Prince of Tides

Directed By: Barbra Streisand Starring: Nick Nolte

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A man suffering a midlife crisis becomes involved with his sister's psychiatrist while trying to piece together the secrets of his family's dark past.


Studio Sony
SKU 40160804
UPC 043396233294
UPC 14 00043396233294
Format DVD
Release Date 12/6/2005
Rating Rating
Essential Cinema
Family Interaction
Love Story
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Barbra Streisand's adaptation of Pat Conroy's lyrical, passionate novel concerns romance as it emerges from the ashes of a traumatic childhood. Southerner Tom Wingo is going through a midlife crisis: He's got no job, a disintegrating marriage, and a drinking problem. But he gets a jolt of reality when he hears that his sister has attempted suicide. Tom instantly heads to New York to meet Susan Lowenstein, his sister's psychiatrist. As Tom provides Susan with information about his sibling and their dysfunctional family, the two become more intimate and soon begin an affair. As the romance blossoms, the repressed Tom and the guarded Susan find they are able to help each other with their respective problems. In particular, Tom is finally able to discuss a devastating incident from his youth. A tearjerker in the best sense of the term, THE PRINCE OF TIDES-- featuring outstanding performances from the Oscar-nominated Nick Nolte and director Streisand--offers a cathartic release and somewhat bittersweet ending that is a truly satisfying cinematic experience.
Plot Summary
Summary A disillusioned southern football coach leaves his crumbling marriage to travel to New York and reveal his tortured childhood in order to help his psychologically troubled twin sister. At the same time, he gives his sister's psychiatrist the courage to cure her own woes.
Rolling Stone "...Kate Nelligan's fine, forceful performance is award caliber....Nolte also acts with uncommon feeling..." 01/09/1992 p.55
Sight and Sound "...Effective, well-crafted...entertainment about the therapeutic power of love..." 03/01/1992 p.52-3
Entertainment Weekly "...La Streisand's masterpiece of middlebrow kitsch..." --- Rating: B 01/27/1995 p.60
Barbra Streisand
Nick Nolte
Cast & Crew
Barbra Streisand - Actor
Jason Gould - Actor
Jeroen Krabbe - Actor
Melinda Dillon - Actor
Nick Nolte - Actor
Blythe Danner - Actor
George Carlin - Actor
Pat Conroy - Based On Novel By
Barbra Streisand - Director
Stephen Goldblatt - Director of Photography
James Newton Howard - Musical Score
Andrew S. Karsch - Producer
Barbra Streisand - Producer
Becky Johnson - Screenplay
Pat Conroy - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1991
Catalog ID 23329
UPC 00043396233294
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 132 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Portuguese Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Golden Globe (1992) Nick Nolte, Winner, Best Actor
Oscar (1992) Nick Nolte, Nominee, Best Actor,Andrew S. Karsch, Barbra Streisand, Nominee, Best Picture
ReviewSource Chicago-Sun Times
Review assured and very serious love story that allows neither humor nor romance to get in the way of its deeper and darker subject...Streisand shows herself as a director who likes emotional stories--but doesn't simplify them, and pays attention to the human quirks and strangeness of her characters.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review Director Barbra Streisand makes the movie powerful...A big-hearted performance by Nick Nolte puts The Prince of Tides over the top... his quest for salvation is a memorable experience.
Reviewer Desson Howe
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Surround Sound, French, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Streisand,Barbra
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Leonard Maltin Nolte is both compelling and believable,,,

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