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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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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

Actress Kim Basinger had her hair cut and much shortened for this movie. Basinger was seen in the film without her long locks but with short hair. 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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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

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Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
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American remake
14 December 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

The many women of sculptor David Fowler (Burt Reynolds) have gathered for his funeral. Among them is his psychiatrist Marianna (Julie Andrews) who recounts the story of his womanizing. He was living with Courtney Wade but he became enamored with a pair of legs. He chased the legs to Agnes Chapman (Marilu Henner) but she claimed that the legs are actually her cousin. There's Nancy who he saved from prostitution and put to work as one of his helpers. There's Louise (Kim Basinger), the wife of rich Texan Roy Carr (Barry Corbin). Louise shoots Roy and David has to testify in her trial. It's a long line of women and Marianna could be next.

This is a remake of a French film from director Blake Edwards. I'm sure the French original had an art house appeal. Edwards has no such cushion to work with here. In the end, not all of the women are compelling. The least appealing is probably Basinger. Reynolds is not that much better. He may be a sex symbol back in the day but his persona lacks an intellectual aspect that is required by this role. There are a few intriguing stories but these women are dropped all too quickly. His story is not compelling.


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