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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Wish it would be repeated!
2 December 2001 | by (Isle of Wight, England) – See all my reviews

A very compelling saga spanning three generations of one family on both sides of the world. All characters were portrayed well adding to the emotional value. It also explained some of the usually unmentioned treatment of prisoners of war at the hands of the Japanese.


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