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The Thorn Birds (1983–1983)

TV Mini-series | 460 min | Drama, Romance

This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...See moreThis mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart. Meggie tries to forget Ralph by marrying dashing stockman Luke O'Neill, but she and Ralph are soon reunited, with tragic consequences for them both. Written by Eric Sorensen See less
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Mar 27, 1983 (United States)

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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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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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Ken Howard
Rainer Hartheim Rainer Hartheim   See fewer
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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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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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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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Phaedre Phaedre   See fewer
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Alan Bendich
Waiter in Greece (uncredited) Waiter in Greece (uncredited)   See fewer
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8 / 10 | 7,070 votes