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Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 April 1995 (USA)
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
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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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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 »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Don Juan DeMarco and the Centerfold  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,150,451 (USA)
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Trivia

Mike Judge heard a rumor that Marlon Brando and Johnny Depp were both fans of his animated series Beavis and Butt-Head (1993), and at one point, when cameras were not rolling, Brando and Depp were sitting on a couch doing impressions of the animated duo. It is believed that Brando did Butt-Head and Depp did Beavis. At one point, Johnny Depp personally asked Mike Judge if he could play Beavis, if a live-action movie were made. See more »

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The hospital where the film is set is in Queens, New York; but in one scene where Dr. Mickler is driving into the parking lot, there is a palm tree on the lawn behind the street. See more »

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Don Juan: I give women pleasure, if they desire, it is of course the greatest pleasure they will ever experience.
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¿Has Amado Una Mujer De Veras?
Performed by Michael Kamen, Jose Hernandez and Nydia
Written by Bryan Adams, Robert John Lange (as R.J. Lange) and Michael Kamen
Translation by Martin Kierszenbaum and Jose Hernandez
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Its one of those never-fail pick-me-up movies - fun, cheeky and sensual

Psychologist Dr Jack Mickler (Marlon Brando) is called upon to negotiate a man down from the top of a tall building - a man claiming to be the great Latin lover Don Juan de Marco (Johnny Depp). Although Mickler is about to retire, he agrees to take Mr de Marco on, and delve into his mind and past. What he didn't count on was that Don Juan is starting to make him feel like HE'S missing something...

The lives of Brando and Dunaway interact with their roles in the film - as oldies in need of rejuvenation by the young sex god. They were both sex symbols in their youth - Brando, till about the age of 60, was a real life Don Juan - he really HAS probably slept with over a thousand women. So if you know this it brings an interesting layer to the movie.

It is a great journey which calls up all the great noble romances of the past in a tongue in cheek manner, with a love of stories, of fantasy, of women.

I wouldn't hesitate to call it the most romantic movie ever made. If there was one flick you had to put on to set the right mood between you and a girl, this would be it.

Looking at Johnny Depp might also help her in that regard.

Its also a great fun family movie - which is a delicate balance to strike.

4/5

Disclaimer: there are about two sex scenes, which, though very discreetly and beautifully shot, featuring no vital organs, may be inappropriate for littlies, if you wish to shield them thus.


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