The Odyssey

Tag: TV Movie

Title: The Odyssey
AKA: The Odyssey
Year: 1997
Character: Tiresias
Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Cameraman: Sergey Kozlov
Screenplay: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Chris Solimine, Homer
Runtime: 176
Country: Italy | UK | Germany | Greece | USA
Genre: Adventure | Fantasy | Drama
Studio: American Zoetrope, Beta Film, Hallmark Entertainment, KirchMedia, Mediaset, Panfilm, ProSieben Media AG, Remote Camera Systems, Skai TV
Classification: PG-13
Notes:

Language: English
Audio: Stereo
Colour: Color

 

Plot:

Utilizing an exceptional international all-star cast and excellent special effects, Hallmark entertainment and American Zoetrope productions created this fun-filled adaptation of Homer's most-famous epic poem. It was originally broadcast as a four-hour miniseries on the NBC network. The story faithfully chronicles the many adventures of sailor Odysseus (Armand Assante), his colorful crew as they encounter a variety of mythical figures, including Odysseus's spiritual guide Athena (Isabella Rossellini), the seductive Calypso (Vanessa Williams) and the treacherous Eurymachus (Eric Roberts). Highlights include the Trojan Horse (made to original scale and filmed on location in the ruins of Troy) sequence. Much of the miniseries was filmed in Europe and on the Mediterranean, making it a feast for the eye.

Cast:

Armand Assante as Odysseus
Greta Scacchi as Penelope
Isabella Rossellini as Athena
Bernadette Peters as Circe
Eric Roberts as Eurymachus
Irene Papas as Anticleia
Jeroen Krabbé as King Alcinous (as Jeroen Krabbe)
Geraldine Chaplin as Eurycleia
Christopher Lee as Tiresias
Vanessa Williams as Calypso
Nicholas Clay as Menelaus
Adoni Anastassopoulos as Perimedes (as Adoni Anastasse)
Paloma Baeza as Melanthe
Ron Cook as Eurybates
Reid Asato as Cyclops
Mark Hill as Orsilicus
Pat Kelman as Elatus
Vincenzo Nicoli as Antinous
Sally Plumb as Queen Alcinous
Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Polites
Katie Carr as Nausicaa
Marius Combo as Agelaus
Alan Cox as Elpener
William Houston as Anticlus
Oded Levy as Leocritus
Peter Page as Philotus
Michael J. Pollard as Aeolus
Alan Stenson as Telemachus
Stuart Thompson as Antiphus
Tony Vogel as Eumaeus
Heathcote Williams as Laocoon
Michael Tezcan as Eurylochos
Richard Truett as Achilles
Yorgo Voyagis as Agamemnon
Peter Woodthorpe as Mentor
Derek Lea as Hector
Freddy Douglas as Hermes
Miles Anderson as Poseidon
Alan Smithie as Priam
Vernon Dobtcheff as Aegyptius rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josh Maguire as Young Telemachus
Stewart Scudamore as Antiphus (as Stewart C Thompson)
Kresimir Novakovic as Phonecian Sailor (uncredited)
Max Oddball as Greek Juggler (uncredited)

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