- Of Mice and Men (1992 film)
Of Mice and Men
Directed by Gary Sinise Produced by Gary Sinise Written by Horton Foote
John Steinbeck (Novel)
Based on Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Starring Gary Sinise
Music by Mark Isham Cinematography Kenneth MacMillan Editing by Robert L. Sinise Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Release date(s) October 2, 1992 Running time 115 minutes Country United States Language English Box office $5,471,080
Of Mice and Men is a 1992 American film starring John Malkovich and Gary Sinise, directed and produced by Gary Sinise. It is the third movie adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1937 novel of the same name, and was preceded by the 1939 film version and the 1981 television movie.
George Milton (Gary Sinise) is in a train boxcar, reminiscing upon the events that have just happened. He thinks back to when he and his companion Lennie Small (John Malkovich), who has a moderate intellectual disability, are fleeing from their previous employment in Weed. They were run out of town after Lennie was accused of attempted rape when he touched and held onto a young woman's pretty red dress (prompted by his love of stroking soft things). After running from Weed, George and Lennie are trying to attain their shared dream of settling down on their own piece of land. Lennie's part of the dream, which he never tires of hearing George describe, is merely to have soft rabbits on the farm, which he can pet. The two go to work at a ranch named Tyler Ranch. At the ranch, the dream appears to move closer to reality. Candy (Ray Walston), the aged, one-handed ranch-hand, offers to pitch in with Lennie and George so they can buy the farm. The dream disappears when Lennie accidentally kills the young and attractive wife (Sherilyn Fenn) of Curley (Casey Siemaszko), the ranch owner's son, while trying to stroke her hair; as a result, a lynch mob led by Curley gathers. Realizing he is doomed to a life of loneliness and despair like the rest of the migrant workers, and wanting to spare Lennie a painful death at the hands of the vengeful and violent thug Curley, George shoots Lennie in the back of the head while distracting him with their dream of the ranch before the mob can find him. As George reminisces in the train boxcar, he has one final memory of him and Lennie working together.
- Gary Sinise as George Milton
- John Malkovich as Lennie Small
- Ray Walston as Candy
- Casey Siemaszko as Curley
- Sherilyn Fenn as Curley's Wife
- Noble Willingham as the Boss
- John Terry (actor) as Slim
- Mark Boone Junior as the Bus Driver
- Moira Harris as the Girl in the Red Dress
Awards and nominations
1992 Cannes Film Festival
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- ^ Of Mice and Men. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
- ^ "Festival de Cannes: Of Mice and Men". festival-cannes.com. http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/archives/ficheFilm/id/13/year/1992.html. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
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