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Odyssey, The

Odyssey, The

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Air Date Rating Share Against the
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Sunday, May 18, 1997 17.3 27 1
Monday, May 19, 1997 16.7 26 1
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  • Season: 1996-97
  • Network: NBC
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Miniseries
  • Subject Matter: Period Piece, Foreign/Exotic Location, Action/Adventure
  • Based On: Odyssey, The (Epic poem) written by Homer
  • Misc.: 2 Nights

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the epic poem by Homer. The Ithacan monarch Odysseus leaves his wife Penelope and his young son to fight in the Trojan war. He promises to return, but it takes 20 years before they are reunited...the wandering king encounters a man-eating Cyclops, the sorceress Circe, and the six-headed Scylla. In order to get home he must appease the gods by visiting Hades and finding the prophet Tiresias. Upon his return to Ithaca he must confront the villains who have been pursuing his wife.

Crew

Production Company:

  • Hallmark Entertainment Prods., American Zoetrope

Production Type:

  • Independent
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