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"V" (1983) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 1983-

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Director:
Writer:
Kenneth Johnson (written by)
Contact:
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
30 July 1984 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Humankind's last stand. See more »
Plot:
When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
V for Victory! See more (87 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 54 of 59)

Jane Badler ... Diana (2 episodes, 1983)

Michael Durrell ... Robert Maxwell (2 episodes, 1983)

Faye Grant ... Juliet Parrish (2 episodes, 1983)
Peter Nelson ... Brian (2 episodes, 1983)
David Packer ... Daniel Bernstein (2 episodes, 1983)

Neva Patterson ... Eleanor Dupres (2 episodes, 1983)
Tommy Petersen ... Josh Brooks (2 episodes, 1983)

Marc Singer ... Mike Donovan (2 episodes, 1983)
Blair Tefkin ... Robin Maxwell (2 episodes, 1983)

Michael Wright ... Elias Taylor (2 episodes, 1983)

Bonnie Bartlett ... Lynn Bernstein (2 episodes, 1983)

Leonardo Cimino ... Abraham Bernstein (2 episodes, 1983)

Richard Herd ... John (2 episodes, 1983)
Evan C. Kim ... Tony Wah Chong Leonetti (2 episodes, 1983)

Richard Lawson ... Dr. Ben Taylor (2 episodes, 1983)
George Morfogen ... Stanley Bernstein (2 episodes, 1983)

Andrew Prine ... Steven (2 episodes, 1983)

Hansford Rowe ... Arthur Dupres (2 episodes, 1983)
Jenny Sullivan ... Kristine Walsh (2 episodes, 1983)

Penelope Windust ... Kathleen Maxwell (2 episodes, 1983)

Michael Alldredge ... Bill Graham (2 episodes, 1983)

Camila Ashland ... Ruby Engels (2 episodes, 1983)

Frank Ashmore ... Martin (2 episodes, 1983)
Jason Bernard ... Caleb Taylor (2 episodes, 1983)
Michael Bond ... Officer Talbot (2 episodes, 1983)

Rafael Campos ... Sancho Gomez (2 episodes, 1983)

Diane Cary ... Harmony Moore (2 episodes, 1983)

Viveka Davis ... Polly Maxwell (2 episodes, 1983)

Robert Englund ... Willie (2 episodes, 1983)
Ron Hajak ... Denny (2 episodes, 1983)
Mary Alan Hokanson ... Ruth Barnes (2 episodes, 1983)
David Hooks ... Dr. Rudolf Metz (2 episodes, 1983)

Joanna Kerns ... Marjorie Donovan (2 episodes, 1983)
Jenny Neumann ... Barbara (2 episodes, 1983)

William Russ ... Brad (2 episodes, 1983)

Michael Swan ... Officer Bob Briggs (2 episodes, 1983)
Stephanie Faulkner ... LA TV Studio Assistant Director (2 episodes, 1983)
Tom Fuccello ... Senator Raymond Burke (2 episodes, 1983)
Wiley Harker ... UN Secretary General (2 episodes, 1983)
Dick Harwood ... LA TV Studio Director (2 episodes, 1983)

Myron Healey ... Arch Quinton (2 episodes, 1983)
Bonnie Johns ... Woman (2 episodes, 1983)

Eric Johnston ... Sean Donovan (2 episodes, 1983)
Curt Lowens ... Dr. Maurice Jankowski (2 episodes, 1983)
Marin May ... Katie Maxwell (2 episodes, 1983)
Mike Monahan ... LA TV Studio Console Man (2 episodes, 1983)
Jennifer Perito ... Resistance Member (2 episodes, 1983)
Clete Roberts ... Newscaster (2 episodes, 1983)
Nathan Roberts ... LA TV Anchor (2 episodes, 1983)

Howard K. Smith ... Howard K. Smith (2 episodes, 1983)
Robert Vandenberg ... Rebel Camp Leader (2 episodes, 1983)

Momo Yashima ... High School Band Leader (2 episodes, 1983)

Denny Miller ... Visitor Trooper (2 episodes, 1983)
Stack Pierce ... Visitor Captain (2 episodes, 1983)
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Series Directed by
Kenneth Johnson (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Writing credits
Kenneth Johnson (2 episodes, 1983)

Series Produced by
Chuck Bowman .... producer (2 episodes, 1983)
Patrick Boyriven .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1983)
Kenneth Johnson .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1983)

