Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978


George Carlin: Again!

8.1/10 IMDB

Performing at the Celebrity Star Theater in Phoenix on July 23, 1978, Carlin mesmerizes his audience in the second of his 12 HBO specials. The show was originally planned as part of a concert/sketch movie, The Illustrated George Carlin, that never came to fruition.The routines include: Death, Kids & Parents, Newscast #2, Time and Al Sleet, the Hippy-Dippy Weatherman. -- From

Starring: George Carlin, Brenda Carlin ..
Directed by: Marty Callner
Release date: 1978-09-08

The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash

7.3/10 IMDB

The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.

Starring: Eric Idle, Neil Innes, Ricky Fataar, John Halsey, Michael Palin, Mick Jagger, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Bianca Jagger ..
Directed by: Eric Idle, Gary Weis
Release date: 1978-03-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Les Misérables

Les Misérables

7.3/10 IMDB

Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.

Starring: Richard Jordan, Anthony Perkins, Caroline Langrishe, Ian Holm, Christopher Guard, Angela Pleasence, Claude Dauphin, Cyril Cusack, Celia Johnson, Joyce Redman ..
Directed by: Glenn Jordan
Release date: 1978-12-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : She Loves Me

She Loves Me

8.4/10 IMDB

BBC production of the 1963 Broadway musical which was based on Ernst Lubitsch's 1940 film "The Shop Around The Corner."

Starring: Robin Ellis, Gemma Craven, Peter Sallis, David Kernan, Diane Langton, Derek Smith, Nigel Rathbone, Aubrey Woods, Pamela Cundell, Colin Starkey ..
Directed by: Michael Simpson
Release date: 1978-12-22

Suddenly, Love

7.5/10 IMDB

Despite their different backgrounds working class Regina Malloy and wealthy Jack Graham fall in love leading to marriage and the birth of a son. All is bliss until tragedy strikes.

Starring: Cindy Williams, Paul Shenar, Eileen Heckart, Joan Bennett, Scott Brady, Lew Ayres, Kurt Kasznar, Kristine DeBell, Hayden Rorke, Lulu Baxter ..
Directed by: Stuart Margolin
Release date: 1978-12-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

8.4/10 IMDB

Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents.

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Caroll Spinney, Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Debbie Chen, Will Lee, Loretta Long ..
Directed by: Jon Stone
Release date: 1978-12-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

8.0/10 IMDB

The story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the Llewelyn-Davies family. Barrie writes PETER PAN for the five boys, and later adopts George, Jack, Peter, Michael, and Nicholas.

Starring: Ian Holm, Anna Cropper, William Hootkins, Maureen O'Brien, Ann Bell, Tim Pigott-Smith, Christopher Blake ..
Directed by: Rodney Bennett
Release date: 1978-10-11

Someone's Watching Me!

6.6/10 IMDB

A young woman moves to a high-rise apartment building and soon begins to be tormented by an unknown stalker who seems to know her every move.

Starring: Lauren Hutton, David Birney, Adrienne Barbeau, Len Lesser, Charles Cyphers, John Mahon, Grainger Hines, James Murtaugh, J. Jay Saunders, Michael Laurence ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1978-11-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : As You Like It

As You Like It

7.1/10 IMDB

Orlando is forced to work like a servant for his brother Oliver, so he goes to win his fortune in a wrestling contest, where he meets a lady of the court, Rosalind. Rosalind (daughter of the deposed duke) is companion to Celia, niece of the deposed Duke, and when the current duke banishes Rosalind from the kingdom, she, Celia, the court jester (and incidentally Orlando) all end up in the forest or Arden, where the deposed Duke holds court. Romantic mixups, cross-dressing, love poems nailed to trees, and a lion await them all.

Starring: Helen Mirren, Brian Stirner, Richard Pasco, Angharad Rees, Clive Francis, James Bolam, Richard Easton, Tony Church, John Quentin, Maynard Williams ..
Directed by: Basil Coleman
Release date: 1978-12-17
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Tom Waits: A Day in Vienna

Tom Waits: A Day in Vienna

8.2/10 IMDB

Short documentary film on the great and powerful Tom Waits, including clips from live performances and interviews.

