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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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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 Duke Leto Atreides 3 episodes, 2000
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 Gurney Halleck 3 episodes, 2000
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 Glossu Rabban 3 episodes, 2000
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 Guild Agent 3 episodes, 2000
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 Alia / ... 3 episodes, 2000
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 Duncan Idaho 2 episodes, 2000
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 Count Hasimir Fenring 2 episodes, 2000
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 Dr. Pardot Kynes / ... 2 episodes, 2000
Pavel Cajzl ...
 Sardauker Captain 2 episodes, 2000
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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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3 December 2000 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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(3 parts) | (Entire series) | (Entire series) | (3 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

On the DVD Special Features a Producer says he was happy to cast unknown actors because "The Story is the Star". See more »

Goofs

When Paul and his mother are stranded in the desert, Paul has several days' growth of beard. When he is rescued on board the 'thopter and is strapping in, he is clean-shaven. When he arrives at the caves, the beard is back, and when he leaves and is aboard the 'thopter, he is clean-shaven again. See more »

Quotes

Paul Atreides: I am the whirlwind.
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Connections

Featured in Frank Herbert's Dune: The Lure of Spice (2000) See more »

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Close, but not perfect
3 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

I've seen and own both this version and the original movie version. I have to say there are things I like better about each movie. The mini-series version has much more time in which to tell this very complicated story. However, the writers seem to have felt the need to invent story lines that do not exist in the Frank Herbert books (i.e. Irulan's affair with Feyd). I did enjoy that Irulan had more of a presence in this movie, and I prefer the overall look of this film (the ruddiness reminding more of an arid desert than the cold greyishness of the original movie). I much prefer the miniseries interpretation of what the 'Weirding Way' is, showing it as a technique rather than a device. However, I miss the 'though-overs' from the original movie, and I thought Sting played a much better Feyd. A true Dune fan will need to see both movies...


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