The French Atlantic Affair

The French Atlantic Affair (1979)

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Creator: Douglas Heyes
  • First Air Date: 1979-11-15
  • Last Air Date: 1979-11-18
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 3
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 278 min.
  • Production Company: Aaron Spelling Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: ABC
  • Director: Douglas Heyes
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When the SS Festivale sets sail from New York to France, its 3,000 passengers include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harold Columbine and 146 members of the Church of the Cosmic Path, led by Father Craig Dunleavy, their charismatic messiah. Seizing control of the ship, Dunleavy demands $70 million in gold, intending to kill everyone onboard once it's paid. Without knowing which passengers are cultists and warned that 12 will die for every hijacker harmed, Columbine and the captain search for a way to save 3,000 lives before Dunleavy makes good on his threat. Based on a novel by screenwriter Ernest Lehman, this mini-series was broadcast over three nights in November 1979.

  • Keywords: miniseries
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    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1979-11-15
    3 Episodes

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    • Telly Savalas

      as Fr. Craig Dunleavy
    • Chad Everett

      as Harold Columbine
    • Jean-Pierre Aumont

      as Insp. Jean-Claude Raffin
    • Horst Buchholz

      as Dr. Chabot
    • James Coco

      as Georges Sauvinage
    • José Ferrer

      as Pres. Aristide Brouchard
    • John Houseman

      as Dr. Archady Clemens
    • Carolyn Jones

      as Peg
    • Richard Jordan

      as Julian Wunderlicht
    • Louis Jourdan

      as Capt. Charles Girodt
    • Michelle Phillips

      as Jennie Barber
    • Marie-France Pisier

      as Lisa
    • Donald Pleasence

      as Max Dechambre
    • John Rubinstein

      as Herb Kleinfeld
    • Stella Stevens

      as Louise Crawford
    • Shelley Winters

      as Helen Wabash
    • Rebecca Balding

      as Harriet Kleinfeld
    • Dan O'Brien

      as Brother Abe
    • Martin Costi

      as Brother Paul
    • Mark Gorman

      as Wendell Cornin
    • Alain Chappuis

      as Carpentier
    • Don Parker

      as Controller
    • Sandy Silverthorne

      as Skinner
    • Patricia Barry

      as Bee
    • Lance LeGault

      as Lester Foyles
    • William Lucking

      as Don Crawford
    • Nehemiah Persoff

      as Col. Schreiner
    • Dane Clark

      as Adm. J. Elton Knox
    • Dennis Dimster

      as Billy
    • Richard Anderson

      as Terrence Crown
    • Corinne Calvet

      as Althea Broussard
    • Lee de Broux

      as Keegan
    • Doug Heyes, Jr.

      as Brother James
    • John Fitzpatrick

      as Brother John
    • Michael Carr

      as Brother Thomas
    • John Shearin

      as Brother David
    • Dennis Howard

      as Brian Joy
    • Harvey Jason

      as Plessier
    • Dana Hill

      as Maggie Joy
    • Bruce French

      as Christian Specht
    • Jean-Paul Vignon

      as Ferret
    • Army Archerd

      as Stanford Whitman
    • Paul Verdier

      as Claude
    • Pete Schrum

      as Bobo
    • Deborah Benson

      as Betty
    • Melissa Converse

      as Mrs. Joy
    • Francis X. McCarthy

      as Tony
    • Ellen Blake

      as Tony's Wife
    • Duane Grey

      as Fleischman
    • Jacqueline Beer

      as Madame Grilley
    • Kenneth White

      as Barney
    • Peter Mamakos

      as Otto Laneer
    • Gwen Van Dam

      as Barney's Wife
    • Erik Holland

      as Plainclothes Detective
    • John Parr

      as Controller
    • Jerry Dunphy

      as Self
    • M. Emmet Walsh

      as Harry
    • James Jeter

      as Al
    • Edith Fields

      as Al's Wife
    • Louis de Farra

      as Vergnaud
    • Roger Etienne

      as Pierre Demangeon
    • André Landzaat

    • Roberta Storm

    • Michael Currie

    • Stanley Grover

      as Bradley
    • Todd Martin

      as Freuling
    • Curt Lowens

      as Wilhelm Greitzen
    • Philippe Léotard

      as Blondin
    • Maurice Marsac

      as Brunel
    • Roger Til

      as Devillaine
    • Billy Beck

      as Cabanal
    • Sandy Ignon

      as Bonjalet
    • Peter Brandon

      as Seersucker Suit
    • Lewis Charles

      as Bert
    • Ted Danson

      as Abe Santley
    • Arielle Dombasle

      as Hotel Operator
    • Michael Fairman

      as Comdr. Hewitt
    • Jean-François Ferreol

      as Farmer
    • Patrick Gorman

      as Wendell Cronin
    • George Keymas

      as Nicos
    • Lloyd Kino

      as Osikawa
    • Rod Loomis

      as Harris
    • Ion Teodorescu

      as Panos
    • Paul Picerni

      as Panama Hat (uncredited)
    • G.W. Bailey

      as Jake (uncredited)
    Directing Douglas Heyes Director
    Writing Douglas Heyes Writer
    Writing Ernest Lehman Novel
    Production Douglas S. Cramer Executive Producer
    Production Hudson Hickman Associate Producer
    Production Robert Mintz Producer
    Production Aaron Spelling Executive Producer
    Production E. Duke Vincent Supervising Producer
    Sound John Addison Original Music Composer
    Camera Ralph Woolsey Director of Photography
    Editing Jamie Caylor Editor
    Editing Tom Stevens Editor
    Production Toni Howard Casting
    Production Lynn Stalmaster Casting
    Art Serge Krizman Production Design
    Art James W. Payne Set Decoration
    Costume & Make-Up Nolan Miller Costume Design
    Costume & Make-Up Doug Kelly Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Edie Panda Hairstylist
    Production Jean-Pierre Avice Production Manager
    Production Ken Swor Unit Production Manager
    Directing James Ragan Assistant Director
    Directing Christian Raoux Assistant Director
    Directing Michael Sturges Second Assistant Director
    Art Phill Norman Graphic Designer
    Art Arthur Shippee Property Master
    Sound Gene S. Cantamessa Sound
    Sound John H. Arrufat Sound Editor
    Camera Jean Badal Director of Photography
    Editing Allan Jacobs Supervising Editor
    Production François Bureau Location Manager
    Crew Gordon Brisker Additional Music
    Sound Gordon Brisker Orchestrator
    Sound Harry V. Lojewski Music Supervisor
    Sound Joe Tuley Music Editor
    Directing Vivian Jones Script Supervisor
    Art Phill Norman Title Designer