Release Date
7 Jan 2000
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Runtime
126 min
Genres
Drama, Romance

Cider House Rules

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? Homework: Constructed Response

Director

Lasse Hallström

Writers

John Irving (novel), John Irving (screenplay)

Cast

Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd

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