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The Elephant Man
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Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

Frederick Treves
John Hurt

John Hurt

John Merrick
Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft

Mrs. Kendal
John Gielgud

John Gielgud

Carr Gomm
Wendy Hiller

Wendy Hiller

Mothershead
Michael Elphick

Michael Elphick

Night Porter
Hannah Gordon

Hannah Gordon

Mrs. Treves


Written by (View all)
Christopher De Vore

Christopher De Vore

(screenplay)
Eric Bergren

Eric Bergren

(screenplay)


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Hate humanity but love the humane.

4 years, 5 months ago at Nov 17 17:23
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''I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!''

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Anthony Hopkins: Frederick Treves

''My life is full because I know I a... read more

It will leave you speechless...

5 years, 12 months ago at Apr 21 6:35
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"I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!"

Based on a true story, The Elephant Man is a drama that unconditionally blew me away.

The film is a dramatisation of the life of Englishman Joseph Merrick (Hurt), known as John in the film, who was born with a grotesque physical deformity. Due to the nature and severity of the man's malformat... read more

A heartbreaking and beautiful true story.

3 years, 1 month ago at Mar 17 16:55
1 vote
First of all, I must say that you really need to have a very strong stomach to watch The Elephant Man; not so much because of Merrick's deformity but what had happened to him, what does happen to him and when we explore his past and who he really is, you need to be brave and watch this. I have seen many films in my time but this is the one film where I have felt almost incredibly sick because of t... read more
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Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick, a 19th-century Englishman afflicted with a disfiguring congenital disease. With the help of kindly Dr. Frederick Treves, Merrick attempts to regain the dignity he lost after years spent as a side-show freak.
Release date: 10 October 1980
UPC: 097360134742
Drama (44), Biography (26), 1980s (25), 1980 (17), Black And White (15), Based On A True Story (12), Illness (11), True Story (11), Prejudice (11), Disfigurement (10), Doctor (10), UK (9), Dignity (9), Hospital (7), Usa (7), (7), Black & White (7), Surgery (6), Channel Crossing (6), Expressionist (6)
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