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Release Date:
9 April 2000 (USA) See more »
The classic tale of a man's dream, his epic journey, and one true love.
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)

John Lithgow ... Don Quixote de La Mancha / Alonso Quixano

Bob Hoskins ... Sancho Panza

Isabella Rossellini ... The Duchess

Vanessa Williams ... Dulcinea / Aldonza

Lambert Wilson ... Duke

Amelia Warner ... Antonia

Tony Haygarth ... Barber
Peter Eyre ... Priest
Lilo Baur ... Teresa Panza (Sancho's wife)

James Purefoy ... Sansón Carrasco

Trevor Peacock ... Innkeeper

Linda Bassett ... Housekeeper
Barry Stanton ... Chaplain - at the Duke's Feast
Alun Raglan ... Rodriguez

Michael Feast ... Doctor

Graham Crowden ... Montesino
Amparo Valle ... Mother Panza (Older)
Alicia Borrachero ... Mother Panza (Younger)

Ruth Sheen ... 1st Wench / Young Lady
Rosemary Smith ... 2nd Wench / Young Lady

Sean Gilder ... Captain
Amador Pita Gonzales ... Prisoner 1
Ben Thomas ... Prisoner 2
John East ... Prisoner 3
Larry Sheridan ... Prisoner 4

Francis Magee ... Ginesillo de Parapilla
Teté Delgado ... Hostess 2nd Inn (as Tete Delgado)
Eileen Bell ... 1st Country Girl
Ruth Silvestre ... 2nd Country Girl

Manolo Caro ... Shepherd

Jessica Oyelowo ... 1st Handmaiden
Natasha Estelle Williams ... 2nd Handmaiden
Hannah Mosle-Hughes ... Sanchina
Mike Kemp ... Mayor
Rory Edwards ... Duke's Man
Jorge Casalduero ... 1st Officer
Leandro Gimenez ... 2nd Officer
Christopher Neal ... Boy Alonso
Stephen Giffin ... Herald (as Stephen Giffen)
Paco Nones ... Duke's Man 2
Lucina Gil ... Lady in White

Michael Culkin ... 1st Monk
Timothy Bateson ... 2nd Monk
Balbino Lacosta ... Dentist
Victoria Navarrete Mandly ... Damsel

Antonio Gil ... Magician (as Antonio Gil Martinez)
Lloyd Williams ... Giant
Guy E. Williams ... Giant
Big Greg Essex ... Giant
Phil Downes ... Giant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicole Ingleson ... Princess Pantabalon (as Nicole Moerland)
Rosanna Walls ... Waitress
Amara Carmona ... (uncredited)
Daniel Fearn ... Young Sancho (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Yates 
Writing credits
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra (novel) (as Miguel de Cervantes)

John Mortimer (teleplay)

