Man of La Mancha Poster

Release Date: 1972

DVD Release Date: May 11th, 2004

PG|2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary
In the volatile days of the Spanish Inquisition, the writer Miguel de Cervantes (Peter O'Toole) and his manservant (James Coco) make livings as tax collectors but soon find themselves imprisoned after being accused of crimes against the church. Now facing the wrath of their fellow inmates, Cervantes must persuade the unruly bunch not to burn his prized manuscript -- by performing it for them. With the help of a prostitute (Sophia Loren), they begin the tale of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

Cast: Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco, Harry Andrews, John Castle, Brian Blessed, Ian Richardson, Julie Gregg

Director: Arthur Hiller

Genres: Musical

Production Co: United Artists

Keywords: Amusing, Underdog, Emotional, Charming

Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Music (Scoring: Adaptation and Original Song Score)