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Open Sesame: The Making of 'Arabian Nights' (2000)

TV Movie | 30 min | Documentary, Fantasy

The stories have been told for centuries. In books and on screen. But never before have filmmakers been able to represent Arabian Nights the way it was meant to be told. That changed with Hallmark Entertainment's Arabian Nights premiered ...See moreThe stories have been told for centuries. In books and on screen. But never before have filmmakers been able to represent Arabian Nights the way it was meant to be told. That changed with Hallmark Entertainment's Arabian Nights premiered on ABC. It was two evenings of fantastic stories within a story, told through brilliant acting, exotic locations, and unprecedented special effects. In this half-hour special, we'll take a look at the production of the most ambitious film ever made for television. Written by Mark Carter See less
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Mark P. Carter (as Mark Carter)
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Meredith Vieira
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Mili Avital
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Dougray Scott
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Robert Halmi Sr.
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Steve Barron
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Jason Scott Lee
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Alan Bates
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John Leguizamo
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James Frain
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Tchéky Karyo
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Vanessa Mae
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Rufus Sewell
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