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Of Mice and Men (1981)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  29 November 1981 (USA)
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A TV adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. George and Lenny travel through the Depression-era west working at odd jobs, hoping to make enough money to buy their own farm. George must always... See full summary »



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A TV adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. George and Lenny travel through the Depression-era west working at odd jobs, hoping to make enough money to buy their own farm. George must always watch over his intellectually disabled friend, and keep him out of danger, both to himself and to others. After they take a new job at a ranch, Lenny gets into far more trouble than George can talk his way out of, leaving George to decide whether to help him, or leave him to his fate. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Lou Ferrigno was originally supposed to play Lenny Small, but was forced to back out of the project because he had to return to work on The Incredible Hulk (1978) earlier than expected. See more »


In Crook's place, after Curly's wife leaves, a boom mic is visible at the top of the screen. See more »


Version of TV de Vanguarda: De Ratos e Homens (1953) See more »

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Blake (and Quaid) Remarkable Performance (better than big screen)
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Blake again affirms his remarkable dramatic abilities in a performance not surpassed since his legendary "In Cold Blood" portrayal of the real life Perry Edward Smith. His often understated portrayal of the loser protagonist is disturbing and moving. Quaid is exceptional in his role as the simple-minded side-kick, and if you only remember him from the "Vacation" films, you'll be amazed at his dramatic acting ability. This film captures the true essence of the Steinbeck spirit. It is a dramatic, touching story about hope, friendship, and it's ultimate cost. A true treasure, so much better than many of the feature films I've wasted $9.00 on at the movies lately. A must see.

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