Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979



7.6/10 IMDB

Powerful, uncompromising drama about two boys' struggle for survival in the nightmare world of Britain's notorious Borstal Reformatory. [This is the feature film version Alan Clarke made after the BBC banned the original before its scheduled TV broadcast (see Scum (1977)].

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

All Quiet on the Western Front

7.1/10 IMDB

At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to bear, and as his friends die or become gravely wounded, Paul questions the sanity of fighting over a few hundreds yards of war-torn countryside.

Starring: Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm, Patricia Neal, David Bradley, Paul Mark Elliott, Dominic Jephcott, Michael Sheard, Ewan Stewart ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1979-11-14

Brian's Song

7.5/10 IMDB

Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

Starring: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey, Shelley Fabares, David Huddleston, Judy Pace, Abe Gibron, Jack Concannon, Harold 'Happy' Hairston ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1979-06-22

Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter

8.1/10 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
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : Dummy


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

The Sorrows of Gin

7.2/10 IMDB

An affluent suburban couple's 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

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

7.0/10 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: 1979-04-01

Jack Frost

6.9/10 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


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

The Incredible Hulk

7.1/10 IMDB

An accidental overdose of gamma radiation causes a mutation in scientist David Banner's DNA: now whenever he becomes angry, he metamorphoses into a seven-foot-tall, 330-pound, mindless muscular green creature.

Starring: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Susan Sullivan, Jack Colvin, Susan Batson, Mario Gallo, Eric Server, Charles Siebert, Terence Locke, June Whitley Taylor ..
Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
Release date: 1979-06-13

The Jericho Mile

7.1/10 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
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : The Cracker Factory

The Cracker Factory

6.6/10 IMDB

Suicidal suburban housewife drifts in and out of asylums.

Starring: Natalie Wood, Perry King, Peter Haskell, Shelley Long, Vivian Blaine, Marian Mercer, Juliet Mills, Shane Butterworth, David Comfort, Art Evans ..
Directed by: Burt Brinckerhoff
Release date: 1979-03-16

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

6.5/10 IMDB

Capt. William "Buck" Rogers is a jovial space cowboy who is accidentally time-warped from 1987 to 2491. Earth is engaged in interplanetary war following a global holocaust, and Buck's piloting skills make him an ideal starfighter recruit for the Earth Defense Directorate, where his closest colleagues are Dr. Huer (Tim O'Connor), squadron leader Col. Wilma Deering (former model Erin Gray), the wisecracking robot Twiki (voiced by cartoon legend Mel Blanc), and a portable computer-brain named Dr. Theopolis.

Starring: Gil Gerard, Pamela Hensley, Erin Gray, Henry Silva, Joseph Wiseman, Duke Butler, Felix Silla, Tim O'Connor ..
Directed by: Daniel Haller
Release date: 1979-03-02
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

7.4/10 IMDB

The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.

Starring: Richard Pasco, Charles Gray, Keith Michell, David Collings, Virginia McKenna, Elizabeth Spriggs, Sam Dastor, Jon Laurimore, John Sterland, Garrick Hagon ..
Directed by: Herbert Wise
Release date: 1979-02-11

The Plumber

6.5/10 IMDB

At first simply grating, the presence of a hard-edged, macho plumber who damages more than he repairs and returns day after day soon turns menacing for the intellectual wife of a distracted doctor.

Starring: Ivar Kants, Judy Morris, Robert Coleby, Candy Raymond, Henri Szeps, Yomi Abioudan, Beverley Roberts, Bruce Rosen, Daphne Grey, Meme Thorne ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 1979-06-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : An American Christmas Carol

An American Christmas Carol

6.8/10 IMDB

In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized to collect on unpaid loans. Assuming the roles of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future from Charles Dickens' classic story, the three apparitions force Slade to face the consequences of his skinflint ways, and he becomes a caring, generous, amiable man.

Starring: Henry Winkler, Dorian Harewood, Susan Hogan, Cec Linder, David Wayne, Chris Wiggins ..
Directed by: Eric Till
Release date: 1979-12-16

A Movie Star's Daughter

7.0/10 IMDB

Shy teen enrolls in a new school and doesn't make friends easily. Then overnight everyone wants to be her friend, once it is discovered that her father is a famous movie star.

