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The Man Without a Face

Directed by Mel Gibson
Produced by Bruce Davey, Dalisa Cohen (co-producer)
Written by Malcolm MacRury (screenplay)
Based on the novel by Isabelle Holland
Starring Mel Gibson
Nick Stahl
Music by {{{music}}}
Cinematography {{{cinematography}}}
Editing by {{{editing}}}
Distributed by Warner
Released August 25, 1993
Running time 114 min.
Language English
Budget $25 Million
Preceded by {{{preceded_by}}}
Followed by {{{followed_by}}}
IMDb profile


The Man Without a Face is a 1993 drama starring and directed by Mel Gibson. The movie is based on Isabelle Holland's 1972 novel. Most critics were impressed with what was Gibson's directing debut, but noted that the book's criticism of homophobia had been obscured in the film version. Image File history File links Man_without_a_face_movie_poster. ... Mel Gibson Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American-born Australian-reared actor, director and producer best known for acting in the Mad Max movie series, the Lethal Weapon series, acting in and directing the Academy Award winning Braveheart and directing the 2004 blockbuster The Passion... Isabelle Christian Holland (born June 16, 1920 in Basel, Switzerland — died February 9, 2002) was a fictional author. ... Mel Gibson Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American-born Australian-reared actor, director and producer best known for acting in the Mad Max movie series, the Lethal Weapon series, acting in and directing the Academy Award winning Braveheart and directing the 2004 blockbuster The Passion... Nick Stahl at the Terminator 3 premiere. ... The WB Shield, used from 2001 to late 2003. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... Cite error 4; Invalid call; no input specified 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Mel Gibson Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American-born Australian-reared actor, director and producer best known for acting in the Mad Max movie series, the Lethal Weapon series, acting in and directing the Academy Award winning Braveheart and directing the 2004 blockbuster The Passion... Isabelle Christian Holland (born June 16, 1920 in Basel, Switzerland — died February 9, 2002) was a fictional author. ... The term homophobia means an irrational fear of or contempt for homosexuality or homosexuals. It is derived from the words homosexual and phobia (meaning panic fear in Greek). ...


Cast & Crew

  • Mel Gibson .... Justin McLeod
  • Nick Stahl .... Charles E. 'Chuck' Norstadt
  • Margaret Whitton .... Catherine Palin
  • Fay Masterson .... Gloria Norstadt
  • Gaby Hoffmann .... Megan Norstadt
  • Geoffrey Lewis .... Chief Wayne Stark
  • Richard Masur .... Prof. Carl Hartley
  • Michael DeLuise .... Douglas Hall, Gloria's Boyfriend
  • Ethan Phillips .... Todd Lansing
  • Jean De Baer .... Mrs. Lansing
  • Jack De Mave .... Mr. Cooper
  • Viva .... Mrs. Cooper
  • Justin Kanew .... Rob Lansing
  • Sean Kellman .... David Taylor-Fife
  • Chris Lineburg .... Scott Pearson
  • Kelly Wood .... Amy Banks
  • Jessica Taisey .... Signy Eaton
  • David A. McLaughlin .... Chuck's Father
  • George Martin .... Sam the Barber
  • Timothy Sawyer .... Gus
  • Lawrence Wescott Jr. .... Bob
  • Michael Currie .... Mr. Cameron, General Store Owner
  • Stanja Lowe .... Mrs. Cameron
  • Zach Grenier .... Dr. Lionel Talbot, Psychiatrist
  • William Meisle .... Judge Sinclair
  • Robert Hitt .... Mr. William McDowell
  • Mary Lamar Mahler .... Miss Fletcher, Children's Aid
  • Robert DeDiemar Jr. .... Chuck at age 17
  • Drew Guenett .... Ferry Crew Member
  • Gene Leverone, a renowned actor.... Holyfield Master #1
  • Malcolm MacRury .... Holyfield Master #2
  • George D. Fuller .... Speaker at Graduation
  • Harriette C. Henninger .... Neighbor
  • Edmund Genest .... Husband #6 (as Edmond Genest)
  • John B. Guptill .... Chuck's Friend
  • Michael Forte .... Pedestrian
  • Elizabeth S. Clarke .... Ferry Passenger
  • Sam Nelson .... Beluga (uncredited)

Plot

(Spoilers Warning) Spoiler could refer to Plot spoiling: a document, review, or comment which discloses plot details of a book, play, or film. ...


The film takes place in the turbulent era of the late 1960s where Justin McLeod (Gibson) has been living the life of a recluse painter for seven years, after being in a car accident that disfigured his face, killed one of his students and ended his teaching career. However, a young boy named Chuck needs a tutor to help him pass the exams required for entrance into a military academy, and hence he eventually is able to persuade McLeod to become his teacher and in a larger sense his role model. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ...


However, Chuck keeps his daily meetings with McLeod a secret, to avoid the scorn of being associated with a disfigured man, with a past shrounded in mystery. However, when his mother learns that he has been visiting this man, she and the rest of the town are convinced that McLeod must have been sexually molesting the child and no amount of denial from the young Chuck seems to make much difference. McLeod is railroaded out of the town as a social pariah and ordered by the authorities not to have any sort of contact with Chuck.


However, McLeod breaks this final rule, leaving Chuck behind a note that wishes him the best of luck in his academic goals and a meek reminder to the audience about the need for society to tolerate people that are different. In a final shot, Chuck is seen graduating from the military academy, with honors, and sees a mysterious figure in the background and reconizes it as his tutor; the man without a face.


Novel vs. Film

  • In the original novel, McLeod was a homosexual and Chuck was at least confused about his own sexual orientation and seemed to be attracted to McLeod as a father figure and in a more pre-teen physical attraction as well. In the film, Chuck has no sexual identity crisis and McLeod is heterosexual or asexual. Rumors are abound that Gibson insisted that the republication of the novel, delete any references to McLeod's homosexuality [1].
  • In the novel, McLeod gets into the accident, because he was intoxicated at the time, while in the film the car crash was caused by McLeod being so overcome with shock with the possible homosexual attractions his student had for him.

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The Man Without a Face - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (516 words)
The Man Without a Face is a 1993 drama starring and directed by Mel Gibson.
In a final shot, Chuck is seen graduating from the military academy, with honors, and sees a mysterious figure in the background and recognizes it as his tutor; the man without a face.
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Part of this man's family was handsome young son who had aspirations of joining the circus as a trapeze artist or an actor.
The young man went to Mass and communion every day, and after thanking God for saving his life, asked God to only give him peace of mind and the grace to be the best man he could ever be in His eyes.
His life was the inspiration for his production of the movie "The Man Without A Face." He is to be admired by all of us as a God fearing man, a political conservative, and an example to all as a true man of courage.
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