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The Elephant Man (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  4 January 1982 (USA)
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A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.

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Ross
William Hutt ...
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Charlotte Moore ...
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Josephine Nichols ...
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David Rounds ...
Lord John
Veronica Castang ...
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Pinhead Manager
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A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.

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Although based on the same title and historical figures as David Lynch's The Elephant Man (1980), that movie avoided using this 1979 play as a source, going instead to primary sources and medical histories. See more »

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Totally Amazing!
27 December 2001 | by (Fairfield County, CT) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this TV movie when it was first run.

I was about 10 when it was on, and I was TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY with PHILIP ANGLIM's performance as JOHN MERRICK, aka the Elephant Man...

As much as I love David Lynch's (1980) movie with the absolutely adorable ANTHONY HOPKINS as FREDERICK TREVES and JOHN HURT as JOHN MERRICK, it was PHILIP ANGLIM's performance TOTALLY VOID OF COSMETICS, PROTHESTICS, AND OTHER MAKE-UP, THAT BLEW ME AWAY!!!

Philip Anglim ACTUALLY CONTORTED HIMSELF TO SUCH A DEGREE, THAT I THOUGHT THAT HE WAS A PRETZEL!!!!! THAT THERE WAS NO WAY THAT HE CAN UNTANGLE HIMSELF!!!

To tell you the truth, I was so impressed with Philip's performance, that I honestly DO NOT REMEMBER any other performance here, despite the fact that both GLENN CLOSE! and CHRISTOPHER HEWITT! (Mr. Belvedere) were both in the show!!!

I would venture a 99.44% chance that it was this performance that made me fascinated with the story of John Merrick.


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