This lavish small-screen adaptation of Homer's ancient epic--replete with Maltese and Turkish locations, state-of-the-art special effects, and many bronzed muscles gleaming with sweat--... See full summary »
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 Odysseus (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Penelope (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Athena (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Circe (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Eurymachus (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Anticleia (2 episodes, 1997)
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 King Alcinous (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Eurycleia (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Tiresias (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Calypso (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Menelaus (2 episodes, 1997)
Adoni Anastassopoulos ...
 Perimedes (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Melanthe (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Eurybates (2 episodes, 1997)
Reid Asato ...
 Cyclops (2 episodes, 1997)
Mark Hill ...
 Orsilicus (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Elatus (2 episodes, 1997)
Vincenzo Nicoli ...
 Antinous (2 episodes, 1997)
Sally Plumb ...
 Queen Alcinous (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Polites (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Nausicaa (2 episodes, 1997)
Marius Combo ...
 Agelaus (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Elpener (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Anticlus (2 episodes, 1997)
Oded Levy ...
 Leocritus (2 episodes, 1997)
Peter Page ...
 Philotus (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Aeolus (2 episodes, 1997)
Alan Stenson ...
 Telemachus (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Antiphus (2 episodes, 1997)
Tony Vogel ...
 Eumaeus (2 episodes, 1997)
Heathcote Williams ...
 Laocoon (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Eurylochos (2 episodes, 1997)
Richard Truett ...
 Achilles (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Agamemnon (2 episodes, 1997)
Peter Woodthorpe ...
 Mentor (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Hector (2 episodes, 1997)
Freddy Douglas ...
 Hermes (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Poseidon (2 episodes, 1997)
Alan Smithie ...
 Priam (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Aegyptius (2 episodes, 1997)
Josh Maguire ...
 Young Telemachus (2 episodes, 1997)
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This lavish small-screen adaptation of Homer's ancient epic--replete with Maltese and Turkish locations, state-of-the-art special effects, and many bronzed muscles gleaming with sweat--chronicles the voyage home of a Trojan hero, Odysseus King of Ithaca, and includes many more scenes of his faithful, beautiful wife Penelope dodging leering suitors at home than Homer ever composed! Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG-13 for violent sequences and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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After Achilles dies, he is laid on the pyre. However when we zoom in on his body, he is still breathing. See more »

Quotes

Aeolus: Ha ha ha! Are you surprised? Admit it! Ha ha! I can see you're surprised.
Odysseus: Who are you?
Aeolus: I am Aeolus, God of Wind. This is my island where soft breezes and raging tempests all begin.
Odysseus: Well, I'm honored, but why do you not allow me to drink?
Aeolus: Because I know you, Odysseus, Lord of Ithaca. Do not be afraid. Step through the water. I have something for you. Come along!
Odysseus: You know me?
Aeolus: Everyone knows of Odysseus, the great hero who built the Trojan Horse. But, few Greeks know that you're the only one who ...
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For a made for TV film....it actually does pretty well
20 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay I first saw this movie when I was in 9th grade.We watched it after reading the book.I thought it was a pretty good movie from the start.The special effects were considerably good.Armand Assante played an Excellent Odysseus....I liked Armand's portrayal more than Sean Bean's (Troy).I love Greek mythology and I love this movie.I plan on buying it on DVD.The scene where the old man shoots the arrow through the loops to reveal Odysseus is amazing.Then he says "your crime is that you tried to steal my world" that part was awesome.I think if you are into Greek mythology you will like this movie.They show it on the sci-fi channel every once in a while so I think you should definitely check it out.Like it says in my summary....for a made for TV film it does pretty well.


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