With CBS Schoolbreak Special Telefilm (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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CBS late afternoon specials designed for middle school and high school students, dramatizing issues affecting teenagers.

Stars: Monica Calhoun, Tammy Lauren, Nick Angotti, Beau Dremann

Votes: 198

2. Wilfrid's Special Christmas (1989 TV Movie)

30 min | Family

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A delightful story of a small boy who visits a retirement home and makes friends with "Miss Nancy" and helps her improve her memory so she can continue teach him to play the organ. But ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Salvador Treviño | Stars: June Allyson, Donna Asali, Katie Avery, David Cantazano

3. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Dead Wrong: The John Evans Story (1984)

48 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Convicted of murder and set for execution, John Evans tells his story to the prison chaplain.

Director: E. Arthur Kean | Stars: John Laughlin, Bibi Besch, Cameron Dye, Timothy Gibbs

Votes: 18

4. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Hear Me Cry (1984)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Two high school sophomores decide to make a suicide pact.

Director: Joanna Lee | Stars: Lee Montgomery, Robert MacNaughton, David Spielberg, Bibi Besch

Votes: 15

5. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Babies Having Babies (1986)

56 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Five pregnant teenage girls meet up at a group counseling session and begin to discuss their situation and feelings amongst each other.

Director: Martin Sheen | Stars: Akosua Busia, Renée Estevez, Lori Loughlin, Claudia Wells

Votes: 34

6. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Little Miss Perfect (1987)

45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Upset over having to move to a new neighborhood, a teenage girl develops bulimia as a way to cope with her problems.

Director: Marsha Mason | Stars: Diane Baker, Mary Tanner Bailey, Pat Petersen, April Lerman

Votes: 22

7. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: An Enemy Among Us (1987)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A teenager is stunned to discover that he has contracted the AIDS virus after having a blood transfusion.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Danny Nucci, Dee Wallace, Stephen Macht, Robin Gammell

Votes: 26

8. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: The Girl with the Crazy Brother (1990)

Not Rated | 44 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Teenage girl struggles to cope when her brother is diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia.

Director: Diane Keaton | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Billy Jayne, John Apicella, Jordan Brady

Votes: 20

9. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Two Teens and a Baby (1992)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Two teenage brothers are stunned when their mother announces that she is pregnant.

Director: David J. Eagle | Stars: James Calvert, Robert Picardo, Sandy Faison, Maureen Flannigan

Votes: 8

10. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Other Mothers (1993)

54 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Teenage boy, who has been raised by a lesbian couple, must contend with the conservative views of his new school.

Director: Lee Shallat Chemel | Stars: Joanna Cassidy, Meredith Baxter, Justin Whalin, Joe Regalbuto

Votes: 28

11. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Between Mother and Daughter (1995)

48 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.2
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Teenage girl has trouble dealing with the fact her mother has breast cancer.

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: A.J. Langer, Lindsay Crouse, Dan Lauria, Christopher Daniel Barnes

Votes: 13

12. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Children Remember the Holocaust (1995)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Keanu Reeves hosts this special where celebrities narrate letters, diaries, and published stories of children who have lived through the Holocaust.

Director: Mark Gordon | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Kirsten Dunst, Cynthia Nixon, Gabriel Olds

Votes: 101

13. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Different Worlds: A Story of Interracial Love (1992)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Two teens from racially different background begin a relationship after witnessing the murder of a mutual friend.

Director: Neema Barnette | Stars: Duane Martin, Noelle Parker, Monica Calhoun, Bentley Kyle Evans

Votes: 15

14. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: The Day They Came to Arrest the Book (1987)

47 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Uncomfortable with racist language in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", a high school student and his parents attempt to get the book removed from the school's library.

Director: Gilbert Moses | Stars: Jonathan Crombie, Réal Andrews, Jeremy Ratchford, Jessica Steen

Votes: 17

15. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: The Emancipation of Lizzie Stern (1991)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.8
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After her mother announces her plans to move the family to another state, a 16-year-old girl decides to seek legal emancipation.

Director: Susan Rohrer | Stars: Tammy Lauren, Karen Valentine, Stephen Brown, Dennis Parlato

Votes: 9

16. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: What About Your Friends (1995)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.7
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"What About Your Friends" is a one-hour film that takes a unique look at the senior year successes and failures of three high school girlfriends as they prepare for college.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Monica Calhoun, Lark Voorhies, Malinda Williams, Tyrin Turner

Votes: 74

17. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Please, God, I'm Only Seventeen (1992)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

3.4
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In this story about learning not to take life for granted, Steve, a teenager, loses his best friend in a car accident.