Starring: Tom Waits ..
Directed by: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher
Release date: 1978-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood

Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood

7.4/10 IMDB

Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood, also known as Fear and Loathing in Gonzovision, is a documentary film produced by BBC in 1978 on the subject of Hunter S. Thompson, directed by Nigel Finch. The road trip/film pairs Thompson with Finch's fellow Briton the illustrator Ralph Steadman. The party travel to Hollywood via Death Valley and Barstow from Las Vegas, scene of the pair's 1971 collaboration. It contains interviews with Thompson and Steadman, as well as some short excerpts from some of his work.

Starring: Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman, Edward Judd, John Dean, Bill Murray, Audrey Hepburn, Richard Nixon, Brian Doyle-Murray, Mel Ferrer, Dean Martin ..
Directed by: Nigel Finch
Release date: 1978-11-02
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Ringo


6.9/10 IMDB

Ringo, stressed out by fame, trades places with a schmuck who looks exactly like him. Then the problems start!

Starring: Ringo Starr, Art Carney, Angie Dickinson, Carrie Fisher, Vincent Price, John Ritter, George Harrison ..
Directed by: Jeff Margolis
Release date: 1978-04-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Summer of My German Soldier

Summer of My German Soldier

7.9/10 IMDB

Patty Bergen is a teenager in a Jewish family living in the American South during World War II. Patty feels like an outcast even in her own family and is unable to understand why her father can't seem to love her. Her town eventually becomes host to a prisoner of war camp. A young german soldier escapes from this camp, and Patty finds him hiding in her secret places in the woods outside of town. After getting to know him she ends up harboring him from his captors, and, in the way of many adolescents, falls in love with him. Patty knows what she is risking to help him, but in his company she feels important, special, and respected as she has never been. In the end, his regard lifts her self-esteem and helps her to face the heartbreaking events to come.

Starring: Kristy McNichol, Bruce Davison, Esther Rolle, Michael Constantine, Barbara Barrie ..
Directed by: Michael Tuchner
Release date: 1978-10-29
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Filming Othello

Filming Othello

7.4/10 IMDB

Filming Othello is a 1978 documentary film directed by and starring Orson Welles about the making of his award-winning 1952 production Othello. The film, which was produced for West German television, was the last completed feature film directed by Welles.

Starring: Orson Welles, Robert Coote, Hilton Edwards, Micheál MacLiammóir ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1978-07-10
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : The Other Side of Hell

The Other Side of Hell

7.1/10 IMDB

A disturbed, but highly intelligent man is sent to a criminally insane hospital to serve time and rehabilitate. But when he arrives, he discovers it's in fact a closed world where brutality is an everyday occurrence.

Starring: Alan Arkin, Richard Riehle, Roger E. Mosley, Morgan Woodward, Seamon Glass, Shay Duffin, Richard L. Hawkins, Al Checco, Leonard Stone, Tony Karloff ..
Directed by: Ján Kadár
Release date: 1978-01-17
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : The New Maverick

The New Maverick

6.3/10 IMDB

Gambling brothers Bret (James Garner) and Bart Maverick (Jack Kelly) are, as usual, hot on the trail of a fast buck.

Starring: James Garner, Charles Frank, Jack Kelly, Susan Blanchard, Eugene Roche, George Loros, Woodrow Parfrey, Jack Garner, Graham Jarvis, Susan Sullivan ..
Directed by: Hy Averback
Release date: 1978-09-03

Little Mo

7.0/10 IMDB

Biography of tennis star Maureen Connolly, the first woman to win all Grand Slam titles in one year.

