The Prince of Tides ()

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A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.

  • Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations.
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Tom Wingo
Susan Lowenstein
Sally Wingo
Lila Wingo Newbury
Herbert Woodruff
Savannah Wingo
Eddie Detreville
Jason Gould ...
Bernard Woodruff
Henry Wingo
Maggie Collier ...
Lucy Wingo
Lindsay Wray ...
Jennifer Wingo
Brandlyn Whitaker ...
Chandler Wingo
Justen Woods ...
Tom Wingo (age 6)
Bobby Fain ...
Tom Wingo (age 10)
Trey Yearwood ...
Tom Wingo (age 13)
Tiffany Jean Davis ...
Savannah Wingo (age 6)
Nancy Moore Atchison ...
Savannah Wingo (age 10) (as Nancy Atchison)
Kiki Runyan ...
Savannah Wingo (age 13)
Grayson Fricke ...
Luke Wingo (age 9)
Ryan Newman ...
Luke Wingo (age 13)
Chris Stacy ...
Luke Wingo (age 16)
Milton Clark Jr. ...
Nurse #1 (as Bonnie Cook)
Dottie Soracco ...
Nurse #2
Reese Newbury
Norman Max Maxwell ...
Rapist #1 (as Max Maxwell)
R.D. Oprea ...
Rapist #2
Rebecca Fleming ...
Megan Daniels
Sandy Rowe ...
Alan Sader ...
Spencer Richardson
Frederick Neumann ...
Madison Kingsley
Man at Party
Kirk Whalum ...
Marilyn Carter ...
Anna Richardson
Christine Kingsley (as Yvonne Brisendine)
Lee Lively ...
Ed Rosenberg
Ann Pierce ...
Riva Rosenberg
John Arceri ...
Warren Kremin ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Baglia ...
Vince (fish merchant) (uncredited)
Leon Watkins ...
Afican at the party (uncredited)

Directed by

Barbra Streisand

Written by

Pat Conroy ... (novel "The Prince of Tides")
Pat Conroy ... (screenplay) and
Becky Johnston ... (screenplay)

Produced by

Cis Corman ... executive producer
Andrew S. Karsch ... producer (as Andrew Karsch)
James T. Roe III ... executive producer (as James Roe)
Sheldon Schrager ... co-producer
Barbra Streisand ... producer

Music by

James Newton Howard

Cinematography by

Stephen Goldblatt ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Don Zimmerman

Editorial Department

Carmen Baker ... assistant film editor (as Carmen Hocson)
Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Deborah Cichocki ... assistant film editor (as Deborah Zimmerman)
Paul Cichocki ... first assistant editor
Rick Howe ... assistant film editor
Richard Garibaldi ... home video mastering colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

Bonnie Finnegan

Production Design by

Paul Sylbert

Art Direction by

W. Steven Graham

Set Decoration by

Caryl Heller
Arthur Howe Jr.
Leslie Pope ... (as Leslie Ann Pope)

Costume Design by

Ruth Morley

Makeup Department

Colleen Callaghan ... key hair stylist
Isabel Harkins ... makeup artist
Kaye Pownall ... hair stylist: Ms. Streisand
Manlio Rocchetti ... key makeup artist
Lynn Rodgers ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

Timothy M. Bourne ... unit production manager
Steve Rose ... assistant unit production manager
Sheldon Schrager ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Robert Huberman ... second assistant director
Deborah Kent ... second assistant director (as Debra Kent)
Thomas A. Reilly ... first assistant director
Rebecca Saionz ... dga trainee

Art Department

Roland Brooks ... chargeman scenic artist (as Roland I. Brooks)
Harold Collins ... construction coordinator: South Carolina (as Harold F. Collins Jr.)
Jeanette D'Ambrosio-Sylbert ... assistant: Mr. Sylbert (as Jeanette D'Ambrosio Sylbert)
Brick Mason ... storyboard artist
Fred Merusi ... construction coordinator: New York
Michael Saccio ... assistant property master (as Michael A. Saccio)
Thomas Saccio ... property master
Chris Shriver ... set designer
Wren Boney ... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Lewis Bowen ... scenic foreman: South Carolina (uncredited)
Richard M. Cole ... mill foreman (uncredited)
Judy Cosgrove ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Peter Damien ... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Donna Fewell ... on-set decorator (uncredited)
Frank M. Fleming ... set dresser (uncredited)
Patrick Fuhrman ... set dresser (uncredited)
Elaine O'Donnell ... set buyer (uncredited)
John Ralbovsky ... scenic foreman (uncredited)
Steve A. Stephenson ... propmaker (uncredited)
Dick Tice ... lead man (uncredited)

