The lives and struggles of some of the countless immigrants who arrived on Ellis Island during the 19th century in search of the American Dream.
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1984  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Peter Riegert ...  Jacob Rubinstein 3 episodes, 1984
Gregory Paul Martin ...  Marco Santorelli 3 episodes, 1984
Claire Bloom ...  Rebecca Weiler 3 episodes, 1984
Judi Bowker ...  Georgiana 'Georgie' O'Donnell 3 episodes, 1984
Kate Burton ...  Vanessa Ogden 3 episodes, 1984
Joan Greenwood ...  Madame Levitska 3 episodes, 1984
Ann Jillian ...  Nellie Byfield 3 episodes, 1984
Lila Kaye ...  Kathleen O'Donnell 3 episodes, 1984
Stubby Kaye ...  Abe Shulman 3 episodes, 1984
Alice Krige ...  Bridget O'Donnell 3 episodes, 1984
Cherie Lunghi ...  Una Marbury 3 episodes, 1984
Melba Moore ...  Flora Mitchum 3 episodes, 1984
Milo O'Shea ...  Casey O'Donnell 3 episodes, 1984
Emma Samms ...  Violet Weiler 3 episodes, 1984
Ben Vereen ...  Roscoe Haines 3 episodes, 1984
Richard Burton ...  Sen. Phipps Ogden 3 episodes, 1984
Michael Byrne ...  Dr. Carl Travers 3 episodes, 1984
Faye Dunaway ...  Maud Charteris 3 episodes, 1984
John Moulder-Brown ...  Terry Billings 3 episodes, 1984
Liam Neeson ...  Kevin Murray 3 episodes, 1984
John Barrard ...  Guido 3 episodes, 1984
Ellen Blueth Ellen Blueth ...  Mrs. Fleming 3 episodes, 1984
Mark Burdis Mark Burdis ...  Sean 3 episodes, 1984
Jonathan Burn ...  Al Jolson 3 episodes, 1984
Edward Burnham ...  Seamus 3 episodes, 1984
Jason Carter ...  Jamie Barrymore 3 episodes, 1984
Peter Childs Peter Childs ...  Dan O'Leary 3 episodes, 1984
Frances de la Tour ...  Millie Renfrew 3 episodes, 1984
Billy Ehninger Billy Ehninger ...  Mark Santorelli 3 episodes, 1984
Doug Fisher Doug Fisher ...  Harry Epstein 3 episodes, 1984
Clark Flanagan Clark Flanagan ...  Denny 3 episodes, 1984
Stephen Greif ...  Jesse Lasky 3 episodes, 1984
Michael Harbour Michael Harbour ...  Gene Fairchild 3 episodes, 1984
Adam Henderson ...  Eddy Forbes 3 episodes, 1984
Julian Holloway ...  Florenz Ziegfeld 3 episodes, 1984
Helen Horton Helen Horton ...  Miss Pringle 3 episodes, 1984
Ian Jentle Ian Jentle ...  Ike Ferguson 3 episodes, 1984
Chuck Julian Chuck Julian ...  William Morris 3 episodes, 1984
Leo Kahle Leo Kahle ...  Little immigrant boy 3 episodes, 1984
Victor Langley Victor Langley ...  Yates 3 episodes, 1984
Mark Lewis Mark Lewis ...  Albertini 3 episodes, 1984
James Lister James Lister ...  Dino Frascati 3 episodes, 1984
Isabelle Lucas Isabelle Lucas ...  Stella 3 episodes, 1984
William Merrow William Merrow ...  Hoffemeister 3 episodes, 1984
Christopher Muncke ...  Travis Crane 3 episodes, 1984
Sarah Peterson Sarah Peterson ...  Laura 3 episodes, 1984
Natasha Richardson ...  Young whore 3 episodes, 1984
Bernice Stegers ...  Renata 3 episodes, 1984
Ian Tyler Ian Tyler ...  Peter 3 episodes, 1984
Sydney Arnold Sydney Arnold ...  Call boy 3 episodes, 1984
Richard Aylen Richard Aylen ...  Backer #1 3 episodes, 1984
Peter Banks Peter Banks ...  Election clerk 3 episodes, 1984
Gay Baynes Gay Baynes ...  Ria 3 episodes, 1984
Gita Denise Gita Denise ...  Rally singer 3 episodes, 1984
Vernon Dobtcheff ...  Rachmaninoff 3 episodes, 1984
David Gibson ...  Bridget's son 3 episodes, 1984
Jeff Harding ...  Young reporter 3 episodes, 1984
Bill Hutchinson Bill Hutchinson ...  Official 3 episodes, 1984
Douglas Lambert Douglas Lambert ...  Richards 3 episodes, 1984
Stephen Lubman Stephen Lubman ...  Tutor 3 episodes, 1984
Robert MacLeod Robert MacLeod ...  Marty Sontag 3 episodes, 1984
Ted Maynard Ted Maynard ...  Backer #2 3 episodes, 1984
Duncan Preston Duncan Preston ...  Pat McCay 3 episodes, 1984
Shane Rimmer ...  Duffy 3 episodes, 1984
William Roberts ...  Shepherd #2 3 episodes, 1984
Kenneth Waller Kenneth Waller ...  Shepherd #1 3 episodes, 1984
Derek Lyons ...  Immigration Officer 3 episodes, 1984
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The lives and struggles of some of the countless immigrants who arrived on Ellis Island during the 19th century in search of the American Dream.

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Drama | History

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ellis Island, les portes de l'espoir See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Richard Burton's final performance. It was filmed after Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), which was his final theatrical film. He only agreed to play a supporting role in this television series because his daughter Kate was one of the cast. See more »

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A truly great mini-series
12 May 2000 | by Lo-BabySee all my reviews

When I saw this mini-series in 1984, I was a high school kid who was absolutely blown away by its sheer magnificence. The cast was phenomenal, and the storyline seemed to be somewhat of a romance story with a lot of history thrown in.

I hope this mini-series will one day be re-released onto video or DVD. "Ellis Island" taught me a lot about what my ancestors probably went through when they came to this country to start a new life, as just about ALL of our ancestors did.

If given the opportunity, watch this one. It's worth your time.


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