Saturday, March 7, 2015

The World According to Garp

1982 American Feature

Cast: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Swoosie Kurtz, James McCall and Peter Michael Goetz
Director: George Roy Hill
Writer: Steve Tesich, based on the novel by John Irving

Born the bastard son of an unconventional mother, aspiring writer T.S. Garp searches for his place in the world.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 79% / Audience: 79%
  • OMG rating: 7/10

  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Lithgow) and Supporting Actress (Close).
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Lithgow) and Supporting Actress (Close).
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress (Close).
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor (Lithgow).
  • Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Adapted Drama.

  • John Irving's novel The World According to Garp, first published in 1978, was a best seller for several years.
  • Casting Call: Pat Benatar, Jeff Daniels, Christopher Reeve and Robert Wuhl.
  • Film debut of actress Glenn Close.
  • The break out film for John Lithgow, whose performance of transsexual ex-football player Roberta Muldoon garnered him universal acclaim.
  • Cameos: author John Irving as a wrestling coach and director George Roy Hill as the pilot that crashes his plane into the house.

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