A Clear and Present Danger

A Clear and Present Danger
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama
Keywords pilot, political
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Hal Holbrook Actor Hays Stowe 1 1000001
E.G. Marshall Actor Senator Stowe 1 1000002
Joseph Campanella Actor Jordan Boyle 1 1000003
Jack Albertson Actor Dr Chanute 1 1000004
Pat Hingle Actor Salem Chase 1 1000005
Sharon Acker Actor Erin Stowe 1 1000006
James B Douglas Actor Howard Eagar 1 1000007
Mike Kellin Actor Professor Duke 1 1000008
Jeff Corey Actor Beiseker 1 1000009
Bernie Hamilton Actor House 1 1000010
Michael Bell Actor Elliot Morse 1 1000011
Cindy Eilbacher Actor Norma Stowe 1 1000012
Adrienne Marden Actor Amanda Shamokin 1 1000013
Harry Basch Actor Health Commissioner 1 1000014
Robert Heinz Actor Preston Gardiner 1 1000015
Marian Collier Actor Nurse 1 1000016
James Goldstone Director n/a 2 2000001
William Sackheim Producer n/a 3 3000001
John Badham Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Henri Simoun Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
A J Russell Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
A J Russell From Story n/a 120870 4000003
S S Schweitzer From Story n/a 120870 4000004
Bill Butler Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Edward A Biery Editor n/a 172 7000001
Richard M Sprague Editor n/a 172 7000002
Billy Goldenberg Music n/a 120781 8000001
John J Lloyd Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Vincent Dee Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Larry Germain Hair hairstyles 120794 13000002
Bud Westmore Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Jim Alexander Sound n/a 120816 14000001
John McCarthy Other sets 120795 26000001
Synopsis
A U.S. Senator's concerned son takes up the cause against air pollution when an old friend of the family dies of emphysema, and finds himself becoming involved in a senatorial race, joining his father. The first TV movie involving environmental problems, this served as the pilot to "The Senator" element of the rotating series under the umbrella title of "The Bold Ones." It proved to be too good and a shade too controversial for television (Holbrook, Acker and Eilbacher continued their roles in the series and were joined by Michael Tolan in the role originated by Campanella) and lasted only one season (1970-71), being virtually pressured off the airwaves. Hal Holbrook won an Emmy nomination for his performance in the TV movie and the following year again for his work in the series.