Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997


The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest

7.7/10 IMDB

As the Joker visits Metropolis with a plan to kill Superman for Lex Luthor, Batman pursues the clown to Superman's turf.

Starring: Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Clancy Brown, Mark Hamill, Arleen Sorkin, Lisa Edelstein, Bob Hastings, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Joseph Bologna ..
Directed by: Toshihiko Masuda
Release date: 1997-10-04


6.7/10 IMDB

Cinderella chafes under the cruelty of her wicked stepmother and her evil stepsisters, until her Fairy Godmother steps in to change her life for one unforgettable night. At the ball, she falls for handsome Prince Christopher, whose parents, King Maximillian and Queen Constantina, are anxious for him to find a suitable paramour.

Starring: Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston, Victor Garber, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander, Paolo Montalbán, Natalie Desselle-Reid, Veanne Cox ..
Directed by: Robert Iscove
Release date: 1997-11-02
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Sharpe's Waterloo

Sharpe's Waterloo

7.9/10 IMDB

Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Cecile Paoli, Paul Bettany, Alexis Denisof, Hugh Fraser, John Tams, Jason Salkey ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1997-05-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Sharpe's Revenge

Sharpe's Revenge

7.7/10 IMDB

Sharpe is framed as the thief who stole Napolean's gold, and he must clear his name to avoid execution. Meanwhile his wife Jane - urged on by a friend - makes some questionable choices.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Philip Whitchurch, Cecile Paoli, Féodor Atkine, James Laurenson, John Benfield, Alexis Denisof ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1997-05-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

6.2/10 IMDB

Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young pick-pockets Oliver (Alex Trench) initially falls in with after escaping from a sweat shop and going to London to find his relatives. Written by John Sacksteder

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Elijah Wood, David O'Hara, Alex Trench, Antoine Byrne, Olivia Caffrey, Anthony Finigan, Maria Charles, Des Braiden, Eileen Colgan ..
Directed by: Tony Bill
Release date: 1997-05-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Sharpe's Justice

Sharpe's Justice

7.4/10 IMDB

Napoleon has been exiled to Elba, the English have returned from the wars, and Major Richard Sharpe finds himself in a sort of exile to lead a company of Yorkshire Yeomen. His duties include protecting mill owners from restless workers who are on the verge of strike or outright revolt. Meanwhile, Sharpe's faithless wife and her lover fall within range of Sharpe's wrath. Sharpe, with his two of his devoted Chosen Men nearby, must decide whether to continue to protect the mill owners or to take the side of their fiercely downtrodden workers.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Caroline Langrishe, Philip Glenister, John Tams, Alexis Denisof ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1997-05-14
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Mothertime


7.4/10 IMDB

Adaptation of the novel by Gillian White. A drunken woman's children lock her in the sauna in an attempt to cure her of her alcoholism. The teenage daughter runs the house and tries to engineer a reunion between her parents. But the parents have been keeping secrets from their children, and nothing is as it seems.

Starring: Gina McKee, Kate Maberly, Anthony Andrews, Imogen Stubbs, Sheila Allen, Faith Brook ..
Directed by: Matthew Jacobs
Release date: 1997-12-28
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

7.0/10 IMDB

Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is given a standard romantic flare, but sparks do not seem to happen between the two leads in this version.

Starring: Samantha Morton, Ciarán Hinds, Gemma Jones, Deborah Findlay, Abigail Cruttenden, Richenda Carey, Timia Berthome, Joanna Scanlan, Peter Wight, Emily Joyce ..
Directed by: Robert Young
Release date: 1997-03-09
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Intensity


7.1/10 IMDB

Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house, a farm in the Napa Valley. A serial killer named Edgler Foreman Vess breaks into the house, killing Laura and her parents. Chyna survives, but she learns of Vess's captive: a girl, just as innocent as Chyna, trapped in Vess's home far from the Napa Valley.

Starring: John C. McGinley, Molly Parker, Blu Mankuma, Lori Triolo, Brent Stait, Piper Laurie, Deanna Milligan, Kavan Smith, Alex Diakun, Alf Humphreys ..
Directed by: Yves Simoneau
Release date: 1997-08-05
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Volcano: Nature's Inferno

Volcano: Nature's Inferno

7.1/10 IMDB

Travel around the world for a firsthand look at volcanoes - perhaps the most dazzling but destructive natural force on earth. Massive volcanic eruption can turn day into night, releasing the power of an atomic blast, spewing toxic avalanches of lava, gas, and ash. National Geographic Video transports you to some of the world's most notorious volcanoes, including Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines and Japan's Mount Unzen. Join volcanologists in their dangerous quest to forecast eruptions and save lives, putting you in the middle of the explosive excitement and human drama of Volcano: Nature's Inferno.

