In this 1992 version Gary Sinise and John Malkovich team up and give career performances in the John Steinbeck classic American tale of depression era California. Two friends drift from place to place to work hard and earn what they can in poor economic times. Gorgeously shot, beautifully written and acted this is the premier version of Steinbeck's tale of two men.
From The Cover
We have a dream. Someday we'll have a little house and a couple of acres. A place to call home.
John Steinbeck's classic comes magnificently to life in this beautiful and stirring film starring Oscar nominees John Malkovich and Gary Sinise. Directed by Sinise from an adaptation by Oscar winner Horton Foote, this "flawless miracle of movie-making" (Susan Granger, American Movie Classics) is a must-see for all audiences.
Best friends Lennie (Malkovich) and George (Sinise) find themselves unemployed in Depression-era California, unable to keep jobs because of Lennie's childlike mentality. But once they get hired at the Tyler Ranch, they enjoy a brief period of stability-until their supervisor's wife (Sherilyn Fenn) becomes the victim of Lennie's compassion, forcing George to make a compassionate decision of his own.
Cast & Crew
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Audio: (more info)
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Studio: MGM / UA
Production Year: 1992
Release Date: 3/4/2003
Length: 110 mins