

A Case Of Rape and Lizzie Borden, both starring Elizabeth Montgomery.

That Certain Summer, a homo drama with Martin Sheen, TV's first homo drama, I think.

Helter Skelter with someone whose name I no longer remember.

A movie about Jonestown with Powers Boothe

Go Ask Alice, a teenage drug drama

Dawn, Portrait of a Teenage Runaway with one of the Brady Girls and some hot guy.

The Dark Secret of Harvest Home with Bette Davis

Salem's Lot, based on a Stephen King novel

Duel, an early Spielberg movie with Dennis Weaver about a terrorized motorist

Brian's Song with James Caan

An Early Frost with Aidan Quinn, another homo drama

Sybil with Sally Field and Joann Woodward

Trilogy Of Terror with Karen Black

The Burning Bed, Farrah Fawcett

TV movies used to be sometimes excellent

by Anonymousreply 1509/08/2020

I want to fuck Pierce Brosnan hard.

by Anonymousreply 1609/08/2020

Strange Voices with Jo from Facts of Life. She is struck with schizophrenia as she leaves for college. My brother and I laughed at the sound effects that would signal the scary voices coming on.

by Anonymousreply 1709/08/2020

I loved the really scary ones from the Seventies:

A Howling in the Woods, with Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman

Bad Ronald

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, with Kim Darby

by Anonymousreply 1809/08/2020

There was one that was so weird that I could barely believe it was real and not something I just dreamed:

Who is Julia?, with Mare Winningham as a brain-dead plain-Jane housewife who has the brain of a beautiful woman transplanted into her skull.

She actually got great reviews for it (of course she did--she's one of the best US character actors alive).

by Anonymousreply 1909/08/2020

Wasn't there a TV movie from the 1980s where Valerie Bertinelli's son was kidnapped?

by Anonymousreply 2009/08/2020

Satan's School for Girls, one of those tawdry ABC movies of the week!

by Anonymousreply 2109/08/2020

Please Don't Hit Me, Mom with Patty Duke and Nancy McKeon. It sounds like an afterschool special but was a full TV movie.

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by Anonymousreply 2209/08/2020

Boy in the Plastic Bubble owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 2309/08/2020

Guilty Conscience. 1985

While an unfaithful criminal lawyer considers killing his wife, his spouse develops some schemes of her own.

Very enjoyable. Light but good plot, nice interior and exterior shots good costuming. Takes place in San Francisco

Starring: Anthony Hopkins

Blythe Danner (this was before her daughter became everything we hate, so it's safe to view)

and....the best part...drumroll...

Swoosie Kurtz !!!

Caveat: Unless someone on YouTube found a print and polished it. Or you happen to catch it on TV, the DVD in circulation now is literally unwatchable. Too bad, because this has some fun, campy elements with a rather solid plot.

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by Anonymousreply 2409/08/2020

r8 It was a miniseries. Sidney Sheldson's 'If Tomorrow Comes.'

by Anonymousreply 2509/08/2020

I had many of R15's picks on my list, and "Bad Ronald" from R18's list, plus:

"Friendly Fire" with Carol Burnett being serious.

"The Girl Most Likely To..." with Stockard Channing (written by Joan Rivers)

"Playing for Time" with Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Alexander

...and, speaking of Jane Alexander, "Testament" (made for PBS's American Playhouse) is indelibly stamped.

by Anonymousreply 2609/08/2020

I also loved Bad Ronald.

Sarah T portrait of a teenage alcoholic (Linda Blair movie)

by Anonymousreply 2709/08/2020

Fan of Bad Ronald, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Trilogy of Terror and Satan’s School for Girls.

We’re the films Somebody’s Watching Me, Tarantulas The Deadly Cargo, Ants! And Terror Out of the Sky made for TV also? I seem to recall the fades to black for commercials. But it’s been a couple of decades since I’ve watched them.

My absolute favorite MFTV was Dark Night of the Scarecrow starring Charles Durning. So creepy.

by Anonymousreply 2809/08/2020

The one where they stuck an ENTIRE plunger in Linda Blair.

by Anonymousreply 2909/08/2020

Were*

by Anonymousreply 3009/08/2020

Dark Night of the Scarecrow was so fucking good.

by Anonymousreply 3109/08/2020

TV movies and mini series really need to make a comeback.

So many of them were good and even some of the not so good ones were highly entertaining.

by Anonymousreply 3209/08/2020

"Young Again" - Fortysomething Robert Urich gets his wish to go back in time and be 17 again, and transforms into Keanu Reeves. He gets reacquainted with ex, played by Lindsay Wagner.

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The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver (1977), I recall being quite upset by this movie as a child, (it's an overwrought pile of nonsense). Between that & "Trilogy Of Terror", I should've sued Karen Black's estate.

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by Anonymousreply 3409/08/2020

Poison Ivy with Michael J Fox and Nancy McKeon

Student Exchange with Todd Field

by Anonymousreply 3509/08/2020

The 70s had some awesome TV movies. There were several a week.

I remember "Off The Minnesota Strip" with Mare Winningham as a teen runaway who turns to prostitution. It had a downbeat ending, which you don't see much anymore.

by Anonymousreply 3609/08/2020

Veronica Hammel playing a call girl. Michael j. Fox’s wife, whatever her name is, is her innocent niece (or some such contrivance) who comes to visit the big city and LEARNS ALL.

by Anonymousreply 3709/08/2020

The Girls of the White Lotus (?) has Ann Jillian sold into “white slavery” after agreeing to sing in a Tokyo nightclub.

I think.

by Anonymousreply 3809/09/2020

I seem to recall a movie with Diane Keaton having sex with her lover while her young child was also on the bed. Her husband takes the kid away and all is not well.

by Anonymousreply 3909/09/2020

So many:

The Betty Broderick movies Blind Faith- Robert Urich Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story Wife, Mother, Murderer- Judith Light Death of a Cheerleader- Tori Spelling Big Dreams and Broken Hearts- Michelle Lee

by Anonymousreply 4009/09/2020

In Broad Daylight with the excellent Brian Dennehy playing the town bully who gets his at the end. He was such a good actor, his character was so scary.

by Anonymousreply 4109/09/2020

Loni Anderson slutting around as Jayne Mansfield.

These movie star biopics were invariably horrible.

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by Anonymousreply 4209/09/2020

R39 ‘The Good Mother’ with Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson was a movie in theaters

by Anonymousreply 4309/09/2020

“There’s Something About Amelia,” with Ted Danson as an incestuous father. First time I realized he could really act.

by Anonymousreply 4409/09/2020

Lace!

Oh god we are slipping.

Lili's line "Incidentally, which one of you bitches is my mother?", addressed to her three maternal candidates — Pagan Trelawney (Brooke Adams), Judy Hale (Bess Armstrong) and Maxine Pascal (Arielle Dombasle) — was named the best line in television history by TV Guide in its 1993 issue celebrating 40 years of television.[1]

by Anonymousreply 4509/09/2020

Loving Amelia, that Ted Danson incest/sexual abuse one. And Lace, duh.

by Anonymousreply 4609/09/2020

R26 Friendly Fire! I remember the scene where Carol is gardening when the officers arrive to tell her that her son has died. She takes her little tool and attacks that soil!

by Anonymousreply 4709/09/2020

"Short Walk To Daylight"

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"Duel" (1971)

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by Anonymousreply 4909/09/2020

I mostly remember TV biopics:

Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter

Gleason

The Rock Hudson Story

Lucy (the 2003 one about Lucille Ball)

Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure

The Audrey Hepburn Story

America’s Prince: The JFK Jr. Story

by Anonymousreply 5009/09/2020

Who doesn't like a good Yvette Mimieux movie?

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by Anonymousreply 5109/09/2020

poosey

by Anonymousreply 5209/09/2020

ABC Movie Of The Week had plenty of scary films.. Frightening enough that if home alone on a Saturday night my parents would return home after a night out to find me sleeping on dining room table with every light in the place lit.

Crowhaven Farm with Hope Lange still creeps me out even today. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark was another one.

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ABC MOTW also gave network television its first teleplay about homosexuality; That Certain Summer....

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by Anonymousreply 5409/09/2020

Anyone else remember "When A Stranger Calls Back"? Sequel to the 70s chiller.

I watched it when I was about 6 and it scared the hell out of me, especially how he could throw his voice and then appeared right behind the babysitter.

by Anonymousreply 5509/09/2020

𝐌𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 (1979), starring Hal Holbrook, Katharine Ross, Richard Anderson, and Barry Bostwick, has stuck with me all these years. Highly recommended.

Also:

𝐆𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐨𝐲𝐥𝐞𝐬 (1972), with Cornel Wilde, Bernie Casey, and a very young Scott Glenn

𝐀 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭'𝐬 𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 (1973), starring Robert Culp, Eli Wallach, and the voice of Vic Perrin

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐅𝐎 𝐈𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 (1975), with Estelle Parsons, James Earl Jones, and Barnard Hughes

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by Anonymousreply 5609/09/2020

Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring.

by Anonymousreply 5709/09/2020

Some really good ones being mentioned! I am ashamed it took me so long to mention Lace. I'm typing this from the corner with my shame cone on my head and a (late) nightcap in my hand.

It's such a fucking drag that so few of these are available to stream. What's the fucking point of having the technology if it isn't going to be used for treasures like these?

by Anonymousreply 5809/09/2020

My cousin went to school with Ewa Berwid.

No, wait, it was Teresa Renteria.

by Anonymousreply 5909/09/2020

[italic]Curse of the Black Widow,[italic] starring Miss Patty Duke

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Always Remember I Love You (1990) with Patty Duke, Stephen Dorff, Joan Van Ark, David Birney, Richard Masur. It's about a boy who learns what he believed were his real parents had actually adopted him, and that he was stolen as a child.

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ABC Movie of the Week "Five Desperate Women" about a group of friends on vacation terrorized by a psycho. Stephanie Powers, Julie Sommers, Denise Nickerson, Anjanette Comer and (my favorite) Joan Hackett.

Crowhaven Farm, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark and Trilogy of Terror were the best horror ones!

by Anonymousreply 6209/09/2020

Oops meant to say Denise Nicholas (from Room 222) was in Five Desperate Women not Denise Nickerson

by Anonymousreply 6309/09/2020

Ted Danson in "Something About Amelia."

Very disturbing.

by Anonymousreply 6409/09/2020

"Games Your Mother Never Taught You". This is one I remembered the title of, but didn't watch in 1982 so watched it on youtube.

A secretary navigates her way up the corporate ladder in resurgent early '80s NYC.

This was in some ways the forerunner to corporate-themed movies like Working Girl, Wall Street, and The Secret of My Success, but it's not elaborate like those. It's actually a fairly straightforward look at a woman working in middle management. The book the movie is based on is a 1977 management guide with the same title. Despite the fact that not a whole lot happens Loretta Switt is engaging and was extremely winning in the lead role.

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by Anonymousreply 6509/09/2020

Secrets of a Married Man. William Shatner plays a man bored with his wife (Michelle Phillips) so he seeks out the company of prostitutes. A right before Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd plays the hooker, and I think she gives him an STD.

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I didn't see this one till long after the fact, but my father initially told me about it. It was called "Isn't it Shocking" and starred Alan Alda and Louise Lasser, as well as an excellent supporting cast. The sound track was unusually good. The plot involved a series of murders in a small town. Last year I was able to find a copy of it on a site that specializes in obscure movies and TV shows.

by Anonymousreply 6709/09/2020

True story of the kidnapping of Steven Stayner, whose brother grew up to be a serial killer.

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by Anonymousreply 6809/09/2020

R64 I also was it that incest movie of the week.

by Anonymousreply 6909/09/2020

This.

non-stop teenage jerk off material.

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by Anonymousreply 7009/09/2020

Home for the Holidays with Jessica Walter and Sally Field.

by Anonymousreply 7109/09/2020

I don’t know why it had the impact it did on me, but Joanne Woodward starred as a divorced school teacher with two bratty daughters that decides to run the Boston Marathon in She How She Runs. She won an Emmy for it. The daughters were so dismissive of her doing it and then she gets attacked and doesn’t want to prepare anymore, but then they roller skate and ride their bikes as she trains and she goes on to run and finish it.

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by Anonymousreply 7209/09/2020

Rich Man Poor Man and the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman were two off my most memorable mini series. Nick Nolte at his hottest. The original tv movie with Cloris Leachman in Haunts of the Very Rich, that I believed became the premise for Fantasy Island.

by Anonymousreply 7309/09/2020

Dominick Dunne miniseries— wish they were available somewhere to watch. I think one or two used to be on YouTube, but terrible quality.

by Anonymousreply 7409/09/2020

Summer of Fear (AKA Stranger In Our House)

Wes Craven directed it. Julia (played by Lee Purcell) comes to live with her cousin (Linda Blair) and her family after her parents die in a car crash. We later find out that Julia is an evil witch. She steals Rachel's best friend (Fran Drescher), her boyfriend, and turns everyone against her with her black magic and manipulation. So Linda spends most of the movie trying to expose her.

by Anonymousreply 7509/09/2020

Another ABC MOTW: "This House Possessed" starring Parker Stevenson and Lisa Eilbacher. I had to get permission to stay up past my bedtime so I could watch the whole thing.

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The Kissing Place. Starring Meredith Baxter and David Ogden Stiers. Made in 1990.

It’s about a boy who starts dreaming of fragments of another life and come to find out he was kidnapped and is remembering his old life. He eventually escapes his ‘mother’ and finds his bio mom. But of course the kidnapper finds him...

I remember watching this with my friend’s mom when I was about 8. I had slept over my friend’s house, and the next day he went out to play with the neighborhood kids, but I stayed in and watched this with his mom. I still remember it, but want to watch it again now.

