First Born (1988)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Drama | Sci-Fi
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 162 users  
Reviews: 10 user

Edward Forester is a genetic researcher, intent on breeding primate hybrids. But his experiments take a strange turn when he succeeds in breeding a human/gorilla hybrid. He hides the ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 78 titles
created 13 Feb 2012
 
a list of 115 titles
created 19 Oct 2012
 
a list of 107 titles
created 15 Jun 2013
 
TV
a list of 112 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "First Born" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: First Born (1988– )

First Born (1988– ) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of First Born.

Season:

1

Year:

1988
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Phantom of the Opera (TV Movie 1990)
Drama | Music | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Richardson
Stars: Teri Polo, Charles Dance, Burt Lancaster
Firstborn (1984)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Cyril and Fiona are a long-married couple who travel to an unnamed tropical coastal town to follow their sexual fantasies. There they meet another couple, Catherine, Hugh and their three ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Haas
Stars: Charles Dance, Colin Lane, Sheryl Lee
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.

Director: James Dearden
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance, Kevork Malikyan
The Surgeon (1995)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Small boy witnesses his brother being killed in surgery, grows up to become a monster with a scalpel.

Director: Carl Schenkel
Stars: Isabel Glasser, James Remar, Sean Haberle
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Rabbi in the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland in 1942 fights to maintain his stance of peace and acceptance of his fellow man despite the growing turmoil and atrocities created by the Nazis. ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Charles Dance, Elina Löwensohn
Goldeneye (TV Movie 1989)
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fact-based biography of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The film focuses on his wartime exploits and romantic adventures which ultimately led to his creation of the super-spy.

Director: Don Boyd
Stars: Charles Dance, Phyllis Logan, Patrick Ryecart
The Jewel in the Crown (TV Mini-Series 1984)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan
Out on a Limb (TV Series 1987)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The supposed true story of Shirley MacClaine's experience with a spiritual awakening.

Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Charles Dance, John Heard
Chimera (TV Mini-Series 1991)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A journalist investigates the death of his girl friend at a fertility clinic where she worked and uncovers a plot to create a new breed of human based on crossing the genetics of a man and ... See full summary »

Stars: John Lynch, Christine Kavanagh, Kenneth Cranham
The Secret Servant (TV Series 1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Stars: Charles Dance, Dan O'Herlihy, Jill Meager
This September (TV Series 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Stars: Clare Waugh, Charles Dance, Eleonore Weisgerber
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Edward Forester (3 episodes, 1988)
...
 Mary (3 episodes, 1988)
Ralph Harvey ...
 Brigadier (3 episodes, 1988)
Philip Madoc ...
 Lancing (3 episodes, 1988)
Julie Peasgood ...
 Anne Forester / ... (3 episodes, 1988)
Francesca Brill ...
 Lucy (2 episodes, 1988)
Rob Dixon ...
 Priest (2 episodes, 1988)
Rosemary McHale ...
 Nancy Knott (2 episodes, 1988)
Edit

Storyline

Edward Forester is a genetic researcher, intent on breeding primate hybrids. But his experiments take a strange turn when he succeeds in breeding a human/gorilla hybrid. He hides the results of the experiment, adopting the child, and helps Gor to speak and blend into society. But Gor can't help being what he is, and tragedy and revelations are the ultimate result. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 October 1988 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Gor, Uomo a metà  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Hans Zimmer reworked his music from this series into the end credits track "160 BPM" for _Angels & Demons (2009)_ qv. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
science 'fiction'?
29 September 2005 | by (Guildford, England) – See all my reviews

This was one of the most powerful pieces of drama I have ever seen. I originally tuned in when it was first aired in October 1988 (I still have the Radio Times for that week!) because I think Charles Dance is an excellent actor. Being a rather fond of scientific fiction, when I found out the subject matter of the story - well, that was just icing on the cake. But I was totally unprepared for the gut-punch of a story which followed. For anyone interested, it's based on a novel Gor-Saga by Maureen Duffy (which I promptly went out and bought!). The storyline is similar but the TV adap has a far more brutal and thought-provoking 'ending' and the character of Forrester has far more depth. The whole drama made me want to become a writer! What more can I say?


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
FIRST BORN ON EBAY bosscat128
is this in the same sense as....? hellbound-angel
First Born was unique georox29
help please evilbungle
no first born, yet georox29
UK DVD release leah-h
Discuss First Born (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?