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Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 April 1995 (USA)
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A psychiatrist must cure a young patient that presents himself as Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world.

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Jeremy Leven

Writers:

Lord Byron (character Don Juan), Jeremy Leven
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlon Brando ... Dr. Jack Mickler
Johnny Depp ... Don Juan DeMarco
Faye Dunaway ... Marilyn Mickler
Géraldine Pailhas ... Doña Ana
Bob Dishy ... Dr. Paul Showalter
Rachel Ticotin ... Doña Inez
Talisa Soto ... Doña Julia
Marita Geraghty ... Woman in Restaurant
Richard C. Sarafian ... Detective Sy Tobias
Tresa Hughes ... Grandmother DeMarco
Stephen Singer ... Dr. Bill Dunsmore
Franc Luz ... Don Antonio
Carmen Argenziano ... Don Alfonzo
Jo Champa ... Sultana Gulbeyaz
Esther Scott ... Nurse Alvira
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Storyline

Well-respected psychiatrist Dr. Jack Mickler is only 10 days away from his retirement. A week before he is due to leave, he encounters a young man who attempts suicide--would be a pretty straightforward case except the young man claims to be Don Juan, the fabled Spanish nobleman and world renowned seducer/lover of woman. Despite original hostility from his co-workers, Jack manages to persuade his associates to put the youth in his care for 10 days after which the youth will undergo an evaluation to be either released from psychiatric care or sent to a mental institution. However, as the 10 days progresses, Dr. Mickler and the other staff become gradually drawn into to the young man's exotic world of love, passion and pleasure as he recounts his story to them. Whilst doing so the man's philosophies and zeal for life and love begins to revive Dr. Mickler's somewhat passionless relationship with his wife, Marilyn as well as challenging his own views and ethics to the point where both he ... Written by LadyN1

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The story of the man who thought he was the greatest lover in the world... and the people who tried to cure him of it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don Juan DeMarco and the Centerfold See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$22,150,451

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,792,531
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Johnny Depp and Faye Dunaway also co-starred in Arizona Dream (1993). See more »

Goofs

Dr. Mickler's clothes change between shots while Don Juan discusses being sold into enslavement. See more »

Quotes

Don Juan: There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love.
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Soundtracks

¿Has Amado Una Mujer De Veras?
Performed by Michael Kamen, Jose Hernandez and Nydia
Written by Bryan Adams, Robert John Lange (as R.J. Lange) and Michael Kamen
Translation by Martin Kierszenbaum and Jose Hernandez
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Spice up your life with some love
27 February 2001 | by pbhowmickSee all my reviews

I loved this film. It made me think if I'm dreaming enough? Or am I just living life by its face value? Don Juan DeMarco, is about dreams, about fantasies, and about love. It raises the important question, how much of imagination is enough to spice up your life, and not turn you into a delusional freak. Everybody knows and accepts the fact that one can not have everything one desires, one can become everything one wants to be. so what do you do? Give up, and live the dull and routine life you have, or have 2 different worlds, one for yourself and one for everybody around you. But while doing that how do you make sure you don't end up severing your link with the real world and end up in a mental asylum. Its this tight rope that Don Juan DeMarco, played brilliantly by Johny Depp has to walk on. His real life leaves lot to be desired for. Rejected by his one and only true love, he drifts away in his fantasy world, where he is the greatest lover of all. By doing that, though he is able to transform himself into a real charmer, he distances himself from the real world, and his real identity. So he ends up in a clinic for delusional patients under the care of weary and dreary pshychatrist Dr Jack, played by charming Marlyn Brando. And this is the beginning of the delightful exchange of ideas and vision between the 2 completely different personas. In the process both of them tend to gain, and make their lives a little better. Don Juan gets back his identity, so that he doesn't have to live in the mental hospital, while Jack gets his grove back :-) Coming back to the technical aspects of the film, I don't think there's anything lacking there. Good screenplay, solid acting and soothing original score. The script comes up with jewels every now and then, which makes you rexamine your own beliefs in life, and love. A highly enjoyable film.


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