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One of the best mini series ever!,
This review is from: Rich Man, Poor Man: Book 1 [Region 2] (DVD)
Oh, how time has flown by. When you watch Nick Nolte in "Rich Man, Poor Man", it really makes you realize how long it has been since this wonderful mini series first debuted on TV--1976! Over 30 years ago! I was 12 at the time and I still fondly remember the show. What a great cast RMPM has: Mr. Nolte (blond and gorgeous and oh so young), Peter Strauss (handsome as the uptight rich brother), Susan Blakely (what a terrific actress she was--haven't seen her in years), Ed Asner (who won an Emmy for his portrayal of Axel Jordache--a character radically different from Lou Grant), the late Bill Bixby (playing the pathetic Willie), Robert Reed (who proved he could play someone other than Mike Brady--he eats up the scenery in a delicious role) and Kim Darby (she's a hoot as the scheming psychotic Virginia Calderwood). The scene where Virginia pounds on Rudy Jordache's mansion screaming his name has stuck in my mind all these years. And the heartbreaking ending is still so sad to watch. I forgot to mention the beautiful Kay Lenz, who ends up marrying Nick Nolte in the final episode. She's a delight (another great actress who has disappeared). Unfortunately, the mini series is not available in the United States for some mysterious reason, but you can buy a Region 2 PAL DVD. If you have fond memories of this show--as I do--get yourself a Multiregion DVD player so you can relive this wonderful mini series. And "Rich Man, Poor Man Book 2" was just released overseas in the last few weeks--I can't wait to begin watching it!
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Initial post: Oct 5, 2007 12:17:03 PM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
Susan Blakely can be seen on A Lifetime Show called "Side Order of Life". She is still beautiful. She plays the main character's neurotic mother. The show is on Sunday nights.
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