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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

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 Alun Raglan ... Rodriguez
Michael Feast ... Doctor
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don Quijote 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)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

There had been a rival theatrical production which was cancelled by Phoenix Pictures in 1997. Fred Schepisi was to direct, and Robin Williams and John Cleese were to star. See more »

Goofs

[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 »

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Sancho Panza: How much does honor pay by the hour?
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Version of Don Quixote (1933) See more »

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Good, but not great
11 April 2000 | by gestesSee all my reviews

John Lithgow as Don Quixote is probably one of the best matchings that the film industry has ever had (ranks right up there with Jack Nicholson as The Joker). That, the scenery of La Mancha, and keeping things close to "true-to-story" are the only good things of the movie. Bob Hoskins did a decent job as Sancho, but his British accent ruined the effect. Also doing a decent job with her role was Vanessa Williams as Dulcinea, but again they should have found someone with more Castillian looks and accent. The Duke and Duchess wore clothing that did not fit the time to which the story took place. Don Quixote's adventures were well done and the special effects didn't ruin the movie as I had feared, but several well-known adventures, such as a fight with a caged lion, were noticeably missing. This makes me wish the movie was a two-part four-hour mini series. It is worth watching, but as with any story, the book is better.


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