Flowers for Algernon (2000)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Sci-Fi  |   Release Date - Jul 22, 2000 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - Canada , United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Matthew Modine stars in this adaptation of the classic novel by Daniel Keyes. In the film, Modine plays Charlie Gordon, a gentle, simple man with an IQ of 68 who is the subject of an intelligence-enhancing experiment. This lowly janitor, who was the butt of many of his co-workers' jokes, is soon alienating his friends by quoting Shakespeare and reading Aramaic. Unfortunately, his heightened intelligence proves to be temporary and he soon slides back into being unintelligent.

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experiment, intelligence [knowledge]