ABC Afterschool Special
ABC Afterschool Special is an American television anthology series that aired on ABC from October 14, 1972, to July 1, 1997 in the late afternoon on weekdays. Most episodes were presented situations controversial, of interest to children and teenagers. Several episodes presented as documentaries. Topics included substance abuse and teenage pregnancy; the series won 51 Daytime Emmy Awards during its 25-year run. In 2004 and 2005, BCI Eclipse and Sunset Home Visual Entertainment issued six DVD collections of episodes from the series, produced by Martin Tahse, each collection containing four episodes. A boxed set, in the shape of a school bus, was released containing all of the DVD releases, with a detailed information booklet of all the specials on the set and including an extra DVD of two specials that had not been released on DVD; the DVDs are out of print. In 1993, TV Guide named the series the best kids' show of the 1980s. ABC Weekend Special The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie After school special CBS Schoolbreak Special Special Treat ABC Afterschool Special on IMDb ABC Afterschool Special at TV.com
Airwolf was an American television series that ran from 1984 until 1987. The program centers on a high-tech military helicopter, code named Airwolf, its crew as they undertake various exotic missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War theme; the show was produced over four seasons. The first three seasons main cast consisted of Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, from the second season onwards Jean Bruce Scott was added as a regular; the show aired on CBS and after the original series was cancelled, a fourth season, with an new cast and on a much smaller budget, was filmed in Canada for the USA Network. The show's distinctive musical score, orchestral but shifted to more synthesizer-based arrangements early in the second season, was composed and conducted by Sylvester Levay. Udi Harpaz conducted the scores for many second and third-season episodes. Airwolf, an advanced prototype supersonic helicopter with stealth capabilities and a formidable arsenal, was designed by Dr. Charles Henry Moffet —a genius with a psychopathic taste for torturing and killing women—and built by "the Firm," a division of the CIA.
As the series begins and his crew steal Airwolf during a live-fire weapons test. During the theft, Moffet opens fire on the Firm's bunker, killing a United States Senator and injuring Firm deputy director Michael Coldsmith-Briggs III. Moffet takes the gunship to Libya, where he begins performing acts of aggression—such as sinking an American destroyer—as a service for Muammar Gaddafi, who allows Moffet to keep Airwolf on Libyan soil. Archangel recruits the reclusive Stringfellow Hawke, the chief test pilot during the development of Airwolf, to recover the gunship. Archangel leaves his assistant Gabrielle —who becomes Hawke's love interest—at Hawke's cabin to brief him for his mission. A week after an undercover operative in Libya is killed in the line of duty, Gabrielle is sent in undercover and Hawke is sent in sooner than planned. With the assistance of pilot and father figure Dominic Santini, Hawke finds and recovers Airwolf, but Gabrielle is tortured and killed by Moffet. Hawke obliterates Moffet with a hail of missiles from Airwolf before returning to the United States.
Instead of returning the gunship and Santini booby-trap Airwolf and hide it in "the Lair", a large natural cave in the remote "Valley of the Gods". Hawke refuses to return Airwolf until the Firm can find and recover his brother, St. John, missing in action since the Vietnam War. To obtain access to Airwolf, Archangel offers Hawke protection from other government agencies who might try to recover Airwolf; the Firm, during the first three seasons, served as both enemy for Hawke and Santini. The first season of the series was dark, arc driven, quite reflective of the contemporary Cold War, with the Firm personnel distinctly dressed in white, implicitly boasting that "wearing white hats" distinguished them as good instead of evil. Hawke remained unconvinced, Santini was skeptical also. Early episodes detailed the efforts of the United States government to recover Airwolf from Hawke, charged with having stolen it; because CBS wanted to make the series more family oriented, the program was transformed during Season 2 into a more light-hearted show, with Hawke and Santini portrayed as cooperative partners with the Firm.
This persisted into the fourth season with the newly introduced "Company" and the new crew of Airwolf. Stringfellow "String" Hawke: When Stringfellow Hawke was ten, he and his parents were involved in a boating accident, he was rescued by his brother St John. After the death of his parents and the subsequent death of his girlfriend in a car crash, Stringfellow grew to believe that anyone he loved was destined to die tragically. In a U. S. Army mission during the Vietnam War, Stringfellow was separated from St. John. St. John was subsequently listed as M. I. A. Causing Stringfellow to further withdraw from society. Stringfellow had a Master's degree in applied physics and, while hot tempered, could be pragmatic. An avid fisherman, Stringfellow refused to eat red meat. Stringfellow lived in seclusion in a log cabin by Lake Hemet with his Bluetick Coonhound "Tet", where he serenaded eagles on his priceless Stradivarius cello. Hawke had a remarkable collection of rare paintings, which his grandfather collected for his grandmother.
