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The World According to Garp (1982)

R
136 min | Comedy, Drama

A struggling young writer finds his life and work dominated by his unfaithful wife and his radical feminist mother, whose best-selling manifesto turns her into a cultural icon.
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Writers
John Irving (novel) | Steve Tesich (screenplay)
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Miroslav OndrĂ­cek (as Miroslav Ondricek)
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$17,000,000
Opening weekend
$2,902,088
Gross (US & Canada)
$29,712,172
Gross (World)
$29,712,172
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Release date
Aug 13, 1982 (United States)

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59 cast members
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Mary Beth Hurt
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Glenn Close
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John Lithgow
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Hume Cronyn
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Jessica Tandy
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Swoosie Kurtz
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James McCall
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Peter Michael Goetz
John Wolfe John Wolfe   See fewer
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George Ede
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Mark Soper
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Warren Berlinger
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7.2 / 10 | 23,662 votes