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The Whole Wide World is a american film of genre Drama released in USA on 20 december 1996 with Vincent d’Onofrio

The Whole Wide World (1996)

The Whole Wide World
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Released in USA 20 december 1996
Length 1h51
Genres Drama,    Biography,    Comedy-drama,    Romance
Rating71% 3.5960653.5960653.5960653.5960653.596065

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).

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.


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.


Vincent d’Onofrio

(Robert E. Howard)
Renée Zellweger

(Novalyne Price)
Harve Presnell

(Dr. Howard)
Ann Wedgeworth

(Mrs. Howard)
Libby Villari

(Etna Reed Price, Novalyne's mother)
Olivia d'Abo
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