Centennial

Centennial
Type TV MiniSeries
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama, Historical, Western
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Michael Ansara Actor Lame Beaver 1 1000001
William Atherton Actor Jim Lloyd 1 1000002
Raymond Burr Actor Herman Bockweiss 1 1000003
Barbara Carrera Actor Clay Basket 1 1000004
Richard Chamberlain Actor Alexander McKeag 1 1000005
Robert Conrad Actor Pasquinel 1 1000006
Richard Crenna Actor Colonel Frank Skimmerhorn 1 1000007
Timothy Dalton Actor Oliver Seccombe 1 1000008
Cliff De Young Actor John Skimmerhorn 1 1000009
Chad Everett Actor Captain Maxwell Mercy 1 1000010
Sharon Gless Actor Sidney Andermann 1 1000011
Andy Griffith Actor Professor Lewis Venor 1 1000012
Merle Haggard Actor Cisco Calendar 1 1000013
Gregory Harrison Actor Levi Zendt 1 1000014
David Janssen Actor Paul Garrett 1 1000015
Alex Karras Actor Hans Brumbaugh 1 1000016
Brian Keith Actor Sheriff Axel Dumire 1 1000017
Sally Kellerman Actor Lise Bockweiss 1 1000018
Stephen McHattie Actor Jacques Pasquinel 1 1000019
Lois Nettleton Actor Maude Wendell 1 1000020
Donald Pleasence Actor Samuel Purchase 1 1000021
Cristina Raines Actor Lucinda McKeag Zendt 1 1000022
Lynn Redgrave Actor Charlotte Buckland 1 1000023
Robert Vaughn Actor Morgan Wendell 1 1000024
Clint Walker Actor Joe Bean 1 1000025
Dennis Weaver Actor R J Poteet 1 1000026
Anthony Zerbe Actor Mervin Wendell 1 1000027
Robert Walden Actor Dr Richard Butler 1 1000028
Kario Salem Actor Marcel Pasquinel 1 1000029
Dan George Actor Old Sioux 1 1000030
Henry Darrow Actor Alvarez 1 1000031
Reb Brown Actor Jim Bridger 1 1000032
Maria Potts Actor Blue Leaf 1 1000033
Robert Tessier Actor Rude Water 1 1000034
Pernell Roberts Actor General Asher 1 1000035
Ray Tracey Actor Young Lame Beaver 1 1000036
Jorge Rivero Actor Broken Thumb 1 1000037
Stephanie Zimbalist Actor Elly Zendt 1 1000038
Irene Tedrow Actor Mother Zendt 1 1000039
Debi Richter Actor Rebecca Stolfitz 1 1000040
Laura Winston Actor Laura Lou Booker 1 1000041
Karen Carlson Actor Lisette Mercy 1 1000042
James Sloyan Actor Spade Larkin 1 1000043
Mark Harmon Actor John McIntosh 1 1000044
Morgan Woodward Actor General Wade 1 1000045
Nick Ramus Actor Lost Eagle 1 1000046
Barney McFadden Actor Abel Tanner 1 1000047
Rafael Campos Actor Nacho Gomez 1 1000048
Glynn Turman Actor Nate Person 1 1000049
Robby Weaver Actor Gompert 1 1000050
Jesse Vint Actor Amos Calendar 1 1000051
Les Lannom Actor Bufe Coker 1 1000052
Scott Hylands Actor Laseter 1 1000053
Greg Mullavey Actor Mule Canby 1 1000054
Michael LeClair Actor Young Jim Lloyd 1 1000055
Jay MacIntosh Actor Emma Lloyd 1 1000056
Robert Douglas Actor Claude Richards 1 1000057
Adrienne LaRussa Actor Clemma Zendt 1 1000058
Clint Ritchie Actor Messmore Garrett 1 1000059
Mark Neely Actor Martin Zendt 1 1000060
Art Metrano Actor Muerice 1 1000061
Clive Revill Actor Finlay Perkin 1 1000062
Doug McKeon Actor Philip Wendell 1 1000063
A Martinez Actor Tranquilino Marquez 1 1000064
Silvana Gallardo Actor Serafina Marquez 1 1000065
Robert Phalen Actor Reverend Holly 1 1000066
Lou Frizzell Actor Mr Norris 1 1000067
Claude Jones Actor Matt 1 1000068
Tiger Thompson Actor Beeley Garrett 1 1000069
Sandy McPeak Actor Soren Sorenson 1 1000070
Claude Jarman Actor Earl Grebe 1 1000071
Julie Sommars Actor Alice Grebe 1 1000072
Bo Brundin Actor Magnes Volkema 1 1000073
Lynn Borden Actor Vesta Volkema 1 1000074
Geoffrey Lewis Actor Sheriff Bogardus 1 1000075
Dana Elcar Actor Judge Hart 1 1000076
William Bogert Actor William Bellamy 1 1000077
Alex Colon Actor Truinfador Marquez 1 1000078
Alan Vint Actor Beeley Garrett--as an Adult 1 1000079
Morgan Paull Actor Philip Wendell--As an Adult 1 1000080
Joaquin Martinez Actor Colonel Salcedo 1 1000081
