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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Drama | War

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2 December 1976 (USA)  »

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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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A stunning movie of choices and consequences.
4 July 2000 | by (Ft. Wayne IN) – See all my reviews

Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf reviewed the book, Once an Eagle, on the NBC Today Show (7/4/00), and I had to research this film after not having seen it for over twenty years. It left that powerful an impression, a story of two career officers spanning almost four decades, and how their choices affected their careers and the lives of those around them. Can't say anymore other than Sam Elliot's character left a lasting impression concerning life choices, and how those principles are still so important in our lives today...

Anyway, I have been unable to find a copy of the mini-series, so if anyone out there can provide any advice on how to obtain a copy, please e-mail me. It would be great to see it again sometime. Thanks...


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