The story of two Army officers, one a ruthless, career-obsessed schemer, the other his exact opposite, and their personal and professional lives from the end of World War I to the beginning of Vietnam.
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Rick is in his 30s, but still works full-time as a lifeguard on the beaches of Los Angeles in California. He enjoys the fun of it, but even more the silent moments. However when he meets ... See full summary »
Two part TV adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three Sackett brothers out west from their Tennessee home. Along the way the oldest, Tell,... See full summary »
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Tom Selleck (TV's Magnum P.I.) and Sam Elliot (Tombstone) star as brothers who battled on opposing sides of the Civil War only to return home to discover that their family, including a ... See full summary »
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Charles Martin Smith,
This sprawling miniseries details the trial of Lee Bishop, an Aspen man who was arrested, tried and sentenced to die for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl--a crime for which Bishop is not guilty. As the years pass and Bishop sits on death row, his attorney, Tom Keating, does everything in his power to clear Bishop's name and find the true killer. Written by
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I was glued to the tube both times this aired, ignoring children and classwork and what-have-you, and managed to tape it neither--the second time as they saw fit to confuse us with a name change, which made me miss the first episode. It is adult soap opera, complex and engrossing, with Sam Elliott at his "Lifeguard" best--before the cowboy roles came to dominate his acting career. It was similar to seeing Judd Hirsch in "The Law," another 'mini-series' where you knew the lead was an actor who would be around for quite some time.
I check periodically to see whether or not the 'powers that be' have seen fit to put out a tape or DVD of either of these great mini-series from the 1970s. Alas, not yet. Here's hoping. I'd gladly pay a small fortune to see either again.
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