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PG-13| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
Young Chuck Norstadt (Nick Stahl) wants nothing more than to join a prestigious military academy like his late father, but he is wary of the school's lofty academic standards. With only a single summer in which to study for the entrance exam, Chuck finds an unlikely tutor in the form of Justin McLeod (Mel Gibson), a disfigured recluse who was once a teacher. McLeod agrees to teach Chuck, and the two form a deep friendship -- until Chuck learns of the secret behind McLeod's terrible scars.

Cast: Mel Gibson , Nick Stahl , Margaret Whitton , Fay Masterson , Gaby Hoffman , Geoffrey Lewis , Richard Masur , Michael DeLuise

Director: Mel Gibson

Genres: Drama

The Man Without A Face (1993)

Release Date: June 14th, 1993|1 hr. 54 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • For all the humor, passion and decency Gibson invests in the film, The Man Without a Face doesn't add up to much more than a pretty reminder not to judge a book by its cover. show more

  • The Man Without a Face saves itself from sugary sweetness by presenting the friendship of McLeod and Chuck against a harsh small-town background. The screenplay takes off in some strong directions, while Gibson, in his first film as a director, keeps it honest all the way. [25 Aug 1993, p.E1] show more

  • To Gibson's credit, Face's essential hokiness doesn't sink in until later. Let's hope, though, the Mel Man has flushed this scarface stuff out of his system. [25 Aug 1993, p.3D] show more

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