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Pit Pony

★★★★★

Pit Pony Willie's father is a coal miner, and his father before him. Willie's older brother has already followed in their footsteps, and he's expected to do the same. But Willie is different. He can't bear the idea of going into "the pit." Pit Pony is a story of a boy and a horse, who go underground to work for the Ocean Deeps Mining Company, both snatched fr ...

Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Platinum

★★★★★

A two-hour TV movie on CTV which is a cynical examination of the music biz, corporate corruption and how art and the human soul can and do get squashed by greed and a lack of integrity. Simon Tucker, the president of a hot indie label with integrity (Platinum) is all hot and bothered by an all-female punk band called Ophelia... and especially by thei ...

Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Possession of Michael D., The

Possession of Michael D., The Michael and Jenny want to start to live together but the presence of a dark force begins to destroy their happiness forever. Everything seems to focus on Michael who has terrible nightmares and who begins to adopt strange and violent personalities. When common medicine does not offer any solution the couple decides to consult a parapsychologist who disc ...

AkaLegacy of Evil
Original Airdates1995
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

Promise the Moon

Promise the Moon Roy Leckner is a ranch hand who has made a promise to his dying employer to find his long lost son and bring him home. When a local businessman plots to take over the running of the ranch the race to find the boy becomes ever more urgent...

Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Quiet Killer

Quiet Killer On her way home in a plane to New York, the teenage Sarah gets very ill. She realizes too late that it's more than a cold and with her parents still on vacation, she breaks down in the middle of the street and dies shortly after in a hospital -- by the plague, as the terrified coroners find out. While trying to keep this from the public to avoid a panic ...

AkaBlack Death
Original Airdates1992
TypeTV Movie

Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad In pre Civil War America, slaves are prepared to risk everything for the chance of freedom from bondage. This films relates the story of a group of slaves who decide to try for it. Fortunately, in addition to the dangers from slave catchers and the elements, our heros also have the Underground Railroad, the clandestine network of caring people, like Har ...

Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Really Weird Tales

★★★★

A hilarious no holds barred send-up of science fiction shows like "The Twilight Zone" and "Amazing Stories," Consisting of three episodes brimming over with ingenious satire. 1 - "All's Well That Ends Strange" - A third-rate lounge performer (Martin Short) thinks he's made the big time through his friendship with a girlie magazine publisher. Then he ...

Original Airdates1986
TypeTV Movie

Reno and the Doc

Reno and the Doc was the story of an eccentric jock and a middle-aged con man who formed a wacky team to compete on the professional ski circuit. The movie debuted on First Choice in June, 1984.

AkaReno & the 'Doc'
Original Airdates1984
TypeTV Movie

Rich Little's Robin Hood

Rich Little's Robin Hood Rich Little plays all the major characters in the retelling of the Robin Hood story. As in his version of A Christmas Carol, Little plays each character through a classic hollywood personality.

Original Airdates1982
TypeTV Movie

Riel

★★★★★

Riel "Riel" covers the passionate and turbulent period of Canadian Confederation, when English and French speaking Metis struggled to preserve their rights and land claims as the new Dominion of Canada negotiated with the Hudson's Bay Company for purchase of the Northwest. Over 60 performers and 1,000 extras took part in the filming of this colossal project. ...

Original Airdates1979
TypeTV Movie

Ronnie & Julie

Ronnie & Julie Although they come from opposing political families, star-crossed teens attempt a lasting romance based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. For Ronnie Monroe, 15, and Julie Cappell, 14, it’s love at first sight. They meet at a political debate between his mother, Elizabeth Monroe, and her father, Arthur Cappell, opposing mayoral candidates who are kee ...

AkaRonnie et Julie (French title)
Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Roswell: The Aliens Attack

Roswell: The Aliens Attack Two aliens (Heather Hanson, Steven Flynn) escape from 1947 Roswell, New Mexico and set out to sabotage the Earth. The lady alien finds she enjoys sex and likes to seduce soldiers. However, the male eventually falls in love with an Earthling and decides to stop the female from setting off a nuclear weapon the two had developed.

Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Sang du chasseur, Le

Sang du chasseur, Le Yan Thoreau, a Metis trapper, and his wife, Marie, live in the Canadian wilderness near Hudson Bay just after the turn of the century. Thoreau is framed for murder by a sinister young man, who arrives at the nearby settlement in the guise of a Mountie, and sets off to bring Thoreau to "justice".

AkaBlood of the Hunter; The Fiddler
Original Airdates1995
TypeTV Movie

Seasons in the Sun

★★★★★

Canadian pop strummer Terry Jacks stars as Terry Brandon, a famous rock star who leaves the business when a rare disease threatens his health. Terry sails off alone on his boat (the "Seasons in the Sun") for the tranquil waters of British Columbia, but his peace and quiet is disrupted when he inadvertently (and inexplicably) stumbles upon international ...

Original Airdates1986
TypeTV Movie

Shades of Love

Shades of Love was a pay-TV 80-minute movie series based on romantic novels. The formula was simple enough: Combine a high-profile American actor with a low-profile Canadian cast and put them in a Harlequin romance-style plot. The movies were also released on home video.

Original Airdates1987-1988
TypeTV Movie

Shadow Warriors II: Hunt for the Death Merchant

★★★★★

Shadow Warriors II: Hunt for the Death Merchant Mike and his team of shadow warriors are working freelance on military operations. When Mike thinks he recognises a biochemical terrorist from his past they uncover a plot to attack Seattle. With Mike drugged with a slow poison that only terrorist Sarkisian can stop the team go out to stop the attack.

AkaAssault on Death Mountain
Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Sheldon Kennedy Story, The

★★★★★

Sheldon Kennedy Story, The The Sheldon Kennedy Story tells the true story of a pro hockey player who in his youth was molested by his coach. When The Sheldon Kennedy Story aired, reactions from viewers across the country were intense. People were so affected that the Red Cross had to man special phone lines to support the influx of calls brought on by the film. The industry ...

AkaUn rêve abîmé (French title)
Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Shock Treatment

Jake Grant accidentally brings the out-of-control, joke-cracking superhero (The Shock) from his video game to life and decides to use him to get the goods on a gangster his prosecutor mom had been after. This was a pilot for a never realized series.

Original Airdates1995
TypeTV Movie

Skate!

Skate! Lori makes her way to Olympic training camp, only to be seduced by her unscrupulous coach. Having succumbed to the pressures of training, her coach and the media, she rises to the occasion and fights back, taking victory on her own terms. This made-for-TV movie was originally telecast in Canada under the title Skate and aired in the US as Blades of C ...

AkaBlades of Courage
Original Airdates1988
TypeTV Movie

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