The Greek Tycoon (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama

Director: J. Lee Thompson

Stars: Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset, Raf Vallone, Edward Albert


The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis. The film focuses on the courtship and marriage of aging Greek Theo Tomasis, who rose from his humble peasant roots to become an influential mogul who owns oil tankers, airlines, and Mediterranean islands and longs to be elected President of Greece, and considerably younger Liz Cassidy, the beautiful widow of the assassinated President of the United States. The two first meet when she is visiting his island estate with her husband James, the charismatic Senator from the state of Massachusetts. Theo immediately is attracted to her and, despite the fact she obviously is happily married, begins to woo her aboard his yacht while her husband is deep in conversation with the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. As the movie goes on, the tragic story of Aristotelis Onassis unfolds.