Poster for the movie "The Elephant Man"

The Elephant Man

Poster for the movie "The Elephant Man"

The Elephant Man (1980)

124 min - Drama, History - 03/10/1980
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, 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.

Director:  David Lynch

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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, 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.


Collections: David Lynch

Genres: Drama, History

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Language:  English
Release Date:  03/10/1980

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Brooksfilms

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 04 min