Starring: Stacy Keach, Katia Krafft, Maurice Krafft ..
Release date: 1997-01-01

Richard II

8.0/10 IMDB

The incompetent Richard II is deposed by Henry Bolingbroke and undergoes a crisis of identity once he is no longer king.

Starring: Fiona Shaw, Richard Bremmer, Graham Crowden, David Lyon, Paola Dionisotti, John Rogan, Julian Rhind-Tutt ..
Directed by: Deborah Warner
Release date: 1997-01-01

George Wallace

7.1/10 IMDB

George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. The film was based on the 1996 biography Wallace : The Classic Portrait of Alabama Governor George Wallace by Marshall Frady, who also co-wrote the teleplay. Frankenheimer's film was highly praised by critics: in addition to the Emmy awards, it received the Golden Globe for Best Miniseries/Motion Picture made for TV. Angelina Jolie also received a Golden Globe for her performance as Wallace's second wife, Cornelia.

Starring: Gary Sinise, Mare Winningham, Clarence Williams III, Joe Don Baker, Angelina Jolie, Terry Kinney, William Sanderson, Mark Rolston, Tracy Fraim, Skipp Sudduth ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1997-08-24

...First Do No Harm

6.7/10 IMDB

When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and desperate, and so does her own research into the existing literature on treatments. When she decides to try an alternative treatment called the Ketogenic Diet, devised long ago by a doctor from Johns Hopkins, she is met with narrow-minded resistance from Robbie's doctor, who is prepared to take legal action to prevent Lori from removing him from the hospital.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Fred Ward, Allison Janney, Seth Adkins, Margo Martindale, Tom Butler, Leo Burmester, Mairon Bennett, Michael Yarmush, Damir Andrei ..
Directed by: Jim Abrahams
Release date: 1997-02-16

Miss Evers' Boys

7.1/10 IMDB

The true story of the US Government's 1932 Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiments, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed.

Starring: Alfre Woodard, Laurence Fishburne, Craig Sheffer, Joe Morton, Obba Babatundé, Ossie Davis, Peter Stelzer, Donzaleigh Abernathy, Robert Benedetti, Von Coulter ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1997-02-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Don King: Only in America

Don King: Only in America

7.0/10 IMDB

A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.

Starring: Ving Rhames, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jeremy Piven, Darius McCrary, Keith David, Gabriel Casseus, Loretta Devine, Brent Jennings, Lahmard J. Tate, Danny Johnson ..
Directed by: John Herzfeld
Release date: 1997-11-15

In the Gloaming

7.1/10 IMDB

Danny, dying of AIDS, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.

Starring: Glenn Close, Robert Sean Leonard, Bridget Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, David Strathairn, Will Reeve, Annie Stark, Roger Anthony ..
Directed by: Christopher Reeve
Release date: 1997-04-20

Borrowed Hearts

6.8/10 IMDB

Single mom Kathleen Russell (Roma Downey) and her daughter Zoey pretend to be Kathleen's boss's "family" so he can close a major business deal with the mysterious Mexican financier Javier Del Campo.

Starring: Roma Downey, Eric McCormack, Shawn Thompson, Janet Bailey, Kevin Hicks, Barbara Gordon, Sarah Rosen Fruitman, Hector Elizondo ..
Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
Release date: 1997-11-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : The Christmas List

The Christmas List

6.7/10 IMDB

Perfume saleslady Melody Parris feels like her life is in neutral. Her stick-in-the mud boyfriend won't commit and she gets passed over for a promotion at the store where she works. She decides to make a Christmas list. After it's deposited in Santa's mailbox at the store, she starts getting everything she wanted, but it doesn't always turn out as she expected.

Starring: Mimi Rogers, Stella Stevens, Rob Stewart, Enuka Okuma, Bill Switzer, Jano Frandsen, Madison Graie, Andrew Johnston, George Pilgrim, Marla Maples ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1997-12-01

Last Stand at Saber River

6.8/10 IMDB

As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate soldier who returns from the war to reclaim his Arizona homestead from rebel pioneers who sympathize with the Union war effort.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Suzy Amis, Rachel Duncan, Haley Joel Osment, Keith Carradine, David Carradine, Tracey Needham, Chris Stacy, Harry Carey, Jr., Patrick Kilpatrick ..
Directed by: Dick Lowry
Release date: 1997-01-19

Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground

6.5/10 IMDB

The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and range from stories of compassion and love to reflections on violence and loss. Among them: a disabled beggar quarrels with a woman and ruins her shoes with his wheelchair, provoking onlookers to wrath and pity; a skittish tourist proves to be her own worst enemy; a newlywed trysts with a mysterious sexpot; a commuter helplessly witnesses a suicide attempt; and, in the most affecting segment, a young woman grieves over her mother's imminent death.