Sound Department

Steven J. Balzarini ... cable person (as Steve Balzarini)
Gordon Davidson ... sound editor
Carlos Delarios ... re-recording mixer (as Carlos deLarios)
Teri E. Dorman ... sound editor
Linda Folk ... adr editor
John Fundus ... boom operator (as John K. Fundus)
Kimberly Gallagher-Carlton ... assistant sound editor (as Kim Gallagher)
James J. Isaacs ... sound editor
Michael J. Kohut ... re-recording mixer
Dennis Maitland ... production sound mixer
Kim Maitland ... cable person (as Kim Hale Maitland)
Shawn Murphy ... re-recording mixer
Kay Rose ... supervising sound editor
Victoria Rose Sampson ... adr editor (as Victoria Sampson)
Solange S. Schwalbe ... foley editor (as Solange Schwalbe Boisseau)
Mary Ruth Smith ... adr editor
Karen Spangenberg ... sound editor
David Spence ... sound editor (as David W. Spence)
Rex Stewart ... assistant sound editor (as Rex Stewart III)
Scott A. Tinsley ... foley editor (as Scot A. Tinsley)
Janet Barbara Weiss ... assistant sound editor
Robb Wilson ... assistant sound editor (as Richard Robb Wilson)
Vince Caro ... additional recording engineer (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch ... foley artist (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist (uncredited)
Bill Voigtlander ... adr supervisor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Peter Knowlton ... special effects


Frank Ferrara ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

Ronald Burke ... dolly grip (as Ronald J. Burke)
Ted Churchill ... Steadicam operator
Ray De La Motte ... camera operator (as Ray J. de la Motte)
Richard Hebrank ... second grip
Larry Huston ... first assistant camera
Michelle Mader ... video playback operator
Jim Manzione ... rigging gaffer (as James Manzione)
Tom McKibbin ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Thomas McKibbin)
Tom O'Halloran ... second assistant camera
Ray Quinlan ... chief lighting technician (as Raymond Quinlan)
Brett Ray ... grip
Jürgen Vollmer ... still photographer (as Jurgen Vollmer)
Robert Ward ... key grip (as Robert J. Ward)
Wayne Baker ... underwater camera operator (uncredited)
Greg Coelho ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Dan Cornwall ... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Joe D'Alessandro ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Chris Hammond ... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Kelem ... aerial photographer (uncredited)
Ron Kunecke ... musco light operator (uncredited)
Mark Spagnolo ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

Tracy Fowler ... extras casting: South Carolina
Barbara Harris ... voice casting
Amy Herzig ... casting assistant: Ms. Finnegan
Diane Alexander ... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Craig Fincannon ... extras casting (uncredited)
Mark Fincannon ... location casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Mark Burchard ... wardrobe: men
Debra Stein ... costume assistant
Shirlee Strahm ... wardrobe: women

Location Management

Charles Miller ... location manager
John Marston ... location projectionist (uncredited)

Music Department

Brad Dechter ... orchestrator
Shawn Murphy ... scoring mixer
David Olson ... assistant music editor
Marty Paich ... conductor
Jim Weidman ... music editor
Pinchas Zukerman ... musician: violin
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
James Newton Howard ... music producer (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

Francis Connolly Jr. ... transportation captain: New York
Richard A. Davis ... transportation captain: South Carolina (as Richard Davis)
Jerry Jackson ... transportation coordinator: South Carolina (as Jerry Wayne Jackson)
James Patrick Whalen Jr. ... transportation coordinator: New York (as James P. Whalen)
Vicki Lybrand ... transportation dispatcher (uncredited)
Bobby Marsh ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

