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Writers (WGA):
James A. Michener (novel)
Oscar Hammerstein II (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
26 March 2001 (USA) See more »
During World War II in the South Pacific love is found between a young nurse, Nellie Forbush (Glenn Close) and an older French plantation owner... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more »
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Perfectly acceptable remake of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical classic, and a noted improvement over the original. See more (70 total) »


  (in credits order)

Glenn Close ... Nellie Forbush

Harry Connick Jr. ... Lt. Joseph Cable

Rade Serbedzija ... Emile de Becque (as Rade Sherbedgia)

Jack Thompson ... Captain George Brackett
Lori Tan Chinn ... Bloody Mary

Ilene Graff ... Singing Ngana

Natalie Mendoza ... Liat

Simon Burke ... Harbison

Steve Bastoni ... Bus Adams
Kimberley Davies ... Luann

Robert Pastorelli ... Luther Billis
Craig Ball ... Austin

Damon Herriman ... Professor

Salvatore Coco ... DeVito
Peter Lamb ... Bruno
John Sheerin ... Dr. Paul Benoway
Ashley Lyons ... Keller
Henri Szeps ... Benoit
Benjamin Adams ... Pilot
Caroline Brazier ... Rose
Dylan Currie ... Lt. Ted Evans

Matthew Dale ... Forklift Operator
Helen Dallimore ... Nurse
Marguerite de Ferranti ... Nurse (as Marguerite DeFerranti)
Mark Dickinson ... Forklift Operator
Jenelle Favazzo ... Bev
Sara Gleeson ... Nurse

Pippa Grandison ... Nurse
Michael Griffiths ... Crewman
Brendan Hanson ... Sailor
David Harris ... Dreamy Solo
Armando Hurley ... Seabee Denis
Simon Hyland ... Tenor Marine
Craig Ilott ... Crewman

Steve Le Marquand ... Stewpot (as Stephen LeMarquand)
Tony LePage ... Crewman
Chris Lloyds ... Pilot
Madison McKoy ... Seebee Johnson

Liam McLachlan ... Crewman
Karl McMillan ... Aide to Captain Brackett
Janet Morton ... Sister Marie Clement
Angeline Neville ... Nurse
Natalie O'Donnell ... Nurse
Leonie Page ... Nurse
Simon Pryce ... Bass Sergeant
Jacqui Rae ... Nurse
Yvette Robinson ... Nurse
Justin Smith ... Forklift Operator

Annie Starke ... Singing Jerome
Jonathan Stuart ... Sailor
Troy Sussman ... Seabee
Rodger Tavergeux ... Henri
Angela Toohey ... Nurse
Peter Tuitama ... Bartender
Copa Vendegou ... Ngana
Ketiwar Vendegou ... Jerome
Anthony Weigh ... McCaffrey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Daniel Goddard ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Pearce 
Writing credits
James A. Michener (novel "Tales of the South Pacific")

Oscar Hammerstein II (adaptation) and
Joshua Logan (adaptation)

Lawrence D. Cohen (teleplay)

