TV Movie | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
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 »
There had been a rival theatrical production which was cancelled by Phoenix Pictures in 1997. Fred Schepisi was to direct, and Robin Williams and John Cleese were to star.
There is a world outside La Mancha. There is a great elsewhere, my neighbor. And there we may both find fame and fortune.
[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.