Marco Polo (1982)

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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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 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 ...
 Caterina's Nurse-Maid (2 episodes, 1982)
Ma Qiang ...
 Yeli Shue (2 episodes, 1983)
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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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Marco Polo - Viagens E Descobertas  »

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

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One of the best miniseries produced - ever.
19 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This DVD needs to be produced in DVD format. This epic story line is excellent and well written. There can not be enough said about this production as the all-star cast weaves the tale of the Marco Polo's life, the political and economic reasons began his journey, and the problems he encountered the from start to finish. Ken Marshall's portrayal of Marco Polo developing from young Marco beginning his journey to a more mature Marco through the friendships and experiences that he encounters is excellent. I remember Sada Thompson's great performance as Marco's Aunt Flora. The location shots will take the watcher round the world without ever leaving a seat. The richness of costumes and many locations thrust the watcher back into the time of Marco Polo. It has been a while since I have watched Marco Polo, but I still remember the pageantry, the great performances of each actor, and the the fact that this could also be a documentary -drama about Marco Polo. The watcher can truly develop a picture of the life and times of Marco Polo. NBC really needs to find this in its archives and re-issue this Emmy winning epic in DVD, perhaps for a 25 year anniversary!


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