Tempest (1982)

Tempest (1982)

Taglines: Most men dream their fantasies. Phillip decided to live his.

A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek island where he hopes to conjure meaning into his life – trying the patience of his new girlfriend and angst-ridden teenage daughter.

Tempest is a 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by Paul Mazursky. It is a loosely based, modern-day adaptation of the William Shakespeare play, The Tempest. The picture features John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon, Raúl Juliá and Molly Ringwald in her feature film debut.

The picture was filmed on location, including: Athens, Greece; Atlantic City, New Jersey; and New York City, New York. Susan Sarandon’s character’s last name, Tomalin, is her own maiden name. She took her husband’s last name when she married Chris Sarandon.

Tempest Movie Poster (1982)

Tempest (1982)

Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Starring: John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon, Vittorio Gassman, Raul Julia, Sam Robards, Molly Ringwald, Lucianne Buchanan, Vassilis Glezakos
Screenplay by: Leon Capetanos, Paul Mazursky
Production Design by: Pato Guzman
Cinematography by: Donald McAlpine
Film Editing by: Donn Cambern
Costume Design by: Albert Wolsky
Set Decoration by: Giorgio Desideri, Paul Hefferan
Art Direction by: Paul Eads, Gianni Quaranta
Music by: Stomu Yamashta
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: August 13, 1982