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Gideon (1998)

Gideon Dobbs is young, simple-minded man who checks into a retirement home where he finds the residents have lost their lust for life. Through his innocence he changes their lives and ... See full summary »

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Claudia Hoover

Writer:

Brad Mirman
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Complete credited cast:
Christopher Lambert ... Gideon Oliver Dobbs
Charlton Heston ... Addison Sinclair
Carroll O'Connor ... Leo Barnes
Shirley Jones ... Elly Morton
Mike Connors ... Harland Greer
Barbara Bain ... Sarah
Shelley Winters ... Mrs. Willows
Crystal Bernard ... Jean MacLemore
Christopher McDonald ... Alan Longhurst
Mykelti Williamson ... Coleman Walker
Taylor Nichols ... Dr. Richard Willows
Michael Bowen ... Billy Ray Turner
Harvey Korman ... Jacob Titleman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Donner ... Mr. Taylor
Scott Dorel ... Butcher
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Gideon Dobbs is young, simple-minded man who checks into a retirement home where he finds the residents have lost their lust for life. Through his innocence he changes their lives and teaches them that each day is a precious gift. Written by Anonymous

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The world we create is the world we live in...

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Addison Sinclair: You have a modest humor, Gideon. I appreciate that. So many men today are filled with their own self-importance. They wear their success and intellect for the world to see. But they are merely shields. A true man is not afraid to show himself... his inner self. He relies on who he is, rather than what he is. I have always thought that one should move through life accumulating silent victories. I believe that you are such a man, Gideon. One who walks the quiet road.
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Escape Artist
Written by Brian Wooldridge and Scott Wooldridge
Performed by the Wooldridge Brothers
Courtesy of Don't Records
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Christopher Lambert's best performance since Highlander.
11 January 2001 | by Jonathan HornerSee all my reviews

This has to be Christopher Lambert's best performance since Highlander. Lambert really shows the audience what he can do and when he puts all his effort into it, Lambert can be a really good actor.

Lambert plays Gideon, a mentally retarded man who can't read, write or even do simple maths. He is sent to an old people's home to brighten up the live's of those who live there. As time goes by Gideon makes new friends and learns to love one another.

I'm a massive fan of Lambert's. I was really shocked by his performance. He was superb as Gideon. We are all used to see Lambert star in action movies, put even in this moving drama movie he's excellent. This movie is a very touching story and it'll have you in tears in the end.

8/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gideon's Web See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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