Story of the Irish-American Lonigan family between 1918 and 1930. The story centers on young Studs who is growing into adulthood in a city full of temptations.
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1979  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Harry Hamlin ...  Bill 'Studs' Lonigan 3 episodes, 1979
Colleen Dewhurst ...  Mary Lonigan 3 episodes, 1979
Brad Dourif ...  Danny O'Neill 3 episodes, 1979
Charles Durning ...  Paddy Lonigan 3 episodes, 1979
Lisa Pelikan ...  Lucy Scanlon 3 episodes, 1979
Diana Scarwid ...  Catherine Banahan 3 episodes, 1979
John Friedrich ...  Martin Lonigan 3 episodes, 1979
James T. Callahan ...  Moxey 3 episodes, 1979
Devon Ericson ...  Fran Lonigan 3 episodes, 1979
Jessica Harper ...  Loretta Lonigan 3 episodes, 1979
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Story of the Irish-American Lonigan family between 1918 and 1930. The story centers on young Studs who is growing into adulthood in a city full of temptations. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

7 March 1979 (USA) See more »

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Lorimar Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Farrell was my hero
27 February 2015 | by bugsmoran29See all my reviews

I started making my way through James T. Farrell immense body of works with my reading of the Studs Lonigan trilogy in 1973. Over the years I gone back countless time to reread about the rise and fall of Studs Lonigan and his old gang on 58th Street in Chicago. I would say that Farrell had a very strong impact upon my life. I am a fellow Irish-American and lapsed Catholic like Farrell. We also share a common surname. I was exchanging letters with James when this mini-series first aired, and did prefer it over the original film version. Unfortunately, he died shortly after the mini-series aired. His world view was relentless bleak, and I think he believed it was justified because life is relentlessly bleak for most people.


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