Flowers for Algernon (film)

Flowers for Algernon is a 2000 American-Canadian television film written by John Pielmeier, directed by Jeff Bleckner and starring Matthew Modine.[1] It is the second screen adaptation of Daniel Keyes' novel of the same name following the 1968 film Charly.[2]

Flowers for Algernon
Based onFlowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes
Screenplay byJohn Pielmeier
Directed byJeff Bleckner
StarringMatthew Modine
Theme music composerMark Adler
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Mark Winemaker
CinematographyMichael Fash
Editor(s)Geoffrey Rowland
Running time91 minutes
Production company(s)Alliance Atlantis Communications
Citadel Entertainment
Storyline Entertainment
Original networkCBS
Original releaseFebruary 20, 2000 (2000-02-20)




The film was shot in Toronto.[3]


  1. Linan, Steve (19 February 2000). "Pathos Dilutes the Power of 'Flowers for Algernon'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  2. Shales, Tom (20 February 2000). "'Algernon': Of Mouse And Man". The Washington Post. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  3. Zahed, Ramin (17 February 2000). "Flowers for Algernon". Variety. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
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