Casanova (1987)





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Decked out in powdered wig and pasty "dandy" makeup, Richard Chamberlain stars as legendary Venetian lover Giovanni Casanova (1725-1798) in this made-for-television biopic. The teleplay by George Macdonald Fraser (of "Flashman" fame) follows Casanova as his reputation for being catnip to women builds throughout the 18th century. His sexual exploits cost him several important social and professional posts, and eventually land him in a Venice prison on a morals charge. Casanova's escape attempt provides a strong second act for this 3-hour effort, which also offers an amusing "con job" practiced by Casanova on a willing countess (Faye Dunaway). Frank Finlay co-stars as a nobleman who conducts a decades-long feud with our rakish hero. Filmed in Spain and Italy, Casanova debuted on March 1, 1987.
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama , Television
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Turner Home Entertainment


John Wells
as Judge
Faye Dunaway
as Madame D'Urfe
Richard Chamberlain
as Giacomo Casanova
Traci Lind
as Heidi
Frank Finlay
as Razetta
Ornella Muti
as Henriette
Roy Kinnear
as Balbi
Hanna Schygulla
as Casanova's Mother
Sophie Ward
as Jacqueline
Sylvia Kristel
as Maddalena
David Hart
as Dr. Gozzi
Paul Geoffrey
as Dragoon Captain
Bruce Purchase
as Major Grandi
Jessica Moore
as Angelique
Elizabeth Mason
as Lady in Waiting
William Job
as Tour Guide
Alvaro Labra
as Tailor
Rose McVeigh
as Captain's Wife
Dennis Vaughan
as Doge of Venice
Chris Edmonds
as Austrian Sergeant
Jessica Moore
as Angelique
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All Critics (1)

The combination of love, lust, music and Venice are the compelling ingredients of Casanova, a swashbuckling tale about matters of the heart and the masks we wear.

Full Review… | February 11, 2006
Urban Cinefile

Here is a Casanova true to the spirit of the legendary original %u2013 gorgeous, witty, flamboyant, seductive, and delightful company for an evening of pure enjoyment.

March 4, 2006

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