The Whole Wide World


1h 51m 1996

Brief Synopsis

In 1934, Texas-born Novalyne Price was a pretty, young schoolteacher with romantic notions of becoming a writer. On a late spring afternoon, Clyde Smith, her beau at the time, introduced her to Robert E. Howard, a working writer with a handsome face and a passion for words unlike any Novalyne had ev

Film Details

Also Known As
Whole Wide World
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Golden Village; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Synopsis

In 1934, Texas-born Novalyne Price was a pretty, young schoolteacher with romantic notions of becoming a writer. On a late spring afternoon, Clyde Smith, her beau at the time, introduced her to Robert E. Howard, a working writer with a handsome face and a passion for words unlike any Novalyne had ever encountered. To the outside world, Bob Howard was a mercurial social misfit. Slavishly devoted to his ailing mother and to his writing, Howard was prone to telling spontaneous "yarns" of seduction, violence and death perpetrated by his most famous character, "Conan the Barbarian." To Novalyne, he was extraordinary. After more than a year of verbal sparring, Novalyne and Bob share their first kiss. Novalyne waits anxiously for a declaration of love from Bob, who can only pull back, insisting on his freedom and declaring that marriage will never be in his future, leaving Novalyne with no choice but to move on.

Crew

Karen Abe

Publicity/Production Notes

Mateo Barnstone

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Carlos Brown

Wardrobe Supervisor

Lance Brown

Sound Designer

Gregory Cascante

Executive Producer

Michael Casey

Location Manager

Sarah A Casper

2nd Assistant Director

Teresa Cintron

Post-Production Coordinator

Louis Colina

Associate Producer

Luis Colina

Editor

Carl-jan Colpaert

Producer

Marshall Crosby

1st Assistant Director

Greg D'auria

2nd Assistant Editor

Vincent D'onofrio

Producer

Nathan Easterling

2nd Assistant Editor

Novalyne Price Ellis

Other

Vicki Ellis

Unit Production Manager

Vicki Ellis

Production Accountant

John A Frick

Production Designer

Debra Goldfield

1st Assistant Editor

Jason K Goodowens

Best Boy Grip

Harry Gregson-williams

Music

Randy Halpern

Key Grip/Dolly Grip

Lee Hunsacker

Costumer

Dan Ireland

Producer

Lisa Jacobs

Post-Production Assistant

Carla James

Casting (Texas)

Rick Johnson

Gaffer

Donald Kushner

Executive Producer

Tammy Lema

Key Makeup

Peter Locke

Executive Producer

Gail Mcmullen

Costume Designer

Lawrence Mortorff

Co-Executive Producer

Benjamin Mouton

Co-Producer

Michael Scott Myers

Co-Producer

Michael Scott Myers

Screenwriter

Bruce Nazarian

Supervising Sound Editor

Kelly Nelson

Hair Stylist

Barry Norwood

2nd Assistant Camera

Linda Pallin

Post-Production Supervisor

Jud Pratt

Post-Production Assistant

Teri Randall

2nd Unit 2nd Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)

Kevin Reidy

Producer

Claudio Rocha

Director Of Photography

Renee Rosenfeld

Script Supervisor

Nathalie Samanon

Cineville Production Executive

Ademir Silva

1st Assistant Camera

Jill Silverthorne

Line Producer

Laurel Smith

Casting

Roger Smith

Gaffer

Robert Strauss

Co-Executive Producer

Anke Thommen

Production Coordinator

Danielle Valenciano

Set Costumer

Ralph Watson

Steadicam Operator

Jonathan Allen Winfrey

Assistant Director

Terri L. Wright

Set Decorator

Dan Zaitz

Still Photographer

Hans Zimmer

Music

Film Details

Also Known As
Whole Wide World
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Golden Village; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Grand Jury Award for Best American Independent Film at the 1996 Seattle International Film Festival. Also cited for Best Actor (Vincent D'Onofrio).

Expanded Release in United States January 10, 1997

Expanded Release in United States January 17, 1997

Expanded Release in United States January 24, 1997

Expanded Release in United States January 31, 1997

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States December 27, 1996

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States on Video October 14, 1997

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1996

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival East Hampton, New York October 16-20, 1996.

Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 13 - March 2, 1997.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 16 - June 9, 1996.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 5-14, 1996.

Renee Zellweger replaced a pregnant Olivia d'Abo prior to production.

Feature film directorial debut for producer Dan Ireland who co-founded the Seattle International Film Festival with Darryl Macdonald.

Actress Renee Zellweger received the 1996 award for Best Breakthrough Performer from the National Board of Review for her performances in "Jerry Maguire" (USA/1996) and "The Whole Wide World" (USA/1996).

Began shooting July 31, 1995.

Completed shooting August 26, 1995.

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 16 - June 9, 1996.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 13 - March 2, 1997.)

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.)

Expanded Release in United States January 10, 1997

Expanded Release in United States January 17, 1997

Expanded Release in United States January 24, 1997

Expanded Release in United States January 31, 1997

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 5-14, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival East Hampton, New York October 16-20, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video October 14, 1997

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1996

Released in United States December 27, 1996 (New York City)