The Thorn Birds Movie Review 1983

Information and Film Reviews for The Thorn Birds the Movie

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Pioneers find danger and romance in the Australian outback as they struggle to begin a dynasty. Charismatic priest sometimes hurts, sometimes helps them. One of Stanwyck's last performances; Ward's American TV debut. Originally a ten-hour TV miniseries based on Colleen McCullough novel. Emmy nominations for actor Chamberlain, supporting actors Brown and Plummer, supporting actress Laurie, direction, photography, music, costume design, and editing.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 486 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Down Under, Books to Film: Colleen McCullough
Rachel Ward, Richard Chamberlain, Jean Simmons, Ken Howard, Mare Winningham, Richard Kiley, Piper Laurie, Bryan Brown, Christopher Plummer, Barbara Stanwyck
Bill Butler
Daryl Duke
Henry Mancini
Edward Lewis, Warner Bros. Television

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