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Release Date:
30 September 1981 (USA) See more »
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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 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 27)

Pierce Brosnan ... Rory O'Manion (3 episodes, 1981)
Peter Gilmore ... Jim O'Brien (3 episodes, 1981)

Simon MacCorkindale ... David Clement (3 episodes, 1981)

Kate Mulgrew ... Rachel Clement (3 episodes, 1981)

Linda Purl ... Deirdre O'Manion (3 episodes, 1981)
Simon Rouse ... Eamon Flemming / ... (3 episodes, 1981)

Kathleen Beller ... Maureen O'Brian (2 episodes, 1981)
Jim Culleton ... Brian O'Manion (2 episodes, 1981)

Nicholas Hammond ... Padric O'Manion / ... (2 episodes, 1981)
Tom Jordan ... Seamus Doherty (2 episodes, 1981)

Barbara Parkins ... Charlotte Kent (2 episodes, 1981)

Series Directed by
Charles S. Dubin (2 episodes, 1981)
Series Writing credits
Agnes Nixon (3 episodes, 1981)
Rosemary Anne Sisson (3 episodes, 1981)

Series Produced by
Tony Converse .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Roger Gimbel .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Stanley Kallis .... producer (unknown episodes)
Billy Ray Smith .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Morton Stevens (3 episodes, 1981)
Series Cinematography by
Lamar Boren (unknown episodes)
Héctor R. Figueroa (unknown episodes)
Frank Watts (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Michael Brown (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Paul Barnes (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Josie MacAvin (2 episodes, 1981)
Series Costume Design by
Barbara Lane (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Jaxxun Burton .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Joanna Lennox .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wes McAfee .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Conor Devlin .... art director: Ireland (unknown episodes)
Joe Lee .... construction manager (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Gerry Johnston .... special effects supervisor (3 episodes, 1981)
Series Stunts
Alan Walsh .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 1981)

Dominick Hewitt .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Donal O'Farrell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Bill Birney .... music editor (3 episodes, 1981)
Daniel Allan Carlin .... music editor (3 episodes, 1981)
Series Transportation Department
Arthur Dunne .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
John Lawler II .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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290 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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The only person to share a cavalry officer uniform with Pierce Brosnan in was Jim Hoare.See more »


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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A terrific mini-series!, 3 April 1999
Author: Glenn R. Warren from Orlando, Florida

A great mini-series! Very engrossing and entertaining. The saga of a family traced from poverty in Ireland to eminence in America. This 1981 mini-series starred a pre-James Bond Pierce Brosnan and a pre-Star Trek Kate Mulgrew, along with a great supporting cast. Also, a fine musical score composed by veteran television composer Morton Stevens - (Hawaii Five-0, Police Woman) only adds more enjoyment to this outstanding production. It is available on home video. See it!

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