Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Overlooked Movies, Part 2

10 (Almost) Forgotten Made-For-TV Biopics


  1. Some definitely more forgotten than others...truly the definition of slumming for entirely too many of the actors involved. The definition of paying rent, too, of course.

  2. Anonymous8:50 AM

    Glad to say I missed them all, except possibly the Lucy & Desi one.

    Of course there were three competing Amy Fisher movies:

    The Amy Fisher Story, with Drew Barrymore and Anthony John (aka Tony) Denison (now of THE CLOSER/MAJOR CRIMES) as Joey Buttafuoco on ABC was on opposite (and beat in the ratings) CBS's Casualities of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story, with Alyssa Milano and Jack Scalia.

    The third was Amy Fisher: My Story with Noelle Parker and Ed Marinaro.

    All were dated 1992.


  3. I hope the Babe Deidrickson tv biopic with Susan Clark and Alex Karras hasn't been forgotten. I really enjoyed that.

    Compared to Lindsey Lohan's Liz Taylor movie, the one with Sherilynn Fenn was Citizen Kane.

  4. Actually, Jeff, the two that went head to head debuted 3 Jan 1993...the Noelle Parker item was from September of '92. (Barrymore and Milano were perhaps committed to projects that caused a comparative delay...).

    Deb, I remember BABE.

  5. Anonymous3:54 PM

    BABE was wonderful. RIP Alex Karras. And of course Susan Clark's brother was Bob (PORKY'S) Clark.