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by Anonymousreply 7709/09/2020

The Powers Boothe Jim Jones MOTW was called The Guyana Tragedy and it was fucking fascinating. Scarred me for life. Boothe won the Emmy that year and was the only actor who attended the ceremony because of an actors' strike.

by Anonymousreply 7809/09/2020

That movie about the teen girl who murdered the popular girl in school. I think Tori Spelling played three popular girl.

by Anonymousreply 7909/09/2020

Dead of Night

The first two stories are okay. The first is about a car from the 1920s that sends a man back in time, the 2nd is about a woman who appears to be attacked by a vampire every night placing the village in fear, but the 3rd story is really the best by far. Joan Hackett plays a grieving mother who performs a ritual to bring her son back from the dead after he dies by drowning. Pet Sematary owes a lot to this story, which was remade in another made-for-TV movie, Trilogy of Terror II. But, as is usually the case, the original is much better.

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by Anonymousreply 8009/09/2020

"Death Car on the Freeway" Shelley Hack vs the Freeway Fiddler

"She's Dressed to Kill" models at a mountain resort being killed one by one

"LadyKillers" male strippers being killed

"Money on the Side" Karen Valentine, Jamie Lee Curtis and LInda Purl as housewife hookers

by Anonymousreply 8109/09/2020

Does anyone remember the miniseries “Wild Palms”? I was young and it made a crazy impression on me.

It was a sci-fi projection of the future starring Dana Delany, Jim Belushi, Angie Dickinson, Ben Savage, Kim Cattrall, Bebe Neuwirth. Really unusual for a network TV movie/series.

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“A Bunny’s Tale,” where Kirstie Alley plays Gloria Steinem going undercover as a Playboy bunny to write an exposé about the gig. I remember Joanna Kearns and Delta Burke being in it too.

by Anonymousreply 8309/09/2020

Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell

A family adopts a little puppy not knowing it is an agent of Satan and the two children (played by Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann of Witch Mountain fame) are possessed. The mother later gets possessed as well. It is pretty cheesy but fun.

by Anonymousreply 8409/09/2020

R45, I thought of "Lace," but that was a miniseries.

by Anonymousreply 8509/09/2020

This is cheating because it is a miniseries, but Stephen King’s Storm of the Century was very memorable. It was creepy as hell and I thought Tim Daly was hot.

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Speaking of mini-series, I always loved the political drama 'Favorite Son' starring Harry Hamlin and Linda Kozlowski. It's really well made and Kozlowski is brilliant in it. It was written by Steve Sohmer.

Incidentally, it was fairly racy for tv with some extreme violence and sexual scenes involving bondage. When they cut it to theatrical length for overseas markets it was rated R, even though no new R rated material was added. It just seemed more potent with the time cut and all the racy stuff closer together.

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by Anonymousreply 8709/09/2020

R80 That looks fucking terrifying.

by Anonymousreply 8809/09/2020

Summer of Fear - Corin Nemec plays a mysterious man who weasels his way into Gregory Harrison's family. I watched this as a kid and it always stuck with me. I bought the DVD, but haven't re-watched it yet.

by Anonymousreply 8909/09/2020

R41 That character is based on a real person.

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by Anonymousreply 9009/09/2020

“Deceptions” - Stephanie Powers plays twin sisters who decide to swap lives by impersonating each other and not telling their husbands.

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by Anonymousreply 9109/09/2020

I didnt realize Lizzie Borden was raped, R15.

by Anonymousreply 9209/09/2020

“Crazy from the Heart” - Christine Lahti, Rubén Blades. Love this - it’s a cute and sweet, feel good movie.

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“A Killing in a Small Town” - Barbara Hershey, Brian Dennehy. Based on a true story. Very disturbing.

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What was that awful It’s a Wonderful Life remake with Marlo Thomas?

by Anonymousreply 9509/09/2020

Fallen Angel disturbed me for various reasons and is the only made for tv movie that I really remember

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by Anonymousreply 9609/09/2020

R41 I read the book before I saw the movie, and it was incredible. It's not often in life that a bully gets what he really, truly deserves.

by Anonymousreply 9709/09/2020

R95 It Happened One Christmas. I actually like it. It's in the rotation at Christmas time

by Anonymousreply 9809/09/2020

TV Miniseries "The Dark Secret of Harvest Home" based on the Thomas Tryon horror novel, and starred Betty Davis. The movie was filmed in Kingsville, Ohio, about thirty miles from where I live, and I had a chance to watch the filming. After the movie filmed, a lot of residents avoided the rural area because they thought the location gave off a creepy vibe.

by Anonymousreply 9909/09/2020

R49 I agree. Duel - early Spielberg with Dennis Weaver as a driver terrorized by a huge semi. It still holds up; scares the crap out of me.

A Matter of Justice - with Patty Duke and Martin Sheen about their daughter's murderer (who cons her way into their lives)

George Wallace - Gary Sinise and Mare Winningham and Angelina Jolie

Mare Winningham shows up in a lot of posts here. I never realized what a strong career she had in TV movies.

by Anonymousreply 10009/09/2020

That male model movie at R70 is a riot. Between them Jon Erik and Joan almost had a full single range of human emotions@

by Anonymousreply 10109/09/2020

R99 I was ***JUST*** coming here to post that!

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The Girl Most Likely To which was an ABC Movie of the Week, if I remember right

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The Matthew Shepard Story - Stockard Channing.and Sam Waterston

by Anonymousreply 10409/09/2020

R38, “Girls of the White Orchid” A camp CLASSIC!

As a kid I was terrified of “The House on GreenApple Road”

by Anonymousreply 10509/09/2020

Now is the Time. Treat Williams, Kim Darby and Joe Penny play a thruple (secretly) living in the Australian Outback.

by Anonymousreply 10609/09/2020

Jennifer Jason Leigh took over for a chubby Jodie Foster, who was obviously eating her feelings after the assassination attempt, to play The Best Little Girl in the World, giving all the 80s girls and gays the information how to have Anorexia Nervosa and that you can never be too thin.

by Anonymousreply 10709/09/2020

Surviving: A Family in Crisis, has Molly Ringwald and Zach Galligan committing teenage suicide to the rousing bars of Pat Benatar songs. Dead child actors River Phoenix and Heather O’Rourke play Zach’s younger siblings. Ellen Burstyn, Marsha Mason, Paul Sorvino and Len Cariou do the heavy emotional lifting as the parents.

by Anonymousreply 10809/09/2020

Damn, there were three TV movies about the Long Island Lolita, Amy Fisher, two of them actually airing opposite each other on the same night, with the lower ratings one having Alyssa Milano and Jack Scalia in it.

by Anonymousreply 10909/09/2020

Helen Hunt flying through a window AND Christina Crawford?

Sign me up!

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Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story.

Starring Neil Patrick Harris and Kelli Williams. The story is about a married couple and their infant who get stuck in the mountains after their car breaks down and have to walk for help. It was intense! They had the baby in a little sleeping bag and were dragging him behind them and every now and then they’d stop to check that he wasn’t frozen to death.

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by Anonymousreply 11109/09/2020

I always appreciated Superstar Mary Katherine Gallagher’s commitment to the made for TV movie monologues and capturing the essence of so many fine performances. Here are three of them.

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First, You Cry

Cocaine: One Man's Seduction

by Anonymousreply 11309/09/2020

R111 Before that Snowbound there was the NBC Special Treat version based on the YA novel by Harry Mazar from 1978. Chubby Lisa Jane Persky gets a ride from a teen idol cute boy when at the roller disco bus station she is informed that there have been significant delays due to the blizzard. They take the country route because police are checking for snow chains and he doesn’t have them in his VW bug. They and the small dog survive the crashed caused by her inexplicably grabbing the wheel, but then have a harrowing time fighting for survival. You can watch it in full on YouTube.

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Paul Dano was in some awful movie called “Too Young to Be a Dad.” I would never have guessed he had enough talent to make it to the big screen based on that pile of dreck.

by Anonymousreply 11509/09/2020

I think this was on ABC.

Willie Aimes and Horseshack from Welcome Back Kotter were brothers who robbed banks. Horseshack was a RainMan type. and they needed the money for his medicine. Willie Aimes hooked up with Valley Girl star Deborah Foreman who played a stripper.

Can’t remember the name. On the Run? Running the Game?

by Anonymousreply 11609/09/2020

Murder of Innocence (1993) w/Valerie Bertinelli. Val plays a SERIOUSLY disturbed young woman who hoards rotting meat but still manages to snag & marry a hottie. This one stayed with me for weeks!

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Deadly Intentions 1985 w/the greek looking chick from Urban Cowboy. Synopsis borrowed from IMDB: Katherine married Dr. Charles Raynor. She later discovers that Raynor is a sadist who torments her physically and mentally. She divorces him and take their child away. He then decides to kill her but when his plot is discovered he is charged with attempted murder and brought to trial.

I remember this one well, it was very fucked up!

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Hustling w/Jill Claybaugh

by Anonymousreply 11909/09/2020

The one where Kellie Martin stabs Tori Spelling to death because she's so popular and pretty.

by Anonymousreply 12009/09/2020

The Summer Of My German Soldier

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The Adam Walsh TV movie. And the one made a few years after that- Adam: His Song Continues.

Poor little guy

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[bold]Frankenstein: The True Story[/bold] (mini-series), written by Christopher Isherwood & Don Bachardy, starring Leonard Whiting, James Mason, David McCallum, and Jane Seymour.

Featuring Michael Sarrazin as "The Creature" - who unfortunately did not remain this beautiful throughout.

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R120. Death of a Cheerleader

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by Anonymousreply 12509/09/2020

R125, that's the one! What a classic -- they both should have won Emmys

by Anonymousreply 12609/09/2020

The Texas Cadet Murder movie. Her brother cheated on her, so she killed the girl with whom he cheated. Makes sense...

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^ I mean her boyfriend cheated

by Anonymousreply 12809/09/2020

R128, I liked your first synopsis better. I'd watch that trashy backwoods trainwreck.

by Anonymousreply 12909/09/2020

Brian's Song, of course (h/t R115), That Certain Summer, Isn't It Shocking? (a great cast with Alan Alda, Lloyd Nolan, and Ruth Gordon), the amazing Seven in Darkness, so many others.

My favorite miniseries of all time is The Awakening Land, with Elizabeth Montgomery and Hal Holbrook.

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^^That link is to a Wikipedia article with all the titles. They are what I think of as TV movies. And let's not forget that great theme music.

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[quote]We’re the films Somebody’s Watching Me, Tarantulas The Deadly Cargo, Ants! And Terror Out of the Sky made for TV also?

[italic]Someone's Watching Me[/italic] (NBC, 1978), starring Lauren Hutton, David Birney, and Adrienne Barbeau. Directed by John Carpenter (prior to [italic]Halloween[/italic]).

[italic]Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo[/italic] (CBS, 1977), starring Claude Akins and Pat Hingle.

[italic]Ants![/italic] [aka [italic]It Happened at Lakewood Manor[/italic]] (ABC, 1977), starring Robert Foxworth, Lynda Day George, and Myrna Loy.

[italic]Terror Out of the Sky[/italic] (CBS, 1978), starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. and Tovah Feldshuh.

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by Anonymousreply 13209/09/2020

Fire! Trapped on the 37th floor!

Starring Lee Majors, Lisa Hartman, and Peter Scolari

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Did anyone mention SSSsss yet? Scared me to death as a kid! The lead was very cute until he turned into a man snake..

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by Anonymousreply 13409/09/2020

R121 - Summer of My German Soldier was my favorite, too. You can get a lot of these movies on DVD at www.modcinema.com.

by Anonymousreply 13509/09/2020

A few made-for-TV horror sequels like Omen IV: The Awakening (with an evil girl named Delia instead of Damien), Amityville: The Evil Escapes (which started the "possessed object" theme of the series with a cursed lamp), and Psycho IV: The Beginning.

by Anonymousreply 13609/09/2020

Death Cruise with Polly Bergen, Kate Jackson and Celeste Holm. 1970s. I remember Polly was wearing a beautiful gown when she was “killed “. I think the killer was Edward Albert.

by Anonymousreply 13709/09/2020

Thora Birch was good in this

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How Awful About Allan, a thriller with Julie Harris and Anthony Perkins, is worth watching.

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Killdozer

by Anonymousreply 14009/09/2020

Apologies if it’s been mentioned a few times

An Early Frost.

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Bastard Out of Carolina is one I’ll always remember. My favorite part is when there’s a party and all the men find out the asshole guy is abusing the girl and they kick the shit out of him. Too bad they didn’t kill him.

by Anonymousreply 14209/09/2020

The one where Shannen Doherty played Margaret Mitchell

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The Great American Beauty Pageant. The movie throws in every cliche storyline and still manages to be engrossing. Farrah Fawcett pre CA is in it as is Brett Somers, unfortunately not as a contestant. Joanna Cameron plays the ringer contestant who tries to win so she can sabotage the contest and there's even a subplot about how Louis Jordan tries to coerce a contestant to sleep with him so she will win. Eleanor Parker is the former winner who is now den mother. Tracy Reed, the beautiful black ingenue is in it and Parker gives her a rather startling speech noting that her presence will make other kids of color have dreams they wouldn't have if they hadn't seen her.

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We should remake HISSSSS! (as seen at R134) but this time it's an caftan wearing eldergay

by Anonymousreply 14509/09/2020

More cheerleader murder! But this time with middle schoolers

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Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring. Sally Field is a rebellious teen from an affluet family who runs away from home and becomes a hippie, eating trash and presumably using drugs.

by Anonymousreply 14709/09/2020

Doing Time on Maple Drive. I thought Jim Carrey was so cute in this.

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Joan Crawford in the second segment of the "Night Gallery" trilogy, directed by Steven Spielberg

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Sssssss wasn't made for TV, R134. It was an actual theatrical release; the first film produced by Zanuck/Brown (The Sting, Jaws, Cocoon, etc.)

