Centennial (1978)

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

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Herman Bockweiss (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Clay Basket (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Alexander McKeag (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Pasquinel (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Colonel Frank Skimmerhorn (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Major Maxwell Mercy (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Hans Brumbaugh (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Sheriff Axel Dumire (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Lise Bockweiss (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Sam Purchas (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Charlotte Buckland Seccombe (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 R.J. Poteet (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Jacques 'Jake' Pasquinel (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Jim Lloyd (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Oliver Seccombe (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 John Skimmerhorn (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Professor Lewis Vernor (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Levi Zendt (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Narrator / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Maude Wendell (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Lucinda McKeag Zendt (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Morgan Wendell (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Mervin Wendell (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Amos Calendar (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Sidney Endermann (5 episodes, 1979)
Les Lannom ...
 Bufe Coker (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Kario Salem ...
 Marcel 'Mike' Pasquinel (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michael LeClair ...
 Young Jim Lloyd (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Nate Person (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Gloria McMillan ...
 Mrs. Brumbaugh (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
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This is the story of the evolution of the town Centennial, Colorado. It follows the paths of dozens of people who come to the area for many reasons: money, freedom, or crime. It also shows the bigoted treatment of the Native Indians by the advancing US colonists. It is topped off with a murder mystery that takes 100 years to solve. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Robert Conrad worked with a dialect coach in order to talk with an authentic French Canadian accent. See more »

Goofs

During "The Winds of Death" episode - Mervin Wendell is on his deathbed and Maude and Phillip go out into the hallway to have a discussion. They are standing beside a closed double doorway that leads back into the room - but when Maude returns to the bedroom - there is only a single door. See more »

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25 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Absolutely the finest thing ever done on TV. Book was great, and mini-series beyond description it was so good. I teach American History and show parts of it from time to time during the year. My students love it! I have former students stop by once in awhile and one of the first things they ask is I still show CENTENNIAL. When I put it on the weekly agenda they get very excited.

Great story and much of it is historically accurate (Rendevzous, French fur traders, Skimmerhorn's Raid {Sand Creek Massacre}, Jim Bridger, cattle drives just to name few.

Robert Conrad, Richard Chamberlain, Sally Kellerman (gorgeous), etc. do a great job of acting. I am buying the DVD when it comes out as a gift for my grown son. He is 35 yrs old and loves it as much a I do.


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