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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)  »

Also Known As:

Frank Herbert's Dune  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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(3 parts) | (Ontario)

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1.78 : 1
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Like the 1984 film adaptation. The mini-series did not use the ending from the novel. 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 »


Jessica: You see her standing there, so haughty, so confident. Let us hope she finds solace in her writing and her books. She'll have little else. She may have my son's name, but it is we, the ones who carry the name concubine, that history will call wives.
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User Reviews

Impressive epic miniseries that redefines science fiction
7 December 2000 | by (VA) – See all my reviews

If there was one word to describe this version of "Dune," I would have to say extraordinary. John Harrison has done a fantastic job at writing and directing this fantastic miniseries. Graham Revell's score, dazzling visual effects, flawless cinematography, well-developed story, and the cast all essentially contributed to masterful epic storytelling. However, "Frank Herbert's 'Dune'" does suffer from the stiff performance of William Hurt as Duke Leto Atreides. On the other hand, the performances by Ian McNeice and Alec Newman makes this entertaining. Overall, "Frank Herbert's 'Dune'" is impressive, spellbinding, and exciting. It's a must see for any science fiction fan or anyone who loves a great story!!

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