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Writers (WGA):
Rodman Philbrick (novel)
Charles Leavitt (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 October 1998 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The quest for friendship is the noblest cause of all. See more »
Plot:
Two young boys, both social outcasts in their small town, form an unlikely friendship. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harry Dean Stanton ... Grim

Gena Rowlands ... Gram

Elden Henson ... Maxwell Kane
Douglas Bisset ... Homeless Man

Joe Perrino ... Blade

Dov Tiefenbach ... Doghouse Boy #1
Michael Colton ... Doghouse Boy #2

Daniel Lee ... Doghouse Boy #3
Eve Crawford ... Mrs. Donelli

Kieran Culkin ... Kevin Dillon

Sharon Stone ... Gwen Dillon

John Bourgeois ... Mr. Sacker
Bruce Tubbe ... Officer
Rudy Webb ... Mr. Hampton
Ron Nigrini ... Man in Diner

Nadia Litz ... Girl in Diner

Gillian Anderson ... Loretta Lee

Meat Loaf ... Iggy
Serena Pruyn ... Girl in Hall

Telmo Miranda ... Boy in Hall
Jordan Hughes ... Denardo

Jenifer Lewis ... Mrs. Addison
Bryon Bully ... Fat Boy
Chalaine Porter ... Girl with Limp

James Gandolfini ... Kenny Kane
Lisa Marie Chen ... Girl in Cafeteria
Lisa Mininni ... Cashier
Ann Chiu ... Nurse

Carl Marotte ... Doctor
Nora Sheehan ... Police Woman
Sophie Bennett ... Little Girl
William Van Allen ... Laundry Worker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jenny Wallace ... Hooker (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Chelsom 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Rodman Philbrick (novel "Freak the Mighty")

Charles Leavitt (screenplay)

Produced by
Don Carmody .... co-producer
Jason Clark .... line producer: additional photography
Simon Fields .... producer
Julie Goldstein .... executive producer
Jane Startz .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Deborah Forte .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Trevor Jones 
 
Cinematography by
John de Borman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Martin Walsh 
 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
Barbara Cohen 
 
Production Design by
Caroline Hanania 
 
Art Direction by
Dennis Davenport 
 
Set Decoration by
Carolyn 'Cal' Loucks  (as Cal Loucks)
 
Costume Design by
Marie-Sylvie Deveau  (as Marie Sylvie Deveau)
 
Makeup Department
Christine Hart .... key makeup artist
Christine Hart .... makeup artist: additional photography
Deborah McNulty .... wig coordinator (as Deborah Wolski-McNulty)
Jennifer Bower O'Halloran .... key hair stylist (as Jennifer O'Halloran)
Tricia Sawyer .... makeup artist: Sharon Stone
Toni-Ann Walker .... hair stylist: Ms. Stone (as Toni Walker)
 
