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Tempest (1982)

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A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek ... See full summary »

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Paul Mazursky
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cassavetes ... Phillip
Gena Rowlands ... Antonia
Susan Sarandon ... Aretha Tomalin
Vittorio Gassman ... Alonzo
Raul Julia ... Kalibanos
Molly Ringwald ... Miranda
Sam Robards ... Freddy
Paul Stewart ... Phillip's Father
Jackie Gayle ... Trinc
Anthony Holland ... Sebastian
Jerry Hardin ... Harry
Lucianne Buchanan Lucianne Buchanan ... Dolores
Vassilis Glezakos Vassilis Glezakos ... Greek Boat Captain
Sergio Nicolai Sergio Nicolai ... First Sailor
Luigi Laezza Luigi Laezza ... Second Sailor
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Storyline

A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek island where he hopes to conjure meaning into his life - trying the patience of his new girlfriend and angst-ridden teenage daughter. Written by David Parker

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Most men dream their fantasies. Phillip decided to live his.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

24 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paul Mazursky's Tempest See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,005,245
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | 70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color
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Trivia

It was on the set of this movie that Susan Sarandon met Franco Amurri, who would become the father of her daughter, Eva Amurri Martino. Franco was the second unit assistant director but Susan and he didn't start dating until 3 years later, when she went back to Rome to make Mussolini and I (1985). See more »

Goofs

When a helicopter lands in Manhattan, in the last scene of the film, Philip steps out with a haircut in continuity with the early part of the story, set "18 months ago". Since the time on the island takes place 18 months later, over a 24 hour cycle, his hair should be short and gray when he lands, instead of longer and darker. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Phillip Dimitrius: Son-of-a-bitch! What I wouldn't give for a different nightmare.
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Connections

Version of The Tempest (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

New York, New York
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Performed by Liza Minnelli, danced by Raul Julia and his goats
Courtesy of United Artists Records
Special Thanks to Liza Minnelli
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A very special movie for adults.
1 December 2007 | by ags123See all my reviews

I love this movie despite the fact it just misses being great. It's an adult entertainment, full of issues that a grown person can relate to. The acting is superb. It's fun watching John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands as a feuding middle-aged couple. Who knows how much of it came from their own marriage? Susan Sarandon has never been sexier or more appealing than as her freewheeling character, Aretha. Raul Julia is a hoot as a lusty goatherd. The scenery in Greece is spectacular; the New York settings cause me to squirm due to many shots of the World Trade Center. Fantastic score by Stomu Yamashta. With so many things going for it, why isn't this a great film? It's a bit rambling and overly long, unfocused, and uncomfortably imbalanced between humor and drama. Still, it's engaging, entertaining, and deeply thoughtful.


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