The Man Who Loved Women (1983 film)

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The Man Who Loved Women
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Blake Edwards
Produced by Tony Adams
Blake Edwards
Screenplay by Blake Edwards
Milton Wexler
Geoffrey Edwards
Story by Michel Fermaud
Suzanne Schiffman
François Truffaut
Music by Henry Mancini
Cinematography Haskell Wexler
Edited by Ralph E. Winters
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 16, 1983 (1983-12-16)
Running time
110 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $19 million
Box office $10,964,231[1]

The Man Who Loved Women is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Burt Reynolds, Julie Andrews and Kim Basinger. It is a remake of the 1977 French film L'Homme qui aimait les femmes.

It chronicles the affairs of an artist, as told from the perspective of his analyst and eventual lover. She chronicles his obsessive love of women, which leads to his eventual death.

Plot synopsis[edit]

David Fowler (Reynolds) is a successful sculptor whose fast and loose lovelife slams him head-on into a mid-life crisis when his insatiable hunger for women begins to render him socially, artistically, and sexually impotent. His quest to end his losing streak leads him to the couch of attractive psychiatrist Marianna (Andrews), to whom David must explain everything—beginning with his first sexual encounter—in an attempt to regain control of his life.

David relates his exploits, including an affair with Louise, a beautiful woman married to a Texas millionaire, who likes to have sex in risky public places. He also has a fling with Agnes, mistaking her for a woman he saw on the street whose legs were all of her that he could view.

David ultimately falls in love with Marianna, his therapist, who must cease seeing him as a patient to indulge their affair. His funeral draws women of all kinds, lining up to pay their last respects.



While the original 1977 French film was greatly appreciated, the American remake was a box office flop and a critical failure.[citation needed] In the United States, the film opened at #10 and went on to gross $10,964,231 (equivalent to $26,940,000 in 2017).


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