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The Child Services police submit their report, and there is a hearing. The mother is to be counceled, and a follow-up report is expected. Meanwhile the child is still in the custody of the mother.

 

The shrink consulted: He once ran a campus where he dealt with animals and food fights.

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All correct, unc, at about 110 Views. / An effective closing scene to this story: The Judge who ordered the young mother's regemin is dictating a statement ending her probationary period. The phone rings and the secretary answers it. Hanging up, she gives the curtain line: "Judge, Mary Jane Harper died last night!"

 

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Thanks Flash.

 

This emotional movie is considered by many (including me) to be the best TV movie ever made. An interior scene in this movie (the co-stars home) was filmed in the same set used by a long-running TV series. In fact, I'd guess about 75% of this series scenes were shot in this set.

 

Name the movie. Name the TV show.

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Late 1970s TVM. A crime, a kidnapped hostage, a persuit across the desert. Present day, as of the time of filming. The leader of the tracking party, an Arizona State Trooper, is, like the actor, an American Indian. Skills he acquired in his home environment come into play in the job he's doing now.

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The leader of the fleeing felons is a former British Army officer with prior desert experience. He is ruthless and resourceful. The actor is a Texan who mastered a Brit accent well enough to play an Emmy-winning role in such a persona.

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The Trooper dismounts in a spot where the fleeing party had paused. He squats down on his haunches and reads the ground before him. He gives his conclusions about how many are ahead of them, how long since they passed this spot and the direction they took when they left. The white men in his party joke about his ability to do that, but they do not doubt that he is right. This actor is a member of the Cree Nation.

 

Correcting a possible misunderstanding from the last post: The Tex-Brit outlaw leading the Bad Guys received his Emmy from a major support role in a TV series, not from this TVM.

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In his breakout role, the Trooper had no dialogue, but he turned out to be the best friend that R.P. McMurphy had, when a friend was really needed.

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The Tex-Brit villain is credited with coaching himself acquiring his new accent by studying the performances of Sir Laurence Olivier. There's a story about him receiving a letter from an authentic British nobleman calling him a "credit to the Empire."

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We've reached 100 Views, so people are looking in. Another clue: The boss lawman is not played by Chief Dan George or Jay Silverheels.

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*Relentless* (1977) TVM. Will Sampson, best known for his mute performande in *One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest,* was the hero, Ariz. State Trooper Sam Watchman. The villain was played by John Hillerman, who copped an Emmy and a Golden Globe while playing "Higgins", the estate caretaker -- and the hero's friend -- on *Magnum, P.I.*

 

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{font:Calibri}1970s TVM: A married couple are doctors. We fade in on the husband who is flying a plane but who has a heart attack and crashes. The widow, who has devoted the past 15 years to research, because of her husband, goes to Chicago to start practicing medicine again.{font}

 

 

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*Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole* with Susan Hayward

 

I've not been checking the count of views (and usually don't), so I don't know how many, if any, have read this, but I will *open this thread* for anyone who wants it.

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The outsider noted personal byplay among his new workmates. Digging trenches and laying water pipes at the beginning of a construction project, he noted that the boss was constantly on the case of one of the other employees. ("Damn it, Stanley, yada yada, etc") Aside. he heard the younger man express respect for the boss. At the time of having to resign from this job, the professer heard in passing that the boss was the father of the younger man. "Damnit Stanley is your son?!?"

 

On a pause between jobs, the professor met with his own son; a restaurent meeting for dinner. He paid with his credit card, violating his own rule about living only on the wages he earned from his unskilled labors. The son called him on this as hipocritical. There were tensions in this family, too.

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At 69 Views:

Refuse collection in a Maryland suburb of DC. The professor worked all day on the back of a truck as the only refuse collector. The driver would get out and help him at a site where there was a lot of stuff at the curb. Nearing the end of the shift, the boss showed up with another man to help them. They had this help for the last three streets. The prof. thought this was very considerate until he found out. -- Policy: If a two-man crew worked a whole route by themselves, that driver and collector got a $10 cash bonus, payable at the end of shift. The boss saved himself $20. Per his acquaintances, this often happened.

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History but not Hollywood -- The professor had to leave one of the jobs at a pre-set time in order to return to Pennsylvania. The Philidelphia Federal Reserve Bank had a meeting scheduled, and he was the Chairman.

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History: The last job the prof took before wrapping up this experience was a return to the only labor job he had ever done before the start of his acadimic career. In his student days, he had worked in a toney restaurent as the salad-and-sandwich "chef". During lunch hour on weekdays it was quite demanding, fast-paced work.

 

Hollywood: As played out in the TVM, he walked into the salad/sandwich job with no previous experience and had to learn it fast to keep the job. Also, the script manufactures a budding romence with a waitress in the restaurant, that is still growing at the end of the story. She notices things about him that do not match up with his presentation of himself as a working-class guy. The sequence that starts with, "I'm the president of Haverford College in Pennsylvania," is the beginning or the unwinding of the plot.

 

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At some 140 Views.

The star of this TVM also had a long run on a popular series, playing paterfamilias to a large brood living on a mountain that bore his family's name.

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{font:Calibri}This 7-time Emmy award-winning actor won two of them for appearances for acclaimed miniseries. Name the actor and the two miniseries.{font}

 

 

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