Best Tv Movie Movies of 2002


Daria in 'Is It College Yet?'

Daria in 'Is It College Yet?'
All vile things must come to an end, and for Daria Morgendorffer that means it's time to look beyond high school to college. Our little girl has grown up so fast. It's time for higher learning, lowered expectations, and a heavy dose of sarcasm. Life can't suck more after high school, can it?
Starring: Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julián Rebolledo, Alvaro J. Gonzalez, Marc Thompson
Directed by: Karen Disher
Release date: 2002-01-21

Door to Door


Sometimes the true heroes in our lives are those people who inspire us not with their superhuman accomplishments but simply by their refusal to give up in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and the dignity in which they go about their lives. Bill Porter is one of those heroes. Born with cerebral palsy, he was told for many years that he was unemployable. But with the unwavering support of a dedicated mother and an indomitable spirit that has become his trademark, Porter did support himself as a door-to-door salesman in Portland, Ore.

Starring: William H. Macy, Kyra Sedgwick, Kathy Baker, Helen Mirren, Joel Brooks
Directed by: Steven Schachter
Release date: 2002-07-14

Cadet Kelly


Hyperactive teenager Kelly is enrolled into a military school when her new stepfather becomes the Commandant. At first she has problems fitting in and taking orders until she tries out for the drill team.

Starring: Hilary Duff, Christy Carlson Romano, Gary Cole, Shawn Ashmore, Aimee Garcia
Directed by: Larry Shaw
Release date: 2002-03-07

Tru Confessions

Tru Confessions
Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..
Starring: Clara Bryant, Shia LaBeouf, Mare Winningham, William Francis McGuire, Nicole Dicker
Directed by: Paul Hoen
Release date: 2002-04-05

The Pretender: Island of the Haunted

The Pretender: Island of the Haunted
Jarod takes a keen interest in an ancient symbol that may unlock secrets about his family. But Miss Parker is hot on Jarod's trail and about to make discoveries of her own. Their investigation leads to a remote Island off the Scottish coast, where a set of sacred scrolls, vital to the Centre, have been hidden – and protected – for centuries.
Starring: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries, Harve Presnell
Directed by: Frederick King Keller
Release date: 2002-12-28

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called in to unravel a mysterious curse that has plagued the Baskerville family for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead, his heir, Sir Henry, begs Holmes to save him from the terrifying supernatural hound that has brought fear and death to his household.
Starring: Richard Roxburgh, Ian Hart, Richard E. Grant, Matt Day, John Nettles
Directed by: David Attwood
Release date: 2002-12-26

The Outsider

The Outsider
A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Quaker-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.
Starring: Tim Daly, Naomi Watts, Keith Carradine, David Carradine, Brett Tucker
Directed by: Randa Haines
Release date: 2002-01-01

The Powerpuff Girls: 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas

The Powerpuff Girls: 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas
When Princess Morebucks finds out that she's been put on Santa's naughty list (in fact, she's the only one on it!), she does a quick re-write, resulting with Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup with nothing but coal for Christmas! On top of all that, Princess gets the one thing she wants for the holidays: super powers! Now, the girls have to stop Princess and make sure that Christmas is saved for children everywhere.
Starring: Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong, E.G. Daily, Tom Kenny, Tom Kane
Directed by: Lauren Faust, Craig McCracken
Release date: 2002-10-07

Double Teamed

Double Teamed
Heather and Heidi play volleyball for their school team, when their family decides that they need to go to a bigger school so that they will have a better chance for scholarships. But at the new school, the twins are discovered by the basketball coach. Inspired by the true story of Heather and Heidi Burge.
Starring: Poppi Monroe, Annie McElwain, Mackenzie Phillips, Teal Redmann, Nick Searcy
Directed by: Duwayne Dunham
Release date: 2002-01-18


Samuel Browne is a tracker in Alaska. When his sister meets a grisly death in San Francisco, he goes there to hunt her killer. As more murders occur, police investigator Buckley Clarke reluctantly joins forces with Sam. The brass are convinced this is a serial killer choosing victims at random, but Sam and Buckley discover a pattern involving health personnel who work in neonatal intensive care. Doctors aren't supposed to play god, but someone's decision years before has driven a killer over the brink. Can they find him?
Starring: Robert Patrick, Lauren Holly, Barry Shabaka Henley, Terry Norton, Danny Keogh
Directed by: Darrell James Roodt
Release date: 2002-12-13

