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Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 7 April 2015 (USA)
Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder.

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Tom Sawyer
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Huckleberry Finn
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Becky Thatcher
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Ben Rogers
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Mark Twain
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Defense Attorney
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Jim
Jackson Solley ...
Sid
Sonja Kirchberger ...
Widow Douglas
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Aunt Polly
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Windy
Harry Anichkin ...
Judge Thatcher
Nikola Dodov ...
Muff Potter (as Nikolay Dodov)
Mari Rosen ...
Teacher
Philip Rudy ...
Prosecutor (as Phil Rudy)
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The adventure unfolds as Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn - Tom's friend from the streets - witness a murder in the graveyard. Tom and Huck flee to Jackson Island and make a pact never to tell anyone about the incident. However, when the good-natured Muff Potter, who has been blamed for the murder is sentenced to death by hanging, Tom breaks his promise and returns to exonerate Muff Potter. In jun Joe, the actual murderer, makes a hasty exit from the courtroom during the trial. A short time later, Tom and Huck find references to a treasure and have to face In jun Joe again. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »

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In "Tombstone" (1993), Val Kilmer portrayed Doc Holliday whose famous catchphrase in that film was "I'm your Huckleberry." Which is often mistakenly explained as a reference to the character of Huckleberry Finn as written by Mark Twain, whom Kilmer portrays in this film. It is actually a period idiom. "Being huckleberry for one's persimmon", meaning being just above other one's abilities, they way a huckleberry is more astringent than a persimmon. See more »

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Someone who is trying to act as cool as Huckleberry Finn is trying to act wouldn't let Tom Sawyer call him "Hucky"; adding the suffix -y or -ie to a name is a term of endearment for a young child, not a cool dude. See more »

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Down to the River to Pray
Traditional Arranged by Sadie Van and Tom Strahle
Sung by Sadie Van
Instruments by Tom Strahle
Produced by Tom Strahle
Engineered and mixed by Joel Soyffer
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Just poorly executed.
31 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

The positives: 1. Another fine performance from the boy who plays in Super 8. 2. Great soundtrack. Really. It doesn't seem to fit this film. The negatives: 1. Poor screenplay. Dialogue tries to be faithful to time period but comes off very odd and wooden/ artificial. 2. Poor casting. Outside of the main character of Tom, every other actor seems destined to play in B movies. 3. Poor editing. No doubt due to (1) above, but the editing was choppy, in large part due to a choppy storyline / script. 4. Poorly synced voice overs (see #5). 5. Poor casting. The teacher has a jarringly odd, non-Midwestern accent (German?) which simply pulls the viewer out of the movie. Becky is a fine actress but is just not well cast to this Tom. The judge clearly never voices a single line; everything is (poorly) dubbed for this Bulgarian actor. 6. Dialogue tried to be faithful to the time period but failed. Toward the end, I believe Tom even says "fudge" for "fu--." Dialogue /scripting was just very artificial. 7. Storyline was methodical but never natural. Things "happened." But it never flowed. 8. Some scenes of the Mississippi were shot on 16 mm (or poorer quality film stock) and inserted into the movie, but they don't integrate well. 9. Narratives of Mark Twain (Val Kilmer) interrupt the story, and, while they introduce a novel concept to the storyline, simply feel odd/off to story progression. In short, this really felt like a C movie (not even a B movie) in caliber, due to uneven production value.


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