In 1982, Stringfellow served as a test pilot for Airwolf during its development program. As he was one of several pilots to fly Airwolf, the Firm recruited him to recover Airwolf after its designer, Doctor Charles Henry Moffet, absconded with it and took it to Libya. With the assistance of Dominic Santini, Hawke recovered Airwolf. Upon returning to the United States, the Firm failed to provide Stringfellow with new information regarding St. John. In retaliation and Santini hid Airwolf, vowing not to return it until St. John was found. In return for protection from the government, Stringfellow piloted Airwolf on national security missions for the Firm. In the first episode of Season 4, Stringfellow was gravely wounded by a
Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel is an American supernatural drama television series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 1994, ran for 211 episodes and nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003. Created by John Masius and executive produced by Martha Williamson, the series stars Roma Downey, as an angel named Monica, Della Reese, as her supervisor Tess. Throughout the series, Monica is tasked with bringing guidance and messages from God to various people who are at a crossroads in their lives. From Season Three onward, they are joined by Andrew, the angel of death; the series went into syndication in 1998, has been shown on Ion Television, Hallmark Channel, CBS Drama, Up, Disney Channel UK, Me-TV and Start TV. The episodes of the series revolved around the "cases" of Monica, a young angel promoted from the "search and rescue" division, who works under the guidance of Tess, a sarcastic boss who showed greater respect as an authority figure of her employee, is more of a surrogate mother, than a mentor.
Monica in one episode outlines that she started in the choir annunciations, followed by search and rescue and case work. Most cases involve a single person or a group of people who are at a crossroad in their lives and facing a large problem or tough decision. Monica and Tess bring them messages of hope from God and help give them guidance towards making their decision. During their first episode, the pair receive a red 1972 Cadillac Eldorado convertible as a gift; as the series progresses, Monica continues gaining experience as a case worker and, during some cases having to learn lessons of her own. During the series pilot, an angel of death named. In the season two premiere, "Interview with an Angel", the Angel of Death is introduced as Henry. In the season two episode entitled, "The One That Got Away" Andrew is introduced as the Angel of Death. During season seven, a new angel, Gloria, is sent by God during one of Monica's assignments, who becomes a regular character for seasons eight and nine, as a trainee under Monica and Tess's guidance.
In the series finale, Monica is up for promotion to supervisor, pending the outcome of a difficult case in which she must defend Zack, an innocent drifter accused of causing a boiler explosion at a school two years ago in the small town of Ascension, Colorado. The explosion killed most of the children. During the case, Monica sees many familiar faces, including Joey Machulis, one of Monica's previous assignments, a witness to the events, his brother Wayne, now sheriff, Sophie, a homeless acquaintance, Mike, a lawyer Monica saved during her search and rescue days, now the Mayor. An out of town developer claims Zack is the perpetrator and despite the lack of evidence, Zack is put on trial. Monica does all she can to help him, including asking Mike to represent him, but the prosecutor in the case, Jones, is Satan in disguise, Zack is convicted. After the trial, Monica is able to help the citizens realize their mistake and to see that Zack's return to the town had helped them start living again.
They begin going back to church, welcomed by the pastor. Their change of heart, cannot free Zack, so Monica visits him in jail and reveals that she is an angel, she promises him that she will become his guardian angel, forgoing all future assignments and the coveted promotion, to protect him from harm in prison. When she returns in the morning, the cell is empty; the citizens decide not to search for him, it is revealed that Joey inadvertently caused the explosion after the devil tricked him into turning the boiler too high to warm some kittens he'd found. The perplexed Monica returns to the desert to find Zack. There, she learns that Zack was God, that her defending him was a test, which she passed by being willing to sacrifice herself for him. Monica is promoted to supervisor; as she leaves, she says her goodbyes to Gloria, to Andrew, who gives her a pocket watch to remember their friendship by. Before parting, Tess gives Monica the keys to the Cadillac, as she is leaving her job to sit at God's feet.
