The Mighty

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The Mighty

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The Mighty

Release Date: October 23, 1998

Year    :   1998
Slogan    :   «The quest for friendship is the noblest cause of all»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Miramax
Director    :   Peter Chelsom
Producers    :   Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Don Carmody, Mary Gail Artz, Barbara Cohen, Julie Goldstein, Deborah Forte, Simon Fields, Jason Clark, Jane Startz
Writers    :   Rodman Philbrick
RunTime    :   100 mins.

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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