R | | Drama, Romance
A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
To point out that Kate Nelligan is significantly younger than her on-screen children is illogical for this movie. Prince of Tides is set primarily in two different time periods, when Tom and Savannah are adolescents and then when they are adults. The scenes weave back and forth from past to present. When Kate Nelligan shares scenes with Nick Nolte, her hair and make-up have been done so as to have her appear much older than she is. In the flash back scenes, she does not share screen time with Nick nor Melinda, but the juvenile versions of Tom, Savannah, and Luke's characters. In these scenes, she is her young and beautiful self.
How did you deal with his death?
Tom Wingo: I shut down like a broken motor.
Susan Lowenstein: Huh. And according to the Southern way, still no tears.
Tom Wingo: Oh, I cry sometimes, Lowenstein. I cry at weddings, at the Olympics. I'm real big at the national anthem.
Susan Lowenstein: But not over Luke?
Tom Wingo: What ...
When Tom is coaching, Bernard's dirty white t-shirt becomes clean between shots.
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):
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