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Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  7 April 1995 (USA)
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A psychiatrist must cure a young patient that presents himself as Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world.

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Marilyn Mickler
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Doña Ana
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Dr. Paul Showalter
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Doña Inez
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Doña Julia
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Woman in Restaurant
Richard C. Sarafian ...
Detective Sy Tobias
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Grandmother DeMarco
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Dr. Bill Dunsmore
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Don Antonio
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Don Alfonzo
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Sultana Gulbeyaz
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Nurse Alvira
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Dr Jack Mickler, a psychiatrist, is only 10 days away from his retirement. A week before he is due to leave, he encounters a young man who attempts suicide- would be a pretty straightforward case except the young man claims to be Don Juan, the fabled Spanish nobleman and world renowned seducer/lover of woman. Despite original hostility from his coworkers Jack manages to persuade his associates to put the boy in his care for 10 days after which the boy will undergo an evaluation to be either released from psychiatric care or sent to a mental institution. However, as the 10 days progresses Dr Mickler and the other staff become gradually drawn into to the young man's exotic world of love, passion and pleasure as he recounts his story to them. Whilst doing so the man's philosophies and zeal for life and love begins to revive Dr MIckler's somewhat passionless relationship with his wife, Marilyn as well as challenging his own views and ethics to the point where both he and the audience ... Written by LadyN1

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If you can't get laid after seeing this film, you can't get laid (from Australian video release) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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7 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don Juan DeMarco and the Centerfold  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$22,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

When Dr. Mickler takes his wife out for dinner, you can clearly see the woman who was Don Juan's last conquest at the beginning of the movie, alone and playing with her spoon as she was while waiting in the first encounter. See more »

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When the Micklers are out to dinner, the waiter pops the cork on the champagne, and then instantly, they are toasting with full glasses. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Paul Showalter: I'm giving him to Bill.
Dr. Jack Michler: This kid is going to do a flamenco number on Bill's head until it looks like a tortilla, and it's going to be on your watch.
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Referenced in Das erste Mal (1996) See more »

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Loco Loco
Performed by Michael Kamen
Featuring Sol de Mexico
Words by Jeremy Leven and Jose Hernandez
Music by Michael Kamen
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4 SECRETS OF THIS FILM YOU SHOULD NOT MISS !
5 March 2000 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Unless you understand these 4 secrets, you will miss what the film is all about:

1. The film is NOT about Don Juan !

2. The film tells us how to rekindle love in our lives, even if we are old and gray-haired. This is so very important!!

3. If we do not have a good dose of fantasy, of rich imagination, of beautiful dreams in our lives, then we will become 'burned out' by the harsh boredom of reality-as-we-perceive it. We are also challenged by the question "What really is real?"

4. If we have too much fantasy and not enough reality, then we cannot cope with the rest of the world. Also, society will not be able to cope with us and we will be isolated, perhaps in a mental institution or at least in our own twisted world.

Oh - did I say that this film is not about Don Juan? Well, in a sense, I lied. It is and it is not. See the film and think about it.

Superbly well acted by Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, and Fay Dunaway (what an incredible beauty even at her age!). An amazing script and a very original story. Unless you understand the meanings above, or if you have a cold heart, you'll probably rate it a 5 or 6.

I give it a 9 out of 10!!


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