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1. Matlock (1986–1995)
Episode: The Hunting Party: Part 2 (1989)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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After Conrad calmed Matlock down, realizing he was framed for all the dope that he had in his car, he investigates the three guys who killed Ryan Bartell, each of whom were all liars. In ... See full summary »

Creator: Dean Hargrove | Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Andy Griffith, Nancy Stafford, Julie Sommars, Clarence Gilyard Jr.

2. North and South (1985 TV Mini-Series)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Creator: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

3. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: First Deadly Sin (1991)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.0
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Two plots are interconnected. The first concerns a serial rapist who preys on young, single blond women. The second concerns a teacher who tutors a prospective seminarian in her spare time.... See full summary »

Creator: James Lee Barrett | Director: Peter Salim | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

4. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: An Occupational Hazard (1992)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.9
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As the sole breadwinner in the family, Rose Murphy must keep her job at all costs, although it means tolerating a flirtatious boss and not telling her husband. When flirtation turns ugly, Rose takes matters into her own hands.

Writer: Cynthia Deming | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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70 Metascore

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Writers: Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, F. Scott Fitzgerald | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

6. North and South (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1985)

93 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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Having locked Madeline in her room and nearly starving her to death, Justin convinces the doctor that her condition is self-inflicted. The doctor prescribes his own tonic and a daily dose ... See full summary »

Creator: Douglas Heyes | Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

7. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Writers: Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

8. Matlock (1986–1995)
Episode: The Hunting Party: Part 1 (1989)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Matlock travels to Manteo, North Carolina, to defend Spencer Hamilton, the brother of Frank, who was killed in a duck-hunting accident. After Ryan Bartell was shot, immediately after ... See full summary »

Creator: Dean Hargrove | Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Andy Griffith, Nancy Stafford, Julie Sommars, Clarence Gilyard Jr.

9. Second Noah (1996–1997)

60 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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A writer marries a zookeeper. They adopt a passel of cute children and cute animals. Complications ensue.

Creator: Pamela K. Long | Stars: Daniel Hugh Kelly, Betsy Brantley, James Marsden, Ashley Gorrell

10. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Walkout (1989)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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An intense strike at a local factory leads to the police having to investigate a couple of murders during a rare snowy period in Sparta.

Creator: James Lee Barrett | Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

11. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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In Sparta, Mississippi, a crusty Police Chief (later Sheriff) and his African American Chief Detective investigate crimes.

Creator: James Lee Barrett | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Alan Autry, David Hart, Hugh O'Connor

12. Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover (1977 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Two Las Vegas cops go undercover as a singing and dancing act to investigate the kidnapping of an entertainer.

Writer: Glen A. Larson | Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: Terry Kiser, Tim Thomerson, Jack Colvin, Jane Seymour

13. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Home Is Where the Heart Is (1990)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Maybelle Cheseboro is the madam of a traveling bordello who is getting harassed by Reverend Soames. One night Soames is shot to death after he had been caught lurking outside the windows of... See full summary »

Creator: James Lee Barrett | Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

14. Murder in Mississippi (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.2
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In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.

Writers: Stanley Weiser, Ben Stein | Director: Roger Young | Stars: Tom Hulce, Jennifer Grey, Blair Underwood, CCH Pounder

15. Sudie and Simpson (1990 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

7.2
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Sudie and Simpson - Louis Gossett Jr. Stars in this film based on Sarah Flanigan Carter's autobiographical novel about growing up in World War II-era Georgia, Sudie Harrington, a feisty 12-... See full summary »

Writers: Sara Flanigan, Ken Koser | Director: Joan Tewkesbury | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Sara Gilbert, John M. Jackson, Frances Fisher

16. Petunia (2002)

37 min | Short

7.2
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PETUNIA reinvents the traditional musical in the comic satire about an old man who thinks his dead wife has come back to haunt him as a houseplant.

Writer: John Levy | Director: John Levy | Stars: Ted Manson, Suzi Bass, Randall Sims, Kenny Alfonso

17. Making 'Dead Birds' (2005 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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A documentary which chronicles the making of the horror film, "Dead Birds."

