The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man (1980)

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Merrick's former owner breaks into the hospital, and kidnaps him, taking him back to the circus. The other freaks help Merrick to escape, and he makes it back to King's Cross station in London, where a bunch of kids unmask him. A crowd attacks him, intending to lynch him, but John retorts with his famous "I am not an animal - I am a human being" speech. He is returned to the hospital by the police, and taken to the theatre by the Princess of Wales, where the actress he met earlier dedicates the show to him. That night, Merrick decides to go to sleep in a "normal" position, even though he knows it will cause him to suffocate.

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John Merrick: No! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I. Am... A man!

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Mistakes

At a meeting to do with the hospital's dealings, one man, Mr Broadbeck, objects to the Elephant Man being a patient in the hospital - in the beginning he is wearing spectacles, but, a few seconds later, the spectacles are gone.

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Mel Brooks was Executive Producer but was uncredited so people wouldn't think the movie was a comedy.

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