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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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It's the perfect relationship between one man and half the human race. 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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First theatrical movie that was a remake for Burt Reynolds who would later appear in 2005's The Longest Yard (2005) remake of his own earlier movie The Longest Yard (1974). See more »

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

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What happened Blake?
29 June 1999 | by David-240See all my reviews

Blake Edwards in the Sixties was an amazing director, with a strong visual flair. I mean he directed "Breakfast at Tiffany's", "Days of Wine and Roses", and "An Experiment in Terror"! But somewhere in all that Pink Panthering he did in the Seventies he lost that visual flair and became boring. The only film in the last thirty years that showed any of the old panache was "Victor/Victoria". It's like there are two Blake Edwards.

That's not to say that this film is terrible - it's just that I think he could have done so much better. It's so dull to look at - despite the presence of his enchanting wife Julie Andrews, and one of Burt Reynolds' best performances. Also of note is a very young Kim Basinger displaying a strong flair for comedy. But Edwards' pacing of the action is so slow and ponderous that the moments of slapstick comedy seem completely incongruous and fall completely flat.

Come on Blake - give us some more of that old magic! I know it's still in you.


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