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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 ... 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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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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This movie touches you emotionally incredibly deeply
25 March 2002 | by laugh4funSee all my reviews

WOW. This is the best movie EVER. It was amazing. The directing, the acting, the script, the story line, the scenes, the music, the everything! It touched me so incredibly deeply, that even though this movie took place in a different time period, I felt like I was there, and I could relate even though in any other circumstance I wouldn't be able to. It really opens up your eyes, your heart, and your mind. It makes you look at the world in a new perspective. I cried from the beginning to the end. It touches you throughout the entire movie, and is on a real subject matter that is tangible to all. I strongly recommend you to watch this movie, even if you might not have enjoyed the book.


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