Production Management
Joseph Boccia .... production manager
Brian Campbell .... production manager: additional photography
Sanford Hampton .... production manager: Cincinnati (as Sanford E. Hampton)
Isabel Henderson .... post-production supervisor
Stephen Law .... post-production supervisor: UK
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruno Bryniarski .... second assistant director
Jeff Shiffman .... second assistant director: Cincinnati
Mary Sylwester .... third assistant director
David Webb .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Paul D. Austerberry .... art director: additional photography (as Paul Austerberry)
Tory Bellingham .... property master
Deryck Blake .... assistant property master
Rob Bonney .... assistant head carpenter
Tim Brooks .... art department assistant
Paula Collins .... props assistant: Cincinnati
Anthony Cowley .... production designer: additional photography (as Tony Cowley)
Steven Elliston .... head carpenter (as Steve Elliston)
Brad Francis .... on-set painter
Christopher Geggie .... property master: additional photography (as Christopher Greggie)
James Halpenny .... construction coordinator (as Jim Halpenny)
Jack Hering .... set dresser: Cincinnati
Linda McClelland .... buyer
I.R. McEune .... head painter (as Rob McEune)
Tanit Ann Mendes .... art department coordinator
Tim Murton .... scenic artist
Ian Nelmes .... assistant scenic artist
Randy Ross .... assistant head painter
Michael Shocrylas .... assistant art director (as Mike Shocrylas)
Arline Smith .... on-set dresser: FX Smith
Andrew M. Stearn .... assistant art director (as Andrew Stearn)
Gary Damian Thomas .... storyboard artist (as Gary Thomas)
Dan Wladyka .... leadperson
Jeff Zink .... set dresser: Cincinnati
David Ritchie .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Bailey .... foley artist (as Jim Bailey)
Joe Bosco .... adr recordist (as Joseph L. Bosco)
Bruce Carwardine .... sound mixer
Paul B. Clay .... sound supervisor (as Paul Clay)
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... re-recording mixer (as Patrick Cyccone)
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Frank Fleming .... dubbing re-recordist
Sam Gemette .... sound effects editor
Bob Goold .... dialog editor
James B. Howe .... foley mixer (as James Howe)
Benjamin Ing .... consultant: SDDS
Owen Langevin .... sound mixer: additional photography
Vanessa Lapato .... dialog editor
Peter Melnychuk .... boom operator
Christian P. Minkler .... re-recording mixer (as Christian Minkler)
Tally Paulos .... adr editor
Brian Pierret .... dubbing re-recordist
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Jim Thompson .... boom operator: additional photography (as James L. Thompson)
Paul Tinta .... sound assistant
Joel Trent .... boom operator: Cincinnati (as Joel C. Trent)
Casey Troutman .... foley artist
Chris Winter .... sound assistant
Rick Sanchez .... foley artist (uncredited)
Dean St. John .... foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Michael Kavanagh .... special effects coordinator
Martin Malivoire .... special effects coordinator: additional photography
Daniel White .... assistant special effects coordinator (as Danny White)
Ray Comiso .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Dawn Rivard .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Eric Allard .... visual effects coordinator: additional photography
Thane Berti .... title camera: Howard Anderson Company
Alex Cano .... optical lineup: Howard Anderson Company
Scott Crafford .... digital imaging: Digiscope
Tony Deryan .... digital artist: Digiscope
Richard Eberhardt .... optical lineup: Howard Anderson Company
Sara Fillmore .... production manager: C.O.R.E. Digital Effects
Dave Fiske .... digital coordinator: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
Michael L. Griffin .... optical supervisor: Howard Anderson Company (as Mike Griffin)
Aaron Linton .... animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Effects
John Mariella .... animation director: C.O.R.E. Digital Effects
Steve Mayer .... optical camera: Howard Anderson Company
Leilani McHugh .... optical lineup: Howard Anderson Company
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... digital supervisor: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic (as Raymond McIntyre Jr.)
Bernard Joseph Patrick Reilly .... optical lineup: Howard Anderson Company (as Bernie Reilly)
Naomi A. Sato .... digital artist: Digiscope (as Naomi Sato)
Suzanne Shortt .... animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Effects
Lorraine 'Deedle' Silver .... effects producer: Digiscope
Mary Stuart .... executive producer: Digiscope (as Mary Stuart-Welch)
