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The Elephant Man full movie is released on Oct 10, 1980. Watch The Elephant Man online - the English Biography movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $26,023,860. The Elephant Man is directed by David Lynch and created by Christopher De Vore with Anthony Hopkins and John Hurt. The Elephant Man is available online on Hoopla and Pluto TV.

In Victorian London, Dr. Frederick Treves with the London Hospital comes across a circus sideshow attraction run by a man named Bytes called "The Elephant Man". In actuality, the creature on display is indeed a man, twenty-one-year-old Joseph "John" Merrick, who has several physical deformities, including an oversized and disfigured skull, and an oversized and disfigured right shoulder. Brutish Bytes, his "owner", only wants whatever he can get economically by presenting Merrick as a freak. Treves manages to bring Merrick under his care at the hospital, not without several of its own obstacles, including being questioned by those in authority since Merrick cannot be cured. Treves initially believes Bytes' assertion that mute Merrick is an imbecile, but ultimately learns that Merrick can speak and is a well-read and articulate man. As news of Merrick hits the London newspapers, he becomes a celebrated curiosity amongst London's upper class, including with Mrs. Kendal, a famed actress. Despite treated much more humanely, the question becomes whether Treves' actions are a further exploitation of Merrick. And as Merrick becomes more famous, others try to get their two-cents worth from who still remains a curiosity and a freak to most, including to Bytes, who has since lost his meal ticket.

As know as:

Ο άνθρωπος ελέφαντας, El hombre elefante, Drambliažmogis, Человек-слон, Fil Adam

Release Date:

Oct 03, 1980

Release Date (Streaming):

Mar 09, 2010


United States, United Kingdom


English, French

Stream Service:

Paramount Pictures

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An incredible but true story... probably this year's best film., A true story of courage and human dignity., "I am not an animal! I am a human being! man!"


Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
This brooding take on a real-life tale is a work of potency...
by rottentomatoes, Sep 15, 2022
Jay Scott
Globe and Mail
There is a great deal wrong with a movie that adds insult to injury by unconsciously holding back the revelation of make-up.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 16, 2022
Peter Bradshaw
It is an absorbing and satisfying drama, and Hurt's Merrick is very powerful.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 12, 2020

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