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  • The Thorn Birds (1983–1983)
  • TV Mini-series | 460 min | Drama, Romance
The Thorn Birds (1983–1983)
TV Mini-series | 460 min | Drama, Romance

In the arid 1920s Australian Outback, a Catholic priest and the beautiful niece of a vast sheep station owner stand powerless before God's will, tormented by desire. How far are they willing to go in the name of love?
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Updated Mar 27, 1983

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Mar 27, 1983 (United States)

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36 cast members
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Richard Chamberlain
Ralph de Bricassart Ralph de Bricassart   See fewer
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Rachel Ward
Meggie Cleary Meggie Cleary   See fewer
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Christopher Plummer
Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese   See fewer
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Bryan Brown
Luke O'Neill Luke O'Neill   See fewer
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Brett Cullen
Bob Cleary Bob Cleary   See fewer
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John de Lancie
Alastair MacQueen Alastair MacQueen   See fewer
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4
Barbara Stanwyck
Mary Carson Mary Carson   See fewer
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Jean Simmons
Fiona 'Fee' Cleary Fiona 'Fee' Cleary   See fewer
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Piper Laurie
Anne Mueller Anne Mueller   See fewer
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Earl Holliman
Luddie Mueller Luddie Mueller   See fewer
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Philip Anglim
Dane O'Neill Dane O'Neill   See fewer
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John Friedrich
Frank Cleary Frank Cleary   See fewer
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Stephen W. Burns
Jack Cleary Jack Cleary   See fewer
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Bill Morey
Angus MacQueen Angus MacQueen   See fewer
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Holly Palance
Miss Carmichael Miss Carmichael   See fewer
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Allyn Ann McLerie
Mrs. Smith Mrs. Smith   See fewer
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3
Ken Howard
Rainer Hartheim Rainer Hartheim   See fewer
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2
Richard Kiley
Paddy Cleary Paddy Cleary   See fewer
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Mare Winningham
Justine O'Neill Justine O'Neill   See fewer
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Richard Venture
Harry Gough Harry Gough   See fewer
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2
Dwier Brown
Stuart Cleary Stuart Cleary   See fewer
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Antoinette Bower
Sarah MacQueen Sarah MacQueen   See fewer
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Chard Hayward
Arne Swenson Arne Swenson   See fewer
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Sydney Penny
Young Meggie Cleary Young Meggie Cleary   See fewer
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Vidal Peterson
Young Stuart Young Stuart   See fewer
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1
Meg Wyllie
Annie Annie   See fewer
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Wally Dalton
Fair Barker Fair Barker   See fewer
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Rance Howard
Doc Wilson Doc Wilson   See fewer
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Nan Martin
Sister Agatha Sister Agatha   See fewer
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Aspa Nakapoulou
Phaedre Phaedre   See fewer
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Alan Bendich
Waiter in Greece (uncredited) Waiter in Greece (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gini Holtzman
Holy Communion Girl (uncredited) Holy Communion Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Danny Nero
Motorist (uncredited) Motorist (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 8,705 votes