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Faerie Tale Theatre - The Nightingale
Faerie Tale Theatre - The Nightingale
Actors: Mick Jagger, Bud Cort, Barbara Hershey, Edward James Olmos, Mako
Director: Ivan Passer
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
NR     2004     0hr 54min


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Actors: Mick Jagger, Bud Cort, Barbara Hershey, Edward James Olmos, Mako
Director: Ivan Passer
Creators: Marco Zappia, Bridget Terry, Fred Fuchs, Shelley Duvall, Joan Micklin Silver
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Romantic Comedies, 3-6 Years, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years, Adapted from Books, Comedy, Family Films, Fantasy
Studio: Starmaker II
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/16/2004
Original Release Date: 05/10/1983
Theatrical Release Date: 05/10/1983
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 0hr 54min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Michelle H. (snoozemouse) from CHEYENNE, WY
Reviewed on 11/25/2012...
This is one of my favorites. Love Mick Jagger...

Movie Reviews

One of the all-time FAERIE TALE THEATRE greats!
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 11/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THE NIGHTINGALE is one of the all-time greatest episodes of FAERIE TALE THEATRE, featuring great performances, expert direction by Ivan Passer and a heartbreaking musical score.

The Emperor of Cathay (Mick Jagger) lives in a porcelain palace with his courtiers completely cut off from his people. When he hears about a magical bird called the Nightingale and it's exquisite song, he demands an audience with it. The Kitchen Maid (Barbara Hershey) swiftly leads the Prime Minister (Edward James Olmos) to the bird. When the Nightingale sings for the Emperor, it immediately gladdens his heart and giving nature.

But when a mechanical version of the Nightingale is given to the Emperor, he quickly dismisses the real bird. Now ill and close to death, the Emperor needs the love and companionship of the real Nightingale more than ever...

Featuring strong performances all around. Co-starring Bud Cort as the Master of Imperial Music. Look closely and you'll spot Anjelica Huston and Jerry Hall as the fairies Primrose and Pansy.

Faerie Tale Theatre: The Nightingale
Clob Lane | Toronto, Canada | 02/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mick Jagger stars as the Emperor of Cathay in this beautiful and lavish production from Faerie Tale Theatre. It's one of the most touching faerie tales, and it turns out to be one of the best episodes from this series. Jagger turns in an excellent performance as the Emperor, and Barbara Hershey is absolutely charming as the loyal kitchen maid. A spellbinding episode that is one of my favourites."
Buy this dvd
Susan | Norwood,PA | 03/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ok, you get the gist of the story from the review above. I am a 40 year old woman whom loves Mick Jagger and found him quite entertaining in this episode. I found the story quite interesting too, even at my age. If you like Mick buy it!"