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Tender Is the Night 

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about how the rich languoring on the Riviera in the 1920's are slowly drawn into the coming depression is once again filmed with Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen,... See full summary »
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Peter Strauss ...  Dick Diver 6 episodes, 1985
Mary Steenburgen ...  Nicole Warren Diver 6 episodes, 1985
Sean Young ...  Rosemary Hoyt 4 episodes, 1985
Kate Harper ...  Baby Warren 4 episodes, 1985
John Heard ...  Abe North 3 episodes, 1985
Jürgen Brügger Jürgen Brügger ...  Franz Gregorovius 3 episodes, 1985
Joris Stuyck Joris Stuyck ...  Tommy Barban 3 episodes, 1985
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about how the rich languoring on the Riviera in the 1920's are slowly drawn into the coming depression is once again filmed with Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen, and John Heard in the leads. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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27 October 1985 (USA) See more »

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Suave es la noche See more »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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A TV movie made for the Showtime/Movie Channel network. See more »

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Version of Tender Is the Night (1962) See more »

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best Fitzgerald adaptation
10 October 2003 | by princehalSee all my reviews

Fitzgerald's works have suffered almost as badly as Faulkner's in movie and TV adaptations, but this miniseries captures the inconsolable sadness of his most moving book. Mary Steenburgen's extraordinary performance not only makes Nicole comprehensible (which she wasn't always in the novel, where we see her through her husband's eyes) but lends her a warmth and sweetness that make her fate almost unbearable. It's a pity this isn't better known.


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