Ned Beatty

Ned Beatty

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1937-07-06 · Deathday: 2021-06-13 (83 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

127 Movies · 32 TV shows

Also Known As: Ned Thomas Beatty

Biography

Ned Thomas Beatty (born July 6, 1937) is a retired American actor and singer. He has appeared in more than 160 films and has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain and a Golden Globe Award; he also won a Drama Desk Award.These nominations stemmed from his performances in films and television series, such as Network (1976), Friendly Fire (1979), Hear My Song (1991), and Toy Story 3 (2010). He has had great commercial success in roles such as executive Bobby Trippe in Deliverance (1972), lawyer Delbert Reese in Nashville (1975), investigator Martin Dardis in All the President's Men (1976), undercover federal agent Bob Sweet in Silver Streak (1976), the priest, Father Edwards in Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), Lex Luthor's bumbling henchman Otis in Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980), as a millionaire's right-hand man in The Toy (1982), Pavel Borisov in The Fourth Protocol (1987), TV presenter Ernest Weller in Repossessed (1990), Rudy Ruettiger's father in Rudy (1993), attorney McNair in Just Cause (1995), Dexter Wilkins in Life (1999), the simple sheriff in Where the Red Fern Grows (2003), the corrupt Senator Charles F. Meachum in Shooter (2007), Congressman Doc Long in Charlie Wilson's War (2007) and in animated films as the voice of Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear in Toy Story 3 (2010) and Tortoise John in Rango (2011).

Personal Life

Beatty has been married four times. His first wife was Walta Chandler; they were married from 1959 until 1968 and had four children: Douglas Beatty (born 1960), twins Charles and Lennis Beatty (born 1963), and Walter Beatty (born 1966). His second wife was the actress Belinda Rowley; they were married from 1971 to 1979 and had two children: John Beatty and Blossom Beatty. His third wife was Dorothy Adams "Tinker" Lindsay; they were married from June 28, 1979 to March 1998 and had two children: Thomas Beatty in 1980 and Dorothy Beatty in 1983. His fourth wife is Sandra Johnson; they married on November 20, 1999, and reside in California. They also maintain a residence in Karlstad, Minnesota.Beatty is not related to fellow Hollywood star Warren Beatty. When asked if they are related, Ned has been known to joke that Warren is his "illegitimate uncle."On June 29, 2012, Beatty attended a 40th anniversary screening of Deliverance at Warner Bros., with Burt Reynolds, Ronny Cox and Jon Voight.Beatty supported Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign.

Early Life

Beatty was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Margaret (née Fortney; April 26, 1907 – January 29, 1991) and Charles William Beatty (August 8, 1907 – October 27, 1952). He has a sister, Mary Margaret. In 1947, young Ned began singing in gospel and barbershop quartets in St. Matthews, Kentucky, and at his local church. He received a scholarship to sing in the a cappella choir at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky; he attended but did not graduate.In 1956, he made his stage debut at age 19, appearing in Wilderness Road, an outdoor-historical pageant located in Berea, Kentucky. During his first ten years of theater, he worked at the Barter Theater in Abingdon, Virginia, the State Theatre of Virginia. Returning to Kentucky, he worked in the Louisville area through the mid-1960s, at the Clarksville Little Theater (Indiana) and the newly founded Actors Theater of Louisville. His time at the latter included a run as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman in 1966.

Movies & TV shows

2014.

2 Movies
And the Oscar Goes To...

And the Oscar Goes To...

2014
The Oscar goes to the story of the gold- plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize. The Academy's history began in 1927 with the birth of Louis B. The head of MGM formed a pr...
The Big Ask

The Big Ask

2014
Three couples head to the desert to help a friend heal after the death of his mother. They wouldn't do anything for him except for one thing.

2013.

1 Movie
Baggage Claim

Baggage Claim

5.33
2013
Montana tried to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to marry, so she embarked on a thirty-day expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fia...

2012.

1 Movie
Casting By

Casting By

6
2012
A new documentary pays tribute to the legacy of a legendary casting director and shines a light on one of the most overlooked and least understood crafts in film.

2011.