Director: Strathford Hamilton | Stars: Michael Landes, Emily Warfield, Randolph Mantooth, Talia Shire

Votes: 88

18. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Love Off Limits (1993)

48 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Two students cry censorship when the school asks them to edit out portions of their film which are deemed 'inappropriate'

Director: Steve Guttenberg | Stars: John Rowe Jr., Sabrina Lloyd, Steve Guttenberg, Anne Meara

Votes: 5

19. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: My Summer as a Girl (1994)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Desperate for a summer job, a teenage boy decides to masquerade as a girl to land a job as a chambermaid.

Director: Frank Doelger | Stars: Zach Braff, Barbara Barrie, Alexondra Lee, Ian Kahn

Votes: 34

20. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Gangs (1988)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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On leave from the army, a 19-year-old returns home to find his kid brother the leader of a gang. A gang he once led.

Director: Jesús Salvador Treviño | Stars: David Labiosa, Gabriel Gonzales, Raymond Cruz, Panchito Gómez

Votes: 12

21. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Welcome Home, Jellybean (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A CBS Schoolbreak Special about a 12-year-old mentally-challenged girl whose parents decide to remove her from the institution where she was raised, and try to give her a home life.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Dana Hill, Deborah May, Burke Byrnes, Christopher Collet

Votes: 26

22. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: The War Between the Classes (1985)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Racial discrimination is examined when a social studies teacher assigns his students to play 'The Color Game', which divides the class into different social classes.

Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno | Stars: Kale Browne, Jan Gan Boyd, Don Michael Paul, Robert Ito

Votes: 23

23. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: My Past Is My Own (1989)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Two black teenagers are sent through time to experience how blacks were treated during the civil rights movement.

Director: Helaine Head | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Phill Lewis, Allison Dean, CCH Pounder

Votes: 18

24. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: If I Die Before I Wake (1993)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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High school students are left to pick up the pieces when the entire track team is killed in an airplane crash.

Director: Susan Rohrer | Stars: Matthew Fox, Ellen Dolan, Dina Spybey-Waters, Gavin MacLeod

Votes: 14

25. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: American Eyes (1990)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Korean boy, who has been adopted by an American family, decides to attend a Korean-American summer camp to learn more about his heritage.

Director: Herb Stein | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Brian Krause, David Ogden Stiers, Concetta Tomei

Votes: 10

26. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Crosstown (1996)

45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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When her parents split up, a teenage girl must move out of the suburbs and into the big city.

Director: David J. Eagle | Stars: Kimberly McCullough, Jennifer Hetrick, Roscoe Lee Browne, Senta Moses Mikan

Votes: 8

27. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: But He Loves Me (1991)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

2.9
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Teenage girl starts dating the most popular boy in school and for a while everything is wonderful, until he start being violent towards her.

Director: Strathford Hamilton | Stars: Kelli Williams, Donovan Leitch Jr., Douglas Barr, Season Hubley

Votes: 75

28. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Never Say Goodbye (1988)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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After her grandmother is pronounced brain-dead following a stroke, a teenage girl must make the painful decision whether to continue life support.

Director: Susan Rohrer | Stars: June Lockhart, Joe Lambie, Elinor Donahue, Pamela Lindner

Votes: 13

29. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Sexual Considerations (1992)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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When a high school girl claims she is being sexually harassed by another student, an in-school court is convened to settle the dispute.

Director: Susan Rohrer | Stars: Heather McAdam, Gabriel Olds, Danny Zorn, Timothy Williams

Votes: 19

30. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Kids Killing Kids (1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Four separate stories are dramatized showing the tragic consequences when teens use guns to solve their problems, and how they can solve the same problem without guns.

Director: David J. Eagle | Stars: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Kevin Connolly, Roman Artiste, Ángel Vargas

Votes: 16

31. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Abby, My Love (1991)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Teenage boy tries to help a girl who is being sexually abused at home.

Director: Gordon Edelstein | Stars: Josh Hamilton, Cara Buono, E. Katherine Kerr, Anthony Heald

32. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: God, the Universe & Hot Fudge Sundaes (1986)

51 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Teenage girl begins to question her religion after her sister is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Director: Leslie Hill | Stars: Roxana Zal, Millie Perkins, Jim Haynie, Melanie Gaffin

Votes: 8

33. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Frog Girl: The Jenifer Graham Story (1989)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A 15-year old school girl refuses to dissect a frog and sues her school district for not allowing her to do an alternative project.

