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.

EXT. ORPHANAGE - DAY

Angela and Edna call and wave good-bye to a two-year-old

Homer, leaving with COUPLE #2. Larch stands on the porch and

watches the family head down the hill.

LARCH (V.O.)

The second family has an unfortunate

gift for getting sounds out of Homer.

INT. COUPLE #2'S HOME - DAY

Larch bursts into the home of the second couple and lifts a

crying and bruised Homer out of his bed. There is rage in

Larch's eyes as he looks at the couple.

LARCH (V.O.)

The rumor was true. They beat him.

He couldn't stop crying.

EXT. HILL, ST. CLOUD'S - DAY

Larch carries Homer up the orphanage hill.

LARCH (V.O.)

Here is St. Cloud's, I try to

consider, with each rule I make or

break, that my first priority is an

orphan's future.

INT. DELIVERY ROOM - DAY

The naked belly of a VERY PREGNANT WOMAN.

LARCH (V.O.)

Easier said than done.

A tiny hand comes in with a stethoscope and puts it on the

big belly. Young Homer's head, with the stethoscope around

his neck, pops up behind the belly; he closes his eyes as he

concentrates on listening to the sounds of the unborn child.

Larch stops in the doorway, catching sight of Homer. He smiles

faintly.

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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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