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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 »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gospodin Dzouns See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,315,975
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rastar Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

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: Give me this. This first day, I work for free.
Mr. Jones: I give it to you, its a gift. Second day, you pay me for two days.
Mr. Jones: Third day, I have your job.
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Don't be fooled by comedy early; still high quality
19 February 2009 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

Based on the first few minutes, I was expecting a comedy about a happy-go-lucky construction worker who displays unconventional behavior. Even after his first trip to a mental hospital, I figured this would be a romantic comedy about a fun guy and the pretty female psychiatrist who wants to prove he's wacko.

Actually, she is right about him. He is manic-depressive. The man who only refers to himself as "Mr. Jones" doesn't believe he is manic-depressive because he would have to get depressed. We haven't seen it and surely it's not true, right? Wrong. This is a very troubled man. He will need a lot of care, and we must be prepared to go through some hard times with him.

Richard Gere did a very good job. Naturally, I liked him best when he was fun. His character seems "normal" because this is a movie, but that soon changes. Gere effectively shows a wide range of personality styles, though this is nothing groundbreaking.

Delroy Lindo is a standout performer as Howard, the co-worker who apparently saves Mr. Jones' life. Although they work together less than a full day (I assume), they become close friends. Some of my favorite scenes have Gere and Lindo together.

Baha Jackson does a good job as Howard's son.

Lauren Tom briefly appears as a bubbly, fast-talking, excited patient. Too bubbly. She's going to have to crash--and she does.

Whether you like this movie or not depends on whether you want comedy or drama. I found enough scenes enjoyable.


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