Starring: Trini Alvarado, Frank Converse, Alexa Kenin, Marcia Rodd, Laura Dean, Jill Andre, Cheryl Arutt, Mark Bendo, Dara Brown, Jennifer Cooke ..
Directed by: Robert Fuest
Release date: 1979-10-10
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : Macbeth


7.6/10 IMDB

Macbeth is a 1978 videotaped version of Trevor Nunn's Royal Shakespeare Company production of the play by William Shakespeare. Produced by Thames Television, it features Ian McKellen as Macbeth and Judi Dench as Lady Macbeth. The TV version was directed by Philip Casson. The original stage production was performed at The Other Place, the RSC's small studio theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. It had been performed in the round before small audiences, with a bare stage and simple costuming. The recording preserves this style: the actors perform on a circular set and with a mostly black background changes of setting are indicated only by lighting changes.

Starring: Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, John Woodvine, Marie Kean, Ian McDiarmid, Bob Peck, Roger Rees, Judith Harte, Susan Dury, Griffith Jones ..
Directed by: Philip Casson
Release date: 1979-02-02

S.O.S. Titanic

6.2/10 IMDB

The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.

Starring: David Janssen, Cloris Leachman, Susan Saint James, David Warner, Ian Holm, Helen Mirren, Harry Andrews, Warren Clarke, Maurice Roëves, Ian Abercrombie ..
Directed by: William Hale
Release date: 1979-09-23

Act of Violence

7.2/10 IMDB

Divorced career woman's life changes when she is beaten and robbed by a street gang.

Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, James Sloyan, Sean Frye, Roy Poole, Biff McGuire, Michael Goodwin, Dolph Sweet, Linden Chiles, Ed Bernard, Tom Rosqui ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1979-11-10

Orphan Train

7.1/10 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, Graham Fletcher-Cook ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1979-12-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : Murder by Natural Causes

Murder by Natural Causes

7.6/10 IMDB

Allison, the unfaithful wife of a famous mentalist with a heart problem, together with her lover tries to kill him by scaring him to death, but the whole thing goes downhill when it turns out that he knew about it all along.

Starring: Hal Holbrook, Katharine Ross, Richard Anderson, Barry Bostwick, Bill Fiore, Phil Leeds, Eve McVeagh, Jeff Donnell, Victoria Carroll, Judith Marie-Bergan ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1979-02-17
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : Nero Wolfe

Nero Wolfe

7.0/10 IMDB

Gourmet Nero Wolfe interrupts his orchid-tending to take on the case of a lady tycoon who wants to know why she's under investigation by the FBI, only to find himself enmeshed in a puzzling murder-mystery. TV movie based on Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe series.

Starring: Thayer David, Anne Baxter, Tom Mason, Brooke Adams, Biff McGuire, John Randolph, John Hoyt, Ivor Francis ..
Directed by: Frank D. Gilroy
Release date: 1979-12-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : The New Misadventures of Ichabod Crane

The New Misadventures of Ichabod Crane

8.0/10 IMDB

Sleepy Hollow, a town plagued by the Headless Horseman, hires the most educated person they can find to fight him - Ichabod Crane. He, talking horse and dog, and Rip van Winkle go on the quest. But the Horseman has a secret.

Starring: Kreskin, Pat Buttram, George Lindsey, Larry D. Mann, Hazel Shermet, Monty Morgan ..
Directed by: Vic Atkinson
Release date: 1979-01-01

Sooner or Later

7.7/10 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
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : The Golden Gate Murders

The Golden Gate Murders

6.4/10 IMDB

An elderly, venerable priest goes over the side of the Golden Gate Bridge and everyone except his nurse, Sister Benecia, believes that it was suicide. Sister Benecia finally manages to convince the police department to assign a detective, the cynical, irascible Paul Silver, to investigate. The "Mad Nun" and the "Mad Cop" become a formidable investigative team -- and much, much more.

