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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 ... 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 (Dame Julie Andrews), a Los Angeles based therapist, tells the story of one of her patients, middle-aged David Fowler (Burt Reynolds), 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 him talking about the women in his life, 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 whom 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 or lover to another in his fear that he would miss something special in the women he has not yet met. ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Loved Women 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

Gross USA:

$10,964,740

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,964,740
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David Fowler (Burt Reynolds) has often been described in reviews as being a "Lothario". Wikipedia defines such as "a male first name which came to connote an unscrupulous seducer of women in 'The Impertinent Curiosity', a metastory in Don Quixote", which is also known by a title similar to this movie's, it being "The Man Who Was Recklessly Curious". A "Lothario" has often been used as a term for a womanizer like lovers such as Don Juan and Giacomo Casanova. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Agnes Chapman: You're a fast worker. I better leave before one of us gets pregnant.
David Fowler: I'm not that fast.
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Connections

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

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Little Boys
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Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Helen Reddy
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Thoughtful Flick
28 September 2003 | by SolidSnake86XXSee all my reviews

I just saw The Man Who Loved Women, and I found it to be a rather delightful movie. It's a plot you don't see to often; it's focused on one man and his love of women. The movie may seem pointless, but you'll get it once you see the ending. I won't ruin it here, but it was kind of depressing and unexpected, and looking back on the movie, I enjoyed it much more afterwards than during. It's not the most exciting movie. You won't see any amazing or dynamic cinematography or camera angles that are all to creative. In fact, it seems more like a movie from the '70's than 1983 in the way it was filmed, but if you like the kind of movies that you enjoy much more after having looked back on everything, I think you'll find this a rather enjoyable work.


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