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Of Mice and Men (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama | 2 October 1992 (USA)
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Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.



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Girl in Red Dress (as Moira Harris)


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We have a dream. Someday, we'll have a little house and a couple of acres. A place to call home.



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Rated PG-13 for some scenes of violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Des souris et des hommes  »

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Box Office


$5,101,632 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Candy, played by Ray Walston, is an old character missing a hand. Ironically, Walston also played Mr Hand in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). See more »


In the scene when Lenny drinks from the stream, he puts his hands in the water, but when he stands up and talks to George his hands and sleeves are dry. See more »


[first lines]
[George sits on a train on a dark night looking depressed, scene cuts to girl with red dress running through field whimpering as George and Lennie escape from her]
George: [to Lennie] Come on.
[woman continues running in fright as George and Lennie continue running away from her as sergeants on horses with dogs track George and Lennie]
Lennie: George, they're gone. They're gone.
George: [angrily] Come on! Keep moving!
[both keep running as sergeants continue following them]
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good movie,but i thought the original was a bit better
28 April 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

this almost exactly the same as the original 1939 version,yet i found it a bit slow and not quite as compelling.Gary Sinise directed and stars in the movie,along with John Malkovich.Sinise is very good as Gary,one half of a drifter duo,who travel the countryside looking for work and trying too stay out of trouble.Malkovich is mesmerizing in the role of Lenny the large man with the intellect of a child.Lenny is the reason they must keep moving.Gary tires to keep him out of trouble,but when that fails,they must movie on.i found this version lighter in tone than the original,but again,it is also tragic,just like the original.it's a good movie,but i just didn't like it as much as the original.for me,Of Mice and Men is an 8/10

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