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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power (1992– )

PG-13
TV Mini-series | Documentary

The globe-spanning story of the oil industry from the first strikes of the 19th century through the Gulf War. The industry's colorful characters and oil's key role in 20th century history are brought to life by participants and historians.
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1992 (United States)

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86 cast members
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Donald Sutherland
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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Daniel Yergin
Himself - Author, The Prize Himself - Author, The Prize   See fewer
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Stephanie Cran
Actress Actress   See fewer
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4
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Peter Holmes
Himself - Chairman, Shell Himself - Chairman, Shell   See fewer
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3
Joseph A. Pratt
Himself - Business Historian, University of Houston / Himself - Business Historian, Houston University Himself - Business Historian, University of Houston / Himself - Business Historian, Houston University   See fewer
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3
Alirio Parra
Himself - Venezuelan Oil Minister Himself - Venezuelan Oil Minister   See fewer
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2
Ahmed Zaki Yamani
Himself - Saudi Oil Minister 1962-86 Himself - Saudi Oil Minister 1962-86   See fewer
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Irvine H. Anderson
Himself - Business Historian Himself - Business Historian   See fewer
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James H. Bamberg
Himself - B.P. Group Historian Himself - B.P. Group Historian   See fewer
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Kathleen Brady
Herself - Author, Ida Tarbell: Portrait of a Muckraker Herself - Author, Ida Tarbell: Portrait of a Muckraker   See fewer
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Donald Cameron
Himself - 26th Chief of Clan Cameron Himself - 26th Chief of Clan Cameron   See fewer
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Fouad Ajami
Himself - Johns Hopkins University Himself - Johns Hopkins University   See fewer
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James Akins
Himself - U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 1973-76 Himself - U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 1973-76   See fewer
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Mike Ameen
Himself - Former Executive, Aramco Himself - Former Executive, Aramco   See fewer
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Robert O. Anderson
Himself - Chairman, Arco 1965-86 Himself - Chairman, Arco 1965-86   See fewer
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Alfred Chandler
Himself - Harvard Business School Himself - Harvard Business School   See fewer
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Dennis Corble
Himself - Archivist, Samuels Family Bank Himself - Archivist, Samuels Family Bank   See fewer
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Carlo D'Este
Himself - Military Historian Himself - Military Historian   See fewer
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Ali Khalifa Al-Saba
Himself - Kuwaiti Oil Minister 1978-90 Himself - Kuwaiti Oil Minister 1978-90   See fewer
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Irvine A. Anderson
Himself - Business Historian Himself - Business Historian   See fewer
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Hakim Belo-Osagie
Himself - Oil Advisor to Nigerian President 1980-84 Himself - Oil Advisor to Nigerian President 1980-84   See fewer
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Marcello Colitti
Himself - Energy Advisor to Chairman, ENI Himself - Energy Advisor to Chairman, ENI   See fewer
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James Deterding
Himself - Grandson of Henri Deterding Himself - Grandson of Henri Deterding   See fewer
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Adolf Galland
Himself - Luftwaffe General, 1941-45 Himself - Luftwaffe General, 1941-45   See fewer
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Roberto Gulbenkian
Himself - Nephew of Calouste Gulbenkian Himself - Nephew of Calouste Gulbenkian   See fewer
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Vance Packard
Himself - Industrial Archaeologist Himself - Industrial Archaeologist   See fewer
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Naohiro Amaya
Himself - Former Vice-Minister, Ministry for International Trade and Industry Himself - Former Vice-Minister, Ministry for International Trade and Industry   See fewer
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Jack Blum
Himself - Energy Lawyer Himself - Energy Lawyer   See fewer
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Lodwrick Cook
Himself - Chairman, Arco 1986-95 Himself - Chairman, Arco 1986-95   See fewer
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Manucher Farmanfarmaian
Himself - Director, National Iranian Oil 1957-71 Himself - Director, National Iranian Oil 1957-71   See fewer
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Hans Gabriels
Himself - Author, The First 100 Years: Royal Dutch Petroleum Himself - Author, The First 100 Years: Royal Dutch Petroleum   See fewer
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Nell Hall
Herself - East Texas Resident During Oil Boom Herself - East Texas Resident During Oil Boom   See fewer
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Peter Hayes
Himself - Northwestern University Himself - Northwestern University   See fewer
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Simon Bromley
Himself - Lecturer in Politics, Leeds University Himself - Lecturer in Politics, Leeds University   See fewer
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Kenneth Courtis
Vice President Global Strategy, Deutsche Bank Vice President Global Strategy, Deutsche Bank   See fewer
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Akira Iriye
Himself - Harvard University Himself - Harvard University   See fewer
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Maida Jaggers
Herself - Texas Oil Boomer Herself - Texas Oil Boomer   See fewer
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David Rockefeller
Himself - Grandson of John D. Rockefeller Himself - Grandson of John D. Rockefeller   See fewer
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Meghnad Desai
Himself - London School of Economics Himself - London School of Economics   See fewer
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Eric Drake
Himself - Retired Chairman, B.P. Himself - Retired Chairman, B.P.   See fewer
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Geoffrey Jones
Himself - University of Reading Himself - University of Reading   See fewer
