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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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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.


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PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The movie's big free-fall jump took place at the abandoned Dunes Casino construction site. The stuntman Jery Hewitt waited sitting on a 12-inch girder for several hours until the treacherous sea winds subsided so he could make his 92-foot jump into the ocean. 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

Version of The Tempest (1986) See more »

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Tango
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by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Truly a gem! A "must-see"! Classic!
25 December 1998 | by EasyrobSee all my reviews

I've rented this gem several times! It's a small, yet somehow sprawling masterpiece taking the viewer from Manhattan glitz to the beauty of the Greek islands. John Cassavetes on-screen marriage to his real-life wife Gena Rowlands is on the rocks. He finds meaning in a fling with footloose Susan Sarandon whom he finds in Greece while their daughter, played in her earliest film role by the pubescent Molly Ringwald, falls for the son of the Greek shipping tycoon who is courting her mother on a yacht sailing in neighboring waters. Meanwhile, the immensely talented Raul Julia plays a goatherd living in a cave with his Sony Trinitron. He has the "hots" for Molly Ringwald's character until confronted by John Cassavetes. All comes together at the end in a classic closing scene where all is reconciled. Raul Julia, the goatherd, is seen dancing with his goat. This film is full of mysticism, beauty, young and old love, humor, sexiness, and more. See 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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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