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The Elephant Man (1980)

PG
124 min | Biography, Drama

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.
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Christopher De Vore (screenplay) | Eric Bergren (screenplay) | David Lynch (screenplay) | Frederick Treves (book "The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences") (as Sir Frederick Treves) | Ashley Montagu (in part on the book "The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity")
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$ 5,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 26,010,864
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Oct 10, 1980 (United States)

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8.2 / 10 | 192,639 votes