Thursday, April 24, 2014

Your Turn

Favorite made for tv movie or title.

79 comments:

Seven of Eleven said...

"The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom"

sandybrook said...

Brian's Song

MontanaMarriott said...

Now this is aging me but I'd have to say, LACE just because I LOOOOVED when I heard Phoebe Cates (girl crush) say "Which one of you BITCHES is my mother?"

Honorable mentions:
North & South, Liz Taylor as a madam, what more could you ask for
Roots, cus every person of color had to see Roots lol

Seven of Eleven said...

Starring Holly Hunter, Beau Bridges, Swoozie Kurts, and Max Headroom.

Lady Heisenberg said...

I loved Gia

nurysp said...

i know my name is steven

CLASSIC

hairydawg said...

"Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?"

Stacey Charter said...

Borrowed Hearts w/ Roma Dow ey and Eric mcormack. 1997. Used to be my Xmas go to movie but they stopped showing it. I just love it. Oh and the Joey butafucco movie with Alyssa Milano. Pure sleazy joy

Angela said...

I thought this would be first lol.

hairydawg said...

nurysp,

That was a good one. Not so fun fact, Steven's brother later murdered a woman and two teen girls.

Glitter said...

Brideshead Revisited

Check Tha Stats said...

@Lady_Heisenberg. GIA is the best! Still love that movie to pieces

crila16 said...

"The Day After". Everyone couldn't stop talking about it.

Stephie said...

Sybil

VIPblonde said...

When Friendship Kills: A Secret Between Friends

rajahcat said...

agree with the Gia comment too

Robert said...

Does anyone out there have a soft spot for "Evil Roy Slade"?

fancyscreenname said...

The 1992 Betty Broderick story. A woman scorned & her final fury.

I was totes caught up.

Runswithscissors said...

@Montana, You stole my thunder! LACE forevah!!!!

Also James Clavel's Taipan, ooooh, Pierce Brosnan at his best. I was in 6th grade when I read the book (massive) and then, they released the miniseries soon after, with my biggest crush! I just exploded. And I hated the actress who played his love interest, who happened to be the same one who played Phoebe Cate's mom in Lace.

Renoblondee said...

Lonesome Dove!

Kitty said...

The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972), with Jason Robards, Mildred Natwick and child star Lisa Lucas.

Turkish Taffy said...

I remember a cozy evening watching "The House of Secrets and Lies" with my mom. She loved that title.

keirstin brent said...

Death of a Cheerleader with Tori Spelling

Leekalicious said...

I loved The Thorn Birds.

Turkish Taffy said...

Has everyone forgotten "Trilogy of Terror"?

lazyday603 said...

Band of Brothers

lazyday603 said...

Also the 1996 Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle Pride and Prejudice and one additional vote for 1981's Brideshead Revisited.

Jessi said...

Thorn Birds!!
Jk, I just remember my mom loving the shit out of that miniseries when I was young.

Would Angels in America count? And of course Gia! Oh Ang, I love ya girl.

Tina Mallette said...

"Prick up your Ears."

Joe Orton would have loved going to those Brian Singer parties.

AKM said...

Oh, "North and South" and the sequel. The third part, not so much.

And Betty Broderick! I will ALWAYS stop what I am doing to watch Meredith B. go nuts and ram the car through Dan's front room, and throw back the Christmas ring. ("Oh, YOU liked it better. And that's what counts, right, Dan?! It's not what I ASKED for!") Sad to enjoy it so much, I know, when it's a true story about real people, but...that's some crazy shit right there.

I'll have to check out "Taipan." I'm on a big Pierce kick right now -- on season three of "Remington Steele," which I didn't watch as a wee one when it was first-run -- so I'm sure I will enjoy it.

Robert said...

"Prick Up Your Ears" was a theatrical film, not made for tv...

AKM said...

Oh hey, I looked it up. The one with Pierce is "Noble House." Four parts? Sound right?

Steven O said...

Bad Ronald.

Steven O said...

That Certain Summer a very close second.

scarletscout said...

Rich Man,Poor Man; The Thornbirds & Gia

ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑ said...

Angels in America

Runswithscissors said...

You ARE right! It's Noble House. It's been so long!

SusanB said...

Favorite title: "Big Ass Spider" - was on the Syfy channel last Saturday night - best title ever! And funny - both intentionally and unintentionally.

Violet said...

Something for Joey - a whole goddamn weepfest of a made for tv movie in the 70s.

Runswithscissors said...

Oh! Special thanks to @AKM! James Clavell's book turned miniseries is Noble House.
I'm going senile.

AndrewBW said...

When it comes to crazy titles, the SyFy Channel takes the prize hands down:

Sharktopus
Dinocroc
Frankenfish
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
Piranhaconda
Dinocroc vs. Supergator
Megapython vs. Gatoroid
Dinoshark
Jersey Shore Shark Attack

And many more besides those!

Lee Anne Snedeker said...
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Lee Anne said...

