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A dramatization of the true story of a young boy afflicted with craniodiaphyseal dysplasia (elephantiasis). The boy overcomes his appearance and revels in the joys of life in the California bikers' community. Well acted, particularly the performances of Stoltz and Cher. A touching film, well-directed by Bogdanovich, that only occasionally slips into maudlin territory.

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Physical Problems, Moms, True Stories, Bikers, Blindness
Screenplay
Anna Hamilton Phelan
Cast
Cher, Sam Elliott, Eric Stoltz, Estelle Getty, Richard Dysart, Laura Dern, Harry Carey, Lawrence Monoson, Marsha Warfield, Barry Tubb, Andrew (Andy) Robinson, Alexandra Powers
Cinematography
Laszlo Kovacs
Director
Peter Bogdanovich
Producer
Mark Huffam

Awards

Oscars 1985: Makeup; Cannes 1985: Actress (Cher).

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