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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:
THE SINGLE BEST SERIES EVER MADE 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The ranch that was used as the Venneford Mansion was the Highlands Ranch Mansion, located Highlands Ranch, which ironically is near the real life town of Centennial Colorado. Years after the miniseries was shot, the property was developed for housing by the Mission Veijo Company. One of the streets within the development was named Venneford Ranch Road by the company as a tribute to the miniseries.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: During "The Winds of Fortune" episode, Hans Brumbaugh is in his sugar beet field talking to Tranquilino Marquez. In the background, the viewer can see a cornfield that has been irrigated with a central pivot irrigation system. Central pivot irrigation systems did not go on the market until 1952.See more »
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23 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
THE SINGLE BEST SERIES EVER MADE, 23 November 2003
Author: Tia Chin

Centennial is the single best mini series ever made, if not the best movie ever made. Nothing else can nor will ever compare with it. AND before someone states Lonesome Dove is better... it isn't. The "Cowboys with John Wayne was better than that. Centennial has totally believable characters doing what they were born to do... they all work together to tell a rich full story. Rich character development and true character development on all fronts... If you have never seen this, watch it with your family [everyone can watch from 6 to 116) and remember it for what it truly is, a true tale of people doing their best when times were at their worst. If only there were movies still being made like this. All people want now are shoot em ups or sex movies, neither of which I like. This is a movie people can sit down and watch, and feel good afterwards.

The only other true treasure I can think of is the 10th Kingdom... silly? yes of course but it is really fun to watch and enjoy. I may be Chineese but I can appreciate art and but of these movies are that. The Lost Kingdom is another of my favs, but not that good... And don't talk about the 9th Kingdom, Jonnie D. really scares me with that one...

Maybe someone should start a poll to get this released on DVD. There are so many totally BAD movies/series out on DVD. And yet this is not available. WHY doesn't the studio that made this release it on DVD? All I have is the 12 volume set on VHS, and it's almost worn out!

Television came a long way when this was released, but has regressed backwards. Even my people were shown for their part in this truly American saga. But... If only...

Tia

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