John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" | 1980

Drama, Adaptation
This three-part, eight-hour exploration of the John Steinbeck novel about the Trask family and the women who haunted their lives for two generations covered far more ground than did the 1955 feature film that starred ...more
Director: Harvey Hart
Awards: 2 Golden Globe wins. Another 1 win & 3 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Adam Trask

Actor (1980-1981)

... Cathy

Actor (1980-1981)

... Charles Trask

Actor (1980-1981)

... Lee

Actor (1980-1981)

... Abra

Actor (1980-1981)

... Aron Trask

Actor (1980-1981)

... Cal Trask

Actor (1980-1981)

... Cyrus Trask

Actor (1980-1981)

... Jules Edwards

Actor (1980-1981)

... Faye

Actor (1980-1981)

... Will Hamilton

Actor (1980-1981)

... James Grew

Actor (1980-1981)

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Synopsis

This three-part, eight-hour exploration of the John Steinbeck novel about the Trask family and the women who haunted their lives for two generations covered far more ground than did the 1955 feature film that starred James Dean, Julie Harris and Raymond Massey. Timothy Bottoms and Bruce Boxleitner are the two half-brothers vying for the attention of their father, lettuce farmer Warren Oates, and Jane Seymour is the vixenous Cathy who seduces both brothers and marries Bottoms, bearing him two sons (Sam Bottoms and Hart Bochner) before leaving to become a whore. The production won two Emmy Awards: for art direction (Part 3) and set decoration. It also received nominations as Outstanding Limited Series and for photography (Part 2).

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Screenplay (1980-1981)

Source Material (from novel) (1980-1981)

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