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  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 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)
Lynne Marta ...
 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)
Kip Niven ...
 Ryetower (4 episodes, 1976)
Kario Salem ...
 Joe Brand (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Sgt. Stoner (4 episodes, 1976)
Lee de Broux ...
 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)
Ben Piazza ...
 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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Duty. Honor. Country.

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Drama | War

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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 »

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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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