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The Education of Little Tree (1997)

PG | | Drama | 25 December 1997 (USA)
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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(novel), (teleplay) (as Earl Hamner) | 2 more credits »
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Wilburn (as Chris Fennell)
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Robert Daviau ...
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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)  »

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L'éducation de Little Tree  »

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$119,254, 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 »

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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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I didn't even know that this book had been filmed, until I stumbled across it on cable. The movie is hokey, mostly, but the story is so incredibly powerful that it is worthwhile, no matter how it is conveyed. The book is on my all-time top-20 list. The film is not. But it is still worth seeing, for it does represent the social facts of life encountered by Forrest Carter, as described in this autogiography.


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