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The Libertine

"He didn't resist temptation. He pursued it."

The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.

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Released: Sep 16th, 2004
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

The Libertine Main Cast

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Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
plays Rochester
Paul Ritter
Paul Ritter
plays Chiffinch
John Malkovich
John Malkovich
plays Charles II
Stanley Townsend
Stanley Townsend
plays Keown
Francesca Annis
Francesca Annis
plays Countess
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): Looks closely at the back of the person being prodded and whipped around 1:17:10 (in Dr. Bendo's room shortly after Alcock pees into a vial), you can faintly see quite a large tattoo in the small of the lady's back that hasn't completely been covered by the make-up.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): When the King talks to Lizzie at the theater, her shoulders are alternately covered, then naked and covered again, without any visible cause.
  • Based on the play by Stephen Jeffreys, which had been produced by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and starred John Malkovich and Martha Plimpton.
  • £6,890 were spent on vegetable oil-based smoke and fog, and £3,672 went into making elegantly carved 17th-century dildos.
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