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Rich Man, Poor Man Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

8 Episodes 1976 - 1976

Episode 1

Rich Man, Poor Man

Sun, Feb 1, 1976 120 mins

This eight-part series, based on Irwin Shaw's novel, covers the divergent lives of two brothers born in a small town. Part 1 introduces conscientious Rudy (Peter Strauss), his irresponsible brother Tom (Nick Nolte), and their unloving father (Edward Asner). Julie: Susan Blakely.

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Episode 2

Book I Part 2 of 8

Mon, Feb 2, 1976 120 mins

Part 2. Rudy's plans to open a ski shop with help from his father (Edward Asner) are dashed when Axel is forced to pay for Tom's illicit affairs, one of which is with a maid (Fionnula Flanagan). Meanwhile, Julie lands a bit part on Broadway. Tom: Nick Nolte. Rudy: Peter Strauss. Julie: Susan Blakely.

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Episode 3

Book I Part 3 of 8

Mon, Feb 9, 1976 60 mins

In Part 3, Tom returns home and learns of his father's death; and college graduate Rudy meets Julie's surly, alcoholic husband (Bill Bixby). Tom: Nick Nolte. Rudy: Peter Strauss. Julie: Susan Blakely.

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Episode 4

Book I Part 4 of 8

Mon, Feb 16, 1976 60 mins

Part 4. Rudy becomes a stockholder in a large shopping complex he developed, while Julie (Susan Blakely) enjoys fame as a photographer. Rudy: Peter Strauss. Tom: Nick Nolte. Duncan Calderwood: Ray Milland.

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Episode 5

Book I Part 5 of 8

Mon, Feb 23, 1976 60 mins

In Part 5, Virginia Calderwood (Kim Darby) grows bitterly jealous of Julie. Meanwhile, Tom (Nick Nolte) begins an affair with the wife of a syndicate-controlled boxer. Rudy: Peter Strauss. Julie: Susan Blakely.

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Episode 6

Book I Part 6 of 8

Mon, Mar 1, 1976 60 mins

Part 6. Tom turns to his mother (Dorothy McGuire) for help in escaping syndicate hit men; Virginia becomes increasingly desperate to win Rudy's love. Tom: Nick Nolte. Rudy: Peter Strauss. Virginia: Kim Darby.

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Episode 7

Book I Part 7 of 8

Mon, Mar 8, 1976 120 mins

Part 7. Rudy (Peter Strauss) marries Julie and considers entering politics. Meanwhile, Tom (Nick Nolte) becomes a merchant seaman in Europe, and soon clashes with a shipmate (William Smith). Duncan Calderwood: Ray Milland. Julie: Susan Blakely.

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Episode 8

Book I Part 8 of 8

Mon, Mar 15, 1976 120 mins

Conclusion. Rudy's senatorial career falters along with his marriage. Tom (Nick Nolte), who is running a yachting venture in France, gets married. Rudy: Peter Strauss. Julie: Susan Blakely. Kate: Kay Lenz. Marsh Goodwin: Van Johnson.

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