Centennial (1978)

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The longest (26-1/2 hours), most expensive ($25 million) and most complicated (four directors, five producers, five cinematographers, almost 100 speaking parts, several hundred extras) project made for television up to that time, Centennial was shown in two- and three-hour installments over a period of four months. An adaptation of James Michener's best-selling novel, it told the story of the settling of the American West by looking at the founding of the fictional town of Centennial, Colorado, from the settling of the area in the late 18th century to the present. Emmy-nominated for film editing and art direction, it boasts of sterling performances from Richard Chamberlain as frontiersman Alexander McKeag, Robert Conrad as the French-Canadian trapper Pasquinel, and a surprisingly powerful performance from former football star Alex Karras as compassionate but iron-willed immigrant farmer Hans Brumbaugh.
Rating: NR
Genre: Classics , Drama , Television
Directed By: Virgil W. Vogel , Bernard McEveety , Paul Krasny , Harry Falk , Virgil Vogel
Written By: John Wilder , Charles Larson , Jerry Ziegman , John Wilder
Runtime:
Universal Television Entertainment

Cast

Robert Conrad
as Pasquinel
Duane Loken
as 1st Cheyenne
Richard Chamberlain
as Alexander McKeag
Raymond Burr
as Bockweiss
Sally Kellerman
as Lise Bockweiss
Barbara Carrera
as Clay Basket
Michael Ansara
as Lame Beaver
Gregory Harrison
as Levi Zandt
Stephen McHattie
as Jake Pasquinel
Kario Salem
as Mike Pasquinel
Chad Everett
as Maxwell Mercy
Alex Karras
as Hans Brumbaugh
Merle Haggard
as Cisco Calendar
Mark Harmon
as John McIntosh
Dennis Weaver
as R.J. Poteet
Timothy Dalton
as Oliver Seccombe
Richard Crenna
as Col. Frank Skimmerhorn
Cliff De Young
as John Skimmerhorn
Glynn E. Turman
as Nate Person
Les Lannom
as Bufe Coker
Brian Keith
as Axel Dumire
Donald Pleasence
as Samuel Purchase
Anthony Zerbe
as Mervin Wendell
Doug McKeon
as Philip Wendell
Lynn Redgrave
as Charlotte Buckland Seccombe Lloyd
Bo Brundin
as Magnes Volkema
Lois Nettleton
as Maude Wendell
A Martinez
as Tranquilino
David Janssen
as Paul Garrett
Karen Carlson
as Lisette Mercy
Robert Vaughn
as Morgan Wendell
Henry Darrow
as Alvarez
Andy Griffith
as Lew Vernor
Robert Douglas
as Claude Richards
Sharon Gless
as Sidney Enderman
Dana Elcar
as Judge Hart
Carl Franklin
as Jim Beckworth
James Hampton
as Defense Atty. Prescott
Richard Jaeckel
as Sgt. Lykes
Michael Le Clair
as Young Jim Lloyd
Geoffrey Lewis
as Sheriff Bogardus
Jim McMullan
as Prosecutor
Sandy McPeak
as Soren Sorenson
Karmin Murcelo
as Flor Marquez
Greg Mullavey
as Mule Canby
Morgan Paull
as Philip Wendell (adult)
John Bennett Perry
as Maylon Zendt
Clive Revill
as Finlay Perkins
Jorge Rivero
as Broken Thumb
Pernell Roberts
as Gen. Asher
James J. Sloyan
as Spade Larkin
Julie Sommars
as Alice Grebe
Gale Sondergaard
as Aunt Agatha
Ray Tracey
as Young Lame Beaver
Jesse Vint
as Amos Calendar
Robert Walden
as Dr. Richard Butler
Morgan Woodward
as Gen. Wade
Robert Tessier
as Rude Water
Maria Potts
as Blue Leaf
Maria Yolanda Aguayo
as Blue Leaf (child)
Monika Ramirez
as Blue Leaf (age 14)
Ivan Naranjo
as Gray Wolf
Annette Charles
as Senor Alvarez
David Yanez
as Lame Beaver (age 9)
Steve Shemayne
as Pawnee Chief
Ken Yellow Moon
as 2nd Arapaho
Jim Bridger
as Reb Brown
Robert Easton
as Maj. George Sibley
Vincent Roberts
as Jacques Pascinel
Gordon Steel
as Donald McPherson
Stuart Silbar
as Col. Hanley
John Kings
as Englishman
Jaimie MacDonald
as Jacques (ages 6-9)
Tony LaTorre
as Marcel (age 7)
Steven Andrade
as 1st Arapaho
Marta Brennan
as Mary Sibley
Irene Tedrow
as Mother Zendt
Leslie Winston
as Laura Lou Booker
Nick Ramus
as Lost Eagle
James Kisicki
as Rev. Fenstermacher
Joan Carey
as Miss Kruger
Barney McFadden
as Abel Tanner
Gene Otis
as Stringer
Burt Douglas
as Capt, William Ketchum
James Best
as Hank Garvey
Alan Vint
as Beeley Garrett (adult)
Alex Colon
as Truinfador Marquez
Steve Burns
as Pvt. James Clark
Barry Cahill
as Maj. O'Neil
Art Metrano
as Maurice Cartwright
Robert DoQui
as Nate Person III
Robert Phalen
as Rev. Holly
Steve Sandor
as Charley Kin
Bill Thurman
as Uncle Dick
René Enríquez
as Manolo Marquez
Joaquín Martínez
as Col. Salcedo
Mark Neely
as Martin Zendt
Alan Napier
as Lord Venneford
Julio Medina
as Father Gravez
Dennis Dimster
as Timmy Grebe
Takashi
as Mr. Takemoto
William Bogert
as William Bellamy
Ed Bakey
as Floyd Calendar
Clint Ritchie
as Messmore Garrett
Alan Caillou
as Booth Cilbborn
Lou Frizzell
as Mr. Norriss
Dave Cass
as Frank Pettis
Alex Henteloff
as Bradley Finch
Lynn Borden
as Vesta Volkema
Eric Server
as Young Truinfador
Mina Vasquez
as Soledad Marquez
Steve Shaw
as Paul Garrett
Jay W. MacIntosh
as Emma Lloyd
Damon Douglas
as William Savage
Deborah Trissell
as Miss Keller
Tiger Thompson
as Young Beeley Garrett
Eric Lalich
as Jake Calendar
Robby Weaver
as Gompert
Morris Jones
as 1st Reporter
H.P. Evetts
as Orvid Pettis
Jeremy Duke
as Trunifador Marquez
Byron Gilbert
as Elmo Pearce
Michael Goodrow
as Ethan Grebe
Lani Grant
as Mrs. Takemoto
Allan Hunt
as Stanford
Ralph Davies Lewis
as Tom Ragland
Rory Dennis MacDonald
as Cisco Calender (age 9)
Gloria McMillan
as Clara Brumbaugh
Mari Michener
as Janice Welch
Rachel Orr
as Victoria Grebe
Terry Phillpis
as Newscaster
Steven Rapp
as Kurt Brumbaugh
Bob Davis
as Bank Manager
Bob Davis
as Bank Manager
Silvana Gallardo
as Serafina Marquez
Debi Richter
as Rebecca Stolfitz
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