ABC Movie of the Week (Watched in 2013)

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1. The Alpha Caper (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A parole officer forced into retirement gets together three ex-convicts to pull of a $30-million armored car robbery.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Henry Fonda, Leonard Nimoy, James McEachin, Elena Verdugo

Votes: 157

2. The Ballad of Andy Crocker (1969 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 74 min | Drama

A returning Vietnam veteran finds out that while he was gone his girlfriend has been forced into marrying someone else, his small business is in ruins, and that those he once thought were his friends are in short supply.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Lee Majors, Joey Heatherton, Jimmy Dean, Bobby Hatfield

Votes: 167

3. The Cat Creature (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 72 min | Horror

When a rich man dies, some items from a collection of his are stolen- an ancient Egyptian gold amulet and the mummy that was wearing it. The police consult scholars from the local ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Meredith Baxter, David Hedison, Gale Sondergaard, John Carradine

Votes: 296

4. The Challenge (1970 TV Movie)

74 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Gallery, a U.S. commando, and Yuro, an enemy commando, are sent to a no man's Pacific jungle island to capture a crashed U.S. space satellite. Whoever survives, wins. Their nations have agreed to this to avoid war, but they cheat.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Darren McGavin, Broderick Crawford, James Whitmore, Skip Homeier

Votes: 189

5. A Cold Night's Death (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Two scientists suspect that there is someone other than their research primates inhabiting their polar station.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Robert Culp, Eli Wallach, Michael C. Gwynne, Vic Perrin

Votes: 709

6. A Cry for Help (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama

A talk-radio host, who specializes in abusing and insulting his audience, gets a call from a disturbed teenage girl who says she is going to commit suicide. He frantically tries to get his ... See full summary »

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Robert Culp, Elayne Heilveil, Ken Swofford, Julius Harris

Votes: 70

7. Daughter of the Mind (1969 TV Movie)

90 min | Thriller, Horror

A professor of cybernetics comes to believe that his dead daughter is communicating with him from the netherworld.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Don Murray, Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Barbara Dana

Votes: 294

8. Death Cruise (1974 TV Movie)

75 min | Mystery

Several couples are notified that they have won an ocean cruise, but they actually have been lured onto a ship so that they can be murdered.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Richard Long, Polly Bergen, Edward Albert, Kate Jackson

Votes: 212

9. The Death Squad (1974 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 75 min | Crime, Drama

When petty criminals start turning up murdered, a detective discovers they are being killed by a group of his fellow officers who think the criminals were treated too leniently by the courts.

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Robert Forster, Michelle Phillips, Claude Akins, Mark Goddard

Votes: 56

10. Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Mystery

Four elderly ladies with a lot of time on their hands get the idea to create a fictional "girl" for a computer dating service. However, things take a turn for the worse when their ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Helen Hayes, Vince Edwards, Myrna Loy, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 162

11. Dying Room Only (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror

A married couple are traveling on a deserted desert road at night. They stop at a diner and the husband goes to the men's room. He never returns and the wife begins to suspect serious foul ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Cloris Leachman, Ross Martin, Ned Beatty, Dana Elcar

Votes: 418

12. The Feminist and the Fuzz (1971 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

Through unforeseen circumstances, a male chauvinist cop and a dedicated feminist become roommates.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Barbara Eden, David Hartman, Jo Anne Worley, Herb Edelman

Votes: 136

13. The Great American Beauty Contest (1973 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Drama

The integrity of a beauty contest is threatened by a scandal involving a judge, a former winner and one of the finalists.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Robert Cummings, Louis Jourdan, JoAnna Cameron

Votes: 85

14. The Great Ice Rip-Off (1974 TV Movie)

75 min | Comedy, Crime

A retired cop goes up against a slick jewel thief and his gang, who have pulled a diamond heist and are trying to smuggle the diamonds cross-country.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Gig Young, Matt Clark, Robert Walden

Votes: 42

15. The Gun (1974 TV Movie)

78 min | Drama

The "life" of a handgun is followed from its manufacture to its ultimate fate, and shows the effects the weapon has on its various owners.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Stephen Elliott, Jean Le Bouvier, Wallace Rooney, David Huffman

Votes: 65

16. Heatwave! (1974 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

The residents of an isolated mountain town must band together to survive during a devastating heat wave.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Ben Murphy, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres, David Huddleston

Votes: 130

17. Hit Lady (1974 TV Movie)

R | 72 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A beautiful young artist moonlights as a syndicate killer.

