The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II.
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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Victor 'Pug' Henry (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Natalie Jastrow (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Byron Henry (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Aaron Jastrow (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Rhoda Henry (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Madeline Henry (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Leslie Slote (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Berel Jastrow (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Warren Henry (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Palmer 'Fred' Kirby (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Brigadier General Armin Von Roon / ... (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Pamela Tudsbury (7 episodes, 1983)
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William Woodson ...
 Narrator (7 episodes, 1983)
Dragomir Stanojevic
(7 episodes, 1983)
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 Adolf Hitler (6 episodes, 1983)
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 Hermann Goering (6 episodes, 1983)
Werner Kreindl ...
 Colonel General Franz Halder (6 episodes, 1983)
Rainer Penkert ...
 Grand Admiral Erich Raeder (6 episodes, 1983)
Alexander Kerst ...
 Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel (6 episodes, 1983)
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 Field Marshal Alfred Jodl (6 episodes, 1983)
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 Winston Churchill (4 episodes, 1983)
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 Joachim von Ribbentrop (4 episodes, 1983)
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 Yeoman Ryan (4 episodes, 1983)
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 Wolf Stoller (3 episodes, 1983)
Michael Logan ...
 Alistair Tudsbury (3 episodes, 1983)
John Carter ...
 Colonel William Forrest (3 episodes, 1983)
Tom McFadden ...
 Hugh Cleveland (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Harry Hopkins (3 episodes, 1983)
Deborah Winters ...
 Janice Lacouture Henry (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Lt. Carter 'Lady' Aster (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Major General Tillet (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Capt. Red Tully / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Luigi Gianelli (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Bunky Thurston (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Blinker Vance (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Benito Mussolini (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Air Commodore Burne-Wilke (2 episodes, 1983)
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 General 'Train' Anderson (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Eleanor Roosevelt (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Fred Fearing (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Ludwig Rosenthal (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Ciano (2 episodes, 1983)
Judith Atwell ...
 Sally Forrest (2 episodes, 1983)
James Ray ...
 Chargé Reese Claremont (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Scarfaced Gestapo / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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 White-Haired Gestapo / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
Dick Armstrong ...
 Franz the Butler (2 episodes, 1983)
Eloise Hardt ...
 Mrs. Lacouture (2 episodes, 1983)
Henryk Rajfer ...
 Groom at Wedding / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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Storyline

In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands and rearms and proceeds to annex several border countries into the Reich. Meanwhile, Italy attempts to establish a Facist Colonial Empire under Mussolini while the Empire of Japan stands ready for a major war with China. Enter the Henry family, headed by career naval officer Victor "Pug" Henry. "Winds of War" thus follows the exploits of Pug and his children, all of which are set against the backdrop of world events leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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The first theatrical motion picture made for television

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Drama | Romance | War

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Release Date:

6 February 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Herman Wouk's The Winds of War  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ralph Bellamy plays Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) in this production. Bellamy had played a younger FDR twenty-two years prior to this mini-series in the film Sunrise at Campobello (1960) and in the stage version winning Broadway's 1958 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic). Later, Bellamy would reprise his role as FDR in this mini-series' sequel, War and Remembrance (1988). See more »

Goofs

When Pug and President Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt speak in the Oval Office, the shadow of a boom mic is repeatedly visible on the wall behind them. [Part 4, Scene 1, time index 2:56, 3:24, 5:10, 6:30] See more »

Quotes

Wolf Stoller: There are certain conversations that have to be forgotten. And in Germany we have a phrase for such delicate matters. We say, "under four eyes."
Victor 'Pug' Henry: I believe I've heard that phrase.
Wolf Stoller: What transpires next is under four eyes. You and Armin had a conversation about this lend-lease bill. Did he make sense to you? You prefer not to say, eh? Of course. You are a diplomat.
Victor 'Pug' Henry: I'm a gunnery expert, misplaced in diplomacy, and hoping to get the hell out of it.
Wolf Stoller: A man of honor wants to serve on the field.
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great movie !!
10 March 2004 | by (North York, Ontario, CANADA) – See all my reviews

I saw this a second time after reading the Herman Wouk novel and liked it much more.

The acting, scenes are wonderful and adhere closely to the book.

My only comment is that Ali McGraw is too old for the Jewish girl she played. In addition, Victoria Tennant is really terrific. Difficult to see how anyone could ignore her after her charming appearances.

I wish this video(or DVD) could be lumped up together with those for 'War and Remembrance". That would be great !!

I am not sure how Mr Wouk got the information. Historical facts, imagination or inside information ? They all seem accurate and credible.

Don't miss it.

Make sure watching it several times.


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