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The Man Who Loved Women (1983)

A womanizing sculptor named David goes to seek help from a psychiatrist, Marianna, to cure him of his obsession with women.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writers:

Blake Edwards (screenplay), Milton Wexler (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... David Fowler
Julie Andrews ... Marianna
Kim Basinger ... Louise Carr
Marilu Henner ... Agnes Chapman
Cynthia Sikes ... Courtney Wade
Jennifer Edwards Jennifer Edwards ... Nancy
Sela Ward ... Janet Wainwright
Ellen Bauer Ellen Bauer ... Svetlana
Denise Crosby ... Enid
Tracy Vaccaro Tracy Vaccaro ... Legs
Barry Corbin ... Roy Carr
Ben Powers ... Al
Shelly Manne ... Shelly Manne
Don Menza Don Menza ... Don Menza
Jimmy Rowles Jimmy Rowles ... Jimmy Rowles
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Storyline

Marianna, a Los Angeles based therapist, tells the story of one of her patients, middle aged David Fowler, a successful sculptor. He originally came to see her due to his sudden impotence in all aspects of his life, including in his art and in his sex life, the latter especially worrisome as he has always adored women in the holistic sense, they in general who adore him right back. David's sessions with Marianna have most often been comprised of he talking about the women in his life, both past and present, those in his early life who included his single mother who had her fair share of suitors and lovers, and a plethora of prostitutes, one to who he lost his virginity and the profession which he has always treated with respect beyond the issues of many women resorting to the business as a last resort to survive. He has moved from one girlfriend/lover to another in his fear that he would miss something special in the women he has not yet met. Those women include but are not limited to... Written by Huggo

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Deciding which woman in the world he loves most is driving him out of his mind. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mis problemas con las mujeres See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston,Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,347,032, 18 December 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,964,231
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First of three consecutive pictures that director Blake Edwards made at the Columbia Pictures studio. The second was Micki + Maude (1984) whilst the third was A Fine Mess (1986). See more »

Goofs

Reflected on the back window of David's car, after he crashes it into a tree. See more »

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Spoofed in The Woman Who Loved Men (1984) See more »

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Reynolds, Andrews great, Corbin good
23 July 2004 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

Has there ever been a film where Julie Andrews didn't do a good job? I thought she was great as David Fowler's analyst--so calm and poised, regardless of how ridiculous Fowler's problems got, or how agitated he became. Burt Reynolds was ... well, Burt Reynolds, but that's enough. Barry Corbin seemed a natural for the role of a Texas oilman/rancher in a cowboy hat. If he wasn't on 'Dallas' (and I don't think he was in the years I watched it), he should have been. I liked Marilu Henner as Agnes but wish we had seen more of her. I didn't recognize Kim Basinger or Sela Ward, but I like them both in most of what I've seen.

It wasn't a great film, but a good one. It was funny enough of the time, though it could be depressing.


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