The Hoax Script

Script by:Clifford Irving (Author), William Wheeler (Author)
Directed by:Lasse Hallström

Plot:In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.

The Shipping News Script

Script by:Annie Proulx (Novel), Robert Nelson Jacobs (Screenplay)
Directed by:Lasse Hallström

Plot:An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.

The Cider House Rules Script

Script by:John Irving (Novel), John Irving (Screenplay)
Directed by:Lasse Hallström

Plot:Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? Script

Script by:Peter Hedges (Novel), Peter Hedges (Screenplay)
Directed by:Lasse Hallström

Plot: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.

Dear John Script

Script by:Jamie Linden (Screenplay), Nicholas Sparks (Novel)
Directed by:Lasse Hallström

Plot:While Sergeant John Tyree is home on two weeks leave from Germany, he meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off a pier. John eventually falls in love with Savannah, who promises to write to him until he returns from overseas.