THE LOVE BOAT - THE ORIGINAL TV MOVIE (ABC-TVM 9/17/76) (RARE!!!)
The adventures of the passengers and crew aboard a luxury liner on a cruise from California to Mexico. Starring Florence Henderson, Don Adams, Gabe Kaplan, Dick Van Patten, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman, Tom Bosley, Hal Linden, Karen Valentine, Jimmy Baio, Beverly Sanders, Laurette Spang, William Bassett, Ted Hamilton, Sandy Helberg, Terry O'Mara.
This rare, hard-to-find film is the original 1976 made-for-TV movie on which the popular 70s series was based. The movie itself was based on the nonfiction book Love Boats by Jeraldine Saunders, a real-life cruise director. Two more TV movies (titled The Love Boat II and The New Love Boat) would follow before the series began its first season in September 1977. (Full Screen, 100 min)
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