Starring: David Janssen, Susannah York, Paul Coufos, Tim O'Connor, Lloyd Bochner, Kim Hunter, Alan Fudge, Kenneth Tigar, Regis Cordic, Sandy Ward ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1979-10-03

The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979

7.3/10 IMDB

Ten years ago exactly, more or less, give or take a day or two, six young men sat down, or maybe stood, or perhaps some of them just lounged, and wrote the first episode of a new series called Owl Stretching Time. They were called Graham Chapman , John Cleese, Terry Gilliam , Eric Idle,Terry Jones and Michael Palin and later both they and the series became known as Monty Python 's Flying Circus . Today they are the best known British comedy group in the world, famous from Cathay to Kathmandu, from Sydney to Sidcup (except in Japan where the programme is called The Gay Boys' Dragon Show ... say no more). To commemorate their tenth anniversary a BBC team tracked them down in the deserts of Tunisia where they were filming their Life of Brian and almost persuaded them to examine the genesis, the genius and the gender of Monty Python.

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Carol Cleveland, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Spike Milligan, Iain Johnstone ..
Release date: 1979-06-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : The London Connection

The London Connection

6.7/10 IMDB

A missing formula, a defecting Eastern European scientist kidnapped on his arrival in London, car chases, foot chases, air chases, British secret service and a couple of American tourist caught in the middle.

Starring: Jeffrey Byron, Roy Kinnear, Mona Washbourne, David Kossoff, Nigel Davenport, David Battley, Larry Cedar ..
Directed by: Robert Clouse
Release date: 1979-12-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree

The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree

7.2/10 IMDB

Papa Bear and the cubs search the woods for the perfect Christmas tree, but run afoul of the woodland animals who live in the trees they aim to cut down.

Starring: Ron McLarty, Gabriela Glatzer, Jonathan Lewis, Pat Lysinger ..
Directed by: Mordicai Gerstein
Release date: 1979-12-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story

Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story

7.2/10 IMDB

Based on the life of Kitty O'Neil, a young girl who overcame her deafness to become one of the top stuntwomen in Hollywood, and the holder of the women's land-speed record for driving a rocket-powered racing car.

Starring: Stockard Channing, James Farentino, Colleen Dewhurst, Edward Albert, Brian Dennehy, Jim Antonio, Sammy Lee, Richard Balin, Hildy Brooks, George Petrie ..
Directed by: Lou Antonio
Release date: 1979-02-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : Charlie Muffin

Charlie Muffin

6.7/10 IMDB

Charlie Muffin, top British Intelligence operative, has just broken up a major Soviet spy network in England. However, a new Director with new ideas takes over and wants Charlie out. But then a high-ranking Soviet spy-master hints that he wants to defect, and both British Intelligence and the CIA want him and will do anything to get him. Charlie may be the only man who can bring the defection off successfully, but is the whole thing an elaborate set-up? And when your so-called allies are stabbing each other and you in the back to get this prize, whom can Charlie trust on either side?

Starring: David Hemmings, Jennie Linden, Sam Wanamaker, Ralph Richardson, Ian Richardson, Pinkas Braun, Shane Rimmer, Clive Revill, Donald Churchill, Christopher Godwin ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1979-12-11
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : The Corn Is Green

The Corn Is Green

6.8/10 IMDB

A strong-willed teacher, determined to educate the poor and illiterate youth of an impoverished Welsh village, discovers one student whom she believes to have the seeds of genius in him.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Anna Massey, Ian Saynor, Bill Fraser, Patricia Hayes, Toyah Willcox, Bryn Fôn ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1979-01-29

The Man in the Santa Claus Suit

6.5/10 IMDB

The mysterious owner of a costume shop rents a Santa Claus suit to three very different men: a math teacher trying to get the nerve to propose, a homeless restaurateur trying to hide from the mob, and a harried political speech writer visiting with his estranged wife and son. Their lives are inexorably changed by their experience of playing Santa Claus.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Gary Burghoff, John Byner, Bert Convy, Tara Buckman, Brooke Bundy, Eddie Barth, Ron Feinberg, Nanette Fabray, Harold Gould ..
Directed by: Corey Allen
Release date: 1979-12-23


6.2/10 IMDB

An architect builds a new church in San Francisco that ultimately displeases the local vampire community so its leader, Anton Voytek, kills the man's girlfriend to show his displeasure. The architect then teams with a local cop to get even.