Starring: Michael Learned, Anne Baxter, Glynnis O'Connor, Claude Akins, Anne Francis, Mark Harmon, Martin Milner, Leslie Nielsen, Tony Trabert, Ann Doran ..
Directed by: Daniel Haller
Release date: 1978-09-05
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

6.7/10 IMDB

Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life whose misadventur'd piteous overthrows doth with their death bury their parents' strife.

Starring: John Gielgud, Alan Rickman, Patrick Ryecart, Rebecca Saire, Celia Johnson, Michael Hordern, Joseph O'Conor, Laurence Naismith, Anthony Andrews, Jacqueline Hill ..
Directed by: Alvin Rakoff
Release date: 1978-12-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Closed Circuit

Closed Circuit

7.1/10 IMDB

During a spaghetti western screening a man is shot dead, the doors are locked and the police is called in to investigate.

Starring: Tony Kendall, Giuliano Gemma, Aurore Clément, Ettore Manni, Luciano Catenacci, Flavio Bucci, Brizio Montinaro, Loris Bazzocchi, William Berger, Alfredo Pea ..
Directed by: Giuliano Montaldo
Release date: 1978-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : A Family Upside Down

A Family Upside Down

7.0/10 IMDB

An elderly married couple find that as their physical and mental health deteriorates, they find themselves dependent more and more upon their grown children.

Starring: Helen Hayes, Fred Astaire, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Pat Crowley, Patty Duke, Brad Rearden, Ford Rainey, Kim Hamilton, Phillip R. Allen, Karl Held ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1978-04-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Are You in the House Alone?

Are You in the House Alone?

5.7/10 IMDB

Teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she's babysitting at a neighbor's home one evening and the caller rings her at that number.

Starring: Kathleen Beller, Blythe Danner, Tony Bill, Dennis Quaid, Alan Fudge, Robin Mattson, Scott Colomby, Tricia O'Neil, Ellen Travolta, David Keith ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1978-09-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Nowhere to Run

Nowhere to Run

6.8/10 IMDB

Harry's married to Marian and things are not going all that well, so he wants out but somehow feels that a divorce is not the answer. After developing a winning blackjack system, he hatches a plan that takes years of preparation: to fake his death, assume a new identity and win $500,000 at blackjack.

Starring: David Janssen, Allen Garfield, Linda Evans, John Randolph, Neva Patterson, Anthony Eisley, Stefanie Powers, James Keach ..
Directed by: Richard Lang
Release date: 1978-01-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : The World Beyond

The World Beyond

6.5/10 IMDB

A golem made of mud terrorizes a couple on a remote Maine island.

Starring: Granville Van Dusen, JoBeth Williams, Barnard Hughes, Richard Fitzpatrick ..
Directed by: Noel Black
Release date: 1978-01-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Bride of the Incredible Hulk

Bride of the Incredible Hulk

7.2/10 IMDB

David and Carolyn marry in Hawaii and continue to work to find a cure for both their afflictions in a race against time.

Starring: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Mariette Hartley, Brian Cutler, Diane Markoff, Duncan Gamble, Meeno Peluce, Rosalind Chao, Russ Grieve ..
Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
Release date: 1978-09-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : The Devil and Daniel Mouse

The Devil and Daniel Mouse

6.9/10 IMDB

When a young female mouse makes a deal with the devil to become a rock star and learns the price, her boyfriend has to help her avoid damnation.

Starring: Jim Henshaw, Annabel Kershaw, Martin Lavut, John Sebastian, Valerie Carter, Dianne Lawrence, Martin Lavut, Jim Henshaw, Valerie Carter, John Sebastian ..
Directed by: Clive A. Smith
Release date: 1978-10-05

Dr. Strange

5.1/10 IMDB

A psychiatrist becomes the new Sorcerer Supreme of the Earth in order to battle an evil Sorceress from the past.

Starring: Peter Hooten, Clyde Kusatsu, Jessica Walter, Anne-Marie Martin, Philip Sterling, John Mills, June Barrett, Sarah Rush, Diana Webster, Bob Delegall ..
Directed by: Philip DeGuere Jr.
Release date: 1978-09-06
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

5.7/10 IMDB

1978 movie starring Morgan Freeman. This movie is the shortened version that was released from the original 3 part mini series back in 1978.

