Pearl (miniseries)

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Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Hy Averback
Alexander Singer
Starring Angie Dickinson
Dennis Weaver
Robert Wagner
Lesley Ann Warren
Tiana Alexandra
Gregg Henry
Katherine Helmond
Adam Arkin
Brian Dennehy
Max Gail
Char Fontane
Audra Lindley
Richard Anderson
Marion Ross
Music by John Addison
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 3
Executive producer(s) Frank Konigsberg
Stirling Silliphant
Producer(s) Sam Manners
Cinematography Gayne Rescher
Editor(s) Donald R. Rode
Running time minutes
Production company(s) Warner Bros. Television
Distributor ABC
Original network ABC
Original release November 16 – 19, 1978

Pearl is a 1978 American television miniseries about events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, based on Gerald Green's novel of the same title.[1] It starred a large cast, notably Dennis Weaver, Tiana Alexandra, Robert Wagner, Angie Dickinson, Brian Dennehy, Lesley Ann Warren, Gregg Henry, Max Gail, Richard Anderson, Marion Ross, Audra Lindley, Char Fontane, Katherine Helmond and Adam Arkin.

To keep production costs manageable, the scenes of the attack were footage originally shot for the film Tora! Tora! Tora!; the miniseries also used newly dubbed footage of So Yamamura to portray the Japanese commander of the attack. The miniseries aired in three installments on ABC on November 16, 17 and 19, 1978. All three parts were among the top ten most watched prime time shows of the week, with the series watched all or in part by about 80 million people.[2]



  1. ^ TV Guide Guide to TV. Running Press. 2004. p. 490. ISBN 0-7624-3007-9. 
  2. ^ Brown, Les (22 November 1978). 80 Million Saw TV 'Pearl', The New York Times

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