The Mighty

The Mighty (1998)

The quest for friendship is the noblest cause of all

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1998-10-23
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 135 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Miramax
  • Production Country: United States of America
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From 135 Ratings
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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.

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    Production Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
    Production Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
    Sound Trevor Jones Music
    Production Don Carmody Co-Producer
    Editing Martin Walsh Editor
    Production Mary Gail Artz Casting
    Production Barbara Cohen Casting
    Production Julie Goldstein Executive Producer
    Production Deborah Forte Executive Producer
    Crew John de Borman Cinematography
    Art Dennis Davenport Art Direction
    Production Simon Fields Producer
    Directing Peter Chelsom Director
    Art Caroline Hanania Production Design
    Writing Rodman Philbrick Screenplay
    Costume & Make-Up Marie-Sylvie Deveau Costume Design
    Art Carolyn 'Cal' Loucks Set Decoration
    Production Jason Clark Line Producer
    Production Jane Startz Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Christine Hart Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Tricia Sawyer Makeup Artist