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The Cider House Rules ()


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A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.

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Homer Wells
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Candy Kendall
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Mr. Rose
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Wally Worthington
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Dr. Wilbur Larch
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Nurse Edna
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Nurse Angela
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Rose Rose
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Buster
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Olive Worthington
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Peaches
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Muddy
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Mary Agnes
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Ray Kendall
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Jack (as Evan Dexter Parke)
Jimmy Flynn ...
Vernon
Lonnie Farmer ...
Hero (as Lonnie R. Farmer)
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Fuzzy
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Curly
Sean Andrew ...
Copperfield
John Albano ...
Steerforth
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Hazel (as Sky McCole-Bartusiak)
Clare Daly ...
Clara
Colin Irving ...
Major Winslow
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Carla
Patrick Donnelly ...
Adopting Father
Edie Schechter ...
Adopting Mother
Kasey Berry ...
12yr. Old Girl
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Big Dot
Victoria Stankiewicz ...
Debra
Christine Stevens ...
Florence
Earle C. Batchelder ...
Dr. Holtz
Norma Fine ...
Mrs. Goodhall
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Stationmaster
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Flirting Soldier on Train (uncredited)
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Adopting Dad (uncredited)
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Man on Train (uncredited)

Directed by

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Lasse Hallström

Written by

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John Irving ... (novel)
 
John Irving ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Alan C. Blomquist ... co-producer
Bobby Cohen ... executive producer
Richard N. Gladstein ... producer
Leslie Holleran ... co-producer
Michele Platt ... associate producer
Meryl Poster ... executive producer
Bob Weinstein ... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein ... executive producer
Lila Yacoub ... associate producer

Music by

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Rachel Portman

Cinematography by

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Oliver Stapleton ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Lisa Zeno Churgin

Editorial Department

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Terel Gibson ... apprentice editor
Chad Glastonbury ... negative cutter
May Kuckro ... first assistant editor
Sandra Nash ... second assistant editor
Cathy Rait ... color timer
Catherine Rankin ... negative cutter
Paul Wagtouicz ... apprentice editor
Michael Williams ... assistant post-production supervisor
Kenny Becker ... color timer (uncredited)
Jennifer Davidoff Cook ... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Andrew Mondshein ... additional editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Billy Hopkins
Suzanne Smith

Production Design by

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David Gropman

Art Direction by

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Karen Schulz Gropman ... (as Karen Schulz-Gropman)

Set Decoration by

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Beth A. Rubino ... (as Beth Rubino)

Costume Design by

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Renee Ehrlich Kalfus ... (as Renée Ehrlich Kalfus)

