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Lavish TV miniseries based on Homer's 2,700-year-old epic poem, relating the adventures of King Odysseus of Ithaca. On the day his son is born to faithful wife Penelope (Scacchi), Odysseus (Assante) is commanded by the goddess Athena (Rossellini) to leave his home and travel to battle the Trojans. Little does he realize that this is the beginning of a 20-year sojourn, where additional trials include sea monsters, the Cyclops, the Kingdom of the Dead, enchantress Circe (Peters), and getting shipwrecked on the isle of Calypso (Williams), who wants to keep the hunk around. But even Odysseus realizes there's no place like home.

Hallmark Home Entertainment, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (213)634-3000, Fax: (213)549-3760, Remarks: Lainie Handelman, Mktg.

Available on Running time 203 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adventure Drama, Road Trip, Adapted from a Poem, Big Battles, Folklore & Legends, Greece--Ancient, Sail Away
Screenplay
Andrei Konchalovsky, Chris Solimine
Cast
Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, Geraldine Chaplin, Eric Roberts, Bernadette Peters, Irene Papas, Vanessa L(ynne) Williams, Christopher Lee, Isabella Rossellini, Jeroen Krabbe, Nicholas Clay, Ron Cook, Michael J. Pollard, Paloma Baeza, Alan Cox, Heathcote Williams
Cinematography
Sergei Kozlov
Director
Andrei Konchalovsky
Music
Eduard Artemyev
Producer
Dyson Lovell, Sr. Robert Halmi, Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Fuchs, Nicholas Meyer, Hallmark Entertainment, American Zoetrope

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The Odyssey
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The Odyssey was based off of one of Homer’s epic poems. The Odyssey was made in 1997, with a run time of 203 minutes. The Odyssey was nominated for two Golden Globes. Odysseus (Armand Assante) was commanded by goddess Athena (Isabella Rossellini) to leave his home and battle against the Trojans. This occurred on the day his son was born. Now he has to leave his wife Penelope (Greta Scacchi) and his son to go to war. He’s gone for many years. During the time he is gone he fights off many things including sea monsters, the Cyclops, as well as many other things. He also gets shipwrecked. Meanwhile, his wife Penelope is at home fighting her own war. After all the detours and obstacles, Odysseus is determined to get home.