And the cute guy who turned into a snake was Dirk Benedict, who would go on to star in the original Battlestar Galactica and The A-Team.

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Tribes (1970) starring Jan-Michael Vincent

Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969) starring Lloyd Bridges

Two ABC Movie of the Week films that I really liked as a budding adolescent and never forgot.

by Anonymousreply 15109/09/2020

They must keep a tight lid on Someone's Watching Me. Never shows up on YT.

by Anonymousreply 15209/09/2020

Lee Remmick is raped and almost murdered by a serial killer in a motorhome.

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British made-for-tv called MOTHER LOVE, with David McCollum and Diana Rigg. An overbearing mother just about murders her whole family because her ex's remarriage made her flip out.

by Anonymousreply 15409/09/2020

David- the late 80’s movie where a dad (John Glover) sets his six-year-old kid (Matthew Lawrence) on fire so the mother (Bernadette Peters) can’t get custody. The kid had burns on 90% of his body. He died in 2018. Dad only did six years in prison for it, too. Horrible all around.

by Anonymousreply 15509/09/2020

[quote]R137 “Death Cruise“....I remember Polly Bergen was wearing a beautiful gown when she was “killed “. I think the killer was Edward Albert.

SPOILER alert, PLEASE!

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Hollywood Madam with DL fav Faye Dunaway.

by Anonymousreply 15709/09/2020

Consenting Adults (1985ish): Gay high student (and swimmer) comes out to his parents (Martin Sheen and Marlo Thomas).

by Anonymousreply 15809/09/2020

The Bermuda Triangle, with George Maharis

by Anonymousreply 15909/09/2020

[quote]R153 Lee Remmick is raped and almost murdered by a serial killer in a motorhome.

Boston’s own Lee Remick... in a [italic]motorhome??[/italic]

(shudder)

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"Crowhaven Farm, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark and Trilogy of Terror were the best horror ones!"

How could you forget "The Night Stalker?" Written by Richard Matheson, directed by Dan Curtis and starring Darren McGavin, it was the tale of a vampire in latter day Las Vegas. The only one who really knows the situation for what it is is a down and out reporter named Carl Kolchak (McGavin) and he takes the situation in his own hands, hoping to get the story of a lifetime out of it. It was filmed almost like a documentary; it was so well made that you could actually believe the tale was real. It was so well acted and SO scary. And at the time it aired it became the highest rated original TV movie on US television, earning a 33.2 rating and 48 share, beating the previous record by "Brian's Song." It was such a success there was a sequel called "The Night Strangler." That did well, and so a series was made out of it, but ultimately failed. It featured Kolchak going up against a new monster every week and that was just plain silly. But the original movie "The Night Stalker" was truly a great achievement, and scary as hell.

by Anonymousreply 16109/09/2020

Thank you, R51, I couldn't remember the name.

by Anonymousreply 16209/09/2020

R67, what site is that?

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Ooh r158 you’ve reminded me of another: Common Ground

It’s three separate stories about homosexuality. My favorite was the one with Jonathan Taylor Thomas as the closeted swimmer. He looked hot as hell to my sixteen year old self. Steven Weber played his teacher.

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Nobody posted about this gem? REALLY?

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R165 Several times, upthread

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R163, the site is called Modcinema, and here's the link.

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MOTHER MAY I SLEEP WITH DANGER?

Starring Tori Spelling. 1996. IT was a knockoff of the movie FEAR with Reese Witherspoon and Mark Wahlberg. Remade in 2016 with Tori and James Franco. It's hot trash.

by Anonymousreply 16809/09/2020

Midnight Offerings(1981) is really good. It's about teenage witches, starring Melissa Sue Anderson.

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The House That Would Not Die

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This weird movie was a huge hit. One of the first where a daytime star (Lucci) crossed over to prime time. Watch he first 2 minutes. So strange.

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“Doing Time on Maple Drive”, where cutie Will McNamara is hiding his big gay secret from future felon fiancé Lori Loughlin

Also “I Know My First Name is Stephen” was a disturbing mini series but I had a crush on Corin Nemic after seeing it.

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Miss Vanna White in Goddess of Love

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A DL dream. A fat housewife (For those days), DL favorite Patty Duke, husband leaves her so she gets thin to win him back. You couldn't make that movie anymore!

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This isn’t a murder/drama/thriller/creepy one, but I vividly recall the 1987 made for tv Dennis the Menace movie. Dennis finds a dinosaur bone in his front yard and one of his dad’s friends, a paleontologist, tries to take advantage of the family and make a theme park from their neighborhood.

My dad taped it off the tv and I would watch it repeatedly. Loved it. And I wanted this outfit Dennis wears so much. Except the shoes, wasn’t crazy about them.

Just thinking about this movie makes me smile.

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Here it is on youtube

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Another weight loss movie with lots of 80's staple celebs.

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R152 Someone's Watching Me is one of the few 70s TV movies that is readily available, having been released on DVD, Blu-ray, and digitally (iTunes, Amazon Prime, Vudu, etc.)

I wish more were released professionally, instead of the frequently crappy, sub-VHS copies found on YouTube.

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[quote] Damn, there were three TV movies about the Long Island Lolita, Amy Fisher, two of them actually airing opposite each other on the same night, with the lower ratings one having Alyssa Milano and Jack Scalia in it.

I got this list from Wikipedia:

Amy Fisher: My Story, 1992 (TV) Noelle Parker starred as Fisher.

Casualties of Love: The "Long Island Lolita" Story, 1993 (TV) Alyssa Milano starred as Fisher.

The Amy Fisher Story, 1993 (TV) Drew Barrymore starred as Fisher.

So, I guess the Drew Barrymore version was more popular than the Alyssa Milano version.

by Anonymousreply 17909/09/2020

The two that stand out in my mind are:

Sybil with Sally Field.

Rich Man, Poor Man. Nick Nolte was so handsome, IMO. I forgot Ed Asner starred until I saw this ad, below.

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Scruples starring LINDSAY WAGNER!

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Nick Nolte. Another hunk gone to ruin.

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Um, just rewatching 174, Before and After, Betty White at (42 minutes) is a diet center worker who makes girls who gained weight put on a PIG MASK. How did I forget that?!

by Anonymousreply 18309/09/2020

A Woman Scorned (Betty Broderick). Meredith Baxter dug deep and really pulled off this role.

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My Breast starring Meredith Baxter-Birney

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I've always had a vague recollection of "A Killer Among Friends" except that I kept thinking it was Candace Cameron that was murdered instead of Tiffani-Amber Thiesen. I swear there's one where Candace is murdered (besides the one with Fred Savage) but I can't remember it.

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Marian Rose White - starring a pre-Simpsons Nancy Cartwright, about a teenage girl admitted to a mental institute

Lisa, Bright and Dark - starring Kay Lenz, the queen of the tv movie

Rainbow - Andrea McArdle trying to play Judy Garland

And the wonderful mini-series "Moviola" made up of: "The Silent Lovers" "The Scarlett O'Hara War" and "This Year's Blonde"

by Anonymousreply 18709/09/2020

Poison Ivy (Lolita-type movie) starring Drew Barrymore. I forgot that Sarah Gilbert was in the movie until I saw this photo.

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Rich Man, Poor Man also had DL faves Robert Reed, Van Johnson, and George Maharis

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R172, that was actually a really good movie. McNamara does a great job when he confronts his mom and says, "You knew, YOU KNEW, you walked in on us..."

Didn't Lori Laughlin play his fiancee?

by Anonymousreply 19009/09/2020

R188 Poison Ivy was not a made for tv movie.

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Bette Davis in "Madam Sin", "Scream Pretty Peggy" and "A Piano For Mrs. Cimino", taking on Faye in "The Disappearance of Aimee", and meeting her match with Gena Rowlands in "Strangers: The story of a Mother and Daughter".

by Anonymousreply 19209/09/2020

I think that poster meant the Michael J. Fox/Nancy McKeon “Poison Ivy,” mentioned upthread.

by Anonymousreply 19309/09/2020

An all star cast about teenage suicide. I remember being very moved by this one. Haven't seen it since.

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"Stone Pillow" starring Lucille Ball. The corner where she laid her head is now Magnolia Bakery at Bleecker and 11th, then a pet store specializing in birds.

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Trapped in a Purple Haze

Stars Jonathan Jackson (Lucky From GH) as a teen hockey star who meets a girl, gets addicted to heroin, and his life spirals out of control. Jo Beth Williams is his mom and Colm Feore his dad. Pre-Star Wars Hayden Christensen plays his best friend.

Fun fact- JJ was a finalist for the Anakin role, but lost out to Hayden.

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by Anonymousreply 19609/09/2020

R192 adding another Bette Davis film, "White Mama" where she befriends a teen black boy. Eileen Heckart plays a homeless woman similar to "The Stone Pillow" who helps her.

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The Devil's Daughter

The Night Stalker

Gargoyles

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Grayson Hall steals "Gargoyles". I don't think her character is ever sober.

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I think this movie was called "The Runner". It featured Michael Landon as a grown adult who was a bedwetter, racing home after school to haul in the piss stained sheets his mom would hang out his bedroom window to humiliate him. All the rushing home in shame made him a good runner!

I think this was a tv movie: "Breezy" starring DL fave Kay Lenz as a groovy free and easy hippie chick who inexplicably falls for William Holden as the geezer in an open at the collar shirt who picks up Kay hitchhiking and falls for her too! Of course, Kay has to be going and leave Bill a broken geezer.

"The Homecoming"--first Walton family Christmas movie.

"A Girl Called Sooner" Cloris Leachman as an old biddy in the woods with a still.

"Sunshine" Hippie cancer gal and her shearling wearing husband have a baby and the hippie chick mother dies. Husband says, "She smells lie death," when he goes to fuck Meg Foster. Hippie chick is ok with him getting some, then she dies. John Denver songs.

by Anonymousreply 20009/09/2020

[quote] [R188] Poison Ivy was not a made for tv movie.

I stand corrected. I saw it on TV and it just seemed like a made-for-TV movie.

by Anonymousreply 20109/09/2020

Blind Faith

Stars: Robert Urich, Joanna Kerns

A wealthy businessman is accused of murdering his wife to collect insurance money to pay gambling debts. Although his three sons initially believe his innocence, his actions and court evidence soon begin to prove otherwise.

Trivia: One of the real life sons ended up marrying Tracey Gold (Carol from Growing Pains)

by Anonymousreply 20209/09/2020

The Ann Jillian Story, starring Ann Jillian as Ann Jillian.

by Anonymousreply 20309/09/2020

Breezy was theatrical. Clint Eastwood directed. Marj Dusay costarred as William's ex.

The Michael Landon film was The Loneliest Runner.

by Anonymousreply 20409/09/2020

Night Terror - Rhoda on the run after witnessing a murder. Scared the shit out of me as a kid!

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I also loved "The Awakening Land" (and, frankly, anything starring the queen of TV movies, Elizabeth Montgomery); another great miniseries and vehicle for Lee Remick was "Haywire," based on Brooke Hayward's intense memoir of life in her show business family in the '40s and '50s.

I've always wished someone would start a cable network to rerun all of these classics, like TVLand and MeTV have done with series television....

by Anonymousreply 20609/09/2020

[quote] The Ann Jillian Story, starring Ann Jillian as Ann Jillian.

R203, sounds like an intteresting MFTV movie. I’ll check it out.

by Anonymousreply 20709/09/2020

And I Alone Survived - a disoriented Blair Brown attempts to make it back to civilization after surviving a plane crash in the desert

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A Vacation In Hell - starring Agent 99, Marcia Brady, Terri Alden RN, the ex-Mr Lindsey Wagner and some other bitch!

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The Lettets, 1973, particularly the Barbara Stanwyck/Leslie Nielsen/Dina Merrill segment. It's like a prequel to "Dynasty".

by Anonymousreply 21009/09/2020

Twirl (1981)

Best friends compete for the title of "Miss Twirl" (similar to a Miss America contest with the primary category of competition being (what else?) twirling!). The real test, however, is whether their friendship will survive through the contest with the pressure and interference from their parents to win

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the 2-part QBVII, starring Anthony Hopkins & Ben Gazzara

Dan Curtis' film version of Dracula, starring Jack Palance

Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn with the cute Leigh McCloskey

John Carpenter's bio of Elvis starring Kurt Russell, with Shelley Winters as his mother

Our Sons, an AIDS movie with Julie Andrews & Ann-Margaret of the mothers of gay sons - one played by Hugh Grant

Surviving, a family crisis movie starring Ellen Burstyn, Marsha Mason, Paul Sorvino, Molly Ringwald & River Phoenix,

and last but definitely not least, A Question of Love, a child custody film involving a lesbian couple played by Gena Rowlands & Jane Alexander

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"When She Was Bad" with Cheryl Ladd

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The Neon Ceiling - Gig Young and Lee Grant. Grant plays a runaway housewife. She and her daughter stop at Young's cafe. What I really remember is the neon ceiling, which is covered in his neon art works.

by Anonymousreply 21409/09/2020

Mistress starring Victoria Principal, who plays a mistress. Her boyfriend, who had been keeping her, dies without providing for her. She has no job skills. Oh, the drama! She ends up being a mistress to Alan Rachins, whom she loathes.

by Anonymousreply 21509/09/2020

Killer Bees - starring Gloria Swanson and Friday night DL fave Kate Jackson!

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"The Users" with Jaclyn Smith, Tony Curtis, Joan Fontaine, John Forsythe, Michelle Phillips, etc.

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"No One Would Tell"- in which DJ Tanner gets beat up by Kevin Arnold.

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by Anonymousreply 21809/09/2020

Thanks everyone. Just ordered a couple of these titles on eBay.

by Anonymousreply 21909/09/2020

Lynda Carter as "Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess."

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🐜 Ants! 🐜 🐜 🐜

starring Suzanne Somers and Lynda (BASTARDS!) Day George!

