“The World According to Garp” quotes

Movie The World According to Garp
George Roy Hill directed this movie in 1982
Title The World According to Garp
Year 1982
Director George Roy Hill
Genre Drama, Comedy
Plot – Jennie Fields is a nurse from New Hampshire who wants a son at all costs. Being single she possesses a Sergeant aviator who's dying in the hospital. Garp, her son, grows up under her possessive eyes, but the boy always thinks about his father and would like to be a pilot too, but he dedicates to writing. Garp marries Helen Holm and they have two children. By the time he publishes his first novel "Magic Gloves", Jennie has turned her beautiful house by the sea into an only women community. There the girls have cut their tongues to support Ellen James, a girl who has mutilated herself because of a rape. Jennie gives herself to the politics, meanwhile Garp writes and raises his children and Helen becomes a teacher and falls in love with a young student. One evening, Garp is returning home with the kids and crashes with his car against the two lovers' one and little Walt dies. As life resumes, Garp writes a book about Ellen James, then an anonymous shot kills Jennie publicly and Garp intervenes during her funeral. There he meets Ellen James, he signs a book for her and shortly after he's killed too.
All actors – Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Swoosie Kurtz, James McCall, Peter Michael Goetz, George Ede, Mark Soper, Nathan Babcock
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