Once An Eagle is the epic story of America in the 20th Century, told through the lives of two career soldiers, spanning both World Wars. Based on the best-selling novel by Anton Myrer, Once An Eagle is one of the most acclaimed mini-series of all time, alongside "Winds of War" and "War and Remembrance."
Sam Elliott takes on the role of Sam Damon, a courageous and compassionate man who finds his calling leading his men in war and in peacetime. Cliff Potts on the other hand, plays Courtney Massengale, a ruthless achiever who will let nothing stand in his way to the top. In the late days of WWI, Damon and Massengale become friends, but as events unfold, the vast difference in their personalities leads to a face-off in a life and death struggle of good vs. evil.
Beautifully photographed by J.J. Jones, who received an Emmy® Nomination for Outstanding Cinematography, Once An Eagle brings history to life, as the two men strive to fulfill their destinies in a world torn by war. Guest stars include James Cromwell, Ralph Bellamy, Andrew Duggan, Lynda Day George, Melaine Griffith, Clu Gulager, Robert Hogan, William Windom and Anthony Zerbe.