Rich Man, Poor Man

Rich Man, Poor Man
Type TV MiniSeries
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Peter Strauss Actor Rudy Jordache 1 1000001
Nick Nolte Actor Tom Jordache 1 1000002
Susan Blakely Actor Julie Prescott 1 1000003
Ed Asner Actor Axel Jordache 1 1000004
Dick Butkus Actor Al Fanducci 1 1000005
Michael Evans Actor Arnold Simms 1 1000006
Gloria Grahame Actor Sue Prescott 1 1000007
Dorothy McGuire Actor Mary Jordache 1 1000008
Robert Reed Actor Teddy Boylan 1 1000009
Dennis Dugan Actor Claude Tinker 1 1000010
Frank Aletter Actor Mr Tinker 1 1000011
Josette Banzet Actor Miss Lenaut 1 1000012
John Furlong Actor Dr Tinker 1 1000013
Mike Baird Actor Buddy 1 1000014
Martin Ashe Actor Martin 1 1000015
William Bronder Actor Theatre Manager 1 1000016
Steve Allen Actor Bayard Nichols 1 1000017
Bill Bixby Actor Willie Abbott 1 1000018
Kim Darby Actor Virginia Calderwood 1 1000019
Fionnula Flanagan Actor Clothilde 1 1000020
Tim McIntire Actor Brad Knight 1 1000021
Ray Milland Actor Duncan Calderwood 1 1000022
Lawrence Pressman Actor Bill Denton 1 1000023
Talia Shire Actor Teresa Santoro 1 1000024
Bo Brundin Actor Harold Jordache 1 1000025
Julius Harris Actor Augie 1 1000026
Ben Archibek Actor Jay Ledbetter 1 1000027
Craig Stevens Actor Asher Berg 1 1000028
Norman Fell Actor Smitty 1 1000029
Jo Ann Harris Actor Gloria Bartley 1 1000030
Lynda Day George Actor Linda Quales 1 1000031
George Maharis Actor Joey Quales 1 1000032
Antony Carbone Actor Lou Martin 1 1000033
Roy Jenson Actor Pete Tierney 1 1000034
Eddie Barth Actor Papadakis 1 1000035
William Smith Actor Falconetti 1 1000036
Murray Hamilton Actor Sid Gossett 1 1000037
Van Johnson Actor Marsh Goodwin 1 1000038
Dorothy Malone Actor Irene Goodwin 1 1000039
Herbert Jefferson Jr. Actor Roy Dwyer 1 1000040
Andrew Duggan Actor Colonel Deiner 1 1000041
Kay Lenz Actor Kate 1 1000042
Harvey Jason Actor Pinky 1 1000043
Helen Craig Actor Martha 1 1000044
Gavan O'Herlihy Actor Phil McGee 1 1000045
Leigh McCloskey Actor Billy Abbott 1 1000046
Michael Morgan Actor Wesley 1 1000047
Harve Bennett Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Jon Epstein Producer n/a 3 3000002
Dean Riesner Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Irwin Shaw Source Material (from novel) ("Rich Man, Poor Man") 120793 4000002
Howard R Schwartz Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Douglas Stewart Editor n/a 172 7000001
Richard Bracken Editor n/a 172 7000002
Alex North Music n/a 120781 8000001
John E Chilberg II Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Charles Waldo Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
James F Rogers Sound n/a 120816 14000001
The overwhelming success of this star-laden TV adaptation of Irwin Shaw's 1970 best-seller that was shown as six two-hour motion pictures over a seven-week period assured the future of the "Novel for Television" miniseries genre. Stars of varying magnitudes were made of the production's three leading players -- Peter Strauss, Susan Blakely and Nick Nolte (each Emmy Award-nominated) -- as the two Jordache brothers and the girl involved at one time or another with each during the twenty years from the end of World War II until the late 1960s in this odyssey examining the shifting social and moral values in America. It also spawned a weekly series, "Rich Man, Poor Man -- Book II" (which had nothing to do with Shaw's original book), running during the 1976-77 television season with Strauss continuing his original role.<P>Emmy Awards were won by Edward Asner and Fionnuala Flanagan for acting, David Greene for directing (Part 8), and Alex North for his music score. Among the other nominations (twenty in all) were one for Best Limited Series as well as to Dorothy McGuire, Ray Milland, Bill Bixby, Robert Reed, Van Johnson and Norman Fell (in various specialized acting categories), director Boris Sagal (for Part 5), writer Dean Reisner, cinematographer Howard R. Schwartz, costumer Charles Waldo, and editors Douglas Stewart and Richard Bracken.