Ji Hyung Sung .... animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Effects (as Jihyung Sung)
Claude Theriault .... animation director: C.O.R.E. Digital Effects
Tracey Vaz .... animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Effects
Bradley Wilkerson .... animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Effects
Terry Bradley .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures (uncredited)
Steven Fagerquist .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Greg Groenekamp .... senior digital compositor: Cineon (uncredited)
Stephen Price .... visual effects executive producer: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ron Bell .... stunt performer
Dan Belley .... stunt performer
Matt Birman .... stunt performer
Rick Forsayeth .... stunt coordinator
Jason Guja .... stunt performer
Erin Jarvis .... stunt performer
Jamie Jones .... stunt performer
Steve Lucescu .... stunt performer
C.J. Lusby .... stunt performer (as C.J. Fidler)
Dwayne McLean .... stunt performer
Sue Parker .... stunt performer
Charlie Picerni .... stunt coordinator: additional photography (as Charles Picerni Sr.)
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt performer (as Ed Queffelec)
Robert Racki .... stunt performer
Bryan Renfro .... stunt performer (as Brian Renfro)
Mary Ann Stevens .... stunt performer (as Mary Ann Boyles)
Peter Szkoda .... stunt performer
Tye Tyukodi .... stunt performer (as Anton Tyukodi)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Scotty Allan .... gaffer
Allan Angus .... generator operator
Chris Athy .... grip: Cincinnati
Paul Bolton .... electrician
Russel Bowie .... second assistant camera (as Russell Bowie)
Kevin Boyd .... video assist operator: Cincinnati (as Kevin P. Boyd)
Jim Butler .... electrician: Cincinnati
Ciaran Copelin .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tim Davis .... video assist operator
Gary Deneault .... rigging gaffer
David M. Dunlap .... additional director of photography (as David Dunlap)
Gordon Eldridge .... electrician (as Gord Eldridge)
Roy Elliston .... rigging grip
Candide Franklyn .... dolly grip
Richard Fredette .... camera loader: Cincinnati
Timothy J. Gindele .... electrician: Cincinnati (as Tim Gendele)
Glen Goodchild .... grip
Wayne Goodchild .... key grip: additional photography
Michael Hall .... first assistant camera
Jim Harrington .... grip: Cincinnati
Kerry Hayes .... still photographer
Perry Hoffman .... camera operator
Matthew Jennings .... best boy grip: Cincinnati
Michael Kelem .... aerial camera operator: Cincinnati
Michael Kelem .... camera operator: second-unit, Cincinnati
Mike Kirilenko .... key grip
John 'Quincy' Koenig .... best boy electric: Cincinnati (as Quincy Koenig)
Daniel F. Larkin .... aerial camera operator: Cincinnati (as Daniel Larkin)
Daniel F. Larkin .... camera operator: second-unit, Cincinnati (as Daniel Larkin)
Robert McRae .... gaffer: additional photography (as Bob McRae)
Randall Roman .... grip: Cincinnati
Ron Sabarsky .... generator operator: Cincinnati
Ian D. Scott .... best boy electric (as Ian Scott)
Dean M. Simmon .... second assistant camera: Cincinnati (as Dean Michael Simmon)
Bob Standish .... camera trainee
Jerry Tisdale .... grip: Cincinnati
Samuel Turturici .... grip (as Sam Turturici)
Brian Woodroof .... electrician
Tara Yates .... camera trainee
Ron Yolevsky .... best boy grip
Chris Alexander .... focus puller: additional photography (uncredited)
Tim Merkel .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Peter Rosenfeld .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ross Clydesdale .... casting: Toronto
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
Lynda Halligan .... casting associate
Karen Meisels .... casting associate
D. Lynn Meyers .... local casting: Cincinnati
Jane Rogers .... extras casting: additional photography
Juli-Ann Kay .... casting associate: Canada (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jay Du Boisson .... assistant costume designer (as Jay DuBoisson)
Robin Fields .... set costumer
Oda Groeschel .... costumer: Ms. Stone
Michele Harney .... assistant costume designer: additional photography
Karen Renaut .... wardrobe mistress
Robert Roberts .... costumer
Gayle Franklin .... costume buyer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Jacqueline Carmody .... associate film editor
Shelley Croft .... trainee editor: Toronto
Justin C. Green .... assistant editor (as Justin Green)
David McGroarty .... assistant editor: Toronto
Bob McMillian .... color timer
Aaron Nicolaides .... apprentice editor
Joseph Virzi .... post-production assistant
Lynne Warr .... first assistant editor
Andrew Yuncken .... assistant editor: UK (as Andy Yuncan)
 
