The World According to GarpComedy/Drama
Box Office: $0.0M
PRINCIPAL CASTRobin Williams, Glenn Close, Mary Beth Hurt, John Lithgow, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Swoosie Kurtz, James McCall, Peter Michael Goetz, George Ede, Mark Soper, Nathan Babcock, Ian MacGregor, Warren Berlinger, Susan Browning, Brandon Maggart, Jenny Wright, Brenda Currin, Jillian Ross, Laurie Robyn
DIRECTORGeorge Roy Hill
WRITERJohn Irving, Steve Tesich
PRODUCERGeorge Roy Hill, Robert L. Crawford
When Robin Williams played T.S. Garp in the World According to Garp, two totally original American icons met: a leading comic actor of our time and the character whose loopy adventures made John Irving's novel a literary milestone and runaway bestseller. Fans of Williams' dramatic work in Dead Poets Society and his Oscar winner* Good Will Hunting will also savor his Garp, a sweet-natured writer whose life is a weird minefield of violence, adultery, fatherhood, feminism and eerie coincidence. Glenn Close (her film debut) as Garp's formidable mother and John Lithgow as a transsexual ex-NFL receiver give impressive support, earning Oscar nominations and critics' laurels galore. Their collaboration is "one helluva magnificent movie" (Bernard Drew, Gannett Newspapers). *1997: Supporting Actor.