Predecessor to CBS Schoolbreak Specials, this late-afternoon anthology series features stories designed to appeal to the preteen after school audience.

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Under Cover (1987)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A cop goes undercover in a South Carolina high school. With the help of a local narcotics officer, he investigates the drug ring responsible for another cop's death.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A group of men get together to form a "discussion group". They share their feelings about women, life, love, and work. The party gets rowdier and rowdier, and then the wife returns home. ... See full summary »

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The First Time (TV Movie 1982)
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An emotionally troubled teenage girl drops out of high school and travels with her boyfriend to San Diego, while the girl's mother enlists the help of an old U.S. Navy friend to help find her daughter.

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Drama | Romance
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How the discovery of a father's affair affects each member of his family.

Director: Michael Bortman
Stars: Peter Berg, Vincent D'Onofrio, Noah Wyle
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A crime soap opera about a Russian mobster retiring from "the business" on New Year's Eve, only to discover he has been targeted for death by a rival mobster.

Director: Sergey Bodrov
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Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nervosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her... See full summary »

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A 1986 made-for-cablevision remake of the 1955 Joshua Logan movie. Shown as "A Broadway On Showtime Production."

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Chris Petersen ...
 Joey Harker (5 episodes, 1978)
...
 Tracy Gibbs (5 episodes, 1980)
...
 Redhawk (5 episodes, 1978)
David Hollander ...
 Ben Gibbs (5 episodes, 1980)
Bert Kramer ...
 Sam Harker (5 episodes, 1978)
Carmen Zapata ...
 Mrs. Martinez (5 episodes, 1980)
Hersha Parady ...
 Laura Harker (5 episodes, 1978)
...
 Big Ed Morgan (5 episodes, 1980)
...
 Caleb Driscoll (5 episodes, 1978)
Cathey Paine ...
 Ellen Gibbs (5 episodes, 1980)
(5 episodes, 1978)
...
 Cory Morgan (5 episodes, 1980)
Lucille Benson
(5 episodes, 1978)
Louise Lorimer ...
 Bess (5 episodes, 1980)
...
 Sukie (5 episodes, 1978)
Timothy Blake ...
 Sally (5 episodes, 1980)
(5 episodes, 1978)
Harry Caesar ...
 Jack (5 episodes, 1980)
Joshua Gallegos
(5 episodes, 1978)
Robert Emhardt ...
 Doctor (5 episodes, 1980)
Monika Ramirez
(5 episodes, 1978)
William Bryant ...
 Art (5 episodes, 1980)
Lois Red Elk
(5 episodes, 1978)
Paul Larson ...
 Vendor (5 episodes, 1980)
Frank Salsedo
(5 episodes, 1978)
Ed Ness ...
 Minister (5 episodes, 1980)
Scott Durnavich ...
 Bob Fiske (5 episodes, 1978)
Kenny Call ...
 1st Cowboy (5 episodes, 1980)
...
 Freddie Driscoll (5 episodes, 1978)
Ron Roy ...
 2nd Cowboy (5 episodes, 1980)
Chuck Henson ...
 1st Clown (5 episodes, 1980)
Larry McKinney ...
 2nd Clown (5 episodes, 1980)
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Predecessor to CBS Schoolbreak Specials, this late-afternoon anthology series features stories designed to appeal to the preteen after school audience.

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Drama | Romance

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4 December 1978 (USA)  »

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| (10 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Two specials, the pilot "Joey and Redhawk" and "One Last Ride", aired from Monday through Friday as a mini-series in a 30 minute time slot. The other segments aired in a 60 minute time slot. See more »

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Followed by CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984) See more »

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