|Edward the King 1975 TV, 520 min.|
Director: John Gorrie
Cast: Timothy West, Annette Crosbie, Helen Ryan, Robert Hardy, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Robert Flemyng, Jane Lapotaire, Charles Sturridge, Michael Hordern, Simon Gipps-Kent, Charles Dance
This made-for-TV British miniseries covers the life of Queen Victoria's and Prince Albert's eldest son, "Bertie," who ascended to the throne as King Edward VIII. The biography involves the time span from his birth in 1840 until his death in 1910.
|The Elephant Man 1980 PG, 125 min.|
Director: David Lynch
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones, Michael Elphick, Hannah Gordon, Helen Ryan, John Standing, Dexter Fletcher, Lesley Dunlop, Pat Gorman, Phoebe Nicholls, Claire Davenport
In the 1800s, John Merrick "The Elephant Man" (John Hurt) suffered from neurofibromatosis, a terribly disfiguring disease and has spent most of his life as a carnival freak. He is befriended by Dr. Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins) who sees more in Merrick than his outward appearance. Treves brings Merrick to the hospital where he works, and, for a short time, Merrick gains human dignity. But, Treves begins to question his own motivations after the press learns about Merrick's hospital stay and exploits him. The film received eight Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Actor (John Hurt), and Director. 1 User Review
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|The Hawk 1993 R, 86 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: David Hayman
Cast: Helen Mirren, George Costigan, Owen Teale, Melanie Till, Rosemary Leach, Pooky Quesnel, Clive Russell, David Harewood, Marie Hamer, Christipher Madin, Helen Ryan, John Duttine
Annie Marsh (Helen Mirren) suspects that her husband Stephen (George Costigan) is the serial killer known as "The Hawk." After confiding in her friend Norma (Melanie Till), Annie goes to the police, but she fears that they will not believe her because she has spent time in a mental hospital.
|Misunderstood 1984 PG, 91 min.|
Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Cast: Gene Hackman, Henry Thomas, Rip Torn, Huckleberry Fox, Susan Anspach, Maureen Kerwin, June Brown, Helen Ryan, Nadim Sawalha, Nidal Ashkar
After the death of their mother, two young sons rely on their father (Gene Hackman) to help them overcome their emotional trauma.
|1. Edward the King (1975)|
2. The Elephant Man (1980)
3. The Hawk (1993)
4. Misunderstood (1984)
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