Makeup Department

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Sharyn Cordice ... assistant makeup artist
DiHann Green ... hair consultant: Ms. Badu
Wayne Herndon ... hair stylist: Ms. Theron
Deborah K. Larsen ... makeup artist: Ms. Theron (as Deborah Larson)
Brenda McNally ... assistant hair stylist
Peggy Schierholz ... key hair stylist (as Peg Schierholz)
Ellie Winslow ... key makeup artist
Marleen Alter ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Trish Seeney ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Louie Zakarian ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Barbara A. Hall ... unit production manager
Katia Milani ... post-production supervisor: Post Production Playground
Diana Zock ... production supervisor
Clark Henderson ... executive in charge of post-production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stephen P. Dunn ... first assistant director
Paul Byrne Prenderville ... second second assistant director (as Paul Prenderville)
Melissa Rudman ... dga trainee
Christina Stauffer ... second assistant director (as Tina Stauffer)
Paul Byrne Prenderville ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Alan Allinger ... construction foreman
Rand Angelicola ... scenic artist
Rodney Armanino ... construction coordinator
Jonathan Askew ... carpenter
Judson Bell ... carpenter
Rich Bell ... greens assistant
William Bergland ... carpenter
Scott Bobbitt ... lead man
Daniel Boxer ... assistant property master
Doug Cluff ... scenic artist
Daniel J. Courchaine ... scenic artist (as Dan Courchaine)
Jeffrey DeBell ... greens foreman (as Jeff DeBell)
Steve DeBoer ... carpenter
James Faulkner ... carpenter
Francis L. Foley ... labor foreman (as Francis Foley)
Chris Fousek ... set dresser
David Godfrey ... greens assistant (as David Godfree)
Wylie Griffin ... art department coordinator
Sandy Hamilton ... property master
Tim Jackson ... carpenter
Kim Jennings ... assistant art director
Holly Laws ... draper
Randy Manion ... art department production assistant
Jonathan Martin ... construction office manager
Cameron Matheson ... carpenter
Eric Matheson ... foreman: Maine
Robert McKown ... carpenter
Kris Moran ... assistant props
Steve Morrell ... carpenter
Alexander 'Sandy' Nesbitt ... carpenter
Christopher J. Noonan ... carpenter (as Christopher Noonan)
David North ... carpenter
Richard Oeser ... set dresser
Phyllis Penfold ... set dresser
Susan Peterson ... scenic artist (as Sue Peterson)
Eugene Pope ... metal fabricator
Peter Rogness ... assistant art director
Kathy Rosen ... buyer
David Rotondo ... carpenter (as David Rotundo)
William C. Salter ... carpenter (as William Salter)
Kevin Sciotto ... scenic artist
Edwin James Scott Jr. ... carpenter
Tyris Smith ... fixtures / set dresser
Peter T. St. Onge ... carpenter (as Peter St. Onge)
John Haven Story ... scenic artist
Theodore Suchecki ... local construction foreman (as Ted Suchecki)
Robert Topol ... master scenic artist (as Bob Topol)
M. Tony Trotta ... camera scenic artist / lead man
Loretta Wade ... construction production assistant
Stephanie Waldron ... greensman
Peter Wilcox ... carpenter
Paul Williamson ... carpenter
Arthur A. Wood III ... lead man: Maine (as Arthur Wood) / set dresser (as Arthur Wood)
Brian Woods ... carpenter
Mark Lane-Davies ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Alexander 'Sandy' Nesbitt ... construction foreman (uncredited)
Chuck Potter ... assistant set decorator: Maine (uncredited)
Kathleen Rosen ... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
Christine Sysko ... draper (uncredited)
Teresa Visinare ... buyer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gina Alfano ... supervising adr editor (as Gina R. Alfano)
Louis Bertini ... foley editor
David Boulton ... adr mixer
Bob Chefalas ... re-recording mixer
Eric A. Christoffersen ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Richard P. Cirincione ... sound effects editor
Laura Civiello ... supervising dialogue editor
