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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:

Impulsive. Irresponsible. Irresistible. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The outdoor scenes early on in the movie where Mr. Jones speaks with the psychiatrist takes place at the Salk Institute near Torrey Pnes. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Bowen and Mr. Jones are traveling in the car down the highway after the hearing to the pier, they pass the same building and sign twice. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Jones: Why do only children have flying dreams?
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Connections

References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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A wasted life
20 November 2004 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Fearing the worst, but realizing Mike Figgis had directed it, I decided to take a look at this 1993 picture. Never saw it in its commercial release, as it didn't stay in theaters for a long time.

This is a film about a man who is mentally unbalanced. Who could ever know what goes on in the mind of a person with a problem such as the one that afflicts Mr. Jones, the strange character that seems to be on a permanent high, as he is introduced in the first scenes of the movie.

Individuals such as Mr. Jones, in real life, go from one state of euphoria to periods of great depression. This is a study about a man that is breaking down in front of our eyes and no one has a clue of what to do with him. Eric Roth, the screen writer, seems to be telling us that hospitals such as where Mr. Jones is taken to, can do more harm than good. Evidently medicine given to these patients could well contribute to aggravate their condition.

It's only through the encounter of Jones with the psychiatrist, Dr. Bowen, that he is correctly diagnosed. In treating this man, Libby, ends up falling in love with a person who might never be cured and will live forever in a world of his own, where no one else can enter, or no one can shed any light about what will cure his condition.

Richard Gere's portrayal of Mr. Jones was quite a departure from the roles he chooses to play, usually. He makes this man compelling, as we feel sorry for what's going on in his mind. Lena Olin, is also good as the shrink that understands what's in Jones' mind. Delroy Lindo, makes another great appearance as Howard, the man who befriends the mysterious man and tries to help him. Anne Bancroft as the director of the institution doesn't have much to do.

The film, although a bit long, is never boring. It will keep any viewer interested in what will happen next, as the people suffering this disease go through all the changes caused by what is going on in their minds.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aghaye 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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