With Charles Fries Productions (Sorted by US Box Office Ascending)



1. Strange Homecoming (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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A small-town sheriff is surprised to see his brother show up in town, a man whom he hasn't seen in 20 years--and who has graduated from petty thievery to murder.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Robert Culp, Barbara Anderson, Whitney Blake, Glen Campbell

Votes: 28

2. The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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A family moves into a new home in an isolated area, and soon realizes that someone--or something--doesn't want them there.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Robert Stack, Vera Miles, L.Q. Jones, Herb Edelman

Votes: 294

3. Foster and Laurie (1975 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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The story of two New York City police officers, one white and one black, their ambush and murder by black revolutionaries and the efforts to hunt down and capture their killers.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Perry King, Dorian Harewood, Talia Shire, Jonelle Allen

Votes: 70

4. The Hatfields and the McCoys (1975 TV Movie)

74 min | Action, Drama, Western

5.8
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A retelling of the famous feud between two mountain families, the Hatfields and the McCoys, in rural Kentucky in the late 1800s.

Director: Clyde Ware | Stars: Jack Palance, Steve Forrest, Richard Hatch, Karen Lamm

Votes: 94

5. Hey, I'm Alive (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Adventure, Drama

5.9
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The story of a young woman and an older man, who were stranded in the Yukon wilderness for 49 days and survived by eating melted snow.

Director: Lawrence Schiller | Stars: Edward Asner, Sally Struthers, Milton Selzer, Hagan Beggs

Votes: 117

6. Last Hours Before Morning (1975 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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An ex-cop, now a private detective, investigating a gambler's murder finds that there may be a connection between that crime and the jewel robbery at a beautiful movie star's home.

Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Ed Lauter, Thalmus Rasulala, George Murdock, Sheila Sullivan

Votes: 14

7. The Secret Night Caller (1975 TV Movie)

74 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A man who is the pillar of his community has a secret - he has a compulsion to make obscene telephone calls.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Robert Reed, Hope Lange, Robin Mattson, Michael Constantine

Votes: 55

8. Someone I Touched (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

6.9
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A woman learns that her husband has been unfaithful and that he has acquired a venereal disease. Then she learns that, after years of trying, she is finally pregnant.

Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Cloris Leachman, James Olson, Glynnis O'Connor, Andrew Robinson

Votes: 110

9. The Call of the Wild (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 99 min | Adventure

6.5
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A prospector, a trapper and their sled dog battle the Klondike elements on their journey to get to the gold country.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: John Beck, Jim Bohan, Dennis Burkley, Billy Green Bush

Votes: 82

10. Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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The story of Francis Gary Powers, a U-2 pilot for the C.I.A., who was shot down in his spy plane over Russia, captured, and imprisoned.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Lee Majors, Noah Beery Jr., Nehemiah Persoff, Brooke Bundy

Votes: 104

11. How to Break Up a Happy Divorce (1976 TV Movie)

74 min | Comedy

5.8
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A divorced woman comes up with a scheme to make her ex-husband jealous, so she can get him back.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Barbara Eden, Hal Linden, Peter Bonerz, Marcia Rodd

Votes: 40

12. Louis Armstrong - Chicago Style (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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The story of how jazz great Louis Armstrong got his start playing in Chicago clubs, how he was framed on a drug charge, and his travels throughout Europe, where he first gained worldwide fame.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Ben Vereen, Red Buttons, Margaret Avery, Janet MacLachlan

Votes: 41

13. The Million Dollar Rip-Off (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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An electronics genius, who is an ex-con, and four of his lady friends devise a plot to steal millions of dollars from the Chicago Transit Authority. A detective, who had been keeping tabs ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Freddie Prinze, Allen Garfield, Christine Belford, Linda Scruggs

Votes: 64

14. Stalk the Wild Child (1976 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.6
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A young boy who had been abandoned as a child and raised by wild dogs is taken to a university, where a team attempts to teach him civilized behavior.

Director: William Hale | Stars: David Janssen, Trish Van Devere, Ben Bottoms, Joseph Bottoms

Votes: 26

15. Twin Detectives (1976 TV Movie)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Two identical twin brothers who own a detective agency hatch a plan to expose a phony group of psychics, but soon find themselves involved in a murder.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Jim Hager, Jon Hager, Lillian Gish, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 16

16. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: Spider-Man (1977)

TV-PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.6
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When an extortionist threatens to force a multi-suicide unless a huge ransom is paid, only Peter Parker can stop him with his new powers as Spider-Man.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, David White, Michael Pataki, Hilly Hicks

Votes: 961

17. The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Sport

6.5
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Just before a championship basketball tournament, a teenage athlete learns that he has leukemia.

