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.
Classics , Drama , Television
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Universal Television Entertainment


Duane Loken
as 1st Cheyenne
Robert Conrad
as Pasquinel
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
William Atherton
as Jim Lloyd
Lois Nettleton
as Maude Wendell
Bo Brundin
as Magnes Volkema
A Martinez
as Tranquilino
David Janssen
as Paul Garrett
Karen Carlson
as Lisette Mercy
Henry Darrow
as Alvarez
Robert Vaughn
as Morgan Wendell
Robert Douglas
as Claude Richards
Andy Griffith
as Lew Vernor
Dana Elcar
as Judge Hart
Sharon Gless
as Sidney Enderman
Carl Franklin
as Jim Beckworth
Chief Dan George
as Old Sioux
James Hampton
as Defense Atty. Prescott
Scott Hylands
as Laseter
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
Michael K. Osborn
as Mr. Kellen
Joan Carey
as Miss Kruger
Barney McFadden
as Abel Tanner
Gene Otis
as Stringer
Burt Douglas
as Capt, William Ketchum
Robert Phalen
as Rev. Holly
Mark Neely
as Martin Zendt
Julio Medina
as Father Gravez
as Mr. Takemoto
Clint Ritchie
as Messmore Garrett
Alan Caillou
as Booth Cilbborn
Mina Vasquez
as Soledad Marquez
Frank S. Salsedo
as Sam Lopez
Robby Weaver
as Gompert
Alex Colon
as Truinfador Marquez
Michael Goodrow
as Ethan Grebe
Rory Dennis MacDonald
as Cisco Calender (age 9)
Rachel Orr
as Victoria Grebe
Art Metrano
as Maurice Cartwright
Royce D. Applegate
as Mr. Holmes
Dennis Dimster
as Timmy Grebe
William Bogert
as William Bellamy
Dave Cass
as Frank Pettis
Robert L. Somers
as Sergeant
Tiger Thompson
as Young Beeley Garrett
H.P. Evetts
as Orvid Pettis
Steve Burns
as Pvt. James Clark
Lani Grant
as Mrs. Takemoto
Barry Cahill
as Maj. O'Neil
Terry Phillpis
as Newscaster
Robert DoQui
as Nate Person III
Steve Sandor
as Charley Kin
Van Williams
as George
Joaquín Martínez
as Col. Salcedo
Alan Napier
as Lord Venneford
Alex Henteloff
as Bradley Finch
Eric Server
as Young Truinfador
Damon Douglas
as William Savage
James Best
as Hank Garvey
Alan Vint
as Beeley Garrett (adult)
Eric Lalich
as Jake Calendar
Jeremy Duke
as Trunifador Marquez
Ralph Davies Lewis
as Tom Ragland
Gloria McMillan
as Clara Brumbaugh
Bill Thurman
as Uncle Dick
René Enríquez
as Manolo Marquez
Ed Bakey
as Floyd Calendar
Lou Frizzell
as Mr. Norriss
Lynn Borden
as Vesta Volkema
Steve Shaw
as Paul Garrett
Jay W. MacIntosh
as Emma Lloyd
Deborah Trissell
as Miss Keller
Morris Jones
as 1st Reporter
Byron Gilbert
as Elmo Pearce
Allan Hunt
as Stanford
Mari Michener
as Janice Welch
Steven Rapp
as Kurt Brumbaugh
Bob Davis
as Bank Manager
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