Produced by
Robert Halmi Sr. .... executive producer
John Lithgow .... executive producer
Dyson Lovell .... producer
Chris Thompson .... line producer
Original Music by
Richard Hartley 
Cinematography by
David Connell 
Film Editing by
Toby Yates 
Production Design by
Roger Hall 
Art Direction by
Gary Freeman 
Rosalind Shingleton 
Alan Tomkins (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Karen Brookes 
Costume Design by
Charles Knode 
Makeup Department
Kate Best .... makeup artist: Ms Williams
Desideria Corridoni .... hair stylist
Maria Teresa Corridoni .... hair designer (as Maria-Teresa Corridoni)
Gemma Curran .... assistant makeup artist
Lun Yé Hodges .... hair stylist: Ms Williams (as Lun Ye Hodges Marsh)
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Mauro Menconi .... makeup artist (as Mauro Meniconi)
Barry Richardson .... hair stylist
Anne Spiers .... chief makeup designer
Gillian Thomas .... key makeup artist (as Gill Thomas)
Shaune Harrison .... prosthetic makeup artist (uncredited)
Simon Rose .... prosthetic sculptor (uncredited)
Matthew Smith .... prosthetic makeup technician (uncredited)
Production Management
Chris Brock .... unit production manager
Jennie McClean .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Toby Hefferman .... second assistant director
Gareth Tandy .... first assistant director
Art Department
Belinda Edwards .... property buyer: UK
Geoff Kingsley .... construction manager (as Geoffrey Kingsley)
Jose Antonio Mateos .... property buyer: Spain
Terry Woods .... props
John Greaves .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Peter James .... art department trainee (uncredited)
Tony Marks .... carpenter (uncredited)
Keith Short .... sculptor (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jason Canovas .... sound editor
David Crozier .... sound mixer
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Nigel Stone .... dialogue editor
Gary Dodkin .... boom operator (uncredited)
Matthew Gough .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Gough .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Ivana Jeftic .... sound editor (uncredited)
Srdjan Kurpjel .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Paul Munro .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Nigel Stone .... adr editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Richard Conway .... special effects supervisor
Mark White .... special effects
Peter Norcliffe .... special effects armorer: Robert Allsopp and Associates (uncredited)
Tez Palmer .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Asa Shoul .... telecine colourist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Avtar Bains .... digital effects artist
Lucy Killick .... visual effects coordinator
Mike McGee .... visual effects supervisor
Sirio Quintavalle .... digital effects artist
Pedro Sabrosa .... digital effects artist
Fiona Walkinshaw .... visual effects producer
Jan Hogevold .... film recording: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Sharon Lock .... digital paint artist (uncredited)
Antonio Arnalte .... stunt
Gonzalo Hernández .... horseman
William Hobbs .... fight arranger
Nina Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Daniel Naprous .... stunt double: John Lithgow (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Dormer .... electrical rigger
John Ferguson .... gaffer
Erik Heinila .... still photographer
Eddie Knight .... gaffer
Lee Knight .... lighting technician
Danny Shelmerdine .... camera assistant
Berndt Wiese .... first assistant "c" camera
Berndt Wiese .... first assistant camera: c camera
Berndt Wiese .... second assistant camera
Paul Hatchman .... key grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Joyce Gallie .... casting
Sally Osoba .... casting coordinator
Rebecca Wright .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Graham Churchyard .... costume supervisor
Lindsay Pugh .... wardrobe supervisor
Robert Worley .... assistant costume designer
Lucy Denny .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Dominic Strevens .... assistant editor
Anya Dillon .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Andrew Glen .... music editor (as Andy Glen)
John Bell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tony Lewis .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Erica Bensly .... production coordinator
Jean Bourne .... script supervisor
Amara Carmona .... choreographer: flamenco dance
Antonio Fernández Román .... choreographer: flamenco dance (as Antonio Fernandez Román)
Andy Hennigan .... financial controller
Daniel Lamenza .... location manager
Joaquin Nuñez .... choreographer: flamenco dance
Juan Nuñez .... choreographer: flamenco dance
Rosi Nuñez .... choreographer: flamenco dance
Rafael Rodriguez Reyes .... choreographer: flamenco dance
Ben Fogg .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Andrew Haddock .... video coordinator (uncredited)
Debbie Moseley .... contact: London (uncredited)
Esperanza Nicolás Torrejón .... production secretary: Spain (uncredited)
James Wilberger .... production executive: TNT (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
120 min | Finland:131 min (3 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Errors in geography: [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 »
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Miguel and William (2007)See more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining yet somewhat superficial, 6 January 2004
Author: Thomas Honoré Nielsen from Varde, Denmark

John Lithgow was brilliant most of the time although occasionally reverting to the typecast zany character he has so often played. The Don Quixote he portrays is, however, mostly spot on and that is refreshing if not unusual for a well established and well known novel character entering the screen. Bob Hoskins and Isabella Rossellini, on the other hand, disappointed. Bob Hoskins for humoring his master rather than simplemindedly conforming to the new world order, something which he did almost instantaneously by the end. Isabella Rossellini simply performed poorly thus disappointing simply for not living up to what could be expected.

The effects were generally poor. Not that they need to be extravagant and cutting edge but because they were either poorly made or simply failed to convey any real meaning. In fact, corny.

All in all an enjoyable Don Quixote in believable settings which, of course, Spain would have to be. Fairly true to the book. A lot is missing but that which is there is pretty precise and kudos for that. What astonished me the most was John Lithgow's likeness to the Wilhelm Marstrand (1810-1873: highly praised illustrations of my copy of the book. Illustrations I have always found quite amusing.

- Thomas Nielsen

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