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Father Craig Dunleavy leads a band of terrorists who hijack a cruise ship in the French Atlantic and demand a $70 million ransom. Harold Columbine is our main hero, as the teleplay spends as much time focusing on the problems and love affairs of individual passengers as it does on the hijacking itself.

Series Cast

  1. Telly Savalas

    Telly Savalas

    Craig Dunleavy

    3 Episodes

  2. Chad Everett

    Chad Everett

    Harold Columbine

    3 Episodes

  3. Horst Buchholz

    Horst Buchholz

    Dr. Chabot

    3 Episodes

  4. Jean-Pierre Aumont

    Jean-Pierre Aumont

    Inspektor Jean-Claude Raffin

    3 Episodes

  5. José Ferrer

    José Ferrer

    Präsident Aristide Brouchard

    3 Episodes

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1979 | 3 Episodes

Season 1 of The French Atlantic Affair premiered on November 15, 1979.

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The French Atlantic Affair


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Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime -



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