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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A Stiring Epic
4 July 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Awesome epic. Now available on DVD. Grew up watching this time and time again and now have the pleasure of re-watching it on DVD. Not a lot of features but who needs them. You have 7.5hrs of viewing pleasure. I have found an unnatural ability to quote every inch of this saga. I can only say it's left an impression on me. It was my first introduction to Hugo Weaving, way before the Matrix.

The music is what I remember most about this story. Very emotive. You can't help but feel sad at each turn of fate. Very different kind of story to movies such as LOTR, no special effects, just good story.

I recommend watching this if you love epics, Australia or a good sob story!


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