“The Elephant Man” quotes(1980)
Plot – London, second half of the nineteenth century. Because of a very rare disease called 'neurofibromatosis', young John Merrick is called the "elephant man" and he works in Bytes' circus. Due to that condition he has monstrous appearances and Bytes treats him like an animal. John is then discovered by Dr. Frederick Treves, a London Hospital surgeon who wants to study his disease. To the scientist John seems to be a very intelligent man indeed, with a refined and sensitive soul and the Londoner aristocratics are sincerely interested in his case. The hospital's stoker tries to take advantage of Merrick exposing him by a fee-paying until John is beaten and locked up in a cage together with some monkeys. Some of his moved circus fellows free him, but fate has other joys and sorrows set aside for him.
All actors – Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones, Michael Elphick, Hannah Gordon, Helen Ryan, John Standing, Dexter Fletcher, Lesley Dunlop, Phoebe Nicholls, Pat Gorman, Claire Davenport, Orla Pederson, Patsy Smart, Frederick Treves, Stromboli, Richard Hunter, James Cormack, Robert Lewis Bush, Roy Evans, Joan Rhodes, Nula Conwell, Tony London, Alfie Curtis, Bernadette Milnes, Brenda Kempner, Carol Harrison, Hugh Manning, Dennis Burgess, Fanny Carby, William Morgan Sheppard, Kathleen Byron, Gerald Case, David Ryall, Deirdre Costello, Pauline Quirke, Kenny Baker, Chris Greener, Marcus Powell, Gilda Cohen, Lesley Scoble, Teri Scoble, Eiji Kusuhara, Robert Day, Patricia Hodge, Tommy Wright, Peter Davidson, John Rapley, Hugh Spight, Teresa Codling, Marion Betzold, Caroline Haigh, Florenzio Morgado, Victor Kravchenko, Beryl Hicks, Michele Amas, Lucie Alford, Penny Wright, Janie Kells, Lydia Lisle, Eric Bergren, Adam Caine, Christopher De Vore, Harry Fielder, Norman Gay, Ralph Morse, Kevin Schummshow all
“The Elephant Man” Quotes 15 quotes
“I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!”
“Am I a good man? Or a bad man? That's all...”
“My life is full because I know I am loved.”
“- Mrs. Kendal: Why, Mr. Merrick, you're not an elephant man at all.
- John Merrick: Oh no?
- Mrs. Kendal: Oh no... no... you're a Romeo.”
“Life... is full of surprises.”
“Never. Oh, never. Nothing will die. The stream flows, the wind blows, the cloud fleets, the heart beats. Nothing will die.”
“People are frightened by what they don't understand.”
“- John Merrick: Would you care to see my mother?
- Frederick Treves: Your mother? Yes please. Oh but she's... Mr. Merrick, she's beautiful!
- John Merrick: Oh, she had the face of an angel!”
“- John Merrick: I must have been a great disappointment to her.
- Mrs. Treves: No, Mr. Merrick, no. No son as loving as you could ever be a disappointment.”
Because of the extensive area covered by papillomatus growths, the patient has been called "The Elephant Man".
“He's the greatest Freak in the World...”