The Cider House Rules

The Cider House Rules (1999)

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

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1999-12-17
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 551 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Miramax
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch 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. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?

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  • Tobey Maguire

    as Homer Wells
  • Charlize Theron

    as Candy Kendall
  • Delroy Lindo

    as Arthur Rose
  • Paul Rudd

    as Lt. Wally Worthington
  • Michael Caine

    as Dr. Wilbur Larch
  • Jane Alexander

    as Nurse Edna
  • Kathy Baker

    as Nurse Angela
  • Erykah Badu

    as Rose Rose
  • Kieran Culkin

    as Buster
  • Kate Nelligan

    as Olive Worthington
  • Heavy D

    as Peaches
  • J.K. Simmons

    as Ray Kendall
  • Erik Per Sullivan

    as Fuzzy
  • Paz de la Huerta

    as Mary Agnes
  • K. Todd Freeman

    as Muddy
  • Evan Parke

    as Jack
  • Jimmy Flynn

    as Vernon
  • Lonnie Farmer

    as Hero
  • Spencer Diamond

    as Curly
Directing Lasse Hallström Director
Writing John Irving Novel
Writing John Irving Screenplay
Production Alan C. Blomquist Producer
Production Bobby Cohen Executive Producer
Production Leslie Holleran Producer
Production Richard N. Gladstein Producer
Production Meryl Poster Executive Producer
Production Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Production Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Production Lila Yacoub Producer
Sound Rachel Portman Music
Camera Oliver Stapleton Director of Photography
Editing Lisa Zeno Churgin Editor
Production Kerry Barden Casting
Production Billy Hopkins Casting
Production Suzanne Smith Casting
Art David Gropman Production Design
Art Karen Schulz Gropman Art Direction
Art Beth A. Rubino Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Renee Ehrlich Kalfus Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Sharyn Cordice Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Brenda McNally Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Peggy Schierholz Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Ellie Winslow Makeup Artist
Production Barbara A. Hall Unit Production Manager
Crew Katia Milani Post Production Supervisor
Production Diana Zock Production Supervisor
Art Wylie Griffin Art Department Coordinator
Crew Ron Bolanowski Special Effects Coordinator
Directing Jane Goldsmith Script Supervisor
Production Michele Platt Associate Producer