Joe Dohner ... foley mixer
Carl Fischer ... boom operator
Petur Hliddal ... production sound mixer
Jay Kessel ... supervising assistant sound editor
Bruce Kitzmeyer ... foley editor
Dan Korintus ... dialogue editor
Jasmine Kosovic ... adr coordinator
Joshua Landis ... assistant sound editor
Marissa Littlefield ... adr editor
Eytan Mirsky ... sound effects editor
Frank Morrone ... sound re-recording: predub (as Frank Norrone)
Bitty O'Sullivan-Smith ... dialogue editor
Bob Olari ... sound recordist
Harry Peck Bolles ... adr editor
Steve Pederson ... re-recording mixer
Tom Perry ... re-recording mixer
Alex Raspa ... adr recordist
Jacob Ribicoff ... foley editor
Lynn Sable ... assistant adr editor
Maurice Schell ... supervising sound editor
Dominick Tavella ... sound re-recording: previews (as Dom Tavella)
Brian Vancho ... foley artist
Magdaline Volaitis ... dialogue editor
Peter Waggoner ... sound re-recording: predub
Ryan Webb ... sound utility
Byron Wong ... appprentice sound editor
Dicken Berglund ... voiceover mixer (uncredited)
Ant Bohun ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Phillip Fuller ... sound mix technician (uncredited)
Phil Hadaway ... adr engineer (uncredited)
Scott Jones ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Robert Bolanowski ... special effects
Ron Bolanowski ... special effects coordinator
Shane Buckallew ... mold maker (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Al Magliochetti ... visual effects supervisor: Eye Candy
Bryan Whitaker ... digital artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Charles Croughwell ... stunt coordinator (as Charlie Croughwell)
William Morts ... utility stunts (as Bill Morts)
Denney Pierce ... utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert M. Andres ... key grip (as Bob Andres)
Alison Barton ... grip
Sarah Elspeth Black ... lamp operator (as Sarah Black)
Lon Caracappa ... rigging gaffer
Robert Cuddy ... lamp operator
Andy Day ... gaffer
Michael DiIeso ... best boy grip (as Mike DiIeso)
Jenny Kane ... lamp operator
Richard C. Kerekes ... dolly grip (as Rich Kerekes)
Sarco Kirklian ... grip
Eric Komar ... grip
Chris Lombardi ... camera operator
Roger Marbury ... lamp operator
Matt Miller ... key rigging grip
James R. Mitchell ... rigging electrician (as James Mitchell)
Brian A. Pitts ... rigging best boy (as Brian Pitts)
Mike Reed ... best boy electric
Scott Andrew Ressler ... additional assistant camera (as Scott Ressler)
Shayna Ritenour ... camera loader
Patrick Ruth ... rigging electrician
Kevin Schmidt ... additional assistant camera
Doug Schwartz ... first assistant camera
Wayne Simpson ... lamp operator
Randy Stone ... second assistant camera
Darrell Temple ... grip (as Darrel L. Temple)
Stephen Vaughan ... unit photographer
Mark A. Weil ... rigging best boy (as Mark Weil)
Lee Ayrton ... pre-rig electric (uncredited)
Peter Letzelter-Smith ... grip (uncredited)
Philip A. Reilly ... electrician (uncredited)
Shawn S. Ryder ... grip (uncredited)
Wayne Simpson ... best boy (uncredited)
Cristian Trova ... electrician (uncredited)
Greg Wimer ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Mark Bennett ... casting associate: New York
Marty Keener Cherrix ... location casting (as Marty Cherrix)
Sig De Miguel ... casting assistant: New York
Deborah Maxwell Dion ... casting associate: Los Angeles (as Deborah Maxwell-Dion)
Jennifer McNamara ... casting associate: New York
Manny Poulos ... location casting assistant
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Susan Anderson ... additional costumer
Barbara Hause ... wardrobe supervisor
Joni M. Huth ... seamstress (as Joni Huth)
Lisa Lesniak ... additional costumer
Keith G. Lewis ... key set costumer (as Keith Lewis)
Cassy McEvoy ... seamstress
Margaret Palmer ... set costumer
Camille Rustige ... wardrobe production assistant
Gretchen Schlottman ... additional costumer
Elizabeth Shelton ... associate costume designer (as Liz Shelton)
Kathy Oberlin ... costume constructor (uncredited)

