The lives and struggles of some of the countless immigrants who arrived on Ellis Island during the 19th century in search of the American Dream.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Mike Kent ...
 Dinner Party Guest (1 episode, 1984)
Robert Rietty ...
 Bruno Santorelli (1 episode, 1984)
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The lives and struggles of some of the countless immigrants who arrived on Ellis Island during the 19th century in search of the American Dream.

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11 November 1984 (USA)  »

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Ellis Island, les portes de l'espoir  »

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A truly great mini-series
12 May 2000 | by (Harrisburg, PA) – See all my reviews

When I saw this mini-series in 1984, I was a high school kid who was absolutely blown away by its sheer magnificence. The cast was phenomenal, and the storyline seemed to be somewhat of a romance story with a lot of history thrown in.

I hope this mini-series will one day be re-released onto video or DVD. "Ellis Island" taught me a lot about what my ancestors probably went through when they came to this country to start a new life, as just about ALL of our ancestors did.

If given the opportunity, watch this one. It's worth your time.


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