Epic miniseries about a proud Irish farmer who migrates to America, tired of English repression and the Great Famine. He works hard and even meets the Englishwoman he once loved. The couple reunites. Then the American Civil War breaks out.
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 Rory O'Manion (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Jim O'Brien (3 episodes, 1981)
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 David Clement (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Rachel Clement (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Deirdre O'Manion (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Maureen O'Brian (2 episodes, 1981)
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 Brian O'Manion (2 episodes, 1981)
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 Padric O'Manion / ... (2 episodes, 1981)
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 Seamus Doherty (2 episodes, 1981)
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 Charlotte Kent (2 episodes, 1981)
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Epic miniseries about a proud Irish farmer who migrates to America, tired of English repression and the Great Famine. He works hard and even meets the Englishwoman he once loved. The couple reunites. Then the American Civil War breaks out.

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A Família Manion da América  »

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Wow!!
11 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a mini-series... Especially for those Mulgrewists of you out there... Brings tears to the eyes no matter how many times you've seen it... Its a tale of poverty and wealth--love and war... Its impossible to take your eyes off of... I will say, if and when you decide to watch it (and you will:)) Make sure you have plenty of time--it's four hours long, and once you get started--there is no stopping... (Yes--it's that engrossing) ;):) Kate and Pierce make the perfect couple for this lead. Although, I heard Kate say once that while filming there was no chemistry between she and Pierce whatsoever, it definitely doesn't show on screen. Again, what a mini!!!


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