Man of La Mancha
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Dale Wasserman's long-running Broadway smash comes to the screen in this musical based on Miguel de Cervantes' classic satire Don Quixote de la Mancha. Cervantes (Peter O'Toole) is arrested and put in prison by the soldiers of the Spanish Inquisition after staging a comic performance which mocked the Spanish government. Cervantes' fellow inmates are eager to divvy up his belongings, but the author is desperate to save a manuscript of his latest work; in order to win the prisoners over, he stages, with their assistance, his latest comedy about the delusional knight Don Quixote (O'Toole). Don Quixote, with the help of his loyal manservant Sancho Panza (James Coco), is determined to battle evil, though he most often finds himself combating windmills. Don Quixote encounters the beautiful virgin Dulcinea — personified by a jailed prostitute, Aldonza (Sophia Loren) — and is certain he has found the love of his life. However, tragedy befalls Don Quixote when a band of savages rape Dulcinea as he sleeps, and he must decide where his greatest loyalty lies when his niece Antonia (Julie Gregg) arrives, asking Quixote to please return home to his family. In a move which was widely criticized at the time of the film's release, Peter O'Toole's singing voice was dubbed for most of his musical numbers, while Sophia Loren did all of her own vocal tracks.
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This movie could very well be the best ever written. Quixote fights WINDMILLS! How is this not funny! If you want a classic movie that dosen't need swears to be funny, buy this movie!
I've watched this twice for school (high school, then again in college), and I've also read the book. One of the greatest stories of all time.
Man of La Mancha
Fa-bu-lous! A superbe Peter O'Toole, a great Sophia Loren and a wonderful story. The perfect movie for everyone who enjoys great drama, a good score and a wonderfully played story. You shouldn't pass this one up. Download and enjoy !!! and don't ever forget to "dream the impossible dream" :o)
- Genre: Musicals
- Released: 2004
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