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Mr. Jones (1993)

After being arrested during a manic episode, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder is treated by a psychiatrist who begins to develop romantic feelings towards him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mr. Jones
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Libbie
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Dr. Catherine Holland
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Patrick
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Howard
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David
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Amanda
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 ...
Son
Epatha Harris ...
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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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,315,975 (USA)
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Trivia

To prepare for the film, Richard Gere, Mike Figgis and Eric Roth did a tremendous amount of research and studying on manic depression (now called bipolar disorder). Gere met with several people who have the disorder to gain insight and knowledge on what to accurately portray. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Bowen and Mr. Jones are traveling in the car down the highway after the hearing to the pier, they pass the same building and sign twice. 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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Featured in A Century of Cinema (1994) See more »

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Something is happening here, but you don't know what it is, do you, Mr. Jones?
18 August 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I don't know very much about bipolar depression, aside from reading biographies of Robert Lowell, the poet. I have to say though that Richard Gere is outstanding in this movie. It started showing on ITV2 and his performance drew me into the story- I had to watch it to the end.

It's a brave premise for a Hollywood film but "Mr. Jones" is let down by a flawed script. I was offended by the way the doctor was portrayed. Of course she was played by a stunning actress, of course she became attached to her patient- to the point of invading his privacy by looking up his friends from his time at music college twenty years earlier. Oh, and of course (SPOILER- in more ways than one) she slept with him as well. She offers to resign which keeps her from being professionally ruined – sorry, but I can't see a qualified and experienced psychiatrist falling in love with her patient, let along sleeping with him while he's still under treatment. The ending peters out as well- to suggest that they will become a couple, I suppose.

The hospital scenes are strong and moving, as is the the subplot about the young student. This could have been an interesting study of people in emotional distress. Too bad they couldn't match Mr. Jones with unsentimental and uncompromising portraits of those trying to help him.


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