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The Cider House Rules (1999)

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Release Date
 USA: Dec 17, 1999
 UK: 17 Mar 2000
DVD Release Date
 R1: Feb 1, 2000
 R2: 12 Mar 2001

Budget $24,000,000

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MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexuality, nudity, substance abuse and some violence.

Running Time
2 hours, 6 minutes

Country USA

Studio Film Colony, Miramax

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• The Cider House Rules



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Genre: Drama, Doctor, Coming Of Age, Drugs, World War II, Period Piece, Love Triangle, Love

Tagline: A story about how far we must travel to find the place where we belong.

Plot: THE CIDER HOUSE RUES, an expertly crafted and intelligent adapation of John Irving's novel, explores themes of disappointment, ideas of moral ambiguity, and, indeed, lessons about life itself, woven into a dramatic story that is neither slow nor sentimental. Tobey Maguire is the immensely likable Homer Wells, a lifelong resident of a Maine orphanage who comes of age during WWII under the auspices of its director, Dr. Wilbur Larch (Michael Caine). Larch is pragmatic, progressive, highly intelligent, and loathe to let Homer go out into the world. He sees him as a son, and the only one whose medical training allows for him to take over when he retires from his job as physician, obstetrician, and illegal abortionist. When ingenue Candy (Charlize Theron) and air force adventurer Wally (Paul Rudd), come to Larch for help with an abortion, Homer befriends the couple and, against Larch's wishes, sets off with them to see the world, or at least the rest of Maine. Working at an apple orchard owned by Wally's mother (Kate Nelligan), Homer lives and works with a group of African-American migrant workers, among them the morally ambiguous Mr. Rose Delroy Lindo and his beloved daughter Rose Rose (Erykah Badu in a stunning debut). When Wally goes off to war, and Rose Rose gets into a complex

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 Directed by
 Written by
John Irving
The World According to Garp, Simon Birch, The Door in the Floor
 Cast
Tobey Maguire
Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Pleasantville
Charlize Theron
The Devil's Advocate, The Italian Job, Monster
Delroy Lindo
Gone in Sixty Seconds, Ransom, Broken Arrow
Paul Rudd
The 40 Year Old Virgin, Romeo + Juliet, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Michael Caine
Batman Begins, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Miss Congeniality
Jane Alexander
The Ring, All the President's Men, Kramer vs. Kramer
Kathy Baker
Edward Scissorhands, Cold Mountain, The Right Stuff
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 Music By
Rachel Portman
Chocolat, The Manchurian Candidate, Smoke



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