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The Cider House Rules

Director:Lasse HallstromWriter:John IrvingMiramax Films; PG-13; 125 minutesRelease:12/99Cast:Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Erykah Badu Novelist John Irving adapted his popular…

House Rules

NBCMonday 8:30–9:00 p.m.Cast: Maria Pitillo, David Newsom and Bradley White Three friends in Denver share an apartment and generational angst about work and love. Romance and career sati…

Rule

(St.) or St. Regulus, a monk of Patrae in Achaia, is the real saint of Scotland. He was the first to colonise its metropolitan see, and to convert the inhabitants (370). The name Killrule (…

Ja Rule

Name at birth: Jeffrey AtkinsJa Rule's 1999 solo debut album, Venni, Vetti, Vecci, launched the hit single "Holla Holla" and made the 23-year-old a hot new icon of "thug rap" style. Born Jeffrey Atki…

Rule of the Road

(The). The rule of the road's an anomaly quite, In riding or driving along: If you go to the left you are sure to go right, If you go to the right you go wrong. It is not so in France. So…

Rule of Thumb

(The). A rough guess-work measure. Measuring lengths by the thumb. In some places the heat required in brewing is determined by dipping the thumb into the vat. Rule of thumb. In the legend…

Rule the Roost

(To). The cock rules which of the hens is to have the honour of roosting nearest him. (See under Roast.) “Geate you nowe up into your pulpittes like bragginge cocks on the rowst, flap…

Rules of Engagement

Director:William FriedkinWriter:Stephen GaghanParamount Pictures; R; 123 minutesRelease:4/00Cast:Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce I was unimpressed by The Exorcist, never made it…

Golden Rule

In morals—Do unto others as you would be done by. Or Matt. vii. 12. In arithmetic—The Rule of Three. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Golden ShoeG…

Lesbian Rule

(The). A post facto law. Making an act the precedent for a rule of conduct, instead of squaring conduct according to law Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Lese…