Director: Gilbert Moses | Stars: Jimmie Walker, James Earl Jones, Debbie Allen, Tamu Blackwell

Votes: 39

18. Intimate Strangers (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.6
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The pressures of problems at home and at work are taking a tremendous toll on a middle-aged husband, and he begins to take it out on his wife.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Sally Struthers, Tyne Daly, Larry Hagman

Votes: 131

19. Night Drive (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Thriller

6.4
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A housewife is stalked by a psycho after she sees him murder a highway patrol officer.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Valerie Harper, Richard Romanus, Nicholas Pryor, John Quade

Votes: 408

20. The Spell (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

5.6
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A teenaged girl, taunted by her schoolmates because she's overweight, uses her supernatural powers to take revenge.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Lee Grant, Susan Myers, Lelia Goldoni, Helen Hunt

Votes: 626

21. Terraces (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama

6.1
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Story of the various joys and crises of neighbors who share terraces in a high-rise apartment building.

Director: Lila Garrett | Stars: Lloyd Bochner, Jane Dulo, Arny Freeman, Eliza Roberts

Votes: 55

22. The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (1977 TV Movie)

G | 210 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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The bizarre story behind Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of assassinating U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, and what might have happened had he been brought to trial.

Directors: Gordon Davidson, David Greene | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Lorne Greene, Frances Lee McCain, Lawrence Pressman

Votes: 125

23. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.3
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With the powers given by the bite of a radioactive spider, a young man fights crime as a wall-crawling superhero.

Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Ellen Bry

Votes: 1,855

24. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Ray Ellis returns to his wife after seven years of abandonment, only to find she is engaged to another man.

Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

Votes: 85

25. The Word (1978– )

480 min | Drama

6.1
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A document is discovered that appears to be an ancient eyewitness account of the life of Jesus Christ. A public relations executive is hired to publicize this document as a new version of ... See full summary »

Stars: David Janssen, James Whitmore, Florinda Bolkan, Eddie Albert

Votes: 110

26. Are You in the House Alone? (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A teenage girl is harassed by a stalker who torments her with threatening notes and phone calls.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Kathleen Beller, Blythe Danner, Tony Bill, Robin Mattson

Votes: 824

27. Battered (1978 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.5
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Gritty drama of three interweaving stories of three women of various backgrounds and ages whose marriages are complicated by spouse-abuse by their husbands.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Karen Grassle, LeVar Burton, Mike Farrell, Chip Fields

Votes: 51

28. Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (1979 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.3
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Two episodes of the TV series "Spider Man" edited together and released as a feature.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Ellen Bry

Votes: 627

29. Crash (1978 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

5.8
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On December 29, 1972, Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashes into the Florida Everglades, resulting in 101 fatalities.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: William Shatner, Adrienne Barbeau, Brooke Bundy, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 191

30. Human Feelings (1978 TV Movie)

Comedy, Fantasy

5.2
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In a Heaven run like a business by a female God, poor returns from the angels are making God disappointed. She decides to set an example, by destroying Las Vegas with floods and fire. An ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: Nancy Walker, Billy Crystal, Squire Fridell, Donna Pescow

Votes: 54

31. The Initiation of Sarah (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Kay Lenz, Shelley Winters, Tony Bill, Kathryn Grant

Votes: 737

32. A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Legendary ballplayer and humanitarian Lou Gehrig and his relationship with his stalwart wife, Eleanor are portrayed in this film that focuses on the Hall of Famer's life off the baseball ... See full summary »

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Blythe Danner, Edward Herrmann, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Ramon Bieri

Votes: 123

33. Night Cries (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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A young woman whose baby died in childbirth refuses to believe it and has dreams that her child is still alive and in danger. A scientist who is conducting experiments about dreams tries to help her.

