The story of two Army officers, one a ruthless, career-obsessed schemer, the other his exact opposite, and their personal and professional lives from the end of World War I to the beginning of Vietnam.
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1977   1976   Unknown  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Cliff Potts ...
 Courtenay Massengale (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Tommy Caldwell (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Emily Pawlfrey Massengale (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 George Caldwell (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Sam Damon (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Ed Caldwell (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Harry Sheppard (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Gen. McKelvey (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Marge Krisler (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Jack Devlin (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Alvin Merrick (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Ben Krisler (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Kitty Damon (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Earl Preis (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Joyce (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Harriet Nelson (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Sen. Bert McConnadin (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Capt. Townshend (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Lin Tso-Han (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Gen. Bannerman (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Alma Caldwell (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Col. Avery (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Col. Terwilliger (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Gen. Duke kPulleyne (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Dave Shifkin (4 episodes, 1976)
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 George Varney (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Reb Rayburne (4 episodes, 1976)
Jeff Cotler ...
 Sam, as a boy (4 episodes, 1976)
Tracie Savage ...
 Peggy Damon (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Celia Harrodson (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Krazewski (4 episodes, 1976)
Will Seltzer ...
 Brewster (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Cheryl Logan (4 episodes, 1976)
Patricia Stich ...
 Nurse Pomeroy (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Michele (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Paul Sinclair (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Maynard Lambert (4 episodes, 1976)
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 J.L. Cleghorne (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Dr. McCabe (4 episodes, 1976)
Cathey Paine ...
 Mae Lee Cleghorne (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Ryetower (4 episodes, 1976)
Kario Salem ...
 Joe Brand (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Sgt. Stoner (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Bill Nickerson (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Donny Damon (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Capt. Lasovitch (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Jinny Massengale (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Capt. Jerome (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Gen. Jacklyn (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Sgt. Ives (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Sgt. Chepenek (4 episodes, 1976)
Frank Michael Liu ...
 Capt. Nagasay (4 episodes, 1976)
Bert Kramer
(4 episodes, 1976)
Simon Scott
(4 episodes, 1976)
Jenifer Shaw
(4 episodes, 1976)
Rick Podell
(4 episodes, 1976)
George Loros
(4 episodes, 1976)
(4 episodes, 1976)
Lew Brown
(4 episodes, 1976)
(4 episodes, 1976)
Rod Porter
(4 episodes, 1976)
Rori Gwynne
(4 episodes, 1976)
Richard Forbes
(4 episodes, 1976)
John Waldron
(4 episodes, 1976)
Sari Price
(4 episodes, 1976)
(4 episodes, 1976)
(4 episodes, 1976)
Jan Burrell
(4 episodes, 1976)
(4 episodes, 1976)
(4 episodes, 1976)
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 German Sergeant (4 episodes, 1976)
Steven Hood ...
 Messenger (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Hallie (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Gamekeeper (4 episodes, 1976)
(4 episodes, 1976)
Bryan A. Seneviratne ...
 Japanese Soldier (4 episodes, 1976)
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The story of two Army officers, one a ruthless, career-obsessed schemer, the other his exact opposite, and their personal and professional lives from the end of World War I to the beginning of Vietnam.

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Taglines:

Duty. Honor. Country.

Genres:

Drama | War

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Release Date:

2 December 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bir Zamanlar Kartaldi  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Charlton Heston had wanted to make a movie of this back in the 60's. See more »

Goofs

In the World War One scenes (set in 1918), the German soldiers are shown wearing the 1914-style uniforms with spiked helmets, which were phased out in 1916. See more »

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one of the best miniseries of all time
26 February 2004 | by (lytle creek california) – See all my reviews

sam elliott in the best role of his entire career. awesome supporting cast including amy irving, glenn ford, ralph bellamy. terrific adaptation of anton myror's classic book required at west point. also required reading at most war colleges. almost every exising vote a perfect ten. why would one person throw the lowest score, a one, just to skew a masterpiece? ranks up there with roots as one of the greatest miniseries of all time.


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