What's the Difference between The World According to Garp the Book and The World According to Garp the Movie?


The World According to Garp

Released: 1978
Author: John Irving

The World According to Garp

Released: 1982
Director: George Roy Hill
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T.S. Garp
T.S. Garp
Portrayed by: Robin Williams
Jenny Fields
Jenny Fields
Portrayed by: Glenn Close
Roberta Muldoon
Roberta Muldoon
Portrayed by: John Lithgow
The World According to Garp Book vs Movie
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   Jenny is assulted by a soldier at a movie theater and defends herself by slashing him. This doesn't happen.
   Jenny tells Garp that his father was a Ball Turret Gunner. He was a Tail Gunner.
   There are many references to death, and rape. It is a happier tone without such dark material.
   This doesn't happen. Garp is obsessed with Planes and his dead father.
   Garp discovers a 10 year old girl who has been raped while jogging in the park. This doesn't happen.
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