Moshe Bardach ... set production assistant
Andrew Bernstein ... set production assistant
Stanley Brossette ... unit publicist (as Stanley R. Brossette)
Renata Buser ... personal assistant: Ms. Streisand
Kay Chapin ... script supervisor (as Kathryn M. Chapin)
Bridget M. Clark ... craft service: New York
Suzanne Firesheets ... secretary: Ms. Streisand, South Carolina
Jennifer Zolten Freed ... production accountant (as Jennifer Freed)
Scott Haskell ... craft service: South Carolina
Katherine Kennedy ... assistant: Mr. Shrager, New York (as Katherine A. Kennedy)
Ron Lambert ... timing consultant
Rosemary Lombard ... production coordinator: New York
Michael Mason ... assistant: Mr. Howard
Justin Moritt ... set production assistant
Missy Myer ... secretary: Ms. Streisand, New York
Pat Newcomb ... publicist
Emmett Paul ... shrimpboat advisor
Sarah Paul ... shrimpboat advisor
Mary K. Perko ... production coordinator: South Carolina
Danielle Rigby ... set production assistant
Kim Skalecki ... coordinator: Barwood
Ari Sloane ... assistant: Ms. Streisand
Karen Sonet ... coordinator: Barwood
Joy Todd ... extras coordinator: New York
Becky Weidner ... assistant: Mr. Shrager, South Carolina (as Rebecca L. Weidner)
Bonnie Weinstein ... secretary: Ms. Streisand, Los Angeles
Bethlyn Gerard ... photo double (uncredited)
Charles Hadley ... dialect coach (uncredited)
Caroline Korney ... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Shelley Michelle ... leg double: Barbra Streisand (uncredited)
Melissa Smith ... director of operations (uncredited)
Lee Solters ... publicist (uncredited)
Kaitlyn Walker ... adr artist (uncredited)
Nicholas Wolfert ... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc ... aerial coordinator (uncredited)


Isabel Hill ... special thanks
Jaynee Keyes ... special thanks: The New York City Film Commission (as Jayne Keyes)
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Plot Summary

The Wingo family is from South Carolina, they growing up in a house on a tidal plain. The oldest offspring, Lucas, largely acted as the protector for his younger twins siblings, Tom and Savannah, in light of their dysfunctional growing up, with their shrimper father, Henry, distant and abusive if/when he did pay them any attention, and their mother, Lila, while not doting on them most concerned about appearances and striving for social standing. Now in middle age, Savannah is a New York based poet, Tom, still living on the South Carolina coast outside of Charleston with his wife Sally and their own three doting daughters, taking a break from his high school teaching/football coaching job, while Lucas has long since died while still standing up for himself and his beliefs. Lila, divorced and now remarried with that wealth and social standing she so long desired, receives news that Savannah is in the hospital following her most recent suicide attempt. Not wanting to face the blame directly as she suspects, she assigns Tom to go to New York to speak to Savannah's therapist, Susan Loewenstein, to provide any information of a family history nature that could help in Savannah's recovery. Tom agrees despite hating New York, and it being not a good time since he and Sally are experiencing marital problems, they both just knowing that things between them are not working, and not having been intimate in months. As Tom and Loewenstein (as he calls her) begin their sessions, Tom is slow to divulge the Wingo family problems to her. But he learns that she too is having her own family problems, with her concert violinist husband Herbert Woodruff being self absorbed and condescending, with their young adult son, Bernard, hating both largely because of they predestining his life also as a concert violinist. Tom and Loewenstein's sessions blossom into a friendship and romance, where their talks, in addition to helping Savannah, may help them both in dealing with their own life problems, Tom's which have been long buried figuratively and literally. Written by Huggo

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Taglines A story about the memories that haunt us, and the truth that sets us free. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le prince des marées (France)
  • Der Herr der Gezeiten (Germany)
  • El príncep de les marees (Spain, Catalan title)
  • El príncipe de las mareas (Spain)
  • Tidevannets fyrste (Norway)
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  • 132 min
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Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia When NBC broadcast the movie in 1995, Barbra Streisand called the network mid-movie to request they lower the volume on the commercials, which were loud compared to the relatively quiet movie. The weekend operations manager obliged, reducing them 2 decibels. See more »
Goofs When first in Susan's office, Tom gets up and asks if he can smoke. A camera shadow is visible on the left sleeve of his jacket. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Rush/Naked Lunch/The Prince of Tides/Fried Green Tomatoes/Madame Bovary (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Fui Tu Caceria See more »
Quotes Herbert Woodruff: That Stradivarius is worth over a million dollars!
Tom Wingo: Well, if I drop it, it won't be worth shit.
Susan Lowenstein: Don't do it, Tom.
Tom Wingo: Apologize to your wife, Herbert.
Herbert Woodruff: You're bluffing.
Tom Wingo: I may be, but its a powerful bluff, isn't it, asshole?
[Tom throws fiddle high in the air]
Herbert Woodruff: [screaming] I'm sorry, Susan!
[Tom catches fiddle]
Tom Wingo: Sincerity becomes you, Herbie. Now apologize to me for your unforgivable breach of etiquette at the dinner table tonight, you possum-bred cocksucker.
Herbert Woodruff: I'm very sorry, Tom.
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