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Promotional poster for Barcelona
|Directed by||Whit Stillman|
|Produced by||Whit Stillman
|Written by||Whit Stillman|
|Music by||Mark Suozzo|
|Edited by||Christopher Tellefsen|
|Distributed by||Fine Line Features|
|July 29, 1994|
The main character in Barcelona is a Chicago salesman named Ted Boynton, who lives and works in the eponymous Spanish city in the early 1980s. Ted's cousin, Fred, a naval officer, unexpectedly comes to stay with Ted at the beginning of the film. Fred has been sent to Barcelona to handle public relations on behalf of a U.S. fleet scheduled to arrive later.
The cousins have a history of conflict since childhood, to which the film refers several times. Ted and Fred develop relationships with various single women in Barcelona and experience the negative reactions of some of the community's residents to the context of Fred's presence. Ted also faces possible problems with his American employer and with the concept of attraction to physical beauty.
- Taylor Nichols as Ted Boynton, the film's protagonist and narrator; a liberal but uptight American businessman working in Barcelona who seeks his own path in life.
- Chris Eigeman as Fred Boynton, Ted's belligerent cousin, a U.S. Navy officer, who visits and also has his own opinions on life and love.
- Tushka Bergen as Montserrat Raventos, an attractive blonde local woman who works at Fira de Barcelona (Barcelona Trade Fair) and becomes romantically involved with Ted.
- Mira Sorvino as Marta Ferrer, an opinionated Trade Fair employee who becomes romantically involved with Fred.
- Pep Munné as Ramon, the film's main antagonist; a manipulative, Yankee-baiting journalist who clashes with Fred and who is also romantically connected to both Montserrat and Marta.
- Hellena Schmied as Greta, a Trade Fair employee who captures Ted's interest late in the film.
- Nuria Badia as Aurora Boval, a Trade Fair employee and mutual friend of Montserrat, Marta, and Greta.
- Jack Gilpin as The Consul
- Thomas Gibson as Dickie Taylor, Ted's company supervisor
- Quotations related to Barcelona (film) at Wikiquote
- Barcelona at the Internet Movie Database
- Barcelona at AllMovie
- Barcelona at Box Office Mojo
- Barcelona at Rotten Tomatoes
- Phil's whitstillman.org "Barcelona" page (links on the film)
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