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The thorn birds

The epic story of a priest torn between God and human passion and a beautiful girl desiring only what she cannot have, spanning five decades of ambition, fear, longing and revenge, and set against the vast horizons of Australia's Outback.

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  • "Thornbirds"
  • "Thorn birds : the complete saga"@en
  • "Doornvogels"
  • "Poi︠u︡shchie v ternovnike"

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  • "Television epic story of interpersonal drama set against Australia's outback. When a priest does not return the affections of the owner of a large sheep ranch, she vows to influence him-- even from the grave."
  • "Tells the epic story of a priest torn between God and human passion and a beautiful girl desiring only what she cannot have. Spans five decades of ambition, fear, longing, and revenge. Set against the vast horizons of Australia's Outback."
  • "The story of forbidden love between a young Australian girl and a priest."
  • "The epic story of a priest torn between God and human passion and a beautiful girl desiring only what she cannot have, spanning five decades of ambition, fear, longing and revenge, and set against the vast horizons of Australia's Outback."@en
  • "The epic story of a priest torn between God and human passion and a beautiful girl desiring only what she cannot have, spanning five decades of ambition, fear, longing and revenge, and set against the vast horizons of Australia's Outback."
  • "The epic story of a wealthy outback family, the Clearys. Meggie Cleary falls in love with the local priest. The story of their thwarted love spans five decades."@en
  • "The epic story of a wealthy outback family, the Clearys. Meggie Cleary falls in love with the local priest. The story of their thwarted love spans five decades."
  • "Adaptation of Colleen McCullough's epic novel about an Australian priest torn by personal desires and ambition."
  • "Set in Australia, the story covers 42 years in the life of Ralph de Bricassart (Richard Chamberlain in an Emmy-winning performance), a Roman Catholic priest engaged in a constant struggle between his calling and his carnal desires. In the three-hour opening episode, originally telecast by ABC on March 27, 1983, young Father Ralph becomes the object of desire for powerful sheep rancher Mary Carson (Barbara Stanwyck, who also won an Emmy), while the priest himself expresses concern and sometimes more than concern for the well being of Mary's niece, Meggie Cleary (played as a youngster by Sydney Penny and as an adult by Rachel Ward, in her first American TV role). In part two, which aired March 28, 1983 and which, like the subsequent third episode, runs two hours, a cataclysmic brush fire destroys Mary Carson's ranch. Later, having already succumbed to their mutual passion, Father Ralph and Meggie experience an uncomfortable reunion, and later still, the politically ambitious Ralph forms a strong and beneficial alliance with Archbishop Contini-Verchese (Christopher Plummer), one of Rome's most influential religious leaders. Part three, which aired March 29, 1983, finds a disillusioned Meggie entering into an unhappy marriage, ending up a housemaid on a Queensland sugar-cane plantation. Her subsequent pregnancy is but one of the intriguing and surprising plot developments in this crucial episode. The miniseries concluded with part four, first telecast in a three-hour slot on March 30, 1983. Covering a timespan of nearly 30 years (1935-1962), this final chapter focuses on the lives of Meggie's children flamboyant aspiring actress Justine (Mare Winningham) and would-be priest Dane (Philip Anglim), neither of which have any inkling (at least, not at first) of the past relationship between their mother and Cardinal De Bricassart, aka Father Ralph."
  • "Set in Australia, the story covers 42 years in the life of Ralph de Bricassart (Richard Chamberlain in an Emmy-winning performance), a Roman Catholic priest engaged in a constant struggle between his calling and his carnal desires. In the three-hour opening episode, originally telecast by ABC on March 27, 1983, young Father Ralph becomes the object of desire for powerful sheep rancher Mary Carson (Barbara Stanwyck, who also won an Emmy), while the priest himself expresses concern and sometimes more than concern for the well being of Mary's niece, Meggie Cleary (played as a youngster by Sydney Penny and as an adult by Rachel Ward, in her first American TV role). In part two, which aired March 28, 1983 and which, like the subsequent third episode, runs two hours, a cataclysmic brush fire destroys Mary Carson's ranch. Later, having already succumbed to their mutual passion, Father Ralph and Meggie experience an uncomfortable reunion, and later still, the politically ambitious Ralph forms a strong and beneficial alliance with Archbishop Contini-Verchese (Christopher Plummer), one of Rome's most influential religious leaders. Part three, which aired March 29, 1983, finds a disillusioned Meggie entering into an unhappy marriage, ending up a housemaid on a Queensland sugar-cane plantation. Her subsequent pregnancy is but one of the intriguing and surprising plot developments in this crucial episode. The miniseries concluded with part four, first telecast in a three-hour slot on March 30, 1983. Covering a timespan of nearly 30 years (1935-1962), this final chapter focuses on the lives of Meggie's children flamboyant aspiring actress Justine (Mare Winningham) and would-be priest Dane (Philip Anglim), neither of which have any inkling (at least, not at first) of the past relationship between their mother and Cardinal De Bricassart, aka Father Ralph."@en
  • "Adaptation of Colleen McCullough's epic novel about an Australian priest torn by personal desires and ambition. This title has been repackaged. Disc one contains episodes 1 and 2; disc two contains episodes 3 and 4; disc three contains extra content."

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  • "Made-for-TV movies"
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  • "Thorn birds"
  • "The thorn birds"@en
  • "The thorn birds"
  • "Thorn birds (Television program)"
  • "Thorn birds (Motion picture)"@en
  • "The thorn birds [videorecording (DVD)]"@en
  • "Thorn Birds"
  • "The thorn birds Duke, Daryl, Director"@en
  • "The Thorn birds"
  • "The thorn birds [videorecording]"
  • "The Thorn birds the missing years"