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My Sweet Charlie - Patty Duke and Al Freeman. She's a pregnant southern girl and he's a black NYC lawyer, both hiding out in rural Texas. I don't really recall what happened, just that it was filmed in coastal Texas, I think around the Bolivar Peninsula. It was the first movie I saw that had scenery I could identify.

by Anonymousreply 22209/09/2020

Another Linda Blair: "Summer Of Fear" (1978)

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Jacqueline Susann's VALLEY OF THE DOLLS 1981.

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Call Me Anna (1990ish): Biopic of Patty Duke, starring Patty!

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Babe - starring Susan Clark. It was a biopic about an Olympic track star turned golfer. I remember crying at the end 😢

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Someone I Touched (1975): Cloris Leachman and family deal with venereal disease. Seriously! Watch it now on Prime for free!

by Anonymousreply 22709/09/2020

Finnegan Begin Again (made for HBO) - starring Mary Tyler Moore and Robert Preston

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R127 I was living in Ft Worth when that movie was banned. My sister sent me the VHS tape.

by Anonymousreply 22909/09/2020

"The Spell" (1977)

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I remember the Loneliest Runner too, apparently it was autobiographical for Landon.

But he only played the grown version of the character, the 14 year old was Lance Kerwin

by Anonymousreply 23109/09/2020

Wow, the 1981 VOTD was a cast of has beens and never was-ers even then

by Anonymousreply 23209/09/2020

Love, Honor and Obey: the Last Mafia Marriage - Nancy McKeon and Eric Roberts, both from major mob families, marry. She is devout and very sheltered. Her first pregnancy ends in stillbirth or miscarriage. She goes nuts longing for a baby and he finds a baby boy for her. Eventually she realizes her husband is a criminal with girlfriends. They divorce and she goes on to lead an honest life. Based on a true story.

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Blood Vows: the Story of a Mafia Wife - Melissa Gilbert marries Joe Penny. Eventually she realizes she has married into a mob family. She is really thrilled with him at one point because he has her apartment redecorated in Santa Fe colors. I don't remember the middle, except that she resists the rules the family sets her. It ends with him killing her without remorse. I think he stabbed her.

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I read this whole thread to see if anyone had posted Someone I Touched and The Spell they were both posted in the last hour. They’re both on Amazon Prime. In addition to Helen Hunt The Spell stars the legendary Lee Grant. It’s a total Carrie ripoff, like those K-Tel records that had anonymous singers covering other people’s hits.

by Anonymousreply 23509/09/2020

R188 I saw that movie in a theater. Not made for tv.

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"Sarah, PLAIN and Tall"

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O Pioneers!

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Cast the First Stone starring Jill Eikenberry - a school teacher is raped and becomes pregnant. People judge her for being single and pregnant. It was so annoying I didn't watch to see how it turned out.

by Anonymousreply 23909/09/2020

Yeah, I’m a Tuesday Weld troll (#WeAreLegion!) but her TV remake of “Diabolique” is taut and well acted. Joan Hackett and (nasty) Sam Waterston costar.

Watch and learn, bitches!

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Joan Hackett movie where she is stalked by some guy to her beach house in Big Sur. Name?

by Anonymousreply 24109/09/2020

Oh! Here is “Reflections of Murder” all in one piece! Sorry : ( And maybe better quality.

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That sounds a bit like Elizabeth Montgomery’s THE VICTIM.

But then, they all tend to sound alike after a while!

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^^ In response to

[quote]r241 Joan Hackett movie where she is stalked by some guy to her beach house in Big Sur. Name?

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[quote]Our Sons, an AIDS movie with Julie Andrews & Ann-Margaret of the mothers of gay sons - one played by Hugh Grant

I watched this a couple of days ago on Amazon Prime. It had been a long time since I had seen it.

by Anonymousreply 24509/09/2020

Poor Jaclyn Smith gets trapped in the shower in "Nightkill."

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They made us watch Sarah T. Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic in school, along with some real movies like "Nicholas and Alexandra," which was supposed to teach us about Russia.

by Anonymousreply 24709/09/2020

"The Naked Prey" was supposed to teach us about Africa, but I think the teacher was just a perv.

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[quote]r246 Poor Jaclyn Smith gets trapped in the shower in "Nightkill."

I believe that was shot as a feature film, then sold to television after playing in just a few theaters.

None of the angels were really made for the big screen.

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The Tracy Thurman Story.-Nancy McKeon tries to divorce her abusive husband played by Dale Midkiff. The husband beats Nancy as cops and neighbors stand there and do nothing. He stomps on her then he screams "Look what I did to your mother!" at his infant son.

The Burning Bed- Farrah Fawcett sets her abusive husband on fire.

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Men Don't Tell- Peter Strauss plays a man who is abused by his wife Judith Light.

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"Zuma Beach" (1981)- Suzanne Somers tries to hang with the kids for a while. And checkout who plays the teenyboppers: I see Rosanna Arquette and Tanya Roberts.

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The Horror at 37,000 Feet. This one scared me as a kid!

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I probably saw this one when I was much too young. I never looked at Samantha Stevens the same way again!

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The Night They Took Miss Beautiful

best title ever.

Victoria Principal as a CIA agent undercover as a beauty pageant contestant who gets kidnapped by a group like the SLA (Patty Hearst!!! reference, extra points)

by Anonymousreply 25509/09/2020

Consenting Adult with Marlo Thomas and the yummy Barry Tubb was really influential in my teen years. (based on the classic novel.)

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"The Victim" 1972 TV move with Elizabeth Montgomery and Eileen Heckart.

A wealthy woman is trapped during a storm in a house with no electricity or phone. She knows her sister is missing - she struggles to against a dour housekeeper and her sister's estranged husband to discover the truth.

I still remember the chills this movie gave me after all these years. Elizabeth Montgomery and Eileen Heckart's combined talents raised this movie far beyond the usual TV movie fare.

Elizabeth Montgomery and her then-husband William Asher were known in Hollywood for helping to "make" the ABC network, giving the network their first top 10 series, and most successful series up to that time, with "Bewitched"

The end of Montgomery's marriage to Asher coincided with the end of the "Bewitched" series in 1972. And Montgomery went on to negotiate her own pioneering TV movie production deal - that gave her control over scripts, casting, and other production decisions - that few women in TV had at that time.

For me "The Victim" stands out as one of Montgomery's best but often overlooked TV movies.

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The two TV movies I remember:

A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story (starring Miguel Ferrer and Monica Keena), Aired a few months after the Olympics, but before she became a drunk.

The Day My Kid Went Punk (starring Bernie Kopell and Christine Belford, TV stars extraordinaire. Christine played Kirsten, Rose’s daughter on the Golden Girls, squeeeee!) Remember, kids, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

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𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐬 𝐓𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐬 (1973), with Roy Thinnes, Angie Dickinson, Claude Akins, and Hurd Hatfield

𝐒𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐥𝐟 (1974), with Peter Graves and Clint Walker

𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐞𝐥 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐬 (1972), starring Ben Gazzara, Elizabeth Ashley, and Michael Douglas

𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐔𝐬 𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐄𝐯𝐢𝐥 (1973), with George Kennedy, Jack Weston, Jim Davis, and a very beautiful Jan-Michael Vincent (see link)

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Pack of Lies, starring Ellen Burstyn and Terri Garr.

Remember that Golden Girls episode where George Clooney plays a federal agent who sets up station at the house to conduct surveillance on the next door neighbors? Well, this is just as good!!!

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"Special Bulletin"-- a group of Weathermen-type terrorists build a nuclear weapon and threaten to detonate if the government doesn't disarm ASAP. Presented as a television newscast that many people believed was real (despite disclaimers at every commercial break).

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Babycakes, the romantic comedy for fat whores!

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262 comments to get to this? Everybody turn in your gay cards!

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R263, mentioned at R212.

by Anonymousreply 26409/09/2020

No mention yet, I think, of the Gene Roddenberry Sci-Fi movie Genesis II, where a 20th century man gets transported to a post apocalyptic future where Mariette Hartley has two bellybuttons!

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Peter Graves and his two teenage kids are in the mountains when an earthquake and solar flares unleash a lethal virus that slowly turns people to dust in Where Have All the People Gone. Mom is home in Malibu as they race back to find if she is still alive or turned to dust as well.

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Death of A Cheerleader is a undoubted classic of the genre... A lot of the crime ones stick in my mind. Especially being from the UK, lots of the cases were new to me and I didn’t know the details before I watched in grim fascination. Blind Faith mentioned upthread, Fatal Vision, Betty Broderick films also already mentioned, Small Sacrifices with Farrah Fawcett as that absolutely evil murderous cunt of a mother Diane Downs.

“I Know My Name is Steven” also named above is something I saw when I was still a kid myself, and the details haunt me. I also had nightmares about one about Ted Bundy, which Google tells me must have been A Deliberate Stranger with Mark Harmon.

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𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐧𝐞? (1974)

R266, it was memorable to me, too. I was especially freaked out by the scene at the grocery store with the dogs.

People turning to dust wasn't new; 'Star Trek' had done it ('The Omega Glory'), and I can't help but feel there's another example that I've simply forgotten.

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I know it’s more of a miniseries- but “V” from the 1980s was always my favorite. Faye Grant, sexy Marc Singer, and alien invasion... amazing!

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Gosh, so many...

I Know My First Name Is Steven, starring DL fave Corky Nemec (boy kidnapped and molested by pervert who eventually escapes)

In A Child's Name starring DL fave Valerie Bertinelli (her sister was brutally murdered by husband and she fights for custody of her baby)

A Cry For Help: The Tracy Thurman Story starring DL fave Nancy McKeon (abused wife who the cops ignore)

Woman on the Ledge starring DL fave Dee Dee Hall (one of three friends contemplates suicide 15 stories up)

My Boyfriend's Back starring DL faves Judith Light, Sandy Duncan and Jill Eikenberry as a 60s girl group who reunites for a TV special)

Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare starring DL fave Ryan Phillippe

Crash Course starring everyone from an 80s TV show about driver's ed

She Cried No starring DL faves Candace Cameron and Mark-Paul Gosselar (college date rape)

The Murder of Mary Phagan starring DL fave Kevin Spacey (period piece about young girl's murder and the town's upheaval)

Terror In The Family starring DL fave Hilary Swank as a holy terror teenager

Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean starring DL fave Suzanne Phleshette

The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake starring DL fave Bonnie Bartlett

The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derekson Story starring Lindsay Wagner as a flight attendant who helps passengers escape hijackers

The Marla Hanson Story (NYC model whose face was slashed with a razor)

by Anonymousreply 27009/10/2020

Sandcastles about a woman who falls in love with a ghost, played by Jan Michael Vincent in his gorgeous prime. He really was beautiful; it was tragic that he turned into a human trainwreck.

The Day After, about nuclear apocalypse, scared the HELL outta me.

Someone up thread mentioned a TV movie where Linda Blair gets raped in jail with a broom handle, that was Born Innocent. EVERYONE was talking about that movie at school the next day, it was SCANDALOUS!

Thanks to OP for starting this thread; wish more of the old TV movies were streaming.

by Anonymousreply 27109/10/2020

"Beverly Hills Madam" with Faye Dunaway

"Mayflower Madam" with Candice Bergen

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R90

Ken McElroy had it coming.... You only wonder why it took so long.

"McElroy fathered more than 10 children with different women. He met his last wife, Trena McCloud (1957–2012), when she was 12 years old and in eighth grade. He raped McCloud repeatedly, also burning her house down and shooting the family dog before her parents relented and agreed to their marriage."

by Anonymousreply 27309/10/2020

Ever since getting a DVD burner, I've gone crazy burning films, variety shows, soaps and other specials from You Tube, and with the pandemic, it has been a great time passer to have these when I can't go out. I eventually started filing all my TV movies together, and noticed that a lot of TV movies ended up becoming pilots for shows that lasted maybe 1-2 seasons or never got picked up at all.

Two Susan Hayward movies from 1972 I watched recently: "Say Goodbye Maggie Cole" as a doctor, and "Heat of Anger" where she played an attorney. Both seemed to be pilots. I believe that "Heat of Anger" was originally meant for Stanwyck, but she was ill, and Barbara encouraged Susan to take on the role.

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“Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night” with Susan Dey.

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My favorite Christmas movie is the TV Movie "The Gathering" from 1977 with Ed Asner and Maureen Stapleton. Ed is estranged from his wife and children. Finds out he's dying and tries to make amends at a Christmas family reunion. I actually got to recreate the ending in real life. Gregory Harrison plays the youngest son who went to Canada to dodge the draft. Ed realizes at the end he will never see his son again but then he shows up and they are reunited. Few years ago I was at an autograph show. Ed Asner was there and I had him sign the DVD of this movie. On the other side of the room was Harrison. I had him sign it to. He asked when I had gotten Ed to sign. I said he's here. Gregory got really excited and asked where. So I took him over to Ed's table. An reunited them. They gave each other a big hug like in the movie. Surreal.

by Anonymousreply 27609/10/2020

Technically a Mini Series but who can forget "Hollywood Wives" with the great Laura Branigan song

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There are a lot of great TV Christmas movies, R276, but I have not seen that one. Julie Harris and Jason Robards in "The Christmas Wife", "A Christmas to Remember" with Robards, Eva Marie Saint, and Joanne Woodward and "Christmas on Division Street" with Hume Cronyn are a few I watched last holiday season. "The Gathering" is going on my list for this Christmas.

I don't think anybody has mentioned another Maureen Stapleton TV movie, "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom", which of course was quickly musicalized for Broadway as "Ballroom".

by Anonymousreply 27809/10/2020

A guilty pleasure: "These Old Broads" w/Debbie, Joan, Shirley and a cameo by Liz. Debbie breaks into "Get Happy" in a gay bar (to a disco beat) while Shirley tries to make up with her estranged son. Here's Debbie and Liz in their reunion scene.