2 Movies
Rampart

Rampart

2011
Dave Brown is a veteran police officer who fights for his own survival as he struggles to take care of his family.
Rango

Rango

7.5
2011
When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. As the last hope the town has been waiting for, new...

2010.

2 Movies
Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

6.31
2010
Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys have not been played with in a while. Andy was going to college when the gang were left at the day care center. Andy needs to get the toys back.
The Killer Inside Me

The Killer Inside Me

2010
In his small west Texas town, deputy sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community. Some people think he is a little slow and boring, but that is the worst thing they have to say about him. Lou calls ...

2009.

1 Movie
In the Electric Mist

In the Electric Mist

6
2009
Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At t...

2007.

3 Movies
Shooter

Shooter

5.84
2007
A marksman living in exile learns of a plan to kill the president. After double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find out who set him up and why.
Charlie Wilson's War

Charlie Wilson's War

6.56
2007
The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where he helped rebels in their war with the Soviets, had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
The Walker

The Walker

2007
An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.

2006.

3 Movies
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman

Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman

2006
There is a history of Superman in various media.
The Making of Network

The Making of Network

2006
An engrossing feature length documentary. This piece offers a really excellent background piece on Chayefsky which is invaluable in helping to understand just how formidable the writer's accomplishmen...
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

2006
Superman agrees to give up his powers so that he can start a relationship with Lois Lane.

2005.

1 Movie
Sweet Land

Sweet Land

6
2005
Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota in order to meet the man she will marry.

2004.

1 Movie
The Wool Cap

The Wool Cap

2004
William H is in this film, which was originally made for tv. Macy became the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude when his apartment building fell apart. Gigot is an Americaniz...

2003.

1 Movie
Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows

2003
Billy Coleman saved his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. "Old Dan" and "Little Ann" are roaming the river bottoms of Cherokee country with him as he develops a n...

2002.

2 Movies
Roughing It

Roughing It

2002
A teenaged Mark Twain travels to the American West during the "Gold Rush" days in search of fortune and his destiny.
Thunderpants

Thunderpants

2002
An 11-year-old boy's ability to break wind leads him first to fame and then to death row, before it helps him fulfill his ambition of becoming an astronomer.

2001.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
I Was a Rat

I Was a Rat

2001
The popular children's book "I Was a Rat!" was the basis for a children's drama series that aired on the British Broadcasting Corporation in 2001. The Sunday tea-time slot traditionally accommodates a...
I Was a Rat

I Was a Rat

2001
A little boy found wandering the streets is taken in by Bob and Joan, a kindly couple. The boy is cold, wet and desperate for shelter, but Bob and Joan are perplexed by his claims that he was once a r...

2000.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

6.83
2000
A Las Vegas team of forensic investigators are trained to solve criminal cases by combing the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.
Homicide: The Movie

Homicide: The Movie

2000
Giardello was shot while running for mayor. The detectives are looking for the shooter.
Spring Forward

Spring Forward

2000
Trying to put himself back together after serving prison time for robbery, Paul takes a job as a parks employee in a small Connecticut town. Paul's co-worker is dealing with his own issues, chiefly th...

1999.

2 Movies
Life

Life

1999
In 1930s Mississippi, two men were sentenced to life in prison for a crime they did not commit, but they became friends.
Cookie's Fortune

Cookie's Fortune

1999
Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.

1998.

1 Movie
He Got Game

He Got Game

6
1998
A basketball player's father is trying to convince him to attend college so he can get a shorter sentence.

1996.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

6
1996
Dr. After a long absence, Gulliver returned to his family and told them the story of his travels.
TV
E! True Hollywood Story

E! True Hollywood Story

1996
A documentary series on E! deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and also well-known public figures. salacious re-tellings of Hollywood secrets, show-biz scandals, celebrity murder...
The Curse of Inferno

The Curse of Inferno

1996
A dull minded bank Robber suddenly suffers from a change of heart and decides to give the money back It is more difficult to get the money back into the bank than it is to take it out.
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse

1996
The legendary Native American leader refused to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and started a rebellion.