Director: Harry Longstreet | Stars: Kerrie Keane, Ellen Dunning, Mitchell Laurance, Michael Greene

Votes: 14

34. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Home Sweet Homeless (1988)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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After a series of bad luck, a single mother and her sons become homeless and are forced to live in their car.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Linda Kelsey, Rossie Harris, Kelley Dunn, Chance Michael Corbitt

Votes: 7

35. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Malcolm Takes a Shot (1990)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Teenage athlete is in denial about his epilepsy, as he tries to achieve super-stardom on the basketball court.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Jon Clair, Tony Lo Bianco, Margaret Avery, Susan Ruttan

36. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: A Matter of Conscience (1989)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Teenage boy is stunned when his Grandfather's Nazi past comes to light.

Director: John Rubinstein | Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Eli Wallach, Tom Aldredge, John M. Bennett

Votes: 9

37. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: My Indian Summer (1995)

45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Native American teenager decides to learn more about her culture by spending the summer on the Indian Reservation where her mother was born.

Director: John Behring | Stars: Tailinh Agoyo, Adam Beach, Chera Bashor, Kristen Shadburn

Votes: 10

38. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: 15 and Getting Straight (1989)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Drug-addiction treatment center for teenagers where the counselors are ex-addicts themselves.

Director: Joanna Lee | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Corey Feldman, Dante Basco, Monica Calhoun

Votes: 45

39. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Big Boys Don't Cry (1993)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A high-school wrestler suspects his uncle is molesting his little brother, which forces painful memories of his own abuse to surface.

Director: James Becket | Stars: Jason Wiles, Robert Pine, Miko Hughes, Darleen Carr

Votes: 27

40. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Crosses on the Lawn (1993)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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A community begins to take sides when an affirmative action program is introduced.

Director: Alan L. Gansberg | Stars: Rugg Williams, Justin Whalin, Michael Warren, Nick Angotti

41. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Dedicated to the One I Love (1991)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Teenage girl is stunned to discover that her deceased boyfriend was exposed to the AIDS virus.

Director: Bradley Wigor | Stars: Lisa Dean Ryan, Georgann Johnson, Joey Sciacca, Joely Fisher

42. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Have You Tried Talking to Patty? (1986)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Wanting to be accepted by others at school, a hearing-impaired teenager attempts to change her image.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Mary Vreeland, Michael Durrell, Khrystyne Haje, Joseph Mascolo

Votes: 11

43. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: No Means No (1988)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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The issue of teenage date rape is seen through the eyes of a teenage girl and her older brother, and how it affects their relationships with the opposite sex.

Director: Jeffrey Auerbach | Stars: Chad Lowe, Dana Barron, Lori Loughlin, Bonnie Bedelia

Votes: 34

44. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Contract for Life: The S.A.D.D. Story (1984)

46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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True story of high school hockey coach Bob Anastas. After losing two of his all-star hockey players, he gets the students to prevent more tragedies by forming Students Against Drunk Driving.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Stephen Macht, Timothy Gibbs, William Zabka, Robert Chestnut

Votes: 32

45. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Stand Up (1995)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Teenager wants to be a stand-up comic and go on tour, despite her father's objection.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: C. Fraser Press, Ted Neustadt, David Johansen, Judy Reyes

46. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Student Court (1985)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Teenage girl is caught shoplifting and decides to face a jury of her peers in Student Court, instead of facing her punishment in Juvenile Court.

Director: Robert Chenault | Stars: Katy Kurtzman, Garin Bougié, Eric Brown, Julie Dolan

47. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: The Day the Senior Class Got Married (1985)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Students are paired off in a make-believe marriage class, so they can learn how money problems can affect a marriage.

Director: Sandy Tung | Stars: Paul Dooley, Robin Morse, Steve Monarque, Johann Carlo

Votes: 12

48. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Love in the Dark Ages (1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Teenage girl is stunned to discover that her boyfriend has given her an STD.

Director: Bradley Wigor | Stars: Missy Crider, Alley Mills, Tom Everett Scott, Michael Brandon

49. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Lies of the Heart (1991)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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High school senior is involved in a hit and run and is forced to deal with the consequences.

Director: Barra Grant | Stars: Christopher Rydell, Charles Frank, Jennifer Gatti, Natasha Pavlovich

Votes: 16

50. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Maggie's Secret (1990)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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15-year-old girl comes to grips with the fact both of her parents have a drinking problem.

Director: Al Waxman | Stars: Mimi Kuzyk, Joseph Bottoms, Joanne Vannicola, Nathaniel Moreau


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