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Sideshow: Alive on the Inside (1999)

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TV Movie | 115 min | Documentary

These real, amazing and very human stories reawakened interest in the bizarre and eccentric world of the circus and carnival sideshow, turning the spotlight on the legendary headliners of yesteryear and their modern-day counterparts who ...See moreThese real, amazing and very human stories reawakened interest in the bizarre and eccentric world of the circus and carnival sideshow, turning the spotlight on the legendary headliners of yesteryear and their modern-day counterparts who have chosen to be sideshow performers and found real happiness in their strange careers. This revealing look takes viewers backstage for an unforgettable glimpse at the world's most fascinating personalities. Narrated by Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld"). An entertaining cult hit co-produced with TLC, one of cable network's all-time, top-rated programs. Features Percilla the Monkey Girl, Jeanie Tomaini (the World's Only Living Half Woman), Melvin Burkhardt (the Human Blockhead), Siamese Twins Ronnie and Donnie Gaylon, the Wolf Boys of Mexico, Sandy Allen (the World's Tallest Woman) and more. Written by Anonymous See less
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Percilla Bejano
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Ronnie Galyon
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Jeanie Tomaini
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Popeye Perry
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Judy Rock
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Jim Galyon
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Harry Rawls
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Charlie Roark
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Robert Wadlow
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Harvey Lee Boswell
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Daisy Hilton
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Violet Hilton
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Robert L. Ripley
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D.C. Collins
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Red Stuart
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Gloria Rhoden
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Bobby Reynolds
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Dick Zigun
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Jim Rose
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Justinian Morton
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Jerry Springer
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Joe Herrman
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Danny Gomez
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Larry Gomez
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Julius Chick
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Ian Gumpel
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Joe Laurello
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Peter Mano
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Harley Newman
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7.1 / 10 | 15 votes