1980. Sci-Fi Comedy. Galaxina (Dorothy Stratten) is an android who looks after the crew on board a spacecraft. Playboy centerfold Stratten was killed by her boyfriend before this film premiered.
From the moment you see the author's name in the title, you know what to expect of this glitzy melodrama. Luxury, deception and no little passion are all to the fore as ambitious attorney Robert Urich finds himself falling for Stacy Haiduk, the trophy wife of terminally ill millionaire Darren McGavin. Under the full-blooded (ie unsubtle) direction of Michael Miller, the members of the cast give it their all. But this TV movie is strictly for soap fans and devoted Steel readers only.
A girl is traumatised when the pizza restaurant belonging to her family is burned to the ground and vows to become an arson investigator when she grows up. Years later, having succeeded in pursuing her chosen career, the woman becomes the target of a stalker who has a disturbing fascination with the power of fire. Thriller, starring Alicia Witt, Scott Bakula and Matthew Settle.
Husband-and-wife emergency workers suspect something strange is going on following a cave-in. Returning to the surface they discover a devastating series of volcanic eruptions is under way and face a race against time to save their family and prevent the imminent catastrophe destroying a nearby city. Disaster thriller, starring Ian Ziering and Valerie Valois.
Michael Nouri's career has had its ups and downs since he co-starred alongside Jennifer Beals in Flashdance. In this TV-movie adaptation of the Danielle Steel novel, he plays a widowed surgeon who starts a new life with Cheryl Ladd's television news reporter. There are all the twists, turns, highs, lows and heartbreaks you'd expect, but it's handled quite well and mercifully doesn't get as flowery as the book on which it is based.
The cannons come across a wounded bandit leader and hold him captive - but he warns them that his gang will be coming to rescue him. Ricardo Montalban guest stars.
In one of the more enjoyable (and less schmaltzy) adaptations of a Danielle Steel romantic novel, Dallas star Patrick Duffy tries to cope after his wife, Kate Mulgrew (of Star Trek: Voyager fame), leaves him and their children. Of course, this being a Mills and Boon-style affair, there is romance on the horizon in the form of Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, so expect lots of gushing proclamations of love against stunning Californian scenery.
A band of modern day pirates attempt to take over a cruise liner, but the passengers decide to fight back. Stars Dylan Walsh. (2000)