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Tempest (1982)

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A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Mazursky
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cassavetes ... Phillip
Gena Rowlands ... Antonia
Susan Sarandon ... Aretha Tomalin
Vittorio Gassman ... Alonzo
Raul Julia ... Kalibanos
Molly Ringwald ... Miranda
Sam Robards ... Freddy
Paul Stewart ... Phillip's Father
Jackie Gayle ... Trinc
Anthony Holland ... Sebastian
Jerry Hardin ... Harry
Lucianne Buchanan Lucianne Buchanan ... Dolores
Vassilis Glezakos Vassilis Glezakos ... Greek Boat Captain
Sergio Nicolai Sergio Nicolai ... First Sailor
Luigi Laezza Luigi Laezza ... Second Sailor
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A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek island where he hopes to conjure meaning into his life - trying the patience of his new girlfriend and angst-ridden teenage daughter. Written by David Parker

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Most men dream their fantasies. Phillip decided to live his.


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Trivia

Writer-director Paul Mazursky had been fascinated by William Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" all his life and had mulled over this film project for a decade. See more »

Goofs

When a helicopter lands in Manhattan, in the last scene of the film, Philip steps out with a haircut in continuity with the early part of the story, set "18 months ago". Since the time on the island takes place 18 months later, over a 24 hour cycle, his hair should be short and gray when he lands, instead of longer and darker. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Phillip Dimitrius: Son-of-a-bitch! What I wouldn't give for a different nightmare.
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Connections

References Kojak (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Tango
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by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Plus ça change...
9 May 2003 | by banjoboySee all my reviews

I've often heard people express disappointment that Mazursky's "Tempest" has little to do with Shakespeare's original. In my opinion, that is both true and false, but most of all, it's a bad starting point for offering critique. A work of art should never be criticised for what it isn't, but for what it is. The movie "Tempest" is nothing like a faithful rendition of the play, but to my mind, it is faithful to Shakespeare's work in spirit. What "Tempest" is, then, is perhaps one of the most successful experimental films of all time. No, not experimental as in hand- held camera and mumbled dialogue, but experimental as in exploring the convolutions of a story without undue regard for box office earnings. Mazursky's Tempest is epic, sad, realistic, joyous, full of life, but most of all, it is imaginative. Cassavetes portrayal of Philip/Prospero is in itself worth a 10/10 rating, and when you add Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon, a wonderfully deep Molly Ringwald, Raul Julia, the dialogue, the music and the exquisitely suggestive little tableaux scattered throughout the picture... I rest my case. One of the best movies of the 80's. Don't miss it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

24 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paul Mazursky's Tempest See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,492, 5 September 1982

Gross USA:

$5,005,245

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,005,245
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | 70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color
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