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TitleCider House Rules, The (1999)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityGeneral VERY MINOR
CountryUSA
Length125
GenreDrama
Rating?
DirectorLasse Hallstrom
CastMichael Caine Tobey Maguire Charlize Theron
NotesSet in New England before and during World War II. Michael Caine plays Dr. Larch who runs an orphanage, is addicted to ether and does abortions on the side. He also delivers the babies of unwed mothers. Tobey Maguire plays Homer who grows up in the orphanage and learns under Dr. Larch's tutelage to deliver babies and do abortions. Uneasy about the latter he leaves the orphanage with a young couple, Wally and Candy, who visited Dr. Larch for an abortion. He gets a job picking apples and works and lives alongside migrant (Black) workers who all live together in dormitories (just as he had in the orphanage). When Wally goes off to the war he falls in love with Candy. Under Dr. Larch's care is a young boy with breathing difficulties who spends time under a special canopy. He dies while still young. http://movie-reviews.colossus.net/movies/c/cider.html

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