“Big Boys Don't Cry.” A high-school wrestler (Jason Wiles) struggles with a secret: he was sexually abused by an uncle (Robert Pine) he now thinks is molesting his little brother (Miko Hughes). Susan: Darleen Carr.
In “Malcolm Takes a Shot,” a student (Jon Clair) finds his shot at a basketball scholarship blocked by his disdainful attitude toward schoolwork and teamwork---and by the onset of epilepsy. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has a cameo. Mary: Margaret Avery. Coach Douglas: Tony Lo Bianco. Ms. Morales: Susan Ruttan. Annette: Ebonie Smith.
In “My Summer as a Girl,” a teenager (Zach Braff) has trouble finding work---until he puts on a wig and a dress and lands a job as a chambermaid in a seaside motel. Shirley: Barbara Barrie. Claire: Alexondra Lee. Steve: Ian Kahn.
Because of her parents' divorce, a teen (Kimberly McCullough) must move “Crosstown” from her suburban home to a less affluent neighborhood in the city. Liz: Jennifer Hetrick. Wortham: Roscoe Lee Browne.
“Jenny and the Queen of Light.” As the one-year anniversary of her father's death approaches, a 6-year-old (Cassandra van Wyck) becomes obsessed with a vision of a shimmering Hanukkah Queen. Eli: Michael Seater. Ruth: Susan Coyne. Monika: Kaleigh Nevin. Jim: Sean O'Neill. Ms. Merrit: Marium Carvell. Lucy: Bonnie Kha. Alice: Kristen Bone.
In “Boys Will Be Boys,” a high-school sophomore (Ami Dolenz) has her reputation tarnished by students who scrawl graffiti about her in the boys' restroom. Steve: David Lipper. Susan Cooper: Joan Van Ark (who also directed). Laurie: Lindsay Price. Johnny: Jeremy Jordan. Cooper: Larry Wilcox. Mr. Delo: Richard Karn. Mrs. Green: Dorothy Lyman. Mary Reed: Jane Kaczmarek.
“Writing on the Wall,” a fact-based drama about three teenage boys who are ordered to undergo instruction in Jewish culture and faith after defacing private property with anti-Semitic graffiti. Rabbi Markovitz: Hal Linden. Tony: Peter Billingsley. Jimmy: Jason Allen. Rick: Aeryk Egan. Mr. Goldberg: Harold Gould.
From 1993: “Crosses on the Lawn.” A new industry imports minority workers into a job-hungry town, sparking protests and testing old friendships. Chaz: Justin Whalin. Chris: Rugg Williams. Dyson: Michael Warren.
“No Means No” (1988), a sensitive look into the trauma of date rape as seen by the victim (Dana Barron), her date (Jim Marshall) and her older brother (Chad Lowe), who's forced to re-examine his own feelings about his girlfriend (Lori Loughlin). Mrs. Wells: Bonnie Bedelia. Kathy: Tracy Wells. Tommy: Donnie Jeffcoat. Coach: Al White. Clanche: Kate Greene. Nettie: Rachel Jacobs.
In “Same Difference,” a Catholic boy (Skeet Ulrich) and a Jewish girl (Leslie Hibbard) overcome cultural differences in becoming pals, only to suffer criticism from their friends and families when the relationship develops into romance. Uncle Joe: Jude Ciccolella. Barry: Skipp Sudduth. Mrs. diFazio: Fran Brill. Elaine: Katherine Borowitz. Chop: David Margulies. Mary Frances: Gina Scianni.
“Daddy's Girl.” A 16-year-old (Elise Neal) struggles to adapt to the reappearance of the father (Bo Rucker) she hasn't seen in more than ten years. Sheila: Brenda Pressley. Blake: Sharif Rashed. Geneva: Barbara Montgomery. Zed: Phyllis Yvonne Stickney.
“Kids Killing Kids,” four vignettes about the tragic consequences of using guns to solve problems. Included: a youth (Jimmy Ray Jr.) tries to make a gang leader stay away from his brother; an ace pitcher (Tony Rhodes) gambles that a gun will scare off a bully. Host: Malcolm-Jamal Warner.