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Evita (1996)

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The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Sus ...
Julian Littman ...
Julia Worsley ...
María Luján Hidalgo ...
Young Eva (as Maria Lujan Hidalgo)
Servando Villamil ...
Gary Brooker ...
Maite Yerro ...
Julieta (as Mayte Yerro)


High-flying, adored! The film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical depicting the infamous real-life story of Eva "Evita" Duarte de Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, who rose from poverty to become the most famous Argentine woman in history. Her huge political influence and constant charity works earned her scorn and fear from the military and upper classes but adoration and love from the workers and descamisados. Evita's legendary life is displayed before your eyes as the most hated and most beloved woman in Argentina. Written by O.G.

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The Most Anticipated Motion Picture Event of The Year

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, images of violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ebîta  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$195,085, 29 December 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$50,047,179, 8 May 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the original album and stage play, there is a line referring to Evita as "the new world Madonna with the golden touch". In the film, it was changed to "she's Our Lady of the new world with the golden touch". This was done since the actress playing Eva is Madonna. See more »


Evita's right arm position when she's listening to Magaldi singing. See more »


Eva Perón: What's new, Buenos Aires? I'm new! I wanna say I'm just a little stuck on you - you'll be on me too! I get out here Buenos Aires! Stand back - you ought to know what you're gonna get in me: Just a little touch of star quality!
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Referenced in Jack of All Trades: Croquey in the Pokey (2000) See more »


On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada 2
Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performed by Madonna, Ana Justo, and Chorus
Produced by Nigel Wright, Alan Parker, Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Caddick
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Evita Triumphs!!!
22 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Evita, the long awaited musical is Madonna at the top of her game, and in all her splendor she nails the role of the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Duarte de Peron!!! Madonna's portrayal of Eva Peron not only resurrected the story of Eva's life, but breathed new life into her as well! Madonna finally surpasses the cardboard reading, she's given us in past films, and generously gives of herself to this role, something warm, alive and tangible. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's music and lyrics were just that, until Madonna made them her own! Precise enunciation and pitch sent me into the stratosphere, Madonna was no longer a singer, but now an accomplished voice to be reckoned with! The meticulous attention to detail on the sets, costuming, and shooting helped propel the grandeur of the film and it's believability. Madonna finally leaps beyond her persona and truly BECOMES the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Duarte de Peron!!! The Golden Globes took recognition of the hard work put forth by crew, actors and director. "Evita" snagged 'Best Director' for Alan Parker and 'Best Actess in a Musical or Comedy' for Madonna, well deserved! A must see film!!

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