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Little Men (1998)

 -  Drama  -  8 May 1998 (USA)
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Retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of two street kids - one who becomes the recipient of a kind benefactor and the other who goes on the run on the street. The first gets taken ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caloz ...
Ben Cook ...
Gabrielle Boni ...
Michael Yarmush ...
B.J. McLellan ...
Mathew Mackay ...
Julia Garland ...
Kathleen Fee ...
Molly / Narrator
James Bradford ...


Retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of two street kids - one who becomes the recipient of a kind benefactor and the other who goes on the run on the street. The first gets taken to a school run by kindly teachers where he learns virtue and honesty. But when the second boy suddenly is brought into the school, he starts disruptions encouraging drinking and gambling. When he is finally cast out of the school, the other boys react in various ways. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »

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8 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Louisa May Alcott's novel has been adapted on two previous occasions: directed by Phil Rosen in 1934, and directed by Norman Z. McLeod in 1940. See more »


Nat Blake: [runs in the barn] Dan! There you are... I thought you ran away again.
Dan: [gives him a cold stare] Would've it mattered?
[Nat nods his head]
Dan: Sure haven't been acting like it.
Nat Blake: What's that supposed to mean?
Dan: [angirly] You fit right in! With Tommy and the rest of the green-bellies! You even got yourself a girly...
Nat Blake: Nan?
Dan: You don't need me anymore... Nobody in this rat hole does.
Nat Blake: Have you been crying?
Dan: [gets upest, and walks toward Nat, Nat backs away] I don't cry, you hear me! Nothing and nobody makes me cry!...
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Brilliant movie

Although I can't say I've read any of the books, Little Women or Little Men, I CAN say that this movie is fantastic. For an independent film, I'm absolutely impressed. You wouldn't have thought it to be independent at all- the scenery is marvelous, the acting is wonderful, the plot tantalizing, and best of all, the characters are attracting in the most interesting way and never did I lose interest in the movie. Also, I might add, the camera work and lighting is excellent. You could tell that this movie was obviously made by professionals, but never once did the earlier centriuth feeling leave at all. You feel like you're a part of their lives, it's great! I love this movie much better than I liked Little Women- I think Little Women was too slow in the beginning and too fast at the end so it left you both exhausted and feeling like the movie was long, but still didn't get to the point in time. Anyway, I tell anyone who wants to see a story about adventure, discipline, and finding home, rent this movie about two street urchins who struggle to adapt to the 'be good and obedient' manners of Joe's house.

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