Christopher Columbus (TV Mini-Series 1985)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Adventure, Biography, Drama

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After his proposal to sail west to the East Indies is rejected by Portugal, Columbus overcomes court intrigue in Spain to gain support for his expedition.


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9 December 2004 | sebradfield
One of the best!
I first caught this in about 1988, and the next time it was on I taped it. Far, far better than either of the two 1992 'Columbus' movies, this one pays great attention to the details of his life, struggles to feed his young family and to gain backing for his dream. It then goes on to show his successes and his failures. Great acting, great costuming, great everything. For some reason I found myself especially pleased by the constant referral of his name in Italian: Christoforo Columbo. Faye Dunaway is subdued and authoritative as Isabella, and even wears the proper armor when accepting the surrender of the leader of the Moors.

If this is ever on DVD, don't miss it!

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Release Date:

19 May 1985



Country of Origin

Italy, USA, France, West Germany

Filming Locations

Dominican Republic

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