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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 overview, first billed only:
Dr. Catherine Holland
Lisa Malkiewicz ...
Mr. Wilson
Dr. Rosen
Hot Dog Vendor
Judge Harris
Epatha Harris ...


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 »


Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

8 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gospodin Dzouns  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michelle Pfeiffer gave up the female lead to take on the part of Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992). See more »


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 »


Mr. Jones: [crying] I can't... I can't stop the sadness.
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Featured in A Century of Cinema (1994) See more »

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Improved Director's Cut
23 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I had the pleasure and privilege of seeing Mike Figgis' original cut at the Munich Filmfestival, and liked it a lot. To be honest, I had liked the version that came out in 1993, although I had heard rumors of re-shoots and Figgis not having final cut - and although there were some ridiculous scenes in it. Figgis' version is more believable, albeit darker, but that does make sense, since it is about a manic depressive. Richard Gere is pretty impressive, and it is one of the few times that he's still good when he's doing his free-wheeling high-wire act. But the saddest part about "Mr. Jones" not being recognized for its great moments is the understated performance of Lena Olin, who is almost as good as in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (1988) and in the second season of "Alias".

There's one thing about "Mr. Jones" that's better than the movie itself: the story behind the film. Figgis has incredible stories to tell about the production of the movie and we can only hope that one day he'll share them with us in detail in a book, because it says a lot about Hollywood and its inability to cope with non-mainstream themes.

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