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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 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.


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24 September 1982 (USA)  »

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Paul Mazursky's Tempest  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Susan Sarandon; and three Oscar nominees: John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands and Paul Mazursky. 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 »

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Phillip Dimitrius: Son-of-a-bitch! What I wouldn't give for a different nightmare.
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References Kojak (1973) 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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One of my Favorites
7 October 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I love this movie and all aspects of it, well directed as a comedy and as a drama. The acting is tremendous, performed by an all-star cast who play the high society New York perfectly. The scenery is incredible, totally breathtaking. I also love the story: a successful NYC architect who is going through a midlife crisis leaves his cheating wife and runs off to a Greek island to hide out with his daughter who chooses to go with him.

I just cannot express my love affair enough regarding this movie. "Show me the magic".


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