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The World According to Garp ()


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A struggling young writer finds his life and work dominated by his unfaithful wife and his radical feminist mother, whose best-selling manifesto turns her into a cultural icon.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations.
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Garp
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Helen Holm
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Jenny Fields
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Roberta Muldoon
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Mr. Fields
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Mrs. Fields
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The Hooker
James McCall ...
Young Garp
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John Wolfe
George Ede ...
Dean Bodger
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Michael Milton
Nathan Babcock ...
Duncan
Ian MacGregor ...
Walt
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Stew Percy
Susan Browning ...
Midge Percy
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Ernie Holm
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Cushie
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Pooh
Jillian Ross ...
Young Cushie
Laurie Robyn ...
Young Pooh
Victor Magnotta ...
First Coach
Dominic A. Cecere ...
Opposing Coach
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Referee
Dan Goldman ...
Wrestling Opponent
Al DePippo ...
Heavyweight
Christopher Farr ...
Bosworth (as Christopher Farr)
Brett Littman ...
Zipper Boy
Brandon Roth ...
Infant Garp
Steven Krey ...
Boy Babysitter
Laura Kaye ...
Little Jenny
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Helicopter Pilot (as Al Cerullo Jr.)
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Ellen James
Bette Henritze ...
Woman Candidate
Jean De Baer ...
Woman Speaker (as Jeanne De Baer)
Ron Frazier ...
Stephen
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Rachel
Isabell O'Connor ...
Woman with Book (as Isabell Monk)
John Corcoran ...
Man in Tree (as John S. Corcoran)
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Fireman
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Real Estate Lady
Sabrina Lee Moore ...
Babysitter
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Speeding Plumber
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Marge Tallworth
David Fields ...
Infant Duncan
Ryan Davis ...
Duncan at 2 Years
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Chief Ellen Jamesian
Harris Laskawy ...
Randy
Lori Shelle ...
Laurel
Kath Reiter ...
Alice
Thomas Peter Daikos ...
Flying Baby Garp
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Donaghy ...
Baby Garp (uncredited)
Linda Hamil ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Pilot (uncredited)
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Kid (uncredited)
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Rally Member (uncredited)
Joe Rubbo ...
Wrestler (uncredited)
Lee Strauss ...
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Heckler (uncredited)
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Jamsian (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Roy Hill

Written by

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John Irving ... (novel)
 
Steve Tesich ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Robert Crawford Jr. ... producer (as Robert L. Crawford)
George Roy Hill ... producer
Patrick Kelley ... executive producer

Cinematography by

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Miroslav Ondrícek ... director of photography (as Miroslav Ondricek)

Film Editing by

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Stephen A. Rotter

Editorial Department

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Judith Blume ... assistant film editor
Glenn Cunningham ... assistant film editor
John Hill ... apprentice editor (as John Andrew Hill)
Otto Paoloni ... color consultant
Ronald Roose ... additional film editor
Jean Fraser Wardle ... associate film editor

Casting By

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Marion Dougherty

Production Design by

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Henry Bumstead

Art Direction by

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Woods Mackintosh

Set Decoration by

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Robert Drumheller
Justin Scoppa Jr.

Costume Design by

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Ann Roth

Makeup Department

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Bob Grimaldi ... hair stylist
Robert Laden ... makeup artist (as Bob Laden)

Production Management

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John H. Starke ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alan Hopkins ... first assistant director
John R. Pepper ... second assistant director (as John Pepper)
Robert E. Warren ... second assistant director
Stephen Wertimer ... dga trainee

Art Department

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Tony Gamiello ... set dresser (as Tony S. Gamiello Sr.)
Jack Hughes ... scenic artist
Ed Larkin ... construction grip
Victoria Paul ... assistant art director (as Vicki Paul)
Ron Petagna ... construction carpenter (as Ronald Petagna)
Bruno Robotti ... scenic chargeman
Thomas Saccio ... property master
Morris Weinman ... set dresser
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)
Frank Didio ... head carpenter (uncredited)
Carl Landi ... carpenter (uncredited)
Michael Scarola ... construction grip (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Arthur Bloom ... sound recordist
Stan Bochner ... sound editor
Tom Fleischman ... sound re-recording supervisor
Kate Hirson ... looping editor (as Kate Elder Hirson)
Dennis Maitland II ... boom operator
Michael Moyse ... sound editor
Christopher Newman ... sound (as Chris Newman)
Dan Sable ... supervising sound editor: HSE Inc.
Dick Vorisek ... sound re-recording supervisor
Lynn Sable ... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Mel Zelniker ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Al Griswold ... special effects (as Albert Griswold)

