The life and experiences of the thirteenth century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1983   1982  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Marco Polo (TV Movie 2007)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The series follows the adventures and discoveries of the Venetian, Marco Polo.

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Ian Somerhalder, BD Wong, Desiree Siahaan
Marco Polo I (1962)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Italian explorer rescues the daughter of the Mongol leader Kublai Khan, meets a hermit who has invented gunpowder and builds a cannon.

Directors: Piero Pierotti, Hugo Fregonese
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Yôko Tani, Camillo Pilotto
Marco Polo (2014–2016)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia.

Stars: Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen
Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Young Marco Polo travels to China to help Kublai Khan fight against rebels, headed by his own son, with a new invention: gunpowder.

Directors: Denys de La Patellière, Raoul Lévy, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Horst Buchholz, Anthony Quinn, Akim Tamiroff
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo on His Journeys to the Ends of the Earth

Director: George Erschbamer
Stars: Don Diamont, Oliver Reed, Jack Palance
Short | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Before he lost his sight. Before he pledged his service to Kublai Khan. Hundred Eyes saw what made him into the deadly assassin who trains Marco Polo.

Director: Alik Sakharov
Stars: Benedict Wong, Tom Wu, Lorenzo Richelmy
Roots (1977)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1532, Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro leads an expedition into the heart of the Inca Empire and captures the Incan Emperor Atahualpa and claims Peru for Spain.

Director: Irving Lerner
Stars: Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Nigel Davenport
How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The Macahans, a family from Virginia, headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.

Stars: James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb
Krull (1983)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones
Shogun (1980)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Ken Marshall ...  Marco Polo 8 episodes, 1982-1983
Denholm Elliott ...  Niccolò Polo 8 episodes, 1982-1983
Tony Vogel ...  Matteo Polo 8 episodes, 1982-1983
David Warner ...  Rustichello / ... 7 episodes, 1982-1983
F. Murray Abraham ...  Jacopo 6 episodes, 1982-1983
Mario Adorf ...  Giovanni 6 episodes, 1982-1983
Patrick Mower ...  Brother Damian 6 episodes, 1982-1983
Ruocheng Ying Ruocheng Ying ...  Kublai Khan 5 episodes, 1982-1983
Beulah Quo Beulah Quo ...  Empress Chabi 4 episodes, 1982-1983
Jun'ichi Ishida Jun'ichi Ishida ...  Prince Chinkin 4 episodes, 1982-1983
James Hong ...  Phags-pa 4 episodes, 1982-1983
Gordon Mitchell ...  Arnolfo 4 episodes, 1982-1983
Leonard Nimoy ...  Achmet 3 episodes, 1983
Bruno Zanin ...  Giulio 3 episodes, 1982
John Dicks John Dicks ...  Brother Philip 3 episodes, 1982-1983
Lin Lao Lin Lao ...  Bayan 3 episodes, 1983
Ian McShane ...  Ali Ben Yussouf 2 episodes, 1982
Sada Thompson ...  Aunt Flora 2 episodes, 1982
Tony Lo Bianco ...  Brother Nicholas 2 episodes, 1982
Soon-Tek Oh ...  Wang Zhu 2 episodes, 1983
Zaibao Yang Zaibao Yang ...  Yang Ku 2 episodes, 1983
Shaokang Yu Shaokang Yu ...  Caidu Khan 2 episodes, 1982-1983
Riccardo Cucciolla ...  Uncle Zane 2 episodes, 1982
Erkang Zhao Erkang Zhao ...  Nayan 2 episodes, 1983
Hesen En Hesen En ...  Bektor Khan 2 episodes, 1982-1983
Hal Buckley Hal Buckley ...  Brother William 2 episodes, 1982
Georgia Slowe ...  Caterina 2 episodes, 1982
Kathryn Dowling Kathryn Dowling ...  Monica 2 episodes, 1983
Agnes Chan ...  Mai Li 2 episodes, 1983
Tetsurô Tanba ...  Saiamon 2 episodes, 1983
Bruno Corazzari ...  Agostino 2 episodes, 1982
Gino Santercole Gino Santercole ...  Giuseppe 2 episodes, 1982
Zengyin Cao Zengyin Cao ...  Governor 2 episodes, 1983
Terry Raven Terry Raven ...  Talib 2 episodes, 1983
Xiaolei Huang Xiaolei Huang ...  Chen Pao 2 episodes, 1982-1983
Renato Miracco Renato Miracco ...  Bartolomeo 2 episodes, 1982
Vernon Dobtcheff ...  Pietro d'Abano 2 episodes, 1983
Nanni Massa Nanni Massa ...  Messer Paolo 2 episodes, 1982
Shulin Sun Shulin Sun ...  Argan 2 episodes, 1983
Salvatore Puntillo Salvatore Puntillo ...  Messer Andrea 2 episodes, 1982
Renhua Na ...  Princess Kokachin 2 episodes, 1983
Giulio Gaslini Giulio Gaslini ...  Messer Lorenzo 2 episodes, 1982
Maria Pia Colonnello Maria Pia Colonnello ...  Caterina's Nurse-Maid 2 episodes, 1982
Ma Qiang Ma Qiang ...  Yeli Shue 2 episodes, 1983
Edit

Storyline

The life and experiences of the thirteenth century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy | USA | Japan | China

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marco Polo See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited) | | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital (2.0 Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3 full frame
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter Firth, Michael Ontkean, and Mandy Patinkin all turned down the lead role. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US broadcast of the 10-hour mini-series aired on NBC in four consecutive nights from May 16-19, 1982. Parts 1 and 4 were three hours long, while parts 2 and 3 were two hours long (including commercials). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Biography: Leonard Nimoy: Spock and Beyond (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Absolutely loved it
19 December 2000 | by maggiejSee all my reviews

This movie kept my interest throughout every single last minute, from the opening credits the night of the first episode, to the closing credits the night of the final episode. One might think that somewhere in there, your attention would wander, but not with this movie. It was absolutely wonderful and the way it combined all aspects of the story and the characters - love, adventure, compassion, greed, war, in-fighting, etc. - was marvellous. It seems that nearly all of the TV mini-series are available on video, but I can't find this. The highest compliment a movie can get from the viewer is their time and I will say that I would watch this over and over and over again. I give it a 10!!!


27 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 33 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed