The World According to Garp

Synopsis: Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): George Roy Hill
Production: Warner Home Video
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations.
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136 min

Now come on, Pooh. Smile.

This picture is going

to all our friends this year.

So smile and look merry.

Pooh, would you smile, damn it?

If you don't smile,

you'll never get a husband.

Damn it.

- My son is not dog food, goddamn it!

- Calm down, Jenny.

- Bonkers just got a little excited.

- Fine. I'm a little excited, too!

Where is Bonkers?

- What for?

- I'll want to take him and give him a shot.

- What for?

- So he won't bite people anymore.

- A shot'll do that?

- Sure it will. He'll be dead.

- You can't be serious!

- You bet your fat ass I am!

I'm warning you:
either tie him up,

make him behave...

...or I'll make him dead as a doornail.

Come on, Garp.

- Good afternoon, Dean Blodger.

- Good afternoon, Jenny. Hello there, Garp.

Hello, Dean.

I understand

you'll be starting classes next semester.

We're on our way now

to enter him in a sport.

Really? What will you be going out for?

- Basketball.

- I don't know.

I'm sure you'll do splendidly.

Good luck to you!

Thank you very much.

- Why can't I decide what sport to take?

- Because you're too young.

I've looked into them all.

Basketball is the best.

I'm too short for basketball.

Garp, you want to play?

- Yes, I do.

- No, you don't.

That Cushie could use a good sport herself.

- Over here, let's go!

- Hit the rebound!

Okay, let's get back on defense!

Let's go, set up number four!

Let's go, Chris. Set up on the base line.

- Give and go, guys. Move it up.

- Come on, Chris. Let's go! Weak side!

Come on, Danny, we got them.

- Watch him!

- Take the shot!

Swish! Nice shot!

All right, same thing! Bottom man down!

Let's go. Ready?

Ten seconds!

Hold him!


Four! Three! Two!

Okay, gentlemen, that's it.

Hit the showers.

Hey, Garp, how are you doing?

Why can't basketball players father a child?

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Steve Tesich

Stojan Steve Tesich (Serbian: Стојан Стив Тешић, Stojan Stiv Tešić; September 29, 1942 – July 1, 1996) was a Serbian American screenwriter, playwright and novelist. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1979 for the movie Breaking Away. more…

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