In the novel, it's Jim who gets painted blue by the Duke and King (Dauphin) as part of a charade they are trying to pull off. In the 1986 feature, it's Huckleberry who gets painted blue for an entirely different reason. See more »
The 105-minutes movie was edited from a longer 240-minute version originally made as an episode of US public station PBS's "American Playhouse" series. A 105 minute videocassette version is cited in older reviews, like Hal Erickson's review in the Rovi 'All Movie Guide' and Leonard Maltin's review, but its distributer and/or release date can no longer be found on the Internet. See more »
I collect all versions of Huckeberry Finn & Tom Sawyer films. The only equal of this film is that with Elijah Wood. Patrick Day was brilliant. It is a real pity we do not have more from him as a child actor.
This film would be great for any family. It is less restricted than the Elijah Wood version and more accurate in that respect. The N word is used as it was during the those times. The political correctness that keeps it out of modern films is not present here. That is not to say that the word is appropriate in modern times. It is to say that we should recognize how it was used in the past. Political correctness can be carried too far.
So, if you want an excellent version of the Huckleberry Finn film, this film is a must. It has just become available on Amazon.com
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