Starring: Claudia McNeil, Janet MacLachlan, Robert Christian, Larry B. Scott, Morgan Freeman, Roy Poole, Rockne Tarkington, John Cullum, Lark Ruffin ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1978-11-12
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : The Pirate

The Pirate

6.1/10 IMDB

An Israeli man, raised by a wealthy and powerful Arab, is put in charge of his country's vast oil fortunes. He comes into conflict with a fanatical terrorist group--headed by his daughter.

Starring: Franco Nero, Anne Archer, Olivia Hussey, Ian McShane, Christopher Lee, Michael Constantine, James Franciscus, Armand Assante, Stuart Whitman, Eli Wallach ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1978-11-21

Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell

5.2/10 IMDB

A dog that is a minion of Satan terrorizes a suburban family.

Starring: Richard Crenna, Yvette Mimieux, Kim Richards, R. G. Armstrong, Ike Eisenmann, Victor Jory, Ken Kercheval, Lou Frizzell, Martine Beswick, Tina Menard ..
Directed by: Curtis Harrington
Release date: 1978-10-31
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : The Night Nurse

The Night Nurse

5.6/10 IMDB

A private nurse uncovers strange goings-on in the home where she is working.

Starring: Kay Taylor, Davina Whitehouse, Gary Day, Gary Day ..
Directed by: Igor Auzins
Release date: 1978-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Disco Beaver from Outer Space

Disco Beaver from Outer Space

5.5/10 IMDB

National Lampoons mockery of everything that is wrong with cable TV.

Starring: Lynn Redgrave, Rodger Bumpass, Peter Elbling, Alice Playten, James Widdoes, Lee Wilkof, Michael Simmons, Sarah Durkee ..
Directed by: Joshua White
Release date: 1978-05-23


5.3/10 IMDB

When an extortionist threatens to force a multi-suicide unless a huge ransom is paid, only Peter Parker can stop him with his new powers as Spider-Man.

Starring: Nicholas Hammond, David White, Lisa Eilbacher, Jeff Donnell, Michael Pataki, Hilly Hicks, Dick Balduzzi, Jeff Donnell, Bob Hastings, Barry Cutler ..
Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer
Release date: 1978-03-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Leave Yesterday Behind

Leave Yesterday Behind

7.0/10 IMDB

Paul was injured while playing polo. He then learns that he is paralyzed from the waist down. Feeling despondent, he decides to go to his grandfather's ranch. He meets Marnie a horse trainer. For some reason she decides that she wants to get him to get his head out of the sand that he placed it in since the accident. She finds herself falling for him and he for her, too. But he tries to resist cause he doesn't know what kind of future, he could give her, cause he fears that he could be impotent.

Starring: John Ritter, Carrie Fisher, Buddy Ebsen, Ed Nelson, Carmen Zapata, Robert Urich, Barbara Stuart, Walter Maslow, Lucia Stralser, Carol Ann Williams ..
Directed by: Richard Michaels
Release date: 1978-01-11
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : A Death in Canaan

A Death in Canaan

6.9/10 IMDB

When a teenager is accused of his mother's murder, the community of Canaan rallies to his defense.

Starring: Stefanie Powers, Paul Clemens, Tom Atkins, Jacqueline Brooks, Brian Dennehy, Conchata Ferrell, Charles Haid, Floyd Levine, Kenneth McMillan, Yuki Shimoda ..
Directed by: Tony Richardson
Release date: 1978-03-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : The Defection of Simas Kudirka

The Defection of Simas Kudirka

7.1/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of the attempted defection in 1970 by a Lithuanian seaman seeking political asylum in the United States. Kudirka was denied asylum and returned to the Soviets, charged with treason, and sentenced to ten years of hard labor. It was later discovered and verified that his mother had been born in Brooklyn and gone to Lithuania at a young age, which meant she was a U. S. citizen. As a result, Kudirka was declared a U. S. citizen and in 1974 released by the Soviets.

