Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (1976–1977)

TV Series  |   |  Drama
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 286 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 2 critic

This is the sequel to the mini-series, RICH MAN, POOR MAN. It begins with Rudy Jordache apprehending the man who killed his brother, Falconetti. He then also takes in his nephew, Wesley. He... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 15 Jun 2011
 
a list of 1941 titles
created 05 Apr 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
 
a list of 1945 titles
created 11 Feb 2014
 
a list of 1940 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (1976–1977)

Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (1976–1977) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1977   1976  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series 1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.

Stars: Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely
Masada (TV Mini-Series 1981)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.

Stars: Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss, Barbara Carrera
Kane & Abel (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Kane and Abel are born on the same day the same year on each side of the Atlantic. William Kane is born in one of the richest families of Boston and grows up to be a banker on Wall Street. ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Strauss, Sam Neill, Ron Silver
Centennial (1978–1979)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain
East of Eden (TV Mini-Series 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.

Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jane Seymour, Bruce Boxleitner
First Among Equals (TV Mini-Series 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Political drama about the parallel careers of four MPs who all join Parliament in the mid-1960s.

Stars: David Robb, Jeremy Child, Tom Wilkinson
Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series 1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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

Stars: Richard Jordan, Harvey Jason, Patty Duke
Beggarman, Thief (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Sequel to "Rich Man, Poor Man" with more characters branching off from the Jordache family.

Director: Lawrence Doheny
Stars: Jean Simmons, Glenn Ford, Lynn Redgrave
Tender Is the Night (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about how the rich languoring on the Riviera in the 1920's are slowly drawn into the coming depression is once again filmed with Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen,... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen, Sean Young
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Sawaki Chihiro, a hardworking student from Tokyo University right out of college, is having a hard time finding a job due to her lack of experience. At a job interview she meets Hyuga Toru,... See full summary »

Stars: Shun Oguri, Satomi Ishihara, Saki Aibu
Tombstone Territory (TV Series 1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Tough sheriff Clay Hollister keeps the law in Tombstone, Arizona--"The Town Too Tough to Die"--with the support of his faithful deputies and the editor of the local newspaper.

Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Quintin Sondergaard
Texas Justice (TV Movie 1995)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

It's Reversal of Fortune meets Jerry Springer in this made-for-TV miniseries, which concerns the true-life tale of a Texas oil magnate on trial for conspiring to murder his brassy ex-wife... See full synopsis »

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Peter Strauss, Heather Locklear, Dennis Franz
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Rudy Jordache (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
...
 Wesley Jordache (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
James Carroll Jordan ...
 Billy Abbott (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
...
 Maggie Porter (20 episodes, 1976-1977)
...
 Falconetti (18 episodes, 1976-1977)
Peter Haskell ...
 Charles Estep (17 episodes, 1976-1977)
...
 Ramona / ... (16 episodes, 1976-1977)
...
 Diane Porter (15 episodes, 1976-1977)
Cassie Yates ...
 Annie Adams (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
...
 Kate Jordache (11 episodes, 1976-1977)
Laraine Stephens ...
 Claire Estep (10 episodes, 1976-1977)
Peter Donat ...
 Arthur Raymond (9 episodes, 1976-1977)
Edit

Storyline

This is the sequel to the mini-series, RICH MAN, POOR MAN. It begins with Rudy Jordache apprehending the man who killed his brother, Falconetti. He then also takes in his nephew, Wesley. He then begins a vendetta with a man, who tried to take over the company of an old friend. Unfortunately for him, he has no evidence against him and the man is not about to let Rudy off the hook. He also has to deal with his step-son, Billy. And Falconetti, has been released from prison and is looking to get back at Rudy. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sequel | family relationships | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hombre rico, hombre pobre II  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(20 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the DVD version released in 2010, Chapter I, which originally aired as a 2 hour segment, is split into two, one-hour episodes with the same opening and closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Beautiful Girls (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The grippingly-nominated sequel...
21 July 2014 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

The gripping sequel to the award-winning television mini-series 'Rich Man, Poor Man' stands the test of time, and also is a stand alone representation of a well-produced piece of drama. Peter Strauss returns in fine form as Senator Rudy Jordache (the original 'Rich Man' of the title) as the story continues to chronicle his life, career and family. The story proceeds to 1968 and is transfixed to this period of time as opposed to relaying the action over a period of years as per the mini- series. The introduction of Rudy's nephew, Wesley and stepson, Billy adds a new entertaining dimension to the elements over 22 episodes. The series features some very good acting performances in support which includes Susan Blakely, Van Johnson, Ray Milland, Peter Haskell, Susan Sullivan, John Anderson and Kay Lenz. However, it is the portrayal of the psychotic 'Falconetti' by William Smith that illuminates the on- screen chills in his ongoing vendetta with anything connected with the name 'Jordache'. The young guns of the cast also shine with notable turns from Gregg Henry, James Carroll-Jordan, Penny Peyser and Kimberly Beck. The series received two Emmy-Award nominations and upon viewing the cliff-hanging courtroom scenes in Washington it's not difficult to understand why, as Rudy attempts to bring to justice the corrupt billionaire, Charles Estep; the dramatics are wonderfully executed. 'Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II' was never going to hit the heights of the classic status of the preceding mini-series, but it has achieved popular worldwide recognition as a welcome, and most enjoyable, sequel of a great story.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
WHY DIDN'T THEY MAKE A 3RD SERIES!!!! HammTate
Larry Kert not listed in credits Maddy-17
Rich Man Poor Man Book 2 mtlfox
RICH MAN POOR MAN BOOK 2 bobes6
Ramona - the character with a great message conveyed marcin_kukuczka
Book 2 Error... g_mcoll
Discuss Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?