b: 17-Sep-1976 secondary title: ACAPULCO BOUND ON THE LOVE BOAT A Douglas S. Cramer Company Production / Filmed at 20th Century-Fox Studios Produced by Douglas S. Cramer / Associate Producer Henry Colman Ted Hamilton is a total stiff as the captain. ##### The Love Boat ##### ##### 3 pilot TV Movies ##### ##### [--] THE LOVE BOAT (1st Pilot TV Movie) (90 min.) The first of the three pilot movies before The Love Boat was picked up as a series, the movie was set and partially filmed aboard the Sun Princess, one of the three ships in the Princess Cruises fleet in 1976. The Love Boat (TV Movie 1976) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. And Terri O'Mara, playing the cruise director, has a perfectly pleasant screen presence, but her acting leaves a bit to be desired (although, my understanding is that ABC saw "The Love Boat" as a star-making vehicle for her and specifically requested her casting).