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Films and Shows from "Spectacular Optical Book One: KID POWER!" (2014)

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1. Curley (1947)

PG | 53 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A mischievous kid and his friends torment their school teachers.

Director: Bernard Carr | Stars: Larry Olsen, Frances Rafferty, Eilene Janssen, Dale Belding

Votes: 60

2. Who Killed Doc Robbin? (1948)

Approved | 55 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery

A group of people find themselves trapped in a creepy mansion, complete with secret passageways, a mad doctor and a murderous gorilla.

Director: Bernard Carr | Stars: Larry Olsen, Eilene Janssen, Peter Miles, Ardda Lynwood

Votes: 217

3. Chocky (1984)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

The strange friendship between a young boy from Earth and an extraterrestrial.

Stars: James Hazeldine, Carol Drinkwater, Andrew Ellams, Glynis Brooks

Votes: 280

4. Chocky's Children (1985)

30 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

Chocky, the mental extra-terrestrial, returns to help to his friend Matthew.

Stars: Andrew Ellams, Angela Galbraith, Michael Crompton, Annabel Worrell

Votes: 84

5. Chocky's Challenge (1986)

30 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

The final moment has arrived. Chocky, Matthew and Albertine return to work together for to defeat to them enemy and to discover the Chocky's secrets to the humanity.

Stars: Annabel Worrell, Prentis Hancock, Glynis Brooks, Joan Blackham

Votes: 60

6. The Little Vampire (1986–1987)

25 min | Family, Horror

13 part television series based on the books: "The Little Vampire" and "The Little Vampire Moves In" by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg.

Stars: Joel Dacks, Gert Fröbe, Marsha Moreau, Lynn Seymour

Votes: 332

7. Hawk Jones (1986 Video)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

In this film in which the cast is comprised entirely of kids, Hawk Jones is one cop fighting against a city full of criminals. Now reluctantly working with a new partner, he vows to rid the city of a crime syndicate run by Antonio Copolla.

Director: Richard Lowry | Stars: Christopher Allamon, Richard Babcock, Jack Ball, Josiah Ball

Votes: 72

8. Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1978)

G | 81 min | Family, Fantasy

A six year old boy has a dream in which he is in jail.

Director: Theodore J. Flicker | Stars: Stephen Rosenberg, Alex Karras, Guy L'Ecuyer, Joy Coghill

Votes: 127

9. Kes (1969)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Family

A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: David Bradley, Brian Glover, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie

Votes: 16,800

10. Seven Little Australians (1973)

294 min | Drama, Family

Captain Wolcott is a widower with seven children. He marries again and his new wife takes on all the trials of bringing up seven spirited children. They have many adventures, especially one... See full summary »

Stars: Barbara Llewellyn, Mark Clarke, Anna Hruby, Jennifer Cluff

Votes: 80

11. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: A Movie Star's Daughter (1979)

46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Shy teen enrolls in a new school and doesn't make friends easily. Then overnight everyone wants to be her friend, once it is discovered that her father is a famous movie star.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Trini Alvarado, Frank Converse, Marcia Rodd, Laura Dean

Votes: 11

12. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Starstruck (1981)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Aspiring teen folk singer is torn whether to continue her singing or to accept an educational scholarship.

Director: Claude Kerven | Stars: Trini Alvarado, Joanna Merlin, Lee Curreri, Antonia Rey

Votes: 9

13. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Very Good Friends (1977)

Not Rated | 45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A sensitive young girl (Melissa Sue Anderson) gradually comes to terms with the accidental death of her younger sister. Based on the award-winning young adult novel by Constance Greene.

Director: Richard C. Bennett | Stars: Melissa Sue Anderson, Katy Kurtzman, Sparky Marcus, Pamela Nelson

Votes: 46

14. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Which Mother Is Mine? (1979)

45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

16-year-old girl is stunned when her biological mother arrives to take her away from her adoptive parents.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Melissa Sue Anderson, Marion Ross, Eric Scott, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 17

15. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Can a Guy Say No? (1986)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

17-year-old boy finds looks can be deceiving when he becomes friends with the prettiest girl in school. Despite her beauty, he finds a very unhappy girl with a low self-esteem.

