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Release Date:
16 March 2002 (USA) See more »
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Mark Twain. Rebel. Writer. Legend.
Plot:
A teenaged Mark Twain travels to the American West during the "Gold Rush" days in search of fortune and his destiny. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Robin Dunne ... Young Samuel Clemens

James Garner ... Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

Adam Arkin ... Henry

Eric Roberts ... The Foreman

Ned Beatty ... Slade

Adam Storke ... Seth

Charles Martin Smith ... Platt

Jill Eikenberry ... Livy Clemens
J.D. Nicholsen ... Higbie

Wayne Robson ... Mr. Ballou

Blu Mankuma ... Johnston
Winston Rekert ... The Stranger
Greg Spottiswood ... Orion Clemens

Stephen E. Miller ... Higgins
Brian Stollery ... Beamis

David LeReaney ... Captain
Dave 'Squatch' Ward ... Arkansas

Diego Diablo Del Mar ... Cecil
Graeme Davies ... Snood

Jewel Staite ... Susan Olivia Clemens

Kyla Wise ... Elizabeth Banker (as Kyla Anderson)
Ron Hartmann ... Professor Rhodes
Tom Glass ... Stagecoach Driver #1

Leslie Hopps ... Miss O'Flanigan
Ryan Luhning ... Dan De Quille

George Buza ... Jim
Rainer Kahl ... Joe Goodman

Gina Holden ... Louise
Duval Lang ... Station Keeper #1
Andrew Sommerfeld ... Hostler
Paul Coeur ... Jasper

Peter Strand Rumpel ... Grave Digger (as Peter Rumpel)
Dave Leader ... Sombrero
Byron Duncan ... Stagecoach Worker
Billy Morton ... Scarred Bandit
John Dodds ... Bandit
Kira Bradley ... Dora

Valerie Planche ... Mavis
Grant Linneberg ... Barkeep

Peter Skagen ... Big Whiskered Man
Sean Bowie ... Station Keeper #1
Hal Kerbes ... Lee

Robert Norsworthy ... Bartender Virginia City

Kirk Jarrett ... Bill
Dusty Bews ... Stagecoach Driver #2

Stephen Bridgewater ... Man Outsider (as Stephen W. Bridgewater)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Matthew Barker ... Doctor
Nikki Barran ... Extra

Bud Klasky ... Graduating Guest

Directed by
Charles Martin Smith 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steven H. Berman 
Mark Twain  book

Produced by
Tom Benz .... producer
Steven H. Berman .... executive producer
Stephen Bridgewater .... co-producer (as Stephen W. Bridgewater)
Brian Gordon .... producer
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Larry Levinson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bruce Broughton 
 
Cinematography by
David Connell 
 
Film Editing by
Jennifer Jean Cacavas 
 
Casting by
Lisa Freiberger 
Deb Green 
 
Production Design by
Ken Rempel 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Moreau 
 
Set Decoration by
Paul Healy 
 
Costume Design by
Christine Thomson 
 
Makeup Department
Bryon Callaghan .... key makeup artist
Donna Fuller .... first assistant makeup artist
Don Olson .... supervising hair stylist
Charlene Roberson .... makeup artist: Mr. Garner
Penny Thompson .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Leslie Cowa .... unit production manager
Leslie Cowan .... unit production manager
David Jeffery .... post-production supervisor
Steven Tyler Sahlein .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Warren Cronin .... third assistant director
Ehud Ellman .... assistant director
Matt Maloney .... second assistant director
Kym Trowell .... second third assistant director
 
Art Department
Jennifer Bannister .... art department coordinator (as Jennifer Ridgeway)
Pierre Bartlette .... construction foreperson
Kate Biddell .... set dresser
Trent Breitkreutz .... lead man
Tim C Campbell .... scenic painter
Barbara Chandler .... scenic painter
Rebecca Christenson .... art department trainee
Jason Coxworthy .... set dresser
John Dambrauskas .... greens coordinator
John Dambrauskas .... greens lead
Donny Dolan .... head greensman
Gerry Gerlinsky .... construction foreperson
Carmen Hansen .... graphic illustrator
Otto Helmig .... construction buyer
Charmaine Husum .... on-set scenic artist
Crystal Husum .... painter
Johnny Jones .... assistant property master
Brad Kaughman .... paint coordinator
Greg Kenny .... draftsperson
Jürgen Lutze .... construction coordinator
Alan McCullagh .... assistant set decorator
Sean McKinnen .... carpenter
Denise Nadredre .... lead dresser (as Denise Buza)
Rhonda Nielson .... set decoration buyer
Justin Onofriechuk .... assistant property master
Trevor Smith .... assistant art director
Lori Sobkowich .... painter
Susan Turner .... set designer
Jason Webster .... painter
James Weeks .... carpenter
Ken Wills .... property master
Sherrie Wills .... property buyer
Tom Yaremko .... greensperson
 
