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Adapted from the work of Miguel de Cervantes, this is the story of a hidalgo, fanatic for chivalry novels, who loses his sanity and believing to be a knight named Don Quixote de La Mancha, ... See full summary »

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Peter Yates

Writers:

Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra (novel) (as Miguel de Cervantes), John Mortimer (teleplay)
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lithgow ... Don Quixote de La Mancha / Alonso Quixano
Bob Hoskins ... Sancho Panza
Isabella Rossellini ... The Duchess
Vanessa Williams ... Dulcinea / Aldonza
Lambert Wilson ... Duke
Amelia Warner ... Antonia
Tony Haygarth ... Barber
Peter Eyre ... Priest
Lilo Baur Lilo Baur ... Teresa Panza (Sancho's wife)
James Purefoy ... Sansón Carrasco
Trevor Peacock ... Innkeeper
Linda Bassett ... Housekeeper
Barry Stanton ... Chaplain - at the Duke's Feast
Alun Raglan ... Rodriguez
Michael Feast ... Doctor
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Adapted from the work of Miguel de Cervantes, this is the story of a hidalgo, fanatic for chivalry novels, who loses his sanity and believing to be a knight named Don Quixote de La Mancha, decides to go on imaginary adventures along with his friend, the simple farmer Sancho Panza, who becomes his squire. On their journeys, they rescue dames in distress in honorable acts and fight giants among other perils, with Don longing to be with the love of his life, lady Dulcinea, and Sancho waiting to be rewarded with an island where he's about to become a governor. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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The classic tale of a man's dream, his epic journey, and one true love.


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In this version the story is updated from the 17th century of the original book to the 19th century. However, this is not made completely apparent until the Duke and Duchess and their guests, clearly wearing 19th century clothing, enter the picture, which happens around the 100 minutes mark. See more »

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[possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers, who reportedly wanted to make the locale and costumes more colorful] The actual La Mancha is a more arid, monotonous region than the countryside shown in the film. Although it was shot in Spain, Andalusia stood in for La Mancha. See more »

Quotes

Sancho Panza: How much does honor pay by the hour?
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Referenced in Miguel and William (2007) See more »

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John Lithgow's performance in this movie
20 August 2000 | by itszSee all my reviews

I wasnt surprised of John Lithgow's brilliant performance in this movie, because just as I heard that he's starring I understood right away that he'd be a perfect Don Quixote. There is a TINY little bit of Dick Solomon in him, if you pay close attention, you might notice it, and I think that's why the directors invited him for this role. Bob Hoskins is also a perfect Sancho, the whole character of his here (as well as Lithgow's) is as it was classically presented to us in books and pictures. Although he has a thick british accent, although he has no problems changing it, he speaks with it through the movie which is kind of unusual for a spanish man. :) Anyway, Mr. Lithgow, if youre reading this, I want you to know that youre the most perfect Don Quixote Ive ever seen on the movie screen!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don Quixote See more »

Filming Locations:

Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Hallmark Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

| (3 parts) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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