Starring: Bill Irwin, Christine Lahti, Denis Leary, Kevin Corrigan, Sarita Choudhury, Bonnie Hunt, N'Bushe Wright, Lili Taylor, Michael Rapaport, Steve Zahn ..
Directed by: Bob Balaban, Patricia Benoit, Julie Dash, Jonathan Demme, Ted Demme, Abel Ferrara, Alison Maclean, Craig McKay, Lucas Platt, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Release date: 1997-07-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : The Second Civil War

The Second Civil War

6.6/10 IMDB

When a planeload of Pakistani orphans are shipped to his state for permanent relocation, the governor of Idaho defies the president and closes the state's border. News Net Television, a cable news program that makes hay by reporting on political scandals, quickly spins the racist act into an overnight media sensation, creating a divide in national opinion over the issue.

Starring: Beau Bridges, Joanna Cassidy, Phil Hartman, James Earl Jones, James Coburn, Dan Hedaya, Elizabeth Peña, Denis Leary, Ron Perlman, Kevin Dunn ..
Directed by: Joe Dante
Release date: 1997-12-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy

George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy

8.3/10 IMDB

George Carlin celebrates 40 years of comedy and here, he presents 2 new standup bits, comedian Jon Stewart gives an interview with him, and we look at his old comedy work through the last 4 decades.

Starring: George Carlin, Jon Stewart ..
Directed by: Rocco Urbisci
Release date: 1997-02-28
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Holiday in Your Heart

Holiday in Your Heart

5.6/10 IMDB

LeAnn Rimes plays herself from her childhood in Nashville to her performing around the country as a country-western singer, until she has to make a choice: Does she perform at the Grand Ole Opry, following her dreams? Or does she not go to the concert, and stay at her dying grandmother's bedside? The made-for-tv film is based in part on LeAnn's autobiographical novel.

Starring: LeAnn Rimes, Bernadette Peters, Rebecca Schull, Vernon Grote, Harlan Jordan, Rance Howard, Cherami Leigh, Elizabeth Perry, Danielle von Zerneck, Tommy G. Kendrick ..
Directed by: Michael Switzer
Release date: 1997-12-14
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Austin Powers' Electric Psychedelic Pussycat Swingers Club

Austin Powers' Electric Psychedelic Pussycat Swingers Club

5.6/10 IMDB

Austin Powers presents his own kind of shagadellic swinging shindig courtesy of MTV to promote his movie, Austin Powers International Man of Mystery. Edited in the style of 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In', Austin shows clips from his film, including a spotlight on Elizabeth Hurley and explains how he is adjusting to the nineties after being frozen for thirty years.

Starring: Mike Myers, Bill Bellamy, Kurt Loder, Julianna Margulies, Rosie O'Donnell, Robert Wagner, Steven Weber, Michael York, Kathryn Hud ..
Directed by: Joe Perota, Bruce Leddy
Release date: 1997-04-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Victoria Wood - Live

Victoria Wood - Live

7.8/10 IMDB

Over half a million people packed into over 200 venues throughout the country during 1997 to see her best show ever. This tour included an unprecedented fifteen night sell-out run at the Royal Albert Hall, which the media hailed as the best stand-up show of the decade. With her cheek, charm and dazzling wordplay, she reduced her audience to a state of delerium. Recorded during her record-breaking tour, Victoria Wood Live is your opportunity to see the queen of humour at her most brilliant.

Starring: Victoria Wood ..
Directed by: Geoff Posner
Release date: 1997-11-13

Tower of Terror

6.1/10 IMDB

A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Kirsten Dunst, Nia Peeples, Michael McShane, Amzie Strickland, Melora Hardin, Alastair Duncan, Lindsay Ridgeway, John Franklin, Wendy Worthington ..
Directed by: D.J. MacHale
Release date: 1997-10-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Terry Pratchett's Discworld - Wyrd Sisters

Terry Pratchett's Discworld - Wyrd Sisters

7.0/10 IMDB

The Discworld, that is, as created by Terry Pratchett in his riotous series of sci-fi/fantasy books. Discworld is populated by a cast of characters straight out of folklore and mythology, only a whole lot funnier. Take the Wyrd Sisters, for instance (they don't like that handle one bit, by the way), whose story is brought to life in this animated series. A motley trio of hardworking witches, they get mixed up in a royal mess when a murdered king's baby son is entrusted to their care. Though they hate meddling, the witches must wrest the kingdom from the loopy duke and his she-devil wife.

Release date: 1997-01-01

Hostile Waters

6.3/10 IMDB

Based on true events, an American submarine collides into a Soviet sub of the coast of America and an ensuing standoff occurs that could lead to total annihilation.

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Martin Sheen, Max von Sydow, Colm Feore, Rob Campbell, Harris Yulin, Regina Taylor, Dominic Monaghan, Peter Guinness, Garry Cooper ..
Directed by: David Drury
Release date: 1997-10-18
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Under Wraps

Under Wraps

6.5/10 IMDB

A comedy-adventure in which three twelve-year-olds have a close encounter with a 3,000-year-old mummy. Marshall, Gilbert and Amy accidentally set the mummy free, but if they don't get him back to his resting place by midnight on Halloween, he'll turn into dust and lose his only chance of being reunited with his long-lost love.

Starring: Adam Wylie, Mario Yedidia, Clara Bryant, Ken Hudson Campbell, Corinne Bohrer, Penny Peyser, Ed Lauter, Bill Fagerbakke, Tom Virtue, Laura Leary ..
Directed by: Greg Beeman
Release date: 1997-10-25

The Fix

7.1/10 IMDB

The story of the British betting scandal of 1964, uncovered by journalist Mike Gabbert which saw a number of British professional footballers were jailed and banned from football for life for conspiring to fix the results of matches. Prominent among those jailed and banned were the Sheffield Wednesday F.C. stars Peter Swan, Tony Kay and David Layne.

Starring: Steve Coogan, Jason Isaacs, Maggie O'Neill, Michael Elphick, Colin Welland, Ricky Tomlinson, Christopher Fulford, Chris Walker, Michael Byrne, George Sewell ..
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 1997-01-04

The Hunchback

6.1/10 IMDB

Based on Victor Hugo's famed novel, the story of Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer of Notre Dame, and his unrequited love for the gypsy girl, Esmeralda.

Starring: Mandy Patinkin, Richard Harris, Salma Hayek, Edward Atterton, Benedick Blythe, Nigel Terry, Jim Dale, Trevor Baxter, Vernon Dobtcheff, Nickolas Grace ..
Directed by: Peter Medak
Release date: 1997-03-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Dead Silence

Dead Silence

6.1/10 IMDB

Three escaped convicts take a group of deaf students hostage.

Starring: Marlee Matlin, Kim Coates, Lolita Davidovich, James Garner, Scott Speedman, Barry Pepper, Charles Martin Smith, Kenneth Welsh, James Villemaire, Blu Mankuma ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie Jr.
Release date: 1997-09-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Perfect Body

Perfect Body

6.1/10 IMDB

Obsessed with perfection, young gymnast Andie Bradley nearly starves herself to realize her dream of making the Olympic gymnastics team.

Starring: Amy Jo Johnson, Brett Cullen, Wendie Malick, Ray Baker, Tara Boger, Ron Melendez, Julie Patzwald, Cathy Rigby ..
Directed by: Douglas Barr
Release date: 1997-09-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : A Royal Scandal

A Royal Scandal

6.6/10 IMDB

The doomed marriage of the Prince Regent and Caroline of Brunswick.

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Susan Lynch, Michael Kitchen, Ian Richardson, Denis Lawson, Frances Barber, Oliver Ford Davies, Stephen Boxer, Maureen O'Brien, Philip Voss ..
Directed by: Sheree Folkson
Release date: 1997-10-10


5.7/10 IMDB

John Webb is recently widowed and living alone on the farm he and his brother used to share. He rarely sees his daughters, Jacqueline and Grace Ann, and his only company is Grey, the farm's longtime overseer. John's solitude is interrupted by his nephews, Carl and Gus Jr., who have been approached about drilling for oil on the farm. Tensions rise as John clashes with his opportunistic family.

Starring: Hume Cronyn, James Earl Jones, Ed Begley Jr., Shelley Duvall, Shelley Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Roxanne Hart, Piper Laurie, Rex Linn, Joanna Miles ..
Directed by: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Release date: 1997-12-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!

The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!

