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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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Alan Parker

Writers:

Tim Rice (book), Alan Parker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 41 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 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.

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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 »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ebîta See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The final shot of the Casa Rosada interior was shot using the widest-angle anamorphic lens ever manufactured, an 18mm built by Joe Dunton. See more »

Goofs

During "A New Argentina", the singers walk through a shipyard. The cranes that they walk between are container ship cranes that wouldn't have existed before 1952. See more »

Quotes

Peron Advisers: Let's hear it for the Rainbow Tour! It's been an incredible success. We weren't quite sure; we had a few doubts...
Juan Perón: Will Evita win through? And the answer is...
Ché: A qualified yes.
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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

Featured in The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

On This Night of a Thousand Stars
(uncredited)
Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performed by Jimmy Nail
Produced by Nigel Wright, Alan Parker, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and David Caddick
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Superb realization of the Broadway musical
14 August 1998 | by bilahnSee all my reviews

This was a simply stupendous movie. The visuals and costumes were stunning, the new realization of the musical score excellent. Madonna deserves more credit than she has gotten for this. Although her voice is perhaps a bit thin for the role, she really stretched herself for this, and did a fine job. Banderas was simply fantastic. Most of the naysayers (and there are many), clearly don't care for Weber, or for musicals in general. Of course it isn't "deep", it's a musical! The question is how well was the original play transformed to the screen, and I would be hard pressed to imagine anything more successful than this.


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