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The Elephant Man

PG

2 Oct 1980

2 hr 4 min

Drama, History

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I am not an animal! I am a human being! I... am... a man!
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, 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.

Details

Status: Released
Countries: United Kingdom, USA
Language: English
Awards: Nominated for 8 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 14 nominations.
Budget: $5M

Production

Jonathan Sanger (Producer)
Mel Brooks (Executive Producer)
Stuart Cornfeld (Executive Producer)

Writing

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Production Companies

Brooksfilms

Acting

Anthony Hopkins (as Dr. Frederick Treves)
John Hurt (as John Merrick)
Anne Bancroft (as Mrs. Kendal)
John Gielgud (as Carr Gomm)
Wendy Hiller (as Mothershead)
Freddie Jones (as Bytes)
Michael Elphick (as Night Porter)
John Standing (as Dr. Fox · Fox)
Phoebe Nicholls (as Merrick's Mother)
Kenny Baker (as Plumed Dwarf)
Helen Ryan (as Princess Alex)
Dexter Fletcher (as Bytes' Boy)
Lesley Dunlop (as Nora)
Pat Gorman (as Fairground Bobby)
Claire Davenport (as Fat lady)
Orla Pederson (as Skeleton Man)
Patsy Smart (as Patsy Smart)
Kathleen Byron (as Lady Waddington)
William Morgan Sheppard (as Man In Pub)
Hannah Gordon (as Mrs. Anne Treves)
Frederick Treves (as Alderman)
Richard Hunter (as Hodges)
Robert Lewis Bush (as Messenger)
Roy Evans (as Cabman)
Joan Rhodes (as Cook)
Nula Conwell (as Nurse Kathleen)
Tony London (as Young Porter)
Alfie Curtis (as Milkman)
Bernadette Milnes (as 1st Fighting Woman)
Carol Harrison (as Tart)
Hugh Manning (as Broadneck)
Dennis Burgess (as 1st Committee Man)
Fanny Carby (as Mrs. Kendal's Dresser)
Gerald Case (as Lord Waddington)
David Ryall (as Man With Whores)
Deirdre Costello (as 1st Whore)
Pauline Quirke (as 2nd Whore)
Marcus Powell (as Midget)
Lesley Scoble (as Siamese Twin)
Eiji Kusuhara (as Japanese Bleeder)
Patricia Hodge (as Screaming Mum)
Tommy Wright (as First Bobby)
Peter Davidson (as Second Bobby)
John Rapley (as King In Panto)
Janie Kells (as Horse)
Lydia Lisle (as Merrick's Mother)
Eric Bergren (as Lyra Box Player #1 (uncredited))
Christopher De Vore (as Lyra Box Player #2 (uncredited))
David Lynch (as Man in the Bowler Hat in the Mob Chasing Merrick (uncredited))

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