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From Here to Eternity 

In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.




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Series cast summary:
Natalie Wood ...  Karen Holmes 3 episodes, 1979
William Devane ...  Sgt. Milt Warden 3 episodes, 1979
Steve Railsback ...  Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt 3 episodes, 1979
Roy Thinnes ...  Capt. Dana Holmes 3 episodes, 1979
Joe Pantoliano ...  Pvt. Angelo Maggio 3 episodes, 1979
Kim Basinger ...  Lorene Rogers 3 episodes, 1979
Peter Boyle ...  Fatso Judson 3 episodes, 1979
Will Sampson ...  Cpl. Cheney 3 episodes, 1979
Rick Hurst ...  Pfc. Hanson 3 episodes, 1979
Salome Jens ...  Gert Kipfer 3 episodes, 1979
Andrew Robinson ...  Sgt. Maylon Stark 3 episodes, 1979
David Spielberg ...  Lt. Ross 3 episodes, 1979
Andy Griffith ...  Gen. Barney Slater 3 episodes, 1979
Richard Venture Richard Venture ...  Col. Jack Delbart 3 episodes, 1979
Richard Bright ...  Sgt. Doehm 3 episodes, 1979
Christopher Murney ...  Cpl. Lewis 3 episodes, 1979
Gene Scherer Gene Scherer ...  Cpl. Kowalski 3 episodes, 1979
John Crawford ...  Maj. Thompson 3 episodes, 1979
Wynn Irwin ...  Cpl. Leva 3 episodes, 1979
Morgan Kesler Morgan Kesler ...  Violet 3 episodes, 1979
Ron Max Ron Max ...  Sgt. McKay 3 episodes, 1979
Kenneth White Kenneth White ...  Sgt. Preem 3 episodes, 1979
Gary Swanson ...  Cpl. Herbert 3 episodes, 1979
Dea St. Lamont Dea St. Lamont ...  Della 3 episodes, 1979
Jonathan B. Woodward Jonathan B. Woodward ...  Chip Holmes 3 episodes, 1979
Teck Murdock Teck Murdock 3 episodes, 1979
Jonathan La Page Jonathan La Page 3 episodes, 1979
Mariko Tse Mariko Tse ...  Zola 3 episodes, 1979
Russ Marin ...  Tommy 3 episodes, 1979
Donegan Smith Donegan Smith ...  Hal 3 episodes, 1979
Ben Smith Ben Smith 3 episodes, 1979
Carmen Argenziano 3 episodes, 1979
Robert Davi ...  Guard 3 episodes, 1979
Jerry Day ...  Soldier Red 3 episodes, 1979
Bebe Louie ...  Raven 3 episodes, 1979
Sally Kim Sally Kim ...  Suzie 3 episodes, 1979
Clement Low Clement Low ...  Sam the Cabbie 3 episodes, 1979
Karin Mani ...  Tawny 3 episodes, 1979
Victoria Perry Victoria Perry ...  Colleen 3 episodes, 1979
Julia Sabre Julia Sabre ...  China 3 episodes, 1979
Allen Wood Allen Wood ...  Doctor 3 episodes, 1979
Alan Beckwith Alan Beckwith ...  Corporal Harry 3 episodes, 1979
Ray Girardin Ray Girardin ...  Sgt. Fred 3 episodes, 1979
Gary Grubbs ...  Private Krebes 3 episodes, 1979
Art LaFleur 3 episodes, 1979
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Richard Partlow ...  Private Craig 3 episodes, 1979


Story takes place at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii just before the attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. The main plot deals with the adulterous love affair between Sgt. Warden and Karen Holmes, who's married to Warden's commanding officer Captain Dana Holmes. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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The whole story. The story Hollywood couldn't tell in 1953!










Release Date:

14 February 1979 (USA) See more »

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From Here to Eternity See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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(6 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the beach scene, Natalie Wood had a nude clip, which was shown in theaters overseas. See more »


All of the officers and enlisted personnel are wearing black neckties. At this time frame the Army had already changed to khaki neckties. See more »


Referenced in Stars of the Silver Screen: Natalie Wood (2014) See more »

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Unusual (if not bizarre) casting in sexed-up remake of the 1953 classic...
22 April 2009 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

James Jones' novel of overheated lives on a Hawaiian Army Base--just prior to the Japanese bombing on Pearl Harbor in 1941--filtered through the 1953 screenplay by Daniel Taradash before being reworked by new writers Harold Gast and Don McGuire, ostensibly to give the old chestnut some bolder action and sex appeal. There's definitely more skin--and more sinister machismo--on-screen, but by taking on the Oscar-winning theatrical adaptation from '53, one has to wonder just what the producers of this TV mini-series hoped to gain? Luckily, they've got Natalie Wood in the role of the Army Captain's estranged wife (with plenty of movie star allure, Wood gives the part her all, winning a Golden Globe for Best Actress); unfortunately, the rest of the cast is made up of television names (William Devane, Andy Griffith), B-list stalwarts (Roy Thinnes, Richard Bright), wild card newcomers (Kim Basinger, Steve Railsback), and several very odd choices (Peter Boyle as "Fatso", Will Sampson as Corporal Cheney, Joe Pantoliano in Frank Sinatra's signature role of Maggio). Aside from Wood, the best acting comes from muscular Devane as Sergeant Warden (despite his tendency to play hardball by making tough-guy faces) and Railsback, too, is interesting in the ex-boxer role left behind by Montgomery Clift. Railsback approaches the stubborn rebellion of Private Prewitt with understated ease, but the often daft teleplay leaves him in a lurch whenever he's called on to get surly in a bordello or argue with his marriage-minded island squeeze (sample dialogue: "You think I wanna take care of some snot-nosed little brat and work all day in the pineapple fields?!"). Veteran director Buzz Kulik must have felt the pressure to pull off some sort of TV miracle here, but his staging is uneven and cumbersome, most especially in the group scenes when there doesn't even appear to be a director's hand present. Moments of the presentation (278 minutes on video) are pure pap, while the color photography, locations, set designs and costumes appear second rate.

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