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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Blanca
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Elisa Duarte
Julia Worsley ...
María Luján Hidalgo ...
Young Eva (as Maria Lujan Hidalgo)
Servando Villamil ...
Cipriano Reyes
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Perón's Mistress
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Domingo Mercante
Gary Brooker ...
Juan Bramuglia
Maite Yerro ...
Julieta (as Mayte Yerro)
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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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Rated PG for thematic elements, images of violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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10 January 1997 (USA)  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 2,273,873,000 (Italy) (27 December 1996)

Gross:

$49,994,804 (USA) (25 April 1997)
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Alan Parker recalled that when he arrived in Buenos Aires, he soon realised how significant and important Eva Peron was to the Argentine people. Fearful that he would tarnish her reputation, " Go home Madonna and Alan Parker " was graffitied everywhere. See more »

Goofs

During the second shot of the soldiers in the shower during the song "Peron's Latest Flame", the lip movements do not match the words spoken. See more »

Quotes

Brother Juan: Seems to me there's no point in resisting. She's made up her mind you've no choice. Why don't you be the man who discovered her, you'll never be remembered for your voice.
Agustin Magaldi: The city can be paradise for those who have the cash, the class, and the connections for what you need to make a splash. The likes of you get swept up in the morning with the trash. If you were rich or middle class...
Eva Perón: SCREW the middle classes! I will never accept them. My father's other family was middle class, and we were ...
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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Antonio Banderas Movies (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Cry for Me, Argentina
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Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performed by Madonna
Produced by Nigel Wright, Alan Parker, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and David Caddick
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I loved the movie!
21 February 2004 | by (Moline, Illinois) – See all my reviews

As a Lloyd Webber fan, I was thrilled to hear 'Evita' being made into a major motion picture. But I had my doubts that Madonna could play Eva Peron. Then I saw the movie and realized Webber's genius in casting her to play the lead. Madonna shines as Evita and proves her vocal talent on 'Don't Cry For Me' and 'Buenos Aires.' Another pleasant surprise was Antonio Banderas playing Che. I had no idea he could sing! And sing he does! He was the showstopper in an excellent role. And Jonathan Pryce...what can I say about the Engineer from 'Miss Saigon'? As Juan Peron, he holds his own against the powerhouse playing his wife. And he has some of the best facial expressions I've ever seen on an actor. 'You Must Love Me,' written specifically for the movie, was the Oscar-winning song for the talented composer; a tribute long overdue, if you ask me. Excellent casting! Excellent effects! Excellent movie!

To quote TIME magazine, "You must see 'Evita.'" Yes, you must. Some of you will love it, some will hate it. But I hope that you all agree that Lloyd Webber is a genius. He is the true star of the film. 10/10


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