The Prince of Tides Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for The Prince of Tides the Movie

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Conroy's sprawling southern-fried saga is neatly pared down to essentials in this tale of the dysfunctional Wingo family, whose dark tragedies are gradually revealed as twins Tom and Savannah come to grips with personal demons under the ministering aid of psychiatrist Streisand. Bravura performance by Nolte in what may be his best role to date; Streisand is restrained in both her performance and direction although a subplot dealing with her bad marriage and rebellious son is a predictable distraction. The South Carolina low country, and even New York City, never looked better. Conroy adapted the screenplay from his novel of the same name with Johnston's help.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 132 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Books to Film: Pat Conroy, Shrinks, Family Ties, American South, New York, New York
Pat Conroy, Becky Johnston
Nick Nolte, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Kate Nelligan, Jeroen Krabbe, Melinda Dillon, George Carlin, Jason Gould, Brad Sullivan
Stephen Goldblatt
Barbra Streisand
James Newton Howard
Andrew Karsch, Barwood Films


Golden Globes 1992: Actor--Drama (Nolte); L.A. Film Critics 1991: Actor (Nolte).

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