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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 »

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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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Storyline

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.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Trivia

Paul Mazursky: First guest to be greeted by the architect at the New Year's Eve party. 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 Casablanca (1942) See more »

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New York, New York
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Performed by Liza Minnelli, danced by Raul Julia and his goats
Courtesy of United Artists Records
Special Thanks to Liza Minnelli
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Much, Much Too Long

"Tempest," derived very loosely from Shakespeare's play, is an interesting concept fatally marred by its length. If a ruthless film editor had been employed to cut the final print, this might have been a really good film. It certainly has the right cast: John Cassavetes, Gena Rowland, Susan Sarandon, Molly Ringwald and Raul Julia. Cassavetes, an excellent actor who largely avoided the mainstream, is the "Prospero" of this film, a "world-famous" architect with magical powers, while Raul Julia is Caliban, recreated as Kalibanous, the lone inhabitant of a Greek Island to which the architect retreats along with his daughter (Molly Ringwald) and his young lover (Susan Sarandon), leaving behind his estranged wife (Gena Rowlands). Each of the five performs extremely well, but there are a host of peripheral characters who should have been left on the cutting room floor and many inessential scenes that should have been dispensed with altogether. Unfortunately, Paul Mazursky, the producer, director and co-author of the script indulged himself and was apparently unable to separate the necessary from the surplus. Still, there are the pleasures of this film: the young Susan Sarandon at her sexiest, Molly Ringwald, not yet famous, Raul Julia, an antic, horny Caliban, and Gena Rowlands and Cassavetes at the peak of their talents. Without those pleasures, I would have given this film a much lower rating.


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