Director: Tracy Keenan Wynn | Stars: Yvette Mimieux, Joseph Campanella, Clu Gulager, Dack Rambo

Votes: 148

18. How Awful About Allan (1970 TV Movie)

PG | 73 min | Thriller

After an eight-month stay in a mental hospital, a tormented man comes home to live with his sister; but a mysterious boarder may be trying to kill him.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Julie Harris, Joan Hackett, Kent Smith

Votes: 682

19. If Tomorrow Comes (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Romance, War

A white Californian girl and her new Japanese-American husband must keep their recent marriage secret in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Patty Duke, Frank Michael Liu, Anne Baxter, James Whitmore

Votes: 99

20. Isn't It Shocking? (1973 TV Movie)

73 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

A small-town sheriff is confronted with the deaths of local senior citizens and strange goings-on in his town.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Alan Alda, Edmond O'Brien, Louise Lasser, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 244

21. The Last Child (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Van Heflin As Sen. Quincy George.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Michael Cole, Van Heflin, Harry Guardino, Janet Margolin

Votes: 158

22. The Longest Night (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

The daughter of a wealthy family is kidnapped and imprisoned underground in a coffin, while her family and the police search for her.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: David Janssen, James Farentino, Phyllis Thaxter, Skye Aubrey

Votes: 131

23. The Love War (1970 TV Movie)

74 min | Sci-Fi

Aliens from two planets at war come to Earth, assume human form and continue their battle.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Angie Dickinson, Harry Basch, Daniel J. Travanti

Votes: 193

24. The Missing Are Deadly (1975 TV Movie)

73 min | Thriller

A mentally-disabled boy takes a lab rat from his scientist father. Unknown to him, the rat is carrying a dangerous virus.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Ed Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, George O'Hanlon Jr., Gary Morgan

Votes: 45

25. The Morning After (1974 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

A successful public relations man's refusal to admit his alcoholism jeopardizes his career, his family and his life.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Lynn Carlin, Don Porter, Linda Lavin

Votes: 156

26. Night of Terror (1972 TV Movie)

Unrated | 73 min | Thriller

A hired killer hunts down a schoolteacher to get something she has. She doesn't know what it is, but he's already killed twice to get it.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Martin Balsam, Catherine Burns, Chuck Connors, Donna Mills

Votes: 180

27. The Night Stalker (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Mystery

An abrasive Las Vegas newspaper reporter investigates a series of murders committed by a vampire.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 4,813

28. The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (1970 TV Movie)

73 min | Thriller

Emile Pulska is visiting his old friend Abe Stillman. During the visit they are attacked and Emile is struck senseless. When he wakes up he is told that Abe is dead, dead by natural causes,... See full summary »

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Martin Balsam, Diane Baker, Ruth Roman

Votes: 181

29. The People (1972 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A young woman is assigned to teach school in a secluded valley whose inhabitants appear stern, secretive and anti-pleasure. Following two children who disappear to play in the woods, she ... See full summary »

Director: John Korty | Stars: Kim Darby, William Shatner, Diane Varsi, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 405

30. Pray for the Wildcats (1974 TV Movie)

100 min | Thriller

Griffith plays a captain of industry who hires an ad agency (Shatner and Gortner). The agency tries to sell Griffith on a campaign shot in Baja, California. Griffith won't sign without all ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Andy Griffith, William Shatner, Robert Reed, Marjoe Gortner

Votes: 211

31. The Reluctant Heroes (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, War

During the Korean War, a newly commissioned lieutenant find that they are trapped when the enemy surrounds their position. He uses ancient tactics he remembers from his history books to try... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Ken Berry, Jim Hutton, Trini López, Don Marshall

Votes: 77

32. Revenge! (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A deranged mother avenges herself against the man she thinks seduced her daughter by imprisoning him in a cage in her basement.

