"The Elephant Man" quotes

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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.

Director: David Lynch
Writer: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch
Production: N/A
Genre: drama, history
Year: 1980
MetaScore: 78/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: $26,010,864
Released: 10 Oct 1980
Awards: Nominated for 8 Oscars. 10 wins & 22 nominations total

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Frederick Treves - Anthony Hopkins
John Merrick - John Hurt
Mrs. Kendal - Anne Bancroft
Carr Gomm - John Gielgud
Mothershead - Wendy Hiller