MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 44 this week

Of Mice and Men (1992)

 -  Drama  -  2 October 1992 (USA)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 28,546 users  
Reviews: 175 user | 26 critic

Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 26 Dec 2010
 
a list of 25 titles
created 20 Jul 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 44 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Of Mice and Men" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Of Mice and Men (1992)

Of Mice and Men (1992) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Of Mice and Men.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

George Milton and Lennie Small are migrant workers in the 1930s Depression. Lennie is mentally disabled and George looks after him. While working as hands on a Western ranch, they dream of ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith, Betty Field
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers.

Director: Gary Sinise
Stars: Richard Gere, Penelope Ann Miller, Brian Dennehy
Drama

Two migrant workers during the Great Depression work on a ranch in the hopes of living off the land.

Of Mice and Men (TV Movie 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A TV adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. George and Lenny travel through the Depression-era west working at odd jobs, hoping to make enough money to buy their own farm. George must always... See full summary »

Director: Reza Badiyi
Stars: Robert Blake, Randy Quaid, Lew Ayres
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Outside the Framework UNDER CONSTRUCTION SERIES In 2003 and 2004, a Kosova based documentary team traveled throughout the countries of ex-Yugoslavia and Albania, filming and interviewing ... See full summary »

Director: Iris Elezi
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Follows George and Lennie as they work on the ranch to try and live the American dream.

Director: George Grant
Stars: Ben Major, George Grant, Dan Buller
Of Mice and Men (TV Movie 1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Two ranch workers, one of them simple-minded, look for work and happiness during the Great Depression, but luck is not in their cards.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: George Segal, Nicol Williamson, Dana Elcar
Mice and Men (1916)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Mark Embury sets out to create the perfect wife by adopting Peggy. His work is a success until the girl falls in love with another man. Ultimately, he must give her up and become satisfied ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley
Stars: Marguerite Clark, Marshall Neilan, Charles Waldron
Of Mice and Men (TV Movie 1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Tülay Eratalay
Stars: Bozkurt Kuruç, Nuri Altinok, Gülsen Alniaçik
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Tom
...
Girl in Red Dress (as Moira Harris)
...
Edit

Storyline

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 Amy Thomasson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ratos e Homens  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$5,101,632 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Emma Stone/Coldplay (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great from a cinematic standpoint, Not too shabby from a Literary
15 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First off, the acting in this movie is incredible. It's funny how someone as intellectual and bright as Malkovich can pull his role off so well. Gary Sinese was great too, effectively portraying George.

But if you really get into the book, the movie doesn't follow it too faithfully. Curely's wife is portrayed to be flirty, and a "tart," when in the book, she was just as lonely as everyone else on the ranch. She wasn't looking for sex, she was looking for companionship. The screenwriter didn't interpret the book quite as well as I had hoped.

Now I'm just nitpicking, but when when Lennie pulls the stunt by faking the puppy, it's just not like him. Lennie is not clever at all, and wouldn't think to do that.

But all in all, great movie, definitely great for comparing to the book in a lit. class or anywhere.

8/10


21 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Moral of the story: Retarded people should die because they're useless nielw
Motivation of Curley's Wife maddadettepeters
'I just want to tend the rabbits George.' pgracer21
unfulfilling vott49
Try the audiobook jlg_mmfarms
Discuss Of Mice and Men (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page