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Linda J. Lear
Herself - Author, Harold Ickes: The Aggressive Progressive 1874-1933 Herself - Author, Harold Ickes: The Aggressive Progressive 1874-1933   See fewer
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Roger Pineau
Himself - U.S. Navy, 1943-45 Himself - U.S. Navy, 1943-45   See fewer
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Hermann Frederick Eilts
Himself - U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 1965-70 Himself - U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 1965-70   See fewer
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Virginia Gamba-Stonehouse
Herself - London University Herself - London University   See fewer
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Nicola Melodia
Himself - Deputy General Manager, AGIP 1959-62 Himself - Deputy General Manager, AGIP 1959-62   See fewer
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Randy Kousbroek
Himself - Indonesian Resident 1929-46 Himself - Indonesian Resident 1929-46   See fewer
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J.Y. McKinnon
Himself - Roughneck Himself - Roughneck   See fewer
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Edward Thomas
Himself - Intelligence Historian Himself - Intelligence Historian   See fewer
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Gwin Follis
Himself - Former Chairman, Standard Oil of California Himself - Former Chairman, Standard Oil of California   See fewer
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Herbert Goodman
Himself - President, Gulf Oil Trading Co. 1970-83 Himself - President, Gulf Oil Trading Co. 1970-83   See fewer
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Paul Hohnen
Himself - Political Director, Greenpeace Himself - Political Director, Greenpeace   See fewer
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Thomas Lindblay
Himself - University of Leiden Himself - University of Leiden   See fewer
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Johannes Steinhoff
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Jim Hoagland
Himself - The Washington Post Himself - The Washington Post   See fewer
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Robert Lacey
Himself - Author, The Kingdom: Arabia and the House of Saud Himself - Author, The Kingdom: Arabia and the House of Saud   See fewer
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Italo Ragni
Himself - General Manager, ENI-Egypt 1958-71 Himself - General Manager, ENI-Egypt 1958-71   See fewer
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Donald Simmons
Himself - Second Generation Oil Man Himself - Second Generation Oil Man   See fewer
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Bernd Wegner
Himself - Military Historian Himself - Military Historian   See fewer
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Makoto Kikuchi
Himself - Tokai University Himself - Tokai University   See fewer
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Jeremy Leggett
Himself - Chief Scientist, Greenpeace Himself - Chief Scientist, Greenpeace   See fewer
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Harry J. Mayhorn
Himself - Aramco Representative on Royal Tour Himself - Aramco Representative on Royal Tour   See fewer
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Robert S. Rose
Himself - Occidental Lawyer 1962-73 Himself - Occidental Lawyer 1962-73   See fewer
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Jane Will Teagle Smith
Herself - Daughter-in-Law of Walter Teagle Herself - Daughter-in-Law of Walter Teagle   See fewer
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George C. McGhee
Himself - Asst. Secretary of State, Near Eastern Affairs 1949-51 Himself - Asst. Secretary of State, Near Eastern Affairs 1949-51   See fewer
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Parviz Mina
Himself - Director, National Iranian Oil 1973-79 Himself - Director, National Iranian Oil 1973-79   See fewer
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Nobuyuki Nakahara
Himself - President, Tonen Oil Corp., Tokyo Himself - President, Tonen Oil Corp., Tokyo   See fewer
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Fuad Rouhani
Himself - OPEC Secretary General 1960-64 Himself - OPEC Secretary General 1960-64   See fewer
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Murph Wilson
Himself - East Texas Resident During Oil Boom Himself - East Texas Resident During Oil Boom   See fewer
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David S. Painter
Himself - School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University Himself - School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University   See fewer
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Giorgio Ruffolo
Himself - Italy Minister of Environment 1989-92 Himself - Italy Minister of Environment 1989-92   See fewer
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James Schlesinger
Himself - U.S. Secretary of Defense 1973-75 Himself - U.S. Secretary of Defense 1973-75   See fewer
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G. Henry M. Schuler
Himself - Center for Strategic and International Studies Himself - Center for Strategic and International Studies   See fewer
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Crispin Tickell
Himself - British Representative to the U.N.. 1987-90 Himself - British Representative to the U.N.. 1987-90   See fewer
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Omar Shelhi
Himself - Counselor to the King of Libya Himself - Counselor to the King of Libya   See fewer
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Les Snyder
Himself - Former Executive, Aramco Himself - Former Executive, Aramco   See fewer
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Gerald M. Walston
Himself - Director General, White Nights 1991-92 Himself - Director General, White Nights 1991-92   See fewer
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Joseph Stanislaw
Himself - Managing Director, Cambridge Energy Research Assoc. Himself - Managing Director, Cambridge Energy Research Assoc.   See fewer
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William Stott
Himself - Vice-President, Exxon 1955-70 Himself - Vice-President, Exxon 1955-70   See fewer
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C.M. Woodhouse
Himself - British Intelligence Himself - British Intelligence   See fewer
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Thomas Wachtell
Himself - Vice-President, Occidental 1963-73 Himself - Vice-President, Occidental 1963-73   See fewer
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Peter Walters
Himself - Chairman, B.P. 1981-90 Himself - Chairman, B.P. 1981-90   See fewer
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George Williamson
Himself - President, Occidental libya 1969-71 Himself - President, Occidental libya 1969-71   See fewer
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8.5 / 10 | 102 votes