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The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)

In Missouri, during the 1840s, young Huck Finn fearful of his drunkard father and yearning for adventure, leaves his foster family and joins with runaway slave Jim in a voyage down the Mississippi River toward slavery free states.

Director:

Stephen Sommers

Writers:

Mark Twain (novel), Stephen Sommers (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elijah Wood ... Huck Finn
Courtney B. Vance ... Jim
Robbie Coltrane ... The Duke
Jason Robards ... The King
Ron Perlman ... Pap Finn
Dana Ivey ... Widow Douglas
Anne Heche ... Mary Jane Wilks
James Gammon ... Deputy Hines
Paxton Whitehead ... Harvey Wilks
Tom Aldredge ... Dr. Robinson
Laura Bell Bundy ... Susan Wilks (as Laura Bundy)
Curtis Armstrong ... Country Jake
Mary Louise Wilson ... Miss Watson
Frances Conroy ... Scrawny Shanty Lady
Danny Tamberelli ... Ben Rodgers (as Daniel Tamberelli)
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Storyline

Huckelberry was a young boy , who runs away from home, and floats down the Mississippi River. He meets a run away slave named Jim and the two undertake a series of adventures based on the Picaresque novel by Mark Twain. As the story progresses the duo exploit an array of episodic enterprises, while Huckleberry slowly changes his views of bigotry. Along the way, Huck and Jim meet the King and Duke, who ultimately send the protagonists towards a different route on their journey. As Huck begins to have a change of heart, he gradually begins to distinguish between right and wrong, and conclusively, Huck is faced with the moral dilemma between the world's prejudice, of which he's grown up with, and the lessons Jim has taught him throughout the story about the evils of racism. Written by Cayman Frendt

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Taglines:

For anyone who has ever dreamed of running away from it all. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

2 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,033,029, 4 April 1993

Gross USA:

$24,103,594
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie contains no digital effects. See more »

Goofs

When Huck Finn is walking with Billy Grangerford (at 45:05 to 45:07) to a brick outbuilding where a new slave is chained, you can see the brake lights of a blue mini van in the bottom left quarter of the screen - look to the left of the tree trunk, under the shrubbery. See more »

Quotes

Huck Finn: [Jim appears wearing a silly African costume and looks disgusted] What in hell's bells are you supposed to be?
Jim: The King said I was a Swahili warrior. He even taught me some Swahili or what he said was Swahili. Sounded like a pig in heat to me.
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Connections

Version of Tom Sawyer (1917) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet No.17 'Jagd' in B-Flat major, K.458
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Dante Progliese
Courtesy of Hollywood Film Music Libraly
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Attractive and fun attempt at adapting an American favorite written by Mark Twain
7 August 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

An amusing retelling of the Mark Twain tale about the adventures encountered by Huckleberry Finn when escapes from the widow Douglas : Dana Ivey and along with the runaway slave : Courtney B. Vance wanted for reward , they travel down the muddy Mississipi river , as they take a risked raft . While working on life for his unsentimental education , as a deep friendship emerges and getting into all sorts of adventures and suffering hard times in pre-civil war . Both of whom deal with the violent feud between the Grangerford and Shepherdson . As well as the arrival of the con actors Duke : Robbie Coltrane and King: Jason Robards posing as two wealthy heirs of a deceased brother , then things begin to liven up .

Top-notch cast makes this an entertaining version , giving splendid interpretations .Elijah Wood provides a nice performance as the resourceful and cheeky artful dodger. He is accompanied by a great support cast as Robbie Coltrane , James Gammon , Jason Robards , Anna Heche , Ron Perlman , Dana Ivey , Renne O'Connor and many others . Although some material , including gothic elements , a lynch mob , a brutal father , a violent pursuit and grisly death of a little boy may be too strong for inmature kiddies .The movie packs a sensitive and thrilling musical score by Bill Conti. And a colorful though some dark cinematography by Janusz Kaminski, Steven Spielberg usual cameraman. The motion picture was efficiently but unexceptionally directed by Stephen Sommers . He is a good writer , producer , director who has made a lot of successful films such as GI Joe , Odd Thomas ,Van Helsing , The scorpion king , The mummy , The mummy returns , Jungle book , Deep rising, Gunmen and Tom and Huck

This classic novel has had several rendition such as : silent version 192o ; Adventures Huckleberry Finn 1939 by Richard Thorpe with Mickey Rooney , Rex Ingram , William Frawley , Walter Connolly ; Huckleberry Finn by Michael Curtiz with Tony Randall , Eddie Hodges , Archie Moore , Buster Keaton , Neville Brand , Finlay Currie ; Huckleberry Finn 1975 by Robert Totten with Ron Howard , Royal Dano , Antonio Fargas ; Huckleberry Finn 1975 by J Lee Thompson with Jeff East , Paul Winfield ; Huckleberry Finn1978 by Jack Hively with Forrest Tucker , Larry Storch , Brock Peters ; Huckleberry Finn 1985 by Peter H Hunt with Sada Thompson, Lilian Gish , Barnard Hughes ; Huck and the king of hearts 1993 by Michael Keusch with Graham Greene , Leopardi , Dee Wallace Stone , Joe Piscopo and Adventures of Tom and Huck by Stephen Sommers with Joel Courtney and Jack Austin.


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