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 »
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 Rudy Jordache (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Wesley Jordache (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Billy Abbott (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Maggie Porter (20 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Falconetti (18 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Charles Estep (17 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Ramona / ... (16 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Diane Porter (15 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Annie Adams (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Kate Jordache (11 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Claire Estep (10 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Arthur Raymond (9 episodes, 1976-1977)

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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>

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The grippingly-nominated sequel...
21 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – 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.


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