The Cider House Rules

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Release Date:

  • January 1, 1999

2h 11m | Drama

Set in the early part of the century when abortion was illegal and relegated to back alley doctors, The Cider House Rules tells the story of a Homer Wells (Maguire), a child without parents who is raised and mentored by his orphanage's doctor Larch (Caine). Dr. Larch has made abortion his (not so) secret vocation and set up the orphanage for those women who chose not to have the operation. Homer grows up under Dr. Larch's tutelage, learning the trade through a sort of apprenticeship.

Based on the best-selling and critically acclaimed novel by John Irving.
Director: Lasse Hallström
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Richard N. Gladstein
Cast: Paul Rudd, Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, James Mangold, Susanne Simpson, Kathy Baker
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