Joe and Max

Joe and Max
True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.
Starring: Leonard Roberts, Til Schweiger, Peta Wilson, Richard Roundtree, John Toles-Bey
Directed by: Steve James
Release date: 2002-03-03

The Interrogation of Michael Crowe


The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the household away individually to be questioned, and the remaining children - fourteen year old Michael Crowe and adolescent Shannon Crowe - are taken into protective custody until Cheryl and Stephen can be cleared. The police end up placing much of their focus on the sullen Michael, who they question without counsel and without discussion with his parents. The tone of the police questioning is that they believe Michael did kill his sister, the police lying, harassing and coercing in the process. Under the barrage of questioning, Michael eventually confesses, as do two of his friends, both questioned under the same threatening tone. Cheryl and Stephen, who are finally made aware of the questioning and the confessions...

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Mark Rendall, John Bourgeois, Hannah Lochner, Andre Noble
Directed by: Don McBrearty
Release date: 2002-12-02

Get a Clue


A rich kid and her friends investigate the disappearance of one of her teachers.

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Bug Hall, Ian Gomez, Brenda Song, Charles Shaughnessy
Directed by: Maggie Greenwald
Release date: 2002-01-01

Gotta Kick It Up!

Gotta Kick It Up!
This was going to be the first year that Marshal Middle School was not going to have a dance team. All that changes when the new Biology teacher, Ms. Bartlett, agrees to be the coach. Now the girls need to prove that they are ready to compete and are able to win; not only to themselves, but to their parents and coach. Using the chant "si, se puede" or "yes, I can" the Dance team builds their confidence to perform.
Starring: Camille Guaty, America Ferrera, Joanna Flores, Suilma Rodriguez, Sabrina Wiener
Directed by: Ramón Menéndez
Release date: 2002-07-26



A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.

Starring: Liam Cunningham, Brana Bajic, Roger Allam, Jesse Spencer, Neil Newbon
Directed by: Charles Beeson
Release date: 2002-01-12

London After Midnight


The abandoned Balfour House, which former owner was found dead five years earlier, comes back to life with the arrival of two suspicious sinister-looking tenants. (A reconstruction, made using still photos, intertitles and music, of the 1927 original movie that was lost in 1965 during a fire.)

Starring: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall, Percy Williams, Conrad Nagel
Directed by: Rick Schmidlin
Release date: 2002-11-01

Too Young to Be a Dad

Too Young to Be a Dad
When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Starring: Paul Dano, Kathy Baker, Katie Stuart, Bruce Davison, Terra Vnesa
Directed by: Éva Gárdos
Release date: 2002-06-10

A Charlie Brown Valentine

A Charlie Brown Valentine
Lovesick Charlie Brown hopes – still – to get a valentine from the Little Red-Haired Girl, as does Sally from Linus, Lucy from Schroeder and Peppermint Patty from Charlie Brown.
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 2002-02-14

A Ring of Endless Light

A Ring of Endless Light
When 15-year-old Vicky Austin, her sister Suzy and little brother Rob visit their grandfather on Seven Bay Island, Vicky faces several unexpected challenges. Her beloved grandfather, retired Reverend Eaton, seems to be seriously ill, but tries to pretend that nothing is wrong. Vicky met the rich but emotionally troubled Zachary Gray the previous summer, and he reappears to renew the acquaintance. Another boy, 17-year-old Adam Eddington, recruits Vicky to help him with a research project, working with a dolphin called Basil. Vicky discovers she can communicate telepathically with the dolphin and his mate - and possibly with Adam as well
Starring: Mischa Barton, Ryan Merriman, Jared Padalecki, Scarlett Pomers, Soren Fulton
Directed by: Greg Beeman
Release date: 2002-07-04

The Scream Team

The Scream Team
Eccentric Frank Carlyle ran a horror shop in small-town Steeple Falls, which takes pride in and profit from its Halloween traditions. Frank's widower grandson Richard grudgingly returns there from Boston with his own kids, bright Ian and bratty Claire, to settle the inheritance. Ian discovers great-grandpa's house is really haunted, and not just, as legend holds, by historic owner Zachariah Kull, who was burned on the stake.
Starring: Kat Dennings, Mark Rendall, Robert Bockstael, Eric Idle, Tommy Davidson
Directed by: Stuart Gillard
Release date: 2002-10-11

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