The Pirate (1978 film)
The Pirate is a 1978 American two-part, four-hour television miniseries directed by Ken Annakin. It is based on the novel with the same title written by Harold Robbins. It was broadcast in two parts by CBS on November 21–22, 1978.
|Based on||The Pirate by Harold Robbins|
|Written by||Julius J. Epstein|
|Directed by||Ken Annakin|
|Theme music composer||Bill Conti|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Paul Picard|
|Producer(s)||Howard W. Koch|
|Cinematography||Roland 'Ozzie' Smith|
|Running time||240 min.|
|Production company(s)||Howard W. Koch Productions|
Warner Bros. Television
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original release||November 21 –|
An Israeli man, raised by a wealthy and powerful Arab, is put in charge of his country's vast oil fortunes. He comes into conflict with a fanatical terrorist group—headed by his daughter.
- Franco Nero as Baydr Al Fay
- Anne Archer as Jordana Mason
- Olivia Hussey as Leila
- Ian McShane as Rashid
- Christopher Lee as Samir Al Fay
- Michael Constantine as Yashir
- James Franciscus as Dick Carriage
- Armand Assante as Ahmed
- Stuart Whitman as Terry Sullivan
- Eli Wallach as Ben Ezra
- Carol Bagdasarian as Maryam
- Jeff Corey as Prince Feiyad
- Marjorie Lord as Mrs. Mason
- Ferdy Mayne as Jabir
- Michael Pataki as General Eshnev
- Murray Salem as Ramadan
- Dimitra Arliss as Nabilia
- Leo Rossi as Shadin
- Howard Pearson (September 21, 1978). "Franco Nero In Pirate Mini-series". Deseret News. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- "Confessions of a Blue-Eyed Arab". Los Angeles Times. August 10, 1978. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- "Oil Fortune Handled By The Pirate'". Schenectady Gazette. November 17, 1978.
- Arthur Unger (November 17, 1978). "Stand by to repel boarders: TV's 'Pirate' comes alongside". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 30 July 2012.