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The World According to Garp

The movie The World According to Garp was based on the book The World According to Garp.

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Movie details for The World According to Garp

The movie was released in 1982. The World According to Garp was produced by Warner Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Glenn Close, Mary Beth Hurt, Robin Williams, Nathan Babcock, Warren Berlinger, Susan Browning, Hume Cronyn, Brenda Currin, George Ede, Peter Michael Goetz, Swoosie Kurtz, John Lithgow, Ian MacGregor, Brandon Maggart, James McCall, Jillian Ross, Mark Soper, Jessica Tandy and Jenny Wright.

 

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Aside from being a warmly enjoyable movie, and the best screen adaptation of any John Irving novel, The World According to Garp features several young actors who went on to be among the best in the business. Oscar nominee John Lithgow is the sweetest tran... Read More
Aside from being a warmly enjoyable movie, and the best screen adaptation of any John Irving novel, The World According to Garp features several young actors who went on to be among the best in the business. Oscar nominee John Lithgow is the sweetest transsexual ex-pro football player you'd ever hope to meet; Oscar nominee Glenn Close is a sensible, utterly sexless nurse and mother; Amanda Plummer is a mute crime victim; Mary Beth Hurt is a schoolgirl turned wife and mother, the love of T.S. Garp's life and the personification of the idea of Home. And Robin Williams, in his first starring role, has never been better cast--in the role of a human being, that is. This most unusual life story--written by Steve Tesich (Breaking Away) and directed by George Roy Hill (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)--perfectly captures the tragi-comic, absurdist/humanist worldview of Irving's novel. The opening credits, with a wide-eyed baby floating about the screen to the tune of the Beatles' "When I'm Sixty-Four," sums up the movie's scope and tone. After watching The World According to Garp, you may find yourself marveling anew at the world around you, a strange and wonderful place indeed. --Jim Emerson

Book details for The World According to Garp

The World According to Garp was written by John Irving. The book was published in 1978 by Pocket Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

John Irving also wrote Hotel New Hampshire (1981), The Cider House Rules (1985), A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989) and Widow For One Year (1998).

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