Director: Joshua Kopple | Stars: Nicki Aycox, Simon Barrett, Mark Boone Junior, Patrick Fugit

18. Runaway Jury (2003)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

Writers: John Grisham, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Rick Cleveland, Matthew Chapman | Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman

19. Deja Vu (2006)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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59 Metascore

An A.T.F. agent travels back in time to save a woman from being murdered, falling in love with her in the process.

Writers: Bill Marsilii, Terry Rossio | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer

20. Matlock (1986–1995)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Creator: Dean Hargrove | Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holliday, Nancy Stafford

21. Flash (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.0
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A boy falls in love with a horse named Flash that's for sale. He gets a job to earn the money to buy the horse, but he's forced to sell when the family falls upon hard times. This ... See full summary »

Writer: Monte Merrick | Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Lucas Black, Brian Kerwin, Shawn Toovey, Tom Nowicki

22. A Perilous Dance: The Damon DeRivers Story (2003)

Comedy, Short

7.0
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A documentary crew takes on the worlds oldest living dance choreographer as their subject. They soon discover his methodology consists mainly of using fear, intimidation and outright ... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Clark, Mark Cohen, Russell Durham Comegys, George Faughnan, Scott Hidinger, Jay Hunt | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Ted Manson, Steve Coulter, Nina Jones, Rebecca Moore

23. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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57 Metascore

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.

Writers: John Berendt, John Lee Hancock | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall

24. Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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45 Metascore

Jim Caviezel stars as golf legend Bobby Jones, the icon who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.

Writers: Rowdy Herrington, Kim Dawson, Bill Pryor, Tony De Paul | Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Claire Forlani, Jeremy Northam, Malcolm McDowell

25. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

6.5
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66 Metascore

#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay | Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole

26. Paris Trout (1991)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.5
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Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Dexter | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey, Ed Harris, Ray McKinnon

27. Elizabethtown (2005)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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45 Metascore

During an outrageous memorial for a Southern patriarch, an unexpected romance blooms between a young woman and man.

Writer: Cameron Crowe | Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin

28. Run Ronnie Run (2002)

R | 86 min | Comedy

6.4
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A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.

Writers: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Scott Aukerman, BJ Porter, Brian Posehn | Director: Troy Miller | Stars: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Bruce Taylor, Leon Lamar

29. Tough Luck (2003)

R | 88 min | Thriller

6.4
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A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.

Writers: Todd King, Bill Boatman | Director: Gary Ellis | Stars: Norman Reedus, Marco St. John, Rick Negron, David A. Flood

30. With Murder in Mind (1992 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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After being shot while trying to arrange the sale of a rural farm, a real estate agent desperately tries to bring the shooter to justice.

Writer: Daniel Freudenberger | Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Robert Foxworth, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Maureen O'Sullivan

31. Foxworthy's Big Night Out (2006– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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Add a Plot

Stars: Brooke Dillman, Deena Cary, Kerrilee Kaski, Lauren Mary Kim

32. Traveller (1997)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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57 Metascore

A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an ... See full summary »

Writer: Jim McGlynn | Director: Jack N. Green | Stars: Bill Paxton, Mark Wahlberg, Julianna Margulies, James Gammon

33. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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45 Metascore

A young woman with a Southern background runs away from her husband in Alabama and reinvents herself as a New York socialite.

Writers: Douglas J. Eboch, C. Jay Cox | Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas, Candice Bergen

34. Silent Victim (1993 TV Movie)

R | 116 min | Drama

6.1
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An abusive husband is angered that his wife is having trouble conceiving a child. One night, after leaving his house following a fight, she overdoses on pills. After bringing her to the ER ... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Spitz, Nelly Adnil, Jonathan Platnick | Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Michele Greene, Ely Pouget, Kyle Secor, Rosemary Newcott

35. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.0
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43 Metascore

Teenager, Darren Shan, meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire.

Writers: Paul Weitz, Brian Helgeland, Darren Shan | Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Chris Massoglia, John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek, Josh Hutcherson

36. Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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39 Metascore

A doctor who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn.

Writers: Ann Peacock, John Romano, Nicholas Sparks | Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis

37. The Clearing (2004)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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60 Metascore

As an executive is held captive by an employee, it's up to his wife to deliver the ransom.

