The Dirtwater Dynasty (1988)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 136 users  
Reviews: 12 user

"Dirtwater Dynasty" is the story of embittered rivalry, triumph and despair. The life of Richard Eastwick is told in a story spanning three generations and eight decades. Born in the London... See full summary »

0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 177 titles
created 26 Dec 2010
a list of 113 titles
created 23 Jan 2012
a list of 229 titles
created 22 Apr 2012
a list of 777 titles
created 8 months ago
a list of 53 titles
created 5 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Dirtwater Dynasty (1988– )

The Dirtwater Dynasty (1988– ) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Dirtwater Dynasty.

User Polls




Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Seven Deadly Sins (TV Mini-Series 1993)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Anthology series examining the dark side of human nature in seven episodes: 'Lust', 'Pride', 'Wrath', 'Sloth', 'Greed', 'Envy' and 'Gluttony'.

Stars: Hugo Weaving, Heather Mitchell, Andy Anderson
All the Rivers Run (TV Mini-Series 1983)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Orphaned after a shipwreck off the Victorian coast of Australia, the beautiful and spirited Philadelphia Gordon finds both love and adventure aboard a paddle-steamer on the Murray River.

Stars: Sigrid Thornton, John Waters, John Alansu
Bordertown (TV Mini-Series 1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Ray Barrett, Cate Blanchett, Mitchell Butel
The Castle (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A Melbourne family is very happy living where they do, near the Melbourne airport (according to Jane Kennedy, it's "practically their back yard"). However, they are forced to leave their ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Sitch
Stars: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry
Bodyline (TV Mini-Series 1984)
Drama | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact ... See full summary »

Stars: Hugo Weaving, Gary Sweet, Jim Holt
Killing Time (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of disgraced lawyer Andrew Fraser's rise from a small time lawyer to successfully defending the most infamous criminals this country has ever seen, and his ultimate downfall and imprisonment for five years in maximum security.

Stars: David Wenham, Diana Glenn, John Brumpton
The Circuit (TV Mini-Series 2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Drew Ellis is the latest lawyer to join the chaotic and challenging world of the Kimberley Circuit Court. The Circuit follows a magistrate and an entourage of court officers and lawyers on ... See full summary »

Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Kelton Pell, Tammy Clarkson
G.P. (1989–1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stars: Denise Roberts, Michael Craig, Michael O'Neill


Series cast summary:
 Lonely Logan (4 episodes, 1988)
 Richard Eastwick (4 episodes, 1988)
Harold Hopkins ...
 Rev. McBride (3 episodes, 1988)
 Josh McCall (3 episodes, 1988)
Jenny Lee ...
 Mrs. McBride (3 episodes, 1988)
Victoria Longley ...
 Kate McBride (3 episodes, 1988)
Dennis Miller ...
 Hasky Tarbox (3 episodes, 1988)
 Frances Eastwick (3 episodes, 1988)
Kristina Nehm ...
 Esmerelda (3 episodes, 1988)
Scott Burgess ...
 Guy Westaway (2 episodes, 1988)
Anne-Louise Lambert ...
 Emma Tarbox (2 episodes, 1988)


"Dirtwater Dynasty" is the story of embittered rivalry, triumph and despair. The life of Richard Eastwick is told in a story spanning three generations and eight decades. Born in the London slums in 1878, he comes to Australia at age 20, with nothing but a handful of courage and a dream. He acquires land, marries and raises a family, wins loyal friends and makes bitter enemies, and builds a land and cattle ranching empire. Both world wars and the economic depression take their toll on his family. But his dream to create a dynasty gives him a reason to continue. Written by <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

australia | tv mini series







Release Date:

10 April 1988 (Australia)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(5 episodes)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Best Aussie Mini-Series I have seen!
23 July 2004 | by (Victoria, Australia) – See all my reviews

'This is the land of my childhood. The oldest land on earth. The place of endless summer and soaring skies. This is Australia. The Outback. A harsh and unforgiving land. I can look back on it now across the track of 80 years and still remember what it was like. Standing on the very edge of a new frontier. Nature seemed much grander then, the stars are closer, the sun is hotter, the rivers wider and in my minds eye I can see all of us, moving through this giant landscape like a strange nomadic tribe. We were the drovers, the prospectors, squatters, and shearers. We were bushmen, simple men. The shape of our lives hammered out by drought and fire. All except for one. The outback could never forge him. He forged the outback. Tonight I want to tell you about the only man who ever tamed this land. Richard Eastwick. From out of nowhere he built an empire, yet like any man who tries to write his will across the sky, he paid the price'

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Buying liquidchalk
Discuss The Dirtwater Dynasty (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: