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Rich Man, Poor Man

Rich Man, Poor Man(1975)

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Brief Synopsis

The overwhelming success of this star-laden TV adaptation of Irwin Shaw's 1970 best-seller that was shown as six two-hour motion pictures over a seven-week period assured the future of the "Novel for Television" miniseries genre. Stars of varying magnitudes were made of the production's three leadin

Emmy Awards were won by Edward Asner and Fionnuala Flanagan for acting, David Greene for directing (Part 8), and Alex North for his music score. Among the other nominations (twenty in all) were one for Best Limited Series as well as to Dorothy McGuire, Ray Milland, Bill Bixby, Robert Reed, Van Johnson and Norman Fell (in various specialized acting categories), director Boris Sagal (for Part 5), writer Dean Reisner, cinematographer Howard R. Schwartz, costumer Charles Waldo, and editors Douglas Stewart and Richard Bracken.

Cast & Crew

Peter Strauss Rudy Jordache
Nick Nolte Tom Jordache
Susan Blakely Julie Prescott
Edward Asner Axel Jordache
Dick Butkus Al Fanducci
Michael Evans Arnold Simms
Gloria Grahame Sue Prescott
Dorothy McGuire Mary Jordache
Robert Reed Teddy Boylan
Dennis Dugan Claude Tinker
Frank Aletter Mr Tinker
Josette Banzet Miss Lenaut
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Release Date:  1975 Production Date: 
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Sound:  Production Co:  .....Production Company, Abc Entertainment Group .....Network
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  • Rich Man, Poor Man

    Don Walkup 2011-06-12

    One of the best mini-series ever on tv. I watched it in the mid-'70's on a 20" television. I wish it would come back on a commercial-free... MORE>

  • RICH MAN POOR MAN WITH NICK NOLTE

    SHELBY 2010-06-02

    WHEN I WATCHED AS A CHILD EVERYONE WANTED A GUY NEXT DOOR LIKE THAT. MORE>

  • Nick Nolte makes it look easy.

    Kim Blanchard 2010-01-02

    When I think of the bad boy that lives next door, I think of Rich Man Poor Man's Nick Nolte. He made acting look easy. Don't get me wrong all the... MORE>