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Jason and the Argonauts 

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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 ...  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
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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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USA | Turkey



Release Date:

7 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jason See more »

Filming Locations:

Antalya, Turkey See more »


Box Office


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

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1.33 : 1
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When the mini-series was released on DVD in New Zealand in early 2000s it was edited together as a three hour feature film. See more »


Version of Jason and the Argonauts (1963) See more »

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Not as great as the original
13 January 2004 | by rtfischelSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the 'Jason and the Argonauts' remake. I almost bought it, until I reached the end of it and realised that Talos, the Bronze Giant, had not made an appearance in it. C'mon, this character made the first one so special, so great. Talos really comes alive in glorious special effects; I wish they'd kept him in, I really do. Then I would've bought the re-make, which in other respects is more faithful to the mythology. Admittedly, Talos was only peripherally important in the myth: he lived on the island of Crete and used to hurl large rocks at passing vessels. Only by Medea's charm can the monster be overcome. They did the same to 'The Odyessy': left out the Sirens, who lured unwary sailors to their doom on the rocks. C'mon! How can you have a film about 'The Odyessy' and not include them? Let us hope the next person to write a screenplay based on an ancient myth will include all the important bits seemingly left out of modern remakes. even though they do look good.

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