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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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Jeff Bleckner

Writers:

Daniel Keyes (novel), John Pielmeier (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Charlie Gordon
Kelli Williams ... Alice Kinian
Richard Chevolleau Richard Chevolleau
Jeff Pustil Jeff Pustil
Ken James Ken James
Richard Fitzpatrick Richard Fitzpatrick
Bonnie Bedelia ... Rose
Ron Rifkin ... Dr. Jonah Strauss
Cameron Bowen ... Young Charlie
Gloria Slade ... Faye
Cliff Saunders ... Mike
Kathryn Kirkpatrick ... Bernice
David McFarlane David McFarlane ... Lester
Ronit Cohen Ronit Cohen ... Francine
Philip Kowalik Philip Kowalik ... Young Charlie 2
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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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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Amongst the best drama movies ever.
24 July 2003 | by byelisSee all my reviews

This must be one of the most underestimated movies ever. Never, in my long movie life, have I ever seen such a dramafilm. You got a GREAT plot, unexpected happenings. 100 % satisfactory, I didn't yawn once during the movie. I can for sure tell you that, in the right mood, you will cry a river. Such a sad(positive) story, and great performances should you look long after. Now, I wont repeat myself, go see it. It's among the underestimated movies ever.


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