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9B

★★★★★

9B In this 1986 CBC TV movie, Robert Wisden starred as high school teacher Bob Dawson and his class of hostile anti-social students who he decides to enter in a drama festival competition. The story was based on the experiences of Don Hunter and the real classroom 9B of '68, a class made up of all the so-called "problem students" in a northern B.C. school ...

Original Airdates1986; 1989
TypeSeries

Accident, The

CBC's The Accident starred Fiona Reid and Terrence Kelly in a tale of how the people of a small town coped when their hockey arena's roof collapsed under the weight of the ice and snow that built up, collapsing on top of the fans and players below. Many were killed in the tragic accident, but a few survived, trapped under tons of snow and steel.

Original Airdates1983
TypeTV Movie

Another Woman

Another Woman After a brutal attack leaves Lisa Temple without her memory, her husband declares that she is another woman. She begins to find out just what that means when she begins to try to recover that lost memory. The life that emerges is one of a bitter and depressed woman who who has apparently alienated everyone, including her husband. He has already filed fo ...

Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Armen and Bullik

★★★★½

Armen and Bullik While on their way to Paris, two cops (Mike Connors, Roch Voisine) prevent the kidnapping of a young woman, and then join her on a journey through France in a quest for the answer to a centuries-old mystery and a Medieval treasure.

Original Airdates1993
TypeTV Movie

Arrow, The

★★★★★

Arrow, The This series tells the story of the world's fastest fighter plane ever built, in 1950's Canada, and how the project was dropped due to economic reasons.

AkaProjet arrow (French title)
Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Baree

★

Baree A Native American woman (Neve Campbell) flees from an obsessive fur trader (Lorne Brass) who stalks her across the wilds of 1800's North America. In her travels, a wolf becomes her guardian. Jeff Fahey also appears as her eventual protector and lover.

AkaBaree, Son of Kazan; Baree: The Wolf Dog
Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

★★★

Beethoven Lives Upstairs Young Christoph is convinced his mother has rented out the upstairs room to a madman. That boarder is Ludwig Van Beethoven who is busy composing his Ninth Symphony, one of his greatest works. The boy and the cantankerously eccentric deaf composer eventually meet and Christoph begins to see the softer side of Beethoven as his music begins to win the boy ...

Original Airdates1992
TypeTV Movie

Bethune

★★★★½

Donald Sutherland stars in Bethune, a 90-minute drama based on the life of Norman Bethune, the Canadian surgeon-inventor who was-one of the folk heroes to emerge from Mao Tse-tung's struggle to control modern China. Bethune was written by Thomas Rickam and derived from the biography Bethune by Roderick Stewart. Original music was by Hagood Hardy. Bethun ...

Original Airdates1977
TypeTV Movie

Beyond Suspicion

★

Beyond Suspicion A photo journalist (Stepfanie Kramer) gets a tip from an undercover cop about a major raid, but then finds herself in danger after witnessing the cop's murder from a hiding place. However, her view of the killer was restricted. She then gets involved with the cop's partner (Jack Scalia). But all the rest of the cops in the precinct consider him dirty. U ...

Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Borrowed Hearts

★★★★★

Borrowed Hearts Kathleen's a hard-working single mother, who's saving to buy a house for herself and her daughter, Zoe. Sam's a businessman who has to pretend he has a family in order to close a deal with the mysterious Javier Del Campo. Sam owns the company that Kathleen works for, and as her boss, manages to convince her to help him out. But Del Campo is more than he ...

AkaBorrowed Hearts: A Holiday Romance
Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Boys from Syracuse, The

★★★

Based on the classic Shakespearean play A Comedy of Errors, this CBC-TV version of the Rodgers and Hart Broadway hit told about the outrageous complications which arose when two sets of twins turned up in the same city at the same time, all unaware of the other's existence.

Original Airdates1986
TypeTV Movie

Boys of St. Vincent, The

★★★½

Boys of St. Vincent, The This movie is based on actual events, but it says it is not all about one specific incident. It documents St. Vincent's Orphanage in Canada, where many of the boys suffer physical, emotional, and sexual abuse at the hands of the brothers who run the facility. When the stories are surfaced and a police investigation is begun, religious and political grou ...

AkaCollège St. Vincent, Le ; Garçons de Saint-Vincent, Les (French titles)
Original Airdates1992
TypeTV Movie

Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon, The

★★★★

Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon, The 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.

AkaJack London's The Call of the Wild
Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Canadian Conspiracy, The

★★★★★

The Canadian Conspiracy was a mockumentary in which a performer blows the lid off the Canadian government's plot to take over the American entertainment industry. It revealed for the first time that for the past 35 years, a subversive team of Canadian entertainers had been infiltrating and undermining the American way of life. Originally aired on Jun ...

Original Airdates1985
TypeTV Movie

Captive Heart: The James Mink Story

★★★★½

James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the border his true character emerges - he sells her into slavery. James and Elizabeth must go to Virginia to ...

Original Airdates1996
TypeTV Movie

Charlie Grant's War

★★★★½

Charlie Grant's War Charlie Grant's War was the real-life story of a heroic Canadian and a black era in Canadian history. R.H. Thomson starred as Charlie Grant, a diamond broker whose outrage at the plight of Jews under Nazi rule—and at Canada's own half-hearted assistance to the refugees- led him to use his position to spirit more than 600 Jews out of the city. Grant's he ...

Original Airdates1985
TypeTV Movie

Christmas in My Hometown

Christmas in My Hometown Warm holiday drama in which an executive forced to cut the jobs of many people working at a small-town tractor factory gets a big surprise when he's mistaken as the savior of the local economy.

AkaA Holiday for Love
Original Airdates1996
TypeTV Movie

Collectors, The

Collectors, The Mixed-race buddy movies have come a long way since 48 Hours and Lethal Weapon. Now, instead of playing up the contrast between a black guy and a white guy, filmmakers can portray such characters as metaphorical blood brothers with almost the exact same cultural assumptions and value systems. Alas, such sociological observations are about the only thing ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Coming Unglued

Coming Unglued 12 year old Jason mistakenly suspects his parents are splitting up when his Dad announces he's leaving for a job interview in chicago. I n very funny misguided attempt to save his family, Jason and his fourteen year old sister follow him to Chicago to ruin dad's day.

AkaLet's Ruin Dad's Day
Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Conspiracy of Fear, The

Conspiracy of Fear, The When Chris King's father dies, he is devastated. However, when a bunch of assorted heavies start threatening him over a mysterious package his father may or may not have left him, grief is the least of his worries.

Original Airdates1996
TypeTV Movie

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