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The best TV shows based on films, and vice versa

The best TV shows based on films, and vice versa -- ''Buffy'' and ''The Fugitive'' top the list, says Ken Tucker

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The best TV shows based on films, and vice versa

What do you think is the best big-screen adaptation of a TV series and vice versa? – Terry Shimmins

Harrison Ford did David Janssen’s classic TV suspenser ”The Fugitive” proud in 1993; I also liked Brian De Palma’s supersize ”The Untouchables” in ‘87. As for movie-to-TV morphs, it’s no contest: The WB’s ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer” gloriously transcended the ‘92 cinema schlock starring Kristy Swanson; Joss Whedon got to redeem his slaughtered film script via TV.

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Originally posted March 19 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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