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Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Miniseries)

Original title
Rich Man, Poor Man
Running time
720 min.
United States United States
Dean Reisner (Novel: Irwin Shaw)
Alex North
Howard Schwartz
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Broadcasting by ABC; Universal TV
TV Series. Drama | TV Miniseries
Synopsis / Plot
Adapted from the mammoth novel by Irwin Shaw, the miniseries covers the years from WWII to the 1960s, detailing the vacillating fortunes of the immigrant Jordache brothers. "Rich Man" Rudy Jordache (Peter Strauss) is determined to use his hard-earned education -- and his inherent ruthlessness -- to carve out a business and political empire not unlike that enjoyed by Joseph P. Kennedy and his progeny. "Poor Man" Tom Jordache (Nick Nolte), a quick-fisted hothead, goes an entirely different route, first as a professional boxer, then as a functionary of the evil gangster chieftain Falconetti (William Smith). Naturally, both brothers become entangled in romance along the way..
1976: Emmy: 4 Awards, Including Best Directing. 23 Nominations
1976: Golden Globes: 4 Awards including Best TV Series - Drama. 6 Nominations
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