Director: Richard Lang | Stars: Susan Saint James, Michael Parks, Jamie Smith-Jackson, Dolores Dorn

Votes: 62

34. Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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At the New York State University, one of Peter Parker's tutors has accidentally given three students all the materials they need to create an atomic bomb. While Peter Parker tries to find ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Robert Alda

Votes: 743

35. The Winds of Kitty Hawk (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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After many years of trying, Orville and Wilbur Wright succeed in making their heavier-than-air aircraft fly, south of Kitty Hawk, on December 17, 1903. They later try to sell their invention to the US government.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Michael Moriarty, David Huffman, Tom Bower, Robin Gammell

Votes: 102

36. ...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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A couple whose son had been diagnosed as intellectually disabled, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is deaf, not intellectually disabled.

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Sally Struthers, James Woods, Randee Heller, Titos Vandis

Votes: 327

37. The House on Garibaldi Street (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.0
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After World War II, many important figures in Hitler's command escaped Germany and Occupied Europe and were rumored to be living in South America. Adolf Eichmann,wanted in connection with ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Topol, Nick Mancuso, Janet Suzman, Martin Balsam

Votes: 273

38. The Martian Chronicles (1980)

360 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.5
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In the 21st century, Earth begins the colonization of Mars. However, things do not go as planned, at first due to the hostile Martian natives and later because of the self-destructive Earthmen.

Stars: Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicutt, Bernie Casey, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 2,000

39. Bogie (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

5.2
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This TV movie focuses on the life of actor Humphrey Bogart, particularly the part of his life when his marriage to actress Mayo Methot was breaking up and his relationship with future wife ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Kevin O'Connor, Kathryn Harrold, Ann Wedgeworth, Patricia Barry

Votes: 167

40. The Children of An Lac (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.9
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Based on the true story of film actress Ina Balin and her efforts with American Red Cross volunteer Betty Tisdale (Shirley Jones) as well as a compassionate Vietnamese woman running a ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Shirley Jones, Ina Balin, Beulah Quo, Alan Fudge

Votes: 91

41. A Cry for Love (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.9
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Divorcee Susan Blakely, with no alimony and two kids to support, begins turning to amphetamines. While at her lowest ebb, she meets an alcoholic and three-time loser in marriage--who, incredibly, turns out to be the ideal man!

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Susan Blakely, Powers Boothe, Charles Siebert, Herb Edelman

Votes: 56

42. High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 96 min | Drama, Western

5.3
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Former Marshal Will Kane returns to Hadleyville a year after he resigned and finds the town in the grip of a tyrannical Marshal who abuses his power.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Lee Majors, David Carradine, J.A. Preston, Michael Pataki

Votes: 248

43. Rage! (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

7.1
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In an attempt to be rehabilitated, a rapist goes to therapy while in prison.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: David Soul, James Whitmore, Caroline McWilliams, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 62

44. A Rumor of War (1980– )

114 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.6
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The memories of a US Marine lieutenant in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses.

Stars: Brad Davis, Keith Carradine, Michael O'Keefe, Richard Bradford

Votes: 286

45. Bitter Harvest (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

6.7
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A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Ron Howard, Art Carney, Tarah Nutter, David Knell

Votes: 241

46. Leave 'em Laughing (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

6.9
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Mickey Rooney plays real-life clown Jack Thum. Thum and his wife cared for dozens of unwanted children. When Thum realizes he has terminal cancer, he falls apart and his wife must help him regain his innerstrength and deal with reality.

Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Anne Jackson, Allen Garfield, Elisha Cook Jr.

Votes: 42

47. Twirl (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.2
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Best friends compete for the title of "Miss Twirl" (similar to a Miss America contest with the primary category of competition being (what else?) twirling!). The real test, however, is ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Erin Moran, Lisa Whelchel, Charles Haid, Stella Stevens

Votes: 60

48. The Ambush Murders (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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An African-American political activist is wrongfully imprisoned for killing two white policemen; he is unwary of yet another white lawyer who claims that he will help free him.

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: James Brolin, Dorian Harewood, Alfre Woodard, Robert G. Denison

Votes: 63

49. In Love with an Older Woman (1982 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A 29 year old lawyer (Ritter), falls for a 43 year old woman (Carlson).

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: John Ritter, Karen Carlson, Jamie Rose, Robert Mandan

Votes: 129

50. Dempsey (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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True story about Jack Dempsey, one of the most famous professional US boxers who made his name in the 1920's as the world heavyweight champion and media sensation.

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Treat Williams, Sam Waterston, Sally Kellerman, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 168


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