“The Prince of Tides” quotes(1991)
Plot – Tom Wingo goes to New York to prevent another suicide attempt of his twin sister Savannah. He talks with her psychiatrist, Susan Lowenstein, and he confides her about their violent and alcoholic father and their superficial and fatuous mother. Their eldest brother Luke tragically died in a shootout with police and after that Savannah has come to New York to work as a poet, while Tom has become a football coach. Then the man finally finds the courage to confide Susan the atrocious rape he has suffered together with his mother Lila and Savannah by three escapees from the nearby penitentiary. As Luke entered the house, he killed them and their mother kept it secret. The confession finally frees Tom by his sense of guilt and allows Susan to heal Savannah. Tom is now serene and comes back home to his wife, ready to give her and to his daughters a new affection.
All actors – Nick Nolte, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Kate Nelligan, Jeroen Krabbé, Melinda Dillon, George Carlin, Jason Gould, Brad Sullivan, Maggie Collier, Lindsay Wray, Brandlyn Whitaker, Justen Woods, Bobby Fain, Trey Yearwood, Tiffany Jean Davis, Nancy Moore Atchison, Kiki Runyan, Grayson Fricke, Ryan Newman, Chris Stacy, Milton Clark Jr., Bonnie Johnson, Dottie Soracco, Bob Hannah, Norman Max Maxwell, R.D. Oprea, Rebecca Fleming, Sandy Rowe, Alan Sader, Frederick Neumann, Nick Searcy, Kirk Whalum, Marilyn Carter, Yvonne Erickson, Lee Lively, Ann Pierce, Francis Dumaurier, John Arceri, Warren Kremin, Robert Baglia, Leon Watkinsshow all
“The Prince of Tides” Quotes 20 quotes
“- Tom Wingo: This is not about me!
- Susan Lowenstein: Then, why are you so upset?”
“There are families who live out their entire lives without a single thing of interest happening to them. I've always envied those families.”
“- Susan Lowenstein: How did you deal with his death?
- Tom Wingo: I shut down like a broken motor.”
“I suppose Henry Wingo would have been a pretty good father - if he hadn't been such a violent man.”
“We found a silent soothing world where there was no pain. A world without mothers or fathers.”
“I don't know when my parents began their war against each other - but I do know the only prisoners they took were their children.”
“Women are more devious than men. You're great at hiding things. You keep secrets. You smile when you lie. You expect a man to be a tower of strength. When he's got a few weaknesses and insecurities, what do you do? You turn around, and goddamn it, you betray him!”
“Hell, Lowenstein! She made a schizophrenic! My mother should have raised cobras, not children!”
“At the end of every day I drive through the city of Charleston and I cross the bridge that will take me home. I feel the words building inside me, I can't stop them, or tell you why I say them, but as I reach the top of the bridge these words come to me in a whisper. I say these words as a prayer, as regret, as praise, I say: Lowenstein,...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Eddie Detreville: How is Savannah? When can I see her?
- Tom Wingo: I don't know, Eddie. It's like talking to a fern.
- Eddie Detreville: I'm glad she's improving.”
“- Herbert Woodruff: That Stradivarius is worth over a million dollars!
- Tom Wingo: Well, if I drop it, it won't be worth shit.”
“I'm sick of my sister's attraction to razor blades - and I'm sick of shrinks who can't do a fucking thing to help her.”
“- Tom Wingo: How about Luke? Do you ever think about Luke? Does he ever cross your mind?
- Lila Wingo Newbury: Who taught you to be so cruel?
- Tom Wingo: You did, Mama, you did.”
“- Susan Lowenstein: Just admit it. You love her more.
- Tom Wingo: No. Not more, Lowenstein. Only longer.”