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The Tempest (1998)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gideon Prosper
... Anthony Prosper
... Ariel
... Miranda Prosper
... Gator Man
... Captain Frederick Allen
... Wilfried 'Willy' Gonzo
... Mambo Azaleigh
... General Grant
... General Sherman
... Sophie Dupree
Lonnie Hamilton ... Old Ariel
Rachel Crouch ... Young Miranda
... Lead Raider
... 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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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »
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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 (1983) See more »

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Personal through love and deep knowledge of Shakespeare.
7 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

I felt the treatment - being set during the Civil War - was original and refreshing. Peter Fonda was, perhaps, a little bit bland as Prosper/o but still a workmanlike performance.

I was a bit disappointed that Gator Man, the Caliban figure, was portrayed as merely a 2D villain, not the somewhat self-pitying Frankenstein's-monster-type Shakespeare paints.


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