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Can you guess the titles of these 1971 made-for-TV movies?

Steven Spielberg got his start in TV movies that year.

The made-for-TV movie is a lost art. Sure, some cable channels crank them out, but networks were once creating true cinema-worthy fare. Look at the year 1971 for proof.

Oscar-winners like Sally Field and Steven Spielberg were showcasing their talents on broadcast television.

The movies also had some pretty sensational plots and titles. See if you can guess the names of the following movies from their synopses on IMDb.

  1. On Christmas Eve 1933, the Waltons prepare for the holiday, in this pilot film for the beloved series 'The Waltons.'
  2. Based on the real-life friendship of NFL teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers, this movie remains one of the most-loved football movies.
  3. A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer, in Steven Spielberg's directorial debut.
  4. When an orbiting research space station is menaced by a Chinese nuclear weapon, its 2,000 inhabitants take action to disarm and dispose of the missile without resorting to violence. Starring Gary Lockwood of '2001: A Space Odyssey.'
  5. Through unforeseen circumstances, a male chauvinist cop and a dedicated feminist become roommates. Starring Barbara Eden, Farrah Fawcett, Julie Newmar, Harry Morgan and more!
  6. Four elderly ladies with a lot of time on their hands get the idea to create a fictional "girl" for a computer dating service. However, things take a turn for the worse when their description of the "girl" attracts a psychopath.
  7. A group of 21st-century colonists inhabit the underwater city called Pacifica. They find they must defend the city against hostile alien forces.
  8. A high-school senior and his girlfriend get married when they find out she's pregnant. Desi Arnaz Jr. stars as the title character in…?
  9. Two young boys must retrieve a church bell from the depths of a murky lagoon in a Louisiana swamp. Complicating matters is the fact that the lagoon is home to a large and deadly alligator. Mike Lookinland (Brady Bunch) and Mitch Vogel (Bonanza) star in…?
  10. A fourth-year medical student marries a millionaire's daughter, but he insists that they live on the little money that he earns. Sally Field stars in…?
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