|Genre|| Historical novel-based|
|Based on||Dream West novel by David Nevin|
|Written by||Evan Hunter|
|Directed by||Dick Lowry|
|Starring|| Richard Chamberlain |
|Theme music composer||Fred Karlin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Executive producer(s)||Chuck McLain|
|Cinematography||Robert M. Baldwin|
|Editor(s)||Byron "Buzz" Brandt|
|Running time||337 minutes|
|Original release||April 13 –|
April 20, 1986
Dream West is a 1986 American television miniseries starring Richard Chamberlain and directed by Dick Lowry.
The seven-hour miniseries was broken into three parts (2 hours, 2 hours, and 3 hours). Part 1 aired on Sunday, April 13, 1986.It was the 16th most-watched show of that week. Part 2 had been intended to follow the next day, but was postponed a day until April 15 due to a press conference by President Ronald Reagan about Libya (see 1986 United States bombing of Libya). Part 3 was moved to Sunday, April 20. Part 2 was the 15th most watched television show for its week, and Part 3 came in 8th place.
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