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The Greek Tycoon (1978)

The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.

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Spyros Tomasis
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Nico Tamasis
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President James Cassidy
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Simi Tomasis
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Sophia Matalas (as Marilu Tolo)
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Michael Russell
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Paola Scotti
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John Cassidy
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Nancy Cassidy
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Robert Keith
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Helena
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The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.

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She was the most famous woman in the world. He was a peasant, a pirate, a shark. What he couldn't buy with money he stole with charm. See more »

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24 August 1978 (Netherlands)  »

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L'empire du Grec  »

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Trivia

Based upon the life of Jacqueline Bouvier who was married to President John F. Kennedy and Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. See more »

Quotes

Liz Cassidy: You're an animal! How dare you! You bastard!
Theo Tomasis: God, what a woman! Let's go and make love.
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Crazy Credits

(Because this is so obviously inspired by Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy) "The characters in this film are fictitious and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental". See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Movie Madness (1982) See more »

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Twisting the Night Away
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Written by Sam Cooke
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An ethnic slur
23 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie serves up every imaginable Greek stereotype. In one particularly galling scene the tycoon says "I'm just an ignorant peasant." As the grandson of Greek peasant immigrants who passed on a legacy of wisdom and love to their children and grandchildren, I found this movie contemptible and odious.


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