Produced by
Howard Braunstein .... executive producer
Glenn Close .... executive producer
Lawrence D. Cohen .... executive producer
Michael Gore .... executive producer
Michael Jaffe .... executive producer
Christine A. Sacani .... producer (as Christine Sacani)
Cinematography by
Stephen F. Windon (director of photography) (as Steve Windon)
Film Editing by
Lynzee Klingman 
Casting by
Christine King 
Margery Simkin 
Production Design by
Patrizia von Brandenstein  (as Patrizia Von Brandenstein)
Art Direction by
Nicholas McCallum 
Set Decoration by
Suza Maybury 
Costume Design by
Louise Wakefield 
Makeup Department
Martial Corneville .... hair styles supervisor
Kerry Lee Jury .... key hair stylist
Deborah Lanser .... makeup supervisor
Nicole Spiro .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Sandra Alexandra .... production manager: Tahiti
Anne Bruning .... unit production manager
Jennifer Des Champs .... assistant production manager (as Jennifer Deschamps)
Will Matthews .... unit manager
Nathaniel Purdon .... unit manager: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Drew Bailey .... third assistant director: pre-production
Greg Cobain .... third assistant director
Jamie Crooks .... first assistant director: second unit
Jane Griffin .... second assistant director
Tom Read .... second assistant director: second unit
Noni Roy .... second assistant director
Ian 'Thistle' Thorburn .... second unit director
Eddie Thorne .... trainee assistant director
Mark Turnbull .... first assistant director
Art Department
Joshua Black .... set finisher
Lisa Brennan .... property master
Mark Brims .... assistant property master
Murray Gosson .... on-set props
Geoff Howe .... construction coordinator
Emma Lawes .... assistant set decorator
Marcus Levy .... action car coordinator
Sally-Ann Louisson .... art department assistant
Steven Sallybanks .... scenic artist (as Steve Sallybanks)
Prisque Salvi .... set designer
Geoffrey Tarr .... props
Gregg Thomas .... greens person
Ingrid Weir .... graphic design
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... sound re-recording mixer
James Bailey .... foley artist
Joe Earle .... sound re-recording mixer
Tiffany S. Griffith .... dialogue editor
Kenneth L. Johnson .... sound effects editor
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound editor
David Pearson .... sound mixer: Tahiti
Guntis Sics .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Aaron Cox .... special effects assistant
Brian Cox .... special effects supervisor
Angelo Sahin .... special effects onset supervisor
Visual Effects by
Lynne Cartwright .... visual effects supervisor
Sarah Dowland .... visual effects producer
Amber Naismith .... visual effects coordinator
Keir Beck .... stunt double
Zelie Bullen .... horse master (as Zelie Thompson)
Ashley Fairfield .... stunt double
Alex Kuzelicki .... stunts
Lawrence Woodward .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jasmine Yuen Carrucan .... clapper loader: "a" camera
Stuart Christie .... video assist trainee
Toby Churchill-Brown .... dolly grip
David Dunkley .... first assistant camera: second unit
Alan Dunstan .... best boy electric
Reg Garside .... gaffer
Warren Grieef .... key grip
Paul Heidke .... grip
Cliff Henry .... key grip: second unit
Mark Jefferies .... electrician
Carolyn Johns .... still photographer
Adam Kuiper .... grip
Luis Olivares .... video assist operator
Craig Philpott .... focus puller: "a" camera (as Craig 'Rags' Philpott)
John Platt .... camera operator
Jem Rayner .... focus puller: "b" camera
Marc Spicer .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ian 'Thistle' Thorburn .... director of photography: second unit
Mark Watson .... lighting technician
Casting Department
Jane Dawkins .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chantal Cordy .... costumes
Andrea Hood .... key costumer
Helen Maggs .... on-set costumer
Kerry Thompson .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Michael Hofacre .... associate editor
John Lee .... first assistant editor
Brett McManus .... second assistant editor
Kathy Thomson .... final color timer
Music Department
Doug Besterman .... song orchestrator
Paul Bogaev .... conductor
Paul Bogaev .... music co-producer
Robert Elhai .... underscore orchestrator
Michael Gore .... music producer
Oscar Hammerstein II .... lyrics by
Coralie Hartl .... orchestra contractor
Phillip Hartl .... concert master
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator
Joel Moss .... music mixer
Joel Moss .... music recordist
Richard Rodgers .... music by
Curtis Roush .... supervising music editor
Tim Ryan .... music editor: Australia
Michael Small .... composer: additional music
Michael Starobin .... song orchestrator
Danny Troob .... song orchestrator
Other crew
Deborah Alleck .... production secretary
Tony Clarke .... location assistant
Michel De Renevil .... aerial coordinator: Tahiti
Michel De Renevil .... pilot: Tahiti
Philippe du Prel .... production coordinator: Tahiti
Phillipe Duprel .... production assistant: Tahiti
Pablo Ferro .... title designer
Paula Jensen .... production coordinator
Karen Jones .... location manager
Lynn Josephson Delaney .... executive assistant to producer
Angela Kenny .... production accountant
Vivianne Laroche .... production coordinator: Tahiti
Odile Le Clezio .... dialect coach: children
Terry Lee .... aerial helicopter pilot
Karen Mansfield .... script supervisor: second unit
Karl McMillan .... assistant to producer
Victoria Mielewska .... dialect coach
Reza Mokhtar .... caterer
Tracie Morley .... assistant choreographer
Vincent Paterson .... choreographer
Vincent Paterson .... stager: dance sequences
Francis Peltier .... production liaison: Tahiti
Phillip Roope .... location manager: Tahiti
Deborah Sutherland .... assistant accountant
Emanda Thomas .... assistant to producer
Pamela Willis .... script supervisor
Matt Windon .... unit loader
Lawrence Woodward .... safety officer
Jim Woolley .... assistant: Ms. Close
Harold Wright .... marine coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific" - USA (complete title)
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129 min
Color (Fujicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The original Broadway production of "South Pacific" opened at the Majestic Theater on April 7, 1949, ran for 1925 performances starring Mary Martin as Nellie Forbush and Ezio Pinza as Emile de Becque, won the 1950 Tony Award for the Best Musical, Libretto and Score and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1950.See more »
Anachronisms: The Grumman Goose seaplane used in the filming had retractable pontoons. The retractable pontoons weren't added to the Gooses till the 1960's.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in An Unexpected Love (2003) (TV)See more »
Bloody MarySee more »


