Dune (2000)

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A three-part miniseries on politics, betrayal, lust, greed and the coming of a Messiah. Based on Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Duke Leto Atreides (3 episodes, 2000)
 Muad'Dib / ... (3 episodes, 2000)
 Lady Jessica Atreides (3 episodes, 2000)
 Gurney Halleck (3 episodes, 2000)
 Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (3 episodes, 2000)
 Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen (3 episodes, 2000)
 Glossu Rabban (3 episodes, 2000)
 Princess Irulan Corrino (3 episodes, 2000)
 Stilgar (3 episodes, 2000)
 Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam (3 episodes, 2000)
Philip Lenkowsky ...
 Guild Agent (3 episodes, 2000)
Laura Burton ...
 Alia / ... (3 episodes, 2000)
Pavel Vokoun ...
 Guard (3 episodes, 2000)
 Duncan Idaho (2 episodes, 2000)
Miroslav Táborský ...
 Count Hasimir Fenring (2 episodes, 2000)
 Chani (2 episodes, 2000)
 Otheym (2 episodes, 2000)
Karel Dobrý ...
 Dr. Pardot Kynes / ... (2 episodes, 2000)
Pavel Cajzl ...
 Sardauker Captain (2 episodes, 2000)


In the 11th millennium, Shaddam IV, ruler of the Galactic Empire, rids himself of his competitor Duke Leto Atreides by giving him control of the desert planet Dune also called Arrakis; fully aware that its present owner, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, will not give it up without a fight. The reason is that Arrakis is the source of the valuable spice, a substance produced by enormous and dangerous sandworms, which bestows special mental qualities on anyone who consumes it. A short while later Harkonnen does indeed succeed in ambushing and massacring Leto and his men. Leto's mistress Lady Jessica, who is a member of the clairvoyant order of Bene Gesserit, manages to escape into the desert with her son Paul, and after a long and dangerous march they finally encounter the Fremen, the long suppressed desert tribe of Arrakis. Impressed by Paul's clairvoyant abilities, tribal prince Stilgar takes in the fugitives. Very soon the Fremen are convinced that Paul is their long-prophesied redeemer, and... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

3 December 2000 (USA)  »

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Frank Herbert's Dune  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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(3 parts) | (Ontario)

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Julie Cox is the narrator at the beginning of the movie. See more »


In the very beginning, when Paul dips his fingers in the bowl of water and flower petals, the water can be seen clearly moving in the bowl, even though it has not yet been touched. See more »


Otheym: Mah'Di! You are the voice from the outer world! You are the prophet sent to us by Shai Hulud! You must take your place, Muad Dib. You must do it now! We've waited long enough.
Paul Atreides: Do you live for the good of the tribe, Stilgar?
Stilgar: There is no other way.
Paul Atreides: And for the good of the tribe would you let me stab this knife into your heart?
Fremen: It is the way! Call him out!
Otheym: It is the way, Muad Dib!
Paul Atreides: Ways change!
[Paul throws the knife to the ground at Otheym's feet]
Otheym: [looking up angrily] Hard tasks need hard rules. You...
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The Gutting of a Masterpiece
10 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

If you have never read the classic science fiction novel this mini-series is based on, it may actually be good. Unfortunately, if you ARE a fan of the book, you probably won't be able to watch more than the first hour or two. All of the political intrigue has been taken out of the film, the most important scenes from the book have been taken out, characters motivations have been changed completely, and words from the wrong characters mouths. Where in the novel Paul Atredies was a teen age boy with incredible political skill and a great understanding of the way the world worked, in this film he is hot headed and and frustrated. Avoid this movie at all costs.

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