Michael Tuchner

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982)

Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre Dame's cathedral, meets a beautiful gypsy dancer, Esmeralda, and falls in love with her. So does Quasimodo's guardian, the archdeacon of the cathedral, and a poor street poet. But Esmeralda's in love with a handsome ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Derek Jacobi  •  David Suchet  •  Lesley-Anne Down

Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre Dame's cathedral, meets a beautiful gypsy dancer, Esmeralda, and falls in love with her. So does Quasimodo's guardian, the archdeacon of the cathedral, and a poor street poet. But Esmeralda's in love with a handsome ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Derek Jacobi  •  David Suchet  •  Lesley-Anne Down

Trenchcoat (1983)

An aspiring mystery writer becomes accidently embroiled in an international plot during a two-week stay in Malta.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Margot Kidder  •  Robert Hays  •  David Suchet  •  Ronald Lacey

An aspiring mystery writer becomes accidently embroiled in an international plot during a two-week stay in Malta.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Margot Kidder  •  Robert Hays  •  David Suchet  •  Ronald Lacey

The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (1989)

Henry Wilt is a more or less failed teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party who gets stuck in an inflatable doll and makes a complete fool of himself. Eventually, he dumps the doll in a hole at a building site. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Alison Steadman  •  Roger Lloyd Pack

Henry Wilt is a more or less failed teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party who gets stuck in an inflatable doll and makes a complete fool of himself. Eventually, he dumps the doll in a hole at a building site. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Alison Steadman  •  Roger Lloyd Pack

Back to the Secret Garden (2000)

A youngster living in a stately home discovers the magical garden Mary, Colin & Dickon stumbled across years before - but faces a battle with the housekeeper over whether to nurture it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Joan Plowright  •  George Baker  •  Cherie Lunghi  •  Leigh Lawson

A youngster living in a stately home discovers the magical garden Mary, Colin & Dickon stumbled across years before - but faces a battle with the housekeeper over whether to nurture it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Joan Plowright  •  George Baker  •  Cherie Lunghi  •  Leigh Lawson

Villain (1971)

In 1970s London, Scotland Yard orchestrates the downfall of mob boss Vic Dakin after he crosses the line by blackmailing Members of Parliament.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Ian McShane  •  Nigel Davenport  •  Donald Sinden

In 1970s London, Scotland Yard orchestrates the downfall of mob boss Vic Dakin after he crosses the line by blackmailing Members of Parliament.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Ian McShane  •  Nigel Davenport  •  Donald Sinden

The Old Curiosity Shop (1975)

A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Anthony Newley  •  David Hemmings  •  Jill Bennett  •  Michael Hordern

A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Anthony Newley  •  David Hemmings  •  Jill Bennett  •  Michael Hordern

Haywire (1980)

Based on the autobiography of Brooke Hayward, daughter of famous Broadway producer Leland Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan, who grows up in the glamorous, cruel and emotionally unstable world of her parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Lee Remick  •  Jason Robards  •  Deborah Raffin  •  Dianne Hull

Based on the autobiography of Brooke Hayward, daughter of famous Broadway producer Leland Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan, who grows up in the glamorous, cruel and emotionally unstable world of her parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Lee Remick  •  Jason Robards  •  Deborah Raffin  •  Dianne Hull

Trapped In Silence (1986)

A compelling drama about a silent, violent teenager. Kevin suffers from elective mutism and no one has ever heard him utter a word.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Marsha Mason  •  John Mahoney  •  Ron Silver

A compelling drama about a silent, violent teenager. Kevin suffers from elective mutism and no one has ever heard him utter a word.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Marsha Mason  •  John Mahoney  •  Ron Silver

Captive (1991)

Paul and Kathy Plunk buy a small motel in a lonesome mountain region in Oregon. Their newfound tranquility is broken by a pair of guests who turn out to be wanted criminals on run from the police. They need money, so they assault the Plunks, force them to withdraw ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Joanna Kerns  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Chad Lowe  •  John Stamos

Paul and Kathy Plunk buy a small motel in a lonesome mountain region in Oregon. Their newfound tranquility is broken by a pair of guests who turn out to be wanted criminals on run from the police. They need money, so they assault the Plunks, force them to withdraw ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Joanna Kerns  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Chad Lowe  •  John Stamos

Awake to Danger (1995)

Recently awakened from a coma, a traumatized adolescent girl fights to remember the circumstances surrounding her mother's brutal death. But as the details slowly come into focus, a killer watches and waits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Tori Spelling  •  Michael Gross  •  John Getz  •  Reed Diamond

Recently awakened from a coma, a traumatized adolescent girl fights to remember the circumstances surrounding her mother's brutal death. But as the details slowly come into focus, a killer watches and waits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Tori Spelling  •  Michael Gross  •  John Getz  •  Reed Diamond

Fear Is the Key (1972)

A deep-sea salvage expert enacts an elaborate plan to infiltrate and take revenge on a criminal organization that dealt him a foul misdeed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Barry Newman  •  Suzy Kendall  •  John Vernon  •  Dolph Sweet

