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"Centennial" (1978) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 1978-1979

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Writer:
John Wilder (developer)
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Release Date:
1 October 1978 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Great Story Told Well See more (68 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 30 of 89)

Raymond Burr ... Herman Bockweiss (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Barbara Carrera ... Clay Basket (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Richard Chamberlain ... Alexander McKeag (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Robert Conrad ... Pasquinel (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Richard Crenna ... Colonel Frank Skimmerhorn (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Chad Everett ... Major Maxwell Mercy (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Alex Karras ... Hans Brumbaugh (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Brian Keith ... Sheriff Axel Dumire (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Sally Kellerman ... Lise Bockweiss (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Donald Pleasence ... Sam Purchas (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Lynn Redgrave ... Charlotte Buckland Seccombe (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Dennis Weaver ... R.J. Poteet (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Stephen McHattie ... Jacques 'Jake' Pasquinel (11 episodes, 1978-1979)

William Atherton ... Jim Lloyd (10 episodes, 1978-1979)

Timothy Dalton ... Oliver Seccombe (10 episodes, 1978-1979)

Cliff De Young ... John Skimmerhorn (10 episodes, 1978-1979)

Andy Griffith ... Professor Lewis Vernor (10 episodes, 1978-1979)

Gregory Harrison ... Levi Zendt (10 episodes, 1978-1979)

David Janssen ... Narrator / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1979)

Lois Nettleton ... Maude Wendell (10 episodes, 1978-1979)

Cristina Raines ... Lucinda McKeag Zendt (10 episodes, 1978-1979)

Robert Vaughn ... Morgan Wendell (10 episodes, 1978-1979)

Anthony Zerbe ... Mervin Wendell (10 episodes, 1978-1979)

Jesse Vint ... Amos Calendar (6 episodes, 1978-1979)

Sharon Gless ... 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)

Glynn Turman ... Nate Person (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Gloria McMillan ... Mrs. Brumbaugh (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
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Series Directed by
Virgil W. Vogel (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Paul Krasny (3 episodes, 1978)
Harry Falk (3 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Writing credits
James A. Michener (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
John Wilder (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Charles Larson (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jerry Ziegman (3 episodes, 1978-1979)

Series Produced by
George E. Crosby .... associate producer / producer (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Susan Lichtwardt .... associate producer (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
John Wilder .... executive producer (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Malcolm R. Harding .... producer (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
Richard Caffey .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 1979)
Alex Beaton .... supervising producer / producer (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Howard P. Alston .... producer (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Original Music by
John Addison (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Cinematography by
Duke Callaghan (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Charles W. Short (3 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert Watts (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Howard Deane (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
John Elias (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bill Parker (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ralph Schoenfeld (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Casting by
Mary Petterson (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Gino Havens (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Design by
Jack Senter (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Art Direction by
Loyd S. Papez (5 episodes, 1979)
Mark W. Mansbridge (4 episodes, 1978)
Sherman Loudermilk (3 episodes, 1978)
Louis Montejano (3 episodes, 1978)
John W. Corso (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Joseph J. Stone (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
John M. Dwyer (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Costume Design by
Helen Colvig (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Production Management
Robert G. Stone .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Burt Bluestein .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 1978)
Sam Freedle .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Liberti .... second assistant director / first assistant director (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Scott Maitland .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bruce L. Shurley .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1978)
Bob Jeffords .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1978)
Gary Grillo .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Department
Craig Binkley .... property master (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Roy Barnes .... set designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Brian Courcier .... sound effects editor (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
Charlie King .... sound (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
Edwin J. Somers Jr. .... sound (3 episodes, 1978)

Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Frank Noel .... stunts (2 episodes, 1978-1979)

Tex Hill .... stunts (unknown episodes, 1978)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt coordinator / stunts (unknown episodes)
David S. Cass Sr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tony Epper .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Leslie Hoffman .... stunt indian (unknown episodes)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Neil Summers .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Orefice .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Herb Roberts .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Michael Simpson .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Sven Walnum .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Garrison True .... location casting (5 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Ellsworth .... costume supervisor (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Haleen K. Holt .... costume illustrator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ron Meredith .... assistant film editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Dave Kahn .... music editor (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Sally Kellerman .... composer: song "Speak Low" (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Janice Welch .... assistant to executive producer (1 episode, 1979)

John Grace .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
1256 min (12 episodes) (excluding commercials)
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
A young George Clooney is one of the village extras in the Raymond Burr episode.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: During the "Only the Rocks Live Forever" episode - Pasquinel is forced to portage his pelts seven miles downstream when the river dwindles down and he can't float his canoe any further. However, he is walking the opposite direction of the flow of the river meaning he is walking upstream - or the wrong direction.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Dream Me Up Scotty! (2013) (TV)See more »

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34 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
A Great Story Told Well, 21 November 2004
Author: d_maccarter from Wyoming, USA

I read the book Centennial in 1976 when it was first published in hardback. Its the only book I ever read that kept me up all night. A truly amazing story of the west, as it really was.

I missed the mini series in 1978 for some reason and just happened to see it available in the public library and took it in in one gulp. All I can say is WOW! What have I been missing all these years. Thank god for home video.

This is as close to a perfect presentation of Michener's novel as I could ever imagine. If you are in love with the west and it's history you will love every minute you spend watching this delightful program. It's characters capture every nuance of those in the novel. Romance, treachery, adventure, loyalty, history, the whole spectrum of humanity is here and well done too. And a word about the cast. How was it possible to assemble such a grand group. Just terrific. The only thing done lately to compare with this is "Gods and Generals".

If you love history I recommend it to you.

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