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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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During production, Laura Burton grew so much that near the end of filming her custom-designed contact lenses (designed to help create the Fremen blue eyes effect) no longer fit her properly. They became extremely irritating in later scenes, and during the climactic deposition scene the director asked her to spare herself the discomfort and not wear them at all. See more »


The moons in the background never move (because they are on painted "translights"). The most noticeable example is out of the Arrakeen palace window. The moon never moves from its position through a gap in the shield wall for the entire duration of the banquet. See more »


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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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