The Seekers (miniseries)

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The Seekers
The Seekers 1979 Film.jpg
Genre Historical fiction
Distributed by Operation Prime Time
Directed by Sidney Hayers
Produced by Robert A. Cinader
Written by John Jakes
Steve Hayes
Based on The Seekers (novel) 
by John Jakes
Starring Randolph Mantooth
Delta Burke
Martin Milner
Music by Gerald Fried
Cinematography Vincent A. Martinelli
Country United States
Language English
Release date
  • July 8, 1979 (1979-07-08)
Running time 240 min.
Preceded by The Rebels

The Seekers is a 1979 made-for-television drama film/mini-series. It is based on the historical novel, The Seekers, written by John Jakes, originally published in 1975. It is third in a series known as The Kent Family Chronicles or the American Bicentennial Series. The story mixes fictional characters with historical events and figures, as it narrates the story of the United States of America from 1794 through 1814. In 1979, the novel was made into a television film by Operation Prime Time and premiered on HBO on July 8 and 9, 1979.[1][2][3]

The Seekers was preceded by the The Bastard, first in the series, and The Rebels, second in the series.


The sons and grandchildren of Philip Kent make a life for themselves in America.



  1. ^ New York Times: Seekers - TV MiniSeries Retrieved December 15, 2013
  2. ^ July 1979 HBO Program Guide ("The Seekers" on cover), page 6
  3. ^ Beck, Marilyn (14 November 1979). "Randolph Mantooth Mellows After All These Years". The Victoria Advocate. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 

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