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Heck's Way Home

★★★★★

Heck's Way Home The dog Hector is being left out while a family moves to Vancouver. He escapes from the pound to journey his way back to them.

AkaUn drôle de cabot (French title)
Original Airdates1996
TypeTV Movie

In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944

★★★★★

In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944 On June 6th 1944, a combined force of American, British and Canadian troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. The Allied invasion of occupied France was a turning point in the war against Hitler's Germany. From a tactical view, Canada's role was limited; strategically, it was pivotal. Canada's infantry and armored regiments were thrown against Germany' ...

AkaLa bataille de Normandie (French title)
Original Airdates1992
TypeDocumentary

Joan of Arc

★★★½

Joan of Arc Ten years before her death, Joan hears voices. Six years later, from the village of Domremy, she begins her mission to unite France under King Charles. First she leads a defense of Vaucouleurs against the Burgundians, then obtains safe passage to Charles, the Dauphin. He uses her, as the embodiment of the mythical "Maid of Lorraine," to raise an army, a ...

AkaJeanne d'Arc (French title)
Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Just for Laughs

★★★½

Just for Laughs Just for Laughs is a comedy festival held each year in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest festival of its kind in the world. It began in 1983 as a francophone event and introduced its English language side in 1985. Highlights are broadcast regularly, featuring comedians from all over the world. What started out as a one-hour highlights special in 1986 ...

AkaJuste pour rire (French title)
Original Airdates1986-
TypeSeries

Kids From Room 402, The

★★★★★

Kids From Room 402, The They are The Kids from Room 402, they rule this elementry school. The challenge never ends for Miss Graves in this rollicking series about the horrors and highlights of school life. It's a warm and witty take on life in the classroom with a bunch of over-anxious kids that challenge teacher Miss Gracie Graves to the limit. These kids are Jessie your aver ...

AkaLa classe en délire (French title)
Original Airdates1999-2001
TypeSeries

Life in a Day

Life in a Day A scientific experiment in rapid-cell growth goes awry when a lab assistant steals the developed serum and injects it into his pregnant girl friend. The result is a child that grows through adulthood and will die within days, if a cure cannot be found.

AkaAntidote (French title)
Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Lifeforce Experiment, The

Lifeforce Experiment, The After a failed mission CIA agent Jessica Saunders gets a new order to watch Dr. MacLean by working for him as a programmer. When she arrives at his laboratory she is amazed about his experiments: Dr. MacLean has developed a computer who is able to view the dreams of sleeping people. But that is only the beginning of his plans.

AkaDead Men Talk; Le silence de la liberté (French title)
Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Little Flying Bears, The

★★★★½

Little Flying Bears, The In a forest, deep in a European mountain range live the most rare of species; flying bears. Something of a cross between butterflies and bear cubs, the flying bears, along with many of their friends, take it upon themselves to protect their forest from pollution. However, their efforts are often hampered by two weasels; Skulk and Sammy, who are are ou ...

AkaLes oursons volants (French title)
Original Airdates1991-1992
TypeSeries

Looking for Miracles

Looking for Miracles Sixteen-year-old Ryan Delaney has won a scholarship, but it's not a full one, so he needs a summer job to pay for his university expenses. And although he's not eighteen, he can't swim, and has never been to camp, he manages to get a job as a camp couselor. But his mother makes him take his younger brother, Sullivan, with him to camp, since she can't lo ...

AkaL'été des victoires (French title)
Original Airdates1989
TypeTV Movie

Marriage of Convenience, A

Marriage of Convenience, A Succesful business woman gives up her career and raises the son of her deceased sister. His natural father who was unaware of his son's existence finds this out after eight years. Prompted by a wise judge, they decide to enter into a marriage of convenience in order to not upset the child. Soon after (with a little help of the boy) they fall in love... ...

AkaUn mariage de convenance (French title)
Original Airdates1998
TypeTV Movie

Million Dollar Babies

Million Dollar Babies The true story of the Dionne quints that shocked 1930's Canada. When a poor rural Ontario family gives birth to quintuplet, the town doctor doesn't waste a second and takes over the family. He helps to take care of the babies but soon turns the babies into a freak show. Not before long the government gets involved and the babies are a multi-million doll ...

