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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One of the finest dramas ever produced
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I watched this epic when it was first released on Aussie TV. I was 18. I watched it again this week and enjoyed it even more. THis drama is well written, the cinematography is simply stunning and the talent is fabulous.

Hugo Weaving plays a magnificent portrayal of a man who's life long quest to build an empire in the Australia Outback.

Living in the Central West and well not really that far from Nevertire where the story is based, I understand the trials and tribulations of life in the bush.

Steve Jacobs by far is my favourite in this film.

I could watch this over and over. There are no special features, no fan fare or special effects. The film relies sole on a wonderful story and fantastic actors.

I highly recommend this to anyone!


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