The Elephant Man

From the director of 'Eraserhead' and 'Dune', based on the true story of John Merrick, who suffered from a rare, physically distorting disease and was rescued from a life as a circus freak by a courageous doctor. John Hurt gives a heart-rending performance as the Elephant Man and Anthony Hopkins as the surgeon who took him in.

Year: 1980
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, Drama, True Stories, BAFTA - Best Film, Based on..., Best of the 1980s, Empire Mag's Greatest 201, Spiritual Cinema, Biography, Disabilities, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: USA
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones, Michael Elphick, Hannah Gordon
Duration: 123 Minutes
Rating: PG
Location in store: Alice's 500 Greatest Films
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