Best Tv Movie Movies of 1998




Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, Gia quickly shoots to the top of the modeling world. When Cooper dies of lung cancer, however, Gia turns to drugs – and both she and her career begin to spiral out of control.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Michael Cole, Kylie Travis, Mercedes Ruehl
Directed by: Michael Cristofer
Release date: 1998-01-31

Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant

Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant
The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Pellew, Captain of the Indefatigable, decides to put forward his protege Horatio Hornblower for the examination for lieutenant. Leading up to the exam Hornblower comes up against many challenges to prepare him for the difficult life as a lieutenant.
Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Denis Lawson, Ian McNeice, Andrew Tiernan
Directed by: Andrew Grieve
Release date: 1998-11-18

Hornblower: The Even Chance

Hornblower: The Even Chance
The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Spithead, Portsmouth, 1794. Under thundery skies and in lashing rain, a 17 year old midshipman takes the first tentative steps of his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications.
Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Dorian Healy, Michael Byrne, Robert Bathurst
Directed by: Andrew Grieve
Release date: 1998-10-07

Witness to the Mob


Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino crime family. However, betrayals within the family saw him break the code of silence and became the highest ranking member of the mob to turn into a rat - 'a rat in a suit,- assisting the government to finally put away the Teflon Don, John Gotti.

Starring: Nicholas Turturro, Tom Sizemore, Debi Mazar, Abe Vigoda, Philip Baker Hall
Directed by: Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Release date: 1998-05-10

Always Outnumbered


An ex-con moves to L.A. to find work and creates a disturbance by fighting for a position. More importantly he touches the lives of many of his neighbors including an older man dying of cancer, a young married couple whose husband is too proud to accept a lesser position which causes strife with his wife, and a young boy on the verge of getting in trouble with street gangs.

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Daniel Williams, Bill Cobbs, Natalie Cole, Laurie Metcalf
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1998-03-21

The Love Letter

The Love Letter
20th century computer games designer Scott exchanges love letters with 19th century poet Elizabeth Whitcomb through an antique desk that can make letters travel through time.
Starring: Campbell Scott, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Dukes, Estelle Parsons
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1998-02-01

Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon


Biography of the British painter Francis Bacon. The movie focuses on his relationship with George Dyer, his lover. Dyer was a former small time crook.

Starring: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton, Anne Lambton, Adrian Scarborough
Directed by: John Maybury
Release date: 1998-09-16

The Rat Pack


After a brief flash-forward to Frank Sinatra as an old man, saying "I miss my guys," the movie's main narrative begins during high points in the solo careers of the Rat Pack: Dean Martin has become a big success despite the breakup of his partnership with Jerry Lewis; Sinatra's career is at its peak; Sammy Davis, Jr., is making a comeback after a near fatal car crash, and standup comic Joey Bishop is gaining exposure as an opening act for the other three. The Pack becomes complete when Sinatra reconciles with actor Peter Lawford, who has been ostracized since being seen out publicly with Sinatra's ex-wife, Ava Gardner.

Starring: Ray Liotta, Joe Mantegna, Don Cheadle, Angus Macfadyen, William Petersen
Directed by: Rob Cohen
Release date: 1998-08-22

Fifteen and Pregnant

Fifteen and Pregnant
Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn her world apart, her pregnancy could re-unite her shattered family and help her find her true purpose in life.
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Park Overall, David Andrews, Margot Demeter, Karen Trumbo
Directed by: Sam Pillsbury
Release date: 1998-01-19

Brave New World

Brave New World
In a futuristic totalitarian society, people have no control of their lives or their destiny.
Starring: Leonard Nimoy, Peter Gallagher, Tim Guinee, Rya Kihlstedt, Sally Kirkland
Directed by: Leslie Libman, Larry Williams
Release date: 1998-04-19

