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Tuck Everlasting (1981)

In turn-of-the-20th-century upstate New York, Winnie Foster, a 12-year-old girl, discovers a family living in the woods near her family's home who never ages thanks to a magical spring they... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Chamberlain Margaret Chamberlain ... Winne Foster
Paul Flessa Paul Flessa ... Jesse Tuck
Fred A. Keller Fred A. Keller ... Angus Tuck
James McGuire James McGuire ... Man in the Yellow Suit
Sonia Raimi Sonia Raimi ... Mae Tuck
Bruce D'Auria Bruce D'Auria ... Miles Tuck
Frank O'Hara Frank O'Hara
Barbara Harmon Barbara Harmon
Marvin Macnow Marvin Macnow ... Mr. Foster
Halle Sims Halle Sims
Mark Callen Mark Callen
Joe Marshall Joe Marshall
Bill Klaiber Bill Klaiber
Pam Reed Pam Reed
Mary Gulino Mary Gulino


In turn-of-the-20th-century upstate New York, Winnie Foster, a 12-year-old girl, discovers a family living in the woods near her family's home who never ages thanks to a magical spring they drink from and she is entrusted to keep their secret and becomes involved in their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

5 June 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die unsterblichen Tucks See more »

Filming Locations:

Buffalo, New York, USA See more »


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$60,000 (estimated)
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Remade as Tuck Everlasting (2002) See more »

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Among the loveliest ever - Tuck Everlasting of 1981
28 December 2005 | by ingalill88See all my reviews

I also saw this movie - on TV here in Sweden, back in the 80:s - and all I can do is agree with what was said in the comment I read. The Disney version is OK, yes, but still nowhere near this one.

This one is lovely, beautiful, romantic, dramatic, bittersweet... And there I'm at loss for words. Even more so, since English isn't my native language... <:) I loved it then - and misses it sooo much! Why isn't this one available on VHS or DVD??? I'd buy it in an instant! (I do own the Disney version and the book - but, oh, this is the version I really DO want!)

For those of you who haven't yet seen this film/movie: If it's at all possible - do see it! If you have seen the Disney version and somehow are able to see this one also: Do! If you liked what Disney made of it, you wont be disappointed in this one. No way!

Added: Now I own it! I do! And I'm happy as can be about it. I love this one. I do. Granted, it's not quite as I remember it. I think the opening scenes (the fair) takes too long time, but other than that it's lovely. And Paul Flessa - Jesse Tuck - is still ever so cute. ;)(Yeah, my taste has changed during these 20-some years, but apparently not when it comes to him.) Wonder whatever became of him and the other actors...

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