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Did anyone already say “Christmas of Many Colors” with Dolly Parton?

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Caroline? with Stephanie Zimbalist. It was a take on Anastasia.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy with Jacklyn Smith in the title role.

The Cassandra Crossing with Sophia Loren, Richard Harris and Martin Sheen. From IMDB: Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train. So what happens next?

by Anonymousreply 28109/10/2020

R278 Yes, remember when Christmas Tv movies were not just girl returns to her home town to run the family, card store, bakery, florist, catering, toy store and meets a man and they fall in love.

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"Malice in Wonderland" with Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Alexander as feuding gossip columnists, Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper.

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The English equivalent of The a Day After was Threads. Terrifying. Even if you survived the nuclear bomb, life was hardly worth living after that.

(I hope I die in the blast if we ever get nuked).

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Personals- with Jennifer O'neal killing men through the personal ads and Stephanie Zimbalist as a reporter on her trail.

She's in the Army Now-with Jamie Lee Curtis and Melanie Griffith as army recuits

Bridge Across Time-Jack the Ripper is transported to modern times

Revenge of the Stepford Wives with Sharon Gless and Marge Simpson

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"In The Gloaming" directorial debut of Christopher Reeve and staring DL fave (?) G, as mother of son dying of AIDS

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oops

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The Stranger Within

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Semper Fi. It’s about a rich kid who follows a girl and joins the Marines. The movie is about the time in basic training. I watched it for hottie Steve Burton.

It’s actually a pretty accurate portrayal of Marine Corps boot camp.

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I loved These Old Broads.

It had no real story and of course everyone was spoofing themselves but it was cute. I really should rewatch it before the End Times.

by Anonymousreply 29009/10/2020

a mini-series, not a movie, but "Dress Gray" in which Alec Baldwin was never more delectable. Adapted by Gore Vidal

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Watching the dog attack in Where Have All the People Gone, triggered another memory of one, which turned out to be Trapped from 1973. James Brolin, Mr. Barbra Streisand, gets mugged in a department store bathroom, (a sex hookup gone wrong maybe?) knocked unconscious and locked in for the night.

The problem is there are six deadly attack security Dobermans trained to kill that he must evade and stay alive from until the store opens in the morning. I was eight when I saw it and I remember that I used to get antsy at closing time in stores that we might get trapped there like that.

I wonder if he has PTSD when Barbra closes the underground mall at night and releases the dogs down there?

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Based off the book of the same name- Riding the Bus With My Sister

Rosie O. has never been better!

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"The Day After," a harrowing look at the aftermath of a nuclear strike on a small town in middle America.

by Anonymousreply 29409/10/2020

Oh no r292 does he kilt dogs?

by Anonymousreply 29509/10/2020

Stupid fat fingers... I meant does he kill the dogs?

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The crumbling skeleton of a newborn is found when an old sorority house is demolished! Which former sorority sister had a baby in secret??

"Friendships, Secrets and Lies" with Sondra Locke, Tina Louise, Stella Stevens, Loretta Swit, Paula Prentiss, Cathryn Damon and Shelley Fabaras.

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R296 I don’t recall completely, but I assume it’s a and then there were none scenario as he takes then out one by one in his fight to survive.

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Looking at many of these they seem to have been repackaged (and many times renamed ) and sent off for theatrical release in Great Britain or Europe. I’m intrigued by this and wonder how off this happened and how lucrative it was for the networks. Brits on this thread, did your stations, or is it just literally the BBC at the time, have movies of the week like this? Do you recall some of theses from the movie theatre?

by Anonymousreply 29909/10/2020

R295 To lessen the blow of what really most likely happened.

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Connie Stevens as a tragic Marilyn Monroe type in THE SEX SYMBOL (1974)

That inept howl at the end is priceless....

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Like Normal People - 1979- Shaun Cassidy and Linda Purl are retarded and fall in love. Hoo boy....

She Lives! Desi Arnaz Jr (so cute) is married to a dying woman (Season Hubley, she was so cute too!) (Spoiler alert, I dont think she lives)

The Girl Most Likely Too has already been mentioned but I loved that one too. Written by Joan Rivers!

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Karen Valentine in Gidget Grows Up and Coffee Tea or Me?

The Feminist and the Fuzz. Barbara Eden and David Hartman

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Hat damn those made for TV movies scarred me for life. I was way, way too little to be watching the things I did. I vividly recall scenes from these but had to google for titles:

"The Initiation of Sara": Morgan Fairchild's face (deservedly) melts after some sorority witchcraft. It had that other Morgan, Morgan Brittany, which confused me. I thought they were sisters or something but then why the same name?

"Escape from Bogen County": The gorgeous Jaclyn Smith!!! She tries to escape from her abusive husband who runs the county. Made me afraid to ever go to Texas.

"Sweet Hostage": Martin Sheen is a mental patient who takes Linda Blair hostage. I didn't understand why Martin Sheen made me feel all funny when he was the bad guy. This one tops my list as a really fucking disturbing movie.

by Anonymousreply 30409/10/2020

R304. omg Sweet Hostage!!! Can't believe I forgot that one.

This thread is addicting

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Amos (1985)- The head nurse (Elizabeth Montgomery) at a nursing home tries to stifle a spry patient (Kirk Douglas) who questions recent patient deaths.

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Trapped - a made for TNT movie in the late eighties starring Kathleen Quinlan. I’ve posted this in one of the horror threads too. A woman is trapped in a high rise office building after hours with a psycho killer.

It was directed by the guy who did “When A Stranger Calls” and like that movie it had several effective terrifying scenes.

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Crazy From The Heart - a high school principal starts a romance with the janitor.I think this was made for HBO.

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I have been keeping up with this thread since the beginning, but I have not seen this one mentioned. It features a cast of 70's favorites plus a ton of veterans.

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[bold]Dying Room Only[/bold] (1973) with Cloris Leachman as a woman whose husband mysteriously vanishes at a roadside diner. Co-starring Ross Martin, Ned Beatty & Dabney Coleman. Written by Richard Matheson.

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[quote]r303 Karen Valentine in Coffee Tea or Me?

I was very upset to later read that book was entirely fiction. I grew up with an ancient copy of the paperback, and thought Trudi and Rachel were cool.

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Britannic. Aired on Fox Family back in 2000, clearly commissioned due to the ongoing Titanic craze. Heavily fictionalised, but not bad considering what a modest budget it had.

by Anonymousreply 31209/10/2020

Elizabeth Montgomery remade Bette Davis' Dark Victory for a TV movie.

Blasphemous I know to remake it, but Anthony Hopkins was young and HOT as the doctor! First thing I remember seeing him in.

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Haunts of the Very Rich

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A Diva’s Christmas Carol starring Vanessa Williams as a Scrooge-type character with Kathy Griffin. Surprisingly entertaining.

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OT: you really do get a sense of how WHITE WHITE WHITE "idealized" American culture was when you watch these old TV movies. There's rarely a person of color in sight, and hardly ever in a central role.

But back to the movies themselves: I always wanted to se "Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder" (1987) with Lee Remick playing a real life, murderous socialite.

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The House on Greenapple Road with Janet Leigh and Burr DeBenning in the smallest tightest swim trunks I had ever seen on television......MURDER! AND MAYHEM!!!

And Playmates.....Alan Alda and Doug McClure as two divorced dads who meet at a small park where divorced dads take their kids on visiting days. They start talking about their ex-wives.....and then they end up DATING each other's ex! Exes played by Barbara Feldon (Alda) and Connie Stevens (McClure).

Very funny......Alda tries to turn Stevens into an intellectual and Feldon ends up paining a large nude picture of McClure......

Alda: Didn't you like that play we saw on Friday night? Stevens: Play? Some guy came out and said "I'm forbidden to love my sister" and some girl came out and said "I'm forbidden to love my father".....all I could think was I'm forbidden to leave this theatre!"

The sound is messed up at the beginning of this clip....but you get the idea.....

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Doug McClure, isn’t that a character on The Simpsons?

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No Place to Run (1972) An adopted boy's parents are killed, and to keep him from returning to the state's custody, he and his grandfather run away.

Scott Jacoby!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 31909/10/2020

I want someone to make a documentary on the made for network TV movie tracing its history and highlighting many of these gems.

by Anonymousreply 32009/10/2020

R320 That’d be very interesting.

If you want to go really crazy, make a TV movie about making TV movies!

by Anonymousreply 32109/10/2020

The Rosa Parks Story. I taped it, and my teacher asked me to bring it in so the class could watch for Black History Month. Another teacher wanted a copy, so I lent the tech guy the tape to dupe it. I don’t know if she ever got it, but I never got my tape back.

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R117, this is a good one and used to be free on YT but no more. They've taken so many of the MFTVMs away. Fuck them, I won't pay for it. It's not free on Prime either. I don't do Hulu or Netflix.

Does anyone remember a TV movie from about 1970 with Mia Farrow called Goodbye Raggedy Ann? I cannot find this, for free, anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 32309/10/2020

The Day After, it scared the hell out of me and was so perfect for the Reagan era as everyone believed he would start WWIII.

by Anonymousreply 32409/10/2020

Nadia.

Do you think it's possible for a little girl to fly?

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r234, Joe actually shoots Melissa unexpectedly while hugging her. And he did have remorse, he told her he'll always love her right before he offs her. But he did what he had to do.

by Anonymousreply 32609/10/2020

R39, the movie you’re referring to is The Good Mother and it had a theatrical release. The movie was quite good but the novel made me cry. It’s devastating.

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[italic]Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate[/italic] (1971)

Four elderly ladies create a fictitious computer dating profile, only to have it attract the attention of a psychopath.

Starring Helen Hayes, Myrna Loy, Sylvia Sidney, Mildred Natwick and Vince Edwards.

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R318, speaking of Doug McClure, here's 𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐧'𝐬 𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐞 (1975):

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R327 As I had never heard of that movie, I looked it up.

" Soon, Anna meets and falls in love with Leo (Neeson), an Irish sculptor who helps her to find true passion and fulfillment. He is a nice guy, and has a stable relationship with Anna. Molly is soon exposed to their sexual relationship. One day, Molly sees Leo naked in the bathroom. She points at his private part and asks what it is. He tells her and she asks if she can touch it. He says okay and she puts her little hand on it for a second."

WTF?

by Anonymousreply 33009/10/2020

R15 mentioned the Burning Bed. It think that's probably the most well-known made-for-TV movie.

I remember when one or more of the major networks aired a "Movie of the Week", usually on Sunday or Monday night. I preferred the movies that depicted true stories.

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Sins of the Past - Barbara Carrera, Kim Cattrall, Kirstie Alley and Debby Boone play call girls who work for the same service. One girl is murdered and they disband/retire in fear. Several years later, another girl is murdered and they realize a serial killer is stalking them. This was actually pretty good, as I recall.

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I know Winds of War was a mini-series, but.....Jan Michael Vincent.

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The Thorn Birds

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If you want to talk mini-series, then [italic]Captains and the Kings[/italic], starring Richard Jordan, Patty Duke and Blair Brown. It's a rags-to-riches, sorta-like-the-Kennedys melodrama about an Irish immigrant who works and schemes to become rich and powerful. It was quite good and Richard Jordan was so handsome.

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I’ve struggled, unsuccessfully, to remember the title of this 1970s made-for-TV movie. You’re my only hope, DL.

The set-up: a young man and his girlfriend are out in a secluded spot in the woods when . . . something happens. The young man regains consciousness and discovers that his girlfriend has been shot to death. He has no memory of what happened. The girlfriend’s wealthy, vindictive father makes sure that the young man is charged with her murder, and fights to keep him in prison as the young man’s attorney battles to stop him from being executed.

At one point, the lawyer tells the young man that he has always assumed that he was guilty. And are we sure he’s not?

Somehow, some way, in true TV-movie fashion, the young man’s memory comes back. The denouement is honestly scary. The young couple were confronted at gunpoint by the girl’s father. They both assumed that he’s going to kill the young man, but no. The father advances on his daughter, and, as she screams in terror, he shoots her. He’s killed the daughter he idolized, because—and this is implied, not spelled out—he was incestuously obsessed with her, and couldn’t cope with her falling in love with someone else.

Does anyone else remember this? What is the goddam title?

by Anonymousreply 33609/10/2020

I loved that one around 1994 starring Lindsay Wagner and Barry Bostwick. It was based on a Danielle Steele or Sidney Sheldon book.

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In This House of Brede, with Diana Rigg.

by Anonymousreply 33809/10/2020

R335 not to mention the handsome Perry King.

Which reminds me of The Last Convertible (miniseries) which had some good looking men my 12 year old self drooled over.

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Between seeing that Frankenstein movie and The Reincarnation Of Peter Proud at a young age I never liked Michael Sarrazin, he creeped me out.

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Several people mentioned Christmas movies, but I don't think anyone brought up this one:

A House without a Christmas Tree

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Another Christmas movie:

Before it became a series with Michael Learned as the mother, there was the film on which it was based:

The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (with Patricia Neal as the mother)

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My Pussy starring Meredith Bastard-Birney

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[quote]I know Winds of War was a mini-series, but.....Jan Michael Vincent.

Hey, if you're going to bring up miniseries & Jan-Michael Vincent, then I'm going to mention the sequel, War and Remembrance, with Hart Bochner.

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Do any ELDERGAYS remember A Guide For The Married Woman 1978- with Sybil Sheppard. It had a cute little song called - Nothing Stays the same. She was still a stunning woman in 1978. I'm watching it right now online, UNFORTUNATELY it's dubbed in Russian.

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"Death at Love House" starring Robert Wagner and Kate Jackson as husband and wife who occupy the haunted estate of a long dead Hollywood actress that Wagner is writing a book about. Co-starring Sylvia Sidney, Dorothy Lamour, Joan Blondell, and Bill Macy.

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Horror at 37,000 Feet. Chuck Connors! Buddy Ebsen! William Shatner! Russell Johnson!

