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Evita (1996)

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The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eva Perón
... Ché
... Juan Perón
... Agustín Magaldi
Victoria Sus ... Doña Juana
Julian Littman ... Brother Juan
... Blanca
... Elisa Duarte
Julia Worsley ... Erminda
María Luján Hidalgo ... Young Eva (as Maria Lujan Hidalgo)
Servando Villamil ... Cipriano Reyes
... Perón's Mistress
... Domingo Mercante
Gary Brooker ... Juan Bramuglia
Maite Yerro ... Julieta (as Mayte Yerro)
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High-flying, adored! The film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical depicting the infamous real-life story of Eva "Evita" Duarte de Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, who rose from poverty to become the most famous Argentine woman in history. Her huge political influence and constant charity works earned her scorn and fear from the military and upper classes but adoration and love from the workers and descamisados. Evita's legendary life is displayed before your eyes as the most hated and most beloved woman in Argentina. Written by O.G.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, images of violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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10 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$195,085, 29 December 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$50,047,179, 8 May 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,000,000
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Trivia

Madonna changed costumes 85 times, more than Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra (1963). Madonna wore 39 hats, 45 pair of shoes, and 56 pairs of earrings. Because of this, Madonna was an entry in "Guinness World Record" that year. See more »

Goofs

During a parade/riot set in 1943, an armored car is seen. The make/model is a Daimler Fox, not manufactured until the 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Eva Perón: I am only a radio star with just one weekly show / but speaking as one of the people, I want you to know / we are tired of / the decline of / Argentina with no sign of / a government able to give us the things we deserve.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Yongary (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz for Eva and Che
(uncredited)
Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performed by Madonna and Antonio Banderas
Produced by Nigel Wright, Alan Parker, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and David Caddick
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I loved the movie!
21 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

As a Lloyd Webber fan, I was thrilled to hear 'Evita' being made into a major motion picture. But I had my doubts that Madonna could play Eva Peron. Then I saw the movie and realized Webber's genius in casting her to play the lead. Madonna shines as Evita and proves her vocal talent on 'Don't Cry For Me' and 'Buenos Aires.' Another pleasant surprise was Antonio Banderas playing Che. I had no idea he could sing! And sing he does! He was the showstopper in an excellent role. And Jonathan Pryce...what can I say about the Engineer from 'Miss Saigon'? As Juan Peron, he holds his own against the powerhouse playing his wife. And he has some of the best facial expressions I've ever seen on an actor. 'You Must Love Me,' written specifically for the movie, was the Oscar-winning song for the talented composer; a tribute long overdue, if you ask me. Excellent casting! Excellent effects! Excellent movie!

To quote TIME magazine, "You must see 'Evita.'" Yes, you must. Some of you will love it, some will hate it. But I hope that you all agree that Lloyd Webber is a genius. He is the true star of the film. 10/10


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