What's Eating Gilbert Grape

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Life is a terrible thing to sleep through.

  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Date: 1993-12-17
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 3734 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Lasse Hallström
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Gilbert Grape is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility. Chief among his concerns are his mother, who is so overweight that she can't leave the house, and his mentally impaired younger brother, Arnie, who has a knack for finding trouble. Settled into a job at a grocery store and an ongoing affair with local woman Betty Carver, Gilbert finally has his life shaken up by the free-spirited Becky.

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  • Johnny Depp

    as Gilbert Grape
  • Juliette Lewis

    as Becky
  • Leonardo DiCaprio

    as Arnie Grape
  • Mary Steenburgen

    as Betty Carver
  • Darlene Cates

    as Bonnie Grape
  • Laura Harrington

    as Amy Grape
  • Mary Kate Schellhardt

    as Ellen Grape
  • Kevin Tighe

    as Ken Carver
  • John C. Reilly

    as Tucker Van Dyke
  • Crispin Glover

    as Bobby McBurney
  • Penelope Branning

    as Becky's Grandma
  • Tim Green

    as Mr. Lamson
  • Susan Loughran

    as Mrs. Lamson
  • Robert B. Hedges

    as Minister
  • Mark Jordan

    as Todd Carver
  • Cameron Finley

    as Doug Carver
  • Brady Coleman

    as Sheriff Jerry Farrel
  • Tim Simek

    as Deputy
  • Nicholas Stojanovich

    as Boy #1
  • Libby Villari

    as Waitress
  • Kay Bower

    as Police Secretary
  • Joe Stevens

    as Burger Barn Manager
  • Mona Lee Fultz

    as Bakery Worker
  • George Haynes

    as Dave
  • Daniel Gullahorn

    as Boy #2
  • David H. Kramer

    as Group (voice)
  • Brent Bratton

    as Burger Barn Employee (uncredited)
  • Kirk Hunter

    as Townfolk (uncredited)
  • Buck Reynolds

    as Juvenile Heckler (uncredited)
  • David Stanford

    as Townsperson (uncredited)
Production Alan C. Blomquist Executive Producer
Writing Peter Hedges Screenplay
Writing Peter Hedges Novel
Sound Björn Isfält Original Music Composer
Production Bertil Ohlsson Producer
Art Gretchen Rau Set Decoration
Directing Lasse Hallström Director
Production Lasse Hallström Executive Producer
Editing Andrew Mondshein Editor
Costume & Make-Up Renee Ehrlich Kalfus Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Patty York Makeup Artist
Camera Jeff Cronenweth First Assistant Camera
Production Gail Levin Casting
Camera Sven Nykvist Director of Photography
Art John Myhre Art Direction
Crew Howard Jensen Special Effects Coordinator
Production Meir Teper Producer
Production David Matalon Producer
Art Bernt Amadeus Capra Production Design
Directing David B. Householter First Assistant Director
Sound David Brownlow Sound Mixer
Production Richard J. Gelfand Unit Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Kathy Kiatta Costume Supervisor
Directing Dianne Dreyer Script Supervisor
Sound Joseph S. DeBeasi Music Editor
Camera Peter Iovino Still Photographer
Crew Rusty McClennon Stunt Coordinator
Crew Gary Price Stunts
Editing Jennifer Davidoff Cook Assistant Editor
Art Geoffrey S. Grimsman Assistant Art Director
Crew Wayne Nelson Transportation Coordinator
Production Charles Harrington Location Manager
Art Robert Beck Property Master
Camera Kevin Jewison Camera Operator
Sound Michael Kirchberger Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Lucy W. Corrigan Assistant Costume Designer
Lighting Scott Conn Electrician
Lighting John Vecchio Lighting Technician
Lighting John Lacy Electrician
Costume & Make-Up Rodd Matsui Prosthetic Makeup Artist
Sound Alan Parker Original Music Composer
Crew Mira Tweti Unit Publicist
Crew Janet Brady Stunts
Directing Linda Brachman Second Assistant Director
Art David Brace Leadman
Sound Kevin J. Ward Boom Operator
Lighting Patrick Reddish Chief Lighting Technician
Lighting Chris Reddish Electrician
Lighting Dwight Cary Electrician
Lighting Michael Palmer Electrician
Camera Mike Moad Dolly Grip
Art Jarrell Jay Knowles Set Decoration