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 »

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


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

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Release Date:

16 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ernest: Sto orama tou paradeisou  »

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(4 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Should be called " Hemingway's Women"
7 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have to agree with the previous statement: this "biopic" is far less about Ernest Hemingway's life as an adventurer, writer and novelist as it is about his various romances and his penchant for booze. I missed the original and, finally finding the DVD, was very disappointed at the portrayal of a classic writer as nothing more than a modern Cassanova. The acting is fine at points, it touches at various points and no doubt great lengths were taken to film at "original" locals...but the entire plot is bogged down by a series of romances while the director obviously missed the point: Hemingway was his own man, and was never ruled by women. Maybe that didn't cut it in the "Politically Correct" eighties, but this mini series is a rotten tomato.

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