The Old Man and the Sea (1990 film)

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The Old Man and the Sea
Based onThe Old Man and the Sea
1952 novel
by Ernest Hemingway
Written byRoger O. Hirson
Directed byJud Taylor
ComposerBruce Broughton
Country of origin
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerWilliam F. Storke
ProducerRobert E. Fuisz
Production locationsTortola, British Virgin Islands
CinematographyTony Imi
EditorFredric Steinkamp
Running time93 minutes
Production companyYorkshire Television
Original networkNBC
Original release
  • March 25, 1990 (1990-03-25)

The Old Man and the Sea is a 1990 American-British adventure drama television film directed by Jud Taylor and written by Roger O. Hirson, based on the 1952 novella of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. The film stars Anthony Quinn, Gary Cole, Patricia Clarkson, and Joe Santos. It received mixed reviews and was nominated for three Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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The Old Man and the Sea premiered on NBC on March 25, 1990.[1][2][3][4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result
1990 42nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Bruce Broughton Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries or a Special Stephen Grubbs
Randal S. Thomas
David Scharf
Gary Gelfand
Joseph A. Johnston
Ken Gladden
Terence Thomas
Andre Caporaso
Phil Jamtaas
Brian Risner
Sam Black
Richard C. Allen
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Special Peter Sutton
Thomas J. Huth
Anthony Constantini
Sam Black
37th Golden Reel Awards Best Sound Editing in Television Long Form – Dialogue & ADR Stephen Grubbs Won


  1. ^ Cerone, Daniel (March 25, 1990). "The Old Man and the Movie". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  2. ^ Shales, Tom (March 25, 1990). "QUINN GETS HIS LIMIT, BUT 'OLD MAN AND THE SEA' FAILS TO LAND THE BIG ONE". Deseret News. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  3. ^ Hill, Michael E. (March 25, 1990). "TV'S 'OLD MAN'". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  4. ^ Kogan, Rick (March 23, 1990). "ANTHONY QUINN COMFORTABLY CARRIES NBC'S 'OLD MAN'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 23, 2021.

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