ABC Friday Night Movie

by mapman2000 | created - 18 May 2012 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

ABC's Friday Night Movie always seemed to be some kind of science fiction or supernatural fair from 1975 to at least 1982. This list is to try and identify those films a lot of which were made for TV movies. Just added films shown 1975-76 season and not sure if all of them are right.(If you can help me please do so!)

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1. The Bermuda Depths (1978 TV Movie)

98 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Scientists investigating the briny deep are threatened by a giant turtle and the spirit of a young brunette swimmer in the Bermuda Triangle.

Director: Tsugunobu Kotani | Stars: Leigh McCloskey, Carl Weathers, Connie Sellecca, Julie Woodson

Votes: 513

2. Ants! (1977 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.0
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An old-fashioned, lakeside hotel targeted for purchase by an unsavory gambling casino promoter and situated next to a construction site, is attacked by an army of poisonous ants. Efforts to... See full summary »

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Robert Foxworth, Lynda Day George, Gerald Gordon, Bernie Casey

Votes: 810

3. Terror Out of the Sky (1978 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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This TV sequel to "The Savage Bees" features more rampaging insects. This time a marching band and a school bus get in the path of the bees.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Dan Haggerty, Tovah Feldshuh, Lonny Chapman

Votes: 174

4. Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (1977 TV Movie)

95 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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An airplane carring coffee beans from South America has some unpleasant stowaways: a hoard of tarantulas which overcome the pilots as the airplane is flying over an orange-producing town in... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Hagmann | Stars: Claude Akins, Charles Frank, Deborah Winters, Bert Remsen

Votes: 447

5. The Savage Bees (1976 TV Movie)

90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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In this horror-drama the festive fun of the annual Mardi Gras celebration is brought to a halt when a swarm of African killer bees escape from a foreign freighter.

Director: Bruce Geller | Stars: Ben Johnson, Michael Parks, Paul Hecht, Gretchen Corbett

Votes: 379

6. Curse of the Black Widow (1977 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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Tony Franciosa plays a detective who's on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons. He eventually tracks the killer's path ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Donna Mills, Patty Duke, June Lockhart

Votes: 329

7. Trilogy of Terror (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 72 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes

Votes: 4,370

8. The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A woman begins to suspect that her brother is possessed by a voodoo spirit.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Perry King, David Elliott, Lisa Kohane

Votes: 761

9. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

GP | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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59 Metascore

A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood

Votes: 81,309 | Gross: $43.82M

10. The Kansas City Massacre (1975 TV Movie)

99 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Gangsters free one of their colleagues being escorted to prison and kill several FBI agents and local police officers in the attempt. FBI agent Melvin Purvis puts together a special squad ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Dale Robertson, Bo Hopkins, Scott Brady, Matt Clark

Votes: 110

11. Sleeper (1973)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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77 Metascore

A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory

Votes: 36,035

12. The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A computer programmer decides to become a thief. And when he starts making waves an insurance investigator hounds him. He also meets a woman who becomes his accomplice.

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates, Jill Clayburgh

Votes: 743

13. Murder on Flight 502 (1975 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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Left in the lounge for first-class passengers, a letter warns of murders on Flight 502 -- and the warning is received a day early.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Polly Bergen, Theodore Bikel, Sonny Bono

Votes: 439

14. Dr. No (1962)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.3
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78 Metascore

A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee, Joseph Wiseman

Votes: 126,665 | Gross: $16.07M

15. The Guns of Navarone (1961)

158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 39,425 | Gross: $28.90M

16. For a Few Dollars More (1965)

R | 132 min | Western

8.3
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Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Votes: 182,868 | Gross: $15.00M

17. Airport (1970)

G | 137 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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42 Metascore

A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.

Directors: George Seaton, Henry Hathaway | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy, Jean Seberg

Votes: 14,649 | Gross: $100.49M

18. Death Be Not Proud (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

8.0
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Based on the book by famed author John Gunther about the life and early death of his teenage son Johnny, who died from a brain tumor.

Director: Donald Wrye | Stars: Arthur Hill, Jane Alexander, Robby Benson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 145

19. Goldfinger (1964)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.8
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87 Metascore

Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 150,469 | Gross: $51.08M

20. Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A Jewish man and a Jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other, find that their worlds are very different. She is the archtypical Jewish American Princess, very emotionally involved... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Richard Benjamin, Ali MacGraw, Jack Klugman, Nan Martin

Votes: 1,449 | Gross: $22.94M

21. I Will Fight No More Forever (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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In a period when many thought that "the only good Indian is a dead Indian," Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce won the admiration of the American public.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: James Whitmore, Sam Elliott, Ned Romero, Linda Redfearn

Votes: 520

22. Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)

G | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.5
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In 1883, ship captain Hanson plans a shipwreck salvage mission in The Dutch East Indies to retrieve a cargo of pearls but an unexpected volcano eruption and a state-ordered transport of convicts upset his plans.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle

Votes: 1,049

23. What's Up, Doc? (1972)

G | 94 min | Comedy

7.8
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The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 15,926

24. Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970)

R | 99 min | Drama

5.9
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A story of two motorcycle racers, the inept, unsuspecting Little Fauss (Michael J. Pollard) and the opportunistic, womanizing Halsey Knox (Redford).

