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The Tempest (1998)

An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.

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Gator Man
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Captain Frederick Allen
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An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.

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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »
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13 December 1998 (USA)  »

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Quotes

Anthony Prosper: [Gideon is aiming his rifle at him] Do your worst, brother.
Gideon Prosper: That is the problem. You are my brother.
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Version of Prospero's Books (1991) See more »

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Personal through love and deep knowledge of Shakespeare.
7 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

I felt the treatment - being set during the Civil War - was original and refreshing. Peter Fonda was, perhaps, a little bit bland as Prosper/o but still a workmanlike performance.

I was a bit disappointed that Gator Man, the Caliban figure, was portrayed as merely a 2D villain, not the somewhat self-pitying Frankenstein's-monster-type Shakespeare paints.


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