Of Mice and Men (1992 film)


Of Mice and Men (1992 film)
Of Mice and Men

Theatrical poster
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
John Malkovich
Ray Walston
Casey Siemaszko
Sherilyn Fenn
John Terry
Noble Willingham
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.

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Plot

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.

Cast

Home video

Of Mice and Men was made available on VHS in 1993. The film was later released on DVD by MGM March 4, 2003. The DVD is featured in widescreen with English, French, and Spanish subtitles.

Reception

The film received very positive reviews, earning a 96% score on Rotten Tomatoes. [1] However, the film did not do well at the box office, making $5,471,080 from a total of 398 theaters.[2]

Awards and nominations

1992 Cannes Film Festival

References

External links


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