Tom and Huck witness Injun Joe's killing of Doc Robinson one night at the graveyard. When an innocent man is accused of killing the Doc, Tom steps up as a witness, not respecting the promise made to Huck to lay low.

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A mischievous young boy, Tom Sawyer (Jonathan Taylor Thomas, witnesses a murder by the deadly Injun Joe. Tom becomes friends with Huckleberry Finn (Brad Renfro, a boy with no future and no family. Tom has to choose between honoring a friendship or honoring an oath because the town alcoholic is accused of the murder. Tom and Huck go through several adventures trying to retrieve evidence. Written by Aimee Madlangbayan

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

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$23,735,802 (USA)
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This film includes the "haunted house" scene while other live action film adaptations such as the 1938 film starring Tommy Kelly and the 1973 musical film starring Johnny Whitaker omit it. See more »

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When Tom is cutting his finger, he cuts the index finger on his right hand, but in the next shot, he's writing his initials with the index finger on his left hand See more »

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Joe Harper: He sold it to Doug Tanner - No, wait. Mickey Douglas got the marble from his cousin in St. Louis... who traded it to Alfred Temple, who sold it to... Johnny Miller. No, wait. Alfred sold it to -
[Injun Joe picks him up by his collar]
Injun Joe: Just tell me who owned it last, boy.
Joe Harper: Tom Sawyer owned it last. But it don't matter now,'cause now Tom's dead.
Injun Joe: That's too bad. I'm so sad.
[Drops Joe, who runs to the church]
Injun Joe: Yeah, that's it. Run, fat boy! Run!
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Pretty Lame
4 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A mischievous young boy, Tom Sawyer (Jonathan Taylor Thomas),witnesses a murder by the deadly Injun Joe. Tom becomes friends with Huckleberry Finn (Brad Renfro), a boy with no future and no family.

Going through the Top 250 lists from various years, somehow this ended up on the list for 1996. Of all the lists from 1996 through 2014, this first list is the most bizarre. Others have films that clearly do not belong, but none more than the 1996 list. And this is a prime example. How did a film that barely ranks above 5 out of 10 manage to be considered one of the best of all time? Not that this is a bad film. As far as kid stories go, it is alright, and not the worst introduction to the world of Mark Twain. But it is clearly not intended to be a masterpiece, but more like something one might see on the Hallmark channel. Just a showcase for the now-forgotten Jonathan Taylor Thomas.


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