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By Way of the Stars

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Director  Allan King
First episode date  1992
Country  Canada
7.6/10 IMDb

Initial release  1992
Initial DVD release  2005
Language  English
By Way of the Stars movie poster
Nominations  Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic or Comedy Series
Cast  Gema Zamprogna, Zachary Bennett, Dietmar Schonherr, Christian Kohlund, Hannes Jaenicke
Similar movies  Related Allan King movies

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By Way of the Stars is a Canadian adventure television mini-series co-produced in 1992 by Sullivan Entertainment and German Beta-Taurus Kirch Group, that begins in 19th century Prussia, then travels through post-U.S. Civil War Charleston to the ‘Canadas’ and the West. It is a young boy’s version of "Dances with Wolves". The six-hour mini-series is based on a popular German children’s novel called "The Long Journey of Lukas B." The movie was produced in association with ZDF, at the time, Germany’s largest Broadcaster, CBC and Disney Channel. This mini-series was filmed entirely in Uxbridge, Ontario. The production was nominated for 2 Gemini awards. The mini-series was released on DVD as a cut down 2-hour versions in 2005. In 2012 the full 6 hour version was released on DVD.


By way of the stars trailer 1992


Set in 1865, the story is about a thirteen-year-old boy from Prussia, named Lukas, who moves to America to escape family problems and a dangerous enemy. Along his journey he meets a young girl named Ursula and the two children struggle to survive the difficult frontier lifestyle.

Cast List

  • Zachary Bennett – Lukas Bienmann
  • Gema Zamprogna – Ursula von Knabig
  • Christian Kohlund – Karl Bienmann
  • Michael Mahonen – Ben Davis
  • Hannes Jaenicke – Otto von Lebrecht
  • Jan Rubes - Nathan
  • Christina von Knabig - Dominique Sanda
  • Frances Bay - Annie Pyle
  • Tantoo Cardinal - Franoise
  • John Neville - Professor Billby
  • R. H. Thomson - Priest
  • Eric Schweig - Black Thunder
  • Gordon Tootoosis - Cree Chief
  • List of Awards

  • 2 Gemini Nominations – Best Direction in a Series (Allan King), Best Original Music Score for a Series, 1993
  • Bronze Plaque Award – Columbus International Film Festival, 1993 (U.S.)
  • References

    By Way of the Stars Wikipedia
    By Way of the Stars IMDb