The Tamarind Seed NR

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A Russian diplomat's affair sparks a thrilling case of counter-espionage. Judith Farrow (Julie Andrews) works in the British Foreign Office and, when in the Caribbean, falls in love with Feodor Sverlov (Omar Sharif), a Russian military attach?, and their affair stirs up accusations.

Starring:
Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif
Runtime:
2 hours 0 minutes

The Tamarind Seed

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance
Director Blake Edwards
Starring Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif
Supporting actors Anthony Quayle, Dan O'Herlihy, Sylvia Syms, Oskar Homolka, Bryan Marshall, David Baron, Celia Bannerman, Roger Dann, Sharon Duce, George Mikell, Kate O'Mara, Constantine Gregory, John Sullivan, Terence Plummer, Leslie Crawford, Alexei Jawdokimov, Janet Henfrey, Harry Fielder
Studio ITV Global Entertainment Ltd
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Really good entertainment.
Claudia McGill
Omar Sharif and Julie Andrews are a terrific pair, and Blake Edwards does a masterful job of directing.
KH
It is a crying shame that today they do not make movies as good as this one!!!!!!!!!
Melba H., Roeder

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Melba H., Roeder on July 6, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
It is a crying shame that today they do not make movies as good as this one!!!!!!!!! I am an Omar Shariff fan and he is excellent in this film. I have always admired the vocal technique of Julie Andrews and did not think too much of her acting ability. I am wrong about her. This movie is great and an excellent vhs to add to your collection. The love story is tender and sincere. The spy story intrigues the present mind, particularly those of us who survived the "cold war" and everything that followed. Buy it and enjoy!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. J. Culbertson on November 23, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
The Tamarind Seed is not one of those action/thriller spy stories, but rather a slow romance between two people on either side of the Iron Curtain.

Julie Andrews plays a secretary off on vacation to Barbados to sort out her feelings from the death of her husband and a love affair that ended badly. One the beach she meets Omar Sherif who is a Russian military attachÈ, supposedly on vacation as well. What follows is a "who is trying to recruit who"game and the governments behind each player. Is it a real romance? or a cold war spy game?

The dialog from Sherif sadly is one of the movies worst points. In between his explaining his philosophy on Marx and how they should keep appearances up , every other line he utters relates on how he wants to sleep with Andrews....throughout the ENTIRE movie.

Julie Andrews does a fairly good job as a woman weary of getting involved in another love affair, but her response to Sherif makes her look prudish rather than reluctant.

Despite the dialog, both Andrews and Sherif do a decent job. What saves this movie are the subplot involving the British Government trying to support Andrews and the soundtrack by John Barry which really gives this movie a haunting thrill to the story and frankly, quite addictive.

Sadly this movie is only available in Australia, Japan and a few other places on DVD.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 30, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I saw this movie when it was released in 1974 and it was by far one of the best movies I enjoyed watching in it's class. Omar Sharif and Julie Andrews did an excellent job of making this movie a nail biter and one you should put in your video library.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 30, 1999
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I saw this movie when it was released in 1986 and it was by far one of the best movies I enjoyed watching in it's class. Omar Sharif and Julie Andrews did an excellent job of making this movie a nail biter and one you should put in your video library.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Claudia McGill on December 27, 2004
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I saw this movie on TV and searched out the tape so that I could watch it again. Romance mixed with Cold War intrigue, two lonely people trying to beat the odds, interesting locations, -- and a plot that will keep you guessing and hoping for a good outcome (but don't think you've got it figured out until it is over!) Really good entertainment.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 16, 2001
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I saw this movie on AMC and i was shocked I thought it would be not as good as her others but i was totally shocked, this movie was EXCCELLENT!!!!!!!!!! I loved it and really suggest that all you Julie fans see it
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 22, 1999
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This movie is suspencfull , romantic and nearly everything! This star studded movie is fun ,paste runnig adventure and more! Julie Andrews is great!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chase Daddy Caro on October 1, 2000
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A wonderful, romantic version of a spy film.
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