The World According to Garp

Continuity mistake: 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.


Trivia: Even though Mary Beth Hurt and Glenn Close played women from different generations, in reality they are only a year apart in age.

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Trivia: This was Glen Close's first movie (not counting TV work).

Trivia: The man who plays the part of the wrestling referee is John Irving. He wrote the book on which the movie is based.

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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.

Jenny Fields: You know, everybody dies. My parents died. Your father died. Everybody dies. I'm going to die too. So will you. The thing is, to have a life before we die. It can be a real adventure having a life.

Walt: Daddy what's gradual school?
T. S. Garp: What?
Walt: Gradual school. Mommy say's she teaches at gradual school.
T. S. Garp: Oh Gradual school is where you go to school and you gradually find out you don't want to go to school anymore.

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Question: Does anyone know why Boo hated Garp so much, the movie doesn't explain it.

Chosen answer: The book makes it pretty obvious that there are a number of factors: 1) She caught Garp and her sister in the middle of things. 2) Garp hurt her dog. 3) She actually hated him from the start and it just got worse.


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