Monica is last shown driving away. Roma Downey as Monica, Tess's young, soft kind-hearted angel, sent town-to-town to encourage people. She's the show's main protagonist, she appears in all but two episodes. Della Reese as Tess, a tough and sarcastic, but loving supervisor who plays a key role in every one of Monica's cases. She's the show's main protagonist, she appears in all but three episodes. John Dye as Andrew, known as "the Angel of Death". Appeared in 185 episodes. Valerie Bertinelli as Gloria, an accident prone intelligent angel made to understand the way of life in the 21st century. Appeared in 45 episodes. Alexis Cruz as Rafael, an angel Paul Winfield as Sam, an archangel Charles Rocket as Adam, an angel of death Randy Travis as Wayne Machulis and as Jed Winslow Wendy Phillips as Claire Greene and as Ruth Ann Russell Gerald McRaney as Russell Greene and as Dr. Joe Patcherik Celeste Holm as Hattie Greene Eddie Karr as Nathaniel Greene Paul Wittenburg as Joey Machuli
Richard Davalos was an American stage and television actor. Davalos was born in New York City of Spanish descent, his family name was spelled "Dávalos", with an accent on the first "a". Davalos appeared in East of Eden as James Dean's brother Aron and portrayed the convict Blind Dick in Cool Hand Luke, his other film credits include roles in I Died a Thousand Times, All the Young Men, The Cabinet of Caligari, Pit Stop, Kelly's Heroes, Cry for Me, Hot Stuff, Death Hunt, Something Wicked This Way Comes and Ninja Cheerleaders. He won the 1956 Theatre World Award for his performances in the Arthur Miller plays A View From the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays. In a 1960 episode of the NBC Western drama Bonanza, Davalos played a young man planning to kill his father, a sheriff who had sent him to prison. In the American Civil War television series, The Americans, broadcast by NBC in 1961, he played Jeff, the younger brother who joined the Confederate Army, in opposition to Ben, the older brother, played by Darryl Hickman, who joined the Union Army.
In 1962 Davalos appeared on Perry Mason as Lt. Anderson's cousin, James Anderson, in "The Case of the Hateful Hero." In 1964 he appeared in "The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands." He guest-starred in an episode of the espionage drama series Blue Light in 1966. Davalos is the father of actress Elyssa Davalos and musician Dominique Davalos, grandfather of actress Alexa Davalos. An image of Davalos appears on the covers of The Smiths' albums Strangeways, Here We Come, Best... I, and... Best II. Davalos died March 2016, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. Richard Davalos on IMDb Richard Davalos at the Internet Broadway Database
Code Red (U.S. TV series)
Code Red was an American drama series that ran from 1981 to 1982 on ABC and was produced by Irwin Allen. This was Allen's sixth and final television series, his only series not produced for 20th Century Fox; the series stars Lorne Greene as Battalion Fire Chief Joe Rorchek and his family, some of whom, his elder sons Ted and Chris, serve as firemen under his direct command as part of the Los Angeles Fire Department. In addition, Haley Green, the first female firefighter in the LAFD, is under Rorchek's command and serves with distinction both professionally and as a friend of the Rorcheks. In addition, Joe Rorchek's preteen adopted son, Danny Blake serves as a member of the Firefighter Explorers organization, complete with his own uniform and turnout gear. Although still a child, Danny dreams of joining the family profession and enjoys privileged access to his family's professional activities; as a result, he has numerous adventures of his own armed with a cool head in the face of crisis and considerable fire safety and first aid skills for his age.
Despite the danger, the male members of the Rorchek family have the full support of Ann Rorchek, Joe's wife, proud of her family's calling. In addition to family drama, the characters have numerous adventures with the various fires and other emergencies that happen in their operating area; the series began with a television movie as Joe Rorchek as an arson investigator, pursuing a dangerous arsonist who uses firebombs to start serious blazes that Rorchek's sons have to fight. Meanwhile, Green assigned to the Rorcheks' unit, strives to prove herself to skeptical fire fighter Al Martelli; when the series was approved for production, Greene's character was reassigned to command the task force "Station 1", located on the city's waterfront as a more suitable premise for the series. The station is a large one, equipped with not only a varied ground fleet of vehicles including a personal car for Chief Rorchek, but a helicopter piloted by Chris Rorchek and a fireboat moored at a dock built into the station.
