With Charles Fries Productions (Sorted by Number of Votes Ascending)



1. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: A Day at the Races (1978)

Comedy

8.2
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Ray takes the children to the race track where precocious young Jordan develops a formula for picking winning horses.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

Votes: 5

2. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: You Bet Your Wife (1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

Votes: 5

3. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: Pilot (1977)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

Votes: 5

4. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: Pay or Die (1978)

Comedy

8.2
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Director: Dick Harwood | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

Votes: 6

5. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: Living Proof (Pilot) (1978)

Comedy

6.8
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Olivia and Luzelle have Raymond Ellis legally dead after no contact or calls for the last seven years. After running into an old friend who updates him, Ray flies back to reconcile with Olivia and the children.

Director: Bill Persky | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

Votes: 11

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. 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

8. Thunder (1977–1978)

Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Adventures of the black stallion 'Thunder' and his two young companions Cindy and Willie Williams who, "get into tight spots caused by others' misdeeds and thoughtlessness."

Stars: Clint Ritchie, Melissa Converse, Melora Hardin, Justin Randi

Votes: 16

9. It's Howdy Doody Time (1987 TV Special)

7.6
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Director: Dennis Rosenblatt | Stars: Bob Smith, Lew Anderson, Bill LeCornec, Bobby Nicholson

Votes: 18

10. 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

11. 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

12. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: The Captive Tower (1978)

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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Peter and Jameson are attending the opening of a new building which is automated. Some men come in and they take control of the computer and lock everybody in a room. The leader then calls ... See full summary »

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Ellen Bry

Votes: 31

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

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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When a man discovers a compound that can make people do whatever he wants, he makes them commit crimes. He starts by making three people including Rita steal something. Later he plans to steal something from a former employer.

Director: Joseph Manduke | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Ellen Bry

Votes: 32

14. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: The Con Caper (1978)

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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When Rita's former boss James Colbert is released from jail, she is there to support him. Shortly afterwards, a prison riot breaks out and Colbert volunteers to act as negotiator. Peter ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Blank | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Ellen Bry

Votes: 33

15. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: A Matter of State (1978)

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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Top Secret NATO defense plans are stolen from a courier at the airport. Peter's rival Julie Masters accidentally snaps a picture of one of the crooks who do anything to protect his identity... See full summary »

Director: Larry Stewart | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Ellen Bry

Votes: 35

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

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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Peter is interviewing a coin dealer and is showing Peter a valuable collection when someone breaks in and knocks Peter out. When he comes to, the police ask for the pictures he took. When ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Ganz | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Ellen Bry

Votes: 35

17. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: The Kirkwood Haunting (1978)

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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Jonah asks Peter to prove a ghost sighting at the Kirkwood Estate is a scam to get the widow to change her late husband's will. Julie Masters tries to get the scoop too but forgets about the wild animals roaming the Kirkwood grounds.

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

Votes: 37

18. 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

19. 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

20. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: The Curse of Rava (1978)

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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Mysterious accidents occur at the Bolt Museum when it is displaying Rava, the Kalistani God of Death. J.J. Jameson, one of the museum's backers, ends up in jail on suspicion of attempting ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Michael Pataki

Votes: 40

21. 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

22. 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

23. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: Night of the Clones (1978)

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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Peter goes and takes photos of a scientist who has perfected the art of cloning, cloning a frog. At the same time, a member of a scientific group who gives scientific awards is killed. And ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Lamas | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Michael Pataki

Votes: 42

24. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: The Chinese Web: Part 2 (1979)

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

7.1
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Peter goes to China with Dent and Emily so that Dent can prove Emily's uncle's innocence. But the industrialist tries to stop them.

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

Votes: 42

25. Memorial Day (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, War

7.0
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An attorney finds himself at the center of a surprise reunion with the veterans of his platoon from Vietnam.The reunion stirs up painful memories and disturbing secrets for all involved.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Mike Farrell, Shelley Fabares, Keith Michell, Bonnie Bedelia

Votes: 44

26. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: Escort to Danger (1978)

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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Peter covers the arrival of a foreign President who comes to attend the beauty pageant his daughter is joining. He sees a man who was approaching the President abducted but fails to save ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Donnelly | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Michael Pataki

Votes: 45

27. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: The Deadly Dust: Part 2 (1978)

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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Peter and Gale follow the plutonium thieves to L.A. and J.J., who has paid for the trip, insists on going along. There, Mr. White is threatening to explode the device if his demands, one billion dollars in gold, aren't met.

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

Votes: 48

28. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: The Chinese Web: Part 1 (1979)

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

7.3
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A Chinese official who's a friend of Jameson comes to New York to locate three men who during the war approached him and offered him money for secrets about Mao. Which he refused. But now ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 49

29. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: The Deadly Dust: Part 1 (1978)

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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A group of students steal plutonium from NYU. To make matters worse, a Miami reporter arrives in New York to get an exclusive interview with Spider-Man and won't leave Peter alone until she gets it.

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

Votes: 50

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. 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

35. Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (1982 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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The story of singer Rosemary Clooney's rise to fame, her marriage to Jose Ferrer, and her nervous breakdown.

Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Sondra Locke, Tony Orlando, Penelope Milford, John Karlen

Votes: 56

36. 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: 61

37. 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

38. 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

39. 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

40. 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

41. 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

42. Jealousy (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.4
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In this made-for-TV drama, Angie Dickinson stars in three separate vignettes as a woman whose life is dramatically affected by the emotion that gives the film its name.

Director: Jeffrey Bloom | Stars: Angie Dickinson, David Carradine, Paul Michael Glaser, Chuck Martinez

Votes: 77

43. 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: 83

44. 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

45. 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

46. 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

47. Carpool (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Comedy

5.3
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Four strangers are thrown together in a carpool when a bag of money, almost a million dollars, falls from a Brinks truck into their path. Because of circumstances, they are unable to turn ... See full summary »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Harvey Korman, Peter Scolari, T.K. Carter, Stephanie Faracy

Votes: 101

48. 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

49. 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

50. 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


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