Robert Mitchum, Rhonda Fleming, and Jameson Parker star in this drama about a man who is faced with a terminal illness while his son-in-law is struggling with grief over the death of his young wife and his disbelief in God.
Danielle Steele's WWII soap opera is given the epic treatment in this film that was shown across three nights on network TV. At the film's beginning, an industrialist meets the wife of a ... See full summary »
The story of two Army officers, one a ruthless, career-obsessed schemer, the other his exact opposite, and their personal and professional lives from the end of World War I to the beginning of Vietnam.
The career of Detective Michael Ryan becomes complicated by the penchant of his well-to-do socialite wife to meddle in police matters. Ashley Hamilton Ryan witnesses a murder, and with the ... See full summary »
Peter H. Hunt
The saga of the Henry family, begun in "The Winds of War" continues as America is attacked by Japan and enters World War II. For Victor Henry, an upwardly mobile naval career sets him in command of a cruiser with sights on selection for the Admiralty. At the same time, however, Victor must struggle with a failing marriage as well as a love affair with the daughter of a prominent British radio news reporter. Victor's son Byron has equal success as a submarine officer, eventually selected to command his own ship, yet all the while must deal with the separation of his wife and son who are held in German custody as enemy alien Jews. Through other such characters as Professor Aaron Jastrow, Naval Pilot Warren Henry, and the noble German General Armin von Roon, "War and Remembrance" unfolds into an all encompassing and fascinating story of the Second World War. Written by
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Pat Hingle served in the Navy, in the Pacific Theater, which means he served under the command of Admiral Halsey, who he plays in the film. See more »
General Arnim von Roon's rank changes up and down throughout the mini-series. In June 1942, the narrator announces him as Major General von Roon. In later episodes in 1944 and 1945 he is demoted to the rank of Brigadier General. No German generals were ever demoted, even when falling out of favor with Hitler. See more »
[Hitler and his generals are under Berlin in the bunker, April 22, 1945]
WHAT IS GOING ON? We have been trying to reach the Steiner army since yesterday! My patience is not limitless!
Lt. Gen. Alfred Jodl:
The telephone lines, Mein Fuhrer; they keep breaking down.
If I do not hear from Steiner within 15 minutes, somebody will be shot!
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I really enjoyed this maxi series. It's too long to be a mini! This and the final portion are a whole lotta video..they total 14 DVDs. The initial smash series, Winds of War, was several more DVDs. So all in all, this was a long series! As I said, I enjoyed the entire "package". However, with 5 years between the first and the second series, much happened and the result was a number of actor/actress changes that make the second series confusing after seeing the first. Major characters, such as Natalie Jastrow-Henry, played by Ali McGraw in the first, Jane Seymour in the second. Aaron Jastrow, John Houseman, Sir John Gielgud. There are some others as well. Robert Mitchum and Polly Bergen reprise their superb performances as Capt. and Mrs. Pug Henry. Overall, despite the change in personnel, the acting remains great throughout the entire series. It's just kinda confusing having two different Natalies, two Aarons, two Byrons, two Janices, etc. I'm rambling, sorry. This series is long, but doesn't PLAY long. It moves along nicely and has enough plot twists to keep the viewers interest. I like this whole thing well enough to have paid to own it from start to finish. At least rent this a couple of DVDs at a time. It's worth your time!
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