The Odyssey Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for The Odyssey the Movie

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3.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Lavish TV miniseries based on Homer's 2,700-year-old epic poem, relating the adventures of King Odysseus of Ithaca. On the day his son is born to faithful wife Penelope (Scacchi), Odysseus (Assante) is commanded by the goddess Athena (Rossellini) to leave his home and travel to battle the Trojans. Little does he realize that this is the beginning of a 20-year sojourn, where additional trials include sea monsters, the Cyclops, the Kingdom of the Dead, enchantress Circe (Peters), and getting shipwrecked on the isle of Calypso (Williams), who wants to keep the hunk around. But even Odysseus realizes there's no place like home.


Hallmark Home Entertainment, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (213)634-3000, Fax: (213)549-3760, Remarks: Lainie Handelman, Mktg.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 203 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adventure Drama, Road Trip, Adapted from a Poem, Big Battles, Folklore & Legends, Greece--Ancient, Sail Away
Andrei Konchalovsky, Chris Solimine
Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, Geraldine Chaplin, Eric Roberts, Bernadette Peters, Irene Papas, Vanessa L(ynne) Williams, Christopher Lee, Isabella Rossellini, Jeroen Krabbe, Nicholas Clay, Ron Cook, Michael J. Pollard, Paloma Baeza, Alan Cox, Heathcote Williams
Sergei Kozlov
Andrei Konchalovsky
Eduard Artemyev
Dyson Lovell, Sr. Robert Halmi, Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Fuchs, Nicholas Meyer, Hallmark Entertainment, American Zoetrope

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