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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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Storyline

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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Trivia

"Pap Finn"'s belch was added in later to be louder. Writer/Director Stephen Sommers says Ron Perlman, the actor who plays Pap Finn, "wasn't really good at belching". See more »

Goofs

When Pap Finn is carrying Huck over his shoulder, down the stairs, we see (at around 5 mins) looking down from the second floor that the stair landing has a 2-candle sconce on its right wall and its left wall. At 12:11 looking up from the first floor there is no sconce on the right wall of the landing. See more »

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Huck Finn: And she got to talking about this, and about that, and blah-di, blah-di, blah until I wanted to wring her scrawny little neck! But by and by, she got to talkin' about the murder.
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Version of Huckleberry Finn (1931) 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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The Perfect Huck Finn
20 September 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Master Wood is the absolutely perfect Huck Finn, just like he's the perfect Frodo Baggins. This was the first movie I had ever seen Elijah in, and he was incredibly talented even when he was 11!

He has such a sweet, innocent, baby face in this movie, and yet, he isn't all that innocent! People fall for his fibs all the time, and it's rather hilarious to see!

Now I know this doesn't sound like it would be appropriate, a 12-year-old who makes a habit out of lying, but he does learn a lesson. The best movies are those that have a moral to them.

This version of Huck Finn reveals his coming to realize that slavery is wrong! He matures in his thinking, and that is a wonderful lesson!

I highly recommend seeing this movie. Now it isn't appropriate for everyone; there are some scenes that could be scary for little kids, but it will be well worth it for older kids! This is one of my favorite movies!


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