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Simon Birch
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Simon Birch
Release date: 11 September 1998 
Simon Birch Official Web Site 
Hollywood Pictures / Buena Vista
Ian Michael Smith ---------- Simon Birch
Joseph Mazzello ----------- Joe Wenteworth
Ashley Judd --------------- Rebecca Wenteworth
Oliver Platt ---------------- Ben Goodrich
David Strathairn ----------- Rev. Russell
Dana Ivey ----------------- Grandmother Wenteworth
Beatrice Winde ----------- Hilde Grove
Jan Hooks ---------------- Miss Leavey
Ceciley Carroll ------------ Marjorie
Sumela-Rose Keramidopulos -- Ann
Sam Morton --------------- Stuart
Jim Carrey ----------------- Adult Joe Wenteworth

Directed by ------------- Mark Steven Johnson
Produced by ------------ Roger Birnbaum, Laurence
Co-producers ---------- Billy Higgins
Executive producers ---- John Baldecchi
associate producer/assistant director -- Howard Ellis
Music by --------------- Marc Shaiman
Camera ----------------- Aaron E. Schneider
Editor ------------------ Betsy Heimann
Production Design by --- David Chapman
Costume Design by ----- Betsy Heiman, Abram Waterhouse
Casting by -------------- Mary Gail Artz, Barbara Cohen
Screenplay by ---------- Mark Steven Johnson
Suggested by the novel “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving
MPAA Rated PG for language, emotional thematic elements, and an accident scene.
Running time 113 min 

In the movie, "Simon Birch", it is 12 year old Simon, a dwarf, that believes that God has a special plan for him. Simon's friend Joe never knew his father. A tragic accident kills Joe's mother, Rebecca, before she reveals Joe's true father. Simon and Joe are long term friends. Simon becomes the hero that he was destined to be and helps Joe solve the mystery of his father.

Takes place in the small New England town of Gravestown, N.H.

The movie deviates significantly from the book hence the credits as "Suggested by the novel".

Related Items
"A Prayer for Owen Meany"
John Irving
Paperback (May 1997)

"A Prayer for Owen Meany"
John Irving
Mass Market Paperback Reissue edition (May 1990)

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