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Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

PG-13 | | 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.



(character Don Juan),
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilyn Mickler
Doña Ana
Dr. Paul Showalter
Doña Inez
Doña Julia
Woman in Restaurant
Richard C. Sarafian ...
Detective Sy Tobias
Grandmother DeMarco
Dr. Bill Dunsmore
Franc Luz ...
Don Antonio
Don Alfonzo
Sultana Gulbeyaz
Nurse Alvira


Well-respected psychiatrist Dr. Jack Mickler 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 co-workers, Jack manages to persuade his associates to put the youth in his care for 10 days after which the youth 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 ... Written by LadyN1

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The story of the man who thought he was the greatest lover in the world... and the people who tried to cure him of it! See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don Juan DeMarco and the Centerfold  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)


$22,200,000 (USA)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In order to learn a Spanish accent, Johnny Depp watched a tape of episodes of Fantasy Island (1977). See more »


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 »


Don Juan: Where is Don Octavio del Flores?
Bill: Wh-who?
Don Juan: My host at this villa.
Bill: Via? Via?
Don Juan: Villa.
Bill: Via? Villa.
Don Juan: Si, villa.
Bill: Villa.
Don Juan: Villa.
Bill: Via.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.6 (2010) See more »


La Ci Darem La Mano
From 'Don Giovanni' by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Wolfgang A. Mozart)
Courtesy of Sonoton Music/Associated Production Music
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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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