Brandon Tartikoff .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Joseph Harnell (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Cinematography by
John McPherson (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Film Editing by
Paul Dixon (2 episodes, 1983)
Alan C. Marks (2 episodes, 1983)
Robert K. Richard (2 episodes, 1983)
Jack W. Schoengarth (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Casting by
Phyllis Huffman (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Production Design by
Charles R. Davis (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Art Direction by
Gary A. Lee (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Set Decoration by
John M. Dwyer (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Costume Design by
Brienne Glyttov (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Makeup Department
Werner Keppler .... makeup technician (2 episodes, 1983)
Leo Lotito Jr. .... makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 1983)
Jan Van Uchelen .... hairdresser (2 episodes, 1983)
Faith Vecchio .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1983)
 
Series Production Management
Art Seidel .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Forrest .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1983)
Alisa Matlovsky .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1983)
Paul Samuelson .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1983)
 
Series Art Department
Gary Antista .... property master (2 episodes, 1983)

Peter Albes .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Tom Duffield .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Tom Ivanjack .... painter (unknown episodes)
Joseph C. Nemec III .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Tom Southwell .... production illustrator (unknown episodes)
John Wilcox .... set painter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Claude Riggins .... production mixer (2 episodes, 1983)

Jerry Trent .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
James Troutman .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Tom Ryba .... special effects (2 episodes, 1983)
Joseph C. Sasgen .... special effects (2 episodes, 1983)

Peter Albiez .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Joe Goss .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Carl Incorvaia .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Tom Tokunaga .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Robert D. Bailey .... head of visual effects: Pacific Title (unknown episodes)
Gregory Jein .... model constructor: DQI (unknown episodes)
Bill Kent .... motion control operator (unknown episodes)
Michael Lawler .... visual effects cameraman (unknown episodes)
Michele Moen .... matte artist (unknown episodes)
Eugene P. Rizzardi .... model supervisor: Coast Special Effects (unknown episodes)
Scott Squires .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
David Stipes .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Hoyt Yeatman .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Matthew Yuricich .... matte artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
David R. Ellis .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1983)
Pat Romano .... stunts (1 episode, 1983)

Steve M. Davison .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Rick F. Gunter .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Owen Marsh .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Michael Douglas Middleton .... still photographer: props (unknown episodes)
Tom Neuwirth .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Bill Record .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Ron Record .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Jack S. Schlosser .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Bob Stewart .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Robert E. Stuard .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Paul E. Sutton .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fred Long .... costumer: men (2 episodes, 1983)
Diana Wilson .... costumer: women (2 episodes, 1983)

Jerry Herrin .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Wingate Jones .... costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Location Management
Murray Miller .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Daniel Schneider .... key location manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Ted Roberts .... music editor (2 episodes, 1983)

Don Davis .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
George Doering .... musician (unknown episodes)
Robert Fernandez .... score recordist (unknown episodes)
Christopher Flick .... assistant music editor (unknown episodes)
Michael Stone .... music mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Jeanne Byrd .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1983)

John Gamble .... helicopter pilot (unknown episodes)
Charles A. Tamburro .... helicopter pilot (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Dominique Dunne .... in loving memory of (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"V: The Original Miniseries" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
197 min | Finland:189 min (DVD)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Iceland:16 | Norway:15 (video premiere) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (2000s) | UK:12 (DVD rating) | UK:15 (VHS version) | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-14 | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Visitors' symbol is actually a modified swastika.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When the voice is counting down in multiple languages the Greek part is not correct: enea (9), theka (10), octo (8).See more »
Quotes:
Lynn Bernstein:[reading Abraham's farewell letter written before his capture by The Visitors] "My dear family: It's painful knowing that I'll not see your faces anymore. But I must take this stand for what I know is right. You may think that an old man wouldn't be afraid to die, but this old man is very frightened. I'm hoping that I'll find a little of your mother's dignity and strength...
[...]
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Why does Daniel turn against his own people?
Why were scientists so quickly discredited and hunted?
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
V for Victory!, 14 May 2005
Author: dakki78 from Pargas, Finland

Now this is real sci-fi! Kenneth Johnsons story is (in my opinion) one of the best ever written. While I rank The Tripods as my favourite sci-fi adventure, this will come as a good second.

I wasn't very old when I saw V for the first time, but I can honestly say it blew me away! And even now almost 20 years later I can still watch it and be in awe like I was way back then.

And now I am just waiting for the return of V, which finally seems to be becoming reality. Hopefully it will stick to the basics and not go "overboard" like so many re-makes have done over the years. But with Kenny at the helm I doubt that will be a problem, since I happen to know that the legacy of V means a lot to him.

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