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Gideon (1999)






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In the comic fable Gideon, the residents of the Lakeview Retirement Home are drifting through their final years with quiet dissatisfaction. A former cook (Carrol O'Connor) can't stand the food, a former fighter (Mike Connors) wishes he could still box, a one-time philosophy professor (Charlton Heston) has no one to discuss life's issues with, and a long-time artist (Shirley Jones) isn't allowed to paint the way she likes. Then one day Gideon (Christopher Lambert), younger than the rest but suffering from mental retardation, joins the group. While Gideon's I.Q. is lower than the other residents, his people skills are unusually keen, and his simple yet profound outlook on life soon gives everyone a new lease on life and makes the days something to look forward to again. Christopher Lambert co-produced as well as starring in the title role.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Brad Mirman
In Theaters:
Cohen Productions


Charlton Heston
as Addison Sinclair
Carroll O'Connor
as Leo Barnes
Shirley Jones
as Elly Morton
Mike Connors
as Harland Greer
Shelley Winters
as Mrs. Willows
Crystal Bernard
as Jean Maclemore
Christopher McDonald
as Alan Longhurst
Mykelti Williamson
as Coleman Walker
Taylor Nichols
as Dr. Willows
Harvey Korman
as Jacob Titleman
Jack Donner
as Mr. Taylor
Mackenzie Rosman
as Molly MacLemore
Michael Bowen
as Billy Ray
Craig Stepp
as Sheriff
Jane Kean
as Karaoke Woman
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Althought it's cliche & has undeniable resemblence to Being There but it's watchable & has its own good moments

Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

Great and sad movie that hardly anybody knows about. Check this one out for sure. Wish they would release it on DVD in the USA. Somebody from Italy said it was already released on DVD but that must be in Europe. I will hope for a USA release some day.

Stephen C

EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, Great Casting, Great Characters, Great Storyline, acting was superb. This is a MUST SEE, MUST SEE, MUST SEE!!!!!

Robert D

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