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Arabian Nights 

To cure a prince's murderous madness, Scheherezade tells him a series of wonderous stories.
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 Black Coda 2 episodes, 2000
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 Ali Baba 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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 Coral Lips 2 episodes, 2000
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 Prince Ali 2 episodes, 2000
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 Prince Hussain 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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 Abu Nouz 2 episodes, 2000
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 Executioner's Assistant 2 episodes, 2000
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 Heart's Delight 2 episodes, 2000
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 Fair Face 2 episodes, 2000
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 Caliph Beder 2 episodes, 2000
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 Sultan Billah 2 episodes, 2000
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 Sultana Billah 2 episodes, 2000
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 Sultan Badr Al-Din 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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 Hari Ben Karim 2 episodes, 2000
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 Carpet Seller 2 episodes, 2000
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 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
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 Elderly Mourner 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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First film of James Callis. See more »

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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 »

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Scheherezade: He said the world was an inferno full of darkness and evil, and that there were only two ways of dealing with it. The first was easy and wrong: to accept it and become part of it. The second way was harder and right: you fight it, and recognize those who aren't evil, and help them endure.
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"Outstanding"
1 May 2000 | by 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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