Starring: Jason Miller, Richard Lynch, Kathryn Harrold, Jessica Walter, Barrie Youngfellow, Michael Tucker, Jonelle Allen, E.G. Marshall, Joe Spinell ..
Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer
Release date: 1979-10-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : Blue Remembered Hills

Blue Remembered Hills

7.7/10 IMDB

On an idyllic summer afternoon in the summer of 1943, a group of children play in the West Country hills, fields and forests. With no adults around, they indulge in spontaneous games and horseplay - sometimes echoing the distant war, at other times revealing their own insecurities and petty vindictiveness.

Starring: Colin Welland, Michael Elphick, Robin Ellis, John Bird, Helen Mirren, Janine Duvitski, Colin Jeavons ..
Directed by: Brian Gibson
Release date: 1979-01-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love

Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love

7.3/10 IMDB

A young couple is overjoyed when they find out that, after having had two girls, the wife is pregnant again, and this time it will be a son. However, the boy turns out to autistic. Unhappy with the diagnoses and treatments available, they decide to work out their own therapy program for their son.

Starring: James Farentino, Kathryn Harrold, Stephen Elliott, Henry Olek, Kerry Sherman, Erica Yohn, Michael Adams, Arch Archambault, Shelby Balik, Rachel Bard ..
Directed by: Glenn Jordan
Release date: 1979-05-14
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : Henry VIII

Henry VIII

7.1/10 IMDB

Henry is a proud monarch who flies in the face of the church in seeking to divorce Queen Katherine and marry Anne Bullen. As cardinal Wolsey, the powerful Lord Chancellor of England, attempts to bend Rome to the King's wishes, the court reverbates with political intrigue and accusations of treachery.

Starring: Tony Church, John Stride, Julian Glover, Jeremy Kemp, David Rintoul, Timothy West, John Rowe, Lewis Flander, Alan Leith, Claire Bloom ..
Directed by: Kevin Billington
Release date: 1979-02-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

7.3/10 IMDB

The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed off from the world, Helen cannot communicate with anyone, nor anyone with her. Often frustrated and desperate, Helen flies into uncontrollable rages and tantrums that terrify her hopeless family. The gifted teacher Annie Sullivan is summoned by the family to help the girl understand the world from which she is isolated, freeing Helen Keller from her internal prison forever. Television remake of the 1962 film which also starred Patty Duke in the role of Helen Keller.

Starring: Patty Duke, Charles Siebert, Diana Muldaur, Melissa Gilbert, Anne Seymour, Titos Vandis, Stanley Wells, Hilda Haynes, Byron Green, Noniece Williams ..
Directed by: Paul Aaron
Release date: 1979-10-14
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : The Best Place to Be

The Best Place to Be

7.3/10 IMDB

A widow's life is thrown into turmoil by her hippie daughter, her rebellious teenage son, and an affair she is having with a much younger man.

Starring: Donna Reed, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Mildred Dunnock, Betty White, John Phillip Law, Stephanie Zimbalist, Michael Shannon, Gregory Harrison, Timothy Hutton, Lloyd Bochner ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1979-05-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : Champions: A Love Story

Champions: A Love Story

7.4/10 IMDB

Two teens become romantically involved as they train for a skating championship.

Starring: Shirley Knight, Tony Lo Bianco, Jimmy McNichol, Joy LeDuc, Jennifer Warren, Richard Jaeckel, Anne Schedeen, Eddie Deezen ..
Directed by: John A. Alonzo
Release date: 1979-01-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : Flesh & Blood

Flesh & Blood

6.5/10 IMDB

A convict takes up boxing in prison and this brings a new meaning to his life. Once out, his trainer motivates him to become a professional boxer. He cares about only two other things, his uncomfortably close mother and absent father.

Starring: Tom Berenger, Suzanne Pleshette, Mitchell Ryan, John Cassavetes, Kristin Griffith, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Anthony Charnota, Luca Bercovici, Stack Pierce, Jack Rader ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor
Release date: 1979-10-14

Stranger in Our House

5.4/10 IMDB

A well-to-do family of five takes in cousin Julia, whose parents recently perished in a car crash. While the rest of the family and those around them are completely charmed by Julia, teenaged daughter Rachel comes to suspect that her cousin has an ulterior agenda – one that possibly includes witchcraft.

