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Of Mice and Men (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama, Western | 2 October 1992 (USA)
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A nomadic farm worker looks after his dimwitted, gentle-giant friend during the Great Depression.

Director:

Gary Sinise

Writers:

John Steinbeck (novel), Horton Foote (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Malkovich ... Lennie Small
Gary Sinise ... George Milton
Ray Walston ... Candy
Casey Siemaszko ... Curley
Sherilyn Fenn ... Curley's Wife
John Terry ... Slim
Richard Riehle ... Carlson
Alexis Arquette ... Whitt
Joe Morton ... Crooks
Noble Willingham ... The Boss
Joe D'Angerio ... Jack
Tuck Milligan ... Mike
David Steen ... Tom
Moira Sinise ... Girl in Red Dress (as Moira Harris)
Mark Boone Junior ... Bus Driver
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Storyline

John Steinbeck's beloved novella (adapted for the screen by renowned playwright Horton Foote) comes to the screen under the direction of actor/director Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump) and brought vividly to life by John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich) as Lennie Ray Walston (Kiss Me, Stupid) as Candy, Joe Morton (Speed) as Crooks, Casey Siemaszko (Back To The Future) as Curly, and Sherilyn Fenn (Fatal Instinct) as Curly's sultry wife.

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

Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

When the film premiered in Cannes, Gary Sinise credited Sherilyn Fenn's performance as one of the reasons the film received a standing ovation. See more »

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At the end of the movie when Lennie and George meet up in the middle of the stream they are fairly wet especially with Lennie falling in; when it shows them on shore their clothes show no signs of being in the water at all. See more »

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[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]
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Featured in At the Movies: Memo to the Academy - 1993 (1993) See more »

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...and a hutch full of rabbits
10 September 2004 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Of mice and men" is one of these movies we definitely need in our times.Gary Sinise 's directing is classic in the noblest sense of the term.The cinematography recalls some of those Ford (who adapted "Grapes of wrath",another Steinbeck's novel for the screen) gems of the forties or fifties.It is heart-rending to see Malkovich and his portrayal of the half-wit is one of the finest you can see in a nineties movies and leaves,for instance Dustin Hoffman's "rain man" character far behind.It takes a lot of guts to play such demeaning parts !Gary Sinise should not be forgotten either,in a performance which offers all the subtleties of the heart.

What moves me in the movie is the loneliness which frightens the characters .Everyone is searching for someone to rely on.Not only the two heroes (I think that ,actually, George needs more Lennie than the other way about)but also the old man -the scene with the old dog is almost unbearable;it will have an equivalent in a terrifying way at the end recalling Horace MacCoy's "they shoot horses don't they?"- Curley's wife;only the black guy has resigned himself to solitude.The scene when Candy and the two pals are talking of their future house -which we know from the very start they'll never have- is really heartwarming.At least,for one precious and fleeting moment,they could dream of a home,a fireplace and a hutch full of rabbits.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,851, 4 October 1992

Gross USA:

$5,471,088

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,471,088
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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