The 1970s were the Golden Age of TV movies. How could I choose just one? Trilogy of Terror, Bad Ronald, the Linda Blair masterpieces like Born Innocent and Sarah T: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic, Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby, and Like Normal People (featuring the stellar acting of Shaun Cassidy and Linda Purl, the queen of 70s TV movies).

WritergirlinLa said...

Damn. Beat me too it! LOL

WritergirlinLa said...

Loved that movie!

obitguy said...

Contract on Cherry Street with Frank Sinatra, Martin Balsam, Harry Guardino, Verna Bloom, Michael Nouri and Henry Silva. Followed by Trilogy of Terror and Duel.

nurysp said...

i read abt that once!! @hairydawg

nurysp said...

there was this old movie i saw i think on lifetime YEARS AGO
its called Lisa, with the young girl from my two dads. I used to love that movie. Shes living with her single mom an talks to some older dude onthe phone.

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rocketyank said...

It!!!!!!!

Slap-n-Tickle said...

I second "I Know My First Name is Steven" (so sad)

And...."Sin of Innocence" with Megan Follows and Dermot Mulroney!

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Steven O said...

What about Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway and Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn.

M. Brown said...

Her Best Friend's Son starring BAG.

cece said...

This title has got to be one of the best! :)

auntliddy said...

Totes best. Title. Ever.

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

BABYCAKES WHEN RICKI LAKES WAS FAT.

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

BABYCAKES WHEN RICKI LAKES WAS FAT.

Dingle Barry said...

Is Piranhaconda about the Hammaconda on a sexual conquest spree? I'd watch that!

Kari S said...

Gah! I remember that! When I was younger I thought that was so creepy. I like the cheerleader one with kellie Martin.

mooshki said...

"Mother, May I Sleep With Danger" is the ultimate made-for-tv movie.

Illinois Fan said...

No one mentioned The Deliberate Stranger. Great title and movie (Mark Harmon as Ted Bundy).

Erik said...

Band of Brothers.

MadLyb said...

"Bad Ronald".

PotPourri said...

Bus Riley's Back in Town!

SusieQ said...

Lace, Gia, Betty Broderick (both movies), any Lifetime movie with Park Overall or Leslie Ann Warren...you KNOW your in for some serious melodrama usually with a healthy side of Bat Shit Crazy. And just because I grew up reading them I have to include the newest Flowers in the Attic and upcoming Petals in the Wind. My best friend from grade school and I read all the books a zillion times back in the day and there was no way in hell we were gonna miss the chance to watch the movies together!!! I am even changing my holiday plans so we can watch Petals together!

T. W. said...

Kate's Secret, Her Only Daughter, The Burning Bed, I Know My First Name Is Stephen. PBS has great movies too.

T. W. said...

I read the book and it made me cry. The real Stephen died in an "accident"

T. W. said...

Anything with Meredith Baxter, Joanna Kearns, Tracy Gold, Melissa.Gilbert, Judith Light, and Connie Selleca.

I saw a messed up one with John Stamos on CBS and another messed up one with Tony Danza on the same network. Made for tv movies are not like they used to be. Thank God most of them ate on YouTube.

Kloie said...

I want a date with Ryan banks

RowdyRodimus said...

@Illinois Fan, that's exactly what I was going to say. Harmon was great in that role (his best along with the Oscar Snubbed "Summer School"). It's hard for me to imagine Ted Bundy and not see Mark Harmon.

Also, I always loved Helter Skelter. My Dad had me get that for him on DVD a couple of Christmas' ago.

Shocky said...

Who will love my children?

Saddest film ever

Henriette said...

'Salem's Lot is my favorite made for TV movie, but my favorite title is Mother May I Sleep with Danger.

He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper said...

Last Chance Cafe

It's got Kevin Sorbo (vomit). He owns a cafe. His name is Chance. It's the gal's last chance at finding love. I just wet myself!

AKM said...

"Anything with Meredith Baxter, Joanna Kearns, Tracy Gold, Melissa.Gilbert, Judith Light, and Connie Selleca."

Bwahahaha. Totally. They're the queens, aren't they?!

In the same vein as "The Deliberate Stranger," how about Gary Cole as Jeffrey MacDonald in "Fatal Vision"? I was nine when my family watched that, and I think that started my fascination with true crime. Bizarre story, and I'm still not sure who I believe.

I think we should crown "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?" as the best title ever.

And I just thought of another one that's so bad it's good: "Friend 'Til the End" (I THINK) with Shannen Doherty. Remember that one? She's in a band and her sorority sister is trying to steal her bandmate boyfriend and just screw her over at every turn.

fancyscreenname said...

@Henriette +1 re: Salem's lot

@Akm +1 fatal vision

The '80's simply RULED the TV miniseries!

Sprink said...

I thought "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" was an intriguing title.

But I loved Roots. It changed my life.

Ruddigore said...

"The Girl Most Likely To..." Stockard Channing, Ed Asner, 1973.

Patricia said...

Loved that one!!!!