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[quote]Elizabeth Montgomery remade Bette Davis' Dark Victory for a TV movie. Blasphemous I know to remake it, but Anthony Hopkins was young and HOT as the doctor! First thing I remember seeing him in.

Omg -- I absolutely fell in love with Anthony Hopkins in that movie! He and Liz had great chemistry; I wish they'd appeared together in other films.

"Dark Victory" was my 2nd Anthony Hopkins film; I first saw him as the supposed killer in "The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case".

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A couple of HIV related TV movies

And There Was One-story about a couple and their infant daughter who are diagnosed with HIV

I can't remember the title of the movie-it starred Linda Hamilton as a woman dying of AIDS and trying to find a home for her son.

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"Terraces" (1977), which was produced as a pilot for a possible "Love Boat"-type series centering on residents of a Los Angeles high-rise apartment building. One story featured Lloyd Bochner as an unhappily-married, closeted doctor who's having an affair with a young gay actor living in the building. After much drama and a failed suicide attempt, Bochner ends up leaving the wife and moving in to live openly with his lover.

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just between friends with Mary Tyler Moore, Christine Lahti, and Ted Danson. Maybe I'll be home in the spring with Sally Field.

There was a movie about a woman (who looked a little like goop) who was stalking a doctor. She believed she was having an affair with him but wasn't and had an imaginary friend who she talked to. She ended up in jail. I can't remember the name of it or who was in it but it was a good movie.

by Anonymousreply 35109/10/2020

Just Between Friends was a theatrical release.

by Anonymousreply 35209/10/2020

Oh R352. I always thought it was a TV movie.

by Anonymousreply 35309/10/2020

"The Homecoming" is very good, even if you didn't care for "The Waltons," the TV movie is worth seeing.

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The Cay (1974)

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A Valerie Harper tv-movie from the early to mid eighties, Don't Go To Sleep. It was pretty gruesome for its time and it traumatized me as a tiny gayling.

The end, where the murderous, dead daughter shows up for one of the last remaining family members gave me nightmares!

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R341, A House Without A Christmas Tree was a lovely movie. I can't remember if Addie And The King Of Hearts was a sequel or came first, but they used to show them on PBS every year around the holidays.

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Love, Hate, Love.

Ryan O’Neal in a Movie if the Week.

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Like Normal People

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No Other Love

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Special People

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"Playing For Time"

"The Morning After"

"First, You Cry"

"Right Of Way"

"The House Without A Christmas Tree"

"The Homecoming"

"Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?"

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Will There Really Be A Morning? The Frances Farmer Story

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"The Legend Of Lizzie Borden," 1975, with Elizabeth Montgomery

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R299, American TV movies were sometimes in the past shown in primetime TV slots in the U.K., for example one of the Amy Fisher movies was BBC’s big Saturday night movie one week in the 90s (although people did complain about this because of the low “quality” of such films.. Not me, of course!) Similarly the Steven Stayner film (in two parts I think?) was shown over Saturday and Sunday nights in primetime, again on BBC. In the 1980s and early 90s and before satellite TV really took off we had a grand total of four channels (two being the BBC!!) but you could usually find this stuff on BBC 1 and occasionally on ITV.

And, as you note, they were often renamed here. British audiences don’t like titles for example that are or include wording like “The Lacey McBoogle Story” (say); these will only ever sound like Troy McClure movies to us. Also with the crimes being unfamiliar here, the name would often mean nothing to us. The Amy Fisher film I mentioned was “Amy Fisher: My Story” and aired as “Lethal Lolita” on BBC (bit unfair, Mary Jo lived! Not lethal then!)

In later years the BBC and ITV moved these types of films to late -night timeslots, often midnight or so. Not that it stopped me of course.

Modern TV movies now only tend to air on trashier channels. Channel 5 here likes to show those terrible Hallmark Mysteries and the awful modern Lifetime stuff in the mid-afternoon on weekdays.

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The Weekend Nun

True story of Jane Duco, a young nun who also had a job as a probation officer.

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I only vaguely remember it but I think it was a Lifetime movie featuring some generic blonde actress like Jennie Garth playing a vicious female rape defense attorney, who, of course, gets raped and then kills her attacker and is put-on trial.

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"Marilyn: The Untold Story" with Catherine Hicks

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"Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story" with Sherilyn Fenn

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"The Audrey Hepburn Story" with Jennifer Love Hewitt

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"The Grace Kelly Story" with Cheryl Ladd

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R351 I think that may have been Obsessed with Jenna Elfman.

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"My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn" with Duncan Regehr

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"Mae West" with Ann Jillian

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Who could forget this one- The Ryan White Story. Lukas Haas was a talented kid actor.

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Haunts of the Very Rich (anyone say that yet?)

When Lost was the big thing and everyone was asking what do you think it is about. I'd always say it's a ripoff of Haunts.....and it turned out at the end it was.

Cloris Leachman and Lloyd Bridges starred.

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The Facts of Life Goes To Australia

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The UFO Incident, based on a true story of a married couple, Betty & Barney Hill who under hypnosis remembered being abducted by aliens. Pretty funny overacting by James Earl Jones and Estelle Parsons as the couple.

A seriously depressing one was The Morning After, starring Dick Van Dyke as an alcoholic who loses everything and ends up in the gutter. Featured the Beatles song "Yesterday." A total bummer!

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I liked "Love Hate Love."

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One Special Night, with Julie Andrews and James Garner

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One Special Night, with Julie Andrews and James Garner

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None of you cunts mentioned any of my movies!

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Death Cruise with Kate Jackson

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"...First Do No Harm" with M as the mother of an epileptic boy.

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Any Mother's Son- Bonnie Bedelia stars as a mother who discovers that her deceased son's murder was a hate crime because he was gay.

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The Stand - the Stephen King epic miniseries. That was great and I've been dreaming that a remake would happen. I was ecstatic when I read it finally happened - it's airing in December but on that fucking CBS All Access pay channel ripoff.

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The Switch(1993)- Real life story of a quadriplegic who fought to end his life, but later decided to keep living starring Gary Cole, Craig T. Nelson, and Beverly D'Angelo

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Was Jane Fonda in the Dollmaker mentioned yet? She won an Emmy for playing an Appalachian woman who saves her family by carving folk dolls during the Depression.

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Awesome '80s mini-series: Masada (1981), The Last Days of Pompeii (1984), and A.D. (1985). Watch 'em on YouTube!

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Shirley MacLaine's 2-part TV movie Out on a Limb is fascinating and very well done. It was directed by Colin Higgins who directed 9 to 5, and Foul Play.

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Part 2.

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Speaking of Christmas specials, there was Lily Tomlin’s partner Jane Wagner’s Peabody award winning children’s special J.T. about a little boy in Harlem nursing an injured sick cat back to life just before the holiday. It was on Saturday morning, but was so popular they aired in the evening the next week. There was also a children’s book version of it done.

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R3 A womans face is severely disfigured in a car crash and her doctor uses her pussy lips to replace her facial lips.

Saaaaaaaay, whaaaaaaat?

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The Executioner's Song (1982): Tommy Lee Jones as imprisoned killer who wants to be executed.

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Sgt. Matlovich vs. the Air Force (1977ish, on YouTube): Brad Davis as gay miltary guy who outs himself. Blanche Devereux plays his mother. True story! Leonard Matlovich (died in 1988 due to AiDS complications) was a true hero. Visit his grave in Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC.

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Malibu

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Princess Daisy

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[quote]The Executioner's Song (1982): Tommy Lee Jones as imprisoned killer who wants to be executed.

R394, Gary Gilmore, who not only fought to be executed, but asked for and got a firing squad.

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Torn Between Two Lovers (1979): Married Lee Remick has an affair with George Peppard.

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Victim of the Night aka Double Jeopardy with the late Brittany Murphy as the teenager having an affair with a much older, married police officer. Murphy was actually really brilliant in it.

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Who Will Love My Children (1983): Dying Ann-Margret looks for new homes/parents for her tons of children. The kids include Punky Brewster, Carol from Growing Pains, and Tina Yothers' little brother.

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[bold]A Taste of Evil[/bold] (1971), starring Barbara Stanwyck, Barbara Parkins, and Roddy McDowell.

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THE LONG JOURNEY BACK (1978) starring always phenomenal Cloris Leachman, Mike Connors & Stephanie Zimbalist made a big impression on me at 11 years old. Namely, for the accident sequence. My head was on a swivel every time my summer camp bus stopped at a rail crossing, after seeing it.

I also had a thing for Stephanie Zimbalist that I wouldn't quite understand until a few years later, during REMINGTON STEELE.

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"The Legend of Walks Far Woman," starring Raqui Welch as a Blackfoot woman who is banished from her tribe and goes to live with the Sioux. The movie was made in 1980, but didn't air until 1982 because NBC thought they had a turkey in their hands.

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I remember THE WILD WOMEN OF CHASTITY GULCH for it's super-duper early-'80s cast!

Joan Collins, Priscilla Barnes, Lee Horsley, Lisa Whelchel, Donny Osmond, Morgan Brittany, Pamela Bellwood, Phyllis Davis.....plus Howard Duff & Jeanette Nolan!

So bad, it was good. An Aaron Spelling/Doug Cramer production, of course.

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"Murder Can Hurt You" (title changed from "Murder Can Kill You"); think "Murder By Death", but with TV detectives (and not as funny).

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Great book about TV Movies by Amanda Reyes. She also does a podcast about them.

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This was a big event in 1984....."Ellis Island" with an outstanding cast headlined by Golden Globe Winner Faye Dunaway (gloriously theatrical) and Richard Burton, and available on YouTube. Not one of the lengthier mini-series, but quite an epic.

My favorite among the cast: British actress Cherie Lunghi as a very avant garde lesbian art gallery owner living in Greenwich Village who seduces Richard's daughter, Kate.

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R395 Brad Dourif, not Brad Davis, and no Blanche Devereaux.

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A decade before "Murder She Wrote", Eve Arden played the 70's version of Hildegard Withers (the 1930's school teacher detective) who wears a "brain bucket" (motorcycle helmut) as she rides in a side car. When one of the hippies compliments her on her hat, Eve quips that they'd probably eat it.

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Killdozer - Meteorite lands on island construction site and somehow animates a bulldozer. Carnage and much running and yelling ensue. The talk of the playground for days!

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Winnie (1988) starring Meredith Baxter-Birney. This is a sad movie that is also heartwarming.

Winnie is an intellectually disabled little girl who is committed to an institution by her mother at a very young age. Throughout the film, Winnie struggles for independence, and to feel as... See full summary »

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Here is a review from the Chicago Tribune on the TV movie - Winnie. All good. Meredith is effective in her touching role as a moderately retarded woman who has been institutionalized since the age of 3. I can not recommend this movie more. Check it out.

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“Caroline?”

Remember when “Hallmark” and “movie” meant quality television? This was one of the best of the Hallmark Hall Of Fame series.

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I have a soft spot for this one, especially the last scene, though Whoopi doesn't add much.

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The Initiation of Sarah-1978 ABC Friday Night Movie

Shelly Winters

:SARAH.....YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN THE LEADER USE YOUR POWER NOW! USE THEM! Concentrate on Jennifer....HATING JENNIFER!!!!

(Morgan Fairchild touches her crispy face and blows away in the wind.........) AAAAAAAHHHHHH

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R414 so was Caroline Caroline?

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two versions of "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote

a 1966 "teleplay" (later released in cinemas) starring Geraldine Page

a 1997 Hallmark TV with Patty Duke

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Smash Up On Interstate 5 with Robert Conrad, David Groh, Vera Miles, Scott Jacoby, Buddy Ebsen, and Harriett Nelson! And Sue Lyon and Donna Mills and Terry Moore!

We got to see the accident at the very beginning - then went back to learn about all the people.....and at the end learned who survived and who kicked the bucket!

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Cinderella starring Lesley Ann Warren and Stuart Damon - I saw this as a little kid, and Warren has always been Cinderella to me. She was so pretty. This is the Rodgers and Hammerstein version.

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Leave Yesterday Behind (Carrie Fisher falls in love with quadriplegic John Ritter).

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R419 Christ, that was like those old drivers ed movies they showed to terrorize you and keep you from driving. I didn’t learn until I was 18 because of them.

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[quote]Cinderella starring Lesley Ann Warren - I saw this as a little kid, and Warren has always been Cinderella to me.

To a generation of shocked onlookers, your Cinderella will forever be Susie, shakin’ it in the ever classy “Portrait of a Stripper” (1979)

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"Any Mother's Son- Bonnie Bedelia stars as a mother who discovers that her deceased son's murder was a hate crime because he was gay."

Based on the murder of Allen Schindler

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R402, I was trying to remember that one!

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Though technically not made for TV, but most likely how many of us at a certain age remember it, is the animated short The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde from the early 1970s. It was nominated for an animation short Oscar. In the comments the Brits recall it at Christmas, but I don’t think that’s when it was shown in the US. I think it had a profound effect on my empathy for others, but then again I was already an overly sensitive child. That it’s based on an Oscar Wilde story shows I must have had gay sensibilities even at an early age.

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Some movie where Donna Mills turns into a spider and kills a bunch of randos.

Some movie where Helen Hunt is the sister of a fat troll with telekenisis.

Death of Ocean View Park

Some movie where Michael Gross tries to murder Tori Spelling.

Some movie where some jealous bitch tries to murder Tori Spelling for marrying her ex.

Some movie where Tori Spelling is a high priced call girl.

Some movie where Tori Spelling is analibi for a murder because some rando called her and told her to pack a bag or some such shit.

Some movie where Angela Bauer gets raped by Frisco Jones.

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Thanks for mentioning Where Have All the People Gone. I distinctly remember the people being turned into flour inside empty clothes scenes from seeing this as a child, but could never come up with what the damn movie was.

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Duel of course.

