Video Release: June 7, 2005
Theatrical Release: 1982
Rating: R (MPAA)
Studio: Warner Home Video
- Runtime: 136 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in Portuguese
Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel, "The World According to Garp" follows the very unusual life of one T.S. Garp. Conceived in a hospital room by the independent, strong-willed Jenny Fields (who makes sure to choose a father who can never interfere with her decisions), Garp grows up in the placid academic atmosphere of the exclusive New England boy's school where Jenny works.
As Garp becomes a man, the film shifts between the events that shape his world, and those that shape his mother's. While Garp follows a "normal" path -- marrying, becoming a father, and establishing himself as an author and teacher -- Jenny continues to make extraordinary decisions and ally herself with a very strange group of characters.
And through it all, Jenny remains a powerful, inescapable influence on her son...
A splendid film adaptation of John Irving's bestseller. Robin Williams plays the demanding role of T.S. Garp, a complex and unpredictable young man at odds with a violent and cruel world. Academy Award Nominations: Best Supporting Actor--John Lithgow, Best Supporting Actress--Glenn Close.
Color by Technicolor.
Additional cast: James McCall (Young Garp); George Ede (Dean Bodger); Nathan Babcock (Duncan); Ian MacGregor (Walt); and Brandon Maggart.