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One of the most legendary adventures in all mythology is brought to life in Jason and the Argonauts, an epic saga of good and evil. As a mere boy Jason, the heir to the kingdom of Ancient ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Derek Jacobi ...  Phineas 2 episodes, 2000
Olivia Williams ...  Hera 2 episodes, 2000
Angus Macfadyen ...  Zeus 2 episodes, 2000
Dennis Hopper ...  Pelias 2 episodes, 2000
Jolene Blalock ...  Medea 2 episodes, 2000
Brian Thompson ...  Hercules 2 episodes, 2000
Adrian Lester ...  Orpheus 2 episodes, 2000
Ciarán Hinds ...  King Aeson 2 episodes, 2000
Diana Kent Diana Kent ...  Polymele 2 episodes, 2000
David Calder ...  Argos 2 episodes, 2000
Mark Lewis Jones ...  Mopsus 2 episodes, 2000
James Callis ...  Aspyrtes 2 episodes, 2000
Hugh Quarshie ...  The Centaur 2 episodes, 2000
Olga Sosnovska ...  Atalanta 2 episodes, 2000
Kieran O'Brien ...  Actor 2 episodes, 2000
Tom Harper ...  Acastus 2 episodes, 2000
Omid Djalili ...  Castor 2 episodes, 2000
John Sharian ...  Pollux 2 episodes, 2000
Rhys Miles Thomas Rhys Miles Thomas ...  Zetes 2 episodes, 2000
Mark Folan Deasy Mark Folan Deasy ...  Iphicles 2 episodes, 2000
Elliot Levey ...  Canthus 2 episodes, 2000
Xavier Anderson Xavier Anderson ...  Phanos 2 episodes, 2000
Charles Cartmell Charles Cartmell ...  Laertes 2 episodes, 2000
Dodger Phillips Dodger Phillips ...  Tiphys 2 episodes, 2000
Peter Gevisser ...  Budes 2 episodes, 2000
Norman Roberts Norman Roberts ...  Echion 2 episodes, 2000
Greg Hicks ...  Priest 2 episodes, 2000
Adam Cooper Adam Cooper ...  Eros 2 episodes, 2000
Micky Churchill Micky Churchill ...  Boy Jason 2 episodes, 2000
John Bennett ...  Idas 2 episodes, 2000
Andrew Tansey Andrew Tansey ...  Aertes 1st General 2 episodes, 2000
Richard Bonehill ...  Aertes 2nd General 2 episodes, 2000
Freda Dowie ...  Hera as Old Peasant Woman 2 episodes, 2000
Zeta Graff Zeta Graff ...  Hypsipyle 1st General 2 episodes, 2000
Zoë Eeles ...  Actor's Lemnite Girl 2 episodes, 2000
Alit Kreiz Alit Kreiz ...  High Priestess 2 episodes, 2000
Andrew Scarborough ...  Aeson's Soldier 2 episodes, 2000
Alan Stocks Alan Stocks ...  Pelias Bodyguard 2 episodes, 2000
Suzanne Harbison Suzanne Harbison ...  Mopsus Lemnite Girl 2 episodes, 2000
Natasha Henstridge ...  Hypsipyle 2 episodes, 2000
Frank Langella ...  Aertes 2 episodes, 2000
Jason London ...  Jason 2 episodes, 2000
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One of the most legendary adventures in all mythology is brought to life in Jason and the Argonauts, an epic saga of good and evil. As a mere boy Jason, the heir to the kingdom of Ancient Greece, witnesses the murder of his father at the hands of his ruthless uncle, Pelias. After narrowly escaping death, Jason flees his home and returns twenty years later to reclaim the throne. Upon learning of his return, Pelias sentences him to death. To save his life, Jason promises to deliver the most coveted gift of the gods to his uncle, the Golden Fleece. Joined by the Argonauts, a stout-hearted crew of sailors, he embarks on a perilous voyage to capture the Fleece and fulfill his destiny. Written by Ron Borgstedt <ronborgstedt@sbcglobal.net>

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A Man of Passion A Warrior of Courage A Hero of Destiny

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Country:

USA | Turkey

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 2000 (USA) See more »

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Jason See more »

Filming Locations:

Antalya, Turkey See more »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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(2 episodes) | (2 episodes) | (2 parts) (TV)

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Loosely based on the Greek myth. See more »

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Ha ha ha
16 July 2000 | by GoreripperSee all my reviews

It's a good indication of just how bad television is becoming when one spends four hours watching such reprehensible ineptitude as this. As a guy who has grown up with Greek myth since I could understand language it's difficult to express how insulted I was by this ludicrous film. Taking liberties with a storyline is one thing. Reinventing it to fit a Hollywood formula is something different: the inclusion of blacks and women among the Argonauts is inexcusable no matter what the producer's motives--not because Atalanta wouldn't have made a good Argonaut, but because she wasn't, and Orpheus was Greek, not Ethiopian. The involvement of Hercules for the entire voyage instead of for only part of the first stage like in the real legend is almost forgiveable after that. For all of that however, the biggest beef with "Jason and the Argonauts" is not that it leaves out huge slabs of the journey, makes up new parts and juggles characters to suit itself. In fact, it gets some parts right: sending the dove between the clashing rocks for example, and Jason's relationship to Pilias among little else. Overall, this film is just lame, a poor, typically made-for-television sham of a cracking good story, exploiting all the best bits for all their worth and completing omitting or changing others. For those who only know the legend from this film: Orpheus wasn't black, Atalanta wasn't an Argonaut, Medea was a cold-blooded conniving bitch who cut up her own brother and fed him to the sharks and Hercules quit the voyage early on to go searching for his gay lover who got spirited away by river nymphs. Let's hope that, one day, some film producer has the guts to tell this story the way is was supposed to be told--and maybe use Hercules' real Greek name (Heracles) to boot.


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