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This musical version of Don Quixote is framed by an incident allegedly from the life of its author, Miguel de Cervantes. Don Quixote is the mad, aging nobleman who embarrasses his ... See full summary »

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The Innkeeper's Wife
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This musical version of Don Quixote is framed by an incident allegedly from the life of its author, Miguel de Cervantes. Don Quixote is the mad, aging nobleman who embarrasses his respectable family by his adventures. Backed by his faithful sidekick Sancho Panza, he duels windmills and defends his perfect lady Dulcinea (who is actually a downtrodden whore named Aldonza). Written by Reid Gagle

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Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren and James Coco dream 'The Impossible Dream' in...


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8 September 1973 (Italy)  »

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El hombre de La Mancha  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Simon Gilbert dubbed Peter O'Toole's singing voice and mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne was approached to dub Sophia Loren's. she only would consent if she was given equal billing with Loren, who ultimately did her own singing. Loren had experience singing onscreen in Houseboat (1958), It Started in Naples (1960), and Sophia Loren in Rome (1964). See more »

Goofs

At the start of the brawl with the Muleteers, Aldonza goes from standing right next to Pedro to far behind him and back throughout the scene. She also appears to be moving toward him in two separate shots. See more »

Quotes

The Innkeeper: When has a poor man ever found time to run mad? Of course he has money, he's a gentleman.
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Crazy Credits

Practically all of the actors in the film, with the exception of those who play the Captain of the Guard and the soldiers of the Spanish Inquisition respectively, play dual or triple roles, but only five of them are actually listed in the credits as having done so. All of the other actors are listed as if they only played one role in the film. See more »

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Soundtracks

Golden Helmet of Mambrino
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Sung by Simon Gilbert , James Coco, Gino Conforti,
and Men's Chorus
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The Message is More Important...
7 June 2003 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

I'll keep it short. The message of this story is infinitely more important than any perceived flaws in casting, makeup, music, singing, etc. The emotions are there in this movie, and quite moving. The message is also there, and as fresh as it was when Cervantes wrote his famous book centuries ago. Don Quixote was a madman, yes, but his "quest" is one we should all embrace. Knight errantry, chivalry, compassion, and treating women with kindness and respect may be considered terribly out of sync with todays values, but when I read stories about a 16 year-old boy lured, by the promise of sex, to a savage beating death at the hands of his peers, I seriously question the soundness of those values. In many ways, today's world is every bit as "base and debauched" as it was during the Spanish Inquisition. Frankly, I would much rather live in Quixote's "mad" version of the world than I would in the reality of this one.

Squash the movie critic in you for a couple of hours and just enjoy the movie for it's wonderful message!

PS: I've been waiting years for Man of La Mancha to come out on DVD. Anybody know when?


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