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At the dawn of the 19th century, a young French woman is kidnapped and forced into a sultan's harem in Turkey. Fiercely independent, she resists, but must make choices in order to survive. ... See full summary »

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Abdul Hamid
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Sineperver
Amber O'Shea ...
Aimée Dubucq de Rivéry
James Michael Gregary ...
Selim
Ron Dortch ...
Tulip
Laurent Le Doyen ...
Sebastiani
Jonathan Vuille ...
Young Mahmud
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Adult Mahmud
Glenn Scarpelli ...
Mustafa
Andréa Parisy ...
Mirishah
Gérard Touroul ...
Priest
Tom McGreevey ...
Uncle (as Thomas McGreevey)
Celeste Simpson-Boyd ...
Zinah
Robere Kazadi ...
Orchid
Garth Wilton ...
British Consul
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At the dawn of the 19th century, a young French woman is kidnapped and forced into a sultan's harem in Turkey. Fiercely independent, she resists, but must make choices in order to survive. She begins to influence the sultan toward more fair manners of solving his conflicts, but finds herself at odds with another of his wives, who wants her son Mustafa to become the new sultan. As the years pass, she must deal with the new sultan's advances while protecting her adopted son Mahmud, and helping the Sultanate against the Russians who have modern weapons. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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He stole her innocence. She stole his heart....and his empire.

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9 August 1989 (France)  »

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Intimate Power  »

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Aimée Dubucq de Rivéry: He's dead isn't he?
Tulip: He knods his head yes
Aimée Dubucq de Rivéry: Why are you doing this?
Tulip: Do you want the geneseries to kill Selim? They do it in a second if they knew the Sultan was dead they want Mustafa to be sultan. We'll be safe when we're out of they're reach nack inside the harem.
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Intimate Power gives new meaning to the term "low budget".
4 September 1999 | by (Fair Oaks, CA) – See all my reviews

As Tulip dies, notice how carefully he handles the vase in his hands. This is, undoubtedly, due to the fact that the props were returned to Pier 1 the day after the shooting finished.

Intimate Power has yet to meet its full destiny on Mystery Science Theater 3000.


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