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The Word

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(CBS, 11/12/1978 to 11/15/1978, 4 Parts, 120 mins each, 8 hours). Intrigue surrounding the discovery and publication of a controversial document that appears to be a long-lost ancient eye witness account of the life of Christ, with David Janssen playing a public relations executive hired to promote this new version of the Bible. International film beauty Florinda Bolkan made her American acting debut in this four part eight-hour miniseries, adapted from Irving Wallace’s 1972 novel, and composer Alex North received an Emmy Award nomination for his score.

Production Companies Charles Fries Productions, Dick Berg-Stonehenge Productions. Director Richard Lang. Executive Producers Bob Markell, Charles Fries, Dick Berg. Producer David Manson. Teleplay Dick Berg, Robert L. Joseph, S.S. Schweitzer, Richard Fielder. Based on the Novel by Irving Wallace. Photography Michel Hugo. Music Alex North. Supervising Editor David Newhouse. Editors Thomas Fries, Tony DiMarco. Art Director Herman Zimmerman. Associate Producer Allan Marcil.

Cast David Janssen (Steve Randall), James Whitmore (George Wheeler), Florinda Bolkan (Angela Monti), Eddie Albert (Ogden Towery), Geraldine Chaplin (Naomi Dunn), Hurd Hatfield (Cedric Plummer), John Huston (Nathan Randall), John McEnery (Florian Knight), Ron Moody (LeBrun), Diana Muldaur (Claire Randall), Kate Mulgrew (Tony Nicholson), Janice Rule (Barbara Randall), Martha Scott (Sarah Randall), Nicol Williamson (Maertin de Vroome), David Ackroyd (Tom Carey), Laura Betti (Maria), Bo Brundin (Heldering), Donald Moffat (Henri Aubert), Nehemiah Persoff (Abbot Petropolous), Catherine Burns (Lori Cook), Nicolas Coster (Peter Ajemian), Roland Culver (Dr. Jeffries), Tessie O’Shea (Herself), Walter Gotell (Hennig), Alexa Kenin (Judy Randall), Jon Korkes (Thad Crawford), Allan Miller (Dr. Oppenheim), Lynn Farleigh (Valerie Hughs), Christopher Lloyd (Hans Bogardus), Mario Scaccia (Agusto Monti), John Van Dreelen (Dr. Fass), Alexander Scourby (Narrator).

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