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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
8 February 1981 (USA) See more »
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Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Yes! This Steinbeck! See more (25 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 26 of 31)

Timothy Bottoms ... Adam Trask (3 episodes, 1981)

Jane Seymour ... Kate Trask / ... (3 episodes, 1981)

Bruce Boxleitner ... Charles Trask (3 episodes, 1981)

Soon-Tek Oh ... Lee (3 episodes, 1981)

Karen Allen ... Abra (3 episodes, 1981)

Hart Bochner ... Aron Trask (3 episodes, 1981)

Sam Bottoms ... Cal Trask (3 episodes, 1981)

Warren Oates ... Cyrus Trask (3 episodes, 1981)

Howard Duff ... Jules Edwards (3 episodes, 1981)

Anne Baxter ... Faye (3 episodes, 1981)

Richard Masur ... Will Hamilton (3 episodes, 1981)

Nicholas Pryor ... James Grew (3 episodes, 1981)

Lloyd Bridges ... Samuel Hamilton (3 episodes, 1981)

Nellie Bellflower ... Mrs. Trask (3 episodes, 1981)

M. Emmet Walsh ... Sheriff Horace Quinn (3 episodes, 1981)
Vernon Weddle ... Bill Ames (3 episodes, 1981)

Grace Zabriskie ... Mrs. Ames (3 episodes, 1981)

Wendell Burton ... Tom Hamilton (3 episodes, 1981)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Cotton Eye (3 episodes, 1981)

Timothy Carey ... The Preacher (3 episodes, 1981)
Walter Brooke (3 episodes, 1981)
Fredric Cook (3 episodes, 1981)

Mike Johnson (3 episodes, 1981)

Harry Lewis (3 episodes, 1981)

Peter Maloney (3 episodes, 1981)
Bert Williams (3 episodes, 1981)
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Series Directed by
Harvey Hart (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard Alan Shapiro (3 episodes, 1981)
John Steinbeck (3 episodes, 1981)

Series Produced by
Mace Neufeld .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1981)
Barney Rosenzweig .... producer (3 episodes, 1981)
Ken Wales .... co-producer (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Original Music by
Lee Holdridge (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Cinematography by
Frank Stanley (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Film Editing by
Michael Brown (3 episodes, 1981)
Bill Brame (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Casting by
Jane Feinberg (3 episodes, 1981)
Mike Fenton (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ray Storey (3 episodes, 1981)
Kim Swados (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Dave L. Love (3 episodes, 1981)
Dennis W. Peeples (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Makeup Department
Colleen Callaghan .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1981)
Cherie .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1981)
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1981)
Tom Miller .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1981)
Rod Wilson .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Production Management
Thomas H. Brodek .... executive in charge of production (3 episodes, 1981)
John Orland .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 1981)
Lorin Bennett Salob .... production manager (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara Bass .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1981)
Douglas Dean III .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1981)
Michael Kennedy .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Art Department
Don Hulett .... property master (3 episodes, 1981)
Ernie Sawyers .... property master (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Sound Department
Bud Alper .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1981)
Rusty Amodeo .... utility sound (3 episodes, 1981)
Gene Ashbrook .... production boom operator (3 episodes, 1981)
Jim Cook .... sound re-recording engineer (3 episodes, 1981)
David Dockendorf .... sound re-recording engineer (3 episodes, 1981)
Sergio Marcotulli .... sound engineer (3 episodes, 1981)
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording engineer (3 episodes, 1981)
Marco Streccioni .... assistant sound engineer (3 episodes, 1981)
Kyle Wright .... supervising sound editor (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Special Effects by
Richard E. Johnson .... special effects (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Buddy Bowles .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1981)
Ron Cardarelli .... key grip (3 episodes, 1981)
William N. Clark .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Casting Department
Frank Kennedy .... extras casting: locations (3 episodes, 1981)
Dottie O'Brien .... extras casting (3 episodes, 1981)
John O'Brien .... extras casting (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Magahay .... costumes: men (3 episodes, 1981)
Judy Truchan .... costumes: women (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Editorial Department
Rick Brandon .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1981)
Pamela S. Westmore .... post-production (3 episodes, 1981)
Fred Kaplan .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Music Department
Jeff Carson .... music editor: La Da (3 episodes, 1981)
Tom Catalano .... music supervisor (3 episodes, 1981)
Armin Steiner .... music recording consultant (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Transportation Department
James Davis .... transportation coordinator (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Other crew
Vickie Alper .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1981)
Selma Brown .... production accountant: Zeiderman, Oberman and Assoc., Inc. (3 episodes, 1981)
Richard Lundin .... livestock coordinator (3 episodes, 1981)
Rita Lundin .... wrangler (3 episodes, 1981)
Mickey Rich .... production executive (3 episodes, 1981)
Sally Roddy .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1981)
Sandy Schmidt .... consultant: producer (3 episodes, 1981)
Neil Steinberg .... assistant: producer (3 episodes, 1981)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"John Steinbeck's 'East of Eden'" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
480 min
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Trivia:
Timothy Carey, who plays an evangelist, also appeared in the 1955 James Dean version.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 33rd Annual Emmy Awards (1981) (TV)See more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Yes! This Steinbeck!, 23 April 2001
Author: artzau from Sacramento, CA

We all know the '55 version with James Dean, which is based (loosely) on the epic novel by John Steinbeck. The three major films of James Dean were destined to become cult classics because Dean and his tragic early death lends itself to cultism. But, Dean's East of Eden was Hollywood and hardly Steinbeck. Not to slam it as it was a fine film-- but not Steinbeck. This miniseries utilizing the skills of the Bottoms Brothers and a fine cast-- Jane Seymour is superb. The epic unfolds with the biblical story of betrayal, fratricide, envy and passion found in the book of Genesis. Steinbeck's books in his California period are sweeping epics that cross generations, sprout archetypes and are a wealth of discovery for the reader. Alas, his later works, in comparison, disappoint. But, East of Eden, which with its classic epic mate, The Grapes of Wrath, bring to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition. This is no slight challenge to bring to the screen and it takes the length of a mini-series to do it justice. The saga of the Trask family becomes not only the tale of the fall from grace we all know from our Judeo-Christian tradition but the conflict that is part of all of us. Wrought with deceit, pain, misunderstanding and misjudgement, it is a tale of redemption, forgiving and hope. This is one of the best mini-series I've ever come across and for one that hates TV to sit with eyes glued to the screen from beginning to conclusion, it had to be good. Alas, no video or DVD. Watch for it on reruns.

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