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The World According to Garp (1982)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  23 July 1982 (USA)
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Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an ... See full summary »

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Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women. Written by Tony Bowden <t.bowden@qub.ac.uk>

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Robin Williams is Garp. He's got a funny way of looking at life.

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Comedy | Drama

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23 July 1982 (USA)  »

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El mundo según Garp  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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SEK 6,533,848 (Sweden)
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Trivia

According to Variety magazine, the role of Jenny Fields was offered to Pat Benatar, but she turned it down to continue her musical career. See more »

Goofs

As Garp is chasing the errant truck driver for the second time, as they run around the front of the truck the boom mic is seen in the windshield of the truck and it is partly disguised with leaves to look like a branch. It comes down from the upper right of the windshield and wiggles a bit. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Fields: [first lines] Garp? Garp?
Jenny Fields: Yes, Garp.
Mr. Fields: Garp. Garp?
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Thomas Peter Daikos ....Flying Baby Garp See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (1991) See more »

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Long Way To Go
Written by Michael Bruce (uncredited)
Performed by Alice Cooper
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Garp bit Bonkie
11 February 1999 | by (Indiana, USA) – See all my reviews

this is the only movie of robin williams' that i can sit through. in every other movie (too many to count), robin drops character more than once and becomes mr. lovable comedian. not because the script calls for it, but because i think he gets uncomfortable with acting and finds it easier to go back to his roots. even "good will hunting," where he is his most restrained in years. it helps that George Roy Hill is an amazing director, and that the story is odd enough that robin doesn't have to invent something weird to keep him interesting. glenn close and john lithgow are amazing in their roles. and robin is touching and funny without going overboard. a nice, quirky American classic. and who doesn't love the Beatles "When I'm 64"?


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