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Flowers for Algernon (2000)

TV-PG | | Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 20 February 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 »

Director:

Jeff Bleckner

Writers:

Daniel Keyes (novel), John Pielmeier (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Charlie Gordon
Kelli Williams ... Alice Kinian
Richard Chevolleau
Jeff Pustil Jeff Pustil
Ken James Ken James
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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Storyline

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 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?

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Connections

Version of Charly (1968) See more »

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Touching performance
21 February 2000 | by mermattSee all my reviews

The case makes this film touching and believable. It could easily become just a soap opera, but with the central character in the deft hands of Matthew Modine, the story comes to life.

It is OF MICE AND MEN and FRANKENSTEIN blended together but with a more positive outcome. The desire of science to "improve" human life is presented here as a mixed blessing. Viewed this way, the story becomes a parable about what is truly important and meaningful in life.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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