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TV Movies You'd Like to see on TCM ... once in a while


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Legalize (1998) was made by TNT and features James Garner, Mary-Louise Parker, Kathleen Turner, Gina Gershon and Edward Kerr.  Very funny.

Ironically both the previous VCR and newer DVD are both rated "R" for "some sexuality."  I would say PG by recent standards.  

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Apologies if this one has been mentioned:

 

DUEL (1971)--Dennis Weaver vs. a truck trying to run him off the road.  Other driver is never seen.  Was Steven Spielbergs' first and, I think, only TV-movie.  Saw this 5 years back on TNT(?), and even with commercial breaks, was frightening.

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Apologies if this one has been mentioned:

 

DUEL (1971)--Dennis Weaver vs. a truck trying to run him off the road.  Other driver is never seen.  Was Steven Spielbergs' first and, I think, only TV-movie.  Saw this 5 years back on TNT(?), and even with commercial breaks, was frightening.

I think Duel has actually been shown on TCM. I can't remember the circumstances, but I believe they got around the TV movie thing because it was released theatrically internationally.

 

I wouldn't mind seeing Playing for Time (1980) starring Vanessa Redgrave & Jane Alexander about a women's orchestra in a concentration camp. Very good with a great performance by Redgrave.

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Legalize (1998) was made by TNT and features James Garner, Mary-Louise Parker, Kathleen Turner, Gina Gershon and Edward Kerr.  Very funny.

Ironically both the previous VCR and newer DVD are both rated "R" for "some sexuality."  I would say PG by recent standards.  

 

That was a made for cable movie.

 

They are different from the original made-for-tv movies. Much different content standards.

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That was a made for cable movie.

 

They are different from the original made-for-tv movies. Much different content standards.

True, but it was made for TNT in 1998, rather than an HBO, Cinemax, pay-per-view, etc. type movie.  Of course, TNT has changed a lot in the last several years as for as content, as they all have.  Legalese has no profanity or nudity at all and that's why I always found the "R" rating interesting.

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film lover 293:  Spielberg made a few Tv movies before he moved on to 'THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS' (1974) and then 'JAWS' (1975). 

 

     Besides DUEL there was SOMETHING EVIL (1972-TVM), SAVAGE (1973-TVM) and the 2nd segment of the 1969 TVM "Night Gallery" which starred Joan Crawford.

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I'd like to see some of the TV movies that Elizabeth Montgomery made after BEWITCHED.

 

There were many! TV movies were her main occupation.

 

My own personal favorite was 'Belle Starr' (1980). She was tough in that.

 

She was always pretty good in everything she did.

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HelenBaby2--You were right.  Duel was shown on TCM in 2010 & 2014. Thank you for the info. :)

I think the 2014 showing was during "Road Trip" movies TCM offered up one month.  Dennis Weaver was great in that one.  The mysterious driver and that souped-up older model rig he was in really freaked me out when I first saw this as part of ABC's "Movie of the Week"!

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There were many! TV movies were her main occupation.

 

My own personal favorite was 'Belle Starr' (1980). She was tough in that.

 

She was always pretty good in everything she did.

In her post-Bewitched days, she had three straight hits with "Mrs. Sundance" (an ABC Movie of the Week), "A Case of Rape", and "The Legend of Lizzie Borden".   Those rate as my faves.  According to her IMDB bio, it came down to her and Eva Marie Saint for the role of Edie Doyle in "On The Waterfront".  Elia Kazan picked Saint for the part, and she won an Oscar for her work.

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In her post-Bewitched days, she had three straight hits with "Mrs. Sundance" (an ABC Movie of the Week), "A Case of Rape", and "The Legend of Lizzie Borden".   Those rate as my faves.  According to her IMDB bio, it came down to her and Eva Marie Saint for the role of Edie Doyle in "On The Waterfront".  Elia Kazan picked Saint for the part, and she won an Oscar for her work.

 

I watched THE LEGEND OF LIZZIE BORDEN on You Tube. 

Lizzie's father should have left those birds alone.

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Some TV movies I'd like to see on TCM:  "Home for the Holidays".  This one stars Eleanor Parker, Jessica Walter, Julie Harris, Walter Brennan, and Sally Field.  It was a good thriller back in the day.  

 

"Satan's School for Girls".  As a kid, I sorta had "a thing" for Pamela Franklin.

 

"Possessed" with James Farentino and Joan Hackett.  Pretty good special effects (for a TV movie).

 

"Andre's Mother".  I saw this on PBS many years ago, and haven't seen it since.  It stars Sada Thompson and Richard Thomas (two of my favorite performers).

 

"Northern Lights".  Another show I saw on the PBS series 'American Playhouse'.  It's about an agrarian/socialist movement that took place in North Dakota prior to World War I.  It was a good show about a piece of history I was not familiar with.

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"LOVE AMONG THE RUINS" STARRING KATHARINE HEPBURN AND LAURENCE OLIVIER

"BEHIND THE CANDELABRA" STARRING MICHAEL DOUGLAS AND MATT DAMON

"BILL" STARRING MICKEY ROONEY

"MY NAME IS BILL W." STARRING JAMES WOODS AND JAMES GARNER

"ELIZABETH I" STARRING HELEN MIRREN

"ELIZABETH R" STARRING GLENDA JACKSON

"THE LAST OF THE BLONDE BOMBSHELLS" STARRING JUDI DENCH

"MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS" STARRING JUDI DENCH

"ONE SPECIAL NIGHT" STARRING JULIE ANDREWS AND JAMES GARNER

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Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969) with Shirley Jones and Lloyd

Bridges. One of those two lonely people meet during the holidays

and find they have many things in common. They are coy for a

while, then at the end they get it on, bang a gong, right on. But

they realize it wouldn't last and they go their separate ways. Kind

of corny, but not bad.

 

Go Ask Alice (1973) One of the early drugs will kill ya flicks.

Title of book and movie taken from the song White Rabbit.

Andy Griffith is in this one. Not bad.

 

Who Is the Black Dahlia (1975) I haven't seen this one in years,

but at the time it was kind of frightening. One of the first times

I remember hearing of the Black Dahlia case. And Lucy Arnaz

played the title role. Hmmm. But it worked.

 

Andy Griffith had some TV movies where he played a real

bastard and he did so very effectively. Murder in Texas (1981)

and Murder in Coweta County (1983) are two good ones.

I remember "Go Ask Alice".  It was another ABC Movie of the Week offering.  That series really put out some good stuff on Tuesday nights in the early '70's!  Everyone in school seemed to be talking about it the next day.

 

I only saw "Silent Night, Lonely Night" once on the CBS late show (I think).  Shirley Jones and Lloyd Bridges made a great pair--a widow meets a divorcee in Massachusetts over the holidays.  Throw in a mental institution and flashbacks, and ta-da; the movie just screams 'Christmas'! :lol:

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I think the 2014 showing was during "Road Trip" movies TCM offered up one month.  Dennis Weaver was great in that one.  The mysterious driver and that souped-up older model rig he was in really freaked me out when I first saw this as part of ABC's "Movie of the Week"!

Road Trip movies.in TCM?. How did I miss that one. Did they show STAGECOACH?

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Vanished (1971) with Richard Widmark and James Farentino.  Eleanor Parker, William Shatner, E.G. Marshall and Larry Hagman co-star.

This was a favourite of mine at the time.  Widmark received an Emmy nomination.

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