1995.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Affair

The Affair

1995
A black soldier in World War II England begins an affair with a white woman whose husband is a soldier currently overseas in battle and in doubts of her relationship with him as she discovered he had ...
TV
Streets of Laredo

Streets of Laredo

2
1995
Captain Call retired from the Rangers. He was hired by an eastern rail baron to track down a boy who killed someone with a rifle.
Just Cause

Just Cause

2.5
1995
A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after 25 years to take the case of a young black man who was sentenced to death for the murder of a child.

1994.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Replikator

Replikator

1994
The testing of a matter replikator capable of duplicating living tissue for the purpose of extending human life was interrupted by a hit squad. The scientist is framed for murder and on the run from a...
Radioland Murders

Radioland Murders

1994
WBN, a fourth radio network, is going to start in 1939. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough,Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an domineerin...
TV
Inside the Actors Studio

Inside the Actors Studio

1994
James is interviewing some of the world's most accomplished actors and directors.
Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart

Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart

1994
After many years in prison, a changed man comes home to see one of his sons who is brain damaged. They go on the run due to many unfortunate events and terrible tragic misunderstandings.

1993.

5 Movies · 2 TV shows
La Classe américaine

La Classe américaine

3.67
1993
The classiest man in the world died on a cruise ship. The director of an American newspaper asked his three best investigators, Dave, Peter and Steven, to solve the mystery after he whispered "Shitty ...
Illusions

Illusions

1993
Greg is helping his wife, Jan, recover from a nervous breakdown. Their privacy is disrupted by the arrival of Greg's sister, Laura. Jan thinks Greg's and her sister's relationship is too close. The la...
Rudy

Rudy

6
1993
Rudy was raised in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but he wanted to play football for Notre Dame. There were some problems. His grades were not great, his athletic skills were po...
Warren Oates: Across the Border

Warren Oates: Across the Border

1993
A retrospective of the work of the late actor Warren Oates, with clips from his films and interviews with cast and crew members who worked with him.
TV
The Boys

The Boys

1993
The Boys was a sitcom that aired from August 20 to September 17.
TV
Homicide: Life on the Street

Homicide: Life on the Street

6
1993
An American police procedural depicts a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit.
Ed and His Dead Mother

Ed and His Dead Mother

4.25
1993
A grieving son makes a deal to reanimate his dead mother, but things turn out to be different than he thought.

1992.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
Prelude to a Kiss

Prelude to a Kiss

1992
Despite the girl's pessimistic outlook, a couple fall in love. Something supernatural happens as they struggle to come to terms with their relationship.
Blind Vision

Blind Vision

1992
A shy mail clerk is involved in the investigation of the murder of a man who was involved with a beautiful neighbor.
Earth and the American Dream

Earth and the American Dream

1992
A beautiful and disturbing film recounts America’s story from the environment’s point of view. From the arrival of Columbus to the simple wilderness living of the 16th and 17th centuries, through the ...
T Bone N Weasel

T Bone N Weasel

1992
A couple of con men are in a stolen car.
Trial: The Price of Passion

Trial: The Price of Passion

1992
Down-on-his-luck lawyer Warren Blackburn defends wealthy Texan Johnnie Faye Boudreau, who is accused of murdering her husband.
TV
The Golden Palace

The Golden Palace

1992
The Golden Palace was on CBS from 1992 to 1993. The show is a continuation of the story from The Golden Girls. CBS canceled the spin-off after one season.
Lincoln

Lincoln

1992
The testimonies of people close to Lincoln were read by famous actors.

1991.

4 Movies
Hear My Song

Hear My Song

1991
Locke fled to Ireland 25 years ago to escape the clutches of the tax man and police Chief Jim Abbott. He left behind the love of his life. Micky O'Neil is desperate to save his ailing nightclub and hi...
Angel Square

Angel Square

1991
A Canadian boy is investigating a mystery in 1945.
Tennessee Nights

Tennessee Nights

1991
Wolfgang took a break from work after being involved in a bank robbery and murder. A young man is his only friend as he runs from the police.
Going Under

Going Under

6
1991
An American submarine is trying to get a nuclear weapon.

