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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1997  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »
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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)
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 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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18 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Homer's Odyssey  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)
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(2 parts)

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Telemachus is going to Sparta to see Menelaus, but the palace shown has the symbols and the colours of the Minoan palace of Knossos, which was in Crete. See more »

Quotes

Poseidon: My goal is not to kill you. You must understand.
Odysseus: What? What?
[shouts]
Odysseus: What do you want me to understand?
Poseidon: That without the gods, man is nothing.
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Version of Ulysses (1954) See more »

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A great movie experience
16 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband and I just read the Odyssey together and this film was such a wonderful visualization! The settings, the sea, the magical gods' voices and appearances were absorbing and believable. I especially enjoyed the costuming; we see frozen images of people in ancient Greek dress but they moved with the wearers, just as our clothes do, and they helped create a very sensual impression of ancient Greek life. Although the interiors were a little bare, they were believable too and I enjoyed the colors and paintings that gave life to otherwise stony buildings. I have visited much of the Mediterranean and love the bleached ruins of the Greeks and Romans, but they had colors when they were new--it was exciting to see them that way. The actors were also believable, esp. Assant as Odysseus, conveying both drama and excitement. Some viewers seem to miss the fact that Odysseus survived the Trojan war and would have gotten home faster if he had not offended Poseidon, the god of the sea, by bragging about his performance. Poseidon makes sure he suffers before he reaches home, enlisting his relatives and friends, while Odysseus persists in his goal of reaching his loving wife and home. Altogether a terrific film. I want a DVD version to watch it again--the library video we saw had some jumpy places!


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