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Flowers for Algernon (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  20 February 2000 (USA)
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Charlie Gordon is mentally handicapped and all he wants in life is to be a genius. When he gets picked for experimental surgery it looks like his dream may finally come true. But the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Chevolleau
Jeff Pustil
Ken James
Dr. Jonah Strauss
Cliff Saunders ...
David McFarlane ...
Ronit Cohen ...
Philip Kowalik ...
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Charlie Gordon is mentally handicapped and all he wants in life is to be a genius. When he gets picked for experimental surgery it looks like his dream may finally come true. But the surgery has side effects that could could kill Charlie. Can Charlie survive being just plain old "Charlie Gordon" and will his newfound romance survive this test of character? Written by Michelle Pickrell <>

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The only film that made me cry
12 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first saw the Matthew Modine version, and I have never cried before or since, there are levels to be drawn from this film that were possibly never devised and never intended. The chords it struck in me, may be completely missed in others, perhaps it was just a sensitive moment, whether it be music,paintings,photos,sculptures,films, and even adverts we see what we see, we feel what we feel, independent of others. Be happy we are different, be happy we see things differently, be happy we are the same. I have since seen the Cliff Robertson version, another good film, not read the book and don't intend to. I understand some of the other comments regarding the book and film differences, from reading the Celestine Prophecy and watching the DVD, I prefer the book. Another film from book is Conversations with God, I like the film, I may read the book, but I got the message anyway, that's what I think it's all about.If you like reading get a book,if you like watching get a DVD/video, but don't miss the message.

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