Starring: Alan Arkin, Richard Jordan, Donald Pleasence, George Dzundza, John McMartin, Shirley Knight, Barton Heyman ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1978-01-23
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Rich Little's Christmas Carol

Rich Little's Christmas Carol

7.3/10 IMDB

In this one-man show starring Rich Little, Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas, and it's up to the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future to convince him otherwise.

Starring: Rich Little ..
Directed by: Trevor Evans
Release date: 1978-12-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Deadman's Curve

Deadman's Curve

6.9/10 IMDB

Things were cool. Chicks were pretty. Waves were groovy. Cars had muscle. Jan and Dean rode their way to the top of the pop charts. Then, in 1966, on their way to becoming rock and roll legends, they have to cope with a devastating car crash that leaves Jan brain-damaged and their dreams shattered.

Starring: Richard Hatch, Bruce Davison, Pamela Bellwood, Dick Clark, Wolfman Jack, Denise DuBarry, Mike Love ..
Directed by: Richard Compton
Release date: 1978-02-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Black Beauty

Black Beauty

6.4/10 IMDB

This heart warming adaptation of the timeless novel tells the story of the courageous stallion Black Beauty, a well-bred horse in the 19th century England.

Starring: Laurie Main ..
Directed by: Chris Cuddington
Release date: 1978-10-28

Special Olympics

7.2/10 IMDB

A single father with three teenaged children struggles to keep his family together. One of them is intellectually disabled. The father enrolls him in a special state-run school, where the boy develops a love for sports.

Starring: Charles Durning, Mare Winningham, Debra Winger, Herb Edelman, Irene Tedrow, Constance McCashin ..
Directed by: Lee Philips
Release date: 1978-02-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : The Four Feathers

The Four Feathers

6.4/10 IMDB

They made him a hero by branding him a coward . . . the story of a man who conquered fear.

Starring: Beau Bridges, Robert Powell, Simon Ward, Jane Seymour, Harry Andrews, Richard Johnson, David Robb ..
Directed by: Don Sharp
Release date: 1978-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Just Me and You

Just Me and You

7.7/10 IMDB

A salesman travels cross country with a quirky New Yorker.

Starring: Louise Lasser, Charles Grodin, Michael Alldredge, Miriam Byrd-Nethery, Noble Willingham, Michael Morgan ..
Directed by: John Erman
Release date: 1978-05-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : A Question of Love

A Question of Love

7.1/10 IMDB

A lesbian mother fights to keep her son when a custody suit is brought by her ex-husband.

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Jane Alexander, Bonnie Bedelia, Clu Gulager, Jocelyn Brando, Ned Beatty, Nancy McKeon, Keith Coogan, James Sutorius, Josh Albee ..
Directed by: Jerry Thorpe
Release date: 1978-11-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : The Beasts Are on the Streets

The Beasts Are on the Streets

5.5/10 IMDB

A careening tanker truck rips through the fence of a wild animal park, unleashing an untamed force of nature on an unsuspecting community. Bison, zebras, camels, antelopes and ostriches stampede down the highway. Elephants and rhinos crush cars. A panther terrorizes a family's pet dog. A tiger turns a fleeing bystander into helpless prey. A lion prowls near a home. A local amusement park becomes an arena for a vicious bear-vs.-tiger clash. As park rangers and local cops scramble to recapture the escaped animals, two trigger-happy good ol' boys decide to go big-game hunting. Carol Lynley, who fought her way through an upside-down luxury liner in THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, returns to the disaster-pic genre as a dedicated veterinarian thrust into the forefront of the people vs. beasts panic. Also in the cast: Philip Michael Thomas before he shot to fame in MIAMI VICE.

