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The Greek Tycoon (1978)





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The producers of The Greek Tycoon insisted that their film was not based on any "actual persons, living or dead." Yeh, right. Anthony Quinn stars as Greek shipping-magnate Theo Tomassis, who becomes the second husband of socialite Liz Cassidy (Jacqueline Bisset). It seems that Liz is the widow of young, charismatic American president James Cassidy (James Franciscus), who was felled by an assassin's bullet. When Tomassis marries the former Mrs. Cassidy, it is over the strident protests of his former love, Paola Scotti (Luciana Paluzzi), not to mention the millions of American who consider Liz to be an icon. Too long at 106 minutes, The Greek Tycoon was nonetheless expanded to 112 minutes for home video.


Anthony Quinn
as Theo Tomasis
Jacqueline Bisset
as Liz Cassidy
Raf Vallone
as Spyros Tomasis
Edward Albert
as Nico Tamasis
James Franciscus
as President James Cassidy
Luciana Paluzzi
as Paola Scotti
Robin Clarke
as John Cassidy
Kathryn Leigh Scott
as Nancy Cassidy
Roland Culver
as Robert Keith
Tony Jay
as Doctor
John Bennett
as Servant
Joan Benham
as Lady Allison
Guy Deghy
as Tahlib
Danos Lygizos
as Deck Steward
Sandor Elès
as Lawrence
Vicki Michelle
as Nico's Girlfriend
Carol Royle
as Nico's Girlfriend
Mimi Denissi
as Nico's Girlfriend
Jeff Pomerantz
as FBI Agent
Richard Fasciano
as Secret Service Agent
John Bolt
as Secret Service Agent
Michael Prince
as Government Official
Gordon Oas-Heim
as Government Official
William Stelling
as Theo's Lawyer
John Hoffmeister
as Theo's Lawyer
Carinthia West
as Beautiful Guest
John Ioannou
as First Crewman
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Critic Reviews for The Greek Tycoon

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Without Quinn, The Greek Tycoon would be unbearable. But he populates its rubble with a masterful performance.

June 15, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Need I go on? The movie certainly does.

October 31, 2019 | Full Review…

The movie's version of the relationship between Aristotle Onassis and Jacqueline Kennedy is the most clichéd and superficial, akin to the one the tabloids offer. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Tabloid friendly, trashy and exploitative.

August 23, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Greek Tycoon

Blatant ripoff of the Jackie Kennedy/Aristotle Onassis marriage made endurable by Jacqueline Bisset and almost unendurable by Anthony Quinn.

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