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The Odyssey (1997– )

TV Series  |  PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
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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--... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
 King Alcinous (as Jeroen Krabbe)
Nicholas Clay ...
Adoni Anastassopoulos ...
 Perimedes (as Adoni Anastasse)
Paloma Baeza ...
Reid Asato ...


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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Release Date:

18 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Homer's Odyssey  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

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(2 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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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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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