Directed by: George Roy Hill
Starring: Glenn Close, Jessica Tandy, John Lithgow, Mary Beth Hurt, Robin Williams
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Trivia: Even though Mary Beth Hurt and Glenn Close played women from different generations, in reality they are only a year apart in age.
Trivia: The man who plays the part of the wrestling referee is John Irving. He wrote the book on which the movie is based.
Trivia: This was Glen Close's first movie (not counting TV work).
Trivia: Glenn Close plays Robin Williams' mother in the movie, even though in real life she's only four years older than him.
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Jenny Fields: Are you gonna go to sleep or you gonna stay up and think your weird thoughts?Young Garp: I'll stay up and think weird thoughts for a while.
As Garp is being placed aboard the helicopter, the rotor motor can be heard spinning, but there is no downdraft affecting the people in the scene.