Don Quixote (2000 film)

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Don Quixote
Don Quixote FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Peter Yates
Produced by Dyson Lovell
Robert Halmi Sr.
Written by Miguel de Cervantes (novel)
John Mortimer (screenplay)
Starring John Lithgow
Bob Hoskins
Isabella Rossellini
Lambert Wilson
Music by Richard Hartley
Cinematography David Connell
Distributed by TNT (USA)
Divisa Home Video (2004) (Spain) (DVD)
Running time
138 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Don Quixote is a 2000 television film made by Hallmark Entertainment and distributed by TNT. It was directed by Peter Yates, and the teleplay, by John Mortimer, was adapted from Miguel de Cervantes' classic novel Don Quixote. The film was shown in three parts in Europe but in one installment in the U.S.[citation needed]

The film was produced by Dyson Lovell, with Robert Halmi Sr. and John Lithgow as executive producers, and cinematography by David Connell. The original music is by Richard Hartley. The film stars Lithgow as Don Quixote de La Mancha (Quixote's real name is Alonso Quijano), and Bob Hoskins as Sancho Panza, and features Isabella Rossellini, Vanessa Williams, Lambert Wilson, Amelia Warner, Tony Haygarth, Peter Eyre, Lilo Baur, James Purefoy, and Trevor Peacock; it completed a decades-old goal of Yates' — his original intent was to cast Richard Burton in the lead role.[citation needed]

Home media

Of all the Hallmark adaptations of classic novels which premiered on Turner Network Television, only Don Quixote is still unavailable on a U.S. or British DVD. The film was made in English and released on VHS shortly after it was telecast in the U.S., but the only DVD ever made of the film are the dubbed-into-Spanish version distributed by Divisa Home Video (Spain), and a DVD available with English or Russian-dubbed voices, with subtitles in Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Russian.

Awards and nominations

The film was nominated for three Primetime Emmys,[2] and John Lithgow was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.[3]


  1. ^ Don Quixote (in English and German). Region 2 (Japan, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt): Amazon. 2000. ASIN B00DRHTYCI. Format: PAL DVD
  2. ^ "Emmys In the Middle". Seattle Times. July 21, 2000. 
  3. ^ "Nominees for 7th annual Actor Awards". UPI. January 30, 2001. 

External links

  • Don Quixote on IMDb
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