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Rated
PG
Runtime 124 min
Ratings
92% critics Rotten Tomatoes
93% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 14+ Common Sense Media
Genre Biography, Drama
Release 10/10/80
Actors Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud
Directors David Lynch
John Merrick (whose real name was Joseph, as this is based on a true story) is an intelligent and friendly man, but he is hated by his Victorian-era English society because he is severely deformed. Once he is discovered by a doctor, however, he is saved from his life in a freak show and he is treated like the human being that he really is.
Genre Biography, Drama
Release 10/10/80
Actors Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud
Directors David Lynch
John Merrick (whose real name was Joseph, as this is based on a true story) is an intelligent and friendly man, but he is hated by his Victorian-era English society because he is severely deformed. Once he is discovered by a doctor, however, he is saved from his life in a freak show and he is treated like the human being that he really is.