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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 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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From the best-seller...a powerful story spanning the decades from the late 18th century to present day America. A heartwarming saga of reckless daring and reckless loving, of struggle and pain, of laughter and triumph. An unforgettable drama of the land...and the brave people who turned it into a nation. See more »


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1 October 1978 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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The role of Philip Wendell was originally played by Richard Kelton, who died of carbon monoxide poisoning after one day of filming. See more »

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The train that brings Levi back to Centennial from his old home in Pennsylvania, arrives in town from the west. In actuality, a train coming from Pennsylvania to Colorado would arrive from the east. See more »

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Awesome!
19 August 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

I watched WAY TOO MUCH T.V. in the 70's, but for lucky dogs like you that's cool! Centennial was probably my favorite mini of all of them! It covered generations of a few main families through 200yrs in Colorado, and was narrated awesomely by David Janssen, and had a mystery to boot! I don't have enough space to review this whole series, but here are a few notes: Yes, Robert Conrad and the first few episodes were the best in my opinion, and in the opinions of others on this site. His portrayal of Pasquinel was incredible. A French Canadian coming to America to hunt beaver and start a life here is the American dream! Just ask Arnold if you doubt me! Roots, Shogun (Richard C. was in that one too), and Shaka Zulu also were all excellent mini-series in this vein but Centennial hit home here in America. Not many of us can relate to the other three biggies, but Centennial was U.S. all the way. Other big name actors that did a great job in this were Andy Griffith, Alex Karras (Hans Brumbaugh, man he did a great job for a new actor!), Dennis Weaver, Dan Janssen, Crenna, Carrera, Chamberlain, Kellerman, Keith, Dalton, Vaughn, I could go on forever! A POWER cast indeed! What in the heck was the budget on this thing! Some library's have this, rent it now! Hopefully AMC will show this next year uncut for it's 25th Anniv. and hopefully it will also come out on a DVD set! I'll be the first in line!!! FLAMIO


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