George Roy Hill
July 23, 1982
April 3, 2001
Warner Bros., Pan Art Productions
Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T.S. Garp and his mother Jenny. While Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself a magnet for all manner of distressed women.
Robin Williams was my friend. He was the star of the first movie I ever did called The World According To Garp. It was his second feature film and he was wildly popular because of his years in the TV show, Mork and Mindy. George Roy Hill was our director and he believed in Robin's transcendent talent. I watched as the two of them worked on ridding Robin of all the mannerisms he had taken on while playing a brilliantly funny, spontaneous alien. Robin was seriously determined to become a film actor and George took his desire seriously. It was wonderful to watch. Robin was incredibly sensitive to the crew, to the people who don't always get the recognition they deserve for the various jobs they do during a shoot. Robin knew everyone's name and could always get a laugh---not a laugh aimed at himself, but a laugh that recognized others. He gave various favorite crew members special nicknames. Our camera operator had famously combed-back, black hair that had considerable amounts of product in it, keeping every hair in place in all kinds of weather. Robin dubbed him "Teflon Man" and would do hilarious rifts as an archeologist in the distant future finding "Teflon Man" with his hair still perfect.
Robin was incredibly sensitive and gentle and loving. He was very self-critical. During Garp we had a press conference and I was asked to go along with Robin. I watched this quiet man, who I'd never seen reading a newspaper or magazine or watching TV, explode into the press room and do an amazing turn on all the most current events, people and issues. He wove it all into a cohesive whole with no notes, nothing but his genius. It was breathtaking in its spontaneity and brilliance. Everyone was completely blown away. When we walked out of the room together, Robin turned to me with a worried look and asked in a whisper, "Was that all right?" I gave him a long hug and said, "Yes! You were incredible" He checked to make sure I really meant it and then went to his trailer.
Robin was a world treasure. As we mourn his tragic death, we must remember him for the great waves of laughter that he was able to illicit from us, how his humor and insights--though they came from a place of pain and uncertainty---connected us and reminded us of how flawed and fragile...how human we are...how we are capable of moments of inspired transcendence and others of unspeakable despair. Robin had it all. I am so deeply thankful that this dearly loved man graced this particular planet.
My name is T.S. Garp.
What does the T.S. stand for?
Terribly Sexy. I used to be Terribly Shy, but I changed.
I'm Helen Holm.
Oh, Holm sweet Holm. Our new wrestling coach here is named Holm. Boy, what a hard-ass! We call him "Holm sweat Holm".
He's my father. I'm his daughter. We're the Holm team.
Oh. Take care. Asshole.
It's, uh... a bit thin.
Yeah, it's not the quantity that counts.
Thank God for that! This is good enough for me.
That's not very artistic, though.
Well, I'm not an artist. I'm a nurse and it's about time I got back to it.
I wanna be an artist, and I want to know what you thought of it.
I'm not sure I understand it.
Mom, it's very simple. He can do wonders when he's wearing his magic gloves. If his wife is sad, he touches her with his gloves, she's happy. If his children are crying, he touches them, and they smile. But he can't feel them! He yearns to feel. He can even hold off death with his magic gloves, but he can't feel life. So, he takes off the gloves, and he dies. But, he finally feels life as he's flying into the arms of death.
We'll take the house.
Honey, the chances of another plane hitting this house are astronomical. See? It's been pre-disastered. We're going to be safe here.
Nobody is buying my novel. I'm starting my second and the same nobodies are going to line up not to buy that one too.
We are civilized people, and civilized people obey rules! You Neolithic dipshit!
What does T.S. stand for?
Terribly Sad. I used to be Terribly Sexy, bu... but I changed.
Oh, I don't think so.
Robin Williams is Garp.
He's got a funny way of looking at life.
Several tracks can be found on a promotional CD release in 2002 called: "Gorfaine - Schwartz Agency."
Harley Dodge Memorial, Madison, NJ
Millbrook Private School, Millbrook, NY
Lincoln Park, NJ
New Brunswick, NJ
Roslyn Long Island, NY
Bryant Park, Manhattan, NY
The house that the plane crashes into was built at one end of the only runway at Lincoln Park Airport, a very small airstrip in Lincoln Park, NJ (about 35 miles NW of New York City). The wrecked house was not removed for several weeks. While no planes have hit houses in the vicinity, one had bounced off the roof of a passing car several years earlier.
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June 13, 1985 (Davao)
August 6, 1987
Garp och hans värld
Le monde selon Garp
O Mundo Segundo Garp
El mundo de acuerdo a Garp
El mundo según Garp
Garp og hans verden
Garp und wie er die Welt sah
Il mondo secondo Garp
Lumea lui Garp
O allokotos kosmos tou Garp
Swiat wedlug Garpa
Verden ifølge Garp
Robin was considered for the role that John Lithgow played.
Glenn Close plays Robin's mother, yet she is only four years older than he.
Jeff Daniels was considered for the lead role, but lost out to Robin.
$2,902,088 (357 theaters)
Nom - 1983 - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (John Lithgow)
Nom - 1983 - Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Glenn Close)
Won - 1982 - LAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor (John Lithgow)
Won - 1982 - LAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actress (Glenn Close)
Won - 1982 - Best Actress (Glenn Close)
Won - 1982 - Best Supporting Actor (John Lithgow)