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The Man Without a Face ()


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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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Justin McLeod
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Charles E. 'Chuck' Norstadt
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Catherine Palin
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Gloria Norstadt
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Megan Norstadt
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Chief Wayne Stark
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Prof. Carl Hartley
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Douglas Hall, Gloria's Boyfriend
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Todd Lansing
Jean De Baer ...
Mrs. Lansing
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Mr. Cooper
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Mrs. Cooper
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Rob Lansing
Sean Kellman ...
David Taylor-Fife
Chris Lineburg ...
Scott Pearson
Kelly Wood ...
Amy Banks
Jessica Taisey ...
Signy Eaton
David A. McLaughlin ...
Chuck's Father
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Sam the Barber
Timothy Sawyer ...
Gus
Lawrence Wescott Jr. ...
Bob
Michael Currie ...
Mr. Cameron, General Store Owner
Stanja Lowe ...
Mrs. Cameron
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Dr. Lionel Talbot, Psychiatrist
William Meisle ...
Judge Sinclair
Robert Hitt ...
Mr. William McDowell
Mary Lamar Mahler ...
Miss Fletcher, Children's Aid
Robert DeDiemar Jr. ...
Chuck at age 17
Drew Guenett ...
Ferry Crew Member
Gene Leverone ...
Holyfield Master #1
Malcolm MacRury ...
Holyfield Master #2
George D. Fuller ...
Speaker at Graduation
Harriette C. Henninger ...
Neighbor
Edmund Genest ...
Husband #6 (as Edmond Genest)
John B. Guptill ...
Chuck's Friend
Michael Forte ...
Pedestrian
Elizabeth S. Clarke ...
Ferry Passenger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryal Haakenson ...
Father in Stands (uncredited)
Sam Nelson ...
Beluga (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mel Gibson

Written by

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Isabelle Holland ... (novel)
 
Malcolm MacRury ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Dalisa Cohen ... co-producer
Bruce Davey ... producer
Donald Ginsberg ... associate producer
Stephen McEveety ... executive producer
Bob Schulz ... associate producer

Music by

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James Horner

Cinematography by

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Donald McAlpine ... (as Donald M. McAlpine)

Film Editing by

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Antony Gibbs ... (as Tony Gibbs)

Editorial Department

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Sherrye Gibbs ... assistant editor
Brad Jacques ... apprentice editor
Mark Solomon ... assistant film editor
Matthew Tucker ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Marion Dougherty

Production Design by

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Barbara Dunphy

Art Direction by

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Marc Fisichella

Set Decoration by

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Donald Elmblad

Costume Design by

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Shay Cunliffe

Makeup Department

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Roland Blancaflor ... crew: Cannom Creations
Greg Cannom ... special makeup creator
Mitch Devane ... crew: Cannom Creations
Stephan Dupuis ... makeup supervisor (as Stéphan L. Dupuis)
William Howard ... hair stylist
John Logan ... crew: Cannom Creations
Stephen Prouty ... crew: Cannom Creations (as Steve Prouty)
Jo-Anne Smith-Ojeil ... makeup artist
Todd Tucker ... crew: Cannom Creations
Keith VanderLaan ... makeup effects crew: Cannom Creations
Larry Waggoner ... hair styles supervisor
Robert E. Watson ... crew: Cannom Creations (uncredited)

Production Management

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Sharon Mann ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matt Earl Beesley ... first assistant director
Ronald Chong ... second assistant director (as Ronnie Chong)
John D. Kuberski ... second second assistant director
Ken Paull ... additional second assistant director

Art Department

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John Alvin ... poster artist
Simon Andrew ... painter: McLeod's paintings
Alan E. Cober ... artist: McLeod's illustrations
Ray Fisher ... set dresser
Vicki Fraser ... set designer
Stanford Gilbert ... assistant property master
Aaron J. Harney ... construction foreman (as Aaron Harney)
Christopher Harwood ... lead person
Tobey L. Levine ... art department coordinator
Alexander 'Sandy' Nesbitt ... prop maker
King Orba ... property maker (as Mark Wallace)
Cheri Paul ... property master
Erich W. Schultz ... construction coordinator

Sound Department

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Jonathan Bates ... supervising sound editor
Michael Evje ... production sound
Tommy Goodwin ... adr mixer / foley mixer
Peter Holt ... foley editor
Peter Horrocks ... dialogue editor
Dean Humphreys ... re-recording mixer
Gerry Humphreys ... re-recording mixer
Christopher Lloyd ... assistant foley editor
Brian Mann ... assistant foley editor
James M. McCann ... boom operator
Andrew Melhuish ... assistant foley editor
Alan Paley ... adr editor

