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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 

Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. In HD.

Director:

Peter H. Hunt

Writers:

Guy Gallo, Mark Twain (novel)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Day ... Huck
Anne Shropshire Anne Shropshire ... Miss Watson
Sada Thompson ... Widow Douglas
Eugene Oakes Eugene Oakes ... Tom Sawyer
Samm-Art Williams Samm-Art Williams ... Jim
Frederic Forrest ... Pap Finn
Lillian Gish ... Mrs Loftus
Richard Kiley ... Col. Grangerford
Jim Dale ... The Duke
Barnard Hughes ... The King
Butterfly McQueen ... Blind Negress
Geraldine Page ... Sally Phelps
Jason Hankins ... Billy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shag Adamson Shag Adamson ... Mr. Bradish
Robert Bowen Robert Bowen ... Clerk
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Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. In HD.

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Trivia

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 »

Alternate Versions

The 105-minutes movie was edited from a longer 240-minute version originally made as an episode of US public station PBS's "American Playhouse" series.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 »

Connections

Version of The Adventures of Huck Finn (2012) See more »

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Fantastic Film!
29 April 2007 | by charmdealerSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Abenteuer von Huckleberry Finn See more »

Filming Locations:

Maysville, Kentucky, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Great Amwell Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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