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Don Quixote (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Comedy | Romance  -  9 April 2000 (USA)
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The classic tale of a man's dream, his epic journey, and one true love.


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As of 2007, this has been made available on DVD in Europe (subtitled and/or dubbed into a foreign language), but never in the United States. See more »

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[possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers, who reportedly wanted to make the locale and costumes more colorful] The actual La Mancha is a more arid, monotonous region than the countryside shown in the film. Although it was shot in Spain, Andalusia stood in for La Mancha. See more »

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Don Quixote: [to Sancho] There is a world outside La Mancha. There is a great elsewhere, my neighbor. And there we may both find fame and fortune.
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Doesn't need great special effects to be great fun.
24 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Robert Halmi has made his living since the mid-1990s by making big-budget miniseries based on classic stories that focus on lavish, spectacular special effects. Most of the ones I have seen ("Merlin," "Alice in Wonderland," "A Christmas Carol") were good, though one ("Animal Farm") was pretty bad. Halmi's latest project, "Don Quixote," does not have especially great special effects, but that in no way detracts from the film's enjoyment. Both hilarious and even somewhat touching, this adaptation of Cervantes' famous tale of the madman who fancies himself a knight errant is highly entertaining and fun to watch. John Lithgow is fine as the Man of La Mancha himself, and most of his encounters with supposed giants and other enemies are very funny. Bob Hoskins, as his sidekick Sancho Panza, is hilarious. And plus, we have the beautiful Vanessa Williams to perk things up every now and then as Quixote's fantasy lady, Dulcinea. Yes, most of the Spanish characters speak in British or American accents, but does it really matter? Nothing, not even the lack of brilliant effects, make this film any less entertaning or enjoyable.


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