By Way of the Stars

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By Way of the Stars is a Canadian adventure television mini-series co-produced in 1992 by Sullivan Entertainment and German Beta-Taurus Kirch Group, that begins in 19th century Prussia, then travels through post-U.S. Civil War Charleston to the 'Canadas' and the West. read more

By Way of the Stars is a Canadian adventure television mini-series co-produced in 1992 by Sullivan Entertainment and German Beta-Taurus Kirch Group, that begins in 19th century Prussia, then travels through post-U.S. Civil War Charleston to the 'Canadas' and the West. It is a young boy's version of "Dances with Wolves". The six-hour mini-series is based on a popular German children's novel called "The Long Journey of Lukas B." The movie was produced in association with ZDF, at the time, Germany's largest Broadcaster, CBC and Disney Channel. This mini-series was filmed entirely in Uxbridge, Ontario. The production was nominated for 2 Gemini awards.

Original Release

12/26/1992

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Cast

John Neville Professor Billby
Gordon Tootoosis The Cree Chief
Eric Schweig Black Thunder
Tantoo Cardinal Franoise
Gavin Magrath Mathias
Chris Wiggins Captain Harris
Hannes Jaenicke Otto von Lebrecht
Jan Rubes Hausierer Nathan
Günther Maria Halmer Heinrich von Knabig
David Fox Mr. Passlinger
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode #1.1 Saturday, 26 December 1992
2 Episode #1.2 Tuesday, 01 December 1992
3 Episode #1.3 Tuesday, 01 December 1992
4 Episode #1.4 Tuesday, 01 December 1992
5 Episode #1.5 Tuesday, 01 December 1992
6 Episode #1.6 Friday, 01 January 1993

Directors

Allan King

Writers

Marlene Matthews, Deborah Nathan, Willi Fährmann, Helen Asimakis

Cast

John Neville Professor Billby
Gordon Tootoosis The Cree Chief
Eric Schweig Black Thunder
Tantoo Cardinal Franoise
Gavin Magrath Mathias
Chris Wiggins Captain Harris
Hannes Jaenicke Otto von Lebrecht
Jan Rubes Hausierer Nathan
Günther Maria Halmer Heinrich von Knabig
David Fox Mr. Passlinger
Frances Bay Annie Pyle
Zachary Bennett Lukas Bienmann
Jan Nemejovský Piet
Volker Lechtenbrink Diener Jürgen
Gema Zamprogna Ursula von Knabig
Anja Kruse Maria Bienmann
Christian Kohlund Karl Bienmann
R.H. Thomson Priest
Victor Ertmanis Sam
Dominique Sanda Christina von Knabig

Producers

Trudy Grant Executive Producer
Kevin Sullivan Producer
Brian Leslie Parker Producer

Editors

Mairin Wilkinson, Gordon McClellan

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