The Cider House Rules

Visible crew/equipment: When Homer follows Rose Rose inside after finding out she's pregnant, there is a visible "T" taped on the floor for him to stand on.

Continuity mistake: When Charlize Theron leaves the orphanage, she lies in the car's back seat because she doesn't feel well. However, she is shown sitting upright as they drive away, but lying down again in the scene after.

Factual error: When Homer leaves the orphanage the trees along the drive are in their October colours - yet just a bit farther on, the trees that should have autumn colours, are fully green. The first Fall Homer is away the season seems to go on and on with very little sign of leaf turning. It's also highly unlikely that anyone would be driving around much at night in a convertible at that time of year in Maine. It would be extremely uncomfortable.

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Trivia: This is Charlize Theron's second movie with Delroy Lindo, although their first movie together, Devil's Advocate (1997) didn't have any scenes of them together.

Trivia: This film earned Michael Caine his second Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He won his first for his role in "Hannah and Her Sisters."


Candy Kendall: He volunteered. Jesus. Nobody volunteers for the Burma run. He said so himself. He just leaves me here. What does he want? He wants me to wait for him? Oh, God he knows me. He knows I'm not good at being alone. This was right. I know this was right.
Homer Wells: You're right. This was right.
Candy Kendall: Yeah.

Homer: I'm just not supposed to get excited, you know. No strain. No stress. I try to keep calm all the time.
Wally Worthington: I can't imagine there's any strain or stress around here.

Dr. Wilbur Larch: You don't find it depressing that Homer Wells is picking apples?

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Question: Is it ever revealed why Candy has the abortion? She is in a relationship with the baby's father, they both have jobs, etc. Is it because she doesn't want to raise the baby herself while he's at war?

Chosen answer: She was not married to the baby's father, which would have been an absolute stigma at the time.


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