Starring: Linda Blair, Lee Purcell, Jeremy Slate, Fran Drescher, Jeff McCracken, Jeff East, Carol Lawrence, Macdonald Carey, James Jarnigan, Kerry Arquette ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1979-08-16

Salem's Lot

6.7/10 IMDB

When Ben Mears (David Soul) returns to his hometown (Salem's Lot) to work on his novel, he discovers a series of strange events that lead him to suspect that a vampire is stalking the community. It's something to do with the mysterious antique dealer, Mr. Straker (James Mason).

Release date: 1979-11-17

Friendships, Secrets and Lies

7.3/10 IMDB

Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.

Starring: Cathryn Damon, Shelley Fabares, Sondra Locke, Tina Louise, Paula Prentiss, Stella Stevens, Loretta Swit, Fran Bennett, Kyle Richards, Cristen Kauffman ..
Directed by: Marlene Laird, Ann Zane Shanks
Release date: 1979-12-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : Schalcken the Painter

Schalcken the Painter

7.1/10 IMDB

Can Schalcken save his love, Rose, from the clutches of a ghastly suitor before it is too late?

Starring: Jeremy Clyde, Maurice Denham, Cheryl Kennedy, John Justin, Anne Tirard, Anthony Sharp, Val Penny, Roy Evans, Eric Francis, Charles Gray ..
Directed by: Leslie Megahey
Release date: 1979-12-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal

The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal

7.0/10 IMDB

The story of a fire in the Triangle Shirt Mfg. Co. building in New York City in 1911 that resulted in the deaths of 146 employees, mostly young women. The ensuing investigation revealed the company's almost total disregard for its workers' safety in pursuit of increased production and profits, and resulted, among other things, in the passage of new worker safety laws and the formation of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

Starring: David Dukes, Tovah Feldshuh, Lauren Frost, Janet Margolin, Stacey Nelkin, Ted Wass, Stephanie Zimbalist, Tom Bosley, Charlotte Rae, Lauren Frost ..
Directed by: Mel Stuart
Release date: 1979-01-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol

Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol

6.6/10 IMDB

Yosemite Sam is miserly Ebenezer Scrooge in this spoof of Charles Dickens' classic tale. Porky Pig, as Scrooge's clerk, Bob Cratchit, is fired on Christmas eve for the unpardonable act of using coal to keep warm. When Scrooge evicts Cratchit and his family from their modest dwelling, heroic Bugs Bunny decides to dress like a ghost and teach the hot-tempered miser a lesson on the meaning of Christmas.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1979-11-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : Hot Rod

Hot Rod

6.6/10 IMDB

A drag-racer enters a local championship race. However, he runs up against the town boss, a corrupt sheriff who has already made arrangements to ensure that his own son wins the race.

Starring: Gregg Henry, Pernell Roberts, Robin Mattson, Robert Culp, Royce D. Applegate, Topo Swope, Grant Goodeve, Ed Begley Jr., Bruce M. Fischer, Eric Holland ..
Directed by: George Armitage
Release date: 1979-05-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan

The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan

6.7/10 IMDB

Hoping to repair their marriage, Jennie Logan and her husband move into a beautiful Victorian manor. When Jennie tries on an antique dress she finds in the attic, she is transported back one hundred years, where she meets the house's previous owner, David. As her feelings for David grow, it becomes clear that Jennie is not only torn between two men and two times, but she also faces danger in both worlds.

Starring: Lindsay Wagner, Marc Singer, Alan Feinstein, Linda Gray, Henry Wilcoxon, Joan Darling, Irene Tedrow, Peter Hobbs, Allen Williams, Constance McCashin ..
Directed by: Frank De Felitta
Release date: 1979-10-31

The Wild Wild West Revisited

6.6/10 IMDB

In the year 1885. After years of retirement West is called in from his Mexican home, and Gordon is taken off the road as a Shakespearian actor to track down and arrest Dr. Michelito Loveless, Jr. The evil son of their most famous opponent has kidnapped the heads of state of countries from around the world and replaced them with deplicates under his control. West and Gordon must stop him before President Cleveland is replaced, but the job won't be easy as the mad scientist has at his disposal a wide assortment of advanced weapons-ranging from robots to atomic bombs. Written by

Starring: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Paul Williams, Harry Morgan, René Auberjonois, Jo Ann Harris, Wilford Brimley, Joyce Jameson, Skip Homeier, Trisha Noble ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1979-05-09

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