A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.

Directing:
  • David Lynch

Writing:
  • Eric Bergren
  • Christopher De Vore
  • David Lynch

Stars:
Release Date: 1980-10-02
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  • Country: GB, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 124
  • Budget: $5,000,000
  • Revenue: $26,010,864