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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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

The role of Philip Wendell was originally played by Richard Kelton, who died of carbon monoxide poisoning after one day of filming. See more »

Goofs

During "The Yellow Apron" episode - Major Sibley's wife gives a music recital. Towards the end of the recital she unfurls several American flags with 50 stars. There would not have been any 50 star American flags during the early 1800's. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Walter Matthau (1978) See more »

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Centennial
10 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with Tia to the extent that the series is wonderfully drawn and realized. Many of the performances are simply perfect(Conrad, Chamberlain, Everett etc.) I find it only second to "Shogun" in the mini-series genre. The development of fictional characters using the reality of events is wonderful. When I watch it, it always reminds me of how much I miss David Jannsen and how good Andy Griffith can be. In my opinion, it is the best thing Robert Conrrrad ever did. It may also be the the best acting I have seen from Barbara Carrera. The continuing downer , however. of epics like this is the complete destruction of the native American's way of life. It was an inevitable event once the settlers started to move west but it never becomes easy to watch. The mind set of people in that era is almost incomprehensible in this day.


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