The Elephant Man

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Release Date: October 10, 1980

2h 5m | Drama


In 19th century England, Dr. Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins) discovers John Merrick (John Hurt), a man suffering from a disfiguring congenital disease, who is being exploited as a side-show freak called The Elephant Man.

Dr. Treves rescues Merrick and takes him under his wing. As trust and friendship ensue, Treves discovers that Merrick is not only an intelligent man, but is also quite artistic and genteel.

Director: David Lynch
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Jonathan Sanger
Cast: Sir John Gielgud, Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, Wendy Hiller
Writer(s): David Lynch, Eric Bergren, Christopher De Vore

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