Christopher Columbus (1985)

TV Mini-Series  |   |  Adventure, Biography, Drama
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After his proposal to sail west to the East Indies is rejected by Portugal, Columbus overcomes court intrigue in Spain to gain support for his expedition.

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Series cast summary:
 Cristoforo Colombo (4 episodes, 1985)
David de Keyser ...
 Of various roles (4 episodes, 1985)
Robert Rietty ...
 Of various roles (4 episodes, 1985)


The epic mini-series tells the story of the legendary Italian-born explorer Diego de Geona Taino, later known as Christopher Columbus, from his birth in c.1450 Genoa, Italy, to his young adult years as an expert sailor and navigator who, with money funded from the monarchy of Spain, sailed to the unknown West to find Asia in 1492, and instead found a 'New World' of the modern day West Indies to South America, and then follows his later years in his 50's as a tired, ailing man whose dreams of exploration and discovery to which he passed onto his son, and other followers, just before his death in 1506. Written by Anonymous

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19 May 1985 (USA)  »

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Cristoforo Colombo  »

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Even though Raf Vallone can speak English, his voice is dubbed by another in the English language release. See more »


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This needs to be put on DVD!!!
16 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie (Tv Series). PLEASE get this on DVD!!! The acting is great. The producers outdid themselves. Gabriel Bryne is good in anything he does, and this is no exception. Max vonSydow likewise. I hope 'the powers that be' put this excellent series on DVD very very soon.

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