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Tempest (1982)

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A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek ... See full summary »

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Paul Mazursky
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cassavetes ... Phillip
Gena Rowlands ... Antonia
Susan Sarandon ... Aretha Tomalin
Vittorio Gassman ... Alonzo
Raul Julia ... Kalibanos
Molly Ringwald ... Miranda
Sam Robards ... Freddy
Paul Stewart ... Phillip's Father
Jackie Gayle ... Trinc
Anthony Holland ... Sebastian
Jerry Hardin ... Harry
Lucianne Buchanan Lucianne Buchanan ... Dolores
Vassilis Glezakos Vassilis Glezakos ... Greek Boat Captain
Sergio Nicolai Sergio Nicolai ... First Sailor
Luigi Laezza Luigi Laezza ... Second Sailor
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Storyline

A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek island where he hopes to conjure meaning into his life - trying the patience of his new girlfriend and angst-ridden teenage daughter. Written by David Parker

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Most men dream their fantasies. Phillip decided to live his.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

24 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paul Mazursky's Tempest See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,492, 5 September 1982

Gross USA:

$5,005,245

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,005,245
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | 70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color
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Trivia

When Susan Sarandon and Molly Ringwald engage in a spontaneous, full, pitch perfect, a cappella version of Frankie Lymon's 1956 hit single "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" their familiarity with the lyrics and melody of the then 26 year old song is plausible only because in September of 1981-a full year before "Tempest" was released - Diana Ross had put the song at the top of the pop charts once again with her hit single rendition of it. See more »

Goofs

When a helicopter lands in Manhattan, in the last scene of the film, Philip steps out with a haircut in continuity with the early part of the story, set "18 months ago". Since the time on the island takes place 18 months later, over a 24 hour cycle, his hair should be short and gray when he lands, instead of longer and darker. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Phillip Dimitrius: Son-of-a-bitch! What I wouldn't give for a different nightmare.
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Connections

Version of The Tempest (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

New York, New York
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Performed by Liza Minnelli, danced by Raul Julia and his goats
Courtesy of United Artists Records
Special Thanks to Liza Minnelli
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A masterpiece
12 October 2001 | by babevacSee all my reviews

What will be Prospero in the twentieth century, what is his life? Why a man would need to choose to live on an island with his daughter and girl friend? Because it is too hard to live and love in good conditions in "civilisation". This man (John Cassavetes) is a broken hearted giant, he can command the storm. He's got the power, the strengh but he is human. Deep love of life is the subject of this extraordenary movie. The acting is incredible, all the genius of John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Vittorio Gasman and Shakespeare and paul mazursky of course. don't miss it it'll be a mistake this film is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.and i've seen a lot of movies.


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