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The Greek Tycoon (1978)

The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Spyros Tomasis
Nico Tamasis
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Simi Tomasis
Sophia Matalas (as Marilu Tolo)
Michael Russell
Paola Scotti
Robin Clarke ...
John Cassidy
Nancy Cassidy
Robert Keith


The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.

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24 August 1978 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

L'empire du Grec  »

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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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(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 »


Referenced in The Ecstasy Girls (1979) See more »


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Getting a word in edgeways
15 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I remember the erstwhile BBC reviewer, Barry Norman, opining that Anthony Quinn's portrayal of Theo (Ari?) had 'all the appeal of an armpit'. One or two other reviewers over the years have rather dismissed Quinn as 'overrated'. Be that as it may, I thought the great actor played his part, at times, both sensitively and sympathetically. And, of course, Jackie Bisset remains a good enough reason to watch a movie.

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