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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1984  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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 Jacob Rubinstein (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Marco Santorelli (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Rebecca Weiler (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Georgiana 'Georgie' O'Donnell (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Vanessa Ogden (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Madame Levitska (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Nellie Byfield (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Kathleen O'Donnell (3 episodes, 1984)
Stubby Kaye ...
 Abe Shulman (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Bridget O'Donnell (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Una Marbury (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Flora Mitchum (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Casey O'Donnell (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Violet Weiler (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Roscoe Haines (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Sen. Phipps Ogden (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Dr. Carl Travers (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Maud Charteris (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Terry Billings (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Kevin Murray (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Guido (3 episodes, 1984)
Ellen Blueth ...
 Mrs. Fleming (3 episodes, 1984)
Mark Burdis ...
 Sean (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Al Jolson (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Seamus (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Jamie Barrymore (3 episodes, 1984)
Peter Childs ...
 Dan O'Leary (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Millie Renfrew (3 episodes, 1984)
Billy Ehninger ...
 Mark Santorelli (3 episodes, 1984)
Doug Fisher ...
 Harry Epstein (3 episodes, 1984)
Clark Flanagan ...
 Denny (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Jesse Lasky (3 episodes, 1984)
Michael Harbour ...
 Gene Fairchild (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Eddy Forbes (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Florenz Ziegfeld (3 episodes, 1984)
Helen Horton ...
 Miss Pringle (3 episodes, 1984)
Ian Jentle ...
 Ike Ferguson (3 episodes, 1984)
Chuck Julian ...
 William Morris (3 episodes, 1984)
Leo Kahle ...
 Little immigrant boy (3 episodes, 1984)
Victor Langley ...
 Yates (3 episodes, 1984)
Mark Lewis ...
 Albertini (3 episodes, 1984)
James Lister ...
 Dino Frascati (3 episodes, 1984)
Isabelle Lucas ...
 Stella (3 episodes, 1984)
William Merrow ...
 Hoffemeister (3 episodes, 1984)
Christopher Muncke ...
 Travis Crane (3 episodes, 1984)
Sarah Peterson ...
 Laura (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Young whore (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Renata (3 episodes, 1984)
Ian Tyler ...
 Peter (3 episodes, 1984)
Sydney Arnold ...
 Call boy (3 episodes, 1984)
Richard Aylen ...
 Backer #1 (3 episodes, 1984)
Peter Banks ...
 Election clerk (3 episodes, 1984)
Gay Baynes ...
 Ria (3 episodes, 1984)
Gita Denise ...
 Rally singer (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Rachmaninoff (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Bridget's son (3 episodes, 1984)
Jeff Harding ...
 Young reporter (3 episodes, 1984)
Bill Hutchinson ...
 Official (3 episodes, 1984)
Douglas Lambert ...
 Richards (3 episodes, 1984)
Stephen Lubman ...
 Tutor (3 episodes, 1984)
Robert MacLeod ...
 Marty Sontag (3 episodes, 1984)
Ted Maynard ...
 Backer #2 (3 episodes, 1984)
Duncan Preston ...
 Pat McCay (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Duffy (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Shepherd #2 (3 episodes, 1984)
Kenneth Waller ...
 Shepherd #1 (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Immigration Officer (3 episodes, 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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Drama | History

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11 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ellis Island, les portes de l'espoir  »

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1.33 : 1
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The character Jacob Rubinstein/Jake Rubin is based on Irving Berlin. See more »

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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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