Special Effects by

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Brian Ricci ... special effects coordinator
Stephen R. Ricci ... special effects foreman (as Stephan Ricci)

Stunts

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Bill Anagnos ... stunts (as Billy Anagnos)
Peter Bucossi ... stunts
David R. Ellis ... stunt coordinator (as David Ellis) / stunts (as David Ellis)
Roy Farfel ... stunts
Janet Paparazzo ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Alexonis ... grip
Mark Davison ... first assistant camera
David G. George ... video assist operator
Bruce Alan Greene ... Steadicam operator (as Bruce Greene)
Brett Laumann ... assistant chief lighting technician
Duane Manwiller ... second assistant camera
Steve Mathis ... chief lighting technician
John O'Connor ... film loader
Jesse Wayne Parker ... best boy grip
Andres L. Porras ... camera operator
C. Alan Rawlins ... key grip
Douglas Ryan ... camera operator
C. Ashley Sudge ... dolly grip (as Charles Ashley Sudge)
Joseph Trammell ... video playback operator (as Joe Trammell)
Joel David Warren ... still photographer
William M. Weberg ... grip
Daryn Okada ... additional photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Kari Strom Bush ... casting associate: New York
Debra Lord Cooke ... extras casting (as Dee Cooke)
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting
Ronna Kress ... casting associate
Lilian Silva ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Elaine Bergeron ... costumer
Michael Castellano ... costume supervisor: men
Elana Fisher ... wardrobe production assistant
Austin Myers ... costumer
Cheryl G. Smith ... costumer
Taryn Walsh ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Andy Arey ... location manager
Diane Lee ... assistant location manager
Jim Thomas ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Jim Henrikson ... music editor
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by
Shawn Murphy ... score mixer
Thomas Pasatieri ... orchestrator (as Tom Pasatieri)
James Horner ... conductor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Michael Coady ... driver
Jimmy Flynn ... transportation coordinator
Michael Forte ... driver: cast
Brian Maguire ... transportation captain
William O'Brien ... transportation coordinator
Marty Radcliff ... driver
Jonathan A. Rosenfeld ... transportation coordinator (as Jonathan Rosenfeld)
Kevin Wilson ... picture car coordinator

Other crew

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Joe Barzo ... researcher
Michael Battaglia ... unit publicist
Bob Bernstein ... boat crew
Timothy A. Burris ... assistant production accountant
Elizabeth S. Clarke ... assistant production coordinator
Matilda de Cagny ... animal trainer
Maureen Duffy ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Chris Silver Finigan ... production accountant
Michael Forte ... security consultant
William Shane Grisco ... animal trainer
Dennis Hawkesworth ... production assistant
Adrienne King ... looping voices
Shauna L. Kroen ... assistant accountant
Suzanne Lambert ... stand-in
Mable Lawson-McCrary ... script supervisor
Paul Lenart ... assistant to associate producer: Bob Schulz
Elizabeth A. Miller ... craft service
Tim Monich ... dialect coach
Frederic Perrin ... caterer
Andrew Shapiro ... consultant: boat
Karen Shaw ... production coordinator
Tristan Whalley ... international publicity
Julie Adams ... dialect coach (uncredited)
Erica Kissack ... contact lens technician (uncredited)
Brian Stewart ... story editor (uncredited)
Bill Timoney ... adr voice group (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines A fatherless boy had almost given up all his dreams... until one man believed in him enough to make them come true. See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'homme sans visage (France)
  • Der Mann ohne Gesicht (Germany)
  • El hombre sin rostro (Spain)
  • Zmogus be veido (Lithuania)
  • Manden uden ansigt (Denmark)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Mel Gibson cast himself in the role of McLeod, only after he was unable to find any other satisfactory actor, willing to take the part. See more »
Goofs When Gibson is giving Stahl his mock exam results from his truck, you can see a boom mic reflected in the cars windscreen. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Man Without a Face/Wilder Napalm/King of the Hill/Hard Target/And the Band Played On (1993). See more »
Soundtracks BORN A WOMAN See more »
Quotes [first line, voiceover]
Chuck Norstadt: It was a good dream, my best one. Everything was perfect. My mother was proud of her son's wings. My half-sister, Meg, lost her braces. My other half-sister, Gloria, had realized my intellectual superiority and was quietly respectful to me. My stepfathers were slaves, captured in battle. And there was a WAC by my side, not too bright, not too loud, hugely attractive. It's a good dream: a "John Wayne meets Hugh Hefner" philosophy of life... if you consider Hef a philosopher... or John Wayne. But whatever the dream, there's always a face that I can't see, that I keep missing, out there beyond the edge of the crowd.
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