The Man Without a Face

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A solidly crafted if ultimately unexceptional family film about the mentor-pupil relationship of a disfigured outcast and a fatherless 12-year-old boy. 'Hamburger Head' McLeod (Gibson) lives on an island, keeping visitors at bay with his Alsatian dog and his surly manner. Desperate to get into the military college attended by his missing father, Chuck Norstadt overcomes his fear and asks the former teacher to tutor him for the entrance exam. Nick Stahl is fine as the boy, but director Gibson could, perhaps, have dispensed with the redundant extracts from Red River and The Merchant of Venice.

Release details

Duration: 115 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mel Gibson
Screenwriter: Malcolm MacRury
Cast: Mel Gibson
Nick Stahl
Margaret Whitton
Fay Masterson
Gaby Hoffman
Geoffrey Lewis
Richard Masur
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