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The Man Without a Face (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 August 1993 (USA)
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Chuck wants to leave home but can't make the grade for boarding school. Then he finds out the disfigured recluse living nearby is an ex-teacher.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Justin McLeod
... Charles E. 'Chuck' Norstadt
... Catherine Palin
... Gloria Norstadt
... Megan Norstadt
... Chief Wayne Stark
... Prof. Carl Hartley
... Douglas Hall, Gloria's Boyfriend
... Todd Lansing
Jean De Baer ... Mrs. Lansing
... Mr. Cooper
... Mrs. Cooper
Justin Kanew ... Rob Lansing
Sean Kellman ... David Taylor-Fife
Chris Lineburg ... Scott Pearson
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Storyline

The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was incinerated and for which he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. He is also suspected of being a pedophile. He is befriended by Chuck, igniting the town's suspicion and hostility. McLeod instills in his protégé a love of justice and freedom from prejudice which sustains Chuck beyond the end of the film. Written by Mike McBain <mike@calcite.apana.org.au>

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A fatherless boy had almost given up all his dreams... until one man believed in him enough to make them come true.

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Rated PG-13 for mature subject matter | See all certifications »

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25 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre sin rostro  »

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$24,760,338
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Trivia

The poem about airplanes that McLeod gives to Chuck to read is "High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee. See more »

Goofs

When the family is having breakfast and the mom announces her wedding plans, we see the sister Meg fill a bowl with cereal and milk. Moments later when they argue, she throws her cereal at Gloria. But Gloria is shown as perfectly dry, when she should be covered in cereal and milk. See more »

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Justin McLeod: People spend too much time thinking of the past. Whatever else it is, it's gone.
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Referenced in Minority Report (2002) See more »

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BORN A WOMAN
Written by Martha Sharpe
Performed by Sandy Posey
Courtesy of G.M.L., Inc.
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The Man Without a Face
16 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Gibson makes a spectacular directorial debut in this story of a relationship between a teacher, a man disfigured from a car accident and a fire and his young and troubled pupil. Both characters learn from each other the values of freedom and true friendship. Impressive performance from Gibson, as the teacher.


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