The Elephant Man (1980) (Tv Show)

The Elephant Man (1980)

The Elephant Man (1980)
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.


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.


Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones, Michael Elphick, Hannah Gordon, Helen Ryan, John Standing, Dexter Fletcher, Lesley Dunlop, Phoebe Nicholls, Pat Gorman, Claire Davenport


Director: David Lynch
Writers: Christopher De Vore (screenplay), Eric Bergren (screenplay)
Genres: Biography, Drama
Certificate: PG
Country: USA, UK
Language: English
Release Date: 10 October 1980 (USA)
Runtime: 124 min
Sound Mix: Dolby
Color: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

The Elephant Man (1980)

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