The Prince of Tides

The Prince of Tides

Barbra Streisand (1991)

126min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Pat Conroy's epic novel about a dysfunctional southern family is deftly translated to the screen under the subtle direction of Barbra Streisand, who also stars as the New York psychiatrist helping Nick Nolte come to terms with his twin sister's attempted suicide. Nolte is superb as he wrestles with his family's demons, and Streisand sensibly stays on the sidelines (although the camera lingering occasionally on her stockinged legs and talon-like fingernails does provide some unwelcome distraction). Jason Gould (Streisand's son from her marriage to Elliott Gould) also features as, of course, Streisand's on-screen son.

Summary

An American football coach travels to New York hoping to untangle his sister's troubled life aftetr she tries to kill herself. He forms a close relationship with her psychiatrist, who helps him to come to terms with the terrible secrets of his childhood. Romantic drama based on the novel by Pat Conroy, directed by and starring Barbra Streisand. With Nick Nolte, Blythe Danner and Kate Nelligan.

Cast & Crew

Tom Wingo Nick Nolte
Susan Lowenstein Barbra Streisand
Sallie Wingo Blythe Danner
Lila Wingo Newbury Kate Nelligan
Herbert Woodruff Jeroen Krabbé
Savannah Wingo Melinda Dillon
Eddie Detreville George Carlin
Bernard Woodruff Jason Gould
Henry Wingo Brad Sullivan
Director Barbra Streisand
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia PicturesGuidance: Edited for language, violence and sex scenes.Available on: video and DVD
Drama