Location Management

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Sven Davisson ... location assistant
Mark Fitzgerald ... assistant location manager
Kerry A. Fitzmaurice ... location assistant (as Kerry Fitzmaurice)
Charles Harrington ... location manager
Luke Ramsey ... location assistant
Eddy Collyns ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Jeff Atmajian ... orchestrator
David Carbonara ... music editor
John Carbonara ... assistant music editor
Chris Cozens ... auricle operator
Chris Dibble ... music recording engineer
George Hamer ... music contractor
John Lenehan ... musician: piano
Rachel Portman ... orchestrator / score producer
Beth Rosenblatt ... music consultant
Bill Silcock ... music copyist
David Snell ... conductor
Randy Spendlove ... music executive: Miramax
Tony Stanton ... music copyist
John Beal ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Rachel Bolt ... viola (uncredited)
Mark Tucker ... score recording engineer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Richard P. Abate Jr. ... driver (as Richard Abate Jr.)
Richard Abate ... transportation captain
Denise Avallon ... driver
David Bostic ... driver (as Dave Bostic)
Richard Buttaro ... driver (as Richard Buttero)
Bob Carnes ... driver (as Robert Carnes)
Tom Costley ... driver
William Coyman ... driver
John Cronk ... driver
Robert Destasio ... driver
Nick DiLoretto ... driver
Robert Dudley ... driver
David Duggan ... driver
Wilbur Ellis ... driver
Jimmy Flynn ... transportation coordinator
Gerry Guarino ... driver (as Jerry Guarino)
Roger Hitchcock ... driver
Robert Martini ... driver (as Bobby Martini)
Jack McBride ... driver
Roderick McCellan ... driver
Mario Presterone ... driver
Frank Rossi ... driver
Bartley Small ... driver (as Bart Small)
Richard Villiard ... driver

Other crew

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Rachel Aberly ... unit publicist
Sophie Addie ... assistant: Mr. Gladstein (as Sophie McMenamin)
Chloe Bland ... assistant: Mr. Irving
Timothy Brooks ... film runner
Nydia Calon ... stand-in (as Nydia Colón)
Susan Christy ... craft service (as Sue Christy)
Deb Clapp ... set medic
Marianne Crescenzi ... production coordinator
Denis Doyle ... key set production assistant (as Dennis Doyle)
Sarah Elliott ... office production assistant
Colby Enders ... office production assistant
James Flemming ... catering assistant
Lorin Flemming ... chef
Nate Ford ... office production assistant (as Nathan Ford)
Elena Gavrilova ... assistant: Rachel Portman
Jane Goldsmith ... script supervisor
Jill Hahn ... assistant production accountant
Paul Harrington ... stand-in
Gerry Hernandez ... catering assistant
Brandon Hollyer ... accounting clerk
Janice Jacobs ... travel: Disney Travel Corporation Inc.
Michael E. Jacobson ... set production assistant
April A. Janow ... production accountant (as April Janow)
Rick Johnston ... stand-in
George Jones ... stand-in
George Michael Jones ... stand-in (as George Jones)
Kelly Keough ... studio teacher
Sherry Koftan ... stand-in
Laura H. Kreft ... payroll accountant (as Laura Kreft)
Chad Lemieux ... set production assistant
Mark R. Lindsay ... sales representative (as Mark Lindsay)
Alasdair MacLellan ... set production assistant
Lisa Mantoux ... assistant: Mr. Maguire
Cheryl Miller ... second assistant accountant
Don Mink ... post-production accountant
Ed O'Neil ... projectionist
Arlene Pachasa ... assistant: Ms. Theron
Scott Packman ... production attorney
Jess Platt ... dialect coach: Mr. Caine (as Jess A. Platt)
Jim Plaza ... projectionist
Larry Price ... stand-in
Debra Rees ... studio teacher
Jennifer Roberts ... assistant craft service
Eric Roth ... production attorney
Juan Ruiz ... catering assistant
Nina Saxon ... title designer: end titles, New Wave Entertainment / title designer: main title, New Wave Entertainment
Edie Schechter ... assistant: Mr. Hallström
Jim Slabacheski ... stand-in
Tamara Solomson ... production assistant (as Tamara Jenkins)
Pam Southwick ... stand-in
Elizabeth Speckman ... post-production accountant
Mike Surgen ... stand-in
Will Sweeney ... assistant: Mr. Cohen
Hank Thomas ... assistant: Mr. Lindo
Phillippa Weaver ... set production assistant
Cody Zwieg ... production secretary
Luke Bittel ... production assistant (uncredited)
Amy Carroll ... production assistant (uncredited)
Marisa Clayton ... dailies assistant: Magno Sound & Video (uncredited)
Christopher Gambale ... assistant to Harvey Weinstein (uncredited)
George A. Parker ... process photography technician (uncredited)
Todd Poudrier ... photo double (uncredited)
Jodi Shapera ... assistant accountant (uncredited)

