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The Cider House Rules (1999) Poster

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The scenes featuring the orphanage were filmed at the Northampton State Hospital, an abandoned mental asylum in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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One of the attractions of adapting the film for author John Irving was that he wanted his son, Colin Irving, to play Wally Worthington. However, as the development process took over a decade, eventually his son was too old for the part, and was not known enough to be considered for it in any event. However, the role of Major Winslow did ultimately provide Colin Irving a part in the film.
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John Irving makes a brief cameo as the St. Cloud stationmaster.
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Tobey Maguire got the lead role after his best friend Leonardo DiCaprio turned it down.
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The orphan, that gets into the pie dough, and eats all of it, and is shown throwing up all over the orphanage, is named "Steerforth". Steerforth is the name of one of the main character's friends, in the Charles Dickens book "David Copperfield" which Homer reads to the children, in their bedroom.
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John Irving subsequently wrote two novels - "Until I Find You" (2005) and "Last Night In Twisted River" (2009) which feature characters who win the 1999 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, that Irving won for this movie. Irving also wrote a non-fiction book, "My Movie Business: A Memoir", about his experience with, and opinions on his books that have become movies, with a particular focus on The Cider House Rules.
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The film was originally to be directed by Phillip Borsos, but he died before financial backing could be secured.
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Sir Michael Caine used John Huston as the basis for his New England accent.
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Liv Tyler and Tori Spelling were considered for the role of Candy Kendall.
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" The Cider House Rules " has the unusual distinction of been given a 12 certificate by the British censor and an 18 cert by his Irish counterpart. As the two territories share the Northern Ireland border, there would have been the anomaly that a 17 year old in Dundalk wouldn't have been able to see it, while a 12 year old in Newry 14 miles up the road could have bought a ticket with no difficulty!
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The exterior of the orphanage was shot at the Ventfort Hall estate, in Lenox, Massachusetts.
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Three of the actors went on to become superheroes, and one played someone close to the superhero. Tobey Maguire went on to portray Spiderman. Charlize Theron was Mary, in Hancock. Paul Rudd recently played Ant-Man, and Michael Caine was Alfred in The Dark Knight trilogy. J.K. Simmons played J. Jonah Jameson with Toby Maguire in the Spider-Man trilogy and Commissioner Gordon in the DC universe.
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Dr. Larch's repeated line "Goodnight, you princes of Maine, you kings of New England." may come from the Book of Micah 3:1 "Hear...O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel"
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Michael Winterbottom was once set to direct, but pulled out, due to his impatience with the lengthy development process.
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The only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year to be nominated for Best Art Direction.
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Jan Sverák refused to direct it.
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At one point, Matthew Broderick and Max Von Sydow were announced as the leads for " The Cider House Rules ".
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