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Captains and the Kings 

Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s.
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1976  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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 Joseph Armagh 8 episodes, 1976
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 Harry Zieff 8 episodes, 1976
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 Elizabeth Healey Hennessey / ... 6 episodes, 1976
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 Charles Desmond 6 episodes, 1976
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 Rory Armagh 4 episodes, 1976
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 Mary Armagh / ... 4 episodes, 1976
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 Marjorie Chisholm Armagh 4 episodes, 1976
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 Gentleman 4 episodes, 1976
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 Claudia / ... 4 episodes, 1976
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 Ed Healey 4 episodes, 1976
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 Sean Armagh 3 episodes, 1976
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 Courtney Wickersham 3 episodes, 1976
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 Tom Hennessey 3 episodes, 1976
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 Martinique 3 episodes, 1976
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 Katherine Hennessey 3 episodes, 1976
Doug Heyes Jr. ...
 Kevin Armagh 3 episodes, 1976
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 Honora Houlihan / ... 3 episodes, 1976
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 Miss Emmy 3 episodes, 1976
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 Clair Montrose 2 episodes, 1976
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 Sen. Enfield Bassett 2 episodes, 1976
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 Judge Newell Chisholm 2 episodes, 1976
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 Sister Angela 2 episodes, 1976
Joe Kapp ...
 Bill Strickland / ... 2 episodes, 1976
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 Anne-Marie 2 episodes, 1976
Rod Haase ...
 Roger Mace 2 episodes, 1976
Charles H. Gray ...
 Captain Calvin 2 episodes, 1976
Charles O. Lynch ...
 Hotel Clerk 2 episodes, 1976
Roberta Storm ...
 Mrs. Calvin 2 episodes, 1976
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Storyline

Joseph Armagh was a poor Irish immigrant who came to the United States in the mid-19th century, and proceeded, through struggle, heartache and hard work, to become one of the richest and most powerful men in the country. This nine-part miniseries details Armagh's path to success. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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30 September 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitanes y los reyes  »

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| (9 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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The story follows an Irish immigrant's rise from poverty to power. Though set a generation earlier, it is obviously inspired by the Kennedy clan with Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh [Richard Jordan] in the role of clan patriarch Joeseph Kennedy. Some of the parallels include Armagh as a blockade runner during the Civil War - Kennedy was reputed to be a rum-runner. Armagh married a senator's daughter - Kennedy married a Boston mayor's daughter. Armagh lost a son in the Spanish American War - Kennedy a son in World War II. Armagh's daughter was brain damaged in a horse-riding accident - Kennedy's daughter was born mentally handicapped. Both Armagh and Kennedy had sons assassinated while running for president. See more »

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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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The Captains and the Kings
29 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Robert Jordan is great in the lead role. From the end of slavery to the forming of the unions (as I remember) this story peaked my interest. A great demonstration of what can to a person who pursues riches and power their entire life. Just how far would a person go is acted out in a rich environment of clashing personalities in a time period of some the greatest opportunities in history. I have been checking off and on for a couple of years now hoping to find this great program on DVD. This is one of the best mini series ever made. I haven't seen it since it was on Television but will purchase it as soon as it is released on DVD.


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