Gale Sondergaard Actor Aunt Agusta 1 1000082
Karmin Murcelo Actor Flor Marquez 1 1000083
Robert DoQui Actor Nate Person III 1 1000084
James Hampton Actor Defense Attorney 1 1000085
Jim McMullan Actor Prosecutor 1 1000086
Marshall Thompson Actor Dennis 1 1000087
Rene Enriquez Actor Manolo Marquez 1 1000088
Royce Applegate Actor Holmes 1 1000089
Richard O'Brien Actor Judge 1 1000090
James Best Actor Hank Garvey 1 1000091
David Janssen Narrator n/a 120790 1000092
Gordon Steel Actor Donald McPherson 1 1000093
John Wilder Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Howard Alston Producer (Parts 1 & 2) 3 3000002
John Wilder Producer (Part 6) 3 3000003
Malcolm Harding Producer (Parts 3 - 5, 7 - 11) 3 3000004
Richard Caffey Producer supervising producer(Part 12) 3 3000005
John Wilder Screenplay (Parts 1, 2, 6 - 12) 120778 4000001
John Ziegman Screenplay (Parts 3 - 11) 120778 4000002
Charles Larson Screenplay (Parts 5, 7 - 10) 120778 4000003
James Michener Source Material (from novel) ("Centennial") 120793 4000004
Duke Callaghan Director of Photography (Parts 1 - 5, 11 - 12) 120780 6000001
Ronald Browne Director of Photography (Part 6) 120780 6000002
Jacques Marquette Director of Photography (Part 7) 120780 6000003
Charles Short Director of Photography (Parts 8 - 10) 120780 6000004
Robert Watts Editor (Parts 1, 2, 7, 12) 172 7000001
Robert Shugrue Editor (Part 3) 172 7000002
Ralph Schoenfeld Editor (Parts 4, 5, 11) 172 7000003
Bill Parker Editor (Parts 6, 8, 9) 172 7000004
Howard Deane Editor (Parts 8, 9) 172 7000005
John Elias Editor (Part 10) 172 7000006
John Addison Music (Parts 1 - 12) 120781 8000001
Jack Senter Production Designer (Parts 3, 7, 10 - 12) 164 9000001
Jack Senter Art Director art direction(Parts 1, 2, 8, 9) 183 9000002
Mark Mansbridge Art Director art direction(Parts 3 - 5) 183 9000003
Sherman Loudermilk Art Director art direction(Parts 3 - 5) 183 9000004
Lou Montejano Art Director art direction(Parts 3 - 5) 183 9000005
Seymour Klate Art Director art direction(Part 3) 183 9000006
Lou Montejano Art Director art direction(Part 3) 183 9000007
John Bruce Art Director art direction(Part 6) 183 9000008
John Corso Art Director art direction(Parts 7, 11, 12) 183 9000009
Loyd Papez Art Director art direction(Parts 10 - 12) 183 9000010
John Wilder Art Director art direction 183 9000011
Joseph Stone Other sets(Part 7) 120795 26000001
John Dwyer Other sets(Part 7) 120795 26000002
Robert Freer Other sets(Part 7) 120795 26000003
Synopsis
An epic miniseries about the making of America -- the most ambitious project ever filmed for television -- this filming of James Michener's 1,100-page saga that spanned the decades from the late eighteenth century to the present ended up as a 26 1/2 hour movie irregularly scheduled over four months and molded into nine self-contained TV movies, each of which could be shown later independently of the others. Heralded in network publicity as "a story of reckless daring and reckless loving, of struggle and pain, of laughter and triumph; it's the story of the land, and the people who turned it into a nation."<P>"Centennial" not only was (at the time) the most expensive film ever made for television -- its $25 million budget was four times that of "Roots" -- but had the biggest "name" cast ever assembled for a dramatic presentation, with David Janssen tying the whole project together as the overall narrator and star of the final "chapter" as the current day descendant of those who founded the fictional town of Centennial, Colorado. "Centennial" received Emmy Award nominations for film editing (Chapter 1) and art direction/set decoration (Chapter 7).<P>Shown in two- and three-hour segments over a period of five months.<P>Virgil W. Vogel replaced Sam O'Steen as a director.