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MJHTV: Kane & Abel

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Airing Info

TV Movie: miniseries
Running time
5 hours?, with commercials (Melissa's part: about 1 min)
20 Jul 1997 on the Family Channel; probably other times

For specific dates that this has been repeated in the past, if known, see U.S. airings of Melissa and/or Non-U.S. airings of Melissa.


Melissa has a very small part in this miniseries. According to Ross MacDonald:

Melissa's apperance is at the party for the opening of the New York Baron. It's about 55 minutes into the second video. the first video BTW is about 2 hrs 15 mins, so you have to wait for 3hrs 10 minutes to see her [...] it is very small but she does speak [...] Shes on about for a about a minute, she walks rounds in a semi-circle, and says "Isn't it unbelievable Uncle George?" and "Ohhh" oh and she hugs Peter Strauss and kisses him.

Note that when the miniseries was repeated recently on the Family Channel (20 Jul 1997), Melissa's scene was cut!! (Although about two seconds of it can be seen under the opening credits when Mike Fash's name appears on-screen.)




Opening credits
Kane & Abel

Peter Strauss     [Abel Rosnovski]
Sam Neill         [William Kane]
Ron Silver        [Thaddeus Cohen]
David Dukes       [David Osborne]
Fred Gwynne       [Davis LeRoy]
Tom Roberts Byrd  [?]
Alberta Watson    [Zaphia]
Reed Birney       [Matthew Lester]
Vyto Ruginis      [?]
Jill Eikenberry   [Susan Lester]
Richard Anderson  [Alan Lloyd]
Kate McNeil       as Florentyna [Rosnovski]
Veronica Hamel    as Kate Kane

Executive Producers      Jud Kinberg
                         Michael Grade
Music by                 Billy Goldenberg
Editors                  Les Green, A.C.E.
                         Mel Friedman
                         James Galloway, A.C.E.
Production Designer      Charles Bennett
Director of Photography  Mike Fash
Supervising Producer     Buzz Kulik
Produced by              Fern Field
                         Stan Kallis
Based on the book by     Jeffrey Archer
Teleplay by              Robert W. Lenski
Directed by              Buzz Kulik
Closing credits
Kane & Abel

Co-Executive Producer  Jinny Schreckinger

Special Guest Stars
  Lisa Banes            Anne Kane
  Christopher Cazenove  The Baron
  Sheree J. Wilson      Melanie LeRoy

Also Starring
  Kent Broadhurst   Tony Simmons
  Debra Engle       Millie Preston
  Harry Groener     Lowell Kane
  Jan Rubes         The Polish Consul
  Richard Seff      Curtis Fenton
  William Cain      H.T. Jilks
  Henry Beckman     Glen Ricardo
  Larry Keith       Thomas Cohen
  Robert Milli      Charles Lester
  Ken Pogue         Dr. MacKendrick
  Lally Cadeau      Maisie
  Paul Harding      David Maxton
  Robert Schenkkan  Jack Thomas
  Richard Thomsen   Ted Leach
  Tesa Ujazdowska   Woman Passenger

  Carly Anthony        Florentyna Koskiewicz 12-16
  Patrick Bauchau      Ludwik
  Tan Bura             Wladek/Abel 9-13
  Torquil Campbell     Young William Kane
  James Carruthers     Customs Man
  Dani Cusson          Florentyna Rosnovski 11
  Marc De Jonge        Alfons
  Mignon Elkins        William's Secretary #2
  Diane Fabian         Lady Glove Customer
  John Gilbert         Ames
  Gordon Gould         TV Newsman
  Melissa Hart         Florentyna Rosnovski 7
  Alexei Jawdokimov    Jasio
  George Hamlin        Rupert Cork-Smith
  Helen Hughes         William's Secretary #1
  Joe Jamrog           Doorman
  Kimberly Kulik       Florentyna Rosnovski 4-5
  Peter Millard        Mr. Munro
  Jonathan Moore       Peter Parfitt
  John Newton          Desmond Pacey
  Raymond O'Connor     New York Newsboy
  Martitia Palmer      Fashion Reporter
  Darren Panet         Richard Kane 7-8
  Eddie Parker         Richard Kane 5
  Anthony Pearson      Stefan
  Hilary Perez         Florentyna Koskiewicz 3-4
  Meredith Phelan      Virginia Kane 3-4
  Adam Philipson       Richard Kane 14-15
  Nicholas Pietrek     Leon Rosnovski
  Steffanie Pitt       Florentyna Koskiewicz 18-20
  Benjamin Rayson      New York Cabbie
  James Rebhorn        Federal Prosecutor
  Michael J. Reynolds  John Preston
  Sylvia Rotter        Helena
  David Shawyer        Dr. Dubein
  Leon B. Stevens      Judge Prescott
  Austin Willis        Senator Willins

