The Mighty

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(out of 5)


Touching, heartfelt drama based on the novel Freak The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick, about an overgrown, delayed pre-teen named Max () suffering under the weight of his adolescent angst. His life changes when he meets the brilliant and quirky Kevin (), a boy of the same age who suffers from Morkio syndrome (a degenerative disease where your bones stop growing but your inner organs do not).  Kevin points out at one point in the film that one of them has no brain and the other no legs and the Wizard of Oz doesn’t live in Cincinnati, so they team up and become a sort of team, calling themselves Freak the Mighty (which was the original title of the film before the marketing team got their hands on it). The two youngsters are excellent in their roles, but most of the beauty in the film comes from the touching moments they have with supporting characters, most notably as Max’s grandmother, and (who also produced) as Kevin’s heartbroken mother.  tears apart her stalwart image with her hilarious performance as a southern gal from the wrong side of the tracks.


USA, 1998

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel Freak The Mighty by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  TIFF 1998


Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Golden Globe Award Nominations
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Sharon Stone)
Best Original Song-Motion Picture (“The Mighty”, music by Trevor Jones, lyrics by Sting)


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