All the human spirit needs to thrive...is a chance. In one of his most l egendary films, director David Lynch chronicles the intense emotional jo urney of a complex, lonely man and the dedicated surgeon who changed his life. John Merrick (John Hurt) was born with a horribly disfiguring con genital disease, and suffered the humiliation of being a sideshow freak. Only when London doctor Frederick T reves (Anthony Hopkins, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, RED DRAGON) rescues him does Merrick begin to regain the life of dignity and respect t hat everyone deserves. Based on a true story, the critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film has earned its place in cinematic hist ory. Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud and Wendy Hiller lend mo ving performances to an already powerful story. Visually fascinating and hi storically relevant, Lynch has created a haunting masterpiece of com passion, beauty and ultimately, humanity.]]>
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