MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 69 this week

The Education of Little Tree (1997)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  25 December 1997 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,204 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 17 critic

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 »

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay) (as Earl Hamner) , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 825 titles
created 07 Feb 2012
 
a list of 2568 titles
created 06 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1573 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Education of Little Tree (1997)

The Education of Little Tree (1997) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Education of Little Tree.
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Clearcut (1991)
Drama | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a lawyer loses an appeal to stop a logging company from clear-cutting Native American land, Arthur, an Indian militant drags him and the kidnapped logging mill manager into the forest.... See full summary »

Director: Ryszard Bugajski
Stars: Graham Greene, Ron Lea, Michael Hogan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.

Directors: Lyman Dayton, Sam Pillsbury
Stars: Joseph Ashton, Dave Matthews, Renee Faia
Medicine River (TV Movie 1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Stuart Margolin
Stars: Graham Greene, Tom Jackson, Sheila Tousey
Coyote Waits (TV Movie 2003)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two tribal cops uncover a plot involving a lost fortune, an historical artifact and a mythical Coyote on a Navajo reservation.

Director: Jan Egleson
Stars: Adam Beach, Candice Costello, Jimmy Herman
Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Richard Friedenberg
Stars: Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Tony Mirrati
Snow in August (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Richard Friedenberg
Stars: Stephen Rea, Peter Anthony Tambakis, Lolita Davidovich
DreamKeeper (TV Movie 2003)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron
Stars: August Schellenberg, Eddie Spears, Gary Farmer
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Greg Kinnear plays a carriage-shy husband in a romantic comedy about a couple trying to conceive a child.

Director: Keith Samples
Stars: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Holly, Joan Cusack
A Death in the Family (TV Movie 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young wife's religious faith is shaken when her husband dies in a car accident.

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: Annabeth Gish, John Slattery, Austin Wolff
Skins (2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

Director: Chris Eyre
Stars: Eric Schweig, Graham Greene, Gary Farmer
The Last of His Tribe (TV Movie 1992)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A tribesman gets burnt out.

Director: Harry Hook
Stars: Jon Voight, Graham Greene, David Ogden Stiers
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Michael Parks
Stars: Michael Parks, Rafael Campos, Everett Sifuentes
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Granpa
...
Granma
...
Little Tree / Joshua
...
Little Girl
...
Pine Billy
Christopher Fennell ...
Wilburn (as Chris Fennell)
...
Willow John
Leni Parker ...
Martha
Rebecca Dewey ...
Dolly
Bill Rowat ...
Henry
Robert Daviau ...
Ralph
Norris Domingue ...
Mr. Jenkins
...
Preacher
...
Politician
...
Calf's Owner
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'éducation de Little Tree  »

Box Office

Gross:

$119,254 (USA) (23 January 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

The rattlesnake that confronts Little Tree disappears in a wide-shot, but is there in the close-ups. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Education of Little Tree
25 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Despite comments that the author of the book from which this film comes may have had racist tendencies the tale sets out to show the prejudices in us all. The actors, particularly, Joseph Ashton (Little Tree) are adorable as if they are right out of a patchwork quilt. I don't mean to diminish the impact of this film by that comment. James Cromwell and Tantoo Cardinal as the grandparents set out to bring up the young by letting him learn by his own mistakes. The State, as always, has to interfere and its perhaps here that the boy's education really begins. The Appallachan scenery is jaw dropping and adds to the atmosphere that pervades from start to finish. THis a story to curl up with on the sofa on a cold, wet afternoon. It pulls at your heart strings and also has you smiling at tender moments. There is even one great belly laughing scene. I first saw this on U.K. TV and immediately ordered it on video. It's certainly in my top ten films of all time.


13 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This film is a lie drusus99
I absolutely love this movie. DianneBellmont
movie/book sparethelastword
DVD Details Jesse2005
Discuss The Education of Little Tree (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?