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The Professor and the Madman (2019)

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Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Natalie Dormer ... Eliza Merrett
Mel Gibson ... James Murray
Stephen Dillane ... Dr. Richard Brayne
Sean Penn ... Dr. William Chester Minor
Jennifer Ehle ... Ada Murray
Jeremy Irvine ... Charles Hall
Eddie Marsan ... Muncie
Ioan Gruffudd ... Henry Bradley
Steve Coogan
David O'Hara
Laurence Fox
Anthony Andrews
Adam Fergus ... Alfred Minor
Aidan McArdle ... Defence Attorney Clarke
Brian Fortune ... Head Board Member
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Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

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The Incredible True Story That Defined Our World.


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Country:

Ireland

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English

Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Professor and the Madman See more »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Filmed partially in Dublin, Ireland in 2016. See more »

Goofs

Minor has a flashback of the Civil War and we see a man who has lost his leg in battle screaming. But the man has obviously already had surgery on the leg and it is now a healed stump, not a fresh injury. See more »

Quotes

James Murray: Who's she?
Dr. William Chester Minor: The impossible.
James Murray: The more impossible, the greater the love.
Dr. William Chester Minor: Do you truly believe that? My heart is so sick.
James Murray: Well... what I know of love is that the sickness often becomes the cure.
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was skeptical at first.....
17 April 2019 | by bradleydavis-10031See all my reviews

I mean going in, how interesting could a movie about making a dictionary be? was blown away by the acting from Gibson, Penn, and the other characters. A great story all around.


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