The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid 1700s to the late 1970s.

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Series cast summary:
...  Herman Bockweiss 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Clay Basket 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Alexander McKeag 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Pasquinel 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Colonel Frank Skimmerhorn 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Major Maxwell Mercy 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Hans Brumbaugh 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Sheriff Axel Dumire 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Lise Bockweiss 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Sam Purchas 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Charlotte Buckland Seccombe 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  R.J. Poteet 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Jacques 'Jake' Pasquinel 11 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Jim Lloyd 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Oliver Seccombe 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  John Skimmerhorn 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Professor Lewis Vernor 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Levi Zendt 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Narrator / ... 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Maude Wendell 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Lucinda McKeag Zendt 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Morgan Wendell 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Mervin Wendell 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Amos Calendar 6 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Sidney Endermann 5 episodes, 1979
...  Bufe Coker 5 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Marcel 'Mike' Pasquinel 5 episodes, 1978-1979
Michael LeClair ...  Young Jim Lloyd 5 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Nate Person 5 episodes, 1978-1979
Gloria McMillan ...  Mrs. Brumbaugh 5 episodes, 1978-1979
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This is the story of the evolution of the town Centennial, Colorado. It follows the paths of dozens of people who come to the area for many reasons: money, freedom, or crime. It also shows the bigoted treatment of the Native Indians by the advancing U.S. colonists. It is topped off with a murder mystery that takes one hundred years to solve. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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1 October 1978 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Robert Conrad worked with a dialect coach in order to talk with an authentic French Canadian accent. See more »

Goofs

During the "Winds of Fortune" segment, Clemma Zendt returns to town on the train. It is a long scene but the train cars keep changing even though the train never leaves town. One time there are passenger cars, a bit later there are stock cars, then there are no cars and then there are passenger cars again. All within a few elapsed minutes of action from the same scene. See more »

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1 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I strongly agree that Centennial is arguably the best mini-series ever made. The production is top drawer, with wonderful locations, costumes, musical score, cast, and direction. It is at its best from the beginning up through the cattle drive segment, and weakens somewhat thereafter, especially at the end. This is a small criticism, however. The one particular thing that has always stuck in my mind over the years is the incredible, standout performance by Robert Conrad as Pasquinel. For most of his career, his best work was in lighter vehicles such as "The Wild, Wild West," and never distinguished by any particular depth of characterization. In the role of Pasquinel, however, Conrad delivered a performance of which any actor could be justly proud. He gives the character all of the realism and believability one could possibly want, and conveys the qualities, both good and bad, which make Pasquinel such a compelling figure. If only for that performance alone, Centennial is well worth watching.


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