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The Elephant Man (1980)

PG 10/10/1980 (US) DramaHistory 2h 4m

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 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.

  1. David Lynch

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Eric Bergren


  3. Christopher De Vore


Top Billed Cast

  1. Anthony Hopkins

    Anthony Hopkins

    Dr. Frederick Treves

  2. John Hurt

    John Hurt

    John Merrick

  3. Anne Bancroft

    Anne Bancroft

    Mrs. Kendal

  4. John Gielgud

    John Gielgud

    Carr Gomm

  5. Wendy Hiller

    Wendy Hiller


  6. Freddie Jones

    Freddie Jones


  7. Michael Elphick

    Michael Elphick

    Night Porter

  8. Hannah Gordon

    Hannah Gordon

    Mrs. Anne Treves

  9. Helen Ryan

    Helen Ryan

    Princess Alex

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The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue $26,010,864.00


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