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The Cider House Rules (2000)

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Starring (View all)
Tobey Maguire Tobey Maguire
Homer Wells
Charlize Theron Charlize Theron
Candy Kendall
Delroy Lindo Delroy Lindo
Mr. Rose
Paul Rudd Paul Rudd
Wally Worthington
Michael Caine Michael Caine
Dr. Wilbur Larch
Jane Alexander Jane Alexander
Nurse Edna
Kathy Baker Kathy Baker
Nurse Angela
Erykah Badu Erykah Badu
Rose Rose


Written by
John Irving John Irving
(novel)


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A very good movie

6 years, 2 months ago at Sep 27 11:55
Ever since I saw ‘What's Eating Gilbert Grape’, I have been a big fan of Lasse Hallstrom and, for the last 20 years, I have been closely following his work. However, I have to admit that most of his movies never really reached the same level of ‘What's Eating…’. Still, if there was ever one movie that came close, that was probably this one. Indeed, I thought it was a fascinating story (I... read more
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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?
Release date: 7 January 2000
UPC: 717951004918
Tags: Drama (23), Romance (22), Abortion (11), 1999 (9), 1990s (9), Incest (8), Orphanage (7), WWII (6), Historical (5), Medical (4), Suicide (4), Coming Of Age (4), Based On Novel (4), 1940s (4), Adaptation (3), Book Adaptation (3), Doctor (3), Orphan (3), Based On A Novel (3), Apple (2)
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