Based on John Steinbeck's 1937 classic tale of two travelling companions, George and Lennie, who wander the country during the Depression, dreaming of a better life for themselves. Then, just as heaven is within their grasp, it is inevitably yanked away. The film follows Steinbeck's novel closely, exploring questions of strength, weakness, usefulness, reality and utopia, bringing Steinbeck's California vividly to life. Written by
We have a dream. Someday, we'll have a little house and a couple of acres. A place to call home.
Did You Know?
The girl in the red dress, running through the field at the beginning of the movie, was played by Moira Sinise
, the wife of director/star Gary Sinise
. See more
At various points in the movie, you can see Candy's clenched fist where there isn't supposed to be a hand. See more
You travel around together?
There ain't many guys travel around together. I don't know why. Maybe everybody in the whole damn world's scared of each other.