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Steve Antin, Heather Langenkamp, Christa Denton, Khrystyne Haje

Votes: 21

16. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: The Hand Me Down Kid (1983)

47 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Tired of receiving hand me downs from her sister, an 11-year-old girl borrows her bike. When the bike gets stolen, she tries to find it before her sister finds out.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Tracey Gold, Cheryl Arutt, Elizabeth Ward, Sara Botsford

Votes: 5

17. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Daddy Can't Read (1988)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Teenage girl doesn't understand why her father is against her campaign to promote literacy at his factory. Until she discovers that her father can't read.

Director: Gilbert Moses | Stars: Edward Albert, Cheryl Arutt, Marcia Strassman, Joey Travolta

Votes: 18

18. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Stoned (1980)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Jack is a motivated high school student who smokes cannabis for the first time, and falls in with a fast crowd. Will he wake up and realize what he's doing with his future before it's too late?

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Scott Baio, Vincent Bufano, Largo Woodruff, Jack Finch

Votes: 73

19. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Run, Don't Walk (1981)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Teenage girl is in denial about being in a wheelchair when an accident leaves her paralyzed. She begins to change when she becomes friends with a boy in the same situation.

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Toni Kalem, Scott Baio, Dee Wallace, James MacKrell

Votes: 11

20. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: A Family Again (1988)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A family comes to grips with their own grief after the eldest daughter is killed.

Director: Camille Thomasson | Stars: Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker, Tonya Crowe, Rob Stone

Votes: 22

21. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: A Matter of Time (1981)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Teen Lisl Gilbert (Karlene Crockett) finds inner strength when she learns her mother (Rosemary Forsyth) is dying of cancer.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Karlene Crockett, Rosemary Forsyth, Kate Zentall, Wayne Heffley

Votes: 17

22. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Between Two Loves (1982)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Teen violinist is torn between her musical career and her boyfriend.

Director: Robert C. Thompson | Stars: Karlene Crockett, Lance Guest, Barbara Tarbuck, Robert Reed

Votes: 11

23. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: It Must Be Love Cause I Feel So Dumb (1975)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A 13-year-old boy has a crush on a cheerleader at his school and dreams up creative ways to try to impress her.

Director: Arthur Barron | Stars: Alfred Lutter III, Vicky Dawson, Denby Olcott, Kay Frye

Votes: 18

24. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Sometimes I Don't Love My Mother (1982)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

After the death of her father, a teenage girl struggles with her mother's total dependency on her.

Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Melinda Culea, Patricia Elliott, Ruth Warrick, Vicky Dawson

25. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: A Family of Strangers (1980)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Widower with two daughters marries a widow with one daughter, creating a blended family.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Danny Aiello, Maria Tucci, Lauri Hendler, Laura Dean

Votes: 9

26. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Out of Step (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Teenage girl wants to be a successful dancer, and has a chance to try out for a dance troupe. But fear of failure may keep her from auditioning.

Director: Jeffrey Hornaday | Stars: Terry Donahoe, Johann Carlo, Laura Dean, Charles McGowan

Votes: 11

27. The Wave (1981 TV Short)

TV-G | 44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

An experiment in an American High School where students learn how easy it is to be seduced by the same social forces which led to the horrors of Nazi Germany. Based on a true story.

Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch, Johnny Doran

Votes: 2,813

28. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Runaways (1974)

47 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A small-town teenage girl joins forces with a younger, street-wise boy. A story about their struggle for survival in an often frightening big city.

Director: John Florea | Stars: Belinda Balaski, Claudio Martínez, Patricia Blair, Anthony Eisley

Votes: 12

29. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Hewitt's Just Different (1977)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

16-year-old mentally retarded teen attempts to make friends with other kids in the neighborhood.

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Moosie Drier, Perry Lang, Peter Brandon, Gloria Stroock

Votes: 20

30. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Andrea's Story: A Hitchhiking Tragedy (1983)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A teenage girl is traumatized after being assaulted by a stranger from whom she hitched a ride.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Michele Greene, Moosie Drier, Robert DoQui, Carrie Snodgress

Votes: 31

31. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: The Skating Rink (1975)

45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Teenager with a stuttering problem overcomes his shyness to become a championship figure skater.

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Stewart Petersen, Devon Ericson, Betty Beaird, Rance Howard

Votes: 31

32. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Blind Sunday (1976)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In an effort to understand his blind girlfriend, a teenage boy decides to spend an entire Sunday blindfolded.

