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Street Hawk (ABC 1985 with Rex Smith and Hoe Regalbutto)

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If you were a kid in 1985, this was all you needed to hear about Street Hawk: “It’s like Knight Rider, but with a motorcycle.” Sold!

Really, what more did you need? You knew there was going to be action, you knew there would be car/motorcycle chases, and you knew there would be absolutely nothing of educational value. A perfect show.

The story went like this: Jesse Mach was a street-tough motorcycle cop, but a bad wreck caused by an old enemy put Jesse in a lousy desk job as a police public relations officer. Then along came government inventor Norman Tuttle with a proposition. Tuttle would rebuild Jesse’s wrecked leg, but only if Jesse would agree to test Tuttle’s newest invention: the Street Hawk, a motorcycle with a .50 caliber machine gun, a blue particle beam gun, computer targeting systems, the ability to reach 300 m.p.h., and all without the sassy back-talk of Knight Rider’s K.I.T.T. No surprise, Jesse took up the offer, but he went one further: Not only did he test Street Hawk, he used it to fight crime on the city streets.

To keep Street Hawk’s aura of mysterious vigilante coolness, Jesse was forced to keep his night rides a secret, maintaining his desk job by day. And as an extra bonus, Jesse got to tick off his police commander, Leo Altobelli, who felt that Street Hawk was a menace that needed to be brought into custody. So really, Jesse got to work for The Man and stick it to The Man at the same time. Not a bad gig.

Alas, it was not to be. Street Hawk debuted in January of 1985 as a mid-season replacement, and it never even made it to the fall season. The show got immortalized in a lunchbox and in a G.I. Joe action figure, but no amount of merchandise could console those motorcycle-loving kids who wanted nothing more than another season or twelve of Street Hawk.

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USA / ABC – Limekilm & Templar Production – Universal – MCA / 13×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 4 January – 16 May 1985

Producer: Burton Armus

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Rex Smith as Jesse Mach
Joe Regalbutto as Norman
Richard Venture as Lt. Leo Altobelli
Jeannie Wilson as Rachel Adams

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Clairvoyant, The (BBC-2 1986, Roy Kinnear, Sandra Dickinson)

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In Roy Clarke penned sitcom The Clairvoyant used car salesman Arnold Bristow is knocked down in a car accident and suddenly finds himself with psychic powers – or so he believes. There was a pilot broadcast 27 Nov 1984.

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ROY KINNEAR as Arnold Bristow
SANDRA DICKINSON as Lily
HUGH LLOYD as Burma
SHAUN CURRY as Newton
GLYNIS BROOKS as Dawn
CARMEL CRYAN as Carmen

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Writer: Roy Clarke
Producer and Director: Alan J.W. Bell

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Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC-2
Duration: 6×30 minute episodes
Aired From: Pilot – 27 November 1984 and Series – 15 May – 19 June 1986

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Christmas Princess (UP 2017, Nicole Munoz, Zak Santiago)

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Christmas Princess Nicole Munoz

Christmas Princess is the true story of Donaly Marquez who, through a childhood of neglect and abuse, achieved her dream of becoming a rose bowl princess. An inspirational story of resilience, strength and finding a family to call your own.

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Nicole Muñoz as Donaly Marquez
Rosa Blasi as Sara
Zak Santiago as Ignacio Marquez
Olivia Steele Falconer as Emily Marquez
Jaedon Siewert as Abraham Marquez
Lina Renna as Young Donaly
Paloma Kwiatkowski as Chloe
Ty Wood as Trent
Pendo Muema as Monique
Kalyn Miles as Maria
Kaaren de Zilva as Roberta
Garfield Wilson as Dr. Miller
Clay St. Thomas as Judge #1
Patti Allan as Judge #2
Natalie von Rotsburg as Judge #3

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Director: Allan Harmon
Writer: Tracy Andreen

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Country: Canada
Network and Production Companies: UP
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 10 December 2017

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Christmas Reunion, A (Lifetime 2015, Catherine Hicks, Denise Richards)

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A Christmas Reunion Lifetime

In A Christmas Reunion a Madison Avenue executive, Amy, discovers an unusual Christmas surprise when she inherits her Aunt’s hometown bakery. The real surprise comes when she learns the other half of the bakery was left to her long-ago boyfriend, Jack.

Unresolved personal issues resurface between them, as the exes return home to co-manage the store, along with its traditional holiday cookie bake-off.

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Denise Richards as Amy Stone
Patrick Muldoon as Jack Evans
Jake Busey as Dylan Carruthers
Catherine Hicks as Aunt Linda
Parker Stevenson as Don Dupree
Patricia De Leon as Janette Crowder
Jon Briddell as Luke Crowder
Robert R. Shafer as Frank O’Brien
Anna Barnholtz as Chloe
John Colton as Steve Evans
Sandra Evans as Shari
Brody Fitzgerald as Young Jack Evans
Michael Gaglio as Earl Pratt, Sr.
Gib Gerard as Earl Pratt, Jr.
Joyce Greenleaf as Helen

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Director: Sean Olson
Writers: Margaret Base, Mary Glenn, Sam Irvin, Sean Olson, Peter Sullivan, Michael Varrat

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Country: USA
Network and Production Companies: Lifetime – Hybrid
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: 13 December 2015

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