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The Secret Life of Algernon (1997)

Unrated | | Comedy
Algernon is an old man who lives alone, having conversations with a porcelain cat and enjoys making things out of bones... he boils a neighbor's dead dog for the bones... and he is visited ... See full summary »

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Charles Jarrott
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Cullum ... Algernon Pendleton
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Madge Clerisy
Charles Durning ... Norbie Hess
Hrant Alianak ... Mahir Sulleyman
Kay Hawtrey ... Mrs. Binney
Ivan VanHecke Ivan VanHecke ... Lajos
Malcolm Wilson Malcolm Wilson ... Salesman
Dawn McKelvie Cyr Dawn McKelvie Cyr ... Female Driver
Adèle Bourque Adèle Bourque ... Pretty Girl
John F. O'Halloran John F. O'Halloran ... Commissionaire / Officer
Wally MacKinnon Wally MacKinnon ... Meterman (as Wally McKinnon)
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Algernon is an old man who lives alone, having conversations with a porcelain cat and enjoys making things out of bones... he boils a neighbor's dead dog for the bones... and he is visited by an old friend who is dying of ailments and thus commits suicide, leaving a million dollars in a suitcase. A woman claiming to be interested in Algernon's Egyptologist great grandfather pretends to be in love with Algernon... and he almost falls for it. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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English

Filming Locations:

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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This Is A Great Sleeper!
13 September 2000 | by DuckFlirtSee all my reviews

I saw this movie like at 2 am and I did not want to sleep until I saw the end, its a great story! Carrie Anne Moss as usual is beautiful in it and John Cullum was brilliant as a dimwitted but determined individual.


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