Rich Man, Poor Man

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  • TV-PG
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1976
Rich Man, Poor Man is a 1976 American television miniseries based on the 1969 novel of the same name by Irwin Shaw that aired on ABC in one- or two-hour episodes mostly on Monday nights over seven weeks, beginning February 1. It was produced by Universal... read more

Rich Man, Poor Man is a 1976 American television miniseries based on the 1969 novel of the same name by Irwin Shaw that aired on ABC in one- or two-hour episodes mostly on Monday nights over seven weeks, beginning February 1. It was produced by Universal Television and was the second time programming of this nature had been attempted. The first TV miniseries, QB VII, had aired — also on ABC — in 1974. These projects proved to be a critical and ratings success and were the forerunner for similar projects based on literary works, such as Roots and Shōgun. The film stars Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte and Susan Blakely.

Original Release

02/01/1976 on ABC

Cast

Nick Nolte Tom Jordache
Susan Blakely Julie Prescott
Peter Strauss Rudy Jordache
Dorothy McGuire Mary Jordache
Edward Asner Axel Jordache
Tim McIntire Brad Knight
Robert Reed Teddy Boylan
Ray Milland Duncan Calderwood
Helen Craig Martha
Bill Bixby Willie Abbott
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Chapter 1 Tuesday, 21 September 1976
2 Chapter 2 Tuesday, 28 September 1976
3 Chapter 3 Tuesday, 05 October 1976
4 Chapter 4 Tuesday, 19 October 1976
5 Chapter 5 Tuesday, 26 October 1976
6 Chapter 6 Tuesday, 09 November 1976
7 Chapter 7 Tuesday, 16 November 1976
8 Chapter 8 Tuesday, 23 November 1976
9 Chapter 9 Tuesday, 30 November 1976
10 Chapter 10 Tuesday, 07 December 1976
11 Chapter 11 Tuesday, 21 December 1976
12 Chapter 12 Tuesday, 28 December 1976
13 Chapter 13 Tuesday, 04 January 1977
14 Chapter 14 Tuesday, 11 January 1977
15 Chapter 15 Tuesday, 18 January 1977
16 Chapter 16 Tuesday, 01 February 1977
17 Chapter 17 Tuesday, 08 February 1977
18 Chapter 18 Tuesday, 15 February 1977
19 Chapter 19 Tuesday, 22 February 1977
20 Chapter 20 Tuesday, 01 March 1977
21 Chapter 21 Tuesday, 08 March 1977
22 Chapter 22 Tuesday, 08 March 1977
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Directors

Boris Sagal, David Greene, Bill Bixby

Writers

Dean Riesner, Irwin Shaw

Cast

Nick Nolte Tom Jordache
Susan Blakely Julie Prescott
Peter Strauss Rudy Jordache
Dorothy McGuire Mary Jordache
Edward Asner Axel Jordache
Tim McIntire Brad Knight
Robert Reed Teddy Boylan
Ray Milland Duncan Calderwood
Helen Craig Martha
Bill Bixby Willie Abbott
Norman Fell Smitty
Lawrence Pressman Bill Denton
Herbert Jefferson Jr. Roy Dwyer
William Smith Falconetti
Talia Shire Teresa Santoro
Murray Hamilton Sid Gossett
Van Johnson Marsh Goodwin
Kim Darby Virginia Calderwood
Dorothy Malone Irene Goodwin
Anthony James Wayne

Producers

Harve Bennett Executive Producer
Harve Bennett Producer
Jon Epstein Producer
Frank Price Producer

Editors

Richard Bracken, Douglas Stewart

1977 Golden Globe Best Television Series - Drama Won
1977 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1977 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1977 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama Won
1977 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor - Television Won
1977 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress - Television Won
1976 Emmy Outstanding Limited Series Nominated
1976 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series Nominated
1976 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series Nominated
1976 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series Won
1976 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series Nominated
1976 Emmy Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1976 Emmy Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1976 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Comedy or Drama Series Nominated
1976 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Comedy or Drama Series Nominated
1976 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Comedy or Drama Series Nominated
1976 Emmy Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1976 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Comedy or Drama Series Won
1976 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Comedy or Drama Series Nominated
1976 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Comedy or Drama Series Nominated
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