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Calendar Girl Murders starring Sharon Stone, Tom Skerrit, and Alan Thicke

Pretty self explanatory- the calendar girls are being murdered in order. January, February, etc. Tom Skerritt is the cop who has to solve the crime.

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Born To Be Sold (1981): Wonder Woman has to break up a baby selling ring

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I can't remember the title, but it was with Richard Thomas as a guy who ends up in wheelchair and Carrie Fisher played his love interest.

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One of my first tv watching memories- Mr. Boogedy. Family moves into a haunted house and shenanigans ensue. I was a big fan.

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Moment of Truth: Cradle of Conspiracy- Danica McKellar plays a teen who gets knocked up by a boyfriend and later discovers that her boyfriend is a part of baby selling ring where he impregnates teens and young women to sell their babies.

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Joan and Melissa Rivers: Behind the Tears and Laughter. Starring Joan and Melissa Rivers.

It depicts their relationship immediately after Edgar's suicide.

I drop everything--literally everything--each time it comes on cable. I've never recorded it because I fear I will do nothing but watch it. Melissa Rivers recreating the scene when her abusive boyfriend slapped her around....Chef's Kiss!

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Club Med with hottie Jack Scalia and Linda Hamilton. Romance and love and drama abound in a Mexican resort.

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R435 is it Good or So Bad It's Good?

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Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985) This is the second of the two Ewoks TV movies (The first is The Ewok Adventure), but this is the one that I saw.

I remember being kind of horrified that within the first like five minutes the main girl’s mother and brother are blown up, and then her father gets beaten to death. The kid is bout six years old. Made me sad.

I had never seen Star Wars and didn’t know what Ewoks were- I thought they were little bears, but I liked Wicket. Wilfred Brimley plays the grouchy old hermit who eventually helps the little girl.

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The Double McGuffin with a Facts of Life era Lisa Whelchel. I don't remember much about it, so from IMDB: Some school kids stumble across a briefcase full of money, when they go back for it, they find a body instead. When they bring the police, neither is there, and the police refuse to believe them. Later they discover both were part of an assassination plot. Now they have to figure out how to stop the plot and put the bad guys in jail.

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Bill (1981), with Mickey Rooney and Dennis Quaid.

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Some movie with Marlo Thomas playing a mentally ill or disabled woman. I have a very vague memory of it.

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R442 I live it every day

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Scarlett, the sequel to Gone With the Wind. Stephen "Pedo" Collins played Ashley Wilkes!

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That pic at r431 looked cheesy way back in 1981!

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A lot of these were actually good, but R61 and R401 are the ones you really need to see if you haven't. Always Remember I Love You is very good led up by a young Stephen Dorff. And Ann-Margret in Who Will Love My Children? was a tour-de-force.

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R422 you're right....it does......but our instructional driving video never had Jed Clampett & Harriet Nelson in a 1956 Caddy......

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[quote]Some movie with Marlo Thomas playing a mentally ill or disabled woman. I have a very vague memory of it.

R442, are you sure you're not thinking of Sally Field in 𝐒𝐲𝐛𝐢𝐥 (1976), with Brad Davis?

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Another one with Shelley Winters R416: REVENGE! (1971)

Shelley stars as a deranged mother who kidnaps the man (Bradford Dillman) she holds responsible for the death of her daughter and imprisons him in a cage in her basement.

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I wish there was a tv channel that would show nothing but old made for tv movies. I'd definitely watch it.

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The Dollmaker with Jane Fonda, mentioned upthread, is worth watching. Her husband is played by Levon Helm, and Dan Hedaya plays a supporting role. It's a good family melodrama, set in WWII Detroit, showing the lives of working-class people who migrated there for the factory jobs created by the war.

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Funny, I haven't heard Levon Helm's name for years and this is the second time I have heard/read his name today!

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This is politically incorrect but I was in junior high in 1979 and I remember that after that Shaun Cassidy film where he plays the special needs guy he was endlessly mocked at my school. What a blow that was after drooling over him in the Hardy Boys. I think it killed his career.

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The Migrants (1974). A look at the lives of migratory farm workers, reminiscent of The Grapes of Wrath but set in the more recent South. A great cast with Cloris Leachman (playing the mama), Ron Howard, Sissy Spacek and Cindy Williams. It was nominated for 6 Emmys, including for Leachman's performance, but didn't win anything.

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Winds of War

Thorn Birds

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A fabulous one I just remembered - and I apologize if it's been mentioned upthread - is God Bless the Child, starring Mare Winningham as a homeless woman struggling to care for her child.

I last saw it several decades ago when it came on TV, and I STILL remember the heartbreaking conclusion.

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Fire in the Dark starring Lindsay Wagner dealing with her mother’s decline into dementia played by Olympia Dukakis.

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R442, "Nobody's Child" (1986). She was in a mental institution for 20 years, and learns to live and love again.

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Miss Rose White - This was a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Kyra Sedgwick, Maximilian Schell and Amanda Plummer. Sedgwicik and Schell are daughter and father, Polish Jews who emigrated to the USA before WWII. They left behind the mother and another daughter (Plummer) because Plummer was too ill to travel. Mother and daughter are presumed to have died in the Holocaust, but then the daughter turns up. Well made, well acted, deals with assimilation, family guilt and redemption.

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[quote] The Texas Cadet Murder movie. Her brother cheated on her, so she killed the girl with whom he cheated. Makes sense...

The worst part is it turned out the boyfriend David made up the whole thing about having sex with the other girl just to make Diane jealous.

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r442, that was Nobody's Child. I thought Marlo was pretty good in that.

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Thanks, R276, for mentioning one of my favorite Christmas movies "The Gathering". Wonderful.

Sorry, R281, but "The Cassandra Crossing" was a theatrical release.

Two not mentioned yet:

"Shirts/Skins" (1973) 6 men who have a weekly game of basketball devise a contest with 2 teams of 3. Each team hides a basketball in plain sight in their city and the first group to find and etrieve the other team's basketball wins. With Bill Bixby, Doug McClure, Leonard Frey, Rene Auberjonois, Robert Walden and McLean Stevenson.

"A Christmas Without Snow" (1980) A divorced woman moves to a new town and joins the local choir as they practice for the upcoming Christmas concert of Handel's Messiah. Michael Learned stars with John Houseman.

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What? Nothing about DL Goddess Bonnie Franklin playing abortion activist Margaret Sanger?

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[quote]r435 Joan and Melissa Rivers: "Behind the Tears and Laughter". Starring Joan and Melissa Rivers. It depicts their relationship immediately after Edgar's suicide.

PLEASE, a little RESPECT! It's [italic]Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story[/italic]... the most woefully tasteless concept ever.

Why didn't Melissa make a follow-up, showing her raging about her mother's death??

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R459 I read the description and that sounded the same as the premise for a play I saw in the 1980s called A Shayna Maidel, which if I recall correctly means a beautiful girl in Yiddish. It turns it that it was a TV movie based on the play, but they must have thought the Yiddish title would turn off or not attract viewers.

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Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby

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I remember one truly appalling one that starred Julie Kavner and Shaun Cassidy as two young mentally retarded adults in love.

The whole thing was just a nightmare from beginning to end.

I still get squicked out when I think of the scenes of the two of them kissing and giggling. ***shudder****

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Intimate Agony starring Tony Geary (Luke on General Hospital), Judith Light, Mark Harmon, Brian Kerwin, Robert Vaughn

Doctor Kyle Richards takes a job managing an office in the Hamptons where herpes runs rampant. He is frustrated by the community's denial and decides to go public with the epidemic to raise public awareness about the problem.

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Not nearly enough of these crap fests star Miss Stefanie Powers.

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Like Normal People

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Jack Scalia seemed to be in a lot of them in the 80's and 90's

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The thread's too long to go through, but I assume USA Network's "Buried Alive", starring Tim Matheson and Jennifer Jason Leigh, has already been mentioned.

It was so popular, it actually got its own sequel, "Buried Alive II"!!!

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The execrable “Fifteen and Pregnant” with Kirsten Dunst and Park Overall, of all random screen pairings.

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R437 Oh No! Not Kirsten Dunst AND Park Overall, the horror, one MUST pluck out one’s eyes rather than watch this atrocity!

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"She Led Two Lives" (1994), Connie Sellecca is torn between two lovers, Perry King and A Martinez. Lucky girl.

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Was Connie Sellecca in every TV movie?

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R474 She’s one of those character actresses who has bit parts in a million things you’ve seen. Southern accent, two-pack-a-day voice.

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R476 Yes.

Yes, she was.

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The Boy Who Drank Too Much (1980)

Lance Kerwin & Scott Baio naked in the shower together. Seared into my memory.

Too bad they both grew up to be right-wing anti-gay assholes.

But I had a crush on both of them at the time.

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"A Dangerous Affair" (1995), Connie Sellecca breaks off a hot and heavy affair with a dishonest man, Gregory Harrison, who goes stalker psycho.

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"Downpayment on Murder" (1987), when Connie Sellecca leaves her abusive real estate agent husband (Ben Gazzarra) and gets custody of their kids, the enraged estranged spouse puts a hit on her.

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[quote]R467 I remember one truly appalling one that starred Julie Kavner and Shaun Cassidy as two young mentally retarded adults in love. The whole thing was just a nightmare from beginning to end.

You are confusing your 1979 retard romances.

Richard Thomas was with Julie Kavner in “No Other Love”. Shaun Cassidy and Linda Purl were in "Like Normal People" (they weren't)

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I think the rule was that either Connie Sellecca or Melissa Gilbert had to be cast in every made-for-TV movie.

The Last Child - This starred Michael Cole, who was once big because he starred in the Mod Squad. In a dystopian future, the USA has instituted a one-child law, like the People's Republic of China. Cole and his pregnant wife are trying to flee to Canada. I don't remember how it ends. I watched because, as a kid, I loved the Mod Squad.

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I played Martha Stewart in TWO made-for-TV movies and I don't even get a mention here?

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Oh, Cybill! R345 mentioned you, but got both your names wrong.

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The Painted House, a Hallmark Hall Of Fame production starring Robert Sean Leonard, nose hair not included.

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Did anyone mention Little Women or am I the gayest person here? It starred Meredith Baxter (Meg), Susan Dey (Jo) and Eve Plumb (Beth). I loved it!!!

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R475 Connie Selleck torn between two lovers? Was she feelin’ like a fool? Bevause lovin’ them both was breakin’ all the rules?

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The Story of Jim Jones: Guyana Tragedy is chilling.

We even had a thread about it where we rejoiced in how DL-centric the cast was.

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OMG R489, you're right! The only way it could have been MORE DLish if if Lavin or Bonnie Franklin had been cast.

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Has anyone mentioned Summer of Fear starring Linda Blair as an evil witch.

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"The Execution," with Valerie Harper, Rip Torn, Loretta Swit, Jessica Walter, Sandy Dennis, Barbara Barrie, Michael Lerner, Martin E. Brooks. Five women plot to execute a Nazi who performed experiments on them when they were girls in a concentration camp. (1985)

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Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (1982): Marsha Mason is a resident of the gross and contaminated Love Canal subdivision of Niagara Falls, NY. True story! I went to that area last year. The Love Canal subdivision is fenced off, access forbidden, the houses are long gone and only a huge grassy field remains. Eerie.

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Katherine:Portrait of a Radical- Sissy Spacek plays a rich girl who becomes a sixties SJW. She joins a group similiar to The Weather Underground and gets blown up while trying to bomb a bank. Also starring Henry Winkler as her bf and Art Carney as her dad.

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"Nightmare in Badham County" (1976), two vacationing coeds (Deborah Raffin, Lynn Moody) end up in a rural prison farm run by a sleazy sheriff (Chuck Connors), that turns out to be a front for a slavery ring.

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The Boys of St. Vincent (1992): Scary, violent priest abuses boys at a school. True story, happened in Newfoundland, Canada. Watch this film on Prime for free!

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r495 I remember reading that film was released theatrically in China and was a huge hit. Deborah Raffin said she would be swarmed by Chinese tourists she ran into as if she was a superstar.

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Indictment - The McMartin Trial. Well made, it was a reminder, among other things, about how James Woods was a pretty decent actor before he became a right-wing nut job. It was about the Satanic child abuse scares of the 80s, with a number of strong performances, including a quite attractive spin by 20-ish Henry Thomas.

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R450 Lifetime, then Lifetime Movie Network used to be a reliable source for that. LMN was showing movies from the 1980s well into the 2000s. Now they rarely show anything more than a decade old at most.

HBO True Stories did too, but no idea if they still do.

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I also remember one of the Starz/Encore channels used to be devoted to airing movies based on true stories and they did air a lot of TV movies.

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This scared the crap out of me when I was a child

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R351 Obsessed with Jenna Elfman

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R367 I Know What You Did with Rosanna Arquette, Steven Eckholdt

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When You're Good To Mama, with Helen Lawson and Robby Benson.

Who knew she could do that with his fist?

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R498 another satanic panic drama was A Kidnapping in the Family from 1996. Not that well made but Kate Jackson is nutty fun.

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R483 I think The Last Child ended with Michael and his wife and their baby inside a fenced pen about 10' by 5'surrounded by people as far as the eye could see.

The camera pulled back and it was a very scary and haunting image......nothing but people standing shoulder to shoulder and the three of them huddling together.....

by Anonymousreply 50609/12/2020

"My Pussy, the Dinosaur" starring a brave Joan Collins.

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[quote]I Know What You Did with Rosanna Arquette, Steven Eckholdt

What did Steve Eckholdt do with Rosanna Arquette?

by Anonymousreply 50809/12/2020

Way way back at r36, Off the Minnesota Strip is on youtube. Thanks for the rec. Winningham is pretty terrific in it.

