The Cider House Rules (1999)

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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 a medically safe, albeit illegal, abortion, 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?


Cast and Crew:


Lasse Hallström


John Irving


Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd, Michael Caine, Jane Alexander, Kathy Baker, Erykah Badu, Kieran Culkin, Kate Nelligan, Heavy D, K. Todd Freeman, Paz de la Huerta, J.K. Simmons, Evan Parke, Jimmy Flynn, Lonnie Farmer, Erik Per Sullivan, Spencer Diamond, Sean Andrew, John Albano, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Clare Daly, Colin Irving, Annie Corley, Patrick Donnelly, Edie Schechter, Kasey Berry, Mary Bogue, Victoria Stankiewicz, Christine Stevens, Earle C. Batchelder, Norma Fine, John Irving, Eric Bruno Borgman, Kevin Chapman, John H. Tobin


Harvey Weinstein, Alan C. Blomquist, Bobby Cohen, Richard N. Gladstein, Leslie Holleran, Michele Platt, Meryl Poster, Bob Weinstein, Lila Yacoub

Release Info:

Release Date: January 7, 2000 (USA) | Length: 126 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexuality, nudity, substance abuse and some violence.


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