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The Favorite (1989)

R
104 min | Adventure

At the dawn of the 19th century, a young French woman is kidnapped and forced into a sultan's harem in Turkey. Fiercely independent, she resists, but must make choices in order to survive. She begins to influence the sultan toward more ...See moreAt the dawn of the 19th century, a young French woman is kidnapped and forced into a sultan's harem in Turkey. Fiercely independent, she resists, but must make choices in order to survive. She begins to influence the sultan toward more fair manners of solving his conflicts, but finds herself at odds with another of his wives, who wants her son Mustafa to become the new sultan. As the years pass, she must deal with the new sultan's advances while protecting her adopted son Mahmud, and helping the Sultanate against the Russians who have modern weapons. Written by Ed Sutton See less
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Prince Michael of Greece (novel "Sultana - La Nuit du Serail") (as Prince Michael) | Larry Yust (screenplay)
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Aug 9, 1989 (France)

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F. Murray Abraham
Abdul Hamid Abdul Hamid   See fewer
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Maud Adams
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Amber O'Shea
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Ron Dortch
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Laurent Le Doyen
Sebastiani Sebastiani   See fewer
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Jonathan Vuille
Young Mahmud Young Mahmud   See fewer
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Francesco Quinn
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Glenn Scarpelli
Mustafa Mustafa   See fewer
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Andréa Parisy
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Tom McGreevey
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Robere Kazadi
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Garth Wilton
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Reuven Bar-Yotam
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Michael Saad
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Artur Cybulski
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Dale Dye
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Marcus Wynne
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Joseph Darrell
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Dagmar Stanel
First Harem Girl First Harem Girl   See fewer
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Ayse Gungor
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Nathalie Pichler
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Starr Andreeff
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Monique Mannen
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Erica Zeitlin
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Maria Camassa
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Victor A. Haddox
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Nevin Sonis
Harem Girl (uncredited) Harem Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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4.6 / 10 | 237 votes