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Shelley Winters, Stuart Whitman, Bradford Dillman, Carol Eve Rossen

Votes: 127

33. Rolling Man (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama

During the 1970s, a tow-truck driver serves 4 years in prison and upon release he tries to find his 2 motherless children and to put his life back together.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Don Stroud, Donna Mills, Jimmy Dean

Votes: 62

34. Savages (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Thriller

Ben Campbell, a twenty-two-year-old gas station attendant in a small desert town, is looking to make some extra money. He is surprised when Madec, a wealthy lawyer, asks him to be his guide... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Andy Griffith, Sam Bottoms, Noah Beery Jr., James Best

Votes: 205

35. Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A sculptor hires young college girls to take care of his elderly mother and his supposedly insane sister, both of whom live in the old family mansion with him.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Ted Bessell, Bette Davis, Sian Barbara Allen, Charles Drake

Votes: 716

36. See the Man Run (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Kidnappers making a ransom demand dial a wrong number & reach a struggling actor instead. He decides to cut himself in for some of the money.

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Robert Culp, Angie Dickinson, Eddie Albert, June Allyson

Votes: 92

37. The Sheriff (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Crime, Drama

A rape case opens racial divisions in a small town. A black sheriff and his white deputy investigate allegations that a wealthy white businessman raped a black college student.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Ossie Davis, Kaz Garas, Kyle Johnson, Edward Binns

Votes: 55

38. Shootout in a One Dog Town (1974 TV Movie)

78 min | Western

A small town banker is forced to protect his town against a vicious gang of bank robbers determined to get the two hundred thousand dollars stored in his bank.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Richard Crenna, Stefanie Powers, Jack Elam, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 52

39. Short Walk to Daylight (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama

Eight people are trapped in a New York City subway after an earthquake, and try to find their way out.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: James Brolin, Don Mitchell, James McEachin, Abbey Lincoln

Votes: 187

40. That Certain Summer (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama

A teenager must deal with his divorced father's homosexuality.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Martin Sheen, Joe Don Baker, Marlyn Mason

Votes: 332

41. When Michael Calls (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Horror, Thriller

A woman begins receiving ominous phone calls from her nephew who died 15 years earlier. With each phone call, a family member dies. Will she be the next in line?

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Elizabeth Ashley, Michael Douglas, Al Waxman

Votes: 660

42. Where Have All the People Gone (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune to the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Peter Graves, George O'Hanlon Jr., Kathleen Quinlan, Verna Bloom

Votes: 1,089

43. Women in Chains (1972 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama

Female parole officer poses as an inmate in a women's prison in order to investigate murder, abuse and living conditions.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Ida Lupino, Lois Nettleton, Jessica Walter, Belinda Montgomery

Votes: 129

44. Bad Ronald (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A perverted teenage boy who lives in the walls of a house finds the house sold to a family after his mother dies, and he falls for one of the new residents.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Scott Jacoby, Pippa Scott, John Larch, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 1,817

45. Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)

G | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

62 Metascore

Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey

Votes: 6,679

46. A Great American Tragedy (1972 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

A middle-aged aerospace engineer has his whole life changed when he is suddenly laid off from his job. Unable to find work because of his age and a bad economy, he watches his bills pile up... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: George Kennedy, Vera Miles, William Windom, Sallie Shockley

Votes: 60

47. The Screaming Woman (1972 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 73 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A wealthy former mental patient goes home to her estate to rest and recuperate. While walking the grounds one day she hears the screams of a woman coming from underneath the ground who has ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Ed Nelson, Laraine Stephens, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 456

48. Blood Sport (1973 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Sport

A high school athlete is torn between his father, who wants him to get a football scholarship, and his coach, who wants a winning season.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Ben Johnson, Gary Busey, Larry Hagman, William Lucking

Votes: 82

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