Given that the series was scheduled for early Sunday evening for a family audience, many episodes end with a coda where a cast member addresses the audience about fire safety and first aid. Code Red on IMDb The Irwin Allen News Network's Code Red web pages
Jake and the Fatman
Jake and the Fatman is a television crime drama starring William Conrad as prosecutor J. L. "Fatman" McCabe and Joe Penny as investigator Jake Styles. The series ran on CBS for five seasons from September 26, 1987, to May 6, 1992. Diagnosis: Murder was a spin-off of this series. J. L. "Fatman" McCabe is a Hawaii-born, tough former HPD officer turned Los Angeles district attorney. He is teamed with a happy-go-lucky special investigator named Jake Styles, they clash due to their different styles and personalities. "Fatman" hardly travels anywhere without his pet bulldog. The show was set in Los Angeles during the first season. After the end of Magnum, P. I. the show was moved to Hawaii. The second and third seasons and half of the fourth season were filmed in Honolulu; the show returned to Los Angeles for the remainder of its run. William Conrad as District Attorney J. L. "Fatman" McCabe Joe Penny as Detective Jake Styles Alan Campbell as Assistant District Attorney Derek Mitchell Lu Leonard as Gertrude Olga Russell as Elisabeth Berkeley-Smythe Jack Hogan as Judge Smithwood George O'Hanlon Jr as Sergeant Rafferty Melody Anderson as Sergeant Neely CapshawGuest stars on the series included Alex Cord, Robert Culp, Scott Marlowe, Leigh McCloskey, Ed Nelson, Leo Penn, Stephen Quadros, Robert Reed, Mitch Ryan, David Soul and Ray Sharkey.
Conrad guest starred as an aging prosecutor in a two-part episode of Matlock during its first season on NBC. Executive producers Fred Silverman and Dean Hargrove decided to use this character as a model for one of the main characters in a new show they were creating for CBS. Penny guest starred in these episodes, but his character was not on the same side as Conrad's character in the storyline's legal case. Following the departure of Hargrove, executive producers David Moessinger and Jeri Taylor were brought on to run the series with Silverman, they hired J. Michael Straczynski as story editor and co-producer. Taylor and Moessinger ran the show for two years before leaving in a dispute over control over the show. Joe Penny lost a large amount of weight after the show moved to Hawaii, which led to many rumors about his health, including the possibility that he had AIDS. In actuality, he had suffered from a gastrointestinal virus and was having difficulty regaining the weight he lost; when the show moved back to Los Angeles, it was suspected that it was on Penny's urging.
This was not true, as the move was CBS's decision. Jake and the Fatman had a total of five seasons and 106 episodes that were broadcast on CBS between 1987 and 1992. CBS DVD released the first two seasons of Jake and the Fatman on DVD in Region 1 between 2008/2009; as of June 2015, these releases are out of print. Visual Entertainment released Jake and the Fatman - The Complete Collection on June 23, 2017; the nineteenth episode of the fourth season of Jake and the Fatman, "It Never Entered My Mind", featured Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor who solves crimes; the success of that episode led to a series of three TV movies, a weekly television series Diagnosis: Murder that debuted on CBS on October 29, 1993. Jake and the Fatman on IMDb Jake and the Fatman at TV.com
The Student Teachers
The Student Teachers is a 1973 film directed by Jonathan Kaplan. It was inspired by the "nurse" cycle of pictures starting with The Student Nurses. Roger Corman says. Three new high school teachers use unconventional methods to get through to their students. Rachel teaches after-school sex education. Susan Damante - Rachel Burton Brooke Mills - Tracy Davis Brenda Sutton - Jody Hawkins Johnny Ray McGhee - Carnell Smith Bob Harris - Dinwiddie John Kramer - Alex Boslick Dick Miller - Coach Harris Jon Davison says a script was written by Stephanie Rothman and Charles S. Swartz, but no one who worked on the film saw it. A draft was written by Kaplan and Danny Opatoshu, it was shot in 15 days for under $100,000, including three days shooting at the Paramount Ranch. Corman removed a number of jokes from the final chase sequence. Kaplan said "When I looked at the filmographies of the directors I admired, I noticed that they made a hell of a lot of movies before they made a good one, and I made the decision consciously to make as many movies as I could in as short a period of time as I could" The lead was written for Patti Byrne, in Kaplan's earlier Night Call Nurses but she did not commit and the role ended up being played by Susan Damante.
Kaplan's sister Nora Helfin and mother Frances Heflin are in the share a scene together. Chuck Norris makes a small role of a Karate advisor."I was told it was going to be about teachers who break away from the traditional method of teaching," laughed Norris later. List of American films of 1973 The Student Teachers on IMDb