Casting             Gail Eisenstadt
                    Howard Feuer & Jeremy Ritzer
Additional Casting
  Toronto           Stuart Aikins Casting Inc
  London            Maude Spector
  France            Mamade
Extras Casting
  Canada            Allsorts Casting
  New York          Sylvia Faye

First Assistant Director/Associate Producer  Richard Learman

Costume Designer     John Boxer
Head Make-Up Artist  Patricia Green

Toronto Crew
  Unit Production Manager           Grace Gilroy
  Second Assistant Directors        Ken Wilther
                                    Val Stefoff
  Third Assistant Director          Andrew Shea
  Location Manager                  Michael Brownstone
  Continuity Supervisor             Blanche McDermaid
  Art Director                      David Jaquest
  First Assistant Art Director      Richard Harrison
  Second Assistant Art Director     Lucinda Zak
  Set Decorators                    Joyce Liggett
                                    Don McQueen
                                    Jaro Dick
                                    Jacques Bradette
                                    John Fisher
  Property Master                   Bill Wood
  Assistant Property Master         Don Miloyevich
  First Camera Operator             Harold Ortenburg
  Focus Puller                      Monty Rowan
  Second Assistant Camera Operator  Brian Murphy
  Gaffer                            Ray Boyle
  Key Grip                          Ron Gilham
  Sound Mixer                       David Lee
  Make-Up                           Ken Brooke
  Hair                              James Brown
                                    Dan Barrett
                                    Paul LeBlanc
  Peter Strauss' Hair               Steve Atha
  Assistant to Costume Designer     Larry Wells
  Wardrobe Supervisors              Erla Lank
                                    Patti Unger
                                    Arthur Rowsell
  Production Coordinators           Patti Allen
                                    Robyn Britton
  Production Assistants             Goeffrey Wilkinson
                                    Ron French
  Construction Coordinator          Ron McMillan
  Transportation Coordinator        Nick Sweetman

New York Crew
  Production Supervisors           Ira Marvin
                                   Joseph P. Kane
  Unit Production Manager          Joseph P. Kane
  Second Assistant Director        Bobby Warren
  2nd Second Assistant Director    Joel Segal
  Production Coordinator           Bruce Woods Patterson
  Camera Operator                  Edward Gold
  First Assistant Camera Operator  Kent Miller
  Sound Mixer                      Chat Gunter
  Gaffer                           John Newby
  Key Grip                         Don Cerrone
  Art Director                     Vanessa James
  Property Master                  Joseph Petruccio, Jr.
  Master Scenic Artist             Robert Topol
  Construction Coordinator         Joseph Petruccio, Sr.
  Lead Set Dresser                 Sam Swope
  Assistant to Costume Designer    Alvin Perry

French Crew
  Unit Production Manager       Jean-Pierre Avice
  First Assistant Director      Jean Achache
  Location Manager              François Bureau
  Art Director                  Daniel Budin
  Camera Operator               René Guissart
  Sound Mixer                   Colin Charles
  Gaffer                        Paul Gyulay
  Key Grip                      Albert Vasseur
  Costume Supervisor            Marie-Françoise Perochon
  Assitant to Costume Designer  Graham Churchyard
  Make-Up Artist                Antoine Garabedian
  Hair Stylist                  Pierre Vade
  Production Coordinator        Agnes Bermejo
  Production Auditor            Christine Bodelot

Dialogue Coaches                   Robert Easton
                                   Julie Adams
                                   Pawel Rychwicki
Unit Publicist                     Barry Stagg
Post Production Supervisor         Les Green
Music Editor                       Jim Weidman
Assistant Editors                  Karin Lavine
                                   Howard Heard
                                   Joseph McJimsey
Post Production Coordinator        Carol Davies
Main Title Design                  Phill Norman
Sound Supervision                  James Troutman & Associates
Re-recorded at                     Glen Glenn Sound
Titles and Opticals by             Pacific Title
Color by                           Technicolor (R)
Lenses and Panaflex (R) Camera by  Panavision (R)

Copyright (C) Embassy Television 1985
All Rights Reserved

The Producers Wish to Thank
  The Ontario Film/Video Office
    Government of Ontario, Canada
  City of Toronto Film Liaison Office
  The Ontario Ministry of Government Services
  Royal York Hotel
  Toronto Dominion Bank
  Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  The Waldorf Astoria
  Fashions by Courréges
    At Itokin Plaza
  Transportation Provided by TWA

Schrekinger Communications

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Columbia Tristar
Television Distribution
A Sony Pictures Entertainment Company

See Also

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