American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A professional hitman is hired to kill a brain surgeon. However, it turns out that not only are he and the surgeon old friends, but they are both in love with the same woman.

Director: Allan A. Buckhantz
Stars: Jack Palance, Rod Steiger, Bo Svenson
Hunter I (1984–1991)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Rick Hunter is a renegade cop who breaks the rules and takes justice into his own hands. Partnered with the equally stunning and rebellious Sgt. McCall, the tough-minded duo set out to crack down on L.A.'s slimiest criminals.

Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Buford Pusser's last days as Sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee in 1970 and his subsequent death in 1974.

Director: Jack Starrett
Stars: Bo Svenson, Lurene Tuttle, Forrest Tucker
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An orphaned teenager finds himself being dominated by his aunt who's hell-bent on keeping him with her...at all costs.

Director: William Asher
Stars: Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell, Bo Svenson
Crazy Like a Fox (1984–1986)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Rough-and-tumble private Investigator Harry Fox, Sr. solves crimes with the reluctant help of his son, respected San Francisco lawyer Harrison Fox, Jr.

Stars: Jack Warden, John Rubinstein, Penny Peyser
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Masao Kusakari, Tsunehiko Watase, Isao Natsuyagi
Gold of the Amazon Women (TV Movie 1979)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

An adventurer searches for the fabled Golden Cities of El Dorado and allies himself with a tribe of Amazon women against a murderous villain who is also after the treasure.

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Bo Svenson, Anita Ekberg, Donald Pleasence
Walking Tall (TV Series 1981)
Crime | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Sheriff Buford Pusser maintains law and order in McNeal County, Tennessee, with the help of his loving family, loyal staff, and a large club he calls his "pacifier".

Stars: Bo Svenson, Walter Barnes, Harold Sylvester
Thunder II (1987)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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Director: Fabrizio De Angelis
Stars: Mark Gregory, Raimund Harmstorf, Karen Reel
Snowbeast (TV Movie 1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A Colorado ski resort is besieged by a sub-human beast that commits brutal murders on the slopes.

Director: Herb Wallerstein
Stars: Bo Svenson, Yvette Mimieux, Robert Logan
Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Wright to pick 12 condemned soldiers from the brig and parachute into occupied France where they must destroy a Nazi nerve gas facility and extricate the foreign scientists working there.

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Stars: Telly Savalas, Ernest Borgnine, Vince Edwards
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Director: Desmond Davis
Stars: Trevor Howard, Bo Svenson, Céline Lomez
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American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

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2 October 1960 (USA)  »

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Nachdenkliche Geschichten  »

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The religious nature of the program attracted a wide variety of actors and directors such as; Jeff Hunter, Ed Asner, Jack Albertson, Beau Bridges, Carol Burnett, Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Patty Duke, Ann Jillian, Wesley Eure, Bob Hastings, Cicely Tyson, Ricky Kelman, Jack Klugman, Robert Lansing, Randolph Mantooth, Walter Matthau, Deborah Winters, Bob Newhart, Bill Bixby, John Ritter, Michael Shea, Martin Sheen, Marc Daniels, Arthur Hiller, Norman Lloyd, Delbert Mann, Ted Post, Jay Sandrich, and Jack Shea, and writers Rod Serling, John T. Dugan, Lan O'Kun, and Michael Crichton. See more »

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The series was produced in the United States, and nearly all of its episodes were set there, but the animated opening credits show cars driving on the left-hand side of the road. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) See more »

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Without video pirates, you'll never see it again.
23 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

I remember the series fondly as a kid. In my early years as a TV engineer in a little Public TV station in Newark, Ohio, I got to run the episodes on film (we didn't have standard videotape in that station).

Except for those video pirates who have copies of the shows, "Insight" will remain buried forever. The reason is that the show represented Catholic theology of its time. Those episodes don't represent current Church doctrine on a lot of things. I think the Church doesn't want some of them publicized today. Some episodes also had very insistent bits of Catholic doctrine that make many people wince these days - I recall an episode that drably covered adultery in marriage that ended in suicide, with the priest/narrator suggesting this was the expected end of such immorality.

Even if you agree with the opinion that this was "the Twilight Zone of religious television," it was at least heartfelt. This show, and "Davey and Goliath," were made by people who honestly believed in the morals they promoted. I don't believe that's true of the expensive, show-bizzy, money-begging religious shows of today.


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