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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 »

Director:

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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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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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)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

As of 2007, this has been made available on DVD in Europe (subtitled and/or dubbed into a foreign language), but never in the United States. 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 »

Quotes

Sancho Panza: How much does honor pay by the hour?
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Version of Don Quijote von der Mancha (1965) See more »

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bewildering and boring
29 March 2004 | by 0asiargento0See all my reviews

Dulcinea played by a black actress(nothing against Vanessa L Williams) The Duchess playing a foreign game(nothing against croquet) Costumes from the 19th century(nothing against a limited production design) Foreign accents(well, i don't care about accents, but that's another point to add) Etc. That sort of things proves the grade of fidelity of this project and make the spanish audience extremely esceptical about the result: There's absolutely no heart in it. I waited two hours to see the great Isabella Rossellini, but she is wasted with such a tiny role, although she solves it as a good professional. Finally I have to say Peter Yates' direction is stylish and elegant at times, good acting and an excellent score by Richard Hartly( I bought the CD!)


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