Master of the Game (1984)

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Elderly Kate Blackwell looks back at her family's life beginning with her Scottish father Jamie McGregor's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. The family history is ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Katherine 'Kate' Blackwell (3 episodes, 1984)
 Anthony 'Tony' James Blackwell (3 episodes, 1984)
 Jamie McGregor (3 episodes, 1984)
 Brad Rogers (3 episodes, 1984)
 George Mellis (3 episodes, 1984)
Liane Langland ...
 Alexandra Blackwell / ... (3 episodes, 1984)
 Salomon Van der Merwe (3 episodes, 1984)
 Margaret Van der Merwe (3 episodes, 1984)
 Mrs. Talley (3 episodes, 1984)
Barry Morse ...
 Dr. John Harley (3 episodes, 1984)
Johnny Sekka ...
 Banda (3 episodes, 1984)
 Marianne Hoffman (3 episodes, 1984)
 Dominique Masson (3 episodes, 1984)
 André d'Usseau (3 episodes, 1984)
 Solange Dunas (3 episodes, 1984)
 David Blackwell (3 episodes, 1984)
Christopher Muncke ...
 Davis (2 episodes, 1984)


Elderly Kate Blackwell looks back at her family's life beginning with her Scottish father Jamie McGregor's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. The family history is littered with revenge, lust, betrayal, manipulation, and murder. Written by Anonymous

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They tamed a continent, built an empire and utterly destroyed everybody who stood in their way. [UK Video] See more »




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19 February 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

100 Karat - Die Diamanten-Dynastie  »

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No Fun in This "Game"!
18 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dyan Cannon, David Birney, and Donald Pleasance are some of the recognizable names in this TV adaptation of Sidney Sheldon's novel, Master of the Game. But many key players are actors the viewer has never heard of and never will again, some due to the fact they were British or international actors, such as Ian Charleson, Cherie Lunghi, Angharad Rees, and Fernando Allende, and some who never reached any kind of stardom, like Liane Langland. The miniseries had its moments, but, for the most part, it was boring. French actress Leslie Caron has a small but interesting role, and perhaps is the best thing about the production. The key plots of interest is Ian Charleson getting beat up and betrayed by Pleasance and his daughter and his quest for revenge. Then Dyan Cannon was born, was a young lady very briefly, and all of a sudden she was old, and then Liane Langland played twins. Liane was good, but all in all, the miniseries left a bad taste in my mouth with not-so-nice people, with no one to really root for. The viewer doesn't have anyone "to love to hate," like J.R. Ewing on Dallas. There was no fun to it, just meanness. If you like manipulation and deceit with a downbeat feeling to it (that about sums it up), then this miniseries is for you.

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