During Dirty War, half-English doctor in Argentina befriends the police, the rebels and the alcoholic Honorary British Consul, whose Latino wife he seduces. When the consul is mistakenly kidnapped by the rebels, he must pick a side.
Richard Gere's character rides a Triumph Bonneville motorcycle in the movie. San Diego Antique Motorcycle Club president Art Bishop lent his Triumph Bonneville to the film makers for a scene at short notice. Eagle-eyed filmgoers may spot that Bishop's bike is a 1977 750cc T140 Triumph Bonneville whilst a 1966 650cc T120 Triumph Bonneville is in scenes shot earlier. Both Triumphs are finished in blue and white. See more »
Mr. Jones's walk on the top of the roof at the beginning of the film has him walking South along the ridge. His 'reprise' of that same walk, at the end of the film has him walking East along a ridge. The whole roof line changed completely from earlier in the film. Construction on top of the gable is now not there. See more »
I'm going to tell you something. Both of you listen, you might learn something. It is not a disease! Okay? Not a disease! I do not have a disease. This is who I am! I like who I am! You got it?
The fact is, that the doctor and the other fine healers have decided that Im bipolar... and this is without regard to the fact that they have not one shred of evidence.
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Mr. Jones, a manic depressive, grabs the attention of shrink Lena Olin who desperately wants to help Jones overcome his syndrome. Jones gets extremely high and in between has incredible lows and finally checks into a clinic in order to overcome his illness. But when his shrink starts to fall for him, things get complicated and Mr. Jones, who also loves her, may get suicidal.
I don't think many people can deny the fact that Richard Gere is simply sensational in the title role. Equally good at portraying Mr. Jones's highs and lows and in fact; Mr. Jones is an extremely interesting character, who unfortunately, only gets mediocre treatment in a very average script. Instead, we get an implausible love story that grows even sillier as the movie progresses.
In the end I felt very cheated. We get a very sappy ending in a movie that I felt took a desperately wrong turn somewhere in the middle. It starts off great but all goes downhill. What a shame, this could have been really special.
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