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Director  Dan Ireland
Initial DVD release  July 29, 2003
Language  English
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, Drama, Romance
Duration  
Country  United States
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Writer  Novalyne Price Ellis, Michael Scott Myers
Release date  January 1996 (1996-01) (Sundance) September 8, 1996 (1996-09-08) (Toronto)
Music director  Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams
Cast  Vincent D'Onofrio (Robert E. Howard), Renée Zellweger (Novalyne Price), Ann Wedgeworth (Mrs. Howard), Harve Presnell (Dr. Howard), Benjamin Mouton (Clyde Smith)
Similar movies  Interstellar, All About Anna, Valley Girl, Jupiter Ascending, Pitch Perfect 2, Boys Don't Cry

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The Whole Wide World is a 1996 American film depicting the relationship between pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard (Vincent D'Onofrio) and schoolteacher Novalyne Price Ellis (Renée Zellweger).

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The film was adapted by Michael Scott Myers from Ellis's memoirs, One Who Walked Alone and Day of the Stranger: Further Memories of Robert E. Howard. The film was directed by Dan Ireland. Original music was provided by Harry Gregson-Williams and his mentor Hans Zimmer. This was their first collaboration as mentor and protegé.

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Plot summary

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In 1933 Texas school teacher and aspiring writer Novalyne Price is introduced by friends to pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard. A relationship soon develops between the two but it is doomed by personality conflicts and life events, such as the terminal illness of Howard's mother.

Cast

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  • Vincent D'Onofrio as Robert E. 'Bob' Howard
  • Renée Zellweger as Novalyne Price
  • Libby Villari as Etna Reed Price, Novalyne's mother
  • Ann Wedgeworth as Mrs. Howard
  • Harve Presnell as Dr. Howard
  • Benjamin Mouton as Clyde Smith
  • Michael Corbett as Mayor Booth Adams
  • Helen Cates as Enid

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    Cast notes
  • Olivia d'Abo, star of Conan the Destroyer, was intended for the role but was pregnant when shooting began.
  • Effects

    When auditioning for the film Jerry Maguire, Zellweger met director Cameron Crowe several times but had trouble convincing him that she could play "a 20-something woman" rather than a girl. This was solved by Zellweger's agent sending Crowe a tape of The Whole Wide World.

    Awards and honors

    Nominated
  • Grand Jury Prize at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival
  • Best Female Lead for Renée Zellweger at the 1997 Independent Spirit Awards
  • Best First Screenplay for Michael Scott Myers at the 1997 Independent Spirit Awards
  • Best Film at the 1996 Verona Love Screens Film Festival
  • Won
  • American Independent Special Jury Prize at the 1996 Seattle International Film Festival
  • Best Actor for Vincent D'Onofrio (Golden Space Needle Award) at the 1996 Seattle International Film Festival
  • Best Actress for Renée Zellweger at the 1996 Mar del Plata Film Festival
  • Best Actor for Vincent D'Onofrio at the 1998 Lone Star Film & Television Awards
  • Best Screenplay for Michael Scott Myers at the 1998 Lone Star Film & Television Awards
  • Best Cinematography for Claudio Rocha at the 1996 Ft Lauderdale International Film Festival
  • References

    The Whole Wide World Wikipedia
    The Whole Wide World IMDb The Whole Wide World themoviedb.org