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And the Sea Will Tell (1991)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 24 February 1991
Two couples--one wealthy and married, the other an ex-con and his hippie girlfriend-- separately set sail for a remote South Pacific island, each hoping to play "Adam and Eve" in paradise. ... See full summary »

Director:

Tommy Lee Wallace

Writers:

Vincent Bugliosi (book), Bruce Henderson (book) (as Bruce B. Henderson) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Crenna ... Vincent Bugliosi
Rachel Ward ... Jennifer Jenkins
Hart Bochner ... Buck Walker
Deidre Hall ... Muff Graham
John Kapelos ... Len Weinglass
Susan Blakely ... Gail Bugliosi
James Brolin ... Mac Graham
Clyde Kusatsu ... Enoki
Danny Kamekona ... Shishido
Mavor Moore Mavor Moore ... Judge King
Sheila Moore ... Kit
Marion Gilsenan Marion Gilsenan ... Sunny
Garwin Sanford ... Ted
Kevin McNulty ... Shoemaker
Terence Kelly ... Wheeler
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Two couples--one wealthy and married, the other an ex-con and his hippie girlfriend-- separately set sail for a remote South Pacific island, each hoping to play "Adam and Eve" in paradise. Instead of getting away from it all, they take it with them-- their pasts and prejudices, and the petty battles over status and material goods that arise from different social classes. Upon lovely Palmyra Island, two couples do arrive, but in 3 months time only one will leave alive. For the couple who get away, one of them has the extraordinary good luck to be defended in court by master attorney Vincent Bugliosi, prosecuting attorney of Charles Manson and author of the classic best selling book Helter Skelter. Written by IvanWong

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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

And the Sea Will Tell See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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28 Years Later, I Finally Watched the TV Movie
12 August 2019 | by leftbanker-1See all my reviews

I read the book a few years after it was published, but I just discovered that they had made this TV movie only recently. It was difficult to track down, but I got a copy. It was worth the time and effort and money.

The story of And the Sea Will Tell is completely fascinating. I read most of the long book on a long flight (I'd love to read it again, but no longer have my copy). The movie does a terrific job of telling this story from start to finish. I would suggest reading the book first.

There are a lot of TV movie screw-ups in the film bit they don't take away from such a great story. For example, when they first see land in Palmyra, there are mountains when the island is a tiny atoll just above sea level. And obviously, there was no diction coach on set to steer Rachael Ward through some American vowels. She had many moments revealing her English roots. Once again, the story survives.

P.S. There is no way the girlfriend was innocent. She should still be in prison. I would imagine that Bugliosi was doing her. It shows once again, if you have money in America, you can literally get away with murder.


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