7.0/10
11,786
69 user 8 critic

The Odyssey 

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 »
Reviews
Popularity
1,710 ( 218)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1997  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jason and the Argonauts (TV Mini-Series 2000)
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

One of the most legendary adventures in all mythology is brought to life in Jason and the Argonauts, an epic saga of good and evil. As a mere boy Jason, the heir to the kingdom of Ancient ... See full summary »

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Olivia Williams, Angus Macfadyen
Helen of Troy (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The abduction of beautiful Helen, wife of Spartan King Menelaus, by Paris of Troy triggers a long war.

Stars: Emilia Fox, James Callis, Daniel Lapaine
Merlin (TV Mini-Series 1998)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.

Stars: Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud
Odissea (TV Mini-Series 1968)
Certificate: GP Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Odysseus' journey told in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. After fighting in the Trojan War, Odysseus spends years trying to return home to Itaka.

Stars: Bekim Fehmiu, Leonard Steckel, Constantin Andrieu
Ulysses (1954)
Adventure | Fantasy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.

Director: Mario Camerini
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn
L'odyssée (2016)
Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Highly influential and a fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau's aquatic adventure covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life.

Director: Jérôme Salle
Stars: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou
Odysseus (TV Series 2013)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The sovereign Greek island of Ithaca, 8th century B.C. The Trojan War has been over for ten years, and the Greeks have come home victorious. Only one man is missing: the king of Ithaca, ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Caterina Murino, Niels Schneider, Karina Testa
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
...
...
...
...
...
 Anticleia 2 episodes, 1997
...
 King Alcinous 2 episodes, 1997
...
 Eurycleia 2 episodes, 1997
...
...
...
 Menelaus 2 episodes, 1997
Adoni Anastassopoulos ...
 Perimedes 2 episodes, 1997
...
 Melanthe 2 episodes, 1997
...
 Eurybates 2 episodes, 1997
Reid Asato ...
Mark Hill ...
 Orsilicus 2 episodes, 1997
...
...
 Antinous 2 episodes, 1997
Sally Plumb ...
 Queen Alcinous 2 episodes, 1997
...
...
 Nausicaa 2 episodes, 1997
Marius Combo ...
...
...
 Anticlus 2 episodes, 1997
Oded Levy ...
 Leocritus 2 episodes, 1997
Peter Page ...
 Philotus 2 episodes, 1997
...
Alan Stenson ...
 Telemachus 2 episodes, 1997
...
 Antiphus 2 episodes, 1997
Tony Vogel ...
...
Michael Tezcan ...
 Eurylochos 2 episodes, 1997
Richard Truett ...
 Achilles 2 episodes, 1997
...
 Agamemnon 2 episodes, 1997
...
...
...
...
Alan Smithie ...
...
 Aegyptius 2 episodes, 1997
Josh Maguire ...
 Young Telemachus 2 episodes, 1997
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

Release Date:

18 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Homer's Odyssey  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael J. Pollard worked with director Andrey Konchalowsky in Tango & Cash (1991). See more »

Goofs

As Odysseus scales the mountain to see Circe, Hermes feeds him grass to protect him from her spells. When Odysseus first opens his mouth to eat the grass, you can tell that his mouth is already stained green from eating grass, presumably from an earlier take. See more »

Quotes

Tiresias: It is the journey itself that makes up your life.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The old boys are doing well
5 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

I am a big fan of fantasy movies and more if it concerns mythologic episodes. Next to Jason and the Argonauts we also have the Odyssey which is according to me a wonderful movie. Homerus classical epos about Odysseus and the movements after the fall of Troy have been filmed in a magnificent way in the Odyssey. The gods make Odysseus and his men to puppets in a game. They push them to make long trips which delay their trip with years and bring them in conflict with Circe, the cyclope and Poseidon. Finally Odysseus even enters the underworld. In the meanwhile the wife of Odysseus, Penelope must get the men away from her, who want to have the properties of Odysseus. They think that he is dead, but with the help Athens he continues searching his way home. This movie receives from me a 8 out of 10 because it is an enjoyable movie which also gives you some history lessons, so 2 flies in 1 hit, a good movie and education. Well done !!!!!!!!!!!


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 69 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page