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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.

Cast

Richard Chamberlain
as Giacomo Casanova
Frank Finlay
as Razetta
Faye Dunaway
as Madame D'Urfe
Sylvia Kristel
as Maddalena
Ornella Muti
as Henriette
Sophie Ward
as Jacqueline
Hanna Schygulla
as Casanova's Mother
Bruce Purchase
as Major Grandi
Chris Edmonds
as Austrian Sergeant
Paul Geoffrey
as Dragoon Captain
Jessica Moore
as Angelique
David Hart
as Dr. Gozzi
William Job
as Tour Guide
Elizabeth Mason
as Lady in Waiting
Rose McVeigh
as Captain's Wife
Dennis Vaughan
as Doge of Venice
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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.

February 12, 2006 | Full Review…

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