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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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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 (1939) See more »

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A simplistic made-for-TV flick aimed at the young crowd.
5 September 2001 | by nz manSee all my reviews

The dialogue and acting only meet soap-opera standards. This must have aired on TV during times when mainly teens and pre-teens were watching. While it is not a terrible film, the over-done special effects and trite style is certainly not for those expecting quality. Peter Fonda must have been paid a good amount for him to stoop to this low level, or maybe he did it with young viewers in mind.

While the costumes and editing are commendable, I am perplexed how Fonda was nominated for a Golden Globe for his acting. If you are sick in bed, or a dreamy young person then this film may be for you - otherwise do not waste your time.


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