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Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper

This film tells a combination of how Ken Taylor and his Canadian Embassy staff in Teheran during the Iranian hostage crisis hid half a dozen American embassy staffers at great personal risk. It furthermore tells the story, which was revealed much later to the cover story for the joint CIA/Canadian rescue operation, of how Ken Taylor successfully smuggle ...

Original Airdates1981
TypeTV Movie

Escape from Mars

★★★★

Escape from Mars Five astronauts make the first manned trip to Mars, in the second decade of the 21st century. They must battle and overcome inferior computer components, corporate greed and indifference, their own personal problems, as well as the surprises that The Red Planet has in store for them.

Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Escape, The

Escape, The Clayton, at the age of nineteen, is convicted for a crime he did not commit. Ten years afterwards, after having taken all the abuses against him in prison, he decides to escape, without caring about the consequences.

Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Family of Strangers

Family of Strangers While researching her family history for a much needed operation, Julie learns that she is in fact adopted. She then goes on a search to find her real birth parents.

AkaNée de père inconnu (French title)
Original Airdates1993
TypeTV Movie

Fighting Men, The

Fighting Men, The An English-Canadian and a Quebecois try to survive a hostile wilderness— and each other— in this taut military allegory. It begins on a winter day in 1976. Visibility is near zero when a military plane out of Halifax crashes en route to a remote radio station north of Goose Bay, Nfld. There are two survivors— Air Force Cpl. Jean-Claude Archambault an ...

AkaMen of Steel
Original Airdates1977
TypeTV Movie

Final Run

Final Run The Grand Royale, a new high-tech passenger train with a computerized engine, from Americana Rail, suffers heavy technical problems after the engineer spills some soda on the circuits. The train loses total control and accelerates at 2 miles per minute. The only one who could save the 200 passengers is Lucky Singer.

Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down

For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down Jerry Bines is trying to live down a past that includes killing a man (in self-defence), theft and an alcoholic, abusive father. He sees hope for redemption by providing life-giving bone marrow to his leukemia-stricken son. But time is running out because an escaped killer (Gary Percy Rils) is coming to town to exact revenge for ancient sins. And like t ...

Original Airdates1996
TypeTV Movie

Freddy the Freeloader's Christmas Dinner

★★★★★

Freddy the Freeloader sets out to have Xmas dinner in a very expensive New York restaurant with his good friend, the Professor. Along the way he stops in a hospital to entertain some children on Xmas. Red Skelton does a couple of songs on his own & a duet with Vincent Price.

Original Airdates1981
TypeTV Movie

Frostfire

★★★

After the suicide of a boarder friend, his bother fetches the depressed Nelson Nagarauk home to their tradition-conscious Eskimo family at 69' north. Brandon persuades him to accompany him on a ice-bear hunt, but Nelson turns around soon. On his way back he finds a half-frozen Russian woman from a near-by weather station. He warms her up, but she seems ...

Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Getting Married in Buffalo Jump

★★★★½

Getting Married in Buffalo Jump Sophie Ware is a musician who returns to run the family farm after her father's death. She struggles with the operation and is surprised by an offer of assistance from Alex, the farm's handyman: a marriage of convenience between the two to keep the farm afloat.

AkaBuffalo Jump
Original Airdates1990
TypeTV Movie

Giant Mine

★★½

Giant Mine Based on the real events following the 1992 strike vote at Giant Mine, a Yellowknife gold mine in Canada's North West Territories, where miners make big money working in challenging conditions. Rather than back down to union demands, American mining magnate Peggy Witte hires strike breakers, contracts Pinkerton security forces to patrol the mine gates a ...

Original Airdates1996
TypeTV Movie

Girl Next Door, The

Girl Next Door, The There's someone peeping through windows so Arthur has been asked to watch the neighbour's eighteen year old daughter while her parents are away. Soon their mutual attraction develops into something that Arthur later regrets.

AkaFatale innocence (French title)
Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

God Bless the Child

God Bless the Child Single mother, Theresa Johnson, becomes homeless, loses her job and tries to survive with her young daughter, Hillary, through charities and public shelters.

AkaLe Choix tragique (French title)
Original Airdates1988
TypeTV Movie

Golden Will: The Silken Laumann Story

★★★

Golden Will: The Silken Laumann story is a made for TV movie based on the story of Canadian Silken Laumann, her dysfunctional family life, her various triumphs and tragedies, and culminating in her comeback from a near-crippling rowing accident. The upsetting homelife is the twist in Golden Will. Silken and her sister Daniele (who was her partner in ...

Original Airdates1996
TypeTV Movie

Gondoliers, The

★★★★★

Marco and Giuseppe Palmieri, the most favoured of all the gondoliers, choose Gianetta and Tessa to be their brides. While celebrating their marriages, Marco and Giuseppe are informed that one of them is really the King of Barataria - but it is not known which. Gianetta and Tessa are delighted with the idea of one of them being Queen. However, all are ca ...

Original Airdates1984
TypeTV Movie

Gross Misconduct

★★★★

Gross Misconduct A look into the life of troubled former hockey player Brian Spencer, who got into problems both on the ice and off because of his temper. The film also has a close focus on Spencer's father, and shows how he influenced Brian's life both before and after his death.

Original Airdates1993
TypeTV Movie

Guitarman

★★★

Guitarman A guitar playing stranger saves a small towns crops from swarms of locusts. When the job is done, the mayor wont pay. But when the stranger drives all this kids from the town, they realize the kids are more important then they knew.

Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Gunfighters, The

Gunfighters, The The Everetts, two brothers and a cousin are trying to make a go of their ranch in Kansas but Deke Turner, someone who wants to see them fail, is doing everything he can to see that happen. The younger brother's hero is Billy the Kid, and while during an argument with someone who works for Turner, he kills him in self-defense but Turner makes it appear t ...

Original Airdates1987
TypeTV Movie

Happy Christmas, Miss King

★★★★★

Happy Christmas, Miss King The King family from the Road to Avonlea television series gather together during the first World War to celebrate the holidays. The season is a time of crisis for the family this year, however, as eldest son Felix who was fighting overseas has been listed as missing in action. Meanwhile, Aunt Hetty grapples with loneliness and a potentially fatal back ...

AkaAn Avonlea Christmas; Joyeux Noël Mademoiselle King (French title)
Original Airdates1998
TypeTV Movie

Harlequin's Diamond Girl

★★★★½

Harlequin's Diamond Girl Claire has worked for Denny for four years, and been in love with him from afar. She believes she can never have him, so she doesn't try. When his brother Regan comes to town to help sell the family vineyard, they agree on a partnership: in order to get Denny away from Margo's influence (Regan believes she is giving him bad advice), Claire will pretend ...

AkaUn amour inattendu (French title)
Original Airdates1998
TypeTV Movie

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