The Dirtwater Dynasty (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... See full summary »

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 Lonely Logan (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Richard Eastwick (4 episodes, 1988)
Harold Hopkins ...
 Rev. McBride (3 episodes, 1988)
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 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)
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 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)
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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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Oh No!! So close and yet so far away....
29 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am so glad to see that The Dirtwater Dynasty has been released on DVD. This is the sad part - it is only out in PAL format, and I have NTSC. I don't suppose someone has been so nice as to dub it into the NTSC format? This is such a great mini-series, and a terrible loss to folks in the U.S. who won't get to watch it. It would be so nice if one of the independent networks would pick it up. After all, we can purchase "A Town Like Alice", which is another good one. Hugo Weaving is strong in his portrayal, that it is a shame it isn't better known outside of Australia. Oh well, I have waited a long time to purchase this mini-series. I guess a few more years won't make that big a difference. Something this powerful never leaves your mind, and the music you can never forget.


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