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Reeve Makes Acting Comeback in Remake of 'Rear Window'

November 19, 1998|SUSAN KING | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Christopher Reeve returns to acting in a TV movie this weekend while HBO presents a lavish new biopic of Walter Winchell and CBS offers a new "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production about raising a family.

In "Rear Window," Sunday at 9 p.m. on ABC, Reeve appears in his first starring role since his 1995 equestrian accident. In this retelling of the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock classic, he plays a quadriplegic who believes he has witnessed a murder in the apartment across the alley. Daryl Hannah and Robert Forster also star.

Stanley Tucci plays the infamous gossip columnist in Paul Mazursky's film "Winchell," Saturday at 8 p.m. on HBO. Paul Giamatti and Glenne Headley also appear.

The latest "Hallmark Hall of Fame" drama is "Saint Maybe," Sunday at 9 p.m. on CBS. Thomas McCarthy, Mary-Louise Parker, Blythe Danner and Edward Hermann star in this adaptation of Anne Tyler's novel about a young man who decides to raise his brother's family alone.

Timothy Busfield stars in "Dream House," a UPN thriller about a household computer system that has a major glitch, tonight at 8 on KCOP.

Tim Matheson and Carol Alt star in the Fox Family Channel suspense drama "Catch Me If You Can," Sunday at 8 p.m.

Richard Thomas headlines "Big and Hairy," a Showtime family fantasy about a little boy who finds himself with the help of a young Sasquatch, Sunday at 8 p.m.

Specials

Brian Boitano, Nancy Kerrigan and other figure skaters perform to the music of All Saints, Savage Garden, Sublime and R. Kelly on USA's "Brian Boitano's Skate Against Hate," tonight at 9.

Chris O'Donnell and Alice Cooper are among the participants of VH1's "Fairway to Heaven V," a pro-am golf tournament from Las Vegas, Saturday at 2 p.m.

John Ritter hosts the two-hour documentary "The History of Toys and Games," Saturday at 5 and 9 p.m. on the History Channel.

A&E's "Biography," Sunday at 5 and 9 p.m., presents "The Hustons: Hollywood's Maverick Dynasty," a two-hour examination of the careers of Walter, his son John and granddaughter Anjelica.

A&E's "America's Castles," Sunday at 8 p.m. and midnight, takes a look inside such famed movie palaces as Hollywood's Chinese Theatre.

Series

Jennifer Love Hewitt and the Beastie Boys guest on "Saturday Night Live," Saturday at 11:30 p.m. on NBC.

Fox's "The X-Files," Sunday at 9 p.m., presents a bizarre fantasy episode written and directed by series creator Chris Carter, in which Mulder goes in search of a ship that disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle in 1939. It is also the first episode shot in the letterbox format.

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