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Welcome to Holsten, B.C., a small town where no one is very happy. Two years ago the local movie theatre had a horror film festival, during which a local teen was murdered at the same moment and manner as the onscreen character. Now another horror movie festival is set to happen, and some people feel history will repeat itself. Sure enough, as the line ...

AkaMidnight Matinee
Original Airdates1990
TypeTV Movie

Mikado, The

★★★★★

The Stratford Festival of Canada did several Gilbert & Sullivan operettas over a number of years, all directed by Brian Macdonald. They manage to keep all the humour and lightness, and discard the stodginess and antiquated creakiness that can creep into more "traditional" presentations. This is a filmed version of a stage performance, and the sets are b ...

Original Airdates1984
TypeTV Movie

Milgaard

Milgaard This film tells the story of David Milgaard, who was charged and convicted for a brutal rape & murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment, he must struggle to survive in his years in prison, while his family and two crusading lawyers struggle to prove his innocence.

AkaHard Time: The David Milgaard Story
Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Mills of Power, The

★★★★★

The Mills of Power was a six-part mini-series in which an old man recounts the tale of a group of people from Quebec who migrate to Eastern U.S.A. at the turn of the century. His story contrasts the industrialist era of 1907-1920 to the present technological age.

AkaLes Tisserands du pouvoir
Original Airdates1990
TypeSeries

Monet: Shadow and Light

★★★★

Monet: Shadow and Light Monet: Shadow and Light presents a rich portrayal of the trials of a struggling but stubborn Claude Monet and how a boy with budding talent shows him the importance of family. Set in 1869, five years before the Impressionist movement was recognized, 29 year-old Monet paints his view of the world while trying to support his young family with his art. Set ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Murder by Night

A man inadvertently gets caught near a car explosion, and after he recovers from his injuries realizes that he has amnesia. Soon evidence begins to mount that he could be "The Claw Hammer Killer, " a serial murderer who targets for death the former patrons of a particular restaurant called Puzzles.

Original Airdates1989
TypeTV Movie

Murder Most Likely

★★★★

Murder Most Likely Murder Most Likely is a chilling two-hour television movie starring Paul Gross, based on the book "The Judas Kiss: The Undercover Life of Patrick Kelly," by Michael Harris. Paul Gross plays former RCMP Undercover Agent "Patrick Kelly" who, in 1981, was accused of causing the mysterious death of his wife. Managing to elude the authorities, Kelly married ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Murder Sees the Light

The awkward urban private eye, Benny Cooperman, confronts a murder mystery in the wilds of Algonquin Park. He stumbles into some interesting characters, including a famous evangelist on the lam, his put-upon mistress, a weird sexy woman, and a complex charming old lady. Naturally, Benny suffers some misadventures trying to navigate the bush country, muc ...

Original Airdates1986
TypeTV Movie

Must Be Santa

Must Be Santa Everyone at the North Pole is immortal, except Santa who must be replaced when it's his time to join the Santa Senate and cross over to the angel side of the Pole. A mishap (or is it the spirit of Christmas at work?) makes a reluctant Floyd Court (Pinnock), a loser who's down on his luck, the new Santa. Only a few days before Christmas, with a view to i ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Net Worth

★★★★★

Net Worth This powerful tale of the NHL's early years follows Ted Lindsay, an all-star for the Detroit Red Wings, in his quest to create a Player's Association to protect the rights of players against the ravages of monopolistic, profit taking owners. Lindsay, spurred on by the memory of a former teammate who died broke because he couldn't access his pension, mob ...

Original Airdates1995
TypeTV Movie

No Blame

No Blame Amy Donaldson, a successful fashion editor of City Magazine, is married to Carl, an accountant, and they have one young son, Brian. Amy is pregnant and she finds that she tests positive for HIV. The films traces the effect of this on her, her family, and her best friend Suzanne.

Original Airdates1988
TypeTV Movie

Noces de papier, Les

Noces de papier, Les Immigration officers raid the kitchen of a Montreal restaurant. Illegal immigrant dishwashers flee, including Pablo Torres... Claire, a teacher, lives alone. Her lover, Milosh, is married, and their relationship is strained. Claire's sister, Annie, a lawyer, has a problem. The visa of her client Pablo is about to expire. Pablo is a political refugee who ...

AkaThe Paper Wedding
Original Airdates1989
TypeTV Movie

Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy

★★★★½

Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy The highly rated two hour television movie Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy aired on CBC Television on January 4, 1998. The 1940's romantic comedy stars Madison's Chad Willett, Roseanne's Sarah Chalke and stage actor Ted Atherton in the tale of a Vancouver socialite who marries a cowboy and helps him establish the world's largest cattle ranch in British ...

Original Airdates1998
TypeTV Movie

Once Upon a Giant

★★★★½

Lester and Humphrey are the Royal Jester and Doctor, respectively, in a Kingdom terrorized by a mysterious giant whose presence is known only by his horrible voice and giant shadow. The giant takes the crown jewels which permit the Evil Prince Malokeo to convince the King to let him marry Princess Marigold. Marigold, horrified at the prospect and in lov ...

Original Airdates1988
TypeTV Movie

One Night Stand

★★★★★

One Night Stand In this dark drama, Daisy gets more than she bargains for when she picks up Rafe at a bar on her birthday. After taking him home, she finds he's more interested in talking than getting down to business. Out of this dialogue comes evidence of Rafe's dark and deceptive past. Daisy then must determine which of this charming character's lies to believe and ...

Original Airdates1978
TypeTV Movie

Other Women's Children

Other Women's Children In this tearful drama, a pediatrician's growing bond to a terminally ill child threatens to destroy her already unstable marriage.

Original Airdates1993
TypeTV Movie

Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft

Out of Mind casts an entertaining eye on the work of American writer H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), one of the early 20th century's masters of gothic-horror literature. The film offers an encounter with Lovecraft and enters into his world. Engaging in a kind of game around the writer, the film playfully winks at some of the themes characteristic of his wor ...

Original Airdates1998
TypeTV Movie

Pajama Tops

Pajama Tops Taped live at the Music Hall Theatre in Toronto, Pajama Tops is an update of the classic French bedroom farce that's enjoyed worldwide popularity. This raucous comedy centers around a French businessman, Georges Chavinet, who's been carrying on an extramarital affair under the guise of "business trips" to see "Jacque Latouche." But when his wife invites ...

Original Airdates1984
TypeTV Movie

Paris or Somewhere

★★★★★

Paris or Somewhere When handsome American stranger and confessed killer, Christy Mahon, wanders into a small community in the Canadian prairies, the locals are divided on whether to welcome him with open arms or lock him up. Is he a hero, a killer or just a plain liar? Local girl, Peg Kennedy, is immediately captivated by Christy - to the distress of her fiancé.

Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

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

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