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What's Eating Gilbert Grape

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Life is a terrible thing to sleep through.
Dec 17, 1993 1h 58m
7.7
2986 votes

Synopsis

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.

Title What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Companies Paramount, J&M Entertainment
Countries United States of America
Keywords sibling relationship, mentally disabled, based on novel or book, iowa, widow, obesity, dysfunctional family, single mother, grocery store, mentally handicapped child
Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Gilbert Grape
Darlene Cates

Darlene Cates

Bonnie Grape
Kevin Tighe

Kevin Tighe

Ken Carver
John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly

Tucker Van Dyke
Crispin Glover

Crispin Glover

Bobby McBurney
Penelope Branning

Penelope Branning

Becky's Grandma
Tim Green

Tim Green

Mr. Lamson
Mark Jordan

Mark Jordan

Todd Carver
Brady Coleman

Brady Coleman

Sheriff Jerry Farrel
Kay Bower

Kay Bower

Police Secretary
Joe Stevens

Joe Stevens

Burger Barn Manager
Mona Lee Fultz

Mona Lee Fultz

Bakery Worker
David H. Kramer

David H. Kramer

Group (voice)
Brent Bratton

Brent Bratton

Burger Barn Employee (uncredited)
Kirk Hunter

Kirk Hunter

Townfolk (uncredited)
Buck Reynolds

Buck Reynolds

Juvenile Heckler (uncredited)
David Stanford

David Stanford

Townsperson (uncredited)