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 »
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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Symphony No.9, Op. 125 - Ode To Joy
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
(Mr. Jones crashes the stage during a concert performance) See more »
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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