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Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II 

This is the sequel to the mini-series, RICH MAN, POOR MAN. It begins with Rudy Jordache apprehending the man who killed his brother, Falconetti. He then also takes in his nephew, Wesley. He... See full summary »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Peter Strauss ...  Rudy Jordache 21 episodes, 1976-1977
Gregg Henry ...  Wesley Jordache 21 episodes, 1976-1977
James Carroll Jordan ...  Billy Abbott 21 episodes, 1976-1977
Susan Sullivan ...  Maggie Porter 20 episodes, 1976-1977
William Smith ...  Falconetti 18 episodes, 1976-1977
Peter Haskell ...  Charles Estep 17 episodes, 1976-1977
Penny Peyser ...  Ramona / ... 16 episodes, 1976-1977
Kimberly Beck ...  Diane Porter 15 episodes, 1976-1977
Cassie Yates ...  Annie Adams 14 episodes, 1976-1977
Kay Lenz ...  Kate Jordache 11 episodes, 1976-1977
Laraine Stephens ...  Claire Estep 10 episodes, 1976-1977
Peter Donat ...  Arthur Raymond 9 episodes, 1976-1977
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This is the sequel to the mini-series, RICH MAN, POOR MAN. It begins with Rudy Jordache apprehending the man who killed his brother, Falconetti. He then also takes in his nephew, Wesley. He then begins a vendetta with a man, who tried to take over the company of an old friend. Unfortunately for him, he has no evidence against him and the man is not about to let Rudy off the hook. He also has to deal with his step-son, Billy. And Falconetti, has been released from prison and is looking to get back at Rudy. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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USA

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English

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21 September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hombre rico, hombre pobre II See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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(20 episodes) | (1 episode)

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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In the DVD version released in 2010, Chapter I, which originally aired as a 2 hour segment, is split into two, one-hour episodes with the same opening and closing credits. See more »

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The grippingly-nominated sequel...
21 July 2014 | by CosmicDwellingsSee all my reviews

The gripping sequel to the award-winning television mini-series 'Rich Man, Poor Man' stands the test of time, and also is a stand alone representation of a well-produced piece of drama. Peter Strauss returns in fine form as Senator Rudy Jordache (the original 'Rich Man' of the title) as the story continues to chronicle his life, career and family. The story proceeds to 1968 and is transfixed to this period of time as opposed to relaying the action over a period of years as per the mini- series. The introduction of Rudy's nephew, Wesley and stepson, Billy adds a new entertaining dimension to the elements over 22 episodes. The series features some very good acting performances in support which includes Susan Blakely, Van Johnson, Ray Milland, Peter Haskell, Susan Sullivan, John Anderson and Kay Lenz. However, it is the portrayal of the psychotic 'Falconetti' by William Smith that illuminates the on- screen chills in his ongoing vendetta with anything connected with the name 'Jordache'. The young guns of the cast also shine with notable turns from Gregg Henry, James Carroll-Jordan, Penny Peyser and Kimberly Beck. The series received two Emmy-Award nominations and upon viewing the cliff-hanging courtroom scenes in Washington it's not difficult to understand why, as Rudy attempts to bring to justice the corrupt billionaire, Charles Estep; the dramatics are wonderfully executed. 'Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II' was never going to hit the heights of the classic status of the preceding mini-series, but it has achieved popular worldwide recognition as a welcome, and most enjoyable, sequel of a great story.


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