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The Odyssey (1997)

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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.
Rating:
PG-13 (violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television
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Hallmark Entertainment

Cast

Armand Assante
as King Odysseus
Greta Scacchi
as Penelope
Irene Papas
as Anticlea
Eric Roberts
as Eurymachus
Katie Carr
as Nausicaa
Alan Stenson
as Telemachus at 15
Geraldine Chaplin
as Eurycleia
Christopher Lee
as Tiresias
Richard Truett
as Achilles
Jeroen Krabbé
as King Alcinous
Nicholas Clay
as Menelaus
Ron Cook
as Eurybates
William Houston
as Anticlus
Alan Cox
as Elpenor
Michael Teczan
as Eurylochos
Andoni Anastasse
as Perimedes
Stewart Thompson
as Antiphus
Yorgo Voyagis
as Agamemnon
Vincenzo Nicoli
as Antindus
Tony Vogel
as Eumaeus
Paloma Baeza
as Melanthe
Reid Asato
as Cyclops
Mark Hill
as Orsilicus
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Audience Reviews for The Odyssey

The movie is abhorrently cheesy, abominably acted, badly written, horribly directed, hideously unexciting, atrociously executed, unintentionally hilarious when it wants to be serious, unintentionally unfunny when it wants to be hilarious.

Bram Sterling
Bram Sterling

Super Reviewer

Terrible special effects, anyway, The Odyssey is a entertaining adventure.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Kind of corny at some of the parts but it was an awesome movie & even though Odysseus had many trysts while he tried to make it home to Penelope, he never stopped loving her. I also loved the bond between him & his son, Telemachus. One of the best scenes was at the end when Odysseus killed all Penelope's suitors & the other one was when him & Penelope reconnected after 20 years. Just a great movie, especially considering the crap we usually have to watch in school. You'll love it! :)

Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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