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The Greek Tycoon (1978)

The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.

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President James Cassidy
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Simi Tomasis
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The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.

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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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(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 »

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Spoofed in Movie Madness (1982) See more »

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Twisting the Night Away
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Written by Sam Cooke
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Travelogue with one redeeming quality
10 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw The Greek Tycoon when it first came out in 1978. I found it extremely boring. I thought it was no better than a travelogue except for one thing: For the first time in my life I realized why it would be good to be rich. Seeing the scenery off Aristotle Onassis' yacht and getting my first real peek into the lifestyle of the rich and famous opened my eyes. To paraphrase Martha Stewart: It was a good thing. Funny, I don't remember the sex scene. I hadn't seen the movie since it was on the big screen and found the lovemaking session with the mistress memorable this time. Maybe because I was younger and single back then, it was no big deal.


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