Once an Eagle [DVD] [1976]

  • SKU: 24283158
  • Release Date: 06/19/2012
  • Rating: NR
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)


Once an Eagle
Once an Eagle was a seven-part miniseries originally telecast December 2, 1976 through January 13, 1977; the first and last installments ran two hours each, while the interim episodes each ran 60 minutes. Based on the Anton Myrer novel, the series charts thirty years in the careers of two military men, from the outbreak of World War I to the aftermath of World War II. Sam Damon (Sam Elliot) is the "Gallant," a straight-arrow type who is an excellent family man and praiseworthy warrior. Courtney Massingale (Cliff Potts) is the "Goofus," a womanizing, self-aggrandizing conniver who knows how to play the angles to the top. Once an Eagle was the second of four story arcs seen on the NBC anthology series Best Sellers; it was preceded by Captains and the Kings, and followed by Seventh Avenue and The Rhineman Exchange. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sam Elliott
    Sam Elliott - Sam Damon
  • Cliff Potts
    Cliff Potts - Courtney Massengale
  • Glenn Ford
    Glenn Ford
  • Amy Irving
    Amy Irving
  • James Cromwell
    James Cromwell

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best mini-series ever


    Sam Elliot is great in this mini-series. I put it right up there with “The Winds of War”. I really liked the way he showed the day-to-day Army life, the petty and the grand. It felt like I’d done a hitch with them. It makes me glad all the services had some who would keep things together between the wars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Series

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The quality of the video is not the greatest but I thoroughly enjoyed the Mini Series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    its fun to see

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    its good to see the moies but the hiting its not rated

    I would recommend this to a friend

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