Man, whatever possessed you to want to see this early mini-series? Like RICH MAN, POOR MAN, it ran (5) nights, and was one of the first of that format. THE RHINEMAN EXCHANGE (1977) was directed by Burt Kennedy, as you have discovered. Stephen Collins has never been an electric or outstanding actor, although I did like him as the American ambassador in BLOOD DIAMOND. Your link lists Lauren Hutton, John Huston, Claude Akins, and Rene Auberjonois as co-stars. In addition there was Jose Ferrer as Rhineman, Vince Edwards, Larry Hagman, Roddy McDowall, Gene Evans, Jeremy Kemp, and even Werner Klemperer from HOGAN’S HEROES.
LikeMIKE, this is a “lost” film, or misplaced mini-series. I am not sure that it was ever released on VHS, and certainly not on DVD. I did not even own a Beta-Max, or a VCR in those days. I was still being an actor. I never watched this particular mini-series. It sounds kind of pedestrian, like the bland Richard Chamberlain version mini-series of THE BOURNE IDENTIITY, which made it to VHS. So if appears that there is no copies of this wonderful entertainment anywhere. It does not appear to be one of Robert Ludlum’s best sellers either. On Amazon.com the book sells for $0.01 at over 200 vendors, as a suck-in to be put on their emailing list. It was published in 1975, and the mini-series was made of it the next year it seems.
Do you actually recall watching this show? Or what is your connection to it?
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