The Prince of Tides (1991)

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A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.


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  • Barbra Streisand in The Prince of Tides (1991)
  • Nick Nolte and Barbra Streisand in The Prince of Tides (1991)
  • Barbra Streisand in The Prince of Tides (1991)

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18 October 2004 | beadlover5
The Prince of Tides is my all time favorite movie!
The Prince of Tides is an exceptional movie! It is filled with emotion, humor, adventure, and pathos. Nick Nolte is the heart of the film. He is a broken man, covering up for the past, trying to please his family, but unable to open up and absolve himself of the dysfunction of his past life. He travels to New York to try to help his sister by uncovering what he has been hiding, with the help of a psychiatrist (Barbra Streisand). He is enchanted with her, and is therefore able to open up and reveal the secrets deep within his heart. The emotions that Nick is able to impart to his audience is a joy to see. I learn more about him every time I view this movie. He is a versatile actor and is truly underrated. He DEFINITELY deserved the Oscar for best actor for this difficult role. Barbra Streisand was fantastic as the psychiatrist who had her own secrets, and her son Jason was terrific as the rebellious son who wanted to please his father, but who needed to find himself by taking on the challenge of playing football. I never tire of this movie, and each time I view it, I get more out of it. The "Prince of Tides" has everything I want in a movie, and if I were to rate it, I would give it 4 stars.

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Trivia

Chris O'Donnell, who would soon become a star in Scent of a Woman, won the role of Streisand's teenage son, Bernard, but Pat Conroy didn't think he was right. Looking through photos of other young actors, he picked one out, telling Streisand that she should hire him, instead. The actor was Streisand's own son, Jason Gould.


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Tom Wingo: At the end of every day I drive through the city of Charleston and I cross the bridge that will take me home. I feel the words building inside me, I can't stop them, or tell you why I say them, but as I reach the top of the bridge these words come ...


Goofs

Sally's Southern accent appears & disappears as the film progresses.


Alternate Versions

Laserdisc version contains an alternate end credits sequence with Barbra Streisand's vocal performance of "Places That Belong To You" (which was replaced in the final film by new end title music by James Newton Howard after Streisand felt that to include the song would bring back the Dr. Lowenstein character and destroy the focal point of the story, which would be the Tom Wingo character). Also, alternate versions of the Tom and Susan affair scenes, and the following deleted scenes (presented in a separate supplementary section at the end of the film):

  • Tom remembering his late brother Luke;
  • Tom visiting Savannah in the hospital early in the film;
  • Tom confronting his father Henry;
  • Tom sending flowers to Dr. Lowenstein;
  • Lila being ridiculed as "white trash";
  • and a love affair montage.


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(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
aka "Dixie"
Written by
Daniel Decatur Emmett

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Drama | Romance

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