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)
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 Mentor (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Hector (2 episodes, 1997)
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 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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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>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Budget:

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

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Odysseus sees his time-worn ship half-buried in the sand on Circe's island he is overcome with grief and falls to the ground on his knees. The deep indentation of his knees is already worn into the ground before he actually kneels - either from a previous take, or to protect Armand Assante from hurting his knees. See more »

Quotes

Athena: The gods cannot do for man what man must do for himself.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cruise (1998) See more »

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The old boys are doing well
5 October 2004 | by (Netherlands) – 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 !!!!!!!!!!!


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