The Odyssey (1997– )
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The greatest epic of the ancient world, Homer's Odyssey, is now magnificently recreated for television. Homer's tale recounts the journey of Odysseus, king of Ithaca & mastermind of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrey Konchalovskiy (as Andrei Konchalovsky)

Writers:

Andrey Konchalovskiy (teleplay) (as Andrei Konchalovsky), Chris Solimine (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Armand Assante ... Odysseus
Greta Scacchi ... Penelope
Isabella Rossellini ... Athena
Bernadette Peters ... Circe
Eric Roberts ... Eurymachus
Irene Papas ... Anticleia
Jeroen Krabbé ... King Alcinous (as Jeroen Krabbe)
Geraldine Chaplin ... Eurycleia
Christopher Lee ... Tiresias
Vanessa Williams ... Calypso
Nicholas Clay ... Menelaus
Adoni Anastassopoulos Adoni Anastassopoulos ... Perimedes (as Adoni Anastasse)
Paloma Baeza ... Melanthe
Ron Cook ... Eurybates
Reid Asato Reid Asato ... Cyclops
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The greatest epic of the ancient world, Homer's Odyssey, is now magnificently recreated for television. Homer's tale recounts the journey of Odysseus, king of Ithaca & mastermind of the Greek victory in the Trojan war. Odysseus, known as a man of exceptional cunning & ingenuity, leaves his wife, Penelope & infant son, Telemachus, for what becomes a ten-year siege of the distant city of Troy. Odysseus forms the famous plan to infiltrate the city with a giant wooden horse filled with Greek soldiers & Troy is taken. That night, in the drunken revelry of victory, Odysseus blasphemes the gods, boasting that his own ingenuity, not the help & intervention of the gods brought this glory. Poseidon, god of the sea, is deeply offended & lays on Odysseus a curse: he will never reach home again. The stage is set for the legendary travails of Odysseus and his men. They land on an island looking for food & fresh water & instead are imprisoned by Polyphemous, a brutal man-eating Cyclops. Odysseus ...

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Release Date:

19 May 1997 (USA) See more »

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