George Roy Hill
July 23, 1982
April 3, 2001
Warner Bros., Pan Art Productions
Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T.S. Garp and his mother Jenny. While Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself a magnet for all manner of distressed women.
My name is T.S. Garp.
What does the T.S. stand for?
Terribly Sexy. I used to be Terribly Shy, but I changed.
I'm Helen Holm.
Oh, Holm sweet Holm. Our new wrestling coach here is named Holm. Boy, what a hard-ass! We call him "Holm sweat Holm".
He's my father. I'm his daughter. We're the Holm team.
Oh. Take care. Asshole.
It's, uh... a bit thin.
Yeah, it's not the quantity that counts.
Thank God for that! This is good enough for me.
That's not very artistic, though.
Well, I'm not an artist. I'm a nurse and it's about time I got back to it.
I wanna be an artist, and I want to know what you thought of it.
I'm not sure I understand it.
Mom, it's very simple. He can do wonders when he's wearing his magic gloves. If his wife is sad, he touches her with his gloves, she's happy. If his children are crying, he touches them, and they smile. But he can't feel them! He yearns to feel. He can even hold off death with his magic gloves, but he can't feel life. So, he takes off the gloves, and he dies. But, he finally feels life as he's flying into the arms of death.
We'll take the house.
Honey, the chances of another plane hitting this house are astronomical. See? It's been pre-disastered. We're going to be safe here.
Nobody is buying my novel. I'm starting my second and the same nobodies are going to line up not to buy that one too.
We are civilized people, and civilized people obey rules! You Neolithic dipshit!
What does T.S. stand for?
Terribly Sad. I used to be Terribly Sexy, bu... but I changed.
Oh, I don't think so.
Robin Williams is Garp.
He's got a funny way of looking at life.
Harley Dodge Memorial, Madison, NJ
Millbrook Private School, Millbrook, NY
Lincoln Park, NJ
New Brunswick, NJ
Roslyn Long Island, NY
Bryant Park, Manhattan, NY
The house that the plane crashes into was built at one end of the only runway at Lincoln Park Airport, a very small airstrip in Lincoln Park, NJ (about 35 miles NW of New York City). The wrecked house was not removed for several weeks. While no planes have hit houses in the vicinity, one had bounced off the roof of a passing car several years earlier.
August 19, 1982
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February 25, 1983
March 3, 1983
April 13, 1983
October 15, 1983
January 5, 1984
June 13, 1985 (Davao)
August 6, 1987
Garp och hans värld
Le monde selon Garp
O Mundo Segundo Garp
El mundo de acuerdo a Garp
El mundo según Garp
Garp og hans verden
Garp und wie er die Welt sah
Il mondo secondo Garp
Lumea lui Garp
O allokotos kosmos tou Garp
Swiat wedlug Garpa
Verden ifølge Garp
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Several tracks can be found on a promotional CD release in 2002 called: "Gorfaine - Schwartz Agency."
Robin was considered for the role that John Lithgow played.
Glenn Close plays Robin's mother, yet she is only four years older than he.
Jeff Daniels was considered for the lead role, but lost out to Robin.
$2,902,088 (357 theaters)
Nom - 1983 - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (John Lithgow)
Nom - 1983 - Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Glenn Close)
Won - 1982 - LAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor (John Lithgow)
Won - 1982 - LAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actress (Glenn Close)
Won - 1982 - Best Actress (Glenn Close)
Won - 1982 - Best Supporting Actor (John Lithgow)