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The Whole Wide World (1996)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  20 December 1996 (USA)
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In Texas in the 1930s, young schoolteacher Novalyne Price meets a handsome, eccentric, interesting young man named Robert Howard. He's a successful writer - of the pulp stories of 'Conan ... See full summary »

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Clyde Smith
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Mayor Booth Adams
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Woman on Bus
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Ethel
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Dell Aldrich ...
Mrs. Hemphill (as Dell F. Aldrich)
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In Texas in the 1930s, young schoolteacher Novalyne Price meets a handsome, eccentric, interesting young man named Robert Howard. He's a successful writer - of the pulp stories of 'Conan the Barbarian'; she's an aspiring one. A friendship develops into a sort of courtship. Based on a memoir by Novalyne Price. Written by Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

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A true story about the true love of the greatest pulp fiction writer of all time.


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Rated PG for a substantial amount of mild language and mature thematic elements | See all certifications »

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20 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alle Liebe dieser Welt  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,318 (USA) (20 December 1996)

Gross:

$136,933 (USA) (3 January 1997)
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The infamous kiss shared between characters Robert E. Howard ('Vincent D'Onofrio (I)') and Novalyne Price (Renée Zellweger) was only shot once. The kiss shown in the movie is a cut and edited version of their single take. See more »

Goofs

The postcard Novalyne gets from Bob shows a green 1¢ stamp featuring Andrew Jackson that was issued in 1963, yet the film is set in the 1930s. See more »

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[first lines]
Novalyne Price: I met Bob Howard today. My old sweetheart, Clyde, brought him over.
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During her interview on "Inside the Actor's Studio", Renee Zellweger revealed that the end credit for Woofgang Zellweger was an inside reference to her dog, "Woof." See more »

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Painful to Watch...
5 September 1999 | by (North Bend, OR) – See all my reviews

It's a good film, but it's absolutely painful to watch, as you repeatedly wish they'd put aside their insecurities and get together. The best screen kiss in recent memory is in this film and it gives you a taste of the power they would've had if they would've always stayed together, instead of straying alone. One of the most emotionally abusive films of the last year, it's more of a realistic romance instead of the perfect one featured in films such as "You've Got Mail". This and many other films serve as a reminder that most great romances are not without torturous actions from both halves.


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