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The Education of Little Tree (1997)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  25 December 1997 (USA)
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Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the ... See full summary »

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Little Tree / Joshua
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Little Girl
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Pine Billy
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Wilburn (as Chris Fennell)
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Martha
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Henry
Robert Daviau ...
Ralph
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Mr. Jenkins
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Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life. Written by Anonymous

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A boy of two worlds must learn to be his own man.

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Rated PG for language and thematic elements including old fashioned discipline | See all certifications »

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25 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'éducation de Little Tree  »

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$119,254 (USA) (23 January 1998)
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The book on which this movie was based was originally published in 1977 under the title and subtitle "The Education of Little Tree: A True Story," with the author's name given as "Forrest Carter." However, after the publication, it was revealed that the book was not really a true story, and "Forrest Carter" was actually a pseudonym for Asa Earl Carter. Asa Carter was a Ku Klux Klansman and the alleged author of George Wallace's 1963 "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" speech. See more »

Goofs

Granpa can be heard singing a song called "Wild Mountain Thyme" (A.K.A. "Will You Go Lassie, Go") several times throughout the movie. While the song is a variant of "The Braes of Balquhidder" by Robert Tannahill (1774-1810), the lyrics and the tune sung by Granpa are for the "Wild Mountain Thyme" version, which was written and published by Francis McPeake (from Belfast, Northern Ireland) in 1957, approximately 22 years after the movie takes place. See more »

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An excellent, magical film
7 April 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I have just finished watching the Education of Little Tree. I have to say it was a rare and magical film. It is a very simple story, that had me fixed to the screen. The acting is fluid and easy to watch, especially Joseph Ashton, who for someone so young, was just so real in the part of Little Tree. The photography was great, and had an almost dream like quality. A film that I am so glad to have seen.


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