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Leigh McCloskey, Jewel Blanch, Betty Beaird, Robert Ridgely

Votes: 11

33. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: My Dad Lives in a Downtown Hotel (1973)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Son is shocked when his parents announce that they have decided to separate.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Beau Bridges, Ike Eisenmann, Margaret Blye, Naomi Stevens

Votes: 8

34. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: The Magical Mystery Trip Through Little Red's Head (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Two youngsters are shrunk so they can enter their teenage sister's head, and discover how the mind works.

Director: Herbert Klynn | Stars: Lennie Weinrib, Diane Murphy, Ike Eisenmann, Sarah Kennedy

Votes: 15

35. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: The Amazing Cosmic Awareness of Duffy Moon (1976)

46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Tired of being short, a sixth-grader buys a magical book that enables him to "Think Big".

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Lance Kerwin, Ike Eisenmann, Jim Backus, Jerry Van Dyke

Votes: 67

36. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: A Special Gift (1979)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

14-year-old basketball player wants to be a ballet dancer, and is worried about what his friends and family will think.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Steve Austin, Bill Sorrells, Alice Hirson, Deirdre Sheehan

Votes: 34

37. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Alexander (1973)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The story of a retired clown and his undying love for children.

Director: Mel Ferber | Stars: Red Buttons, Jodie Foster, Kerry MacLane, Robbie Rist

Votes: 20

38. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Rookie of the Year (1973)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

11-year-old girl encounters opposition when she joins her brother's Little League Baseball team, which happens to be all male.

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Jodie Foster, Ned Wilson, Dennis McKiernan, David Perkins

Votes: 53

39. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: The Secret Life of T.K. Dearing (1975)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

12-year-old girl invites her grandfather to join her 'secret' club.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Jodie Foster, Eduard Franz, Leonard Stone, Zoe Karant

Votes: 23

40. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: A Very Delicate Matter (1982)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Teenage girl is shocked when a former boyfriend tells her he has gonorrhea. Not only does she get tested, she must tell her current boyfriend to get tested as well.

Director: Claude Kerven | Stars: Lori-Nan Engler, Zach Galligan, Marta Kober, John Didrichsen

Votes: 23

41. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: A Question About Sex (1990)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Teenage girl who advocates sex education at her school finds herself butting heads with her mother who is seeking a spot on the school board.

Director: Tom Skerritt | Stars: Tracey Gold, Cindy Pickett, Kristin Dattilo, Derek Rydall

Votes: 8

42. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: The Great Love Experiment (1984)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Teenagers lure a timid girl into a made-up experiment that gets her involved in affectionate ways.

Director: Claudia Weill | Stars: Tracy Pollan, Kelly Wolf, Peter Kowanko, Esai Morales

Votes: 20

43. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale (1985)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A contemporary remake of "Cinderella" aimed at a pre-teen audience, for an ABC (American Broadcasting Company) Afterschool Special.

Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Pearl Bailey, Kyra Sedgwick, Jennifer Grey, Kelly Wolf

Votes: 24

44. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: One Too Many (1985)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Four high school friends find their lives changed forever when one of the friends drives drunk with devastating results.

Director: Peter Horton | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer, Mare Winningham, Lance Guest

Votes: 117

45. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)
Episode: Little Lulu (1978)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An ABC Weekend Special, based on the 1935 single-panel comic strip by Marjorie Henderson Buell.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Lauri Hendler, Annrae Walterhouse, Kevin King Cooper, Robbie Rist

Votes: 44

46. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)
Episode: The Big Hex of Little Lulu (1979)

TV-Y | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Two-part sequel to the 1978 ABC Weekend Special, based on the Marjorie Henderson Buell comic strip. In this one, Lulu Moppet wants to start an all-girls hockey team, but is short on funds ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Chenault | Stars: Lauri Hendler, Annrae Walterhouse, Robbie Rist, Kevin King Cooper

Votes: 14

47. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: What Are Friends For? (1980)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Two 12-year-old girls going through a divorce make a pact never to divorce their friendship.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Melora Hardin, Dana Hill, Susan Adams, Michael Currie

Votes: 40

48. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: My Mom's Having a Baby (1977)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Curious about his mom's pregnancy, a ten-year-old seeks answers to where babies come from.

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Lendon H. Smith, Shane Sinutko, Jarrod Johnson, Rachel Longaker

Votes: 25