Story of the Irish-American Lonigan family between 1918 and 1930. The story centers on young Studs who is growing into adulthood in a city full of temptations.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 Bill 'Studs' Lonigan (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Mary Lonigan (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Danny O'Neill (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Paddy Lonigan (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Lucy Scanlon (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Catherine Banahan (3 episodes, 1979)
John Friedrich ...
 Martin Lonigan (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Moxey (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Fran Lonigan (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Loretta Lonigan (3 episodes, 1979)
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Story of the Irish-American Lonigan family between 1918 and 1930. The story centers on young Studs who is growing into adulthood in a city full of temptations. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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Farrell was my hero
27 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I started making my way through James T. Farrell immense body of works with my reading of the Studs Lonigan trilogy in 1973. Over the years I gone back countless time to reread about the rise and fall of Studs Lonigan and his old gang on 58th Street in Chicago. I would say that Farrell had a very strong impact upon my life. I am a fellow Irish-American and lapsed Catholic like Farrell. We also share a common surname. I was exchanging letters with James when this mini-series first aired, and did prefer it over the original film version. Unfortunately, he died shortly after the mini-series aired. His world view was relentless bleak, and I think he believed it was justified because life is relentlessly bleak for most people.


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