Stunts

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Bill Anagnos ... plumber truck stunt (as Billy Anagnos)
James S. Appleby ... stunt pilot (as James Appleby)
John De Ornellas ... stunt with dog
Victor Magnotta ... stunt coordinator
Matthew C. Materazo ... roof stunt
Edgard Mourino ... piano stunt (as Edgard L. Mourino)
Mark Sutton ... car stunt
Deborah Watkins ... roof stunt
Lisa Cain ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Al Cerullo ... stunt helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Lisa Dalton ... memorial railing stunt (uncredited)
Scott Leva ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jim Hovey ... first assistant camera
Randy Munkacsi ... still photographer
Tom Priestley Jr. ... camera operator
Richard Quinlan ... gaffer (as Dick Quinlan)
Ed Quinn ... key grip
John Verardi ... second assistant camera
Jack Volpe ... dolly grip
Joseph Di Pasquale ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Billy Kerwick ... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Tom Volpe ... grip (uncredited)

Animation Department

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John Canemaker ... animator

Casting Department

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Amanda Mackey ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michael Dennison ... costumer
Ursula Jones ... costumer
Ann McCormack ... costumer
Silvio Scarano ... costumer
Teresa Alba Schipani ... costumer (as Alba Schipani)

Location Management

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Edwin 'Itsi' Atkins ... location coordinator (as Edwin C. Atkins)
Archie Bonyun ... location coordinator
Anne Gyory ... location coordinator (as Ann Gyory)
George Leslie ... location auditor (as George S. Leslie)
David A. Starke ... location manager
Jeff Stolow ... location coordinator (as Jeffrey Stolow)
Clayton Townsend ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Donald Harris ... music editor
David Shire ... music adaptor
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer

Transportation Department

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Edward Iacobelli ... teamster captain

Other crew

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B.J. Bjorkman ... script supervisor
Michael Boonstra ... production assistant
Sarah M. Brim ... production assistant (as Sally Brim)
Chris Coomber ... production assistant
Peter David ... production assistant
Camille De Mave ... assistant: George Roy Hill
Gail Geibel ... production office coordinator
Tim Hill ... production assistant
Mary Malin ... assistant: Ann Roth
Caroly McWhorter ... bookkeeper
John L. Moorehead ... assistant auditor
Ooty Moorehead ... production assistant
Eric Myers ... unit publicist (as Eric Meyers)
Bill Omeltchenko ... production assistant
Robert Roessel ... production assistant (as Robert James Roessel)
Ramey E. Ward ... production assistant (as Ramey Ellis Ward)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women. Written by Tony Bowden

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Taglines Robin Williams is Garp. He's got a funny way of looking at life. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le monde selon Garp (France)
  • Garp und wie er die Welt sah (Germany)
  • El mundo según Garp (Spain)
  • Garp og hans verden (Norway)
  • O Estranho Mundo de Garp (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 136 min
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Box Office

Budget $17,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia This picture was one three films providing four performances that were Oscar nominated for drag at the 1983 Academy Awards ceremony, an all-time record for any one year. The movies and actors were: Dustin Hoffman for Tootsie (1982); Julie Andrews and Robert Preston for Victor Victoria (1982) and John Lithgow for The World According to Garp (1982). See more »
Goofs When Garp and his family are playing touch football at Dog's Head Harbor, it is the afternoon, In the next scene, where Garp and Roberta are talking, the sun is shown setting over the ocean. This could not occur as Dog's Head Harbor, New Hampshire is on the east coast of the United States, so the sun should be rising. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Robin Williams (1982). See more »
Soundtracks When I'm Sixty-Four See more »
Crazy Credits Thomas Peter Daikos ....Flying Baby Garp See more »
Quotes Walt: Daddy what's gradual school?
T. S. Garp: What?
Walt: Gradual school. Mommy say's she teaches at gradual school.
T. S. Garp: Oh Gradual school is where you go to school and you gradually find out you don't want to go to school anymore.
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