Found this gem collecting dust on a video store rental shelf. Originally released as a six part mini series about John Jakes's novels of the fictional adventures of Phillip Kent as he comes to America just before the start of the Revolutionary war. Capitalizing on the TV mini series craze of the late 1970's and Bi-Centennial fever. The Bastard is a fair dramatic presentation of the War of Revolution and the causes of liberty for all men and that no man is divine, whether titled a nobleman, a king, a wealthy gentleman or a backwoods frontiersman. Not listed guest stars: William Shatner, Kim Catrall, John Colicos, John Delancie, and Herbert Jefferson jr.