Of Mice and Men

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Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.

Release Year: 1992

Rating: 7.5/10 (17,839 voted)

Gary Sinise

Stars: John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Ray Walston

Based on John Steinbeck's 1937 classic tale of two travelling companions, George and Lennie, who wander the country during the Depression, dreaming of a better life for themselves. Then, just as heaven is within their grasp, it is inevitably yanked away. The film follows Steinbeck's novel closely, exploring questions of strength, weakness, usefulness, reality and utopia, bringing Steinbeck's California vividly to life.

Writers: John Steinbeck, Horton Foote


John Malkovich

Lennie Small

Gary Sinise

George Milton

Ray Walston


Casey Siemaszko


Sherilyn Fenn

Curley's Wife

John Terry


Richard Riehle


Alexis Arquette


Joe Morton


Noble Willingham

The Boss

Joe D'Angerio


Tuck Milligan


David Steen


Moira Sinise

Girl in Red Dress

(as Moira Harris)

Mark Boone Junior

Bus Driver

We have a dream. Someday, we'll have a little house and a couple of acres. A place to call home.

Release Date: 2 October 1992

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Gross: $5,101,632

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


The girl in the red dress, running through the field at the beginning of the movie, was played by Moira Sinise, the wife of director/star Gary Sinise.


Revealing mistakes:
At various points in the movie, you can see Candy's clenched fist where there isn't supposed to be a hand.


Guys like us that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world. They ain't got no family and they don't belong no place. They got nothin' to look ahead to…

But not us George. Tell about us.

…well, we ain't like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody cares.

But not us, George, because I… see, I got you to look after me, but you got me to look after you.

User Review

Beautifully done!

Rating: 10/10

How often are we forced to endure the uninsightful changes that are made to
American classics in the process of turning them into feature films? The
1939 version of this movie is a prime example. It, very simply, was not
story that Steinbeck wrote. The changes that were made were too sweeping
be seen as anything other than some ego thinking that Steinbeck could be
improved upon.

Now, anyone who is truly familiar with Steinbeck knows that this is just
true. Gary Sinise has proven this familiarity. I have rarely had the
pleasure of watching a movie that stayed so completely true to the original
text. Not only does this movie not add or subtract from the book, the
characters themselves are almost exactly how I had pictured them when I
this story for the first time.

If you are looking for overblown sex and violence, for spectacular special
effects, or for unbelievable demonstrations raw physical strength, move on.
This movie will not interest you in the slightest. However, if you are
looking for a story of true love and true courage, if you are looking for a
movie whose beauty stems from a raw sense of humanity, then find yourself a
quiet place, where you won't be interrupted and watch this. You won't be
let down.