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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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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 »

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

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Version of Möss och människor (1977) See more »

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Excellent adaptation
7 May 2001 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this in a long time, but I recall that Blake was outstanding. His "George" became a reference point for all other versions. I should point out that I became a fan of Steinbeck's books after seeing this. I felt that Blake did great justice to the character. Blake is completely convincing as a guy who's been through a lot and carries the world on his shoulders, yet remains warm-hearted (probably because that's very much like the man himself). His ability to portray this type of character also probably accounts for his great success with his Baretta character, which I enjoyed when it first ran back in the 70s.


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