30 hrs. 15 mins.
The first-ever dramatic miniseries to appear on American television, this multi-award winning programme spans decades and generations to trace the epic story of the Jordache family from 1945 to the late 1960s. This superb collection brings together all 34 episodes from Books I and II of this classic 70s series. Based on Irwin Shaw s best-selling novel and featuring an all-star cast (including Edward Asner, Billy Bixby, Susan Blakely, and Robert Reed), the series focuses in particular on Rudy Jordache (Peter Strauss) and his troubled brother Tom (Nick Nolte) as they navigate divergent paths away from their impoverished immigrant upbringing.
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While ambitious Rudy seems destined for success, Tom suffers from an endless string of bad luck but in the end, finds love. Encompassing a period of tremendous social and political upheaval, the Jordache saga explores timeless themes such as the difficulty of human relationships and the disillusionment of the American dream. An absorbing and masterful portrait of a fascinating and ill-fated family, Rich Man, Poor Man recaptures a landmark moment in American broadcasting history.