Of all the memorable characters created by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway, none was more complicated, more fascinating, or more charismatic than Hemingway himself.... See full summary »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1988  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hemingway (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After the owner of the Hemingway publishing empire dies, his family is keen on its inheritance. However they quickly learn of one stipulation in the will, that they must put aside their ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Hockenbrough
Stars: Elizabeth J. Carlisle, John DeLuca, Alexander DiPersia
The New Mike Hammer (1984–1989)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The cases of Mickey Spillane's classic private eye character.

Stars: Stacy Keach, Lindsay Bloom, Don Stroud
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A mini-series based on the true story of the friendship between Ernest Hemingway and Morley Callaghan in Toronto and Paris between 1923 and 1929.

Director: Michael DeCarlo
Stars: Vincent Walsh, Robin Dunne, Gordon Pinsent
Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV Movie 2012)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.

Director: Philip Kaufman
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Traces the legendary author's life, from the images and memories of his early boyhood, to his tragic suicide at the age of sixty-two. We first meet Hemingway as a young boy dominated by the... See full summary »

Director: José María Sánchez
Stars: Victor Garber, Rom Anderson, Miguel Arribas
Fortunes of War (TV Mini-Series 1987)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Guy Pringle and his new wife, Harriet, are members of the English community in Bucharest, Rumania on the eve of World War II. The film catalogs and chronicles, after the war begins, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Charles Kay
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Truck driver searches for his brother, who has disappeared in a town run by a corrupt judge.

Director: Don Hulette
Stars: Chuck Norris, George Murdock, Terry O'Connor
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Ricks is a criminal who is revived after execution to go into a futuristic prison to get a virus that the big prison gang has created. The prison is a squared off area of LA that the ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Winfrey
Stars: Rick Rossovich, Stacy Keach, Sherrie Rose
Fat City (1972)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.

Director: John Huston
Stars: Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Stars: George C. Scott, David Hemmings, Gilbert Roland
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1959, a young journalist ventures to Havana, Cuba to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway who helped him find his literary voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them.

Director: Bob Yari
Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Joely Richardson, Adrian Sparks
Hemingway (2015)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Don Charles McGovern
Stars: Hemingway
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Ernest Hemingway (4 episodes, 1988)
Josephine Chaplin ...
 Hadley Richardson (4 episodes, 1988)
...
 Pauline Pfeiffer (4 episodes, 1988)
...
 Martha Gelhorn (4 episodes, 1988)
...
 Mary Welsh (4 episodes, 1988)
...
 Patrick Hemingway (4 episodes, 1988)
Pascal Aubier
(4 episodes, 1988)
Stann Babb ...
 Ambulance Tech (1988) (4 episodes, 1988)
Jacques Balutin ...
 Trainer (4 episodes, 1988)
Alba Raquel Barros
(4 episodes, 1988)
Jaime Bello
(4 episodes, 1988)
(4 episodes, 1988)
...
 Jean the waiter (4 episodes, 1988)
Jorge Bosso ...
 Proprietor Hotel La Perla (4 episodes, 1988)
Jean-Claude Bouillon
(4 episodes, 1988)
Uwe Brandner
(4 episodes, 1988)
Judith Burnett ...
 Alice Toklas (4 episodes, 1988)
Elia Enid Cadilla
(4 episodes, 1988)
José María Caffarel
(4 episodes, 1988)
Raúl Carbonell
(4 episodes, 1988)
Geoffrey Carey ...
 Ezra Pound (4 episodes, 1988)
Robert Case
(4 episodes, 1988)
(4 episodes, 1988)
Richard De Burnchurch ...
 Pat Guthrie (4 episodes, 1988)
Consuelo De Haviland ...
 Kitty Canell (4 episodes, 1988)
Raoul Delfosse
(4 episodes, 1988)
Jerry Di Giacomo ...
 Harold Loeb (4 episodes, 1988)
Jesse Doran ...
 John Dos Passos (4 episodes, 1988)
Bill Dunn
(4 episodes, 1988)
Brian Edwards
(4 episodes, 1988)
Tim Eisenhart ...
 Dr. Saviers (4 episodes, 1988)
Eric Elterman
(4 episodes, 1988)
Nader Farman ...
 Leon Fleischman (4 episodes, 1988)
Logan Field
(4 episodes, 1988)
Alain Flick ...
 Lavigne (4 episodes, 1988)
...
 Willard (4 episodes, 1988)
Rafael Fuentes
(4 episodes, 1988)
...
 Lady Duff Twysden (4 episodes, 1988)
Steve Gadler
(4 episodes, 1988)
Robert Ground
(4 episodes, 1988)
...
 Ordóñez (4 episodes, 1988)
Carmen Gutiérrez ...
 Housekeeper (4 episodes, 1988)
Hans Peter Hallwachs
(4 episodes, 1988)
Jens Hessel
(4 episodes, 1988)
Michael Hofland
(4 episodes, 1988)
Margaret Kelly
(4 episodes, 1988)
Jeffrey Kime
(4 episodes, 1988)
Bill Lawrence ...
 Life Reporter / ... (4 episodes, 1988)
Armando Lodigiani ...
 Gregorio Fuentes (4 episodes, 1988)
Jack Luceno ...
 Evan Shipman (4 episodes, 1988)
Daniele Magli
(4 episodes, 1988)
Philippe Mareuil ...
 M. Fouchard (4 episodes, 1988)
Phillip Marquis
(4 episodes, 1988)
Mike Marshall
(4 episodes, 1988)
Renzo Martini
(4 episodes, 1988)
Rory McGuinness
(4 episodes, 1988)
Roy McKechinie
(4 episodes, 1988)
Michel Modo
(4 episodes, 1988)
Benjamín Morales
(4 episodes, 1988)
Michael Morris
(4 episodes, 1988)
Muritthi
(4 episodes, 1988)
Bernard Musson
(4 episodes, 1988)
...
 Lola (1988) (4 episodes, 1988)
Virgen 'Coco' Orta
(4 episodes, 1988)
David Pearson
(4 episodes, 1988)
Emil Perauer
(4 episodes, 1988)
Jean François Pistori
(4 episodes, 1988)
...
 Grace Hemingway (4 episodes, 1988)
Rebecca Potok ...
 Gertrude Stein (4 episodes, 1988)
Rex Robbins ...
 Max Perkins (4 episodes, 1988)
Oscar Rowland
(4 episodes, 1988)
Carlos Ruiz
(4 episodes, 1988)
...
 Old Italian Soldier (4 episodes, 1988)
Dudley Sutton
(4 episodes, 1988)
Clarence Thomas
(4 episodes, 1988)
(4 episodes, 1988)
Uhuru
(4 episodes, 1988)
Pierre Vernier
(4 episodes, 1988)
...
 Perceval (4 episodes, 1988)
Ka Vundla
(4 episodes, 1988)
Jesse Joe Walsh
(4 episodes, 1988)
James Ward
(4 episodes, 1988)
Gérard Watkins
(4 episodes, 1988)
...
 Dr. Hemingway (4 episodes, 1988)
Zoey Wilson ...
 Sylvia Beach (4 episodes, 1988)
...
 Lilli Marleen (4 episodes, 1988)
Edit

