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Malaysia, the second half of 1800. The English Queen Victoria owns the domain of the eastern lands of Borneo, commanded by Lord James Guillonk, fierce and ruthless conqueror, father of the ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Kabir Bedi ...  Sandokan 6 episodes, 1976
Philippe Leroy ...  Yáñez de Gomera 6 episodes, 1976
Adolfo Celi ...  James Brooke 6 episodes, 1976
Mohammed Azad Mohammed Azad ...  Sambigliong 6 episodes, 1976
Carole André ...  Lady Marianna Guillonk 5 episodes, 1976
Andrea Giordana ...  Sir William Fitzgerald 5 episodes, 1976
Shamsi Shamsi ...  Giro Batol 5 episodes, 1976
Malik Selamat Malik Selamat ...  Sea Spider 5 episodes, 1976
Hans Caninenberg ...  Lord Guillonk 4 episodes, 1976
Milla Sannoner Milla Sannoner ...  Lucy Mallory 3 episodes, 1976
Renzo Giovampietro Renzo Giovampietro ...  Dr. Kirby 3 episodes, 1976
Judy Rosly Judy Rosly ...  Mennoa 3 episodes, 1976
Iwao Yoshioka Iwao Yoshioka ...  Daro 3 episodes, 1976
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ...  Captain van Doren 2 episodes, 1976
Peter Godfrey Beaumont Peter Godfrey Beaumont ...  Cruiser Commander 2 episodes, 1976
Ganesh Kumar ...  Tremal Naik 2 episodes, 1976


Malaysia, the second half of 1800. The English Queen Victoria owns the domain of the eastern lands of Borneo, commanded by Lord James Guillonk, fierce and ruthless conqueror, father of the beautiful Marianna Guillon, nicknamed "the Pearl of Labuan". The brave Sandokan a young Indian prince, who as a child lost his kingdom because of the English Invasion. He is now the captain of a den of pirates who make constantly attacks against the British army.

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6 January 1976 (Italy) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The series Sandokan, which fictionally took place in the jungles of Sabah, Borneo, was filmed in the Malaysian Province of Terengannu, including Kapas Island, a small tropical island with palm fringed white sand beaches and dense jungles across the town of Marang. See more »


Followed by Il figlio di Sandokan (1998) See more »


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Great childhood memories.
5 May 2007 | by piviluSee all my reviews

When I was growing up in Spain, this was a must see for kids. I went to an all girl school, and we would recreate the episodes during our recess. I have never seen the mini series again, as I think it would tarnish the wonderful memories it holds. I always remember the TV promos: "Kabir Bedi, Sandokan" which served to permanently bond the names together. To this day to think of one is to think of the other. The "Tigre de Bengala" must have been our first collective crush, as we always commented on how handsome and valiant he was. Even the nuns would watch the series and comment on the adventures. It brings back fond childhood memories.

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