To cure a prince's murderous madness, Scheherezade tells him a series of wonderous stories.
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 Scheherezade (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Storyteller (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Harun al-Rashid / ... (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Black Coda (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Aladdin (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Genie of the Lamp / ... (2 episodes, 2000)
Vanessa Mae ...
 Princess Zobeide (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Amin / ... (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Ali Baba (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Ja'far (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Chief Executioner (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Mustappa (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Aladdin's Mother (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Morgiana (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Kasim (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Coral Lips (2 episodes, 2000)
Alexis Conran ...
 Prince Ali (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Prince Ahmed (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Prince Hussain (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Demon (2 episodes, 2000)
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 BacBac (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Safil (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Judge Zadic (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Dr. Ezra (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Hi-Ching (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Faisal (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Miriam (2 episodes, 2000)
Stefan Kalipha ...
 Abu Nouz (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Hassan (2 episodes, 2000)
Orgun Gitir ...
 Executioner's Assistant (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Heart's Delight (2 episodes, 2000)
Melanie Gutteridge ...
 Fair Face (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Caliph Beder (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Sultan Billah (2 episodes, 2000)
Maureen O'Farrell ...
 Sultana Billah (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Sultan Badr Al-Din (2 episodes, 2000)
Emma Lewis ...
 Sultana (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Jerome Gribben (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Ali's Servant (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Assad (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Hari Ben Karim (2 episodes, 2000)
Cyril Nri ...
 Schaca (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Carpet Seller (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Gulnare (2 episodes, 2000)
Simon Gregor ...
 1st Robber (2 episodes, 2000)
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 2nd Robber (2 episodes, 2000)
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 2nd Guard (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Prosecuting Lawyer (2 episodes, 2000)
Chiaki Yamauchi ...
 Head Maid (2 episodes, 2000)
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 1st Physician (2 episodes, 2000)
Sara Houghton ...
 Hand Maiden (2 episodes, 2000)
Barry Kamen ...
 1st Guard (2 episodes, 2000)
Ysé Tran ...
 Bubble Dancer (2 episodes, 2000)
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 1st Army Captain (2 episodes, 2000)
Yaman Tüzcet ...
 Elderly Mourner (2 episodes, 2000)
Ufuk Asiliskendar ...
 Clerk (2 episodes, 2000)
Jayden Spring ...
 Child (2 episodes, 2000)
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Long ago, the Sultan Schariar has gone mad after his traumatizing near assassination in which his wife collaborated and died at his hands as a result. Now he has a paranoid suspicion of women which he plans to express in a diabolical plan, and that is to marry a woman from the harem and then have her executed the very next morning. To prevent this, the Grand Vizier's daughter and a childhood friend of the Sultan, Scheherezade, offers herself to be that bride. Now, she must gamble that her plan will work as she tries to cure his madness by telling him story after wondrous story which include the tales of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp. All the while, the Sultan's villainous brother is making plans of his own and Scheherezade's stories are more useful against him than anyone can anticipate. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Trivia

First film of James Callis. See more »

Goofs

There are about 20 oil jars in the cart when it is tipped over (in "Ali Baba"). As soon as the jars are shown rolling down the hill, there are obviously far more. See more »

Quotes

Sultan Schariar: Is that the end of the story?
Scheherezade: [hastily] No, no...! At the wedding, there was an important guest...
[She sees a silhouette of a bowing servant, thinking quickly]
Scheherezade: ... a hunchback. His name was... Bacbac.
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Featured in Open Sesame: The Making of 'Arabian Nights' (2000) See more »

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Finally, a great tv movie
25 May 2000 | by (St. Louis) – See all my reviews

Some of these network special-effect tv movies have been rather cheesy in the past, but I was very impressed with Arabian Nights. Not only am I a Dougray Scott fan, but the story was done quite well. There's a point about halfway through when you wonder if the stories will come together and if the Sultana will survive after each story. But in the end, the stories all fall together and actually make sense to what is going on in each scene. Well done!


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