The World According to Garp

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

Trivia: When the plane crashes into Garp's new house, the pilot who emerges from the wreckage is the film's director, George Roy Hill.

Trivia: Glenn Close plays Robin Williams' mother in the movie, even though in real life she's only four years older than him.

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.

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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.

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

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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