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Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 April 1995 (USA)
A psychiatrist must cure a young patient that presents himself as Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world.

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Marilyn Mickler
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Doña Ana
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Dr. Paul Showalter
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Doña Inez
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Doña Julia
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Woman in Restaurant
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Detective Sy Tobias
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Grandmother DeMarco
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Dr. Bill Dunsmore
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Don Antonio
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Don Alfonzo
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Sultana Gulbeyaz
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Nurse Alvira
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Well-respected psychiatrist Dr. Jack Mickler is only 10 days away from his retirement. A week before he is due to leave, he encounters a young man who attempts suicide--would be a pretty straightforward case except the young man claims to be Don Juan, the fabled Spanish nobleman and world renowned seducer/lover of woman. Despite original hostility from his co-workers, Jack manages to persuade his associates to put the youth in his care for 10 days after which the youth will undergo an evaluation to be either released from psychiatric care or sent to a mental institution. However, as the 10 days progresses, Dr. Mickler and the other staff become gradually drawn into to the young man's exotic world of love, passion and pleasure as he recounts his story to them. Whilst doing so the man's philosophies and zeal for life and love begins to revive Dr. Mickler's somewhat passionless relationship with his wife, Marilyn as well as challenging his own views and ethics to the point where both he ... Written by LadyN1

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The Best Part of Love is Losing All Sense of Reality. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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7 April 1995 (USA)  »

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Don Juan DeMarco and the Centerfold  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,150,451 (USA)
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Trivia

According to Johnny Depp, on the Turner Classic Movies documentary on Marlon Brando, in the scene where he and Brando are sitting at the table talking about the inconsistencies in DeMarco's (Depp) character, when DeMarco admits his father was from New York, Depp's lines were re-written just before shooting the scene, so he had no time to prepare and memorize the lines. So, Marlon Brando talked to the director and cinematographer to find out where the cameras angles were. He then worked out a way in which he cut up Depp's lines in the script and pasted them to the cup of coffee in his hand and then held the cup in his hand in such a way that the camera would not pick up the pasted lines, and Depp could read them. See more »

Goofs

When the Micklers are in bed playing the game with the popcorn, one kernel of popcorn is shot up in the air off-camera, but two fall: the actual kernel from the up-shot, and an additional one that was aimed at Faye Dunaway's mouth. See more »

Quotes

Don Juan: Every true lover knows that the moment of greatest satisfaction comes when ecstasy is long over and he beholds before him the flower which has blossomed beneath his touch.
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Connections

Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

El Toro Relajo
Performed by Selena
Featuring Sol de Mexico
Written by Felipe Bermejo
Selena courtesy of EMI Latin Records
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An intelligent film
1 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is really an example of how a romantic comedy should be and how fantastic a romantic comedy can be. Intelligent, witty and great fun. It gives its audience respect by delivering a clever story with good actors and great lines.

The story is quite absurd and so is the duo in it - Marlon Brando and Johnny Depp. But this is just a good thing. Hollywood usually thinks its audience is filled with morons when making romantic comedies, but this is not so. There are still a few of us out here who enjoy the combination of intelligence, elegance and romance. This film delivers on all counts.

Love is a simple enough ingredient for a film. This film knows how to use it and the result is wonderful.


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