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.
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
Tom Sawyer has just one shot in this version of the film where he yells "Go for the glory!", even though he is a major character in Mark Twain's book. The actor who says "Go for the glory, Huck!" at 03:43 on the DVD is Danny Tamberelli who is listed in the end credits as playing "Ben Rodgers". At 03:45, another boy says "Ya, go for the glory", but Tom Sawyer, who has a large roll in the ending of the book that is not in the film, does not appear in the end credits. See more »
When Huck's father is carrying Huck out of the bedroom over his shoulder (at 11:51 to 12:01), you can see a sprinkler head on the ceiling of the hallway. The DVD resolution is inadequate to differentiate between its being a sprinkler head or a capped-off gas light pipe protruding down from a round base. See more »
It's a Disney kid's film that is often appealing to that audience through goofy music, simple emotions and light humor. However, it's also surprisingly dark in its themes and overtly violent in its action. The combination of Disney and Twain just don't quite rub together well...however, Wood is perfectly cast, Vance connects with each of his scenes with great heart, and Sommers does a good job of bringing this world to us. Tonally illogical? Sure...but otherwise, not half bad.
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