Rich Man, Poor Man

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Overview

First published in 1969, Irwin Shaw's novel Rich Man, Poor Man wove the tale of the tumultuous Jordache family, from 1945 through the late 1960s -focusing most immediately on the experiences and divergent fortunes of titular brothers Rudy and Tom. Long, detailed, and melodramatic, with a fine eye for characterization and narrative development, the book sold millions of copies and inevitably led to a televised version. This particular 1976 production, however, bore none of the weaknesses that one commonly ...
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Overview

First published in 1969, Irwin Shaw's novel Rich Man, Poor Man wove the tale of the tumultuous Jordache family, from 1945 through the late 1960s -focusing most immediately on the experiences and divergent fortunes of titular brothers Rudy and Tom. Long, detailed, and melodramatic, with a fine eye for characterization and narrative development, the book sold millions of copies and inevitably led to a televised version. This particular 1976 production, however, bore none of the weaknesses that one commonly associates with material adapted for the small screen: working within the miniseries format, the program's creators enlisted an all-star cast including Nick Nolte (as Tom), Peter Strauss (as Rudy), Susan Blakely), and Ed Asner); emerged with 12 hours of drama; and netted scores of Emmy nominations. They also achieved such high Nielsen ratings that the miniseries spawned a one-season follow-up series, Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II. This set contains all of Rich Man, Poor Man and Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II as originally broadcast on American television.
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Special Features

Audio commentary for Book I: Chapter 1 featuring Peter Strauss and television historian David Bianculli
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2010
  • UPC: 733961218480
  • Rating:

  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 27:17:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,328

