The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
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 Marco Polo (8 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Niccolò Polo (8 episodes, 1982-1983)
Tony Vogel ...
 Matteo Polo (8 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Rustichello (7 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Jacopo (6 episodes, 1982-1983)
Mario Adorf ...
 Giovanni (6 episodes, 1982-1983)
Patrick Mower ...
 Brother Damian (6 episodes, 1982-1983)
Ruocheng Ying ...
 Kublai Khan (5 episodes, 1982-1983)
Beulah Quo ...
 Empress Chabi (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jun'ichi Ishida ...
 Prince Chinkin (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Phags-pa (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Arnolfo (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Achmet (3 episodes, 1983)
Bruno Zanin ...
 Giulio (3 episodes, 1982)
John Dicks ...
 Brother Philip (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Lin Lao ...
 Bayan (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Ali Ben Yussouf (2 episodes, 1982)
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 Aunt Flora (2 episodes, 1982)
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 Brother Nicholas (2 episodes, 1982)
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 Wang Zhu (2 episodes, 1983)
Zaibao Yang ...
 Yang Ku (2 episodes, 1983)
Shaokang Yu ...
 Caidu Khan (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Riccardo Cucciolla ...
 Uncle Zane (2 episodes, 1982)
Erkang Zhao ...
 Nayan (2 episodes, 1983)
Hesen En ...
 Bektor Khan (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Hal Buckley ...
 Brother William (2 episodes, 1982)
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 Caterina (2 episodes, 1982)
Kathryn Dowling ...
 Monica (2 episodes, 1983)
Agnes Chan ...
 Mai Li (2 episodes, 1983)
Tetsurô Tanba ...
 Saiamon (2 episodes, 1983)
Bruno Corazzari ...
 Agostino (2 episodes, 1982)
Gino Santercole ...
 Giuseppe (2 episodes, 1982)
Zhengyin Cao ...
 Governor (2 episodes, 1983)
Terry Raven ...
 Talib (2 episodes, 1983)
Xiaolei Huang ...
 Chen Pao (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Renato Miracco ...
 Bartolomeo (2 episodes, 1982)
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 Pietro d'Abano (2 episodes, 1983)
Nanni Massa ...
 Messer Paolo (2 episodes, 1982)
Sun Shulin ...
 Argan (2 episodes, 1983)
Salvatore Puntillo ...
 Messer Andrea (2 episodes, 1982)
Renhua Na ...
 Princess Kokachin (2 episodes, 1983)
Giulio Gaslini ...
 Messer Lorenzo (2 episodes, 1982)
Maria Pia Colonnello ...
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Ma Qiang ...
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The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.

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Peter Firth, Michael Ontkean and Mandy Patinkin all turned down the lead role. See more »

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Referenced in Biography: Leonard Nimoy: Spock and Beyond (1996) See more »

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Cinemagraphic feast of adventure and pageantry for the eyes
7 February 2002 | by (Houston,TX) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better Mini series to be put forth by made for t.v series, showing when t.v. studio production gets it right they get it right. If anyone knows where I can locate a video copy of this please let me know. It's a exquisite story based on the true life adventures and experiences of Marco Polo the Venetian explorer and traveler. It spell binds you to the true life adventures and times of Marco Polo. You are made aware of the intrigues both politcal and as well as economic that send Marco Polo on this long journey. You feel the horror, terror and devastation that the black plague brings to a Middle Eastern port city where death seems to abound around every corner. You feel the majesty and the pageantry of the Great Khan's court and the simple humanity of friendship, expressed between two human beings from different worlds, the Great Khan and Marco Polo. You see Leonard Nimoy in his in between days of Star Trek the t.v. series and the Star Trek bigscreen productions; as Ahmet the evil Muslim administrator in the court of the Great Khan who trys to destroy Marco Polo because he's a rising star in the court of the Great Khan. This is one panoramic, cinemagraphic feast for the eyes truly a miniseries masterpiece and I don't say that lightly. This production could easily serve as historic docu-drama of the life and times of Marco Polo it entertains as well as educates. NBC the originating broadcaster needs to dig into there vaults and dust this one off and let a new generation experience the passion, the majesty and the adventure that is Marco Polo.


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