Two traveling companions, George and Lennie, wander the country during the Depression, dreaming of a better life for themselves. Then, just as heaven is within their grasp, it is inevitably yanked away. The film follows Steinbeck's novel closely, exploring questions of strength, weakness, usefulness, reality and utopia, bringing Steinbeck's California vividly to life.
We have a dream. Someday, we'll have a little house and a couple of acres. A place to call home.
Did You Know?
Candy, played by Ray Walston, is an old character missing a hand. Ironically, Walston also played Mr Hand in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). See more
At various points in the movie, you can see Candy's clenched fist where there isn't supposed to be a hand. 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
Referenced in Memento