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The Tempest (1998)

An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.

Director:

Jack Bender

Writer:

James S. Henerson (as James Henerson)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Fonda ... Gideon Prosper
John Glover ... Anthony Prosper
Harold Perrineau ... Ariel
Katherine Heigl ... Miranda Prosper
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Gator Man
Eddie Mills ... Captain Frederick Allen
Dennis Redfield ... Wilfried 'Willy' Gonzo
Donzaleigh Abernathy ... Mambo Azaleigh
Jon Huffman ... General Grant
Tom Nowicki ... General Sherman
Rhoda Griffis ... Sophie Dupree
Lonnie Hamilton Lonnie Hamilton ... Old Ariel
Rachel Crouch Rachel Crouch ... Young Miranda
Alex Van ... Lead Raider
Tim Parati ... Raider
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An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La tempête See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Anthony Prosper: [Gideon is aiming his rifle at him] Do your worst, brother.
Gideon Prosper: That is the problem. You are my brother.
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Version of The Tempest (1912) See more »

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The Tempest
11 January 2005 | by kampfschweinhenrikSee all my reviews

The (DVD)movie "The Tempest", directed by Jack Bender, was published in 2001. It didn't make its way to German cinemas and neither the director or an actor were able to receive an important award for this movie. The movie refers to the Shakespearean play "The Tempest" which was published at the end of the 16th century. The director tried to create an modern version of this play, but failed. At the beginning of the movie the plantation owner Prosper gets in a conflict with his brother Antonio about the treatment of their slaves. Antonio sets his brother a trip and tries to kill him but with the help of a witch, Prosper is able to escape and flees with his daughter and a slave called Ariel to a small island nearby the Mississippi river. For over twelve years he has lived isolated on this island, till a lucky chance enables him to take revenge on his brother....If Prosper will be lucky you have to find out by yourself.

In my opinion this film is really a bad try to create a modern version of the original play by William Shakespeare. The story of the movie is confusing as well as the characters. Prosper doesn't have the same powers as in the tempest..... END OF PART I


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