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The Secret Life of Algernon (1997)

Unrated | | Comedy
Algernon is an old man who lives alone, having conversations with a porcelain cat and enjoys making things out of bones... he boils a neighbor's dead dog for the bones... and he is visited ... See full summary »

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Algernon Pendleton
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Madge Clerisy
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Norbie Hess
Hrant Alianak ...
Mahir Sulleyman
Kay Hawtrey ...
Mrs. Binney
Ivan VanHecke ...
Lajos
Malcolm Wilson ...
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Dawn McKelvie Cyr ...
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Adèle Bourque ...
Pretty Girl
John F. O'Halloran ...
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Wally MacKinnon ...
Meterman (as Wally McKinnon)
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Algernon is an old man who lives alone, having conversations with a porcelain cat and enjoys making things out of bones... he boils a neighbor's dead dog for the bones... and he is visited by an old friend who is dying of ailments and thus commits suicide, leaving a million dollars in a suitcase. A woman claiming to be interested in Algernon's Egyptologist great grandfather pretends to be in love with Algernon... and he almost falls for it. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Charming, warm and slightly twisted... my kind of movie!
10 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

We recorded this to "watch later". When that time came, I was busy as the credits rolled and didn't see the Title. Not knowing which movie was playing, I had no preconceptions about it.

I was very pleased with this gently-paced story of Algernon (an older man portrayed so very well by John Cullum) who lives quietly until several individuals effect his life. Both the circumstances and his viewpoint of the events are believable; his reasoning as to how to solve the resulting dilemma shows a simple, wonderful logic.

I strongly recommend this movie... an 8 on my scale.


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