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Robert Redford, Michael J. Pollard, Lauren Hutton, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 854

25. Griffin and Phoenix (1976 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

7.6
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Geoffrey Griffin who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in his chest, meets Sarah Phoenix as they both attend a university lecture on the psychology of dying. Sarah Phoenix has got ... See full summary »

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Peter Falk, Jill Clayburgh, John Lehne, Dorothy Tristan

Votes: 322

26. One of My Wives Is Missing (1976 TV Movie)

93 min | Thriller

7.9
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Daniel Corban's wife Elizabeth disappeared after they had a fight. Then she shows up, yet he insists that the woman isn't actually his wife.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Jack Klugman, Elizabeth Ashley, James Franciscus, Joel Fabiani

Votes: 303

27. The Neptune Factor (1973)

G | 98 min | Sci-Fi

4.7
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When an underwater ocean lab is lost in a earthquake, an advanced submarine is sent down to find it and encounters terrible danger.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Walter Pidgeon, Ernest Borgnine, Yvette Mimieux

Votes: 558

28. Time Travelers (1976 TV Movie)

78 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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During an outbreak of a contagious disease in 1976, two scientists are sent back in time to 1871, when a Chicago doctor apparently had the cure for it.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Sam Groom, Tom Hallick, Francine York, Booth Colman

Votes: 279

29. The Lords of Flatbush (1974)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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A group of kids in Brooklyn form a gang. From this moment on they do everything together. This makes things easier but at the same time they have to face new problems.

Directors: Martin Davidson, Stephen Verona | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, Perry King, Paul Mace

Votes: 2,960

30. Fistful of Dollars (1964)

R | 99 min | Western

8.0
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65 Metascore

A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy

Votes: 165,217 | Gross: $14.50M

31. Summer of '42 (1971)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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During his summer vacation on Nantucket Island in 1942, a youth eagerly awaiting his first sexual encounter finds himself developing an innocent love for a young woman awaiting news on her soldier husband's fate in WWII.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant

Votes: 5,910

32. Love Story (1970)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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84 Metascore

A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland

Votes: 25,149 | Gross: $106.40M

33. Jenny (1970)

M | 86 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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An unwed mother-to-be marries a total stranger avoiding the draft. She now has a father for her child and he doesn't have to go to the Army. But this marriage-of-convenience leads to a romance between the two.

Director: George Bloomfield | Stars: Marlo Thomas, Alan Alda, Marian Hailey, Elizabeth Wilson

Votes: 92

34. The Last American Hero (1973)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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A young hellraiser quits his moonshine business to try to become the best NASCAR racer the south has ever seen.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ned Beatty

Votes: 1,216

35. Return to Earth (1976 TV Movie)

74 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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The story of Buzz Aldrin, the second astronaut to walk on the moon, and the problems he had after his return to Earth, including the breakup of his marriage, a nervous breakdown and his ... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Shirley Knight, Charles Cioffi, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 29

36. The Night That Panicked America (1975 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama

7.1
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On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles's radio play "The War of the Worlds" accidentally provokes mass panic.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Vic Morrow, Cliff De Young, Michael Constantine, Walter McGinn

Votes: 568

37. Sweet Hostage (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An escaped mental patient kidnaps an illiterate teenage farm girl and takes her to his mountain hide-away, where they soon become friends and, eventually, lovers.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Linda Blair, Martin Sheen, Jeanne Cooper, Lee de Broux

Votes: 571

38. The Master Gunfighter (1975)

PG | 121 min | Drama, Western

4.7
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An outnumbered swordsman/gunfighter tries to prevent wealthy landowners from annihilating local Indians.

Director: Tom Laughlin | Stars: Tom Laughlin, Ron O'Neal, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Geo Anne Sosa

Votes: 316

39. Death Scream (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A docudrama based on the actual incident involving Catherine "Kitty" Genovese who, on March 13, 1964, was attacked and viciously stabbed to death several times by a psychopath, while nearby residents watched, but did nothing to help.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Raul Julia, John P. Ryan, Phillip Clark, Lucie Arnaz

Votes: 128

40. You'll Like My Mother (1972)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.9
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Francesa Kinsolving, a very pregnant widow whose husband was rescently killed in action in Vietnam, travels to visit her late husband's mother in a snowy Minnesota town only to get snowed ... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Patty Duke, Rosemary Murphy, Richard Thomas, Sian Barbara Allen

Votes: 423

41. The Burglars (1971)

PG | 120 min | Crime, Thriller, Action

6.8
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In 1970s Athens a group of professional burglars plan an emerald heist from the home of a gem collector but the corrupt Greek police inspector Abel Zacharia is on their trail.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Omar Sharif, Dyan Cannon, Robert Hossein

Votes: 1,425

42. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Kevin O'Connor, Gretchen Corbett

Votes: 5,789

43. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Kevin O'Connor, Gretchen Corbett

Votes: 5,789

44. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Kevin O'Connor, Gretchen Corbett

Votes: 5,789

45. The Last Dinosaur (1977)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Wealthy big game hunter (Boone), along with his group, gets trapped in pre-historic times where they are stalked by a ferocious dinosaur.

Directors: Alexander Grasshoff, Tsugunobu Kotani | Stars: Richard Boone, Joan Van Ark, Steven Keats, Luther Rackley

Votes: 591

46. Evan Almighty (2007)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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37 Metascore

God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, Johnny Simmons

Votes: 123,613 | Gross: $100.46M