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Cider House Rules, The (1999)

Honoured with two Academy Awards, The Cider House Rules tells a compelling and heart-warming story about how far a young man must travel to find the place where he truly belongs.

Orphan Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire) has lived nearly his entire life within the walls of St Cloud’s Orphanage in rural Maine. Though groomed by its proprietor, Dr Larch (Michael Caine, full of Dickensian richness and eccentricity), to be his successor, Homer nonetheless feels the need to strike out on his own and experience the world outside.

Then, while working at an apple orchard, Homer falls for the beautiful Candy (Charlize Theron) and learns some powerful, indelible lessons about life, love and home.

Based on John Irving’s best-selling American classic and featuring a sensational all-star cast including newcomer Erykah Badu, this entertaining movie earned rave reviews from critics and moviegoers everywhere.

Homer Wells
Tobey Maguire
Candy Kendall
Charlize Theron
Mr Rose
Delroy Lindo
Wally Worthington
Paul Rudd
Dr Wilbur Larch
Michael Caine
Nurse Edna
Jane Alexander
Nurse Angela
Kathy Baker
Rose Rose
Erykah Badu
Kieran Culkin
Olive Worthington
Kate Nelligan
Heavy D
K. Todd Freeman
Mary Agnes
Paz de la Huerta
Ray Kendall
J.K. Simmons
Evan Parke

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