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The Cider House Rules (1999) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • Homer is an orphan in remote St. Cloud, Maine. Never adopted, he becomes the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch, who imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. When Wally and pregnant Candy visit the orphanage Dr. Larch provides medically safe, albeit illegal, abortions Homer leaves with them to work on Wally's family apple farm. Wally goes off to war, leaving Homer and Candy alone together. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?

    - Written by Martin Lewison <MLewison@utk.edu>
  • A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

Synopsis

Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire), an orphan, is the film's protagonist. He grew up in an orphanage directed by Dr...

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