Great Performances: Season 15, Episode 1

Monsignor Quixote (13 Feb. 1987)

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In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene Quixote is an old spanish village priest who travels through Spain with his friend, Sancho, the ... See full summary »

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Sancho Zancas
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Bishop of Motopo
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Maurice Denham ...
Senor Diego
Philip Stone ...
Father Leopoldo
Rosalie Crutchley ...
Teresa
Valentine Pelka ...
Father Herrera
Don Fellows ...
Professor Pilbeam
Gareth Kirkland ...
Paco
Clive Merrison ...
Shop Assistant
Roland Oliver ...
Stout Guardia
Carl Forgione ...
Second Guardia
Peter Gale ...
Undertaker
Colin Haigh ...
Guardia by River
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In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene Quixote is an old spanish village priest who travels through Spain with his friend, Sancho, the village's mayor and his car called Rosinante. On their way he has to master the same adventures as his ancestor. Written by Robert Zeithammel <zeit@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de>

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Ian Richardson and Rosalie Crutchley, who appear respectively in this film as a bishop and Father Quixote's housekeeper, played similar roles in another Don Quixote film, "Man of La Mancha". In that film, Richardson played the village priest and Rosalie Crutchley his housekeeper. See more »

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25 August 2000 | by (Calgary) – See all my reviews

If you like a movie with wit, great acting, a great plot, interesting sub-plots, great dialogue, charm, sarcasm, theology, friendship and gripping from start to finish, then this is the movie for you. It's not "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure", but hey, you can't have everything (I AM kidding). With a story based on one of my favorite author's best books, there is very little wrong with this movie, if anything. From Sancho's drunken rantings on communism to the Monsignor's choosing of socks, this is a memorable, touching movie in the best sense. Even the Monsignor's innocent "great sin" makes me smile. To top it all off, two of the best actors of all time star in it. The two also star in another PBS-type movie called "A Foreign Field". Not quite as good, but still incredible.


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