Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979

1.

Scum

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the 'old hands'.

Starring: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, John Blundell, Phil Daniels, John Judd, Philip Jackson, Peter Howell, John Grillo, Ray Burdis ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1979-09-12
2.

Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter

3.9
8.4/10 IMDB

A woman, who had left home 20 years previously under acrimonious circumstances, finds out that she is terminally ill. She returns home and tries to rebuild her relationship with her embittered mother before she dies.

Starring: Bette Davis, Gena Rowlands, Ford Rainey, Donald Moffat, Whit Bissell, Royal Dano, Kate Riehl, Krishan Timberlake, Renee McDonell, Sally Kemp ..
Directed by: Milton Katselas
Release date: 1979-05-13
3.

Orphan Train

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Telling of the story of the Orphan Trains. The first form of foster care in the United States.

Starring: Jill Eikenberry, Kevin Dobson, Glenn Close, Linda Manz ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1979-12-22
4.

Dummy

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A deaf and dumb young man is accused of murdering a prostitute and defended by a deaf lawyer.

Starring: LeVar Burton, Paul Sorvino, Brian Dennehy, Rose Gregorio, Gregg Henry, Steven Williams, Helen Martin, Jonathan Pilurs, Paul Butler, Allen Hamilton ..
Directed by: Frank Perry
Release date: 1979-05-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : The Jericho Mile
5.

The Jericho Mile

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Rain Murphy is a man sentenced to life in prison, choosing to do his time in near-isolation, and engages in distance running when given the opportunity for free-time. While his form and speed capture the attention of prison officials who believe he could be competitive for the Olympics, Murphy expresses disinterest. But when the one man he has befriended is taken advantage of by political groups within the prison, Murphy decides to pursue the opportunity presented to him in his memory.

Starring: Peter Strauss, Brian Dennehy, Richard Lawson, Geoffrey Lewis, Billy Green Bush, Beverly Todd, William Prince, Ed Lauter, Roger E. Mosley, Miguel Piñero ..
Directed by: Michael Mann
Release date: 1979-03-18
6.

Sooner or Later

3.6
7.6/10 IMDB

Thirteen-year-old Jessie is in love with Michael, a 17-year-old guitar instructor and aspiring musician. When she finally captures his interest, she lies and tells him she's 16. But what will Michael do when he discovers the truth?

Starring: Denise Miller, Rex Smith, Judd Hirsch, Barbara Feldon, Lilia Skala, Vivian Blaine, Lynn Redgrave, Morey Amsterdam, Mary-Beth Manning, Mary-Beth Manning ..
Directed by: Bruce Hart
Release date: 1979-03-25
7.

The Sorrows of Gin

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver (Aliens) and Emmy-winner Edward Herrmann (The Purple Rose of Cario) portray an affluent suburban couple whose empty and gin-fueled lives are observed through the eyes of their neglected, eight-year old daughter.

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Edward Herrmann, John Harkins, Baxter Harris, Eileen Heckart, Mara Hobel, Marcella Lowery, William Prince, Rachel Roberts ..
Directed by: Jack Hofsiss
Release date: 1979-10-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
8.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

This Emmy Award winner for Best Animated Special is based on the first book of C.S. Lewis' acclaimed series, "The Chronicles of Narnia." Four children pass through a mystic portal in a wardrobe and discover the magical kingdom of Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures. There, an evil witch's spell has cast the land into eternal winter. Fearing that an ancient prophecy is coming to fruition, and that the children are Narnia's rightful rulers, the White Witch tricks their youngest brother into betraying his family, enacting an ancient magic that she can use to halt the fulfillment of the prophecy. Now, only Aslan, noble lion and High King above all kings in Narnia, can help them defeat the witch, restore springtime to Narnia, and claim their rightful places on the throne.

Starring: Simon Adams, Sheila Hancock, Arthur Lowe, Leo McKern, Victor Spinetti, Susan Sokol, Reg Williams, Simon Adams, Victor Spinetti, Dick Vosburgh ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1979-07-10
9.

Elvis

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

This biopic traces Elvis Presley’s life from his impoverished childhood to his meteoric rise to stardom to his triumphant conquering of Las Vegas.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, Bing Russell, Robert Grayson, Season Hubley, Pat Hingle, Melody Anderson, Ed Begley Jr., Charles Cyphers, Peter Hobbs ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1979-02-10
10.

Jack Frost

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Pardon-me Pete, the official groundhog of Groundhog Day, tells the story of Jack Frost, who falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begs Father Winter to make him human so that she can see him. His request is granted, but only on the condition that by the spring he has a house, a bag of gold, a horse and a wife. But Jack finds that life as a human is more complicated then he thought.

Starring: Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse, Paul Frees, Larry Storch, Don Messick ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr., Masaki Izuka
Release date: 1979-12-13

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