Centennial: Season 1, Episode 1

Only the Rocks Live Forever (1 Oct. 1978)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Drama
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 35 users  
Reviews: write review

In 1756, a young Arapahoe child learns his father has been killed in battle and is taught the lesson that 'only rocks live forever'. The child is called Lame Beaver. 1795, a French-Canadian... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(based on the novel by),
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 07 Nov 2012
 
a list of 3473 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Only the Rocks Live Forever (01 Oct 1978)

Only the Rocks Live Forever (01 Oct 1978) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Centennial.
1 of 13 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James A. Michener ...
Himself (as James Michener)
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Paul Garrett / Narrator
...
Hans Brumbaugh (credit only)
...
Sheriff Axel Dumire (credit only)
...
...
Sam Purchas (credit only)
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

In 1756, a young Arapahoe child learns his father has been killed in battle and is taught the lesson that 'only rocks live forever'. The child is called Lame Beaver. 1795, a French-Canadian trapper named Pasquinel meets Lame Beaver and they begin trading - pelts for blankets, silver, beads, etc. from around the world. Lame Beaver says he'd like a gun next time the white man returns. The Pawnee also are interested in guns. A doctor introduces Pasquinel to a silver-smith to form a partnership to finance his trading trips. The silver-smith has a daughter, Lise, who is immediately captivated with the Canadian. When Pasquinel delivers the gun to the Pawnee chief, he meets Scottish mountain man, Alexander McKeag. Clay Basket, daughter of Lame Beaver, gives McKeag life-saving care when he is wounded. Written by clearthinkernow

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 October 1978 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When asked in St. Louis, circa 1797-98, how far he had gotten upriver, Pasquinel states, "Cache La Poudre", but the river was not known by this name until after the 1820s, when a severe storm forced French trappers to "cache their gun powder" by the river bank. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what would your rank of the all time best miniseries? stadlock1-1
For anyone who watched the entire mini-series and loved it... kurtlodernot
How's the DVD quality????? leemhuis-1
dvd? snafu-4
Custer and little big horn zaheer-b
Centennial is being released on DVD blairk
Discuss Only the Rocks Live Forever (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?