First Olympics: Athens 1896

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David Ogden Stiers

David Caruso

Honor Blackman

Gayle Hunnicutt

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Lovingly detailed, this dramatization of the first modern Olympic Games, revived in 1896 by a French aristocrat (Louis Jourdan) with the help of a Princeton professor (David Ogden Stiers), followed the fortunes of a ragtag team of amateur American athletes whose Olympic triumphs stunned the sports world. Veteran performers like Angela Lansbury, Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers (the husband-and-wife acting team from "Born Free" and other British films) and Honor Blackman were joined by a large cast of relative unknowns, including Alex Hyde-White (Wilfrid's son) and Jason Connery (Sean's son), who made up the Cinderella team and their competitors. This five-hour miniseries was filmed in Engla... Full Summary >>