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The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)

In Missouri, during the 1840s, young Huck Finn fearful of his drunkard father and yearning for adventure, leaves his foster family and joins with runaway slave Jim in a voyage down the Mississippi River toward slavery free states.

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Huckleberry Finn is a young boy in the 1840s, who runs away from home, and floats down the Mississippi River. He meets a run away slave named Jim and the two undertake a series of adventures based on the Picaresque novel by Mark Twain. As the story progresses the duo exploit an array of episodic enterprises, while Huckleberry slowly changes his views of bigotry. Along the way, Huck and Jim meet the King and Duke, who ultimately send the protagonists towards a different route on their journey. As Huck begins to have a change of heart, he gradually begins to distinguish between right and wrong, and conclusively, Huck is faced with the moral dilemma between the world's prejudice, of which he's grown up with, and the lessons Jim has taught him throughout the story about the evils of racism. Written by Cayman Frendt

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They set off in search for freedom and discovered the adventure of a lifetime! See more »


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Rated PG for some mild violence and language | See all certifications »

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2 April 1993 (USA)  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

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$24,103,594 (USA)
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The movie contains no digital effects. See more »

Goofs

When Huck's father is carrying Huck out of the bedroom over his shoulder (at 11:51 to 12:01), you can see a sprinkler head on the ceiling of the hallway. The DVD resolution is inadequate to differentiate between its being a sprinkler head or a capped-off gas light pipe protruding down from a round base. See more »

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Huck Finn: [narrating] They were real nice, once they decided not to kill me.
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Version of Huckleberry Finn (1975) See more »

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String Quartet No.17 'Jagd' in B-Flat major, K.458
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Dante Progliese
Courtesy of Hollywood Film Music Libraly
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I've yet to see a perfect film version of Twain's excellent story, but this version is still quite alright
28 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have read the popular novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain and I found it to be an instant classic and a book definitely worth my time. When it comes to movie adaptations, I've seen very few. The 1993 version titled "The Adventures of Huck Finn" stars a young Elijah Wood as Huckleberry and Courtney B. Vance as Jim and also featured in the cast are some other well-known faces such as Ron Perlman, Jason Robards, Robbie Coltrane, and James Gammon. Overall, with this star-laden cast, the movie is quite entertaining in its own way. Like other films I can think of, it's beginning made little sense and happened a little too suddenly with no room for proper pacing or development. But once this had gone by, I did find myself enjoying the movie quite a bit.

Wood was, and still is a fine young actor and his performance as Huckleberry was noteworthy. I did like Courney B. Vance's performance as Jim and I think he rendered and portrayed the character with absolute perfection. After him, I did like Jason Robards and Robbie Coltrane as the bumbling con artists who call themselves the king and the duke. Ron Perlman was also a good choice to play Huckleberry's deranged father, unfortunately he wasn't given enough screen time to show his quintessential talents for the role and he wasn't quite involved in the story enough as he was in the book.

One thing that did disappoint me was that the screenwriters wrote out the character of Tom Sawyer, probably due to concern of containing too many characters for a 108-minute film. So I can understand the filmmakers' decision and accept it. Maybe the inclusion would have slowed the movie down, maybe not. But all and all, I did very much enjoy "The Adventures of Huck Finn" and although it is not a perfect adaptation of Mark Twain's excellent book, I still enjoyed it.


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