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American Playhouse

King of America (Season 1, Episode 2)
TV Episode | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hot-tempered Greek immigrant Andreas arrives in America in 1915. He finds work on a railroad, but soon gives his corrupt foreman Mekakis a savage beating. Making his way west across the country, Andreas eventually comes upon another ...See moreHot-tempered Greek immigrant Andreas arrives in America in 1915. He finds work on a railroad, but soon gives his corrupt foreman Mekakis a savage beating. Making his way west across the country, Andreas eventually comes upon another railroad looking for workers. It turns out Mekakis has gone westward, too. He offers Andreas the only job suitable for him, a "moutain mover" on the suicide squad: He must grapple down the face of a cliff, position sticks of dynamite and then climb back up again before the lit fuses reach the explosive. Written by Balsamic Vinnie See less
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Jan 19, 1982 (United States)

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8 cast members
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Larry Atlas
Mekakis Mekakis   See fewer
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David Canary
Bingham Bingham   See fewer
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Olympia Dukakis
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Stephen Lang
Vassilis (as Steve Lang) Vassilis (as Steve Lang)   See fewer
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Michael Welden
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3.9 / 10 | 20 votes