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
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
Guys like us that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world. They ain't got no family and they don't belong no place. They got nothin' to look ahead to...
But not us George. Tell about us.
...well, we ain't like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody cares.
But not us, George, because I... see, I got you to look after me, but you got me to look after you.