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This soapy but highly watchable television "sequel" to Gone with the Wind, the most popular Hollywood movie ever made, has nothing to do with memories of a vanished antebellum South. But it does end up in Ireland, where the determined Scarlett O'Hara Butler (played with frosty passion by Joanne Whalley-Kilmer) turns hard times into an opportunity by buying the ancestral home of her family. Before that happens, however, Scarlett fights to win back the estranged Rhett Butler (manfully portrayed by Timothy Dalton), often seen in the company of other women, struggles for control over the homestead Tara, and gets caught in yet another compromising position with poor Ashley Wilkes (Stephen Collins). The troubles never stop (Scarlett's Ireland adventures land her in a heap of trouble from which only Rhett can save her), but this TV miniseries wisely keeps the focus on these captivating characters, their entangled histories, and the collective destiny that refuses to part them. The show also looks good: the location scenes in Ireland are particularly handsome, and there is something unaccountably satisfying about seeing Scarlett and Rhett walking through peaceful green hills. Enjoy. --Tom Keogh

Cast

Joanne WhalleyScarlett O'Hara
Timothy DaltonRhett Butler
Barbara BarriePauline Robillard
Stephen CollinsAshley Wilkes
Annabeth GishAnne Hampton
George GrizzardHenry Hamilton
Julie HarrisEleanor Butler
Melissa LeoSuellen O'Hara Benteen
Esther RolleMammy
Jean SmartSally Brewton
Elizabeth WilsonEulalie Robillard
Paul WinfieldBig Sam
Rakie AyolaPansy
Ray McKinnonWill Benteen
Ann-MargretBelle Watling
Sean BeanLord Richard Fenton
John GielgudPierre Robillard
Colm MeaneyFather Colum O'Hara
Tina KellegherMary Boyle

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: John Erman
  • Producer: Artisan
  • Length: 400 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: Standard 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaNov 13, 1994
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 18, 2001
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