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R508 LOL. Nice one.

by Anonymousreply 51009/12/2020

if this is what Steven Eckholdt looks like he can do whatever he wants to me

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Unspeakable Acts (1990)

It’s about a daycare and the sexual abuse that was happening to its kids. The boy from Jurassic Park was in it. The abuser is still in prison and every time this movie gets shown on tv he gets attacked by the other inmates. Good.

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by Anonymousreply 51209/12/2020

The Facts of Life Down Under

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The Ultimate Lie - 90s tv movie starring Kristen Davis as a young woman who becomes a hooker and discovers that her father regularly see hookers.

by Anonymousreply 51409/12/2020

Desperate Choices : To Save my Child

Reese Witherspoon has leukemia and her family have to decide whether to get a bone marrow transplant from her little brother. An operation that might kill him!

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Showtime did an adaptation of Jane Yolen’s YA novel the Devil’s Arithmetic. Kirsten Dunst is a modern day teen who passes out during Passover and gets transported back in time to the Holocaust where she meets her future aunt as a teen played by Brittany Murphy. She eventually is lead into the gas chamber. So much better than The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas.

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"Her Life as a Man" (1984), an aspiring female reporter (Robyn Douglass) disguises herself as a man in order to land a job at a national sports magazine. Featuring Dame Joan Collins.

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[quote]There was a movie about a woman (who looked a little like goop) who was stalking a doctor. She believed she was having an affair with him but wasn't and had an imaginary friend who she talked to. She ended up in jail. I can't remember the name of it or who was in it but it was a good movie.

R351 "Obsessed" with Jenna Elfman. I'm late to this party so apologize if someone already answered your question.

by Anonymousreply 51809/12/2020

Joan Collins was in a million TV movies in this era and she played "Alexis" in every single one

by Anonymousreply 51909/12/2020

I remember the one in which Victoria Principal played a blind woman avenging the murder of her husband.

by Anonymousreply 52009/12/2020

An actually good Lifetime movie.

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Helter Skelter from 1976. I know it's been remade but the original is the best version.

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The Ron Clark Story starring Matthew Perry.

I’m a sucker for inspiring teacher movies. Though the real Ron was on last year’s Survivor and came across as kind of an asshole. He’s also openly gay which wasn’t touched on in the film.

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[bold]The Eyes of Charles Sand[/bold] (1972)

Peter Haskell stars as a man who inherits the family "gift" of second sight after his uncle dies. Co-starring Joan Bennett, Adam West, Sharon Farrell, Barbara Rush, and Bradford Dillman.

This was originally intended to be a pilot for a series, but "The Sixth Sense" beat them to it.

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Speaking of "The Sixth Sense" --

The TV movie [bold]Sweet, Sweet Rachel[/bold] (1971), starring Stephanie Powers, served as its pilot. Even though none of the characters or actors from the movie appeared in the show, it used the same basic premise of a parapsychology researcher using ESP to solve supernatural mysteries.

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Count Dracula - a 1977 TV movie with Louis Jordan. He was in his prime and was a beautiful, sexy Dracula. He made no effort to mask his French accent which made him more exotic. I never understood how any of his victims found Count to be attractive or erotic in any of the Dracula movies until this one. It was on PBS in America in 1978 but originally produced and shown on BBC in 1977.

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Deadly Matrimony aka Shattered Promises. Treat Williams abuses then kills his wife (Embeth Davidtz) and is investigated by Brian Dennehy. All three main actors are very good in it. There seems to be a more recent Lifetime film of a similar title with a much less talented cast.

by Anonymousreply 52709/12/2020

Bay Coven starring Pamela Sue Martin (1987)

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I think I have seen all of them mentioned except for r492 and that looks good.

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Shattered Vows with Valerie Bertinelli. I didn't see it, but I remember a joke Johnny Carson made about it: "Valerie Bertinelli stars as girl scout who loses her virginity in the movie Shattered Cookies."

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THE STRANGER WHO LOOKS LIKE ME - in which Meredith Baxter-Muffdiver is an adoptee looking for her birth parents.

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The Prince of Bel Air

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Time Travelers (1976): Sam Groom and Tom Hallick go back in time to just before the Great Chicago Fire to find the cure for a disease but have to find it before Mrs. O'Leary's cow starts the fire.

Rod Serling script; Irwin Allen production. Originally intended as a pilot for a reboot of The Time Tunnel.

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"Frankenstein: The True Story". This movie was a big deal at the time; I remember my entire elementary school was talking about it the next day.

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Andrew Robinson (ABC) and Victor Garber (CBS) in dueling Liberace movies.

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The guy from the Airplane movies and Pam Dawber’s spam personality do fun stuff with stopping time with a stopwatch. That’s all I remember.

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"Like Mom, Like Me" (1978), divorced mother, Linda Lavin, starts dating again, but daughter, Kristy McNichol, isn't having it!

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Mary and Tim - with Thomas McCarthy in the Mel Gibson role

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Mary and Rhoda - with Valerie Harper in the Mel Gibson role

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Mary and Rhoda - with Valerie Harper in the Mel Gibson role

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The Execution of Private Eddie Slovik, starring Martin Sheen in the title role.

It was a big deal, and very acclaimed, when it first aired when I was a kid.

It aired in 1974, during that brief period in our history when there were no executions in the country at all, which made the movie that much more impactful.

SPOILER ALERT: He gets executed at the end.

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[quote]r536 The guy from the Airplane movies and Pam Dawber’s spam personality do fun stuff with stopping time with a stopwatch. That’s all I remember.

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All those movies about drunks. A Sensative Passionate Man, Sarah T., The Day After....

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"Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones" with Desi Arnaz Jr. and Miss Christopher Norris.

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The Night Stalker - still creepy Queen of the Stardust Ballroom - still weepy

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Suzanne Pleshette incesting someone.

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Barbara Feldon and Barbara Eden in Let's Switch!

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The Karen Carpenter Story

Agnes Carpenter: Here, take one of these. Richard Carpenter: What is it? Agnes Carpenter: Something called Quaaludes, to help you sleep.

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Nurse Ratched has nothing on Agnes Carpenter!

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That's why Agnes is a DL icon

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This is really a miniseries, but “Evergreen,” based on the book by Belva Plain. Lesley Ann Warren played the main character, a Polish immigrant to New York who married one man and had a lifelong affair with another.

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The Longest Night from 1972. Rich teen girl is kidnapped and buried in a large box with only a supply of water, a fan that brought air through a tube through the ground, and w lightbulb. The fan and lightbulb shared a battery so if she used the light too much it could reduce the amount of time she could draw down fresh air. Somehow my parents let me watch this as a six year old. Being kidnapped became a huge childhood fear of mine.

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1973's "Coffee, Tea or Me?", starring the always delightful Karen Valentine as a lovable stewardess/bigamist, Louise Lasser as the kooky-yet-sensible best friend, and John Davidson and Michael Anderson, Jr. as the two clueless cucks.

Here in its entirety for your viewing pleasure.

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R553 the animated opening is a riot!

And we just had a John Davidson thread....he looks good here....esp shirtless. He sure was pretty then

by Anonymousreply 55409/13/2020

Carol Burnett is 87

by Anonymousreply 55509/13/2020

Thank you R555

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Anytime

by Anonymousreply 55709/13/2020

Breaking news: Water - It's Wet!

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"Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones" with Desi Arnaz Jr. and Miss Christopher Norris.

Isn't this the movie, R544, where Lucy got worried that Christopher Norris was going to entrap Desi Jr into a relationship so she threw a hot cup of coffee on her?

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Speaking of Lucy being over-protective of Desi Jr

I loved the movie "You'll Like My Mother" where Patti Duke travels to her husband's home after her husband's death (maybe in Vietnam)

And finds her mother-in-law is nothing like her husband described her

This movie was filmed in the Congdon Mansion, in which heiress Elisabeth Congdon IIRC and her nurse were murdered, years after the movie was filmed there

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by Anonymousreply 56009/13/2020

"Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story". Not a bad movie, but Jamie Lee Curtis was so not-Playmate material that it was a distraction.

And is it just me, or did they use Jamie's mom Janet Leigh's face for the TV Guide ad?

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by Anonymousreply 56109/13/2020

" I think Tori Spelling played three popular girl."

I'd think one popular girl would be beyond her capabilities.

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I wonder if anyone here saw this animated TV film from the early '70s . . .

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Me and my Arroooooooooooow!

Hell yeah I remember The Point. I have it on dvd. I first saw it in the mid 80’s when I was a kid.

by Anonymousreply 56409/13/2020

Several mentions of the sequel TV movie Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn, but no mention of the original, Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway.

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R15 mentioned it r565

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Haywire (1980) with Deborah Raffin, Lee Remick, Jason Robards and a young Hart Bochner. Based on Brooke Hayward's memoir about growing up the daughter of actress Margaret Sullavan and producer Leland Hayward and how their seemingly idyllic life fell apart. Did I mention a young Hart Bochner?

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Fall From Grace with Bernadette Peters as Tammy Faye Bakker and Kevin Spacey as Jim Bakker.

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Does anyone remember this mid 80’s movie called Generation? It takes place in the future- 1999- and a guy (Richard Beymer) invents some hockey equipment that’s going to change the game forever. His brother, Drake Hogestyn From DOOL!, is a hockey player and he is worried about the injuries it’s going to cause, etc. etc.

I remember thinking 1999 was going to be awesome and futuristic because of this movie, but it wasn’t. Massive disappointment.

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by Anonymousreply 56909/13/2020

Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story starring the splendid Michelle Lee. Better in every way to the Bette Midler version from 2000.

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R561 That does look like Janet Leigh. Bruce Weitz was miscast. He was ugly and sleazy, no way Dorothy would fall for him. The real guy was sleazy but sexy like Eric Roberts in Star 80.

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Edward G. Robinson in "The Old Man Who Cried Wolf". This one is powerful.

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My favorite as a young gayling: Paper Dolls, with up-and-coming stars Alexandra Paul, Darryl Hannah and Eric Stoltz! And the inimitable Joan Hackett. About high school-aged supermodels.

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Bare Essence (1982) which lead to a brief series a few months later. Jessica Walter ("Kiss, Kiss!") took over for Lee Grant, Jennifer O'Neill replaced Linda Evans, and Jamie Lyn Bauer took over for Donna Mills.

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Apparently they really liked men slapping women in Bare Essence

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[quote]r574 Jessica Walter ("Kiss, Kiss!") took over for Lee Grant, Jennifer O'Neill replaced Linda Evans, and Jamie Lyn Bauer took over for Donna Mills.

As a side are, I would just like to say Jennifer O’Neill is probably, all around, the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.

Unfortunately she’s a lukewarm actress and Born Again Christian. And batshit crazy (married nine times.) But other than all that - lovely.

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^^ SIDEBAR... not “side are” (!!)

(god DAMN it!!)

by Anonymousreply 57709/14/2020

Master of the Game

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The Turn of the Screw (1974) with Lynn Redgrave. You can see a clip below starting at 0:52. If it looks a little like Dark Shadows it's because Dan Curtis directed this too.

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Ooh...I wanna see all of those, r579! Just started watching Dark Shadows again.

by Anonymousreply 58009/14/2020

Did anyone mention the Ali Gertz TV movie?

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R546 Bless you. I love when Suzanne Pleshette plays a filthy whore.

by Anonymousreply 58209/14/2020

R546 Bless you. I love when Suzanne Pleshette plays a filthy whore.

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"Little Mo," starring Glynis O'Connor as Grand Slam champ, Maureen Connolly, whose tennis career ended prematurely after a horseback riding mishap.

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[quote]R584 "Little Mo," starring Glynis O'Connor...

Bitch stole the title of my autobiography!!

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Bitter Harvest starring Valerie Bertinelli

It’s the sensitive portrayal of one woman’s struggle with cancer...

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"All the Kind Strangers"; a family of off-the-grid hillbilly orphans kidnap Stacy Keach and Samantha Eggar and force them to be their "parents" -- or else disappear in the nearby swamp.

Featuring John Savage and Robbie Benson as the two eldest orphans, and a young boy that I for years thought was Jodie Foster.

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"Baby Sister" (1983), a sultry college drop-out (Phoebe Cates) moves in with her older sister (Pamela Bellwood), and seduces sis' live-in boyfriend (Ted Wass).

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"Baby Sister" (1983), a sultry college drop-out (Phoebe Cates) moves in with her older sister (Pamela Bellwood), and seduces sis' live-in boyfriend (Ted Wass).

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The Last Survivors

Martin Sheen plays a naval officer in charge of an overcrowded lifeboat. He has to decide who to kick off. This terrified me as a child. It's on youtube. I think I'll watch it again.

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James Franco IS James Dean!!!

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The Great Houdini!

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Common Ground

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[quote] The Last Survivors. Martin Sheen plays a naval officer in charge of an overcrowded lifeboat. He has to decide who to kick off. This terrified me as a child. It's on youtube. I think I'll watch it again.

I remember that one! There was a gut wrenching scene of a father and child that absolutely traumatized me when I saw it as a kid 😭. I couldn’t get it out of my head for days.

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Melissa Sue Anderson as an evil witch!

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R591 No he’s Not! And Tootie Ramsey is NOT Eleanor Roosevelt!

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Chiller- directed by Wes Craven and starring Michael Beck, Paul Sorvino and Beatrice Straight. Beck plays Straight's son, and for some reason I can't remember he dies and she has him frozen in hopes they can bring him back to life in the future. Something happens to his tank, Miles thaws out, they bring him back to life, but he comes back a soulless monster.

Bay Cove- Tim Matheson and Pamela Sue Martin move to an island where everyone, including Barbara Billingsley, is a devil worshiper. Woody Harrelson plays their friend who dies by flying off a cliff in his jeep.

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WONDER WOMAN

I remember being so disappointed as she was nothing like the comic book (thank god for Lynda Carter) but I still watched it whenever it aired!

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by Anonymousreply 59809/16/2020

Has anyone said Gia, with Angelina Jolie?

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