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The Prince of Tides

Rated R for a scene of sex-related violence and for strong language.

R In Theaters 09/28/2003 , 132min.
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Plot & Details

Barbra Streisand directed and stars in this love story about two people of dissimilar backgrounds who form a connection based on their unhappy experiences. Adapted from the novel by Pat Conroy, the story concerns Tom Wingo (Nick Nolte), a rudderless, unemployed football coach. Stuck in a loveless marriage with a wife (Blythe Danner) who feels nothing for him, and unable to move forward with his life, he is suddenly jarred out of his lethargy when he travels to New York because his twin sister (Melinda Dillon) has just tried to kill herself. In New York, he meets her psychiatrist, Susan Lowenstein (Barbra Streisand), who is married to a snobbish husband (Jeroen Krabbe). Susan and Tom become attracted to each other out of their loneliness. As his relationship with Susan blossoms, Tom learns to deal with his mother Lila (Kate Nelligan), who is the sole emotional center of his life. In the past, Lila was married to an abusive alcoholic. When she left her first husband, she married a rich man whose abuse was mental rather than physical. Tom hates Lila, but he can't free himself of his attachment to her.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1991 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Paul Sylbert Nominated
1991 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Stephen Goldblatt Nominated
1991 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Caryl Heller Nominated
1991 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Andrew S. Karsch Nominated
1991 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Becky Johnston Nominated
1991 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Nick Nolte Nominated
1991 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Kate Nelligan Nominated
1991 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Score James Newton Howard Nominated
1991 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Pat Conroy Nominated
1991 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Barbra Streisand Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1991 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated
1991 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Nick Nolte Won

American Society of Cinematographers

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1991 American Society of Cinematographers Best Cinematography Stephen Goldblatt Nominated

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1991 Directors Guild of America Best Director Barbra Streisand Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1990 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actor Nick Nolte Won

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