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What's eating Gilbert Grape / Paramount Pictures presents ; a Matalon Teper Ohlsson production ; a Lasse Hallström film ; screenplay by Peter Hedges ; produced by Bertil Ohlsson, David Matalon, Meir Teper ; directed by Lasse Hallström.

Contributor(s): Hallström, Lasse [film director,, film producer.] | Ohlsson, Bertil [film producer.] | Matalon, David [film producer.] | Teper, Meir [film producer.] | Hedges, Peter [screenwriter.] | Depp, Johnny [actor.] | DiCaprio, Leonardo [actor.] | Lewis, Juliette [actor.] | Steenburgen, Mary [actor.] | Cates, Darlene, 1947-2017 [actor.] | Harrington, Laura, 1958- [actor.] | Schellhardt, Mary Kate, 1978- [actor.] | Tighe, Kevin, 1944- [actor.] | Reilly, John C, 1965- [actor.] | Glover, Crispin [actor.] | Parker, Alan, 1944- [composer.] | Isfält, Björn [composer.] | Mondshein, Andrew [editor of moving image work.] | Nykvist, Sven [director of photography.] | Blomquist, Alan C [film producer.] | Paramount Pictures Corporation [presenter,, production company.] | Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) [publisher.].
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: Hollywood, California : Paramount Pictures, [2017]Edition: Special collector's edition.Description: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscRelated works: Motion picture screenplay based on (work): Hedges, Peter. What's eating Gilbert Grape?.Subject(s): Dysfunctional families -- Drama | Fatherless families -- Drama | Brothers -- Drama | Teenagers with mental disabilities -- Drama | Male caregivers -- Drama | Overweight women -- United States -- Social conditions -- Drama | Morbid obesity -- Drama | Long-term care of the sick -- United States -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- United States -- Drama | Adultery -- Drama | Small cities -- United States -- Social life and customs -- Drama | Rural poor -- United States -- Social conditions -- Drama | Rural-urban migration -- United States -- Drama | Farewells -- Psychological aspects -- Drama | Adultery | Brothers | Dysfunctional families | Fatherless families | Long-term care of the sick | Male caregivers | Man-woman relationships | Morbid obesity | Rural poor -- Social conditions | Rural-urban migration | Teenagers with mental disabilities | United StatesGenre/Form: Comedy films. | Drama. | Feature films. | Fiction films. | Film adaptations. | Melodramas (Motion pictures) | Romantic comedy films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Comedy films. | Romantic comedy films. | Melodramas (Motion pictures) | Fiction films. | Feature films. | Film adaptations. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 791.43/72
Contents:
Opening credits/The yearly ritual -- Meet the Grape family -- Arnie climbs the tower -- Delivery for Becky -- The family plans Arnie's 18th birthday party -- "Nobody hurts Arnie" -- A sunset date with Becky -- Arnie gets arrested -- The Burger Barn grand opening -- The birthday cake compromise -- Gilbert opens up -- Arnie's birthday -- Good-bye Becky -- Mama climbs the stairs -- Cleansing fire -- Becky's comin' -- End credits.
Production Credits: Original music, Alan Parker and Björn Isfält ; editor, Andrew Mondshein ; director of photography, Sven Nykvist, A.S.C. ; executive producers, Lasse Hallström and Alan C. Blomquist.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Leonardo Dicaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Darlene Cates, Laura Harrington, Mary Kate Schellhardt, Kevin Tighe, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover.Summary: "Living in Endora is like dancing to no music. Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) should know. Aside from a secret affair with a housewife (Mary Steenburgen), Gilbert spends his days stocking shelves at a grocery store, caring for his mentally handicapped brother (Leonardo DiCaprio), and holding together a large family headed by Mama, a former beauty queen whose weight tops 500 pounds. But just when Gilbert thinks nothing will ever change, a pretty stranger (Juliette Lewis) arrives on the scene, capturing Gilbert's heart and inspiring him to make a break."--Container.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.

Based on the novel by Peter Hedges.

DVD; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.

English dialogue; English subtitles ; Closed-captioned.

Johnny Depp, Leonardo Dicaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Darlene Cates, Laura Harrington, Mary Kate Schellhardt, Kevin Tighe, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover.

Original music, Alan Parker and Björn Isfält ; editor, Andrew Mondshein ; director of photography, Sven Nykvist, A.S.C. ; executive producers, Lasse Hallström and Alan C. Blomquist.

"Living in Endora is like dancing to no music. Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) should know. Aside from a secret affair with a housewife (Mary Steenburgen), Gilbert spends his days stocking shelves at a grocery store, caring for his mentally handicapped brother (Leonardo DiCaprio), and holding together a large family headed by Mama, a former beauty queen whose weight tops 500 pounds. But just when Gilbert thinks nothing will ever change, a pretty stranger (Juliette Lewis) arrives on the scene, capturing Gilbert's heart and inspiring him to make a break."--Container.

Special features: Commentary by director Lasse Hallström and writer Peter Hedges; The characters of Gilbert Grape; The voice of Gilbert Grape; Why we love Gilbert Grape; Original theatrical trailer; Photo gallery.

MPAA rating: PG-13; For elements of mature subject matter.

1. Opening credits/The yearly ritual -- 2. Meet the Grape family -- 3. Arnie climbs the tower -- 4. Delivery for Becky -- 5. The family plans Arnie's 18th birthday party -- 6. "Nobody hurts Arnie" -- 7. A sunset date with Becky -- 8. Arnie gets arrested -- 9. The Burger Barn grand opening -- 10. The birthday cake compromise -- 11. Gilbert opens up -- 12. Arnie's birthday -- 13. Good-bye Becky -- 14. Mama climbs the stairs -- 15. Cleansing fire -- 16. Becky's comin' -- 17. End credits.

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Johnny Depp stars in this poignant 1993 tale of a young man weighed down with the responsibility of a retarded brother (Leonardo DiCaprio) and a morbidly obese mother.-Bette-Lee Fox (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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