The Cider House Rules script
Synopsis: The film follows the life of Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire), a precocious orphan who leaves his lifelong home and his loving tutor, Dr. Larch (Michael Caine) to explore the world. While Homer struggles to make a life for himself on his own, he must make monumental decisions that will change the course of his future and deeply affect the lives of those around him.

INT./EXT. ORPHANAGE - DAY

At the front door, Larch and the nurses wave and call good-

bye to Homer, they close the door.

INT./EXT. ORPHANAGE - NIGHT

The same door swings open; it's another night. The same couple

is bringing Homer back. There is concern in their faces as

Nurse Edna lets them in.

INT. BOY'S DIVISION, DOORWAY - NIGHT

Larch is delivering his benediction to the boys.

LARCH:

"Good night, you Princes of Maine,

you Kings of New England!"

As he turns, he is startled by Nurse Edna, waiting with couple

#1 and baby Homer.

ADOPTING MOTHER:

There's something wrong with him! He

never makes a sound.

Larch looks quickly at Homer.

LARCH (V.O.)

He didn't cry enough for them, if

you can believe it.

ADOPTING FATHER:

Do you think we could have a look at

someone a little different?

The mother hands over the baby to Larch. Baby Homer lets out

a happy squeal as soon as he's in Larch's arms. The parents

stare in disbelief.

LARCH (V.O.)

Thus was Homer Wells returned. He

was too happy a baby.

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John Irving

ohn Winslow Irving is an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of The World According to Garp in 1978. more…

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