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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Excellent 20 years later a True Classic in 2002

I have seen this TV mini series when it first aired over WOR-TV in New York City in 1982, over one of the first home satellite TV receivers.

I was fortunate to record in VHS format this mini series on my Video Tape Recorder, although the quality is far from good. I still find this feature made for TV one of the greatest reenactments of Marco Polo ever. Even today with Hollywood relying on Computer Graphics and Blue Screen can't compare to the cinematography of Marco Polo of 1982. Why this feature was never released in Motion Picture Theaters or made available on commercial grade VHS or DVD or even re-aired over TV has me baffled. Yet this will always remain in my film library as a Classic film


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