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Release Date: September 28th, 2003

DVD Release Date: November 6th, 2001

R|2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary
A New York psychiatrist treating an emotionally scarred woman finds it helpful to discuss her South Carolina family's troubled history with the woman's twin brother. He and the psychiatrist find themselves drawn together by their equally turbulent pasts, and they form an alliance which ultimately leads to romance.

Cast: Nick Nolte, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Kate Nelligan, Jeroen Krabbe, Melinda Dillon, George Carlin, Jason Gould

Director: Barbra Streisand

Genres: Romance

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Love, Mother, Growing up, Emotional, Mystery, 1990s, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

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  • An assured and very serious love story that allows neither humor nor romance to get in the way of its deeper and darker subject. show more

  • They ought to forgo the formalities and simply give Nick Nolte his Oscar right now for what is one of the great performances on screen, in this season or any other, in Prince of Tides, a sensitive, emotionally explosive jewel directed by Barbra Streisand, who also co-stars. The powerful, haunting drama opens today. [25 Dec 1991, p.E1]

  • Generous in its emotions as well as its visuals, it makes its healing energies real because it takes the trouble to make its characters' pain believable. It's a big, bold, slightly old-fashioned film carried by its heartfelt conviction, by Barbra Streisand's painstaking direction and self-effacing acting, and by Nick Nolte. [25 Dec 1991, p.47]

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama