The Cider House Rules is a 1999 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström with a screenplay by John Irving based on his novel of the same name. The film had its world premiere at the 56th Venice Film Festival. The film tells of the coming-of-age of Homer Wells, who lives in a World War II–era Maine orphanage run by a doctor who performs illegal abortions.
The film won two Academy Awards: Irving won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published, while Michael Caine won his second Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with four other nominations at the 72nd Academy Awards. Irving documented his involvement in bringing the novel to the screen in his book, My Movie Business.