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Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to ... See full summary »

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(based on the novel "The Bastard" by), (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Phillipe Charboneau / Philip Kent
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Benjamin Franklin
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Anne Ware
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Benjamin Edes
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Bishop Francis
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Alicia
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Capt. Plummer
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Capt. Caleb
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Marie Charboneau
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Lady Amberly
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Solomon Sholto
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Paul Revere
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Abraham Ware
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Dan O'Brien (as Noah Beery)
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Girard
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Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to flee to America, where he becomes involved in the events leading to the American Revolution. Written by Eric Sorensen

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Drama | History | Romance

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22 May 1978 (USA)  »

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The Bastard: Part 1 of the Kent Family Chronicles  »

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1.33 : 1
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Johnny Carson joked in his Tonight Show monologue: "NBC has a new mini-series. It's called The Bastard. (Pause) I don't have a joke, I just like being able to say bastard on television." See more »

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Followed by The Rebels (1979) See more »

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Powdered Wigs, Hoop Skirts, and Not Much More
6 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Made for tv production typical for the time, The Bastard cast then hot-babe Andrew Stevens in the title role. With a cast of too many name Hollywood actors, this 18th century costume drama is based on The Kent Chronicles. Although heaving bodices supplied by buxom beauty, Olivia Hussey and chubby-face Kim Cattral of Sex and the City fame provide brief distraction, the story is too shallow and all too predictable. Andrew Stevens, in the lead role gives his standard wooden performance begging one to wonder why a sequel was ever produced.


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