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The Cider House Rules

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The Cider House Rules

Release Date: December 17, 1999

Year    :   1999
Slogan    :   «A story about how far we must travel to find the place where we belong.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Miramax, Nina Saxon Film Design, FilmColony
Director    :   Lasse Hallström
Producers    :   Suzanne Crowley, Bobby Cohen, Alan C. Blomquist, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Billy Hopkins, Leslie Holleran, Meryl Poster, Kerry Barden, Richard N. Gladstein, Michele Platt, Lila Yacoub, Barbara A. Hall, Diana Zock
Writers    :   John Irving, John Irving
RunTime    :   126 mins.
Budget    :   24000000
Revenue    :   88545092

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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