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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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)
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 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)
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 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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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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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

Eurymachus: [Odysseus has started to kill the suitors who are locked in a room with him] Wait, wait! What is our crime? We treated your wife as a queen. We lived off you're land, that can be replaced. We did not kill anybody.
Odysseus: Your crime is that you tried to steal my world. The world I built with my hands, and my sweat...
Eurymachus: Now, anyone...
Odysseus: And my blood. The world that I shared with a woman who bore me my son, and no one will ever take that from me. Now you will die to a man in a river of blood.
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Riveting. Will make one want to re-read The Odyssey.
21 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best TV movie of all time. Odysseus is the perfect hero for the aging 1st world population, with his use of guile to triumph when strength is not enough. Despite the fact that one of my favorite parts of The Odyssey is left out, when Odysseus returns home after 20 years, his faithful pet Argus awaiting him, only to die after one greeting; I think this is an incredibly arresting film. Armand Assante is surprising terrific as Odysseus. He conveys with his expressions the depth of thought and emotion which characterized Odysseus. All the more amazing when one considers that Odysseus was an Achaean, a tall, fair race of people, though Odysseus was, himself, described by Homer as one of middle stature, for an Achaean, no doubt. This movie makes the tales of Homer seem more real than any film I have ever seen. The emotions of all are complex and real. The mutual love and devotion of Odysseus and Penelope are portrayed in a beautiful and believable way by the actors. The scene in which Odysseus returns to take back his kingdom is brutally and believably real. I cannot say enough good things about this movie. It should be required in the schools.


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