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Flowers for Algernon (2000)

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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Richard Fitzpatrick
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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 <countrymuzluvr@yahoo.com>

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Last month, Charlie Gordon couldn't read. Now he's quoting Shakespeare. Can the medical miracle that changed his life help him understand the meaning of love?

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This is a remake of the movie Charly with Cliff Robertson, which is based on the book Flowers For Algernon. See more »

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Referenced in Wingin' It: Flowers for Sergernon (2012) See more »

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21 February 2000 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

A very touching movie. Sad and funny. Very realistic cast. Very uplifting and powerful. I read the book a couple of weeks ago. I love the book and the movie as well. I cannot wait until the movie comes out on video/DVD. This was an enjoyable movie.


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