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?
John Malkovich (Lennie) and Gary Sinise (George) both played Wedding Guests (uncredited) in A Wedding (1978). 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