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The Pirate


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Continuing HAROLD ROBBINS 'S dramatic best-seller in two parts starring
The story moves into the turbulent 1970s, a time of bitter tensions and hostilities - including the Yom Kippur war of 1973. A terrorist hi-jacking involving Leila, Baydr's daughter, makes prisoners of Jordana, his wife, and their young son - the Prince. The lives of the hostages depend upon a daring raid to be staged by combined Arab-Israeli forces, led by Col Ben Ezra and ' The Pirate '.
(First showing on British television)


Unknown: Harold Robbins
Baydr: Franco Nero
Jordana: Anne Archer
Rashid: Ian McShane
Terry Sullivan: Stuart Whitman
Leila: Olivia Hussey
Ben Ezra: Eli Wallach
Samir Al Fay: Christopher Lee
Dick Carriage: James Franciscus
Ali Yasfir: Michael Constantine
Prince Feiyad: Jeff Corey
Hamid: Armand Assante
Muhammed: Meeno Peluce
Maryam: Carol Bagdasarian
Jacques: Alain Patrick
Jabir: Ferdy Mayne
Mrs Mason: Marjorie Lord

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