A deep-sea salvage expert enacts an elaborate plan to infiltrate and take revenge on a criminal organization that dealt him a foul misdeed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Barry Newman  •  Suzy Kendall  •  John Vernon  •  Dolph Sweet

Adam (1983)

Based on the true story that shocked the nation and led to vast changes in how law enforcement handled missing children cases...John and Reve Walsh deal with their grief in front of the whole country when their son, Adam, is abducted and later found dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Daniel J. Travanti  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Martha Scott  •  Richard Masur

Based on the true story that shocked the nation and led to vast changes in how law enforcement handled missing children cases...John and Reve Walsh deal with their grief in front of the whole country when their son, Adam, is abducted and later found dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Daniel J. Travanti  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Martha Scott  •  Richard Masur

Mistress (1987)

A woman who's been having an affair with a married man who's been taking care of her. When he dies she finds herself with nothing. So she tries to rebuild her life but not without the stigma of being a kept woman following her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Victoria Principal

A woman who's been having an affair with a married man who's been taking care of her. When he dies she finds herself with nothing. So she tries to rebuild her life but not without the stigma of being a kept woman following her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Victoria Principal

Desperate for Love (1989)

The story of murder among a trio of teenagers after a boy breaks up with a girl and she runs into the arms of his vulnerable best friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Tammy Lauren  •  Brian Bloom  •  Veronica Cartwright  •  Scott Paulin

The story of murder among a trio of teenagers after a boy breaks up with a girl and she runs into the arms of his vulnerable best friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Tammy Lauren  •  Brian Bloom  •  Veronica Cartwright  •  Scott Paulin

Amos (1985)

Amos Lasher loses his wife and home in an accident, finding himself in the care of the state, or specifically speaking, the Sunset Nursing Home. Here he finds the head nurse, Daisy Daws, ruling the cowed patients with an iron hand, but as his determination to get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  Pat Morita

Amos Lasher loses his wife and home in an accident, finding himself in the care of the state, or specifically speaking, the Sunset Nursing Home. Here he finds the head nurse, Daisy Daws, ruling the cowed patients with an iron hand, but as his determination to get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  Pat Morita

The Likely Lads (1976)

With the destruction of their previous neighbourhood has inevitably come the destruction of the lads’ favoured watering hole The Fat Ox. Again, it’s Bob rather than Terry who is visibly distressed by this. Upset and much the worse for free alcohol, Bob then storms ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  James Bolam  •  Rodney Bewes  •  Brigit Forsyth  •  Mary Tamm

With the destruction of their previous neighbourhood has inevitably come the destruction of the lads’ favoured watering hole The Fat Ox. Again, it’s Bob rather than Terry who is visibly distressed by this. Upset and much the worse for free alcohol, Bob then storms ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  James Bolam  •  Rodney Bewes  •  Brigit Forsyth  •  Mary Tamm

A Place Called Home (2004)

Tula Jetters is a stubborn widow living her older years in a huge, yet crumbling, country house. Wary of visitors, her routine is shaken by two con artists, Hank Ford and his daughter Cali, who are eying up Tula as their next victim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Ann-Margret  •  Shailene Woodley  •  Matthew Settle  •  Hunter Tylo

Tula Jetters is a stubborn widow living her older years in a huge, yet crumbling, country house. Wary of visitors, her routine is shaken by two con artists, Hank Ford and his daughter Cali, who are eying up Tula as their next victim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Ann-Margret  •  Shailene Woodley  •  Matthew Settle  •  Hunter Tylo

Not My Kid (1985)

A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings. Also, in evening meetings, the addicts are confronted by their families. The girl's parents want ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  George Segal  •  Stockard Channing  •  Andrew Robinson  •  Gary Bayer

A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings. Also, in evening meetings, the addicts are confronted by their families. The girl's parents want ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  George Segal  •  Stockard Channing  •  Andrew Robinson  •  Gary Bayer

The Rainbow Warrior (1993)

Peter Wilcox (Voight), as skipper of the 'Rainbow Warrior', a Greenpeace ship, docks in Auckland, July 1985, preparing for a protest against French nuclear testing in the south pacific. When a bomb rips open the vessel, killing a crew member, he must convince ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Sam Neill  •  Bruno Lawrence  •  Kerry Fox

Peter Wilcox (Voight), as skipper of the 'Rainbow Warrior', a Greenpeace ship, docks in Auckland, July 1985, preparing for a protest against French nuclear testing in the south pacific. When a bomb rips open the vessel, killing a crew member, he must convince ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Sam Neill  •  Bruno Lawrence  •  Kerry Fox

Summer of My German Soldier (1978)

Patty Bergen is a teenager in a Jewish family living in the American South during World War II. Patty feels like an outcast even in her own family and is unable to understand why her father can't seem to love her. Her town eventually becomes host to a prisoner of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Bruce Davison  •  Esther Rolle  •  Michael Constantine

Patty Bergen is a teenager in a Jewish family living in the American South during World War II. Patty feels like an outcast even in her own family and is unable to understand why her father can't seem to love her. Her town eventually becomes host to a prisoner of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Bruce Davison  •  Esther Rolle  •  Michael Constantine
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