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The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  2 April 1993 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Deputy Hines
Harvey Wilks
Dr. Robinson
Susan Wilks (as Laura Bundy)
Country Jake
Mary Louise Wilson ...
Scrawny Shanty Lady
Ben Rodgers (as Daniel Tamberelli)


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 called him a troublemaker. They called him a liar. They called him every name in the book. But everything in his life will change when one man called him friend. 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)  »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)


$24,103,594 (USA)

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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 »


Huck Finn: So kick off yer shoes, if yer wearin' em', and git ready for a spit-lickin' good time!
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Version of Aventuras de Tom Sawyer (1958) See more »


String Quartet No.17 'Jagd' in B-Flat major, K.458
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a liturature lesson minus the book
13 November 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

The movie does great at showing the hardships of slavery, yet throwing in tons of humor, adventures(duh), and morals. Great performances all around, especially by Courtney B. Vance,Robbie Coltrane, and Elijah Wood. Suitably filmed on the missisippi river, the gorgeous landscape provides a beautiful backdrop for the story of freedom, frineds, and new beginings. Bottom line: its cool- something grandmas and 13 year-olds agree on.

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