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Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family, and is forced to... See full summary »

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Lee H. Katzin

Writers:

John Jakes (based on the novel "The Bastard" by), Guerdon Trueblood (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Stevens ... Phillipe Charboneau / Philip Kent
Tom Bosley ... Benjamin Franklin
Kim Cattrall ... Anne Ware
Buddy Ebsen ... Benjamin Edes
Lorne Greene ... Bishop Francis
Olivia Hussey ... Alicia
Cameron Mitchell ... Capt. Plummer
Harry Morgan ... Capt. Caleb
Patricia Neal ... Marie Charboneau
Eleanor Parker ... Lady Amberly
Donald Pleasence ... Solomon Sholto
William Shatner ... Paul Revere
Barry Sullivan ... Abraham Ware
Noah Beery Jr. ... Dan O'Brien (as Noah Beery)
Peter Bonerz ... Girard
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Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family, and is forced to flee to America, where he becomes involved in the events leading to the American Revolution. Written by Eric Sorensen

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Drama | History | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bastard: Part 1 of the Kent Family Chronicles See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Johnny Carson said in his The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) monologue: "NBC has a new miniseries. It's called The Bastard. (Pause) I don't have a joke, I just like being able to say bastard on television." See more »

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Followed by The Seekers (1979) See more »

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Powdered Wigs, Hoop Skirts, and Not Much More
6 July 2002 | by AZINDNSee all my reviews

Made for tv production typical for the time, The Bastard cast then hot-babe Andrew Stevens in the title role. With a cast of too many name Hollywood actors, this 18th century costume drama is based on The Kent Chronicles. Although heaving bodices supplied by buxom beauty, Olivia Hussey and chubby-face Kim Cattral of Sex and the City fame provide brief distraction, the story is too shallow and all too predictable. Andrew Stevens, in the lead role gives his standard wooden performance begging one to wonder why a sequel was ever produced.


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