"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 »
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 Richard Eastwick (5 episodes, 1988)
Victoria Longley ...
 Kate McBride / ... (5 episodes, 1988)
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 Josh McCall (5 episodes, 1988)
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 Lonely Logan (5 episodes, 1988)
Dennis Miller ...
 Hasky Tarbox (5 episodes, 1988)
Harold Hopkins ...
 Rev. McBride (5 episodes, 1988)
Jenny Lee ...
 Mrs. McBride (5 episodes, 1988)
Kristina Nehm ...
 Esmerelda (5 episodes, 1988)
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 Frances Eastwick (5 episodes, 1988)
Anne-Louise Lambert ...
 Emma Tarbox / ... (5 episodes, 1988)
Peter Phelps ...
 David Eastwick (5 episodes, 1988)
Scott Burgess ...
 Guy Westaway (5 episodes, 1988)
Robert Menzies ...
 Richie Eastwick (5 episodes, 1988)
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 Billy / ... (2 episodes, 1988)
Ned Manning ...
 David Eastwick II / ... (2 episodes, 1988)
Leverne McDonnell ...
 Christine Candy (2 episodes, 1988)
Hayden Topperwien ...
 Young Richard Eastwick (2 episodes, 1988)
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"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 <hartcher@dingoblue.net.au>

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Great mini-series -
18 February 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I first watched "The Dirtwater Dynasty" on Channel 7 with my father. We were both glued to the TV. I was really upset for the fact that I didn't tape it. However, my cousin had taped it and I remember one time watching it over and over again. My dad and I LOVED IT so much. After my dad had a stroke he lost a lot of his speech, but I remember my dad saying to me "Eastwick" and I knew he was talking about this mini-series... I so much want to buy a copy of "The Dirtwater Dynasty" on VHS or DVD for my father. I have called the Australian Television Association and requested numerous times to play it on TV so that I could record it, but I've had no luck.

I wish it was for sale!!! A must see mini-series.


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