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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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Canada | USA

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English

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20 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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Ontario, Canada

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1.33 : 1
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A pretty good representation of the book
21 February 2000 | by jimmyplmSee all my reviews

I watched this made for television movie last night and found it to be quite an entertaining movie. I read the book in high school, so I was already familiar with the plot. While the book is better (that is inevitable with any film adaptation of a novel), this was a fairly good film. I think that Matthew Modine did a wonderful job playing Charlie Gordon. I have seen an older film adaptation of the novel (I think it was called "Charlie"), and it was nowhere near as good as this version. I recommend this movie to anyone who has read the classic novel.


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