1990.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Captain America

Captain America

4.89
1990
During World War II, a brave, patriotic American Soldier undergoes experiments to become a new supersoldier, "Captain America." Racing to Germany to sabotage the rockets of Nazi baddie "Red Skull", Ca...
A Cry in the Wild

A Cry in the Wild

6
1990
Brian is the sole survivor of the plane crash. Alone in the wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry animals until he is found.
Big Bad John

Big Bad John

1990
Jimmy Dean's popular 1950 song is translated into a feature length movie about a young couple who elopes to escape the girl's evil stepbrother.
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
From two different vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court, follows a crime.
Repossessed

Repossessed

6.4
1990
Father Mayii exorcised the Devil from Nancy Aglet, who is now married and has two children of her own. Father Mayii is unwilling to help Nancy, even when Ernest Weller plans to air the exorcism live o...

1989.

7 Movies · 1 TV show
Sex and Buttered Popcorn

Sex and Buttered Popcorn

1989
Ned Beatty is an actor and host of a show about exploitation films. Interviews with some of the producers and directors of these films are shown, along with scenes from and trailers for some of these ...
Physical Evidence

Physical Evidence

1989
A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out....
Ministry of Vengeance

Ministry of Vengeance

1989
David Miller is a Vietnam vet who renounced violence and became a minister after he was forced to blow up a Viet Cong kid in self defense, but years later, when David's wife Gail and daughter Kim are ...
Time Trackers

Time Trackers

1989
An evil scientist stole his colleague's time machine and his colleague's beautiful, brilliant daughter was aided by an L.A. She enlisted the help of a knight whose secret past holds the key to her fut...
Chattahoochee

Chattahoochee

1989
In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is imprisoned in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.
Last Train Home

Last Train Home

1989
Tom Bradshaw searches for his family while riding the rails.
TV
B.L. Stryker

B.L. Stryker

1989
B.L. The ABC Mystery Movie aired from February 13, 1989 to May 5, 1990. The series was produced by Tom Selleck.
Spy

Spy

1989
Richard is a spy. Ever since his wife Angela left him, cause she never liked what he did or became, his heart has not exactly been in it anymore. After failing to complete his mission, he decides to l...

1988.

7 Movies · 1 TV show
Drug Free Kids: A Parents' Guide

Drug Free Kids: A Parents' Guide

1988
Ken Howard hosts a series of role-playing vignettes (featuring some of Hollywood's top stars) to help parents and children deal with typical family situations involving the use of illegal drugs.
Switching Channels

Switching Channels

6
1988
An eleventh-hour story is being courted by a television news chief.
Purple People Eater

Purple People Eater

1988
A kid plays an old novelty song. Two people help an elderly couple who are being evicted.
Go Toward the Light

Go Toward the Light

1988
The realities of life with a child who is diagnosed with AIDS are faced by a young couple.
The Unholy

The Unholy

1988
A priest is fighting a demon that kills sinners.
Midnight Crossing

Midnight Crossing

1988
A blind woman, her husband and another couple sail off to find cash hidden on an island near Cuba.
Shadows in the Storm

Shadows in the Storm

1988
A businessman named Thelonius Pitt takes a vacation in the forest. He met Melanie the morning after he arrived. She looks like the woman he sees in his dreams. Thelonius and Melanie meet at the shore ...
TV
Roseanne

Roseanne

5.63
1988
In the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois, a working-class family struggles to make ends meet.

1987.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
The Trouble with Spies

The Trouble with Spies

1987
George Trent, a British spy, is in Ibiza. Appleton Porter is sent to find out what happened to Trent. Porter settles into a small hotel. He inquires about Trent, their former neighbor. As he attempts ...
Rolling Vengeance

Rolling Vengeance

1
1987
A truck driver builds an eight-ton truck in order to get revenge against the rednecks who killed his family and raped his girlfriend.
TV
Dolly

Dolly

1987
Dolly was a variety show that ran on ABC from 1987 to 1988 and featured Dolly Parton.
The Haunting of Barney Palmer

The Haunting of Barney Palmer

1987
The Haunting of Barney Palmer is a fantasy film for children about a young boy who is haunted by his great uncle. Young Barney fears that he has inherited the Scholar family curse; a suite of 80s-era ...
The Fourth Protocol

The Fourth Protocol

1987
Kim Philby is the leader of Plan Aurora, a plan that turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. An MI5 agent tries to stop a Soviet agent from assembling a nuclear bomb in a quiet English...

