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Of Mice and Men (1981)

A TV adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. George and Lenny travel through the Depression-era west working at odd jobs, hoping to make enough money to buy their own farm. George must always... See full summary »

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Reza Badiyi

Writers:

John Steinbeck (novel), Eugene Solow | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Blake ... George Milton
Randy Quaid ... Lenny Small
Lew Ayres ... Candy
Mitchell Ryan ... Slim (as Mitch Ryan)
Ted Neeley ... Curley
Cassie Yates ... Curley's Wife
Pat Hingle ... Jackson
Whitman Mayo ... Crooks
Dennis Fimple ... Whit
Pat Corley ... Carlson
Sondra Blake ... Girl
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A TV adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. George and Lenny travel through the Depression-era west working at odd jobs, hoping to make enough money to buy their own farm. George must always watch over his intellectually disabled friend, and keep him out of danger, both to himself and to others. After they take a new job at a ranch, Lenny gets into far more trouble than George can talk his way out of, leaving George to decide whether to help him, or leave him to his fate. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De ratones y hombres See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lou Ferrigno was originally supposed to play Lenny Small, but was forced to back out of the project because he had to return to work on The Incredible Hulk (1977) earlier than expected. See more »

Goofs

In Crook's place, after Curly's wife leaves, a boom mic is visible at the top of the screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Emma Stone/Coldplay (2011) See more »

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Loved it
7 August 2008 | by oldrkSee all my reviews

A few points about the movie. First, it was a cheap TV movie.

No doubt not a huge budget so keep that in mind. Second, I have never read the book so I cant tear the movie apart by nit picking each and every part.

I would say that calling this a "loosely based version" would be a good way to look at it.

And lastly, I feel this brought a lot of people to the works of a master in Stenbeck.

I would love to have it on DVD if available. I do have it on VHS.If anyone knows where there is a DVD version let me know.


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