April 14, 1865. As four year of Civil War draw to a close, our country again faces unforgettable tragedy: the assassination of the President. Starring Lance Henriksen as the Great Emancipator and Rob Morrow as assassin John Wilkes Booth, this riveting recreation of The Day Lincoln Was Shot (from Jim Bishop's landmark book) is a thrilling and detailed chronicle of the plot, murder and manhunt that changed America forever. To avenge what he called the Confederacy's "noble cause," Booth conspires with his motley followers, rages and boasts, and aspires to a place in history as a Great Man. The weary Lincoln, longing for a just peace, meets with his Cabinet, steals precious time with his family and dreams - literally - of the death of a President. Minute by minute, killer and victim edge closer to the burst of gunfire at Ford's Theatre that stopped Lincoln's heart - and shattered the country's soul.
The Martian kids (Pia Zadora, Chris Month) watching Earth TV, worrying dad Kimar (Leonard Hicks), their mother (Leila Martin) at the ready with advice, in Santa Claus Conquers The Martians, 1965.
Opening scenes framing an unusual premise, children on Mars (Pia Zadora, Chris Month) tuned in to an Earth TV station where a reporter (Ned Wertimer) interviews the real Santa (John Call), in Santa Claus Conquers The Martians, 1965.
Young Betty (Donna Conforti) and Billy (Victor Stiles) are not alarmed, listening to their transistor, about reports of Martians, when Kimar (Leonard Hicks) and Voldar (Vincent Beck) appear, in Santa Claus Conquers The Martians, 1965.
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When Santa and a couple of kids are kidnapped and Christmas is threatened by Martians, Santa and the kids help sort it out.
The Martians are irked that their children spend so much time watching TV shows from Earth about Santa Claus, so they decide to capture Mr. Claus.
Renowned as a holiday cult classic, SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS tells the story of the depressed children of Mars. To bring them out of their funk, the Martian leaders travel to Earth and kidnap two local kids and Santa himself, forcibly installing them in a factory to make toys. But you can't manufacture happiness, and Santa must teach his alien overseers the true meaning of Christmas.
The Martians kidnap Santa because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.
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