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Kissinger and Nixon

Kissinger and Nixon Walter Isaacson's book Kissinger: A Biography served as the basis for this made-for-television movie about the famed political leader. Beau Bridges stars as President Richard Nixon and Ron Silver portrays Henry Kissinger, Nixon's national security advisor. The adaptation shows how Kissinger worked to try and end the Vietnam crisis while Nixon maneuvered ...

Original Airdates1995
TypeTV Movie

Lantern Hill

Lantern Hill Jane has been living all her life with her mother under the thumb of her repressive grandmother. Then she goes to live with her father for the summer, and discovers a new life of freedom and friends such as the street urchin, Jody, and the mysterious Mamzelle Hepzibah. But she must return to her grandmother's house sometime. Jane makes up her mind to br ...

Original Airdates1990
TypeTV Movie

Last Train Home

★★★★

Set in the 1880's, this fictional film blends real-life characters as a teen jumps freight trains in his trek to find his father who has been accused of murder. Heading to Winnipeg where his father and a friend, the real killer, have gone, he is befriended by a mountie who starts watching out after him after he is arrested for stealing a purse.

AkaTom Alone
Original Airdates1990
TypeTV Movie

Liar's Edge

Liar's Edge A child is traumatized when his father, a stuntman, dies in an attempt to go over Niagara Falls. Later, his mother meets and marries a truck driver, and things seem to be going OK. Then the new husband's creepy brother shows up, and the boy begins to get a sense that neither of the brothers is quite what they claim to be.

Original Airdates1992
TypeTV Movie

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

Life with Billy

★★★★★

A television movie about family violence based on Brian Vallée's best-selling Life With Billy. It won three Gemini Awards in 1995.

Original Airdates1994
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

Lifeline to Victory

★★★★½

Lifeline to Victory Paul Devereaux is a second officer with lots of experience with merchant ships. But this is World War II and the Royal Canadian Navy desperately needs experienced officers. Paul is thus given command of his own ship. However, in early 1940's, Canadian Navy does not have the biggest budget nor the most qualified enlisted men. Paul's ship must escort merc ...

Original Airdates1993
TypeTV Movie

Liszt's Rhapsody

Liszt's Rhapsody Liszt is facing a lack of inspiration in his life, in spite of being one of the most famous concert pianists of his time. Then he encounters a young gypsy boy, Josy, who's spirited love of music touches the jaded composer. Strong wills collide as Liszt tries to tame Josy's playing into world-class form, and Josy teaches Liszt to feel the music in his so ...

Original Airdates1996
TypeTV Movie

Little Kidnappers, The

Little Kidnappers, The Loosely based on a '50's movie of the same name, it tells the story of two young orphan boys who travel by themselves from the Old country to join their father's family in Canada. There they encounter their stern disciplinarian grandfather who has alienated himself from some of his neighbours. There is particularly no love lost between the grandfather a ...

Original Airdates1990
TypeTV Movie

Lives of Girls & Women

Lives of Girls & Women This CBC movie is the story of a small town teen (Tanya Allen) growing up in the 1950s, facing contradictory expectations from various people, including her radical-thinking mom (Wendy Crewson).

Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

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

Lost in the Barrens

★★★★★

Lost in the Barrens A young man is unexpectedly removed from his high school and has to go live in the north of Canada with his trapper uncle who he doesn't know. He doesn't know anything about anything pertaining to this life style or area and he has no desire to learn. He travels even farther north with some Indians he just met. He ends up lost in the barrens of north ...

Original Airdates1990
TypeTV Movie

Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave

★★★★★

Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave An archaeological expedition journeys to Manitoba, Canada, in search of a legendary crucifix supposedly buried in an ancient Viking grave.

AkaCurse of the Viking Grave
Original Airdates1991
TypeTV Movie

Louisiana

★★★★★

Louisiana Virginia Tregan returns to her home in the U.S. Deep South from a sojourn in Paris only to discover that her family plantation and its holdings have been lost. She determines to recoup her family's fortune.

Original Airdates1984
TypeTV Movie

Love & Larceny

Love & Larceny Beauty and brains were Besty Bigley's only hopes of escaping rural poverty. A notorious con-woman of the 1890s, alias Mrs. Chadwick, alias Pelvina de Vere, and a string of other false names. She worked her way up the criminal ranks, all the way to Wall Street, where she chiseled fortunes out of millionaires. Based on a true story.

Original Airdates1985
TypeTV Movie

Magic Show, The

Magic Show, The At the nightclub Chez Manny, a new young magician, Doug, and his assistant, Cal, are hired as the headline act. Unlike the washed up no talent, Van Zyskin with his cliché style, Doug is an young ingénue with long hair and casual clothes, but with amazing talent. With the rumor of an important producer coming to see the show, the jealous Van Zyskin is de ...

AkaThe Magic Show with Doug Henning
Original Airdates1983
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

Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist

Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist The story of this fine artist, a trail maker not only for independent women but for impressionist artists, is ably highlighted in this small gem. A surprise visit from her brother and his family has an impact on all, especially the artist. Share this slice of Mary's life with both boys and girls.

Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Mary Silliman's War

Mary Silliman's War Mary Silliman's War is a unique, award-winning film on the American Revolution. Shot on location in Nova Scotia, the film relates the true story of a remarkable woman, whose husband, a patriot leader, was kidnapped from their home by a band of tories -- Americans loyal to the King of England. Left to fend for herself and their children as she sought her ...

Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

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