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The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years (1996)

TV Movie | 178 min | Drama, Romance

Actually taking place in the middle of the original Thorn Birds miniseries, which chronicled the love affair of Meggie Cleary and Fr. Ralph de Bricassart from 1920 to 1962, this two-part miniseries begins in 1943. Father Ralph returns to ...See moreActually taking place in the middle of the original Thorn Birds miniseries, which chronicled the love affair of Meggie Cleary and Fr. Ralph de Bricassart from 1920 to 1962, this two-part miniseries begins in 1943. Father Ralph returns to Drogheda to evaluate its financial situation just as his one true love, Meggie, is embroiled in a bitter custody battle with her ex-husband, Luke. Written by Phil Fernando See less
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Colleen McCullough (novel "The Thorn Birds") | David Stevens
Composers
Garry McDonald | Laurie Stone (as Lawrence Stone)
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Updated Feb 11, 1996

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Feb 11, 1996 (United States)

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24 cast members
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Richard Chamberlain
Ralph de Bricassart Ralph de Bricassart   See fewer
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Amanda Donohoe
Meggie Cleary O'Neill Meggie Cleary O'Neill   See fewer
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Paul Bertram
Harry Gough Harry Gough   See fewer
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Julia Blake
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Olivia Burnette
Justine O'Neill Justine O'Neill   See fewer
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Michael Caton
Bill Masters Bill Masters   See fewer
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James Costas
Italian officer (as Jimmy Costas) Italian officer (as Jimmy Costas)   See fewer
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Rob Doran
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Zach English
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Peter Ford
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Christopher Gabardi
Father Angelo Father Angelo   See fewer
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Adam Grossetti
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Jonathan Hardy
Father Emilio Father Emilio   See fewer
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John Heywood
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Enrico Mammarella
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Marijke Mann
Mrs. Smith Mrs. Smith   See fewer
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Ingrid Mason
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Maximilian Schell
Cardinal Vittorio Cardinal Vittorio   See fewer
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Robert Taylor
Jack Cleary Jack Cleary   See fewer
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Jack Thompson
The Judge The Judge   See fewer
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Simon Westaway
Luke O'Neill Luke O'Neill   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 726 votes