1986.

2 Movies
Back to School

Back to School

6.07
1986
Melon Thornton enrolls at his son's college when he decides to get a better education. Thornton is trying to fit in with his fellow students as he tries to gain his son's respect.
The Big Easy

The Big Easy

6
1986
A New Orleans police lieutenant is investigating the murder of a mobster. He suspects that other members of the police force may have been involved.

1985.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Hostage Flight

Hostage Flight

1985
A plane is hijacked and bound for London. Passengers take matters into their own hands when the terrorists kill hostages.
Answers

Answers

1985
Three of Ernest Thompson's short plays are presented, each involving a surprise visitor. In the first, "A Good Time," a vacationing California Highway Patrolman visits a young woman in New York who ha...
Restless Natives

Restless Natives

1985
Two guys are committing crimes. They act like modern highwaymen. They become folk heroes for the locals. Their adventures are playful.
TV
Robert Kennedy & His Times

Robert Kennedy & His Times

1985
Marvin J directed Robert Kennedy & His Times. Chomsky is a linguist. The life of Robert F was depicted in a three part miniseries. Kennedy.
Konrad

Konrad

1985
Konrad is a perfect child. He was mistakenly delivered to Mrs. The factory wants his return. Konrad has been told to stand up to his creators. The viewers guide "A Closer Look" can be used by parents ...

1984.

4 TV shows
TV
Celebrity

Celebrity

1984
T.J is a faith healer. The scene of a night of violence over two decades was the scene of a fateful reunion in a deserted Texas cabin between Luther, movie star Mack Crawford and journalist Kleber Can...
TV
Highway to Heaven

Highway to Heaven

1984
An angel is sent back to Earth to help people.
TV
Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote

7
1984
A mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicides.
TV
The Last Days of Pompeii

The Last Days of Pompeii

1984
This seven-hour British-Italian adaptation of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's 1834 epic, set against the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and previously filmed in 1935, and in 1960 was a vehicle for muscl...

1983.

4 Movies
Touched

Touched

1983
Two mental patients in an institution fall in love and plan to escape in order to find a normal life.
Kentucky Woman

Kentucky Woman

1983
A woman faces harassment and humiliation when she goes to work as a coal miner to support her small son and ailing dad.
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

1983
Forced to run from the Texas Rangers after a heated misunderstanding leads to the death of a lawman, a Mexican American farmer sets off in a desperate flight, evading a massive manhunt on horseback fo...
Stroker Ace

Stroker Ace

1
1983
Stroker Ace, a champion NASCAR driver, is standing at the top of his career, but is getting fed up with having to do as he's been told. After he rebelled against his sponsor's promotion tricks, he spe...

1982.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
A House Divided: Denmark Vessey's Rebellion

A House Divided: Denmark Vessey's Rebellion

1982
The story of a man who was raised as a slave and bought his freedom. He organized a plan to take the city and free the slaves, but this failed and he and others were hanged. In 1822, it was set in Cha...
A Woman Called Golda

A Woman Called Golda

1982
The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who became Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Pray TV

Pray TV

1982
A newly ordination minister accepts a summer job with a TV Evangelist only to find a conflict between his community's spiritual needs and his power as a TV celebrity.
Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin

1982
Desperate to save her life, a miller's daughter makes a bargain with a strange character, after which, she must find a way to get out of this dangerous bargain.
TV
Faerie Tale Theatre

Faerie Tale Theatre

1982
A children's television anthology series retells popular fairy tales.
The Toy

The Toy

5.28
1982
The United States was on one of Eric's visits. He was offered a gift at the store. The janitor made Eric laugh. The man suffers many indignities as Eric's "toy", but gradually teaches the lonely boy w...

1981.

