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    Unique ID Code: 0000020293
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    Added on: 12/7/2001 16:46
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    Charly (UK)

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    A love story that begins with an incredible experiment!
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 99 mins
    Retail Price: £12.99
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    Cliff Robertson (Too Late The Hero, PT 109, 699 Squadron) deservedly picked up a Best Actor` Oscar for his remarkable performance as the mentally challenged Charly Gordon. Based on Daniel Keyes’ novel `Flowers for Algernon`, Robertson had already played the role in the 1961 TV adaptation but his wonderful screen performance 7 years later makes this movie an unmissable classic.

    Charly Gordon is a gentle adult with the mind of a child. Determined to improve himself, he attends night school, where he soon earns the sympathy of his attractive teacher, Alice (Claire Bloom). When Charly’s attempts at learning prove worthless, he volunteers for experimental brain surgery, which accelerates his IQ to genius levels. However, with the treatment, he also encounters complex emotions for the first time in his life, such as love, and he falls for Alice. But a frightening discovery soon leads him to challenge everything he`s been told.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Photo Gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Directed By:
    Ralph Nelson

    Written By:

    Ruth White
    Leon Janney
    Lilia Skala
    Claire Bloom
    Cliff Robertson

    Soundtrack By:
    Ravi Shankar

    Director of Photography:
    Arthur J. Ornitz

    Fredric Steinkamp

    Production Designer:
    Charles Rosen
    John DeCuir

    Ralph Nelson

    Executive Producer:
    Selig J. Seligman


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