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14 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Perfectly acceptable remake of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical classic, and a noted improvement over the original., 27 March 2001

A long-anticipated remake, albeit made-for-TV, of the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein Pulitzer Prize-winning musical finally gets things right. It's not perfect by any stretch, but its a vast improvement over the stagy, lumbering 1958 epic.

To its endless credit, this more cohesive version takes generous liberties with the book, punching up the dialogue and throwing in some welcomed new scenes. The result adds dimension and color to many of the leads, especially Nellie and Lt. Cable, allowing them more interaction and making their plights much more interesting. More than a few tugs and tweaks throughout have given some of the sluggish melodramatic sequences a renewed vitality and intensity, while the usually watered-down racial theme is handled with skill, taste and directness.

The actors fill their roles quite admirably. Some may think Glenn Close a bit long-in-the-tooth to be playing the perky Nellie Forbush, but not to worry. She fleshes out her character beautifully, giving the nurse a level of maturity not seen before, without losing any of the vibrancy. Rade Sherbedgia offers a fine, virile account of plantation Emile de Becque, while Harry Connick, Jr. as Lt. Cable benefits the most from the added scenes, pumping a bit more into a normally cardboard role. Lori Tan Chinn puts a delightful spin on her Bloody Mary, making her much more accessible, almost huggable, and Robert Pastorelli perks up the proceedings considerably as Billis.

The on-location filming (Australia, Tahiti) is visually resplendent. The interiors are quite impressive as well. More importantly, each and every song has a freshness and aliveness sorely lacking in the original. The choreography may be simple but its fun, especially Nellie's numbers.

The largest weakness, and its a big one, is the quality and strength of the singing voices. "Some Enchanted Evening," "Younger Than Springtime" and "Bali Ha'i", in particular, are begging for full, rich, soaring interpretations but they are not to be found here...and its a crushing disappointment. Everything else is so fresh and improved that I would have chanced having some of the lead voices dubbed, even Connick's. I was also a bit surprised to find the infectious "Happy Talk" number cut, since it is one of the musical's most popular songs.

All in all, however, this TV musical should please those of us who absolutely cannot tolerate the Mitzi Gaynor/Rossano Brazzi/John Kerr version. And, since they don't make 'em like they used to, I guess this will have to do for quite a long time.

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