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The Education of Little Tree (1997)

 -  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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Granpa
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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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Ralph
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Mr. Jenkins
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Calf's Owner
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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

When Little Tree is fetching wood chips at Jenkins' store, there's an axe stuck in the stump. When the girl first comes over to talk with him, the axe handle is down at about an angle of 45 degrees. After she touches his moccasins and they talk about the fact that he's an Indian, there's a wide shot and the axe handle has been repositioned so that it's parallel to the ground. 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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