Movies: With Book Tie-Ins
Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis is based on the novel by Stephen King and adapted by Oscar winner William Goldman. The movie is based on a certain part in Hearts in Atlantis called Low Men in Yellow Coats. The movie tells about an 11-year-old boy, Bobby, growing up in Connecticut during 1960. Ted Brautigan (Anthony Hopkins) befriends Bobby when he rents a room in their house, Ted becomes a father figure to Bobby, but Ted has a secret, he knows things that normal people don't and the low men in yellow coats need him, and will do anything to get him.
Release Date: September 28, 2001
Starring: Anthony Hopkins,
Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, DVD/Video Release Date:
Diane Lane, Mary Elizabeth February 12, 2002
Mastrantonio, William Fichtner,
Karen Allen MPAA Rating: PG-13 for
language and scenes of peril
Director: Scott Hicks
Screenwriters: Willaim Goldman,
Running Time: 116 minutes
Studio: Warner Bros.
Castle Rock, Village
I've read the book, twice, and thought it was awesome, there are some differences, but they are both great. The movie does leave out some significant details, but it was still a great movie. The book, I believe, tells a story about Booby Garfield, while the movie tells about Ted Brautigan, the book also tells the story of Bobby and his mother, Liz Garfield. Both are excellent.
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