The story is set in Detroit in late 1960s and centers on the automobile industry, particularly the members of National Motors, a large automobile manufacturer.
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1978  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
Rock Hudson ...  Adam Trenton 1 episode, 1978
Lee Remick ...  Erica Trenton 1 episode, 1978
Blair Brown ...  Barbara Lipton 1 episode, 1978
John Beck ...  Peter Flodenhale 1 episode, 1978
Ralph Bellamy ...  Lowell Baxter 1 episode, 1978
Scott Brady ...  Matt Zaleski 1 episode, 1978
John Durren ...  Merv Rucks 1 episode, 1978
Marj Dusay ...  Caroline Horton 1 episode, 1978
Lisa Eilbacher ...  Jody Horton 1 episode, 1978
Anthony Franciosa ...  Smokey Stevenson 1 episode, 1978
James Carroll Jordan ...  Kirk Trenton 1 episode, 1978
Adele Mara ...  Teresa Chapman 1 episode, 1978
Howard McGillin ...  Greg Trenton 1 episode, 1978
Tim O'Connor ...  Hub Hewitson 1 episode, 1978
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...  Rusty Horton 1 episode, 1978
Allan Rich ...  Detective Waggoner 1 episode, 1978
David Spielberg ...  Dr. Patterson 1 episode, 1978
Harold Sylvester ...  Rollie Knight 1 episode, 1978
Jessica Walter ...  Ursula 1 episode, 1978
Fred Williamson ...  Leonard Wingate 1 episode, 1978
James Ray James Ray ...  Arnold Beecham 1 episode, 1978
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The story is set in Detroit in late 1960s and centers on the automobile industry, particularly the members of National Motors, a large automobile manufacturer.

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Arthur Hailey closely based the story on the birth of the GTO, the prototypical muscle car created by 1960s Pontiac Division President John DeLorean, as well as the executive's affair with model and actress Kelly Harmon, who became DeLorean's second wife in 1969. DeLorean would later tell his own version of events in the best-selling book, "On a Clear Day YOu Can See General Motors." Forced out of GM, DeLorean would go on to greater notoriety as creator of the ill-fated DeLorean sports car. See more »

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Referenced in The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) See more »

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Great mini-series!
2 April 1999 | by GRW-2See all my reviews

Great mini-series! Very engrossing and entertaining. A terrific story about the 1960's auto industry and its effects on the families involved. A fine score by veteran television composer Morton Stevens - (Hawaii Five-0), who received an Emmy Nomination for his music to this 1978 mini-series. A video release would be great!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1978 (USA) See more »

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Arthur Hailey's Wheels See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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