6.1/10 IMDB

Mama Josephine Max wants to build a theme park in Hazzard, right on the Duke family farm! To stop her, Bo and Luke have to win a cross-country moonshine race. Because that's how things get settled in Hazzard.

Starring: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle, James Best, Ben Jones, Sonny Shroyer, Rick Hurst, Don Williams, Gary Hudson ..
Directed by: Lewis Teague
Release date: 1997-04-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Sharpe: The Legend

Sharpe: The Legend

7.8/10 IMDB

Several years after the battle of Waterloo, a former soldier from Shoreditch sits in a London inn reminiscing about the brave and determined officer who took him to hell and back. The narrator is Rifleman Cooper, and the officer whose fame he recalls is the legendary Richard Sharpe.

Starring: Sean Bean, Michael Mears, David Troughton ..
Directed by: Paul Wilmshurst
Release date: 1997-10-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : The Arrow

The Arrow

7.5/10 IMDB

The story of the Avro Arrow, the world's fastest fighter plane built in 1950's Canada, and how the project was dropped due to political pressure from the United States.

Starring: Sara Botsford, Aidan Devine, Nigel Bennett, Jonathan Whittaker, Ian D. Clark, David Brown, Catherine Fitch, Robin Gammell, Robert Haley, Michael Moriarty ..
Directed by: Don McBrearty
Release date: 1997-01-12

Vanishing Point

5.6/10 IMDB

When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, an ex race car driver and a former Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying to get home. After numerous chases he turns into a Native American reservation and reflects on his life, and his wife. He heads off to break through a police roadblock.

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Christine Elise, Jason Priestley, Steve Railsback, Peta Wilson, Rodney A. Grant, Peter Murnik ..
Directed by: Charles Robert Carner
Release date: 1997-01-07

Breast Men

5.8/10 IMDB

We follow the two Texas doctors who invented the modern breast implant and its surgical procedure. However, when success and money come their way, they split up and follow different paths. One becomes the surgeon of the everyday woman while the other's career freefalls and has to settle with strippers and actresses. The film covers their history and their inventions, from the sixties until today.

Starring: David Schwimmer, Chris Cooper, Emily Procter, Matt Frewer, Terry O'Quinn, Kathleen Wilhoite, John Stockwell, Lisa Marie, Louise Fletcher, Kip King ..
Directed by: Lawrence O'Neil
Release date: 1997-12-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest

Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest

7.2/10 IMDB

Jessica Fletcher searches for a woman who witnessed the murder of a man trying to expose a serious flaw in a top-secret government satellite code.

Starring: Angela Lansbury, Mel Harris, Ray Baker, Cliff Bemis, Keith David, Harriet Sansom Harris, Richard Riehle, John Vargas, Elya Baskin, Michael Krawic ..
Directed by: Anthony Pullen Shaw
Release date: 1997-11-02
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : No Child of Mine

No Child of Mine

7.4/10 IMDB

Thirteen-year-old Kerry is repeatedly sexually abused by several adults, including at one point her mother. Her father sets her up as a prostitute. Kerry finally calls Childline and is put in a safe house, where she tries to come to terms with what has been done to her. Based on a true story, with the names changed to protect the real Kerry's identity.

Starring: Brooke Kinsella, Colin Salmon, Billy Geraghty, Sharon Small, Ginny Holder, Geoffrey Church, Colin Wyatt, Darren Tighe ..
Directed by: Peter Kosminsky
Release date: 1997-02-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon

The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon

6.4/10 IMDB

Jack London's classic story from 1903 about Buck, a dog kidnapped from his home in California and taken to the Yukon where he is mistreated until a prospector discovers him and relates to his situation. Although the two are bonded, Buck yearns to run free with the wild dogs in the wilderness.

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Richard Dreyfuss, Raymond Ducasse, Eric Hoziel, Deano Clavet, Barry Blake, Luc Morissette, Robert-Pierre Côté, Bernard Ranger, Burke Lawrence ..
Directed by: Peter Svatek
Release date: 1997-06-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : A Walton Easter

A Walton Easter

7.1/10 IMDB

In 1969, John-Boy is a TV news anchorperson in New York and he is in the throes of writing a new book. He and a very pregnant Janet are making plans to return to Walton's Mountain for the celebration of John and Olivia's 40th wedding anniversary. Accompanying them to see the place John-Boy lived as a child is Aurora, a Time magazine photographer, who is doing a story on John-Boy. Meanwhile, Elizabeth arrives back from her travels and announces to Drew, who is still working at the mill with Ben, that she is back to stay. She is very upset to find that Drew did not wait for her, and that he has a new girlfriend. Also, problems arise for John-Boy and Janet because the longer John-Boy stays on the mountain, the more he becomes convinced that he would like to settle down there, raise his family, and continue with his writing whereas Janet wants to stay in New York.

