Once an Eagle (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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Courtenay Massengale (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Darleen Carr ...
 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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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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Duty. Honor. Country.

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Eens een adelaar  »

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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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6 May 2004 | by (Alaska) – See all my reviews

I note that the book this was based on was republished a couple of years back to "rave" reviews. I reread it and it was as good as I remembered it.

The series, which, due to the type of work I was doing at the time, I only saw parts of, was also marvelous. Of course, I have to admit, I've seen very few movies with Sam Elliot that I didn't like.

A synopsis of the plot traces the lives of two Army officers; one (Elliot) an enlisted Medal of Honor winner in World War I who was given a battlefield commission and the other a rich West Point graduate staff officer who never heard a shot fired in anger; as their careers and lives moved forward through World War II and beyond.

I see that practically every other miserable excuse for a mini-series has been released on video or DVD, I would say it is long past time that this quality piece of work received its due.


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