The Elephant Man

I am not an animal! I am a human being! I … am … a man!

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The Elephant Man
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, 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.
2 h 04 min
Release Date
2 October 1980
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, Kenny Baker, Claire Davenport, Orla Pederson, Patsy Smart, Kathleen Byron, William Morgan Sheppard, Frederick Treves, Richard Hunter, Robert Lewis Bush, Roy Evans, Joan Rhodes, Nula Conwell, Tony London, Alfie Curtis, Bernadette Milnes, Carol Harrison, Hugh Manning, Dennis Burgess, Fanny Carby, Gerald Case, David Ryall, Deirdre Costello, Pauline Quirke, Marcus Powell, Lesley Scoble, Eiji Kusuhara, Patricia Hodge, Tommy Wright, Peter Davidson, John Rapley, Janie Kells, Lydia Lisle, Eric Bergren, Christopher De Vore, Harry Fielder, David Lynch, Ralph Morse, Fred Wood, Stromboli, James Cormack, Brenda Kempner, Chris Greener, Gilda Cohen, Teri Scoble, Robert Day, Hugh Spight, Teresa Codling, Marion Betzold, Caroline Haigh, Florenzio Morgado, Victor Kravchenko, Beryl Hicks, Michele Amas, Lucie Alford, Penny Wright, Jack Armstrong, Adam Caine, Tony Clarkin, Dave Cooper, Chick Fowles, Norman Gay, George Holdcroft, Juba Kennerley, Jay McGrath, Henry Roberts, Kevin Schumm, Ian Selby, Guy Standeven, Reg Thomason
Drama, History