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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.

Director:

Alan Parker

Writers:

Tim Rice (book), Alan Parker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Won 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madonna ... Eva Perón
Antonio Banderas ... Ché
Jonathan Pryce ... Juan Perón
Jimmy Nail ... Agustín Magaldi
Victoria Sus Victoria Sus ... Doña Juana
Julian Littman Julian Littman ... Brother Juan
Olga Merediz ... Blanca
Laura Pallas ... Elisa Duarte
Julia Worsley ... Erminda
María Luján Hidalgo María Luján Hidalgo ... Young Eva (as Maria Lujan Hidalgo)
Servando Villamil Servando Villamil ... Cipriano Reyes
Andrea Corr ... Perón's Mistress
Peter Polycarpou ... Domingo Mercante
Gary Brooker Gary Brooker ... Juan Bramuglia
Maite Yerro Maite Yerro ... Julieta (as Mayte Yerro)
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Most Anticipated Motion Picture Event of The Year


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Elliott Gould, Barry Gibb, Meat Loaf, David Essex, John Travolta, and Sylvester Stallone were considered for the role of Che at various times of the film's development. See more »

Goofs

During the second shot of the soldiers in the shower during the song "Peron's Latest Flame", the lip movements do not match the words spoken. See more »

Quotes

Eva PerónChé: There is evil ever around fundamental system of government. Quite incidental!
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits: "This story is fictional. Any similarity to the names, characters or history of any person, living or dead, or any actual events is entirely coincidental and unintentional." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Show Offs: Hungry for Something (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lady's Got Potential
(uncredited)
Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performed by Antonio Banderas
Produced by Nigel Wright, Alan Parker, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and David Caddick
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User Reviews

admirable show
26 July 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a surprising film. for the recreation of an image in each detail. for the flavor of great musicals. for Madona and her impressive work. for Jonathan Pryce. and for Banderas. it is a melodramatic story, remembering, in the same measure, the soap operas and the propaganda about Evita. but it is a film who descend from a musical. and this explains everything - the side of fairy tale, the love story, the chance to become, for many viewers, the film of a song. this is all.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evita See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$195,085, 29 December 1996

Gross USA:

$50,047,179

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$141,047,179
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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