5.2/10
113
3 user

The Pavilion (2004)

The story of Frank Cassilis and Northmour as both seemingly try to protect the Huddlestone family against mexican separatists while each has their own purposes and agenda.

Director:

C. Grant Mitchell

Writers:

David A. Goodman (screenplay), Daniel Riordan (screenplay)
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A former professional golfer turned motivational speaker seems to have it all. After being attacked near her home she retreats to her country estate on Shelter Island with her live in ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Schaaf
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Patsy Kensit, Stephen Baldwin
Dark Side (2003)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A lawyer investigates the puzzling suicide of her twin sister, discovering her sister's involvement with kinky sex and a mysterious lover

Director: Dominic Shiach
Stars: Janet Kidder, Paul Johansson, Jason Priestley
Tina and Bobby (TV Mini-Series 2017)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Based on the memoirs of Tina Moore, this is the epic love story of football's original golden couple: an ordinary girl who falls for an ordinary boy only to be launched into an extraordinary life.

Stars: Michelle Keegan, Lorne MacFadyen, Jessica Madsen
Who's Your Daddy? (Video 2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An adopted Ohio high school senior discovers he is the inherited heir to a porn empire. Dropped into a bitter power struggle, his new flock of beautiful co-workers come to his aid.

Director: Andy Fickman
Stars: Brandon Jack James, Colleen Camp, Kadeem Hardison
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When Stevie meets Neil on the day he comes to deliver her brand new kitchen, it's already too late for love at first sight. Too late for both of them. Stevie is already five minutes ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Cellan Jones
Stars: Justine Waddell, Richard Roxburgh, Jonathan Cake
The Magic Door (Video 2007)
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A magic Troll aims to defeat the Black Witch and find the magic door that will lead him home with the help of the Elf Flip, and the children Sally and Liam.

Director: Paul Matthews
Stars: Jenny Agutter, Patsy Kensit, Anthony Head
Bad Karma II (2001)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Mental Patient terrorizes her Psychiatrist who she believes is the reincarnation of Jack the Ripper.

Director: John Hough
Stars: Patsy Kensit, Patrick Muldoon, Amy Locane
Timebomb (1991)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When someone tries to murder watchmaker Eddy Kay, the incident triggers a barrage of nightmares and flashbacks into a past that isn't his own. Fearing for his sanity, Eddy contacts ... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher
Stars: Michael Biehn, Patsy Kensit, Tracy Scoggins
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Anthony Hopkins, Richard Briers
Lemon La Vida Loca (TV Series 2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Leigh Francis' alter ego Keith Lemon lets ITV2 cameras follow his day to day life with girlfriend Rosie Parker. In this new 4 part series, we will go behind the scenes of Lemon's other ... See full summary »

Stars: Leigh Francis, Laura Aikman, Adam Booth
Bird of Prey (1995)
Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

As a boy, Dominik watched an American crime boss murder his father, a police officer fighting corruption in Sofia, Bulgaria. Years later, he attempts to avenge his father's death but is ... See full summary »

Director: Temístocles López
Stars: Lenny von Dohlen, Boyan Milushev, Jennifer Tilly
Twenty-One (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Katie is a free spirited independently minded 21-year-old. The film follows her as she reflects on the men in her life. Along the way we meet her drug addict boyfriend Bobby, her lover Jack, close friend Baldy, and her father.

Director: Don Boyd
Stars: Patsy Kensit, Jack Shepherd, Patrick Ryecart
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Craig Sheffer ... Frank Cassilis
Patsy Kensit ... Clara Huddlestone
Richard Chamberlain ... Huddlestone
Daniel Riordan ... Northmour
Dwight Ewell Dwight Ewell ... Robert Owa
Bianca Lawson ... Mary
Margaret Freeman Margaret Freeman ... Aggie
Michael Raynor ... Lieutenant Merrick
Scott Simpson Scott Simpson ... Corporal Watts
William Flaman ... Confederate Boatman
Jeff Johnson Jeff Johnson ... Juarista Leader (as Captain Jeff Johnson)
Edit

Storyline

The story of Frank Cassilis and Northmour as both seemingly try to protect the Huddlestone family against mexican separatists while each has their own purposes and agenda.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The war is over. The battle has just begun.

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2004 (Italy) See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Beautiful coastal locations and quality actors, but dull drama
22 December 2014 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

Although "The Pavilion" had (very) limited theatrical release outside the USA in 2004-2005, it's actually copyrighted 1999 when, as far as I can tell, it was released to video in America. The story, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's short story, takes place around the time of the Civil War and involves a handful of characters and a white house (a "pavilion") on the coast of South Carolina. The four main characters are a father and his daughter (Richard Chamberlain and Patsy Kensit) and two mysterious men (Craig Sheffer and Daniel Riordan) who are in contention with each other. Peripheral characters are played by Dwight Ewell and Bianca Lawson, amongst a couple others.

Whilst the actors are fine and the Bald Eagle Island, NC, locations are magnificent, this is a decidedly low-budget film that didn't deserve any type of theatrical release, except art houses. Some classify it as a Western, but this isn't the case; it's a drama/mystery that takes place largely in 1865 on the Carolina coast. Outside of the time period and hats there are no Western staples of which to speak.

I don't like to give negative or even mediocre reviews to independent movies because I know the time and money it takes to create even a small film like this. Aside from the few notable actors, the end credits reveal that scores of people were involved in the making of "The Pavilion." In other words, a lot of time, money and effort went into this work. This is great, but you HAVE to tell an interesting story with characters that grab & maintain your attention one way or another. Unfortunately, this isn't the case here. I love independent films, as well as dramas, and I'm sure Stevenson's original story is great (why else would they try to make it into a full-length motion picture?), but the filmmakers needed to take the time to tweak the story in order to make it work in the format of a feature film. It's called cinematic adaptation. Another negative is the contrived revelation at the climax, which contradicts what we were led to believe up to that point and leaves a sour taste.

Still, I loved the stunning barrier island locations and Patsy Kensit is easy on the eyes, plus there are a couple of notable parts, albeit rather insignificant. For instance, the three men are at the dinner table and Clara (Patsy) walks in with this beautiful white dress whereupon the men - almost speechless with awe -- rise from their seats in her honor.

The film runs 94 minutes.

GRADE: D+ or C-


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed