Another lavishly produced, all-star, TV-movie emasculation of great literature from the creators of the even more bloated GULLIVER'S TRAVELS (1996), THE ODYSSEY is a thoroughly sanitized version of Homer's classic.
Soon after the birth of his son Telemachus (Alan Stenson), Ithaca's King Odysseus (Armand Assante) leaves his wife Penelope (Greta Scacchi) and mother Anticleia (Irene Pappas) to join a losing war against the Trojans. Prodded into action by the goddess Athena (Isabella Rossellini), Odysseus
resolves to end the 10-year impasse by duping his enemy with a large wooden horse from which his troops can storm the city, once inside the gates. His plan succeed...