Thanks

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John Alzapiedi ... thanks: Massachusetts Film Office
Bob Balfour ... thanks: Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Ulf Björck ... in memoriam
Robert Bookman ... very special thanks (as Bob Bookman)
Phillip Borsos ... in memoriam
Marcia Brown ... thanks: Venfort Hall Association
Michael Caldwell ... thanks: Thurston's Lobster Pound
Paul Cellucci ... thanks: Massachusetts governor
Priscilla Cohen ... very special thanks
Robert Cohen ... thanks: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Robin Dawson ... thanks: Massachusetts Film Office
Jeff Dobbs ... thanks
Norm Dodge ... thanks: The National Park Service
Steve Dontanville ... very special thanks
Mary Ford ... thanks: mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts
Stuart Ford ... very special thanks
Denise Galinas ... thanks (as Dr. Denise Galinas)
Lea Giraldi ... thanks: Maine Film Office
Lauri Gladstein ... very special thanks
Richard Halgin ... thanks (as Dr. Richard Halgin)
Nils Hallström ... in memoriam
J.J. Harris ... very special thanks
Jerry Hebda ... thanks: Green Mountain Railroad
Clark Henderson ... very special thanks
Toni Howard ... very special thanks
Janet Turnbull Irving ... very special thanks
Tracey Jacobs ... very special thanks
Eric Kranzler ... very special thanks
David Lennick ... thanks: Efrem Productions
Verneda Lights-Sagay ... thanks (as Dr. Verneda Lights-Sagay)
Laurence Lundy ... thanks: ob/gyn (as Dr. Laurence Lundy)
Tom McGuire ... very special thanks
Cary Meadow ... very special thanks
Bob Melky ... thanks: Northampton State Hospital
Adriana Michel ... very special thanks (as Randi Michel)
Mark Mitchell ... thanks: Northampton State Hospital (as Dr. Mark Mitchell)
Andrew Mondshein ... very special thanks
Lena Olin ... very special thanks
Bob Osher ... very special thanks
Ed Reilly ... thanks
Al 'Scottie' Scott ... thanks: Northampton State Hospital
Eric Shonz ... very special thanks
Leslie Siebert ... very special thanks
Josh Silver ... very special thanks
Tamara Solomson ... thanks
Tjasa Sprague ... thanks: Venfort Hall Association
Loranne Turgeon ... thanks: Vermont Film Office
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Plot Summary

Homer is an orphan in remote St. Cloud, Maine. Never adopted, he becomes the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch, who imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. When Wally and pregnant Candy visit the orphanage Dr. Larch provides medically safe, albeit illegal, abortions Homer leaves with them to work on Wally's family apple farm. Wally goes off to war, leaving Homer and Candy alone together. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him? Written by Martin Lewison

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Taglines A story about how far we must travel to find the place where we belong. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Cider House Rule (Japan, English title)
  • L'oeuvre de Dieu, la part du diable (France)
  • Gottes Werk und Teufels Beitrag (Germany)
  • Gottes Werk & Teufels Beitrag (Germany)
  • Las normas de la casa de la sidra (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 126 min
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Box Office

Budget $24,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $110,098, 12 Dec 1999
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $88,545,092

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Trivia The scenes featuring the orphanage were filmed at the Northampton State Hospital, an abandoned mental asylum in Northampton, Massachusetts. See more »
Goofs When the orphans watch King Kong (1933), the giant ape peels off Ann Darrow's clothes. That scene was cut shortly after the premiere, and was not publicly available until 1971. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Man on the Moon/Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo/Cradle Will Rock/The Cider House Rules (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Ukulele Lady See more »
Quotes Dr. Wilbur Larch: Goodnight, you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.
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