Directed with loving care by Barbra Streisand, this adaptation of the best-seller also boasts a serious flaw: Streisand herself. Narrated by Tom Wingo (Nolte) in flashbacks intercut with present-day sequences, THE PRINCE OF TIDES tells the story of his family, a poor white clan from the
South Carolina tidewater emotionally crippled by a never-talked-about event which took place during Tom's childhood. Only years later, following yet another suicide attempt by Tom's twin sister Savannah (Dillon), a Greenwich Village poet, is the family demon exorcised.
Savannah, who has lost her will to live, does not respond to therapy. At the request of Dr. Susan Lowenstein (St...