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The Greek Tycoon (1978)

The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.

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Cast

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Spyros Tomasis
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Nico Tamasis
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President James Cassidy
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Simi Tomasis
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Sophia Matalas (as Marilu Tolo)
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Michael Russell
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Paola Scotti
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John Cassidy
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Nancy Cassidy
Roland Culver ...
Robert Keith
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Doctor
John Bennett ...
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Katherine Schofield ...
Helena
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The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.

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He's one of the richest and most powerful men in the world. She's the beautiful wife of an American President. [Video Australia] See more »

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24 August 1978 (Netherlands)  »

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L'empire du Grec  »

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Trivia

James Franciscus played the real JFK in a TV movie with Jaclyn Smith, as well as this fictionalised version. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Ecstasy Girls (1979) See more »

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Twisting the Night Away
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Written by Sam Cooke
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An ethnic slur
23 February 2004 | by (San Jose, California, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie serves up every imaginable Greek stereotype. In one particularly galling scene the tycoon says "I'm just an ignorant peasant." As the grandson of Greek peasant immigrants who passed on a legacy of wisdom and love to their children and grandchildren, I found this movie contemptible and odious.


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