The Elephant Man Poster

Release Date: October 30th, 1991

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Legendary "freak" John Merrick (Philip Anglim) has a debilitating disease that has physically transformed his features in a way that frightens and shocks any that see him. Merrick's extreme deformities leave him isolated and lonely. However, he does have a sympathetic ally, the surgeon Frederick Treves (Kevin Conway). Treves does his best to help Merrick, seeing the man inside the deformity, despite the cruel manner in which the patient is treated by society.

Cast: Philip Anglim, Kevin Conway, Penny Fuller, Richard Clarke, Glenn Close

Director: Jack Hofsiss

Genres: Drama, Biography

Production Co: Marble Arch Productions

Keywords: Spirited, Engaging, Dark, Doctor, London, Rescue

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Awards

Winner Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie