The Cider House Rules

The Cider House Rules

"A story about how far we must travel to find the place where we belong."
  • PG13
  • 1999
  • 2 hr 6 min
  • 7.4  (92,998)
  • 75

This 1999 American film is based on John Irving's novel of the same name. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, and Michael Caine won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Homer Wells is an orphan who spent most of his childhood at a rural Maine orphanage. Dr. Wilbur Larch has passed much of his medical training on to Homer, who assisted Dr. Larch with medical care for children of unwed mothers and abandoned children. Dr. Larch also performs illegal abortions, which Homer refuses to assist with for moral reasons. Wally Worthington, a World War II pilot, brings his girlfriend to the orphanage for an abortion. Wanting to see the world, Homer leaves the orphanage with Wally and the girlfriend. They get as far as an apple orchard and cider mill that Wally's family runs. Wally goes off to war, and Homer and Wally's girlfriend fall in love.

The Cider House Rules
The Cider House Rules
The Cider House Rules

Trailer - 2 min 27 sec

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This 1999 American film is based on John Irving's novel of the same name. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, and Michael Caine won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Homer Wells is an orphan who spent most of his childhood at a rural Maine orphanage. Dr. Wilbur Larch has passed much of his medical training on to Homer, who assisted Dr. Larch with medical care for children of unwed mothers and abandoned children.

Dr. Larch also performs illegal abortions, which Homer refuses to assist with for moral reasons. Wally Worthington, a World War II pilot, brings his girlfriend to the orphanage for an abortion. Wanting to see the world, Homer leaves the orphanage with Wally and the girlfriend. They get as far as an apple orchard and cider mill that Wally's family runs. Wally goes off to war, and Homer and Wally's girlfriend fall in love.

The Cider House Rules is a 1999 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 6 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 75.

The Cider House Rules is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Cider House Rules for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    1999
  • MPAA Rating
    PG13
  • Runtime
    2 hr 6 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (92,998)
  • Metascore
    75