In the small town of Endora, Iowa, Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is busy caring for Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio), his brother with a developmental disability, as they wait for the many tourists' trailers to pass through town during an annual Airstreamer's Club gathering at a nearby recreational area. His mother, Bonnie (Darlene Cates), gave up on life after her husband hanged himself in the basement 14 years earlier. She spends almost all of her time on the couch watching TV and eating. With Bonnie unable to care for her children on her own due to her morbid obesity, Gilbert has taken responsibility for repairing the old house and looking after Arnie, who has a habit of climbing the town water tower, while his sisters Amy (Laura Harrington) and Ellen (Mary Kate Schellhardt) do the rest. The relationship between the brothers is of both care and protection, as Gilbert continually enforces the "nobody touches Arnie" policy. A new FoodLand supermarket has opened, threatening the small Lamson's Grocery where Gilbert works. In addition, Gilbert is having an affair with a married woman, Betty Carver (Mary Steenburgen). Read more on Wikipedia.
|Produced By:||Alan C. Blomquist, David Matalon, Bertil Ohlsson, Lasse HallstrÖM, Meir Teper|
|Directed By:||Lasse HallstrÖM|
|Written By:||Peter Hedges|
|Cast:||Deborah Lee Johnson, David H. Kramer, Mark Jordan, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert B. Hedges, Johnny Depp, Crispin Glover, Mary Griffin, Kevin Tighe, Cameron Finley, Paulette Rubinstein, Libby Villari, Steve Cook, Penelope Branning, Laura Harrington, George Haynes, Patrick Welsh, Kay Bower, Peter Fernandez, John C. Reilly, Darlene Cates, Jason Pace, Kirk Hunter, Mona Lee Fultz, Joe Stevens, Tim Simek, Juliette Lewis, Brady Coleman, Brent Bratton, Mary Steenburgen, Tim Green, Nicholas Stojanovich, R.C. Keene, Susan Loughran, Damian Tamburro, David Stanford, Mary Kate Schellhardt, Adrienne King|
|In Theaters:||Mar 04, 1994|
|Runtime:||1 hour 58 minutes|