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Mr. Jones (1993)

After being arrested during a manic episode, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder is treated by a psychiatrist who begins to develop romantic feelings towards him.

Director:

Mike Figgis

Writers:

Eric Roth (story), Eric Roth (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Mr. Jones
Lena Olin ... Libbie
Anne Bancroft ... Dr. Catherine Holland
Tom Irwin ... Patrick
Delroy Lindo ... Howard
Bruce Altman ... David
Lauren Tom ... Amanda
Lisa Malkiewicz Lisa Malkiewicz ... Susan
Thomas Kopache ... Mr. Wilson
Peter Jurasik ... Dr. Rosen
León Singer ... Hot Dog Vendor
Anna Maria Horsford ... Judge Harris
Edward Padilla ... Bellboy
Baha Jackson ... Son
Epatha Harris Epatha Harris ... Daughter
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Storyline

The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

Everything That Makes Him Dangerous Makes Her Love Him More See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

To prepare for the film, Richard Gere, Mike Figgis and Eric Roth did a tremendous amount of research and studying on manic depression (now called bipolar disorder). Gere met with several people who have the disorder to gain insight and knowledge on what to accurately portray. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mr. Jones: 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?
Mr. Jones: ...
Mr. Jones: 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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Soundtracks

Symphony No.9, Op. 125 - Ode To Joy
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
(Mr. Jones crashes the stage during a concert performance)
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Good!
10 July 2003 | by big_alx69See all my reviews

As a sufferer myself, I found this film very reassuring that my actions are not totally alien. It was both entertaining and supportive. Geres' line that he needs the highs to be able to cope with the lows just shows an understanding into the illness. This is well acted, well written and well worth watching.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Jones See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,102,695, 10 October 1993

Gross USA:

$8,345,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,345,845
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rastar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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