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.
Sherilynn Fenn was at this time best known for her role on Twin Peaks. Gary Sinise and Ray Walston's next film together, The Stand, featured another Twin Peaks cast member, Miguel Ferrer. See more »
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 »
[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]
[woman continues running in fright as George and Lennie continue running away from her as sergeants on horses with dogs track George and Lennie]
George, they're gone. They're gone.
Come on! Keep moving!
[both keep running as sergeants continue following them]
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I simply rented this movie to get a head start in my english class. I heard we are reading this book, so I rented the movie to have the edge over my classmates who know nothing of it yet. "HA HA HA" I thought now I will be smarter.
However, going into the film thinking this was going to be a dull boring movie was not what happened. This is a great movie from beginning to powerful end and I would recommend it to anyone who is willing to give drama movies a chance.
Gary Sinise directed John Stienbecks novel perfectly. The story is about two men, one not so bright, and their search for work in the depression. Simple but wonderful.
7.6 out of ten as an average seems too low for all the good comments about this movie.
A Must See 9/10
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