Logan's War: Bound by Honor

Logan's War:  Bound by Honor
Chuck Norris stars as martial arts extraordinaire Jake Fallon, who, after the death of his brother and sister-in-law, adopts (and trains) his orphaned nephew. Logan (Eddie Cibrian, TV's Invasion). After fifteen years of careful instruction, Logan is determined to avenge his parents Death... And, he'll need Uncle Jake's help to do it.
Starring: Chuck Norris, Joe Spano, Jeff Kober, Eddie Cibrian
Directed by: Michael Preece
Release date: 1998-11-01

Rear Window


Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Daryl Hannah, Robert Forster, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Anne Twomey
Directed by: Jeff Bleckner
Release date: 1998-11-22

Sabrina Goes to Rome

Sabrina Goes to Rome
Sabrina goes to Rome, with Salem stowaway-ed in her backpack, to free her 16th-century aunt Sophia who was banished for divulging her powers to a non-witch.
Starring: Melissa Joan Hart, Eddie Mills, Tara Strong, James Fields, Eric Alexander
Directed by: Tibor Takács
Release date: 1998-10-04

A Soldier's Sweetheart

A Soldier's Sweetheart
An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her.
Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Skeet Ulrich, Georgina Cates, Daniel London, Louis Vanaria
Directed by: Thomas Michael Donnelly
Release date: 1998-06-09

Someone to Love Me

Someone to Love Me
Cayley is still recovering from her father's sudden death when she begins attending a new school. Lonely and depressed, she has sex on the first and only date with classmate Ian Hall. After Ian gives her the cold shoulder, she succumbs to his friend's advances. Soon the school is abuzz with rumors about Cayley. With help from a guidance counselor, Cayley begins to change her behavior, but one night Ian approaches her expecting sex. When she rejects him, he rapes her. Now, Cayley's reputation is a roadblock to proving Ian's guilt.
Starring: Lynda Carter, Jessica Bowman, Scott Foley, Julie Patzwald, Andrea Nemeth
Directed by: Chuck Bowman
Release date: 1998-09-14

Since You've Been Gone

Since You've Been Gone
The story of a 10th anniversary High School reunion, told through the eyes of a doctor who was humiliated on graduation day by being badly beaten up by a fellow graduate.
Starring: Lara Flynn Boyle, Teri Hatcher, David Schwimmer, Joey Slotnick, Harry Lennix
Directed by: David Schwimmer
Release date: 1998-06-06

Addams Family Reunion


The Addams Family goes on a search for their relatives. Gomez and Morticia are horrified to discover that Grandpa and Grandma Addams have a disease that is slowly turning them "normal". The only chance they have of a cure is to find a family member hoping that they know a home remedy.

Starring: Tim Curry, Daryl Hannah, Ed Begley Jr., Carel Struycken, Ray Walston
Directed by: Dave Payne
Release date: 1998-09-22

CHiPs '99


Ponch (Erik Estrada) has returned to the police force, and is determined to help his friend Jon (Larry Wilcox) in investigating various car thefts.

Starring: Larry Wilcox, Erik Estrada, Robert Pine, Judith Sheindlin, Paul Korver
Directed by: Jon Cassar
Release date: 1998-10-27

The Inspectors

The Inspectors
U.S Postal Inspectors are called in when a suburban couple are killed by a mail bomb. Suspicion immediately falls on the couple's estranged and heavily in debt son, who also just happens to be a Navy munitions expert. But investigations reveal that he is on the run from a past event in his life that is associated with the bombings.
Starring: Louis Gossett, Jr., Jonathan Silverman, Samantha Ferris, Ty Olsson, Tobias Mehler
Directed by: Brad Turner
Release date: 1998-09-20

Perfect Prey

Perfect Prey
A former Texas Ranger is recruited by a Houston police captain to assist a homicide detective in the search for an elusive serial killer who collects antique dolls.
Starring: Kelly McGillis, Bruce Dern, D.W. Moffett, David Keith, Joely Fisher
Directed by: Howard McCain
Release date: 1998-07-10

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