The Man without a Face

The Man without a Face

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Overview

Mel Gibson made his feature film directing debut with this drama, loosely based on the book by Isabel Holland, which combines elements from The Elephant Man, Mask, Scent of a Woman, and The Karate Kid in a study of the capacity for human trust and compassion. Gibson plays Justin McLeod, a former teacher who, after having his face and his body terribly disfigured in an automobile accident, has taken to living alone in a big house in an island off the coast of Maine. McLeod works as a free-lance artist who undergoes the humiliation of being shunned by his neighbors and called "hamburger head" behind his back. McLeod keeps to himself and wants nothing to do with his neighbors. But one day an adolescent boy, Chuck Norstadt (Nick Stahl), comes knocking at his door desperate for a tutor. At first suspicious, McLeod gradually warms up to Chuck and they become pals. But their burgeoning friendship is frowned upon by Chuck's family and the local police chief, Stark (Geoffrey Lewis), apparently because of rumors circulating that McLeod had a record concerning child molestation. This piece of gossip threatens Chuck with the loss of his teacher and a new-found friend.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2019
UPC: 0883929675203
Original Release: 1993
Rating: PG-13
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 9,520

Special Features

Making-of featurette Remembering The Man Without a Face; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mel Gibson Justin McLeod
Nick Stahl Chuck
Margaret Whitton Catherine
Fay Masterson Gloria
Gaby Hoffmann Megan
Geoffrey Lewis Chief Stark
Richard Masur Carl
Michael DeLuise Douglas Hall
Marion Dougherty Actor
Edmond Genest 6th Husband
Stanja Lowe Mrs. Cameron
Ethan Phillips Mr.Lansing
Jean de Baer Mrs.Lansing
Jack de Mave Mr.Cooper
Viva Mrs. Cooper
George Martin Sam the Barber
Michael Currie Mr.Cameron
Zach Grenier Dr.Talbot
William Meisle Judge Sinclair
Robert Hitt Mr.McDowell
Bobby Roger Poirier Graduate

Technical Credits
Mel Gibson Director
Matt Earl Beesley Asst. Director
Greg Cannon Makeup
Shay Cunliffe Costumes/Costume Designer
Bruce Davey Producer
Barbara Dunphy Production Designer
Michael Evje Sound/Sound Designer
Marc Fisichella Art Director
Antony Gibbs Editor
Donald Ginsberg Associate Producer
James Horner Score Composer
Donald M. McAlpine Cinematographer
Stephen McEveety Executive Producer
Douglas Ryan Camera Operator
Bob Schulz Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Man Without a Face
1. Chuck's Best Dream. [3:14]
2. Family Ferry Ride. [3:37]
3. Vandalism Observed. [1:25]
4. Don't Be Such A Boy. [2:39]
5. Trip To Freak Beach. [3:17]
6. Seeing John Wayne. [1:48]
7. Meeting The Freak. [4:02]
8. Meeting A Hairball. [2:37]
9. Learn Or Leave. [3:43]
10. Party Chatter. [2:34]
11. Family Feelings. [1:58]
12. Two Essays. [5:41]
13. The World Upstairs. [3:06]
14. "Stultus Puer." [3:13]
15. Waxing Poetic. [2:58]
16. Keeping A Secret. [3:40]
17. Sheakespearean High. [3:59]
18. Fluid Imbalances. [3:31]
19. Truth Behind The Face. [1:57]
20. Rebuffed. [2:30]
21. Chuck's Worst Dream. [1:11]
22. Breakfast Brouhaha. [2:53]
23. Word Gets Out. [2:32]
24. "Et Tu, Chuckus?" [4:01]
25. Practice Exam. [1:09]
26. Carrot Day. [5:08]
27. Gloria's Revelation. [5:58]
28. Irrational. [4:10]
29. Authorities Step In. [3:16]
30. Reckless Driving. [3:47]
31. Pass Or Fail. [3:50]
32. "Is This What You See?" [5:14]
33. Untouchable Grace. [2:47]
34. A Face Before Me. [2:02]
35. End Credits. [4:59]

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