Fall of Eagles (1974)

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British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns.

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British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns.

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15 March 1974 (UK)  »

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Four of the actors also appeared in the BBC miniseries, I, Claudius (1976): Patrick Stewart (Lenin) as Sejanus, Charles Kay (Nicholas II) as Gallus, John Rhys-Davis (Zinoviev) as Macro, and Irene Hamilton (Countess Vezzera) as Plancina. See more »

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Tsar Nicholas II: [Referring to his son, Tsarevich Alexis, who has just left the room] There goes half my sadness, and a great deal of my joy.
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One of the best Mini-Series Ever Made
8 July 2006 | by (Washington D.C.) – See all my reviews

If you like mini-series I Cladius, you will like this series. I watched this as a young teenager and learn more on what brought the world, World War I that all of the boring history lessons I took in school. Also, the breath and scope of this TV mini-series just can not be remade today. Only HBO has the clout and finances to tackle this type of material.

The acting in this series is old school British theater and is a little talkative for the modern MTV generation who are use to more action, however, it is very rewarding to listen to the words and watch the scope of history unfold. You will understand that the end of the series that it is individuals who make history and individuals have the power to literally to change the world.

This mini-series is well worth your time and attention.


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