Storyline

Of all the memorable characters created by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway, none was more complicated, more fascinating, or more charismatic than Hemingway himself. Adored by women and the quintessential "man's man," he was husband, father, lover, war correspondent, brawler, adventurer, and a sportsman. Set against the turbulent history of the times, Hemingway reveals his tender and stormy relationships with his four wives, Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gellhorn, and Mary Welsh, each of whom had significant impact on his work. Written by stewiec85

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography

Edit

Details

Country:

| | | |

Language:

|

Release Date:

16 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ernest: Sto orama tou paradeisou  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent Account of Life of Hemingway, Well Made and Engrossing
16 August 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The director Bernhard Sinkel made this excellent mini-series about Hemingway as long ago as 1988, and in 2003 it was finally made available on DVD, but it deserves to be much more widely known. Stacy Keach delivers a magnificent tour de force performance as Hemingway, and carries the entire series with power and conviction, satisfactorily making the transition from a virile young man to an old man suffering from no less than five brain concussions. (The makeup is superb, or this would not have worked.) It is amazing how much money was spent on this series, as extensive location shooting took place everywhere that was important in Hemingway's life. The series concentrates on Hemingway's troubled emotional life, with vivid and searing portraits of his relationships with his four successive wives. Hadley is well portrayed by Josephine Chaplin, with sweetness and devotion, and a helpless resignation to being left by him. It is a pity that Josephine ceased acting many years ago. The most riveting portrayal of a wife is by Marisa Berenson, as the predatory Pauline Pfeiffer. Although, from what Morley Callaghan tells us, Pauline was colder, less sympathetic, and more relentless than Berenson's version, this performance is so powerful and gripping that it is one of the highlights of the series. Lisa Banes is splendid as Martha Gelhorn, the independent and ruthless third wife who dumped her trophy husband when it suited her. Finally, Pamela Reed as the devoted fourth wife Mary Welsh brings just the right delicate touch to her role. There is a very powerful brief supporting performance by Ana Torent as Adriana, a girl Hemingway falls for in Venice. This series has endeavoured conscientiously to be as faithful as it could to the truth of events, which is a tall order! The first part in Paris and Spain goes out of its way to be fair to Harold Loeb (well played by Jerry di Giacomo), having clearly drawn on his memoir giving the truth about 'The Sun Also Rises'. Kitty Canell is well played by Consuelo de Haviland, and Pat Guthrie by Richard de Burnchurch (exactly as one would have imagined him). Fiona Fullerton does moderately well as Lady Duff Twysden (whose name is mispronounced however), though no actress could be expected in a mere cameo to capture the real Duff sufficiently. Dudley Sutton and James Villiers provide particularly good support as minor characters. The only person in the story whom I knew personally was Ezra Pound, and he is portrayed completely wrong by Geoffrey Carey, which was very bad casting, and anyway he was only on film for less than a minute, so no care was taken over it. Sylvia Beach's Bookshop in Paris is lovingly recreated, which was quite a feat. Tremendous effort went into this eminently successful series, which cannot be recommended highly enough for its quality and accuracy. I was very sad at seeing the scenes in the Mayo Clinic near the end, realizing that I was one of the last people Hemingway ever wrote a letter to (from there), and appreciating only now just how much that brief letter to a schoolboy must have cost him in effort, and just how deeply it represented all that was good, brave, and noble about that deeply troubled man tormented all his life by his demons, but retaining his core of honesty and generosity of spirit.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Hemingway (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?