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Arabian Nights (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Fantasy | Adventure  -  30 April 2000 (USA)
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To cure a prince's murderous madness, Scheherezade tells him a series of wonderous stories.

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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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First film of James Callis. See more »

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Harun al-Rashid was the Caliph of Baghdad, not the Sultan of Cairo. See more »

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Storyteller: You begin at the beginning, go on until the end, and then stop. Just make sure he doesn't know what will happen next.
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"Outstanding"
1 May 2000 | by (Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I want to take this opportunity to say "Arabian Nights" is perhaps one of the best made-for-TV movies I have ever seen! It is a wonderful mixture of fantasy, special effects and marvelous tongue-in-cheek comedy, and should be seen by anyone who has ever thought he/she already knew this classic story! My only regret is that it isn't a full-length motion picture, as the big screen would have absolutely come alive! Congratulations to its producers, director and stars!


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