Location Management
David Banigan .... location manager: additional photography
Debra Beers .... location manager
Deirdre Costa .... location manager: Cincinnati
Beverley Kolbe .... assistant location manager
Ron Tailleur .... location assistant
Randy Kennedy .... assistant location manager: re-shoots (uncredited)
Byron A. Martin .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Geoff Alexander .... conductor
Geoff Alexander .... orchestrator
Pol Brennan .... musician: uilleann pipes
Paul Clarvis .... musician: percussion
Clem Clempson .... musician: electric guitar
Gareth Cousins .... score recordist and mixer
Dermot Crehan .... musician: electric violin
Mark Feltham .... musician: harmonica
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Jim Harrison .... supervising music editor
Richard A. Harrison .... assistant music editor (as Richard Harrison)
Trevor Jones .... musician: synthesizer
Trevor Jones .... orchestrator
Julian Kershaw .... orchestrator
London Symphony Orchestra .... music performers (as The London Symphony Orchestra)
Jill Meyers .... music clearances
Gwen Mok .... musician: piano
Craig Ogden .... musician: acoustic guitar
Paul Rabjohns .... music editor: temp music
Simon Rhodes .... music mixer
Simon Rhodes .... music recordist
Victoria Seale .... music coordinator: CMMP
Bill Silcock .... music preparation
Tony Stanton .... music preparation
Paul Todd .... musician: ewi
Gavyn Wright .... additional music leader
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Cocks .... driver
John Coles .... driver
Dave Cotton .... driver
Marvin Hacker .... transportation captain: Cincinnati
Ron Hilts .... head driver
Bill Jackson .... driver
Neil Montgomerie .... transportation coordinator: additional photography
Joe Muscat .... driver
Brian O'Hara .... driver
Don Retzer .... transportation coordinator: Cincinnati
Gerry Savoy .... transportation captain: additional photography
Andrew Star .... head driver: additional photography
Nick Sweetman .... transportation coordinator
Grant Volkers .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Wendell Adkins .... model helicopter operator: Cincinnati (as Wendell Atkins)
Liz Amsden .... production associate
Amanda Ansorge .... assistant: Ms. Startz
Donna L. Bascom .... production counsel: Law Offices of Donna L. Bascom
Glennis Bastien .... production co-coordinator: additional photography
Varina Bleil .... assistant: Mr. Chelsom
Debby A. Blome .... craft service: Cincinnati
Laurel Bresnahan .... tutor
Michelle Bridgman .... production assistant: additional photography
Carmella Caridi .... production counsel: Law Offices of Donna L. Bascom
Timothy Clarkin .... assistant accountant (as Tim Clarkin)
Gareth Cousins .... synthesizer programmer
Cassandra Cronenberg .... key set production assistant
Susanna David .... script supervisor
Deborah Devgan .... assistant: Ms. Startz
Meighan Dobson .... assistant: Mr. Goldstein
Denise Doyle .... assistant: Harvey Weinstein
Traci M. Dunn .... production coordinator: Cincinnati
Prudence Emery .... unit publicist
Gina Frosini .... key set production assistant: Cincinnati (as Gina K. Frosini)
Iris Hampton .... assistant production coordinator: Cincinnati
Paul Hiscock .... production office assistant
Eli Holzman .... assistant: Harvey Weinstein
Kipper .... synthesizer programmer
Braden Kuhlman .... assistant: Ms. Stone (as Brady Kuhlman)
Gillian MacKenzie .... assistant: Ms. Startz
Andrew Madewell .... set production assistant: Cincinnati (as Andrew J. Madewell)
Kristin Marshall .... security: Ms. Stone
Nora Martini .... office production assistant: Cincinnati
Blanche McDermaid .... script supervisor: additional photography
Charles Mcdonald .... title designer: Howard Anderson Company (as Charles McDonald)
Craig McGlauchlin .... stand-in
Heather McIntosh .... production accountant: additional photography
Brad Milburn .... production assistant: additional photography
Michael Neithardt .... assistant: Bob Weinstein
Gordan Nikolitch .... leader
David Paris .... helicopter pilot (as David William Paris)
David S. Pensak .... office production assistant: Cincinnati
Irene Phelps .... production accountant
Tammy Quinn .... production coordinator
Thomas Shane Reed .... set production assistant: Cincinnati (as Thomas 'Shane' Reed)
Robin M. Reelis .... key set production assistant
Dave Reilly .... security: Ms. Stone
Barbara Schneeweiss .... assistant: Harvey Weinstein
Rick Schwartz .... assistant: Harvey Weinstein
Emilie Sennebogen .... assistant: Mr. Fields
Elizabeth Senyi .... assistant production coordinator
Elizabeth Speckman .... post-production accountant: Prep Shoot Post
Louis Spiegler .... assistant: Bob Weinstein
Simone Stock .... assistant: Mr. Fields
Beverly Sutton .... production coordinator: additional photography
Michelle Sy .... assistant: Mr. Goldstein
Sarah Thornton .... production accountant: additional photography
Karen Usher .... set production assistant: Cincinnati
Mark Vise .... set production assistant: Cincinnati
Corey Wood .... stand-in
Wendy Gaboury .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Christopher Gambale .... assistant to Harvey Weinstein (uncredited)
Rosie Heeter .... stand-in: Ms. Stone (uncredited)
Judy Sharinger .... completion supervisor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Eileen Cowel .... thanks
Maria Gillen .... thanks
Doug Meharg .... thanks
Drew G. Miller .... thanks
Casey Silver .... thanks
Paul Webster .... thanks
Vertia Wright .... thanks: Mount Vernon Middle School Assistant Principal
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"My Friend Memory" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for elements of violence and peril
Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Originally, the author of the source book, Rodman Philbrick, also wrote the screenplay, but that screenplay was scrapped because it was too much like the book.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: While at the fair, a whole group of people are shown walking along with lit fireworks sparklers in their hand. The use of fireworks of any kind are prohibited at the fair by fair attendees.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Maxwell Kane:[narrating] It was Freak who told me about King Arthur. How he got this round table, and how he got the bravest knights, and the whole world to sit at that table. You will be brothers, said King Arthur. And you will fight for all those who ask for help. You will be gentle to the weak, but terrible to the wicked. It was Freak who told me about King Arthur. It was Freak who told me everything.
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39 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Rent it. Buy it. Borrow it. SEE IT!!!!, 20 June 2004
Author: wildcat7-2 from Tucson, AZ

I heard about "The Mighty" after I saw The Battle of Shaker Heights and thought I'd find more movies with Elden Henson. I find that he has an ability to play the stupidest characters well ("Idle Hands") and the most clever ("Shaker Heights"). Anyway, I rented The Mighty because of its good rating and strong cast.

It was not what I expected.. it was so much greater. I have seen more than one's share of films and trust that the Mighty will not disappoint. A gem in the rocks? Much more. I have never read "Freak the Mighty" but this movie has me out seeking a copy.

Of course, Rowland's and Stanton's acting was solid. Elden Henson's and Kieran Culkan's are stunning. I believe this is one of Sharon Stone's best performances and Gillian Anderson shows her ability and range. Gandolfini was also as strong an asset as anyone else. This movie was just filled with stellar performances and moments that just make the audience get into the scene.

I really wish this movie had been advertised much more. I mean, my seeing it was quite an oddity. Makes me wonder how many of these great unseen movies I'm missing. Rent it. Buy it. Borrow it. You will not regret it.

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