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The Professor and the Madman (2019)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Gibson ... James Murray
Sean Penn ... Dr. William Chester Minor
Eddie Marsan ... Mr. Muncie
Natalie Dormer ... Eliza Merrett
Jennifer Ehle ... Ada Murray
Steve Coogan ... Frederick James Furnivall
Stephen Dillane ... Dr. Richard Brayn
Ioan Gruffudd ... Henry Bradley
Jeremy Irvine ... Charles Hall
Laurence Fox ... Philip Lyttelton Gell
Anthony Andrews ... Benjamin Jowett
Lars Brygmann ... Max Mueller
Bryan Murray ... Henry Liddell
David O'Hara ... Church
Sean Duggan ... Tom Coleman
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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:

The Professor and the Madman See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,653,382
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie marks the first time Mel Gibson and Sean Penn will star in a movie together. See more »

Goofs

Minor has a flashback of the Civil War and we see a man who has lost his leg in battle screaming. But the man has obviously already had surgery on the leg and it is now a healed stump, not a fresh injury. See more »

Quotes

Ada Murray: Sometimes when we push away, that is when we most need to be resisted.
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Connections

Referenced in Evening Urgant: Artem Dzyaba/Zivert (2019) See more »

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If not love...then what?
30 March 2019 | by maha-sidahmedSee all my reviews

Walked into the film with no expectations or knowledge of what it was about, except that it starred Gibson and Penn.

Walked out of the film blown away. The script, cast (each and every one of them), the story... all beautifully portrayed.

Though-provoking, heart-wrenching and inspiring.


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