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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.


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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  • Aug 14, 2008
    Althought it's cliche & has undeniable resemblence to Being There but it's watchable & has its own good moments
    Arash X Super Reviewer
  • Aug 04, 2008
    ~Gideon quoting Yeats Poem~ Far off, most secret, and inviolate Rose, Enfold me in my hour of hours; where those Who sought thee at the Holy Sepulchre, Or in the wine-vat, dwell beyond the stir And tumult of defeated dreams; and deep Among pale eyelids heavy with the sleep Men have named beauty. <img src="" border="0" alt="Gideon"></a> Once upon a time: lol. My best friend her name is Fanny converted me to watch a French Movie, it began with Gideon. Very lovely lovely Movie. I very much adore this Movie. I have seen it so many times. I could watch over and over and I would never be bored. This Movie stole my heart for the very first time I watched it. I love it! After watching Gideon I immediately bought it online and luckily I found it. I recently found out that Gideon is rare to find. This is one of the Movies that cheers me up.
    NaWie M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 12, 2007
    <b> Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! There should be more movies like "Gideon". A film that depends on great acting and a great story. It's the characters that make this flim and each actor does an excellent job of bringing them to life.
    Jason Super Reviewer
  • Jun 10, 2007
    <b> Der Film hat was an sich, mann Macht sich sorgen über das Alt werden? Dann soltte man dieses Film sehen. Es wird liebe voll von einem Man erzählt, wobei geht es u.a auch über das Alt werden. Gideon ist zu Jung für einen Altersheim, aber er ist geistig zurück geblieben, verstossen von der Tante. Aber bald ändert sich sein Leben und genau so die des anderen als er in das Altersheim ankommt. Verschiedene Charaktere verköpern verschiedene Menschen in diesem Film, in den Man sich wieder spiegeln kann auch wenn man nicht so alt ist. <u>A friend said</u> No, there is no action, no car chases, no special effects. What it does have are wonderful performances and an interesting story. There are so few movies these days that make us think and take stock of our lives. It's nice to find a small film with a simple story, that is well acted.
    Lilo C Super Reviewer

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