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Tom and Huck
     

Tom and Huck

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Director: Peter Hewitt

Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro, Eric Schweig

 

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This Disney live-action film is a very loose adaptation of Mark Twain's two novels about boyhood friends in Hannibal, MO, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn which omits some of the darker themes and undertones in the original books. Television star Jonathan Taylor Thomas (of Home Improvement) is the prankish

Overview

This Disney live-action film is a very loose adaptation of Mark Twain's two novels about boyhood friends in Hannibal, MO, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn which omits some of the darker themes and undertones in the original books. Television star Jonathan Taylor Thomas (of Home Improvement) is the prankish Tom Sawyer. Tom wants desperately to be friends with the renegade orphan boy Huck Finn (Brad Renfro), who lives on his own on the edge of town. Tom is also smitten with the tomboyish Becky Thatcher (Amy Wright), daughter of the town judge. On an adventure one night, Tom and Huck stumble upon a murder in a graveyard. They see Injun Joe (Eric Schweig) killing the town undertaker to get a map to a treasure. Tom's friend Muff Potter (Michael McShane) is wrongly accused of the crime, but Tom and Huck both know the real killer. Huck has made Tom swear not to reveal the truth and both boys fear that Injun Joe will come after them if they squeal. Tom must choose between his friendship with Huck and his desire to vindicate Muff and get the real killer brought to justice. They try to find the treasure and end up confronting Injun Joe in a cave. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/1996
UPC:
0786936008173
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
PG
Source:
Walt Disney Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Tom Sawyer
Brad Renfro Huck Finn
Eric Schweig Injun Joe
Charles Rocket Judge Thatcher
Amy Wright Aunt Polly
Michael McShane Muff Potter
Rachael Leigh Cook Becky Thatcher
Lanny Flaherty Emmett
Kellen Hathaway Billy Newton
Heath Lamberts Schoolmaster Robbins
Peter MacKenzie Mr. Sneed
Courtland Mead Sid
Marian Seldes Widow Douglas

Technical Credits
Peter Hewitt Director
Walter P. Anderson Sound/Sound Designer
John Baldecchi Producer
Barry Bernardi Executive Producer
Dan Bradford Set Decoration/Design
Ellen J. Brill Set Decoration/Design
Bobby Bukowski Cinematographer
Howard Ellis Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Stephen Endelman Score Composer
Marie France Costumes/Costume Designer
David Freeman Editor
Gemma Jackson Production Designer
Ron Koslow Screenwriter
Harriett Landau Makeup
Gail Levin Casting
David Loughery Screenwriter
Laurence Mark Producer
Michael Rizzo Art Director
Stephen Sommers Producer,Screenwriter
Tricia Tomey Casting
Mark Twain Source Author

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Tom and Huck 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I showed this film to my 7th graders after they had read the novel Tom Sawyer. This is over-simplified and over- Hollywood-ized, with too many liberties taken with the plot and character. This is not the Becky Thatcher from Twain's imagination. Nor do Tom or Huck fit their literary counterparts. It's basically a dumbed-down version of the novel that doesn't give enough credit to the intelligence of kids today who can and do get the satire and deeper meanings of Twain's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the most awesome video I have ever seen. All the actors (and actresses) are perfect for their characters. I guarantee that you'll love this movie!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved ''The Adventures of Tom Sawyer''. This movie brought everything to life so perfectly. Johnathan Taylor Thomas and Brad Renfro are the perfect boys to bring to life every kid's heros.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No matter how young or old you are you will love this movie.It is a movie based on the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Huck) writen by Mark twain. This movie shows that no matter what boys will be boys.