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Rich Man, Poor Man 

An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.
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Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Rudy Jordache 9 episodes, 1976
...  Tom Jordache 9 episodes, 1976
...  Julie Prescott 9 episodes, 1976
...  Mary Jordache 7 episodes, 1976
...  Brad Knight 6 episodes, 1976
...  Duncan Calderwood 5 episodes, 1976
...  Teddy Boylan 5 episodes, 1976
...  Willie Abbott 4 episodes, 1976
...  Smitty 4 episodes, 1976
...  Bill Denton 4 episodes, 1976
Helen Craig ...  Martha 4 episodes, 1976
...  Virginia Calderwood 3 episodes, 1976
...  Sid Gossett 3 episodes, 1976
...  Roy Dwyer 3 episodes, 1976
...  Marsh Goodwin 3 episodes, 1976
...  Falconetti 3 episodes, 1976
...  Teresa Santoro 3 episodes, 1976
...  Axel Jordache 2 episodes, 1976
...  Irene Goodwin 2 episodes, 1976
...  Eddie Heath / ... 2 episodes, 1976
...  Papadakis 2 episodes, 1976
...  Asher Berg 2 episodes, 1976
...  Alsie 2 episodes, 1976
...  Gloria Bartley 2 episodes, 1976
...  Pinky 2 episodes, 1976
...  Matusik 2 episodes, 1976
Allen Price ...  Billy 2 episodes, 1976
Walter Lott ...  Mr. McKinley / ... 2 episodes, 1976
...  Wayne 2 episodes, 1976
George Brenlin ...  Barry 2 episodes, 1976
Terence Locke ...  O'Hara 2 episodes, 1976
W.T. Zacha ...  Third Mate 2 episodes, 1976
Bernie Kuby ...  Postman 2 episodes, 1976
...  Arnold Simms 2 episodes, 1976
Eric Friedman ...  Billy Abbott 2 episodes, 1976
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An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.

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1 February 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rich Man, Poor Man - Book I  »

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Trivia

Don Johnson, a good friend of Nick Nolte and his co-star in Return to Macon County (1975) auditioned for the role of 'Rudy Jordache'. See more »

Goofs

During Book One, Chapter Nine, Tom Jordache is on a ship in the New York Bay in 1962, in the background you can plainly see the World Trade Center Twin Towers. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Center were in August, 1966. See more »

Quotes

Mary Jordache: [to Tom] It takes a lot of pain and love to raise a boy, maybe I gave so much to Rudy, there wasn't enough left over for you.
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Referenced in Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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The Best Mini Series Ever - at last on DVD !
30 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Finally - the best ever TV mini series is available to buy on DVD as a box set - i could'nt wait to get it . I could'nt understand why it was not available - found it as a box set on Amazon.co.uk (it is on region 2 - so you will need a multi region DVD player if you are outside of region 2 ). A very young Nick Nolte and Peter Stauss - with fantastic performances from both of them , launching their careers . I will be spending a lot of time re-watching the DVD - does'nt seem like 28 years since audiences around the world were captivated by the strong acting and storyline - yet there were only 12 episodes , seemed like so much more.


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