Captains and the Kings (1976)

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Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s.

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Series cast summary:
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 Joseph Armagh (8 episodes, 1976)
Harvey Jason ...
 Harry Zieff (8 episodes, 1976)
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 Bernadette Hennessey Armagh / ... (6 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 / ... (4 episodes, 1976)
Bernard Behrens ...
 Gentleman (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Claudia / ... (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Ed Healey (3 episodes, 1976)
David Huffman ...
 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)
Jenny Sullivan ...
 Honora Houlihan / ... (3 episodes, 1976)
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 Miss Emmy (3 episodes, 1976)
Peter Donat ...
 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 ...
 Strickland (2 episodes, 1976)
Ann Dusenberry ...
 Anne-Marie (2 episodes, 1976)
Rod Haase ...
 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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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)  »

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Capitanes y los reyes  »

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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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8 June 2004 | by (seattle,washington) – See all my reviews

Without question,by far the greatest thing I've ever seen on film. The acting,writing,scenery,music,costumes,just incredible!All of it-just incredible!The cast members complimented one another beautifully. The music conducted by Leonard Bernstein was so great! I have to wonder why they can't put together a series or mini-series like it now.I purchased it on tape and can honestly say that if i were forced to destroy every tape I own but one Captains and Kings would be the one I keep without a moments hesitation.Richard Jordans' performance was fantastic. In the beginning he's this youngster protecting his brother and sister and at the end of the movie he's an older man. Charles Durnings' role,what can i say? The man was terrific! Barbara Parkins,soooooooo good. Harvey Jason and Vic Morrow,both great!I seriously apologize for leaving out some cast members due to my bad memory when it comes to names-PLEASE know that ALL of you were GREAT!


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