|Brotherhood of the Rose|
|Written by||David Morrell|
|Screenplay by||David Morrell|
|Directed by||Marvin J. Chomsky|
|Theme music composer||Laurence Rosenthal|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||2|
|Producers||Marvin J. Chomsky|
|Running time||240 minutes|
|Original release||January 22 –|
January 23, 1989
Brotherhood of the Rose is 1989 American two-part television miniseries directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, based on the novel The Brotherhood of the Rose by David Morrell. The novel was adapted by Gy Waldron.
Brotherhood of the Rose tells the story of Saul and Chris, two orphans from Philadelphia. They are adopted by a man named Eliot, who treats the boys like his own children and raises them to become assassins. When a mission goes wrong for Saul, and Chris is involved in an international incident, they begin to question their lives and their missions, and start to see Eliot in a new light.
The majority of filming for the movie took place in New Zealand, with that country portraying numerous other world-wide locations.
The film premiered on January 22, 1989 on NBC, following Super Bowl XXIII.
Its initial broadcast resulted in the two-part movie finishing as the highest-rated TV movie of the 1988-89 TV season. The first part was watched by 32 million viewers, and the second by 27.4 million.