The greatest epic of the ancient world, Homer's Odyssey, is now magnificently recreated for television. Homer's tale recounts the journey of Odysseus, king of Ithaca & mastermind of the Greek victory in the Trojan war. Odysseus, known as a man of exceptional cunning & ingenuity, leaves his wife, Penelope & infant son, Telemachus, for what becomes a ten-year siege of the distant city of Troy. Odysseus forms the famous plan to infiltrate the city with a giant wooden horse filled with Greek soldiers & Troy is taken. That night, in the drunken revelry of victory, Odysseus blasphemes the gods, boasting that his own ingenuity, not the help & intervention of the gods brought this glory. Poseidon, god of the sea, is deeply offended & lays on Odysseus a curse: he will never reach home again. The stage is set for the legendary travails of Odysseus and his men. They land on an island looking for food & fresh water & instead are imprisoned by Polyphemous, a brutal man-eating Cyclops. Odysseus ...
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Vanessa Williams and Bernadette Peters costar in this. Peters originated the role of "The Witch" in Into The Woods on broadway in 1987 and Vanessa Williams played The Witch in the broadway revival in 2002. See more