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East of Eden 

Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.
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1981  
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Timothy Bottoms ...  Adam Trask 3 episodes, 1981
Jane Seymour ...  Kate Trask / ... 3 episodes, 1981
Bruce Boxleitner ...  Charles Trask 3 episodes, 1981
Soon-Tek Oh ...  Lee 3 episodes, 1981
Karen Allen ...  Abra 3 episodes, 1981
Hart Bochner ...  Aron Trask 3 episodes, 1981
Sam Bottoms ...  Cal Trask 3 episodes, 1981
Warren Oates ...  Cyrus Trask 3 episodes, 1981
Howard Duff ...  Jules Edwards 3 episodes, 1981
Anne Baxter ...  Faye 3 episodes, 1981
Richard Masur ...  Will Hamilton 3 episodes, 1981
Nicholas Pryor ...  James Grew 3 episodes, 1981
Lloyd Bridges ...  Samuel Hamilton 3 episodes, 1981
Nellie Bellflower ...  Mrs. Trask 3 episodes, 1981
M. Emmet Walsh ...  Sheriff Horace Quinn 3 episodes, 1981
Vernon Weddle Vernon Weddle ...  Bill Ames 3 episodes, 1981
Grace Zabriskie ...  Mrs. Ames 3 episodes, 1981
Wendell Burton Wendell Burton ...  Tom Hamilton 3 episodes, 1981
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...  Cotton Eye 3 episodes, 1981
Timothy Carey ...  The Preacher 3 episodes, 1981
Walter Brooke 3 episodes, 1981
Fredric Cook 3 episodes, 1981
Mike Johnson 3 episodes, 1981
Harry Lewis 3 episodes, 1981
Peter Maloney 3 episodes, 1981
Bert Williams Bert Williams 3 episodes, 1981
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Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.

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Drama

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USA

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English

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8 February 1981 (USA) See more »

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John Steinbeck's 'East of Eden' See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Timothy Carey, who plays an evangelist, also appeared in the 1955 James Dean version. See more »

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Must see for Steinbeck fans
29 September 2002 | by characterbearSee all my reviews

Character development is set-up in the beginning of this film and brings understanding of both the good and bad sides of the essential characters. I viewed this film during its original airdate and have ever since considered it among my favorite mini-series. Jayne Seymour is fantastic! Bruce Boxleitner and Timothy Bottoms are perfectly cast as brotherly rivals.


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