4 Movies
Splendor in the Grass

Splendor in the Grass

1981
The movie was made for TV.
The Incredible Shrinking Woman

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

6
1981
Pat Kramer began to shrink after being exposed to a strange mixture of household chemicals. This makes parenting difficult, warms the hearts of Americans, and captures the attention of a group of peop...
The Violation of Sarah McDavid

The Violation of Sarah McDavid

1981
Sarah McDavid, an idealistic young teacher, takes a job in a rough high school where she is eventually attacked and raped in her classroom after school hours and decides to buck the school system in a...
All the Way Home

All the Way Home

1981
Tennessee had to raise their children alone in 1915 because of the loss of her husband.

1980.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire

1980
In March 1970, a U.S. The true account film tells the story of the Army officer who came to the Iowa farm of the Mullens and told them that their son had been killed in Vietnam by friendly fire.
All God's Children

All God's Children

1980
Richard is trying to get justice for "All God's Children".
The American Success Company

The American Success Company

1980
A man is at work. He hires a sex worker to help him get back at his boss, wife and friends.
Hopscotch

Hopscotch

1980
The boss of the CIA's Miles Kendig threatened to retire him when he let the KGB agent get away. Kendig destroyed his own records and traveled to Austria to begin work on a memoir that will expose his ...
Superman II

Superman II

5.92
1980
The Man of Steel is tested by three escaped criminals. General Zod and his team take control of the White House and destroy Superman in order to rule the world. Superman realized he has a responsibili...
The Making of 'Superman: The Movie'

The Making of 'Superman: The Movie'

1980
Ernie Anderson narrates this look at the making of Richard Donner's blockbuster 1978 film. Behind-the-scenes footage, as well as scenes from the film, reveal just how audiences were able to "believe a...
TV
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

1980
The story of the Peoples Temple was led by Jim Jones.

1979.

4 Movies
Promises in the Dark

Promises in the Dark

1979
A young doctor, seeking change while recovering from a recent heartbreak, moves from Chicago, Illinois to Hartford, Connecticut. She joined the West Hartford medical practice. Walter McInterny is a do...
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock

1979
On March 7, 1979, Alfred Hitchcock becomes the seventh recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievment Award. Hostess Ingrid Bergman introduces an array of actors and writers and directors,...
Wise Blood

Wise Blood

1979
A person wants to become something in the world. He wants to start his own church.
1941

1941

6
1979
panic grips California after the attack on Pearl Harbor, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.

1978.

4 Movies
The Great Bank Hoax

The Great Bank Hoax

1978
When the prominent citizens of a small town discover that the officers of the local bank have been stealing money from it, they decide to rob the bank themselves.
A Question of Love

A Question of Love

1978
A lesbian mother is trying to keep her child.
Gray Lady Down

Gray Lady Down

5.5
1978
A cargo ship collides with a nuclear submarine. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in order to save the lives of the crew.
Superman

Superman

6.26
1978
Clark Kent is a reporter at the Daily Planet with his crush, Lois Lane. Clark needs to summon his superhero alter-ego when the bad guy plans to take over the world.

1977.

5 Movies · 4 TV shows
Our Town

Our Town

1977
The play was written by an American.
Alambrista!

Alambrista!

1977
After the birth of his first child, a young Mexican man crosses the border into the United States. Working hard isn't enough to support his family back home.
TV
Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected

1977
The stories in the anthology series are usually suspense, mystery and science-fiction.
TV
Szysznyk

Szysznyk

1977
Szysznyk was a short-lived American television series that was produced by Paramount Network Television and starred Ned Beatty as Nick Szysznyk. Ten episodes were aired.
TV
Lucan

Lucan

1977
Lucan is a TV Drama which aired on ABC from 1977 to 1978, starring Kevin Brophy, John Randolph, and Don Gordon. A 20-year old man who spent the first 10 years of his life running wild in the forest a...
Exorcist II: The Heretic

Exorcist II: The Heretic

5.31
1977
Four years after her demonic possession, Regan MacNeil is still having nightmares. Can the combined knowledge of a Vatican investigator and a hypnotist be enough to free her from the grasp of the demo...
The Gardener's Son

The Gardener's Son

1977
Based on true events which took place in the mill town of Graniteville, South Carolina in 1876, the story follows the rich Greggs, who run the mill, and the poor McEvoys, who work there. The animosity...
Tail Gunner Joe

Tail Gunner Joe

1977
McCarthy accused prominent people of Communist sympathies in order to give him a national power base when he was planning to run for President.

1976.