AkaLes jumelles Dionne (French title)
Original Airdates1994
TypeMiniseries

Mount Royal

Mount Royal Mount Royal was about a wealthy family of French-Canadians who lived in a palatial home in the upper reaches of Montreal and had a second home in Paris. The father, Andre Valeur, had risen from humble origins to become one of the richest and most powerful men in the world. His wife Katherine was disowned by her wealthy WASP family for marrying the then- ...

AkaMont-Royal
Original Airdates1988
TypeSeries

My Pet Monster

★★★★½

My Pet Monster My Pet Monster was an animated series produced by Toronto's Nelvana Films. The series was based on a stuffed toy of the same name. In the series, a boy (Max) longing for a best friend finds one in the shape of a furry stuffed animal. The stuffed animal (Monster) transforms into a friendly creature when his handcuffs are removed. The series debuted o ...

AkaP'tit monstre (French title)
Original Airdates1987
TypeSeries

NeverEnding Story, The

NeverEnding Story, The Based on the original German novel by Michael Ende, this animated series carries us away to a whimsical, magical world filled with thrilling, action-packed adventures. Join Bastian and his extraordinary friends as they journey to the far reaches of Fantasia, a land of hopes, dreams and unforgettable characters. Make new friends and confront formidable f ...

AkaHistoire sans fin, L' (French Title)
Original Airdates1995-1996
TypeSeries

Night Hood

★★★★★

Night Hood As burglars go, he's the most handsome, the most elegant, and certainly the most clever of rogues. Wicked? Immoral? Of course not! Arsène Lupin belongs to the genre of outlaws that steal from the rich and powerful to give to the poor and weak. He's the worthy descendant of Robin Hood and Zorro, children's longtime favorite heros. Maurice Leblan ...

AkaThe Adventures of Arsene Lupin; Les exploits d'Arsène Lupin (French title)
Original Airdates1996-1998
TypeSeries

On Canadian Wings

★★★★

On Canadian Wings Canadian aviation history makes for fascinating viewing in this international award winning, nine part documentary. On Canadian Wings begins with Canada's first foray into the world of flight with experiments in aeronautics and acts of pilot bravery that set the stage for Canada's future excellence in military aviation. The video recounts the importance ...

AkaSur les ailes canadiennes (French title)
Original Airdates1999
TypeDocumentary

Peep

CBC-TV movie based on the play See No Evil by Jack Cunningham. In this erotic thriller, a lecherous professor takes in two borders, one of each sex. Ignoring the jealousy of his psychotic wife, he proceeds to seduce them both.

AkaL'oeil de l'ombre (French title)
Original Airdates1973
TypeTV Movie

Probable Cause

A series of cop murders plagues the city. The remaining officers on the force are increasingly worried as the deaths increase with no leads. As the department's finest, Detective Gary Yanuck must solve the case before it's too late. Additionally, he must deal with his sexual harassment charges, while his new partner struggles with her somnambulism.

AkaSleepless; Victime du passé (French title)
Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Raccoons, The

★★★½

Raccoons, The In the Evergreen Forest, there is a group of raccoons, the most rambunctious being Bert. Their home is peaceful and beautiful, but also threatened by the greedy aardvark industrialist, Cyril Sneer, who wants to destroy the forest for his own profit. Together with some dog friends and Cedric Sneer, Cyril's sympathetic son, they work to oppose Cyril throu ...

AkaLes amis ratons
Original Airdates1980-1989
TypeSeries

Race for the Bomb

★★★★★

A dramatization of the Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bomb at the close of World War Two. This series follows the development of the project, from Leo Szilard's first conception of the power within the atom, to the power struggles between J. Robert Oppenheimer, the project's science leader, and General Leslie Groves, the project's military ...

AkaLa course à la bombe (French title)
Original Airdates1987
TypeMiniseries

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