The MightyOctober 9, 1998
This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size…
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 7.1/10 (7,165 voted)
Stars: Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone
This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. Kevin, an intelligent guy helps out Maxwell to improve his reading skills. In return, Kevin wants Maxwell to take him out places since he is not allowed out unauthorized. Being the social outcasts of the town, Kevin and Maxwell come to realize that they are similar to each other and accept that they are "freaks" and nothing will stop them.
Writers: Rodman Philbrick, Charles Leavitt
Harry Dean Stanton
(as Joe Perrino)
Doghouse Boy #1
Doghouse Boy #2
Doghouse Boy #3
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Courage comes in all sizes.
Bac Films [France] (French)|
Release Date: 9 October 1998
Filming Locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Opening Weekend: $87,705
(11 October 1998)
(22 November 1998)
Did You Know?
Trailer features two scenes not used in the final film: Max playing with one of Kevin's toys and Kevin gets a computer on Christmas.
Geoff Alexander is credited as conductor twice.
It was Freak who told me about King Arthur. How he got this round table, and how he got the bravest knights, and the whole world to sit at that table. You will be brothers, said King Arthur. And you will fight for all those who ask for help. You will be gentle to the weak, but terrible to the wicked. It was Freak who told me about King Arthur. It was Freak who told me everything.
More than "Mighty", it's great!
This movie is a real sleeper. I heard it was pretty good from a friend. My
friend really understated.
Every thing about this movie is thoroughly enjoyable. The story is
enthralling. The cinematography and special effects are wonderful. The
acting is, well Harry Dean Stanton and Gena Rowlands do their usual great
job and the two boys who play Max and the Freak (Kevin), Elden Ratliff and
Kieran Culkin are impressive. Meat Loaf and Gillian Anderson are a trip to
watch and Sharon Stone showed me acting that I didn't think she had in her.
All in all a cast that does a great job.
The sound track is really something. I thoroughly enjoyed the music. If
there was a small impediment in the film, it was a story that could of
played on sympathy, but I don't think it was harmful. I've seen this
storyline before, but the way it was done I didn''t care.