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 19:27, and again at 19:52, the position of Lenny's hands changes between shots. See more
A guy don't need no sense to be a nice fella.