Starring: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Jon Walmsley, Judy Norton, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott, David W. Harper, Kami Cotler, Sydney Walsh ..
Directed by: Bill Corcoran
Release date: 1997-03-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda

The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda

7.2/10 IMDB

After a quiet fishing trip, Rockford is tricked into taking over a fellow PI's case involving alleged Police misconduct, which lands him in the hospital, hounded by a beautiful reporter, and out of favor with the entire Police Deapartment. Meanwhile Angel tries to cash in on the publicity by selling a movie about Rockford's life.

Starring: James Garner, John Amos, Joe Santos, Isabel Glasser, Conrad Janis, Dan Lauria, Denise Nicholas, Moira Walley-Beckett, Shashawnee Hall, Danny Quinn ..
Directed by: Tony Wharmby
Release date: 1997-11-21


6.4/10 IMDB

The story of a town's secret, a family's crisis, and a young girl's struggle to reveal the truth.

Starring: Christine Lahti, Jena Malone, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey D. Sams, Mary Ellen Trainor, J. T. Walsh, Lee Norris, Kevin Jamal Woods, Haylie Duff ..
Directed by: Goldie Hawn
Release date: 1997-10-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Born Into Exile

Born Into Exile

6.7/10 IMDB

This is the tale of two young lovers who flee from the miseries of their homelife to make it on there own. Nineteen year old Chris, rejected by his family, hopes to go to college and into forestry once he's out of the Army Reserves. Holly, who is fourteen, lives with her divorced, overprotective mother and her brother. She runs with an older crowd and soon attaches herself to Chris. Holly's mother is dead set against Chris because of his age, and she and Holly are at odd's over him. When she forbids them to see one another, and boots Chris out of her yard, Holly convinces a doubtful Chris to run off to the promises of California. The Trip West, with the couple penniless, avoiding the law, a lecherous trucker and other routine incidents, shows them that life will not be easy.

Starring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gina Philips, Talia Shire, Eddie Mills, Sarah Aldrich, Seann William Scott, Bryan Traylor, Heather Gottlieb, Mark Pellegrino, Ever Carradine ..
Directed by: Eric Laneuville
Release date: 1997-03-17
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Rose Hill

Rose Hill

6.5/10 IMDB

Four orphan boys running from the law in New York stumble upon a baby in a carriage. They decide to head west and take the baby which they name Mary Rose with them. Eventually they set up a ranch which they name Rose Hill. Mary Rose grows up to be a beautiful woman and gets involved with a man who kills one of her brothers. Her brothers then explain to her that they found her in New York and she returns to find her real family. During this time Rose Hill is falling apart since her oldest brother has fallen ill and her other two brothers have gone their separate ways.

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Jeffrey D. Sams, Zak Orth, Justin Chambers, Tristan Tait, David Newsom, Casey Siemaszko, Stuart Wilson, Kristin Griffith, Vera Farmiga ..
Directed by: Christopher Cain
Release date: 1997-04-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother

6.1/10 IMDB

Since self-made immigrant Nico Podaras's death, widow Elenie runs his lucrative garage, with an illegal side business, generously using the profits to keep control of their three sons' lives. Simpleton Dan is happy to sire the crucial heir without hesitation to keep unruly, immature wife Charlene in line, but goes to far, so she absconds pregnant. Firstborn John gave up his dream, fishery, to work in the garage. When he marries Kathryn, she starts questioning and resisting Elenie's matriarchal manipulation, but bares her a grandson. The conflict escalates, leaving John torn between loyalties.

Starring: Tyne Daly, Ione Skye, Louis Ferreira, Tuesday Knight ..
Directed by: Peter Levin
Release date: 1997-02-18
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1997 : Killing Mr. Griffin

Killing Mr. Griffin

5.6/10 IMDB

The high school students didn't mean to kill Mr. Griffin. They wanted to make him suffer. But when their mean English teacher turns up dead, they have to find out who killed them before the police arrests them all.

Starring: Scott Bairstow, Amy Jo Johnson, Mario López, Chris Young, Jay Thomas, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Hammon, Mindy Spence, Maitland Ward, Cordelia Richards ..
Directed by: Jack Bender
Release date: 1997-04-07

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