Sound Department
Suzanne Angel .... supervising adr editor (as Suzanne Angel Pape)
Kevin Bruns .... re-recording mixer
Kevin Patrick Burns .... re-recording mixer
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Kevin Fisher .... sound effects editor
Erik Flockoi .... sound recordist
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Bob Goold .... adr editor
Bob Goold .... dialogue editor
Robert Hunter .... adr recordist
Geo Major .... boom operator
Mike Markiw .... boom operator: second unit
Todd Orr .... re-recording mixer
George Tarrant .... sound mixer
Robert Webber .... supervising sound editor
Calvin Wilson .... second boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Chad Dolan .... special effects assistant
Jason Dolan .... special effects assistant
Rodney Dolan .... special effects assistant
Darren Findling .... special effects
James Paradis .... special effects
Jason Paradis .... special effects assistant
Maurice Routly .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Avitabile .... digital compositor
Eric M. Beaver .... digital compositor
Mark S. Driscoll .... visual effects producer: LOOK! Effects Inc.
Henrik Fett .... visual effects supervisor
Eric Grenaudier .... digital compositor
Danny S. Kim .... compositor
Simon Lacey .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Frank Lawas .... visual effects I/O supervisor
Sean Mattini .... visual effects editor (as Sean Afshar)
Mike Phirman .... digital compositor
Victor Scalise .... visual effects editor
Tefft Smith .... digital artist
Jaison Stritch .... 3D visual effects supervisor
Peter V. Ware .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Dwight Beard .... stunts
Dusty Bews .... stunts
Guy Bews .... stunts
Peter Bews .... stunts
T.J. Bews .... stunts
Don Bland .... stunts
John Dodds .... stunts
Don Gillespie .... stunts
Wade Graves .... stunts
Kirk Jarrett .... stunt coordinator
Tim McLean .... stunts
Shawn C. Orr .... stunts (as Shawn Orr)
James Paradis .... stunts
Jodi Stecyk .... stunts
Clay Virtue .... stunts
Marshall Virtue .... stunts
Ken Zilka .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Kolafa .... generator operator
Tom Kolafa .... lighting technician
Burton Kuchera .... gaffer (as Burton 'Joe' Kuchera)
Chris Large .... still photographer
Damon Moreau .... camera operator
Gordon Schmidt .... grip
Rick D. Schmidt .... key grip
Clint Silzer .... dolly grip
Aaron Stewart .... lamp operator
Jenny Thomson .... camera trainee
Carey Toner .... a camera/steadicam operator
Rick Youck .... best boy electric
 
Casting Department
Erin Flasch .... casting assistant
Lisa Freiberger .... casting: USA
Deb Green .... casting: Canada
Alyson Lockwood .... extras casting
Marissa Richmond .... casting: Toronto
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Devora Brown .... set costumer
Carolyn Devins .... stitcher
Jeffrey Fayle .... costume set supervisor
Wendy Haffner .... breakdown/dyeing artist
Lizzie McGovern .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Sheri Smith .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Darryl Solly .... location manager
 
Music Department
Ed Kalnins .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Doug Slupski .... driver: star trailer
 
Other crew
Dwight Beard .... wrangler
Leon Thomas Braun .... set production assistant
Sandi Cameron .... script supervisor
Amy Chance .... travel coordinator
Cameron Chapman .... assistant to director
Coral Dambrauskas .... first aid assistant
Flo Krisko .... animal trainer
Brad Logel .... assistant production coordinator
Therese Ludlow .... production assistant
Dennis Rawe .... second assistant accountant
Cave Starling .... accounting clerk
Chantal Teasdale .... head craft service
Lisa Ungarian .... production coordinator
 

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Factual errors: Jewel Staite plays Twain's daughter, whose name appears as Susan Olivia Clemens. In fact, Twain's daughter Susy's full name was Olivia Susan Clemens.See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Best of its kind, 9 November 2007
Author: (winner55) from United States

Of the (usually 3 hour long) made-for-TV miniseries/movies released on DVD under the "Hallmark" imprint, this is the only one worth watching - and it is VERY worth watching.

Yes, it is overlong, and the faithful-adaptation approach to the source material loses inspiration toward the end. But on the whole this is humorous, touching, and as enigmatic in parts as Twain's original narrative. Twain came from a small town in a part of the country already proud of its traditionalism - he discovers the American West to be substantially a different planet, and we see this through his eyes - partly thanks to some marvelously cinematic camera-work.

Twain's character - among the greatest of the enigmas in the narrative - is also at issue, Was he cowardly lion? Brilliant poker player? Prospector kept from realizing dreams of wealth by pure dumb luck - or just dumbness? Or was he indeed one of the wisest of 19th Century writers, learning from experience and brave enough to present it 'warts and all'? Allowing the story to be about both Twain himself and the American West he discovered is the chief among many charms of this film.

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