The Greek Tycoon (1978)

R  |   |  Drama  |  24 August 1978 (Netherlands)
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The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Spyros Tomasis
Nico Tamasis
President James Cassidy
Simi Tomasis
Marilù Tolo ...
Sophia Matalas
Michael Russell
Paola Scotti
Robin Clarke ...
John Cassidy
Nancy Cassidy
Roland Culver ...
Robert Keith
John Bennett ...
Katherine Schofield ...


The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.

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She was the most famous woman in the world. He was a peasant, a pirate, a shark. What he couldn't buy with money he stole with charm. See more »




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24 August 1978 (Netherlands)  »

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L'empire du Grec  »

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Did You Know?


Based upon the life of Jacqueline Bouvier who was married to President John F. Kennedy and Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. See more »


Liz Cassidy: You're an animal! How dare you! You bastard!
Theo Tomasis: God, what a woman! Let's go and make love.
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Crazy Credits

(Because this is so obviously inspired by Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy) "The characters in this film are fictitious and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental". See more »


Spoofed in National Lampoon's Movie Madness (1982) See more »

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The last scene... the best to remember!

There is a scene in "The Greek Tycoon" that I consider the best scene of the film…

It was Sunset... The sun was disappearing below the horizon... The sea at its ever-changing wave style... The waves—in all its moods, clear and calm, mysterious, awesomely threatening— were beating under the old rocks...

Anthony Quinn (fabulous as always) was standing alone in front of this wonderful view...

The sky was offering the best looking effects of red and yellow lights... In the horizon some pale clouds were escorting the sun to another world... Tomasis was truly flavoring the moment... The beauty of this great view invited him to dance, to slowly move his hands and legs, to feel the fresh air, to hear the sound of music, to smell the salt of the sea...

Tomasis' dance was a farewell to a world he cherished… This beautiful scene makes me meditate about human life: God's 'greatest gift'... Sometimes we forget this precious present...

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