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Strauss Rudy Jordache
Nick Nolte Tom Jordache
Susan Blakely Julie Prescott
Dorothy McGuire Mary Jordache
Ray Milland Duncan Calderwood
Technical Credits
Irwin Shaw Source Author
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rich Man, Poor Man
1. Introduction [1:32]
2. The War is Over [15:18]
3. Granstand Play [9:37]
4. Sins of the Father [9:38]
5. Not That Way [5:05]
6. Post-War Priorities [11:40]
1. First Daiquiri [8:44]
2. Little Some Bomb [5:08]
3. Going to the City [10:48]
4. Tearing at Each Other [4:33]
5. Happy Birthday [5:25]
6. A Beautiful Pet [7:59]
1. Introduction [2:31]
2. Champion [7:17]
3. Man of the House [10:04]
4. "What I Though Was Champagne" [14:56]
5. No Longer Alone [6:54]
6. The Life of a Servant [5:25]
1. Cutting In [4:20]
2. Untouched Slopes [11:55]
3. The Next Big Chance [8:23]
4. New Debts [8:21]
5. The Supermarket [7:43]
6. Moving On [6:33]
Disc #2 -- Rich Man, Poor Man
1. Introduction [2:32]
2. All the Marbles [9:06]
3. The Loyal Son [9:22]
4. Life in New York [10:10]
5. Sucker For Talent [9:38]
6. Another Jordache [8:51]
1. Introduction [2:33]
2. Business Plans [9:07]
3. In Trouble [11:20]
4. Family Reunion [7:06]
5. "What Happens to People?" [7:37]
6. Brothers and Fathers [11:52]
1. Introduction [2:34]
2. Sparring Partner [11:18]
3. Principles and Politics [10:46]
4. "Quite the Tycoon" [6:56]
5. Investigations [8:39]
6. Big Trouble [9:22]
1. Introduction [2:32]
2. A Lovely Day [10:24]
3. Getting a Boat [10:37]
4. The Nest Egg [6:06]
5. Man of Power [8:10]
6. Shipping Out [11:09]
Disc #3 -- Rich Man, Poor Man
1. Introduction [2:33]
2. New Fields to Conquer [10:40]
3. Faith in the Future [7:22]
4. New Man on the Bucket [9:08]
5. "That's My Girl" [9:11]
6. Feast or Famine [10:02]
1. Introduction [2:33]
2. Face Off [10:12]
3. What Goes Around... [11:06]
4. Last Rites [9:05]
5. Rich Men [9:32]
6. The Senator's Wife [6:26]
1. Introduction [2:25]
2. Finding a Cook [15:21]
3. "No One's Asked Me to Stay" [8:03]
4. No More Heat [5:03]
5. Finding Wesley [11:05]
6. Raising a Son [7:09]
1. Introduction [1:26]
2. Love and Marriage [7:15]
3. Second Chances [13:34]
4. A Dangerous Man [7:16]
5. The Bad Guys [7:50]
6. Goodbyes [4:37]
Disc #4 -- Rich Man, Poor Man
1. Introduction [1:01]
2. A Wedding and a Funeral [8:42]
3. Quite a Dame [9:44]
4. Drive For Success [9:36]
5. Life and Time [8:46]
6. Troubled Young Man [8:33]
1. Introduction [1:02]
2. A Fast Buck [12:07]
3. Love and War [9:28]
4. Blow For Blow [7:03]
5. One-Sided Conversation [6:23]
6. Fighting For Family [10:32]
1. Introduction [2:03]
2. Open Invitation [10:06]
3. Working Man [11:12]
4. The Lion's Den [11:00]
5. First Date [3:50]
6. Old Troubles [11:13]
1. Introduction [1:56]
2. Learning to Sail [10:14]
3. 11 Musicians [8:37]
4. Budding Producer [10:17]
5. Danger at Home [7:54]
6. All the Right Moves [8:37]
Disc #5 -- Rich Man, Poor Man
1. Introduction [1:57]
2. On Strike [8:16]
3. "Which Side Are You On?" [10:18]
4. Fresh Talent [7:24]
5. A New Alliance [12:12]
6. Business Relationship [7:04]
1. Introduction [1:57]
2. An Unexpected Guest [8:30]
3. Closing Doors [12:46]
4. Independent and Alone [4:55]
5. Cutting the Demo [9:48]
6. The Muscle [9:45]
1. Introduction [2:20]
2. Emergency Room [9:40]
3. Negotiations Begin [8:48]
4. Reunited [8:49]
5. Business and Pleasure [10:08]
6. A Dangerous Drive [8:07]
1. Introduction [2:03]
2. Fresh Leads [12:43]
3. New Oreleans [6:50]
4. Not Tonight [8:59]
5. Bloody Business [10:53]
6. Muted Celebration [6:15]
Disc #6 -- Rich Man, Poor Man
1. Introduction [2:07]
2. Only the Beginning [11:43]
3. Learning to Swim [6:43]
4. Loaded Conversations [12:05]
5. Closing Doors [9:33]
6. Disappearances [5:28]
1. Introduction [2:28]
2. Protection [8:24]
3. Fine Police Work [9:35]
4. Controlling Interests [9:35]
5. Strong Arm Tactics [14:00]
6. The Breaking Point [5:47]
1. Introduction [2:10]
2. Flying Apart [9:38]
3. Singing Sensation [10:31]
4. Stonewalled [12:21]
5. Changing Feelings [6:09]
6. Explanations [6:53]
1. Introduction [3:04]
2. The Games' Afoot [8:49]
3. Clandestine Operations [10:18]
4. Shattered Peace [6:03]
5. Trouble Brewing [7:52]
6. Steel Trap [10:22]
Disc #7 -- Rich Man, Poor Man
1. Introduction [2:29]
2. Death and D├ętente [9:14]
3. Shakedowns and Shopping [11:11]
4. You've Been Served [6:38]
5. Proxy War [10:17]
6. Go West [7:55]
1. Introduction [2:17]
2. New in Vegas [10:30]
3. Intelligence Games [13:28]
4. Carrots and Sticks [8:01]
5. Family Matters [9:33]
6. Connections [3:59]
1. Introduction [2:14]
2. Gone Fishing [10:08]
3. What Happens in Vegas [7:43]
4. Wives and Daughters [10:37]
5. Payback [6:32]
6. Business Dealings [10:27]
1. Introduction [2:32]
2. Cover-Ups [8:34]
3. Investigations [10:03]
4. Truth and Consequences [13:25]
5. Sparring Match [6:35]
6. Most Dangerous Game [8:48]
Disc #8 -- Rich Man, Poor Man
1. Introduction [2:45]
2. Impulse [8:04]
3. Romantic Tensions [16:04]
4. Harsh Realities [6:39]
5. A Dangerous Man [8:40]
6. Round Two [5:32]
1. Introduction [2:27]
2. Personal Lives [8:37]
3. Damsels in Distress [8:29]
4. Driven to Distraction [7:25]
5. Abstain [9:41]
6. Stay [11:07]
1. Introduction [3:05]
2. Tracked Down [6:10]
3. Blacklisted [12:24]
4. Unrequited Love [14:16]
5. Devotion [7:44]
6. Vegas Wedding [4:12]
1. Introduction [3:08]
2. Well Rehearsed [8:26]
3. Miracles [10:14]
4. Lovers and Liars [6:27]
5. Breaking Point [9:39]
6. Truth and Justice [9:49]
Disc #9 -- Rich Man, Poor Man
1. Introduction [3:18]
2. Fool's Errand [8:36]
3. Fire in the Hole [8:13]
4. Comings and Goings [8:59]
5. Hostage Situation [11:55]
6. Bombshell [6:40]
1. Introduction [2:16]
2. No Tomorrow [5:48]
3. Critical Condition [9:04]
4. Baited Hook [4:59]
5. Falconetti's Game [11:28]
6. Best Served Cold [16:34]
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Menu

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      Chapter 7
      Chapter 8
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      Chapter 10
      Chapter 11
      Chapter 12
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      Chapter 10
      Chapter 11
      Chapter 12
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      Chapter 14
      Chapter 15
      Chapter 16
Disc #8 -- Rich Man, Poor Man
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      Chapter 18
      Chapter 19
      Chapter 20
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