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Mr. Jones (1993)

After being arrested during a manic episode, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder is treated by a psychiatrist who begins to develop romantic feelings towards him.

Director:

Mike Figgis

Writers:

Eric Roth (story), Eric Roth (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Mr. Jones
Lena Olin ... Libbie
Anne Bancroft ... Dr. Catherine Holland
Tom Irwin ... Patrick
Delroy Lindo ... Howard
Bruce Altman ... David
Lauren Tom ... Amanda
Lisa Malkiewicz Lisa Malkiewicz ... Susan
Thomas Kopache ... Mr. Wilson
Peter Jurasik ... Dr. Rosen
León Singer ... Hot Dog Vendor
Anna Maria Horsford ... Judge Harris
Edward Padilla ... Bellboy
Baha Jackson ... Son
Epatha Harris Epatha Harris ... Daughter
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Storyline

The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

Everything That Makes Him Dangerous Makes Her Love Him More See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aghaye Jones See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,102,695, 10 October 1993

Gross USA:

$8,345,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,345,845
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rastar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Gere's character rides a Triumph Bonneville motorcycle in the movie. San Diego Antique Motorcycle Club president Art Bishop lent his Triumph Bonneville to the film makers for a scene at short notice. Eagle-eyed filmgoers may spot that Bishop's bike is a 1977 750cc T140 Triumph Bonneville whilst a 1966 650cc T120 Triumph Bonneville is in scenes shot earlier. Both Triumphs are finished in blue and white. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Bowen and Mr. Jones are traveling in the car down the highway after the hearing to the pier, they pass the same building and sign twice. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Jones: I need my highs.
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Connections

References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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Something is happening here, but you don't know what it is, do you, Mr. Jones?
18 August 2005 | by clivySee all my reviews

I don't know very much about bipolar depression, aside from reading biographies of Robert Lowell, the poet. I have to say though that Richard Gere is outstanding in this movie. It started showing on ITV2 and his performance drew me into the story- I had to watch it to the end.

It's a brave premise for a Hollywood film but "Mr. Jones" is let down by a flawed script. I was offended by the way the doctor was portrayed. Of course she was played by a stunning actress, of course she became attached to her patient- to the point of invading his privacy by looking up his friends from his time at music college twenty years earlier. Oh, and of course (SPOILER- in more ways than one) she slept with him as well. She offers to resign which keeps her from being professionally ruined – sorry, but I can't see a qualified and experienced psychiatrist falling in love with her patient, let along sleeping with him while he's still under treatment. The ending peters out as well- to suggest that they will become a couple, I suppose.

The hospital scenes are strong and moving, as is the the subplot about the young student. This could have been an interesting study of people in emotional distress. Too bad they couldn't match Mr. Jones with unsentimental and uncompromising portraits of those trying to help him.


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