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The Professor and the Madman (2019)

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Release Date: May 10

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

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Farhad Safinia
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Credited cast:
Natalie Dormer ... Eliza Merrett
Mel Gibson ... James Murray
Jeremy Irvine ... Charles Hall
Sean Penn ... Dr. William Chester Minor
Stephen Dillane ... Dr. Richard Brayne
Jennifer Ehle ... Ada Murray
Eddie Marsan ... Muncie
Steve Coogan
Ioan Gruffudd ... Henry Bradley
Laurence Fox
David O'Hara
Anthony Andrews
Brendan Patricks ... Winston Churchill
Aidan McArdle ... Defence Attorney Clarke
Brian Fortune ... Head Board Member
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Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

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The Incredible True Story That Defined Our World.


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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entre la razón y la locura See more »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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The film's writer & director wrote Apocalypto (2006), which was directed by this film's star Mel Gibson. See more »

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Great story, script, acting and directing - Kudos to Penn/Gibson
17 April 2019 | by trav123See all my reviews

This is one of those rare stories that makes one enjoy good story telling and acting with depth. Not a silly hollywood film but a true classic. Sean Penn pulls off a spectacular acting job, and Mel Gibson is in his element once again. It would have been interesting to see what the Director had in mind as a final cut without being kicked out, so maybe a Directors cut will happen down the road. Regardless of the legal aspects, it still is a wonderful film especially about a subject that could have easily been rather dull by any other creative team. 8 stars


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