Starring: Carol Lynley, Dale Robinette, Billy Green Bush, Philip Michael Thomas, Casey Biggs, Burton Gilliam, Anna Lee, Sharon Ullrick, Bill Thurman, Laura Whyte ..
Directed by: Peter R. Hunt
Release date: 1978-05-18


7.9/10 IMDB

A drama about a community of senior citizens who are terrorized by a ruthless neighborhood gang. After learning that the police are stymied because the victims are too scared to testify against the bullying leader, a semi-retired toolmaker decides to take a stand.

Starring: Martin Balsam, Sylvia Sidney, Dorian Harewood, James Sutorius ..
Directed by: Richard Pearce
Release date: 1978-04-26

Rescue from Gilligan's Island

5.3/10 IMDB

When a decaying Russian satellite crashes on the island, the Professor uses a key component for a barometer. With that device, he learns that a massive wave is going to swamp the island. In desperation, the castaways lash their huts together into one structure in order to have any chance to ride the disaster out.

Starring: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Judith Baldwin, Russell Johnson, Dawn Wells, Vincent Schiavelli, Art LaFleur, Norman Bartold ..
Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson
Release date: 1978-10-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Secrets of the Bermuda Triangle

Secrets of the Bermuda Triangle

5.2/10 IMDB

Part documentary/part dramatization, this film details several of the highest-profile unsolved cases of disappearances, mysterious changes in personality and other strange occurrences related to the Bermuda Triangle.

Starring: Gregory Bayless, Joe Bernardoni, Fred Buch, Lou Colombo, Ray Crawford, John Dodson, Robert Garrison, James R. Geeting, Eric Henshaw, Peter Tompkins ..
Directed by: Donald Brittain, Laurin Render
Release date: 1978-07-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Child of Glass

Child of Glass

7.6/10 IMDB

Alexander Armsworth and his family move to an authentic antebellum mansion which once was owned by a river pirate. Alexander is drawn into a century-old mystery when he sees the ghost of a little girl and she asks for his help in finding the "child of glass" by reciting a riddle. He has only a day or two to solve the riddle...or be haunted for the rest of his life!

Starring: Barbara Barrie, Biff McGuire, Anthony Zerbe, Nina Foch, Katy Kurtzman, Steve Shaw, Olivia Barash, Denise Nickerson, Jack Rader, Irene Tedrow ..
Directed by: John Erman
Release date: 1978-05-14

One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story

6.8/10 IMDB

One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story was a 1978 made for TV movie telling the story of Ron LeFlore, a troubled Detroit youth who rose from Michigan prisons to star in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers. The movie was based on LeFlore's autobiography, Breakout: From Prison to the Big Leagues. It follows LeFlore from his heroin addiction, to his time in Michigan's Jackson State Penitentiary, and tells of his discovery in prison by Billy Martin, who was then the manager of the Detroit Tigers. The role of Ron LeFlore was played by LeVar Burton. Larry B. Scott portrayed Ron LeFlore's younger brother. Former Detroit manager Billy Martin played himself, and former Tiger players Norm Cash, Bill Freehan, Al Kaline, and Jim Northrup also appeared as themselves. The movie first aired on CBS Television on September 26, 1978.

Starring: LeVar Burton, Madge Sinclair, Paul Benjamin, James Luisi, Billy Martin, Zakes Mokae, Larry B. Scott, Anthony Mockus Sr., Yaumilton Brown, Walter Woolf King ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1978-09-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : Nina


6.4/10 IMDB

Play for Today about Russian dissidents.

Starring: Jack Shepherd, Eleanor Bron, Merelina Kendall, Jonathan David, Helena McCarthy, Paul Lockwood ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1978-10-17
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1978 : The Death Train

The Death Train

6.2/10 IMDB

An insurance investigator comes to a small town to investigate the death of a man insured by his company. The local residents believe his death was caused by his being run over by a ghost train. However, the investigator is sure there is a more rational explanation...

Starring: Hugh Keays-Byrne, Ingrid Mason, Max Meldrum, Ken Goodlet, Terry Camilleri ..
Directed by: Igor Auzins
Release date: 1978-08-21

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