Writers: Pieter Jan Brugge, Justin Haythe | Director: Pieter Jan Brugge | Stars: Robert Redford, Willem Dafoe, Helen Mirren, Alessandro Nivola

38. The Yellow Wallpaper (II) (2012)

115 min | Thriller

5.8
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After a devastating fire, Charlotte and John rent a countryside house and attempt to start life over, though Charlotte, upon seeing visions of her deceased daughter, retreats to the house's attic and pulls away from her husband and sister.

Writers: Aric Cushing, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Logan Thomas | Director: Logan Thomas | Stars: Aric Cushing, Juliet Landau, Dale Dickey, Veronica Cartwright

39. Last Dance (1996)

R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the ... See full summary »

Writers: Steven Haft, Ron Koslow | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid, Peter Gallagher

40. Dead Birds (2004)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

5.7
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A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

Writer: Simon Barrett | Director: Alex Turner | Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Fugit, Nicki Aycox, Michael Shannon

41. When Will I Be Loved? (1990 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

5.7
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Three disillusioned wives who are contemplating divorce compare notes on their stormy marriages.

Writer: Nancy Sackett | Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Katherine Helmond, Crystal Bernard, Michael Tolan

42. Gospel Hill (2008)

99 min | Drama

5.4
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A former sheriff of the southern town dealing with past sins, and a former civil rights worker, withdrawn since the martyrdom of his brother thirty years before, confront a threat to their town.

Writers: Jeff Stacy, Jeffrey Pratt Gordon, Terrell Tannen | Director: Giancarlo Esposito | Stars: Chloe Bailey, Adam Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Casey Belville

43. Snow Wonder (2005 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Family

5.3
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A mysteriously spreading period of postcard winter conditions, complete with snow, over most of the northern hemisphere shortly before Christmas influences several otherwise unrelated lives... See full summary »

Writers: Rodney Patrick Vaccaro, Connie Willis | Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Julie Ann Emery, Jennifer Esposito, Camryn Manheim, Poppy Montgomery

44. Good Intentions (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy

5.1
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Meet Etta Milford. Loving Wife. Doting Mother. Armed Robber. Etta's husband constantly blows their money on make-shift inventions. When she decides to secretly take "investment" matters ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Lucker, Anthony Stephenson | Director: Jim Issa | Stars: Luke Perry, Elaine Hendrix, Jon Gries, LeAnn Rimes

45. Desperate for Love (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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The story of murder among a trio of teenagers after a boy breaks up with a girl and she runs into the arms of his vulnerable best friend.

Writer: Judith Paige Mitchell | Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Christian Slater, Tammy Lauren, Brian Bloom, Veronica Cartwright

46. Crystal River (2008)

102 min | Drama

4.9
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The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.

Writer: Emily Carpenter | Director: Brett Levner | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Emily Carpenter, Ted Manson, Robert Pralgo

47. Boxing Helena (1993)

R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

4.5
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26 Metascore

A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once had an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion.

Writers: Philippe Caland, Jennifer Chambers Lynch | Director: Jennifer Chambers Lynch | Stars: Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton, Kurtwood Smith

48. Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

4.4
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Aging minor league pitcher Gus Cantrell is planning to retire, but then Roger recruits Gus to be the manager of the South Carolina Buzz, the Twins AAA minor league team. Gus's mission is to... See full summary »

Writers: David S. Ward, John Warren | Director: John Warren | Stars: Scott Bakula, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert, Takaaki Ishibashi

49. Claudine's Return (1998)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Mystery

4.1
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An Italian drifter strikes up a romance with an emotionally troubled young woman, whom works as a motel maid/laundress and stripper in a small coastal town in Georgia.

Writers: Heidi Hall, Antonio Tibaldi | Director: Antonio Tibaldi | Stars: Christina Applegate, Stefano Dionisi, Matt Clark, Tony Torn

50. Gordy (1995)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

3.8
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A talking pig named Gordy becomes involved in a quest to save his family from the slaughterhouse.

Writers: Jay Sommers, Dick Chevillat, Leslie Stevens | Director: Mark Lewis | Stars: Kristy Young, Doug Stone, James Donadio, Deborah Hobart