6 Movies
Gator

Gator

1976
After his release from prison, notorious ex-con and moonshine distiller Gator McKlusky moves in with his father in a cabin. He was told by a federal agent that he would lose his daughter's custody if ...
The Big Bus

The Big Bus

3.38
1976
The movie is not real. A nuclear-powered bus is making its maiden non-stop trip from New York to Denver. The journey is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with t...
All the President's Men

All the President's Men

3.1
1976
The Watergate scandal that forced President Richard Nixon to resign from his post was the subject of two reporters' investigation during the 1972 elections.
Silver Streak

Silver Streak

1
1976
A book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks he sees a murdered man on the train. He starts investigating himself when he can't find anyone who will believe him. It's all about gett...
Mikey and Nicky

Mikey and Nicky

1976
In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he asks a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.
Network

Network

5.8
1976
When veteran anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire because of his age, he announces to viewers that he will kill himself during his farewell broadcast. When his rant results in a spike in ratings...

1975.

4 Movies
The Deadly Tower

The Deadly Tower

1975
The story of the shooting at the University of Texas is being told again. In August 1966, after killing his wife and mother, he climbed to the top of the school's tower and opened fire, killing 13 and...
Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan

Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan

1975
After three civil-rights workers are murdered in Mississippi in 1964, a team of FBI agents is sent there to find the killers.
Nashville

Nashville

2
1975
The intersecting stories of twenty-four characters are connected to the music business in Nashville, Tennessee.
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings

W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings

1975
The story of a happy-go-lucky small time crook who runs into a country music group looking for their big break. They help each other in unexpected ways.

1974.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Rockford Files

The Rockford Files

7
1974
L.A is likable. PI Jim Rockford takes a lot of them. An ex-con sent to the slammer for a crime he didn't commit, Rockford takes on cases others don't want, aided by his tough old man, his lawyer girlf...
TV
Petrocelli

Petrocelli

4.5
1974
Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest. While wait...
The Execution of Private Slovik

The Execution of Private Slovik

1974
Eddie was the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.

1973.

5 Movies
The Last American Hero

The Last American Hero

2
1973
The best NASCAR racer the south has ever seen is a young hellraiser.
White Lightning

White Lightning

1973
An ex con team up with federal agents to break up a moonshine ring.
Dying Room Only

Dying Room Only

1973
A married couple are traveling. After stopping at a diner, the husband went to the men's room. When he doesn't return, the wife starts to suspect foul play.
The Marcus-Nelson Murders

The Marcus-Nelson Murders

1973
The black teenager accused of murdering two white girls is being framed by his fellow detectives.
The Thief Who Came to Dinner

The Thief Who Came to Dinner

1973
A person makes a decision to become a criminal. He is being followed by an insurance investigator. He was with a woman who became his partner.

1972.

3 Movies · 4 TV shows
Deliverance

Deliverance

6
1972
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget.
TV
The Waltons

The Waltons

6
1972
During the Great Depression and World War II, the Waltons lived in a rural Virginia community.
TV
The Streets of San Francisco

The Streets of San Francisco

6.86
1972
Two police officers. Murders and other serious crimes are investigated by Inspector Keller and Stone. Stone was a second father to Keller as he learned the ins and outs of detective work.
TV
M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H

5.65
1972
The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. They are forced to make their own fun with little help. The doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers are fond of...
TV
The Rookies

The Rookies

1972
The rookies was an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from 1972 to 1976. It follows the exploits of three rookies who are working for a fake police department.
Footsteps

Footsteps

1972
A football coach is hired by a small college to shape up its football team, but he finds himself in trouble with local gamblers who don't want the team to improve.
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

1972
Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed lawmaker, rules over an empty stretch of the West that gradually grows, under his iron fist, into a thriving town, while disguising his own quirky brand of frontier ju...

1968.

1 TV show
TV
Hawaii Five-O

Hawaii Five-O

5.45
1968
Hawaii Five-O is a police procedural drama. The show aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett, the head of a special state police task force whi...

1955.

1 TV show
TV
Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

6
1955
Gunsmoke is a Western drama series created by Norman MacDonnell and John Meston. The settlement of the American West took place in Dodge City, Kansas. William Conrad is on radio and James Arness is on...
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