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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
1 February 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.
Awards:
Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 23 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Terrific mini series See more (34 total) »

Cast

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Peter Strauss ... Rudy Jordache (9 episodes, 1976)

Nick Nolte ... Tom Jordache (9 episodes, 1976)

Susan Blakely ... Julie Prescott (9 episodes, 1976)

Dorothy McGuire ... Mary Jordache (7 episodes, 1976)
Tim McIntire ... Brad Knight (6 episodes, 1976)

Ray Milland ... Duncan Calderwood (5 episodes, 1976)

Robert Reed ... Teddy Boylan (5 episodes, 1976)

Bill Bixby ... Willie Abbott (4 episodes, 1976)

Norman Fell ... Smitty (4 episodes, 1976)

Lawrence Pressman ... Bill Denton (4 episodes, 1976)
Helen Craig ... Martha (4 episodes, 1976)

Kim Darby ... Virginia Calderwood (3 episodes, 1976)

Murray Hamilton ... Sid Gossett (3 episodes, 1976)

Herbert Jefferson Jr. ... Roy Dwyer (3 episodes, 1976)

Van Johnson ... Marsh Goodwin (3 episodes, 1976)

William Smith ... Falconetti (3 episodes, 1976)

Talia Shire ... Teresa Santoro (3 episodes, 1976)

Edward Asner ... Axel Jordache (2 episodes, 1976)

Dorothy Malone ... Irene Goodwin (2 episodes, 1976)

Dick Sargent ... Eddie Heath / ... (2 episodes, 1976)

Eddie Barth ... Papadakis (2 episodes, 1976)
Craig Stevens ... Asher Berg (2 episodes, 1976)
Nate Esformes ... Alsie (2 episodes, 1976)

Jo Ann Harris ... Gloria Bartley (2 episodes, 1976)
Harvey Jason ... Pinky (2 episodes, 1976)

Charles Tyner ... Matusik (2 episodes, 1976)
Allen Price ... Billy (2 episodes, 1976)
Walter Lott ... Mr. McKinley / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
Anthony James ... Wayne (2 episodes, 1976)
George Brenlin ... Barry (2 episodes, 1976)
Terence Locke ... O'Hara (2 episodes, 1976)
W.T. Zacha ... Third Mate (2 episodes, 1976)
Bernie Kuby ... Postman (2 episodes, 1976)

Mike Evans ... Arnold Simms (2 episodes, 1976)
Eric Friedman ... Billy Abbott (2 episodes, 1976)
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Series Directed by
David Greene (5 episodes, 1976)
Boris Sagal (4 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Writing credits
Dean Riesner (9 episodes, 1976)
Irwin Shaw (9 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Harve Bennett .... executive producer (9 episodes, 1976)
Jon Epstein .... producer (9 episodes, 1976)
Frank Price .... producer (9 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Original Music by
Alex North (9 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Cinematography by
Russell Metty (7 episodes, 1976)
Howard Schwartz (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Film Editing by
Richard Bracken (5 episodes, 1976)
Douglas Stewart (4 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Art Direction by
William Hiney (5 episodes, 1976)
John E. Chilberg II (4 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Joseph J. Stone (9 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Production Management
Ben Bishop .... unit manager (9 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Blank .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1976)
Hap Weyman .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1976)
Ralph Sariego .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Art Department
John R. Jensen .... construction foreman (1 episode, 1976)
 
Series Sound Department
James F. Rogers .... sound (9 episodes, 1976)
Dennis C. Salcedo .... optical sound recordist (8 episodes, 1976)

Gary Thomas .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Paul Baxley .... stunt coordinator (8 episodes, 1976)
Craig R. Baxley .... stunt double (3 episodes, 1976)

Russ Dodson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Waldo .... costumes / costumes: women (9 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (6 episodes, 1976)
Rick Mitchell .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Music Department
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor (6 episodes, 1976)

Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (unknown episodes, 1976)
 
Series Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer: main titles (9 episodes, 1976)
Martha Manor .... stand-in (9 episodes, 1976)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (12 episodes)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
In Italy, this mini series was broadcast with three different titles on three different channels in subsequent years: "Il sogno americano dei Jordache" (The Jordaches' American Dream) in 1977, "Il sogno americano" (The American Dream) in 1982 and "Il ricco e il povero" (literal translation) in 1984.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Tom picks up his son from the military academy, in a long shot he is leaning on his car roof with his right elbow. Switch to a close up and he is not leaning at all. Switch back to the long shot and he is still leaning just as before.See more »
Quotes:
Mary Jordache:[to Tom] It takes a lot of pain and love to raise a boy, maybe I gave so much to Rudy, there wasn't enough left over for you.See more »
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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Terrific mini series, 21 January 2003
Author: Robert (ridgerunner773) from Lake Charles, LA

Arguably the best mini series ever. I was in high school when ABC was airing RMPM and I definitely didn't miss any of the episodes. I guess most high school kids, well boys anyway, could relate to Tom Jordache. All you want to do is get the heck out of school and move on. As for the series itself the diamonds in the rough were Ed Asner as Axel Jordache and Bill Bixby as Willie Abbott. Asner did a great job getting away from the Lou Grant persona and becoming the brutish Jordache and everybody knew Bill Bixby as the nice guy dad on "The Courtship of Eddie's Father". Bixby did a great job playing the role of the lazy, irresponsible Willie Abbott. For eye candy there was Lynda Day George playing the wife of one of Tommy's boxing rivals. She was really a knockout in that bathing suit. And Susan Blakely wasn't too bad either. Another surprise was William Smith as Falconetti the bad guy. Hey, I was used to seeing him as one of the good guy Texas Rangers on "Laredo" back in the mid 60s. At any rate I wish they'd pull both RMPM parts 1 and 2 out of the archives for another generation.

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