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The Dirtwater Dynasty 

"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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Series cast summary:
 Richard Eastwick 5 episodes, 1988
Victoria Longley ...
 Kate McBride / ... 5 episodes, 1988
Steve Jacobs ...
 Josh McCall 5 episodes, 1988
 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
 Frances Eastwick 5 episodes, 1988
 Emma Tarbox / ... 5 episodes, 1988
 David Eastwick 5 episodes, 1988
Scott Burgess ...
 Guy Westaway 5 episodes, 1988
Robert Menzies ...
 Richie Eastwick 5 episodes, 1988
 Billy / ... 2 episodes, 1988
 David Eastwick II / ... 2 episodes, 1988
Leverne McDonnell ...
 Christine Candy 2 episodes, 1988
Hayden Topperwien ...
 Young Richard Eastwick 2 episodes, 1988


"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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10 April 1988 (Australia)  »

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(5 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Great mini-series -
18 February 2005 | by 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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