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Mr. Jones (1993)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  8 October 1993 (USA)
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The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.

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Mr. Jones
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Dr. Elizabeth 'Libbie' Bowen
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Dr. Catherine Holland
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Dr. Patrick Shaye
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Howard
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David
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Amanda Chang
Lisa Malkiewicz ...
Susan
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Mr. Wilson
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Dr. Rosen
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Judge Harris
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Bellboy
Baha Jackson ...
Devon, Howard's Son
Epatha Harris ...
Peyton, Howard's Daughter
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The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment. Written by Rob Hartill

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Everything That Makes Him Dangerous Makes Her Love Him More See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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8 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gospodin Dzouns  »

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$8,315,975 (USA)
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Trivia

Richard Gere's character rides a Triumph Bonneville motorcycle in the movie. San Diego Antique Motorcycle Club president Art Bishop lent his Triumph Bonneville to the film makers for a scene at short notice. Eagle-eyed filmgoers may spot that Bishop's bike is a 1977 750cc T140 Triumph Bonneville whilst a 1966 650cc T120 Triumph Bonneville is in scenes shot earlier. Both Triumphs are finished in blue and white. See more »

Goofs

Mr. Jones's walk on the top of the roof at the beginning of the film has him walking South along the ridge. His 'reprise' of that same walk, at the end of the film has him walking East along a ridge. The whole roof line changed completely from earlier in the film. Construction on top of the gable is now not there. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Jones: I'd like to close my account, please.
Susan: You just opened this account last week.
Mr. Jones: Yeah, I'm a fickle kind of guy.
Susan: Oh, my goodness.
Susan: Okay, you have $12,752 in your account. Do you want that in hundreds?
Mr. Jones: I'll leave that up to your impeccable judgement.
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Richard Gere comes to terms with his manic depression with the help of psychiatrist Lena Olin
24 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Mr. Jones" is an original and creative story, brought to life by a first-rate performance by Richard Gere as a manic depressive.

At the outset, in his "up" or manic phase, Gere wants to fly and almost jumps off a building. In his "down" or depressive phase, he feels great sadness.

His shrink seems permanently sad and depressed, both in character and as played by the forlorn Lena Olin. Her performance is much more one note. She is very sympathetic toward Gere's Jones, but she didn't draw me in to her character. Most of the time she seemed puzzled, or distant, or sad herself.

My rating is mainly due to the original story idea and to Gere. The story does tend to play out and dissipate in the middle third, however.


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