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Monsignor Quixote 

In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene, Quixote is an old Spanish village priest who travels through Spain with his friend, Sancho, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Rodney Bennett

Writers:

Graham Greene (novel), Christopher Neame
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Guinness ... Father Quixote
Leo McKern ... Sancho Zancas
Ian Richardson ... Bishop of Motopo
Graham Crowden ... The Bishop
Maurice Denham ... Senor Diego
Philip Stone ... Father Leopoldo
Rosalie Crutchley ... Teresa
Valentine Pelka ... Father Herrera
Don Fellows ... Professor Pilbeam
Gareth Kirkland Gareth Kirkland ... Paco
Clive Merrison ... Shop Assistant
Roland Oliver Roland Oliver ... Stout Guardia
Carl Forgione ... Second Guardia
Peter Gale Peter Gale ... Undertaker
Colin Haigh Colin Haigh ... Guardia by River
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In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene, Quixote is an old Spanish village priest who travels through Spain with his friend, Sancho, the village's mayor and his car called Rocinante. On their way he has to master the same adventures as his ancestor. Written by Robert Zeithammel <zeit@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de>

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Drama | Musical

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Alec Guinness and Leo McKern starred as companions again a few years later in Screen One: A Foreign Field (1993). See more »

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25 August 2000 | by miniwidgeSee all my reviews

If you like a movie with wit, great acting, a great plot, interesting sub-plots, great dialogue, charm, sarcasm, theology, friendship and gripping from start to finish, then this is the movie for you. It's not "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure", but hey, you can't have everything (I AM kidding). With a story based on one of my favorite author's best books, there is very little wrong with this movie, if anything. From Sancho's drunken rantings on communism to the Monsignor's choosing of socks, this is a memorable, touching movie in the best sense. Even the Monsignor's innocent "great sin" makes me smile. To top it all off, two of the best actors of all time star in it. The two also star in another PBS-type movie called "A Foreign Field". Not quite as good, but still incredible.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Euston Films, KQED See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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