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Tuck Everlasting (2002)

A young woman meets and falls in love with a young man who is part of a family of immortals.

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Lead Mill Boy
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Baker
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Sally Hannaway
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Beatrice Ruston
Kathryn Kelley ...
Mrs. Hannaway
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Tuck Everlasting is the story of a girl named Winnie and a family whom she meets, the Tucks. The Tucks have a secret, they're immortal.They drank water from a spring that was actually a fountain of youth. Until the end of time, they will stay that way. Winnie falls in love with one of the Tucks, Jesse, a "17"-year-old boy who shares the same feelings for her. Scared of death, Winnie must choose between being immortal and being with Jesse or following the circle of life and dying someday. The Tucks try to teach her how she shouldn't fear death, how they would give anything to die. It teaches the importance and understanding of life and death.It shows that you should not fear death, but to fear an unlived life. Written by Katie C.

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Tuck's family drinks water from a magical spring, which allows them to live for eternity. See more »


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Rated PG for some violence | See all certifications »

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11 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eterna juventud  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,268,764 (USA) (11 October 2002)

Gross:

$19,158,074 (USA) (31 January 2003)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Scott Bairstow, who plays Miles, did the film for free; he wanted to be in the film that much. See more »

Goofs

When May is walking around in her jail cell playing her music box, the sound of her foot steps do not match up to the speed she is walking at. See more »

Quotes

Winnie: I'd be much abliged. But I want a drink first.
Jesse: No. You can't drink that water. It's poisoned.
Winnie: I saw you drink some.
Jesse: Well, now I'm feeling sick.
Winnie: You hardly look ill. I'm dry as dust.
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Featured Whistler: Dan Neufeld See more »

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Referenced in Eulogy (2004) See more »

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A Disney movie that Walt would have been proud of
24 August 2002 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

This is the best adaptation of a classic children's book I've seen in a very long time. Nearly everything in this film is just right. Of all the live-action films that Walt Disney produced in his lifetime, one he was very proud of was the 1960 POLLYANNA, and TUCK EVERLASTING reminded me of POLLYANNA in several key aspects. Like POLLYANNA, TUCK has a meticulous attention to period details (it takes place in 1914). Also like POLLYANNA, it has some high-powered acting talent in peripheral roles, with the main focus of the story on younger, less well-known actors. The cinematography is beautiful, with a rich interplay of light and shadow, and to best appreciate this aspect, you should try to see it in a theater with the brightest picture available. Like another classic children's book (CHARLOTTE'S WEB) TUCK EVERLASTING explores philosophical concepts of life and death and eternity that most adult films, much less children's films, ever touch on. I hope that TUCK doesn't end up comparable to POLLYANNA in one key area: lack of box-office success. Walt was extremely disappointed when, despite the loving attention he garnished on the film, audiences for the most part stayed away. TUCK EVERLASTING deserves to be a huge success. Hollywood has come under frequent criticism for not making enough family-friendly films, but it seems that when a rich, intelligent film does come out, it's ignored. I hope and pray that this one won't be.


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